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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 10, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) Roswell 70th Anniversary Preview!

Giorgio Tsoukalos – The Bob Marley of Ancient Aliens, Friday Nights

<Roswell alien autopsy. My brother in law talked to a guy who knew the coroner who provided the coffins for the alien crash victims; 57 sec.>

Dateline: Roswell, New Mexico – July 4, 1947. In a small farming community a UFO crashed. Called a Flying Saucer.

Of course, the military claimed otherwise: It was a weather balloon. Fake News before its time.

My brother in law sells high tech pipe in New Mexico. One a sales call in Roswell he was told:

The coroner was asked by the Military to provide 3 child size coffins. You don’t need coffins for a weather balloon.

Smile Jamaica’s preview to our second annual UFOria 3 hour special coming up : July 8th – the 70th Anniversary of the crash.

Look to the skies and do not scoff!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Playlist: June 10, 2017: soundbytes, photos, captions and Reggae History Lessons; 62 sec.

62 sec.

Set 1:

  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas – Sweet Reggae Music; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK vinyl
  • King Tubby & Friends – Blackman’s Dub; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Misty in Roots – Peace & Love; Chronicles (Kaz’s) ’94 UK best of
  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Black Uhuru – Great Train Robbery; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 comp. Junior Reid on the vox
  • The Tamlins – Irie Collie; 10” (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr. 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

<Exodus Riddim Shower; 43 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love/People Get Ready; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77: riddim shower (1): vox
  • I Roy – Commandment V (One Love/People Get Ready); Ten Commandments (Virgin) riddim shower (2): dj ’80 UK vinyl: yellow picture sleeve
  • Chalawa – One Love/People Get Ready Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) riddim shower (3): dub ’77 Can.
  • Bunny Wailer – Don Dadda; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ‘92

<Bunny schools the Young Turks; 29 sec.>

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob Marley cover; Bob produced, Lee Perry mixed, Wailers on the riddims

<Broadway singer covers Bob without having to sleep with him; 32 sec.>

  • Cultural Roots – Worries Me a Yard; Running Back to Me (Mango) ‘88
  • Jimmy Cliff – Dear Mother; Follow My Mind (Wounded Bird) ’75 Joe Higgs cover
  • Don Carlos – Working Everyday; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ‘84
  • Aston Family Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Collie Buddz – Come Around; Come Around (Sony) 2007 dubstep/dancehall herbtune
  • Devon Russell – We Are Darker Than Blue; Classic Reggae Hits (Time Music) ’91 Curtis Mayfield cover
  • Nicky Thomas – Let It Be; 70’s Hits Reggae Style (Castle) ’70 Beatles cover
  • Dave Barker – Sunshine Rock; Chapter 2 of Words (Trojan) ‘70
  • Super Chick – Me a Champion; 10” (Hitbound) ‘81

Set 5: Roots Dawta vinyl

  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago label
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Past History; Past History (Yah Way) ’86 Mill Valley, CA
  • Rasta Generation Band feat. Miss Mack – Cracking Up; Stand By Jah (Black Spade) ’90 San Francisco
  • Sista Ruby – Making of a Supa Dupa; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK
  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Bumba Klaat; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) rare live take

<Bumbaklaat – the Jamaican curse word: 1 min. 42 sec.>

<Peter fights the duppy trying to kill him BUMBAKLAAAT; 32 sec.!>

  • Peter Broggs – Jah Is Mighty; Rejoice (RAS) ’97 Bob Marley cover
  • Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 herbtune
  • Sister Africka – Wish I Well; 10” (Dub Jockey) ’93 UK
  • Jah Pelikaho – Mystic Cosmic Vibration; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 dub album of the hour: Jah-ponese dubbers w/ the Wailers

Set 7: UFO-ria set: 1 min.

  • Simaryp – Skinhead Moonstomp; Skinhead Moonstomp (Trojan) ’70 UK ska
  • Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdub; Relics (Harvest) ’71 best of

<Pink Floyd on Smile Jamaica? WTF?>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Angel Gabriel & the Space Boots; Lord God Muzick (Heartbeat) ‘91
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Because Music) 2012 Fr. Female singer
Before it was called fake news. This crash was explained away as swamp gas and a weather balloon.

