Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 7, 2015: (Stream + Tracklist); Spring Forward Ever Backwards Never!

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Every time Giorgio says “Extra Terrestrials” take a drink or a hit off yer spliff!

<Lose an hour; 11 sec.>

Greetings,

Daylight Savings means winter is over!

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No worries. Just cratedig

<HIghlights of the Show>

Annotated Playlist: Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes, photos, captions: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 7, 2015

Set 1:

  • Winston Francis – Let’s Go to Zion; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 mutant dub
  • Jah Lloyd – Sharp Razor; Herb Dub (Teams) Dub Album of the Week
  • Black Slate – Calling Jah; World Citizen (Unit 8) 2014; UK group reunion
  • Rhoda Dakar – Too Experienced; Cleaning in a Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon); 2007 UK ska vet covers Bob Andy
  • Horace Andy – Fly Like an Eagle; See and Blind (Heartbeat Europe); ’98 Neth.; Steve Miller cover
  • Ben Harper – Burn One Down; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ’99; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Bunny Wailer – Didn’t You Know; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
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4 down, 446 to go!; Plus Jamaica + DC

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Kinky Reggae; Burnin’ (Disc 2) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds Polytechnic; 11/23/73 UK

<Reggae History Lesson: From the Wailers to Bob Marley & the Wailers; 33 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown & Ranking Buckers – Tenement Yard; 10” (Observer Gold) ‘77
  • Akabu feat. DJ Pepsi; No Crack; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female group
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The Wailers – 11/23/73. Live at Leeds Polytechnic. North of London

 Set 3: Rockers doing Reggae

  • Garland Jeffreys – Midnight Cane; Garland Jeffreys (Atlantic) Rockers do Reggae Set; ’73 NYC black rock artist with Byron Lee in Jamaica

<Garland Jeffreys – NYC black rocker in Jamaica; 76 sec.>

  • The Slits – I Heard It Thru the Grapevine; Eastbound & Down Soundtrack (HB0); UK female punk dub cover of Marvin Gaye; 11 sec.
  • Peter and the Test Tube Babies – Trapper Ain’t Got a Bird; Punk Rock Singles Collection (Anagram) UK punkers

<You’ve got punk rock in my dub reggae!; 5 sec.>

  • Led Zeppelin – Dy’er Mak’er; Houses of the Holy (Atlantic) ’73; Did you make her in Jamaica. Say it fast!; 78 sec.
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“Did you make her in Jamaica?”

Set 4:

  • Izyah Davis & Coptic Sound – No More War; 10” (Livication Corner) 2008 Fr. Mutant Dub

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital – Seven Leaf Set; 22 sec.

  • Steel Pulse – Drug Squad; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK 
  • Heptones – Sensemenia Collie; One Step Ahead (Sonic)
  • ’85 JA
  • Lion Youth – Bring de Couchie; Love Comes & Goes (Virgo Stomach) ’81 UK clear vinyl
  • Lovindeer – Free the Marijuana; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA

 <Legalize it for “foreign currency”; 8 sec.>

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“You’re wasting my time looking for dope!”

 Set 6: Best of 25 Years

  • Tenor Saw – Who’s Gonna Help Me Praise; Fever (Blue Mountain) ’89; Best of 25 Years
  • Big Youth – Screaming Target; Screaming Target (Trojan) ’73; over Dawn Penn’s “No, No, No” riddim
  • Madness – One Step Beyond; One Step Beyond; 2 Tone UK ska
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ’81 herbtune; 12 sec.
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Rita teaches star pupils: Smokey, Herbie and Milla as in Sensi-milla!

 Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM

<lo fi, no computers for I ‘n’ I!>

  • King Stitt – Herbman Shuffle; 7” (Trojan) ’69 pic sleeve; 7” Jamaican Jukebox set
  • Hortense Ellis – Red Shirt; 7” (Sun Set)
  • Ronnie Davis – Tradition Song; 7” (Clocktower) ’75 NYC
  • Dub Syndicate – Etherealites; 7” (blank); mutant dub
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4 down, 46 to go!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<UFOria; 16 sec.>

  • Zion Train – Rebuilding Rome; Love Revolutionaries (Universal Egg); ’99 UK; Mutant Dub Set
  • Ras Command – Education; Serious Smokers (Waveform) 2000
  • Dreadzone feat. Ini Kamoze – One Way; Second Light (Virgin) ’95 UK
  • Soom T – Weed is Sweeter; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2010; female weedstepper from Jahs-gow, Scotland
  • Bob Marley – Exodus Dub (Kindred Spirit Mix); Marley Soundtrack (Tuff Gong) 2012
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