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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-ly 14, 2018 (Podcast & Playlists): 30 Years of Reggae Vinyl!

Just say no to starving kids, eh Nancy? Thanks to your husband, Smile Jamaica was well stocked with fresh roots! Selah!

Greetings,

It was July 2, 1988. Late Sunday Night/early Monday Morning. I jumped in my car and drove from my apartment by the University of Utah campus downtown to community radio station KRCL 90.9FM.

Unloaded a suitcase full of CDs and a crate full of LPs. At 3 am on a hot summer night, I cued up Black Uhuru’s “What Is Life” from the album that made me a Reggae fanatic  – Anthem.

Drop the needle pon the record and that began a 30 year legacy of Reggae Radio.

<Sunday Night/Monday Morning, July 2, 1988; 3-6AM, debut of 3 o’Clock Roadblock on KRCL; 30 sec.>

Not Bob Marley. Not Peter Tosh. Not Jimmy Cliff. Not UB40. Black Uhuru lit the Reggae fuse that led to Smile Jamaica

I had returned that Sunday afternoon from a massive cratedig in the Bay Area. Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, Berkely, Mill Valley, El Cerrito, Oakland, Santa Cruz.

I was glad my car didn’t break down. It would be bad juju to be late for my debut radio show. Not to mention how would I keep two crates full of vinyl from melting on the side of the road somewhere.

Ronald. Wilson. Reggae. 666 as the Rastas might say. Not I ‘n’ I. I didn’t see eye to eye with Ronnie politically, but I am forever grateful to him as the benefactor of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, even if it was a misuse of funds.

The 80’s were a time you could get more student grants than student loans. Tuition was a fraction of what it is today. That left me about $2k left over to front load music for a Radio show. LPs and these recent creations called CDs. I was format agnostic. Good Reggae for the masses.

And I have Ronald Wilson Reagan to thank!

<Ronald Wilson Reagan – benefactor of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 2 min.>

Ronald Wilson Reagan or as I call him – the Smile Jamaica financial enabler

So from July 2, 1988 to July 14, 2018 – 3 o’Clock Roadblock (July 1988-August 1989) to Smile Jamaica (Oct. ’89), let’s celebrate with the Sequel to my 30th Anniversary showcase (cd versions) from 2 weeks ago.

All vinyl this time out!

 

<Who wants to live in a world without bass? 30 sec.>

bless, Bobbylon

Hoping Interwest Electronics can bring Yammy the Subwoofer back from the dead

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 30 Years of Vinyl: July 14, 2018; 83 sec.

Set 1:

  • Prince Far I – Reggae Music; Free From Sin (Trojan ’79 UK vinyl: 30 years of Reggae Vinyl
  • Black Beard – Electrocharge; I Wah Dub (More Cut) ’80 UK Dub Album of the Hour
  • Jah Lion the Humble One – Dis Ya Sound; The Humble One (Virgin Frontline) ’78 UK
  • Sister Carol – Principle; Liberation For Africa (Serious Gold) ’83 DC
  • Zap Pow – Irie Land; Reggae Rules! (Rhino) ’80 US 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Bunny Wailer – Love Fire; In I Father’s House (Solomonic) ’80 JA
When you hear the beat, you gonna move your feet!

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 at the Roxy; LA CA
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Fresh (Winner) ’85 UK
  • Eek a Mouse – Do You Remember; Skidip! (Greensleeves) ’82 UK 

<The Middle Passage; 54 sec.>

  • Jah Shaka – Revelation 18; Hits From the House of Shaka (Jah Shaka) ’85 UK

<Revelation 18 and UFOs; 18 sec.>

Earth lightened by his glory? UFO

Set 3:

  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Coming in From the Cold; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee; Bob Marley cover
  • Gregory Isaacs – Mothers Day; Reggae It’s Fresh (Tad’s) ’88 US
  • Itals – Herbs Pirate; Brutal Out Deh (Nighthawk) ’81 St. Louis herb tune
  • Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie; 12″ (MCA) ’82 UK; youth update of Mighty Diamonds Pass the Kutchie
  • King Tubby Meets the African Brothers – Original Sound; In Dub (Nature Sounds) 70’s Dub Album of the Hour
How does it feel when you got no food