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Laraaji and Audio Active – Space Visitors for Tea – That Lump on Your Head (Gyroscope) ’95: Jah-ponese dubbers
  • Alpha & Omega – The Vibration; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
  • Dubadelic – Operation Duppy Conqueror 2000 (Special Tactics); 2000 – a Bass Odyssey (WordSound) ’96 illbient
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Mr. Lif – Fight to Survive; Temple of I & I Sound (ESL) 2017 DC

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 20, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Good Luck Mr. Gorsky!

Conspiracy Theory UFOria: Neil Armstrong’s first words on the Moon? “I’m so high right now!”

Greetings,

Reggae music is my number one leisure time pursuit. Aliens and Sumerian Cosmology is my next fave obsession.

Surfing around and came across this: the Legend of Neil Armstrong’s true first words on the Moon.

Fake News version: “This is one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind”

Alt-Reality version:  “Good Luck Mr. Gorsky”

Who dat? It’s part of a dirty joke:

Here is my sound clip From this week’s Smile Jamaica. (I bungled the famous Armstrong quote); 55 sec.

Here is Snopes.com’s take

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/mrgorsky.asp

When he was a kid, Neil was playing baseball with his brother in the backyard. His brother hit a fly ball which landed in front of his neighbors’ bedroom window. The neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, he heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, “Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You’ll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!”

Who ya gonna believe?

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives May 20, 2017 Playlist:; 50 sec.

Set 1:

  • Sister Carol – Reggae Gone International; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 NY vinyl
  • Africjam – Woman I Love; Instrumental Dub Reggae Music (Africjam Productions) ’93 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Mikey Dread – Behold Jah; World Tour (Dread at the Controls) 2000
  • Mike Brooks – Man to Man; Rum Drinker (Teams) ‘70’s
  • Josey Wales – Tax Me; Outlaw (Live & Learn) “83 dj to Wailing Souls
  • Chosen Brothers & ? DJ – Mother I Love You; 12” (City Line) ’77

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Veteran; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ‘92

<Bunny Wailer – Dancehall Veteran; 32 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Dracula; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 version to Vampire 7”
  • Dubtonic Kru – Freedom Dub; Dub Tonic (Dubtonic) 2009 JA group
  • Sister Nancy – Ball a Roll; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80
The Veteran schools the whippersnappers

Set 3: Best of 27+ Years

  • Burning Spear – Don’t Mess With Jill; Presenting (Studio One) ’73 Marvellettes Motown cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – Peaceful Woman; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Lacksley Castell – Leaving; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ‘82
  • Aswad – Noh Bodda Wid It; To the Top (Simba) ‘86
  • Soul Syndicate – Hungry Dub;  Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour
Tower Records, Las Vegas – Spring 1987. Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 4: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox

  • Debra Keese  & the Black Five – Travelling; 7’ (Orchid) ’77
  • Keith Coley – Fill My Heart With Joy; 7” (Solid State) ‘78
  • Steve Baswell – I Am Getting Bad; 7” (Phase 1) ‘78
  • Fred Locks – When O When; 7” (Shaka) ‘77
  • Brigadier Jerry – Roots Girl; 7” (Jahlovemuzik) ‘84

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Gregory Isaacs – Mother’s Day; Reggae It’s Fresh (Tad’s) ’88 US 
  • Azeem & Session – Big Head Spliff; Dreadfly (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami – herbtune
  • Aisha – Suffering; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’95 UK
  • Crucial DBC – Mama, Mama; Dread Rock For a Long Time (Dread Beat Control) ’89 EP: Santa Monica
  • Akimbo – Kalimbo 2; So Long Trouble (Forward Sounds International) ’85 UK kalimba instrumental  

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; Exodus (Tuff Gong) riddim shower (1): vox
  • I Roy – Commandment VI (Three Little Birds); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK vinyl: yellow picture sleeve; (2): deejay
  • Chalawa – Three Little Birds Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 (3): dub
  • Senya – Children of the Ghetto; Cobra Style (Heartbeat) ’79 Familyman prod’n, female vox
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Cocaine; Bill Laswell: Dub Massive (Trojan) 2000 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Dennis Alcapone – I Want a Draw; Good Old Days of the 70’s (Teams) 70’s herbtune

<Draw of the chalice>

  • Hi Fi Killers – Evil Dub;  Jamaica (Loose Groove) ’98
  • Bad Brains – To the Heavens; God of Love (Maverick) ‘85
  • Cha Cha & Ranking Joe – One Day You’ll Know; 10” (Above Rock) 2010 Chinese female vocalist
Chinese ska singer

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Afro Omega – It’s On the People; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC w/ female vox: Mutant Dub set
  • Word Sound I Powa – Theme From Dread Western (Magnificent 7 Mix); Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ‘96
  • Transglobal Underground – Good Luck Mr. Gorsky; Psychic Karaoke  (Nation) ’96 UK word dub
Neil Armonstrong’s first words on the Moon: Good Luck Mr. Gorsky

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): May 6, 2017 – Mars or Busted!

We better be here by 2120 – Mars

<Stephen Hawking: To save mankind we have 100 years to Mars; 1 min. 5 sec.>

Greetings,

We are screwed. No Jah Love for I ‘n’ I optimism on this blog post. We need to face facts.

Stephen Hawking: Colonize Mars or humankind perishes

As Smile Jamaica warns during my UFOria sets: We need to quit skylarking and get to the skies.

Mother Earth is finished. It is dead. Not dying. Dead. We killed it. It is a zombie.

Every President has an Oil of the Above energy policy. Industry and government collusion prevented renewables from replacing carbon.

I’m not that much of a tree hugger (more of a leaf burner), but I know it’s over. In 50 years every coastal city will be under water.

Every year living in Utah the air quality gets worse. Even I, with my spongy lung capacity, gets hit by bronchitis frequently.

Soon they will be taxing clean air while the rest of us working stiffs choke. I like my air just my peanut butter: smooth and nah chunky!

My vista in Salt Lake City every January and February. Chunky stylee

I don’t have kids. But if I did I would weep for my nieces and nephews’ great grand kids.

This shouldn’t have happened…

After great promise with the Moon Landing in 1969, we stopped our momentum and put all of our R & D in heinous weapons of mass destruction.

Imagine the trillions on nukes and bombs and jet fighters devoted to Space Travel.

Too bad. So sad. We’re fucked. All we got from Neil Armstrong walking on the moon? Velcro, teflon and Tang.

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 6, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 51 sec.

Set 1: Kentucky Derby Horse Race set

  • Barbara Paige – Jah Love; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Fran vinyl
  • Roots Radics – Storming the Death Star; Scientist and Jammy Strike Black (Trojan) ’82 UK – vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Dillinger – Caymanas Park; 7” (Well Charge) Jamaican race track
  • Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ‘98 
  • The Pioneers – Longshot Kick the Bucket; 7” (Trojan) ‘69
  • Bo Jangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe)
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 10” (Jah Works) 2002 UK mutant dub 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Congrats to Always Dreaming for winning the 2017 Kentucky Derby

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 single

<Mark of the Beast – beating from the cops; 17 sec.>

<The cruelty of beating a guitar player’s hands; 34 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – The Specialists; Dancehall Massive (Shanachie) ’92 Hypocrites riddim
  • John Brown’s Body – Fight Them a Fight; Burning: Live at the Annex,  Madison, Wisconsin (bootleg)
  • Joy & Trevor – Love at First Sight; 10” (Well Charge) ‘81
I see the Mark of the Best on their ugly faces. Congregating in evil places.

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Aswad – Rainbow Culture; Showcase (Mango) ’80
  • Bingy Bunny – Bit by Bit; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’75 of the Morwells
  • Rita Marley – Easy Sailing; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ‘80
  • Burning Spear – Give Me + Brain Food ; Marcus Garvey + Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’75/’76 w/ dub

<Winston, Rupert & Delroy – Burning Spear; 13 sec.>

  • Bush Chemists – Respect Dubwise; Light Up Your Chalice (Dubhead) ’99 mutant dub album of the hour

Set 4:

  • Don Carlos – Jah People Unite; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Stranger Cole & Gladdy – One Toke Over the Line; 70’s Hits Reggae Style – Brewer & Shipley herb cover
  • Gondwana – Los Defendos (The Defenders); Second Coming (RAS) ’99 Chile; 16 sec.
  • Aisha – Raise Your Voice; 12” (Twinkle) ‘95

