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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-cember 16, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Last Show of 2017!

Set 1:

  • Lee Perry & Sandra Robinson – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year; 12” EP (Trojan) ’86 UK
  • Rough Sounds – Comfort and Jah; Reggae Xmas Party (Rough Sounds) Redondo Beach Xmas dub album of the hour
  • The Wailers feat. Bob Marley – Sound the Trumpet; Irie Christmas in Jamaica (Heartbeat/Studio One) ‘65
  • Althea & Donna – Sorry; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Brentford Road All Stars – Throw Me Corn; Downbeat the Ruler (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want for Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement All I want for ismas is my collie herb!
  • Shinehead – Reggae Christmas Medley; 12” (African Love/Elektra) ‘89

Set 2:

  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Graduation in Zion (Dub Store) ’78 sublime Christmas tune
  • Rupie Dan & Jenifah Gad – Rastafari Live; Reparation (Flag) 2000
  • Afro Omega – Work It Out; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC w/ female vox
  • Bush Chemists – This Sound; Dub Fire Blazing (Dubhead) 2001 UK mutant dub herb tune
  • Michael “Scooby Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ’83 US

Set 3:

  • Sinead O’Connor – Rivers of Babylon; Theology (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2007 Psalms cover of The Melodians
  • Eek a Mouse – Wa Do Dem; Live at Reggae Sunsplash 1981 (Elektra) ’81 Montego Bay, JA
  • Black Roots – Pin in the Ocean (Extended Mix); All Day All Night (Deluxe Edition) (Bristol Archive) ’87 UK
  • Familyman Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Coco Tea – Christmas is Coming; Badd Santa (Stones Throw) ‘84
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Phat Old Mamas – Bitter Hypnotic; Into Bass & Time (ESL) 2011 German dub group w/ female vox
  • UB40 – Mi Spliff; Little Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 UK herbtune
  • Tyrone Evans – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12” (Clocktower) ’78 Brooklyn

 

Set 5: Christmas Vinyl 

  • Silvertones – Merry, Merry Christmas; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa is Black + My Santa; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ’79 FL
  • Joe Gibbs Family – We Three Kings; Reggae Christmas (Joe Gibbs) ’82 FL
  • Michigan & Smiley – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas (RAS) ’84 DC
  • Dean Frazer – Sensimilia; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 JA to Handel’s Messiah; herbtune

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 28 Years

  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 
  • The Morwells – Reggae Party; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ‘79
  • Aswad – Bubbling; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Deck the Halls; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 deck the halls w/ boughs of collie!
  • Dry and Heavy – King Jammy Meets Dry and Heavey in the Jaws of the Tiger (BSI) 2001 Jah-pon dub album of the hour

Set 7:

  • John Holt – A Spaceman Came Travelling; Reggae Christmas Hits Album (Trojan) ’86 UFOira tune
  • Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run; 7” (Rolling Stones) ’79 Chuck Berry cover
  • Glen Adams – Joyful Tidings; 12” (Clocktower) ’78 B side to Tyrone Evans Christmas tune

Set 8: Mutant Dub 

  • Dubcheck – Lee Perry; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 Mutant Dub Set
  • Soho – Shake Your Thing; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK dub w/ female vox
  • Gorillaz – Hip Albatross; G Sides (Virgin) 2002 UK cartoon group
  • 2 Bad Card – Noise Pollution; Chainstore Massacre (ON U Sound) 2002 UK
  • Jonah Dan w/ Alpha & Omega – Watching Over w/ dub; Spirit of the Ancients  (Part Two) (A & O) 2007     UK

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate – Christmas Stylee!

Not the naughty or nice list. Who’s getting probed list.

Greetings,

Eff Bing Crosby! Bob Marley’s White Christmas. Fiyah bun Nat King Cole or Sinatra! Let’s hear Jacob Miller Deck the Halls with Boughs of Collie. Pa rum, pu-pum pum!

As a Sumerian Fundamentalist who knows that Ancient Astronaut Theory suggests Santa was an Alien*, I wish all my Bredrins and Sistrins a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

*Sleigh = spaceship. Rudolph’s Red Nose? Tracking beacon

<Santa Claus – Space Alien; 30 sec.>

Don’t take my word for it…listen to John Holt – A Spaceman Came Travelling

Spin this Yuletide podcast crafted in my Secret Dubratory while opening your gifts, slogging down Rum fortiied Egg Nog and sparking up the “christmas tree”.

bless, Bobbylon

0 – 30 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – White Christmas; Christmas at Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’65
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty & Nice (Rhino) 70’s era
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want For Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 All I want for Ismas is my collie herb
  • Coco Tea – Christmas is Coming; Badd Santa (Stones Throw) ‘84
  • Trinity – Santa Claus Comes Once a Year; Big Big Man (Esoldun) ‘84
  • Tennessee Brown & the Silvertones – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Half Pint – Christmas Vibes; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)

30-60 min.

  • Johnny Clarke & the Aggrovators – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; Reggae Christmas (Trojan)
  • Mighty Diamonds & Dean Fraser – Frosty the Snowman; Reggae Pulse – Christmas Songs (Trojan)
  • The Notables feat. Lynval Golding – Good King; A Notable Christmas (Mossburg)
  • John Holt – Happy Xmas (War is Over); Reggae Christmas Hits Album (Trojan) John Lennon cover
  • Fishbone – Slick Nick You Devil you; Nuttasaurusmeg (Sony) ’87 SoCal funk/ska
  • Yellowman -12 Days of Christmas; Very, Very Yellow Christmas (RAS) ’98

60-90 min.

  • Kofi – Silent Night; A Very Reggae Christmas (Atlantic) ‘94
  • Rough Sounds – Comfort and Jah; Reggae Xmas Party (Rough Sounds)
  • Vince Charles – Mary’s Little Boy Child; Caribbean Christmas (Oglio) ’97 steel drums
  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ‘80
  • Doreen Scheaffer – Wish You a Merry Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Horace Andy – Christmas Time; Greetings From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Toots & the Maytals – Happy Christmas; Natty & Nice (Rhino) ’73

90 min- 2 hr.

  • Silvertones – Bling Bling Christmas; Christmas Greetings From Studio One  (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Alton Ellis – Praise Jah It’s Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Happy Christmas – Washington & Clarke; Natty and Nice (Rhino)
  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Don Carlos & Glenice Spencer – Jingle Bells; Reggae Pulse 4 – Christmas Songs (RAS) ‘84
  • June Lodge – Joy to the World; Reggae Pulse 4 – Christmas Songs (RAS) ‘84
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Sandra Robinson – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (Trojan) ‘86
  • Rough Sounds – Rude Lang Syne; Reggae Xmas Party vol. 1 (Rough Sounds)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-cember 17, 2016 – Joy to the Worlds!

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Greetings,

Chillin’ like a villain with my family. Hope you are able to do the same this Holiday. I am grateful for anyone who listens to Smile Jamaica and these streams.

While I enjoy a few weeks away, and some cratedigging to refresh for 2017, enjoy this Christmas heavy duty edition of the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives.

Merry Christmas to the Prince of Peace. Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and any other year end skygod festivities of your choosing!

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Eedokhun Breekkha – Merry Christmas from my Assyrian yimma (mother)

<Santa was an alien. Sleigh = spaceship>

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 17, 2016

Set 1:

  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA vinyl
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Interstellar Over Dub; Vortex Dub (Orange Street) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty ‘n’ Nice (Rhino) love child = Christ child
  • Mike Brooks – Cool Runnings; Classical Anthology (M-10) ‘83
  • Hollie Cook – Used to Be; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 UK dubstress
  • Inner Circle – We ‘a’ Rockers; Rockers Soundtrack (Mango) ‘79
  • Barry Brown – Sensimilla; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
  • Derrick Harriott – Jesus Was Born Today; 12” (Crystal) ‘82

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Set 2:

  • Cocoa Tea – Christmas Is Coming; Badd Santa (Stones Throw) Peanut Butter Wolf prod’n
  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; There Is More to Life (Twinkle) 2005
  • Pecker & the Wailers – Militant Sniff; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon
  • Michael “Scooby Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ‘83

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Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – White Christmas; Christmas Greetings From Studio One  (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’65 Bing Crosby cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Only a Woman; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Peter Tosh – Arise Blackman; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy)  ’71 Jamaican Singles box set
  • Bunny Wailer – Redemption Song; Retrospective (Shanachie) ‘81
  • Israel Vibration – Israel Dub (Greensleeves) ’78 Same Song dub; Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Barrington Levy – Flash Your Dread; 7” (Mic) ’81 Xmas tune
  • Special A.K.A. – Racist Friend; Checkered Past (2 Tone) UK ska from ‘83
  • The Pioneers – Feeling High; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’73 herb tune
  • Dennis Alcapone – Fat Man; Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) dj to Derrick Morgan

<Why Robin Hood stole from the rich>

  • Tyrone Evans – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12” (Clocktower) ‘78

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Set 5: Christmas Vinyl is Vital

  • Michigan & Smiley – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas (RAS) ’84 DC
  • Carlene Davis & Trinity – Santa Claus + Christmas in the Ghetto; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 JA
  • Joe Gibbs Reggae Family – We Three Kings; Reggae Christmas (Joe Gibbs) ’84 Miami FL
  • Dillinger & the Brentford Harmonics – Hi Fashion Christmas; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA

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Set 6:

  • Keith Richards – Run Rudoph Run; 7” (Rolling Stone) ’78 cover of Chuck Berry
  • Dubblestandart feat. GRIZO – The Rhythm; Are You Experienced? (Groove Attack) 2006 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Deck the Halls; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 herbtune
  • Glen Adams – Joyful Tidings; 12” (Clocktower) ’78 dub to God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27+ Years

  • Bingy Bunny & the Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’75
  • Don Carlos – Cool Johnny Cool; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Doreen Schaeffer – Wish You a Merry Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Capital Letters – Natty Walk 12” mix; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Sly & Robbier– Herb; Bill Laswell: Dub Massive Chapter One (Trojan) Dub Album of the Hour

 

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Ancient Astronauts – Crescent Moon; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ.
  • Human – Home; Earthjuice (Waveform) ’95
  • Jahtari Riddim Force – One Armed Swordsman; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari)  2012 Germ.
  • Systemwide feat. Dr. Israel – Crisis Time; Pure and Applied (BSI)  2002 US
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Leslie Weiner – If You Reach the Border; clear (4th & Broadway) ’95 UK
  • Natacha Atlas – Bastet; Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Belgian/Algerian/Jewish chanteuse

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-cember 10, 2016: Santa is an Alien!

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Greetings,

Sad news to report. Astronaut John Glenn passed away. Smile Jamaica loves anything to do with Space Travel. John Glenn was a pioneer and I pay tribute to him with some UFO-ria. Those astronauts reported strange encounters with unknown entities while probing space.

When they reported back to Ground Zero at NASA, they were yelled at, “Get off the public comm channel!”

They exist. Do not scoff. Too bad we wasted trillions on war. All that money for space exploration we should at least be having deejays spin anti gravity dubwize on Mars.

Christmas came early for I ‘n’ I:. Ancient Aliens Season 9

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In the same way that Alt News (slandered as fake news by the Old Media farts) is a skeptical reaction to newspapers and cable news, The Astro-Theologists on Ancient Aliens are challenging what I have called Archaeo Imperialism.

These archaeological sites are thousands of years older – Egypt, Meso-America, Sumer –  than we are being told.

Tradtional archaeologists would scoff, “Primitive people didn’t have the tools nor the know how to build those incredibly precise temples, ziggurats and pyramids.”

That’s where the Ancient Aliens come in:

  • Noah in the Ark; nope: Ziusudra in a submarine;Utnapishtim in a tessaract space ship
  • Chariots of Fire – jet propulsion from a space ship
  • Burning Bush – ditto
  • Stairway to Heaven – Landing deck for a spaceship
  • Magic Carpet Ride – spaceship
  • Mohammed’s midnight journey from Jerusalem to Heaven on a flying horse? – Spaceship. 
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The mythical creature who took Mohammed from Jerusalem to Heaven. His name, Baraq, means lightning. Lightning or space propulsion?

AlI I read for my political enlightenment is “fake news”, I am a big believer in the Astro-Theology taught by Ancient Aliens. So here is my supposition.

Santa Claus and his reindeer? Nope. Alien in a space ship. Rudoph’s red nose? Tracking beacon

bless, robt

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Wasn’t a fat white guy driving a team of reindeer. Ridiculous. Do not scoff!

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 10, 2016

Set 1:

  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Chiristmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA vinyl
  • Aswad – Rainfall Sunshine; Rebel Souls (Mango) ‘84
  • Lorna Asher – Praise Him; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Martin Campbell – Babylon Come; Making Tracks (Channel One UK) ‘81
  • Black Slate – Sticks Man ’80; Amigo (bbr) ‘80
  • Dean Frazer – Sensimilia; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 to Hallelujah choir 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Johnny Clarke – Play Fool Get Wise; 10” (Glimmer)

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Set 2:

  • Zema – Check It Out; Stranger in the Gates (Melchizedek) ’97 SoCal female singer
  • Alpha & Omega feat. Gregory Isaacs – Bush Ganja; Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 trance dub herbtune
  • The Special A.K.A. – Guns of Navarone; Checkered Past (2 Tone) ’80 Live EP – 2 Tone ska cover Skatalites
  • Prince Alla – Youthman in the Ghetto; 10” (Archive)

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Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Leave My Business; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’71 Jamaican Singles: Wailers Family Tree set
  • Pato Banton – Hello Tosh; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Bunny Wailer – Conscious Lyrics; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’92 best of
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus (Long version) + 7” B Side version; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 deluxe edition
  • E.T. & Randy’s All Stars – Ordinary Version Chapter 3; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youthgroup herb tune
  • Lillian Allen – Reggae Riddim; Dread Poets Society (T’bwana Sounds) ’93 dub poet
  • Steve Reynolds – Good Vibes; 10” (Joint International) Keith Hudson prod’n

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Set 5: Christmas Vinyl is Vital

  • Barrington Levy – I Saw Mommy; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 JA:
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa Claus is Black + My Santa; African Christmas (Top Ranking) Miami
  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 US
  • Tennessee & the Silvertones – Little Drummer Boy; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA

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Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Christmas Time (Studio One) JA 
  • Pecker & the Wailers – Concrete Jungle; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon; Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years set
  • Sophia George – Rockers in the Rain; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Errol Dunkley & L. Moodie – Ethiopia for the Ethiopians; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodie) ‘74
  • Burning Spear – Invasion + Black Wa-Da-Da;  Marcus Garvey/Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ‘75

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Set 7:

  • Half Pint – One Big Ghetto; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz)
  • Sarah B Band – Come Along; Realign My Mind (Sarah B) 2011 SLC group
  • Judah Eskender Tafari – Rastafari Tell You; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2002 UK militant steppers update of roots original

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Set 8: UFO-ria – Livicated to John Glenn, astronaut

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night I fell in Love With an Ancient Astronaut; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox: UFO-ria set livicated to John Glenn
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (Orange Street) ’80 Joe Jackson prod’n
  • Tenastelin – UFO + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Transglobal Underground – Good Luck Mr. Gorsky; Psychic Karaoke (Nation) ’96 Asian dub, Soviet cosmonaut

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Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-cember 3, 2016: Christmas Soon Come!

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<Smile Jamaica’s Christmas dilemma>

Greetings,

I don’t get hung up on the Holiday PC stuff. Happy Holidays? Okay. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kool Kwanza. Most awesome Mawlid (that’s what the Muslims call Jesus’ birthday – one of their Top 5 Prophets.)

My skygod of choice is Anu, Marduk and Isthar. Those who came down from the sky

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Anunnaki goddess: Ishtar. Don’t put this Angel pon your Christmas Tree!

My dilemma hosting Smile Jamaica for 27+ years is how much and when to start Xmas Reggae. Some years I get complaints, “Bah humbug Nelson – play some Christmas jams!” Other years it it, “I listen to Smile Jamaica to not hear commercial Christmas”.

So this week? One Christmas tune. All I want for Christmas is my Collie herb! 8 down 42, to go!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-cember 3, 2016

Set 1:

  • Phillip Frazer – Give King Selassie I Praises + Jah Blessing Flowing Dub; I and I in Inity (I & I Sound) ’87 US vinyl
  • Natural Roots – Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. Vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Beres Hammond – Bubbling; Beres Hammond and Friends (ERC)
  • The Specials – Rude Boy Outa Jail; Stereo-Typcial (2 Tone) ’80 3 CD best of
  • Ayo – What’s This All About; Gravity At Last (Wrasse) 2008: Nigerian-German female artist
  • The Pioneers – Papa Was a Rolling Stone; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’73 Temptations cover
  • Aswad – Just a Little Herb; Rebel Souls (Mango) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Freddie McGregor – Jahovah; 10” (Observer Gold) over Satta riddim

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Set 2:

  • Johnny Osbourne – Trench Town School; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘80
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; Classic Reggae Hits (Time)
  • Black Slate – Legalize Collie Herb; Amigo (bbr) ’80 herbtune
  • Buume – Seriously; 10’ (Zimatime) 2006 UK mutant dub instrumental

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Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Gregory Isaacs – Happiness Come; Love Is Overdue (Heartbeat) ’74: 
  • Rita Marley – Who Is Your Neighbor; Harambe (Shanachie) ‘82
  • UB40 – Little by Little; Signing Off (Sound/DEP) ’80 singles collection
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Twelve Days of Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 xmas herbtune
  • Burning Spear & the Black Disciples – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) Dub Album of the Hour
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All I want for Christmas is my collie herb!

Set 4: Rockers do Reggae

  • Keith Richards feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Republic) 2015 Gregory Isaacs cover

<Keef Meets the Cool Ruler>

  • Eric Clapton – Whatcha Gonna Do; Crossroads Box Set (Polydor) ’74: Peter Tosh cover, unreleased
  • Magic! – Rude; Don’t Kill the Magic! (RCA) 2014 Canadian
  • The Slits – Fade Away; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 live female punk cover of Junior Byles original

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Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Trinity – Bad Card; Bad Card  (Joe Gibbs) ’81 FL
  • Sis Nya – Serious Time; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
  • No Fixed Address – Black Man’s Rights; Wrong Side of the Road (Black Australia) ’81  Australian soundtrack
  • Sugar Minott – This Old Man; Studio One Sales Conference (Studio One) ’75 JA: nursery rhyme
  • Frankie Paul – Brothers; Strictly Reggae Music (Londisc) ’84 JA

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Set 6:

  • Pato Banton – No Worry; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Ras Command – Kali Dub; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ. Mutant dub
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 herbtune, request  

<420 Election Tally: 8-1-1>

  • Love Joys – Let Me Rock You Now; Showcase (Wackies) ‘82
  • Ja-Man All-Stars  – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire) Dub Album of the Hour
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Don’t worry. It’s only going to be for four years. 8 years tops

Set 7:

  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Comfortable; Movements (Funfundvierzig) ’94 Germ. Female singer
  • King Kong – Earth Is the Lord; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005
  • Rob I Peart – Scorpion; 10” (Kingston Connexion)

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Roots; Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 UK trance dubbers: Mutant Dub Set
  • Audio Active – Kick the Bong Around (Adrian Sherwood mix); Bong (Birdman) 2000 Jahpon
  • Dubblestandart – Steets of Dub (Anxiety Mix); Are You Experienced (Collision) 2006 Jah-stria
  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone Wold) 2001
  • Jim Nastics & Mungo’s Hi Fi – Nah Lef Africa; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germ.

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Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 12, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Calm Before the Snowstorm!

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Jesus Christ: Born a Refugee

<Hey Donald  Trump – Jesus was born a refugee; 14 sec.>

Ho Ho Highlights of this nice December Saturday the 12th before a massive Monday storm in Salt Lake City. Well nitty and gritty. Took me three hours to get from Sugar House to the University of Utah. About 3 miles. 1 min. 16 sec.

  • Christmas Stylee
  • Wailers Family Tree – Bob/Bunny/Joe Higgs Live in San Fran KSAN Radio; Peter Live in SoCal ’83. Bunny Roots Best Of
  • Vinyl Is Vinyl
  • UFO-ria Mutant Dubwize – in time for the new Star Wars flick!

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Hey crowd a people: put the Prius in the garage until at least April!

