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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 27, 2018 – All Tricks, No Treats!

No Mixcloud for America. I violated the # of Halloween trailers on a CD that is allowed. Click 3 hour link here: (What a nightmare for I ‘n’ I)

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 27, 2018; 3 hr.>

Greetings Ghouls & Gals,

Since nearly the very beginning I ‘n’ I have harvested all the various Halloween tunes found in Reggae music.

<25+ Years of Jah-loween on 29 Years of Smile Jamaica; 24 sec.>

Over the 3 decades of Reggae Radio my Devil’s menagerie has grown to 2 60-CD suitcases, a crate full of vinyl, a box full of 7″.

About a decade ago, I started hacking up horror bytes, movie trailers and Jah-loween intros. Then like Dr. Frankenstein in his laboratory, I hunker down in my Secret Dubratory and stitch it all together.

It’s alive! It’s alive!

So now enjoy this look back to all Hallow’s Eve and admire how Horror Reggae fits the Season. 11 sec.

Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus. Smoking sensimenia inna Mesopotamia!

curse, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 27, 2018 Jah-loween annotated playlist; 41 sec.

Set 1:

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shock Out (Greensleeves) ’87 All Jah-loween set
  • Scientist – Voodoo Curse – Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampire (Greensleeves) ’81 dub album of the hour
  • Black Uhuru – Anthem; Anthem (Island) ’84 UK Remix – Dawn of the Living Dead

<Night of the Living Dreads inna this ya Dawn of the Living Dead; 27 sec.>

  • Ghetto Priest – Dungeon; Vulture Culture (ON U Sound) 2003 UK update of Willi Williams original
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes)  ’96 Boris Pickett cover; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • GG’s All Stars – Vampire Rock; 12″ (GG’s Hit) ’78

Set 2:

  • Ziggy Marley – 666; Hey World! (EMI America) ’86
  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetary Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • *Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12′ (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn; murderer = vampire

Set 3:

  • Hollie Cook – Desdemona; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress encounters a witch in the park
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 rock/soul does reggae
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’81 duppies in Jamaica

<Duppy bait – Jamaican ghosts; 21 sec.>

Set 4:

  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ’84
  • Lone Ranger – Barnabas Collins; On the Other Side of Dub (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’78 soap opera vampire

<Soap opera vampire: he’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s; 12 sec.>

  • Tino – The Wolfman Is Everywhere; Tino’s Breaks vol. 6 (Hallowe’en Dub) Tino Corp. 2002

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12″ (Lion of Judah) ’81 JA Chris Blackwell is a vampire

<Sued for libel; 43 sec.>

  • Black Stalin – Vampire Year; In Ah Earlier Time (Makossa International) ’80 version galore: (1) – soca
  • Pluto & Trinity – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Carnival (Top Ranking) ’81 JA version galore: (2) – reggae

<1978 UN Year of the Woman; 1979 of the Children; 1980 of the Vampires; 12 sec.>

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’81 cover of Lord Kitchener’s Love in the Cemetery; 28 sec.

 

I am a stud, I do not drink blood!

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mr. Brown; Rasta Revolution (Trojan) ’73 dead guy who rides around in his coffin

<Who is Mr. Brown?>

  • Peter Tosh – Dracula; 7″ (Intel Diplo) ’76 JA
  • Lord Kitchener – Love in the Cemetary; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan) ’62 scoa
  • Dubskin – USA; No End in Time (Dubskin) Colorado – from the White to the Pentagram

Set 7:

  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collect) 2006 LA
  • Death in Vegas; Aisha; Milk It – Best of (Concrete) 2006 serial killer
  • Ras Karbi – Babylon Gravestone; 7″ (Rockstone) ’84 JA
  • Fela & Africa 70 – Zombie; Zombie (Knitting Factory/Polydor) ’76

<Zombies = soldiers who blindly follow politicians; 34 sec.>

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 27, 2018; 3 hr.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 20, 2018 – Oh, Bumba Klaat!

Greetings,

Jah-tober 20th Smile Jamaica, livicated to the late great Peter Tosh – born Oct. 19, 1947.