Set 5: UFOria Vinyl Is Vital

  • Prince Jammy – Conspiracy on Neptune; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Lone Ranger – UFO; Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG) ’79 JA
  • U Roy – Your Ace From Space; Version Galore (Treasure Isle) ’68 JA
  • Bam Bam – Star Wars; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 LA, female singer
  • Lone Ranger – Beam Me Up Scotty; 12”

Set 6: Waiting in Vain Riddim shower

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Waiting in Vain; Exodus (Tuff Gong) Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl
  • I Roy – Commandment III (Waiting in Vain); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK yellow vinyl/picture sleeve vinyl
  • Chalawa – Waiting in Vain Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae

  • The Clash – Police on My Back; Sandinista (Epic) ’80: Eddy Grant cover
  • Eric Clapton – Whatcha Gonna Do; Crossroad (Polydor) ’74 Tosh cover from box set
  • Blues Brothers – Groove Me; Briefcase Full of Blues (Atlantic) ’78 reggae take on King Floyd
  • Nina Hagen – UFO; Nunsexmonkrock (CBS) ’82 West. Germ.
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 mutant dub album of the hour

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 – mutant dub set
  • Alpha & Omega – King and Queen; King and Queen (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub
  • Braindead feat. Justin Warfield – Braindead; clear (Quango) ’95 UK
  • Dub Syndicate – More Kaya; Acres of Space (Lion & Roots) 2001
  • Systemwide – Interferene; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002 Portland
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubby’s) 2006 UK – Star Wars theme

Words of Wisdom:

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-pril 29, 2017: Spring Has Sprung!

Greetings,

I love this time of year. Winter and bad air inversions — done. Taxes and Spring Radiothon – done and done. Days are longer, mornings aren’t as dark.

The only downside for I ‘n’ I is the six week Claritin-D fog I have to endure until things dry out.

Rise and shine, wake ‘n’ bake, run the roots!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-pril 29, 2017 Tracklist:

Set 1:

  • Emperors – Come Reason With I; Fret Not (Positive) NY vinyl
  • Sly Dunbar & Black Uhuru– Sun is Shining; Simple Sly Man (Virign) ’78 UK – Dub Album of the Hour (vinyl)
  • Wingless Angels – Rivers of Babylon; Volume I (Mindless) ’96 – Keith Richards, Justin Hinds & Nyahbinghi drummers; Melodians cover
  • Pato Banton – Gwarn;  Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Afro Omega – It’s On the People; CD Single (demo) SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Mike Brooks – Rum Drinker/ Rum Drinker (Teams) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Junior Dan – Sligoville Tobacco; 10” (Hi Try) ‘70s UK instrumental herb tune

<Sligoville, JA – Rasta sanctuary; 25 sec.>

Sligoville, Jamaica

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – No Mercy; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ‘72
  • Black Slate – Freedom Time (Black Star Liner); Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK

<Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Liner; 30 sec.>

  • Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubbles – Love and Unity; Roots of Black People (Progressive International)
  • Angela Prince – Joker Lover; 10” (Channel One) ‘83
Marcus Garvey: New World Blacks back to Africa

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jammin’; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1): vox

<Bob’s Exodus from Jamaica; 15 sec.>

  • I Roy – Commandment VII (Jammin’); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK yellow vinyl: picture sleeve; riddim shower (2): dj
  • Chalawa – Jammin’ Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 riddim shower (3): dub
  • Bunny Wailer – Raggamuffin; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ’92 over Keep on Moving riddim

<Bunny Wailer – Roots does Dancehall; 25 sec.>

  • Israel Vibration – Why Worry Dub; Israel Dub (Greensleeves) ’78 dub album of the hour
Toasting over Bob’s Exodus riddims while quoting the Bible

Set 4:

  • Lightman – Spring Time; Spring Time (Semi Sounds) 2004 Finland melodica dub
  • Yabby You & Jah Walton – Zambia Dub; Dub It to the Top (Blood and Fire) ’79  
  • Don Carlos – Springheel Skanking; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 comp.
  • Molara – Crown of Creation; 10” (Dub Tunnel) 2012 UK female vox
Finlandian or Finlandish dubwise

