Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Track List): July 23, 1892: Happy 124th Year Birthday – Selassie I

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The Lion of Judah shall break every chain. And give I the victory again and again. Happy Birthday!


<Happy Birthday, Lion of Judah; 30 sec.>

the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Elect of God. Everliving God. Earth’s Rightful Ruler. Light of the World. The Power of the Trinity…..Haile Selassie I – His Imperial Majesty, July 23, 1892

Early in my Smile Jamaica career (since 1988/89), I was getting crosseyed with a friend who slurred, “What’s the deal with all this I Love Jah? Are Rastas gay.”

I snapped out of my fog and could feel anger before I took Gregory Isaacs’ advice and cooled down the pace.

I calmly replied: “Jesus Loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

Happy Birthday to the well spring of the concept I have developed of: Reggae music is the power of Rastafari gospel.

Marcus Garvey said: Look to the east for a black king shall be crowned. And lo, in 1930 Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael become his Imperial Majesty: Haile Selassie I – the Power of the Trinity. 52 sec.

Smile Jamaica celebrates that legacy with 3 hours on his 124th anniversary of his birth. 1 min.

Livicate, never deadicate

bless, robt

Very regal. And reminiscent of ……
…My Sumerian ancestors the Anunnaki

Set 1:

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’85: Happy Birthday Haile Selassie: July 23, 1892
  • Joe Gibbs & the Professionals – Snipers; All Mighty Dub Chapter 4 (Joe Gibbs) ’79: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Culture – Calling Rastafari; Calling Rastafari (Nighthawk) ‘82
  • Grace Nelson – Jah Is Real; Ire Hi Fi: Play de Music 2007
  • Black Uhuru – I Love King Seasslie: Tear It Up (Mango) ’82 live
  • Errol Dunkley – Created by the Father; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Winston Jarrett – Selassie Is the Chapel; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) ‘95
Michael, Puma and Duckie – The group that got me into Reggae

Set 2:

  • Tenor Saw – Who’s Gonna Help Me Praise (Jahovah); Fever (Blue Mountain) ‘85
  • Aisha – One God, One Aim, One Destiny; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94 Marcus Garvey’s slogan
  • Barrington Levy – Please Jah Jah; Prison Oval Rock (RAS) ‘84
  • Mr. Stone – Jah Jah Higher Than I; Sufferation (Auralux) ‘79

<One God, One Aim, One Destiny; 52 sec.>


Set 3:

  • Judy Mowatt – King of Kings; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ’82 nyah ballad
  • Eric Rebel Lion Bubbles – Jah Bless I; Roots of Black People (Progressive International)
  • Aswad – Oh Jah; Not Satisfied (CBS) ’82 UK roots
  • Bim Sherman – Lamb of Judah; Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy & U Black in a Rub-a-Dub Style (Original) ‘79
  • Version Dread – Why Version; 18 Dub Hits From Studio One (Studio One/Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour


Set 4:

  • Rita Marley – Thank You Jah; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ‘81
  • The Wailing Souls – Jah Is Watching You; On the Rocks (Greensleeves) ‘83
  • Misty in Roots – How Long Jah; Live at the Countervision (Kaz) UK live ‘79
  • Michael Prophet – Praise You Jah Jah; Serious Reasoning (Mango) ‘80

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Set 5:

  • Jay Tees – A Prayer to Jah; Pirate’s Choice (Studio One) JA vinyl
  • Sylford Walker – Give Thanks and Praise to Jah; Lambsbread International (Blood and Fire) ‘79
  • Twin Roots – Jah Say Love; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) UK vinyl
  • Toney Tuff (sic) – King of Kings; Presenting Mr. Tuff (Black Roots) ’81 JA vinyl
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A prayer to Jah – rare vinyl from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 5:

  • Melodians – Jah Reggae; Irie Feeling (RAS) ‘83

<Top seller in the SLC record shop where I worked for a year; 25 sec.>

  • Spliffy Dan – Jah Bless; Rockers Showcase III (Rockers International) Philly vinyl
  • Prince Far I – Jah Footsteps; Ten Commandments (Rhino UK)
  • Peter & Lucky – Jah Bible; Cornerstone Presents Real Rock: 70’s & 80’s (Cornerstone) JA vinyl


Set 7:

