Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub Mash-down 2017!

Greetings,

In the middle of Spring fund drive at your station that rules the nation. So in order to keep fresh roots on the podcast version of Smile Jamaica, I cooked up three hours of my specialty: Mutant Dub.

Requested by a Twitter follower. These are the heavy bass and echo with Jamaican drum ‘n’ bass with modern electronic and echodelia.

Play loud so the bass pulsates!

bless, robt

Princess Leia pon the riddims

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate – Mutant Dub Mash-down Playlist:

0-30 min.

  • Thievery Corporation – Let the Chalice Blaze; The Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC herb instrumental
  • Afro Omega – Set in the Sky; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Benga – Light Bulb; Diary of an Afro Warrior (Tempa) 2008 UK
  • Bass Communion – Ghosts on Magnetic Tape IV; Ghost on Magnetic Tape (Headphone Dust) 2003 UK
  • The Herbaliser feat. What What; The Blend (Cuban Blend); CD Single ’97 UK feat. Female vox
Thievery Corporation – Temple of I & I – best of 2017

30-60 min

  • Bentley Rhythm Ace – Do the Christmas Rush (EMI) 2000 UK
  • Chris Joss – Get With It; Teraphonic Overdubs (ESL) 2007 Fr.
  • Black Star Liner – Swimmer; Bengali Bantam Youth Experience (Warner) ’99 UK Hindi-dub
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Phat Old Mamas – A Hole to Swallow Us; We are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Audio Active – Happy Shopper; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon
  • Nightmares on Wax – Da Feelin; Thought So… (Warp) 2008 UK
  • Shantel feat. Angela Palladino; Wow! Experience; Club Guerilla (Shadow) ’95 Germ.
Look to the skies! Do not scoff!

60-90 min.

  • Sub Version – Soul-Jah Boogie; Box of Dub 2 (Soul Jazz) 2007 UK: Dubstep and Future Dub
  • Sandoz – Higher Than That; Sandoz in Dub – Chant to Jah (Soul Jazz) 2002 UK
  • Seinan – Lion; Frequent Flyer Kingston, Jamaica (Kinky Sweet) 2005
  • Seksu Roba – Moon Song; Pleasure Vibrations (Eenie Meenie) 2003 Japanese/Korean duo w/ female vox
  • Kode9 & Space Ape – Sine of the Dub; Dub Echoes (Soul Jazz) 2009 UK dubstep dub poetry
  • Tassilli Players in Outer Space –  Bass, the Final Frontier (Universal Egg)  ’96 UK
Seksu Roba – Sexx Donkey

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Bill Laswell – Space-Time Paradox; Essential Dub (ROIR) 2007 dub compilation
  • Bassnectar feat. Persia – Kick It Complex Remix; Underground Communication (Amorphous) 2007 San Francisco w/ female vox
  • Tena Stelin – Lion Symbol + Symbolic Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Butch Cassidy Sound System – Brothers and Sisters; Dub Selector 2 (Quango) 2002 Glasgow, Scotland
  • Red I feat. Camoi – Lost in Space; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 Phillippines w/ female vox
  • Spiritual Rez – March of the Reptoids!; Apocalypse Whatever (Spiritual Rez) 2014 US
Bill Laswell – American Dub Pioneer

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Black Uhuru – Boof’n’Baff’’n’Biff (Fila Brazillia Rmx #2); Dancehall Queen Soundtrack (Island Jamaica) ’97
  • Up, Bustle & Out – Ascending Sun; City Breakers – Ascending Sun; City Breakers – 18 Frames Per Second (Groove Attack) 2006 Germ.
  • Quadron – Favorite Star; Avalanche (Vested in Culture) 2013 Danish downtro w/ female vox
  • Dubadelic – MIB; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98 Men in Black – UFOria
  • Brooklyn Funk Essentials Everton Sylvester – I Got Cash; Make Them Like It (Shanachie)  2000 NYC dub poet rudeness
  • Kid Loco – Cocaine Diana; Kill Your Darlings (Division One) 2001 downtro

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Manasseh Meets the Equaliser – Souljah; Dub the Millennium (Acid Jazz)  ’96 UK   
  • Word Sound I Powa – Dungeon of Dub; Live From the Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 Brooklyn
  • Natacha Atlas – Man’s World; Something Dangerous (Mantra) 2003 Fr. Arabic/Jewish sings James Brown
  • Jeb Loy & the Oil Wells – Things That Made U.S. – Wild Paarty Sounds (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ‘81
Natacha Atlas: Belgian, Jewish, Moroccan

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (March 18, 2017): From Yodel Reggae to Sumerian Flood stories!