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Mikey Dread – Roots and Culture (Theme From Rockers Roadshow); Pave the Way (Parts 1 & 2) (DEP) ’85 UK duble disk 
  • Coco Tea – Gather My Sheep; Sweet Sweet Coco Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 NY
  • Kojak & Mother Liza – Chant Down Babylon; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon)
  • Bobby Culture, Louie Rankin, Brimstone & Fire – Big Big Bust; Tidal Wave (Unicorn) ‘83
  • Senya & Familyman Barrett – Children of the Ghetto + Juvenile Delinquency; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers)  femal vox ’81 Brooklyn
Familyman killer female vox and extended mix

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Aswad – Just a Little Herb; Rebel Souls (Mango) ’84 herbtune 
  • Dennis Brown – Rasta Children; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Burning Spear – This Experience; People of the World (Blue Moon) ‘86
  • Alpha & Omega – Suffer the Little Children + Dub Unto Me; Daniel in the Lion’s Den (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub w/ female vox

Set 7:

  • Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair: Joey & Norman Jay – Good Times 2 (Nuphonic) 2001 UK deejay best of soul and reggae
  • Junior Delgado – Hypo; Tichen (Rhino UK) ‘90
  • Sis Aiesha (sic) – King Selassie I; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Gorillaz – Andromeda; Humanz (Virgin) 2017 – Mutant Dub Set
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Stppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ’81 dub to Jah Woosh Woodpecker Sound
  • African Head Charge – Touch I; Live in Japan (Beat) 2005 Tokyo
  • International Farmers – Bassy Man Dub; Dub Sac: Featuring the Storytellers (Anicca) 2007 US
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – Strike the Root; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC
  • Najma – Ghoom Charakahna (Talvin Singh Future Sounds of India Mix); Mystic Groove (Quango) 2001 UK Paki female singer

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-pril 15, 2017: Asteroid Missed….This Time!

 

Photo of asteroid “near miss”: Apr. 19th, 2017

Greetings,

Spent 4/20 having breakfast with a friend. He said, “You almost sound disappointed that asteroid missed hitting Earth yesterday”.

<Asteroid Attack vs 4/20 Smile Jamaica>

I replied that I just am so cranky about corporate media vs. fake news that when the “Mainstream” Media is telling us that asteroid was gonna miss, my natural skepticism kicked in.

Why should I trust the same bunch who told me Hillary Clinton had a 98.3% chance of winning the Presidency

My friend replied, ‘You need to cut back on your fake news intake. It’s making you paranoid.”

<One’s man’s propaganda is Smile Jamaica’s first option news source>

I scoffed. Never! RT, Al Jazeera, Zero Hedge. Fiya bun New York Times, Washington Post and CNN.

I finished my coffee, paid the check and headed home to celebrate the “near miss” by sifting through the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives for a Vinyl Only 420 special on Apr. 22nd.

Better re-calibrate your aim next time, Aliens!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-pril 15, 2017; 69 sec.

Set 1:

  • Freddie McGregor – Africa Here I Come; Studio One Roots (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ‘80
  • Impact All Stars – Java; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’72 Dub Album of the Hour
  • The Marvetts – Man From Calvary; Man From Galilee (Tabernacle) ’68 JA gospel w/ female vox

<Jamaican gospe; 41 sec.l>

  • General Echo – Round the World; Teacher fi di Class (Pressure Sounds) ‘79
  • Phillip Fraser – Blood of the Saint; Blood of the Saint (Silver Kamel) ‘82
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK herbtune
  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie – Lambs Bread + Lambs Bread Inernational (Blood and Fire) ’79 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Happy Easter with some high energy Jamaican gospel

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Wanna Get Busted; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic live at KZEL studios 1978 Eugene Oregon – herbtune

<Peter live on KZEL, Eugene, Oregon; 40 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1): vox

<Bob’s Exodus from Jamaica to London; 21 sec.>

  • I Roy – Commandment I (Exodus); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK yellow/picture sleeve vinyl; riddim shower (2): dj
  • Chalawa – Exodus Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Riddim shower 3 (dub)
Peter live acoustic on the radio

