Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 28, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): All Tricks, No Treats Jah-loween Special!

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica loves Halloween. Or Jah-loween as I call it. Plenty of Reggae songs dealing with the Undead. Tapping into the superstitious nature of many Reggae artists. I harvest about 2 cd suitcases, 1 bag of 7″ 45s and a crate full of vinyl devoted to….

Satan, Vampires, Ghosts & Duppies, Frankenstein, Zombies and other evil forces and black magicians..

In between, I stitched in a whole heap of Halloween movies trailers: Wolfman, Frankenstein and Young Franenstein, Nosferatu and many more.

So in the words of Lee “Scratch” Perry: Pick up your cross and follow me!

curse, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ’87
  • Yabby You – Anti-Christ; One Love One Heart (Shanachie) ‘75
  • Scientist – The Curse of the Mummy; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ‘81
  • Yellowman – Me Kill Barnie; Them a Mad Over Me (Hitbound) ’82 – soap opera Vampire Barnabas Collins
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA
  • Niney the Observer – The Ghost & the Duppy; Freaks (Heartbeat) ‘96

30-60 min.

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Sweet Sensation (Corner Stone) ‘84
  • The Reddies – Voodoo Woman; Cultivation (Thereddies.com) 2009 Jah-stin Texas
  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War in a Babylon (Mango) ‘76
  • Ghetto Priest – Dungeon; Vulture Culture (ON U Sound) 2003 UK cover of Singers & Players original
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Fr. EP Amsterdam; Eskapade En France (Unicorn) ’90

60-90 min

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Blood Sucker; Belly of the Beast (Ariwa) ’96 UK dub poet
  • Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am (Wackie’s) ‘85
  • Black Uhuru – Black Uhuru Anthem; Anthem (Mango) ’83 – hard not to be a dread in this Dawn of the Living Dead
  • Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, NH covers Willi Williams herb tune arrest
  • Lucky Dube – Dracula; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90 South African

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Intel Diplo) ’73
  • Larry Marshall – Duppyman Skank; 7” (Moodisc) ’96;to all the fallen Jamaican singers (Duppy = ghost)
  • Nerious Joseph – Ole Vampire; 7” (Rad’s) UK
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 herbal update of Boris Pickett song
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88 Warren Zevon cover (2 hr.)

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Hooters – All You Zombies; All You Zombies (CBS) ’85 Rockers do Reggae
  • Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman; Black Magic Woman (Trojan) ’72 Fleetwood Mac/Sanatana cover
  • Lone Ranger – Frankenstein; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA vinyl
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 making out in the graveyard
  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Mikey General & Spragga Benz – Thriller; Thrillah (Easy Star) 2012 Michael Jackson cover

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Femi Kuti – Vampires; Radio Retaliation (ESL) 2008
  • Gorillaz – Dracula; Gorillaz (Virgin) 2001 UK cartoon group
  • Death in Vegas – Aisha; Milk It (Concrete)  2005 UK about a serial killer
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You; Best of (Mantra) 2005 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover

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