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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 27, 2018 – All Tricks, No Treats!

No Mixcloud for America. I violated the # of Halloween trailers on a CD that is allowed. Click 3 hour link here: (What a nightmare for I ‘n’ I)

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 27, 2018; 3 hr.>

Greetings Ghouls & Gals,

Since nearly the very beginning I ‘n’ I have harvested all the various Halloween tunes found in Reggae music.

<25+ Years of Jah-loween on 29 Years of Smile Jamaica; 24 sec.>

Over the 3 decades of Reggae Radio my Devil’s menagerie has grown to 2 60-CD suitcases, a crate full of vinyl, a box full of 7″.

About a decade ago, I started hacking up horror bytes, movie trailers and Jah-loween intros. Then like Dr. Frankenstein in his laboratory, I hunker down in my Secret Dubratory and stitch it all together.

It’s alive! It’s alive!

So now enjoy this look back to all Hallow’s Eve and admire how Horror Reggae fits the Season. 11 sec.

Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus. Smoking sensimenia inna Mesopotamia!

curse, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 27, 2018 Jah-loween annotated playlist; 41 sec.

Set 1:

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shock Out (Greensleeves) ’87 All Jah-loween set
  • Scientist – Voodoo Curse – Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampire (Greensleeves) ’81 dub album of the hour
  • Black Uhuru – Anthem; Anthem (Island) ’84 UK Remix – Dawn of the Living Dead

<Night of the Living Dreads inna this ya Dawn of the Living Dead; 27 sec.>

  • Ghetto Priest – Dungeon; Vulture Culture (ON U Sound) 2003 UK update of Willi Williams original
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes)  ’96 Boris Pickett cover; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • GG’s All Stars – Vampire Rock; 12″ (GG’s Hit) ’78

Set 2:

  • Ziggy Marley – 666; Hey World! (EMI America) ’86
  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetary Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • *Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12′ (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn; murderer = vampire

Set 3:

  • Hollie Cook – Desdemona; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress encounters a witch in the park
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 rock/soul does reggae
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’81 duppies in Jamaica

<Duppy bait – Jamaican ghosts; 21 sec.>

Set 4:

  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ’84
  • Lone Ranger – Barnabas Collins; On the Other Side of Dub (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’78 soap opera vampire

<Soap opera vampire: he’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s; 12 sec.>

  • Tino – The Wolfman Is Everywhere; Tino’s Breaks vol. 6 (Hallowe’en Dub) Tino Corp. 2002

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12″ (Lion of Judah) ’81 JA Chris Blackwell is a vampire

<Sued for libel; 43 sec.>

  • Black Stalin – Vampire Year; In Ah Earlier Time (Makossa International) ’80 version galore: (1) – soca
  • Pluto & Trinity – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Carnival (Top Ranking) ’81 JA version galore: (2) – reggae

<1978 UN Year of the Woman; 1979 of the Children; 1980 of the Vampires; 12 sec.>

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’81 cover of Lord Kitchener’s Love in the Cemetery; 28 sec.

 

I am a stud, I do not drink blood!

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mr. Brown; Rasta Revolution (Trojan) ’73 dead guy who rides around in his coffin

<Who is Mr. Brown?>

  • Peter Tosh – Dracula; 7″ (Intel Diplo) ’76 JA
  • Lord Kitchener – Love in the Cemetary; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan) ’62 scoa
  • Dubskin – USA; No End in Time (Dubskin) Colorado – from the White to the Pentagram

Set 7:

  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collect) 2006 LA
  • Death in Vegas; Aisha; Milk It – Best of (Concrete) 2006 serial killer
  • Ras Karbi – Babylon Gravestone; 7″ (Rockstone) ’84 JA
  • Fela & Africa 70 – Zombie; Zombie (Knitting Factory/Polydor) ’76

<Zombies = soldiers who blindly follow politicians; 34 sec.>

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 27, 2018; 3 hr.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 31, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Jah-loween – Voodoo Isms ‘n’ Skisms!

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All Treats no Tricks on Smile Jamaica Jah-loween

<Dracula gets diabetes sucking High Fructose blood out of kiddies; 20 sec.>

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica loves Halloween. Or as I call it Jah-loween. Lots of black arts and superstition in Reggae music. I’ve tracked those Dark Arts for more than 20 years of 3 hour shows.

So this show is Deadicated not Livicated!

<20 plus years of Jah-loween; 32 sec.>

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Doin’ the boneyard skank

 

Here is the road-map through the Boneyard: Witches, werewolves, vampires, duppies and ghosts, And all menagerie of Vampires.

