Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): June 4, 2016: Livicated to to the Black Superman!

Shuffle Ali Shuffle! Hero to the World


Woke up last Saturday to the news the world’s #1 sports hero (at least before Michael Jordan), Muihammad Ali passed to the next world.

He was a huge influence on Reggae. He was truly a Black Superman to many in the Third World, Africa and Jamaica.

I lead off with a Tribute to the Black Superman. And on the June 11 Ark-Ive we’ll hear a whole set of rarities

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!

bless, robt

Ma’a salaama champ


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 4, 2016: Annotated Playlist; 58 sec.

  • Tribute to Muhammad Ali
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob, Bunny, Peter, Rita, Ziggy
  • Best of 26+ years: Gregory, UB40
  • Rockers do Reggae: Sade, Brown, Punkers – The Clash, Ruts DC
  • Vinyl is Vital midway
  • Mutant Dub last half hour

bless, robt

Set 1:

  • Kayawah & Movement Band – Never Love Jah; Culture Rock (Only Roots) ’80 Fr. vinyl
  • Prince Jammy – Jammin For Survival; Rodigan’s Dub Classics: Serious Selections vol. 1 (Rewind Selecta) UK DJ David Rodigan’s dub picks for the hour
  • Johnny Wakelin & the Kinshasa Band –  Black Superman (Muhammed Ali); Reggae Soul and Rock & Roll (Pye) ’76 UK vinyl

<RIP champ! 43 sec.>

  • Phillip Fraser – Holding On; Dancehall Explosion (Trojan) ‘82
  • Mutabaruka – What About the Land; Roots All Stars – Gathering of the Saints (Shanachie) ’98 dub poet
  • Sister Carol – Herbal Affair; Direct Hit! – Live (Catapult) 2001 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement, live in Maryland
  • Mike Brooks – Sinnerman; 10” (Teams)
Fist to Fist rub a dub – The Black Superman

Set 2:

  • Aswad – Pass the Cup; Not Satisfied (CBS) ’82 UK herbtune
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Rastaman; Solid Foundation (Flag) ’92 update on Drifter riddim
  • Tapper Zukie – Oh Lord!; Tapper Roots (Virgin Front Line) ‘79
  • Augustus Pablo – Full Up; 12” (Rockers International) melodica update of Studio One riddim
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Aswad – “black” in the languages of Amharic and Arabic

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Ziggy Marley – Start It Up; Ziggy Marley (Tuff Gong) New
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Concrete; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’75: dub to Jah Live

<Concrete = Jah Live Dub; 24 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Want to Go Home; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’88 best 
  • Peter Tosh – Testify; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘87

<Murdered 9/11 1987. Bad omen for 14 years later; 46 sec.>

  • Revolutionaries – Dub Over Dub (Heartbeat/High Note) Dub Album of the Hour
Cut down just as I got into Reggae hardcore! Livicate never deadicate

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Rita Marley – Harambe; Harambe (Shanachie) ’82 harambe – “pull together” in Swahili; 16 sec.
  • Ini Kamoze – Wings With Me; Mini LP (Taxi) ‘84
  • Gregory Isaacs – Special to Me; Private Beach Party (Greensleeves) ‘85
  • UB40 – Rat in Mi Kitchen; Rat in the Kitchen (A & M) ‘86
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Harambe – Kenya slogan for “Pull together”. Get rid of the British colonizers

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Well Pleased and Satisfied – Love Train; Burning Sampler (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK red vinyl
  • Cassandra – Thank You For The Many Things You’ve Done; Babylon Soundtrack (Takoma) ’80 UK
  • Tony Tuff – Born in the Ghetto; Presenting Mr. Tuff (Black Roots) ’81 JA
  • Tony Bell & Kutchie – Thief Can’t Prosper; Mercy (Indigo Music) ’89 UK
  • Daddy Freddy Meets the Rootsman – Back Pon Dem Case; Old School New School (BSI) 2000 Portland Ore.
Red Vinyl from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Sade – By Your Side (Reggae Mix); CD Single (Sony) 2000 Sly & Robbie prod’n
  • Jackson Browne – Everywhere I Go; I’m Alive (Elektra) ‘93
  • The Clash – White Man in Hammersmith Palais; From Here to Eternity (Epic) punkers out of sorts at Jamaican concert in London : Live Best Of (Baltimore, MD)

<Punkers love Jamaican Reggae; 43 sec.>

  • Ruts DC Meet the Mad Professor –Rhythm Collisoion; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ’80 UK punkers do dub

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Set 7:

  • Mo’Kalamity & the Wizards – Vision; African Reggae (Putomayo) 2006 Cape Verdean group w/ female vox
  • Audio Active feat. Bim Sherman – Free the Marijuana; Happy Shopper in Europe EP (Beat) ’95 Jah-pon mutant dub herbtune
  • Eric Rebel Lion Buddles – Rebel Lion.; Roots of Black People (Progressive Internaitonal)


Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 UK ttrance dub w/ female vox: Mutant Dub Set
  • Steffe – Heart of Fire; More Bass Than Space  (Dubmission) 2000 UK
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry vs. the Moody Boyz feat. Roots Manuva – International Broadcaster; King Size Dub: ON U Sound 30 Year Anniversary (Echo Beach) 2011
  • Dubadelic – High; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ‘98



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