Greetings,

I know it’s spring when I have to go to the pharmacy for that behind the counter Claritin D

Love that extra hour of daylight on Smile Jamaica

I am going through a home remodel and have packed up my records until my room addition is completed. As I pack I pull out gems.

Musical nostalgia. Most of the shops I stocked the Ark-Ives from are long gone. Everything else is pieced out as single items on ebay.

Bim Sherman Century bought for $20 from UK now fetches $1250 on ebay.

When I started collecting Reggae in the mid 80s, people would sell their entire black collection for seed money for these new novelty items: the compact disk. So I scooped up as much Reggae vinyl as Ronald Reagan’s student loan check would allow. Bargain basement price.

I have records I bought for $4 in perfect condition that sell for $400 now in lousy condition.

In 2017 of all ironies: The Compact Disks is going the way of the dodo and vinyl (and vinyl only Record Huts) are coming back.

bless, robt

An unpaid intern hard at work in the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives

Smile Jamaica Ark-ives: March 18, 2017 – highlights 54 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jennifer Lara – Rocking Tonight; Presenting Jennifer Lara (Studio One) ’81 JA vinyl
  • Africjam – Woman I Love; Instrumental Dub Reggae Music ’93 UK vinyl; Dub Album of the Hour

<Guiltiness riddim shower; 27 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Guiltiness; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1) – vox
  • I Roy – Commandment Ten (Guiltiness); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80: riddim shower (2) – deejay
  • Chalawa – Guiltiness Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. vinyl
  • Bunny Wailer – Conscious Lyrics; Dancehall Massive (Shanachie) ’92
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement 
  • Junior Dan – Look Out For the Devil + version; Junior Dan (Hi Try) 70’s
I Roy deejays over Bob’s Exodus LP

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – No Mercy; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’72 – Rare Jamaican singles
  • Grace Nelson & Ire Hi-Fi; Jah Is Real; Play de Music (Planet Dread) 2007 Germany
  • Mutabaruka – Witeman Country; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poet
  • Cornell Campbell – What Kind of World; 10″ (Music Lab) cover of The Cables classic

Set 3: Best of 27+ Years

  • Lacksley Castell – Morning Glory; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ’83
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’75

<Reggae History Lesson: Soldering; 11 sec.>

  • Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly; Rocking Dolly (RAS) ’82
  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ’85 – version galore (female vox)
  • Charlie Chaplin – Boyie, Boyie; 12″ (Winner) ’85 – version galore (male vox)
  • Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile; (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
“Soldering dem young girls want”

Set 4:

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance  + DJ version; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84
  • Big Joe – World Wide Kaya; AT the Control (Attack)  ’78 dj to Ronnie Davis’ cover of Bob Marley; herbtune
  • Admiral Tibett – Poor Freddy; Dancehall Roots (Metro) ’91
  • Christine Miller – Warmonger; 10″ (Backyard Movements) 2003 UK militant steppers
in the original 10 Reggae purchases of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Bim Sherman & the Voluntary – Keep You Dancing; Century (Century) ’84 UK ON U Sound

<Bim Sherman record worth $1250; 1 min 12 sec.>

  • Time Unlimited – Devil’s Angel; Devil’s Angel (Live Wire) ’84 JA
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago
  • Dennis Brown – Hallelujah; Wake Up (Natty Congo) ’85 JA
  • The Gladiators – You Can’t Say That I’m Lying; Show Down vol. 3 (Hitbound) ’84 NY
Vinyl going for $1250 on ebay

Set 6:

  • Chris Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Silver & Gold; Kings of Reggae (Keyman) ’80 Dutch jazz flute player w/ Word, Sound & Power

<Dutch flautist with Sly & Robbie + Peter Tosh; 44 sec.>

  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Walk Under Ladders (A & M) ’80 feat. Sly & Robbie
  • Pfaff Family Dog – Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown; Marijuana’s Great Hit Revisited (Re-Hash) ‘92 Dillard Hartford Dillard bluegrass/reggae herb tune
  • Chariot Riders – Sanford and Son; 12” (Crystal) ’79 cover of Quincy Jones TV theme
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Leroy Gibbs – Yodel Reggae; 12” (Echo) ’87 Sleng Teng riddim

“You’ve got Swiss Miss inna mi Jamaican rum”; 28 sec.

