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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Mar. 9, 2019: Lucifer, Ancient Aliens & Smile Jamaica!

Lucifer cast out of Heaven

Greetings,

Sipping bourbon and preventing glaucoma with my bredrins Mike and Aquaboy. Mike was regaling me with a story about his next door neighbor. The Satantist.

The Satanist who loves Smile Jamaica. 38 sec.

So I “dedicated” rather than “liIvicated” Junior Murvin’s classic, Lucifer on air to the Roots loving Son of Satan. With the spooky Lee “Scratch” (Scratch as in the Devil) Perry Black Ark vibe it really fit the mood.

But did you know that  there is an Ancient Aliens connection to Lucifer?

Lucifer and the Planet Venus

Lucifer: Satan’s accomplice or planetary phenomenon

It works like this:

<Lucifer, Venus and Ishtar; 53 sec.>

  1. Lucifer is what the Romans called the Planet Venus
  2. The Romans were influenced by the Sumerians/Assyrians-Babylonians. The Goddess Inanna, commonly known as Ishtar, was affiliated with Venus.
  3.  Ishtar visited the Underworld where she was killed and then resurrected after three days. “Cast out of heaven.”
The Goddess Isthar Descends to the Underworld.

The stories you might hear on a Reggae program. Stay tuned for what comes next!

bless, Bobbylon

Anton Lavey, of the Church of Satan

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 9, 2019 Annotated Playlist: 57 sec.

Set 1:

  • Dennis Brown – Oh Mother; Visions of Dennis Brown (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl
  • Black Uhuru + Sly & Robbie – Dub Town; Positive Dub (RAS) ’87 DC vinyl dub album of the hour. Hand painted sleeve
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Put It On (Lord I Thank You); Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84. Bob’s Mom covers The Wailers
  • Big Joe – Wicked Ah Watch and Peep; At the Control (Jackpot) ’78
  • The Pioneers – Live and Love; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’72
  • Culture – International Herb; International Herb (Shanachie) ’79 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Al Campbell – Collie Herb; 12″ (Jah Life) early 80’s Brooklyn herbtune
Rare hand painted vinyl sleeve

Set 2:

  • Dry & Heavy – Bright Shining Star;  From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon w/ female vox
  • The Ethiopians – One Heart; Owner Fe De Yard (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’94
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – You Got My Love (All Day All Night); Spirit of Music (Elektra) ’99 Bob Marley cover
  • Delroy Wilson – I Am Telling You; 12″ (12 Star) ’80 NY

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross; The Harder They Come Soundtrack (Mango) ’72

<Europe and America love Reggae b/c of this movie; 36 sec.>

  • Aisha Morrison – Ethiopia; Stay Red (Esoldun) mid 70’s Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n
  • Barrington Levy – Please Jah Jah; Prison Oval Rock (RAS) ’84
  • Aswad – Ways of the Lord 12″; New Chapter (Reissue) (Columbia/Legacy) ’81
  • Tenor Saw – Surely Dub; Fever Dub (Blue Mountain/RAS) ’85
Wailers – Catch a Fire plus THTC led to US and Europe’s love of Roots Reggae

Set 4:

  • Daweh Congo – One Day; Ghetto Skyline (Goldheart) 2008
  • Rasheda – Hail H.I.M.; Foundation Roots in Dub (Foundation) ’95
  • The Specials – Friday Night, Saturday Morning; 12″ EP (2 Tone) ’82 UK 2 Tone ska picture
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers feat. Wong Chu – Keep On Moving; 12″ (Upsetter) ’77

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Peaceful Woman; Stepping (sic) (High Note) ’79 JA
  • Three Dimension; Roadblock; Three Dimension (Nubian) ’89 UK hertune
  • Yellowman – Which One of Them Wear the Ring; Yellowman Has Arrived With Toyan (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami
  • The Vision – Reality Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundzierg) ’88 Germ. green vinyl
  • Session feat. Azeem – Tribute to Marley; Tribute to Bob Marley (M. Al’s) ’81 Oakland

