Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 11, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Chunky Air/Inversion Galore!

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Inversion galore. Chunky air inna Salt Lake Gritty

<Smile Jamaica likes his air like his peanut butter: smooth nah chunky>

Greetings,

I think that rodent in Pennsylvania is road kill. Because ever since Ground Hog day happened, the weather has been much better in the Salt Lake Valley.

Praise Jah, I don’t have respiratory issues. But where I work has been devastated this winter. I have had meetings cancelled because colleagues and/or their kids were sick.

I live in the valley and work at the Univ. of Utah up on the hill. Looking down from on high you really see that awful smog that even has me hacking and wheezing.

So last Saturday it was great to bust out of the house around 10am and see something I hadn’t seen in a month: blue skies and clouds. The weather has been almost delightful since.

So let’s enjoy a mild Jah-bruary with Roots Reggae. Fiyah bun the Inversion Galore!

bless, robt

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Set 1:

  • Frankie Paul – Strictly Reggae Music; Strictly Reggae Music (Londisc) ’84 JA vinyl
  • Black Roots – Opportunity; In Session (Makasoud) ‘83
  • Etana – Stepping Out of Babylon; I Rise (VP) 2014 female cover of Marcia Griffiths
  • Trinity – I Have a Dream; Big Big Man (Esoldun) ’84 over Delroy Wilson
  • Rico & the Special A.K.A. – Jungle Beat; Checkered Past (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska w/ Jamaican trombone
  • Danny Red – A Little More High Grade (Sip a Cup) 2008 UK mutant dub 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Natural Roots – Concrete Tower Dub; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. vinyl, Dub Album of the Hour
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Original trombonist with 2 Tone 2nd wave ska

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Lion; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ‘71
  • Inner Circle – Mary, Mary; Best of (Island) ’79 herb tune
  • Nitty Gritty – Hog in a Me Minty; Dancehall (Metro)
  • Buume – Serious; 10” (Zimatime) 2006 UK mutant dub w/ female vox

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Set 3:

<Exodus riddim shower: vox to dj to dub>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natural Mystic; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77: riddim shower (1) vox
  • I Roy – Commandment IX (Natural Mystic); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK picture sleeve vinyl; (2) – dj
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Vinyl (3) – dub
  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84: Bob’s mom in tribute
  • Chris Hinze & Word, Sound and Power – Kings of Reggae (Keystone) ’83 Dutch flute player w/ Peter Tosh’s band
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Yellow vinyl picture sleeve. Rarity out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Dj to Exodus

Set 4:

  • John Brown’s Body – Plantation; Kings and Queens (Easy Star) 2014 NY
  • Systemwide – Ripe Up Version; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002 Portand mutant dub
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Hypocrites; Fy-ah, Fy-ah (JAD) request
  • Jah Thomas – Tribute to the Reggae King; 12” (Midnight Rock) ’81 to Bob Marley

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Mohamed I – Roll River Jordan Roll;  Man of God (I & I Sound) ’88 LA
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK – female dub poet
  • Lee Perry – Big Neck Police; Scratch on the Wire (Island) ’79 UK Black Ark comp
  • The Vision – Lingo Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West. Germany green vinyl
  • Matumbi – Guide Us; Seven Seals (Harvest)  ’78 UK green vinyl
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Falsetto singjay who sounds like Prince

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox of 45’s

  • Superman & Spiderman – Sensimilla Posse; 7” (Education)  2005 herbtune
  • Debra Keese – Travelling; 7” (Orchid) ’77 Black Ark
  • Asher & Trimble – Humble Yourself; 7” (Rockers International) ’79
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Theme From Shaft; 7” (Soul Jazz) Isaac Hayes cover
  • Jah Shaka – Coronation Dub; Commandments of Dub Chapter 9 (Jah Shaka) ’89 Dub Album of the Hour
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Reggae loves Isaac hayes

Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Burning Spear – Greetings; Farover (Heartbeat) ’83
  • Don Carlos – Night Rider (Living in Danger); Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Judy Mowatt – Think; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Black Uhuru – Plastic Smile; Black Uhuru (Virgin) ‘80
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“Don’t show I your teeth, your plastic smile nah work”

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Rockers Hi Fi – What a Life; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK: Mutant Dub set
  • The Slits – I Heard it Through the Grapevine; East bound & Down Soundtrack (HBO) female punk dubbers cover Marvin Gaye
  • Dubblestandart feat. Gudrun – Summer Rain; Are You Experienced? (Collision) 2006 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Ranking Joe & Jah Warrior – Solomon’s Weed; Solomon’s Dub; 3 the Roots Way (Jah Warrior) 2000 UK herbtune

<Cannabis grew on Solomon’s grave>

  • Natacha Atlas – Iskanderia; Diaspora (Nation) ’95 Belgian Jewish Arab singer
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Cannabis grew on Solomon’s grave

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