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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Digital Dubplate – Roots Reggae vs. Mutant Dubbers!

Something nice gonna happen to your ears!

Greetings,

Took a week off from Smile Jamaica for Memorial Day Weekend.  I am building a permanent home for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. So I spent 7 hours in my garage re-arranging vinyl for preparation for my big move in a couple weeks. Check it out!

Nearly 40 years of record collecting gotta fit in a Library 80 feet long and 10 feet wide.

I hope it all fits!

In the meantime, enjoy a Digital Dubplate of one half Orthodox Jamaican roots mashed up with Space Age Mutant Dub. I cooked this up in my Secret Dubratory.

You’ve got Roots Reggae inna mi New Age dub!

bless, robt

0-30 min.:

  • Aswad – Warrior Charge; Roots Rocking (Island) ’80 best of
  • Ganja Man – Light Up Your Spliff; Pro Cannabis IV (EFA) ’95 female mutant dub herbtune
  • Lazyboy TV – The Manual (Chapter 4); LazyboyTV (Universal) 2004 NY mutant dub herbtune
  • Culture – Garvey; Production Something (Heartbeat) ‘78

30-60 min.:

  • Dry & Heavy – Kick the Bong Around + Dub the Bong Around; One Punch (Green Tea) Jah-ponese Mutant dub herbtune w/ female vox
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Johnny Clarke – Crazy Baldhead; Authorized Rockers (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Bob Marley cover
  • Dub Gabriel feat. Karen Gibson Roc – Spirit Made Flesh; Anarchy & Alchemy (Destroy A/C) 2008 Brooklyn mutant w/ female dub poet
  • Jonah Dan & Bush Chemists – Guidance; Dubs From Zion Valley (JKPD) ’94 UK Mutant Dub
  • Coco Tea – Reggae Music; Settle Down (Cornerstone) ’8
  • Mungo’s Hi Fi feat. Soom T – Soundboy Police; Forward Ever (Scotch Bonnet) 2011 UK mutant dub w/ female vox
  • The Beat (aka the English Beat) – Doors to Your Heart 12” mix; CD Single (IRS) ’81 2 Tone ska 

60-90 min.

  • The Orb – Towers of Dub; U.F.Orb (Island) ’92 UK Mutant Dub
  • Rockers Hi Fi feat. Ella Fitzgerald – Sunshine of Your Love; Groove Corporation Presents Remixes from the Elephant House (Guidance) 2001 UK, cover of The Cream
  • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward 12” mix; Dancehall (Soul Jazz)  ’79
Ella Fitzgerald makes her debut on Smile Jamaica

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Cosmic Rocker & Zeb feat. Harmony – Dub; Babylon Is Ours (Echo Beach) 2003 US Mutant Dub
  • Dubblestandart feat. Ari Up – Island Girl (JStar rmx); Immigration Dub (Collision) 2013 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Justin Hinds – War Time + Dub; Know Jah Better (Nighthawk)  ‘90
  • Rockers Galore – Western Roots; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) 2010 Mutant Dub
  • Hepcat – Hooligans; Out of Nowhere (Moon Ska) ’95 LA Wailers ska cover
  • Zion Train – Good Day; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK Trance Dub w/ female vox

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr

  • See-I – Global Gangsters; Dinner of Herb EP (Exlle Music) 2003 DC Mutant Dub
  • Matumbi & I Roy– Points of View 12” mix; Empire Road (EMI) UK Best of
  • Dub Pistols feat. Kitten & the Hip; Worshipping the Dollar (Sunday Best) 2012 UK Mutant Dub w/ female vox
  • Martin Campbell – Badmen Control; Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) ‘81
  • Peter Tosh – Mystic Man (Long Version); Mystic Man (EMI America)  ‘79

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr

  • Samia Farah – Cool (Original); Samia Farah (Sony) ’99 French-Tunisian female
  • Suns of Arqa – Brujo Magic ; Arqaology (Arka Sound) ’92 UK Hindi/Arab Mutant Dubbers best of
  • UB40 – Buzz Feeling; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 UK herbtune
  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Thievery Corporation – In Pursuit; .38.45 EP (ESL) ’98 DC Mutant Dubbers
  • Major Lazer feat. Jah Dan – Cash Flow; Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do (Downtown) 2009 Dubstep
  • Wailing Souls – Riddim of Life; On the Rocks (Greensleeves)  ‘83
Let’s end this Digital Dubplate with the Riddim of Life

Smile Jamaica Preview (4-7 PM. Mtn. time) 90.9FM krcl.org: Green Smoke Black Wax 3 hr.!

