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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 21, 2017: Jah-loween Monster Mashdown!

Nuff Jah-loween today. So don’t get stoned on my tombstone

Greetings,

I sent a Tweet that captures my nearly 30 years spinning Reggae Radio: Smile Jamaica love Halloween or as I call it Jah-loween as much as April 20th.

So I give you a taste of what I’m featuring for three hours Saturday Jah-tober 28th: 4-7 PM Mtn.; KRCL.or or 90.9FM i Salt Lake City.

Ghouls, Vampires, Witches, Frankenstein and The Mummy, Ghosts and Duppies in between Horror movie trailers and spooky soundbites.

<Smile Jamaica’s Jah-loween Monster Bash>

In today’s podcast I give you a preview of Halloween: Monster Hash, UB40, The Specials. 7″ Jamaican Jukebox, Vinyl is Vital and 12″ Disco Mixes.

Mutant Dub and 4 of my favorites from my usual Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years set.

Boo-tiful!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 21, 2017: Annotated Playlist; 55 sec.

bless, I should say curse Bobbylon

Set 1:

  • Lion Youth – Easy Skanking; Love Comes and Goes (Virgo Stomach) ’81 UK clear vinyl
  • Hi-Tech Roots Dynamics – M.S.G. Dub; New York Dub (Top Beat) ’96 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Keith Hudson – Rasta Country; Greatest Hits (Sky High) ‘79
  • Althea & Donna – Jah Music; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Jah Lloyd – Natty Bid Goodbye; Good Old Days of the 70’s (Teams) ‘78
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 update of Boris Pickett; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Gladiators – Evil Doers; 12” (Virgin Front Line) ’77 UK

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) ’77 + 2017 Ziggy rmx

<Exodus 40; 50 sec.>

<Three Little Birds – 77 to 2017; 36 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Rock With Me; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 live in Detroit

<Oct. 19 – Peter Tosh birthday and the Black Monday Stock Market crash; 45 sec.>

  • Calman Scott – Devil in the City (Kingston Connexion) ’77 Fr.
Peter Tosh murdered Sept. 11; crashed the stock market on his birthday from the next world 6 weeks later

Set 3: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ Halloween

  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; 7” (Mod) ’72 over Keble Drummond’s “Dangerous”
  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7” (Sir JJ) ‘72
  • Freddie McGregor – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Soul Syndicate) ‘78
  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetary Robbery; 7”
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7” (Crystal) ‘80
  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up Dub; Wailers Dub (Tabou1) Dub Album of the Hour
Rare 45 from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 4:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Sleepy Wonder & Gunjan (female) – Warning Shots; Cosmic Game (ESL) 2005 DC dubbers
  • Afro Omega – Love Letter; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Black Slate – Mind Your Motion; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK
  • GG All Stars – Vampire Rock; 12” (GG Hit) ’78

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl 

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

<The Blackheart Man – even the lion fears him; 51 sec.>

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86
  • Willi Williams & the Armagideons – Dungeon; Messenger Man (Inland) ’80 Can.
  • Ras Karbi – Babylon Gravestone; Seven Seals (Rockstone) ’84 JA
  • Sly & Robbie – Gravestone Version; 7” (Rockstone) ‘84
Bought for the amazing cover even before I was a Reggae fanatic

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years – Halloween Stylee

<Don’t get stoned on my tombstone!; 22 sec.>

  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81
  • Black Uhuru – Satan Army Band; Black Sounds of Freedom (Greensleeves) ‘81
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police and Thieves (Mango) ‘77
  • King Tubby – Roots of Dub; Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour
Terrific bi racial New York soul rocker does reggae for Halloween

Set 7:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; More UB40 (DEP/Sound) ‘81
  • The Specials – Ghost Town; 12” (2 Tone) ’81 UK
A song about violence in the clubs. Livicated to the victims of the Mandalay Bay Shooting

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA

<The Mummy – roll a lickle spliff w/ di papyrus; 22 sec.>

  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G-Sides (Virgin) 2002 UK cartoon group
  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK w/ female vox
  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Vampire + Dub Down the Vampire; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub
  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 US – Duppy = Jamaican ghosts
Saturday: Jah-tober 28; 4-7 PM Mtn. Smile Jamica’s Jah-loween: KRCL 90.9 FM krcl.org

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-gust 12, 2017 – World War 3.0: The Ultimate Bad Hair Day!

<World War 3.0..; 16 sec..>

<…started by 2 guys with bad hair; 51 sec.>

Greetings,

Man am I exhausted by the divisiveness in this country and the world. Seems like we’re lurching to mass destruction through hatred and mean spiritedness. War is the first bag out of the club. Threats of war, sanctions, all negativity for surety.

What can we do? What comes first: Civil War in America or World War 3.0 in East Asia.

Reggae prophesied what happens  when nations result to wars and rumors of wars.

Wish I had something more encouraging to report. But I don’t. So let’s hope we can cool down the pace and get along in the rat race

Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them can stop the time

-Bob Marley : Redmeption Song

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: Jah-gust 12, 2017; 63 sec.

Set 1:

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Roots Rock Party; Showdown vol. 3 (Hitbound) ’84 JA vinyl
  • Dub Specialist – Hanging on the Wall; Dub Store Special (Studio One) ’74 JA vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Peter Tosh – No Nuclear War; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ’87

<Tosh’s murder – 1987; 26 sec.>

  • Hugh Mundell – Walk With Jah; King Jammy in Roots (Auralux) ’82

<Mundell’s murder 1983; 30 sec.>

  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; Retrospect (Grapevine) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Ask Ed – How people get busted for weed; 43 sec.>

Ed Rosenthal of High Times

3 Ways people get busted:

  1. carelessness
  2. family members/significant others turn you in during quarrels
  3. bad luck/wrong place at the wrong time
  • Naffi I – We Shall Not Want; 10” (Roots Injection) 2007 UK female militant steppers
Augustus Pablo protege murdered in 1983: Hugh Mundell

Set 2:

  • Collie Buddz – Tomorrow’s Another Day Collie Buddz (Columbia) 2007
  • Mike Brooks – Culture; Classical Anthology (Teem) ‘75
  • Aswad – Just a Little Herb; Rebel Souls (Mango) ’84 herbtune
  • Marcia Aitken & Trinity/I’m Still in Love + Three Piece Suit (Trojan) ‘77
Collie Buddz

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Black Uhuru (Virgin) ’80 

<Black Uhuru – adventures in cratedigging; 37 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Education; Farover (Heartbeat) ‘83
  • Aisha – Hi-Tech; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Mikey Dread – World War III; Beyond World War III (Heartbeat) ‘81
  • Ja-Man All-Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire/Ja-Man) Dub Album of the Hour
Bought my first CD’s for the Ark-Ives at Smokey’s Records; SLC

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Let Him Go; In I Father’s House (Solomonic) ’80 JA vinyl
  • Sammy Dread – Independent Dread; Jah Live! (Heartbeat City) ‘98
  • Charlie Chaplin – Chalice Contest; Old & New Testament (RAS) ’92 herbtune
  • Sister Beverley – Rasta Woman; 12” (RAMA) ’76 UK

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Fab 5 – Ooh?  Wa?; Jamaican Woman (Stage) ’87 JA 
  • Dillinger – I Thirst; Blackboard Jungle (Culture Press) ’84 UK tribute to soap opera vampire Barnabas Collins
  • Della Grant &The Twinkle Brothers – Jah, Jah I’m Calling You (Twinkle) ’91 Oakland, CA
  • Lone Ranger – Collie Weed Style; Love & Happiness (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK to Dawn & Christine herbtune
  • Ruffy & Tuffy – If the Third World War Is a Must; Cimax (Black Star) ’88 Finland, twins
If the Third World War is a Must!

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Guiltiness; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) ’77 original + 2017 Ziggy rmx

<Bob’s Exodus; 70 sec.>

 

  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) ’76 Rasta themed comp
  • The Selecter – Train to Skaville 12”; Celebrate the Bullet (Deluxe Edition) (Chrysalis) ‘80 2 Tone UK ska cover of the Ethiopians
  • Jah Shaka – Coronation Dub; Coronation Dub (Jah Shaka) ’89 Commandments of Dub ch. 9:Dub Album of the Hour
Train to Skaville

Set 7:

  • The Jay Boys – African People; Babylon a Fall Down (Trojan) ’72 update of Paul Revere and the Raiders’ Indian Reservation

<African People = Indian Reservation; 19 sec.>

  • Big Joe – World Wide Kaya; At the Control (Jackpot) ’78 herbtune of Ronnie Davis doing Bob Marley
  • Webcam Hi Fi feat. Naima – Jah Jah Love (Tube Dub) 2007 Fr. mutant dubstress
Reggae re-working as African People

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Thievery Corporation feat. David Byrne – Dance on Vaseline; Abductions and Reconstructions (ESL) ’99 rmx from Talking Heads 

<David Byrne debut on Smile Jamaica; 16 sec.>

  • Anjali – Space Lust in the Space Dust; Anjali (Wiija) 2000 UK Hindi-dubstress, UFOria
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Junior Kigwe – High Grade; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK herbtune
  • The Archives feat. Lenny Kurlou – Why Can’t We Live Together?; The Archives (ESL) 2012 – ½ Thievery Corp; covers Timmy Thomas soul
  • Dubsultan – Salmin Dub; Dub Sultan (Dub Sultan) 2012 Middle East dub out of Bozeman, MT!

<Mutant Middle East dub out of Bozeman, MT; 23 sec.>

Herbie Mann, Ella Fitzgerald and now…David Byrne on Smile Jamaica!

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 5, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist: Ella Fitzgerald does Clapton inna Rub a Dub Stylee!

Ella makes her Smile Jamaica debut. Singing The Cream classic. Eric Clapton shows up too this week!

Greetings,

Before we start: Happy Jamaican Independence Day – 55 years old

<Aug. 6, 1962 – Jamaican Independence Day; 21 sec.>

Before the crappy Digital Millennium Copyright ACT (DMCA)  I used to spin one half of an album midway on Smile Jamaica. Usually something rare that hadn’t been issued on CD (much less digital).

Before Orrin Hatch’s DMCA this is the sort of out of print album. I would spin one half of the vinyl. Rarity for surety!

Orrin Hatch put a stop to that.

  1. DMCA verboten: Can’t play more than 4 songs by the same artist
  2. DMCA verboten: Can’t play more than three songs in a row of any one album.

So I switched up a new tradition: Rockers do Reggae

I ‘n’ I am a music obsessive who listens to a lot more than Reggae. So I have 2 CD Suitcases and then some of Rock, Soul, Jazz, Punk artists doing (usually) one shot Reggae riffs.

Every once in a while someone pitches a bitch. Got a nasty email when playing UK angry rocker Graham Parker’s soul riff down rub a dub “More Questions than Answers”.

Another time I had a caller asking me when Smile Jamaica would be over because I played a Camper Van Beethoven ska tune!

But you gotta trust me. Reggae is universal. Not all of it is great, but some of it is right on.

With that in mind enjoy this week’s Ark-Ive and listen for:  Last week it was jazbo Herbie Mann. Get set this week – Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, Bad Brains, Judy (Mowatt)  does Jerry (Garcia). From Bad Brains to Bob Dylan.

Check it!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 5, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 90 sec.

Liberated from British colonial rule: Aug. 6, 1962

Set 1:

  • Brigadier Jerry – Jah Jah Move; Jamaica Jamaica (RAS) ’85 DC vinyl
  • Desmond & Joe – Bristol Rock; Dubbing in the U.K. (Starlight) UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 Boulder, Collie-radio live
  • Bad Brains – Leaving Babylon; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) ’83 DC punk-dubbers
  • Capital Letters – Rumours; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group

<Headline News? Roots Reggae vs. The CIA News Network; 13 sec.>

  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Forward Up; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 Germ. Female herbtune
  • John Holt – Police In Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ’81 siren mix: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Police Siren in your rearview? Johnny Law or Smile Jamaica? 32 sec.>

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – So Much Things to Say; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) ’77 original + 2017 Ziggy rmx

<Ziggy remixes Exodus 40 – 77 to 2017; 79 sec.>

<1977 to 2017: So Much Things to Say; 44 sec.>

  • Wailing Souls – Wild Wild Life; Cool Runnings Soundtrack (Chaos) ’93 Talking Heads cover
  • Christine Miller & Roots Hi-Tek – Trod Away Home (Roots Hi-Tek) 2005 UK militant steppers

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • The Selecter – Bombscare; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska

<Pauline Black & The Selecter; 2 wars to 7 in 8 years: Bombscare! 25 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Please Jah Jah; Prison Oval Rock (RAS) ‘84
  • Aswad – Hooked On You; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK
  • African Head Charge – Hold Some More; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’91 UK African/dub
  • Jack Ruby & the Black Disciples – Marcus Garvey Dub; Black Foundation in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Black Uhuru – Bull in the Pen; Anthem (Island) ’84 – US rmx

<Fence can’t hold 2 big bull inna the pen; 56 sec.>

  • Mungo’s Hi Fi feat. Top Cat & Soom T – Herbalist + Did You Know?; 12” (Scotch Bonnet)  2007 UK dubstep; herbtune + female vox

<Dubstep = the punk of the Reggae genre; 19 sec.>

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Bunny Wailer – Whirly Girly; In I Father’s House (Solomonic) ’80 JA
  • Akimbo – So Long Trouble;  So Long Trouble (Forward Sounds International) ’85 UK w/ female vox

<Adventures in Cratedigging; 40 sec.>

  • Horace Ferguson – Tranquilizer; Sensi Addict (Prince Jazzbo Music) ’87 JA herbtune
  • Desi Roots – Black Justice; Doing It Right (Hawkeye) ’80 UK
  • New Age Steppers – 5 Dog Race; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 UK Adrian Sherwood/mutant dub instrumental

Set 6:

  • Judy Mowatt – They Love Each Other; Fire on the Mountain 2 (Pow Wow) ’97 Jerry Garcia cover

<Reggae Dead Mashup>

  • Jimmy Lindsay – Easy; 12 the Hard Way (Tribesman) ’77 Commodores cover
  • Squire Jon – Are We Really Free?; 10” (Hi Try) 2006 UK spoken word
  • King Jammy Meets Dry and Heavy In the Jaws of the Tiger – Do Dub Up Your Fight (BSI) 2001 Jah-pon: Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae

  • Ella Fitzgerald – Sunshine of Your Love; Groove Corporation Presents Remixes From Elephant House 2 (Distant Drummer) 2001 covering The Cream rmx 
  • Eric Clapton – Willie and the Hand Jive; 461 Ocean Boulevard (Island) ‘75
  • Garland Jeffreys – Zoo; Garland Jeffreys (Collector’s Music) ’73 NYC rocker
  • Bob Dylan – Man Gave Names to All the Animals; Slow Train Running (Columbia) ‘79
Welcome to Smile Jamaica, Ella!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Pope; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Sicily: Mutant Dub Set
  • Allan Pillay – Demonic Forces; Wild Paarty Sounds vol. 1 (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ’81 UK
  • Tony Tuff – The Answer; Time Will Tell: Henry & Louis Meet Blue and Red (BSI) 2001 Portland, OR
  • Grace Jones – Hurricane + Dub; Hurricane (Wall of Sound) 2011

Wordcs of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 11, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Chunky Air/Inversion Galore!

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Inversion galore. Chunky air inna Salt Lake Gritty

<Smile Jamaica likes his air like his peanut butter: smooth nah chunky>

Greetings,

I think that rodent in Pennsylvania is road kill. Because ever since Ground Hog day happened, the weather has been much better in the Salt Lake Valley.

Praise Jah, I don’t have respiratory issues. But where I work has been devastated this winter. I have had meetings cancelled because colleagues and/or their kids were sick.

I live in the valley and work at the Univ. of Utah up on the hill. Looking down from on high you really see that awful smog that even has me hacking and wheezing.

So last Saturday it was great to bust out of the house around 10am and see something I hadn’t seen in a month: blue skies and clouds. The weather has been almost delightful since.

So let’s enjoy a mild Jah-bruary with Roots Reggae. Fiyah bun the Inversion Galore!

bless, robt

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Set 1:

  • Frankie Paul – Strictly Reggae Music; Strictly Reggae Music (Londisc) ’84 JA vinyl
  • Black Roots – Opportunity; In Session (Makasoud) ‘83
  • Etana – Stepping Out of Babylon; I Rise (VP) 2014 female cover of Marcia Griffiths
  • Trinity – I Have a Dream; Big Big Man (Esoldun) ’84 over Delroy Wilson
  • Rico & the Special A.K.A. – Jungle Beat; Checkered Past (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska w/ Jamaican trombone
  • Danny Red – A Little More High Grade (Sip a Cup) 2008 UK mutant dub 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Natural Roots – Concrete Tower Dub; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. vinyl, Dub Album of the Hour
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Original trombonist with 2 Tone 2nd wave ska

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Lion; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ‘71
  • Inner Circle – Mary, Mary; Best of (Island) ’79 herb tune
  • Nitty Gritty – Hog in a Me Minty; Dancehall (Metro)
  • Buume – Serious; 10” (Zimatime) 2006 UK mutant dub w/ female vox

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Set 3:

<Exodus riddim shower: vox to dj to dub>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natural Mystic; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77: riddim shower (1) vox
  • I Roy – Commandment IX (Natural Mystic); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK picture sleeve vinyl; (2) – dj
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Vinyl (3) – dub
  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84: Bob’s mom in tribute
  • Chris Hinze & Word, Sound and Power – Kings of Reggae (Keystone) ’83 Dutch flute player w/ Peter Tosh’s band
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Yellow vinyl picture sleeve. Rarity out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Dj to Exodus

Set 4:

  • John Brown’s Body – Plantation; Kings and Queens (Easy Star) 2014 NY
  • Systemwide – Ripe Up Version; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002 Portand mutant dub
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Hypocrites; Fy-ah, Fy-ah (JAD) request
  • Jah Thomas – Tribute to the Reggae King; 12” (Midnight Rock) ’81 to Bob Marley

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Mohamed I – Roll River Jordan Roll;  Man of God (I & I Sound) ’88 LA
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK – female dub poet
  • Lee Perry – Big Neck Police; Scratch on the Wire (Island) ’79 UK Black Ark comp
  • The Vision – Lingo Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West. Germany green vinyl
  • Matumbi – Guide Us; Seven Seals (Harvest)  ’78 UK green vinyl
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Falsetto singjay who sounds like Prince

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox of 45’s

  • Superman & Spiderman – Sensimilla Posse; 7” (Education)  2005 herbtune
  • Debra Keese – Travelling; 7” (Orchid) ’77 Black Ark
  • Asher & Trimble – Humble Yourself; 7” (Rockers International) ’79
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Theme From Shaft; 7” (Soul Jazz) Isaac Hayes cover
  • Jah Shaka – Coronation Dub; Commandments of Dub Chapter 9 (Jah Shaka) ’89 Dub Album of the Hour
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Reggae loves Isaac hayes

Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Burning Spear – Greetings; Farover (Heartbeat) ’83
  • Don Carlos – Night Rider (Living in Danger); Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Judy Mowatt – Think; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Black Uhuru – Plastic Smile; Black Uhuru (Virgin) ‘80
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“Don’t show I your teeth, your plastic smile nah work”

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Rockers Hi Fi – What a Life; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK: Mutant Dub set
  • The Slits – I Heard it Through the Grapevine; East bound & Down Soundtrack (HBO) female punk dubbers cover Marvin Gaye
  • Dubblestandart feat. Gudrun – Summer Rain; Are You Experienced? (Collision) 2006 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Ranking Joe & Jah Warrior – Solomon’s Weed; Solomon’s Dub; 3 the Roots Way (Jah Warrior) 2000 UK herbtune

<Cannabis grew on Solomon’s grave>

  • Natacha Atlas – Iskanderia; Diaspora (Nation) ’95 Belgian Jewish Arab singer
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Cannabis grew on Solomon’s grave

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 28, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Extraterrestrials vs. Trump!

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Jan. 20th, 2017 — day Trump was installed — UFO sighting from NASA’s video feed. None dare call it swamp gas! NASA panicked and cut the video feed. Do not scoff!

Greetings,

First week of President Trump. Baaah, don’t want to talk about it. 2016 Presidential Election: Ebola vs. Bubonic Plague. Gonna be a brutal four years. At least we have Reggae Music to remind us. Bobbylon Chants down Babylon!

Jamaican saying: Same thing for breakfast, same thing for tea:

Keith Poppin

What I find interesting? As a conspiracist, Trump’s election signaled the collapse of the Deep State: Neoliberal politics, irregardless of Political Party, enforced through Neocon Foreign Policy.

Bush gave us Afghanistan and Iraq 2.0. Obama wrecked Libya, Syria, Iraq 3.0, Yemen and Ukraine on his watch. How a Nobel Peace Prize winner got Cold War 2.0 off the ground with Russia is quite the feat of Deep State gymnastics!

Our first black President droned so many brown Middle Easterners that he literally ran out of bombs his last year in office! WTF?

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In 2008 I compared this guy to Bob Marley. But that was five wars ago

Joe Sixpack and Sally Housecoat basically went outside the duopoly of Republicrats vs. Democans. Shockwaves throughout the MIC/SIC and bankster class.

So if that rigid system is in tatters, there is no clandestine force to keep us in the dark about Extraterrestrials.

First we had the incredible footage captured by the Chilean Navy: 9 plus minutes of Infrared camera action on a UFO. No effing swamp gas, or ball lightning or bumbaclaat weather balloons.

Chilean Naval UFO incident

Just while we were processing that compelling visitation (other than Huff Post, mostly a news embargo on the story), now NASA captured video footage of another UFO “probe” (pun intended). 21 sec.

Smile Jamaica’s fave “fake news” site: RT – UFO stylee

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I call bullshit, NASA! Quit peddling fake news that Aliens aren’t real

What does any of this have to do with last week’s Ark-Ive of Smile Jamaica. Absolutely nothing!

But I am hoping for more encounters as the shit-stem (as Peter Tosh says) continues to crumble.  UFO sightings will lead to a full on Columbus style emergence to fill the political gap Trump’s howling Presidency has brought about.

Let us hope the Anunnaki (those who came from the sky) treat us better than Columbus did the Native Arawak and Caribs and Africans enslaved in the Middle Passage.

Not that we would deserve their mercy.