Jah-tober is Jah-loween on Smile Jamaica,

Peter was at the pinnacle of the masses of Reggae songs devoted to the Halloween menagerie: vampires, ghosts (duppies in Jamaica), witches, mummies, anti-Christs, zombies and general evil. I and I have hundreds of Jah-loween tunes on CD, black wax: LP, 12″, 10″ and 7″.

Peter’s additions to the canon?

  • Dracula
  • Vampire
  • Mark of the Beast – about his brutal beating at the hands of Jamaican cops
  • Jumbie Jamboree – ska update of a classic soca song about the cousin of the duppy – jumbies.
  • With the Wailers: Mr. Brown (who drives around in a coffin) and Duppy Conqueror.

There is one more….

My very first Reggae LP was Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread & Alive; Christmas 1981. Thanks mom!

My American copy had this track list:

Coming In Hot 3:37
Nothing But Love 5:01
Reggae-Mylitis 6:31
The Poor Man Feel It 4:09
Cold Blood 4:37
Wanted Dread And Alive 4:24
Rastafari Is 6:14
That’s What They Will Do 4:35
Fools Die

It was only after I got into Reggae that I discovered that was not the intended track list.

For European markets: lose Poor Man Feel It, Cold Blood and That’s What They Will Do. Substitute: Rok With Me, Guide Me From My Friends and Oh, Bumbo Klaat.

Peter’s tale of how a Jamaican spirit (Duppy) had him paralyzed. The only way to free himself from malevolent possession was to scream the Jamaican equivalent of Mother F******: Oh Bumbo Klaat

Bum: coarse word for our four letter “c” word. Klaat as in cloth – menstrual rags, not to be indelicate.

Such a foul epithet would horrify Jamaicans to hear uttered anywhere. But Peter mustered all his energy and burst out: OH BUMBA KLAAT

The duppy was so shocked at hearing such an utterance that he let go of Peter and the Stepping Razor broke free of his paralysis:

<Smile Jamaica story on Peter’s possession: Oh Bumbo Klaat; 102 sec.

Oh bumbo klaat, oh ras klaat
Oh bumbo klaat, oh ras klaat

[Verse 4]
One night, an evil spirit held me down
I could not make one single sound
Until Jah told me, “Son, use the word”
And now I’m as free as a bird

[Chorus]
Oh bumbo klaat, oh ras klaat
Oh bumbo klaat, oh ras klaat

***

I was very happy to be cratedigging in SLC, at Get In Here Records  I scored the above 12″ black wax aboved.

Tosh’s tragic end belied an “Omen”. I had just got into Reggae bigly as 45 would say around Sept. ’86. A year later I was working at Graywhale CD and used my employee discount to buy 2 CDs:

  1. Ramones – Halfway to Sanity
  2. Peter Tosh – No Nuclear War.

I think the Tosh album dropped on Sept. 3, 1987. On Sept. 12, I remember going to the SLC airport to pick up my sister off the plane. On page 2 of the paper that morning:

Reggae singer Peter Tosh killed in Jamaica.

Peter Tosh dead on, …wait for it: Sept. 11.

The other 9/11 tragedy

Peter the mystic did not go quietly to Jah’s Heavenly Choir. He got his “revenge” on his birthday that year: Oct. 19, 1987:

<Peter Tosh murder: Sept. 11, 1987. Black Monday – Oct. 19, 1987; 75 sec.>

Black Monday was the worst stock market collapse since the Great Depression. Only, since, eclipsed by the Great Recession of 2008.

Dow Jones stock market lost 22.6% of its valuation in one day. Peter Tosh exacted his revenge against the “shystem” in A-sad-ica. Because for the poor there is nothing “merry” about America.

Poor man feel it, indeed!

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 20, 2018 – Annotated Playlist: 67 sec. 