  • Burning Spear – Jah No Dead; 12 the Hard Way (Tribesman)  ‘80

<Jah No Dead; 46 sec.>

  • Daweh Congo – Jah Is My Shepherd; Human Rights & Justice (Roots & Culture) 2000
  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ’84 over M. Jackson/P. McCartney
  • Ranking Dillinger – Jah Show Them the Way; None Stop Disco Style (Clocktower) dj over Linval Thompson 12 Tribes ‘76
  • Burning Babylon – Sproing Dub; Beat, Beat, Beat (I-Tones) 2008  Dub Album of the Hour


Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Sugar Minott & Rhythm & Sound – Let Jah Love Come; See Mi Yah (Burial Mix) 2005 Germ.
  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Hail Rastafari; Rastafari Judgment Time (Imperial Roots) 2009 Jah-taly
  • African Head Charge – My God; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90 Adrian Sherwood/African mashup
  • Alpha & Omega – Jah Protection; Overstanding (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub with female vox
  • Hughie Izachaar – Jah Love Sweeter; Rastafari Teachings (Reggae on Top) ’96 UK
  • Peter Broggs – Rastafari Liveth!; Rastafari Liveth (RAS)  ‘82
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Rastafari Liveth indeed. Thank you Jah!

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 16, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist: Happy 28th Anniv. – CD Stylee!

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<Celebrating 28 Years of Reggae Radio-  best of the early years; 28 sec.>

Spring of 1988 my college roommate and I were having pizza at The Pie near the University of Utah campus. They were playing the local community radio station, KRCL over their hi fi.

We heard for a new volunteer call. My roommate was doing modern 80’s indie sounds and I was doing Reggae on the Univ. of Utah’s radio club K-UTE. Even on that low frills setup (they only broadcast in the Student Union) we had some radio experience. How to mix songs, do set breaks, maintain logs etc.

So we went down to KRCL and pitched our shows. KRCL was set for modern indie sounds but they wanted to expand their ethnic music programming. They accepted my application to do a Sunday Night/Monday  AM show I called 3 o’clock Roadblock – after the Bob Marley song on Natty Dread. The show went from 3AM to 6AM.

After about six weeks of training, I debuted either late June or early July 1988. For the nite owls, insomniacs and graveyard workers. Not a lot of listeners but I learned radio. I did that for a year or so (during the coldest winter in 40 years.) I had to call AAA twice that winter.

In Oct. of ’89, I switched to Saturdays on Smile Jamaica. We were on at 1pm back in the 80’s. My bredren Rutaabaga Reese and I together until about summer of 1990 and then I flew solo. And I just keep on keeping on!

So we celebrate that legacy today with 28 years of Roots Reggae and Dubwize!


bless, robt

This album lit the fuse

Smile Jamaica’s Top 5 Salt Lake City Record Stores, 1986-1990

  1. Smokey’s Records; (defunct mid 90’s)
  2. Cosmic Aeroplane (defunct around ’90)
  3. Randy’s Records (still going, mostly vinyl now!)
  4. Starbound (defunct mid 2000’s)
  5. Mad Platter (defunct)
Still slinging the roots!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 16, 2016: Annotated Playlist – 28 Years: CD version; 17 sec.

Set 1:

  • Black Uhuru – What Is Life? (E.T. Thorngren rmx); Anthem (Island) ’83

<It was Black Uhuru that made me a Reggae fanatic; 1 min 3 sec.>

  • Impact! All-Stars; Java; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’72 UK vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Naturalites & Realistics – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’86 UK

<#1 hit of the Islands – Picture on the Wall; 31 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt; Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt (Greensleeves) ‘83
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; International Farmer (RAS) ’82 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; Nice Up Dancee (RAS) ’86 UK dawta trio
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July 23 – all Haile Selassie on his birthday, 1892

Set 2: Seven Leaf Set; 13 aec.

  • Carlton Livingston – Trodding Through the Jungle; Retrospect (Grapevine) 
  • Equators – Feelin’ High; Hot (Stiff) ’81 UK ska
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Get High; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83 UK
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; 12” Mix; Headline News (Greensleves) ’79 UK youth group
…with Chalice in hand!

Set 3:

  • Third World – 96 Degrees in the Shade; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ‘77

<Jamaican Heroes martyred in their fight against the Brits; 32 sec.>

  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 Mad Prof.
  • The Beat – Tears of a Clown; I Just Can’t Stop It (Go-Feet) ’80 Smokey Robinson 2 Tone ska cover
  • Don Carlos – Jah, Jah Hear My Plea; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ‘84
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub cover of Bob Marley
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Jamaican martyrs waiting their turn on the gallows

Set 4: Wailers Family Tree; 23 sec.

