Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): March 5, 2016: Hayfever Season!


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Two tings signal Spring for I ‘n’ I. Daylight Savings Time (this weekend) and Hayfever. Not from my favorite hay either. 4 down, 46 to go!

Spun tunes in a nice little Flonase Allegra-/D cocktail to keep the serial sneezing at bay. How does it affect the snow?

Tune in and find out!

bless, robt

Woman sneezing with tissue in meadow
Whole heap of this for the next month

<High-lights: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: March 5, 2016 Edition; 56 sec.>

  • You’ve got Roots Dawtas inna my Wailers Family Tree
  • Bob live in the studio, Peter’s last album debuts on Smile J, Bunny Roots
  • Rockers do Reggae
  • Vinyl Is Vital
  • Mutant Dub


Set 1:

  • Matumbi – Reggae Stuff; Hit Me With Music (Trojan) ’77 UK vinyl
  • Ronnie Davis – Raining Dub; (Jamaican Recordings) Dub Album of the Hour
  • Devon Russell – Jah Will See; Prison Life (Tamoki Wambesi) ‘83
  • Della Humphrey – Dreamland; Studio One Women (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ’66 Bunny Wailer
  • Capital Letters – Rejoice; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Inner Circle – Mary, Mary; Best of Inner Circle (Mango) ’79 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Wayne Jarrett – Youth Man; 12” (Wackies) ‘79
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Jacob Miller of Inner Circle. Tragically killed in car accident

Set 2: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica: Wailers Dawtas/Sistas/Mamas: 17 sec.

  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79:
  • Rita Marley – Beauty of God’s Plan; Harambe (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Judy Mowatt – Sing Our Own Song; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ’87 UB40 cover
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Goodnight (Just One More Time); Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ‘84

<I-Three + Bob’s mom; 22 sec.>

Judy, Rita, Marcia – The I-Three. Not I Threes

Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – No Nuclear War; No Nuclear (EMI America) ‘87; 28 sec.
  • John Brown’s Body – Tell Me Something I Don’t Know; Among Them (Shanachie) ’99 Upstate NY instrumental
  • Ranking Ann – Liberated Woman; A Slice of English Toast (Ariwa) ’81 UK singjay
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After a 4 year hiatus, murdered a month after its release. Livicate, nevah deadicate

Set 4: Rockers do Reggae 

  • Robert Palmer – Love Can Run Faster; Double Fun (Island) ’78 Lee Perry/Black Ark mix
  • Taj Mahal – Johnny Too Bad; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74 Slickers cover
  • Bananarama – Tell Tale Signs; Deep Sea Skiving (London); ’83 single
  • Blues Brothers – Groove Me; Briefcase Full of Blues (Atlantic) ’78 King Floyd cover; 20 sec.
John & Dan flying back from Jamaica with 75 pounds of lambsbread!

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Sugar Minott – International Herb; Jamming in the Streets (Wackies) ’83 NY: Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Aura Lewis – Full Experience; Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry at Black Ark Studio (Blue Moon) Fr. EP w/ female vox
  • Michigan & Smiley – Thank You Jah; All on the Same Rhythm (Studio One/RAS) ’79 DC
  • Jah Woosh – Get Together; Rebellion (Freedom of Reggae Music) Ireland
  • Pluto & Trinity?– Vampire Year; Ire Mass Rockers (Top Ranking) ’79 FL
  • Bullwackies All-Stars – Free For All; Free For All (Wackies) Dub Album of the Hour
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International Herb – 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 6:

  • The Wailers – I Shot the Sheriff; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live on KSAN Radio, San Francisco: Oct. ‘73; 50 sec.
  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Conquer; King Size Dub: ON U Sound 30 Year (Echo Beach) 2011 mutant dub w/ female vox
  • Sip a Cup Family – Zulu’s Attack; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2005 militant steppers instrumental
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Inventors of free form FM radio – hosted the Wailers ’73

Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Free Jah Jah Children; Crucial! (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair; Strictly For Rockers (Mango) ’85 comp.
  • Aisha – Carnal Mind + dub; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94 Yabby You cover
Smile Jamaica favorite Roots Dawta

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Burial – Ghost Hardware; Untrue (Hyperdub) 2007 UK Mutant Dub Set
  • Samia Farah – Gratuit; Many Mood of Samia Farah (SAM) 2008 Fr.
  • Word Sound I-Powa; Bass Flight; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 NY
  • DJ Nut Nut feat. Top Cat  & Frankie Paul – Special Dedication; Jungle Massive vol. 1 (Payday) ’95 UK
  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Ababjanhoy Dubplate; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 It.
  • Snoop Lion – Tired of Running; Reincarnated (Berhane Selassie) 2013

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