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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 5, 2019 – Mutant Dub New Year!

Greetings,

And Happy New Year! On Smile Jamaica that means 3 hours of Mutant Dub. Let’s start out 2019 with heavyweight drum & bass.

<Mutant Dub New Year; 20 sec.>

<What is Mutant Dub? 36 sec.>

Not everybody likes it. I can expect about 1-2 complaints that Techno ain’t Reggae.

But I get to decide where those boundaries lie. And take Jamaican drum & bass and dub echo and stitch in some electronic sounds, dubstep and wobble. Turn up the subwoofer and take knives to the treble.

Plus it fits hand in glove with my recent UFOria fascination. Congrats to the China Space Agency. They landed what was said couldn’t be done: a probe on the dark side of the Moon. Alien lore says the Greys told NASA the dark side was off limits. The Chinese didn’t get the message, apparently

<Lunar Lander Module – Chang’e 4; 50 sec.>

Bonus Alien fascination. I tell you the story of the Epic of Gilgamesh and how a dread named Utnapishtim 

Wasn’t Noah in a ricketty ass wooden Ark. It was a tessaract space ship and DNA seed bank for plants and animals. 500 years in space until the flood water could recede and then the Anunnaki could re-seed Earth.

Astro-physicists of today are exploring the tessaract mode of space transport to flex in and out of time. That could shorten the massive distances in space from Earth and negate the inefficient jet propulsion space travel we engage in currently.

bless, Bobbylon

<Gilgamesh; 51 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jan. 5, 2019 – Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 44 sec.

Set 1:

  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90 – Mutant Dub New Year show
  • Roots Radics – Storming the Death Star; Scientist & Jammy Strike Back! (Trojan) ’82 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Imperial Sound Army feat. Marcus Asher – Praise His Name; Dubplate Collection vol. 1 (Imperial Roots) 2013 Sicilian Roots
  • Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial; Free the Universe (Domino) 2013 dubstep
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – All a Dem a Do; The Signal (Different Drummer) 2003 Jah-stria
  • Dry & Heavy – Kick the Bong Around; One Punch (Green Tea) ’99 Jah-pon 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2:

  • Afro Omega – Whatcha Need; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC w/ female vox
  • Manasseh Meets the Equalizer – Shining; Shining (Acid Jazz) ’97 UK
  • Smith & Mighty feat. Andy Scholes – Down in Rwanda; Retrospective (!K7)  2005 Fr.
  • G.T. Moore & the Roots Crusaders – King David’s Dub; 10” (Jah Works) ’95

Set 3:

  • Little Axe – Long Way to Go; Hard Grind (Fat Possum) 2002 blues w/ Adrian Sherwood
  • Rockers Hi-Fi – What a Life; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Nightmares on Wax – 70’s & 80’s (Upbringing Mix); Roots Manuva – Back to Mine (DMC) 2005
  • Sista Jane & Nasree – Don’t Leave From Africa + Kunta Kinte; 10” (Dreadlyon) 2006 Fr.
  • Dub Syndicate – Surrey with the Fringe on Top; Pounding System (ON U Sound) ‘82

Set 4:

  • Thievery Corporation – Richest Man in Babylon (G-Corp rmx); Outernational Sound (ESL) 2004
  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighers + Dub is Mightier Than the Sword; Overstanding (A & O) ’92 UK trance w/ female vox

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Super Mystic Brakes – Beri Version; 10” (ON U Sound) 2016 UK picture sleeve
  • Singers & Players feat. Brent Dowe – These Eyes; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’89 UK: Melodians singer covers The Guess Who
  • The Clash feat. Mikey Dread – Crooked Beat; Sandinista (CBS) ’80 UK
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; Hits From the House of Shaka (Jah Shaka) ’85 UK comp.

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Them Belly Full (But We Hungry); Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Bill Laswell ambient rmx
  • Hollie Cook – Lunar Addiction; Vessel of Love (Merge) 2018 UK mutant dubstress
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Echodelic Remix Secret Circuit Shockblast Mix) 10” (Delicious Vinyl) 2011 picture sleeve

Set 7:

  • Samia Farah – Hothentot; Many Moods of (SAM) 2009 Fr.-Tunisian songstress
  • The Lions – Givin Up Food for Jah; Jungle Struttin’ (Ubiquity) 2008 LA
  • Earl Cunningham – African Man; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’83 UK

Set 8: UFOria

  • UFO feat DeeDee Bridgewater – Flying Saucer; Saint Germain des Pres IV  (Wagram) 2004 Fr. – UFOria set
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was an Alien (Because Music) 2012 Fr. Female singer
  • Mutant Hi Fi – Apollo 11; Chainstore Massacre (ON U Sound) 2002 UK
  • Tena Stelin – Flying Saucer + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Systemwide – Gilgamesh; Live at the Festival de Jazz de Montreal (BSI) 2002

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub Mash-down 2017!

