Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-nuary 17, 2015 (Stream + Annotated Playlist): Livicated to MLK

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Blessing to MLK: When he moved from Civil Rights to Anti-War and Pro Worker Rights, “They” took him out

Greetings,

Livicated* to MLK and his fight for human rights

*livicate – never dead/dedicate

<MLK>

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Heinous!

<Smile Jamaica Approved: Green Bay Packers; 36 sec.>

WTF? Heinous. Just heinous. The Green Bud Bowl Packers peed a sure victory down their leg to a guy (QB Wilson) who probably doesn’t go for 4 down, 46 to go.

I must have had two dozen text messages from people. Ran the gamut from condolences to ha ha.

There weren’t any tears at the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

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Not a fan

The mood at the Ark-Ives was more like this:

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Green Bay? WTF!

Forward ever, backwards never

bless,robt

The High-lights of Jah-nuary 17, 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 45 sec.

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Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary 17, 2015

Set 1:

  • Big Youth – Get Up Stand Up; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK vinyl; Wailers cover
  • Hot & Rich – Funk for Louis; Meet: Hi-Tech Roots Dynamics (ACL) 2000; Dub Album of the Week
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks & the Light of Saba – Rebirth; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s); ’76 nyahbinghi jazz
  • Rupie Dan & Jenifah Gad – Marcus Seh; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Fred Locks – Collie Herb; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 mutant dub; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Horace Andy – Collie Herb; In the Light (Blood and Fire) ’77 bonus herbs
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 2:

  • Gussie P – Who’s Safe; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 MLK “I Have a Dream” speech; 8/23/63
  • The Archives feat. Ichelle Cole – Boof Baff;  The Archives (ESL) 2012 female chanter on vox
  • Gondwana – Sentimento Original (Original Feeling); Together (RAS) ’99 Chilean roots; herb tune
  • Bunny Wailer – Liberation; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
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Great late 80’s offering from Bunny. Smile Jamaica Approved

 Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years 

  • Gregory Isaacs – One More Time; Cool Ruler (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • The Selecter – Out on the Streets; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80 2 Tone UK ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Aswad – Pull Up; To the Top (Simba) ‘87

<Aswad one of the first 20 additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive; 23 sec.>

  • Mighty Diamonds – Babylon is Dangerous; The Real Enemy (Rohit) ‘87
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Las Vegas Tower Records; May ’88. One of my earliest adds to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 4:

<Wailers – Live at Leeds; Just Bob & Peter; 23 sec.>

  • The Wailers – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) 11/23/73; Live at Leeds in UK; 20 sec.
  • Zema – Give a Little Love; Look at the Heart (Melchizedek) ’99 Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya female singer
  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie –  Lambsbread + Lambsbread International (South East Music) ’79 J’can flavor of herb
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Herb inflation since 1979: 1200%

<1979, Jamaica: Qtr pound of ishense: 1 dollar 5 cents; 20 sec..>

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital!

  • Bim Sherman – Got to Get On; Haunting Ground (Revolver) ’86 UK: cover of Keith & Tex “Stop that Train”
  • Charlie Chaplin – Jamaican Collie; Chaplin Chant (Tamoki Wambesi); UK herbtune
  • Azeem – God is Watching; Dreadfly (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami
  • Mother Liza – Bore Nose Possie; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA female deejay
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favorite singer in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Fools Die (Wisdom); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic at WXFM Jah-cago, Ill.

<Tosh rarity for sure-ty>

  • Sarah B Band – Let You Win; Realign Your Mind (Sarah B Band); local SLC reggae
  • Barry Issacs – Mission Against Herbs; 10” (Reggae on Top) militant steppers herbtune
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Collection of rare Tosh performances. Tracking this each Ark-Ive Edition this winter and spring. Selah!

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45’s

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Now Not Now; Dub Ranting (Radical Wallpaper) ’82; UK dub poet. 7″ picture 8 track of dubpoetry
  • Ilements – Free Up the Herbs; 7” (Irie Ites) 2010
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ‘75
  • Iron Phoenix – Natty Dread Christmas; 7” (Observer)

<Xmas in Jah-nuary; 27 sec.> 

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Rare gem from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive bought at the KUSF (U of San Francisco) Rock ‘n’ Swap. That station is now classical not college music

<KUSF: From best college station in the nation to classical music; 33 sec.>

 Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Prince Far I & Singers and Players – Water the Garden; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’88; mutant dub set

<Reggae History Lessons: Pay It All Back Sampler Series for ON U Sound label>

  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK
  • GT Moore – Secret Love; 12” (Jah Works) 2009 UK
  • David Holmes – Slashers Revenge; Let’s Get Killed (Go Beat) ‘97
  • Dr. Israel – Residence Dub; Land of Baboon (Baraka Foundation) ’96 

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