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years – 420 faves

  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84
  • Pato Banton – Don’t Sniff Coke; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Josey Wales – Love Me Ishen Tree; Outlaw (Live & Learn) ’83 over Wailing Souls
  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 UK trio
From my parents house in Sun City West to my first record store in Tempe: turn left on Don Carlos Way

Set 4:

  • Mystic Roots Band feat. Katherine Ramirez; Camp Fire (Stay Positive) 2013 Chico, CA band
  • Errol Blackwood – Today We Pray; Waking Up the Dream (Blade) ’94 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Little John  – Smoke Ganga (sic) Hard; 10” (Hitbound) ’81 herbtune
  • Ja Man All Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital: 420 tunes

  • Coco Tea – There Is a Herb in My Garden; Sweet Sweet Coco Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 Brooklyn: 420 Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Sister Carol – Wicked Collie; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 DC
  • Mikey Dread – Dizzy (Herb Smoker); Pave the Way Parts 1 & 2 (DEP) ’85 UK dubble album
  • Clint Eastwood – Ganja Baby; Jah Light Shining (Vista Sounds) ’84 UK
  • Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict; Sensi Addict (Prince Jazzbo Music) ’87 JA
Sensimilla from the Spanish – without seeds

Set 6: Conspiracy Theory/Asteroid Attack

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 DC vinyl 

<Space Travel offends Jah; 10 sec.>

  • Leroy Smart – Propaganda; Wicked A Go Feel It (Trojan) ‘78
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Who’s Correct; The Archives (ESL) 2012 DC dubber Eric Hilton
  • Tena Stelin – I.D. Chip; 10” (Dub Corner) 2007 Mark of the Beast conspiracy; UK Mutant Dub

<Bar codes and ID chips – Mark of the Beat; 25 sec.>

  • Martin Campbell And Alien Dread – Rebel Salute (Log on!) 2007 UK Dub Album of the Hour
The Presstitutes call it “Propaganda”. I n’ I call it trusted news

Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Dance Massive;  Dance Massic (Shanachie) ‘92
  • Ammoye – Dun Suh (System Echo Bristol Mix); CD Single (vx) 2007 Canadian female singer
  • Hi Fi Killer s- Stalag 13 Dub; Jamaica (Loose Groove) ‘98
  • Aldubb feat. Al Capone JJ – Free Sensimilla Now; 10” (One Drop) 2009 Germ. Herb dubstep

Set 8: Mutant Dub Space Dust

  • Thievery Corporation – Let the Chalice Blaze; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017: Mutant Dub Space Dust
  • Kid Loco – Three Foot High Reefer; Kill Your Darlings (Dimension One) 2002 Fr.
  • Soom T – Weed Rant; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 female weedstepper from Europe
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 12” *(Jah Works)  2002 UK
  • Audio Active feat. Bim Sherman – Free the Marijuana; Happy Shopper in Europe EP (ON U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (March 18, 2017): From Yodel Reggae to Sumerian Flood stories!

Greetings,

I know it’s spring when I have to go to the pharmacy for that behind the counter Claritin D

Love that extra hour of daylight on Smile Jamaica

I am going through a home remodel and have packed up my records until my room addition is completed. As I pack I pull out gems.

Musical nostalgia. Most of the shops I stocked the Ark-Ives from are long gone. Everything else is pieced out as single items on ebay.

Bim Sherman Century bought for $20 from UK now fetches $1250 on ebay.

When I started collecting Reggae in the mid 80s, people would sell their entire black collection for seed money for these new novelty items: the compact disk. So I scooped up as much Reggae vinyl as Ronald Reagan’s student loan check would allow. Bargain basement price.

I have records I bought for $4 in perfect condition that sell for $400 now in lousy condition.