Greetings,

In the middle of Spring fund drive at your station that rules the nation. So in order to keep fresh roots on the podcast version of Smile Jamaica, I cooked up three hours of my specialty: Mutant Dub.

Requested by a Twitter follower. These are the heavy bass and echo with Jamaican drum ‘n’ bass with modern electronic and echodelia.

Play loud so the bass pulsates!

bless, robt

Princess Leia pon the riddims

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate – Mutant Dub Mash-down Playlist:

0-30 min.

  • Thievery Corporation – Let the Chalice Blaze; The Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC herb instrumental
  • Afro Omega – Set in the Sky; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Benga – Light Bulb; Diary of an Afro Warrior (Tempa) 2008 UK
  • Bass Communion – Ghosts on Magnetic Tape IV; Ghost on Magnetic Tape (Headphone Dust) 2003 UK
  • The Herbaliser feat. What What; The Blend (Cuban Blend); CD Single ’97 UK feat. Female vox
Thievery Corporation – Temple of I & I – best of 2017

30-60 min

  • Bentley Rhythm Ace – Do the Christmas Rush (EMI) 2000 UK
  • Chris Joss – Get With It; Teraphonic Overdubs (ESL) 2007 Fr.
  • Black Star Liner – Swimmer; Bengali Bantam Youth Experience (Warner) ’99 UK Hindi-dub
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Phat Old Mamas – A Hole to Swallow Us; We are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Audio Active – Happy Shopper; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon
  • Nightmares on Wax – Da Feelin; Thought So… (Warp) 2008 UK
  • Shantel feat. Angela Palladino; Wow! Experience; Club Guerilla (Shadow) ’95 Germ.
Look to the skies! Do not scoff!

60-90 min.

  • Sub Version – Soul-Jah Boogie; Box of Dub 2 (Soul Jazz) 2007 UK: Dubstep and Future Dub
  • Sandoz – Higher Than That; Sandoz in Dub – Chant to Jah (Soul Jazz) 2002 UK
  • Seinan – Lion; Frequent Flyer Kingston, Jamaica (Kinky Sweet) 2005
  • Seksu Roba – Moon Song; Pleasure Vibrations (Eenie Meenie) 2003 Japanese/Korean duo w/ female vox
  • Kode9 & Space Ape – Sine of the Dub; Dub Echoes (Soul Jazz) 2009 UK dubstep dub poetry
  • Tassilli Players in Outer Space –  Bass, the Final Frontier (Universal Egg)  ’96 UK
Seksu Roba – Sexx Donkey

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Bill Laswell – Space-Time Paradox; Essential Dub (ROIR) 2007 dub compilation
  • Bassnectar feat. Persia – Kick It Complex Remix; Underground Communication (Amorphous) 2007 San Francisco w/ female vox
  • Tena Stelin – Lion Symbol + Symbolic Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Butch Cassidy Sound System – Brothers and Sisters; Dub Selector 2 (Quango) 2002 Glasgow, Scotland
  • Red I feat. Camoi – Lost in Space; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 Phillippines w/ female vox
  • Spiritual Rez – March of the Reptoids!; Apocalypse Whatever (Spiritual Rez) 2014 US
Bill Laswell – American Dub Pioneer

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Black Uhuru – Boof’n’Baff’’n’Biff (Fila Brazillia Rmx #2); Dancehall Queen Soundtrack (Island Jamaica) ’97
  • Up, Bustle & Out – Ascending Sun; City Breakers – Ascending Sun; City Breakers – 18 Frames Per Second (Groove Attack) 2006 Germ.
  • Quadron – Favorite Star; Avalanche (Vested in Culture) 2013 Danish downtro w/ female vox
  • Dubadelic – MIB; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98 Men in Black – UFOria
  • Brooklyn Funk Essentials Everton Sylvester – I Got Cash; Make Them Like It (Shanachie)  2000 NYC dub poet rudeness
  • Kid Loco – Cocaine Diana; Kill Your Darlings (Division One) 2001 downtro

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Manasseh Meets the Equaliser – Souljah; Dub the Millennium (Acid Jazz)  ’96 UK   
  • Word Sound I Powa – Dungeon of Dub; Live From the Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 Brooklyn
  • Natacha Atlas – Man’s World; Something Dangerous (Mantra) 2003 Fr. Arabic/Jewish sings James Brown
  • Jeb Loy & the Oil Wells – Things That Made U.S. – Wild Paarty Sounds (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ‘81
Natacha Atlas: Belgian, Jewish, Moroccan

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Jah-cember 2016 – Mutant Dub A-Z!

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Greetings,

Been on a cratedig during the Thanksgiving Holiday. So I have been away from the decks at KRCL Smile Jamaica.

My fascination beyond Reggae is what I have called Mutant Dub for nearly 30 years: Take Reggae drum & bass and weld it on to contemporary dance, dub echo and modern pulsating electro beats.

So I hunkered down in my Secret Dubratory this week and cooked up what I call Digital Dubplate shows. Bonus roots and dubbers.

From A to Z. From Audio Active out of Jah-pon to Zombi Italian dubbers. Massive Attack, The Slits, ON U Sound, Bill Laswell and Thievery Corporation.

Dub ‘n bass will put a smile pon your face!

bless, robt

Crazy-DJ

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub A-Z Playlist:

0 – 30 min:

  • Audio Active – Audio Active’s Adventures in Time and Space; Happy Shopper (ON U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon: Mutant Dub A-Z
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Justin Warfield –  Bug Powder Dust; clear (Fourth & Broadway) ’95 tribute to William Burroughs
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 dub to Jah Woosh Woodpecker Sound
  • Dub Dynasty – Thundering Mantis; Thundering Mantis (Steppas)  2014 UK
  • Ex-Centric Sound System – Ex-Centric Dub Show; Electric Voodooland (Loud) 2000 Brooklyn Afro-Dub
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Silver and Gold; Blackbird (Fat Freddy’s Drop) 2013 New Zealand
  • Gorillaz – Revolving Doors; The Fall (Virgin) 2010 UK

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30-60 min

  • The Herbaliser – Sensual Woman; Session 1 (!K7) 2000 UK best
  • Improvisators Meets Iration Steppas – Wah Wah 12”; Inna Steppa Dub (Hammerbass) 2008 Fr.
  • Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart feat. Dolores O’Riordan – The Sun Does Rise; Take Me to God (Island) ’94 UK
  • King Earthquake – Serious Dub; Dub Plates Chapter Two (King Earthquake) 2010 UK
  • Bill Laswell – Cyclops; Points of Order (Innerhythmic) 2001 US
  • Massive Attack – Be Thankful For What You Got; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK

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60-90 min

  • Nickodemus – Back From Africa (Derek Sessions rmx); Endangered Species Remix (ESL) 2006 NY
  • The Orb feat. Nina Walsh – Ghostdancing; Cydonia (Universal) 2001 UK
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than the Sun; Screamadelica (Sire) ’91 UK
  • Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Dub Del Pacifico; Death of the Revolution (TruThoughts) 2008 UK 
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Cydonia – human faced pyramid on Mars

90 min – 2 hr.

  • Revolutionary Dub Warriors – Warrior; Deliverance (ON U Sound) ’94 UK
  • The Slits – Man Next Door; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 Live in SF and Cincy: Paragons cover by UK female punk group
  • Thievery Corporation – Exilio (Rewound); Babylon Rewound (ESL)  2004 DC
  • Undivided Roots – Move Up; ON U Sound Discoplate Collection Part II (ON U  Sound) ’82 UK
  • Veve’ – Maka; Veve’ (WordSound) ’98 Brooklyn

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2-2 and 1/2 hr

  • Desmond Williams – This Morning; Delights of the Garden (ESL) 2002 DC
  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’80 UK
  • Yerba Buena – Fever; Island Life (Razor & Tie) 2005
  • Zombi – DE3; Escape Velocity (Relapse) 2011
  • 2 Bad Card – Leaving Rome; CD Single (ON U Sound)  ’95 UK

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 2, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist: Mutant Dub New Year!

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10th Annual Smile Jamaica Mutant Dub New Year!

<Mutant Dub New Year – Clean the Cobwebs out of yer Subwoofer!>

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New Year Full of Bass on Smile Jamaica!

Greetings,

Happy New Yecade I start off every year with what I end the Ark-Ives with: Mutant Dub – modern dance, drum ‘n’ bass, downtro, lounge and trance with Rasta themes and Reggae echo.

bless, robt

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<Smile Jamaica’s Definition of Mutant Dub>

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Yoda jams up the Mutant Dubwize!

<Mutant Dub New Year – 3 Hour Roadmap; 34 sec.>

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Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation

Annotated Playlist for Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 2, 2016 – Mutant Dub New Year!

Set 1:

  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’91 UK: Mutant Dub New Year – 3 Hours
  • Burning Babylon – Dub Tropic; Garden of Dub (I-Tones) 2006 Mass.: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Butch Cassidy Sound System – Cissy Strut; Butches Brew (Fenetik) 2004 Glasgow: Meters cover
  • Nightmares on Wax – Wait a Minute; Smokers Delight (Warp) ’95 UK
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – Bushmaster; Real to Reel (Echo Beach) 2006 Germany
  • Momo Cat – Calling; Rocky Road (Fat Belt) 2008 Arab-Finnish singer
  • Ganja Woman – Light Up a Spliff; Pro Cannabis 4 (Dope)  2001 Germany: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 12 sec.
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Princess Leia – Ganja Woman

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley – Heathen; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ‘97: Bill Laswell rmx: Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub; 19 sec.
  • Zion Train feat. Lua – Live As One; Live As One (Universal Egg) 2007 UK w/ female vox
  • X/O/Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’79 UK
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Dreamy Bill Laswell sounds

Set 3:

  • Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams; Geroge Is On (Thrive) 2004: Iranian House duo; 8 sec.
  • Power Steppers – Bass Inspiration; Bass Re-Enforcement (Universal Egg) ’96 UK
  • London Underground – Moving Mountains; Compilation 80-84 (ON U Sound) ’89 uk
  • Motion Detector  – Banaras Ghat; 12” Losonofono 2002 red vinyl
  • Aba Shanti & the Shanti-Ites – Tower of Babel; Jericho Walls – Verse III; ’99 Dub Album of the Hour
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Stevie Nicks makes her debut on Smile Jamaica

Set 4:

  • Audio Active – Burning of the Midnight Lamp; We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon covers Jimi Hendri
  • Singers & Players feat. Sister P – Holy Scripture;  Golden Greats vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’95 UK: Best of
  • Suns of Arqa feat. Prince Far I – G.D. Magick; 12” EP (Antler) ’86 UK
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Audio Active – Tokyo Space Cowboys

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’89 UK
  • Akabu – Warrior Queen; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK female group
  • Basement 5 – Immigration; 1965-1980 (Island) ’80 UK

<Basement 5 – precursor to Big Audio Dynamite; 19 sec.>

  • The Outsider – Serengeti; Meets the Hi-Tech Roots Dynamic at Channel One (Jah Works) ’91 UK Instrumental
  • The Clash – Time Is Tight; Black Market Clash 10” (Nu Disk) ’80 Booker T. & the MG’s cover; 23 sec.

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Set 6:

  • Djosos Krost feat. Jah Bobby – Creation; No Sign of Bad (Quango) 2004 Danish dub w/ dub poet
  • Trancedub Massiv feat. Meshell Ndegeocello – Moonrise Dub; Negril to Kingston City (Nocturne) 2005 Fr.
  • Black Star Liner – Harmon Session Special; Yemen Cutta Connection (!K7) 2001 German dub w/ Hindi sounds
  • Creation Rebel & Dub Syndicate – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red/ON U Sound); Dub Album of the Hour
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ON U Sound producer – Adrian Sherwood – The Godfather of Mutant Dub

<The Godfather of Mutant Dub; 8 sec.>

Set 7:

  • Asian Dub Foundation – Assassins; Conscious Party (Lookout) ’98 Live in London
  • Smith & Mighty feat. Tammy Payne – Move You Run; Retrospective (!K7) 2004 UK
  • Badawi feat. Honeychild – Lack of Oxygen to the Brain/Lack of Dub to the Brain; Bedouin Sound Clash (ROIR) ’96 feat. Female vox

<Badawi – Mystical Jewish/Middle Eastern dubwize; 21 sec.>

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Early favorite of the Smile Jamaica Mutant Dub wing of the Ark-Ives

Set 8:

  • Smith & Mighty feat. Tammy Payne – Move You Run; Retrospective (!K7) 2004 UK
  • Rockers Hi Fi feat. Deep Space Network – Callacop; DJ Kicks: The Black Album (!K7) ‘97
  • Afro Omega; Music Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Dubphonic – Galactic Sushi Man: Smoke Signals (Hammerbass) 2003 Fr.
  • Alpha & Omega – Sharu Att Our Aunt (Beginning and End); King and Queen (A & O) ’89 trance dub w/ female vox
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Trance Dub with female vox. Smile Jamaica faves. Always have beautiful Ethiopian art album covers

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 30, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Ancient Aliens over Skygods

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Is not Reggae: Rastafari Gospel music?

<Tune in to your Dub Frequency>

Greetings,

Is Reggae music gospel music? Yes and no. What attracted me to Reggae back in the mid 80s was certainly the Rastafari themed music from stalwarts (pronounced stal-a-watt in Jamaica) like Marley, Tosh and Spear.

Of course there is plenty of non-religious Reggae: love songs, pop and soul covers.

I doubt Reggae would have had such cultural saturation in the West on the backs of novelty hits like “Fattie Boom Boom” and “Israelites” or AM covers with a shuffle beat. Something about Reggae’s heavenly message attracted interested Westerners looking for something exotic and non-mainstream.

In the 70s lots of people in the West opted out of Christianity, (especially Catholicism and Judaism), and went for something new. Some went to cults. Others went for Reggae: Movement of Jah People while also protesting against the “system.” Or the corrupt and greedy “shit-stem” as Peter Tosh called it. Socialism with a small “s”.

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Tired of doing the Judeo-Christian bit? Choose: Jim Jones or Haile Selassie

You don’t have to be a Rasta to sing or enjoy Reggae. But the conventional wisdom is that Reggae is identified as a counter cultural exploration of worship of His Imperial Majesty as a Black Jesus. West Africans ripped from the continent, put down in Jamaica in bondage and expected to worship their master’s white god.