Set 4:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA
  • The Meditations – Do Mama Do; Message From the Meditations (United Artists) ’76 US
  • Lovindeer feat. Wailing Souls; Man Shortage; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA
  • UB40 feat. Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe; 12″ (DEP) ’85 cover of Sonny & Cher

Set 5: Heavy politics set

Papa Kojie & Blue Riddim – Nancy Reagan (ORA International) ’85 US

<Man a fight man over lollipops; 33 sec.>

  • Pablo Moses – Bomb the Nation; Tension (Alligator) ’84 Chicago blues label
  • The Wild Bunch – Mr. President; Wild Bunch (Ariwa) ’84 UK female group
  • Ruffy & Tuffy – If the Third World World War is a Must; Climax (Black Star) ’88 Finland; twin youths

<World War III: No Cold War 2.0; 89 sec.>

Meme all you want. If this is what it takes to prevent Cold War 2.0? You may kiss the bride

Set 6:

  • Jimmy Riley – Sweet Sensimilla; Put the People First (Shanachie) ’82 US herbtune

<North Dakota legalization in 2018; 37 sec.>

  • Anthony Johnson – Dread Locks; Reggae Feelings (Vista Sounds) ’83
  • Zema – Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 SoCal female
  • Black Survivors – President; 12″ (Witty) UK
  • Sly & Robbie – Plastic Dub; Overdrive in Overdub (Sonic) Dub Album of the Hour

North Dakota legalization

10 down, 40 to go!

Set 7:

  • Sister Netifa – Woman Determined; Women Determined (A Luta) ’89 UK female dub poet
  • Carlton Livingston – Call of the Rastaman; 100 Weight of Collie Weed (Greensleeves) ’84 UK
  • Junior Delgado – Disarm the World; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label
  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12″ (Factory)*80 UK
Female heroes through history

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<What is Mutant Dub? 18 sec.>

  • Singers & Players w/ Sister P – Holy Scripture; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 female tour of the Bible: Mutant Dub Set
  • Alpha & Omega – Africa; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’88 UK trance dub
  • The Clash – This Is England; 12″ (CBS) ’85 UK picture sleeve
  • Bim Sherman & Akabu – Stop That Train; 12″ (ON U Sound) ’80 UKKeith & Tex update
  • Steel Pulse – Heart of Stone; Reggae Fever (Island) ’80 UK Request

Words of Wisdom:

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Podcast & Playlist): Jah-ly 7, 2018: UFOria! Roswell inna Rub a Dub Stylee!

Weather balloon my ass!

<Smile Jamaica: Ancient Astronaut Theory HQ; 21 sec.>

UFO by Tena Stelin (lyrics transcribed by Bobbylon)

  • Everywhere I stare, everywhere I go
  • Almost everyone is talking about UFOs
  • More and more each day I hear the people them say
  • Men and men are talking about UFOs
  • Aliens are coming
  • They say the time is now dawning
  • Sometimes if I wonder if the aliens are here already
  • Astronomers are debating
  • And their religions are arising
  • Jah what is to be if it is the will of He
  • Everywhere I stare, everywhere I go
  • Almost everyone is talking about UFOs
  • More and More each day I hear the people them say
  • Men and men are talking about UFOs
  • Elijah went up into a Chariot of Fire
  • Dragon objects were recorded in ancient America, Australia and Asia
  • So many paintings and drawings were found in many caves and mountains
  • Could this be the evidence that Spacemen came?
  • Everywhere I stare, Everywhere I go
  • Almost everyone is talking about UFOs
  • More and more each day I hear the people them say
  • Men and men are talking about UFOs

Greetings,

Ancient Astronaut Theory is: Were they Sky Gods or Ancient Astronauts?

The modern phenomena of UFOria: Euphoria + UFO started on July 2, 1947 with a crashed space ship on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico.

Scoffers and the Deep State would call this a “weather balloon”

Why Smile Jamaica?

2 reasons

  1. My brother  in law told this story about coffins and Roswell

2. After I retired from doing Radioactive interviews on KRCL, I needed a new time suck away from Progressive politics.

That led to my 10 year bromance with this guy and Ancient Aliens TV show on the History Channel.

Giorgio Tsoulakos. Head of Trump’s Space Force

As an Assyrian-American, I knew full well who Marduk, Ishtar and Anu were. In my benighted state, I just thought they were mythic gods of Assyria, Babylon and Sumer (Shinar in the Bible).