  • Prince Buster – Police Trim Rasta; Sister Big Stuff (Sunset) ‘72

<Reggae History Lesson: Police would shave Rastas in jail as a religious insult; 36 sec.>

  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005
Yodel-a-ee-hoo!Set 8: Mutant Dub

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Systemwide – Gilgamesh; Live de International Festival de Jazz (BSI) 2002 Mutant Dub Set

<The original Sumerian flood story; 80 sec.>

  • Abassi All Stars feat. Sis Sanae – Free jah Dub; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg) 2005 UK
  • Matty G – Sensimilla; Bay Area Dub Step vol. 3 (Full Melt) 2011 herbtune
  • Tena Stelin – I.D. Chip; 10” (Dub Corner) 2007 UK – conspiracy theory
  • Black Uhuru – Journey; Red (Mango) ’80 request
Sumerian hero Gilgamesh. So bad ass he kept a lion as a kitty

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 11, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) 3 Hours of Roots Dawtas!

Greetings,

It was Chinese leader Mao Zedong who said Women Hold Up Half the Sky. I was inspired by what I saw during the International Women’s Day celebrations and remembrances.

As many specialty shows I have done over the Years (Mutant Dub, Jah-loween, 4:20, Marley Tributes), I had never done a full on Women’s Reggae Special

I have been doing radio for almost 30 years. No one has really critiqued or analyzed how i program Smile Jamaica in decades. So I can get into ruts like anyone else.

Reggae music is a largely male, Rasta music form. I don’t play much romantic Reggae, which is where quite a bit of female Reggae fixates.

It was probably around Iraq War 2.0, if I remember correctly, I was slinging  Roots and got a phone call from a listener. Woman said to me, “I love Smile Jamaica but you don’t play very much women’s Reggae.”

I took that criticism to heart and ever since I try to juggle at least 1 female tune in my four song sets. And it certainly isn’t tokenism. It’s just methodically harvesting all my Dawtas out of my massive archives of CDs, LPs, 10″ and 12″ and 7″ 45s. Now I can rotate in the best Roots with Quality female artists.

What I call Roots Dawtas or Mutant Dubstresses.

Livicated to all the wives, mothers, dawtas, grandmothers, sisters, nieces, girlfriends and friends.

bless, robt

 

Annotated Playlist for Smile Jamaica: March 11, 2017 – Roots Dawta Showcase; 1min 10 sec.

Set 1:

  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; Nice Up Dancee (RAS) ’86 
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Racquel Jones – Road Block; Temple of I & I

<Smile Jamaica’s favorite album of 2017; 22 sec.>

  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz ’82 singjay
  • Althea & Donna – If You Don’t Love Jah;  Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line)
  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘85
  • Ganja Woman –  Light Up Your Spliff; Pro Canabis 4 (EFA) ’94 – 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Come on Mr. President, smoke the chronic, this time inhale it beats gin ‘n’ tonic; 18 sec.>

Thievery Corporation: female singjays and chanteuses

Set 2:

  • Afro Omega – All My Love; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 feat. Lady O – SLC group
  • Joy White – Tribulation; United Dreadlocks (Rhino UK) ‘75
  • Lovejoys – Chances Are; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ‘83
  • Senya – Children of the Ghetto; Cobra Style (Heartbeat ’76 Aston “Familyman” Barrett prod’n
Lady O of Salt Lake City’s Afro Omega. Mutant Dubstress

Set 3:

  • Hollie Cook – Milk and Honey; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 dawta of Sex Pistol drummer, Paul Cook
  • June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Someone Loves You Honey (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Charley Pride cover