Rebelling against that physical and mental slavery, while still preserving Christian traditions, led to Rastafari in Jamaica: Look to a black king crowned in East Africa. The return of Jesus who will lead blacks out of “Babylon” (The West, Jamaica, UK, America, etc.) to “Zion” (Africa or better still Ethiopia.)

I’m not a Rasta. My roots are in Northern Europe and Iran. I consider myself a Rastafari empathizer. Someone who understands and appreciates the religion as a devoted observer. Not a devotee.

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The Smile Jamaica formula: 50% Rasta music; 20% Mutant Dub; 20% Seven Leaf; 9% UFOs; 1% Lovers Rock

I grew up a twice a year Methodist: Christmas Eve and Easter. The only time the Nelson family really went to weekly Sunday service was the two years my Dad was on the City Council in Fort Benton Montana.

Not that I haven’t been trying to be a “missionary” for the secular consumption of Reggae music. I celebrate Jah for the inspiration in thousands of Reggae tunes that fill my soul with joy. But I am careful not to endorse HIM out of respect for true believers. I don’t want to be a part of what Jacob Miller complained about: Too much commercialization of Rastafari!

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Yours truly, Bobbylon, is a Rasta empthazier. I ‘n’ I look to the heavens for Ancient Aliens. Not Skygods

The reason I bring this up: I had an interview with Jamaican Reggae singer Etana. So I do what I normally do before a phone interview: go on Wikipedia and read up on the artist’s entry.

Etana wikipedia entry

Her album I Rise starts off with a gospel cover of a brilliant Bob Marley cover tune: Selassie is the Chapel. Itself an update of an old American gospel tune. Covered by Elvis.

Etana’s entry mentioned her recording genres thusly: Reggae, Gospel. 

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Reggae Singer Etana. Gave me the Hairy Eyeball for calling her a Reggae AND Gospel singer. Mea culpa!

While introducing her to the radio listeners, I casually mentioned Etana was a Reggae and Gospel artist coming to town. She interrupted me and corrected me. She was most certainly NOT a Gospel singer. Her music was not geared to religiosity.

No worries. I did political interviews for 9 years. You don’t have to agree with me to have a conversation.

But when you lead off your album with a Rasta cover of a full on gospel song you can see where I might have been mistaken!; 21 sec.

By the way, I am not religious either. What earthlings worshipped as Skygods were Ancient Aliens colonizing Earth to mine gold to take back to their homeworld, Nibiru, beyond our galaxy.

Set your I watch alarm to 2900AD. That’s when the Anunnaki return to Earth.

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Skygods came from here. The 12th Planet. Do not scoff!

In fact Etana the Reggae Singer, meet Etana the Sumerian King

Etana was an ancient Sumerian king of the city of Kish. According to the Sumerian King List, he reigned after the deluge. The list also calls Etana “the shepherd, who ascended to heaven and consolidated all the foreign countries”, and states that he ruled 1560 years.

Ascended to Heaven in a Chariot of the Gods (Erich Von Daniken)

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Read this book. It makes sensi to me!

Here is what I have for you during the next 3 hours of Roots Reggae, Dubwize and Gospel; 18 sec.

Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 30, 3015:

Set 1:

  • Wayne Jarrett – Saturday Night Jamboree; 12” (Dub Irator) ‘80
  • Bullwackies All Stars – Recording Connection; Black World (Wackies) ’79 Dub Album of the Week
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86

<Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL. Tweet number 666; 27 sec.>

  • Aisha – Ask Jah Jah; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 2 Tone Ska; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Peter & Bob trying to make a living. Planting herbs; 28 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward; Sly & Robbie (Present) ‘79

Smile Jamaica’s Tweet 666

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Wanna Get Busted; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) ‘ 77 live at KZEL Portland, Oregon; herbtune; 28 sec.

<Acoustic live Tosh; 21 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Big Joe; Don’t Huff & Puff; At the Control (Jackpot) ’78
  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Niney)
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Eerie foreshadowing of Peter’s murder to 2001

Set 3:

  • Etana – How Long; I Rise (VP) 2014; female artist; 27 sec.
  • Barry Brown – My Woman; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80
  • ***Etana Interview***

<Interview with Etana. Do not call her a gospel Reggae artist!; 3 min; 12 sec.>

  • Etana – Selassie is the Chapel; I Rise (VP) 2014; Marley cover; Orioles gospel original
  • Mike Brooks – Who Have Eyes to See; Earth Is the Fulness (Moll-Selekta) Extended mix
  • Steel Pulse – Sound System; Countryman (Mango) ’82 Request
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Chastised me for calling her a Reggae Gospel artist. No religion inna her mixdown. I stand corrected!

