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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 15, 2018: Was Santa Claus an Alien?

Greetings,

Last show of 2018 before I head out for the Holidays. So nuff Christmas a gwaan. And a lickle Hanukkah stylee for good measure.

<Reggae Christmas at the Nelson Family gathering; 40 sec.>

Ancient Astronaut Theory suggests Santa is an Alien

<Santa: spaceship, Rudolph’s nose – tracking beacon; 36 sec.>

But, in fact I tell you the story about Saint Nicolas from modern day Turkey. Baba Noel (father Christmas)

<Baba Noel; 18 sec.>

I ‘n’ I never know the right mix of Christmas tunes to play. If I don’t play any, listeners call in to complain. If I play too much, listeners call and complain.

Last week I was 0 for 2. I played a take on Handel’s Messiah called the Sensimilla Choir. A woman called in and thought that was blasphemous and I shouldn’t be play songs about drugs.

Then I played Fishbone’s Slick Nick — you devil you! Saint Nick (Baba Noel) gone to seed and wrecked Christmas.

Listener called: That song was the worst and Smile Jamaica keeps getting worse.

So for those naysayers, they want I ‘n’ I to postpone Christmas!

<Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; 39 sec.>

So no matter where you fall on the spectrum, I hope you have a great Holiday. I get to take my Mom and Pop shopping for the medicinal mistletoe in Sun City West

<All I want for Ismas….>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 15, 2018; 81 sec.

Set 1:

  • Steel Pulse – Reggae Fever; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Black Uhuru w/ Sly & Robbie – Let Us Dub; Brutal Dub (RAS) ’86 DC vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty & Nice (Rhino) 70’s tune about Jesus
  • Akabu – Warrior Queen; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK female roots group
  • Martin Campbell – Iliteracy (sic); Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) ’92 mispelled word on perpose
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want For Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’77 herbtune: All I want for Ismas is my collie herb
Medical cannabis shopping with my parents in Sun City West, Jah-rizona for New Years

Set 2:

  • Temple Rockers feat. Linval Thompson – The Blessing + Days Long Ago; Festival of Lights (Fresh Roots) 2018 Hanukkah
  • The Ethiopians – Let Me Blow My Smoke; Owner Fe De Yard (Heartbeat) ’84 herbtune
  • Cornell Campbell – King’s Heart; Natty Dread in a Greenwich Farm (Striker Lee) ’75
  • Sister Carol – Santa Claus; 12″ (Grade One)
Inna Hanukkah stylee

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Carlene Davis – Ism and Schism; 15 Classic Tracks (Sonic) 
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Vote For We; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Lucky Dube – False Prophets; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90 South African
  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas;  Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’80
  • Joe Ferry – Skalalleujah; Skalellujah (Big Music) ’97 Christmas ska album of the Hour: Handel’s Messiah

Set 4:

  • Alton Ellis – Praise Jah It’s Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • UB40 feat. Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 female toaster over ‘Version Girl”
  • Macka B – Ganja Ladies; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 herbtune
  • Tyrone Evans & Glen Adams – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen + Joyful Tidings (Clocktower) ’78 Bronx: Christmas hymn

Set 5: Christmas Vinyl Is Vital

  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label
  • Barrington Levy – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; Christmas Sting (Thunderbolt) ’81
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa Is Black; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ’79 Miami
  • Johnny Osbourne, Jennifer Lara & the Family Group – Christmas Medley; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA
Alien

Set 6:

  • The Gaylads – We Three Kings; 7″ (Soul Beat) ’69 

<The Magi – 3 Kings; 38 sec.>

  • Sugar Minott – Christmas Time; 7″ (Black Roots) ’79
  • Iron Phoenix – Natty Dread Christmas; 7″ (Observer) ’78
  • Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run; 7″ (Rolling Stone) ’78 Chuck Berry cover

<Keef does Chuck inna Christmas stylee; 17 sec.>

  • Yabby You & the Prophets – Fire; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Lively Up Yourself; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’71 bonus from first LP
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trenchtown Rock; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 6/10/75 at the Quiet Knight, Chicago

<The I Three replace Bunny and Peter in the Wailers; 54 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Burial; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Roslyn, NY
  • Bunny Wailer – Jump Nyahbinghi; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob songs for his 50th birthday

Set 8:

  • John Holt – Spaceman Came Calling; Reggae Christmas (Trojan) ’86
  • Thievery Corporation – Lagos Connection; Outernational Sound (ESL) 2004 DC
  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G Sides (Virgin) 2001
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Sandra Robinson – Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday (Trojan) ’86 UK
  • Aswad – Roxanne; Big Up (Mesa) ’97 Police cover

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 1, 2018: Deck the Halls!

<Deck the Halls!>

<Smile Jamaica’s Christmas Rulel 8 sec.>

Greetings,

No Xmas until Black Friday. No Xmas Reggae til Dec. 1. So enjoy some Holiday Reggae set (including a Hanukkah jam).

<Happy Reggae Hanukkah; 53 sec.>

Just got back from Las Vegas on a cratedig. So we hear the fruits of that labor. More vinyl than CDs. The CD is going, going, gone. Vinyl, even rare vinyl for I ‘n’ I as a collector, was really a good trip.

And in the land of 10 down (with 40 to go), I wasn’t a criminal. Here was my stop in Vegas. Since I’m an Ancient Astronaut Theorist, (who believes in the 12th planet Nibiru), of course my go to Vegas dispensary was Planet 13.

bless, Bobbylon

 

 

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 1, 2018: 1 min. 54 sec.

Set 1:

  • Al Campbell – Words of Wisdom; Rainy Days (Hawkeye) ’78 UK vinyl
  • Soul Syndicate & Big Youth – Inside Out; Reggae Gi Dem Dub (Nichola Delita) ‘ JA vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Sammy Dread – Jah Guide; Roadblock (Hitbound) ’82
  • Zema – Joy in the Morning; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) 2003 So Cal female
  • Johnny Clarke – Waiting in Vain; Sings Bob Marley in a Dancehall Style (Rhino UK) ’77 Bob Marley cover
  • Dillinger – Hearsay; 12″ (A & M) ’81 US picture sleeve
Crate dig from Record City: Las Vegas

Set 2:

  • Jah Woosh – Chalice Blaze; Chalice Blaze (Original) ’78 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Carelene Davis – So Much Things to Say; Songs of Bob Marley (VP) ’93
  • Pato Banton – My Opinon/What the World Needs Now Is Love; Live in San Francisco (2B1) 2001
  • UB40 feat. Chrissy Hynde – I Got You Babe; 12″ (DEP) ’85 UK Sonny & Cher cover

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Misty in Roots – Mankind; Live at the Eurovision (Kaz) ’79
  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Scoffers and Scorners; Face the Music (VP) ’84
  • Love Joys – Jah Light; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’81 female duo
  • Hugh Mundell – One God, One Aim, One Destiny; Blackman’s Foundation (Shanachie) ’83

<Senseless murder of Hugh Mundell; 53 sec.>

  • Sound Dimension – Heavy Beat; Jamaican Soul Shake vol. 1 (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ’71 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Judy Mowatt – One Day We’ll All Be Free; Gathering of the Saints (Shanachie) ’98
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – One Good Spliff; Spirit of Music (Elektra) ’99 herbtune
  • Starkey Banton & Dean Fraser – Another Day in Babiwrong + Warrior Sax (Maxiumum Sounds) 2005? Fr. over Aswad’s Warrior Charge riddim

Set 5: Vegas Vinyl

  • Lord Laro – Bob; Messenger of Songs (Trinjam) Soca tribute to Bob Marley
  • Ranking Scroo & Crucial Youth – Essential Chant; Thanks and Praises (Crucial Youth) ’84 Hawaii
  • Shadow – Snakes; Return of de Bassman (SR) ’83 Barbados soca EP
  • Pupa Curly – What’s Wrong With This World; What’s Wrong With This World (Fresh Breeze) ’89 LA EP
Cratedug: Moondog Records, Las Vegas

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Wailers Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 12/2/73 live at KSAN Radio in San Francisco: Bob, Peter & Joe Higgs

<Wailers live ’73 KSAN Radio, San Francisco>

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: Jah-cember 2, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) Vinyl Cratedig Rinse-out!

Zia Records on West Sahara in Las Vegas. Great source for black wax

Greetings,

2017 was a topsy turvy year for the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives. Massive home remodel was supposed to start Nov. 2016. Alas, weather, Questar natural gas company and Salt Lake City zoning couldn’t agree on when to move my gas line. WHICH WAS UNDER MY HOUSE!

Stones Throw’ record label brags about “my vinyl weighs a ton!” Mine actually did. I had so many records packed into my Record Room that it sunk the floor below the baseboards.

Surprised a racoon or Burmese python didn’t come in through the hole in my floor, sunk below the baseboard!

So the depressing and frustrating delays didn’t even start until March 2017. Seven months of building out an actual physical archive. No more storing boxes of CDs in the bathroom, bedroom, garage and hallway!

Pre-remodel: Bedroom
Pre-Remodel storage shed
Pre-Remodel – Garage

Like any home remodel it was a daily grind of aggravation and interruption to my routine. (If you see me ask me about the bong and the Koran story.)

But once it was done, $25k in over-runs regardless, it has been awesome! New roof, new garage, new AC/furnace/gasline, siding.

I’m no longer that house on the block that looks like a shack with strange smells and jungle drums booming to the street!

Before….
…After

***

From my usual cratedig excusion during Thanksgiving Week to Las Vegas 2016 through Fall 2017,  I had done a moratorium on cratedigging. Didn’t see the point in just stacking up new titles til my Archive was finished.

During any major remodel, you can’t really leave the city in case the workmen need a decision. My house was built in 1901. A half ass renovation conducted in the early 90’s and I bought it in 1995.

So there were a lot of problems that needed construction troubleshooting.

