Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 9, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day. Love my Yimma: Jeannette in Fort Benton, Montana

<Roadmap for the May 9 Ark-Ive; 49 sec.>

Greetings,

Happy Mother’s Day! Gonna start the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives May 9, 2015 with a great Mother’s Day tune.

Tammy Wynette did the Country original. Sonya Spence the Reggae version. Every Mother’s Day Saturday, I will play this tune. It brings this blackheart nearly to tears thinking about the love for my own Yimma – (Mother in Assyrian), Jeannette living in Fort Benton, Montana.

Tammy Wynette – No Charge

<Sonya Spence’s Reggae version of “No Charge”; 54 sec.>

My little girl came up to me in the kitchen this evenin’
While I was fixing supper
And she handed me a piece of paper she’d been writin’ on
And after wipin’ my hands on my apron I read it, and this is what it said

For mowin’ the yard, five dollars
For makin’ my own bed this week, one dollar
Goin’ to the store, fifty cents
Playin’ with little sister while you went to the store, twenty-five cents

Takin’ out the trash, one dollar
Gettin’ a good report card, five dollars
And for rakin’ the yard, two dollars
Total owed, fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents

Well, I looked at her standin’ there expectantly
And a thousand memories flashed through my mind
And so I picked up the pen, and turnin’ the paper over
This is what I wrote

For the nine months I’ve carried you growin’ inside me, no charge
For the nights I’ve sat up with you, doctored you, prayed for you, no charge
For the ties, folding clothes and for wipin’ your nose, there’s no charge
When you add it all up, the full cost of my love is, no charge

Well, when she finished readin’ she had great big old tears in her eyes
And she looked up at me and said, “Mommy, I sure do love you”
Then she took the pen and in great big letters she wrote, ‘Paid in full’
When you add it all up, the cost of real love is, no charge

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Killer song. Brings tears to your eyes

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives May 9, 2015: Annotated Playlist (Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes, photos, captions)

Set 1: Mother’s Tribute

  • Carlton Patterson & Trinity – It’s Raining; 12” (Black & White) ‘77
  • Conscious Minds – Laughing Dub; Gun Court Dub vol. 2 (Soul Beat) 70s era; Dub Album of the Week
  • Sonya Spence – No Charge; In the Dark (High Note) ’75; Mother’s Day Set; Tammy Wynette cover
  • Jimmy Riley – Black Mothers Prayer; 20 Classic Hits (Sonic)
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom

<Bob to his mother on his deathbead: May 11, 1981; 21 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Song’s My Mother Used to Sing; Aquarius Rock (Pressure Sounds)
  • Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) ’72; recorded in Jamaica

<Paul Simon recorded this song in Jamaica; 10 sec.>

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Recorded in Jamaica with Jamaican musicians

Set 2:

  • Abja – Good Sensimillia; Mahogany Road (I Grade) 2006 US Virgin Islands; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 11 sec.
  • Squire Jon – Are We Really Free?; 10” (Hi-Try) 2006 UK update of classic Junior Dan riddim
  • Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals – Jah Work; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ‘98

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Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Stop That Train; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic live at WXFM Chicago
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Arise; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Peter Tosh – Mama Africa; Mama Africa (EMI America) ‘83
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Hosted Peter Tosh and his acoustic guitar

Set 4:

  • The Wailers – Put it On; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds: 11/23/73
  • Lorna Asher – I’m Still Satisfied; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle)  ‘99
  • Bunny Wailer – Food; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
Bob Marley Live At Leeds
11/23/73

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas; 11 sec.

 

  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender – If You Drop That Cross; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Tenement Yard (Winner) ’86 JA
  • Zema – Blood Money; Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Los Angeles, CA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; At Studio One (Studio One) JA

<Feel Like Jumping: Soundtrack of Smile Jamaica; 11 sec.>

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On the Green Weenie label

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years

  • Prince Buster – Oh! Carolina; Original Golden Hits vol. 1 (Prince Buster) ’61; Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

<Features the nyahbinghi drum collective Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari; 14 sec.>

  • Joe Higgs – Come on Home; Life of Contradiction (Pressure Sounds) ‘75
  • Aswad – Down the Line; Not Satisfied (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 herbtune
  • Jean “Binta” Breeze – Shame-a-Lady + Ordinary Mawning; Tracks (Shanachie) ’91 female dub poet produced by LKJ

<Binta: dawta in Arabic and Swahili; 9 sec.>

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Nyahbinghi Drumming: Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

Set 7:

  • Turbulence – Mama Don’t Cry; I Believe (M) 2005
  • Black Roots – Oh Mama Africa; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK
  • Carlton Livingston – Confusion; Retrospect (Grade One) Best of
  • Sister Nancy – Roll a Ball; 10” (Hitbound) ‘83
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Black Slate: Gritty late 70’s UK group reunited

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Definition of Mutant Dub; 13 sec.>

  • Creation Rebel – Mother Don’t Cry; Psychotic Jonkanoo (Statik/ON U Sound) ’81 UK; Mutant Dub Set
  • Dubblestandart feat. Elephant Man – Vampire Informer; Marijuana Dreams (Collision) 2010 Germany
  • Joe Ariwa & the Trixsters – Hard Battle Dub; Dubstep Dub (Ariwa) 2011 UK
  • Alpha & Omega feat. Jonah Dan – City of Dub (Alpha & Omega) 2006 UK trance dub
  • African Head Charge – Throw It Away; Off the Beaten Track (ON U Sound) ‘86
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Jonkanoo – the folk music of Jamaica

<Call Your Mom!>

 

 

 

 

 

 

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