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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-pril 21, 2018: 420 Vinyl Cannabliss!

Greetings,

What is 420?

<The 420 story;  60 sec.>

Last week’s Digital Dubplate upload to Mixcloud – 420 was Smile Jamaica‘s biggest 1 week streamcast in the 5 years of the Digital Ark-ive. Over 275 people dialed in and burned one down!

So I want to see if I ‘n’ I can replicate that this week with the 420 Broadcast version on KRCL – ALL VINYL

Plenty of Cannabis History Lessons to learn and enjoy as burn and enjoy.

And in case you think I ‘n’ I are biased (9 down, 41 to go!), I also present the other side. The haters and cops who hate the Seven Leaf

<Smoke marijuana and DIE!; 29 sec.>

Law enforcement hate April 20th

So enjoy this 420 mashup until it’s 50 down, zero to go!

bless, Bobbylon

<Why aliens are p robing Earth; 58 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 420 Vinyl (Apr. 21, 2018); Annotated Playlist; 70 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jah Woosh – Marijuana World Tour; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Rizla; Black Ash Dub (Trojan) ’80 UK Dub Album of the Hour
  • Prince Far I – Don’t Deal With Folly; Free From Sin (Trojan) ’79 UK
  • Sister Carol – Black Cinderella; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 NY
  • Zap Pow – Irieland; Reggae Rules! (Rhino) ’80 US

<Definition of Irie; 8 sec.>

  • Twinkle Brothers – We Nah Stop Burn Ganja; Breaking Down the Barriers (Twinkle) ’87 UK
  • Al Campbell – Collie Herb; 12″ (Jah Life) NY

<Rastas = collie/Hindus = Kali; 42 sec.>

Hindu Goddess: Kali

Set 2:

  • Eek a Mouse – Sensee Party; Skidip (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Tinga Stewart – Give Me a Puff; Keys to Your Heart (Calabash) ’83 FL
  • Soul Syndicate – Mariwana; Harvest Uptown, Famine Downtown (Epiphany) ’77 San Francisco

<Marijuana = Maria + Juan; 66 sec.>

  • Sammy Dread – Wrap up a Draw; 12″ (Seven Leaves)

<Draw = pull of weed off a spliff; 20 sec.>

Draw – verb: to pull. As in smoke/pull on a spliff. Wrap up a draw. Twist up a spliff for I ‘n’ I to smoke

Set 3:

  • Jimmy Riley – Sweet Sensimilla; Put the People First (Shanachie) ’82 US

<Sensimilla – Spanish for “without seeds” 15 sec.>

  • The Pioneers – Feelin’ High; Greatest Hits (Trojan) ’79 UK
  • Jah Woosh & Sis Bee – Herb Reasoning; Rebellion (FORM) Ireland
  • Niney – My Spliff; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) ’86 Chicago
  • Winston Reedy – Sinsemilla; Dim the Lights (Inner Light) ’83 UK
  • Chariot Riders – Sensimilla Dub; Sensimilla Dub (Crystal) ’80 JA dub
George said: Separate the males from the female plants. aka sinsemilla. Without seeds

Set 4:

  • Lovindeer – Free the Marijuana; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA

<Jamaica needs foreign currency; 37 sec.>

  • Desi Roots – Weed Fields; Doing it Right (Hawkeye) ’80 UK
  • Crucial Bee – Cutting Up Sensi; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Islands
  • Barrington Levy – Collie Weed; 12″ (Jah Life) ’80 US
  • Reggae On Top All-Stars – Dubbing With Herbs; Chalice Dub Part 2 (Reggae On Top) 2003 UK 420 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 5: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica Marleyjuana Dubplate
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Live at the Roxy, Los Angeles
  • Johnny Clarke – Legalize It; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; 12″ (Shanachie) ’80 picture sleeve

<Students Smokey, Herbie & sister Milla school teacher Rita about the One Draw; 13 sec. >

 

Listen to a special Smile Jamaica mix I ‘n’ I call: the Marleyjuana Mix

Set 6:

  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie (Greensleeves) ’82 UK

<Don’t drive 55 inna 35 w/ 100 wgt; 32 sec.>

  • Mungo’s Hi Fi feat. Soom T – I Need Wee;d; 12″ EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2008 UK picture w/ female weedstepper
  • Jah Lloyd – Discpencer; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK

<Don’t give me no injection!>

  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Ontario Can.
  • Augustus Pablo – Well Red; Ital Dub (Starapple) ’74 JA melodica herb tune

