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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; July 5, 2014: 26th Anniversary of Reggae Radio! (Stream + Playlist)

Happy Anniversary to I ‘n’ I: 26 Years of Reggae Radio: July 4, 1988: 3 O’Clock Roadblock


Monday July 4, 1988 I unveiled a Graveyard hour Reggae, World and Ska show called 3 O’Clock Roadblock. Thus, I ‘n’ I (WE) celebrate together 26 years. Give Thanks!

Before I ‘n’ I move forward, let’s see how  last week’s Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive charted on Mixcloud: June 21, 2014

Yes I! Another Top Ten Black Wax result for 26 years of Love & Devotion at 33 and 1/3 or 45 REVOLUTIONS! per Minute

  • Vinyl: 6
  • Dub: 14
  • Reggae: 30

Forward ever, backwards never. Jump to July 5, 2014 Ark-Ive stream

I owe 26 years to Black Uhuru. Selah!

I moved to Utah to go to University Fall 1986. I had spent the previous 3 years in Bozeman, Jah-tana. Go Bobcats!

My last (and coldest) year at Montana State, I discovered their community/college radio station KGLT.

My musical tastes were sort of in limbo. I had just started subscribing to this new magazine, Spin. I was big into college rock: The Minutemen, (Double Nickels on the Dime,), The Replacements (Pleased to Meet Me) and Husker Du (New Day Rising).

When I wasn’t listening to the local radio, I was watching MTV when the station actually played music videos: The Cult, Big Audio Dynamite, Jesus and Mary Chain.

Before the Real World and all that junk, I watched this about two hours a night in the mid 80’s

I was alienated from most contemporary Rock (too many synth drums, Neil Young as a Republican), Hair Metal balladry (Perfect for the culturally bereft Reagan “Just Say No” era). The Clash fell apart.

And the only King of Pop for me is the King of Kings: The Negus; Negusa Negast; Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Elect of God, ever-living Jah. Earth’s Rightful Ruler

<Smile Jamaica Reggae History Lesson: Definition of Negus. 17 sec.>

Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia. Born July 23, 1892. From the line of King David. My brother, David: also born July 23. Baraka!

So when I got my Student Loan check from Uncle Ron, I had some easy cash for these new fangled things called the Compact Disk. Moving from 25,000 people in Bozeman to a couple hundred thousand in Salt Lake City gave me more musical choices.

I bought a little blues, I picked up some quality world music. Mostly in Salt Lake stores long gone: Smokey’s Records, Raspberry Records, The Mad Platter. The (real) Cosmic Aeroplane.

My first Reggae acquisitions: Jimmy Cliff Harder They Come soundtrack and Reggae Greats. Bob Marley’s whole catalog had just been reissued on CD for midline price. Bought them all. Sly and Robbie – Taxi Fare: The very first CD purchase. Steel Pulse – True Democracy. UB40 – Labour of Love

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: The first CD addition; Fall 1986; Smokey’s Records, Salt Lake City, Utah


As usual my timing sucked. When I was scouting Utah as a move, I dialed in to their excellent Indie station: KCGL. Listened to it every day all day when I relocated. Alas, about six weeks into Fall of 1986, it was bought out and converted to a religious station. WTF?

As Bob Marley said, “When one door closes, another will open.” A friend I had met in the dorms turned me on to Salt Lake’s Community station, KRCL.

That’s how I learned about Reggae Radio: from their Saturday Afternoon program, Smile Jamaica (then heard 1-4pm.)

My friend was a Jewish kid from Baltimore, computer programming major  who had a really great CD collection and the stereo setup to make it pop. The dorms at the University of Utah were glorified closets encased in brick. Excellent environment for sound ricochet.

I told my buddy Neal that I had been, sort of,  gravitating towards Reggae out of these compelling sub genres thanks to my radio consumption of Smile Jamaica.

He went to his book shelf and grabbed Black Uhuru’s Anthem off a rack. Popped it into his Nakamichi super duper CD player. Bose 901 speakers. Itched up the volume for a Friday night. And KABOOM!!!

Foundation album in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. This release took me from casual observer to Reggae and Dub fanatic on the first listen!

Sly & Robbie were in high demand during the midpoint of this decade of wretched excess wiring the groove of  synthesized drum & bass. Perfect for Roots Reggae. Dylan, Springsteen, Clapton and The Stones? Meh, not so much.

