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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Tributes to Robert Nesta Marley!

Greetings,

Technical difficulties. Alas, the digital recorder at KRCL puked on me and I lost last week’s annual 3 hour Smile Jamaica’s Tribute to Bob Marley on his birthday: Feb.  6, 1945.

So I hunkered down in my Secret Dubratory and blended all my CD tribute songs. Peppered in with my DMCA allotted Bob Marley selections – 4 choices.

Lost all the vinyl an no Reggae History Lessons, but almost got to my normal 3 hours. Enjoy!

bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica (Lee “Scratch” Perry mix); Kaya (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’77 – Happy Birthday Bob Marley: 2/6/45
  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 Bob’s Mom
  • Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ’82
  • Ky-Mani Marley – Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street) ’99; child 10 of 11 (Anita Belnavis)
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers ‘ Lyin’ in Bed; Best of (EMI America) ’88
  • Toots & the Maytals – Marley’s Gone (His Songs Live On); Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Genes) 8/4/82 Montego Bay, Jamaica

30-60 min.

  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ’85
  • Alpha Blondy – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Enterprise) ’92
  • Macka B –  Bob + Wailers Dub; Hold On to Your Culture (Ariwa) ’95
  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Tamla/Motown) ’81
  • Chalice – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Best of Reggae (Sonoma) 2001
  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus, Marley); S.W.A.L.K. (Heartbeat) ’82
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Song; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84

60-90 min.

  • Culture – Psalm of Bob Marley + Dub; Good Things (RAS) ’89
  • Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ’97
  • Ijahman Levi – Bob & Friends Over There; Inside Out (Jahmani) ’89
  • Lui Lepki –  Tribute to Bob Marley; Latenight Movie (Joe Gibbs) ’81
  • Randeesh – Bob Marley is a River of Love; Courage

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Prince Far I & the Suns of Arqa – 83 Struggle; Musical Revue (ROIR) 12/7/82 live in Manchester, England
  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ’91
  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat) ’96
  • Anthony B – Marley Memories; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97
  • Joel Zoss – Bob Marley International; Back to the Island (Rounder) 2001

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Isaac Haile Selassie; Dear Bob (Tribute to Bob Marley); CD Single (Resin Music) ’99
  • Big Youth – Hit the Road Jack (Tribute to Bob, Peter, Bunny); Jamming in the House of Dread (Danceteria) 8/30/90 Reggae Japan Splash, Osaka Japan
  • Bob Marley/Bill Laswell – Rebel Music (3 0’Clock Roadblock); Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient translation
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica (JA mix); Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’76 benefit single

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-bruary 4, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Bobstock – Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

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Feb. 6, 1945

<Woodstock? Nah, Bobstock/Bob-stalk; 12 sec.>

Greetings,

It was Spring of 1984 in Bozeman, Montana. After a brutal winter, students at Montana State University thaw out thanks to warm air from Chinook wins.

The local record store, Cactus, was two blocks from my apartment. I walked in and right on the front display was the gatefold vinyl of Bob Marley’s Legend.

I picked it up sight unseen.

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I took it to the counter and paid for it immediately. I wish I could say that was the catalyst moment that led to being a Reggae Deejay — I love all kinds of music in the mid 80s: The Clash, Neil Young and 60’s Rolling Stones especially.

It took 2 years for me to have the Hallelu-JAH moment with Black Uhuru’s Anthem….

So we celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday with Tributes. I wanted to do Bob Marley A (Ambush) to Z (Zion Train. But the Digital Millennium Copyright Act won’t let me…

<How the Digital Millennium Copy-WRONG Act screws over Bob Marley; 22 sec.>

Bobstock on Smile Jamaica!

Enjoy the Marley family and Bob’s bredrins and sistrens in celebrating his legacy as the King of Reggae!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica’s Tribute to Robert Nesta Marley: Jah-bruary 4, 2017; 39 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jah Thomas – Happy Birthday to You; 12” (Midnight Rock) ’81 – 3 Hour Bob Marley Birthday Tribute
  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ’82 – Order of Merit – Jamaican civilian honor; 14 sec.
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Trojan) ’73 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Winston Groovy – Nightshift; 12” (Sound City) ’85 – Commodores cover

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Set 2:

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry (Rykodisc) ’84 Bob’s mom

<Bob at the end with his family at his bedside; 30 sec.>

  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ‘90
  • Alpha Blondy & the Solar System – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Pacific) ’92 Ivory Coast artist
  • Bankie Banx – Remember Bob; Remember Bob (Redemption) ’82 Anguilla vinyl
  • Chalawa – Exodus; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Vinyl: dub to Bob album

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Set 3:

  • Ky-mani Marley; Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street) ’92; child 10 of 11 (or maybe 13?)
  • Lui Lepki – Tribute to Bob Marley; Late Night Movie (Joe Gibbs) ‘81
  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus, Marley); S.W.A.L.K (Heartbeat) ‘82: Jacob Miller, Marcus Garvey & Bob

<Jamaican heroes cut down in their prime; 17 sec.>

  • Sue Chaloner – Missin’ Mr. Marley; 12” (CNR) ‘84
  • Delixxx – Comin’ in From the Cold Dub; Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’80 Can.: Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Lyin’ in Bed; Time Has Come: Best of (EMI America) ’88 kids miss their Dad. So do we

<Bob’s Kids: 11 from 7 mom’s; 29 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Iron Lion Zion 12” Remix; CD Single (Tuff Gong) ‘92

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ’81 UK
  • Toots & the Maytals – Marley’s Gone (His Songs Live On); Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’82 (Genes)  Live @ Montego Bay, JA
  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK (1) vox
  • Ringo – Great Superstar; 12” (Top Ranking) ’82 (2) deejay

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Set 6:

  • Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76 Biblical prophet

<Out of Egypt, Joseph the Biblical Prophet>

  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ‘97
  • Session feat. Azeem – Tribute to Bob Marley; Tribute to Marley (M. Al’s) ’81 Oakland

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Set 7:

  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster Jammin’; Hotter Than July (Tamla) ’80: riddim shower (1): original
  • Roots Uprising & Trinity – Master Blaster Jammin’; 12” (Top Ranking)

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Set 8:

  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat) ‘96
  • Ranking Joe – Tribute to Bob Marley; Rebel D.J. (Jamrock) ’82 Miami vinyl
  • Randeesh – Bob Marley is a River of Love; Courage (Mountain Lion) 2004
  • Isaac Haile Selassie – Dear Bob (Tribute to Bob Marley); CD Single (Resin Music) ‘99
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Song; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ‘84
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Redemption Song (band mix); CD Single (Tuff Gong) ‘80

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 31, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Vinyl Extravaganza!

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Hence the phrase “cratedigging”

<The Power of Vinyl!; 18 sec.>

Greetings,

Looking back on 28 plus years of seeking and collecting Reggae and Dub has led to 25 plus years of playing that harvest every Saturday afternoon on Smile Jamaica!

Especially now that Vinyl has made a roaring comeback from its decline* during the late 80’s and 90’s. I never gave up on it for one minute. And now that the Digital Music era is in ascendance, Vinyl as “artifact” has never been more important. And that is why I ‘n’ I don’t play Digital. Drop the needle pon de Record!

*Vinyl is the only music source growing in sales. CD’s are in a coma. Even Digital is flat because of the Great Recession.

<Paying Tribute to Vinyl: 25+ years worth on Smile Jamaica. Class of ’89; 12 sec.>

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Operator! What’s the number for 9-1-1? I need more vinyl for my sock hop!

<Celebrating 25 Years with 3 hours of All Vinyl!; 44 sec.>

HIgh-Lights to listen for:

  • Seven Leaf – 4 down, 46 to go!

<4 down, 46 to go!>

  • Bob-ruary Tribute: Jah-bruary or Urb-ruary is Bob Marley month on Smile Jamaica
  • Roots Dawtas: singer, harmony, deejay dub poetess
  • Disco Mix: Dubstep, Mutant Dub, 10″, 12″, picture sleeves, red Vinyl, herbtune
  • 7″ Jamaican Jukebox
  • Mutant Dub: Tosh rmx herbtune, Hindi-dubbers, African crossover,
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Enjoy a Vinyl-icious 3 hours of Roots ‘n’ Dubwize!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 31, 2015 – Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons)

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Set 1: 4:20 Cannabis Service Set

<Seven Leaf Vinyl relief; 20 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Mine For All Time; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK: 3 Hours of Vinyl

<Reggae Ragtime tune: clarinets and ukelele; 14 sec.>

  • Massada – Blessed Warrior; Dub Budz vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006 Various Artists; Dub Album of the Week: Mutant Dub
  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’79 Jah-tario, Canada; 4:20 Cannabis Service Set

