Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 2, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Longshot Kick de Bucket!

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Nuff respect to Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharoah. Sip your “mint julep” pon the left hand side!

Greetings,

<Reggae: The King’s music. Jamaican Blues>

Letting the smoke clear after Cannabis Service Month on Smile Jamaica

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Letting the smoke clear after celebrating Cannabis Service Month (April) Dennis Emmanuel Brown

Nonetheless, here are the high-lights of this week’s Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: May 2, 2015

<Musical high-lights over 3 hours; 75 sec.>

  • Set of horse racing songs for Kentucky Derby
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile. Melodica and the Far East sound
  • First Saturday of the month: Rockers do Reggae – Black artists: rock, blues,  jazz, funk & soul Reggae
  • Wailers Family Tree: Tosh acoustic, Wailers Live at Leeds, Bunny Liberation ’88, Lee “Scratch” Perry bassa-delica
  • Best of 25 Years: Baltimore, UK and a JA by way of DC
  • 7″ Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM
  • Roots Dawtas: UK to JA
  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway
  • Mutant Dubbers last half hour
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NYC Rocker goes to Jamaica: Black Artists do Reggae on Smile Jamaica

 bless, robt

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HIM wins every race

Annotated Playlist: May 2, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: set lists, photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons 

Set 1:

  • Dennis Brown – The Creator; Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours (Laser) ’80 UK

<Genesis 49: Verse 22-26  – Dennis Emmanuel Brown; 23 sec.>

  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Serious Thing; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Aisha – Let’s All Unite; There is More to Life… (Twinkle) 2005 UK
  • Aswad – Bubblin’; 12” (Simba) ’85 UK

<Aswad – one of the first dozen added to the Smile J Ark-Ives, 1986; 21 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh – Collie Sound; Best of (Rhino) ’76 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic in KZEL, Eugene, Oregon

<Tosh rare acoustic live radio performance; 22 sec.>

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The Stepping Razor would have listened to Smile Jamaica. Jah’s Heavenly Choir gets Mixcloud?

Set 2: Kentucky Derby Tribute

<“Mint julep!” Drink or spliff?; 18 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Caymanas Park; 14K Gold Golden Hits (Scandal Bag) JA vinyl

<Caymanas Park Racetrack in Jamaica. 12 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Chinese Jamaican jockeys; 16 sec.>

  • Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ’98

<Dance to the Reggae Beat to the riddim of the horses’ feet!; 11 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Abyssinia before it was Ethiopia; 4 sec.>

  • The Pioneers – Long Shot Kick the Bucket; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ‘69
  • Mr. Bojangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’77; horserace between: Babylon, Pope Pious and Dreadlocks

The Selassie I Cup; 12 sec.

  1. Babylon 2-1 odds
  2. Soul Youth 3-1
  3. Rome Even money
  4. Pope Pious 3-5, the big favorite; came up lame; 11 sec.

5. Dreadlock 8-1

6. Baldhead 15-1

  • The Winner: Dreadlock; 8 lengths!
  • Place: Baldhead
  • Show: Soul Youth
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Yes I! Dreadlock defeat Babylon. Pope Pious to the glue factory! Give Thanx! Selah!

Set 3: Monthly Rockers do Reggae: Black Music Artists; 8 sec.

  • Cymande – Zion I; Renegades of Funk (Newhouse) ‘72 UK black group “Dove of Peace; nyahbinghi style. 

