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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tember 7, 2019 – Guest Mutant Dub Selector!

Greetings,

School is in session. Quick upload of last week’s Smile Jamaica. Be sure to play through the last 45 minutes with Mutant Dub selections by guest Mixcloud deejay from Ogden: Nerd Show!

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-tember 7, 2019: Annotated Playlist ; 50 sec.

Set 1:

  • Prince Far I – Natty Champion; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Natural Roots – Control Tower Dub; Natural Roots (Onlyroots) ’84 Fr. vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Bunny Wailer – Rainbow Country; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob Marley songs for his 50th Birthday
  • Aisha – Crisis; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94
  • Aswad – Roxanne; Big Up (Gut) ’97 Police cover
  • Rastafarmers – International Herb; Dread in America (Natural Mystic) ’94 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Dennis Brown & Welton Irie – Man Next Door; 12″ (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’79 Opa Locka, FL: Paragons cover

Set 2

  • Dillinger – Natty Kung Fu; When Rhythm Was King (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’75
  • Prince Buster – Sata a Masa Gana; Sister Big Stuff (Sunspot) ’72 Abyssinians cover
  • Bush Chemists feat. Talawa – Evil Doers Retire; Light Up Your Chalice (Conscious Sound) ’99 UK mutant dub w/ females vox
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Zap Pow – River/River Stone; 12″ (Kingston Connexion) ’77 Fr. Black Ark prod’n

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Third World – Dreamland; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ’77 Bunny Wailer cover: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years
  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 2 Tone UK Ska w/ Pauline Black on the vox
  • Jah Pelicaho & the Wailers – Dub Jam Rock; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-ponese dubber
  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers + Dub; Blood Suckers (Melodie) ’78

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot; Live at the Ritz; Sept. 29, 1981 (bootleg)
  • Sarah B Band – Mali’o; Realign My Mind (Sarah B) 2011 SLC
  • Augustus Pablo & the Upsetters – Lama Lava; 12″ (Daddy Kool) ’79 UK

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Quasar – Get Up Stand Up; Fresh (LASN) US – Wailers cover
  • The Pioneers – Papa Was a Rolling Stone; Freedom Feeling (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Tyrone Taylor – Mama Soca; Jamming in the Hills (World Enterprise) ’87 US
  • Jah Woosh – African Sound; D.J. Legend (Original) 70’s era UK
  • Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop; Millie Small (Smash) ’64 US

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Keith Richards – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Mindless) 2015 Gregory Isaacs cover: Rockers do Reggae set
  • HR – We Belong Together; Hey Wella (DC Hardcore) 2007 throat of Bad Brains
  • Wayne McGhie & the Sounds of Joy – Cool It; Wayne McGhie & the Sounds of Joy (Light in the Attic) ’70 Canadian soul group does reggae
  • Eric Clapton; Whatcha Gonna Do; Crossroads Box Set (Polydor) Peter Tosh cover
  • Bananarama – Tell Tale Signs; Deep Sea Skiving (London) ’83
  • Andrew Passey & Alien Dread – Cosmic Dub Clash (Log On!) 2007 mutant dub album of the hour

    Keef warbles Gregory Isaacs. WTF?
  • Nerd Show guest deejay: Mutant Dub Hour

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 10, 2019: Bin Laden on the Grassy Knoll!

Greetings,

My Saturday routine:

  1. Wake
  2. Bake
  3. Shower
  4. Dress: Reggae T shirt for Smile Jamaica broadcast, shorts and sandals. Plus tin foil hat
  5. Hit the morning news cycle of my favorite news sources via Ipad: RT, Truthdig, Moon of Alabama, Zerohedge

No CNN (CIA News Nutwork); No FUX news; No MS-NBC (Mainstream nothing but crap); No Presstitute Bullshit Syndicate (PBS) for I ‘n’ I.

Since 2003 and the corporate media’s providing of legitimate cover for an illegal war, I am strictly alt news. I do not trust the 6 companies who own 90+ percent of our news media. Mostly Alt-Left but I’m a fan of a libertarian Bulgarian market site called Zerohedge for leavening. (They predicted the 2008 economic collapse before anyone else.)

I’m so “alt” I am driving 500 plus miles to Denver in a week to watch this political comedian: Jimmy Dore.

Jeffery Epstein allegedly committed “suicide.” My first reaction? How neat and tidy. Dead men tell no tales, eh? Especially considering the document dump the day before outed several high profile politicians, academics and hedge fund billionaires as accused of having sex with underage girls procured by the odious creep.

