February is Bob-ruary Month on Smile Jamaica
Cooked up 2 plus hours in my Secret Dub–ratory. All Bob Marley Tribute Songs from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.
Digital Dubplate online only via Mixcloud.
To celebrate Bobstock or Bob Stalk as in Stalk of Sensi!, I am putting in some clips of readings from Smile Jamaica of Bob’s lyrical wisdom from the little book 56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road
Thanksgiving 2012 I picked up a blood infection while cratedigging in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas I first noticed in St. George.:“That’s weird, I’ll just dump some Neosporin on it on my way to the Record shop.”
I found this little book at Zia’s Records in town. No crate was left un-dug as I was starting to fade. Watching a Family Guy marathon in my Hotel Room on Thanksgiving Day was pretty much one rung above comaville for I ‘n’ I.
Barely made it back to SLC and went straight into the Hospital for 5 days.
You’re never really prepared to go into Intensive Care, but I had slipped that little book into my bag. Five days with nothing but tubes sticking out of you. I had that book to distract me from my stupidity and mortality.
So now I read a passage every week on Smile Jamaica to celebrate Bob’s wisdom and guidance. Selah!
Enjoy the Best of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Bob Marley Tributes
Tracklist for Online Only Marley Tribute
<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road; No. 24; 13 sec.>
- Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom
- Culture – Psalm of Bob Marley + Dub; Good Things (RAS) ‘89
- Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Motown) ‘81
- Sister Carol – Dedicated to Bob Marley; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ‘84
- The Melody Makers – Lyin’ in Bed; Time Has Come (EMI) ’88 Best of (30 min.)
<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 25; 38 sec.>
- Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus, Marley)(S.W.A.L.K.) (Heartbeat) ‘82
- Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 Best of; UK trance dubbers
- Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ‘81
- Ky-Mani Marley – Dear Dad; Marley Sampler 2000
- Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ‘84
- Bunny Wailer – Profile; Tribute to Bob Marley (Solomonic/RAS) ‘95
- Macka B – Bob + Wailers Dub; Hold On to Your Culture (Ariwa) ‘95
- Lone Ranger – Tribute to Bob Marley + Version; On the Other Side (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’77 (60 min.)
<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road; No. 33; 23 sec.>
- Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
- Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ‘83
- Ijahman Levi – Bob and Friends over There; Inside Out (Jahmani) ‘89
- Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ‘82
- Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Song; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ‘84
- Alpha Blondy – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Pacific) ’92 (90 min.)
<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 34; 37 sec.>
- Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
- Lui Lepkie – Tribute to Bob Marley; Late Night Movie (Joe Gibbs) ‘81
- Everton Blender – Bob Marley/World Corruption; Live at the White River Reggae Bash (Heartbeat) ‘99
- Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ‘98
- Big Youth – Hit the Road Jack (Tribute to Bob, Peter, Bunny); Jamming in the House of Dread (ROIR/Danceteria) Live at Reggae Japansplash; Osaka, Jah-pon 8/30/90
<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road. No. 35; 43 sec.>
2 hr. 20 min:
- Randeesh – Bob Marley Is a River of Love; Courage (Mountain Lion) 2004
- Isaac Haile Selassie – Dear Bob (Tribute to Bob Marley); CD Single (Resin Music) ‘99
- Joel Zoss – Bob Marley International; Back to the Island (Rounder) 2001
- Dennis Alcapone – Natty Bid Goodbye; Good Old Days (Teams)
- Bunny Wailer – Final Statement; Hall of Fame (RAS/Solomonic) ‘95
<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 36; 27 sec.>