Forward ever backwards never!

bless, robt

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The Alien Greys give the Judas Kiss to banning immigrants, from the Middle East or Outer Space

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 28, 2017 – Annotated Playlist; 65 sec.

Set 1:

  • Augustus Pablo Meets the Upsetter – Vibrate On; Scratch On the Wire (Island) ’79 UK vinyl; Lee Perry comp.
  • Aggrovators (Attack) JA dub vinyl of the hour
  • Prince Lincoln – Smiling Faces; Natural Wild (Orange Street) ’80 produced by Joe Jackson
  • Sly & Robbie – Slipping into Darkness; Many Moods of Sly, Robbie & the Taxi Gang (Sonic)  ’82 Ramsey Lewis cover
  • Junior Delgado – Love Tickles Like Magic; Treasure Found (Incredible Music) ‘75
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; Crisis Time (Virgin Front Line) ’76; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement over Johnny Clarke’s African Roots
  • Senya – Rootsman; 10” (Impact!) ’75 female roots

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Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Dog Teeth; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’71 Jamaican single
  • The Selecter – Train to Skaville; Celebrate the Bullet (Captain Oi) ’80 Ethiopians cover, bonus single
  • Don Carlos – Satan Control Them; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Tommy Clark – Wicked Babylon; 10” (Tuff Scout)
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2 Tone ska update of The Ethiopians Rock Steady classic

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27+ Years

  • Bingy Bunny & the Morwells – Africa We Want to Go; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’81
  • Rita Marley – Love Iyah; Harambe (Shanachie) ‘82

<Harambe = Swahili for pull it together; 18 sec.>

  • I Kong – Ghetto Cry; Africa Calling (Rohit) ‘79
  • Max Edwards – Rockers Arena (Disco Mix) ‘82
  • Yabby You & the Prophets – Zambia; Dub It to the Top (Blood & Fire) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour
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Chinese-Jamaican Rasta. Son of Wailer producer Lesley Kong.

Set 4:

  • Ayo – Lonely; Gravity at Last (Wrasse) 2008 Germ.-Nigerian female singer
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Keep on Moving + Version; Exodus (Deluxe Edition) ’77 12”  Lee “Scratch” Perry mix; unreleased; 44 sec.

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Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Steel Pulse – Drug Squad; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK herbtune 
  • Jah-Malla – Ghetto Child; Alive & Well (Clappers) ’80 NY, sons of Jamaican musicians

<Kwame Nkrumah quote on women; 43 sec.>

  • Matumbi – Man in Me; Best of (Trojan) ’77 Bob Dylan cover; 16 sec.
  • Dub Funk Association – Good Mans Dub; Pendulum Dub (Tanty) ’95 UK mutant dub
  • Aisha – Don’t Tire;  Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK lovers rock dubstress

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Set 6:

  • Ben Harper – Burn one Down; Voodoo Child (bootleg) herbtune livicated to Bernie Sanders; 4/11/98 Bonn Germany

<Ben vs. Bernie>

  • Peter Broggs – Vank Out; Never Forget Jah (Nocturne) best of
  • Sophia George – Final Decision; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Mikey Dread – Chosen Few; World Tour (Dread at the Controls) 2000
  • Monty Alexander – Evening Time; A Tribute to Reggae’s Keyboard King: Jackie MIttoo (VP) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Al Campbell – Reggae Music; 22 Karat Solid Gold (Jet Star)
  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – No Hard Drugs; Movements (Funfundvierzig) ’95 Germ. Female
  • The Vibronics – The Return; 10” (Jah Tubby’s) 2005 militant steppers instrumental
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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Systemwide feat. Dr. Israel – People of the Book; Pure and Applied (BSI)  2002 Portland 
  • Rockers Hi-Fi – More and More (The Hidden Persuader); Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Dubblestandart feat. Gudrun – Senses of a Woman; Are you Experienced (Collision) 2006 Jah-stra w/ female vox
  • Tre Son Meets vx – Jen-ee-Rocka; CD Single (vx) 2005 Toronto
  • John Frum – Healing Dub; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3  (Jahtari) 2012 Germ.

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Words of Wisdom

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-cember 10, 2016: Santa is an Alien!

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Greetings,

Sad news to report. Astronaut John Glenn passed away. Smile Jamaica loves anything to do with Space Travel. John Glenn was a pioneer and I pay tribute to him with some UFO-ria. Those astronauts reported strange encounters with unknown entities while probing space.

When they reported back to Ground Zero at NASA, they were yelled at, “Get off the public comm channel!”

They exist. Do not scoff. Too bad we wasted trillions on war. All that money for space exploration we should at least be having deejays spin anti gravity dubwize on Mars.