The Dreads:

  • Peter Tosh – Till Your Well Runs Dry; Legalize It (Columbia) ’76, William Bell cover
  • Bunny Wailer – Burial; Sings the Wailers (Mango) ’81, Tosh cover
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – 3 o’clock Roadblock; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’82: diff. mix: the name of my 1988-89 Reggae show; 1min.


Set 4: Wailers Family Tree – Sistas

  • Rita Marley – Beauty of God’s Plan; Harambe (Shanachie) ’82
  • Judy Mowatt – Put It On; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76 Bob Marley cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
Harambee Kenya’s soccer team









Set 6:

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86 Ivory Coast

<Jerusalem: English, French, Arabic, Hebrew>

  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ’84 Carpenters + Michael Jackson/McCartney
  • Dennis Brown – Money in My Pocket; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Prince Far I – Survival; Umkhonto we Sizwe (Tamoki Wambesi) ’83 deejay; Spear of the Nation

<Mandela’s ANC army faction: Burning Spear + Spear of the Nation>

  • Augustus Pablo – Thriller; Thriller (Echo) ’80 UK vinyl; Dub Album of the Hour


Set 7: Rockers do Reggae

  • David Lindley & El Rayo X – Bye Bye Love; El Rayo X (Asylum) ’81

<Live at the Zephyr Club; 22 sec.>

  • Eric Clapton – Willie and the Hand Jive; 461 Ocean Boulevard (Polygram) ’74 soul cover done reggae
  • Hot Chocolate – Confetti Day; Every 1’s a Winner (Infinity) ’78 UK soul/rock/reggae
  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ‘76
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Zephyr Club, Salt Lake City: Summer 1988

Set 8: Mutant Dub Set

  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90 UK
  • Akabu – Warrior Queen; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female group
  • Jah Woosh – Woodpecker Sounds; Wild Paarty Sounds vol. 1 (Cherry Red) ’81 UK ON U Sound mi
  • Badawi – Turbo Auto Drive; Bedouin Sound Clash (ROIR) ’96 Jewish mystical dub
  • Ruts DC Meets the Mad Professor – The Prisonder; Rhythm Dub Collision (ROIR) ’87 UK punkdub
  • Alpha & Omega Meets Dub Judah – Almighty Jah; Almighty Jah  (A & O) ’92 UK trancedub


Words of Wisdom:


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 2, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) UFO-ria – Adventures in Astro-Theology!

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UFO-ria on Smile Jamaica. Get weightless and float on


Smile Jamaica Presents a lesson in Astro-Theology

On (or thereabouts) the 4th of July 1947, an Alien spacecraft crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. Smile Jamaica celebrates 3 hours of Alien stylee; 1 min. 16 sec.

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Roswell Daily R soecord: July 9, 1947 – no doubt they crashed, so Extra Terrestrials are real

<Two stories on the date of the Roswell crash>

True story on Roswell:

My brother in law sells high tech pipe to agricultural, research labs, salsa manufacturers. He lives in Albuquerque but travels the length of New Mexico.

One day in Roswell he asked his customer about the 1947 UFO crash. Was it real or bullflop?

His customer said: the local mortuary owner, salt of the earth rural America. Veteran. Straight shooter. The Air Force came to him and asked him to provide 3 children’s size coffins.

“If that’s what he said, that’s how it happened”

Roswell 1947 – Do not scoff!

Look to the skies! Do not scoff!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica’s Alien media consumption

Friday Nights

Ancient Aliens TV – Friday Nights on the History Channel. This explores the various connections between Earth’s history and Alien contact before there was recorded history.

<My love of Sumerian history led to UFO-ria; > 2 min 6 sec

Basically Aliens from Nibiru called Anunnaki (Those who came down from the sky) who came to Earth b/c we had the gold they needed for their ruined planet. They were essentially too lazy to mine the gold themselves so they created a race of humans to do the work. When the humans got too noisy, they were destroyed with a flood.