<Smile Jamaica Treehouse of Horror Style: After 420 like after Halloween>

Greetings,

Since we survived the “near miss” Asteroid attack: 4.1 million miles is too close for comfort, we get to celebrate on Smile Jamaica with 3 hours of 420.

All black wax: 7″, 10″, 12″, Long Players.

The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives is under construction, so here is all my 420 black wax: Two 3 feet tupper ware bins, A box and a Record Bag of 7″ Jamaican Jukebox. Two bags of 12″ and 10″ disco jams and a patridge inna pear tree.!

But wait! There’s more. Stitched in between the seven Leaf vinyl is all my favorite move clips, soundbytes, bongrips and Jeff Sessions anti-MJ PSAs.

<Parents beware!>

He’s probably the biggest toker of ’em all

Smile Jamaica 420 Follies:

  1. Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017; 4-7 PM Mtn.
  2. KRCL 90.9FM in SLC
  3. krcl.org listen terrestrially and extraterrestrially
  4. Enjoy the matinee

bless, robt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-vember 12, 2016: 8 down, 42 to go!

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Make America Green again

Greetings,

First re-cap after the election. I have been voting since 1984 and I can’t imagine two worse choices for President than what we got this go round: A greedy, law flaunting incompetent who helped ruin the other states in the Middle East George W didn’t destroy  versus a human Cheeto reality host. Ick.

The only good that came out of this election was this Nation dubbled the number of States that can re-assert mankind’s 8000 year connection to Jah’s wisdom weed. Three other states (including my homeland – Montana) approved Medical Marijuana.

A greener America: Marijuana’s big statement in Election 2016

Legalized: Collie-fornya, Jah-vada, Jah-suchusetts, Maine. (Arizona failed)

Medical MJ: Jah-rkansas, Jah-rida, Jah-tana, North Jah-kota

Jah-chigan’s legalization bid was yanked by an activist judge.

20% of this Nation now have benefitted from cannabis now.

  • In 2013 – 2 down, 48 to go!
  • In 2015 – 4 down, 46 to go!
  • In 2017 – 8 down, 42 to go!
  • In 2019 – ???

Maybe Obama will use an Executive Order and just legalize it everywhere. Finally some “Hope” for “Change” as he is packing up and moving out of the White House.

bless, robt

<8 down, 42 to go! 67 sec.>

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Come on Prez? You smoked it. Your dawta got busted smoking. Since Hillary went down in flames, here is your last chance for a legacy! LEGALIZE IT EVERYWHERE

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist: Jah-vember 12, 2016

Set 1:

  • The Heptones & Jah Lion – Mr. President; Turn and Fire (Anachron) ’77 Neth. vinyl – Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark production
  • Jah Shaka – Zulu Chalice Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 5 (Original) ’91 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Roy C & the Honey Drippers – Impeach the President; 12” (Tuff City) ’73 soul groover on honey colored wax: 2016 Election Set
  • Carlene Davis – Ism Schism; 7” (Sonic) no capitalism, socialism, racism, communism
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Vote For we; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’83 UK dj duo
  • Papa Kojie & Blue Riddim – Nancy Reagan Re-election Remix; 12” (Ora International) ’85 LA
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Oops!

Set 2: 7 inch Jamaican Jukebox cannabis set

  • Peabody & Sherman – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; 7” (blank): Black Uhuru mashup Black Sabbath
  • Lincoln Grant – Marijuana; 7” (Big A)
  • Frankie Paul – Weed Without Seed; 7” (Techniques) Sinsemilla = weed without seed
  • Dawn & Christine – Free Marijuana; 7” (Thompson Sound) dawtas
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8 down, 42 to go!

