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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 7, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist); Happy 70th Birthday Bob Marley

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Bob Marley 70th Birthday: Bob-ruary 6, 1945. Celebrate life

<Happy 70th Birthday – Robert Nesta Marley>

Greetings,

Let’s celebrate Bob-ruary off right with a Tribute to Bob Marley Showcase on Smile Jamaica – 3 hours!

  • Tributes to Bob Marley

<When Bob passed, dozens took to record Tributes; 12 sec.>

  • Bob Marley Cover songs
  • Rare Bob Marley 12″ picture sleeves out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives
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Legalize it in his Memory

<Tribute to Bob Marley: Bob-ruary, 7, 2015; 80 sec.>

Annotated Playlist for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Feb. 7, 2015

Bob-stalk*/Bobstock; Happy Birthday Bob Marley: 70 Years; 9 sec.

*as in stalk of Sensimilla!

bless, robt

Set 1: 

  • Toots & the Maytals – Marley’s Gone (His Songs Live On); (Sunsplash) Live at Reggae Sunsplash; US Vinyl 8/4/82

<Toots Hibbert pays tribute to Bob Marley; 25 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Roots, Rock, Dub; In Dub (Tuff Gong); Dub Album of the Week. B side dubs to Marley 45s

<Bubblin’  Marley dubs for Bobstock 3 hours on Smile Jamaica; 20 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77: Lee “Scratch” Perry, Aswad, Meditations
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl; deejay update of “Waiting in Vain”
  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ‘90
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1977 tribute to the Punk Rockers: The Jam, The Damned, The Clash. “No boring old farts will be there”

 <Punky Reggae Party and Smile Jamaica: No boring old farts!; 15 sec. – Rejected by society. Protected by my dignity>

Set 2: 

  • Ronnie Davis – Kaya; Jah Love (Music Club); 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Kaya: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 12 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Could You Be Loved; 12” (Island) ’80 remix

<Bob Marley embraces Disco to get into the US black music clubs; 52 sec.>

  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus & Marley); S.W.A.L.K (Heartbeat) ’82 US vinyl; Jacob Miller & Marcus Garvey

<Holy Trinity of Jamaican Heroes: Jacob Miller, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley; 24 sec.>

  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Motown) ‘81

<Motown pays Tribute to Trenchtown; 27 sec.>

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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 3:

  • Roots Uprising – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami vinyl; Stevie Wonder cover
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic; Exodus Dub (Micron); ’77 Request
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; 12” (Island) ‘77
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Exodus – Movement of Jah People

 Set 4:

  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 UK vinyl; herbtune: 2 guys named Peter & Bob

<Farmers Peter and Bob  trying to earn a living; 18 sec.>

  • Taj Mahal – Slave Driver; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74 blues singer
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Marley Mix Up (Exodus, Positive Vibration, Pimpers Paradise, Punky Reggae Party; 12” megamix
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark=-Ives

 Set 5: Roots Dawtas

<Bob’s Mom + I Threes; 24 sec.>

  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom
  • Marcia Griffiths – I’m Hurtin’ Inside; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Rita Marley – Thank You Jah; Rita Marley (Trident) ’80 UK vinyl
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Bob and his Mother, Cedella

 Set 6:

Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ’83; Order of Merit – Jamaican award given to Bob

<Double Tribute to the Order of Merit: Jamaica’s Highest Civilian Award; 18 sec.>

The Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK vinyl

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; 12” (Island) ’85 Julian Mendelsohn rmx

<Promo mix to promote Legend in the dance clubs; 22 sec.>

<How Reggae purists didn’t like those promo dance mix 12″s; 17 sec.>

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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: promo dance mix for Legend

 Set 7:

  • Randeesh – Bob Marley is a River of Love; Courage (Mountain Lion) 2004
  • Pressure – Stir It Up; Pressure (Pool Production) ’82 Jah-stin, Texas vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Redemption Song; 12” (Tuff Gong) full band version; not acoustic

