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Smile Jamaica 4:20 Election Report!

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9 down, 41 to go!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Smile Jamaica 420 Election Report: 1 min. 50 sec.

Greetings,

  • 2013 – 2 down, 48 to go!
  • 2015 – 4 down, 46 to go!
  • 2017 – 9 down, 41 to go?
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I want you to legalize Jah’s Wisdom Weed!

In the win column:

  1. Colorado (2013)
  2. Washington (2013)
  3. Alaska (2015)
  4. Oregon (2015)
  5. Washington DC (2015)

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From NORML’s election 2016

5 states have Legalize/Regulate on the ballot:

  1. California
  2. Nevada
  3. Arizona
  4. Massuchusetts
  5. Maine

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4 states have Medical Marijuana:

  1. Arkansa
  2. Florida
  3. Montana
  4. North Dakota
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My home state: Polling – 45 Yes, 51 No

3 States had their Marijuana Bills voided by State Courts:

  1. Michigan (Legalizaiton)
  2. Missouri  (Medical)
  3. Oklahoma (Medical)
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Michigan voters: screwed over

Recent Poll information:

  • Collie-fornya (Prop 64): Adult use of Marijuana Act: 52 Yes, 41 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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  • Jah-vada (Question 2) Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative: 53 Yes, 41 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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  • Jah-rizona (Prop 205) Arizona Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act: 50 Yes; 40 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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  • Jah-suchusetts (Question 4): The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act: 55 Yes, 40 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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  • Maine (Question 1): Marijuana Legalization Act: 53 Yes, 38 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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If I get to say, “9 down, 41 to go! on the Nov. 12 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive, I will celebrate with a 4:20 Hemp for Victory Special: 3 hours of 420!

Think good thoughts and despite our choice between Ebola and Bubonic Plague, we must end the prohibition on Jah’s Wisdom Weed!

Words of Wisdom

Selah, robt

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Is it Lesser of Two Evils? Or, Evil of Two Lessers?

Smile Jamaica’s Vinyl Extravaganza: Last Day of Jah-nuary!

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(Rated ‘R’ – for Roots!) Minimum wage shelver in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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Hotta fire inna Cold Winter. Smile Jamaica 25 Years!

  Greetings,

Last Day and Last Saturday of Jah-nuary. Let us celebrate with the Black Wax Attack

Another all Vinyl is V-Ital Experience out of the nearly 30 year Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive. Selah! Give Thanks!

Here are the High-Lights of the Black Wax Attack!

  • Starting out with a Cannabis Service Set. 4 down, 46 to go!

<Seven Leaf Relief>

  • Roots Dawtas
  • Disco Mix: 10″ and 12″ extended jams
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM ultra rarities from the Ark-Ives
  • Mutant Dub

<UFO Skywatching Soundtrack>

 Jah-nuary gives way to Jah-bruary: Bob Marley Month on Smile Jamaica!

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Jah-bruary is Bob Marley Month on Smile Jamaica

 

  • Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:
    • 90.9FM in Utah
    • Stream:  Tune In Radio
    • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
    • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-nuary 3, 2015: Mutant Dub New Year!

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The Mutants have taken over on Smile Jamaica: New Year’s Bass-gasm of Modern Dub: A-Zed

Greetings,

 <10th Annual: Mutant Dub New Year: 3 hours of A-Zed; 30 sec.>

Happy New Year! Let’s start it off with all dub and bass. Neo-Dub, Modern Dub, Mutant Dub.

Gonna give the Orthodox Roots stalwarts the week off to explore my fascination with the crossover dub sound: drum & bass, electronica, downtro, lounge, dubstep, militant steppers, techno, ambient, etc. etc.

I listen to Roots Reggae at home and Mutant Dub in my car. Knives to the treble!

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“Knives to the treble”…Joe Strummer, The Clash

Let’s see how it sounds stretched out to 3 hours instead of the usual last set on the weekly Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

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Mutant Dub Kingpins

Mutant Dub: Where Jamaican echo meets Modern Dance music’s wobble

bless, robt

<What is Mutant Dub? 14 sec.>

Set 1: A-F

  • Alpha & Omega – City of Dub; Dub Magic (Zion Gate) ‘99
  • UK trance dubbers w/ female vox
  • Burning Babylon – Dub Tragic; Garden of Dub (I-Tones) 2006 Jah-suchusetts; Dub Album of the Week
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK; mutant dubstress/lovers rock
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Immigration Dub (Groove Attack) 2007 Jah-stria; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; quotes The Doors “Out here on the perimeter,there are no stars  we is stoned immaculate”

<Jim Morrison Lyric; 30 sec.>

  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Sluggy Ranks – Speak to me + Breathe (In the Air); Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003; Pink Floyd cover with bong rip effects
  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; herbtune

<Mutant Dub Cannabliss: Smoking sensimena inna Mesopotamia; 14 sec.>

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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus. Seshat, Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom & Writing. Under the banner of the Seven Leaf

<Roll a lickle spliff, wif di papyrus>

 Set 2: G-J

  • Gorillaz feat. Earl 16 & U Brown – M1 A1; Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK

<Laika: Original Space Pioneer; 33 sec.>

  • Heavyweight Dub Champion feat. Lady K – Trouble; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009 Boulder, Collie-rado; old spiritual dubwize
  • I-Shen Sound – Deep in Deep Purple; King Size Dub (Hypoxia) ’95 Uk herb tune; 2 sec.
  • Jah Shaka – Giver of Life; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK

<Holy Trinity of Mutant Dub: Jah Shaka, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor; 25 sec.>

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Laika sacrificed her life so man could t ravel in space

 Set 3: K-L

  • Kenny Knots – Good Sensi; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2012; Horace Ferguson herb cover; Sleng Teng riddim
  • Little Axe – Long Way to Go; Hard Grind (Fat Possum)  2002 blues-dub; Skip McDonald of Tackhead side project
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You’ve got Blues in my Mutant Dub!

 Set 4: M-O

  • Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial; Free the Universe (Mad Decent) 2013 dubstep update on Johnny Osbourne classic
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – All a Dem a Do; The Signal (Different Drummer) 2003 Jah-stria
  • Overproof Sound System – Kunta Kinte; Nothing to Proove (Different Drummer) UK 2004; dub to Creole’s – Beware reggae riddim

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Set 5: Q-S

  • Pama International – Evening Time; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UK herbtune
  • Qaballah Steppers – Is This the End? Young Sand vs. Dub Gabe; Imaginatrix (Baraka Foundation) 2001 Middle Eastern dubjazz
  • Rockers Hi-Fi: Callacop – Deep Space Network; DJ-Kicks: The Black Album (!K7) ‘97
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – Get Away; Reincarnated (Berhane Sound System) 2013; Major Lazer prod’n
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You’ve got Hip Hop in my Dubstep

Set 6: T-W

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Pamela Bricker – Lebanese Blonde (French Version); CD Single (ESL); herb tune; Seven Leaf flavor

<Lebanese Blonde; 9 sec.>

  • Universe Crew – Stranger in the Pentagon; What’s Inside Your Afro (Green Tea) ’97 UK trip hop; UFO conspiracy theory
  • Vibronics feat. High Tone – Glowing Fire; The French Connection (Hammerbass) 2012 Fr.
  • Weeding Dub feat. Humble-I – Sound of Reality; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. Herbtune

<France’s war against the Seven Leaf; 23 sec.>

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You should see her sister Panama Red

<8 Track CD single: Most I ever paid for a piece of music on ebay; 15 sec.>

 Set 7: X-#

  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’79 UK; Dennis Bovell prod’n
  • Yabby You & Mad Professor – Blowing in the Wind; Yabby You Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel in Ariwa Studios (Ariwa) ’93 UK
  • Zion Train feat. Rob Smith – Boxes and Amps; Live as One (Remixed) (Universal Egg) 2009 UK
  • 2 Bad Card feat. Prince Far I – Chatty People; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ‘95
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Mutant Dub Godfather: Adrian Sherwood ON U Sound. Mixcloud link to Smile Jamaica Tribute

 Set 8: Wailers Family Tree Mutant Dub Rmx

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus (Kindred Spirit Dub Mix); Marley Soundtrack (Tuff Gong)  2012

<Marley Biography Review>

  • Peter Tosh feat. Ranking Joe – Legalize It (Dub Club Remix) + Dub Club Version; 10” (Delicious Vinyl); 2011 picture sleeve herb tune
  • Afro Omega – Musical Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC mutant dubbers w/ female vox
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Smile Jamaica Approved: All killer, no filler

Smile Jamaica Reggae Ark-Ives: Preview: Jah-nuary 3, 2015: 10th Annual Mutant Dub New Year! From A-Zed

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A Tradition Unlike All Others: Smile Jamaica Presents Mutant Dub New Year: A-Zed: 10th Annual

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

Greetings,

<Mutant Dub  New Year>

25 years of Smile Jamaica I have given you lots of traditions:

Weekly:

  • Dub Album of the Week: So the music never has to stop
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: halfway
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix: Heavyweight Extended Mixes on 10″ or 12″ Vinyl
  • Wailers Family Tree: Chronologically Playing Bob, Bunny & Peter’s solo works
  • Mutant Dub: last half hour

 Annual:

  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Show (closest Saturday to April 20); 20+ years
  • Jah-loween Monster Hash: (closest Saturday to Oct. 31); 20+ years
  • Mutant Dub New Year: First Sat. in January; 10 year

So that is whatI have in store for you today. Mutant Dub: The crossover sound I end each Ark-Ive stretched out of 3 hours.

Jamaican Drum & Bass + textures and echo from techno, dubstep, electronica, downtro and lounge = Mutant Dub.

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You’ve got Electronica in my Orthodox Jamaican Dub: Mutant Dub

A to Z High-lights

  • Q for Qaballah Steppers
  • X for X-O-Dus working with Dennis Bovell
  • Y: Yabby You meets Mad Professor
  • Zed (in the UK they say A to Zed; not A to Z): Zion Train
  • #: 2 Bad Card via ON U Sound

Herbtunes, UFOria/conspiracy, Vinyl, Marley & Tosh remixed, Roots Dawtas, Pink Floyd,

The Holy Trinity of Mutant Dub Innovators: Jah Shaka, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor

Bassgasmic Dubwize World Tour!

bless, robt

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Blasphemy

<Mutant Dub New Y ear>

Mashes up Nicely with Mutant Dub Christmas: Online Only Digital Dubplate Ark-Ive; 3 hours

<Mutant Dub Christmas>

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive (Stream + Tracklist); Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

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Hope every one had a Merry Christmas or whatever Sky Deity you give thanks & praise to

Greetings,

Jump straight to the Jah-cember 27, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives sends seasons greetings to the Sky Deity of your choosing; 8 sec.>

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Praise Anu! Smile Jamaica’s favorite sky god. Sumerians

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Snuck away for a combo birthday/Christmas/cratedig with my family. Jah-buqureque, New Jah-xico. Flu shot ahead of time. Feeling good when everyone else in the vicinity had the crud.

Fly back, Friday AM the day after Christmas. Decided why not end the year, last Ark-Ive of 2014, with an All Vinyl Black Wax Attack. Yes I! Selah!

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3 things that make Cabin Fever bearable: a roaring fire, burning a spliff, Irish coffee and the sound of vinyl pon your turntable

<Nyquil cocktail for 3 hours on air>

2 hour fog delay. Everyone cooped up on a non-moving tin can. Six in the Morning. Right there on the tarmac. Babies crying, everyone sniffling, coughing and wheezing.

Get back to the Ark-Ives, immediately start inoculating myself: Zicam for the Zinc; Nyquil just in case. Ate two oranges for the Vitamin C. Whatever…..

 <One extra present after Christmas. Can’t hear the cue speaker on where to drop de needle pon de record with a massive head cold; 35 sec.>

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All Vinyl Show. Had to crank the cue speaker to hear where to drop de needle pon di wax

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

 Smile Jamaica’s Lessons in Deejaying: Why They Call it the “One Drop”

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Similar to the Radio Board at KRCL. VU Meters on the top. Bump the red, don’t peg the red. Otherwise cipped signal feedback on the listener end. Speaker volume (cue, monitors, headphones) to the right. Higher the slider, the louder the gain (volume) over the air, if Track Button is lit, aka “hot”
  • Radio Studio setup 8 Tracks: 3 CDs, 2 Turntables, 1 Microphone, 1 Computer. Any sound on a “hot” track goes over the airwaves.
  • 1 CD for my Dub Album of the Week
  • If a deejay wants to sample a portion of a song without that song going onto the airwaves, he puts the Track into “cue” mode
  • The cue speaker is on a different, internal sound channel within the mixing board. Separate from the Tracks that go over the airwaves. The deejay hears those “live” Tracks  over the studio’s monitor speakers.
  • Had to turn the cue volume up to 11 to hear where to drop the needle on the vinyl, back-cue (reverse direction) on the Turntable till dead silence. This is where the next song starts on beat 1 – hot on the air. The One Drop!
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Eyes and Ears in synch when you drop di needle pon de record! Searching for the One-Drop

Here’s the nitty gritty on Smile Jamaica’s Year-End Vinyl Blowout! (Jah-cember 27, 2014; 1 min. 55 sec.)

