Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-bruary 4, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Bobstock – Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

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Feb. 6, 1945

<Woodstock? Nah, Bobstock/Bob-stalk; 12 sec.>

Greetings,

It was Spring of 1984 in Bozeman, Montana. After a brutal winter, students at Montana State University thaw out thanks to warm air from Chinook wins.

The local record store, Cactus, was two blocks from my apartment. I walked in and right on the front display was the gatefold vinyl of Bob Marley’s Legend.

I picked it up sight unseen.

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I took it to the counter and paid for it immediately. I wish I could say that was the catalyst moment that led to being a Reggae Deejay — I love all kinds of music in the mid 80s: The Clash, Neil Young and 60’s Rolling Stones especially.

It took 2 years for me to have the Hallelu-JAH moment with Black Uhuru’s Anthem….

So we celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday with Tributes. I wanted to do Bob Marley A (Ambush) to Z (Zion Train. But the Digital Millennium Copyright Act won’t let me…

<How the Digital Millennium Copy-WRONG Act screws over Bob Marley; 22 sec.>

Bobstock on Smile Jamaica!

Enjoy the Marley family and Bob’s bredrins and sistrens in celebrating his legacy as the King of Reggae!

bless, robt

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Giorgio loves Bob Marley

Smile Jamaica’s Tribute to Robert Nesta Marley: Jah-bruary 4, 2017; 39 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jah Thomas – Happy Birthday to You; 12” (Midnight Rock) ’81 – 3 Hour Bob Marley Birthday Tribute
  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ’82 – Order of Merit – Jamaican civilian honor; 14 sec.
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Trojan) ’73 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Winston Groovy – Nightshift; 12” (Sound City) ’85 – Commodores cover

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Set 2:

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry (Rykodisc) ’84 Bob’s mom

<Bob at the end with his family at his bedside; 30 sec.>

  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ‘90
  • Alpha Blondy & the Solar System – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Pacific) ’92 Ivory Coast artist
  • Bankie Banx – Remember Bob; Remember Bob (Redemption) ’82 Anguilla vinyl
  • Chalawa – Exodus; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Vinyl: dub to Bob album

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Set 3:

  • Ky-mani Marley; Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street) ’92; child 10 of 11 (or maybe 13?)
  • Lui Lepki – Tribute to Bob Marley; Late Night Movie (Joe Gibbs) ‘81
  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus, Marley); S.W.A.L.K (Heartbeat) ‘82: Jacob Miller, Marcus Garvey & Bob

<Jamaican heroes cut down in their prime; 17 sec.>

  • Sue Chaloner – Missin’ Mr. Marley; 12” (CNR) ‘84
  • Delixxx – Comin’ in From the Cold Dub; Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’80 Can.: Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Lyin’ in Bed; Time Has Come: Best of (EMI America) ’88 kids miss their Dad. So do we

<Bob’s Kids: 11 from 7 mom’s; 29 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Iron Lion Zion 12” Remix; CD Single (Tuff Gong) ‘92

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ’81 UK
  • Toots & the Maytals – Marley’s Gone (His Songs Live On); Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’82 (Genes)  Live @ Montego Bay, JA
  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK (1) vox
  • Ringo – Great Superstar; 12” (Top Ranking) ’82 (2) deejay

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Set 6:

  • Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76 Biblical prophet

<Out of Egypt, Joseph the Biblical Prophet>

  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ‘97
  • Session feat. Azeem – Tribute to Bob Marley; Tribute to Marley (M. Al’s) ’81 Oakland

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Set 7:

  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster Jammin’; Hotter Than July (Tamla) ’80: riddim shower (1): original
  • Roots Uprising & Trinity – Master Blaster Jammin’; 12” (Top Ranking)

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Set 8:

  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat) ‘96
  • Ranking Joe – Tribute to Bob Marley; Rebel D.J. (Jamrock) ’82 Miami vinyl
  • Randeesh – Bob Marley is a River of Love; Courage (Mountain Lion) 2004
  • Isaac Haile Selassie – Dear Bob (Tribute to Bob Marley); CD Single (Resin Music) ‘99
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Song; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ‘84
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Redemption Song (band mix); CD Single (Tuff Gong) ‘80

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