<Rare band mix of Redemption Song; 25 sec.>

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Redemption Song: acoustic to end Bob’s last LP “Uprising”. Band version on Black Wax 12″. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery

 Set 8:

  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 Best of UK trance dubbers
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Exodus; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000
  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – War/ No more Trouble; 12” (Island) ’78 from live Babylon By Bus

<Bob Marley’s “War” derived from HIM Haile Selassie’s speech at the United Nations>

  • The I Threes – He’s a Legend; Beginning (EMI America) ’86 US vinyl
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. HIM: Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another Inferior Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned – Everywhere is war – Just Say No to Iraq 3.0

If you made it this far, thanks for listening to Bobstock on Smile Jamaica

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Preview Bob-ruary 7, 2015: Bobstock – Bob Marley 70th Birthday Weekend

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lHappy 70th Birthday Bob Marley: Feb. 6, 1945

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

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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Read one Bob thought a day, keep the Devil away; I say!

Greetings,

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 37; 16 sec.>

Happy 70th Birthday Bob Marley: Feb. 6, 1945

On Smile Jamaica we celebrate all month long. February? No Bob-ruary!

Check yesterday’s Digital Dubplate Mixcloud Special of Marley Tributes

Bob-Stock (aka Bob-Stalk*): Bob-ruary 7, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

*Stalk as in Stalk of Sensimilla!

Vinyl, Disco Mix vinyl, CDs: 3 hours of Bobilicious Roots

  • Bob Marley Tribute tunes
  • Marley covers
  • Rare Bob Marley 12″ singles.

<Rarities for sure-ty>

Tune in live or check back here for the Ark-Ive Edition hosted by Mixcloud

bless, robt

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 38; 11 sec.>

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Bobstock during the month of Bob-ruary on Smile Jamaica. Thanks Bob.

 

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

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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3 Groovy Things: Bob Marley smoking herb with an Alien. Smile Jamaica approved!

Happy 70th Birthday: Bob Marley. From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (2+ Hour Marley Tribute Special): Digital Dubplate Showcase

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Bob Marley b. Feb. 6, 1945: Age projection to 70

Greetings,

February is Bob-ruary Month on Smile Jamaica

Cooked up 2 plus hours in my Secret Dub–ratory. All Bob Marley Tribute Songs from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

Digital Dubplate online only via Mixcloud.

To celebrate Bobstock or Bob Stalk as in Stalk of Sensi!, I am putting in some clips of readings from Smile Jamaica of Bob’s lyrical wisdom from the little book 56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road

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Each week I read a Thought on Smile Jamaica

Thanksgiving 2012 I picked up a blood infection while cratedigging in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas I first noticed in St. George.:“That’s weird, I’ll just dump some Neosporin on it on my way to the Record shop.”

I found this little book at Zia’s Records in town. No crate was left un-dug as I was starting to fade. Watching a Family Guy marathon in my Hotel Room on Thanksgiving Day was pretty much one rung above comaville for I ‘n’ I.

Barely made it back to SLC and went straight into the Hospital for 5 days.

You’re never really prepared to go into Intensive Care, but I had slipped that little book into my bag. Five days with nothing but tubes sticking out of you. I had that book to distract me from my stupidity and mortality.

So now I read a passage every week on Smile Jamaica to celebrate Bob’s wisdom and guidance. Selah!

Enjoy the Best of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Bob Marley Tributes

bless, robt

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WWBMD? What Would Bob Marley Do? Light a candle for his 70th birthday!

Tracklist for Online Only Marley Tribute

30 min.:

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road; No. 24; 13 sec.>

  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom
  • Culture – Psalm of Bob Marley + Dub; Good Things (RAS) ‘89
  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Motown) ‘81
  • Sister Carol – Dedicated to Bob Marley; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ‘84
  • The Melody Makers – Lyin’ in Bed; Time Has Come (EMI) ’88 Best of (30 min.)