In 2017 of all ironies: The Compact Disks is going the way of the dodo and vinyl (and vinyl only Record Huts) are coming back.

bless, robt

An unpaid intern hard at work in the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives

Smile Jamaica Ark-ives: March 18, 2017 – highlights 54 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jennifer Lara – Rocking Tonight; Presenting Jennifer Lara (Studio One) ’81 JA vinyl
  • Africjam – Woman I Love; Instrumental Dub Reggae Music ’93 UK vinyl; Dub Album of the Hour

<Guiltiness riddim shower; 27 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Guiltiness; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1) – vox
  • I Roy – Commandment Ten (Guiltiness); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80: riddim shower (2) – deejay
  • Chalawa – Guiltiness Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. vinyl
  • Bunny Wailer – Conscious Lyrics; Dancehall Massive (Shanachie) ’92
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement 
  • Junior Dan – Look Out For the Devil + version; Junior Dan (Hi Try) 70’s
I Roy deejays over Bob’s Exodus LP

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – No Mercy; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’72 – Rare Jamaican singles
  • Grace Nelson & Ire Hi-Fi; Jah Is Real; Play de Music (Planet Dread) 2007 Germany
  • Mutabaruka – Witeman Country; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poet
  • Cornell Campbell – What Kind of World; 10″ (Music Lab) cover of The Cables classic

Set 3: Best of 27+ Years

  • Lacksley Castell – Morning Glory; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ’83
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’75

<Reggae History Lesson: Soldering; 11 sec.>

  • Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly; Rocking Dolly (RAS) ’82
  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ’85 – version galore (female vox)
  • Charlie Chaplin – Boyie, Boyie; 12″ (Winner) ’85 – version galore (male vox)
  • Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile; (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
“Soldering dem young girls want”

Set 4:

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance  + DJ version; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84
  • Big Joe – World Wide Kaya; AT the Control (Attack)  ’78 dj to Ronnie Davis’ cover of Bob Marley; herbtune
  • Admiral Tibett – Poor Freddy; Dancehall Roots (Metro) ’91
  • Christine Miller – Warmonger; 10″ (Backyard Movements) 2003 UK militant steppers
in the original 10 Reggae purchases of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Bim Sherman & the Voluntary – Keep You Dancing; Century (Century) ’84 UK ON U Sound

<Bim Sherman record worth $1250; 1 min 12 sec.>

  • Time Unlimited – Devil’s Angel; Devil’s Angel (Live Wire) ’84 JA
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago
  • Dennis Brown – Hallelujah; Wake Up (Natty Congo) ’85 JA
  • The Gladiators – You Can’t Say That I’m Lying; Show Down vol. 3 (Hitbound) ’84 NY
Vinyl going for $1250 on ebay

Set 6:

  • Chris Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Silver & Gold; Kings of Reggae (Keyman) ’80 Dutch jazz flute player w/ Word, Sound & Power

<Dutch flautist with Sly & Robbie + Peter Tosh; 44 sec.>

  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Walk Under Ladders (A & M) ’80 feat. Sly & Robbie
  • Pfaff Family Dog – Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown; Marijuana’s Great Hit Revisited (Re-Hash) ‘92 Dillard Hartford Dillard bluegrass/reggae herb tune
  • Chariot Riders – Sanford and Son; 12” (Crystal) ’79 cover of Quincy Jones TV theme
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Leroy Gibbs – Yodel Reggae; 12” (Echo) ’87 Sleng Teng riddim

“You’ve got Swiss Miss inna mi Jamaican rum”; 28 sec.

  • Prince Buster – Police Trim Rasta; Sister Big Stuff (Sunset) ‘72

<Reggae History Lesson: Police would shave Rastas in jail as a religious insult; 36 sec.>

  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005
Yodel-a-ee-hoo!Set 8: Mutant Dub

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Systemwide – Gilgamesh; Live de International Festival de Jazz (BSI) 2002 Mutant Dub Set

<The original Sumerian flood story; 80 sec.>

  • Abassi All Stars feat. Sis Sanae – Free jah Dub; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg) 2005 UK
  • Matty G – Sensimilla; Bay Area Dub Step vol. 3 (Full Melt) 2011 herbtune
  • Tena Stelin – I.D. Chip; 10” (Dub Corner) 2007 UK – conspiracy theory
  • Black Uhuru – Journey; Red (Mango) ’80 request
Sumerian hero Gilgamesh. So bad ass he kept a lion as a kitty

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 25, 2017: Spring Soon Come; Winter Soon End!

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Greetings,

The best thing about February? Only 28 days of Winter. Every Saturday it gets a little lighter later in the show. Soon come Spring weather and maximum daylight.