Click image for a better view of how Nibiru’s orbit intersects with Earth and the Sun

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The 12th Planet Nibiru – 9 planets, Earth’s moon, the Sun, Nibiru. Elliptical orbit from outside the galaxy toward the Sun

Every 3600 years the orbit of Nibiru approaches earth: The Anunnaki drop their space ships to space ports in:

  1. Sumer (lower Iraq)
  2. Sinai (Egypt) – the pyramids are guide posts for entry
  3. Baalbek (Syria)
  4. Mohenjo Daro (Pakistan)

Humans mine the gold. Nibiru whips around the sun heading back out to the edge of our Universe, the ships go up and land on Nibiru for the journey home.

They will be back in 3440 AD.

2. Zecharia Sitchin

An Azerbaijani Jew who translated thousands of cuneiform texts that showed what we know from the Bible and Greek Mythology were actually much older from original source stories from Sumer.

His book series, Earth Chronicles, discusses these topics

Zecharia Sitchin – the original Astro Theologist
7 volumes of Aliens on Earth. Stories from the Bible and Greek Mythology came after their Sumerian originals

What have I learned from my bingewatching and binge reading?

All those stories from the Bible and parts of stories from Greek Mythology,  Iraqi A Thousand and One Nights, Hindi religious literature is all “plagiarized” from my ancestors the Sumerians (I am an Assyrian from that area on my mom’s side. Assyrians adapted from the Sumerian cosmology).

What is in the Bible or world literature that relates to Alien space travel?

UFO’s in the Bible

<Spaceships in the Bible; 44 sec.>

  • Noah’s Ark – No: Ziusudra in his submarine or Utnapishtim in his Tessaract
  • Burning Bush – Spaceship
  • Ezekial’s Wheel – Spaceship
  • Jacob’s Ladder – Spaceship
  • Elijah’s Chariot of Fire – Spaceship
  • Enoch (Noah’s great grandfather – “walked with God and then was not”. Taken to the Heavens = Spaceship
  • Magic Carpet Ride – from A Thousand and One Nights – Spaceship
  • Vimanas from Hindu theology – flying spaceships who fought battles in the skies

Makes Sensi to me!

From the UFO Ark-ives

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 2, 2016: UFO-ria; 1 min. 6 sec.

Set 1:

  • Spiritual Rez – Anunnaki Invasion + Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Spiritual Rez (Spiritual Rez) 2014 US

<If they’re coming, let’s go out with a bang! 17 sec.>

  • Pink Floyd – Instellar Overdrive; Relics (Harvest) ’70
  • The Byrds – Mr. Spaceman (Smile Jamaica  UFO-ria 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 in love with an Alien
  • Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2012
  • Ancient Astronauts – From the Sky; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ.



Set 2:

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89: man shouldn’t be in Jah’s abode – Challenger Disaster ‘86; 20 sec.
  • The Herbaliser – Moon Sequence; Very Mercenary (Ninja Tune) ’99 moon chatter
  • Laurel Aitken – Apollo 12; The Pama Years (Grover) ‘69
  • Tassili Players – Interstellar Overdub; Outer Space (Universal Egg) ’96: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – African Hitchhiker; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ’90: Alien from outerspace living in his briefcase; 7 sec.
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Alein cave paintings in Tassili Algeria

Set 3:

<Rockers look to the skies too! 25. sec.>

  • Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years From Home; Their Satanic Majesties Request (Abcko) ‘67; 16 sec.
  • Air – Surfing on a Rocket; Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks) 2003 Fr. techno
  • I Roy – Space Flight; Chapter 2 of Words (Trojan) ‘73
  • Bush Chemists – Star Wars Dub; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 UK: Stormtrooper Theme

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Set 4:

  • Gil Scott Heron – Whitey On the Moon; Small Talk at 125th and Lexington (Flying Dutchman) ’70 US black poet; 20 sec.
  • Armagideon – Galactic Travel; Natural Elements Dub (Armagideon Sounds) ’94 UK mutant dub
  • Derrick Morgan – Moon Hop; Original Reggae Recordings 1968-70 (Trybute) ’69 Jamaican dance
  • The Police – Walking on the Moon; Reggata de Blanc (A & M) ’79 UK new wave

<Roswell Rockers inna Rub a Dub Stylee!>


Set 5: Who are the Anunnaki?

  • Tena Stelin – Flying Chariots; 7” (Mascot) about the Anunnaki – those who came from the sky
  • Tena Stelin – Flying Chariots Dub; Jah Warrior & Friends (Hammerbass) 2003 Fr.