Christmas came early for I ‘n’ I:. Ancient Aliens Season 9

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In the same way that Alt News (slandered as fake news by the Old Media farts) is a skeptical reaction to newspapers and cable news, The Astro-Theologists on Ancient Aliens are challenging what I have called Archaeo Imperialism.

These archaeological sites are thousands of years older – Egypt, Meso-America, Sumer –  than we are being told.

Tradtional archaeologists would scoff, “Primitive people didn’t have the tools nor the know how to build those incredibly precise temples, ziggurats and pyramids.”

That’s where the Ancient Aliens come in:

  • Noah in the Ark; nope: Ziusudra in a submarine;Utnapishtim in a tessaract space ship
  • Chariots of Fire – jet propulsion from a space ship
  • Burning Bush – ditto
  • Stairway to Heaven – Landing deck for a spaceship
  • Magic Carpet Ride – spaceship
  • Mohammed’s midnight journey from Jerusalem to Heaven on a flying horse? – Spaceship. 
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The mythical creature who took Mohammed from Jerusalem to Heaven. His name, Baraq, means lightning. Lightning or space propulsion?

AlI I read for my political enlightenment is “fake news”, I am a big believer in the Astro-Theology taught by Ancient Aliens. So here is my supposition.

Santa Claus and his reindeer? Nope. Alien in a space ship. Rudoph’s red nose? Tracking beacon

bless, robt

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Wasn’t a fat white guy driving a team of reindeer. Ridiculous. Do not scoff!

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 10, 2016

Set 1:

  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Chiristmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA vinyl
  • Aswad – Rainfall Sunshine; Rebel Souls (Mango) ‘84
  • Lorna Asher – Praise Him; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Martin Campbell – Babylon Come; Making Tracks (Channel One UK) ‘81
  • Black Slate – Sticks Man ’80; Amigo (bbr) ‘80
  • Dean Frazer – Sensimilia; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 to Hallelujah choir 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Johnny Clarke – Play Fool Get Wise; 10” (Glimmer)

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Set 2:

  • Zema – Check It Out; Stranger in the Gates (Melchizedek) ’97 SoCal female singer
  • Alpha & Omega feat. Gregory Isaacs – Bush Ganja; Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 trance dub herbtune
  • The Special A.K.A. – Guns of Navarone; Checkered Past (2 Tone) ’80 Live EP – 2 Tone ska cover Skatalites
  • Prince Alla – Youthman in the Ghetto; 10” (Archive)

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Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Leave My Business; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’71 Jamaican Singles: Wailers Family Tree set
  • Pato Banton – Hello Tosh; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Bunny Wailer – Conscious Lyrics; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’92 best of
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus (Long version) + 7” B Side version; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 deluxe edition
  • E.T. & Randy’s All Stars – Ordinary Version Chapter 3; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youthgroup herb tune
  • Lillian Allen – Reggae Riddim; Dread Poets Society (T’bwana Sounds) ’93 dub poet
  • Steve Reynolds – Good Vibes; 10” (Joint International) Keith Hudson prod’n

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Set 5: Christmas Vinyl is Vital

  • Barrington Levy – I Saw Mommy; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 JA:
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa Claus is Black + My Santa; African Christmas (Top Ranking) Miami
  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 US
  • Tennessee & the Silvertones – Little Drummer Boy; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA

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Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Christmas Time (Studio One) JA 
  • Pecker & the Wailers – Concrete Jungle; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon; Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years set
  • Sophia George – Rockers in the Rain; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Errol Dunkley & L. Moodie – Ethiopia for the Ethiopians; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodie) ‘74
  • Burning Spear – Invasion + Black Wa-Da-Da;  Marcus Garvey/Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ‘75

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Set 7:

  • Half Pint – One Big Ghetto; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz)
  • Sarah B Band – Come Along; Realign My Mind (Sarah B) 2011 SLC group
  • Judah Eskender Tafari – Rastafari Tell You; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2002 UK militant steppers update of roots original

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Set 8: UFO-ria – Livicated to John Glenn, astronaut

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night I fell in Love With an Ancient Astronaut; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox: UFO-ria set livicated to John Glenn
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (Orange Street) ’80 Joe Jackson prod’n
  • Tenastelin – UFO + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Transglobal Underground – Good Luck Mr. Gorsky; Psychic Karaoke (Nation) ’96 Asian dub, Soviet cosmonaut

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Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-gust 27, 2016 – Reggae University Back in Session!

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Greetings,

School is back in session. Summer a gwaan. Time for New Roots and opportunities. Soon the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter. All the folks travelling and doing outdoor activities that don’t always include radio. So listenership tends to go down in the summer and starts to bump in the fall.