  • Anicia Banks – Thank You Lord; 7″ (Ashandan) ’77 Curtis Mayfield/Bob Marley cover
  • Dread and Fred – Dub Connection; Powerhouse (Dub Venture) ’96 UK vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War ina Babylon (Mango) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n
  • Sister Carol – Blackman Time; Call Mi Sister Carol (Heartbeat) ’94 I Roy update
  • Pato Banton – One World (Not Three); Live at the Maritime Hall San Francisco (2B1) 2001 Police cover
  • Johnny Clarke – Easy Skanking; Tribute to Bob Marley in a Dancehall (Rhino UK) ’78 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Bob Marley cover
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Full Experience- Disco Devil; 12″ (Upsetter) ’77 update of Max Romeo

Set 2:

  • Yabby You – Anti Christ; One Love, One Heart (Shanachie) ’83 comp.
  • Garland Jeffreys – We the People; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 Dennis Bovell 12″ mix
  • Wendy Shaw – Sensimilla Crisis; Sing Out (Izachaar Muzik) mid 90’s herbtune

<North Dakota. Next to legalize?; 16 sec.>

  • Moses – When the Vampire (Comes to Your Neighbourhood); 12″ (Wackies) ’82 Bronx

<Vampire = Informers in Jamaica>

10 down 40 to go

Set 3: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 Jah-loween

  • Dennis Alcapone – Mr. Brown; 7″ (Observer) ’70 Mr. Brown in his coffin

<Mr. Brown, the talk of the town in his coffin; 49 sec.>

  • Yami Bolo – Traitors; 7″ (Yam Euphony) Traitors = Vampires
  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7″ (Sir J.J.) ’72
  • Lone Ranger – Frankenstine (sic); 7″ (Greedy Puppy) ’79
  • Twinkle Brothers – Mark of the Beast; 7″ (Twinkle) 2000
  • 4th Street Orchestra – Rolling Down the River; Yuh Learn! (Rama) ’77 Dennis Bovell dub album of the hour

Set 4:

  • Wailing Wailers – I’m Still Waiting; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA vinyl

<Song story: I’m Still Waiting; 79 sec.>

  • Mad Professor feat. Love Clinic – Studio 54 Dub; Black Liberation Dub 5 (Ariwa) cover of Blondie’s Rapture w/ female group
  • Don Carlos – Night Rider (In Danger); Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87 I’m a ghostbuster
  • The Specials – Ghost Town; 12″ (2 Tone) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska

<Ghost Town – fighting closed the clubs down; 39 sec.>

Set : Vinyl is Vital Jah-loween

  • Inner Circle – Duppy or Gunman; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK Ernie Smith; Duppy = Jamaican ghost – Vinyl is Vital Jah-loween
  • The Ethiopians – Satan’s Kingdom; No Baptism (Crystal) ’70 JA
  • U Roy – Evil Doers; Crucial Cuts (Virgin Front Line) ’83 UK comp. dj to Gladiators
  • Leo Graham & the Upsetters – Voodooism + Dub; Voodooism (Anachron) ’89 Neth. Black Ark reissue

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 29 Years – Jah-loween

  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ’75: Best of Smile Jamaica 29 Years – Jah-loween
  • Yellowman & Fathead – Me Kill Barnie; Them a Mad Over Me (Hitbound) ’82 about Soap Opera vampire Barnabas Collins

<Please sir. May I have a cup of blood?>

  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’86
  • Scientist – The Mummy’s Shroud; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampire (Greensleeves) ’81
  • The Revolutionaries – False Ruler Dub; Kool Roots Dub (Pressure Sounds) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour
Barnabas Collins

Set 7: Wailers Family Tree Jah-loween

  • Peter Tosh – Oh Bumba Klaat; Wanted Dread & Alive (Rolling Stone) ’81
  • The Wailers – Duppy Conqueror; Live 1973-1975 (Starucks) 11/23/73 Live at Leeds Polytechnic
  • Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76 even the lions fear him
  • Peter Tosh – Jumbie Jamboree; The Toughest (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’64? Jumbie = ghost

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Heavweight Dub Champion – Exorcism; Return of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009: Boulder, Collie-rado
  • Alpha & Omega – Mystical Things; Mystical Things (BSI) 2001 UK trance dub
  • Got to Move feat. Bim Sherman – Melting Pot pt. 2 (The Mix); King Size Dub Chapter 1 (Echo Beach) ’95
  • Mungo’s Hi Fi feat. Pupajim – Boat People; Forward Ever (Scotch Bonnett) 2011 UK
  • Weeding Dub feat. Humble-I – Sound of Reality; Sound of Reality (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. herb tune
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Femi Kuti – Vampire; It Takes a Thief (ESL) 2010 Best of

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 31, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Jah-loween – Voodoo Isms ‘n’ Skisms!