<Jeffery Epstein’s murder? suicide? escape? 2 min. 29 sec.>

I try to live the moral and upright life that I absorb through 30+ plus years of listening to Reggae music. I’m more of a paradox of virtue than any sort of saint, but I do believe government corruption and the abuse of children are part of that lens. Government interference led to Epstein’s slap on the wrist sentence a decade ago.

As compelling a story as the lurid conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s death: Was it suicide? murder? alien abduction? It still comes down to the outrageous sexual exploitation of children. Which is getting completely lost in the #EpsteinMurder and #ClintonBodyCount back and forth.

Mea culpa. I am susceptible to conspiracy theories. Probably due to my belief in Ancient Astronaut Theory, via the Anunnaki skygods traveling back to Earth from Nibiru. I do not believe 9/11 happened  the way they said it did anymore than I would believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.

When this went down, my brother in law said to my sister: “Can’t wait to see how your wacko brother responds to  all this.”

I went for breakfast with my best friend Nardo-jan (fellow Anunnaki/UFOria enthusiast, Ph.D. in Medieval History, librarian) and our mutual friend John (former journalist at the Salt Lake Tribune).

Of course Epstein’s “suicide” was the coffee topic of conversation. I queried both of them: (I knew Nardo-jan’s answer) but wanted to see what a professional newsman thought.

None of us believed the suicide story. Neither does my Mom, Dad and Sister.

What do I believe?

Now you understand where my brother in law is coming from!Don’t even get me started on Building 7.

Inconvenient conspiracy fact. Trust your eyes! Do not scoff!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 10, 2019 Annotated Playlist; 70 sec.

Set 1:

  • Pancho Alphanso – Watch This Sound; Watch This Sound (Shanachie) ’82 Ho Ho Kus NJ vinyl
  • Supersonics – Construction Dub Style; Treasure Isle Dub vol. 1 (Treasure Isle) JA vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Third World – 96 Degrees in the Shade; Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’81: Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) ’81 Aug. in Montego Bay, JA

<“Entertainment for you, martyrdom for me”; 30 sec.>

  • Carlene Davis – My Mistake; 15 Classics (Sonic)
  • Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict; Dancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (Soul Jazz) ’87 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Dan I – Like a Seed; 10″ (Moa Anbessa) 2008 Jah-taly

Set 2:

  • Culture – This Train; Cumbolo (Shanachie) ’79 gospel/Woody Guthrie cover
  • The Rolands – Johnny Dollar; Crucial Reggae (Mango) ’84
  • Afro Omega – Watcha Need; Pick Up the Pieces EP (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC w/ female vox
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – City Too Hot; 12″ (Upsetter) ’77 UK Black Ark

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Prince Buster – Shake a Leg; Original Golden Oldies vol. 2 (Melodisc) ’61: Burning Spear – Oh What a Happy Day; Creation Rebel (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’74
  • Akabu – People Get Ready; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK roots dawtas; Curtis Mayfield tune
  • Jah Iney & Augustus Pablo – Classic Rockers Chapter 1 & Chapter 3; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub album of the hour

Set 4:

  • General Public – Never You Done That; All the Rage (I.R.S.) ’84 post 2 Tone ska/pop
  • Rhoda Dakar – The Wreck; Cleaning in a Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska World) 2007
  • Pablo Gad – What Makes a Natty Dread Cry; Blood Suckers (Melodie) ’78
  • Earl Sixteen – Gates of Hell; 10″ (Sip a Cup) 2004 UK

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Rolling Stone; Marley, Tosh, Livingston & Associates (Studio One) ’82 JA vinyl; Bunny Wailer lead vox

<Bob Dylan cover; 2 min.>

  • The Jaytees – A Prayer to Jah; Pirates Choice (Studio One) ’81 JA female duo
  • Inner Circle – Mary, Mary; Everything Is Great (Island) ’79 UK herbtune
  • Ken Boothe – I Shot the Sheriff; Blood Brothers (Trojans) ’78 UK Wailers cover

<Why the Sheriff hated Bob; 27 sec.>

  • Arthur Louis – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; This Is Reggae Music (Island) ’75 US – Bob Dylan cover