Voodoo that you do!

Plus nuff sound bytes, Horror movie trailers: Blacula, The Thing With Two Head, Village of the Damned, Dr. Phibes, Halloween, X-Files, Twilight Zone.

Listen with the lights out.

curse, robt

<Welcome to Hell!>

Smile Jamaica Zombie Jamboree Playlist:

Set 1:

<All Treats no Tricks; 8 sec.>

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ‘87

<For 20 years I have led off each Jah-loween Showcase with Ini Kamoze; 12 sec.>

  • Scientist – Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 dub to Michael Prophet

<Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires; 11 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ‘88

<Scratch: Pick up your Cross and follow me! 23 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Vampire; Sinsemilla (Mango) ‘80
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Boris Pickett cover
  • GG All Stars – Haunted House; 12” (Hit Disco) ‘79
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Scratch – Pick up your Cross and follow me!

Set 2:

<Tribute to the Undead>

  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ’75
  • Michael Prophet – Satan; Rootsman (Ariwa) ‘99
  • Garland Jeffreys & Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 black NY rocker

<Garland Jeffreys – NYC Rocker; 17 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life); ’84 Vampires dem suck your blood
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Graveyard Rock – don’t get stoned on my tombstone

Set 3:

  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War in a Babylon (Mango) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am? (Wackies) ’85
  • Devon Irons – Ketch Vampire; Baffling Smoke Signal (Heartbeat) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Early B – Ghost Busters; Ghost Busters (Black Solidarity) ‘85
  • Barnabas Collins + Graveyard Skank – Lone Ranger; On the Other Side of Dub (Studio One) ’77 Soap Opera vampire

<Barnabas Collins – Dark Shadows vampire; 14 sec.>

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Barnabas Collins – he’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s

Set 4: Vinyl Halloween

  • Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 Bob Marley cover; Duppy = Jamaican Ghost

<Bob Marley’s Duppy Conqueror – Jamaican ghosts; 10 sec.>

  • Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Just a Sting (All-Starr) Am. Virgin Island over G. Isaacs riddim
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ’81; “Chris Blackwell is a Vampire”

<Island Label owner Chris Blackwell sued Scratch for libel; 17 sec.>

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Florida
  • Pluto – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Rockers (Top Ranking) ‘81

<’78 – year of the woman; ’79 – year of the child; ’80 – year of the vampire; 15 sec.>

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  • Alpha & Omega – X-Files Theme; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002

<X-Files Mini Series soon come>

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Set 5:

  • David Lindley & El Rayo X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ‘88

<I saw Jack Nicholson at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect; 15 sec.>

  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetery Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, Thank You (Kolchamuzik) ’96 Hawaiian artist
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 cover of Lord Kitchener “Love in the Cemetery”

<Don’t make out with your girl in the Cemetery; 15 sec.>

  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers + Dub; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘78

Set 6: Mutant Dub Halloween

<Smile Jamaica – Putting the mutants in Mutant Dub>

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

<Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus>

<Smokin’ sensimeena inna Mesopotamia>

  • Tino – Wolfman Is Everwhere; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002
  • Kode9 + Spaceape – Ghost Town; 5 Years of Hyperdub (Hyperdub) 2009; Specials cover
  • Dan I & King Kietu – Vampire + Dub Down the Vampire; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 10, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy 26th Anniversary to I ‘n’ I

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Smile Jamaica debut: Oct. 1989 – 26 years on air!

Greetings,

<Happy 26 Years of Smile Jamaica; 30 sec.>

In October of 1989 I began an excursion on the version: Radiothon (fund-drive) ’89 was when my bredrin Rutabaga Reese invited me to co-host KRCL’s long running Reggae program Smile Jamaica (then on from 1-4 pm Saturdays). I had just resigned from the grind of the Graveyard (Mondays 3-6 am) and figured I would finish my undergrad degree at the U of Utah and then head to Collie-fornya for Grad School.

Funny how things change. I stayed. Rutabaga and I shared Saturdays for about nine months and around July 1990 was when I took over the reigns solo.

For me programming Smile Jamaica is my absolute favorite thing on earth to do. And I like to say give thanks to KRCL for investing in the show and I ‘n’ I.  Same guy, same channel, same time, same format.

I started in Oct. ’89. The Simpsons (post Tracey Ullman) started Dec. ’89. Both programs still running well-hot!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica: Oct. 1989; The Simpsons: Dec. 1989

High-Lights of the Jah-tober 10, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 59 sec.

Playlist:

Set 1:

  • Winston Jarrett – Solid As a Rock; Atra 10 Track (Atra) ’72 UK vinyl
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic; Exodus Dub (Westons) ’77 Can.; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Sly & Robbie – Sesame Street; Many Moods of Sly, Robbie & the Taxi Gang (Sonic) ‘79 kids cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Slave Queen; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Bunny Wailer – Reggae Burden; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
  • The Specials – Rat Race; 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (Chrysalis) 2 Tone Brit ska
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (BBR) ’80 UK; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Tamlins – Irie Collie; 10” (Irie Ites) 2012 herb tune
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Brought to you by the letter S for Sensi. Now you know why Oscar is so grouchy

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Kinky Reggae; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73: JA vs. US/UK mixes

<Catch a Fire LP: Different mixes – JA original vs. Blackwell overdubs; 28 sec.>

<Kinky Reggae differences in mixes; 71 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Sorry; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Willi Williams – Jah Righteous Reighn; 10” (Uptempo) ’84 Sugar Minott prod’n
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Completely different mix on the Jamaican vs. the Island US/UK version

Set 3: Best of 26 years 

  • Third World – Third World Man; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ’77

<Rasta Man not Bionic Man; 18 sec.>

  • George Faith – I’ve Got the Groove; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Scratch prod’n/Black Ark
  • Sister Audrey – English Girl; Roots Daughters (Ariwa) ’88 Mad Professor prod’n
  • Wailing Souls – Things and Time; Channel One: Hitbound the Revolutionary Sound (Heartbeat) ‘77
  • Soul Syndicate – Redder Than Red; Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79; Dub Album of the Hour (Sugar Minott)
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Steve Austin. Bionics are not ital!

Set 4: Jah-loween Stylee

<Jah-tober is for Jah-loween; 22 sec.>

  • Don Carlos – Night Rider (In Danger); Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’88; “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!”
  • Ijahman Levi – One Step From Hell; Two Double Six 701 (Jahmani) ‘94

<Two Double Six 701 – Ijahman’s inmate number caught with weed; 15 sec.>

  • Bunny & the Kiemanaires – Devil’s Angel; From GG’s Reggae Hit Stable (Jamaican Gold) ‘71
  • Junior Dan – Look Out for the Devil + version; Junior Dan (Hi Try)
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Halloween falls on Saturday this year!

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital 

  • Icarus – Land of Tarot; State of Mind (Russia Roulette) ’82 UK
  • Bert Brown & Olubayo – Iry Feeling; Escape From Babylon (Bertene)  ’83 NY
  • 10 Foot Ganja Plant – State of Man; Spycatcher (ROIR) 2013 NY
  • The Chantells – Eva; Waiting in the Park (Phase 1) ’77 UK
  • Sister Candy – Keep on Bubbling; Showcase (Raiders) ’84 UK
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Ultra rare

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation) 11/27/82; Montego Bay, JA

<Tosh: Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival: 11/27/82, sunrise; 13 sec.>

<Peter Tosh: The Sun/Son of Reggae; 18 sec.>

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25 minutes of fire and brimstone!

Set 7: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Irie Day; Akwaaba (Acid Jazz) ’95 UK: Mutant Dub Set
  • Rockers Hi Fi – Round Reversion; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Rootah – Mr. Vibes; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germany
  • Mankind Liberation Front – Dope Dreams; Grass Soundtrack (Mercury) 2000
  • New Blood – Worries in the Dance; Jungle Massive vol. 1 (Payday) ’95 jungle
  • Ben Wa – Macrocardio Dub Infarction; Devil Dub (Black Hole) ’98 San Francisco
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Ben Wa great mutant dub out of San Francisco

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 19, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Return of the Anunnaki: 2900 AD

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Giorgio Tsoukalos – The Bob Marley of Ancient Aliens

<Smile Jamaica and Acoustic Levitation; 11 sec.>

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Ancient Alien theory suggests: it wasn’t Hebrew slaves who built the Pyramids, it was acoustic levitation using heavy bass riddims

Greetings,

My favorite television show is Ancient Aliens. Friday Nights on H2. I am fascinated with the concept of how what we know as Mesopotamian mythology predated the Bible and was really the story of Ancient Aliens. Not Skygods. Nor Greek Gods. It was the Anunnaki

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The Anunnaki – ZZ Top got nothing on these guys

A dude named Zecharia Sitchin translated thousands of Sumerian cuneiform tables and discovered a hidden history of Ancient Aliens who came from the Twelfth Planet. A place called Nibiru.

