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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Digital Dubplate Only – Zombie Jamboree!

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Happy Jah-loween from Smile Jamaica. Here’s your Party Soundtrack or a way to keep punks of f your porch with ghoulish sounds

Greetings,

The Unholy Trinity of Smile Jamaica Jah-loween; 22 sec.

  1. Halloween Rock
  2. Jah-loween Reggae
  3. Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 31, 2015 

Guided by Moonlight at the Witching Hour in my Secret Dub-ratory. Enjoy this 3 hour mash up of Reggae Jah-loween with no interruptions. Music then horror clips, soundbytes, movie trailers and the usual mayhem.

Perfect soundtrack for bobbing for apples and works to keep punks from getting too comfy on your doorstep for Tricks or Treats.

Smile Jamaica’s Favorite Holiday!

bless – I mean curse, robt

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Zombie Jamboree – Digital Dubplate Tracklist

Hour 1:

  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 herbtune
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ‘88
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ‘88 Warren Zevon cover
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Lucky Dube – Dracula; Prisoner (Shanachie)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mr. Brown; Rasta Revolution (Trojan) ’71; rides around in a coffin
  • Bim Sherman – Nightmare; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ‘86
  • Garland Jeffreys & Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; True Confessions (Epic) ‘81
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Benjamin Zephaniah & Sinead O’Connor – Empire (Vampire); clear (Quango) ’94 mutant dub
  • Devon Irons & Doctor Alimantado – Vampires; Open the Gate (Trojan) ’77?; Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Sinead O’Connor – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005; cover of Devon Irons 
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Count Dank-ula – I got the Type O munchies

Hour 2:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Duppy Conqueror; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000; Duppy = J’can ghost. Bob Marley cover
  • Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman; Raw Roots vol. 1 (Sunshot) ‘73Fleetwood Mac/Santana cover
  • Dillinger – I Thirst; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 re: Barnabas Collins – Soap Opera vampire
  • The Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Rohit) ’77; Obeah – J’can folk magic
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, I Thank You (Kolchamuzik) ’96 Hawaiian Reggae
  • Ijahman Levi – Inside Out; Forward Rastaman (Jahmani) ‘87
  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan) ’72; to Keble Drummond’s “Dangerous”
  • Kode9 + Spaceape – Ghost Town; 5 Years of Hyperdub (Hyperdub) Specials dubstep cover
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdm; Eskapade en France (Blue Moon) ‘77
  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘78
  • Black Uhuru – Satan Army Band; Black Sounds of Freedom (Greensleeves) ‘81
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police & Thieves (Mango) ‘77
  • Leo Graham – Voodooism; Voodooism (Pressure Sounds) ’76
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Lucifer loves the Seven Leaf

Hour 3:

  • Massive Dread – Vamps on the Corner; Strictly Bubbling (Nyam Up) ‘82
  • Mikey Dread – Pre-Dawn Dub; African Anthem (Dread at the Controls) ‘79
  • Allan Pillay – Demonic Forces; Wild Paarty Sounds (ON U Sound) ’81 mutant dub
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast (Outtakes); Equal Rights Deluxe Edition (Columbia/Legacy) ‘76
  • Singers & Players – Dungeon; Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Sugar Minott – A Lot of Skeleton; Dancehall to the Core vol. 1 (TP) ‘99
  • Willi Williams – Dungeon; Messenger Man (Blood and Fire) ‘80
  • Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, New Hempshire; Cover of Willi above
  • Yellowman – Me Kill Barnie; Them a Mad Over me (Hitbound) ’82; Barnabas Collins – Soap Opera vampire
  • Yabby You – Anti Christ; One Love, One Heart (Shanachie) ‘84
  • Toasters – Frankenska; Thrill Me Up (Skaloid) 3rd Wave Ska
  • Black Uhuru – Anthem; Anthem (Island) ’84 Dawn of the Living Dread
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“Smoking in the lab late last night when I heard the gurgle of a water pipe”

Words of Wisdom:

<Putting the Mutants in Mutant Dub for 27 Years>

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist); Jah-tober 25, 2014: Jah-loween Dubhouse of Horror!

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Smile Jamaica’s Dead Man’s Party

Greetings,

Jah-loween Special Edition; 2:09>

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Chris Blackwell is a Vampire. Lee “Scratch” Perry: I am a stud, I do NOT drink blood!

Jump straight to the Jah-loween Ark-Ive…if you dare!

Here is the musical torture  of Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Spooktacular: Jah-tober 25, 2014

<Ranking Dreads vs. the Living Dead!>

Unlike Fox running the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror in November when it loses its impact after All Hallow’s Eve, the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives celebrates the last Saturday before Oct. 31st!