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45’s

  • King Stitt – Herbsman Shuffle; 7″ (Trojan) ’80 UK picture sleeve: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox
  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7″ (Sir J.J.) ’72 JA
  • Sharon Black – Struggling; 7″ (Clintones) ’77 US
  • Dennis Brown – Armagideon; 7″ (Emmanuel) ’80 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Sly & Robbie – Plastic Dub; Overdrive in Overdub (Sonic) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Black Uhuru – Somebody’s Watching Me; Anthem UK Rmx (Island) ’83 cover of Rockwell soul
  • Bunny Wailer – Revolution; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob songs for 50th birthday
  • Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up; Wanted (bootleg) Sept. 29, 1981 NYC @ the Ritz

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bob Marley/Bill Laswell – Is This Love; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 ambient translation: Mutant Dub Set
  • Likkle Mai – Your Love; Roots Candy (Beat) 2006 Jah-ponese dawta from Dry & Heavy
  • Alpha & Omega – Fire; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub
  • Bush Chemists – Haste Make Waste; Light Up Your Chalice (Dubhead) ’99 on Bunny Wailer Armagideon riddim
  • Rockers Vibration – 23 + 2; King Size Chapter 10 (Echo Beach) 2003 Germ.
  • Mahanee feat. Mikey Murka & Disrupt – Police; 12″ (Police in Helicopter) 2009 Germ. John Holt herbtune cover

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-ly 21, 2018 (Podcast & Playlist): Happy Birthday Haile Selassie!

Livicated to the World’s First Hippie

<Happy Birthday to the World’s First Hippie – Haile Selassie I>  68 sec.

Greetings,

  • Ras Tafari Makonnen: The Head Creator
  • Haile Selassie I: Power of the Trinity

<Power of Jah Trinity; 27 sec.>

  • Negusa Negast: King of Kings; 30 sec.
  • Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Elect of God, Ever Living God, Earth’s Rightful Ruler

<Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah; 13 sec.>

Without this little short man (Selassie was 5 foot 2) Reggae consists of love songs, novelty records and pop and soul covers. This is the heart of Smile Jamaica.

Rastafari gospel love songs to His Imperial Majesty from the Rastas. In Jamaican, when Nationalist hero Marcus Garvey was recruiting blacks to return to Africa, he prophesized: “Look to the east where a black king will be crowned. That will be the signal to load up the Black Star Liner (as opposed to the Titanic passenger liner White Star Line) to go back to Africa

<Garvey’s prophecy; 63 sec.>

Marcus Garvey: Look to the East, where a king will be crowned leading all blacks back to Africa

From that moment the movement grew from the impoverished in Jamaica who wanted a black Jesus not a colonial white Jesus. Selassie was the reincarnation of Jahova (Jah).

He ruled in Ethiopia until the communists in the hinterlands took advantage of corrupt Selassie courtiers who refused to acknowledge famine in the provinces. Selassie was deposed and most likely murdered in the basement of his Imperial Palace in 1974.

<Selassie’s downfall; 30 sec.>

I call myself a Rasta enthusiast or empathizer and even a Sumerian Fundamentalist like myself, is powerfully moved by such beautiful musical devotion that we will hear on this Ark-Ive Podcast.

Haile Selassie – July 23, 1892.

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 21, 2018: Happy Birthday His Imperial Majesty; 95 sec.

Smile Jamaica: 30 Years of Rastafari Gospel love songs

Set 1:

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub a Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’86 UK – 3 hours for Haile Selassie – July 23, 1892
  • Roots Radics/Bunny Wailer – Roots Raddics; Dub D’sco vol. 1 (Solomonic) ’77 JA vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Ethiopian National Anthem; Movements (Dynamic) ’78 JA vinyl; nyahbinghi style drumming

<National Anthem of Ethiopia; 23 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – I Love King Selassie; Tear It Up” Live (Mango) ’83
  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can. vinyl 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; 12″ (Jah Shaka) ’85 UK vinyl comp
Royal flag of Ethiopia

Set 2:

  • Keith Hudson – I Broke the Comb; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78

<The Old Testament Nazirite Vow and Dreadlocks; 84 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 on McCartney/Jackson Girl is Mine
  • Peter “Roots” Lewis – Jah Is My Salvation; Wicked Roots (Reggae Retro) 2000
  • Hugh Mundell – That Little Short Man; 12″ (Rockers International) ’78; Selassie was 5 foot 2

Set 3:

  • Jacob Miller – False Rasta; Don’t Give Up Your Culture (Moll-Selekta) ’77

<Beware the Follow Fashion Dread; 47 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76
  • Aswad – He Gave the Sun to Shine; New Chapter (CBS) ’81 UK
  • Ranking Trevor – Give Thanks and Praise Unto Jah; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’78 UK to Heart & Soul
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Where He Leads; Face the Music (VP) ’81
  • Burning Spear – Jah Is My Driver; Farover (Heartbeat) ’83
  • Daweh Congo – Jah Is My Shepherd; Human Rights & Justice (Roots & Culture) 2000
  • Hortense Ellis – Jah Mysterious Works; Women in Reggae (Shanachie) ’75 extended

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Leroy Smart – Jah Jah Forgive Them; Live Up Roots Children (Striker Lee) ’85 UK
  • Clint Eastwood – Whip Them Jah Jah; Step It in a Zion (Third World) ’78 UK
  • Michigan & Smily – Jah Ruled Over I; Step By Step (Hitbound) ’82 Brooklyn
  • Jah Malla – Jah Love; Jah Malla (Modern) ’81 US – children of Reggae players in JA

<Jah Malla: songs of Reggae players: Val Douglas, Roland Alphanso, Ernest Ranglin, Sylvan Morris; 30 sec.>

  • Zema – Selassie; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 So Cal female singer
2nd gen Reggae group

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Iziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised); Legalize It (Columbia) ’76
  • Bunny Wailer – Rasta Dread (Natty Dread); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 tunes for Bob’s 50th Birthday
  • Rita Marley – Good Morning Jah; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80

<Rita encounters Haile Selassie; 81 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Conquering Lion; One Love Peace Concert: Kingston, JA 4/22/78
  • Dub Specialist – Fire Coal Version; Version Dread (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’75 17 Dub Shots From Studio One

Set 7:

  • Cymande – Rastafarian Folk Song; Cymande (Sequel) ’74 UK – World’s first hippie
  • Aisha – One God, One Aim, One Destiny; True Roots (Ariwa) ’95
  • Winston Jarrett – Selassie Is the Chapel; By the Rivers of Babylo (Shanachie) ’95 comp: cover of the Orioles Crying in the Chapel
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Selassie Is the Chapel; Rebel Box Set (JAD) ’66

Set 8:

  • Alpha & Omega – Who Is the Ruler; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’89 UK vinyl trance dub
  • Doctor Alimantado – Chant to Jah; Born For a Purpose (Greensleeves) ’75
  • Johnny Osbourne – Jah Promise; Truths & Rights (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’80
  • Misty in Roots – How Long Jah; Live at the Euro Countervision (Kaz) ’79
  • Bim Sherman – Lamb of Judah; Bim Sherman Meets U Black and Horace Andy in a Rub a Dub Style (Original) ’79
  • Wailing Souls – Jah Gives Us Life; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ’78
The first song I played after being off air for six weeks with a blood infection/Sepsis that landed me in Intensive Care

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-pril 23, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) When Dubs Cry!

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Greetings,

David Bowie and now Prince. Sad year for music giants. We livicate this Ark-Ive to the great pop singer in his 80’s heyday.

Until I got into Reggae this was my automatic soul purchase a youth in frozen Montana:

Smile Jamaica’s Top 5 Prince songs

  1. When You Were Mine
  2. Little Red Corvette
  3. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
  4. Kiss
  5. Sign o’ the Times.

On the Ark-Ive below we hear When Doves Cry. Bass added for the Reggae which wasn’t there on the original.

bless, robt

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<Plant your seeds!>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: Jah-pril 23, 2016:

Set 1:

  • Monty Montgomery – Seeds;  Seeds (Fusion) Atlanta vinyl
  • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock – Mojo Rock Steady (Studio One/Soul Jazz) Dub Album of the Hour
  • Laurel Aitken – Heile Heile; Rasta Man Power (Unicorn) ‘69
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI) ‘86
  • Ayo – Lonely; Gravity at Last (Polydor) 2008 Nigerian-German female
  • Jimmy Lindsay – Easy; 12 the Hardway (Tribesman) ’77 Commodores cover
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant; Bass Chalice; Bass Chalice (ROIR) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Horace Andy – Collie Weed; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club) best of herb tune

<Just minding my own business. Smoking my collie weed>

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Set 2

  • Denver Dub Collective – When Doves Cry; Purple Rain (Denver Dub) 2009 Prince RIP