<#1 all time of the Pacific Islander Reggae Charts; 13 sec.>

  • Ayo – Who; Ticket to the World (Universal) 2013 Germ.-Nigerian singer
  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’80 UK 2 Tone Ska
  • Joy Card – Black Girl; 12” (Wackies) ’82
Country singer Charley Pride – JC Lodge’s cover of Someone Loves You Honey, huge hit in the Islands

Set 4: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ set

  • Faith D’Aguilar – Reggae Pioneers; 7” (Gorgon) Marley tribute
  • Dawn and Christine – Free Marijuana; 7” (Thompson Sounds)
  • Carlene Davis – Ism Schism; 7” (Sonic)

<No isms or schisms; 12 sec.>

  • The I Three – He’s a Legend; 7” (Tuff Gong) ’86 Marley tribute

<Rita + Judy + Marcia = I Three; 10 sec.>

  • Merva Grey – Stop the War; 12” (Uhuru)
No socialism, capitalism, communism, racism, sexism = ism and schism

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Comin’ in From the Cold; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Jahwaukee, Jahsconsin, Bob cover
  • Sister Candy – Nation Connection; Laserbeam (World Enterprise) ’83 Brooklyn herbtune
  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK
Midwestern Folk Reggae inna Bob Marley stylee

Set 6:

  • Phyllis Dillon – Midnight Confessions; Midnight Confessions

<AM radio Reggae covers; 16 sec.>

  • 15 16 17 – Girls Imagination; Magic Touch (DEB) ’78 Smokey Robinson cover
  • Nora Dean – Barbwire; Monkey Business (Trojan) ‘69
  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 Bob Marley cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – Don’t Ever Leave; 12” (Sheba) ‘81
“Oh, Mama! He got barbwire in him underpants!”

Set 7: Rocking Sisters do Reggae

  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ’75

<Patti Smith on Smile Jamaica? WTF?>

  • Bananarama – Tell Tale Signs; Deep Sea Skiving (London) ’83 bonus
  • The Emotions – There’s More Questions Than Answers; Complete Stax/Volt Singles (Stax/Volt) ’74
  • Sinead O’Connor – Downpressor Man; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There Is Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 Peter Tosh cover
  • Vibal Smash feat. Queen Ekanem – Take a Load Off Dreadlocks; Fight For What You Believe In; 12” EP (Ecko); ’87 LA cover of The Band’s The Weight
Aka The Band’s The Weight

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses

  • Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 – Mutant Dubstresses
  • M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble; Matangi (Interscope) 2013
  • Morcheeba – Smal Town; Who Can You Trust (Indochina) ‘96
  • The Slits – Man Next Door; Live (Jungle) punk dub covers the Paragons
  • Dry & Heavy feat. Likkle Mai – New Creation; 12” (Green Tea) 2002 Jah-pon

Words of Wisdom:

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): March 4, 2017: Vinylicious Spring Cleaning!

Greetings,

Winter is when I usually spend the most time in my Ark-Ives. Organizing, sorting, reminiscing about how and where I bought these musical curios.

I had a couple days off and was really in a vinyl listening mood. After 30 years on the shelf, the vinyl still sounds criss  as the Rasta might say (aka crisp).

Doubt any of these are readily found on .mp3 and not many on CD. Gems and obscurities for surety!

bless, robt

No brittle 1’s and 0’s for I ‘n’ I

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 4, 2017: Vinylicious!; 37 sec.

Set 1:

  • Natural Roots – Children of Jah; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. – Vinyl is Vital Show
  • Jah Shaka – Zulu Chalice; Sensi Dub vol. 5 (Original) ’91 Dub Album of the Hour
  • The Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Best of (Nighthawk) ’81 St. Louis
  • Matumbi – Music in the Air; Seven Seals (Harvest) ’78 UK green vinyl
  • Mighty Diamonds – Stand Up to Your Judgement; Stand Up to Your Judgement (Hitbound) ’78 JA: Request
  • The Jay Tees – A Prayer to Jah; Pirates Choice (Studio One) ’81 JA female duo
  • Ras Shaka – Ganja Parrot; Melchizedek Vibes (Melchizedek) ’96 Florida herb tune
Do yourself a favor and educate your mind

