Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 28, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Roots Dawta Showcase

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Smile Jamaica’s Holy Trinity: Roots, Vinyl and Sistren vocalists/deejays

Greetings,

<Livicated to the Mothers, Sistas and Dawtas; 10 sec.>

Smile Jamaica pays tribute to Women’s History Month (March) with a special show pulled from the Ark-Ives:

Roots Dawtas Vinyl – Black Wax Blowout

<Vinyl sound authentically rootsy; 8 sec.>

High-lights of the 3 hours: 80 sec.

 

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Annotated Playlist of the March 28, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives:

Set 1

  • Sis Nya – Works of Jah; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK; 3 Hours of Roots Dawtas
  • GG All Stars – Changing Dub; Dub a de Number One (Heartbeat); Dub Album of the Week; Gregory Isaacs dubs
  • Aisha – For Salvation; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK
  • Casselberry-DuPree’ – War; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee, Jahs-consin; Marley cover of Selassie UN Speech

<Haile Selassie speech to United Nations. Bob created “War”; 25 sec.>

  • Aura Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – Full Experience; Full Experience (Blue Moon) Fr. EP
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; Reggae Party From Jamaica (Disc International) ’83 Fr.; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 8 sec.>

  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; 12” (Must Dance) ’86 UK

<Bubble wif a 2 spliff ‘n’ 2 Heineken; 12 sec.>

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Early favorite from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 2 spliff ‘n’ 2 Heineken

 Set 2:

  • Norma King – Hot Child in the City; 12” (Zion Love) ’88 Canada; Nick Gilder pop cover

<Canadian Reggae cover of One Hit Wonder; 23 sec.>

  • Robotiks feat. Joanna Cassar & Sandra Cross; Echoes of Deaf Journalists; My Computer’s Acting Strange (Ariwa) ’86 UK

<In order to get a 5 star review, you must pay your magazine ads! 13 sec.>

  • Sis Bee & Jah Woosh – Pure Brutality; Rebellion (Federation of Reggae Music) Ireland
  • Pauline – Babylon; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK
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Canadian One Hit Wonder: Hot Child in the City, Running Wild and Looking Pretty

 Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Marcia Griffiths – Let Them Say; Rock My Soul (56 Hope Road) ’84 JA; Wailers Family Tree Set

<Marcia Griffiths & Bob Andy; 28 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – First Cut; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA; Cat Stevens cover
  • The I Three – Baby Be True; Beginning (EMI America); ’86 US; Leroy Sibbles cover

<The I-Three, Not I Threes; 11 sec.>

download (69)Set 4:

  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK; 2 Tone ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Sista Ruby – Gimmi Mi Ganja; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK; herbtune
  • Mystic Youth feat. I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites; Best Wishes (Sunship) Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya; youth group with female vox

<Gem from the 99 cent crate: Mystic Youth; 8 sec.>

>Land of Fruits & Nuts – Junior high kids hail up the Seven Leaf, WTF?; 35 sec.>

  • Sheila Hylton – The Bed’s Too Big Without You; 12” (Island) ’80; Police cover
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Great youth reggae group from the Land of Fruits & Nuts

 Set 5: Dub Poetesses

<Dub Poetresses; 13 sec.>

  • Louise Bennett – Long Time Gal; Miss Lou!: Yes M’Dear (Island); ’83 UK live mento, calypso; Dub  Poetess set

<Miss Lou: national treasure of Jamaica; 23 sec.>

  • Sister Netifa – Traveller; Woman Determined (Aluta) ’88 UK; about the Middle Passage

<Middle Passage: slaves to the  New World, sugar to Europe, money to buy more slaves in Africa; 20 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Conditions Critical; Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87 Canadian poet via Emeryville, Collie-fornya
  • Jean “Binta” Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK

<Binta – dawta in Arabic, Swahili; 22 sec.>

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Louise Bennett

<Nanny – national hero of Jamaican revolution against British occupiers; 23 sec.>

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Nanny – Jamaican hero. Legend has it she could fire bullets from a delicate part of her anatomy to terrorize the Brits

 Set 6: Deejays

  • UB40 feat. Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 UK; toaster over Version Girl

<Baggariddim – UK; Little Baggariddim US; 45 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Dance Hall Style; Liberation for Africa (Serious Gold) ’83 DC
  • Super Chick – Roach Killer; Sleeping Bag’s Reggae Dance Hall Classics (Sleeping Bag) New Jah-sey; Roach Killer: J’can slang for leather pointed toe shoes

<Roach Killer – Jamaican shoes worn in the dancehalls; 215 sec.>

  • Althea Ranking – Just Rocking; 12” (Go de Jockey) ’81 JA; ½ of female deejay duo: Althea & Donna
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Roach Killers

 Set 7: Soul to Disco

  • Maxine Miller – C.C. Rider; Showcase (Wackies) ’80 Chuck Willis cover

<Chuck Willis – CC Rider’ 12 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Lloyd Barnes’ Wackies label; 10 sec.>

  • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell; 12” (Soul Jazz) ’79 UK; cover of Anita Ward disco classic 

<Disco is not a four letter world in Reggae or on Smile Jamaikca; 28 sec.>

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Always a Reggae cover of a soul or disco hit song

 Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses; 5 sec.

  • Sinead O’Connor – Jah Nuh Dead; Throw Down Your Arms; (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 UK Burning Spear cover

<Sinead O’Connor: Mutant Dubstress; 40 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Some Love; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 UK

<Ari Up: New Age Steppers, The Slits vocalist>

  • The Slits – Man Next Door; 12” (Human Records) ’80 UK; cover of John Holt & the Paragons
  • Akabu – Africans United; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK
  • Rasheda – I Jah Love; 12” (Zion Gate) 2007 Fr.; Don Carlos cover
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Anti papist. Jah nuh dead

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