Once I paid my final tab to my contractor: $5,059. Ouch! I was stoked to make up for lost time and hit Vegas with a vengeance.

And as I said on Smile Jamaica last week. Glad to be only a cliche’ and not a criminal in the land of 8 down!

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Dec. 2, 2017 Annotated Playlist: 69 sec.

Set 1:  4:20 Set

  • Cornell Campbell – Stalowatt; Stalowatt (Third World) ’76 UK 

<Stalowatt = stalwart; 10 sec.>

  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Mungo’s Hi-Fi & Soom T – I Need Weed; 10” EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2013 UK picture sleeve; female weedstepper
  • Clint Eastwood – Ganja Baby; Jah Lights Shining (Vista Sounds) ’79 UK
  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas ? – Collie Weed; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Joe Gibbs) ’81 US to Johnny Clarke’s African Roots
  • Chariot Riders – Sensimilla Dub; Sensimilla Dub (Crystal) ’80 JA dub take
Las Vegas cratedig 2017 – Moondog Records.

Set 2:

  • Tony Tuff – Sweet Reggae Music; Wha We a Go Do (Top Rank) ’84 JA
  • Jimmy Cliff – I Am the Living; I Am the Living (MCA) ’80 US

<Jimmy Cliff: pop star or reggae singer? 32 sec.>

  • Crucial Bee – Give Thanks & Praise; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Islands
  • The Ethiopians – Good Ambition; No Baptism (Crystal) ‘70
  • Sister Carol – Santa Claus; 12” (Grade One) Christmas tune
More Pop than Reggae

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe (Island) ’82 UK vinyl box set

<Zimbabwe in the news; 1 min. 5 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Trenchtown Rock; Marcia (RAS) ’89 DC Marley cover
  • Peter Tosh – 400 years; Dealing with the Shytstem (bootleg) Nov. 5, 1985 LA, Roxy
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; 12” (Shanachie) ’81 US picture sleeve herbtune

<Rita the Teacher schooled by Herbie, Smokey & Milla; 16 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer & the Solomonic Reggae’stra  – Love Fire; Dub D’sco vol. 1 (Solomonic) ’78 JA
  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up Dub; Marley Dub (Tabou1) Dub Album of the Hour

<Adventures in cratedigging – Marley vinyl box set; 85 sec.>

2017 Ebay offering $225. Amoeba Records 1992 – $75

Set 4:

  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA Marley cover
  • Eddie Hooper & Storm – Pass It on; 12” (HCR) ’79 disco/reggae/calypso hybrid

Set 5:

  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label

<No Xmas music before Black Friday! 32 sec.>

  • The Mighty Invaders – Hatred; Invasion! (Rave) ’83 Syracuse, NY w/ female vox
  • Twinkle Brothers – New Song for Jah; New Songs for Jah (Twinkle) ’89 UK
  • Ras Imru – The Marshall; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 UK

Set 6: Roots Dawtas

  • Vibal Smash feat. Queen Ekanem – Take a Load Off Dreadlocks; 12” EP (ECKO) ’87  LA cover of The Band’s The Weight  

<Soundtrack to my Vegas crate dig – 36 CDs of Bob Dylan w/ The Band; 35 sec.>

  • Azanyah feat. Marva Shelton – Guiding Light; “The One” (Path of Light) ’87 Atlanta, GA militant jazz

<Rhodesia to Zimbabwe; South African to Azanyah; 31 sec.>

  • Sister Netifa – Don’t Talk to Me Babylon; Woman Deterimined (A luta) ’89 UK female dub poet
  • Lloyd Brevett and the Skatatlites – Stream in the Meadow; African Roots (Moon Ska) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour
Take a load off dreadlocks!

Set 7:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgement in a Babylon; 12” (Lion of Judah) ’81 JA picture sleeve – Christ Blackwell is a vampire

<Lee said Chris killed Bob Marley to take away his royalties; 36 sec.>

  • Tad’s Logic Dub Band – Science; Chapter 1 Mix (Tad’s) ’84 UK dub of Thomas Dolby’s She Blinded Me With Science
  • Ras Karbi – Discrimination; Seven Seals (Rockstone) ’84 JA cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s Signs

<Reggae cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs”; 24 sec.>

<I am a stud, I do not drink blood – Lee “Scratch”; 46 sec.>

Hey Chris, I am a stud I do not drink blood!

Set 8: UFOria

<Great moon watching for some vinyl UFOria; 36 sec.>

Awesome Moon on the night of this Smile Jamaica podcast

<Space Dust at Blade Runner 2049 in Las Vegas; 25 sec.>

  • Prince Jammy  – Martian Encounter; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK 
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (United Artists) ’80 UK

<Aliens gwan whip you, and put you in your rightful place; 9 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – UFO; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA
  • Prince Jammy – War in the Asteroid Belt; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubby’s) 2005 UK Star Wars Stormtrooper theme
Better than popcorn, Soda and milk duds while watching Bladerunner 2049 in Las Vegas in the land of 8 down!

Words of Wisdom:

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 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

santa

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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