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The Anunnaki – those who came from the Sky – were space miners who needed gold for their atmosphere on Nibiru.

With an elliptical orbit, there are times when Nibiru approaches Earth which has massive gold holdings. The Anunnaki land space ships in places like Sinai, Sumer (modern day, southern Iraq), the Indus Valley and of course, Egypt. Then they went to the major gold fields in Southern and Western Africa.

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Nibiru intersects with Earth: 2900 AD

<The 12th Planet: Nibiru – home world of the Anunnaki; 18 sec.>

From Book IV of Sitchin’s Earth Chronicles: The Lost Realms. About the “Bearded Ones”: The Anunnaki who also visited the New World where the Mayan and Incan civilizations had so much gold, it was worthless as currency.

The Anunnaki had come to Earth 432,000 years before the Deluge – a period equivalent to 120 orbits of Nibiru. Though to the Anunnaki one orbit equalled a single year which was equivalent to 3600 Earth Years. They came and went between Nibiru and Earth each time their planet came closer to the Sun (and Earth) as it passed between Jupiter and Mars. 

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Nibiru suffered climate change and the Anunnaki needed Earth’s gold to turn into gold mist to make their air breathable

But these Anunnaki were lazy. So they created mankind to mine the gold to take back to Nibiru. Superior Anunnaki DNA spliced with Homo Erectus DNA. And what happened was these Anunnaki liked human women and there was plenty of bedjamming between the two groups.

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“Come back to my ziggurat, baby. We’ll listen to Smile Jamaica, burn a little bush and rub a dub!”

Finally, the main Sumerian God Anu was fed up with humans. He commanded that the Anunnaki wipe them out with a massive flood.

One of the gods, Enki, took pity on mankind and decided to warn them about the Deluge meant to wipe out the annoying humans.

Was it Noah and his Ark? Pshaw. It was a Sumerian named Ziusudra in a submarine.

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What makes more sensi to survive a massive flood? A wooden ark or a submarine? Of course, the latter

Do I believe any of this? Sure why not. Here are the 12 planets that the Sumerians wrote about around 2700 BC. Planet, in this case, celestial body

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Do not scoff!
  1. The Sun
  2. Mercury
  3. Venus
  4. Earth
  5. Luna (Earth’s moon)
  6. Mars
  7. Jupiter
  8. Saturn
  9. Uranus (discovery 1781 AD)
  10. Neptune (discovery 1846 AD)
  11. Pluto (discovered 1930 AD)
  12. Nibiru (The 12th Planet)

The Sumerians knew about these outer planets 4500 years before local astronmers knew about them. Makes sensi to me!

bless, robt

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High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 19, 2015; 34 sec.

Set 1: Harvest Time

<Time to clean out the bad weeds, separate them from the good for the day of harvest is here — Don Carlos; 10 sec.>

  • Wayne Jarrett – Every Tongue Shall Tell; Showcase (Wackies) ’82 Brooklyn, NY vinyl; Horace Andy cover
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Marijuana; Black Ash Dub (Trojan) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Don Carlos & Gold – Harvest Time; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83: Harvest Time Set
  • Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ’84; Seven Leaf collection
  • Black Survivors – Herb Pon Top; Nations of the World (Sword Lion) ’95 Revelation 22:2: the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nation

<Revelation 22:2; 12 sec.>

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Sound System – Sensi Man (the Ghetto Theatre Proudly Presents the Further Adventures of); Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2003 Brooklyn jungle herbtune
  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ’82 herbtune

<You burn down our collie fields, we burn down your cane fields — John Holt; 33 sec.>

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Read your Bible. Listen to Reggae.

Set 2: 

  • The Wailers – Baby We’ve Got a Date; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73: JA vs. US/UK overdubs

<Catch a Fire: JA original mashup Island overdubs; 57 sec.>

<Differences in JA vs. US/UK: Baby, We’ve Got a Date; 1 min. 22 sec.>

  • Lijadu Sisters – Bobby; Danger (Knitting Factory) ’75 Nigerian twins do Reggae

<Twin Nigerian Sisters; 35 sec.>

  • The Congos – Some Are Having Fun; 10” (Ariwa) 2002 UK; Cedric Myton/Mad Professor
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Lijadu Sisters from Nigeria

Set 3: Best of 26 Years Smile Jamaica. Milestone….pun intended!; 10 sec.