<Reggae History Lesson: Toronto: home of expatriate Jamaican Reggae scene; 18 sec.>

  • Brown, Eagle & Spear – Draw the Challace; Brown, Eagle & Spear (New Name) ’88 JA
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth roots group
  • Aldubb feat. Al Capone JJ – Free Sensimilla Now; 10” (One Drop) 2009 Jah-many
  • Johnny Clarke – Legalise It; Authorized Rockers (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Tosh cover
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From Jah-tario, Canada. Green Weenie label. A+ record from the Smile Jamaica Ark=-Ives

 Set 2:

  • Flick Wilson – Slave Master; School Days (Jah Life) ’80 NYC
  • Leroy Smart – Love & Happiness; 10” EP (PK) UK; Al Green Cover
  • Inner Circle – Curfew; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK Marley cover “Burnin’ & Lootin”
  • Judy Mowatt – Rasta Woman Chant; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA
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Early black wax gem from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 3:

<Jah-bruary is Bob-ruary on Smile Jamaica starting next week!; 23 sec.>

  • Bankie Banx – Remember Bob; Soothe Your Soul (Redemption)  ’82 Marley tribute; Anguilla artist

<Livicate, never deadicate; 10 sec.>

  • Norma King – Get Behind Me Satan; Dancehall Style (Zion Love) ‘89 Jah-tario, Canada
  • Toyan – Herb Transplant; Every Posse Want Me (Live & Learn) ’83 Washington DC; herb tune

<4 down, 46 to go!; 8sec.>

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b. Feb. 6, 1945; February? No! Bob-ruary!

 Set 4:

  • The Meditations – Tricked; Message From the Meditations (United Artists) ’78 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya
  • Gregory Isaacs – Just When I Needed a Friend; All I Have Is Love, Love, Love (Tad’s) ’86 UK
  • Jah Woosh – Lovers Conversation; Gun Fight at OK Karrol (sic) (Pioneer International) Jah-tario, Canada over Melodians “Sweet Sensation”
  • N*gger Kojak & Liza – Two Bad Duppy; Showcase LP (N*gger Kojak) ’80 JA extended Jah-loween

<Reggae History Lesson: Showcase LP’s; 18 sec.>

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One of the first dozen Vinyl additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Randy’s Records. SLC. November ’86. Classic!

 Set 5: Roots Dawtas

  • Bam Bam – Stop the War + Stop the War Dub; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; Roots Dawtas set
  • Sister Candy – Keep Bubbling; Showcase (Raiders) ’84 UK speed rapper
  • Breeze – Get Back; Woman Talk (Heartbeat) ’86 female dub poet set
  • Juvenile Delinquent feat. Sena – Children of the Ghetto; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers)  ’81 Brooklyn; Familyman prod’n
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Powerful set devoted to female Caribbean dub poets

Set 6:

  • Wailing Souls – Ishen Tree; Baby Come Rock (Joe Gibbs) ’83 Miami FL
  • Squire Jon – 10” (Hi-Try) cockney toasting over Sligoville Collie riddim
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Crucial reissue label out of UK. Smile Jamaica approved

 Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s

  • Rod Taylor – Jah Is Calling; 7” (Thompson Sound) 7” Jamaican Jukebox set
  • Silvertones – Come Forward; 7” (Studio One) soul update
  • The Groovers – Pi-a-Ring; 7” (Black Art); Lee “Scratch” Perry w/ Augustus Pablo
  • The Observers – Natty Dread Christmas ver. 2; 7” (Observer)
  • Glen Washington – Jah Love Holding Firm; 7” (Irie Ites)
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Dubwize of this 45 too good to wait til Jah-cember to spin!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation!; 6 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Secret Circuit’s Echodelic Shockwave Mix + Dub); 10” (Picture sleeve, herb tune); mutant dub set
  • African Head Charge – Release the Doctor; Off the Beaten Track (ON U Sound) ’85 Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • Dubble feat. Molara – Crown of Creation; 10” (Dub Tunnel) female vox
  • X-O-Dus – English Black Boys; 12” (Factory) ’79 Dennis Bovell prod’n
  • Motion Sensor – Dubtrain; 12” (SPF) red vinyl; Indian dubbers
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Mutant dub remix issued on behalf of Record Store Day