Michael Rose’s Afro Arab singing was right in line with my understanding of African vocalists like King Sunny, Youssou N’Dour and Fela Kuti.

Female singer Puma Jones’ a-syncopated harmonies clashed with Ducky Simpson’s growl foreshadowed my complete and never ending immersion in Reggae ever since. 28 years of collecting it. 26 years of promoting it on the extra terrestrial Radio waves.

Uhuru – Swahili for freedom. The late, great Puma Jones rockin’ the sexiest underarm hair since Patti Smith

Black Uhuru – Anthem. More than any of the 70s Roots or UB40’s pop groove.

This was protest music for me. Anthems for the underdogs. I had found something to synchronize my politics, too, as a life long anti-authoritarian Progressive who has voted Third Party since 1984 when I became old enough to vote.

Pretty much all my expendable income was and is going to Roots Reggae from Fall of 1986 till I join Jah’s Heavenly Choir.

“I see a Vision of Jah Rainbow in his Heavenly Abode”

I tell you how I got on KRCL with this Anniversary Preview Post. This Ark-Ive Stream Edition Podcast celebrates that legacy with All Vinyl.

Give thanks,

Hit the link above or below and feast your ears on these musical treats

  • Vinyl liberated from 112 degrees Las Vegas: Third World, Jimmy Riley, Josey Wales
  • Roots Dawtas. Hard hitting UK Dub poetesses
  • Seven Leaf and 420 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Seven Leaf Jah-sterity; 1 min 34 sec?>

Osterity: “Do as I say, not as I do”. Jah-sterity: Legalize It, I will advertise it”.
  • Mutant Dubwize to end the program. Black Wax stylee
  • Heavy Roots & Culture stretched out with Extended Mix dubjams

bless, robt

The Playlist:

  • Black Uhuru – What Is Life?; Anthem (Mango) ’84 US
  • The Scientist Meets Ted Sirota’s – Scientific Strut; Heavyweight Dub (Liberated Zone) 2013; Dub Album of the Week
  • Jimmy Riley – I Wish It Would Rain; Rydim Driven (Mango) ’81 US: Temptations soul cover
  • Misty in Roots – City Runnings; In Progess (People Unite) ’84 UK
  • Sister Netifa – Daughters of the Soil; Woman Determined (Aluta) ’88 UK female dub poet
  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ’83 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement***End of Set 1
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 3 different Vinyl mixes of the first Reggae Grammy Winner: US, UK, Jamaican
  • Third World – The Story’s Been Told; 12” (Island) ’79 German pressing
  • Mighty Diamonds – One Brother Short; Vital Selection (Virgin Front Line) ’81 UK best of
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK dub poet. Nanny national hero of Jamaica***End of Set 2
LKJ Production: UK female dub poet
  • Josey Wales – Who We Baby; 12” (Volcano) ‘83
  • The Selecter – Deep Water; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 2 Tone ska; Pauline Black vox
  • Niccodemus (sic) – Spar With Me; Dance Hall Style (Black Joy) ’82 UK***End of Set 3
2 Tone Brit Ska with Pauline Black on vox
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – Sing and Dance; Skycatcher (ROIR) 2013 Upstate Jah York
  • Sis Nya – Serious Time; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ‘87 UK female vox
  • Michael Palmer – Ghetto Living; Ghetto Living (Bebo’s Music) ’85 Wheaton, Maryland
  • Barrington Spence – Jah Jah Train; Speak 
Softly (Trojan ‘76 UK***End of Set 4
Jah Jah Train a comin’ Better get on board!
  • Sister Carol – Liberation For the African; Liberation For Africa (Serious Gold) ’83 NYC Sevenleaf Vinyl set
  • Lovindeer – Free the Marijuana; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA
  • Lion Youth – Natty Bring de Couchi; Love Comes & Goes (Virgo Stomach) ‘81 UK clear vinyl
  • The Heptones – Sensemenia Collie; One Step Ahead (Sonic) JA***End of Set 5
The Anunnaki will return to Earth when we Free the Weed!
  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Lbs. of Collie; 10” (Roots Injection) 2010 mutant dub herbal update of his classic 420
  • Capital Letters – Fire; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Junior Ross and the Spears – You Can’t Run; Babylon Fall (Stars) ’76 JA
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Jah-cago; blues label/reggae ***End of Set 6
Before CNN: The CIA News Network
  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Black Vibes; Revelation (Trojan) ’82 UK niyabinghi drums
  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Stormy Weather; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’82 UK Billie Holiday feat. Female vox
  • Singers and Players feat. Sister P. – Holy Scripture; Vacuum Pumping ’88 UK mutant dub set
  • Motion Detector – Dubtrain; 12” (LSF) 2002 US red vinyl
  • The Outsider – Rumours of War; The Outsider Meets the High-Tech Roots Dyanmics (Jah Works) ’93 UK melodica dubs
  • Zulu Warriors – Lion Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’93 UK
  • G.T. Moore – Herb of Africa; 12” (Jah Works) ’99 UK mutant dub herbtune
  • African Head Charge – Stebbeni’s Theme; My Life In a Hole in the Ground (ON U Sound) ’81 UK African lyrics/female vox
Looking good: Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine, Nevada (maybe), Oregon, Alaska, DC. Utah?





Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: June 21, 2014 (Stream + Playlist): Summertime Showcase

Dr. No – filmed in Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Thanks for listening and promoting these Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives podcast streams either here or on Mixcloud.

While you enjoy the sounds of cool roots going on 26 plus years, (debuted on KRCL 90.9FM July 2, 1988),  I get to boast up myself by tracking the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives progress on Mixcloud’s music charts. Let’s see how WE did the last last 2 weeks.

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 14, 2014 edition

  • Vinyl: 7
  • Reggae: 30
  • Dub: 17

Jump straight to the June 21, 2014 Ark-Ive stream

Here’s what I featured and you can check above (with the Playlist below)

I collected comic books, baseball  & football cards and 7″ 45s. I did not collect Neoliberal Trading cards

Snuck away last week for a cratedig – Library conference in Las Vegas. Hit 112 on the thermometer. 122 in my car. I found some rare Vinyl and worried it would cook from the shop to Circus Circus. So I blasted the Air Conditioner on High (pun intended) straight onto the black wax:

Smile Jamaica loves Record Store Day

Jimmy Riley, Third World 12″s, Josey Wales Jamaican deejay 12″. Record store day pic sleeve 45s by Mazzy Star and Ronnie Spector and the E Street Band; when the Two Sevens Clashed (1977)

1977: A great year for music when the Two Sevens Clashed

I thought I could take this edited Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive on the road and upload to Mixcloud off of my iPad.

You know what they say about assumptions. Mixcloud doesn’t allow you to upload via iPad. They suggested Traktor DJ. Downloaded that App but due to my steep learning curve, I couldn’t get it to sync the file to then upload. Grrrr.

Disco is not a 4 letter word on Smile Jamaica: Record City, Vegas in 112 degree heat

So, home sweet home:

Jimmy Riley - 1981 - Rydim Driven B
Vinyl is Vital: Zia’s Records, Los Vegas: $9.99. Celebrating 26 years on KRCL this Saturday: All Vinyl 3 hours! July 2, 1988 3 0’Clock Roadblock; 3-6 AM. Monday graveyard

So how does a deejay, such as myself, – who has been doing the same thing, every Saturday, same time, same channel, same show for 25 plus years keep from getting bored? Or boring? Rinse and Repeat.

Since I only deejay Smile Jamaica once every Saturday, I pack the most into my time. 3 hours: All Killer, No Filler!

7 0’clock comes. I pack up, go home and start loading up tunes for next week. Brilliant. I volunteer my time. Never taken one dime for doing Smile Jamaica. Ever and ever. Amen! Selah!

No paycheck makes it a “labour of love” (pun intended) for I!

UB40 - Labour Of Love (1983)
26 Years as a Deejay on KRCL: Never been paid a dime. When you give $60 for a T shirt at Radiothon, $60 goes to the station, none for me. Give Thanx!

I actively listen to music between 4-6 hours a day. More when baseball season ends and my beloved Giants take the winter off.

A lot of that listening are disks that I harvest to my iPod. I pull the best songs and slot them into playlists by themes. When I get enough in a iTunes playlist to feature on Smile Jamaica, I know right where to go.

Lo-fi, no computers for I ‘n’ I. I don’t play digital. Itunes is for my mobile listening through earbuds. On Smile Jamaica, unless it is a request from my digital Library, it’s going to be either a CD, Vinyl or Vinyl single.

