Smile Jamaica has three obsessions, in no particular order:
- Reggae and dubwize
- San Francisco Giants baseball – even year so book a World Series victory
- Green Bay Packers NFL
I ‘n’ I suffered through decades of mediocrity until they got good in the 90’s with Brett Favre and now Aaron Rodgers.
So I had a dilemma: Green Bay vs. Arizona right during Smile Jamaica.
Praise Jah for DVR. Gah, what a gut shot ending to yet another amazing Hail Mary.
When do pitchers and catchers report?
<Green Bay Packers or Smile Jamaica; 25 sec.>
Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary, 9 2016: pics, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes; 39 sec.
- Chantells – Children of Jah; Waiting in the Park (Phase One) ’77 UK vinyl
- King Tubby Meets Roots Radics – Country Gal Dub; Dangerous Dub (Greensleeves) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
- Zema feat. Martin Luther King Jr. – Free At Last Dub; Black Sheep (Melchizidek); dub w/ MLK’s speech vox
<Livicated to Martin Luther King, Jr; 24 sec..>
- Augustus Pablo – Jah Light Version; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’78 bonus track
- Jah Woosh – This Train; Best of (Cactus) ‘74
- Yellowman – Sinsemilla; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ’83 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
<Bern One Down – Vermont to legalize in 2016? 20 sec.>
- Cha Cha feat. Ranking Joe – You’ll Never Know; 10” EP (Above Rock) 2010 female Chinese singer w/ JA deejay; 19 sec.
- Bunny Wailer – Peace Talks; Crucial! (Shanachie) ’83 aka Ceasefire; herbtune
<Livicated to my ancestral home, Iran – no nuclear weapons! 17 sec.>
- Likkle Mai – Rock to Sleep; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-pon female singer of Dry & Heavy
- Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’79; over Spinners I’ll Be Around riddim
- Ijahman Levi – Ceasefire pt. 1; Two Double Six 701 (Jahmani) ’95; Ijahman’s prison number when bust for herb; 16 sec.
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live at KSAN Radio, San Francisco; Oct. 1973
<Live in the Studio – KSAN San Francisco; 100 sec.>
- Crucial – Them Want I; Hits of the Past (Links) ’79 female singjay
- The Heptones – My Whole World Is Empty Without You; Meaning of Life (Trojan) Supremes cover
- Colour Red – Natty Dread a Get Stronger; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 militant steppers
- Bim Sherman – Rub a Dub (Century) Dub Album of the Hour
Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years; 18 sec.
- Max Romeo – Smile Out of Style; War ina Babylon (Mango) ’76:
- Sister Carol – Free Food Ticket; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84; cover of Nicky Thomas “Love of the Common People”
- Roots Radics – Mash It Up; Freelance (Kingdom) ‘85
<Held hostage in UK until they delivered an album for Kingdom Records; 39 sec.>
- Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Night Train; Time Boom X De Devil Dead (ON U Sound) ’87
Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital
- Marcia Griffiths – Truly; At Studio One (Studio One) Vinyl is Vital Set; ‘80 JA
- Brimstone – Back Weh; Atra 10 Track (Atra) UK
- Dr. Alimantado – How Long; (Tell Me You Are Having a) Wonderful Time (Keyman) ’88 UK
- In Crowd – Riding High; Roots Rock Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
- Joe White – My Guiding Star; Sounds of Jamaica Top Ten (Studio One) ’69 JA
- Peter Tosh – Glass House; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) 8/23/83 in Los Angeles
- Phyllis Dillon – Leave it In the Hands of Love; Midnight Confessions (Westside) Rocksteady
- Benjamin Zephaniah – Get High; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ‘83 UK dub poet herbtune
- Gussie P – Who’s Safe; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK feat. MLK I Have a Dream speech
<Martin Luther King Jr. – I Have a Dream; 22 sec.>
- Sly & the Revolutionaries – Burn Pipe Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 1 (Original) Dub Album of the Hour
- June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ’80 Charley Pride cover
<Utah Islanders’ favorite: June Lodge C & W Lovers Rock; 14 sec.>
- Coco Tea – The Weed; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 herbtune
- Aldubb – What the Funk Is Dubstep?; 10” EP (One Drop) 2008 Germ. Dubstep
<Foreshadowing Dubstep? 5 sec.>
Set 8: Mutant Dub
- Hollie Cook – Ari Up; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 livicated to Slits singer who passed
<Livicated to Ari Up; 28 sec.>
- New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81 Junior Byles cover w/ female vox. Adrian Sherwood prod’n
- Armagideon – Eternal Combustion; Steppin Forward (Armagideon Sounds) ’95 herbtune
- Word Sound I-Powa; 6000 Dubplates – Live From Planet Crooklyn (WordSound) illbient
- Zion Train – Universal Communication; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
Words of Wisdom: