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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 21, 2017: Jah-loween Monster Mashdown!

Nuff Jah-loween today. So don’t get stoned on my tombstone

Greetings,

I sent a Tweet that captures my nearly 30 years spinning Reggae Radio: Smile Jamaica love Halloween or as I call it Jah-loween as much as April 20th.

So I give you a taste of what I’m featuring for three hours Saturday Jah-tober 28th: 4-7 PM Mtn.; KRCL.or or 90.9FM i Salt Lake City.

Ghouls, Vampires, Witches, Frankenstein and The Mummy, Ghosts and Duppies in between Horror movie trailers and spooky soundbites.

<Smile Jamaica’s Jah-loween Monster Bash>

In today’s podcast I give you a preview of Halloween: Monster Hash, UB40, The Specials. 7″ Jamaican Jukebox, Vinyl is Vital and 12″ Disco Mixes.

Mutant Dub and 4 of my favorites from my usual Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years set.

Boo-tiful!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 21, 2017: Annotated Playlist; 55 sec.

bless, I should say curse Bobbylon

Set 1:

  • Lion Youth – Easy Skanking; Love Comes and Goes (Virgo Stomach) ’81 UK clear vinyl
  • Hi-Tech Roots Dynamics – M.S.G. Dub; New York Dub (Top Beat) ’96 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Keith Hudson – Rasta Country; Greatest Hits (Sky High) ‘79
  • Althea & Donna – Jah Music; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Jah Lloyd – Natty Bid Goodbye; Good Old Days of the 70’s (Teams) ‘78
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 update of Boris Pickett; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Gladiators – Evil Doers; 12” (Virgin Front Line) ’77 UK

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) ’77 + 2017 Ziggy rmx

<Exodus 40; 50 sec.>

<Three Little Birds – 77 to 2017; 36 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Rock With Me; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 live in Detroit

<Oct. 19 – Peter Tosh birthday and the Black Monday Stock Market crash; 45 sec.>

  • Calman Scott – Devil in the City (Kingston Connexion) ’77 Fr.
Peter Tosh murdered Sept. 11; crashed the stock market on his birthday from the next world 6 weeks later

Set 3: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ Halloween

  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; 7” (Mod) ’72 over Keble Drummond’s “Dangerous”
  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7” (Sir JJ) ‘72
  • Freddie McGregor – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Soul Syndicate) ‘78
  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetary Robbery; 7”
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7” (Crystal) ‘80
  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up Dub; Wailers Dub (Tabou1) Dub Album of the Hour
Rare 45 from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 4:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Sleepy Wonder & Gunjan (female) – Warning Shots; Cosmic Game (ESL) 2005 DC dubbers
  • Afro Omega – Love Letter; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Black Slate – Mind Your Motion; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK
  • GG All Stars – Vampire Rock; 12” (GG Hit) ’78

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl 

  • Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76 

<The Blackheart Man – even the lion fears him; 51 sec.>

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86
  • Willi Williams & the Armagideons – Dungeon; Messenger Man (Inland) ’80 Can.
  • Ras Karbi – Babylon Gravestone; Seven Seals (Rockstone) ’84 JA
  • Sly & Robbie – Gravestone Version; 7” (Rockstone) ‘84
Bought for the amazing cover even before I was a Reggae fanatic

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years – Halloween Stylee

<Don’t get stoned on my tombstone!; 22 sec.>

  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81
  • Black Uhuru – Satan Army Band; Black Sounds of Freedom (Greensleeves) ‘81
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police and Thieves (Mango) ‘77
  • King Tubby – Roots of Dub; Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour
Terrific bi racial New York soul rocker does reggae for Halloween

Set 7:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; More UB40 (DEP/Sound) ‘81
  • The Specials – Ghost Town; 12” (2 Tone) ’81 UK
A song about violence in the clubs. Livicated to the victims of the Mandalay Bay Shooting

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA

<The Mummy – roll a lickle spliff w/ di papyrus; 22 sec.>

  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G-Sides (Virgin) 2002 UK cartoon group
  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK w/ female vox
  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Vampire + Dub Down the Vampire; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub
  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 US – Duppy = Jamaican ghosts
Saturday: Jah-tober 28; 4-7 PM Mtn. Smile Jamica’s Jah-loween: KRCL 90.9 FM krcl.org

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist); Jah-tober 25, 2014: Jah-loween Dubhouse of Horror!

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Smile Jamaica’s Dead Man’s Party

Greetings,

Jah-loween Special Edition; 2:09>

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Chris Blackwell is a Vampire. Lee “Scratch” Perry: I am a stud, I do NOT drink blood!

Jump straight to the Jah-loween Ark-Ive…if you dare!

Here is the musical torture  of Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Spooktacular: Jah-tober 25, 2014

<Ranking Dreads vs. the Living Dead!>

Unlike Fox running the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror in November when it loses its impact after All Hallow’s Eve, the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives celebrates the last Saturday before Oct. 31st!

<Dubhouse of Horror; 43 sec.>

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Word Series in October, means Treehouse of Horror in November. WTF?

