Reggae History Lessons

Bob+Marley+Bob_Bible
So Bob Say: “Listen fe Smile Jamaica. Your college for musical knowledge!”

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica Presents Reggae History Lessons from Prof. Robert. PhD *in Reggae-ology.

*(Play Hard Dub)

Concepts with sound bytes from the Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives:

bless, robt

  • Dubplate – A special mix, of a Reggae song, often pressed on metal acetate, for a deejay or sound system that would be unique or different than the vinyl mix. Meant to praise a deejay or sound which would increase dancehall attendance or “brand” loyalty in a competitive deejay environment.  (4/26/14)

dubplate-

<Reggae History Lesson: “Dubplate”: 30 sec> 

  • Kif –  From the Arabic kayaf. “To make high”. The sticky trichomes that shake loose from buds and are pressed into bricks of hash in Morocco and North Africa. (From 4/19/2014: 420 Cannabis Service Show)
kief-jar
Jar of kif: “pour some sugar on yr Green Krispies”
kermit-is-a-goner-1
Punchline to a joke: “Kermit’s finger”

<Cannabis History Lesson “Kif”; 45 sec>

  • Lambsbread – Jamaican flavor of marijuana that gets its name from the fact that the fluffy buds on the stalk had the look of a soft lamb’s tail. Jamaican colloquial language: Lamb’s tail into “lamb’s breath” into Lambsbread. (4/19/2014: 420 Cannabis Service Show)
LambsBread
3 loaves of Lambsbread Collie makes you jolly!

<Cannabis History Lesson: “Lambsbread”; 21 sec>

  • Marley, Bob – Cut down in his prime.  Sept. 1980: I expound on the cruel irony that just as Bob had cemented his following in Europe and America. 100,00 fans in Milan, Jah-taly. Had travelled and played in Africa, Jah-pon, New Zealand, Jah-stralia, and was now embraced by black Americans coming out of the decadence of disco. He would have been as big a music star in the 80s as Madonna, U2, Springsteen, Michael Jackson and anyone else. But he was wracked with cancer that killed him May 11, 1981 (4/26/14)

9a7c4c57d9c1bc950bdb1bea1d76df03

<Reggae History Lesson: Bob Marley’s Tragic Timing; 40 sec.>

  • Sensimilla – From the Spanish “without seeds”. Buds without seeds have higher potency. The female plants are unfertilized and produce more THC to attract a male. Makes sensi to me! (From 4/19/2014: 420 Cannabis Service Show)
51TDX3SYVUL
“Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere! And separate the male from the female plants” – George Washington

<Cannabis History Lesson: “Sensimilla”; 5 sec>

<Smile Jamaica Sensi Symphony; 33 and 1/3 sec.>

 

 

2 thoughts on “Reggae History Lessons”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Smile Jamaica is hosted by Robert Nelson on 90.9 FM KRCL in Salt Lake City, Utah (Saturdays, 4-7 p.m. MT). Ark-ives available weekly here at the Smile Jamaica blog.

%d bloggers like this: