<Happy Birthday to the World’s First Hippie – Haile Selassie I> 68 sec.
- Ras Tafari Makonnen: The Head Creator
- Haile Selassie I: Power of the Trinity
<Power of Jah Trinity; 27 sec.>
- Negusa Negast: King of Kings; 30 sec.
- Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Elect of God, Ever Living God, Earth’s Rightful Ruler
<Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah; 13 sec.>
Without this little short man (Selassie was 5 foot 2) Reggae consists of love songs, novelty records and pop and soul covers. This is the heart of Smile Jamaica.
Rastafari gospel love songs to His Imperial Majesty from the Rastas. In Jamaican, when Nationalist hero Marcus Garvey was recruiting blacks to return to Africa, he prophesized: “Look to the east where a black king will be crowned. That will be the signal to load up the Black Star Liner (as opposed to the Titanic passenger liner White Star Line) to go back to Africa
<Garvey’s prophecy; 63 sec.>
From that moment the movement grew from the impoverished in Jamaica who wanted a black Jesus not a colonial white Jesus. Selassie was the reincarnation of Jahova (Jah).
He ruled in Ethiopia until the communists in the hinterlands took advantage of corrupt Selassie courtiers who refused to acknowledge famine in the provinces. Selassie was deposed and most likely murdered in the basement of his Imperial Palace in 1974.
<Selassie’s downfall; 30 sec.>
I call myself a Rasta enthusiast or empathizer and even a Sumerian Fundamentalist like myself, is powerfully moved by such beautiful musical devotion that we will hear on this Ark-Ive Podcast.
Haile Selassie – July 23, 1892.
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 21, 2018: Happy Birthday His Imperial Majesty; 95 sec.
- Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub a Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’86 UK – 3 hours for Haile Selassie – July 23, 1892
- Roots Radics/Bunny Wailer – Roots Raddics; Dub D’sco vol. 1 (Solomonic) ’77 JA vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
- Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Ethiopian National Anthem; Movements (Dynamic) ’78 JA vinyl; nyahbinghi style drumming
<National Anthem of Ethiopia; 23 sec.>
- Black Uhuru – I Love King Selassie; Tear It Up” Live (Mango) ’83
- Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can. vinyl 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
- African Princess – Jah Children Cry; 12″ (Jah Shaka) ’85 UK vinyl comp
- Keith Hudson – I Broke the Comb; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78
<The Old Testament Nazirite Vow and Dreadlocks; 84 sec.>
- Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 on McCartney/Jackson Girl is Mine
- Peter “Roots” Lewis – Jah Is My Salvation; Wicked Roots (Reggae Retro) 2000
- Hugh Mundell – That Little Short Man; 12″ (Rockers International) ’78; Selassie was 5 foot 2
- Jacob Miller – False Rasta; Don’t Give Up Your Culture (Moll-Selekta) ’77
<Beware the Follow Fashion Dread; 47 sec.>
- Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76
- Aswad – He Gave the Sun to Shine; New Chapter (CBS) ’81 UK
- Ranking Trevor – Give Thanks and Praise Unto Jah; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’78 UK to Heart & Soul
- Augustus Pablo – Chant to Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
- Cedric Myton & the Congos – Where He Leads; Face the Music (VP) ’81
- Burning Spear – Jah Is My Driver; Farover (Heartbeat) ’83
- Daweh Congo – Jah Is My Shepherd; Human Rights & Justice (Roots & Culture) 2000
- Hortense Ellis – Jah Mysterious Works; Women in Reggae (Shanachie) ’75 extended
Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital
- Leroy Smart – Jah Jah Forgive Them; Live Up Roots Children (Striker Lee) ’85 UK
- Clint Eastwood – Whip Them Jah Jah; Step It in a Zion (Third World) ’78 UK
- Michigan & Smily – Jah Ruled Over I; Step By Step (Hitbound) ’82 Brooklyn
- Jah Malla – Jah Love; Jah Malla (Modern) ’81 US – children of Reggae players in JA
<Jah Malla: songs of Reggae players: Val Douglas, Roland Alphanso, Ernest Ranglin, Sylvan Morris; 30 sec.>
- Zema – Selassie; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 So Cal female singer
Set 6: Wailers Family Tree
- Peter Tosh – Iziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised); Legalize It (Columbia) ’76
- Bunny Wailer – Rasta Dread (Natty Dread); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 tunes for Bob’s 50th Birthday
- Rita Marley – Good Morning Jah; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80
<Rita encounters Haile Selassie; 81 sec.>
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Conquering Lion; One Love Peace Concert: Kingston, JA 4/22/78
- Dub Specialist – Fire Coal Version; Version Dread (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’75 17 Dub Shots From Studio One
- Cymande – Rastafarian Folk Song; Cymande (Sequel) ’74 UK – World’s first hippie
- Aisha – One God, One Aim, One Destiny; True Roots (Ariwa) ’95
- Winston Jarrett – Selassie Is the Chapel; By the Rivers of Babylo (Shanachie) ’95 comp: cover of the Orioles Crying in the Chapel
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Selassie Is the Chapel; Rebel Box Set (JAD) ’66
- Alpha & Omega – Who Is the Ruler; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’89 UK vinyl trance dub
- Doctor Alimantado – Chant to Jah; Born For a Purpose (Greensleeves) ’75
- Johnny Osbourne – Jah Promise; Truths & Rights (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’80
- Misty in Roots – How Long Jah; Live at the Euro Countervision (Kaz) ’79
- Bim Sherman – Lamb of Judah; Bim Sherman Meets U Black and Horace Andy in a Rub a Dub Style (Original) ’79
- Wailing Souls – Jah Gives Us Life; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ’78
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