  • Rarities/Vinyl Only classics out of the Ark-Ives
  • Roots Dawtas
  • Seven Leaf, 4 down, 46 to go.

<Smile Jah-pocrypha: Skilers want to be in their cars, heading home in time to hear the Smile Jamaica 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement>

  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix 12″ boomshots
  • Mutant Dub
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Smoke Shack. 4 down, 46 to go!

 Annotated Playlist (captions, photos, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons): Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014

3 HOURS OF VINYL

Set 1: 

  • Misty in Roots – Praises; Musi O Tunya (People Collective) ’85 UK
  • Ja Man All Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire); Dub Album of the Week
  • Dennis Brown – Concrete Castle King; Visions (Blue Moon) ’76 UK
  • Augustus Pablo – The Big Rip Off; Ital Dub (Trojan) ’74 UK dub to Inner Circle Forward Jah Jah Children
  • Ini Kamoze – Dreadlocks; 12” (Mogo Naba) ’82 JA
  • Melodians – Irie Feeling – Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Most Underrated Roots LP Nomination: Melodians – Irie Feeling; 29 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Jamaica; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK, boxing theme
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1983 Rock Steady reunion. Sleeper classic from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Black Wax wing

 Set 2: Roots Dawtas

  • Judy Mowatt – Mr. Dee Jay; Mr. Dee Jay (Ashandan) ’81 JA
  • Maxine Miller – How Many Times; Showcase (Wackies); ‘80 NY early Bob Marley doo wop lovers rock
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Tenement Yard (Winner) ’86 JA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; At Studio One (Studio One) JA

<Reggae History Lesson: Judy and Marcia, 2/3 of the I Threes; 17 sec.>

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Hey Mr. Deejay, play that song for me

Set 3:

  • Jackie Mittoo – Eleanor Rigby; Jackie Mittoo (United Artists) ’78 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; Beatles Hammond B 3 cover
  • Heptones – Soul Sister; Legends From Studio One (Trench Town) ’72 Allen Toussaint New Oreans soul cover
  • The Gaylads – Little Candle; Vision of Reggae (Tamoki Wambesi); Roy Cousins prod’n best of
  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; 12” (Island)  ’82 Roots Radics on the riddims
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Keyboard wizard minor key vibe on The Beatles classic.

 Set 4: Seven Leaf Herbal Vinyl Set

<Seven Leaf Set Livicated to Rockers International from WNMC, Traverse City, MI; Reggae Radio in town skiing; 45 sec.>

<Revelations 22:2 – The Healing of the Nations; 30 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Healing of the Nations; Reggae Greats (Mango) ’84 US: Seven Leaf Set: Revelations 22:2 “the leaves were used for medicine for the healing of the nations”

<Cannabis History Lesson: Jacob Miller; 24 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Sensimelea; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK
  • Pioneers – Feeling High; Greatest Hits (Trojan) ’76 UK
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Joe Gibbs) ‘ over Johnny Clarke – African Roots ’81 JA
  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie Weed (Greensleeves) ’84 UK

<Don’t go 55 inna 35 with 100 Weight of Collie Weed in your vehicle; 12 sec.>

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Read your Bible!

 Set 5:

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 Marley cover by ½ The Doors

<Smile Jamaica’s brush with Ray Manzarek, The Doors; 58 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; 12” (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell mix
  • Zema – Ride on; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, Collie-fornya; female singer

<Rare 7″ 45: Keith does Jimmy & Chuck; 12 sec.>

  • Keith Richards – The Harder They Come; 7” (Rolling Stones) ’78 Jimmy Cliff cover; 19 sec.
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There’s some Jimmy Cliff in there somewhere

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45

<Jamaican Jukebox: The Rarest Vinyl; 5 sec.>

<Black Sabbath on Smile Jamaica? Yes I!; 20 sec.>

  • Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; 7” (Peabody and Sherman); Seven Leaf mashup; 7” Set: Jamaican Jukebox

<Copy-wrong? 20 sec.>

  • Frankie Paul – Ites, Gold and Green; 7” (Jusic) 2001 JA
  • Leo Graham – Not Giving Up; 7” (Locks) ’75 JA
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ’75 JA
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Guess Who’s Coming for Sweet Leaf

