Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 9, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Inversion Galore!

Salt Lake City. Some call it Inversion. I call it mutant pollution

Greetings,

Brutal. Absolutely brutal. The air in Utah since I got back from Holiday has been beyond atrocious. “Inversion”. Sounds so innocuous. How about death inducing pollution. Killer smog.  Climate change up front and center.

It got me too. I have lived in Salt Lake City since Fall of 1986. The winter pollution gets geometrically worse every year.

I work on the hill at the University of Utah. Driving on my way home (mea culpa!), I can’t believe that orange toxic shit is going into my lungs and a million others. I know several people who have had to go to the emergency room with triggered asthma.

For me, it’s a near bronchial hack and wheeze. (Coughed so hard I thought I broke a rib.) Add to that, my congestion doesn’t settle in my sinuses. But right between my ears.

I am mostly deaf until I clear it out. I was in search committee meetings this week and could not hear the candidates talk.

The Smile Jamaica hearing aid. Found at Bed, Bath and Beyond

And as a deejay that is not ideal either. Tough to find the queue point on the vinyl when I can hear/feel only low end bass.

This takes precision hearing to queue a record

So I was hoping that the heavy bass of Smile Jamaica blasting through KRCL’s monitor speakers would do what Mucinex could not. Blow out my ear tubes.  Acoustic levitation in a Irie meditation?

FAIL!

<Inversion vs. Bass; 27 sec.>

Green smoke nah work neither. FAIL!

<Green smoke vs. lung butter; 20 s ec.>

If you are homebound and can’t venture out into the toxic smog, Smile Jamaica works wonders against cabin fever.

Smog

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 2, 2017: Annotated Playlist

Set 1:

  • Prince Far I – Jah Will Provide; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Burn Pipe Dub; Sensi Dub (Revolver) ’81 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Steel Pulse – Sound System; Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra) Montego Bay, JA
  • 15 16 17 – The Weather; Magic Touch (DEB) ’78 UK 2 sisters/cousin’s ages
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – True Sons of Zion; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017
  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Relator Willard Harris – Christmas Is Yours, Christmas in Mine; 12” (RAPE) ’81 Soca Christmas
Soca Christmas

Set 2:

  • Wingless Angels – Rasta Army; Volume 1 (Mindless) ’96 Keith Richards, Justin Hinds & nyah drummers

<Keith Richards & the Wingless Angels; 35 sec.>

  • I Roy – Love Your Neighbour; Crisus Time (Virgin Front Line) ‘76
  • Afro Omega – Pick Up the Pieces; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC dub group w/ female vox
  • Dennis Brown & Welton Irie – Man Next Door + No Do It Pon Your Hungry Belly; 12” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’79 update of Paragons original
The Wingless Angels – Keith Richards’ other group

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86 

<Jerusalem – Shalom/Selaam Aleikum; 1 min. 26 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Chill Out; Chill Out (Mango) ‘82
  • Alpha & Omega – Rastafari; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Aswad – Three Babylon; Showcase (Mango) ’81 12” mix EP
  • Ronnie Davis – Jamming in Dub (Jamaican Sounds) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers  – The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow; Fy-ah, Fy-ah (JAD) ’68 Box
  • Sister Carol – Isis – 70 Sup’m Pieces of Bob;The Original Womb-man (Tuff Gong) ’99 Bob Marley tribute
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Healing in the Balmyard; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 UK
Isis the Egyptian goddess; not the terrorist scourge of Syraq

Set 5: Roots Dawta Vinyl

  • Jennifer Lara – Hands of the Lord; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 Xmas – Vinyl Roots Dawta set
  • Mighty Invaders feat. Ichelle Cole – Rasta Woman; Invasion! (Rave) ’83 Syracuse NY youth group
  • Mungo’s Hi-Fi feat. Soom – 31st First Century Song; 12” EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2013 Glasgow w/ female weedstepper
  • Sena & Familyman Barrett – Natural Woman +  Strictly Woman; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers) ’81 Brooklyn

Set 6:

  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 – original
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rejoice (RAS) ’99 – update
  • Aisha – Carnal Mind; True Roots (Ariwa) ‘84
  • Still Cool – To Be Poor is a Crime; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 UK
  • Keith Hudson – Image Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Jimmy Lindsay – Easy; 12 the Hardway (Tribesman) ’77 cover of the Commodores
  • Jenifah Gad – Oh Clap Your Hands; Reparation (Flag) 2000
  • Smashmouth feat. Chopper – Virgin Girl; Half Baked Soundtrack (MCA) ’98 cover of Eek a Mouse
  • Fishbone – Slick Nick You Devil You; It’s a Wonderful Life (Columbia) ’87 SoCal ska and funk

<Santa Claus – Ancient Alien>

Ancient Astronaut theory suggests….Santa Claus was an Alien. Rudolph with his red nose tracking beacon

Set 8: Mutant Dub 420

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Sensi Man; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2001 Brooklyn Seven Leave Mutant Dub Set
  • Bush Chemists – Good Sensi Dub 2; One Dub (Interchill) 2011 UK
  • Dubwiser – Sensi Drinka; Dub Action Captures Hammerbass (Hammerbass) 2001 Fr.
  • Charlie P and the Dubateers – Policeman; Hustle (Dubateers) 2011 UK
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Return from Planet Dub (Collision) 2009 Jah-stria
  • Audio Active – Wanna-Na + Dub; We are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon

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