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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 11, 2017 (Stream+ Tracklist): Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation!

Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek Lebanon. Prior to the Romans, it was a temple to the God Baal

Greetings,

How did they do it?

Every Friday I get together with my bredrins Mike and Aquaboy for bourbon and banter.

If you are regular listener to Smile Jamaica, you are well acquainted with my recent fascination with Ancient Aliens.

The television series on the History Channel goes into the notion that antiquity and all of its massive structures were effected by visiting Aliens we mistook as Sky Gods.

How did they carve out massive stone structures like the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, Lebanon (base slab is 1200 tons of a single cut stone?  By my Liberal Arts  math, that’s 2,400,000 pounds!

Or Puma Punku in Bolivia? How did “primitive” peoples haul multiple stone blocks (130 tones – 260,000 pounds) 10,000 feet up the mountain. They stack these massive blocks on top of each other with such precision you can’t get a human hair between the blocks. Who needs mortar?

Puma Punku in Western Bolivia

I’ll tell you how they did it: Acoustic Levitation.

The things that modern construction can’t do today. Lifting that weight with cranes or multiple cranes? Ancient Astronauts achieved these stupendous feats by using sound to move those stones into place.

In the last episode I watched, as a Sound Engineer/Deejay, I was fascinated by how sound equates to energy. It is why the most effective prayer must be recited out loud: in cathedrals, temples, tabernacles and mosques. It is the sound of prayer that produces powerful energy.

I play a song in the second half of this podcast edition called God is Great. The power of Muslim prayer, thousands in synchronicity reciting prayers heard by God. Allahu Akbar – God is Great.

And so…one man’s Skygod is another’s Ancient Alien. I want to think The Watchers plugged in big stacks of speakers and pumped heavy bass to lift those hundreds of thousands of pounds into place.

Imagine a Nubian ancestor of Jah Shaka plugging in and firing off dub shots while the Ancient Astronauts looked on in approval as sound equates energy.

Jah Shaka, co-inventor of Mutant Dub, practicing some acoustic levitation

The Anunnaki – the originators of Mutant Dub?

Acoustic levitation inna Irie meditation. How the Ancients “got high”.

bless, Bobbylon

<Acoustic Levitation, prayer and Ancient Alien architecture; 80 sec.>

How many decibels to lift the Pyramids into place? I want that subwoofer!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 11, 2017 Annotated Playlist: 47 sec.

Set 1:

  • Peter Tosh – Recruiting Soldiers; Mystic Man (Rolling Stone) ’79 UK vinyl – livicated on Veterans Day

<Happy Veterans Day to my pops! 29 sec.>

  • Sly & Robbie & the Paragons – Man Next Door; Raiders of the Lost Dub (Mango) ’81 US Dub Album of the Hour
  • Mighty Diamonds – Know Your Culture; Tell Me What’s Wrong (Hitbound) ‘78
  • Norma Frazer – First Cut Is the Deepest; Full Up – Best of Studio One vol. 2 (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’67 Cat Stevens cover
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – True Sons of Zion; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Maine’s governor refuses to implement the commercial weed market voted on by the citizens; 29 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn; Murderer – dem suck out your blood

<In Jamaica gov’t informers are called Vampires; 14 sec.>

Happy Veterans Day to my Pops and all the Vets

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Chant Down Babylon; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 Bob covers on his 50th birthday
  • Moodie – Repatriation; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodies) ’74 UK dub
  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Children of Today; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 female singer w/ deejay
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jammin’ 7” mix; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77
50 Bob covers for his 50th Birthday – Feb. 6, 1995

Set 3:

  • Candy McKenzie – Sky at Night; Lee “Scratch” Perry Presents (Trojan) 70’s Black Ark prod’n
  • Junior Delgado – Fully Legalise; Chainstore Massacre (ON U Sound) 2002 UK herbtune
  • Aswad feat. Shabba Ranks – Fire; The Lunatic Soundtrack (Mango) ’91 dancehall
  • Junior Murvin – Memories (12” mix); Police and Thieves (Deluxe Edition) ’77 Black Ark prod’n
  • Familyman Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour
Working up a Digital Dubplate of Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark/Upsetters productions

Set 4:

  • The Disciples – Herbsman Skuffle; Global Explorer (ZipDog) ’97 UK mutant dub herb tune
  • Big Joe – Take It But Don’t Break It; At the Controls (Attack) ’78 dj to Pat Kelly’s cover of Angel of the Morning (Merrilee Rush/Juice Newton)
  • Charley Ace – Harder They Come; From Chapter to Version (Jamaican Gold)  ’70 dj: not the Jimmy Cliff classic
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 UK
A+ record from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Jah Lloyd – Rudy Come Back; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK
  • Lion Youth – Bring the Couchie Come; Love Comes and Goes (Virgo Stomach) ’81 UK clear vinyl; herbtune
  • Crutches & the Heptones – Kelly’s Place; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74 UK combination style
  • Jah Woosh – I Can’t Hide; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Sena – Children of the Ghetto; Juvenile Delinquent (Clapper’s) ’81 Brooklyn: female vox
Killer female roots from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years

  • Sheila Hylton – The Bed’s Too Big Without You; Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra) Police cover
  • Bad Brains – The Meek; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC punkdub
  • African Head Charge – God Is Great; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ‘90
  • Don Carlos – Tuff We Tuff; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • The Upsetters – Noah Sugar Pan Dub; Upsetter Shop vol. 2 (Heartbeat) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour
From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Autographe by H.R> – Throat of Bad Brains

Set 7:

  • Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 acoustic live on WXFM Chicago; 43 sec.
  • Hortense Ellis – Suspicious Minds; All Shook Up (Trojan) early 70’s Elvis Presley cover

<Pop hits in America get the Jamaican Reggae treatmen; 36 sec.t>

  • Tena Stelin – Cosmic Session; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK UFOria

<Tena Stelin: Fellow Ancient Astronaut Theorist; 32 sec.>

Fellow Ancient Astronaut Theorist laying down the Cosmic Session

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dry & Heavy – Riders on the Storm; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon covers the Doors: Mutant Dub Set
  • Tassili Players – Sensi; Lead With the Bass II (Universal Egg) ’96 UK dub herbtune
  • Jah “Pecker” Pelicaho & the Wailers – Concrete Jungle Dub; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon dubber meets Jamaican roots

<The Wailers in Jah-pon; 50 sec.>

  • Natacha Atlas – Yalla Chant (Transglobal Under Remix); Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Belgian singer in Arabic

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 11, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) 3 Hours of Roots Dawtas!

Greetings,

It was Chinese leader Mao Zedong who said Women Hold Up Half the Sky. I was inspired by what I saw during the International Women’s Day celebrations and remembrances.

As many specialty shows I have done over the Years (Mutant Dub, Jah-loween, 4:20, Marley Tributes), I had never done a full on Women’s Reggae Special

I have been doing radio for almost 30 years. No one has really critiqued or analyzed how i program Smile Jamaica in decades. So I can get into ruts like anyone else.

Reggae music is a largely male, Rasta music form. I don’t play much romantic Reggae, which is where quite a bit of female Reggae fixates.

It was probably around Iraq War 2.0, if I remember correctly, I was slinging  Roots and got a phone call from a listener. Woman said to me, “I love Smile Jamaica but you don’t play very much women’s Reggae.”

I took that criticism to heart and ever since I try to juggle at least 1 female tune in my four song sets. And it certainly isn’t tokenism. It’s just methodically harvesting all my Dawtas out of my massive archives of CDs, LPs, 10″ and 12″ and 7″ 45s. Now I can rotate in the best Roots with Quality female artists.

What I call Roots Dawtas or Mutant Dubstresses.

Livicated to all the wives, mothers, dawtas, grandmothers, sisters, nieces, girlfriends and friends.

bless, robt

 

Annotated Playlist for Smile Jamaica: March 11, 2017 – Roots Dawta Showcase; 1min 10 sec.

Set 1:

  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; Nice Up Dancee (RAS) ’86 
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Racquel Jones – Road Block; Temple of I & I

<Smile Jamaica’s favorite album of 2017; 22 sec.>

  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz ’82 singjay
  • Althea & Donna – If You Don’t Love Jah;  Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line)
  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘85
  • Ganja Woman –  Light Up Your Spliff; Pro Canabis 4 (EFA) ’94 – 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Come on Mr. President, smoke the chronic, this time inhale it beats gin ‘n’ tonic; 18 sec.>

Thievery Corporation: female singjays and chanteuses

Set 2:

  • Afro Omega – All My Love; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 feat. Lady O – SLC group
  • Joy White – Tribulation; United Dreadlocks (Rhino UK) ‘75
  • Lovejoys – Chances Are; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ‘83
  • Senya – Children of the Ghetto; Cobra Style (Heartbeat ’76 Aston “Familyman” Barrett prod’n
Lady O of Salt Lake City’s Afro Omega. Mutant Dubstress

Set 3:

  • Hollie Cook – Milk and Honey; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 dawta of Sex Pistol drummer, Paul Cook
  • June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Someone Loves You Honey (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Charley Pride cover

<#1 all time of the Pacific Islander Reggae Charts; 13 sec.>

  • Ayo – Who; Ticket to the World (Universal) 2013 Germ.-Nigerian singer
  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’80 UK 2 Tone Ska
  • Joy Card – Black Girl; 12” (Wackies) ’82
Country singer Charley Pride – JC Lodge’s cover of Someone Loves You Honey, huge hit in the Islands

Set 4: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ set

  • Faith D’Aguilar – Reggae Pioneers; 7” (Gorgon) Marley tribute
  • Dawn and Christine – Free Marijuana; 7” (Thompson Sounds)
  • Carlene Davis – Ism Schism; 7” (Sonic)

<No isms or schisms; 12 sec.>

  • The I Three – He’s a Legend; 7” (Tuff Gong) ’86 Marley tribute

<Rita + Judy + Marcia = I Three; 10 sec.>

  • Merva Grey – Stop the War; 12” (Uhuru)
No socialism, capitalism, communism, racism, sexism = ism and schism

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Comin’ in From the Cold; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Jahwaukee, Jahsconsin, Bob cover
  • Sister Candy – Nation Connection; Laserbeam (World Enterprise) ’83 Brooklyn herbtune
  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK
Midwestern Folk Reggae inna Bob Marley stylee

Set 6:

  • Phyllis Dillon – Midnight Confessions; Midnight Confessions

<AM radio Reggae covers; 16 sec.>

  • 15 16 17 – Girls Imagination; Magic Touch (DEB) ’78 Smokey Robinson cover
  • Nora Dean – Barbwire; Monkey Business (Trojan) ‘69
  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 Bob Marley cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – Don’t Ever Leave; 12” (Sheba) ‘81
“Oh, Mama! He got barbwire in him underpants!”

Set 7: Rocking Sisters do Reggae

  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ’75

<Patti Smith on Smile Jamaica? WTF?>

  • Bananarama – Tell Tale Signs; Deep Sea Skiving (London) ’83 bonus
  • The Emotions – There’s More Questions Than Answers; Complete Stax/Volt Singles (Stax/Volt) ’74
  • Sinead O’Connor – Downpressor Man; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There Is Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 Peter Tosh cover
  • Vibal Smash feat. Queen Ekanem – Take a Load Off Dreadlocks; Fight For What You Believe In; 12” EP (Ecko); ’87 LA cover of The Band’s The Weight
Aka The Band’s The Weight

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses

  • Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 – Mutant Dubstresses
  • M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble; Matangi (Interscope) 2013
  • Morcheeba – Smal Town; Who Can You Trust (Indochina) ‘96
  • The Slits – Man Next Door; Live (Jungle) punk dub covers the Paragons
  • Dry & Heavy feat. Likkle Mai – New Creation; 12” (Green Tea) 2002 Jah-pon

Words of Wisdom:

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 14, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Vinylicious!

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    3 Hours of the Black Wax Attack on Smile Jamaica

 

<Vinylicious!>

Greetings,

So I’m embarking on a home remodel so I can make some sensi out ofmy Vinyl Room.

Gonna make a Library at the Ark-Ives located in a secret location in SLC.

So that means I have to pack up about 5000 Lps and 12″ style. Bought the deep plastic Tupperware bins for the  job.

So as I harvest black wax from sagging pressboard shelves into these stackable bins, I stripped out the crème de la crème for airing on this Ark-Ive Edition.