Flying Saucers by Tena Stelin – Lyrics transcribed for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives:

Anunnaki, Anu-Anunnaki
Anunnaki, El Kuluwm

Flying Saucers
Them a chat bout on-ya
Flying Saucers
Up in the Sky near and far
It’s coming like Star Wars…Watch it!

Please tell me: what is the meaning?
The meaning of these sightings?
So many people claim to see the same thing
I guess it must mean something

Talking about Extra Terrestrials!
Ask yourself: is it real or is it impossible? Watch out!

In the Book of Ezekiel
It’s like he describes a Crystal Ship

I’ve got to wonder if he was for real?
Was he just a raving lunatic? Hallelu-Jah!

Enoch walked with God
And he was found not

Elijah was taken up into a Chariot
A Chariot of Fire!

Inna Ancient Mesopotamia
They talked about the Anunnaki
They said they came from beyond the Sky
Oh tell me! Was they telling a lie?

El Kuluwm means the Source
El Kuluwm the highest course
All and Iley and Allah is the Same
So the Rastaman tell me no feel no way

  • Nina Hagen – UFO; Nunsexmonkrock (CBS) ’82 Germ.
  • Sly & Robbie – Flirting in Space; Syncopation (Joe Gibbs) ’82 FL vinyl
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The Anunnaki from Planet Nibiru rolling a spliff off the Tree of Life

Set 6:

  • David Bowie – Space Oddity; Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars (EMI) ‘72
  • Suns of Arqa – Erasmus Meets the Earthling; CD Single (Arka Sound)  ’94 UK Hindidubbers
  • SoKo – I Thought I was an Alien; I Thought I was an Alien (Because) 2012 Fr. female singer
  • Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate – Dr. Who?; On a Journey through Time & Space 10”  EP (ON U Sound) 2015 UK mutant dub
RIP Starman

Set 7: Epic of Gilgamesh

  • Systemwide – Gilgmaesh; Live From the International Festival de Jazz de Montreal (BSI) July 7, 2002

<Gilgamesh, Utnapishtim, tessaracts and the snake from the Bible>

  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky’s the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan)
  • Kingstonians – Come We Go Moonwalk; Sufferer (Attack) ‘70
  • WordSound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) NYC dubbers

<Aliens searching for weed fields in their UFO; 9 sec.>

  • The Orb – U.F.Orb – U.F.Orb (Island) ’92 UK mutant dub
Epic of Gilgzmexh – first story written on cuneiform

Set 8

  • Audio Active – Adventures in  Time & Space; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) Jah-pon dubbers
  • Flock of Seagulls –Spaceage Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Zomba) ‘81
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (United Artists) ’80 UK
  • Dubblestandart – Return From Planet Egalica; Are You Experienced (Collision) 2006 Austrian dubbers
Jah-ponese space hippies

Words of Wisdom:















Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 2, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): UFO-ria – Roswell in a Rub a Dub Stylee!

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On the night of July 4, 1947 on a ranch outside Roswell, New Mexico a UFO crashed. That has never really been disputed. The Air Force even released a press release later that week that, of course, that later had to be “walked back.”

Binge watching Ancient Aliens on History Channel, I asked my brother in law – who lives in Albuquerque – about Roswell. My bro in law Michael sells high tech pipe to the labs at Sandia, Intel and even salsa manufacturers. Roswell is on his beat.

He asked someone in Roswell about the crash. One of the old  timers told Michael: the local coroner was instructed by the Air Force to provide 3 children’s coffins. The local coroner was total salt of the earth rural America. He would never have been involved in any sensationalized tomfoolery about UFO’s.

That’s good enough for me. So I harvested all my sci fi, alien, UFO-ria for some late night skywatching in case they come back for more.

Look to the skies! Do not scoff!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica’s Digital Dubplate Tribute to Roswell – UFO-ria


0-30 min.

