Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-gust 13, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) – The Jah Days of August!

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Greetings,

The dog days of August? No! The Jah Days of Jah-gust. When it’s hot and everything is dried out. The AC is maxed and the lawn is barely green, how do you break away?

Grab a cold one of choice and settle in for 3 hours of riddim showers! Fall soon come!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 13, 2016: High-lights

Set 1: Seven Leaf 7″ Jamaican Jukebox

  • Michael Smith – Give me a Little Dub Music; Mi Cyaan Believe It (Mango) ’82 US vinyl, dub poet
  • Israel Vibration/Roots Radics – Prejudice; Dub the Rock (RAS) ’95 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Stranger Cole & Gladdy w/ the Gaytones – One Toke Over the Line (Gay Feet) 7” Brewer & Shipley gospel cover

<One Toke over the line Sweet Negus>

  • Lincoln Grant – Marijuana; 7” (Big A) ‘80
  • Frankie Paul – Weed Without Seed; 7” (Techniques) Sinsemilla = weed w/o seed
  • Ronnie Davis – Kaya; 7” (Attack) ’78: Marley cover
  • Dawn & Christine – Free Marijuana; 7” (Thompson Sound)
  • Prince Buster – Minister of Ganja; 7” (Prince Buster’s Record Shack pre)

<Prince Buster – Jamaica’s Minister of Ganja & Space Exploration>

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Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Selassie Is the Chapel; (JAD) Request: ’68 Orioles doo wop/gospel cover: Wailers Family Tree Set
  • Peter Tosh – Mystery Babylon; Jamaica (Putomayo) rare single
  • Bunny Wailer – Cool Runnings; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’81 Best of
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – War; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’76: rare unreleased alternate mix – added one verse at the end

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Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27+ Years

  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81: 2 Tone ska w/ Pauline on the vox
  • The Kingstonians – Winey, Winey; Sufferer (Attack) ‘70
  • Jimmy Cliff – Club Paradise; Club Paradise (Columbia) ’86 soundtrack
  • Reggae George – Reggae Collie; King Tubby on the Mix vol. 2 (Original)  ’84 herbtune
  • Gregory Isaacs – Changing Dub; In Dub: Dub a de Number One (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Zap Pow – Nice, Nice Time; Trojan Story (Trojan) ’72
  • Candy McKenzie & the Upsetters – Long Enough; Return of Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds) Lee Perry prod’n
  • Martin Campbell – No Farmer; Historical Tracks (Channel One UK)
  • Wayne Smith – Time is a Momment in Space (sic); 10” (Jammy$) ‘84

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Did Jesus Have a Baby Sister?; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee
  • Tanglewood – Reggae Music Sweet; Rise & Shine (Creole) ’84 Fr.
  • Aswad feat. Vin Gordon & Michael “Bammie” Rose – Warrior Charge; Babylon Soundtrack (Takoma) ’80 UK – trombone instrumental
  • The Splenders – Sometimes Coffee; Your Jamaican Girl (Studio One) ’71 JA over “Throw Me Corn”
  • Clint Eastwood – Ganja Baby; Jah  Lights Shining (Vista Sounds) UK ’84 UK

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Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Bob Dylan – God Gave Names to All the Animals; Slow Train Coming (Columbia) ’79 nursery rhyme
  • Lijadu Sisters – Bobby; Danger (Knitting Factory) ’76 Nigerian sisters
  • Flo and Eddie – Happy Together; Jah Flo & Prince Edward I (Rhino) ’81 of the Turtles
  • War – Why Can’t We Be Friends; Why Can’t We Be Friends (United Artists) ‘75
  • Israelites – Ganja Melody; Sensi Dub Volume 8 (Original) Dub Album of the Hour
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Reggae lick indeed!

Set 7:

  • Denise Darlington – War No Right; Studio One Women (Soul Jazz/Studio One)
  • Laurel Aitken – Skinhead Train; Rise & Fall (Unicorn) ’69 rock steady
  • The Beat – Ranking Full Stop; Dance Craze (2 Tone) ’80 live 2 Tone ska
  • Tapper Zukie – Marcus; MPLA (Virgin Front Line) ’78 dj over Mighty Diamonds
  • Sly Dunbar – A Who Say; Hitbound – The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ’78 instrumental

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Orange Blossom – Nafsi (My Soul); Everything Must Change (Wrasse) 2004 w/ female Arabic vox
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Spikey Tee – Darkheart (7” mix); clear (Quango) ’95 UK
  • The Playgroup – Going for a Song; Epic Sound Battles vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’83 UK instrumentals
  • Succulent – Freshly; Natural Progression 12” EP (Worship) US vinyl
  • Zion Train – One Consciousness; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance

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