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1 hour:

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 25; 38 sec.>

  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus, Marley)(S.W.A.L.K.) (Heartbeat) ‘82
  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 Best of; UK trance dubbers
  • Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ‘81
  • Ky-Mani Marley – Dear Dad; Marley Sampler 2000
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ‘84
  • Bunny Wailer – Profile; Tribute to Bob Marley (Solomonic/RAS) ‘95
  • Macka B – Bob + Wailers Dub; Hold On to Your Culture (Ariwa) ‘95
  • Lone Ranger – Tribute to Bob Marley + Version; On the Other Side (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’77 (60 min.)

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90 min.

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road; No. 33; 23 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ‘83
  • Ijahman Levi – Bob and Friends over There; Inside Out (Jahmani) ‘89
  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ‘82
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Song; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ‘84
  • Alpha Blondy – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Pacific) ’92 (90 min.)

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2 hrs:

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 34; 37 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Lui Lepkie – Tribute to Bob Marley; Late Night Movie (Joe Gibbs) ‘81
  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley/World Corruption; Live at the White River Reggae Bash (Heartbeat) ‘99
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ‘98
  • Big Youth – Hit the Road Jack (Tribute to Bob, Peter, Bunny); Jamming in the House of Dread (ROIR/Danceteria) Live at Reggae Japansplash; Osaka, Jah-pon 8/30/90
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Twin heroes of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 <56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road. No. 35; 43 sec.>

2 hr. 20 min:

  • Randeesh – Bob Marley Is a River of Love; Courage (Mountain Lion) 2004
  • Isaac Haile Selassie – Dear Bob (Tribute to Bob Marley); CD Single (Resin Music) ‘99
  • Joel Zoss – Bob Marley International; Back to the Island (Rounder) 2001
  • Dennis Alcapone – Natty Bid Goodbye; Good Old Days (Teams)
  • Bunny Wailer – Final Statement; Hall of Fame (RAS/Solomonic) ‘95
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Immortal. Member of Jah Heavenly Choir. Blessings

 <56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 36; 27 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 31, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Vinyl Extravaganza!

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Hence the phrase “cratedigging”

<The Power of Vinyl!; 18 sec.>

Greetings,

Looking back on 28 plus years of seeking and collecting Reggae and Dub has led to 25 plus years of playing that harvest every Saturday afternoon on Smile Jamaica!

Especially now that Vinyl has made a roaring comeback from its decline* during the late 80’s and 90’s. I never gave up on it for one minute. And now that the Digital Music era is in ascendance, Vinyl as “artifact” has never been more important. And that is why I ‘n’ I don’t play Digital. Drop the needle pon de Record!

*Vinyl is the only music source growing in sales. CD’s are in a coma. Even Digital is flat because of the Great Recession.

<Paying Tribute to Vinyl: 25+ years worth on Smile Jamaica. Class of ’89; 12 sec.>

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Operator! What’s the number for 9-1-1? I need more vinyl for my sock hop!

<Celebrating 25 Years with 3 hours of All Vinyl!; 44 sec.>

HIgh-Lights to listen for:

  • Seven Leaf – 4 down, 46 to go!

<4 down, 46 to go!>

  • Bob-ruary Tribute: Jah-bruary or Urb-ruary is Bob Marley month on Smile Jamaica
  • Roots Dawtas: singer, harmony, deejay dub poetess
  • Disco Mix: Dubstep, Mutant Dub, 10″, 12″, picture sleeves, red Vinyl, herbtune
  • 7″ Jamaican Jukebox
  • Mutant Dub: Tosh rmx herbtune, Hindi-dubbers, African crossover,
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Enjoy a Vinyl-icious 3 hours of Roots ‘n’ Dubwize!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 31, 2015 – Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons)

bless, robt

Set 1: 4:20 Cannabis Service Set

<Seven Leaf Vinyl relief; 20 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Mine For All Time; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK: 3 Hours of Vinyl