 Set 7: 

  • I Roy – The Heathen (Commandment IV); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line); ‘ 80 yellow vinyl/picture sleeve cover of Marley’s Exodus album
  • Barbara Paige – Babylon Must Fall; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Francisco, Collie-fornya
  • Big Youth – When Revolution Come – Chi Chi Run (Prince Buster) ’72 JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Conqueror; 12” (Solomonic)  ’81 JA
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Yellow, vinyl, picture sleeve. Deejay covers Marley’s Exodus

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Heading to Glory; In Pursuit of Shashamane land (ON U Sound)  ’93 UK Mutant Dub

<Reggae History Lesson: Shashamane Land; 12 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – House Breaker (Rootical Rebuild); 12” EP (Reggae Archive Records) 2014 UK of 80s roots reggae rmx
  • King Kong – Free de Herb; 12” (Ink Alink)  2008 herbtune
  • Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman – Run Them Away; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK
  • Dubkasm Meets the Disciples – Gideon Armour; 12” (Sufferah’s Choice)  2006 UK
  • New Age Steppers – Foundation Steppers; 5 Dog Race (ON U Sound) ’83 UK
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Love this album

Smile Jamaica Playlist – Jah-cember 6, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist)

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“If you don’t legalize, you will be getting coal in your stocking” 4 down, 46 to go!

Jump to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 6, 2014

Annotated Playlist:

Set 1:

  • Horace Andy – Musical Episode; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK vinyl; Wackies prod’n
  • Dub Specialist – 17 Dub Shots From Studio One (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Week

<Studio One Dubwize; 21 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Natural Reggae Beat; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat) ’83 w/ Sly & Robbie
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja (Rootikal Deep Riddim Dubwise); 12” EP (Greensleeves); 4:20 Cannabis Service
  • Announcement; mutant dub version

<Cannabis Service Herbtune; 31 sec.>

  • Equators – Feelin’ High; Hot (Stiff) ’81 UK ska
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Feelin’ High. 4 down, 46 to go!

 Set 2:

  • Aswad – Invisible Sun; Roots Revival (Ark 21) ’99; Reggae cover of Police tune

<Police and Reggae; 34 sec.>

  • Aisha – One God, One Aim; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94 Mad Professor prod’n
  • Kenny Knots & Bush Chemists – Going Home (Conscious Sounds) 10” 2003 UK mutant dub
  • Capleton & Big Youth – Mark of the Beast (African Star) ‘97 niyabinghi ballad

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Set 3:

<Wailers Live at Leeds: 11/23/73; 40 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Duppy Conqueror; Live at Leeds 11/23/73; Burning Disk 2 (Tuff Gong)

<How Bunny and Peter left the Wailers; 88 sec.>

  • Phillip Frazer – Good Morning Mr. Officer; Blood of the Saint (Silver Kamel)
  • Johnny Clarke – One Love: Tribute to Bob Marley in a Dancehall (Rhino UK); Bunny Lee/Bob cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – Sweet Bitter Love; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79

 <From the Wailers to Bob Marley & the Wailers; 25 sec.>

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Leeds ’73. Bunny stayed home. England cold

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Hot Foot Head; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Joe Axumite – Troubled Land; Black World (Wackies) ‘79

<Axum – Ancient Ethiopia; 11 sec.>

  • Robbie Levi – War; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2010 mutant dub Bob Marley cover of Selassie UN speech
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Axum (Abyssinia/Ethiopia) – home of the Ark of the Covenant

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital!

<Strictly Black Wax, No digital for I ‘n’ I; 12 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Oh What Joy; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ‘ 80 UK; Vinyl is V-Ital Set
  • Bam Bam – Star Wars + Star Wars Dub; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 Los Jahngeles, Collie-fornya; female artist
  • Freddie McGregor – Leave Jah; Freddie McGregor (High Times) ’78 JA; Chinna Smith prod’n
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Smile Jamaica Holy Trinity: Black Wax, Roots Dawta, UFOria; 1987

 Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica (1978, 1984)

<Student Loans funded the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 13 sec.>

  • Keith Hudson – I Broke the Comb; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78; Best of Smile Jamaica set
  • Ini Kamoze – Hail Mi Idrin; Mini LP (Island) ’84 Sly & Robbie
  • Justin Hinds & the Dominos – Travel With Love; Travel With Love (Nighthawk)
  • Don Carlos – Gimme Gimme Your Love (Blue Moon) ‘84
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Desert Island Disc: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 1984