<Prince: Rest in Peace; 40 sec.>

  • Aswad – Pass the Cup; Not Satisfied (CBS) ’82 UK herbtune

<Pass the Cupe = the sacred chalice>

  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Yard Crew; Movements (Funfundvierzig) ’95 German-Jamaican toaster
  • Black Crucial – Mr. Vincent; 10” (Fatman) ‘83
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Rest in Peace. Livicate never deadicate

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bunny Wailer – Roots, Radics, Rockers, Reggae; Retrospective (Shanachie) 
  • Rita Marley – Fussing  & Fighting; Harambe (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Crazy Baldhead (Unreleased Album Mix); Rastaman Vibration (Tuff Gong) ’76 bonus track
  • Peter Tosh – Vampire; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘86
  • Scientist – The Anti-Chris; 911 Dub (Nature Dub) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Grace Jones – Love Is the Drug; Private Life: Compass Point Sessions (Island) ‘80 Roxy Music cover w/ Sly & Robbie
  • Don Carlos & Barry Brown –  Mr. Big Man + Shoot Up the Town; 10” (Uptempo) ’83 Sugar Minott prod’n

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<Put da needle pon di record. Penny keeps the bass in the groove>

Set 5: 7 inch Seven Leaf; 19 sec.

  • Prince Hammer – Export Ganja; 7” (Tamoki Wambesi) 7” herb set
  • Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming for Sweet Leaf; 7” (blank) Peaboy & Sherman rmx
  • Levi Roots – It a Fi Bun; 7” (Conqueror)
  • Alpha Steppa Meets Alpha & Omega feat. Flex Zaggazow – Highest Grade; 7” (Steppas) 2012 mutant dub; Korean prod’n
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Ozzy loves the Sweet Leaf

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 26+ Years

  • Keith Hudson – I’m Not Satisfied;  Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78
  • Tetrack – I’m Not Satisfied; Clocktower Classics (Clocktower/Abraham)
  • Marcia Griffiths – Where There is No Love; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer + Version; Never Forget Jah  (Nocturne) ’82 herbtune
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Peter Broggs – International Farmer. 4 down, 46 to go!

<2016: 9 down, 41 to go?>

Set 7:

  • Augustus Pablo – Islington Rock; East of the River Nile (Deluxe Edition) (Shanachie) ’78 melodical instrumental
  • Dillinger – Cocaine in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 herbtune

<Dillinger soul update – Knife, fork a bottle & a cork – that’s the way you spell New York>

  • Sarah B Band – Overnite; Realign My Mind (Sarah B) 2011 Salt Lake City roots group
  • Louie Lepke – Love Is Not a Play Thing; 10” (Merge) ’82 over Earl Sixteen vox
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Melodica and the Far East sound

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses; 9 sec.

Samia Farah – Les Temps Difficiles; Samia Farah (Sony) ’99 Fr.-Tunisian singer: Mutant Dubstresses

Transglobal Underground feat. Natacha Atlas – Boss Tabla; Psychic Karaoke (Nation) ’96 Hindi dub

Dub Gabriel feat. P.J. Higgins – Silent Warrior; Raggabass Resistance (Destroy A/C) 2013

Zion Train feat. Molara – Dance of Life; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub

Cool Hipnoise – Dama Dada; King Size Dub vol. 10 (Echo Beach) Germ. 2003 comp

Alpha & Omega – One Culture + One Prayer; Everyday Life; (A & O) ’93 UK trance dub

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 2, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Longshot Kick de Bucket!

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Nuff respect to Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharoah. Sip your “mint julep” pon the left hand side!

Greetings,

<Reggae: The King’s music. Jamaican Blues>

Letting the smoke clear after Cannabis Service Month on Smile Jamaica

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Letting the smoke clear after celebrating Cannabis Service Month (April) Dennis Emmanuel Brown

Nonetheless, here are the high-lights of this week’s Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: May 2, 2015

<Musical high-lights over 3 hours; 75 sec.>

  • Set of horse racing songs for Kentucky Derby
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile. Melodica and the Far East sound
  • First Saturday of the month: Rockers do Reggae – Black artists: rock, blues,  jazz, funk & soul Reggae
  • Wailers Family Tree: Tosh acoustic, Wailers Live at Leeds, Bunny Liberation ’88, Lee “Scratch” Perry bassa-delica
  • Best of 25 Years: Baltimore, UK and a JA by way of DC
  • 7″ Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM
  • Roots Dawtas: UK to JA
  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway
  • Mutant Dubbers last half hour
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NYC Rocker goes to Jamaica: Black Artists do Reggae on Smile Jamaica

 bless, robt

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HIM wins every race

Annotated Playlist: May 2, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: set lists, photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons 

