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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 16, 2019

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-bruary 16, 2019: 29 sec.

Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Cool Running; Live and Direct (M. Al’s) early 80s Oakland vinyl
  • The Agrovators (sic) Meet the Revolutioners (sic) – Conquer Dub; The Agrovators Meet the Revolutioners (Third World) 70’s Bunny Lee dub UK vinyl album of the hour
  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK vinyl. Bob Marley riddim shower (1): vox
  • Jah Batta – Great Superstar; 12″ (Top Ranking) ’82 Miami. Bob Marley riddim shower (2); deejay
  • The Ethiopians – Let It Be; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’75 Beatles
  • Queen Omega – Ganja Baby; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Mighty Threes – Sata; 12″ (April) ’79 Haledon, NJ

Set 2:

  • Likkle Mai – Crystal River; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-ponese roots dawta from Dry & Heavy
  • Pablo Gad – Trodding on Home; Blood Suckers (Melodie) ’78
  • Jah Thomas – Tribute to the Reggae King; Tribute to the Reggae King (Gorgon) ’81 JA
  • Musical Youth – Please Give Love a Chance; 12″ (MCA) ’82 UK youth group

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwize + Confusion (Warner); Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK female dub poet
  • Linval  Thompson – Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks; Clocktower Classics vol. 1 (Clocktower/Abraham) ’75
  • Tenor Saw – Who’s Gonna Help Me Praise?; Fever (Blue Mountain) ’85
  • Gregory Isaacs – My Time (12″ mix); More Reggae Music (Sound) ’84 Neth.
  • Cedric Brooks – Father Forgive Him; Studio Scorchers vol. 2 (Soul Jazz/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Mr. Symarip – I Was Busted; Skinheads Dem a Come (Jump Up) Chicago ska
  • Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking; Love of the Common People (Trojan) Joe Gibbs comp.
  • Hortense Ellis – Can I Change My Mind; (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Roots Uprising – Master Blaster Jammin; Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami vinyl; Stevie Wonder Bob Marley tribute
  • Roots Uprising – Ranking Jam; 12″ (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami vinyl

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Tinga Stewart – Musical King; Key to Your Heart (Calabash) ’83 Miami – Bob Marley tribute
  • Big Youth – Hotter Fire; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK
  • Deadly Headley feat. Bim Sherman – The Danger (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • I Three – Neighbour; Beginning (EMI America) ’86 US Bob’s female trio
  • The Mighty Diamonds – Kouchie Vibe/Pass the Knowledge; Kouchie Vibes (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK herbtune

Set 6:

  • Toots & the Maytals – Marley’s Gone (His Songs Live On); Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Genes) Aug. 4, 1982 Live from Montego Bay, JA
  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (Sound) ’85

Set 7: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Ruddie (sic); Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ’66 JA vinyl; Bunny Wailer on lead vox

<Ruddie; 2 min.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – I Shot the Sheriff; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) Live at the Lyceum, London 7/17/75
  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) Summer ’78 Roslyn, NY

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Mr. Lif – Ghetto Matrix; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017
  • Burning Babylon – Mek We Jump; Knives to the Treble (Mars) 2004 Boston
  • Dub Syndicate – Dubbing Is a Must; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98
  • Dub Gabriel feat. Dr. Israel  – Battle of the Righteous Man; Alchemy & Anarchy (Destroy All Concepts) 2008
  • Doug Wimbish – Arabic Cat; Trippy Notes For Bass (ON U Sound) ’99 

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist: Listen to Bob everyday, keeps the Devil away. I say!

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Three generations in Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Greetings,

<Listen to Bob everyday, keep the Devil away. I say!>

Last day of Bob-ruary. Her are the high-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015; 62 sec.

  • Nuff Bob Marley Tribute Stylee (Feb. 6, 1945): CD and Vinyl
  • Best of 25 Years – From year 1 (1989-90); my faves at the time through today
  • Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 RPM vinyl – Charles Manson makes his debut on Smile Jamaica!
  • 10″ and 12″ Disco Mix Combination Style or Dubwize
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Mutant Dub Roots Dawta Set

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bless, robt

Annotated Playlist (soundbites, Reggae History lessons, photos and captions)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015

Set 1:

  • Session feat. Azeem – Tribute to Bob Marley; Tribute to Bob Marley (M. Al’s) ’81 Oakland vinyl
  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part 1 (Reggae on Top)  ’95; Dub Album of the Week

<4 down, 46 to go!: Psalm 18: Verse 8, 16 sec.>

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s Mom pays tribute

<Bob’s last words to his Mom; 23 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Slave Driver; Sly & Robbie Present (RAS) ’80 Marley cover
  • Afrikan Simba + Echo & Prince Livijah – Free Up the Herb + Here Comes the Herbsman; 10″ EP (Reality Shock) 2007 UK; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcment
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“Mother don’t cry. I’ll be alright. I’m going to a better place”