As a Librarian, this is how my profession works. Organizing information into categories. Once I get my playlists in a searchable format, I can easily track down the physical object within the massive Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

So I had enough to do a set devoted to Neoliberal hit man James Bond.

James Bond Sheet Music

I played the ska cover theme version by Studio One sax stalwart Roland Alphonso; Roland again alongside Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya Third Wave ska group Jump With Joey. I ended the set with The Specials 2 Tone Brit Ska livication, name checking  of all the James Bond movies

Forward ever backwards never. Fifteen minutes into mo’ Roots, I get a phone call. A listener on his way from Nebraska to UC Davis was channel surfing through the valley and came upon Smile Jamaica at 90.9FM.

The dude was ecstatic that he could catch some classic ska after a thousand miles of talk radio, NPR and commercial radio. Not to mention static radio in remote areas. He asked if Smile Jamaica was an all Reggae Radio station.  I said, “I wish”, but told him that he had 90 more minutes of it heading West on I 80 losing the signal around Wendover.

He checked off and promised to ketch the streams here on the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive page. Made another friend on the Reggae radio airwaves.

And THAT is why I do radio for free. For 26 years and beyond.


DJ Ashiqullah. The only radio deejay more committed to his show than I at Smile Jamaica. Radio station in Helmand, Afghanistan “Taliban country”. Be well, dread!

bless, robt


  • Jimmy Riley – Summertime; 12” (DEB); cover of Billie Holliday/Porgy & Bess classic
  • Sly & Robbie – Hott Stuff; Bebo’s in a Dub Style (Bebo’s Music); ‘ 85 Dub Album of the Week
  • Aswad – Ways of the Lord; New Chapter (Columbia/Legacy) ’81 UK roots. Name means “black” in Arabic/Amharic
  • Dennis Alcapone – Shades of Hudson; Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) dubble disk best of
  • Ken Boothe – Can’t Fight Me Down; Everything I Own (Trojan); best of
  • Jimmy Cliff – World Is Upside Down; Hawaii 5-0 Soundtrack (CBS); Joe Higgs cover
  • Mystic Roots – Pass the Marijuana; Constant Struggle (Stay Positive); 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Chico, Collie-fornya
  • Jessica Burks – Hollywood Sign; Hollywood Sign EP (jessicaburks.com) 2009***End of Set 1
“Be on the look out for merry-ju-whanna. Mmmkay?”
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Zimbabwe; Live Forever (Tuff Gong); last live show: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania 9/23/80; Wailers Family Tree set
  • Bunny Wailer – Another Dance; Rootsman Skanking (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Peter Tosh – 400 Years; Equal Rights (Deluxe Edition) (Columbia/Legacy) ’77 dubble disk of rarities
  • Martha Velez – Get Up, Stand Up; Angels of the Future/Past (Sire); ’76 Bob’s girlfriend on Wailers tune***End of Set 2
A branch in the Wailers Family Tree: Bob produced, Scratch mixed, Wailers pon the riddims. 1976. Recorded in Jamaica Bob covers
  • Hollie Cook – Ari Up; Twice (Mr. Bongo) New; Mutant Dubstress livicated to late Slits vocalist
  • Culture – Revelation Time; Power of the Trinity (Shanachie); Request
  • Aksumites – Ark of the Covenant; 12” (Thebes Sounds) ’81; Axum = Ancient Ethiopia
  • Aldubb feat. Ras Perez – Let There Be Dub; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 Jah-many mutant dub***End of Set 3
Mutant dubstress Hollie Cook. New album “Twice”. All killer no filler
  • Roland Alphanso – James Bond; Something Special (Studio One/Heartbeat); James Bond set: ’65 ska instrumental
  • Jump With Joey – James Bond; Strictly For You vol. 2 (Rykodisc); ’94 third wave LA ska group
  • Specials – Sock it to ‘em J.B.; More Specials (2 Tone) ’80 Brit ska***End of Set 4
“Sock it to ’em. Neoliberal Hitman J.B.!”
  • Cimarons – Utopian Feeling; In Time (Trojan) ’74 UK: Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Mike Brooks – Lover’s Street; One Love (Vista Sounds) ’83 UK
  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Jah-ntario, Canada
  • Jah Ruby – Kunta Kinte; Dread Affair (Afrik) ’77 JA; from Alex Haley’s Roots TV miniseries
  • Tony Bell & Kutchie – Weep and Moan; Mercy (Indigo) ’89 Jah-cago***End of Set 5
Jah Ruby - 1977 - Dread Affairs F
Vinyl Is Vital; singing about Kunta Kinte from Alex Haley’s “Roots”
  • Abyssinians – Smokey Joe; Reunion (AO!) ’98 Seven Leaf Herb set
  • Weeding Dub feat. Humble-I – Sound of Reality; 10” (Control Tower); 2009 Fr. about French law against herb
  • Black Roots – Earth Land; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK
  • Jacob Miller – Healing of the Nation; Jacob Miller Meets the Fatman Riddim Section (Crocodisc) ’78; from Revelation 22:2***End of Set 6
Read Your Bible and liberate the Seven Leaf. Jah commands it!
  • No Doubt – Rock Steady; Rock Steady (Interscope) 2001 feat. Sly & Robbie***End of Set 7
  • The Dynamics – Fever; Version Excursions (Groove Attack) 2007; Little Willie John cover; Mutant Dub set
  • Kenny Knots Meets de Bush Chemists – My God is Real + Real Dub; Gi Me De Music (Conscious Sounds) 2003 UK; Sleng Teng riddim
  • Cosmic Rocker & Zeb feat. Harmony – dub; Babylon is Ours: The USA in Dub (Echo Beach) ‘96
  • Natacha Atlas – Fun Does Not Exist; Best of Natacha Atlas (Mantra) 2000 French/Al-jahrian female artist
Jamaica finally decriminalizes Ganja