<Reggae Ragtime tune: clarinets and ukelele; 14 sec.>

  • Massada – Blessed Warrior; Dub Budz vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006 Various Artists; Dub Album of the Week: Mutant Dub
  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’79 Jah-tario, Canada; 4:20 Cannabis Service Set

<Reggae History Lesson: Toronto: home of expatriate Jamaican Reggae scene; 18 sec.>

  • Brown, Eagle & Spear – Draw the Challace; Brown, Eagle & Spear (New Name) ’88 JA
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth roots group
  • Aldubb feat. Al Capone JJ – Free Sensimilla Now; 10” (One Drop) 2009 Jah-many
  • Johnny Clarke – Legalise It; Authorized Rockers (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Tosh cover
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From Jah-tario, Canada. Green Weenie label. A+ record from the Smile Jamaica Ark=-Ives

 Set 2:

  • Flick Wilson – Slave Master; School Days (Jah Life) ’80 NYC
  • Leroy Smart – Love & Happiness; 10” EP (PK) UK; Al Green Cover
  • Inner Circle – Curfew; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK Marley cover “Burnin’ & Lootin”
  • Judy Mowatt – Rasta Woman Chant; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA
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Early black wax gem from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 3:

<Jah-bruary is Bob-ruary on Smile Jamaica starting next week!; 23 sec.>

  • Bankie Banx – Remember Bob; Soothe Your Soul (Redemption)  ’82 Marley tribute; Anguilla artist

<Livicate, never deadicate; 10 sec.>

  • Norma King – Get Behind Me Satan; Dancehall Style (Zion Love) ‘89 Jah-tario, Canada
  • Toyan – Herb Transplant; Every Posse Want Me (Live & Learn) ’83 Washington DC; herb tune

<4 down, 46 to go!; 8sec.>

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b. Feb. 6, 1945; February? No! Bob-ruary!

 Set 4:

  • The Meditations – Tricked; Message From the Meditations (United Artists) ’78 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya
  • Gregory Isaacs – Just When I Needed a Friend; All I Have Is Love, Love, Love (Tad’s) ’86 UK
  • Jah Woosh – Lovers Conversation; Gun Fight at OK Karrol (sic) (Pioneer International) Jah-tario, Canada over Melodians “Sweet Sensation”
  • N*gger Kojak & Liza – Two Bad Duppy; Showcase LP (N*gger Kojak) ’80 JA extended Jah-loween

<Reggae History Lesson: Showcase LP’s; 18 sec.>

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One of the first dozen Vinyl additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Randy’s Records. SLC. November ’86. Classic!

 Set 5: Roots Dawtas

  • Bam Bam – Stop the War + Stop the War Dub; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; Roots Dawtas set
  • Sister Candy – Keep Bubbling; Showcase (Raiders) ’84 UK speed rapper
  • Breeze – Get Back; Woman Talk (Heartbeat) ’86 female dub poet set
  • Juvenile Delinquent feat. Sena – Children of the Ghetto; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers)  ’81 Brooklyn; Familyman prod’n
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Powerful set devoted to female Caribbean dub poets

Set 6:

  • Wailing Souls – Ishen Tree; Baby Come Rock (Joe Gibbs) ’83 Miami FL
  • Squire Jon – 10” (Hi-Try) cockney toasting over Sligoville Collie riddim
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Crucial reissue label out of UK. Smile Jamaica approved

 Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s

  • Rod Taylor – Jah Is Calling; 7” (Thompson Sound) 7” Jamaican Jukebox set
  • Silvertones – Come Forward; 7” (Studio One) soul update
  • The Groovers – Pi-a-Ring; 7” (Black Art); Lee “Scratch” Perry w/ Augustus Pablo
  • The Observers – Natty Dread Christmas ver. 2; 7” (Observer)
  • Glen Washington – Jah Love Holding Firm; 7” (Irie Ites)
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Dubwize of this 45 too good to wait til Jah-cember to spin!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation!; 6 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Secret Circuit’s Echodelic Shockwave Mix + Dub); 10” (Picture sleeve, herb tune); mutant dub set
  • African Head Charge – Release the Doctor; Off the Beaten Track (ON U Sound) ’85 Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • Dubble feat. Molara – Crown of Creation; 10” (Dub Tunnel) female vox
  • X-O-Dus – English Black Boys; 12” (Factory) ’79 Dennis Bovell prod’n
  • Motion Sensor – Dubtrain; 12” (SPF) red vinyl; Indian dubbers
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Mutant dub remix issued on behalf of Record Store Day