Set 7: Jamaica Jukebox of 45s

  • Black Uhuru vs. Black Sabbath – Guess Who’s Coming for Sweetleaf (bootleg) 7″ ; 11 sec.
  • Prince Buster – Minister of Ganja; 7″ (blank)
  • Stranger Cole & Gladdy – One Toke Over the Line; 7″ (Gayfeet) Brewer & Shipley cover
  • Dawn & Christine – Free the Marijuana; 7″ (Thompson Sounds)
  • Hopeton Lewis – Dreadlocks Chalice; 7″ (Thorough Bred)
  • Prince Hammer – Export Ganja; 7″ (Tamoki Wambesi)
  • Greg Robinson – Bong Master; 7″ (RT)
  • The Toyes – Smoke Two Joints; 12″ (Neurotic) ’95

Words of Weeds-dom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-ives: Digital Dubplate Cannabliss Preview!

 

Greetings,

KRCL is able to spin Smile Jamaica because of its Non-Profit license. That means 2 shows in the Spring and 2 in the Fall are devoted to listener pledges so I can get 60 months of creative roots and dubbers.

Since my livelihood is a sound editor, it is easy for me to hunker down in my own studio, The Secret Dubratory, 

to craft what I call Digital Dubplates so I have weekly content (1 million minutes listened on Mixcloud!) on the Smile Jamaica Podcast.

April is Cannabliss!

bless, robt

0-30 min.

  • Rita Marley – One Draw 12” Mix; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ‘81
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’81 – two farmers named Peter and Bob
  • Kid Loco – Here Comes the Munchies; Kill Your Darlings (Division One) 2001 mutant dub
  • Search Boys – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78 Cheech  & Chong on old Coasters R& B
  • Soom T- Ganja Megamix (Smile Jamaica dubplate); Glasgow female weed stepper
  • Carlton Livingston – Trodding Through the Jungle; Retrospect (Grapevine)  ’81 – with chalice in hand!
…with chalice in hand!

30-60 min.

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Get High; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83 UK dub poet
  • Sister Carol – Herbal Affair; Lyrically Potent (Heartbeat) ‘96
  • Peter Tosh – Buk-in-Hamm Palace; Mystic Man (EMI America)  ’79 smoking w/ the Quee
  • UB40 – Mi Spliff; Bagariddim (Virgin) ‘85
  • Melodians – Irie Feeling; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83

60-90 min.

  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rejoice (RAS) ‘97
  • Queen Omega – Ganja Baby; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005
  • Ben Harper – Burn One Down;  Voodoo Child (bootleg)  Bonn, Germ.; 4/12/98
  • Stranger Cole & Gladdy – One Toke Over the Line; 70’s Hits Reggae Style (Sanctuary) Brewer & Shipley cover
  • Prince Far I – Lambs Bread Collie; Ten Commandments (Rhino UK)
  • Max Romeo – Smokey Room – War in a Babylon (Mango) 

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Bob Marley – Marleyjuana Mixup; Smile Jamaica dubplate
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja 12” mix; Headline News (Deluxe Edition) ’79 UK youth group
  • Yellowman – Couchie; One in a Million (Shanachie) ‘84
  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Forward Up; See Me Yah (Funfundvierzig)  ’91 Germ.
  • Pato Baton – Legalize It (Acapella); Live at the Maritime San Francisco (2B1) Tosh cover 

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Sammy Dread – Plant Mi Sensi; Jah Live! (Heartbeat City) ‘98
  • Equators – Feelin’ High; Hot (Ace Boon) ’81 UK ska
  • Michael Franti – Ganja Babe; Live at the Baobob (Boo Boo)  2000
  • Vivian Jones – Got a Light; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’86 UK
  • Wailing Souls – Ishen Tree; On the Rocks (Greensleeves) ‘83
  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie – Lamb’s Bread + Lamb’s Bread International (Blood and Fire) ’79 (2 and ½ hr.)

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Dennis Alcapone – I Want a Draw; Good Old Days of the 70’s (Teams)
  • Prince Alla – Sesimilia; More Love (Jah Warrior) 2002
  • Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ‘83
  • Junior Reid – Free That Little Tree; Hi Grade Ganja Anthems 3 (Greensleeves) ‘93
  • Michael Rose – Ganja Bonanza; Happiness: The Best of (Heartbeat) 2004 best of
  • Peabody & Sherman – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; 7” (blank) Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru
Ozzy Osborne on Smile Jamaica WTF?

