WTF? Why is my new Soob ding, ding, dinging at me? I ‘n’ I don’t have time for this. Have to get to the last in-person Smile Jamaica at KRCL.
As usual, running late and lugged this massive crate (from whence the term cratedigging…) and huffed it onto the front car seat. Soob computer thought it was an unbelted child.
So, running out of time. I just pulled over and latched my “child” safely and motored over to North Temple and 1800 West in Salt Lake City.
What do you mean the last Smile Jamaica? Salt Lake City is awash in 4 story high rise condos/apartments. Over by the airport, when the Park ‘n’ Jet next door was sold to property developers, the station is stranded in the middle and was encouraged to find alternate digs.
Luckily we did find a good spot but it isn’t developed yet. So this show will be the last live Smile Jamaica for the summer while our new home is being constructed.
For I ‘n’ I, the classic KRCL location was over on 800 South/200 West. Back in the 80’s and 90’s when community radio didn’t have as many media competitors and had a true sense of connection between station volunteers, (who did all the programming), and listeners.
But I ‘n’ I liked the North Temple spot well enough. Just give me two turntables and a mic and I’ll do Smile Jamaica anywhere.
True story: When KRCL first announced at the end of the 90’s our new location, Dave Santivasi – long time host of Saturday Sage rock mornings – drove by the North Temple spot we are now vacating.
That location has always been full of night crawlers. Dave pulled in and was looking around. All of a sudden, his passenger door flew open and a lady of the evening jumped in. She assumed Dave was looking for a “date!”
So, while I ‘n’ I go back to Living Room Kinda Cloudy home built Smile Jamaica’s, like I did during The Covid last March-May, enjoy this Reggae vinyl bash blowout and some pics of The Temple of Sound being de-constructed.
It was real. It was fun. Sometimes it was real fun.
Forward ever, backwards never. Soon come to a new Temple of Sound!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 22, 2021 Playlist
- Zap Pow – Nice Nice Time; Trojan Story (Trojan) ’73 comp.
- Burning Spear/Black Disciples – Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 dub album of the hour
- Quasar – Knock on Wood; Fresh (LASN) ’88 soul cover
- Peter Culture – Simmer Down; Behold (Top Beat) 2000 UK 10 LP
- Casselberry – DuPree – Positive Vibration; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee, WI Marley cover
- Keith Hudson – Rasta Country; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78
- John Holt – Police in Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ’82 JA 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
- Vivian Jones – Give Jah Praise; Jah Works (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
- The Melodians – Too Young to Fall in Love; Sweet Sensation (Mango)
- Clive Natural – Down in Babylon; Shine the Light (Wamco) JA
- Johnny Osbourne – Smiling Faces; Johnny Osbourne (Lix) Undisputed Truth soul cover
- Marcia Aitken & Ranking Joe – Let Me Go Boy + Long Time Gal; 12” (Joe Gibbs) cover of Roy Shirley “Hold Them”
- Maxine Miller – How Many Times; Showcase (Wackies) ’80 Bronx: Bob Marley cover
- Papa Levi – Mi God Mi King; Trouble in Africa (Jah) ’85 UK speed rapper
- Charlie Chaplin – Jamaican Collie; Chaplin Chant (Tamoki Wambesi) ’82 UK; herbtune to Winston Jarrett herbtune
- Prince Al – Fly Away Home; 12” (Kaya) early 80’s Wailers Rastaman Chant
- Jah Shaka/Aswad – Addis Ababa; Jah Shaka Meets Aswad in Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’85 dub album of the hour
- Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus feat. Jazzboe Abubaka – Gabrail al Alma; Tribute to the Emperor (Trojan) ’76 UK
- The Willin’ Prophets – Reggae Music; Resurrection EP (1U) ’87 Los Angeles
- Sir Coxsone – Bower Dub; King of Dub Rock Part 2 (Tribesman) ’82 UIK
- 15 16 17 feat. Dennis Brown – Only Sixteen; 12” (DEB) ’78 UK two sisters and a cousin cover Sam Cooke
- Itals – Jah Glory; Calling Rastafari (Nighthawk) ’82 St. Louis, MO
- Inner Circle – I Shot the Sheriffi; Blame It on the Sun (Trojan) ’74 UK Wailers cover
- The Cimarons – Mull of Kintyre; Reggaeblity (PIckwick) ’81 UK Paul McCartney cover
- Althea Ranking – Just Rocking; 12” (Go Deh Jockey) ’81 JA
Set 6: Wailers Family Tree
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77 UK picture sleeve; Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
- Bunny Wailer – Boderation; 12” (Solomonic) ’83 JA
- Judy Mowatt – Mr. Dee-J; Mr. Dee-Jay (Ashandan) ’81 JA
- Peter Tosh – In My Song; 12” (Parlophone) ’87 Italy Picture sleeve
- Sly & the Revolutionaries/Bill Laswell – Dub Master Chapter One (Trojan) 2005 dub rmx/dub album of the hour
Set 7: 80th Birthday Bob Dylan Reggae Set
- Bob Dylan – Man Gave Names to All the Animals; Slow Train Coming (Colombia) ’78 –
- Bob Dylan – I and I; Infidels (Colombia) ‘81
- Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; At Budokan (Colombia) ’79 live in Japan
- Arthur Louis – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; This is Reggae Music vol. 2 (Island) ’74 US cover
- Sister Carol & Scion Success – Mandela’s Release; 12” (RAS) ’90 DC – over Bob’s I Shall Be Released
Set 8: Mutant Dub
- Alpha & Omega – Mankind See; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK female vox/trance dub
- Bim Sherman – Gold & Silver; Haunting Ground (RDL) ’86 UK
- Singers & Players feat. Prince Far I – Quante Jubila; War of Words (ON U Sound) ’81 UK
- Tena Stelin – Cosmic Session; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK UFO-ria