Smile Jamaica Preview: June 21, 2014: James Bond a killa!

“James Bond! Him a killa!”


“Summertime and the living is easy” — Billie Holliday

Smile Jamaica pon the Mixcloud charts (Day 3 of 7)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive edition: June 14, 2014

  • Vinyl: 17
  • Reggae: 48
  • Dub: 29

4 days to climb into the Top Ten! Yes I! Get the Fever! O.J. Fever!


3 hours of All Killer, No Filler per usual on Smile Jamaica

Been harvesting nuff Roots to my iPod. Gathered up enough for a likkle set devoted to Neoliberal hit man James Bond.

Dr. No filmed in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I always root for the villain in the Bond movies

But wait! There’s more!

  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement plus bonus set devoted to the Seven Leaf
  • Roots Dawtas: Sister Aricka Militant Steppers, American Blues-Reggae from Jessica Burks; trance dubbers Alpha & Omega; Bob’s girlfriend Martha Velez Reggae-rock high-brid; Maybe even some Sly & Robbie meets No Doubt.  Last song World-dub via Al-jaherian songbird Natacha Atlas
  • Debut from Mutant Dubstress and  Lovers Rocker Hollie Cook Twice
Absolutely perfect album: dubby riddims, sexy and dreamy female vox, contemporary mutant dub. Smile Jamaica Grades this an A+
  • Wailers Family Tree: Tracking Bob’s last show in Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania. More rarities for sure-ty off Peter Tosh’s Equal Rights. Finishing up Bunny Wailer Rootsman Skanking
  • Vinyl is Vital: Black Wax World Tour
  • Mutant Dub: Last half hour. Bassgasmic!

bless, robt

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
Sean Connery as James Bond
“I am not a Dread. I kill for the 1%”

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 14, 2014 edition (stream + playlist)



Thanks for helping Smile Jamaica make the Mixcloud Charts

June 7, 2014 Edition:

  • Vinyl: 5
  • Reggae: 45
  • Dub: 23

Help me this week move up the Mixcloud Charts

<Jump straight to the Stream: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: June 14, 2014>

Nostal-Jah for O.J. Fever! 20 years ago the first reality show.

Thanks to O.J. we have to suffer the Kardashians 20 years later. Fiya Bun!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: June 14, 2014


  • “Innocent til proven guilty”: O.J. Fever
  • Featured Dub Album of the Week: Hollie Cook in Dub (Mr. Bongo) ; dawta of a Sex Pistol
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement:Yellowman & Fathead rub a dub; plus Niney & Max Romeo; Lloyd Brevett & the Skatalites
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob final live show; Tosh rarity for Jah-loween, Bunny mid 80s and Ziggy Burnin’ cover. Hawaii 5-0
  • Vinyl is Vital: Mother Liza, Jah-tario Chalawa, Zap Pow Seven Leaf
  • Mutant Dub: Bill Laswell ambient and hard techno updates of Bob Marley
Hollie Cook_Concert.760191851
dreamy dubby lover’s rock. Smile Jamaica approved!