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: March 21, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Nowruz Mubarak Edition

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Greetings,

First show of Spring. Here is what is in store for the 3 hours: of Smile Jamaica: March 21, 2015. 85 sec.

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Annotated Playlist: March 21, 2015: Smile Jamaica

Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Pass It On; Live and Direct (M. Al’s) Berkeley, Collie-fornya vinyl
  • Israel Vibration – Dub Worries; Same Song Dub (RAS) ’78 Dub Album of the Week
  • Judy Mowatt – King of Kings; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie); Rasta compilation

<Judy Mowatt – Wailers Family Tree; 25 sec.>

  • The Archives feat. Lenny Kurlou – Why Can’t We Live Together (ESL) 2012; Timmy Thomas soul cover; ½ of Thievery Corporation

<Timmy Thomas soul original; 18 sec.>

  • Courtney Melody – Bad Boy; 24 Karat Gold (Shanachie) DJ Yonnie megamix
  • Horace Andy – Poor Johnny; See and Blind (Heartbeat Europe) ’98; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Poor Johnny chose cocaine over sensi 22 sec.>

  • Barry Isaac – Mission Against Herbs (Original Vocal Mix 2); 10” (Reggae on Top) bonus herbs, 2008 militant steppers

<4 down, 46 to go!>

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Killer soul one hit wonder

Set 2: Best of 25 Years

  • George Faith – To Be a Lover (Have Mercy); To Be a Lover (Island) ’77; Lee “Scratch” Perry mix, William Bell soul cover; Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • The Upsetters – Love Version; Rhythm Shower (Trojan) ’70; Riddim Shower (2): Version – to Shenley Duffus vox

<Reggae History Lesson: Riddim Shower; 17 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – The West; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • Ranking Dillinger – See and Blind; None Stop Disco Style (Clocktower)
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Reggae loves classic soul

 Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds 11/23/73
  • Bunny Wailer – Dash Wey the Vial; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Peter Tosh – Fire Fire (Babylon Burning); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic live at KZEL: Eugene Oregon

<Six Degrees of Smile Jamaica: Peter Tosh acoustic KZEL Eugene Oregon; 70 sec.>

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Oregon to Minneapolis to Smile Jamaica to Sacramento to Los Angeles to UK

Set 4:

  • Sister Nancy – Transport Connection; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)

<Reggae History Lesson: Singjay; 13 sec.>

  • Murray Man – Hands Up; 10” (Meditative Sounds) 2008 Sweden militant steppers

<Reggae History Lesson: Militant Steppers; 9 sec.>

  • The Specials – Rat Race; Stereo-Typical: A’s, B’s & Rarities (EMI) 2 Tone ska box set
  • Prince Far I – Commandment of Drugs; Message From the King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78

<He who traffics in dope, will hang by a rope….Prince Far I; 12 sec.>

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Gravel voiced deejay – Prince Far I. Murdered/assassinated/unsolved murder 1983

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

<bonus tune in Vinyl sets! 10 sec.>

  • U Brown – Chalice to Chalice; Third World Disco vol. 1 (Third World) ’77 UK herbtune

<Reggae History Lesson: Disco for Rockers Reggae 15 sec.>

  • Lovindeer – Grow the Ganja; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA
  • Ini Kamoze – Settle With Me; Statement (Mango) ’84 US
  • Ken Boothe – I Know It; Reggae For Lovers (Generation) ’79 Missisauga, Ontario
  • Sis Nya – Babylon Trap; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
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My life spins at 33 1/3 RPM

 Set 6:

  • The Selecter – Carry Go Bring Come; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80; Justin Hines 2 Tone ska cover
  • Big Youth – Dread Organ; Dreadlocks Dread (Virgin Front Line) ‘78 harmonica dub
  • New Wave & the Rebel Arms – My Girl; Cobra Style (Heartbeat); Family Barrett prod’n
  • Dennis Brown – Open the Gates; 10” (Observer Gold) 

<Reggae History Lesson: How Niney the Observer got his name; 9 sec.>

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Niney the Observer: Record production safer than working on the docks

 Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM

  • The Meditations – Standing on the Corner; 7” (blank) ’78
  • Owen Gray – Turning Point; 7” (TR Groovemaster) ’77; Tyrone Davis soul cover
  • Hortense Ellis – Secretly; 7” (Studio One)
  • Keble Drummond – Dangerous; 7” (Mod)
  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; Babylon Central (ESL ;76;  Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • Peabody & Sherman – I Chase the Iron Man; 7” (blank); Max Romeo meets Black Sabbath