Set 2: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’85 UK

<How Smile Jamaica made this song International: 1; 64 sec.>

<Smile Jamaica and the Oral Tradition; 29 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Sorry; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78 female dj duo
  • Dennis Brown – So Jah Say; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ’79
  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90 Mutant Dub/African music hybrid
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Not to be confused with the cheap beer. Storytelling: Listen to the bytes above to hear how Smile Jamaica made Picture on the Wall a big Reissue Hit in the SoCal Island community

Set 3: Tribute to Bob Marley

  • Sister Carol – Dedicated to Bob Marley; Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ’84

<Rastas would prefer livicate to dead-icate; 16 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Other Side of Dub (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’81 bonus track

<No Reggae without Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One Label; 22 sec.>

  • Culture – Psalm of Bob Marley + Dub of Bob Marley; Good Things (RAS) ’89
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Coxsone Dodd – founder of Reggae Music with his Studio One record label; 1932-2004. Thank you!

Set 4: Jamaican Jukebox – 7″ 45 RPM

  • Jah Blue – Charles Manson; 7″ (Roots International) ’79 JA, not a tribute!

<Charles Manson – Helter Skelter  “black people beware”; 56 sec.>

  • Al Campbell – Rasta Time; 7″ (Marvellous) ’74 Fr.
  • Nahrobi Isic) Sisters – 7″ (Gayfeet) ’75 JA; soul, funk, nyah Roots Dawtas
  • Big Joe & Bim Shieman (Sherman) – Natty Cale; 7″ (Scorpio)  ’78 JA; herbtune

<Smile Jamaica’s favorite singer: Bim Shieman/Bim Sherman; 16 sec.>

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Summer AFTER the Summer of Love: Tate-LoBianca Murders, Helter Skelter, Race War. “Black People beware!”

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital! – Tributes to Bob Marley

  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK: riddim shower (vox)
  • Ringo – Great Superstar; 12″ (Top Ranking) ’82 FL: riddim shower (dj)
  • Ranking Joe – Tribute to Bob Marley; Rebel DJ (Jam Rock) ’82 FL
  • Shakaman – If It Wasn’t For the Rasta Man (Tribute to the Reggae King); 2030 A.D. (Majicaa) ’87 Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya
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Black Wax attack!

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  •  The Wailers – No More Trouble; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73

<Bunny Wailer – England too Cold>

  • Ky-Mani Marley; Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street); Bob’s son 2000
  • Bunny Wailer – Ready You Ready; Liberation (Shanachie)
  • Peter Tosh – Fire Fire (Babylon Burning); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic in the Studio at KZEL; Eugene, Oregon

<How Smile Jamaica helped rediscover Tosh artifact; 1 min, 50 sec.>

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Six Degrees of Smile Jamaica. Lost Tosh acoustic artifact – From Minnesota, to Smile Jamaica to Sacramento to Los Angeles to UK CD

Set 7:

  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat)  ’96
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) 

<Reggae History Lesson: Dancehall, Jamaica: 1980-1985; 10 sec.>

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Too good to wait for Jah-loween 2015

Set 8: Mutant Dub Roots Dawtas 

  • Afro Omega – Show Me the Dub; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC dubbers
  • Zion Train – Why Should We Have to Fight; Homegrown Fantasy (China)  ’95 UK
  • Red I feat. Camoi – Lost in Space; Jahdgement Day (Red I) ; 2012 Phillipines dub
  • Grace Jones – Well, Well, Well + Verison – Hurricane (Wall of Sound) 2011; soul does mutant dub
  • Alpha & Omega – The Roots; Watch & Pray (A & O) ’88 UK trance dubbers 

<Leonard Nimoy – RIP; We return to Space when we die; 17 sec.>

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Space Pioneer Leonard Nimoy. Live long and Prosper. Vulcan livication inna Irie meditation

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 21, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Roots Quality for Sure-ty!

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Tribute to the man called Bob Marley. The musical hero. If you see him, give him my regards…Prince Far I

 

Greetings,

Good news out of Jamaica!

<Collie Weed decriminalized on the Island; 17 sec.>

Here’s what on tap for Bob-ruary 21, 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives’ 81 sec.

  • Marley Tributes
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Roots Dawtas
  • Disco Mix 12″
  • Vinyl is Vital (all livicated to Bob)
  • Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 RPM
  • Mutant Dub

bless, robt

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Annotated Playlist; soudbytes, photos, captions, Reggae History lessons

Set 1:

  •  Bloodfire Posse – Every Posse Get Flat; Are You Ready (Columbia) ’86 UK vinyl

<Reggae History Lesson: Get Flat – a type of Jamaican dance; 82 sec.>

  • Martin Campbell vs. Alien Dread – Rebel Salute; Inna Cosmic Dub Clash (Channel One UK) 2007; Dub Album of the Week; Mutant Dub style
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Song; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 Bob’s mom in tribute
  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Gary “Nesta” Pine & Dollarman – Money; Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003 Pink Floyd cover

<4 down, 46 to go!; 25 sec.>

  • Triston Palma – Collie Man; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Kim Harriott – Woman of the Ghetto; 12” (Crystal) ’79 soul cover of Marlena Shaw; 18 sec.
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Bunny Wailer lights a candle to celebrate Jamaica decriminalizing cannabis. No cannabliss!