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Wings of a Dove; Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ’66 original; ’74 re-release JA vinyl

<Wings of a Dove; 2 min.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Zion Train; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95: 50 Bob Marley covers for his 50th birthdaya
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) Summer ’78 Roslyn, NY
  • Roots Radics and Bunny Wailer – Whrly Girly Dub; Dub D’sco vol. 2 (RAS/Solomonic) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police & Thieves (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n
  • Joseph Cotton & Janet Lee Davis – No Touch the Style; Fashion in Fine Style vol. 1 (Bristol Reggae Archives) ’87
  • Ken Boothe – Can’t You See; 10″ (Trojan) ’68 rock steady/’71 w/ dj soul shouts

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bob Marley – Them Belly Full (But We Hungry); Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Bill Laswell ambient translations:
  • Dubblestandart feat. Dillinger – 10 Tons of Dope (Sounds from the Ground Rmx); King Size Dub Chapter 9 (Echo Beach) 2003 Germ. herbtune
  • DJ /Rupture – Leech Wisdom; Special Gunpowder (Tigerbeat6) 2004 dubstep
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Junior Reid – God Is a Man; 10″ (Lion & Roots) ’98 UK
  • Thievery Corporation feat. LouLou Ghelikhani – Le Coueur; Saudade (ESL) 2014 DC w/ French female vox

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 2, 2019 – Local Crisis vs. World Crisis!

Cheetolini vs. Rocket Man inna rub-a-dub stylee!

<Cheetolini vs. Rocket Man – The World Crisis>

Greetings,

To turn Smile Jamaica radio into the Smile Jamaica podcast, I need to record a digital signal from the soundboard. I take that .mp3 recording and begin my edits and voila. Smile Jamaica Podcasts

On-demand media is where it’s at. But lately I have had meltdowns in the Studio with electrical gremlins or crashed recordings. Grrr.

Luckily, my job as a Sound Editor: I ripped the KRCL stream from their site, ran it through  a file converter and away we go!

LOCAL CRISIS

WORLD CRISIS

So when I spun Al Campbell‘s  massive jam, World Crisis, I couldn’t help think how my petty problems pale to Trump vs. Kim and nuclear weapons.

Like a baby playing with a rattlesnake!

Then in that crummy mood, I played a second version/cover of Bob Marley’s So Much Trouble in the World (Carlene Davis)

You see men sailing on their ego trips
Blast off on their spaceships
Million miles from reality
No care for you, no care for me

Bob Marley not a fan of the United States Space Force

So even if Bob gives the hairy eyeball to the Space Force, I’ve been watching Project Bluebook on the History Channel. Allen J. Hynek and the birth of the UFO “conspiracy”

And speaking of Bob Marley and conspiracies. Alex Jones thinks the CIA killed Bob Marley. (As do I). Uh oh. I hope I don’t start linking to Infowars

bless, Bobbylon

Can’t have musical revolutionaries

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 2, 2019 Annotated Playlist; 49 sec.

Set 1:

  • Barry Brown – I Love Jah Jah; Not So Lucky (Black Roots) ’80 JA vinyl
  • Zema feat. Albert Griffiths – Son and Daughter of Jah; Overcome (Melchizedek) 2006 SoCal roots dawta w/ Gladiators front man
  • Sugar Minott – The Devil Is at Large; Tempo Explosion (Black Victor)
  • Ronnie Davis – It’s  Raining; Sings Hits From Studio One and More (Rhino UK) Carlton Patterson cover
  • Eric Donaldson – The System; Oh What a Feeling (Rhino UK) ’85
  • The Pioneers – Feelin’ High; From the Beginning (Charm) ’75 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Ranking Trevor – Give Thanks and Praise Unto Jah; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’79 UK – dj to Morwells Heart & Soul
  • Blakamix – List to Jah;  Blakamix Presents New Dimension Dub (Blakamix) ’89T UK vinyl dub album of the hour

Set 2:

  • Rhoda Dakar – Landlord; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon World Ska) 2007 – 2 Tone ska dawta
  • Easy Star All-Stars – Don’t Stop the Music; First Light (Easy Star) 2011
  • Bongo Dashi – Chalwa Dub; Ruff Cutt in Roots (Tabou1) Fr. instrumental
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry, Full Experience & Prince Jazzbo – Disco Devil; 12″ (Upsetter) ’77

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Black Uhuru – Eye Market; Chill Out (Mango) ’83 – Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Yars
  • Aswad – Behld; Hulet (Mango) ’79
  • Charlie Chaplin & Don Carlos – Unity Is Strength: Rub-a-Dubble Reggae Vol. 1 (CSA) ’83
  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub (Dub) 70’s Studio dub album of the hour

 

Set 4:

  • Burning Spear – Slavery Days; Marcus Garvey (Mango) ’76 Request
  • Martha Cinadar – Living It; Cannabis Cafe (Ministry) 2002 mutant dub herbtune
  • Bunny Lye-Lye – Mr. Dynamite; Protect Them Lord (Twin Bros.) ’83
  • Bingy Bunny – Coca-Cola Bad Boy; 12″ (Star) ’80 NY

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Ranking Joe – Tribute to Bob Marley; Rebel DJ (Jam Rock) ’82 Miami 
  • Freddie McGregor – Natural Collie; FM (High Times) ’82 JA herbtune
  • ‘Im & David – Chuky (sic); Your Jamaican Girl (Studio One) ’71 JA
  • Della Grant – Murder We Charge For; Ruff ‘n’ Tuff (Twinkle) ’91 UK
  • Toyan – Talk of the Town; Yellowman Has Arrived With Toyan (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Bad Brains – Rally Round Jah Throne; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC punk dubbers: 
  • Ayo – Get Out of My Way; Gravity at Last (Wrasse) 2008; Nigerian-German roots dawta
  • The Clash – Armagideon Time; Yellow Riot (bootleg) ’82 Willi Williams cover
  • Gov’t Mule – I’m a Ram; Mighty High (ATO) 2007 Al Green cover
  • Bunny Wailer -Roots Raddics; Dubd’sco vol. 1 (Solomonic) Dub Album of the Hour ’78

 

Set 7: 

  • Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) Summer ’78 Roslyn, NY
  • Carlene Davis – So Much Trouble in the World; Songs of Bob Marley (VP) ’91
  • Al Campbell – World Crisis; 12″ (Jah Life) early 80’s

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bob Marley – The Heathen; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Bill Laswell ambient translations
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Ras Pidow – The Outernationalist; Richest Man in Babylon (ESL) 2002 DC dubbers with Rasta Elder
  • Dub Syndicate – 2001 Love Part 1 & 2; 10″ (ON U Sound) ’93 UK picture sleeve
  • Fun-Da-Mental feat. Subi Shah – Mother India; Essential Lounge Bombay (UBI) 2006: Asian dawta pays tribute to woman heroes of the Middle East/South Asia

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 23, 2019 – From One Bob to Another!

<Black History Month = Bob Marley Month on Smile Jamaica; 21 sec.>

Greetings,

Indeed for I ‘n’ I and over 30 years, February (or Jah-bruary) is not only Black History Month but Bob Marley Month….Feb. 6, 1945

Therefore, during the last Saturday of February, I clipped out a couple of Bob Marley Stories.

Bob’s not a fan of space travel: 37 sec.

You see men sailing on their ego trips
Blast off on their spaceships
Million miles from reality
No care for you, no care for me
So much trouble in the world 

 

In the mid 90’s, I had a student from Saudi Arabia who worked for me who said that nearly every government building in his home town was tagged with Bob Marley in Arabic. The Wahhabis were none too happy.