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Here Comes the Judge; Honorary Citizen (Columbia) ’73 best of rare singles
  • Bunny Wailer – Dog War; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’90 – Toots Hibbert cover
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jamming + Version; Exodus (Deluxe Edition) ‘77

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Set 4:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Bass Culture; a capella live (LKJ) ’93 Belgium poetry reading
  • Yellowman – Sensimilla; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz)
  • Sinead O’Connor – Y Mas Gan; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla)
  • Ethiopians – Slave Call; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ‘77
  • Anthony Johnson – Let Go This One; 12” (Greensleeves) ‘81
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UK dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Matumbi – Man in Me; Best of Matumbi (Trojan) ’74 Bob Dylan cover

<Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan finally accepts his prize>

  • Wayne Wade in Down in Iran; Poor and Humble (Live & Learn) ’82 DC
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwise + Confusion; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK: female dub poet
  • Righteous Vibes – Them Don’t KNow Love; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) UK
  • Willin Prophets – Tribute to McCartney; Resurrection (1U) ’87 LA
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Bob Dylan – Nobel Prize toker

Set 6:

  • Tchiya Amet – Tsalogi Thankful; Rise Again Truth (Milky Way) ’99 female
  • Black Survivors – Trim Your Lamp; Nations of the World (Sword Lion) ’95 UK
  • Johnny Clarke – Every Knee Shall Bow; 10″ (Glimmer) ’78
  • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock; Downbeat the Ruler (Heartbeat/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7: Best of 27 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Burning Spear – He Prayed; Presenting (Studio One) ’73
  • Lacksley Castell – Black Sheep; Princess Lady (Negus Roots) ’83
  • Aisha – Hi-Tech; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88
  • Prince Lincoln Thompson – Natural Wild; Natural Wind (Orange Street) ’80 produced  by New Waver Joe Jackson

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Dawtas

  • Alpha & Omega – Respect to the Warrior; Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 Japanese best of from UK trance dub w/ female vox:
  • Dubblestandart feat. Noa More – Love Can Grow; Are you Experienced (Collision) 2006 Jah-stria
  • Samai Farah – Le Temps s’Immobilse; Samia Farah (Small) ’99 Fr.-Tunisian singer
  • Emperor’s New Clothes feat. Jenny Stancliffe – Tears Inside (Acid Jazz) ’95 UK
  • Jah Wobble feat. Natacha Atlas – Just a Prayer; Umbra Sumus (30 Hertz) ’98 UK

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Nov. 5 2016: Election Re-cap!

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Smile Jamaica News Service reports: “Ebola defeated Bubonic Plague in the 2016 Presidential Election”

Greetings,

I predicted this. President Donald J. Trump. 

I get together with some bredrins every Friday afternoon for bourbon and music sessions.

Of course politics are a common topic with my mates. My buddy Aquaboy, Sandroid turned Hillbot, was fairly cocky that the polls showed Hillary way ahead. Evan McMullin was gonna win Utah.

I would look over at my buddy Free-Mike and give him a cold stare and said, “When we meet next Friday, you will all be stunned.” Aquaboy would scoff. Who’s scoffing now?

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Or as Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan calls it: Snooze-weak

My main blog roll is the Libertarian site, Zerohedge. Run by Bulgarian hedgefunders who predicted the 2008 economic collapse and  theyrefuse to adhere to the usual corporate media consensus. They mercilessly mock the corporate media outlets.

Since I did political interviews, Radioactive 2003-2012, I am also a natural skeptic to corporate news:

  • CNN – The Clinton News Network
  • AP – Assimilated Presstitutes
  • NPR – Nationalist Propaganda Radio
  • MS-DNC
  • FUX News
  • Petroleum Bullshit Syndicate
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Michael Franti: Television…drug of the nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

I’m all the way Alt-Left. So from my deep political reading, I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose all the Midwest states but Illinois and Minnesota.

When I would run into my Liberal friends who would greet my skepticism with, “Nate Silver has Hillary Clinton a 98% likely winner.” I would scoff. The polls were oversampling Democrats who are a much smaller voting bloc since Obama came in.

4.5 million Obama voters became Indedendent. Huge mid term losses in 2010 and 2014 told me the Midwest had abandoned the Democratic Party over economic inequality.

