Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 21, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Roots Quality for Sure-ty!

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Tribute to the man called Bob Marley. The musical hero. If you see him, give him my regards…Prince Far I

 

Greetings,

Good news out of Jamaica!

<Collie Weed decriminalized on the Island; 17 sec.>

Here’s what on tap for Bob-ruary 21, 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives’ 81 sec.

  • Marley Tributes
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Roots Dawtas
  • Disco Mix 12″
  • Vinyl is Vital (all livicated to Bob)
  • Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 RPM
  • Mutant Dub

bless, robt

bobmar1

Annotated Playlist; soudbytes, photos, captions, Reggae History lessons

Set 1:

  •  Bloodfire Posse – Every Posse Get Flat; Are You Ready (Columbia) ’86 UK vinyl

<Reggae History Lesson: Get Flat – a type of Jamaican dance; 82 sec.>

  • Martin Campbell vs. Alien Dread – Rebel Salute; Inna Cosmic Dub Clash (Channel One UK) 2007; Dub Album of the Week; Mutant Dub style
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Song; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 Bob’s mom in tribute
  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Gary “Nesta” Pine & Dollarman – Money; Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003 Pink Floyd cover

<4 down, 46 to go!; 25 sec.>

  • Triston Palma – Collie Man; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Kim Harriott – Woman of the Ghetto; 12” (Crystal) ’79 soul cover of Marlena Shaw; 18 sec.
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Bunny Wailer lights a candle to celebrate Jamaica decriminalizing cannabis. No cannabliss!

Set 2: Wailer Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Midnight Ravers; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) 11/23/73 Live at Leeds Polytechnic UK
  • Peter Tosh – I Am That I Am; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) Acoustic: WXFM Jah-cago, Ill. Live in the studio
  • Bunny Wailer – Want to Come Home; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ’97 Marley tribute
Bob Marley Smoking Marijuana
Jah-bruary, herb-ruary, Bob-ruary. Excuse me while I light my spliff

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica Year 1 – 1988/89

  • The Selecter – Too Much Pressure; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80; UK ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Ruts DC and the Mad Professor – Whatever We Do; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ‘82

<Punk Dub; 39 sec.>

  • Israel Vibration – Cool and Calm; Strength of My Life (RAS) ‘88

<Reggae History Lesson: Polio Rastas; 15 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown & Gregory Isaacs – Jealousy; No Contest (VP) ‘87

<Prince Neville’s Reggae Runnings; San Francisco, Colly-fornya; 77 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica’s favorite Dancehall album

Set 4:

Toots Hibbert & Sly & Robbie – Come and Get It; Art of McCartney (Arctic Poppy) 2014 tribute

Carol Kalphat & Clint Eastwood – African Land + Ethiopia; 12” (Hit Run) ‘79

<Reggae History Lesson: Lebanese/Syrians in Jamaica; 26 sec.>

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Lebanese-Jamaican President of Jamaica. Rastas called him CIA-ga

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital – Bob Marley Tributes

<Reggae History Lesson: Bob Marley Tributes in 1981, Bob’s passing; 17 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ’81 UK; Vinyl Tribute to Bob Marley

<Prince Far I – The Voice of Thunder; 14 sec.>

  • Sue Chaloner – Missing Mr. Marley; 12” (CNR) ‘84
  • Tinga Stewart – Musical King; Key to Your Heart (Calabash) ’83 Miami FL
  • Jah Thomas – Tribute to the Reggae King; Tribute to Reggae King (Gorgon) ’81 JA
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Old Testament Fire and Brimstone

Set 6:

  • Alpha Blondy – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Pacific) ‘’92; Tribute to Marley
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Hypocrites; Fy-ah, Fy-ah (JAD) request
  • Zema – Swap; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya female roots singer
  • Winston Reedy & Tim Hain – Reggae Man; 12” (Priority)  ’87 UK; Marley Tribute
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Celebrating Bob-ruary

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM

  • Charley Ace – Country Boy; 7” (Giant) herb tune

<Reggae History Lesson – Labrish – Jamaican patois for “shooting the shit”; 14 sec.>

  • Chiba – Evil Men; 7” (Chiba) ‘95
  • Martin Williams – Never Give Up; 7” (Mandingo)
  • Creoles – I Don’t Know; 7” (Village)
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Riot in Progress; Dub Ranting 7” (Radical Wallpaper) ’82; UK dub poet, pic sleeve
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Rare herbtune from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Jah Almighty; Everyday Life (A & O) ’93 UK trance dubbers
  • Dreadzone feat. Earl 16 – Zion Youth; Second Light (Virgin) ‘95
  • Zion Train – Healing of the Nation; CD Single (China) ’95 feat. Female vox; herbtune
  • Ras Command – Interlude No. 1 (Puffin Mix); Serious Smokers (Waveform); 2000 herbtune, best of
  • Brother Culture – Foundation Rockers; Twilight Circus Dub SoundSystem – Remixed : Dubwise (M) 2004 Holland
  • African Head Charge – The Race; Great Vintage vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ’89; Adrian Sherwood
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UK trance dub. Smile Jamaica’s favorite Mutant Dub group

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