<Dubhouse of Horror; 43 sec.>

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Word Series in October, means Treehouse of Horror in November. WTF?

Me being a librarian by trade, I had to be extra organized. I separated my 666 Jah-loween tunes by demography. Then I had my cheat sheet of 75+ horror soundbytes and movie trailers that I chopped up inna vivisection stylee during the month of Jah-tober in my Secret Dubratory buried in the crypt of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

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A rare glimpse of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives located in the bowels of the Sugarhood, downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

Here is my Jah-loween Demonology:

  • Witchdoctors practicing Black Magic, Voodoo and Jamaican Obeah
  • Blood Suckers: Barnabas Collins, Dracula and assorted vampires
  • Devils: Lucifer, Satan with the Mark of the Beast pon their ugly faces
  • Dungeons, Coffins, Graveyards and Boneyards
  • Frankenstein
  • Ghosts and Jamaican duppies
  • The Mummy
  • Skeletons
  • Werewolves
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Injustice League of Super Demons skanking for 3 hours on Smile Jamaica

< 3 hours of Reggae Spooktacular: Pick up your Cross and follow me!>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; Jah-tober 25, 2014: Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes)

curse, robt

< All trix, no treats. 100% High Fructose Corn Poison free!>

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I dare you to listen in the dark. Don’t wet yourself. It’s nothing to lose your head over!

Set 1:

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ‘88
  • Scientist – The Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81; Dub Album of the Week
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’88 mutant dub
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI) ‘86
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006, 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus! Coughin’ in di coffin; 23 sec.>

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 duppies in the boneyard

<Don’t take your best gal to the Boneyard for a rub a dub session!; 23 sec.>

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Roll a lickle spliff wif di Papyrus. Let’s smoke out in Mesopotamia wif a lickle spliff of Sensimillia

Set 2:

  • Scientist – Dance of the Vampires; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96; Boris Pickett cover, herbtune

<Boris Pickett in a rub a dub herbal stylee; 12 sec.>

  • Dillinger – I Thirst; Kingston Ruler (Charly) ’79 Barnabas Collins: soap opera vampire from Dark Shadows; 31 sec.
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88; Warren Zevon cover; Rocker does Jah-loween; 10 sec.
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mr. Brown; Rasta Revolution (Trojan) ’74 about a dead man driving his coffin through the streets of Kingston; 31 sec.
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Mr. Brown driving around in his coffin

Set 3:

  • Scientist – Blood on His Lips; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; Honorary Citizen (Columbia Legacy); about police beating; 7” rarity; 25 sec.
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police and Thieves (Mango) ’77 Lee Perry/Black Ark/Upsetters
  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life) ’84 vampires in jacket and tie
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The Omen. 666 underneath that brat’s cap. “I see the mark of the beast pon their ugly faces.”…Tosh

Set 4:

  • Scientist – Cry of the Werewolf; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
  • Black Uhuru – Anthem; Anthem (Mango) ’84; Dawn of the Living Dead; 24 sec.
  • Bushman – Back Weh Vampires; 10” EP (Stingray) 2012
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I ‘n’ I living dread inna dis ya Dawn of the Living Dead…Michael Rose Black Uhuru

Set 5: Vinyl Is V-Ital Jah-loween

  • Scientist – The Mummy’s Shroud; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampire (Greensleeves) ’81
  • Eek a Mouse – The Freak; Eek-a-nomics (RAS) ’88 Addams Family riddim 
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor in Amsterdam; Eskapade en France (Unicorn) 12” EP
  • Crucial Bee  – Mark of the Beat; Just a Sting (All Starr) US Virgin Islands; over Gregory Isaacs riddim
  • Pluto & Trinity – Vampire Year; Ire Mass Rockers (Top Ranking) ‘81

<1980: United Nations International Year of the Vampire; 15 sec.>

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Bela Lugosi. Prefers his ghoul-ash O Postive

 Set 6:

  • Scientist – The Corpse Rises; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgement in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ’81 Chris Blackwell is a Vampire

<Scratched sued for libel by Island Records owner, Blackwell; 75 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Barnabas Collins; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA vinyl; riddim shower (1): deejay
  • Ansel Collins? – Vampire Rock; 12” (Hit) ’78 riddim shower (2); vox
  • Winston “King Cole” – Black Magic Woman; Impact! (Universal Sound); Fleetwood Mac cover
  • The Specials – Ghost Town; Stereo-Typical (2 Tone); box set
  • Roots Manuva – Duppy Writer; Duppy Writer (Big Dada) 2010 mutant dub

Set 7: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Scientist – Night of the Living Dead; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
  • Gorillaz – Ghostrain; G Sides (Virgin) 2002 Mutant Dub Set
  • Alpha & Omega – Dub Is Out There; Serious Joke (A & O); X Files Theme 2002
  • Tino – Wolfman is Everywhere Dub; Tino’s Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp) 2002
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Sinead O’Connor & Benjamin Zephaniah – Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 Empire = Vampire
  • Scientist – Your Teeth in My Neck; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Nina Simone blues cover
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“My teeth in your neck, baby!”

