Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): May 21, 2016 – Memorial Weekend Roots Soundtrack!

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Greetings,

Cratediggers weekend! Enjoy last Week’s show. Nuff vinyl in all styles and fashion. Wailers Family Tree. Mutant Dub. Best of Smile Jamaica – Year 1 (1989-90.

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist – May 21, 2016; 68 sec.

Set 1:

  • Sidney Jackson – Hit Me With Music; Hit Me With Music (Trojan) ’74 UK vinyl
  • Dub Specialist – Sitting With Stupid; Juck’s Incorporated (Studio One) ’76 JA vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Kingman + Jonah feat. Claudious Linton – So Wrapped Up; Sign Time (Sun King) 2008
  • Zema – Praise B4 Battle; Look at the Heart (Melchizedek) ’99 So Cal female singer
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant feat. Sylford Walker – Hard Times; Shake Up the Place (ROIR) 2011 Upstate NY
  • Revolutionaries – PLA; Hitbound Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ’76 dub. People’s Liberation Army (Communist China)

<Tributes to 70’s revolutionary movements – The Revolutionaries (Sly & Robbie); 22 sec.>

  • Tapper Zukie – Chalice to Chalice; MPLA (Virgin Front Line) ’78 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Jamaican saying: I came to drink milk, not count cow; 14 sec.>

  • Aquizm & Mad Professor – Kunta Kinte; 10” (Ariwa) 2008 UK instrumental over Creole’s “Beware”

<Alex Haley’s Roots = Kunta Kinte; 20 sec.>

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Kunta Kinte = Alex Haley’s Roots

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) ’76: single livicated to HIM

<HIM overthrown by Ethiopian Communists – Jah Live; 55 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Soul Rebel; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’81 Marley cover
  • Peter Tosh – Lessons In My Life; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘87
  • Sister Carol & Junior Jazz – 70 Sup’m Pieces of Bob; Direct Hit: Live (Catapult) 2001: tribute to Bob Marley
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Picture sleeve from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 3:

  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob produced/Wailers on the riddim/Scratch engineer

<Roots Dawta – Martha Velez; 25 sec.>

<More Velez; 29 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Collie Weed; Dancehall Explosion (Trojan) ’79 herbtune
  • Barry Brown – Forward On; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
  • 4th Street Orchestra – Dubber; 10” (Rama) ’77 UK: Dennis Bovell dub to Beatles’ And I Love Her
  • Aston Familyman Barrett – Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour
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Broadway singer Martha Velez

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Aswad – Down the Line; Not Satisfied (Columbia) ’82 herbtune: 
  • Dennis Brown – Get Up; Love Has Found Its Way (A & M) ‘82
  • IJahman Levi – Moulding; Strictly For Rockers (Mang) ’85 comp.
  • Faybienne – Fire; Roots Daughters (Ariwa) ’88: Mad Professor prod’n, female vox
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Dennis Brown – The Crown Prince of Reggae

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – My Ambition; At Studio One (Studio One) ’80 JA
  • Niney – My Spliff; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) ’86 herbtune, Chicago

<Niney the Observer, producer; 13 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Bim Sherman – Memories; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 UK mutant dub/Adrian Sherwood
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK toasting over Leroy Smart’s version of Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain
  • Al Campbell – Children of the Ghetto + Ghetto Dub; Showcase (DEB) ’78 UK
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Niney the Observer: lost a finger working the docks

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM 7″ vinyl; 9sec.

  • Debra Keese & the Black Five – Travelling; 7” (Orchid) Lee Perry/Black Ark
  • Colour Red – Christ Is Black; 7” (1st Rasta) 2000
  • Junior Byles & Glen Ricks – I & I; 7” (Triple RRR)  ‘99
  • Jim Brown – Calypso, Calypso; 7” (Studio One) dj to Slim Smith’s I’ll Never Let You Go
  • Charley Ace – Country Boy; 7” (Impact!) ‘73

<Labrish – gossip in Jamaica; 17 sec.>

  • Tassilli Players – Interstellar Overdub; Outer Space (Universal Egg) ’95 UK (mutant) Dub Album of the Hour

<Tassilli – cave painting in Algeria – Ancient Aliens>

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Tassilli Algeria

Set 7:

  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ’83 herbtune

<Look in your rearview mirror!; 13 sec.>

<Best siren in Reggae>

  • Black Uhuru – Spongi Reggae (Disco Mix); Red (Deluxe Edition) ‘81

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

<What is Mutant Dub?; 17 sec.>

  • WordSound I Powa – Wickedness Increase; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 Mutant Dub Set – Brooklyn dubbers
  • Kaleidoscope – Deep Water Black; More Bass than Bass (Dubmission) 2000
  • Dubadelic – Sirius Bass; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98 NY
  • Thievery Corporation – Culture of Fear; Culture of Dear (ESL) 2011 DC dubbers
  • Shadow Army – Thought Is Boss; Destroy Babylon (ADD) 2008
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Conspiracy theory dub?

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