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica’s 25 Years

<Reggae Radio: June 1988-May 2015: nearly 27 years; 19 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84; Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney update

<Jah is Mine = The Girl Is Mine; 11 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – The Lord’s Prayer; Psalms For I (Carib Gems) ’78 Bible verses

<Prince Fari and his Old Testament voice: Fire ‘n’ Brimstoned! 18 sec.>

  • Jah Lion – Hayfever; Colombia Colly (Mango) Black Ark mix on Susan Cadogan’s “Fever”; Little Willie John/Peggy Lee update

<Fever: Little Willie John to Peggy Lee to Susan Cadogan; 20 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Keep on Knocking + Dub; Who Say Jah No Dead (Greensleeves) ’74 Augustus Pablo singles
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The late Prince Far I: scorched voice of the Old Testament Prophets

 Set 5: Vinyl is Vital 

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Travelling So Long; Show-Down vol. 3 (Hitbound)
  • I Roy – African Descendent; Hell & Sorrow (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Lillian Allen – Riddim an’ Hardtimes; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’87 Emeryville, Colly-fornya; Canadian dub poet
  • Cimarrons – With a Little Luck; Reggaebility (Pickwick) ’82 UK; Paul McCartney tune

<Reggae History Lesson: Cimarons – Jamaican freedom fighters; 31 sec.>

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Cimarrons – “Wild pigs”:. Escaped slaves who became the Jamaican Maroons. Freedom Fighters trying to liberate Jamaica from British colonial occupation

Set 6:

  • Rupie Edwards & Sidy – Herbert Spliffington; Rupie’s Scorchers (Reggae Retro); herb instrumental

<High Steppers post ’68-’72 in Reggae; 34 sec.>

  • Gracy & Mystic Dan – Nah Miss Yu Love; Low Budget (Funfundvierzig) ’93 Germany
  • Inner Circle – We a Rockers; Best of (Island)
  • Robert Emanuel – You Can’t Push I Over; 10” (Mainline) ‘77
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High Steppers: After Rock Steady. Before One Drop

 Set 7:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Grim Reaper; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000
  • Sarah B Band – Decision; Realign My Mind (Sarah B) SLC band
  • Scotty – Musical Chariot; Unbelievable Sounds (Trojan) ’70
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Lee “Scratch” Perry blowin’ smoke

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers/Bill Laswell – Rebel Music (3 o’clock Roadblock; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub
  • Dubblestandart – Marijuana Dreams; Marijuana Dreams (Echo Beach) 2010 Austria
  • Alpha & Omega – Behold; Daniel in the Lions Den (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub with female vox
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Prophecy; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2010 Germany
  • African Head Charge – Throw It Away; Great Vintage vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’89 UK
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Before Smile Jamaica 1989, there was 3 O’Clock Roadblock. July 1988-August 1989

 Words of Wisdom:

 

 

Smile Jamaica: Mutant Dub Christmas (Online Only Ark-Ive)

 

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Merry Dubs-mas from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 30 sec.

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Playlist below the Christmas Greetings

Since I am with my fams in Jah-buquerque (No more Monida Pass driving through blizzards to get to Northern Montana. The Birthplace: Fort Benton).

So before I hit the road, I cooked up a 3 hour online only show in my Secret Dubratory. Mutant Dub Christmas!

I have several hundred Reggae Christmas jams, but not surprising nothing along the lines of “I saw Mommy kissing E.T.”

Take this as my gift to the dubbers and dawtas out there who love my twisted take on what I call Mutant Dubwize

bless, robt

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My Assyrian Yimma (beloved Mother) would like to wish the Smile Jamaica massive: Eidokon avee Brekha — Have a Merry Christmas!

3 Hour Playlist: Mutant Dub Christmas 2014

30 min.:

  • Alpha & Omega – Liberate the Nation; Almighty Jah (A & O/Greensleeves) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Thievery Corporation feat. – The Outernationalist feat. Ras Pidai; Richest Man in Babylon (ESL) 2002 DC
  • Bob Marley/Bill Laswell – Waiting in Vain; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97: Ambient translations of Marley in Dub
  • Gorillaz – Starshine; Spacemonkeyz Versus Gorillaz – Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Mad Professor – Studio 54 Dub; Afrocentric Dub (Ariwa) ’99 cover of Blondie’s Rapture w/ female vox
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Justin Warfield – Bug Dust Powder; clear (Quango) ’94 UK; Kruder & Dorfmeister Session – tribute to William Burroughs Naked Lunch
  • Benga – 26 Basslines; Diary of an Afro Warrior (Tempa) 2008 dubstep
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Santa is a punk. I travelled by tessaract, not reindeer all the way from Nibiru

1 hour:

  • Djosos Krost feat. Jah Bobby – Creation; No Sign of Bad (Quango) 2004; vox dub poet. Djosos Krost = Jesus Christ (Danish)
  • Likkle Mai – Rock to Sleep; Roots Candy (Beat) 2006 Jah-pon; female singer from Dry & Heavy
  • Sizzla – Rain Showers (Bronx Dogs Dub Mix); Dub Selector (Quango) 2001
  • Ticklah feat. Rob Symeonn – Pork Eater; Ticklah vs. Axelrod (Easy Star) 2007
  • DJ Vadim feat. Skinny Man, Singa Blinga & Killa Kela – Ballistic Affair; The Soundcatcher (BBE) 2007; Russian dubber; Leroy Smart update
  • Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams; George Is On (Thrive) 2005; Fleetwood Mac vs. Iranian house rmxers
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Christmas in Fukushima

90 min.:

  • 2 Bad Card – Mentally Ska’d; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK; mutant ska?
  • Kode9 & the Spaceape – Kingstown; Mary Ann Hobbs: Warrior Dubz (Planet Mu) 2006 UK
  • Aldubb feat. Ras Perez – Let There Be Dub; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 Jah-many dubstep
  • La Roux – In 4 the Kill Pon de Skream; Major Lazer; Lazerproof (Mad Decent) 2010 dubstep rmx of female hit
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’90 UK; Lloyd Robinson reggae cover
  • Dubphonic – All You Weed Is Love; Relight (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Dry & Heavy – Smoker’s Cough; Full Contact (BSI) 2000 Jah-pon

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2 hours:

  • St. Germain – Montego Bay Spleen; Boulevard (Blue Note) 2000 Fr.
  • Sevendub feat. Angelique Willikie – Rock With Me (Temperature Rising Mix) Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2006 Fr.
  • 50 Hz – Skiddy Dub; Aotearoa Dub Combinations (Kog Transmissions) 2000 New Zealand
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Pull the Catch; Fat Freddy’s Drop (Fat Freddy’s Drop) 2009 New Zealand
  • Judith – Such Is Life; Universal Roots U.K. Reggae Stars volume 1 (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • London Underground – Watch Your Step; Compilation 80-84 (ON U Sound) ’89 UK dub group
  • The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning (Apollo 440 rmx); Babylon’s Burning Reconstructed Dub Drenched Soundcapes (Collision) UK punk group rmx stylee
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Santa gives coal to naughty kids. Aliens dispense high energy death rays

2 1/2 hours:

  • Roots Manuva – Haunted; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK toaster
  • Morcheeba – Aqualung; Charango (Reprise) 2002 UK
  • The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds (Dance Mix 2); U.F. Off (Island) ’98 UK Best of
  • Nightmares on Wax – Wait a Minute; Smokers Delight (Warp) ‘95UK
  • Power Steppers – Aural Exciter; Bass Re-Enforcement (Universal Egg) ’96 UK
  • Dub Colossus – Black Rose (Sidestepper rmx); Return to Addis EP (RealWorld) 2009 female Ethiopian singer in the mix
  • Dreadzone – One Way; Second Light (Virgin) ’95 UK

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3 hours:

  • Noiseshaper – Bushmaster; Real to Reel (Miracle Sounds) 2006 Jah-stria
  • D’incise – Anarchy for Y3k; Dub Buds vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006
  • Natacha Atlas – Kidda; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Moroccan/Belgian
  • Grand Analog – Weekend Love; Calligraffiti (Urbnet) 2007 Canada
  • Manasseh Meets the Equaliser – Shining; Shining (Acid Jazz) ’96 UK; Marley cover
  • Pama International feat. Dawn Penn – Betterment Blues; Trojan Sessions (Trojan) 2006 UK
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They most certainly are out there. Eyes to the skies! Do not scoff

 

Smile Jamaica – Jah-cember 13, 2014 (Stream + Track List): Jah Rest Ye Merry Gentle(wo)men!

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Jah-cember to remember!

 Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica: Your college for musical knowledge!; 3 sec.>

Jump straight to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Edition: Jah-cember 6, 2014. Annotated Playlist below

Tis the season to smoke collie! Fa la la la la la la dee dah. Smile Jamaica wishes you a Merry Christmas or substitute Sky Deity of your choosing. Praise Anu!

<Jahs-mas in Jah-cember; 7 sec.>

Here is my Gift to you: A Mutant Dub Christmas!

<Christmas Day 2014: Smile Jamaica Presents: 3 Hours of Mutant Dub. Online only Mixcloud Digital Dubplate; 27 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Mixcloud: Bobbylon Online only Mutant Dub Ark-Ive

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Coming from O Little Star of Bethlehem

 

Here is what is on tap for the Jah-cember 13, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Edition; 73 sec.