<Caribbean Expats in UK – Dove of Peace; 16 sec.>

  • Taj Mahal – Desperate Lover; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74 Bob Andy cover
  • Ben Harper – You Can’t Blame the Youths; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ’98 unreleased Peter Tosh cover
  • Garland Jeffreys – Bound to Get Ahead Someday; Garland Jeffreys (Collector’s Classics) ’73 NYC singer in JA

<NYC to JA. Byron Lee Dynmic All Stars; 31 sec.>

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Cymande: Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Vincent Exodus to UK: Doves of Peace

Set 3:

  • The Wailers – Stir It Up; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) Live at Leeds 11/23/73

<England too cold for Bunny Wailer; Nov. ’73; 23 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers w/ Wong Chu – Keep On Moving; 12” (Upsetter) ‘77

<What is twisted can not be straightened! What is not there cannot be counted! 5 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Oh Dread; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad feat. Macka B – Devil Dance; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
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10 minutes of Lee “Scratch” Perry Black Ark psychedlia bass wobble. “What is twisted cannot be straightened!”

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital 

  • Horace Andy – The Devil; Don’t Stop! (Island in the Sun) ‘85 Corona, NY
  • Charlie Chaplin – Electric Skank; Chaplin Chant (Tamoki Wambesi) UK
  • Triston Palmer – Nice Time; Nice Time (Jam Rock) ’82 Miami
  • Myrna Hague – Melody Life; Melody Life (Studio One) JA; Marcia Griffiths cover
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A+ cover of Marcia Griffiths classic!

Set 5: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • The Tamlins – Baltimore; Taxi Fare (Heartbeat) ’80; Nina Simone cover; 13 sec.
  • Capital Letters – Run Run Run; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Peter Broggs – Just Because I’m a Rastaman; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 DC
  • Akabu – Feeling Good; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK female group
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1978 comeback cover of Randy Newman. Baltimore in the news.

Baltimore by Randy Newman

  •  Beat-up little seagull
  • On a marble stair
  • Tryin’ to find the ocean
    Lookin’ everywhere

Hard times in the city
In a hard town by the sea
Ain’t nowhere to run to
There ain’t nothin’ here for free

Hooker on the corner
Waitin’ for a train
Drunk lyin’ on the sidewalk
Sleepin’ in the rain

And they hide their faces
And they hide their eyes
’cause the city’s dyin’
And they don’t know why

Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live
Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live, just to live

Get my sister sandy
And my little brother ray
Buy a big old wagon
Gonna haul us all away

Livin’ in the country
Where the mountain’s high
Never comin’ back here
’til the day I die

Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live
Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live, just to live

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM; 6 sec.

  • Rob Smarley (aka Albert Griffiths) – Holiday Ride; 7” (Portland) ’78 JA; 7” Jamaican Jukebox set

<Albert Griffiths as Rob Smarley? 14 sec.>

  • Anthony Johnson – Oh Jah; 7” (Corner Stone) JA
  • Lady Ann – Informer; 7” (Taxi) ’83 JA
  • Carlton Livingston – Chalice in Hand; 7” (Taxi) herbtune
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Some sort of inside joke by The Gladiators lead singer? Albert Griffiths

Set 8: Mutant Dub*

*Programming Note: power surge from all the Mutant Dub bass knocked the station off air. Most of Jah Woosh and 2 Bad Card zapped by KRCL’s weak sauce transmitter. 2 minutes of dead air chopped from the stream. Mea culpa — the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. 21 sec.

   

  • Ari Up – Kill Em With Love (Collision) 2005 former lead singer of The Slits punk group; mutant dub set

<Reggae History Lesson: punk dubstress Ari Up: The Slits, New Age Steppers, solo 14 sec.>

  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Who’s Correct?; The Archives (ESL) 2012; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation
  • Red I – Jahdgement Day; Jahdgement Day (Red I) Phillipines dub
  • Jah Woosh – Woodpecker Sound; Wild Paarty Sounds vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ‘81
  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; CD single (ON U Sound) ‘95
  • Jah Rej – Yes I; 12” (Jah Works)
  • African Head Charge – Fruit Market; Drastic Season (ON U Sound) ‘83
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Ari Up of The Slits and New Age Steppers. Johnny Rotten was her father in law

Parting Shot Words of Wisdom: Do yourself a favor educate your mind!

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The Lion of Judah shall break every chain and give I the Victory again and again…Robert “Nesta” Marley

 

 

 

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