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist): Jah-tober 11, 2014: Jah-loween Season of the Witch, Bitches!

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Tombstone Skanking. Juggling wax in da Boneyard!

Greetings,

<Greetings: This week on Smile Jamaica: 55 sec. intro>

Jump straight to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Jah-tober 11, 2014: Stream. Below is the Annotated Playlist with photos and captions and soundbites

  • Reggae History Lessons: Robert Palmer Meets Scratch; When Doves Cry; Hooters Reggae, Jamaican minorities in the music business
  • Tributes: Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Primal Scream
  • Fire and Brimstone: France’s war on the Seven Leaf

Back from two weeks of Radiothon: raising cash to keep Smile Jamaica commercial free. No Walmart for I ‘n’ I. Selah!

Getting into the Halloween, I mean Jah-loween, uh…spirit!  The Island of Jamaica. Out of many one is the national motto.

Much like I have in excess of 800 4/20 Seven Leaf Reggae and Dub jams, I probably have 666 or so Reggae Jah-loween gems.

Superstition plus the evil metaphor of the living dead sucking the blood of the righteous, makes Reggae well attuned to the undead or Un-Dread.

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Michael Rose of Black Uhuru: “I n I are the Living Dread Inna dis ya Dawn of the Living Dead!”

Black African folk tradition plus British concepts of spooks and spirits. Immigrant communities from Syria, India, China add their traditions of the Evil Eye into the stew.

Plenty of Reggae tunes devoted to witches, vampires, ghouls/duppies, zombies, mummies, werewolves and other assorted witchcraft and soul theft.

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Jah-tober 11, 2014: Jah-loween inna Rub a Dub Style; 14 sec.>

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Sound System of the Living Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Annotated Playlist for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive; Jah-tober 11, 2014

*Jah-loween Tune: (15 of 34 = 44.1% of 3 hours). Bootiful!

Set 1: 

  • Chalice – Back Way Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK vinyl*
  • Delixx – Coming in From the Cold; Uprising in Dub (Weston) ’80; Dub Album of the Week; Marley album dubwize
  • Bunny Wailer – Jolly Session; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Aswad – Back to Africa; BBC Sessions (Strange Fruit); John Peel Radio Show: Aug.8 , 1976
  • Weeding Dub feat. Humble-I – Sounds of Reality; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. Mutant dub 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 41 sec.

Don’t partake of the Seven Leaf in France:

The French law on drug use is severe: every use, no matter the circumstances, is liable to penalty. The maximum penalties for cannabis use are a sentence from two months up to a year and/or a fine from 500 Euros to 25,000 Euros. ($636 – $31,815)

France War on Decriminalization Lobby.

In what would be one of the more aberrant recent decisions of the French justice system, two pro-pot activists risk spending a year in jail for wearing T-shirts emblazoned with a picture of a cannabis leaf. 

A zealous public prosecutor this week demanded 12-month prison terms for Jean-Pierre Galland, president of the Cannabis Information and Research Collective, and Laurence Duffy, head of the campaign group’s Lyon branch, for contravening article 630 of the French public health regulations. 

The law bans French citizens from “portraying in a favourable light and promoting or inciting the consumption of any product classed as a banned substance”. The pair are also accused of selling CDs bearing the deeply suspect title of “A little piece of hemp music”.

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This shirt could get you a year in jail in France. Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite….Bullshit all the way!

Set 2:

  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 female; Mad Prof. prod’n*
  • Culture – We Deh Yah Still; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ‘88
  • 4th Street Orchestra – One Life to Live; (Scientific) Higher Ranking Dubb (Rama) ’77 UK, Dennis Bovell
  • Junior X – Legalize It; 7” (Dollar Production); Tosh cover; Request
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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: One of the earliest and still most beloved female Roots Reggae offering in the Ark-Ives

Set 3: Rockers do Reggae

  • Robert Palmer – Love Can Run Faster; From the Heart of the Congo (RUNNetherlands) ’78; Lee Perry prod’n

<Love Can Run Faster; 29 sec.>

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Lee “Scratch” Perry Black Ark gem
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than the Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts); Screamadelica (Sire) ’91 UK
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Mutant Du b Pioneers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 <Primal Scream: Jurassie Era Mutant Dub; 20 sec.>