  • Burning Spear – Ethiopians Live It Out; Presenting (Studio One) ‘72
  • Joe Higgs – Life of Contradicditon; Life of Contradiction (Micron/Pressure Sounds) ‘75
  • Althea & Donna – They Wanna Just; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • The Revealers & the Crucial All Stars – Jail House Free + Rikers Island Dub; Jack Ruby Hi Fi (Clappers) ’81 Brooklyn, NY
  • Mad Professor – Ultimate Experience; It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Professor (Ariwa) ’94 Dub Album of the Hour
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, Oct. 1988

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation) 11/27/82 Montego Bay, JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Gumption; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
  • Super Chick – Me a Champion; 10” (Hitbound) ‘83
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Brilliant cover art

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Louise Bennett – Day O; Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’57 10”; 8 sec.
  • Ken Boothe – Good Woman; Reggae For Lovers (Generation) ’79 Missisauga, Ont.
  • Wailing Souls – Walk the Chalk Line; Knotty Vision (Nighthawk) ’83 St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mighty Diamonds – No Crying, No Bawling; Indestructible (Alligator) ’82 Chicago
  • Horace Andy – New Broom; Sounds of Jamaica Top Ten (Studio One) JA

<Smile Jamaica’s motto: New broom sweeps clean, but old broom knows the corners; 10 sec. >

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Day O: brown recluse spiders hiding in the banana bunches. Day de light and me waan go home

Set 6:

  • Tena Stelin – Flying Saucers; 7” (River Bank) 2001: Song about the Anunnaki – Ancient Aliens

<Ancient Aliens in the Bible and Sumerians via the Anunnaki; 68 sec.>

<Return of the Anunnaki; 55 sec.>

<UFOria on Smile Jamaica; 24 sec.>

 

  • Mad Professor & Puls Der Zeit – Sex and Crime Dub; Meet at Checkpoint Charlie (ROIR) ’89 West German dub w/ female vox
  • Cornell Campbell – Magic Spell; Hot Bomb! (Westside)
  • Barry Brown – My Woman; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80

<Channel One and Hitbound: The HooKim Brothers; 15 sec.>

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My ancestors: The Anunnaki. Ancient Aliens, not Skygods

Set 7:

  • Samia Farah – Du Signe du Lion (The Sign of the Lion); Many Moods of (SAM) 2008 Fr. Tunisian female
  • Smashmouth feat. Chopper – Virgin Girl; Halfbaked Soundtrack (MCA) ’98 herbtune, Eek a Mouse cover; 19 sec.
  • Original Survivors – Come Away Jah Children; Black Slavery Days (Clappers) ’80

Set 8: Mutant Dub UFOria; 47 sec.

  • Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whatever 2014; UFOria Mutant Dub Set
  • Dubadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (Word Sound) ’98 Brooklyn
  • Armagideon – Galactic Travel; Natural Elements Dub (Armgideon) ’95 UK
  • Audio Active – Adventures in Time and Space; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Japanese
  • Audio Active & Laraaji – Space Visitors For Tea – That Lump On Your Head; The Way Out is the Way In (All Saints) ’95
  • Alpha & Omega – Rhythm of the Ancients; The Half That’s Never Been Told (Steppas) 2014 UK trance dub w/ female vox
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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: September 12, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist) – Go Green Bay!

 

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Green Bud Bowl Packers all the way to the Stooper Bowl

Greetings,

Finally. NFL starts. No more deflategate. No more Roger Goddell (rhymes with HELL)

Just my Green Bud Bowl Packers put a beat down on the Cutler-riffic Chicago Bears; 12 sec.

3 Truisms from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 12 sec.

  1. Reggae ‘n ‘ Duwize
  2. San Francisco Giants baseball
  3. Green Bay Packers football
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Aaron takes his spinach!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers; 2 sec.>

bless, robt

<High-lights of the Sept. 12, 2015 Ark-Ive; 48 sec.>

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Playlist:

Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Jah Children; Live and Direct (M.Al’s) Oakland vinyl
  • Black Slate – Romans Dub; Ogima (TCD) ’81 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari; So Long; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) nyahbinghi drum
  • Phyllis Dillon – Woman of the Ghetto; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) Marlena Shaw cover
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1)  ’99 Bob tribute
  • Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Cop; Sensational Extra Classic (Trojan) ’78; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Cool down your temper Mr. Cop! 9 sec.>

  • Barry Brown – Jah Lead Us; 10” (Attack Gold)
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Cool down your temper Mr. Cop!