When I would have these conversations with my Liberal friends, they would respond, “Why are you supporting Donald Trump?”.

I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose for these 5 reasons

  1. Obama Fatigue – record inequality under his 8 years had Americans looking for a change at the top. Just like Obama won in part b/c of Bush Fatigue after his 8 years. Should have sent at least one banker to jail.
  2. Obama voters would not be Hillary voters. Obama was young and black with a Muslim name. That candidacy resonated with blacks and Hispanics. Hillary is old and white. So minority vote turnout was way down. 137,000 fewer votes cast in Detroit and 129,000 fewer votes in Milwaukee cost her Michigan and Wisconsin
  3. Millennials wanted Bernie. In the same way they came out for Obama they were YUUGE for Bernie Sanders.  When he was aced out, they went back to their undervoting tendency.
  4. Servergate/Wikileaks/Weinergate. At the end her untrustwory numbers were worse than Trump’s. In an emotions vs facts election, that was devastating for turnout and securing independent votes.
  5. Obamacare notices went out in mid-Octboer. Average increase? 24%. Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare. Hillary wanted to “improve it.” She couldn’t come out for single payer, so  if you had your policy cancelled and the new cost doubled (as happened to a classmate of mine in Montana), advantage Trump.
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Poli Sci classes will be studying the DNC campaign of Hillary Clinton for decades to come. How not to run a campaign lessons

I was wrong on 3 states:

  1. New Hampshire (for Trump) – I forgot they tend to be more conservative than their New England neighbors
  2. Colorado (for Hillary) – I thought the rural and military areas would reject the Dems.
  3. Nevada – I thought it would be Vegas for Hillary. Reno and the rest for Trump

I had a better result than Nate Silver!

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So called polling savant, Nate Silver: 0 for 3 lately: British elections, BREXIT, Pres. Trump

I voted for Jill Stein. And I was wrong on her. I lost a bet (to my Hillbot buddy Aquaboy, in fact), that Jill would get 4%. Not even close! See you in 2020, Doctor Jill!

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bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Nov. 5, 2016 – Annotated playlist w/ photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons; 84 sec.

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Set 1:

  • Triston Palma – Reggae Music Taking Over; Touch Me, Take Me (Abraham) ’82 Can. Vinyl
  • The Agrovators – Kaya Dub; Kaya Dub (Justice) ’78 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Peter Tosh – Here Comes the Sun; Honorary Citizen: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’71 George Harrison/Beatles cover
  • UB40 – Reefer Madness; Signing Off (DEP/Sound) ’80 herbal instrumental
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. LKJ & the Dub Band – Miami Beach; Escape Artist (Columbia) ’81 feat. UK dub poet
  • King Kong – Legalize It; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK
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Dub album of the hour. Vinyl of course

Set 2:

  • Keith Richards – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Mindless/Republic) 2015: Gregory Isaacs cover
  • Gregory Isaacs & U Roy – Love Is Overdue; Love Is Overdue (Heartbeat) ’74 original
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Belly of de Beast; Belly of de Beast (Ariwa) UK mutant dub
  • Sister Nadia & Dubcreator – Deliver Us Jah; 10” (Asalah) 2006 Neth. Mutant dub
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Keith Richards does lovers rock

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years

  • Prince Buster – Chubby; Original Golden Oldies (Melodisc) ’67 nyahbinghi style
  • Sophia George – Runnings Well Dread; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Aswad – Hey Jah Children; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80: UK movie on Caribbean diaspora
  • Earl Sixteen Daley & the Rockers All Stars – The Rastaman; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 Augustus Pablo prod’n
  • Sly & Robbie & the Revolutionaries – Rizzla Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ‘76 Dub Album of the Hour
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Herbal dub of the hour

Set 4:

  • Sinead O’Connor – Throw Down Your Arms; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 w/ Sly & Robbie: Burning Spear cover
  • Judah Eskender Tafari – Jah Light; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001
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Sly & Robbie pon the riddims

Set 5: 4:20 Vinyl is Vital set

<5 on the ballot to legalize the Seven Leaf; 11 sec.>

  • Tenastelin – The Anunnaki; 7” (Mascot) 