So until we can put our winter gear away, let’s run the bass for put a smile pon your face!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 25, 2017; 45 sec.

Set 1:

  • Lawrence H – Love Jah; Studio One Sales Conference (Studio One) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Herbie Mann & the Tommy McCook Band – Ob la Di, Ob la Da; Herbie Mann Reggae (Atlantic); ’74 Vinyl Dub Album of the Hour; New Orleans flutist
  • Bunny Wailer – Ram Dance; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ’92
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014: UK dubstress – dawta of Sex Pistol, Paul Cook
  • Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down the Pace; Night Nurse (Mango) ’82
  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Squire Jon – Are We Really Free; 10″ (Hi Try) 2006 UK cockney
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Cratedig gem from Albuquerque, Xmas 2016. Tommy McCook w/ jazz flautist

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’69 – nursery rhyme rare 7″

<Can’t blame the youths if you fill their head with nonsense; 12 sec.>

  • Bomb the Bass feat. Benjamin Zephaniah & Sinead O’Connor – Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 UK mutant dub; Empire = Vampire
  • Clinton Fearon – Goodness; Goodness (Kool Yu Foot) 2014 former bassie of the Gladiators
  • Cornell Campbell – Jah Jah Man; 10″ (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr.

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Set 3:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Racquel Jones – Letter to the Editor; Temple of I & I Sound (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers

<Exodus Riddim Shower; 45 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – So Much Things to Say; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1): original vox
  • I Roy – Commandment IX (So Much Things to Say); Ten Commandements (Virgin Front Line) ’80 yellow vinyl/pic sleeve riddim shower (2): deejay
  • Chalawa – So Much Things to Say Dub; Chalawa Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. vinyl; riddim shower (3) dub
  • Aston Familyman Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Family Man in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour – Wailers bassie
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Smile Jamaica’s #1 of 2017 – fighting the Musical Resistance to Isms and Schisms – Thievery Corporation

Set 4:

  • Inner Circle – Tenement Yard (live version); Best of (Island) Live at the Marquee, London March 1979

<charismatic successor to Bob died in car crash; 30 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now; Cool Runnings soundtrack (Work)  Johnny Nash cover; 28 sec.
  • Hopeton Lindo – Ghetto Tenement Yard; Dancehall (Metro) ’88
  • Joy & Trevor – Love at First Sight; 10″ (Hitbound)  ’81
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All killer, Jacob Miller – killed tragically in car accident

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Louise Bennett; Linstead Market; Sings Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’54: 10″ US vinyl

<oldest piece of vinyl in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives>

  • The Vision – Reality Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West Germ.; green vinyl
  • Little John – Unite; Unite (Vista Sounds) ’88 UK
  • Heptones – Should Have Known Better; One Step Ahead (Sonic) ’81 JA Beatles cover
  • Ben Wa – Break That Stone (Granite Mix); Docking Sequence vol. 1 (BSI) 2000 Portland mutant dub
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1954 10″: oldest wax in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Aswad  – It’s Not Our Wish; Showcase (Mango) ’81 extended mix
  • Judy Mowatt – Big Woman; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ’82
  • Don Carlos – Crucial Situation; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ’84

<Don Carlos Way, Tempe, AZ>

  • Dennis Brown – Black Liberation; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ’79
  • Revolutionaries – Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ’75 Dub Album of the Hour
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Cratedigging on Don Carlos Way

Set 7:

  • Peter Broggs – Jah Voice is Calling; Never Forget Jah (Nocturne) ’82 best (1) original
  • Peter Broggs – Jah Voice is Calling; Rejoice (RAS) ’97 (2) update
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Peter Broggs – the International Farmer

Set 8: Mutant Dub – UFOria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. – feat. female vox she fell in love with an Ancient Astronaut 
  • Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz – Star Shine; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 Laika Soviet space dog

<Laika the brave Soviet space pup>

  • Greetings – Lee Scratch Perry; Panic in Babylon; (Damp) 2004 Alien encounter
  • Rockers Hi F – Dick From Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’95 Aliens looking for weed fields
  • Soko – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was an Alien (Because) 2012 French female
  • Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate – Dr. Who; Journeys in Time and Space EP (ON U Sound) 2015 picture sleeve
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Laika the Soviet Space Dog