Set 1:

  • Dennis Brown – The Creator; Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours (Laser) ’80 UK

<Genesis 49: Verse 22-26  – Dennis Emmanuel Brown; 23 sec.>

  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Serious Thing; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Aisha – Let’s All Unite; There is More to Life… (Twinkle) 2005 UK
  • Aswad – Bubblin’; 12” (Simba) ’85 UK

<Aswad – one of the first dozen added to the Smile J Ark-Ives, 1986; 21 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh – Collie Sound; Best of (Rhino) ’76 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic in KZEL, Eugene, Oregon

<Tosh rare acoustic live radio performance; 22 sec.>

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The Stepping Razor would have listened to Smile Jamaica. Jah’s Heavenly Choir gets Mixcloud?

Set 2: Kentucky Derby Tribute

<“Mint julep!” Drink or spliff?; 18 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Caymanas Park; 14K Gold Golden Hits (Scandal Bag) JA vinyl

<Caymanas Park Racetrack in Jamaica. 12 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Chinese Jamaican jockeys; 16 sec.>

  • Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ’98

<Dance to the Reggae Beat to the riddim of the horses’ feet!; 11 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Abyssinia before it was Ethiopia; 4 sec.>

  • The Pioneers – Long Shot Kick the Bucket; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ‘69
  • Mr. Bojangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’77; horserace between: Babylon, Pope Pious and Dreadlocks

The Selassie I Cup; 12 sec.

  1. Babylon 2-1 odds
  2. Soul Youth 3-1
  3. Rome Even money
  4. Pope Pious 3-5, the big favorite; came up lame; 11 sec.

5. Dreadlock 8-1

6. Baldhead 15-1

  • The Winner: Dreadlock; 8 lengths!
  • Place: Baldhead
  • Show: Soul Youth
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Yes I! Dreadlock defeat Babylon. Pope Pious to the glue factory! Give Thanx! Selah!

Set 3: Monthly Rockers do Reggae: Black Music Artists; 8 sec.

  • Cymande – Zion I; Renegades of Funk (Newhouse) ‘72 UK black group “Dove of Peace; nyahbinghi style. 

<Caribbean Expats in UK – Dove of Peace; 16 sec.>

  • Taj Mahal – Desperate Lover; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74 Bob Andy cover
  • Ben Harper – You Can’t Blame the Youths; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ’98 unreleased Peter Tosh cover
  • Garland Jeffreys – Bound to Get Ahead Someday; Garland Jeffreys (Collector’s Classics) ’73 NYC singer in JA

<NYC to JA. Byron Lee Dynmic All Stars; 31 sec.>

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Cymande: Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Vincent Exodus to UK: Doves of Peace

Set 3:

  • The Wailers – Stir It Up; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) Live at Leeds 11/23/73

<England too cold for Bunny Wailer; Nov. ’73; 23 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers w/ Wong Chu – Keep On Moving; 12” (Upsetter) ‘77

<What is twisted can not be straightened! What is not there cannot be counted! 5 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Oh Dread; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad feat. Macka B – Devil Dance; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
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10 minutes of Lee “Scratch” Perry Black Ark psychedlia bass wobble. “What is twisted cannot be straightened!”

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital 

  • Horace Andy – The Devil; Don’t Stop! (Island in the Sun) ‘85 Corona, NY
  • Charlie Chaplin – Electric Skank; Chaplin Chant (Tamoki Wambesi) UK
  • Triston Palmer – Nice Time; Nice Time (Jam Rock) ’82 Miami
  • Myrna Hague – Melody Life; Melody Life (Studio One) JA; Marcia Griffiths cover
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A+ cover of Marcia Griffiths classic!

Set 5: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • The Tamlins – Baltimore; Taxi Fare (Heartbeat) ’80; Nina Simone cover; 13 sec.
  • Capital Letters – Run Run Run; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Peter Broggs – Just Because I’m a Rastaman; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 DC
  • Akabu – Feeling Good; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK female group
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1978 comeback cover of Randy Newman. Baltimore in the news.