<UFO’s in the Bible and Sumerian Anunnaki – those whom came from the sky; 49 sec.>

  • Systemwide – Epic of Gilgamesh; Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival (BSI) 2002
  • Lee Perry & the White Belly Rats – Greetings; Panic in Babylon (DAMP) 2004: greetings from outerspace
  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky’s the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ‘72
  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone.1 (Instinct) 2001 US more space chatter

<The story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu; 50 sec.>

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Sumerian demi-god Gilgamesh mourns the death of his bredrin Enkidu

Words of Wisdom:

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 Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): DEAD-icated: 3 Hours of Jah-loween!


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<Livicated? Not this week: DEAD-icated! 7 sec.>

If Mixcloud link is blanked out: Here is the 3 hour show as an embedded .mp3: 2 hr. 56 min.

 

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica loves Halloween or as I say: Jah-loween! For going on 20 years now I have played all treats no tricks the last Saturday in Jah-tober;

Because my job is a sound editor, I created some sound art: 81 soundbytes or Horror movie trailers that I edited in my home studio. One after each song.

Dracula, Blackula, War of the Worlds. Nuff Vincent Price: Michael Jackson and Dr. Phibes and even Alice Cooper. Halloween and X-Files soundtrack. Nuff Blaxploitation Village of the Damned.

I get a call from a listener when I stitched in the Vincent Price interlude from Alice Cooper’s “Black Widow”. Listener goes, “I called two shows on KRCL requesting  “Black Widow,” They didn’t play my request and then I heart it on Smile Jamaica.”

Boo-tiful

 curse, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 29, 2016 – Annotated Playlist – Jahloween: sets, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons, photos and captions; 37 sec.

Set 1:

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (RAS) ’87
  • Scientist – Dance of the Vampires; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81: Dub Album of the Hour
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ‘81 – don’t make out w/ your girlfriend in the boneyard! 20 sec.

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Set 2:

  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 roll a lickle spliff w/ di papyrus

<Smoke some Sensi-menia inna Mesopotamia; 12 sec.>

  • Easy Star All-Stars feat. Mikey General & Spragga Benz – Thriller; Thrillah! (Easy Star) 2012: Michael Jackson cover
  • GG All-Stars – Vampire Rock; 12” (Hit) ‘77

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Set 3:

  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X; Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88 Warren Zevon cover
  • The Hooters – All You Zombies; Nervous Night (Columbia) ’85: pop hit
  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life) ’84 Murder is a vampire

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Set 4:

  • Max Romeo – Hotel California; Something is Wrong (Mediacom) Eagles cover re: Anton Lavey’s Church of Satan; 26 sec.
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, Thank You (Kolcha Muzik) Jah-waiian artist

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Set 5: Vinyl is V-ital

  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdam; Eskapdade en France (Blue Moon) ’90 EP Fr.
  • Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Islands
  • Horace Andy – The Devil; Don’t Stop (Island in the Sun) ’85 NY
  • Amp-Ech – Living Dead + Version; Against Injustice (Amp-Ech); 4 sec.

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Set 6:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ‘81Chris Blackwell is a vampire sucking the blood of the sufferah’s; 54 sec.
  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetary Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • Willi Williams – The Dungeon; Messenger Man (Blood and Fire) ’80 about being in jail for herb
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.’ 12” (Greensleeves) ’81: duppies in the cemetery

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Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ Jah-loween

  • Ras Karbi – Babylon Gravestone; 7” (Rockstone) ’84: Jamaican Jukebox of 7” 45’s
  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; 7” (Mod) ’72 dj to Keble Drummond
  • Peter Tosh – Dracula; 7” (Intel Diplo) ’76 B-side to Vampire

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dubadelic – Devil Went Down to Forsyth County (Mad Dog Blues); 2000: a Bass Odyssey (WordSound) ’96 illbient
  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G-Sides (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 X-Files Theme
  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK w/ female vox
  • Tayo Meets Acd Rockers feat. Pupajim – Vampyaa; 12” (Scrub a Dub) 2010
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You; Best of (Mantra) 2005 Arabic version of Screaming Jay Hawkins tune

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Words of Wisdom:

If Mixcloud link is blanked out: Here is the 3 hour show as an embedded .mp3: 2 hr. 56 min.