Enjoy the black wax attack. Ultra rare and heavy roots:

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Time to upgrade from the old pressboard shelves into something better

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 14, 2016 – playlist, Reggae History Lessons, Photos, Captions

❤ 3 hours of Vinyl; 30 sec.>

Sets devoted to:

  • Roots Dawtas
  • Seven Leaf
  • Mutant Dub

Set 1: All Vinyl LP’s

  • Johnny Clarke – Jah Jah See Them Come; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK, Culture cover
  • Fe Me Time All-Stars; Dub I (Pressure Sounds) ’72 Dub Album of the Hour; Jimmy Radway prod’n
  • Mikey Dread – Everybody Needs a Proper Education; Dread at the Controls (Trojan) ’79 UK
  • Dennis Brown – Together Brothers; Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours (Laser) ’80 UK
  • Jimmy Cliff – Goodbye Yesterday; Pop Gold (Island) ’77 Austrian best of

<Jimmy Cliff – Rock Hall of Fame selection; 37 sec.>

  • The Itals – Herbs Pirate; Brutal Out Deh (Nighthawk) ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Lion Zion – Gas Guzzler; Reggae From America (House of Natty) ’76 Oakland; Lee Perry mix
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Jimmy Cliff – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

Set 2

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 LA
  • Cornel Campbell – Yes I Will; Yes I Will (Micron) ’79 Canada
  • Phillip Fraser – The Joy It Brings; Big Showdown (Black Solidarity) ’85 JA
  • Jah Ruby – Black Invader; Dread Affair (Afrik) ’77 JA
  • Eclipse Band – Eclipse; Inner Reggae Rhythm (Only Roots) ’78 Fr
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Mini Doors re-union

Set 3: Roots Dawtas

  • Akabu – Africans United; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK roots: Roots Dawta Set
  • Lillian Allen – Rub a Dub Style in a Regent Park; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’85: Toronto dub poet, Emeryville, CA vinyl
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Positive Vibration; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee
  • Scientist – Emperor’s Faith – Sound System; The People’s Choice Dub (Tamoki Wambesi) Dub Album of the Hour
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Canadian dub poet Lillian Allen

Set 4:

  • Cimarons – With a Little Luck; Reggaebility (MPL) ’82 Paul McCartney label/cover

<Paul McCartney Reggae cover on Macca’s label; 30 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Little Girlie; Badder Than Them (A & M) ’81 LA
  • Hugh Griffiths – 400 Years; Mother Africa (My-O-Lantic)  ‘86 NY
  • Aisha – Every Problem; Daughter of Zion (Twinkle) ‘93 UK
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Beatles/McCartney/Buddy Holly fans

Set 5: Seven Leaf Set

  • Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread & Alive; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81 US

<Peter Tosh – My first Reggae LP, Xmas ’81>

  • Coco Tea – Herb in My Garden; Sweet Sweet Coco Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 NY: update of Spanish Harlem
  • Jah Thomas – Marijuana, Marijuana; Dance on the Corner (Midnight Rock) ’79 Canada
  • Louise Bennett – Chi Chi Bud; Yes M’Dear – Live (Island) ’83 UK
  • Culture – International Herb; International Herb ’79 (Virgin Front Line)
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First addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Christmas ’81. Thanks Mom!

Set 6:

  • Gregory Isaacs – Just Be Nice; All I Have Is Love, Love, Love (Tad’s) ’86 UK
  • Zema – Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, CA; female artist
  • Ishan People – Sweet Chariot; Ishan People (GRT) ’77 Ontario, Canada
  • Big Youth – What’s Going On; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK, Marvin Gaye cover
  • The Gladiators – Fuss & Fighting + Version – 1983 US Tour EP (Nighthawk) ’83 grey vinyl, St. Louis: Bob Marley cover
  • Revolutionaries – Black Star Dub; Roots Man Dub (Heartbeat) GG Ranglin dub, Dub Album of the Hour
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Killer roots

Set 7:

  • Jah Levi & the Higher Reasoning – Jah Jah Is the Way; Selassie I Vibration (Theocratic Records) ’88 O’Brien Oregon nyahbinghi
  • Roland Burrell – Heartache; Fling Reggae Music (Park Heights) Brooklyn
  • Marcia Griffiths – Children of Israel; Rock My Soul (56 Hope Road) ’84 JA
  • Inner Circle – Rock the Boat; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK: ’74 Hues Corporation disco

<Reggae Disco; 12 sec.>

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Disco is not a four letter word on Smile Jamaica!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Who Is the Ruler?; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox: Mutant dub Set
  • Dub Syndicate – Green Stick; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK instrumental
  • Basement 5 – Work: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK – future members of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Suns of Arqa – Kyrie; Seven (Arka Sound) ’87 UK: Hindi/Middle East
  • Moody Boys – Lion Dance; Journey into Dubland (XL) ’90 UK
  • Zulu Warriors – Chanting Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89 UK instrumental
  • The Clash – Time Is Tight; Black Market Clash (Nu Disc) ’80: 10” cover of Booker T and the MG’s

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