Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 31, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Vinyl Extravaganza!

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Hence the phrase “cratedigging”

<The Power of Vinyl!; 18 sec.>

Greetings,

Looking back on 28 plus years of seeking and collecting Reggae and Dub has led to 25 plus years of playing that harvest every Saturday afternoon on Smile Jamaica!

Especially now that Vinyl has made a roaring comeback from its decline* during the late 80’s and 90’s. I never gave up on it for one minute. And now that the Digital Music era is in ascendance, Vinyl as “artifact” has never been more important. And that is why I ‘n’ I don’t play Digital. Drop the needle pon de Record!

*Vinyl is the only music source growing in sales. CD’s are in a coma. Even Digital is flat because of the Great Recession.

<Paying Tribute to Vinyl: 25+ years worth on Smile Jamaica. Class of ’89; 12 sec.>

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Operator! What’s the number for 9-1-1? I need more vinyl for my sock hop!

<Celebrating 25 Years with 3 hours of All Vinyl!; 44 sec.>

HIgh-Lights to listen for:

  • Seven Leaf – 4 down, 46 to go!

<4 down, 46 to go!>

  • Bob-ruary Tribute: Jah-bruary or Urb-ruary is Bob Marley month on Smile Jamaica
  • Roots Dawtas: singer, harmony, deejay dub poetess
  • Disco Mix: Dubstep, Mutant Dub, 10″, 12″, picture sleeves, red Vinyl, herbtune
  • 7″ Jamaican Jukebox
  • Mutant Dub: Tosh rmx herbtune, Hindi-dubbers, African crossover,
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Enjoy a Vinyl-icious 3 hours of Roots ‘n’ Dubwize!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 31, 2015 – Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons)

bless, robt

Set 1: 4:20 Cannabis Service Set

<Seven Leaf Vinyl relief; 20 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Mine For All Time; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK: 3 Hours of Vinyl

<Reggae Ragtime tune: clarinets and ukelele; 14 sec.>

  • Massada – Blessed Warrior; Dub Budz vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006 Various Artists; Dub Album of the Week: Mutant Dub
  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’79 Jah-tario, Canada; 4:20 Cannabis Service Set

<Reggae History Lesson: Toronto: home of expatriate Jamaican Reggae scene; 18 sec.>

  • Brown, Eagle & Spear – Draw the Challace; Brown, Eagle & Spear (New Name) ’88 JA
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth roots group
  • Aldubb feat. Al Capone JJ – Free Sensimilla Now; 10” (One Drop) 2009 Jah-many
  • Johnny Clarke – Legalise It; Authorized Rockers (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Tosh cover
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From Jah-tario, Canada. Green Weenie label. A+ record from the Smile Jamaica Ark=-Ives

 Set 2:

  • Flick Wilson – Slave Master; School Days (Jah Life) ’80 NYC
  • Leroy Smart – Love & Happiness; 10” EP (PK) UK; Al Green Cover
  • Inner Circle – Curfew; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK Marley cover “Burnin’ & Lootin”
  • Judy Mowatt – Rasta Woman Chant; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA
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Early black wax gem from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 3:

<Jah-bruary is Bob-ruary on Smile Jamaica starting next week!; 23 sec.>

  • Bankie Banx – Remember Bob; Soothe Your Soul (Redemption)  ’82 Marley tribute; Anguilla artist

<Livicate, never deadicate; 10 sec.>

  • Norma King – Get Behind Me Satan; Dancehall Style (Zion Love) ‘89 Jah-tario, Canada
  • Toyan – Herb Transplant; Every Posse Want Me (Live & Learn) ’83 Washington DC; herb tune

<4 down, 46 to go!; 8sec.>

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b. Feb. 6, 1945; February? No! Bob-ruary!

 Set 4:

  • The Meditations – Tricked; Message From the Meditations (United Artists) ’78 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya
  • Gregory Isaacs – Just When I Needed a Friend; All I Have Is Love, Love, Love (Tad’s) ’86 UK
  • Jah Woosh – Lovers Conversation; Gun Fight at OK Karrol (sic) (Pioneer International) Jah-tario, Canada over Melodians “Sweet Sensation”
  • N*gger Kojak & Liza – Two Bad Duppy; Showcase LP (N*gger Kojak) ’80 JA extended Jah-loween

<Reggae History Lesson: Showcase LP’s; 18 sec.>

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One of the first dozen Vinyl additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Randy’s Records. SLC. November ’86. Classic!

 Set 5: Roots Dawtas

  • Bam Bam – Stop the War + Stop the War Dub; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; Roots Dawtas set
  • Sister Candy – Keep Bubbling; Showcase (Raiders) ’84 UK speed rapper
  • Breeze – Get Back; Woman Talk (Heartbeat) ’86 female dub poet set
  • Juvenile Delinquent feat. Sena – Children of the Ghetto; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers)  ’81 Brooklyn; Familyman prod’n
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Powerful set devoted to female Caribbean dub poets

Set 6:

  • Wailing Souls – Ishen Tree; Baby Come Rock (Joe Gibbs) ’83 Miami FL
  • Squire Jon – 10” (Hi-Try) cockney toasting over Sligoville Collie riddim
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Crucial reissue label out of UK. Smile Jamaica approved

 Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s

  • Rod Taylor – Jah Is Calling; 7” (Thompson Sound) 7” Jamaican Jukebox set
  • Silvertones – Come Forward; 7” (Studio One) soul update
  • The Groovers – Pi-a-Ring; 7” (Black Art); Lee “Scratch” Perry w/ Augustus Pablo
  • The Observers – Natty Dread Christmas ver. 2; 7” (Observer)
  • Glen Washington – Jah Love Holding Firm; 7” (Irie Ites)
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Dubwize of this 45 too good to wait til Jah-cember to spin!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation!; 6 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Secret Circuit’s Echodelic Shockwave Mix + Dub); 10” (Picture sleeve, herb tune); mutant dub set
  • African Head Charge – Release the Doctor; Off the Beaten Track (ON U Sound) ’85 Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • Dubble feat. Molara – Crown of Creation; 10” (Dub Tunnel) female vox
  • X-O-Dus – English Black Boys; 12” (Factory) ’79 Dennis Bovell prod’n
  • Motion Sensor – Dubtrain; 12” (SPF) red vinyl; Indian dubbers
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Mutant dub remix issued on behalf of Record Store Day

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