  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Also Sprach Zaratustra (CBS) UFO-ria Digital Dubplate: Roswell crash July 1947
  • Klaatu – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft; Hope (Capitol) ’77 Canadian rock
  • The Byrds – Mr. Spaceman (Smile Jamaica UFO-ria Rmx)
  • Elegants – Little Star; Destroy All Humans (Lakeshore) 50’s doowop video game techno rmx
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was An Alien; I Thought I was an Alien (Because) 2012 Fr. Female singer
  • Spiritual Rez – Anunnaki Invasion + Let’s Go Out With a Bang (Spiritual Rez) 2014 US reggae
  • Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride (Smile Jamaica Destroy All Humans rmx); Magic Carpet = ancient Arab space ship
  • Elton John – Rocket Man; Honky Chateau (Polygram) ‘72***30 min.
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To Medieval Arabs – flying carpet would be their description of a space craft. makes sensi to me!

30 – 60 min.

  • David Bowie – Starman; Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (EMI) ‘72
  • Langley Schools Music Project – Space Oddity; Starman (Uncut) David Bowie cover by schoolkids
  • Tena Stelin – Flying Chariots; 7” (Mascot) 2003: singing about all the aliens from the Bible)
  • Tena Stelin& Jah Warrior – Flying Chariots Dub; Jah Warrior & Friends (Jah Warrior)
  • Systemwide – Gilgamesh; Live From the International Festival de Jazz de Montreal (BSI) July 7, 2002; Sumerian tale
  • Gil Scott Heron – Whitey on the Moon; Small Talk at 125th and Lexington (Flying Dutchman) ’70 black poet
  • The Poliece – Walking on the Moon; Reggae de Blanc (A & M) ’79 UK new wave
Gilgamesh of Uruk (Sumer) weeps at the death of his bredrin Enkidu

60-90 min.

  • The Carpenters – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft; Greatest Hits (A & M) ’77 Klaatu cover
  • B-52’s – 53 Miles West of Venus; Wild Planet (Warner Bros.) ’80 US New Wave
  • Kraftwerk – Space Lab; Man Machine (Capitol) ’78 Germ. New Wave
  • Graham Parker – Waiting for the UFOs; Squeezing Out Sparks (Arista) ’79 UK rocker
  • Dubadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98 Mutant Dub
The Carpenters on Smile Jamaica, WTF?








90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Anjali – Space Lust (in the Space Dust); Anjali (Wiiija) 2006 UK Hindi female
  • Camper Van Beethoven – The Day That Lassie Went to the Moon; Telephone Free Landslide Victory (Independent Project) 2005
  • The Toyes – Waiting For the Aliens; Strange Animals (CD Tune) ’99 American Reggae
  • Devo – Space Junk; Q: Are We Not Men, A: We Are Devo (Warner Bros.) ‘79; about Spacelab crash to earth
  • Lee Perry – Jamaican E.T.; Jamaican E.T. (Trojan) 2002
  • Boxcutter – Spacebass; Arecibo Message; Arecibo Puerto Rico (Planet Mu) 2009 UK dubstep: where SETI telescopes are
  • Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine (Live); Umma Gumma (Harvest) ‘69
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Arecibo Puerto Rico – SETI Radio Telescope array calling out to space visitors

2 hr – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Audio Active – Return of the Space Ape; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound)  ’95 Japanese dubbers
  • Audio Active & Laraaji – Space Visitors for Tea (That Lump on Your Head); They Way Out Is the Way In (Gyroscope)  ’97 Japanese dubbers again
  • WordSound I Powa – Intro; Live From the Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 UFO weed hunters
  • Fred Schneider – Orbit; Fred Schneider & the Shake Society (Reprise) ’84: B-52 singer
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Audio Active – Jah-ponese Spaceheads

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship – Starship; Blows Against the Empire (Grunt) ‘70
  • Full Moon Scientist – Lunar Base Dub; Planet Dub (Mammoth) ’96 UK dub
  • Kingman + Jonah feat. Claudious Linton – Star Wars; Sign Time (Sunking) 2008
  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ‘89
  • Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Zomba) ’81 UK New Wave
  • Air – Venus; Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks) 2004 Fr. techno
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Paul Kantner’s Sci Fi rock album



Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): June 25, 2016: 28 Years of Reggae Radio! (Vinylicious)

In the immortal words of Prince Far I – the humble calf, suckles the most milk


During the last year of Reagan. Who funded the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives thru the Student Loan Program.

KRCL was looking for graveyard shows. I was picked for late Sunday/early Monday AM. The show? 3 o’clock Roadblock – 3 hours of Reggae and World sounds at 3am during the coldest winter in 40 years in Salt Lake City.