Me being a librarian by trade, I had to be extra organized. I separated my 666 Jah-loween tunes by demography. Then I had my cheat sheet of 75+ horror soundbytes and movie trailers that I chopped up inna vivisection stylee during the month of Jah-tober in my Secret Dubratory buried in the crypt of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

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A rare glimpse of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives located in the bowels of the Sugarhood, downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

Here is my Jah-loween Demonology:

  • Witchdoctors practicing Black Magic, Voodoo and Jamaican Obeah
  • Blood Suckers: Barnabas Collins, Dracula and assorted vampires
  • Devils: Lucifer, Satan with the Mark of the Beast pon their ugly faces
  • Dungeons, Coffins, Graveyards and Boneyards
  • Frankenstein
  • Ghosts and Jamaican duppies
  • The Mummy
  • Skeletons
  • Werewolves
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Injustice League of Super Demons skanking for 3 hours on Smile Jamaica

< 3 hours of Reggae Spooktacular: Pick up your Cross and follow me!>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; Jah-tober 25, 2014: Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes)

curse, robt

< All trix, no treats. 100% High Fructose Corn Poison free!>

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I dare you to listen in the dark. Don’t wet yourself. It’s nothing to lose your head over!

Set 1:

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ‘88
  • Scientist – The Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81; Dub Album of the Week
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’88 mutant dub
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI) ‘86
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006, 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus! Coughin’ in di coffin; 23 sec.>

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 duppies in the boneyard

<Don’t take your best gal to the Boneyard for a rub a dub session!; 23 sec.>

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Roll a lickle spliff wif di Papyrus. Let’s smoke out in Mesopotamia wif a lickle spliff of Sensimillia

Set 2:

  • Scientist – Dance of the Vampires; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96; Boris Pickett cover, herbtune

<Boris Pickett in a rub a dub herbal stylee; 12 sec.>

  • Dillinger – I Thirst; Kingston Ruler (Charly) ’79 Barnabas Collins: soap opera vampire from Dark Shadows; 31 sec.
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88; Warren Zevon cover; Rocker does Jah-loween; 10 sec.
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mr. Brown; Rasta Revolution (Trojan) ’74 about a dead man driving his coffin through the streets of Kingston; 31 sec.
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Mr. Brown driving around in his coffin

Set 3:

  • Scientist – Blood on His Lips; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; Honorary Citizen (Columbia Legacy); about police beating; 7” rarity; 25 sec.
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police and Thieves (Mango) ’77 Lee Perry/Black Ark/Upsetters
  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life) ’84 vampires in jacket and tie
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The Omen. 666 underneath that brat’s cap. “I see the mark of the beast pon their ugly faces.”…Tosh

Set 4:

  • Scientist – Cry of the Werewolf; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
  • Black Uhuru – Anthem; Anthem (Mango) ’84; Dawn of the Living Dead; 24 sec.
  • Bushman – Back Weh Vampires; 10” EP (Stingray) 2012
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I ‘n’ I living dread inna dis ya Dawn of the Living Dead…Michael Rose Black Uhuru

Set 5: Vinyl Is V-Ital Jah-loween

  • Scientist – The Mummy’s Shroud; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampire (Greensleeves) ’81
  • Eek a Mouse – The Freak; Eek-a-nomics (RAS) ’88 Addams Family riddim 
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor in Amsterdam; Eskapade en France (Unicorn) 12” EP
  • Crucial Bee  – Mark of the Beat; Just a Sting (All Starr) US Virgin Islands; over Gregory Isaacs riddim
  • Pluto & Trinity – Vampire Year; Ire Mass Rockers (Top Ranking) ‘81

<1980: United Nations International Year of the Vampire; 15 sec.>

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Bela Lugosi. Prefers his ghoul-ash O Postive

 Set 6:

  • Scientist – The Corpse Rises; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgement in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ’81 Chris Blackwell is a Vampire

<Scratched sued for libel by Island Records owner, Blackwell; 75 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Barnabas Collins; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA vinyl; riddim shower (1): deejay
  • Ansel Collins? – Vampire Rock; 12” (Hit) ’78 riddim shower (2); vox
  • Winston “King Cole” – Black Magic Woman; Impact! (Universal Sound); Fleetwood Mac cover
  • The Specials – Ghost Town; Stereo-Typical (2 Tone); box set
  • Roots Manuva – Duppy Writer; Duppy Writer (Big Dada) 2010 mutant dub

Set 7: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Scientist – Night of the Living Dead; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
  • Gorillaz – Ghostrain; G Sides (Virgin) 2002 Mutant Dub Set
  • Alpha & Omega – Dub Is Out There; Serious Joke (A & O); X Files Theme 2002
  • Tino – Wolfman is Everywhere Dub; Tino’s Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp) 2002
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Sinead O’Connor & Benjamin Zephaniah – Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 Empire = Vampire
  • Scientist – Your Teeth in My Neck; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Nina Simone blues cover
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“My teeth in your neck, baby!”