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

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

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

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

  Greetings,

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

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

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

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

<Seven Leaf Relief>

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

<UFO Skywatching Soundtrack>

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

bless, robt

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Jah-bruary is Bob Marley Month on Smile Jamaica

 

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

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Hazy Shade of Winter!

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Smile Jamaica much prefers Collie-rado’s Inversion Galore to Utah’s Winter Smog. 4 down, 46 to go!

Greetings,

<Inversion Galore. Surviving Utah’s Winter Smog>

Settling into Jah-nuary. Middle of winter. The two month period of hibernation between the Green Bud Bowl Packers last game and opening Season for my beloved San Francisco, Giants baseball.

Weeping and Wailing and gnashing of teeth 😦

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Green Bud Bowl Packers legendary collapse. Dread only had to do one thing and one thing only: catch the effing ball. Game over. Super Bowl 49. Fiyah bun!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers epic collapse against Seapukes: No Superbowl for I ‘n’ I; 17 sec.>

***

Grinding it out at work trying to avoid the flu and the colds brought about by Utah’s chunky air. Flu shot was a dud. Everyone in my family except me got it. Praise Jah! One of my best friends had to go to the emergency room with fluid in her lungs. Utah from November to March great for skiiers. Not so much for those with ashthma.

So playing rope a dope in cutting through the Post Holiday blah’s with the Kool Roots of Reggae ‘n’ Dubwize.

High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 24, 2015; 64 sec.

  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob & Peter Live in Leeds UK; Tosh live acoustic radio performance; Bunny chants down Botha and Apartheid South Africa, Marcia Griffiths – Steppin’ ’79
  • Dub Album of the Week: Aba-Shanti Ites. Mutant dub instrumentals
  • Soundtracks: Reggae on celluloid
  • Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years: Marcia G, Prince Lincoln UFOria, Dillinger PSA on STD’s
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas: lovers rock, deejay Seven Leaf, dub poet
  • Mutant Dub: UFO skywatching soundtrack

<Songs to watch the sky for UFO’s. They are out there. Do not scoff!; 8 sec.>

bless, robt

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Galaxy poll on the Terrestrial Drug War

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Kojak – Glory to Jah; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA vinyl
  • Aba-Shanti-I &the Shanti-Ites – Tower of Bable (sic); Verse III (Falasha) ’99; Dub Album of the Week: mutant dub style
  • Black Slate – Mozart in Trenchtown; World Citizen (Unit 8) 2014 UK roots reunion

<Black Slate: UK Roots Reunion; 29 sec.>

  • Akabu – Fate of the World; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female roots group
  • African Brothers – Gimme Gimme African Love; 10” (Main Line) ’77, Tony Tuff Sugar Minott group
  • Iba – Babylon Don’t Like; Many Lives (Mt. Nebo) 2006; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 7 sec.>

  • Big Youth – Honesty; Screaming Target (Trojan) ’72; on Slaving riddim  
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UK Roots Reunion. One of Smile Jamaica’s Best of 2014

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Jah Light It Right; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’76 horn jazz + nyahbinghi instrumental
  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
  • Rhoda Dakar – 007; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007; singer in Special AKA, Bodysnatchers ska covers Desmond Dekker
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2 Tone Ska-stress: Bodysnatchers, Special AKA, sang a song about date rape that is brilliant and harrowing “The Boiler”