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-tober 22, 2016: Jah-loween Soon Come!

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Halloween? No! JAH-loween!

<All Treats! No Tricks! – Smile Jamaica Loves Halloween>

Greeetings,

It’s Fall and winter is coming. So that means October is Jah-loween Season on Smile Jamaica. The ghouls , witches and vampires doing rub a dub in the boneyard.

Half the set is devoted to instead of the usual’s King’s Music. Now it’s the Devil’s turn. Scratch. As in Lee “Scratch” Perry. Half the show devoted to the Witching Season: Best of 27 Years (the early discoveries in ’89-90), vinyl, 7″ Jamaican Jukebox and the undead and of course MUTANT dub

Don’t get stoned on my tombstone!

bless, I mean curse, robt

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Set 1:

  • Lord Creator – Such Is Life; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) ’78 UK vinyl: Lee Perry/Black Ark prod’n
  • Chalawa – Exodus Dub; (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub Album of the Hour to Marley’s Exodus
  • Peter Broggs – Pick Up the Reggae; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • Lee Perry – Jungle Lion; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’73 instrumental
  • Dennis Bovell – Living in Babylon; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ‘80
  • Bushman – Backweh Vampire; 10” EP (Stingray) 2012 UK EP Jah-loween tune
  • Lovejoys – One Draw; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ’83 female duo on Rita Marley’s herbtune: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
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An A+ grade doesn’t do justice. Lee “Scratch” Perrry and his mythic Black Ark. Such is Life indeed

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Black Dignity; Honorary Citizens: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’69 rarity
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘79
  • Jennifer Gad – Babylon Must Fall; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Dennis Brown & the Observers – Live After You; 10” (Observer Gold) ’75 Niney prod’n

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Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years – Jah-loween Set; 11 sec.

  • Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’77: 
  • Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man; Blackheart Man (Mango) ‘76
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 UK
  • Devon Irons & Doctor Alimantado – Vampire; Open the Gate (Trojan) ‘76
  • King Tubby – I am the King vol. 3 (Sprint) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (DEP) ’80 about Margaret Thatcher in UK

<Margaret Thatcher = Madame Medusa = Maggrot Torture; 22 sec.>

<Neocon Margaret Thatcher – Middle finger from UB40; 37 sec>.

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The Iron Lady: Britain’s Margaret Thatcher. Showed that women could be Neoliberal/Neoconservative too

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl is Vital set

  • Inner Circle – Duppy or Gunman; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK:  duppy = J’can ghost
  • Clint Eastwood and General Saint – Talk About Run; Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) ’81 UK: update of calypso tune about making out w/ your girl in the boneyard
  • Cultural Roots – Devil-ites; Drift Away from Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 UK
  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Opa-Locka, FL
  • Chalice – Back Way Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK

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Set 6:

  • Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – United We Stand; Just My Imagination (Trojan) ’70 update of soul cover by Brotherhood of Man
  • Cocoa Tea – Weh di Drugs; Unforgettable (Roaring Lion) ’99 herbtune
  • Rastafarians – Rasta Theme; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Black Slate Meets Soul Syndicate – Wine Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 1 (Moodie) ‘78
  • Scientist – The Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox of Jah-loween

  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7” (Sir JJ) ’72
  • Ringo –Frankenstine; 7” (Greedy Puppy) ‘79
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Intel Diplo) about his beating by the cops
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7” (Crystal) ‘80
  • Twinkle Brothers – Devil Worshippers; 7” (Crystal) 2001
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Duppy Conqueror (Upsetter) ‘70

<Duppy = Jamaican Ghost; 19 sec.>

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I see the mark of the beast on their ugly faces

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 US
  • Tino – Loch Ness Monster Dub; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp.) 2002 US: breaks artist
  • Sinead O’Connor & Sly & Robbie – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 cover of Devon Irons tune played earlier
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Blood Suckers; Belly of the Beast (Ariwa) ’96 UK dub poet
  • Small Axe – Witchdoctor; Earthjuice vol. 1 (Waveform) ‘98

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