Look forward to that in the months to come on Smile Jamaica while we put Summer in our rear view. That’s why if you’re travelling, on-demand Smile Jamaica is always there for your activity soundtrack

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 27, 2016

Set 1:

  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Build Up Your House; Revelation (Trojan) ’82 UK vinyl: nyahbinghi style
  • The Upsetters – Noah Sugar Pan; Upsetter Shop vol. 1 (Heartbeat) Black Ark Dub Album of the Hour
  • Michael Palmer – Have Faith in Jah; Wicked a Go Feel It (Trojan) ‘84
  • Judith – Such Is Life; Universal Roots – U.K. Reggae All Stars (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • Leroy Wallace – Far Beyond; Studio One Roots (Studio One/Soul Jazz) melodica
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 Specials 2 Tone ska spin off

<Peter & Bob – 2 farmers trying to earn a living>

  • Ras Daniel Ray – Princess; 10” (Education) 2006 UK

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Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Pound Get a Blow; Honorary Citizen (Columbia): ’68
  • Bunny Wailer – Liberation; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’88 best of
  • Rita Marley & the Wailers – Deh Pon Dem; Ska Bonanza (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica + Version; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’76: single + version for Smile Jamaica Peace Concert

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Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana; I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ’79
  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Wherever He Leads Me; Face the Music (VP) ‘81
  • Althea & Donna – Jah Rastafari; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78 female singjay duo
  • Wailing Souls – They Don’t Know Jah; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ‘82
  • Bill Laswell – Dub Massive vol. 1 (Trojan) Dub Album of the Hour: dub remixes of Reggae dubs

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Set 4:

  • Samia Farah – Rien ne Acquis; Samia Farah (SAM) 2008 Fr.-Tunisian singer
  • Heptones & Prince Lamont – Meaning of Life; Hits of the Past (J.B.) ‘77
  • Mike Brooks – Rhum (sic) Drinker; Classical Anthology (M-10) herbtune ‘78
  • Mad Professor & the Robotiks feat. Michael Walters – Jungle Vibrations; 10” (Ariwa) 2002 UK

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Burning Spear – African Teacher; Lovers and Rockers (EMI) ’79 UK
  • Al Campbell – Just a Close Talk With You; Rough Road (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK red vinyl
  • Hortense Ellis – Wooden Heart; Raver’s Rock Vol. 2 (Vista Sounds) ’84 UK
  • Jah Lloyd – Dispencer; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’78 UK

<Jah Lloyd – No needles for I ‘n’ I>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Full Experience – Disco Devil (Extended Mix); Turn and Fire (Anachron) ’77 Neth. Vinyl
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“Doctor! Don’t give I an injection, it will leave an infection.”

Set 6:

  • Ayo – What’s This All About; Gravity at Last (Polydor) 2008 Germ.-Nigerian female
  • Collie Buddz – Come Around; Collie Buddz (Columbia) 2007 herbtune
  • Pablo Moses – Under Your Spell; We Refuse (Priority) ‘90
  • Version feat. Carlton Livingston – Hotta Fire Burn; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr.

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Set 7:

  • Morgan Heritage – Unjust World; CD Single (MCA) ‘94
  • Aswad – Boom Boom Carnival; Roots Revival (Ark 21) ’99 Jamaicans rock steady cover
  • Junior Delgado – Jah Say; Tichen (Rhino UK) ‘90
  • Black Uhuru – Botanical Roots; Anthem (Island) ‘84
  • Israel Vibration/Soul Syndicate – Go Through Dub; Unconquered People Dub (Greensleeves) ‘79

<Black Uhuru – Anthem is the album that made me a Reggae fanatic>

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First Reggae Grammy winner – the album that lit the fuse for I ‘n’ I

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Graciella Rodriguez – Stop That Train; On U Sound 30 Years Anniversary (King Size Dub Special) (Echo Beach) 2011 Spanish take on Bim Sherman classic
  • Audio Active – Psychobuds; Bong (Birdman) 2000 Jah-pon herbtune
  • Joseph Cotton – Ali Baba; Pro Cannabis 4 (Dope Media) 2000 Germ. Herbtune on Ali Baba riddim
  • Soom T – Puff That Weed; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Germ./Scottish female weedstepper
  • Ben Jammin – Money Talks; Ambassah Rub a Dub Showcase Part 2 (Ambassah) 2006 UK
  • Badawi – Voices From the Sky; Soldier of Midian (ROIR) 2001 Jewish-mystic dub
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How do you say 4 down, 46 to go in Jah-ponese?