Set 2: 4:20 Cannabis Set

  • Sugar Minott- International Herb; Jamming in the Street (Wackies) ’86 Bronx
  • The Melodians – Irie Feeling; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC
  • Prince Far I – Don’t Deal With Folly; Free From Sin (Trojan) ’79 UK

<Don’t deal with folly, smoke up the collie!>

  • Steel Pulse – Drug Squad; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwise + Confusion; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK female dub poet

<Binta: Arabic & Swahili for Dawta; 4 sec.>

Binta – Arabic or Swahili for Dawta

Set 3:

  • Reggae Regular – Tribute to the D.J. (Greensleeves) ’84 UK
  • Simple Simon – Judgement Time;  Bad Man (Kingdom) ’85 UK Eek a Mouse singjay
  • Oku Onuora  & AK7- Slum Dweller Declares + Dread Times; Pressure (Heartbeat)  ’84JA dub poet
  • Scientist – The Anti-Christ; Dub 911 (Nature Sounds) 2005 Dub Album of the Hour
Tribute to the D.J. – Thanks!

Set 4:

  • Leroy Sibbles – Rock and Come On; On Top (Micron)  ‘82 Can.
  • Riot Squad – Peacemaker; What the Hell is Going On (Riot Squad Inc) ’89 Margate FL
  • Tad’s Logic Dub Band  – Science; Chapter 1 Dub Mix (Tad’s) ’84 UK: Thomas Dolby inna rub a dub stylee; 13 sec.
Thomas Dolby in a Reggae Stylee
  • The Clash – Bankrobber/Robber Dub; Black Market Clash (Nu Disk) ’80 10” EP Mikey Dread prod’n

<$90 dollars Phoenix vinyl; $4 Randy’s Records bought 1986; 35 sec.>

Set 5: Roots Dawtas

  • Rasta Generation Band feat. Miss Mack – Cracking Up; Stand by Jah (Black Spade)  ’90 San Francisco
  • Blondie – The Tide Is High; Top Chrysalis 2 (Chrysalis) ’80 US Paragons cover
  • Sister Carol – None of Babylon Business; Liberation For Africa (Serious Gold) ’83 DC
  • Sis Nya – Zion I; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
New Waves Meets Rock Steady

Set 6:

  • Twinkle Brothers  – Let The Music Play; Burden Bearer (Twinkle) ’83
  • The Vision – Youth Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West. Germany Green vinyl
  • Willin Prophets – Pressure; Resurrection EP (1Up) ’87 LA
  • Ruffy & Tuffy – If The Third World War Is a Must; Climax (Black Star) ‘88 Finland

<War with Russia; 63 sec.>

  • Version Dread – Dub Specialist (Heartbeat/Studio One) 18 Dub shots from Studio One, Dub Album of the Hour; 16 sec.
youthman brothers – If the Third World War is a must Russia and American haffi bust. Prophecy!

Set  7:

  • Wayne Wade – What’s Going On; Poor and Humble (Live & Learn) ’82 DC
  • Tony Tuff – Follow Fashion; Sailing (Park Heights)

<Jamaican saying: Follow Fashion Monkey>

  • The Shakers – Emergency Call; Yankee Reggae (Elektra) ’76 Judy Mowatt covery by American band

<The Shakers – Rolling Stone’s worst Reggae LP ever released; 16>

  • Frankie Paul – Brothers; Strictly Reggae Music (Londisc) ’84 JA

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – King & Queen; King & Queen (Alpha & Omega) ’89 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Basement 5 – Work: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK – future members of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Skip McDonald – Roots Commandment; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK
  • Moody Boys – A.U.N.; Journey into Dubland (XL) ’90 UK
  • Martin Campbell – Everywhere I Walk; Rootsman the Real Thing (Chanel One UK) ’98 UK
  • Singers & Players feat. Brent Dowe – These Eyes; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’89 Melodians singer on the Guess Who
  • Creation Rebel – Starship Africa Part 1; An ON U Journey Through Time and Space; 10” (ON U Sound) 2015 picture sleeve

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 25, 2017: Spring Soon Come; Winter Soon End!

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Greetings,

The best thing about February? Only 28 days of Winter. Every Saturday it gets a little lighter later in the show. Soon come Spring weather and maximum daylight.