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – 400 Years (JA + US/UK); Catch a Firee (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Catch a Fire: JA vs. Island overdubs; 33 sec.>

<400 Years: JA mix vs. Island mix; 50 sec.>

  • Ethiopians – Satan Boy; From Matador’s Arena vol. 2 (Jamaican Gold) ’70 Halloween soon come!
  • Christine Miller & Hi Tek Players – Trod Away Home; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK; militant steppers
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JA tough ghetto mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s Island overdubs

Set 3: Best of 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • The Selecter – My Collie (Not a Dog); Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 herbtune; 13 sec.
  • Toots Hibbert – Freedom Train; Toots in Memphis (Mango) ’88 soul covers
  • Aswad – Tradition; Distant Thunder (Mango) ’88 UK
  • Ruts DC & the Mad Professor – Love and Fire; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ’82 UK punkdub
  • Jah Lloyd – Sharp Razor; Herb Dub (Teams); Dub Album of the Hour
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2 Tone Ska Herbtune with female vox

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – I’m the Toughest; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation); 11/27/82: Montego Bay, JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Never Grow Old; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90: Toots cover
  •  The Tennors – Ride Your Donkey; Broken Flowers (Focus) Rock Steady tune from Jim Jarmusch Soundtrack

<Jarmusch and Tarantino Soundtracks: Top Rank! 17 sec.>

  • Boney ‘L’ & Vibronics – Babylon Children; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 UK militant steppers w/ female vox
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Killer Jim Jarmusch soundtrack

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital Set

  • Lloyd Robinson – Cuss Cuss; Studio One Showcase volume 2 (Studio One) Vinyl is Vital Set: Riddim Shower (1): JA original

<Cuss Cuss; 16 sec.>

  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’89 UK: Riddim Shower (2): mutant dub cover

<Style Scot RIP; 28 sec.>

  • U Roy – Dynamic Fashion Way; Studio Kinda Cloudy (Trojan); ’69 Keith Hudson prod’n over Ken Boothe
  • Dr. Alimantado – This Little Bird; (Tell Me You Are Having a) Wonderful Time (Keyman) ’88 UK

<Even the birds ‘n’ bees’zes give Jah di Praises! 8 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Truly; At Studio  One (Studio One) JA
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Dub Syndicate head man killed 2014

Set 6: Roots Dawta Set

  • Samia Farah – Cool (Original); Samia Farah (Sony) ’99 Tunisian-French

<Samia Farah: French language dubstress; 20 sec.>

  • Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You; Fatboy Slim: Late Night Tales (Thrive) 2007
  • Aisha – I Can’t Change; There Is More to Life… (Ariwa) 2005 UK
  • Ayo – Who; Ticket to the World (Motown) 2013 Nigerian-German singer
  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part One (Reggae on Top) ’95 Dub Album of the Hour
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Samia Farah: French-Tunisian dubstress

Set 7:

  • Yellowman – Disco Reggae; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell prod’n
  • Sophia George – Final Decision; For Everyone (Pow Wow)  ‘86
  • Robbie Valentine – Don’t You Be Blind; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2008 UK militant steppers
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Bill Laswell dancehall classic

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 UK mutant dub set; herbtune

<Space Dust! 4 down, 46 to go! 9 sec.>

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Equal Rights; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2001 NYC
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – So Long; Reincarnated (Mad Decent) 2013
  • Audio Active – Robot War (Adrian Sherwood Dub Mix); Apollo Choco Remixed (ON U Sound) ’98 Japan
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Kenny Knots – Wicked Intention; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – In the Beginning; Overstanding (A & O) ’82 UK trance dub
  • Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers feat. Lizzard – Satta I; & the Dub Dancers (Makasound) 2008
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Space dust!

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 22, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Theremin Stylee!