Plus my personal exploration on the outer perimeter of what counts as Reggae and Mutant Dub:

“Out here on the perimeter, there is no stars. We is STONED IMMACULATE”….Jim Morrison

<Jim Morrison meets Dub Syndicate; 5 sec>

Smile Jamaica Reggae High-brids:

  • Morcheeba: dreamy downtro with female vox
  • Beats International – Fatboy Slim proto Mutant Dub
  • Cymande – Hard roots from the English Diaspora: Jamaica, Guyana, St. Vincent hail up the first hippie (H.I.M.)
  • Hollie Cook – gorgeous lovers rock from dawta of Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols. Also in The Slits recent incarnation
  • Senegalese African Reggae: Toure’ Kunda – The Brothers Kunda
  • Led Zep: Whole Lotta Love Mutant Dub with female vox: The Dynamics
Whole Lotta Love Mutant Dub: Go out and buy Led Zep I, II and III dubble disk upgrade disks

4:20 Cannabis promotion. Obscure high-brids like Morcheeba, Cymande, Beats International, Sex Pistol dawta Hollie Cook, Senegalese African reggae, Led Zep mutant stylee

Smile Jamaica’s June 14, 2014 Ark-Ive Edition

bless, robt


Sister Aricka – Rivers of Babylon; 10” (Dub Jockey) ’93 UK militant steppers

Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook – Shadow Dub; In Dub (Mr. Bongo); 2012 Dub Album of the Week; daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook UK

Cymande – Rastafarian Folk Song; Cymande (Sanctuary)  ’72 UK black music hybrid group

Shinehead – Rough and Rugged; 100% Dynamite NYC (Soul Jazz)

Beats International – Come Home; Excursion on the Version (London) ’91 UK beats/reggae hybrid

Yellowman & Fathead – Herbman Hustling; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy); 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Twilight Circus – Dub Selector; Foundation Rockers (M); 2003 Mutant dub out of Jah-msterdam***End of Set 1

Cymande: British black group: reggae, jazz, rock, nyahbinghi, funk: Sah-man-day means Dove

Juicy “V” – O.J. Fever; 7” (Power House) ’94: 20 year of O.J. Simpson murder/trial

Doreen Schaeffer – I Don’t Know Why; 12” (Studio One) Movie Star riddim

Jah Mojo – Truth and Truth (DJ Version); Down Santic Way (Pressure Sounds) Leonard ‘Santic’ Chin prod’n

Toure Kunda – Hamidu; Toure Kunda (Celluloid) ’82 Senegalese brothers***End of Set 2

O.J. Fever June 12,1994: If the gloves don’t fit you must acquit. WTF?

Bob Marley & the Wailers – War/No More Trouble; Live Forever (Tuff Gong); last live show: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania 9/23/80; Wailers Family Tree Set

Peter Tosh – Vampires (Dub Version); Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) ’77 dubble disk of rarities

Bunny Wailer – Gamblings; Rootsman Skanking (Shanachie) ‘86

Ziggy Marley – Pass It On; Hawaii 5-0 Soundtrack (CBS) Wailers cover***End of Set 3

Wailers Family Tree: Jah-loween rarity for sure-ty!

Hollie Cook – Shadow Kissing; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 riddim shower (1): vox: mutant dub lover’s rock with female vox

Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook – Shadow Dub; In Dub (Mr. Bongo) riddim shower (2): dub

Aswad – Judgment Day; Hulet (Mango) ’79 UK; name means black in Arabic, Amharic

The Dynamics – Whole Lotta Love; Version Excursion (Groove Attack) 2007 female vox; Request; Led Zep***End of Set 4

Dawta of a Sex Pistol – Hollie Cook

Chalawa feat. Stranger Cole – Eyes of a Lion; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Jah-tario, Canada; Vinyl is Vital set

Mother Liza – Woman DJ Connection; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA

Zap Pow – Irieland; Reggae Rules (Rhino) ’80 Los, Jahngeles, Collie-fornya; herb tune

Satta – Piece of My Heart; Light of the World (Satta) ’87 Erma Franklin/Janis Joplin cover; Beechwood, Jah-high-O