Oh, but no! They were Sky Gods and Space Travellers who invented mankind to mine gold, sleep with Earth women and then tried to get rid of us noisy humans, their creation, with a massive flood.

Ancient Astronaut Theory about these Sky Gods aka Anunnaki – Those whom came from the sky. All those stories  of the Bible and quite a bit of Greek mythology derived from each Anunna (Anunna singular; Anunnaki plural).

And all those UFO encounters in the Bible!

Flying Saucers of the Old Testament

Ishtar/Inanna – Goddess or Ancient Astronaut/Geneticist

Jacob’s Ladder, Ezekiel’s Wheel, Enoch’s disappearance, Stairway to Heaven, Burning Bush, Noah’s Ark, Elijah and his Chariots of Fire – all UFOs. Add in the Arabian 1001 Nights Tales of Magic Carpets and the Hindu Vimana fighting space ships.

Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of smoke, not salt. From a nuclear attack on the Sinai when the Anunakki unleashed a hellish civil war that destroyed Sumer/Shinar in a “bitter wind”.

Back to UFOria…..

So I start to do what I always do: comb through the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives looking for Reggae and other songs devoted to UFOs.

And last year, near the Roswell crash anniversary in early July, I lead off with the theme from 2001 Space Odyssey, the Kubrick film, and juggled about 40 Space Oddities. Most Reggae/Dubbish. Some not. Today as well.

Joe Cocker, Nina Hagen, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John and the bad ass Vulcan, Leonard Nimoy

Mr. Spock always had a good ear for the drum & bass

Last year, my bredrin Mike was in a coffee shop. He over heard the baristas talking: “I don’t know what Robert was doing on Smile Jamaica. It was more about UFOs than Reggae.”

Is that good? Is that bad? Yes!

Either way, it makes you think about radio. You don’t get stories from Pandora or Itunes.

And that is why I do it for 30 years. To make you think even if it is out there on the perimeter where are there are no stars. And we is Stoned Immaculate……

<What Aliens are “probing” for…>

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-ly 7, 2018: UFOria; 1 min. 51 sec.

Set 1:

  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Also Sprach Zarathustra; 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack (CBS) ’68 
  • Tena Stelin & Jah Warrior – UFO + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ‘99
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead feat. K’naan – Earth From Outer Space; All People (Boo Boo Wax) 2013
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – African Hitchhiker; From the Secret Laboratory (Island) ’90 Alien from outer space living in your brief case
  • Laurel Aitken – Apollo 12; Legendary Godfather of Ska (Grover) ‘69 2nd Moon landing
  • Nicky Thomas – Doing the Moonwalk; Love of the Common People (Trojan) ‘71
  • Bam Bam – Star Wars; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 LA vinyl; female singer
Run for your life Reagan’s/Ray Guns gonna get you!

Set 2:

  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – EXP; Axis Bold as Love (Polydor) ’67
  • Anjali – Space Lust in the Space Dust; Anjali 2000
  • Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz – Star Shine; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002
  • Audio Active – Return of the Space Ape; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound)  ’97 Jah-pon; song about Albert, the first monkey in space
  • Sly & Robbie – Space Invaders; Syncopation (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Florida vinyl
Albert the Space Ape

Set 3:

  • Joe Cocker – Space Captain; Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Deluxe Edition) live 1970 Fillmore East
  • AIR – Surfing on a Rocket; Walkie Talkie (Virgin) 2003 Fr. mutant dub
  • Derrick Morgan – Moon Hop; Original Reggae Recordings from 1968-1970 (Trybute) ’69
  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There (X-Files Theme); Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK trance dub

Set 4:

  • Elton John – Rocket Man; Number Ones (Mercury) ’71

<Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un – Rocket Man>

  • Easy Star – Eclipse; Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003 Pink Floyd cover
  • Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive; Relics () ‘67
  • Roots Radics – Conspiracy on Neptune; Prince Jammy Destroys the Invaders (Trojan) ’82 UK

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital Set

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89  re: The ’86 Challenger Explosion

<Jah’s Wrath and the Challenger Disaster>

  • U Roy – Your Ace From Space; Version Galore (Treasure Isle) ’68 JA
  • Prince Lincoln Thompson – Spaceship;  Natural Wild (United Artist) ’80  UK