Baltimore by Randy Newman

  •  Beat-up little seagull
  • On a marble stair
  • Tryin’ to find the ocean
    Lookin’ everywhere

Hard times in the city
In a hard town by the sea
Ain’t nowhere to run to
There ain’t nothin’ here for free

Hooker on the corner
Waitin’ for a train
Drunk lyin’ on the sidewalk
Sleepin’ in the rain

And they hide their faces
And they hide their eyes
’cause the city’s dyin’
And they don’t know why

Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live
Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live, just to live

Get my sister sandy
And my little brother ray
Buy a big old wagon
Gonna haul us all away

Livin’ in the country
Where the mountain’s high
Never comin’ back here
’til the day I die

Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live
Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live, just to live

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM; 6 sec.

  • Rob Smarley (aka Albert Griffiths) – Holiday Ride; 7” (Portland) ’78 JA; 7” Jamaican Jukebox set

<Albert Griffiths as Rob Smarley? 14 sec.>

  • Anthony Johnson – Oh Jah; 7” (Corner Stone) JA
  • Lady Ann – Informer; 7” (Taxi) ’83 JA
  • Carlton Livingston – Chalice in Hand; 7” (Taxi) herbtune
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Some sort of inside joke by The Gladiators lead singer? Albert Griffiths

Set 8: Mutant Dub*

*Programming Note: power surge from all the Mutant Dub bass knocked the station off air. Most of Jah Woosh and 2 Bad Card zapped by KRCL’s weak sauce transmitter. 2 minutes of dead air chopped from the stream. Mea culpa — the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. 21 sec.

   

  • Ari Up – Kill Em With Love (Collision) 2005 former lead singer of The Slits punk group; mutant dub set

<Reggae History Lesson: punk dubstress Ari Up: The Slits, New Age Steppers, solo 14 sec.>

  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Who’s Correct?; The Archives (ESL) 2012; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation
  • Red I – Jahdgement Day; Jahdgement Day (Red I) Phillipines dub
  • Jah Woosh – Woodpecker Sound; Wild Paarty Sounds vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ‘81
  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; CD single (ON U Sound) ‘95
  • Jah Rej – Yes I; 12” (Jah Works)
  • African Head Charge – Fruit Market; Drastic Season (ON U Sound) ‘83
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Ari Up of The Slits and New Age Steppers. Johnny Rotten was her father in law

Parting Shot Words of Wisdom: Do yourself a favor educate your mind!

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The Lion of Judah shall break every chain and give I the Victory again and again…Robert “Nesta” Marley

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist): Jah-tober 18, 2014: The Undead are Not Ital!

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What about Building 7?

Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Loves Jah-loween! 8 sec.>

Jump straight to the Ark-Ive Stream

Here is what I played on the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 18, 2014:

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-tober 18, 2014: 71 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Jah-mboree: Sat. Oct. 25, 2014; 4-7 PM. 90.9FM krcl.org

<All tricks, no treats; 15 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica 20+ Jah-loween Jah-mboree: Sat. Oct. 25; 4-7 PM. 90.9FM krcl.org. The Undead are most certainly not Ital!

<Wolfman Jack; 13 sec.>

High-lights of this week:

  • Jah-loween Cauldron of Wickness: preview to next Saturday’s Jah-loween Jah-mboree; 3 hours of the Ranking Dreads vs. the Living Dead!
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile. Classic far east melodica sound ’78
  • Livicated to Peter Tosh: Oct. 19, 1944: story of his revenge against A-sad-ica. Because there is nothing “merry” about America for the poor man. 24 sec.
  • Roots Dawtas: Mutant dubstresses: Hollie Cook, Ranking Ann, Sevendub, Grace Jones
  • Seven Leaf: GT Moore mutant dub, Sugar Minott
  • Wailers Family Tree: dubble dose of Tosh, Marley last live show, Bunny Rule Dance Hall. Pato Banton pays tribute to Tosh
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3 hours of Jah-loween and spooky soundbites “Chopped” up in my Secret Dubratory

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-tober 18, 2014: photos, captions & soundbytes 

*Jah-loween tune: 16 of 34 tunes (47%)

Set 1:

  • Cultural Roots – Devil-Ites; Drift Away From Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 JA vinyl*
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie); Dub Album of the Week ‘78
  • Desmond Dekker – Reggae Recipe; Original Hit Sounds (Trojan); best of Rock Steady
  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK Mutant Dubstress

<Hollie Cook – Twice: Smile Jamaica’s #1 Release of 2014; 21 sec.>

  • Beats International – Echo Chamber; Excursion on the Version (London) ’91 Norman Cook group
  • GT Moore – Herb of Africa; 12” (Jah Works) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 2009 UK mutant dub