So until we can put our winter gear away, let’s run the bass for put a smile pon your face!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 25, 2017; 45 sec.

Set 1:

  • Lawrence H – Love Jah; Studio One Sales Conference (Studio One) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Herbie Mann & the Tommy McCook Band – Ob la Di, Ob la Da; Herbie Mann Reggae (Atlantic); ’74 Vinyl Dub Album of the Hour; New Orleans flutist
  • Bunny Wailer – Ram Dance; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ’92
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014: UK dubstress – dawta of Sex Pistol, Paul Cook
  • Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down the Pace; Night Nurse (Mango) ’82
  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Squire Jon – Are We Really Free; 10″ (Hi Try) 2006 UK cockney
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Cratedig gem from Albuquerque, Xmas 2016. Tommy McCook w/ jazz flautist

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’69 – nursery rhyme rare 7″

<Can’t blame the youths if you fill their head with nonsense; 12 sec.>

  • Bomb the Bass feat. Benjamin Zephaniah & Sinead O’Connor – Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 UK mutant dub; Empire = Vampire
  • Clinton Fearon – Goodness; Goodness (Kool Yu Foot) 2014 former bassie of the Gladiators
  • Cornell Campbell – Jah Jah Man; 10″ (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr.

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Set 3:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Racquel Jones – Letter to the Editor; Temple of I & I Sound (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers

<Exodus Riddim Shower; 45 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – So Much Things to Say; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1): original vox
  • I Roy – Commandment IX (So Much Things to Say); Ten Commandements (Virgin Front Line) ’80 yellow vinyl/pic sleeve riddim shower (2): deejay
  • Chalawa – So Much Things to Say Dub; Chalawa Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. vinyl; riddim shower (3) dub
  • Aston Familyman Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Family Man in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour – Wailers bassie
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Smile Jamaica’s #1 of 2017 – fighting the Musical Resistance to Isms and Schisms – Thievery Corporation

Set 4:

  • Inner Circle – Tenement Yard (live version); Best of (Island) Live at the Marquee, London March 1979

<charismatic successor to Bob died in car crash; 30 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now; Cool Runnings soundtrack (Work)  Johnny Nash cover; 28 sec.
  • Hopeton Lindo – Ghetto Tenement Yard; Dancehall (Metro) ’88
  • Joy & Trevor – Love at First Sight; 10″ (Hitbound)  ’81
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All killer, Jacob Miller – killed tragically in car accident

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Louise Bennett; Linstead Market; Sings Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’54: 10″ US vinyl

<oldest piece of vinyl in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives>

  • The Vision – Reality Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West Germ.; green vinyl
  • Little John – Unite; Unite (Vista Sounds) ’88 UK
  • Heptones – Should Have Known Better; One Step Ahead (Sonic) ’81 JA Beatles cover
  • Ben Wa – Break That Stone (Granite Mix); Docking Sequence vol. 1 (BSI) 2000 Portland mutant dub
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1954 10″: oldest wax in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Aswad  – It’s Not Our Wish; Showcase (Mango) ’81 extended mix
  • Judy Mowatt – Big Woman; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ’82
  • Don Carlos – Crucial Situation; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ’84

<Don Carlos Way, Tempe, AZ>

  • Dennis Brown – Black Liberation; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ’79
  • Revolutionaries – Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ’75 Dub Album of the Hour
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Cratedigging on Don Carlos Way

Set 7:

  • Peter Broggs – Jah Voice is Calling; Never Forget Jah (Nocturne) ’82 best (1) original
  • Peter Broggs – Jah Voice is Calling; Rejoice (RAS) ’97 (2) update
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Peter Broggs – the International Farmer

Set 8: Mutant Dub – UFOria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. – feat. female vox she fell in love with an Ancient Astronaut 
  • Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz – Star Shine; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 Laika Soviet space dog

<Laika the brave Soviet space pup>

  • Greetings – Lee Scratch Perry; Panic in Babylon; (Damp) 2004 Alien encounter
  • Rockers Hi F – Dick From Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’95 Aliens looking for weed fields
  • Soko – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was an Alien (Because) 2012 French female
  • Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate – Dr. Who; Journeys in Time and Space EP (ON U Sound) 2015 picture sleeve
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Laika the Soviet Space Dog