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 12, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA vinyl
  • Studio 1 Band Meets The High Times Band – Kill a Sound Wid Dub; Dub From Jamaica Roots (Original) ’96 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Bunny Wailer – Innocent Blood; Crucial! (Shanachie) Best of Roots era singles
  • Barry Brown – Jah Jah Guide Them; Richman Poorman (Moll-Selekta) ’78-’80 Best Of
  • Marcia Griffiths – The Way I Feel About You; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; Crisus Time (Virgin Front Line); ’76 update of Johnny Clarke’s African Roots
  • Tyrone Evans & Glen Adams – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12″ (Clocktower) ’79 Xmas update
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Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) Oct. ’73 live on SF Radio Station KSAN

<Bob, Peter & Joe Higgs Live on KSAN Radio, San Fran; 1 min. 5 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – Bread and Water; Bread and Water EP (Greensleeves) ’81 UK
  • Ayo – Help Is Coming; Joyful (Interscope) 2006 Nigerian-German Female
  • Michael “Scooby Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ‘83

<No snow inna JA fi Christmas; 8 sec.>

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Set 3: Best of 26 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • The Jolly Brothers – Oppression; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) Lee Perry/Black Ark
  • Hell and Fire – Show Us the Way; Hit Bound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat)
  • Steel Pulse – Blues Dance Raid; True Democracy (Elektra) ’82 UK
  • The Selecter – Danger; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 Brit Ska w/ female vox
  • Stamper Doctor – Time to Cool Dub; Dub Zone (Teams); Dub Album of the Hour to Mike Brooks tunes
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Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Rastafari Is; Captured Live (EMI America) ’84: Live in Los Angeles: Aug. 22, 1983 – Greek Theatre
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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Florida
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label does Reggae
  • Barrington Levy – Sensimilea; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK
  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender – If You Drop That Cross; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Oshawa, Ontario, Can.
  • Norwood Rockers – Rocking; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
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Canadian Reggae at its finest. On the Green Weenie label

Set 6:

  • One Love Family – Bo’Ten Qu’Luta – African Reggae (Putomayo) 2009 Cape Verde group

<Reggae From Cape Verde; 19 sec.>

  • Clinton Fearon – Blame Game; Goodness (Boogie Brown) 2014 bassie of the Gladiators
  • Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 herbtune
  • Search Boys (feat. Cheech Marin) – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78: weed update of old Coaster R & B tune
  • Joe Gibbs & the Profesisonals – Crucial Attempt; All-Mighty Dub Chapter 4 (Joe Gibbs); ’79 Dub Album of the Hour
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As many Cape Verdeans live in the US as on the Islands

Set 7:

  • Martha Velez – Get Up Stand Up; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’78: Marley produced, Wailers played, Lee Perry engineers; 12 sec.
  • Kingman + Jonah feat. Cluadius Linton; So Wrapped Up; Signtime (Sunking) 2008
  • African Head Charge Presents Noah House of Drea – Neighbours; Heart 2 (ON U Sound) ’97 UK mutant dub
  • King Kong – I Feel Joy; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005
  • Doctor Alimantado – Poison Flour; Best Dressed Chicken in Town (Keyman) ‘75
  • Derrick Harriott – Jesus Was Born Today; 12” (Crystal) ’82
  • Glen Adams – Joyful Tidings; 12” (Clocktower) ‘ 79 Hammond B 3 version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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NY Puerto Rican Broadway singer Martha Velez does Reggae

Set 8: UFO-ria Mutant Dub

<Star Wars Dec. 18: No Jar Jar Binx for I ‘n’ I; 18 sec.>

  • Boxcutter – Arecibo Message; Arecibo Message (Planet Mu) 2009 UK: Mutant Dub UFO-ria

<Arecibo, Puerto Rico – where they look for Aliens; 8 sec.>

<Arecibo – Carl Sagan; 10 sec.>

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Arecibo Radio Telescope – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
  • Rockers Hi-Fi – Dick inna Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Wordsound I -Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 Brooklyn, NY

<Space Dreads hunting for herb in NYC; 13 sec.>

  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone no. 1 (Instinct) ’95 US
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Angel Gabriel and the Space Boots; Lord God Muzick (Heartbeat) ‘91
  • Les Nubians – Que Le Moit Soit Perle; One Step Forward (Virign) 2003 French/African sisters
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This idiot better not be in the new Star Wars flick or I’m walking right out the door!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 5, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Decks the Halls with Boughs of Collie!