<Smile Jamaica’s Red Eye Politics Predictions; 4 down, 46 to go!; 44 sec.>

  • Pato Banton – Hello Tosh; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
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2 down, 48 to go! Smile Jamaica Predicts: Jah-laska, Jah-regon, Guam, DC, Nov. 2014 election

Set 2: Livicated to Peter Tosh; Oct. 19, 1944

<Peter Tosh crashes the market from beyond the grave! 34 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Day the Dollar Died; Mystic Man (EMI America) ’79: Happy Birthday, Stepping Razor: Oct. 19, 1944; 9 sec.
  • Ranking Ann – Love on a Mountain Top; Slice of English Toast (Ariwa) ’82 Mad Prof singjay
  • Englishman – Vampiar; Turning Point (Mighty Roots) ’95 DC bassie*

<Vampiar’s sucking the blood of the Ragamuffins; 8 sec.>

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Tosh Unholy Trinity of Jah-loween Tunes: Dracula, Vampire, Mark of the Beast

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Love; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80; Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania
  • Sugar Minott – International Herb; 12” (Hamma) ’83 herbtune
  • Sevendub – Untitled Tribute (Peace Dove Mix); Dub Club Edition: Rock With Me Sessions (Collision); 2006 mutant dub female vox
  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ‘75*

<Blacula; 59 sec.>

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“Hold di candle, take off your bangle, turn your neck pon di right angle. (Blackula) is the best in all di business. He’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s”… Lone Ranger

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Reggae in the U.S.A.; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Zema – Joy in the Morning; Black Sheep (Melchizedek); female artist out of Los Jah-ngeles
  • Noah House of Dread – Don’t Let The Devil Hold You Back; Heart 2 (ON U Sound) ’88*

<The Thing With Two Heads; 55 sec.>

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“I’ll give you some head…and shoulders to cry on”…Debbie Harry, Blondie

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

<Vinyl Evyl; 95 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; The Gladiators (Virgin) ’80 UK; Vinyl is Vital Jah-loween set. Marley cover. Duppy = Jamaican Ghost*

<Jamaican Supernatural: Obeah (Black Magic), Duppy (Ghost); 33 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Frankenstine (sic); Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG Hit) ’79 JA*
  • Donovan – Evil Eyes; World Power (Mango) ’88 US*
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.; 12” (Greensleeves); ’81 UK Two bad duppy*
  • Don Carlos – Satan Control Them; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’88 US*
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Jamaican ghosts captured by goat’s meat and rice in the boneyard. 10,,000 undead

<Scream Blacula Scream; 55 sec.>

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My teeth in your neck, baby!

Set 6: 

  • Peter Tosh – Four Hundred Years; One Love Peace Concert (Pressure Sounds); Kingston JA: 4/22/78
  • Grace Jones – Devil in My Life; Hurricane (Bloodlight) 2011 Rocker does Mutant Dub*

<Cackle mi a cackle; 34 sec.>

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“Dubble, dubble, toil and trouble. Makes the needle pon di record go wobble, wobble”

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 vinyl set

<Pour some milk pon dem Rice Crispies! 9 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – Midnight Rockers; 7” (Oneness)
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ‘75
  • Donovan Carless – Be Thankful (For What You Got); 7” (Giant); William de Vaughn soul cover
  • Keble Drummond – Keep on Dancing; 7” (Mummy)
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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus!

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween vs. Orson Welles War of the Worlds

<Mutant Dub bass and echo torture chamber; 14 sec.>

<Mutant Dub Jah-loween Stylee! 35 sec.>

  • Abassi All Stars – Humble Lion; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg)  2007 UK; Duppies and Zombies
  • Gorillaz – Dracula;  Gorillaz (Virgin)  2001 UK*
  • Tino – Bats in My Belfry Dub; Tino’s Breaks 6: Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002*
  • Dubblestandart feat. Elephant Man – Vampire Informer; Marijuana Dreams (Collision) 2010 Jah-many*
  • Omar Perry – The Ghostmakers; Can’t Stop Us (Makasound) 2009 Fr.*
  • Finley Quaye – Mash Up Lucifer/Stone the Devil; CD Single (Maverick) ; ’97 UK*
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Don’t show I your teeth, your plastic smile nah work…Michael Rose & Black Uhuru