Mikey Dread – Everybody Needs a Proper Education; Dread at the Controls (Trojan) ’79 UK***End of Set 5

Like Mikey Dread, Smile Jamaica also wants to broadcast from Outer Space

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; Africa Unite (Tuff Gong); Request

Niney & Max (Romeo) – Aily and Ailaloo; Blood and Fire (Trojan) ’71 Niney prod’n herb tune

Black Uhuru – No Loafing (Sit and Wonder); Sinemilla (Mango) ‘80

Bam Bam – Stop the War; 12” EP (Bam Bam International) ’85 Los, Jahngeles, Collie-fornya***End of Set 6

Rarity from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Brother Killing Brother: Iraq, South Sudan, Novorossiya, Nigeria. Nuff cease!

Gregory Isaacs and Carlene Davis – Feelin’ Irie; Private Beach Party (RAS) ’88 herb tune

Pad Anthony – Lovin’ Stylee; 12” (Sunset) ’85 J’can lovers rock

Everton Blender – Hail the King; King Man (Heartbeat) 2003

Lloyd Brevett & the Skatalites – Herb Challis; African Roots (Moon Ska); ska Seven Leaf instrumental***End of Set 7

Herb Challis – You’ve got African drums inna mi Jamaican jazz. Nice like Reese’s!

Bob Marley/Bill Laswell – One Love (People Get Ready); Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient cover; Mutant Dub set

Morcheeba – Friction; Big Calm (China) ’98 UK downtro w/ female vox

Junior Delgado – Storm Is Coming (feat. Smith & Mighty); Fearless (Gee Street) ’98 rmx

Beat Pharmacy feat. Paul Hillaire – Race Track Jockey; Earthly Delights (Deep Space) 2005 South African

Funkstar De Luxe – Sun Is Shining; Keep on Moving (It’s Too Funky in Here) (Hypnotic); 2000 Marley cover

Mutant Dub loves Bob Marley



Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Preview: June 14, 2014: O.J. Fever

20 Years Ago: June 13 – O.J. Simpson Murder/Trial of the Century


Smile Jamaica pon the Mixcloud Charts:

May 31, 2014 Ark-Ive

  • Vinyl: #4
  • Reggae: #22
  • Dub: #15

You can help me push last week’s up the charts for the next few days

June 7, 2014 Ark-Ive; Day 4 of 7

  • Vinyl: #5
  • Reggae: #60
  • Dub: #28

Give Thanx!

1994 White Ford Bronco: #1 stolen car in America 20 years ago

So here is what is on tap for Smile Jamaica this afternoon

June 13, 1994 started the O.J. Simpson murder saga that riveted the nation. My family was just as sucked in as everyone else. My brother thought he was having a panic attic as they read the verdict.

A friend of mine owned a 1994 White Ford Bronco fetishized in O.J. and Al Cowlings feeble run for the border.

In the black and Caribbean communities there was a definite belief that O.J. was innocent. Wounds from the Rodney King riots two years previous were still raw.

We are gonna hear an oldie but a goodie defending The Juice at 4:30.

Juicy V – O.J. Fever; 7″ at 30 min marc. of Ark-Ive

Here is what else you can expect to hear this afternoon:

  • Dub Album of the Week: Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub (Mr. Bongo); Dawta of a Sex Pistol dub bliss
  • Vinyl is Vital midway
  • Extended mix 10″ and 12″ featuring female vox
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob’s last live show: Pittsburgh 9/23/80; Peter Tosh rarity from Equal Rights  ’77 dubble disk; Bunny Wailer – Rootsman Skanking ’86
  • Mutant Dub in last half hour
Dub Album of the Week: So the music never has to stop!

Summer Time and the living is easy: “Ice wata for ur dawta, here comes anotha scorcha!”






bless, robt

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
“Ask mi no questions and I’ll tell you no lies”

Smile Jamaica Preview (4/26/14; 4-7 PM)



“Get Ready to Rock Steady”. 4 PM Utah Time (Mountain). krcl.org 90.9FM SLC

Here’s some of what I have i cooked up in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive for this afternoon’s show


Plus sifting in quality roots from the sistren. Kif I mean Keith Richards niyahbinghi supergroup the Wingless Angels. And a whole heap of good quality Rootical Dubbers

Check it!

bless, robt

2 branches of the Wailers Family Tree “smoke up de ‘sensi!