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Smile Jamaica – Digital Dubplate: Bob Marley Cover Tunes!

Greetings,

Enjoy this Spring Time mashdown of Smile Jamaica’s favorite Bob Marley cover tunes. Pulled from deep in the Ark-Ives and stitched up in the Secret Dubratory.

Bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Put It On (Lord I Thank You); Awake Zion (Ryodisk) ’84 (Burnin’)
  • Dennis Brown – Slave Driver; Promised Land (Blood and Fire) ’79 (Catch a Fire)
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; Top Ranking Dillinger (Rhino UK) ’77 (Waiting in Vain – Exodus)
  • Hepcat – Hooligans; Out of Nowhere (Moon) ’93 SoCal ska (Studio One 7″)
  • Judy Mowatt – Screwface; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ’87 (Tuff Gong 7″)
  • Rita Marley – I Know a Place (Shanachie) ’91 (Lee “Scratch” Perry ’77 unreleased)
  • UB40 – Keep on Moving; Labour of Love (Virgin) ’83 (Lee “Scratch” Perry 12″)
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – African Herbsman; Joy and Blues (Virgin) ’93 (Upsetter 7″)
  • Eric Clapton – I Shot the Sheriff; 461 Ocean Boulevard (RSO) ’74 (Burnin’) 

30-60 min.

  • Marcia Griffiths – Hurtin’ Inside; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79 (Chances Are)
  • The Wailers Band – Belly Full; Reggae Sunsplash ’81: Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) (Natty Dread)
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph w/ Cedella & Sharon Marley; Mighty Quinn Soundtrack (A & M) ’89 (Chances Are)
  • Garland Jeffreys – No Woman No Cry; One-Eyed Jack (A & M) ’78 (Natty Dread)
  • Junior Delgado – Caution; Treasure Found (Incredible) ’77 (Best of the Wailers – Beverley’s) 

60-90 min.

  • Africa Unite – Crazybaldheadsdub; King Size Dub Chapter Nine (Echo Beach) 2003 (Rastaman Vibration)
  • Bunny Wailer – Lively Up Yourself; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 (Natty Dread)
  • Jah Woosh – No Woman No Cry; Chalice Blaze (Original) ’78 (Natty Dread)
  • Vincent Napp – Get Up Stand Up; Ruff Cutt in Roots (Tabou1) (Rastaman Vibration)
  • Pam Hall – Fussing & Fighting; Natty Divas (Tuff Gong) (Soul Revolution)
  • Carlene Davis – So Much Trouble in the World; Songs of Bob Marley (VP) ’93 (Survival)
  • Sonya Spence – It Hurts to Be Alone; In the Dark (Skynote) ’78 (Wailing Wailers)
  • Big Youth – Get Up Stand Up; Reggae Phenomenon (Trojan) ’76 (Burnin’) 

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Carole & Florent Atem – One Love Medley; Everybody Loves Bob Marley (Neos) 2006 (Exodus)
  • Chalawa –  Exodus Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 (Exodus)
  • Delixx – Coming in From the Cold; Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’84 (Uprising)
  • Third World – Dreamland; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ’76 (Upsetter 7″)
  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Rastaman Chant (Rmx); Bill Laswell Dub Massive Chapter Two (Trojan) 2005 (Burnin’)
  • Roots Gwan feat. His Imperial Majesty – War; Exalt H.I.M. (Conscious Riddims) includes Selassie’s speech to the UN (Rastaman Vibration)
  • Pecker – Concrete Jungle; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’86 Jah-ponese dubber w/ The Wailers Band (Catch a Fire) 

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Winston Jarrett – Selassie Is the Chapel; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) ’95 (Wail ‘N Soul ‘M 7″)
  • Gregory Isaacs – Slave Driver; Sly & Robbie Present (RAS) ’80 (Catch a Fire)
  • Johnny Clarke – Crazy Baldhead; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 (Rastaman Vibration)
  • Johnny Nash – Stir It Up; I Can See Clearly Now (Columbia) ’72 (Catch a Fire)
  • Erykah Badu – No More Trouble; Chant Down Babylon (Tuff Gong) ’99 (Catch a Fire)
  • Ronnie Davis – Kaya; Sings HIts of Studio One and More (Rhino UK) ’78 (Kaya)
  • Carly Simon – Is This Love?; Back to the Island (Rounder) 2001 (Kaya) 

2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.

  • Groove Corporation –  Concrete Jungle; Remixes From the Elephant House (Guidance) 2001 (Catch a Fire)
  • Taj Mahal – Slave Driver; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) (Catch a Fire)
  • The Maroons – Talking Blues; Trojan Tribute to Bob Marley Box Set (Trojan) ’75 (Natty Dread)
  • Derrick Morgan – I Shot the Deputy; Tribute to Bob Marley (Disky) ’75 (Burnin’)
  • Jackie Edwards & the Aggrovators – So Jah Say; Tribute to Bob Marley vol. 1 (Esoldun) ’80 (Natty Dread)
  • Inner Circle – Curfew; Tribute to Bob Marley (Trojan) ’74 (Burnin’)
  • Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros – Redemption Song; Streetcore (Hellcat) 2003 (Uprising)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 12, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Calm Before the Snowstorm!

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Jesus Christ: Born a Refugee

<Hey Donald  Trump – Jesus was born a refugee; 14 sec.>

Ho Ho Highlights of this nice December Saturday the 12th before a massive Monday storm in Salt Lake City. Well nitty and gritty. Took me three hours to get from Sugar House to the University of Utah. About 3 miles. 1 min. 16 sec.

  • Christmas Stylee
  • Wailers Family Tree – Bob/Bunny/Joe Higgs Live in San Fran KSAN Radio; Peter Live in SoCal ’83. Bunny Roots Best Of
  • Vinyl Is Vinyl
  • UFO-ria Mutant Dubwize – in time for the new Star Wars flick!

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Hey crowd a people: put the Prius in the garage until at least April!

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 12, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA vinyl
  • Studio 1 Band Meets The High Times Band – Kill a Sound Wid Dub; Dub From Jamaica Roots (Original) ’96 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Bunny Wailer – Innocent Blood; Crucial! (Shanachie) Best of Roots era singles
  • Barry Brown – Jah Jah Guide Them; Richman Poorman (Moll-Selekta) ’78-’80 Best Of
  • Marcia Griffiths – The Way I Feel About You; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; Crisus Time (Virgin Front Line); ’76 update of Johnny Clarke’s African Roots
  • Tyrone Evans & Glen Adams – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12″ (Clocktower) ’79 Xmas update
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Nuff Disco Mix black Wax Christmas on this Ark-Ive

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) Oct. ’73 live on SF Radio Station KSAN

<Bob, Peter & Joe Higgs Live on KSAN Radio, San Fran; 1 min. 5 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – Bread and Water; Bread and Water EP (Greensleeves) ’81 UK
  • Ayo – Help Is Coming; Joyful (Interscope) 2006 Nigerian-German Female
  • Michael “Scooby Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ‘83

<No snow inna JA fi Christmas; 8 sec.>

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Set 3: Best of 26 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • The Jolly Brothers – Oppression; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) Lee Perry/Black Ark
  • Hell and Fire – Show Us the Way; Hit Bound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat)
  • Steel Pulse – Blues Dance Raid; True Democracy (Elektra) ’82 UK
  • The Selecter – Danger; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 Brit Ska w/ female vox
  • Stamper Doctor – Time to Cool Dub; Dub Zone (Teams); Dub Album of the Hour to Mike Brooks tunes
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Out of tens of thousand, here is Smile Jamaica’s All Time Favorite: Heavenly harmonies, Lee Perry genius, Black Ark drum ‘n’ bass. Sublime

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Rastafari Is; Captured Live (EMI America) ’84: Live in Los Angeles: Aug. 22, 1983 – Greek Theatre
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Deluxe CD upgrade preserves the whole show

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Florida
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label does Reggae
  • Barrington Levy – Sensimilea; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK
  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender – If You Drop That Cross; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Oshawa, Ontario, Can.
  • Norwood Rockers – Rocking; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
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Canadian Reggae at its finest. On the Green Weenie label

Set 6:

  • One Love Family – Bo’Ten Qu’Luta – African Reggae (Putomayo) 2009 Cape Verde group

<Reggae From Cape Verde; 19 sec.>

  • Clinton Fearon – Blame Game; Goodness (Boogie Brown) 2014 bassie of the Gladiators
  • Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 herbtune
  • Search Boys (feat. Cheech Marin) – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78: weed update of old Coaster R & B tune
  • Joe Gibbs & the Profesisonals – Crucial Attempt; All-Mighty Dub Chapter 4 (Joe Gibbs); ’79 Dub Album of the Hour
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As many Cape Verdeans live in the US as on the Islands

Set 7:

  • Martha Velez – Get Up Stand Up; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’78: Marley produced, Wailers played, Lee Perry engineers; 12 sec.
  • Kingman + Jonah feat. Cluadius Linton; So Wrapped Up; Signtime (Sunking) 2008
  • African Head Charge Presents Noah House of Drea – Neighbours; Heart 2 (ON U Sound) ’97 UK mutant dub
  • King Kong – I Feel Joy; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005
  • Doctor Alimantado – Poison Flour; Best Dressed Chicken in Town (Keyman) ‘75
  • Derrick Harriott – Jesus Was Born Today; 12” (Crystal) ’82
  • Glen Adams – Joyful Tidings; 12” (Clocktower) ‘ 79 Hammond B 3 version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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NY Puerto Rican Broadway singer Martha Velez does Reggae

Set 8: UFO-ria Mutant Dub

<Star Wars Dec. 18: No Jar Jar Binx for I ‘n’ I; 18 sec.>

  • Boxcutter – Arecibo Message; Arecibo Message (Planet Mu) 2009 UK: Mutant Dub UFO-ria

<Arecibo, Puerto Rico – where they look for Aliens; 8 sec.>

<Arecibo – Carl Sagan; 10 sec.>

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Arecibo Radio Telescope – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
  • Rockers Hi-Fi – Dick inna Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Wordsound I -Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 Brooklyn, NY

<Space Dreads hunting for herb in NYC; 13 sec.>

  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone no. 1 (Instinct) ’95 US
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Angel Gabriel and the Space Boots; Lord God Muzick (Heartbeat) ‘91
  • Les Nubians – Que Le Moit Soit Perle; One Step Forward (Virign) 2003 French/African sisters
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This idiot better not be in the new Star Wars flick or I’m walking right out the door!