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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist: June 18, 2016: Father & Dreadlocks!

A+ record from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Happy Father’s Day!


<Happy Father’s Day; 37 sec.>

Happy Father’s Day to my Pops, Bob and all Father’s including the Heavenly Father – HIM.

In March I helped my folks become Snowbirds on a grueling drive from Salt Lake City to Phoenix. I drove because my Pops has some back issues from a lifetime of selling insurance on the road and golfing.

The whole way he was trying to shake the bee stings out of his fingers. Sure enough. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

So I joked on air while my Pops heals he has to drink Busch Lite  with his left hand for a while.

So I start off this Ark-Ive of Smile Jamaica with a killer jam by Charlie Ace Father and Dreadlocks. The story of a Parson’s son who leaves for college in a Three Piece Suit and returns home a Rastaman in humble dungarees and sandals. When his Mom nearly drops down dead, Charlie sings out, “the power of Jah is moving on!”

Father and Dread Locks – Charlie Ace (lyrics transcribed by Robert Nelson)

  • Hail Daddy-man!
  • Wha’ppen when him come for the Holidays
  • Yes-I! Whap’n rate up a draw of herb fi I place y’know!
  • Son – who dat? No Parson’s son turn Rastaman!
  • Yes-I! Man sight the fullness y’know?
  • Parson send him one son fi (to) college for the study of religious knowledge
  • Some day the boy decides to come home for Holiday
  • But when he enter him home something strange happen
  • He wasn’t wearing slicker suit
  • He wasn’t wearing big heel boots
  • He was wearing dungarees and sandals
  • And when he moved his tam from his head
  • Parson frightened til him was drop down dead
  • When him natty dreadlocks drop to the ground
  • So, his Dad looked at him and said:
  • My son, my son what comes over you? What happened?
  • You pass your GCE and sit upon University. What happened?
  • I work morning, noon and night to get you there. What happened?
  • He said, Daddy you don’t understand like I do
  • But Jah has called upon I
  • I have sight of the Promised Land
  • Daddy, I know the way you feel but one day you will understand
  • My son, what is the plan for the future?
  • He said: Daddy, I plan to use my education to defend human rights, equality and justice throughout the Universe
  • This time the Mother is in the kitchen cooking the best dressed chicken
  • So she run when she realize her one son was home to greet her one son
  • When she sight Natty Dreadlocks she nearly drop down dead
  • She said: My son, my son. What are we going to tell the people of the neighborhood?
  • He said: Mom, tell them that the power of Jah is moving on-ya!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist – June 18, 2016; 36. sec.

Set 1:

  • Heptones – Cool Rasta; Trojan Story (Trojan) ’77 3LP UK box set vinyl
  • Natural Roots – Concrete Tower Dub; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Charlie Ace & Scorcher – Father and Dread Locks; Studio One DJ’s 2 (Soul Jazz) Happy Father’s Day

<Story of a parson’s son who returns a Rasta; 25 sec.>

  • Sound Dimension – Version; 7” (Studio One) Dub to above. Throw Mi Corn riddim
  • Aisha – Gunman; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94 Mad Professor prod’n
  • Toots & the Maytals – Take Me Home Country Roads; Trojan Story (Trojan)  ’74 John Denver cover
  • Alpha & Omega feat. Gregory Isaacs – Bush Ganja; Legend of A & O (Dopic) 2006 best of UK trance dub; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Horace Andy – Satisfy Me; 10” (Channel One) ’83 UK
The late, great Charlie Ace: Father & Dreadlocks

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Rise & Shine; Retrospective (Shanachie) ‘81
  • Jean  Binta Breeze – Dubwise + Confusion; LKJ Presents (LKJ) ’96 female dub poet
  • Lloyd Brevett & the Skatalites – African Roots; African Roots (Moon Ska) ’76 reunion – instrumental with flute
  • Black Uhuru – Sorry For the Man; 10” (Jammy$) ‘77
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Dub poet Jean Binta Breeze

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana; I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ’78 herbtune
  • I Roy – Catty Rock; Heart of a Lion (Virgin Front Line) ’78 update of U Roy’s What Is Catty
  • Bad Manners – Lip Up Fatty; Dance Craze (Soundtrack) (2 Tone) ’80 live – best of British 2 Tone ska
  • Bim Sherman – It Must Be a Dream; Meets Horace Andy & U Black in a Rub a Dub Style (Original) ‘78
4 down, 46 to go!

Set 4:

  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ‘82
  • Selecter – Deep Water; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis/2 Tone) ’82: UK 2 Tone ska w/ Pauline Black on the vox
  • Scientist – Jab; Heavyweight Champion (Greensleeves) ’80; Dub Album of the Hour


Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Rita Marley & the I Three – Bellyful; Reggae Sunspalsh ’81 – Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) ’81 live
  • Tristan Palma – Joker Smoker; Joker Smoker (Greensleeves) ’82 herbtune
  • Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Islands singer
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Bafflin’ Smoke Signal; Voodoodism (Anachron) ’78 about the Pope’s election

<Electing the Pope and the Bafflin’ Smoke Signal; 57 sec.>

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Popestock: Bafflin’ Smoke Signal

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – No Nuclear War (Single Mix); No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘87
  • 15 16 17 – Girls Imagination; Magic Touch (DEB) ’78 two sisters and a cousin over Smokey Robinson
  • Tapper Zukie – Chalice to Chalice; MPLA (Virgin Front Line) ’78 herbtune
  • Don Carlos – Dice Cup; 12” (Hitbound) ‘82
  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Pope Dub; Rastafari Judgment Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub album of the hourhqdefault (5)

Set 7:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Want More (Unreleased Alternate Mix); Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’76 bonus
  • John Holt & Tommy McCook – Stealing, Stealing; Greater Jamaica – Moonwalk Reggae (Treasure Isle) ‘69

<Studio One and Treasure Isle – Jamaican Rock Steady stalwarts; 10 sec.>

  • Sister Rasheda – Jah Is Love; 10” (Jah Warrior) 2006
Duke Reid boss man of Rock Steady label Treasure Isle

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • 2 Bad Card – Rome; Weed Specialist CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 UK
  • Onejiru feat. Turtle Bay Country Club & Mike Brooks – Foolish People; King Size Dub Chapter 10 (Echo Beach) 2003
  • Willi Williams & Joseph Cotton – See Mi Yah; See Mi Yah (Rhythm & Sound)  2005 Germany
  • Orange Blossom – Maldito; Everything Must Change (Bonsai) 2004 Fr. with female Arabic vox
  • Transglobal Underground – Good Luck Mr. Gorsky; Psychic Karaoke (Nation) ’96 UFO-ria tune
Smile Jamaica’s Holy Trinity – Mutant Dub, Female Vox, Arabic Language

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