  • Christmas or Jahs-mas Roots Reggae
  • 3 sets of Vinyl: Christmas, 7″ Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM, Mutant Dub
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob and Peter Live; Bunny – Rule Dancehall
  • Best of Smile Jamaica Year 1: 1989
  • Roots Dawtas, Seven Leaf, Disco Mix vinyl singles
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Deck the halls with boughs of COLLIE!

 Annotated Playlist for Jah-cember 13, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes

*Xmas jam

Set 1:

  • Tyrone Evans – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12” (Clocktower) ’78*
  • Aba Shanti-Ites; The Warning; Jah Lightning and Thurder: Verse III (Falasha) ’99 UK: Dub Album of the Week; Mutant stylee
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant feat. Sylford Walker – My Roots; Shake up the Place (ROIR) 2011; Upstate NY w/ Jamaican roots singer
  • Big Youth – The Killer; Screaming Target (Trojan) ’73; over Horace Andy Skylarking riddim
  • Horace Andy – Poor Johnny; See and Blind (Heartbeat Europe) ’99; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Poor Johnny: shoulda stuck to sensi not cocaine; 21 sec.>

  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Lambs Bread Collie; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) nyahbinghi instrumental herb tune feat. trombone; 17 sec.
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Slave Driver; Live at Leeds (Tuff Gong); Burnin’ Deluxe CD 2: Leeds Polytechnic, UK 11/23/73

<Leeds UK: The Wailers – Bunny – Peter + I Threes = Bob Marley & the Wailers; 95 sec.>

  • Carl Bradney – Slippin’ Into Darkness; 10” (PK) ’75 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n; War soul cover
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma & Lenny Kirlou – Ghetto Gone Uptown (ESL) 2012; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation DC mutant dubbers
  • Hollie Cook – Superfast; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014; mutant dubstress/lovers rocker; 25 sec.
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Smile Jamaica’s #1 of 2014. Dawta of a Sex Pistol; latter day member of female punk/reggae group: The Slits

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica Year 1: 1989-90

  • Mighty Diamonds – Kouchie Vibes; Trojan 12” Box Set (Trojan); ’84 herbtune rmx

<Kouchie: smoking utensil; 32 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84; Bill Laswell mix

<Yellowman + Bill Laswell = dancehall classic; 14 sec.>

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae vol. 1 (CSA) ’85 UK; HIM tribute

<the UK Rastas not the American  near beer; 23 sec.>

  • Albert Griffiths & the Gladiators – Gone Already; Country Living (Heartbeat) ‘85
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Naturalites; not Natural Light

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Equal Rights; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); One Love Peace Concert; 4/22/78: Kingston, JA

<Peter Tosh murdered on 9/11….1987; 25 sec.>

  • Michael “Scoobey Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ’83 Maryland*

<Christmas in Jah-maica; 15 sec.>

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Xmas in Jah-maica: Riding on a Kingston minibus; not dashing through the snow inna one horse open sleigh

Set 5: Christmas: Vinyl is V-Ital; 18 sec.

  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA
  • Tennessee & the Silvertones – Little Drummer Boy; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
  • Joe Gibbs Family – We Three Kings; Wish You a Merry Rockers Christmas (Joe Gibbs) ’79 Fl.
  • Hortense Ellis – Black Christmas; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ’79 Fl.
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Bing has White Christmas; Hortense Ellis, Alton’s sis, wants a Black Christmas

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 Vinyl

  • Sharon Black – Struggling; 7” (Clintones) ’77 JA 7” 45 vinyl set
  • Lacksley Castell – Babylon World; 7” (Rockers) ‘78 JA; Augustus Pablo prod’n
  • Junior Dan – House is Not a Home; 7” (Danites) 2009 UK
  • Jah Walton – D.J. Christmas; 7” (Black & White) ’83 JA*
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From when the Two Sevens Clashed: A+ single

Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Trash In a We Bes – Rule Dancehall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Derrick Harriott – Jesus Was Born Today; 12” (Crystal) ’82*
  • Janet Lee-Davis & Tippa Irie – Baby I’ve Been Missing You; Fashion in Fine Style  vol. 1 (Reggae Archive); ’94 UK lovers rock/toaster combination
  • Dillinger – Buckingham Palace; CB200 (Mango) ’77; smoking spliff with the Queen; 7 sec.

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Vinyl

  • Singers & Players feat. Sister P – Holy Scripture; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK

<Holy Scripture; 9 sec.>

  • Zulu Warriors – Lion Dub; Zulu Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89 UK
  • Gussie Ranks & Alcapone – Bully Bwoy + Herbal Affair; 10” (Digital Conscious) 2010; herbtune
  • The Outsider Meets the High-Tech Roots Dynamic – Rumours of War; Meets High-Tech Roots Dynamics at Channel One U.K. (Jah Works) ’93 UK; melodica
  • New Age Steppers feat. Bim Sherman – Dreamers; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Wareika Hill Sound – Kumina Mento Rasta Version; 10” (Honest Jon’s) 2010 UK instrumental
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