<Bob Marley would be Bwb MarLee in Arabic; 39 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 23, 2019 Annotated Playlist: 56 sec.

bless, Bobbylon

Set 1:

  • Roots Uprising – Beautiful Music; Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) b’81
  • Black Uhuru & Sly & Robbie – Ion Storm; Dub Factor (Mango) ’83 US vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Barry Brown – Party Night; Reggae Heights (Mafia & Fluxy) 2001
  • Ayo – Who; Ticket to the World (Motown) 2013 Nigerian-German dawta
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police & Thieves (Mango) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • The Nazarenes – Song of Mary Jane; Songs of Life (Heartbeat) 2004 Ethiopian/Swedish herbal ballad
  • Charlie Chaplin – Chalice Contest; Old and New Testament (RAS) ’92 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Dennis Brown & Big Youth – Running Up and Down; 12″ (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’81(?)

Set 2:

  • Alton Ellis – Lord Deliver Us; I’m Still in Love With You (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’70
  • Junior Delgado – Part Time Lover; Treasure Found (Incredible Music) ’79
  • DJ /Rupture feat. Sister Nancy – A Little More Oil; Special Gunpowder (Tigerbeat) 2004
  • Dennis Bovell – Za-ion; 12″ (Rama) ’76 UK

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Judy Mowatt – Mother Africa; Working Wonders (Shanachie) ’87 Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years
  • Horace Andy – Elementary; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’85
  • Freddie McGregor – Joggin’; Strictly Rockers (Mango) ’80
  • Earth & Stone – Three Wise Men + Dub; Kool Roots (Pressure Sounds) ’79

Set 4:

  • Dillinger – Ragnampiza; Bionic Dread (Mango) ’76
  • Lady Ann – What You Put Me Through; Bad Gyal inna Dance
  • Natural Roots – For My Sensi (Extended); CD Single (Solid Rock) 2011 SLC islander herbtune
  • UB40 – Don’t Break My Heart; Baggaridim (Virgin) ’85
  • UB40 – Theme From Labour of Love; 12″ EP (Virgin) ’85 UK dub

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat) ’96 US vinyl tribute to Bob Marley
  • Annette Brissett – Freedom Fighters; Get Up and Dance! (Zodiac) ’91 NY
  • The Moody Boys – Free; Journey Into Dubland (XL) ’90 UK EP mutant dub
  • Fab 5 – What the Police High Command Can Do; Jamaican Woman (Stage) ’87 JA
  • Jacob Miller – Take a Lift; Mixed Up Moods (Top Ranking) ’79 Miami cream soda colored vinyl; herb tune
  • Roots Radics – How Long Version; Understanding (Tamoki Wambesi) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour

 

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Cry to Me; Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ’66 JA vinyl

<Cry to Me>

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Summer – Roslyn, NY
  • Bunny Wailer – Trouble in the World (So Much Trouble in the World); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 songs for Bob Marley’s 50th
  • Bunny Wailer – Rockers; 12″ (Shanachie) ’78 US

Set 7: Bob Marley Birthday Tributes

  • Anthony B – Marley Memories; Universal Struggle (VP) 2001
  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ’90
  • Isaac Haile Selassie – Dear Bob; CD Single (Resin Music) ’99
  • Joel Zoss – Bob Marley International; Back to the Island (Rounder)
  • Delixx – Coming in From the Cold; Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’84 German trumpet covers of Bob Marley. Dub Album of the hour

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bob Marley feat. Bill Laswell – No Woman, No Cry; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 ambient translations
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Sleepy Wonder – Sound the Alarm
  • Morcheeba – Moog Island; Who Can You Trust? (Indochina) ’96 w/ female vox
  • Dub Syndicate – What Happened?; 10″ (ON U Sound) ’93 UK picture
  • 2 Bad Card – Mentally Ska’d; CD Single (ON U Sound) ’96 UK

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-nuary 12, 2019 – Studio Kinda Froggy!

Greetings,

  1. Flu shot – check
  2. Shingles shot – check
  3. Zicam and Vitamin C during the Holiday/plane rides – check

I shouldn’t have gone back to work. That was what laid me low. Second day back. Too busy to get sick so I paid the price Saturday.

Everyone else came from their travels and those of us working with the public are well exposed. After 2 weeks off air seeing family, I didn’t want to miss a show.

Bad radio etiquette to hack and wheeze on air, but I soldiered on. The worst thing about colds for a deejay? Not only the horrible voice croak announcing set lists, but worse: Congestion for me settles between my ears. That makes it rough to cue up the record when I drop the needle.

Very exact skill to place the needle pon the groove, back cue and remote start. Hard to do when deaf

bless, Bobbylon

<COLD, COLD WINTER>

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 12, 2019 Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 27 sec.

Set 1:

  • Rasta Generation Band feat. King Caleb – Stand By Jah; Stand By Jah (Black Spade) ’90 Oakland, CA vinyl – Ben E. King update
  • The Aggrovators – A Version of Class; Dub Justice (Attack) UK vinyl dub album of the hour; 70’s Bunny Lee B-Sides
  • Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubble – Forward Jah People; Roots of Black People (Progressive International) 2013
  • Joy White – Tribulation; United Dreadlocks (Rhino UK) ’77
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – It Noh Funny; A Capella Live (LKJ) ’93 in Brussels UK dub poet

<LKJ poem; 46 sec.>

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Stop That Train; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’83 UK cover of Keith & Tex
  • Dillinger – Buckingham Palace; CB 200 (Mango) ’76 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Hugh Mundell – False Rumours; 12″ (Rockers International) ’79 JA

Set 2:

  • Likkle Mai – Gypsy Woman; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-pon roots dawta
  • Al Campbell – Rock Your Soul; 22 Karat Solid Gold vol. 1 (Jet Star) ’81
  • Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling; Herbman Hustling (Heartbeat) ’84 comp.
  • Desi Roots – Warning; 12″ (DEB) ’79 UK

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Steppin’ (Shanachie) Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years
  • Mighty Diamonds – Stoned Out of My Mind; Stand Up to Your Judgement (Hitbound) ’78 Chi-Lites cover
  • Wailing Souls – Old Broom; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ’87 comp.

<New broom sweeps clean, Old broom knows the corners; 13 sec.>

  • Bim Sherman – Lamb of Judah + Dub; Meets Horace Andy & U Black in a Rub-a-Dub Style (Original) ’79

Set 4: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox

  • Carlton Livingston – Cold, Cold Winter; 7″ (Grade One) 
  • Dawn & Christine – Free Marijuana; 7″ (Thompson Sounds) herbtune
  • Freddie McGregor – Mark of the Beast; 7″ (Soul Syndicate) ’79
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7″ (Crystal) ’80
  • Keith Hudson Meets King Tubby – Satta Dub; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide)

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • African Woman – Warrior Queen; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK female:
  • Heptones – I Shall Be Released; Party Time (Mango) ’77 Bob Dylan cover/Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Dubbing Psycho Killer; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK mutant dub
  • Dennis Alcapone – Mava; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74 UK – take on Java

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natty Dread; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks)

<When the Wailers became Bob  Marley & the Wailers; 1 min. 14 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Soon Come; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Roslyn, NY

<Toshisms; 39 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Mix Up; Hall of Fame (RAS) 50 Bob Marley covers for his 50th Birthday
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Guajira Ska; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 rare CD mix of early single
  • Centry – Release the Chains; Lead With the Bass II (Universal Egg) ’96 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae Live

  • Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright; At Budokan (Columbia) ’79 live in Jah-pon

<Dylan Reggae w/ heinous flute overdubs; 67 sec.>

  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses Live (Arista) 6/26/2005 Royal Hall, London
  • Gov’t Mule feat. Toots Hibbert – Hard to Handle; Mighty High (ATO); 12/31/2006 at the Beacon Theatre, NY

Set 8: Mutant Dub Set

  • Thievery Corporation feat. David Byrne – The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter; Cosmic Game (ESL) 2004 DC 
  • The Slits – Grapevine; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 live; UK punk dub female group covers Marvin Gaye
  • Alpha & Omega – The Vibration; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
  • Pre-Fade Listening – Mr. Medicine; King Size Dub Chapter Seven (Echo Beach) 2001 Germ.

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Happy Roots New Year 2019!

Greetings,

Been on the road from the Solstice til New Years. Enjoy this homegrown Digital Dubplate – Happy Roots New Years from Smile Jamaica.

Bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Kaya; Kaya 40 (Tuff Gong) ’78 rmx
  • Ijahman Levi – Forward Rastaman; Forward Rastaman (Jahmani) ’89
  • Mikey Dread – Break Down the Walls + Dub; World War III (DATC) ’80
  • Akabu – People Get Ready; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’88 UK female roots group
  • UB40 – Return of Dr. X; Present Arms in Dub (DEP) ’81
  • Black Uhuru – Sensimilla (Discomix); Sensimilla (Mango) ’80 (30 min.)

30-60 min.

  • Jimmy Riley – Ride On; 20 Classic Hits (Sonic)’85  Isaac Hayes cover
  • Peter Tosh – Oh Bumba Klaat; Live at the Ritz 1981 (bootleg)
  • Carlene Davis – Don’t You Stop the Music; 15 Classic Hits (Sonic)
  • Tenor Saw – Lots of Sign + Dub Fever (Blue Mountain) ’85
  • Musical Youth – Rockers; Youths of Today (MCA) ’82
  • Hollie Cook – Angel Fire; Vessel of Love (Merge) 2018 UK dubstress

60-90 min.

  • Lacksley Castell – Cold Winter Night; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ’82
  • Culture – Cumbolo; Cumbolo (Shanachie) ’79
  • Hugh Mundell – Can’t Pop No Style; Blackman’s Foundation (Shanachie) ’83
  • Hortence Ellis – Words; Queen of Reggae Music (JA)  ’82
  • Mad Professor – Confa Dub; Afrocentric Dub; Black Liberation Dub  Chapter 5 (Ariwa) ’88
  • The Gayladds – I.N.R.I + Dub; Love and Understanding (Tamoki Wambesi)  ’79
  • Judy Mowatt – Jah Live; Sing Our Own Song (Shanachie) ’87 Bob Marley cover 

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • The Ethiopians – Let It Be; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’75 Beatles cover
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Wat About Di Workin’ Claas?; Making History (Mango) ’84 UK dub poet
  • Dennis Brown – Emmanuel God Is With Us; Promised Land (Blood and Fire)  ’77
  • Sister Carol – Herbal is Natural: Isis the Original Womb-Man (Tuff Gong) ’99 herbtune
  • Aswad – Finger Gun Style 12″; New Chapter (Bonus) (CBS) ’81

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Inner Circle – We ‘a’ Rockers; Best of (Island)  ’79
  • Sammy Dread – Bad Company; Roadblock (Hitbound) ’82
  • Sonya Spence – When; In the Dark (Skynote) ’78
  • Sugar Minott – Sensimilla; 20 Super Hits (Sonic) herbtune
  • Lucky Dube – Don’t Cry; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90
  • Eddy Grant – Another Revolutonary; Killer on the Rampage (Ice/Portrait) ’83

  • 2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.
  • Wendy Grant – Keep On Praising Jah; Passing Through the Flames (Issachar) ’92 LA
  • Triston Palma – Collie Man; Spliff Tail (Black Solidarity) ’81 herbtune
  • Lone Ranger – Love Bump; Collections (Grapevine ’85
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2005 LA
  • Johnny Clarke – Crazy Baldhead; Authorized  Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Bob Marley cover
  • UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 Sonny & Cher cover

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 15, 2018: Was Santa Claus an Alien?

Greetings,

Last show of 2018 before I head out for the Holidays. So nuff Christmas a gwaan. And a lickle Hanukkah stylee for good measure.

<Reggae Christmas at the Nelson Family gathering; 40 sec.>

Ancient Astronaut Theory suggests Santa is an Alien

<Santa: spaceship, Rudolph’s nose – tracking beacon; 36 sec.>

But, in fact I tell you the story about Saint Nicolas from modern day Turkey. Baba Noel (father Christmas)

<Baba Noel; 18 sec.>

I ‘n’ I never know the right mix of Christmas tunes to play. If I don’t play any, listeners call in to complain. If I play too much, listeners call and complain.

Last week I was 0 for 2. I played a take on Handel’s Messiah called the Sensimilla Choir. A woman called in and thought that was blasphemous and I shouldn’t be play songs about drugs.

Then I played Fishbone’s Slick Nick — you devil you! Saint Nick (Baba Noel) gone to seed and wrecked Christmas.

Listener called: That song was the worst and Smile Jamaica keeps getting worse.

So for those naysayers, they want I ‘n’ I to postpone Christmas!

<Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; 39 sec.>

So no matter where you fall on the spectrum, I hope you have a great Holiday. I get to take my Mom and Pop shopping for the medicinal mistletoe in Sun City West

<All I want for Ismas….>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 15, 2018; 81 sec.

Set 1:

  • Steel Pulse – Reggae Fever; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Black Uhuru w/ Sly & Robbie – Let Us Dub; Brutal Dub (RAS) ’86 DC vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty & Nice (Rhino) 70’s tune about Jesus
  • Akabu – Warrior Queen; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK female roots group
  • Martin Campbell – Iliteracy (sic); Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) ’92 mispelled word on perpose
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want For Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’77 herbtune: All I want for Ismas is my collie herb
Medical cannabis shopping with my parents in Sun City West, Jah-rizona for New Years

Set 2:

  • Temple Rockers feat. Linval Thompson – The Blessing + Days Long Ago; Festival of Lights (Fresh Roots) 2018 Hanukkah
  • The Ethiopians – Let Me Blow My Smoke; Owner Fe De Yard (Heartbeat) ’84 herbtune
  • Cornell Campbell – King’s Heart; Natty Dread in a Greenwich Farm (Striker Lee) ’75
  • Sister Carol – Santa Claus; 12″ (Grade One)
Inna Hanukkah stylee

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Carlene Davis – Ism and Schism; 15 Classic Tracks (Sonic) 
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Vote For We; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Lucky Dube – False Prophets; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90 South African
  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas;  Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’80
  • Joe Ferry – Skalalleujah; Skalellujah (Big Music) ’97 Christmas ska album of the Hour: Handel’s Messiah

Set 4:

  • Alton Ellis – Praise Jah It’s Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • UB40 feat. Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 female toaster over ‘Version Girl”
  • Macka B – Ganja Ladies; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 herbtune
  • Tyrone Evans & Glen Adams – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen + Joyful Tidings (Clocktower) ’78 Bronx: Christmas hymn

Set 5: Christmas Vinyl Is Vital

  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label
  • Barrington Levy – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; Christmas Sting (Thunderbolt) ’81
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa Is Black; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ’79 Miami
  • Johnny Osbourne, Jennifer Lara & the Family Group – Christmas Medley; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA
Alien

Set 6:

  • The Gaylads – We Three Kings; 7″ (Soul Beat) ’69 

<The Magi – 3 Kings; 38 sec.>

  • Sugar Minott – Christmas Time; 7″ (Black Roots) ’79
  • Iron Phoenix – Natty Dread Christmas; 7″ (Observer) ’78
  • Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run; 7″ (Rolling Stone) ’78 Chuck Berry cover

<Keef does Chuck inna Christmas stylee; 17 sec.>

  • Yabby You & the Prophets – Fire; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Lively Up Yourself; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’71 bonus from first LP
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trenchtown Rock; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 6/10/75 at the Quiet Knight, Chicago

<The I Three replace Bunny and Peter in the Wailers; 54 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Burial; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Roslyn, NY
  • Bunny Wailer – Jump Nyahbinghi; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob songs for his 50th birthday

Set 8:

  • John Holt – Spaceman Came Calling; Reggae Christmas (Trojan) ’86
  • Thievery Corporation – Lagos Connection; Outernational Sound (ESL) 2004 DC
  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G Sides (Virgin) 2001
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Sandra Robinson – Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday (Trojan) ’86 UK
  • Aswad – Roxanne; Big Up (Mesa) ’97 Police cover

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Thanksdubbing Digital Dubplate

 

Greetings,

Let us give thanks from the road. I am on assignment. Cratedigging in the land of 10 down 40 to go. Enjoy this 3 hour dub extravaganza cooked up in the Smile Jamaica Secret Dubratory

bless, Bobbylon

0 – 30 min.

