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

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

<Happy 70th Birthday – Robert Nesta Marley>


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
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
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.>

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-Ive: May 3, 2014: Tribal War Edition



“Tribal War. We don’t need no more of dat” – Dillinger

Ruff week at the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Pretty vexed that on the same weekend my TV puked, they  “fired up” the Cold War (pun intended) in Ukraine. And my hay fever went Chernobyl.

I hacked and wheezed through the air checks on this week’s Ark-Ive. My apologies. So I have to protect my voice. My “radio instrument” connecting Reggae stories to Reggae music.

I went to my pharmacist and said I was Fukashima level allergy on its way to bronchitis. What over the counter pill would be kosher/halal with my Doc’s meds? She said some none of the placebos (my cynical take) on the aisle were any good. I needed the “hard stuff”.

So no wonder I can’t find my Springtime go-to Drixoral or Sudafed. They asked me to promise not to cook meth and show my ID and sign here. Gladly. Pato Banton’s lyrics flashed in my head as the nice lady walked me through the anti-meth speech. “I do not snort the meth”….fill in the rest.

So I probably was spending $200 a year on nothing. After two days on the “hard stuff”.: my right ear is unplugged and no further bronchial ick. Praise Jah! Selah!


So I’m a little cranky on the mic. WTF Ukraine? Who is keeping an eye on Chernobyl? Quit killing one another and get your eye back on the ball. Yes-eye! Rastafar-eye!

Chernobyl – Russian for wormwood. WTF?

I started co-hosting Smile Jamaica the Fall of the Fall of the Iron Curtain. 1989. (KRCL’s top rank Saturday Night Punk Show by the station’s first Bad Brad – Brad Collins was called Behind the Zion Curtain).

Optimism all around. After a heavy duty Cold War 80s, it was over. At the “end” as I was beginning to play a peace show. Alpha & Omega. 70’s 80’s Reggae always for peace and the 99ers before they were called that. Socialism small “s”. Love your brother. Share your bounty. “Blessed are the meek for they are the children of Heaven”.*

*The Beatitudes. Sunday school never worked on me. I know all my Bible strictly from Reggae Music!

Now we’re back full circle with the Cold War. I am not happy. I will not harangue politics on a music show. Let the music do the talking and pay attention to the prophecy sung in 1974 “rewind and come again” in 2014.

2 generations later still packs a wallop.

Bunny Wailer – Cease fire and light the Chalice!

Here is what you can savor from last Sat Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive.

Vinyl warning from the twins. Ruffy and Tuffy: “If the Third World War is a must, Russia and America haffe bust”

Di Eagle and di Bear trying to conquer outer space
  • Start it off with a horse racing set livicated to the Kentucky Derby
  • Rockers do Reggae: followed through on my threat to play Billy Idol punkdub; Patti Smith (dubble dose  of punkdub!); Ben Harper Live 420; Garland Jeffreys new roots-rock-reggae hybrid. (Cryptic Game of Thrones reference?) Proto Bad Brains DC punkdub
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob last show Pittsburgh; Tosh Dubplate from Equal Rights. Bunny Rootsman Skaning ’86. Marcia and the Revolutionaries ’78
  • Vinyl Is Ital midway. Always one extra for the lovers of Black Wax
  • Mutant Dub with Natacha Atlas heading into World Village 7pm. Last half hour

Nuff Reggae protest: LKJ, Jimmy Cliff via Joe Higgs, Althea & Donna, Burning Spear

Truce music. Check it!

bless, robt

“if puss and dog can get together, why can’t mankind love one another?” – Bob Marley