 Set 7: Peter Tosh harangue from the One Love Peace Concert

>Tosh’s harangue nearly got him killed; 20 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Speech + Funeral (Burial); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); One Love Peace Concert; 4/22/78; 12 minute harangue
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4/22/78. Kingston Jamaica; National Stadium

 Set 8: Mutant Dub Set

  • African Head Charge – Free Chant; Shrunken Head (ON U Sound) Best of
  • Joe Ariwa & the Trixsters – Swagga Dub; Dubstep Dub (Ariwa) 2011 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Come Down Moses; Tree of Life (A & O) ’96 UK trance dubbers w/ female vox
  • Dubphonic – Outland; Relight (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Abassi All Stars – Edutainment; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg) 2007 UK
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Fanatic) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya
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trance dub with female vox. Heavenly

Smile Jamaica Preview: Jah-vember 15, 2014: 25 Years of Roots Reggae Radio – Aluminum Coaster Stylee

 

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This album changed my life and led to 25+ years of Reggae Radio on Smile Jamaica

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

Greetings,

I invite you to listen to KRCL’s Radioactive tomorrow:

Sunday, Nov. 16; 6:00-6:30 Mtn Time. 90.9FM (local) KRCL.org (world wide + intergalactic).

Myself (KRCL vet since 1988); Brian Kelm blues savant since 1980 and Renee and Dawn, Drivetime Imposters, 2002-2008 talk about how we got involved at KRCL. Your station that rules the nation!

Radioactive was KRCL’s listener call in show that ran from 2003 Labor Day until summer 2012.

I did the very first hour long interview on Labor Day 2003. The show was born from the 3 hour call in we did on Smile Jamaica when the 2003 March Iraq Invasion went hot. No music. Just listeners calling in with their thoughts on the war and me talking about Middle East politics which I have two college degrees in.

I probably did 400 interviews. Nick Burns, who was there the nearly nine years the show aired, interviewed us on our history at KRCL. Nice.

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Radioactive Progressive Interviews. Sept. 2003 – July 2012. I did 400 of them: Howard Zinn, Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader

That Black Uhuru album above pretty much lit the fuse on nearly three decades of collecting, listening and promoting Roots Reggae and Mutant Dubwize.

25 years of Reggae Radio on Smile Jamaica.

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Since Jah-tober 1989: krcl.org 90.9FM SLC

So to celebrate that legacy I am going to try and recreate what my first Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive show might have sounded like: Jah-tober 1989.

i did this back in September with All Vinyl: Best of Smile Jamaica – 25 Years

Now I am going to do the same with those antique aluminum by-products things which can serve dubble duty as a drink coaster:

Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica: All CDs.

Rare that I don’t bust out any Black Wax, but today I’m going through what I was deep into, Roots and Dubwise, back in the mid 80s (Oct. 1986 is when I first touched down on Black Uhuru – Anthem) up until 1988 when I started early mornings on KRCL (3 o’Clock Roadblock) and then primetime Saturdays on Smile Jamaica: Jah-tober ’89.

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Dub Album of the Week: Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

So I spent the week jotting down tunes and artists that I would have really played in the first two years of being on air. Year 1: 3 o’Clock Roadblock, learning how to do radio. Then a little more than a year later doing Saturday Afternoons to a bigger and loyal Salt Lake Reggae audience on Smile Jamaica.

  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob (Uprising); Peter (Legalize It); Bunny (Blackheartman); Marcia – Naturally; Judy – Black Woman; Rita – One Draw
  • Heavy Roots: Spear, Culture, Israel Vibration
  • Seven Leaf: Rita, Max Romeo
  • 2 Tone Ska: The Selecter and The Beat
  • Deejays and Dub  Poets: LKJ, Mutabaruka, I Roy, Dillinger
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 

So I get 3 hours and that means about 33-35 songs. I pulled 50 and then put them in chronological order. (As a Librarian I have a database of my music.) “Year” is one of my data entry cells.

From the earliest (1967) Prince Buster to 1990 (African Head Charge). Tune in to see how it all sounds.

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Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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When Island released the entire Marley LP catalog on CD, I bought every one on the first day of release. Graywhale CD – SLC. Thanks to Ronnie Raygun’s student loan program.