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

Feb. 6, 1945

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


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.


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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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