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I ‘n’ I Heart the Red, Gold & Green

Greetings,

Here’s what the Jah-gust 22, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives features: 34 sec.

bless, robt

Set 1:

  • Jah-Malla – Reggae For It Now; Alive and Well (Clappers) ’80 NY vinyl
  • Doctor Dread – I For An Eye; Theremin in Dub (Tsosume): to Bob Dylan’s I and I; 2013 Hungary, Dub Album of the Hour

<The Theremin – adds a spooky sound to dubby Reggae; 28 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh) sunrise 11/27/82, Montego Bay, JA
  • Aisha – Sweet Love; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • Barry Brown – We Nuh Run; Richman Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 12” (Jah Works) 2002 bonus mutant herbs
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Leon Theremin – add a spooky touch to your dubwise

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – See and Blind; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Sisters’ Chant; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Aswad – 54 46; BBC Sessions (BBC) Toots cover live for radio broadcast

<Live at the BBC; 26 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
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Even dread Rastas get to play on the BBC

Set 3:

  • The Jayes & Ranking Trevor – Queen Majesty; Hitbound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) Request
  • Keith Hudson – Musicology; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78
  • Ayo – Real Love; Billie-Eve (Polydor) 2011 German-Nigerian female
  • Pato Banton – Satan; Mad Professor Recaptures Pato Banton (Ariwa) ‘89
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Ayo: Nigerian-German songbird who does some nice Reggae

Set 4:

  • Sunshot Band – Dial M for Murder; Dial M for Murder in Dub Style  (Pressure Sounds); ’80 Dub Album of the Hour

<Reggae History Lesson: Chris Blackwell remixes Midnight Ravers; 46 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Midnight Ravers (JA vs. UK/US mix); Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Midnight Ravers: original JA mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s remix; 44 sec.>

  • Desi Roots – Warning; 12” (DEB) ’75; Dennis Brown prod’n
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White Jamaican Chris Blackwell: shaped The Wailers’ sound for rock audiences. Genius

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Gypsy Man; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK Curtis Mayfield cover; Vinyl Set
  • I Roy – Dr. Phibbs; Hell and Sorrow (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Horace Andy & the Rhythm Queen – Love Is a Treasure (Rough Trade) ’85 UK; Freddy McKay cover
  • Edi Fitzroy – Work on Mr. Farmer; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago, IL
  • Chalawa feat. Johnny Osbourne – Rich Inna Jah Jah Love; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Ontario, Can.
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Marcia Griffiths covers Curtis Mayfield

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • Mighty Diamonds – Tracks of My Tears; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 Smokey Robinson cover

<Reggae loves Smokey Robinson; 20 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka the English Beat) – Jeanette; Special Beat Service (Go Feet!) ’82 UK 2 Tone ska
  • Sister Carol – Down in the Ghetto; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ‘84
  • The Jolly Brothers – Babylon a Fight Rasta; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n. My favorite album of all time

<Out of thousands, Jolly Brothers Meet Lee “Scratch” Perry is #1; 20 sec.>

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My ultimate #1 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, Black Ark ’77-’78

Set 7:

  •  Earl Morgan & the Heptones – Boo-Yarka Dub; DC Dub Connection (Auralux) ’82 Dub Album of the Hour

  • Abyssinians – $19.95 plus Tax; Reunion (AO!) ‘98

<Why the CD died: $19.95 plus Tax; 44 sec.>

  • Anthony B – Spliff Tail; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 herbtun
  • Errol Dunkley & Errol Bellot – Live Upright + Everything Possible; 10” (Reality Shock) 2011 UK
  • Sugar Minott & Soul Syndicate – Ghetto-ology; Ghetto-ology (Easy Star) ‘79
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$19.95 Plus Tax: The Mark of the Beat. Greedy record companies  led to this…

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81; Jr. Byles cover w/ female vox

<Junior Byles meets Mutant Dub; 13 sec.>

  • Back to Base – Play With Fire; Heading For the Door (MPR) 2000 UK
  • Kenny Knots & Junior Kigwa – Wicked Man + High Grade; Abassi Allstars: Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 herbtune
  • Alpha & Omega – Solomon and Sheba; Overstanding (A & O); ’92 UK trance dub
  • Dubphonic – Babylon Insight; Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions: The Second Chapter (Guidance) 2000 Chicago, IL
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New Age Steppers

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: August 1, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-maican Independence Weekend

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Not advised for vinyl fetishists!

Greetings,

Since coming back from my Jah-tana Roadtrip: Southwest and North Central Montana I have dropped 3 thematic episodes of Smile Jamaica:

  1. Best of Smile Jamaica and 27 Years of Reggae Radio – The 70’s
  2. Best of Smile Jamaica and 27 Years of Reggae Radio – The 80’s
  3. Jah Love – 3 Hours for HIM Happy Birthday: July 23, 1892
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Killer record store in Missoula Montana – Rockin’ Rudy’s. Drop $200 here every summer

So now back to the usual Roots ‘n’ Dub Shuffle:

bless, robt

<Comin’ in Hot!: Roadmap for the 3 Hours; 50 sec.>

  • Wailers Family Tree: Mix and Match “Catch a Fire: Tosh live, Marcia Lovers Rock; Bunny dancehall
  • Best of 27 Years: Faves from the beginning ’88-’89
  • Rockers do Reggae: 1st Saturday of each month
  • Vinyl is Vital
  • Rastafari Tributes – Holdover, never left over from last week’s Ark-Ive
  • Mutant Dub

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-gust 1, 2015: Annotated Playlist – photos, captions, soundbytes, reggae history lessons!

