Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 19, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Merry Jahs-mas from Smile Jamaica!

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Now you know why he enters via chimney!

<Seasons Greetings from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 9 sec.>

<Smile Jamaica’s annual Christmas Reggae dilemma; 16 sec.>

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I bet you think that Santa Claus is from the North Pole. You would be wrong in that assumption. He is from modern day Turkey:

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Quite a ways away from the North Pole

<Saint Nick is from Turkey (Asia Minor) = Baba Noel; 18 sec.>

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The real St. Nick. Not from the North Pole

Highlights from the last Smile Jamaica of 2015; 41 sec.

  • Nuff Christmas Stylee
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Mutant Dubbers

Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 19, 2015 Smile Jamaica

Set 1:

  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA
  • Hollie Cook – Shadow Dub; Hollie Cook in Dub (Mr. Bongo) 2012 Dub Album of the Hour
  • UB40 – Dream a Lie; More UB40 Music (Graduate) ’83 UK; 12” mix
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Solid Foundation; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Deck the Halls; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement: Deck the Halls w/ boughs of collie!

<Bing Crosby won out over Jacob Miller at the Nelson Family Xmas; 16 sec.>

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Banned from the Nelson Family Xmas

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers feat. Bob Marley – Sound the Trumpet; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Studio One/Heartbeat)
  • Bunny Wailer – Here In Jamaica; Crucial! (Shanachie)  ’85: Roots best of
  • Peter Tosh – Where You Gonna Run; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) Aug. 23, 1983, Greek Theatre, LA

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Set 3:

  • Carl Bert – Higher and Higher; 30 Wicked Hearts (Bushranger) ’75 Jackie Wilson cover
  • Lorna Asher – No Turning Back (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Sly Dunbar – A Who Say; Hit Bound! Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ‘78
  • Charley Fresh – Jam Down Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Black Uhuru – Youth of Eglington + Youth; Universal Masters Collection (Universal) JA neighborhood of Toronto
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile; ’78 Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Alpha & Omega – This Is a Prayer; The Half That’s Never Been Told (A & O) 2014 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Aswad – Smokey Blues; Distant Thunder (Mango) ’88 UK
  • Cocoa Tea – Christmas Is Coming; Badd Santa (Peanut Butter Wolf)
  • Jah Woosh – Collie Sound; Best of (Rhino) ’76 herbtune
  • Derrick Morgan – Night at the Hop; Original Reggae Recordings From 1968-1970 (Trybute) UFO dance tune
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Smile Jamaica’s fave Trance Dubbers

Set 5: Christmas Vinyl

  • Joe Gibbs Family – We Three Kings; Reggae Christmas (Joe Gibbs) 1982 FL
  • Nora Dean – Merry Christmas; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
  • Michigan & Smiley – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas (RAS) ‘84
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa is Black + My Santa; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ‘79

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Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Black History; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Natural Wild; Natural Wild (United Artists) ’80 UK: Joe Jackson prod’n
  • Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now; Naturally (Shanachie) ‘78
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want for Ismas + On the Twelth Day of Ismas (RAS) ’78 “All I want for Ismas is my collie herb; 6 sec.”
  • Jah Thomas Meets Scientist – Runadub; Jah Thomas Meets Scientist in Dub Conference (Munich) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7:

  • Jennifer Lara, The Silvertones & the Brentford Allstars – Christmas Combination; Christmas Greetings From Studio One (Studio One)
  • Special A.K.A. – Gangsters; 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (2 Tone) dubble disk best of
  • Pato Banton – Legalize it (Acapella); Live at the Maritime – San Francisco (2 B 1); herbtune
  • Junior Dan – Mr. Big Shot + Version; Junior Dan (Hi Try) early 70’s
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Obscurity for sure-ty. Killer roots 70’s

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • International Dub System – Aam Bollock; I.D.S. (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.
  • Zion Train – Free the Bass; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Roots Manuva – Mind 2 Motion; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK chanter
  • Distance – Tuning; My Demons (Planet Mu) 2007 UK
  • Audio Active – Happy Shopper; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Japan

<Happy Shopper – the customer is always right; 29 sec.>

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Livicated to all the hard working retailers during the Holiday Season
  • Natacha Atlas – Eye of the Duck; Best of (Mantra) 2005: French/Algerian singer

<Merry Christmas or which ever Sky God you worship>

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