Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 8, 2016: Autumnal Roots



Every fall, we hunker down and spend two Saturdays raising money. Smile Jamaica only exists becuase of the commercial free nature of community radio KRCL

So I didnt’ put up the last two weeks’ steams since we beg ‘n’ plead after every song.

So enjoy Fall with fresh roots!

bless, robt


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 10, 2016 Annotated Playlist – tracklist, photos, captions and Reggae History Lessons

Set 1:

  • The Jay Tees – Prayer to Jah; Pirate’s Choice (Studio One) ’81 JA vinyl: female group
  • Black Slates Meet Soul Syndicate – Bum Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 1 (Moodie) ’78: Dub Album of the Hour
  • The Rastafarians – Jah Greatest Blessing; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Bunny Wailer – Warrior; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’90: Johnny Osbourne cover from roots best of
  • Dennis Alcapone – Revelation; Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ’70 comp.
  • 2 Bad Card  – Weed Specialist; CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Starkey Banton – Loose Talk; 10” (Coptic Lion) dj to Barry Brown’s Big Big Pollution



Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Waiting in Vain (unreleased mix); Exodus (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ‘77
  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’82 – ska, soul, rock steady, funk & dub in Jamaica
  • Tennors – Ride Your Donkey; Broken Flowers Soundtrack (Decca) ’68 Jim Jarmusch movie
  • Capital Letters – House Breaker; Rootikal Rebild + Rootikal Dubwise; 12” (British Reggae Archive) 2014


Set 3:

  • Jah Bull – Free Jah Children; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 A. Pablo prod’n over Delroy Williams
  • Cassandra – Thank You For the Many Things You’ve Done; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80 UK lovers rock
  • Sugar Minott – The People Got to Know; Ghetto-ology + Dub (Easy Star) ‘79
  • Keith Hudson – Image Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour



Set 4: Rockers do Reggae

  • Keith Richards – Words of Wonder; Main Offender (Virgin) ’92
  • Tom Tom Club – Bambootown; Close to the Bone (Sire) ’83 Talking Heads side group
  • Prince Flo & Jah Edward – Dancing Mood; (Epiphany) ’81 Turtles members cover Delroy Wilson ‘81
The Turtles meet Soul Syndicate

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Black Stalin – Vampire Year; In Ah Earlier Time (Makossa International) ’80 NY – Soca Halloween tune: Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Snowman – Black Heroes; Rockers Showcase Volume III (Rockers) ’87 Phil.
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwise + Confusion (Warner); Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK female dub poet, LKJ prod’n
  • Jah Walton – The Seed You Sow; Magnificent Seven (Burning Sounds) ’78 UK red vinyl


Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – You Can’t Fool Me Again; Honorary Citizen (Columbia) ’69 Jamaican singles box set – nursery rhyme
  • Jimmy Cliff – You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down;  Club Paradise Soundtrack (CBS) ‘86
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Reparation (Flag) 2000
  • Love Joys – All I Can Say; Lovers Rock Showcase (Bullwackies) ’80 female duo
  • Ronnie Davis – Raining Dub; Jamming in Dub (Kingston Sound) Dub Album of the Hour


Set 7: Jah-loween

  • Dubskin – Heavy Load; No End in Time (Dubskin) 2009 Boulder, Collie-rado; vampires: Halloween Set
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & the White Belly Rats – de Devil Dead (Live); Panic in Babylon (DAMP) 2004
  • The Reddies – Voodoo Woman; Cultivation (Reddies) 2009 Jah-stin, Texas

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Hold Some More; Songs of Praise (ON U Sounds) ’90
  • Dubsac – Dub Anthem; Dubsac (Annica) 2007
  • The Archives – Melodical Funk; The Archives (ESL) 2012 DC: ½ Thievery Corporation
  • Audio Active – Robot War; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound) ’97 Jah-pon
  • Ari Up – Baby Mother + Version; Dread More Than Dead (Collision) 2005 female singer of the Slits and New Age Steppers

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