  • The Wailers – Smile Jamaica Version; In Dub vol. 1 (Tuff Gong) ‘77
  • Chalawa – Exodus Dub; Exodus (Micron) ’77 Wailers cover
  • King Tubby – Dub Magnificent; Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ‘74
  • Mikey Dread – Saturday Night Style; African Anthem (Dread at the Controls) ‘79
  • Black Uhuru – Fire and Bristone; Dub Factor (Mango) ’83 bonus track
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters – Dreadlocks (Esoldun) ’80 

30-60 min.

  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; 17 Dub Shots From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Dubbing Naturally; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) ‘80
  • Niney the Observer – Jah For I; Motion Dub Special (Motion) ‘78
  • Israel Vibration – Dub Worries; Israel Dub (Greensleeves) ‘77
  • 4th Street Orchestra – Rowing Down the River; Yuh Learn! (Rama) ’78

60-90 min.

  • Delixx – Forever Loving Dub; Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’84 Bob Marley album in dub
  • Sly & Robbie – Drum & Bass Dub; Overdrive in Overdub (Sonic)
  • Augustus Pablo – Upfull Living; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ‘78
  • Scientist – Everlasting Version; King of Dub (Kingdom) ‘81
  • Jah Shaka – Coronation Dub; Coronation Dub (Jah Shaka) ‘89
  • Black Disciples – Workshop; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 dub to Burning Spear’s Marcus Garvey
  • Moodie – Framed Dub in Horns; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodie) ’74 dub to Picture on the Wall

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Sheriff Lindo & the Hammer – Grossly Overwieght Dub; Ten Dubs That Shook the World (EM) ’88 Australian dub
  • Prince Jammy & the Aggrovators – Out of Order Dub; Bill Laswell: Trojan Dub Massive Volume 1 (Trojan) 2005 rmx
  • Ja-Man All Stars – Herb Cutter; In the Dub Zone (Blood & Fire) ‘75
  • Keith Hudson – My Eyes are Red Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ‘77
  • Iranian Students – Khomeini Skank; Jack Ruby Hi-Fi (Clappers)

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Lightman – Documentation (Extended Mix); Springtime (Semi Sounds) 2004 Finland
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – Shake the Nation; Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter III (Pressure Sounds) ‘80
  • Roots Radics feat. Barrington Levy – a Stinkin’ Dub; Time Capsule (RAS)
  • Joe Gibbs & the Professionals – Rhythm Tackle; African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 4 (Joe Gibbs) ‘79
  • Yabby You feat. Tommy McCook – Steppin’ High; Dub It to the Top (Blood & Fire) ’76?
  • Gato Negro – Muntu Dub; Vital Force Dub (ROIR) ’95 Nigerian dubber

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Doctor Dread – I For an Eye; Theremin in Dub (Tsosume) 2013 Budapest, Hungary (dub to Bob Dylan/Sly & Robbie’s I & I)
  • Horace Andy – Collie Dub; In the Light Dub (Blood & Fire) ‘77
  • Prince Jazzbo – Satta Dub; Ital Corner (Clocktower) ‘76
  • Upsetters – Dreadlocks in Moonlight; Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds) ‘78
  • Randy’s All-Stars – Mission Impossible; 17 North Parade (Pressure Sounds) TV theme
  • Dry & Heavy – Reverse Again; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon
  • Easy Star All-Stars – Great Dub in the Sky; Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003 Pink Floyd reggaefied