Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 11, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): 27 Year Anniversary of Reggae Radio!

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Celebrating 27 Years of Reggae Radio! Give thanks!

Greetings,

Spring 1988. Salt Lake City/University of Utah Campus. Reagan’s last year in the White House; 21 sec.

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Ronald Wilson Reagan – 666. Did fund the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives via Student Loans and Pell Grants. Give thanx! Ronnie Raygun. Believed in UFO’s too

Celebrating 27 years of Reggae Radio. My roommate and I were in The Pie (University of Utah campus) listening to Community Station KRCL. They were looking for early morning hosts. Him and I went to the new volunteer meeting. He wanted to do College Rock. They had enough of that. I was interested in doing Reggae.

 I had been a volunteer at the Univ. of Utah’s K-UTE “radio” station that only broadcast in the Student Union. Called my show Positive Vibrations after the Marley tune. But that wasn’t real radio. But gave me the idea Terrestrial Radio was something I wanted to do.

If I could commit to 3-6 AM, I could do a Reggae Show. Late Spring of ’88 radio training. 4th of July weekend: The debut of 3 O’Clock Road Block: Graveyard Roots Reggae Ska and African music. During the coldest winter in Decades. Praise Jah for AAA!

<1988 Alaska Clipper Winter; 34 sec.>

I was cratedigging in Montana during the actual 27 year date and the July 11 show was to commemorate that legacy. 43 sec.

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Tunis, Montana – Suburb of Fort Benton
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Paid my dues early Mornings: 3 O’Clock Roadblock: Monday 3-6AM. KRCL 90.9FM July 1988-Aug. 1989

<Montana Roadtrip – Climate Report; 47 sec.>

bless, robt

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Founded 1846. The Birthplace of I ‘n’ I: The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

SMILE JAMAICA ARK-IVES: JULY 11, 2015 PLAYLIST:

27 Year Anniversary: Best of the 70’s: Polyester nah jester! 15 sec.

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The 70’s – Roots Reggae highpoint showcased on Smile Jamaica for two and a half decades plus

Set 1:

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae vol. 1 (CSA) ’83 UK
  • Scientist – King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Week

<First Dub Album added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 1987; 12 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’76; you cyaan kill God!

<Jah Live – Bob’s comments on Selassie’s overthrow, 1974; 54 sec.>

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The Dergue: Ethiopian Communists overthrow His Imperial Majesty, 1974.
  • Burning Spear – Door Peep Shall Not Enter; Presenting Burning Spear (Studio One) ‘70
  • Errol Dunkley – You’re Gonna Need Me; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; 12” (Shanachie) ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Smokey, Herbie and Milla (as in Sensimilla) learn about the Seven Leaf; 18 sec.>

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So Bob Say!

Set 2:

  • Joe Higgs – There’s a Reward; Life of Contradiction (Micron/Pressure Sounds) ‘75
  • Judy Mowatt – Black Woman; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark

Set 3;

  • Peter Tosh – Till Your Well Runs Dry; Legalize It (Columbia) ’76 William Bell soul cover

<William Bell Stax soul. Tosh cover; 25 sec.>

  • Mighty Diamonds – You are Just a Song; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 UK; Allen Toussaint prod’n
  • Third World – Human Marketplace; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ‘77

<The Human Marketplace – Slavery & the Middle Passage’ 73 sec.>

  • U Roy – Control Tower; Rasta Ambassador (Virgin Front Line) ’77 over Gladiators vox
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The Middle Passage. Prince Far I – We were packed like sardines inna tin
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Prince Far I: When the boat overload, they throw some of us overboard

Set 4:

  • Naggo Morris – Killer Flour; Clocktower Classics vol. 1 (Abraham) ’75; poison flour

<True story in Jamaica: Flour kill the uncle, flour kill the granny;  35 sec.>

  • Max Romeo – Uptown Babies Don’t Cry (Mango) ‘76
  • Junior Byles – Fade Away; Channel One: Hitbound – The Revolutionary Sound (Heartbeat) ‘75
  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
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Poison flour: The fritters are kinda bitter!

Set 5:

  • Bunny Wailer – This Train; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76; Woody Guthrie Bound to Glory cover
  • The Pioneers – Chucky; From the Beginning (Jet Star) 1969-1976
  • Yabby You – Deliver Me From My Enemies; Deliver Me From My Enemies (Blood and Fire) ‘77

<When the 2 Sevens Clashed: July 7, 1977. Rasta Armageddon; 20 sec.>

  • I Roy – Heart of a Lion; Heart of a Lion (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
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This train is bound to glory!

Set 6:

  • Dennis Brown – Words of Wisdom; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Keith Hudson – Rasta Country; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78; great Hawaiian guitar
  • Itals – I See a Sign; Early Recordings (Nighthawk) 1971-1979
  • George Faith – I’ve Got the Groove; To Be a Lover (Mango) ‘77
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Features killer Hawaiian guitar

Set 7:

  • Chris Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Silver & Gold; Kings of Reggae (Pop Eye; Dutch flautist does Jamaica ‘80

<Dutch flautist inna Jamaica; 44 sec.>

  • Prince Far I feat. Joseph Hill of Culture – Message From a King; Message From a King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Wailing Souls – Jah Give Us Life; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ‘78

<First song I played after six weeks off Smile Jamaica for blood infection, Dec. 2012. Give thanx! 18 sec.>

  • Bim Sherman – Someday; Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy and U Black (Original) ‘79

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Set 8:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Sonny’s Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem); Forces of Victory (Mango) ‘79

<Sus law for “vagrancy” in UK; 35 sec.>

  • Ken Booth (sic) & the Iranian Students – Peace Time/Khomeini Skank; Jack Ruby Hi-Fi (Clappers) ‘79
  • Black Uhuru – Shine Eye Gal; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat) ‘80; 35 sec.
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Every week I would lead off with Black Uhuru at 3am Mondays on 3 o’clock Roadblock

Words of Wisdom: 24 sec.

 

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