 Set 3: Reggae tunes on Soundtracks

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Dreadlocks in Moonlight; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ‘82
  • Western Roots – Rockers Galore; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) 2010 mutant dub

<Babylon Central: Thievery Corporation movie; 28 sec.>

  • Search Boys – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78; herbal update of r & b by The Coasters; 23 sec.
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Thievery Corporation movie: mutant dub, exotic Middle Eastern women, cratedigging, peak oil conspiracy theories. Smile Jamaica approved

 Set 4: Best of 25 Years: Smile Jamaica

  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79 
  • Michael Dyke – Saturday Night Special; Rebel Music (Trojan) ’79 Various Artists
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80; Joe Jackson: “aliens gonna whip and put you in your rightful place”; 26 sec.
  • Dillinger – Mickey Mouse Crab Louse; Cocaine (Charly) ’83; rude

<Dillinger warns about STD’s: Public Service Announcement; 28 sec.>

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You can’t get to Heaven with a carnal mind. Instead you get the Mickey Mouse Crab Louse

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas

  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle)  ’93 UK

<Roots Dawtas love the Black Wax; 16 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh & Sis Bee – Herb Reasoning; Rebellion (FORM) Ireland; Herb tune over Reggae George

<Smile Jamaica Jah-o-graphica: DUBlin, Irieland; 16 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Nellie Belly Swelly; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) Emeryville, Colly-fornia; female Canadian dub poet
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Donut Shop; Past History (Yahway), ’86 Mill Valley, Collie-fornya
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Canadian dub poet. Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Jah Guide; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic live at WXFM, Jah-cago, Ill.
  • Leonard Santic All Stars – Santic Rock; Down Santic Way (Pressure Sounds); dub
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Minoo – December; 10” EP (Deep Roots) 2008; female singer on mutant dub riddim
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Have guitar, will travel

 Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Botha the Mosquito; Liberation (Shanachie) ’88; against apartheid leader

<Botha leader of Apartheid South Africa; 20 sec.>

  • Ken Boothe & Prince Jammy – You’re No Good; Trojan 12” Box Set (Trojan)
  • Merva Grier – Feeling Like a Million; 12” (Iroko)
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

<Free Azania: South Africa: Reggae History Lesson; 49 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Look to the skies! They are out there!; 8 sec. >

  • Red I – Last Chant + Return of the Mayan; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 Philippines; Mutant Dub set

<Barely survived til Dec. 21, 2012: End of Mayan calendar; 40 sec.>

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  • Zion Train – Follow Like Wolves; Healing of the Nation EP (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Alien Dread – Dub-Liner; Cosmic Dub Clash (Channel One UK) 2012 instrumental
  • Ranking Joe – World in Trouble; (Vibronics ‘Ska Boom’ rmx); Twilight Circus Dub SoundSystem: Remixed : Dubwise (M); 2004 Dutch dubber
  • U Brown – No Wicked Can’t Reign; 3 the Roots Way (Jah Warrior) 2000
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Thanksgiving 2012 I was in ICU at Hospital. Fought hard to live til Dec. 21, 2012. End of Mayan Calendar. Or as Red I calls it: Jahdgement Day

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-nuary 17, 2015 (Stream + Annotated Playlist): Livicated to MLK

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Blessing to MLK: When he moved from Civil Rights to Anti-War and Pro Worker Rights, “They” took him out

Greetings,

Livicated* to MLK and his fight for human rights

*livicate – never dead/dedicate

<MLK>

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Heinous!

<Smile Jamaica Approved: Green Bay Packers; 36 sec.>

WTF? Heinous. Just heinous. The Green Bud Bowl Packers peed a sure victory down their leg to a guy (QB Wilson) who probably doesn’t go for 4 down, 46 to go.

I must have had two dozen text messages from people. Ran the gamut from condolences to ha ha.

There weren’t any tears at the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

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Not a fan

The mood at the Ark-Ives was more like this:

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Green Bay? WTF!

Forward ever, backwards never

bless,robt

The High-lights of Jah-nuary 17, 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 45 sec.

