Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist) May 16, 2015: Riddim Showers Bring May Flowers!

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2015: Dry winter in Utah. Nice to have a wet spring. 2 weeks of Smile Jamaica during rain storms. Very rare in the desert!

<Reggae Music: The King’s Music, Jamaican Blues; 10 sec.>

Greetings,

Been a wet Spring in Utah. Nice to juggle wax ‘n’ dubwize and look outside the Radio Studio in a pouring rain storm.

Here is what I have in store for you this week: 56 sec.

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Let it rain
  •  Wailers Family Tree: Live at Leeds, Tosh acoustic on JBC, Judy Mowatt Black Woman. Bunny: Jesus was a Dreadlock
  • Seven Leaf Relief: Mike Brooks, Michael Palmer, Toyan, Aldubb, Marga mutant dub space dust
  • Roots Dawtas: Jennifer, Akabu, Judy, Rhoda, Bam Bam, Zion Train
  • Disco Mix 10″: Dennis Brown, Jah Glen, Fred Locks
  • Best of 25 Years: Scotty, Spear, lovers rock and Judy M..all played year one (1989-1990 on Smile Jamaica)
  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway:  LA, NYC, DC, JA
  • Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s: 7 Leaf, nyah, roots harmonies
  • Mutant Dub: Scratch Halloween, trance spoken word, extended herb jam, NYC neo-dub, weird LA crossover punkdub

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Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: May 16, 2015

Set 1:

  • Akabu – I Shall Sing; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK vinyl. Female group on Van Morrison cover
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – A Message; Cry Tuff Dub Chapter 1 (ROIR) ’78; Dub Album of the Week
  • Aswad – Drum and Bass Line – Not Satisfied (Columbia) ’82 UK

<Theme Music for Smile Jamaica; 12 sec.>

<Aswad = “black”; Arabic, Amharic (Ethiopia); 9 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Emmanuel God Is With Us; 10” (Glimmer) ‘78
  • Mike Brooks – Good Herb; Earth Is the Fullness (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 13 sec.
  • George Faith – Opportunity; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n

<Black Ark Sound: Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters: 1974-1979>

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UK masters of the drum & bassline

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Handsome Johnny; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); live on the JBC, Kingston, JA acoustic
  • Jah Glen – Save Our Nation; 10” (South East Music) ’79; Glen Brown prod’n over Lambsbread riddim
  • Jennifer Gad – Babylon Must Fall; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Bunny Wailer – Bald Head Jesus; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88

<Bunny Wailer: Jesus was a Dreadlock; 60 sec.>

Wikipedia entry for Nazirites (aka Rastas who live by the Nazarene Creed)

  • Abstain from wine, wine vinegar, grapes, raisins, intoxicating liquors,[vinegar distilled from such substances, and eating or drinking any substance that contains any trace of grapes.
  • Refrain from cutting the hair on one’s head; but to allow the locks of the head’s hair to grow. Neither crease one’s flesh.
  • Not to become ritually impure by contact with corpses or graves, even those of family members.
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The Nazirite Vow

 Set 3: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica; 14 sec.

  • Scotty – Draw Your Brakes; Unbelievable Sounds (Trojan) ’71

<Scotty: Forward ‘n’ Payaka! Mon-ackle ‘n’ dem go Sacka!; 53 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Fire Down Below; Presenting (Studio One) ‘72
  • Errol Dunkley – Baby I Love You; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Judy Mowatt – Zion Chant; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
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A+ Record.

Set 4:

  • The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73
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Lively up yourself and don’t be no drag. Reggae is another bag

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital Set

  • Bam Bam – Slave; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87; female artist out of Los Angeles: Vinyl is V-Ital Set
  • Horace Andy – Mr. Bassie; Don’t Stop (Island in the Sun) ’85 Corona, NY
  • Toyan – Herb Transplant; Every Posse Want Me (Live & Learn) ’83 DC
  • Amjam – Give the People; Live Off the Board (Celluloid) ’87 US; Am(erican)Jam(aican)
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SoCal Reggae. Features Hunt Sales of David Bowie/Tin Machine fame

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s

<Rarest Reggae not on Digital; 35 sec.>

  • Michael Palmer  – Don’t Smoke the Seed; 7” (Hitbound) ’83 JA herbtune

<NORML sez: 10 billion in legal weed sales this year; 4 down, 46 to go! 33 sec.>

  • Earth & Stone – Run Home; 7” (Channel One) ’77 JA

<Chinese Jamaican Producers: HooKim Brothers; 25 sec.>

  • Ansel & the Meditations – Tricked; 7” (Scandal) ’76 JA
  • Giginri – Zion ‘Iah; 7” (Harry J) ’73; nyah update

NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: $10 billion sold

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$10 billion in 2015. Legal weed. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 7:

  • Rhoda Dakar – Let’s Do Rocksteady; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007 acoustic update of 2 Tone Ska

<Rhoda Dakar bio; 9 sec.>

  • Fred Locks – Vision of Redemption; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Tommy; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2010 Germany herbtune
  • Fun Boy Three – Going Home; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 2 Tone group

<2 Tone commentary against Racists in Britain; 23 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Crabs in My Pants; Cocaine (Charly) ‘83

<James Brown = Ants in his Pants; Dillinger = Crabs in his pants; 16 sec.>

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….And I need to dance!

 Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dubblestandart feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry & GuGabriel – Chase the Devil (Sin City Mix); Marijuana Dreams (Echo Beach) 2010 Austria, Max Romeo cover
  • Zion Train – Love the Earth; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Marga – The Chronic; 10” (Reality Shock) 2007 herbtune
  • Dubadelic – High; Below the Radar (ROIR) 2001: Best of WordSound Label
  • Jai-Alai Savant – Low Frequent See; Flight of the Bass Delegate (Gold Standard) 2007 Los Angeles  punk dub                  
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Mutant Dub pedigree: Black Ark Jamaican, 70’s UK punkdub, Austrian mutant dub

 Words of Wisdom:

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