Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist: Listen to Bob everyday, keeps the Devil away. I say!

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Three generations in Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Greetings,

<Listen to Bob everyday, keep the Devil away. I say!>

Last day of Bob-ruary. Her are the high-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015; 62 sec.

  • Nuff Bob Marley Tribute Stylee (Feb. 6, 1945): CD and Vinyl
  • Best of 25 Years – From year 1 (1989-90); my faves at the time through today
  • Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 RPM vinyl – Charles Manson makes his debut on Smile Jamaica!
  • 10″ and 12″ Disco Mix Combination Style or Dubwize
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Mutant Dub Roots Dawta Set

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bless, robt

Annotated Playlist (soundbites, Reggae History lessons, photos and captions)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015

Set 1:

  • Session feat. Azeem – Tribute to Bob Marley; Tribute to Bob Marley (M. Al’s) ’81 Oakland vinyl
  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part 1 (Reggae on Top)  ’95; Dub Album of the Week

<4 down, 46 to go!: Psalm 18: Verse 8, 16 sec.>

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s Mom pays tribute

<Bob’s last words to his Mom; 23 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Slave Driver; Sly & Robbie Present (RAS) ’80 Marley cover
  • Afrikan Simba + Echo & Prince Livijah – Free Up the Herb + Here Comes the Herbsman; 10″ EP (Reality Shock) 2007 UK; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcment
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“Mother don’t cry. I’ll be alright. I’m going to a better place”

Set 2: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’85 UK

<How Smile Jamaica made this song International: 1; 64 sec.>

<Smile Jamaica and the Oral Tradition; 29 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Sorry; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78 female dj duo
  • Dennis Brown – So Jah Say; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ’79
  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90 Mutant Dub/African music hybrid
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Not to be confused with the cheap beer. Storytelling: Listen to the bytes above to hear how Smile Jamaica made Picture on the Wall a big Reissue Hit in the SoCal Island community

Set 3: Tribute to Bob Marley

  • Sister Carol – Dedicated to Bob Marley; Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ’84

<Rastas would prefer livicate to dead-icate; 16 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Other Side of Dub (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’81 bonus track

<No Reggae without Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One Label; 22 sec.>

  • Culture – Psalm of Bob Marley + Dub of Bob Marley; Good Things (RAS) ’89
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Coxsone Dodd – founder of Reggae Music with his Studio One record label; 1932-2004. Thank you!

Set 4: Jamaican Jukebox – 7″ 45 RPM

  • Jah Blue – Charles Manson; 7″ (Roots International) ’79 JA, not a tribute!

<Charles Manson – Helter Skelter  “black people beware”; 56 sec.>

  • Al Campbell – Rasta Time; 7″ (Marvellous) ’74 Fr.
  • Nahrobi Isic) Sisters – 7″ (Gayfeet) ’75 JA; soul, funk, nyah Roots Dawtas
  • Big Joe & Bim Shieman (Sherman) – Natty Cale; 7″ (Scorpio)  ’78 JA; herbtune

<Smile Jamaica’s favorite singer: Bim Shieman/Bim Sherman; 16 sec.>

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Summer AFTER the Summer of Love: Tate-LoBianca Murders, Helter Skelter, Race War. “Black People beware!”

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital! – Tributes to Bob Marley

  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK: riddim shower (vox)
  • Ringo – Great Superstar; 12″ (Top Ranking) ’82 FL: riddim shower (dj)
  • Ranking Joe – Tribute to Bob Marley; Rebel DJ (Jam Rock) ’82 FL
  • Shakaman – If It Wasn’t For the Rasta Man (Tribute to the Reggae King); 2030 A.D. (Majicaa) ’87 Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya
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Black Wax attack!

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  •  The Wailers – No More Trouble; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73

<Bunny Wailer – England too Cold>

  • Ky-Mani Marley; Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street); Bob’s son 2000
  • Bunny Wailer – Ready You Ready; Liberation (Shanachie)
  • Peter Tosh – Fire Fire (Babylon Burning); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic in the Studio at KZEL; Eugene, Oregon

<How Smile Jamaica helped rediscover Tosh artifact; 1 min, 50 sec.>

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Six Degrees of Smile Jamaica. Lost Tosh acoustic artifact – From Minnesota, to Smile Jamaica to Sacramento to Los Angeles to UK CD

Set 7:

  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat)  ’96
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) 

<Reggae History Lesson: Dancehall, Jamaica: 1980-1985; 10 sec.>

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Too good to wait for Jah-loween 2015

Set 8: Mutant Dub Roots Dawtas 

  • Afro Omega – Show Me the Dub; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC dubbers
  • Zion Train – Why Should We Have to Fight; Homegrown Fantasy (China)  ’95 UK
  • Red I feat. Camoi – Lost in Space; Jahdgement Day (Red I) ; 2012 Phillipines dub
  • Grace Jones – Well, Well, Well + Verison – Hurricane (Wall of Sound) 2011; soul does mutant dub
  • Alpha & Omega – The Roots; Watch & Pray (A & O) ’88 UK trance dubbers 

<Leonard Nimoy – RIP; We return to Space when we die; 17 sec.>

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Space Pioneer Leonard Nimoy. Live long and Prosper. Vulcan livication inna Irie meditation

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