Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 22, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Theremin Stylee!

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I ‘n’ I Heart the Red, Gold & Green

Greetings,

Here’s what the Jah-gust 22, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives features: 34 sec.

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Set 1:

  • Jah-Malla – Reggae For It Now; Alive and Well (Clappers) ’80 NY vinyl
  • Doctor Dread – I For An Eye; Theremin in Dub (Tsosume): to Bob Dylan’s I and I; 2013 Hungary, Dub Album of the Hour

<The Theremin – adds a spooky sound to dubby Reggae; 28 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh) sunrise 11/27/82, Montego Bay, JA
  • Aisha – Sweet Love; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • Barry Brown – We Nuh Run; Richman Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 12” (Jah Works) 2002 bonus mutant herbs
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Leon Theremin – add a spooky touch to your dubwise

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – See and Blind; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Sisters’ Chant; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Aswad – 54 46; BBC Sessions (BBC) Toots cover live for radio broadcast

<Live at the BBC; 26 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
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Even dread Rastas get to play on the BBC

Set 3:

  • The Jayes & Ranking Trevor – Queen Majesty; Hitbound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) Request
  • Keith Hudson – Musicology; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78
  • Ayo – Real Love; Billie-Eve (Polydor) 2011 German-Nigerian female
  • Pato Banton – Satan; Mad Professor Recaptures Pato Banton (Ariwa) ‘89
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Ayo: Nigerian-German songbird who does some nice Reggae

Set 4:

  • Sunshot Band – Dial M for Murder; Dial M for Murder in Dub Style  (Pressure Sounds); ’80 Dub Album of the Hour

<Reggae History Lesson: Chris Blackwell remixes Midnight Ravers; 46 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Midnight Ravers (JA vs. UK/US mix); Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Midnight Ravers: original JA mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s remix; 44 sec.>

  • Desi Roots – Warning; 12” (DEB) ’75; Dennis Brown prod’n
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White Jamaican Chris Blackwell: shaped The Wailers’ sound for rock audiences. Genius

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Gypsy Man; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK Curtis Mayfield cover; Vinyl Set
  • I Roy – Dr. Phibbs; Hell and Sorrow (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Horace Andy & the Rhythm Queen – Love Is a Treasure (Rough Trade) ’85 UK; Freddy McKay cover
  • Edi Fitzroy – Work on Mr. Farmer; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago, IL
  • Chalawa feat. Johnny Osbourne – Rich Inna Jah Jah Love; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Ontario, Can.
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Marcia Griffiths covers Curtis Mayfield

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • Mighty Diamonds – Tracks of My Tears; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 Smokey Robinson cover

<Reggae loves Smokey Robinson; 20 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka the English Beat) – Jeanette; Special Beat Service (Go Feet!) ’82 UK 2 Tone ska
  • Sister Carol – Down in the Ghetto; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ‘84
  • The Jolly Brothers – Babylon a Fight Rasta; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n. My favorite album of all time

<Out of thousands, Jolly Brothers Meet Lee “Scratch” Perry is #1; 20 sec.>

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My ultimate #1 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, Black Ark ’77-’78

Set 7:

  •  Earl Morgan & the Heptones – Boo-Yarka Dub; DC Dub Connection (Auralux) ’82 Dub Album of the Hour

  • Abyssinians – $19.95 plus Tax; Reunion (AO!) ‘98

<Why the CD died: $19.95 plus Tax; 44 sec.>

  • Anthony B – Spliff Tail; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 herbtun
  • Errol Dunkley & Errol Bellot – Live Upright + Everything Possible; 10” (Reality Shock) 2011 UK
  • Sugar Minott & Soul Syndicate – Ghetto-ology; Ghetto-ology (Easy Star) ‘79
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$19.95 Plus Tax: The Mark of the Beat. Greedy record companies  led to this…

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81; Jr. Byles cover w/ female vox

<Junior Byles meets Mutant Dub; 13 sec.>

  • Back to Base – Play With Fire; Heading For the Door (MPR) 2000 UK
  • Kenny Knots & Junior Kigwa – Wicked Man + High Grade; Abassi Allstars: Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 herbtune
  • Alpha & Omega – Solomon and Sheba; Overstanding (A & O); ’92 UK trance dub
  • Dubphonic – Babylon Insight; Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions: The Second Chapter (Guidance) 2000 Chicago, IL
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New Age Steppers

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