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All Treats no Tricks on Smile Jamaica Jah-loween

<Dracula gets diabetes sucking High Fructose blood out of kiddies; 20 sec.>

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica loves Halloween. Or as I call it Jah-loween. Lots of black arts and superstition in Reggae music. I’ve tracked those Dark Arts for more than 20 years of 3 hour shows.

So this show is Deadicated not Livicated!

<20 plus years of Jah-loween; 32 sec.>

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Doin’ the boneyard skank

 

Here is the road-map through the Boneyard: Witches, werewolves, vampires, duppies and ghosts, And all menagerie of Vampires.

Voodoo that you do!

Plus nuff sound bytes, Horror movie trailers: Blacula, The Thing With Two Head, Village of the Damned, Dr. Phibes, Halloween, X-Files, Twilight Zone.

Listen with the lights out.

curse, robt

<Welcome to Hell!>

Smile Jamaica Zombie Jamboree Playlist:

Set 1:

<All Treats no Tricks; 8 sec.>

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ‘87

<For 20 years I have led off each Jah-loween Showcase with Ini Kamoze; 12 sec.>

  • Scientist – Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 dub to Michael Prophet

<Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires; 11 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ‘88

<Scratch: Pick up your Cross and follow me! 23 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Vampire; Sinsemilla (Mango) ‘80
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Boris Pickett cover
  • GG All Stars – Haunted House; 12” (Hit Disco) ‘79
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Scratch – Pick up your Cross and follow me!

Set 2:

<Tribute to the Undead>

  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ’75
  • Michael Prophet – Satan; Rootsman (Ariwa) ‘99
  • Garland Jeffreys & Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 black NY rocker

<Garland Jeffreys – NYC Rocker; 17 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life); ’84 Vampires dem suck your blood
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Graveyard Rock – don’t get stoned on my tombstone

Set 3:

  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War in a Babylon (Mango) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am? (Wackies) ’85
  • Devon Irons – Ketch Vampire; Baffling Smoke Signal (Heartbeat) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Early B – Ghost Busters; Ghost Busters (Black Solidarity) ‘85
  • Barnabas Collins + Graveyard Skank – Lone Ranger; On the Other Side of Dub (Studio One) ’77 Soap Opera vampire

<Barnabas Collins – Dark Shadows vampire; 14 sec.>

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Barnabas Collins – he’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s

Set 4: Vinyl Halloween

  • Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 Bob Marley cover; Duppy = Jamaican Ghost

<Bob Marley’s Duppy Conqueror – Jamaican ghosts; 10 sec.>

  • Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Just a Sting (All-Starr) Am. Virgin Island over G. Isaacs riddim
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ’81; “Chris Blackwell is a Vampire”

<Island Label owner Chris Blackwell sued Scratch for libel; 17 sec.>

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Florida
  • Pluto – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Rockers (Top Ranking) ‘81

<’78 – year of the woman; ’79 – year of the child; ’80 – year of the vampire; 15 sec.>

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  • Alpha & Omega – X-Files Theme; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002

<X-Files Mini Series soon come>

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Set 5:

  • David Lindley & El Rayo X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ‘88

<I saw Jack Nicholson at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect; 15 sec.>

  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetery Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, Thank You (Kolchamuzik) ’96 Hawaiian artist
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 cover of Lord Kitchener “Love in the Cemetery”

<Don’t make out with your girl in the Cemetery; 15 sec.>

  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers + Dub; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘78

Set 6: Mutant Dub Halloween

<Smile Jamaica – Putting the mutants in Mutant Dub>

  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006

<Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus>

<Smokin’ sensimeena inna Mesopotamia>

  • Tino – Wolfman Is Everwhere; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002
  • Kode9 + Spaceape – Ghost Town; 5 Years of Hyperdub (Hyperdub) 2009; Specials cover
  • Dan I & King Kietu – Vampire + Dub Down the Vampire; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub

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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!”