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Sant–Ahhh!

<“Deck the Halls w/ boughs of Collie!”>

Greetings,

Been on the road Cratedigging, so haven’t had anything uploaded lately. Tis the season so I’ve got some Holiday vinyl and all the usual delights:  1 min. 05

bless, robt

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So Santa Say: Mistletoe fi di good gals, coal fi di bad Abwoys!

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica – Jah-cember 5, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Barrington Levy – Don’t Give Up; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK vinyl
  • Joe Gibbs & the Professionals – All-Mighty Dub vol. 3 (Joe Gibbs) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Black Roots – Come and Sing; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK Roots Reunion
  • Althea & Donna – If You Don’t Love Jah; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Frontline) ’78 deejay duo
  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley/World Corruption; Live at the White River Reggae Bash (Heartbeat) 2000 Tribute to Bob
  • Owen Gray – Rizla; 30 Wicked Hearts (Bushranger) ’77; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; rolling papers

<Rizla papers – French rolling paper company founded, 1532; 14 sec.>

  • Earl Sixteen & U Brown – Years of Slavery/Tired of Slavery; 10” (Merge) ‘79
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Preferred by 96% of Dread Rastas when wrapping up a draw!

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Talkin’ Blues; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live at KSAN radio: Oct. 20, 1973: Wailers Family Tree set

<Oct. 21st 1973 – Live Radio performance: KSAN, San Francisco; 1 min. 21 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Crucial; Crucial! (Shanachie) ’94 Roots Best of
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Say People; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86
  • Peter Tosh – Not Gonna Give It Up; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California: 8/23/83
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Sly Stone kicked the Wailers off tour for upstaging his 1973 funk and soul

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years

  • Aswad – Rebel; Rebel Souls (Mango) ’84 UK dancehall update
  • Steel Pulse – Not King James Version; Babylon the Bandit (Elektra) ’85 UK
  • Sister Carol – Jah Disciple; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & George Faith – I’ve Got the Groove; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ’90 Adrian Sherwood co-production; update of George Faith
  • Keith Hudson – Image; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour
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Best of 26 Years of Smile Jamaica. Bought on Haight Ashbury, Rough Trade Records

Set 4:

  • Mighty Diamonds – Pass the Kutchie; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ’82 herbtune
  • Aisha – Crisis; True Roots (Ariwa) ‘94
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Pass di Kutchie pan di lef’ haan side!

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital Christmas 

  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All Stars Explosion (Alligator) ’85

<Bah, humbug! 8 sec.>

  • Tennessee & the Silvertones – Little Drummer Boy; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
  • Jennifer Lara – Hands of the Lord; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA
  • Eek a Mouse – The Night Before Christmas; Reggae Christmas (RAS)  ’84 Wash’n DC
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Ho, ho, ho!

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • The Members – Rat Up a Drainpipe; At Night at the Chelsea Nightclub (Virgin) ‘79UK New Wavers: Rockers do Reggae Set
  • The Ruts – Jah War; The Crack (Virgin) ’79 UK punk rockers
  • The Heptones – Hypocrite; Meaning of Life (Trojan); Riddim Shower (1): ’72 original vox
  • The Hitters (aka Brinsley Schwarz) – Hypocrite; Hen’s Teeth (Edsel); Riddim Shower (2) ’73 UK pub rockers cover + version
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Nick Lowe (fourth from Left) and his pub group Brinsley Schwarz

Set 7:

  • Gato Negro – Armageddon; Black Cat Dub (ROIR) ’91 Nigerian artist; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Hollie Cook – Desdemona; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2013 ghost story
  • Thievery Corporation – Assault on Babylon; Sounds From the Thievery Hi Fi (ESL) ’96 Wash’n DC
  • Simon Bogle & Ghetto Priest – Dry Bone; 10” (Green Tea) 2002 UK
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Hollie Cook

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Burning Babylon – Wires to Riot; Beat, Beat, Bat (I-Tones); 2008 Massachusetts
  • Jah Works – Turn to Jah; Turn to Jah (ROIR) ‘96
  • Terra Firma – Mineral; Sounds From the Ground (Waveform) 2000 US
  • Zion Train – A Better Day; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Rockers Hi-Fi; Look For a Spark; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK

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