Set 2: Wailer Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Midnight Ravers; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) 11/23/73 Live at Leeds Polytechnic UK
  • Peter Tosh – I Am That I Am; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) Acoustic: WXFM Jah-cago, Ill. Live in the studio
  • Bunny Wailer – Want to Come Home; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ’97 Marley tribute
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Jah-bruary, herb-ruary, Bob-ruary. Excuse me while I light my spliff

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica Year 1 – 1988/89

  • The Selecter – Too Much Pressure; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80; UK ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Ruts DC and the Mad Professor – Whatever We Do; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ‘82

<Punk Dub; 39 sec.>

  • Israel Vibration – Cool and Calm; Strength of My Life (RAS) ‘88

<Reggae History Lesson: Polio Rastas; 15 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown & Gregory Isaacs – Jealousy; No Contest (VP) ‘87

<Prince Neville’s Reggae Runnings; San Francisco, Colly-fornya; 77 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica’s favorite Dancehall album

Set 4:

Toots Hibbert & Sly & Robbie – Come and Get It; Art of McCartney (Arctic Poppy) 2014 tribute

Carol Kalphat & Clint Eastwood – African Land + Ethiopia; 12” (Hit Run) ‘79

<Reggae History Lesson: Lebanese/Syrians in Jamaica; 26 sec.>

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Lebanese-Jamaican President of Jamaica. Rastas called him CIA-ga

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital – Bob Marley Tributes

<Reggae History Lesson: Bob Marley Tributes in 1981, Bob’s passing; 17 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ’81 UK; Vinyl Tribute to Bob Marley

<Prince Far I – The Voice of Thunder; 14 sec.>

  • Sue Chaloner – Missing Mr. Marley; 12” (CNR) ‘84
  • Tinga Stewart – Musical King; Key to Your Heart (Calabash) ’83 Miami FL
  • Jah Thomas – Tribute to the Reggae King; Tribute to Reggae King (Gorgon) ’81 JA
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Old Testament Fire and Brimstone

Set 6:

  • Alpha Blondy – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Pacific) ‘’92; Tribute to Marley
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Hypocrites; Fy-ah, Fy-ah (JAD) request
  • Zema – Swap; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya female roots singer
  • Winston Reedy & Tim Hain – Reggae Man; 12” (Priority)  ’87 UK; Marley Tribute
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Celebrating Bob-ruary

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM

  • Charley Ace – Country Boy; 7” (Giant) herb tune

<Reggae History Lesson – Labrish – Jamaican patois for “shooting the shit”; 14 sec.>

  • Chiba – Evil Men; 7” (Chiba) ‘95
  • Martin Williams – Never Give Up; 7” (Mandingo)
  • Creoles – I Don’t Know; 7” (Village)
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Riot in Progress; Dub Ranting 7” (Radical Wallpaper) ’82; UK dub poet, pic sleeve
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Rare herbtune from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Jah Almighty; Everyday Life (A & O) ’93 UK trance dubbers
  • Dreadzone feat. Earl 16 – Zion Youth; Second Light (Virgin) ‘95
  • Zion Train – Healing of the Nation; CD Single (China) ’95 feat. Female vox; herbtune
  • Ras Command – Interlude No. 1 (Puffin Mix); Serious Smokers (Waveform); 2000 herbtune, best of
  • Brother Culture – Foundation Rockers; Twilight Circus Dub SoundSystem – Remixed : Dubwise (M) 2004 Holland
  • African Head Charge – The Race; Great Vintage vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ’89; Adrian Sherwood
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UK trance dub. Smile Jamaica’s favorite Mutant Dub group

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Preview Bob-ruary 7, 2015: Bobstock – Bob Marley 70th Birthday Weekend

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lHappy 70th Birthday Bob Marley: Feb. 6, 1945

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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Read one Bob thought a day, keep the Devil away; I say!

Greetings,

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 37; 16 sec.>

Happy 70th Birthday Bob Marley: Feb. 6, 1945

On Smile Jamaica we celebrate all month long. February? No Bob-ruary!

Check yesterday’s Digital Dubplate Mixcloud Special of Marley Tributes

Bob-Stock (aka Bob-Stalk*): Bob-ruary 7, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

*Stalk as in Stalk of Sensimilla!

Vinyl, Disco Mix vinyl, CDs: 3 hours of Bobilicious Roots

  • Bob Marley Tribute tunes
  • Marley covers
  • Rare Bob Marley 12″ singles.

<Rarities for sure-ty>

Tune in live or check back here for the Ark-Ive Edition hosted by Mixcloud

bless, robt

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road: No. 38; 11 sec.>

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Bobstock during the month of Bob-ruary on Smile Jamaica. Thanks Bob.

 

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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3 Groovy Things: Bob Marley smoking herb with an Alien. Smile Jamaica approved!