Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate (Stream + Tracklist): Roots Reggae Roulette!



Getting ready to embark on a major remodel project in my house in the Sugarhood (lower Sugarhouse) area of Salt Lake City.

I’m tired of living like a music hoarder. So I am biting the bullet: wiping out two small bedroom and replacing them with one big room with shelves from floor to ceiling.

A Librarian (me) with his own personal Library. But in order to do that, I have to move 35 years of music collecting into my garage.

I took last Saturday off to do that and pulled about 50 representative favorites aside for what I call Digital Dubplate shows: 3 hour editions of Smile Jamaica cooked up in my home studio.

The memories of collecting this music over the decades, as I pack CDs into boxes and records into crates, really makes me nostalgic. Because so many record stores have gone out of  business, my whole way of life is crashing down.

Forward ever, backwards never!

bless, robt


Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Fall 2016

0-30 min

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance + Dj version; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ‘84
  • The Congos – Children Crying; Heart of the Congos (Blood and Fire) ‘77
  • Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) ‘72
  • Althea & Donna – Make a Truce; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly; Rocking Dolly (RAS)
  • Earl Zero & Soul Syndicate – Home Sweet Home; Visions of Love (Epiphany) ‘79
  • Lacksley Castell – Righteous Stand; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ‘82
  • Junior Delgado – Armed Robbery; Brothers (DEB) ‘77
  • Judy Mowatt – Rock Me; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Prince Far I – Johnny Get Worse; Silver & Gold (Blood and Fire) dj to mid 70’s Slickers Johnny Too Bad 


30-60 min

  • The Upsetters – Nebuchadnezzar; Chapter 2 of “Words” (Trojan) ’72 Perry produced melodica instrumental
  • Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; 15 Classics of Carlene Davis (Sonic) ’80 Jimmy Cliff cover
  • Prince Buster – Satta Massagana; Sister Big Stuff (Sunspot) ’72 Abyssinians cover
  • Jimmy Cliff – No Woman, No Cry; Follow My Mind (MCA) ’75 Bob Marley cover
  • Akabu – Africans United; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female roots group
  • Jah Lloyd – This Ya Corner; Final Judgement (sic) (Teems) ’74
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ‘75
  • Lee Perry & the Upsetters – Justice to the People + Verse 2; Give Me Power (Trojan) ’73 


60-90 min

  • The Slits – Heard It Through the Grapevine; Eastbound & Down Soundtrack (Fat Possum)
  • Tapper Zukie – Message to Pork Eaters (Jahman a Come); Man Ah Warrior (Trojan) ’75 deejay
  • Max Romeo – Smile out of Style; War ina Babylon (Mango) ‘76
  • Culture – This Train; Cumbolo (Shanachie) ’79 Woodie Guthrie cover
  • The Marvels – Rock Steady; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) Aretha Franklin cover
  • Mutabaruka – Whey Mi Belong?; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poetry
  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Tamla) ’81 Bob Marley tribute (90 min.)


90min -2 hr.

  • General Public – Tenderness; All the Rage (I.R.S.) ’84 UK ska-pop
  • Love Joys – Wherever Jah Send Me; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’81 sistas
  • Black Uhuru – Youth of Eglington; Red; (Mango) ‘81
  • Native – Rockstone; Rockstone (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry mix
  • Bunny Wailer – Put It On; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘87
  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Peter Tosh – Oh Bumbo Klaat; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81 
The first of tens of thousands of Reggae LPs, CDs, 7″, cassettes, 10″, 12″, 8 tracks

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; Legend (Deluxe Edition) ’85 Julian Mendelsohn rmx
  • Martha Velez – Get Up Stand, Up; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76 Bob Marley/Peter Tosh cover
  • Sheriff Lindo & the Hammer – Dub House of Horror; Ten Dubs That Shook the World (Creative Vibes) ’88 Oz dubber
  • Barrington Levy – Jah a The Creator; Time Capsule (RAS) ‘83
  • Bingy Bunny – Bit By Bit; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’75 of the Morwells
  • Aisha – Guide and Protect; Roots Daughters (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Cultural Roots – Danger Light; Revolutionary Sounds (Revolutionary Sounds)
  • Burning Spear – Bad to Worst; The Fittest of the Fittest (Heartbeat) ’83 (2 and ½ hours)
Killer rare dub from Oz

2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.

  • Mikey Dread – Saturday Night Style; African Anthem (RAS) ‘79
  • Likkle Mai – Count on Me; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-pon dawta
  • Doctor Alimantado – Born For a Purpose/Reason For Living; Born For a Purpose (Greensleeves) ‘77
  • Lion Youth – Rat a Cut Bottle; Don’t Call Us Immigrants (Pressure Sounds) ’78 UK
  • Jimmy Riley – Poor Immigrant; 20 Classic Hits (Sonic) ‘81
  • Yellowman – Soldier Take Over; Crucial Reggae (Mango) ’82 comp
  • Sonya Spence – Peace & Unity; In the Dark (Skynote) ‘78


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