<Smile Jamaica bio; 37 sec.>

You gots to pay your dues to get the prime time. I did graveyard for a year and decided that was enough. Then my bredrin, Rutabaga Reese, who was hosting Smile Jamaica was looking to transition out. So I sat in with him from Oct. ’89 til Summer of ’90 when he “retired”. I took over the chair, planted my flag and 28 years later it’s Saturday afternoon Roots Reggae ‘n’ Dub fix

<Early morning before prime time – gotta pay your dues; 23 sec.>

So it was the tail end of June, June 25th probably that I flicked the switch and started the Ark-Ive. Celebrate that legacy with all vinyl

No digital for I ‘n’ I

bless, robt



28 Years of Reggae Radio: Smile Jamaica June 25, 2016 Playlist; 1 min 8 sec.

Set 1 – All Vinyl 28 Years

  • Jimmy Riley – Summertime; 12” (DEB) ’76 cover of Porgy & Bess classic
  • King Tubby – Dub From the Roots; Dub From the Roots (Attack) ’74 dub album of the hour
  • Papa Kojie & Blue Riddim – Nancy Reagan Re-Election Remix (Ora International) ’85 St. Louis

<Nancy & Ron a gwan a Russia; 23 sec.>

  • Edi Fitzroy – Youthman Penitentiary; Dreadlocks Party (Alligator) ’82 Chicago blues label
  • Michael Smith – Picture No Pictures; Mi Cyaan Believe It (Mango) ’82 LKJ produced dub poet
  • Tapper Zukie – Cally Dolly; I Man Ah Warrior (mer) ’77 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Bloodfire Posse – Get Flat; Are You Ready (CBS) ’86 UK, Jamaican dance, “get flat while bullets fly overhead”
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Robert Mapplethorpe. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 2: Roots Dawta vinyl

  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Comin’ in From the Cold; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee
  • Main Attractions – Jam Up, Jam Down; Roots, Rock, Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Singers & Players feat. Sister B – Holy Scripture; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK Adrian Sherwood
  • Aisha – Don’t Tire; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK


Set 3:

  • Prince Far I – Natty Champion; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK: boxing Babylon loses to Natty Dread
  • Morwells – Reggae Party; Wiser Dread (Nighthawk) ’82 St. Louis
  • Sister Carol – Show Business; Liberation For Africans (Serious Gold) ’83 NY
  • Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie (Special Dub Mix); ’83 12” EP

<Mighty Diamonds – Kutchie pipe; Musical Youth – cooking pot; 16 sec.>

  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) Dub Album of the Hour[

<Smile Jamaica’s first dub album. Tower Records, Las Vegas ’87; 20 sec.>


Set 4: I Three vinyl

  • Marcia Griffiths – Play Me; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK Neil Diamond cover
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; Reggae Party (Disc International) ’84 Fr.
  • Judy Mowatt & Sister Carol – Screw Face/Them Vex; 12” (Jah Life) ’87 – Bob cover


Set 5: Wailers Family Tree set; 1 min. 22 sec.

  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81: my 1st Reggae album

<the very first addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 33 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Walk the Proud Land; Sings the Wailers (Mango) ’80 – update Rock Steady classics
  • Pressure – Stir It Up; Pressure (Pool’s) US cover
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77 UK***

<Punky Reggae Party – No boring old farts; 14 sec.

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The Damned, The Jam, The Clash, Dr. Feelgood – No boring old farts

Set 6:

  • Sly & Robbie – Space Invaders; Syncopation (Joe Gibbs) ’82 UFO-ria
  • Sister Netifa – We Can’t Run No More + I Am From Africa; Woman Determined (Aluta) ’88 UK dub poet
  • Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man; Lovers and Rockers (EMI) ’80 UK comp.
  • Tad’s Logic Dub Band – Science; Chapter 1 Dub Mix (Tad’s) Thomas Dolby “She Blinded Me With Science”
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Hour
Space Invaders – UFOria

Set 7: Herbtune Vinyl

  • Bobby Culture – Big Big Bust; Tidal Wave (Unicorn) ’83 Santa Monica, CA

<Busted!; 18 sec.>

  • Alpha & Omega – Rasta Woman; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Dub Syndicate – Pounding Systems; Pounding System (ON U Sound) ‘
  • Singers & Players feat. Prince Far I – Bedward the Flying Preacher (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Basement 5 – Immigration: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK – future members of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Zulu Warriors – Chanting Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Doo) ’89 UK


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