Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: (Stream + Tracklist) June 11, 2016: Summer Rain Utah!

Rare June rainstorm in Utah


Nice little cool breeze summer rain last week. Rarity for sure-ty. I am gearing up for 28 Years on Reggae Radio. Early morning learns the ropes. Saturday Afternoon plants the Flag. Enjoy each show like it could be the last.

bless, robt

<28 Years of Reggae Radio>

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Reggae History Lesson – Muhammad Ali; 24 sec.

Muhammad Ali (AKA Mehemet Ali, Mehmet Ali), 1769-1849, pasha of Egypt for Ottoman Empire. Image published: 1901.
Muhammad Ali (AKA Mehemet Ali, Mehmet Ali), 1769-1849, pasha of Egypt for Ottoman Empire. Image published: 1901.

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Annotated Playlist: June 11, 2016; 34 sec.

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Smile Jamaica Approved

Set 1:

  • Natural Roots – Children of Jah; Natural Roots (Onlyroots) ’84 Fr. Vinyl
  • Bullwackie’s All Stars – African Roots Act II Dub; African Roots Act 2 (Wackies) ’82 Bronx; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Errol Brown – Muhammad Ali Boom a Yay in Africa; 7” (Brown Beat) ’74 JA: Muhammad Ali mini set

<Reggae History Lesson: Muhammad Ali in Zaire; 83 sec.>

  • Dennis Alcapone – Cassius Clay; Trojan Story (Trojan)  ‘73
  • Dennis Alcapone –  Muhammad Ali; Hits & Misses (Trikont)
  • Sister Carol – Herbal Is Natural; Direct Hit! Live (Catapult) 2001 live in Maryland; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Jah Rej – Binghi in the Jungle; 12” (Jah Works) 2002 UK mutant dub instrumental
Ali in Zaire

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Come Together; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘87

<Peter Tosh murdered: 9/11 – 1987; 42 sec.>

  • Lorna Asher – True History; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Culture – Jah Pretty Face; Two Sevens Clash (Shanachie) ‘77
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Roots, Rock, Reggae + Dub; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ‘76
Tosh’s first birthday after his murder: Oct. 18, 1987 – Black Monday stock market crash

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76  tribute to Bob Marley (Joseph the Biblical prophet)

<Bob Marley – Joseph of Israel; 13 sec.>

  • The Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom; Dance Craze Soundtrack (2 Tone) ’80 live 2 Tone ska
  • Tapper Zukie – Ital Pot; MPLA (Virgin Front Line) ’78 Mozambique People’s Liberation Army tribute
  • UB40 – I Think It is Going to Rain Today; More UB40 Music (Sound) ‘83 12” mix
  • Black Slate – Roman’s Dub; Ogima (TCD) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour


Joseph – Biblical Prophet. Bob Marley Reggae Prophet

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Ballroom Floor; Retrospective (Shanachie) ‘81
  • Horace Andy – Ain’t No Sunshine; Prime of (Music Club) Bill Wither cover ‘73
  • Teddy Brown – Midnight Train to Georgia; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ’75 Gladys Knight & the Pips cover
  • Storm – It’s My Birthday; Hits of the Past (Links) mid 70s female lovers rock
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A whole heap covered this one

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Brentford All Stars – My Sweet Lord; Solid Gold (Steady) NY George Harrison instrumental: Vinyl is Vital set
  • Zap Pow – Irie Land; Reggae Rules! (Rhino)  ’80 US vinyl; herbtune
  • U Brown – Chant It Down: U Brown vrs. (sic) Peter Yellow; DJ Confrontation (CF) UK deejay toasters
  • Tony Tuff – Run Come; Hustling (Scorcher) ’80 JA


Set 6:

  • Dennis Bovell – Dub d’Cap’n; Mek It Rock (Pressure Sounds) ’80 UK dub to I Roy
  • Abyssinians – Smokey Joe; Reunion (AO!) ’98 herbtune
  • Barry Brown – Fittest of the Fittest; Reggae Heights (Mafia & Fluxy) 2001
  • Universal Speakers – We Roots; We Roots (Catch Me Time) female duo; 2012 LA

<Reggae Blues-Dawtas mix: Chuck Foster Reggae radio DJ; 28 sec.>

  • Crazy Caribs – 50 Pence Dub; Dancehall Dub; (Ariwa) 2004 Mad Professor – Dub  Album of the Hour
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Chuck Foster – dean of the Reggae Radio deejay

Set 7:

  • Kwame Bediako – Steppin’ in a Zion; African Reggae (Putomayo) 2009, from Ghana
  • Ammoye’ – Dun Suh; CD Single (Version Xcursion) Can. Female
  • Black Uhuru – Liberation 2000; Dynasty (RAS) 2001: Andrew Bees on vx
  • Stranger Cole – Red Eye; Morning Train (Jah Shaka) 2006

R-3798005-1344841063-8772.jpegSet 8: Mutant Dub

  • Faithless – Muhammad Ali; Outrospective (Virgin) 2001 UK
  • Dubvisionist feat. Ari Up & Dubblestandart – Soulmate; King Size Dub (Echo Beach)
  • Judith – Such Is life; Universal Roots – UK Reggae Stars (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • African Head Charge – Rasta Don’t Fear; Live in Japan (ON U Sound) 2005
  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Rastafari Judgment Fire; Hail Rastafari (Imperial Roots) 2009 It.
Can’t spell Italy without Ital

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