<You’ve got Black Sabbath in my Max Roemo!; 28 sec.>

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Ozzy vs. Max Romeo – I Chase the Iron Man

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Zion Train Sound System; Fuck the Nazis (Trancemasters Remix); ’95
  • Ranking Joe – World in Trouble; Twilight Circus Remixed : Dubwise (M) Dutch dubber 2004
  • Dreadzone – Shining Path; Second Light (Virgin) ‘95
  • Botom Botom – Show Me the Vibes; This is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) French w/ female vox
  • 808 feat. UB40 – One in Ten; CD single (Tommy Boy) ‘92

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive (Stream + Tracklist); Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

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Hope every one had a Merry Christmas or whatever Sky Deity you give thanks & praise to

Greetings,

Jump straight to the Jah-cember 27, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives sends seasons greetings to the Sky Deity of your choosing; 8 sec.>

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Praise Anu! Smile Jamaica’s favorite sky god. Sumerians

***

Snuck away for a combo birthday/Christmas/cratedig with my family. Jah-buqureque, New Jah-xico. Flu shot ahead of time. Feeling good when everyone else in the vicinity had the crud.

Fly back, Friday AM the day after Christmas. Decided why not end the year, last Ark-Ive of 2014, with an All Vinyl Black Wax Attack. Yes I! Selah!

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3 things that make Cabin Fever bearable: a roaring fire, burning a spliff, Irish coffee and the sound of vinyl pon your turntable

<Nyquil cocktail for 3 hours on air>

2 hour fog delay. Everyone cooped up on a non-moving tin can. Six in the Morning. Right there on the tarmac. Babies crying, everyone sniffling, coughing and wheezing.

Get back to the Ark-Ives, immediately start inoculating myself: Zicam for the Zinc; Nyquil just in case. Ate two oranges for the Vitamin C. Whatever…..

 <One extra present after Christmas. Can’t hear the cue speaker on where to drop de needle pon de record with a massive head cold; 35 sec.>

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All Vinyl Show. Had to crank the cue speaker to hear where to drop de needle pon di wax

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

 Smile Jamaica’s Lessons in Deejaying: Why They Call it the “One Drop”

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Similar to the Radio Board at KRCL. VU Meters on the top. Bump the red, don’t peg the red. Otherwise cipped signal feedback on the listener end. Speaker volume (cue, monitors, headphones) to the right. Higher the slider, the louder the gain (volume) over the air, if Track Button is lit, aka “hot”
  • Radio Studio setup 8 Tracks: 3 CDs, 2 Turntables, 1 Microphone, 1 Computer. Any sound on a “hot” track goes over the airwaves.
  • 1 CD for my Dub Album of the Week
  • If a deejay wants to sample a portion of a song without that song going onto the airwaves, he puts the Track into “cue” mode
  • The cue speaker is on a different, internal sound channel within the mixing board. Separate from the Tracks that go over the airwaves. The deejay hears those “live” Tracks  over the studio’s monitor speakers.
  • Had to turn the cue volume up to 11 to hear where to drop the needle on the vinyl, back-cue (reverse direction) on the Turntable till dead silence. This is where the next song starts on beat 1 – hot on the air. The One Drop!
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Eyes and Ears in synch when you drop di needle pon de record! Searching for the One-Drop

Here’s the nitty gritty on Smile Jamaica’s Year-End Vinyl Blowout! (Jah-cember 27, 2014; 1 min. 55 sec.)

  • Rarities/Vinyl Only classics out of the Ark-Ives
  • Roots Dawtas
  • Seven Leaf, 4 down, 46 to go.

<Smile Jah-pocrypha: Skilers want to be in their cars, heading home in time to hear the Smile Jamaica 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement>

  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix 12″ boomshots
  • Mutant Dub
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Smoke Shack. 4 down, 46 to go!