Set 1:

  • Melodians – Get Up and Dance; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC vinyl
  • Soul Syndicate/Sugar Minott – Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79 Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Warrior; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90: Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – It’s Impossible; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Fred Locks – Vision of Redemption; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK militant steppers
  • Barry Brown – Pass Up the Chalice; Rich Man Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • AKB – Where/Where’s da Dub; Future Present (AKB); ’96 Al Kirk Band = Halloween tune

<Where are the Priests and the Prophets to save us from the Vampires!?; 15 sec.>

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Sugar Minott: “Don’t know much about biology, geography, history. But I know ghetto-ology”

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Concrete Jungle (JA + US/UK mix); Catch A Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73; much different mixes

<Jamaican ghetto mix of Concrete Jungle vs. Twangy guitar overdubs; 84 sec.>

<Concrete Jungle Recap: 57 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Win or Lose; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress

<Hollie Cook – Dawta of a Sex Pistol; 10 sec.>

  • The Observers – Zorro/Cutting Sword; 10” (PK) ’79 Mine instrumental
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Catch a Fire and the Jimmy Cliff flick The Harder They Come – lit the fuse for Reggae

Set 3: Best of 27 Years

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 space travel is a waste

<Cydonia on Mars; 36 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Loving Pauper; Cocaine (Charly) ’76 over Dobby Dobson
  • Michael Prophet – Righteous are the Conqueror; Righteous are the Conqueror (Greensleeves) ‘81

<Justin Hinds in DC, 1998; 22 sec.>

  • Justin Hinds & the Dominos – Sweet Lorraine; Travel With Love (Nighthawk) ‘84

<Space Travel no isms or schisms!; 22 sec.>

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Cydonia “man made” Monument on Mars
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Livf on Pluto?

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh): Nov. 27, 1982 – Montego Bay
  • Anthony B – Marley Memories; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 Bob tribute over ska era “Put It On” Wailers riddim
  • Ika Black – Human Life; Special (Keyman) ‘86 female singer

1982-11-20

Set 5: Rockers doing Reggae

  • Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now; I Can See Clearly Now (Columbia) ’72

<Bob Marley wrote for Johnny Nash; 7 sec.>

<Johnny Nash: reggae, soul, AM pop; 22 sec.>

  • The Ruts – Jah War (Live); Criminal Minds (Recall) UK Punks do Reggae

<Punkers in solidarity with Rastas in UK 14 sec.>

  • Nina Hagen – African Reggae; Nina Hagen Band (Columbia) ’80 German Reggae
  • Corey Harris – Walter Rodney; Zion Crossroads (Telarc) blues pays tribute to assassinated leader of Guyana

<Walter Rodney of Guyana; 15 sec.>

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Guyana’s Walter Rodney. Caribbean leader/martyr

Set 6: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Tyrone Taylor – Cottage in Negril; Cottage in Negril (Love) ’86 
  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – At Midnite; Full Experience (Blue Moon); Fr. EP w/ female vox
  • Prince Jazzbo – Jamaican Collie; Head to Head Clash (RAS) deejay herbtune
  • Burning Spear – Travelling; Knotty Vision (Nighthawk) ‘82
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Nighthawk Records – St. Louis, Missouri

 

Set 7: Tribute to Haile Selassie

  • Black Slate – Calling Jah; World Citizen UK
  • King Kong – Jah is My Best Friend; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) ’97
  • Rastafarians – Jah Greatest Blessing; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Israel Vibration – Jah Love; Strength of My Life (RAS) ‘88

<Israel Vibration – Polio survivors, Rastas; 38 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Conspiring (Dancing to My Own Drums); Pride and Joy: Live (ON U Sound) ‘91
  • Zion Train – Get Ready; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Systemwide – Rise Up; Pure and Applied (BSI)
  • Snoop Lion – Rebel Way; Reincarnation (Berhane Selassie); Snoop vs. Major Lazer
  • Les Nubians – El Son Reggae; One Step Forward (Virgin) French/Chadian sistas