  • Denver Dub Collective – When Doves Cry; Purple Rain (Denver Dub) 2009; Collie-rado

<Bass free: Prince “When Dubs Cry”; 30 sec.>

When Doves Cry – wiki

Prince wrote and composed “When Doves Cry” after all the other tracks on Purple Rain were complete. In addition to vocals, he played all instruments on the track. The song’s texture is remarkably stark. There is no bass line, which is very unusual for a dance song; Prince has said that there originally was a bass line, but decided, after a conversation with singer Jill Jones, that the song was too conventional with it intact.[4] During live performances of the song on the Purple Rain Tour, Brown Mark, Prince’s then-bass player, added bass lines in this song and other songs without a bass line.

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Out of Denver, Collie-rado. Prince’s original was bass free. WTF?
  • The Hooters – All You Zombies; Nervous Night (CBS) ‘85*

The Hooters wiki

The Hooters were formed in 1980 and played their first show on July 4 of that year. They took their name from a nickname for the melodica,[1] a type of keyboard harmonica which is German in origin and created by Hohner after a friend of Eric Bazilian lent Rob Hyman a Hohner model Piano-36 which was used on their recordings and never returned to the friend.[That same year, Bazilian and Hyman were asked to write, arrange and perform on the debut album of a relatively unknown singer named Cyndi LauperShe’s So Unusual, which was being produced by their former producer and friend, Rick Chertoff. Hyman co-wrote the song “Time After Time” (and also performed the distinctive harmony vocals during the chorus), which would go on to hit Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and was subsequently nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

<Unholy Trinity: Rockers, Reggae, Jah-loween; 63 sec.>

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Rock Reggae Jah-loween: The Hooters. From their trademark melodica. Fans of Augustus Pablo?

Set 4:

  • Marcia Griffiths – Peaceful Woman; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79; livicated to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai

<Livicated to Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Top Rank Roots Dawta: Malala Yousafzai; 44 sec.>

<Reggae Prophecy: Marcia’s Peaceful Woman for Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize; 27 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja (Rootical Re-rub); 12” EP (Reggae Archives); herbtune remix
  • The Teacher – Soul Vibration; Aquarius Rock (Pressure Sounds); Herman Chin-Loy, Chinese Jamaican producer

<Reggae History Lesson: Chinese, Syrian/Lebanese, Jews in the Jamaican music industry; 18 sec.>

  • Don Carlos – Night Rider (In Danger); Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87*
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Which of these two Nobel Peace Prize Winners has bombed 8 Muslim nations?

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital. All Jah-loween

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) ’81 UK: Ghosts in the Graveyard*

<Making out in the Graveyard; 68 sec.>

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil forces (Calabash); ’84 Opa-Locka, FL*
  • Dennis Brown – Spellbound; Spellbound (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Miami, FL*
  • Amp-Ech; Living Dead + Version; Against Injustice (Amp-Ech) JA*
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I ain’t afraid of no ghost!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 6: 

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Could You Be Loved; Live Forever (Tuff Gong); 9/23/80: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania. Last live show
  • The Selecter – James Bond Theme; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80 2 Tone ska homage to Neoliberal Hitman
  • Fab 5 – Ooh! Aah!; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ‘82
  • Keith Hudson – Satan Side; Rebel Music (Trojan)*
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The spooky sound of Keith Hudson

Set 7:

  • Peter Tosh – Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised); One Love Peace Concert (Pressure Sounds) 4/22/78 in Kingston
  • Hollie Cook – Desdemona; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 mutant dubstress*

Hollie Cook wiki

<Hollie Cook: Mutant Dubstress: Daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook; 25 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Reincarnated Souls; Blackheart Man (Mango) ‘76*
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“Tek-ya the Blackheart Man, children I say, don’t go near him For even lions fear him”

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Mutant Dub Jah-loween = Dubloween; 35 sec.>

  • Allan Pallay – Demonic Forces; Wild Paarty Sounds vol. 1 (Cherry Red) ’81 UK*
  • Zion Train – Dance of Life; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 with female vox
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion – Exorcism; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009, Collie-rado*
  • Brain Damage feat. Parvez – Sufferation; Brain Damage; Brain Damage Meets Vibronics (Hammerbass)  2013 

<Song about colonials fighting for France and Britain in WWI and WW II: Cannon fodder; 10 sec.>

  • Tino – Vampire Circus Dub; Tino’s Breaks vol. 6 (Hallowe’en Dub) (Tino Corp.) 2002*
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Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Extravaganza: Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 (4-7 PM). All treats, no tricks!