Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Podcast & Playlist): June 30, 2018 – 30 Years of Reggae Radio!

<Help me celebrate 30 years of Reggae Radio; 7 sec.>

Greetings,

After six weeks of Radio training, I ‘n’ I made my radio debut (most likely) July 2, 1988. KRCL 90.9FM was the station. 3 o’clock Roadblock was the show. Hot summer night I cruised down to the station located at 800 S. 200 W. in SLC and dropped the needle pon the record for the very first time.

Well stocked with tunes funded by the Student Loan Program….

<Special thanx to Ronald Wilson Reagan; 39 sec.>

Ronald Wilson Reagan – Rastas called him 666. But he gave me student loan cash to build the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

3-6 AM Sunday nights/Morning morning. Named after the Bob Marley tune, but I always led off with a Black Uhuru tune – the group that got me into Reggae. Hook, line and sinker.

<July 88 to Aug 89: 3 o’Clock Roadblock on KRCL; 24 sec.>

3 o’clock Roadblock from July 1988 to Aug. 1989 on KRCL

The first time I guest hosted Smile Jamaica, I was so nervous I couldn’t cue up a record!; 20 sec.

But I got the hang of it and after 30 years, (56% of my entire life). And spinning tunes on Saturdays is my favorite thing on earth to do. 23 sec.

So on today’s Ark-Ive let us celebrate that legacy with 40 tracks that I might have played that first Summer night at 3 in the morning to Night owls, insomniacs and graveyard shifters. Thank you for listening along the way

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – 30 Years of Reggae Radio Playlist: June 30, 2018; 96 sec.

The very first song of a 30 year Reggae Radio legacy. Selah!

Set 1:

  • Black Uhuru – Party Next Door; Anthem (Island) ’83: 30 years of Reggae Radio

❤ o’clock Roadblock used to start every show with Black Uhuru; 16 sec.>

  • Augustus Pablo – Roadblock; Ital Dub (Trojan) ’75 UK vinyl dub album of the hour – 3 O’clock Roadblock 1988-89
  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’86

<The best Reggae song of all time; 65 sec.>

  • Culture – Down in Jamaica; Cumbolo (Shanachie) ’79
  • Sister Carol – Black Cinderealla; Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ’84
  • Ethiopians – Well Red; Original Reggae Hit Sound (Trojan) early 70’s 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Don Carlos – Prophecy; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ’84
This LP made me a Reggae fanatic Fall 1986

Set 2:

  • Burning Spear – Distant Drums; People of the World (Blue Moon) ’88
  • Aswad – Bubbling; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK
  • Carol Kalphat & Clint Eastwood – African Land/African Melody; ON U Sounds Presents the Reggae Archives vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ’79 Hit Run 12″
Tower Records, Las Vegas

Set 3:

  • Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue; Killer on the Rampage (Ice) ’83
  • Pablo Moses – Dubbing Is a Must; A Song (Mango) ’80
  • Yellowman – Watch Your Words; Nobody Moves Nobody Gets Hurt (Shanachie) ’83
  • Sisters Jam – The People of This World; Rockers International (Greensleeves)
  • Scientist – Under Surveillance; Encounters Pac Man (Greensleeves) ’82 UK vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
1983 soundtrack to summer keggers in Fort Benton, Montana

Set 4:

  • Bad Brains – Rally Round Jah Throne; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC punk dub

<Bad Brains show nearly wrecked my hearing, 1989;  66 sec.>

  • Sister Nancy – Gwan a School; One Two (Techniques) ’72
  • Toots & the Maytals – Louie, Louie; Funky Kingston (Mango) ’73 Kingsmen cover
  • Mikey Dread – Break Down the Walls; World War III (Dread at the Controls) ’80
autographed by HR throat of Bad Brains

Set 5: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bunny Wailer – Dreamland; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76

<Dreamland; 46 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bunny cover
  • The Wailers – Rastaman Chant; Burnin’ (Tuff Gong) ’73 nyahbinghi
  • Peter Tosh – Brand New Second Hand; Legalize It (Columbia) ’76
Dreamland – a beautiful vision of heaven

Set 6: Black Ark

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Soul Man; Double Seven (Upsetter) ’73 Sam and Dave cover
  • Congos – Children Crying; Heart of the Congos (Blood & Fire) ’77
  • Aisha Morrison – Ethiopia; Stay Red (Esoldun)
  • Tell Me Something Good; Return of the Super Ape (Upsetter) ’78 cover of Rufus &  Chaka Khan
  • Sly & Robbie – Indiana Jones; Raiders of the Lost Dub (Mango)  ’81 US vinyl dub album of the hour
Sued for copyright infringement

Set 7:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Di Eagle an Di Bear; Making History (Mango) ’84 UK dub poet

<Trump vs. Putin 2018; Reagan vs. Breznev 1984; 54 sec.>

  • Sonya Spence – Leaving on a Jet Plane; In the Dark (Skynote) ’78 John Denver cover
  • The Jay Boys – African People; Babylon a Fall Down (Trojan) ’72 cover of Paul Revere & the Raiders – Indian Reservation
  • Ini Kamoze – General; Mini LP (Mango) ’84
  • Doctor Alimantado – Tribute to the Duke; Best Dressed Chicken in Town (Keynote) ’77 to Sitting in the Park
  • Freddie McGregor – Bobby Bobylon; Bobby Bobylon (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’79

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Guiding Star; Action Battlefield (Statik) ’81 female vox on Heptones; Mutant Dub 30 Years
  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK
  • The Slits – Heard it Through the Grapevine; Eastbound & Down Soundtrack (Fat Possum) UK punk dub females cover Marvin Gaye
  • Alpha & Omega – Africa/Ethiopia; Essential Dub (ROIR) 2007 comp: UK trance dub
  • Tackhead Sound System – Hard Left; Tackhead Tape Time (Nettwerk) ’87 UK
  • The Special AKA – Free Nelson Mandela; In the Studio (2 Tone) ’84 UK ska

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