Happy New Year! 2018. Just got off the road. Two weeks with my family. First week in Albuquerque at my Sister’s place. Cratedigging in 50+ degree weather.
Caught up on some Reggae Revives and picked up reissues from favorite soul/funk labels Now and Then, VamiSoul and Soul Jazz.
Best score were two 60 CD Suitcases. That fetch $80+ on Amazon (when even listed.) Bought mine for $10 each
Then drove with my parents due West to Phoenix at their new retirement pad. Beautiful drive from Flagstaff south. 75 degrees all week.
My Dad has neuropathy and is still in pain from recent carpal tunnel surgery. While picking up our dog from the Doggy Hotel and that was right next to the Sun Valley Certification Clinic.
Set up an appointment to fill out a six page questionnaire of his pain history. Wait 2 weeks for his card, so I couldn’t go with him “shopping” for Seven Leaf products. Next year I’m taking my vape pen.
Got in some more cratedigging. Didn’t find much vinyl but picked up some delights at Zia Records.
Watched Green Bay sleep walk through a Detroit Lions loss. New Year’s Eve for my Mom’s 75th birthday and flew out at the butt crack of down on New Year’s Day to get back to Utah. Took my first Uber. Cheaper and quicker than a cab ride.
First priority: New roots for Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive listeners. 3 hours of my favorites Roots Reggae delights. Let us enjoy Nuff Roots as our collective New Year’s Resolution
Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate – Roots Reggae New Year 2018 Tracklist
- African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ‘90
- Yabby You – Judgment Time; One Love, One Heart; (Shanachie) ‘77
- Althea & Donna – Make a Truce; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
- UB40 – Earth Dies Screaming; More UB40 Music (DEP) ‘80
- Aswad – Back to Africa; BBC Sessions (Strange Fruit) UK live in the studio
- Pioneers – Pusher Man; Give and Take – Best of (Trojan) ‘78
- Akabu – Africans United; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female group
- Jolly Brothers – Dread Dreader; Conscious Man (Seven Leaves) ’77 Lee Perry/Black Ark prod’n
- Barrington Levy – Jah a Creator; Time Capsule (RAS) ‘83
- The Congos – At the Feast; Heart of the Congos (Blood & Fire) ’77 Lee Perry/Black Ark prod’n
- Bim Sherman – Gold & Silver; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ‘86
- Tapper Zukie – Message to Pork Eaters; Man Ah Warrior (Trojan) ’77 Patti Smith/Lenny Kaye prod’n
- Aisha – Guide and Protect; Roots Daughters (Ariwa) ‘88
- The Morwells feat. Bingy Bunny – In God We Trust; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’77
- Sheriff Lindo & the Hammer – Dub House of Horrors; Ten Dubs That Shook the World (Endless) ‘88 Australian dubwize
- Sonya Spence – Peace and Unity; In the Dark (Skynote) ‘78
- Black Uhuru – Youth of Eglington; Red (Mango) ‘81
- Prince Far I – Shake the Nation; Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3 (Pressure Sounds) ‘80
- Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; 15 Hits (Sonic) ’80 Jimmy Cliff cover
- Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly; Rocking Dolly (RAS) ‘83
- Prince Buster – Satta Massaganna; Sister Big Stuff (Sunspot) ’72 Abyssinians cover
90 min. – 2 hr.
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Turn Your Lights Down Low (rehearsal); Redemption (bootleg) ‘77
- Phyllis Dillon – Woman of the Ghetto; One Life to Live (Treasure Isle) ’72 Marlena Shaw soul cover
- Bunny Wailer – Put It On; Rule Dancehall (Shanachie) ’87 Wailers cover
- Peter Tosh – Oh Bumbo Klaat; Wanted Dread & Alive (Rolling Stone) ‘81
- Burning Spear – Farover; Faroever (Heartbeat) ‘82
- The Marvels – Rock Steady; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’71 female vox – Aretha Franklin cover
- Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) ’72 recorded in Jamaica
- Culture – This Train; Cumbolo (Heartbeat) ‘79
2-2 and 1/2 hr.
- Pablo Gad – What Makes a Natty Dread Cry; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘79
- Yellowman – Soldier Take Over; Crucial Reggae Driven By Sly & Robbie (Mango) ‘82
- Sister Nancy – Transport Connection; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ‘82
- Mutabaruka – Whey Mi Belond; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 JA dub poet
- Doctor Alimantado – Born For a Purpose; Born for a Purpose (Greensleeves) ‘81
- Musical Youth – Youth of Today; Youth of Today (MCA) ’82 youth group
- Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwise; Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK female dub poet
- Earl Zero – Home Sweet Home; Visions of Love (Epiphany) ‘80
2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.
- Mikey Dread – Saturday Night Style; African Anthem (Dread at the Controls) ‘79
- Love Joys – Wherever Jah Send Me; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’81 female duo
- Linton Kwesi Johnson – Inglan Is a Bitch; Bass Culture (Mango) ’80 UK dub poet
- Lion Youth – Rat a Cut Bottle; Don’t Call Us Immigrants (Pressure Sounds) ‘78
- George Faith – In the Midnight Hour/Ya Ya; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n; Wilson Pickett & Lee Dorsey covers
- Judy Mowatt – Rock Me; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ‘87
- Lacksley Castell – Righteous Stand; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ‘82