Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 17, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) All Vinyl – Cut d’ Chatter, Spin d’ Platter!

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<27 years of Smile Jamaica!>

Greetings,

Fall Radiothon is my anniversary for co-hosting (and then hosting) Smile Jamaica Oct. 1989.

That adds up to 27 years folks! And so I choose to celebrate with deep gems out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 3 hours of the black wax attack.

Memories by the score rotating at 33 and 1/3 RPM

bless, robt

No digital for I ‘n’ I

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Internship at the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Annotated Playlist: Sept. 17, 2016 – Smile Jamaica All Vinyl

Set 1:

  • Morwells – Reggae Party; Wiser Dread (Nighthawk) ’82 St. Louis – 3 Hours All Vinyl
  • King Tubby – Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ’75: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Ras Tesfa & Jafrica – These Things; Voice of the Rastaman (Shanachie) ’85 NJ
  • Dennis Brown – Concrete Castle King; Visions (Blue Moon) UK ‘78
  • The Gladiators – Oh What a Joy; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK
  • Lillian Allen – Conditions Critical; Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87 Canadian Dub Poet
  • Bobby Culture, Brimestone & Fire, Louie Rankin, – Big Big Bust; Tidal Wave (Unicorn) ’83 Santa Monica, Colly-fornya; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Big big bust; 6 sec.>

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Set 2:

  • Paul Blake & Bloodfire Posse – Pink Panther; Are You Ready? (Synergy) ’86 UK: Henry Mancini soundtrack
  • John Brown – Easy Dreadlocks; Atra 10 Track (Atra) ’88 comp. UK
  • Tapper Zukie – Simpleton Badness; Man Ah Warrior (mer) ‘73/’77 NY dj
  • Aisha – Every Problem; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’95 UK

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Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread & Alive; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81 US – my first Reggae LP; 39 sec.

<Mom not a fan of the Seven Leaf nor Ted Nugent; 36>

  • Sophia George & Charlie Chaplin – Ain’t No Meaning; Fresh (Winner) ’85 UK
  • Mexicano – Lovers Conversation; Jah Woosh – Gunfight at O.K. Korral (sic) (Pioneer International) Can.
  • Edi Fitzroy – Youthman Penitentiary; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago blues label
  • Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’77: Dub Album of the Hour
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Mama Nelson – original funder of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: first Reggae LP

Set 4:

  • Eek a Mouse – Do You Remember?; Skidip (Greensleeves) ’82 about Middle Passage

<The Days of Slavery; 8 sec.>

  • Cornell Campbell – My Country; Roots, Rock, Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Abbacush – Back Attack;  In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK female roots group

<Abba – father; Cush – mother Africa; 9 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party (Dub); 12” (Tuff Gong) ‘77

<Punky Reggae Party – no boring old farts!; 26 sec.>

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packed like sardines in a tin

Set 5:

  • Singers & Players feat. Brent Dowe – These Eyes; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 Melodians singer does The Guess Who
  • Gregory Isaacs – Rock On; Reggae Party (Disc Internatiopnal) ’83 FR.
  • U Roy & Delroy (Wilson) – You Keep on Running; With a Flick of My Musical Wrist (Trojan) ’71 dj comp
  • Sista Ruby – Supa Dupa; (Keyman) ’99 UK: Dr. Alimantado prod’n

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Set 6:

  • Bunny Wailer – Burial; Sings the Wailers (Mango) ’80 Peter Tosh cover
  • Phyllis Dillon – Right Track; Popular Roots (Virgin Front Line) ’85 2 LP UK label sampler

<Reggae History Lesson: Virgin Front Line labell 31 sec.>

  • Johnny Clarke – Cold I Up; Trojan Story vol. 2 (Trojan) ’82 UK: 3 LP Box Set
  • Papa Kojie & Blue Riddim – Nancy Reagan Re-election Remix (ORA) ’85 St. Louis

<Nancy Reagan nostalgia; 9sec. >

  • Scientist – King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
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“She sit upon the lap of Mr. T, leading us all to World War III”

Set 7:

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Get Up Stand Up; 12” (Rhino) ’83 US – ½ Doors do Bob Marley
  • Pressure – Stir It Up; Pressure (Pool Production) ’83  US; Bob Marley cover
  • Marcia Grifiths – Here I Am; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 Al Brown soul cover
  • Pluto & Trinity? – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Rockers (Top Ranking) ’80 FL

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Set 8:

  • Sister Netifa – Daughters of the Soil; Woman Determined (Aluta) ’88 UK dub poet
  • Michael Johnson & the Killer Bees – Holy Smoke (Dedicated to the American Indian); Groovin’ (Tropic Sounds) ’87 Austin, TX
  • Don Carlos – Cool Johnny Cool; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87 DC
  • Basement 5 – Work: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK members went on to Big Audio Dynamite
  • Prince Far I – Jamaican Heroes; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK
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Killer dub poet

Words of Wisdom

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