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Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary 17, 2015

Set 1:

  • Big Youth – Get Up Stand Up; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK vinyl; Wailers cover
  • Hot & Rich – Funk for Louis; Meet: Hi-Tech Roots Dynamics (ACL) 2000; Dub Album of the Week
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks & the Light of Saba – Rebirth; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s); ’76 nyahbinghi jazz
  • Rupie Dan & Jenifah Gad – Marcus Seh; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Fred Locks – Collie Herb; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 mutant dub; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Horace Andy – Collie Herb; In the Light (Blood and Fire) ’77 bonus herbs
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 2:

  • Gussie P – Who’s Safe; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 MLK “I Have a Dream” speech; 8/23/63
  • The Archives feat. Ichelle Cole – Boof Baff;  The Archives (ESL) 2012 female chanter on vox
  • Gondwana – Sentimento Original (Original Feeling); Together (RAS) ’99 Chilean roots; herb tune
  • Bunny Wailer – Liberation; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
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Great late 80’s offering from Bunny. Smile Jamaica Approved

 Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years 

  • Gregory Isaacs – One More Time; Cool Ruler (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • The Selecter – Out on the Streets; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80 2 Tone UK ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Aswad – Pull Up; To the Top (Simba) ‘87

<Aswad one of the first 20 additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive; 23 sec.>

  • Mighty Diamonds – Babylon is Dangerous; The Real Enemy (Rohit) ‘87
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Las Vegas Tower Records; May ’88. One of my earliest adds to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 4:

<Wailers – Live at Leeds; Just Bob & Peter; 23 sec.>

  • The Wailers – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) 11/23/73; Live at Leeds in UK; 20 sec.
  • Zema – Give a Little Love; Look at the Heart (Melchizedek) ’99 Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya female singer
  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie –  Lambsbread + Lambsbread International (South East Music) ’79 J’can flavor of herb
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Herb inflation since 1979: 1200%

<1979, Jamaica: Qtr pound of ishense: 1 dollar 5 cents; 20 sec..>

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital!

  • Bim Sherman – Got to Get On; Haunting Ground (Revolver) ’86 UK: cover of Keith & Tex “Stop that Train”
  • Charlie Chaplin – Jamaican Collie; Chaplin Chant (Tamoki Wambesi); UK herbtune
  • Azeem – God is Watching; Dreadfly (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami
  • Mother Liza – Bore Nose Possie; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA female deejay
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favorite singer in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Fools Die (Wisdom); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic at WXFM Jah-cago, Ill.

<Tosh rarity for sure-ty>

  • Sarah B Band – Let You Win; Realign Your Mind (Sarah B Band); local SLC reggae
  • Barry Issacs – Mission Against Herbs; 10” (Reggae on Top) militant steppers herbtune
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Collection of rare Tosh performances. Tracking this each Ark-Ive Edition this winter and spring. Selah!

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45’s

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Now Not Now; Dub Ranting (Radical Wallpaper) ’82; UK dub poet. 7″ picture 8 track of dubpoetry
  • Ilements – Free Up the Herbs; 7” (Irie Ites) 2010
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ‘75
  • Iron Phoenix – Natty Dread Christmas; 7” (Observer)

<Xmas in Jah-nuary; 27 sec.> 

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Rare gem from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive bought at the KUSF (U of San Francisco) Rock ‘n’ Swap. That station is now classical not college music

<KUSF: From best college station in the nation to classical music; 33 sec.>

 Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Prince Far I & Singers and Players – Water the Garden; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’88; mutant dub set

<Reggae History Lessons: Pay It All Back Sampler Series for ON U Sound label>

  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK
  • GT Moore – Secret Love; 12” (Jah Works) 2009 UK
  • David Holmes – Slashers Revenge; Let’s Get Killed (Go Beat) ‘97
  • Dr. Israel – Residence Dub; Land of Baboon (Baraka Foundation) ’96 

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