This is a fallow period around the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.
Green Bay Packers done until September. San Francisco Giants don’t start for another month. 2016 = even year = World Series.
So what do I do to soak up the down time? I have been following the Democratic Primary race: Foreman vs. Ali, Jordan vs. Magic, Hillary vs. Bernie.
I’m not voting for either of them. I’m a Jill Steiniac. but I love how competitive it has gotten. Odds on favorite, Hillary, trying to stave off an outsider’s populist counter. In 2008 it was Pres. Peace Prize. Now it’s a 74 year old Jewish Socialist.
Hillary has the elites. Bernie has the 99ers. So out on the Youtube some enterprising media person promoted his candidacy via an awesome mashup of Ben Harper’s Burn one Down synced to Bernie’s “finger in the air, like he just don’t care!” mannerisms
The Harper tune is a nyabinghi ballad with acoustic guitar devoted to the Seven Leaf. As Bern One Down this clip matches the drum chop-chop to Bernie’s finger gestures.
You can’t endorse a candidate on non-commercial Radio, but I thought people would get a kick out of it.
<Bern one Down! 1 min 12 sec.>
Give thanks for all the listens, forwards, reposts and favorites on the Smile Jamaica Mixcloud page. Together we have grown the Mixcloud weekly SJ listens from about 25 three years ago to over 100 now. Forward ever backwards never!
You help me get in the charts of Roots Reggae, Vinyl, Dub and Reggae. Give thankx!
<Smile Jamaica growth on Mixcloud! 23 sec.>
<Annotated Playlist: Jah-bruary 20, 2016: 43 sec.>
- The Gladiators – Oh What a Joy; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK vinyl
- Bullwackie’s All-Stars; African Roots Act II Dub; African Roots Act 2 (Wackies) ’82 Dub Album of the Hour
- John Brown’s Body – Rainbow Chariot; Among Them (Shanachie) ’99 Upstate NY
- The Selecter – The Whisper; Celebrate the Bullet (Deluxe Edition) (Chrysalis) ’80 UK 2 Tone ska. Pauline Black on vox, 7” mix
- Black Slate – Amigo; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK
- Johnny Clarke – No Lick No Cup; 10” (Jamaican Recordings) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
<Cup=chalice=smoking utensil; 17 sec.>
- Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) 8/23/83 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
- Grace Nelson & Ire Hi-Fi – Jah Is Real; Play de Music (
- Earl Sixteen & U Brown -Freedom/Want Some Freedom; 10” (Merge) ‘75
- Ben Harper – Burn One Down; Spiritual Existence (bootleg) 8/18/96: San Rafael, CA
- Aswad – Rainfall, Sunshine; Rebel Souls (Mango) ‘84
<Aswad – “black” in the langugages of Arabic and Amharic (Ethiopia); 8 sec.>
- Beres Hammond – Don’t Wait Too Long; Soul Reggae (Dee Jay) ‘76
- Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Songs; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 tribute to Bob
- Conscious Minds – Gun Court Dub 2 (Soul Beat) ’76; Dub Album of the Hour
- The Wailers – Am-a-Do; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) 10/21/73 at KSAN Radio, San Francisco
<Wailers minus Bunny at KSAN Radio, SF ’73; 40 sec.>
- Bunny Wailer – Struggle; Crucial! (Shanachie) ‘79
Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital
- Marcia Griffiths – Play Me; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK; Neil Diamond cover
<My parents loved three groups: Platters, Carpenters and Neil Diamond; 22 sec.>
- Edi Fitzroy – Informer; Youthman Pentitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago blues label
<Beware the informer>
- Clintones – Getting Things Together; Atra 10 Track (Atra) ’75 UK
- Mind Benders – Black Beauty; Roots Rock Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
- Killer Bees feat. Cyril Neville – Groovin’ + Dub; Groovin’ (Beehive) ’87 Jah-stin, TX: Rascals cover
Set 6: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica
Prince Far I – Psalms 49; Psalms For I (Carib Gems) ’76
<Putting the Fun in Fundamentalism, Prince Far I>
- I Kong – Ghetto Cry; The Way It Is (VP) ’78 song of Chinese-Jamaican producer Lesley Kong
<Chinese Jamaican, son of Wailers producer Lesley Kong>
- Gregory Isaacs – Get Ready; Mr. Isaacs (Shanachie) ’78 Temptations cover
<Temptations: Reggae favorite>
- J.C. Lodge – Telephone Love (12” Mix); Gussie Clarke: 12” Rulers (Greensleeves) ’88 Music Works dancehall
- Lee “Scratch” Perry – L.S.D. L.S.P. (The Flute Mix) – Technomajikal (ROIR) ’97 ambient mix by Yello
- Israel Vibration – Feelin’ Irie; Free to Move (RAS) ‘96
- Dawna Lee – My Best Friend; Roots Supplement Part 1 (Sip a Cup) 2002 female militant steppers
- Michael Rose + G. Vibes & Jah Mason – Junkies in the Streets + Life Is There (New Faze)
- Linval Thompson & U Brown – Train to Zion (Discomix); Dubwise & Otherwise 2 (Blood and Fire) Sampler; Dub Album of the Hour
Set 8: Smile Jamaica UFO-ria Mix
- The Byrds – Mr. Spaceman (Smile Jamaica Rmx)
- The Elegants – Little Star (Static Revenger Rmx); Destroy All Humans Soundtrack (Not on Level) 2005: 50’s doo wop update
- Karminsky Experience – Explorations; Thievery Corporation: DJ-Kicks (!K7) ‘99
- Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox
- Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2012
- Ancient Astronauts – From the Sky; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ.
<Ancient Aliens Season 8 Recap; 56 sec.>