Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 21, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Nowruz Mubarak Edition

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Greetings,

First show of Spring. Here is what is in store for the 3 hours: of Smile Jamaica: March 21, 2015. 85 sec.

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Annotated Playlist: March 21, 2015: Smile Jamaica

Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Pass It On; Live and Direct (M. Al’s) Berkeley, Collie-fornya vinyl
  • Israel Vibration – Dub Worries; Same Song Dub (RAS) ’78 Dub Album of the Week
  • Judy Mowatt – King of Kings; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie); Rasta compilation

<Judy Mowatt – Wailers Family Tree; 25 sec.>

  • The Archives feat. Lenny Kurlou – Why Can’t We Live Together (ESL) 2012; Timmy Thomas soul cover; ½ of Thievery Corporation

<Timmy Thomas soul original; 18 sec.>

  • Courtney Melody – Bad Boy; 24 Karat Gold (Shanachie) DJ Yonnie megamix
  • Horace Andy – Poor Johnny; See and Blind (Heartbeat Europe) ’98; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Poor Johnny chose cocaine over sensi 22 sec.>

  • Barry Isaac – Mission Against Herbs (Original Vocal Mix 2); 10” (Reggae on Top) bonus herbs, 2008 militant steppers

<4 down, 46 to go!>

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Killer soul one hit wonder

Set 2: Best of 25 Years

  • George Faith – To Be a Lover (Have Mercy); To Be a Lover (Island) ’77; Lee “Scratch” Perry mix, William Bell soul cover; Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • The Upsetters – Love Version; Rhythm Shower (Trojan) ’70; Riddim Shower (2): Version – to Shenley Duffus vox

<Reggae History Lesson: Riddim Shower; 17 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – The West; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • Ranking Dillinger – See and Blind; None Stop Disco Style (Clocktower)
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Reggae loves classic soul

 Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds 11/23/73
  • Bunny Wailer – Dash Wey the Vial; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Peter Tosh – Fire Fire (Babylon Burning); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic live at KZEL: Eugene Oregon

<Six Degrees of Smile Jamaica: Peter Tosh acoustic KZEL Eugene Oregon; 70 sec.>

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Oregon to Minneapolis to Smile Jamaica to Sacramento to Los Angeles to UK

Set 4:

  • Sister Nancy – Transport Connection; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)

<Reggae History Lesson: Singjay; 13 sec.>

  • Murray Man – Hands Up; 10” (Meditative Sounds) 2008 Sweden militant steppers

<Reggae History Lesson: Militant Steppers; 9 sec.>

  • The Specials – Rat Race; Stereo-Typical: A’s, B’s & Rarities (EMI) 2 Tone ska box set
  • Prince Far I – Commandment of Drugs; Message From the King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78

<He who traffics in dope, will hang by a rope….Prince Far I; 12 sec.>

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Gravel voiced deejay – Prince Far I. Murdered/assassinated/unsolved murder 1983

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

<bonus tune in Vinyl sets! 10 sec.>

  • U Brown – Chalice to Chalice; Third World Disco vol. 1 (Third World) ’77 UK herbtune

<Reggae History Lesson: Disco for Rockers Reggae 15 sec.>

  • Lovindeer – Grow the Ganja; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA
  • Ini Kamoze – Settle With Me; Statement (Mango) ’84 US
  • Ken Boothe – I Know It; Reggae For Lovers (Generation) ’79 Missisauga, Ontario
  • Sis Nya – Babylon Trap; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
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My life spins at 33 1/3 RPM

 Set 6:

  • The Selecter – Carry Go Bring Come; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80; Justin Hines 2 Tone ska cover
  • Big Youth – Dread Organ; Dreadlocks Dread (Virgin Front Line) ‘78 harmonica dub
  • New Wave & the Rebel Arms – My Girl; Cobra Style (Heartbeat); Family Barrett prod’n
  • Dennis Brown – Open the Gates; 10” (Observer Gold) 

<Reggae History Lesson: How Niney the Observer got his name; 9 sec.>

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Niney the Observer: Record production safer than working on the docks

 Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM

  • The Meditations – Standing on the Corner; 7” (blank) ’78
  • Owen Gray – Turning Point; 7” (TR Groovemaster) ’77; Tyrone Davis soul cover
  • Hortense Ellis – Secretly; 7” (Studio One)
  • Keble Drummond – Dangerous; 7” (Mod)
  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; Babylon Central (ESL ;76;  Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • Peabody & Sherman – I Chase the Iron Man; 7” (blank); Max Romeo meets Black Sabbath

<You’ve got Black Sabbath in my Max Roemo!; 28 sec.>

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Ozzy vs. Max Romeo – I Chase the Iron Man

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Zion Train Sound System; Fuck the Nazis (Trancemasters Remix); ’95
  • Ranking Joe – World in Trouble; Twilight Circus Remixed : Dubwise (M) Dutch dubber 2004
  • Dreadzone – Shining Path; Second Light (Virgin) ‘95
  • Botom Botom – Show Me the Vibes; This is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) French w/ female vox
  • 808 feat. UB40 – One in Ten; CD single (Tommy Boy) ‘92

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