 Annotated Playlist (captions, photos, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons): Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014

3 HOURS OF VINYL

Set 1: 

  • Misty in Roots – Praises; Musi O Tunya (People Collective) ’85 UK
  • Ja Man All Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire); Dub Album of the Week
  • Dennis Brown – Concrete Castle King; Visions (Blue Moon) ’76 UK
  • Augustus Pablo – The Big Rip Off; Ital Dub (Trojan) ’74 UK dub to Inner Circle Forward Jah Jah Children
  • Ini Kamoze – Dreadlocks; 12” (Mogo Naba) ’82 JA
  • Melodians – Irie Feeling – Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Most Underrated Roots LP Nomination: Melodians – Irie Feeling; 29 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Jamaica; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK, boxing theme
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1983 Rock Steady reunion. Sleeper classic from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Black Wax wing

 Set 2: Roots Dawtas

  • Judy Mowatt – Mr. Dee Jay; Mr. Dee Jay (Ashandan) ’81 JA
  • Maxine Miller – How Many Times; Showcase (Wackies); ‘80 NY early Bob Marley doo wop lovers rock
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Tenement Yard (Winner) ’86 JA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; At Studio One (Studio One) JA

<Reggae History Lesson: Judy and Marcia, 2/3 of the I Threes; 17 sec.>

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Hey Mr. Deejay, play that song for me

Set 3:

  • Jackie Mittoo – Eleanor Rigby; Jackie Mittoo (United Artists) ’78 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; Beatles Hammond B 3 cover
  • Heptones – Soul Sister; Legends From Studio One (Trench Town) ’72 Allen Toussaint New Oreans soul cover
  • The Gaylads – Little Candle; Vision of Reggae (Tamoki Wambesi); Roy Cousins prod’n best of
  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; 12” (Island)  ’82 Roots Radics on the riddims
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Keyboard wizard minor key vibe on The Beatles classic.

 Set 4: Seven Leaf Herbal Vinyl Set

<Seven Leaf Set Livicated to Rockers International from WNMC, Traverse City, MI; Reggae Radio in town skiing; 45 sec.>

<Revelations 22:2 – The Healing of the Nations; 30 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Healing of the Nations; Reggae Greats (Mango) ’84 US: Seven Leaf Set: Revelations 22:2 “the leaves were used for medicine for the healing of the nations”

<Cannabis History Lesson: Jacob Miller; 24 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Sensimelea; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK
  • Pioneers – Feeling High; Greatest Hits (Trojan) ’76 UK
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Joe Gibbs) ‘ over Johnny Clarke – African Roots ’81 JA
  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie Weed (Greensleeves) ’84 UK

<Don’t go 55 inna 35 with 100 Weight of Collie Weed in your vehicle; 12 sec.>

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Read your Bible!

 Set 5:

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 Marley cover by ½ The Doors

<Smile Jamaica’s brush with Ray Manzarek, The Doors; 58 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; 12” (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell mix
  • Zema – Ride on; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, Collie-fornya; female singer

<Rare 7″ 45: Keith does Jimmy & Chuck; 12 sec.>

  • Keith Richards – The Harder They Come; 7” (Rolling Stones) ’78 Jimmy Cliff cover; 19 sec.
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There’s some Jimmy Cliff in there somewhere

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45

<Jamaican Jukebox: The Rarest Vinyl; 5 sec.>

<Black Sabbath on Smile Jamaica? Yes I!; 20 sec.>

  • Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; 7” (Peabody and Sherman); Seven Leaf mashup; 7” Set: Jamaican Jukebox

<Copy-wrong? 20 sec.>

  • Frankie Paul – Ites, Gold and Green; 7” (Jusic) 2001 JA
  • Leo Graham – Not Giving Up; 7” (Locks) ’75 JA
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ’75 JA
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Guess Who’s Coming for Sweet Leaf

 Set 7: 

  • I Roy – The Heathen (Commandment IV); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line); ‘ 80 yellow vinyl/picture sleeve cover of Marley’s Exodus album
  • Barbara Paige – Babylon Must Fall; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Francisco, Collie-fornya
  • Big Youth – When Revolution Come – Chi Chi Run (Prince Buster) ’72 JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Conqueror; 12” (Solomonic)  ’81 JA
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Yellow, vinyl, picture sleeve. Deejay covers Marley’s Exodus

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Heading to Glory; In Pursuit of Shashamane land (ON U Sound)  ’93 UK Mutant Dub

<Reggae History Lesson: Shashamane Land; 12 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – House Breaker (Rootical Rebuild); 12” EP (Reggae Archive Records) 2014 UK of 80s roots reggae rmx
  • King Kong – Free de Herb; 12” (Ink Alink)  2008 herbtune
  • Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman – Run Them Away; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK
  • Dubkasm Meets the Disciples – Gideon Armour; 12” (Sufferah’s Choice)  2006 UK
  • New Age Steppers – Foundation Steppers; 5 Dog Race (ON U Sound) ’83 UK
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