<Aliens gonna whip you, and put you in your rightful place; 13 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – UFO; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA
  • John Williams – Cantina Theme; Star Wars Soundtrack (20th Century Fox) ’77 US

<Star Wars cantina band: Reggae? Yes, steel drums! 24 sec.>

  • Roots Radics – Death of Mr. Spock; Scientist and Jammy Strike Back (Trojan) ’82 UK
Intergalactic Rub a Dub

Set 6: Aliens in the Bible

  • Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven; IV (Atlantic) ’71
Stairway to Heaven? Ramp up a Space Ship
  • Anubian Lights – Starvo; Outflight EP (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2000 UK about the New Jerusalem space ship
New Jerusalem Space Ship

  • Tenastelin – Flying Saucers; 7” (Mascot) 2001 about the Anunnaki – those who came down from the sky
Meet the Anunnaki – Those who came down from the sky!
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2005 UK militant steppers version of The Imperial Storm Troopers theme from Star Wars

Set 7:

  • The Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years From Home; Their Satanic Majesties Request (Abkco) ‘67
  • Nina Hagen – UFO; Nunsexmonkrock (CBS) ’80 German female
  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (WordSound) ’96 aliens hunting weed in McCarran Park, Brooklyn
  • Armagideon – Galactic Travel; Elements of Dub (Armagideon Sounds) ’95 UK
2000 Light Years From Home. Rare holographic sleeve

Set 8:

  • Leonard Nimoy – Theme to Star Trek + Alien; Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space (Dot) ‘67
  • Dubadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98 do Aliens exist?
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass & Time (ESL) 2011 w/ female vox: Last night I fell in love w/ an Ancient Astronaut
  • Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Jive) ’82 UK New Wave
  • Laurence Harvey – First Came the Sky Chariots; Ancient Astronauts (Laurence Harvey)
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Because) 2012 Fr. Female singer
Dub Long and Prosper!

UFOria 2.0 on Smile Jamaica this afternoon! Roswell 7/9/47

Flying Saucer. Not Space Balloon

<UFOria on Smile Jamaica. Roswell UFO 71st Anniversary; 24 sec.>

Greetings,

Got my Ancient Aliens T Shirt on. Too hot to venture outside. As I type this, I am cool as a fool in Sunday school, pulling together UFOria 2.0.

Ancient Astronaut Theorist/Head of Trump’s Space Force

The infamous sequel to last year’s 70th anniversary of the Roswell UFO crash. Weather balloon my ass!

On or about July 2, 1947 a space ship crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. The local Army tried to squelch rumors of a downed ship.

But I have inside info….

Why would anyone need coffins for a collapsed weather balloon? Hmm.

And what is the Ancient Sumerian/Anunnaki connection?

So do not scoff and look to the skies. Lots of cameos celebrating all .things extra terrestrial.  Aliens in the Bible Stories too. (Stairway to Heaven? Ramp to UFO!

Closen Encounters of the Third Kind – going up the Stairway to Heaven

Elton John. Livicated from Donald Trump to Kim Jong Un. Rolling Stones. Maybe the Carpenters? Nuff Reggae but tons of Mutant Dub

UFO + euphoria = UFOria.

Debuts this year will include Joe Cocker and Mr. Spock – Leonard Nimoy. On Smile Jamaica!

Live long and prosper!

<Leonard Nimoy debut on Smile Jamaica; 22 sec.>

Now that Giorgio Tsoukalos is Head of Donald Trump’s Space Force, you will be required to learn Astronaut Theory. Listen and learn.

<Space Force;  48 sec.>

Meet Donald Trump’s new Space Force Commander

Bless, Bobbylon

  • Minister of Lunar Agriculture – Space Dust Harvest
  • Space Force

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Podcast & Playlist): June 30, 2018 – 30 Years of Reggae Radio!

<Help me celebrate 30 years of Reggae Radio; 7 sec.>

Greetings,

After six weeks of Radio training, I ‘n’ I made my radio debut (most likely) July 2, 1988. KRCL 90.9FM was the station. 3 o’clock Roadblock was the show. Hot summer night I cruised down to the station located at 800 S. 200 W. in SLC and dropped the needle pon the record for the very first time.

Well stocked with tunes funded by the Student Loan Program….

<Special thanx to Ronald Wilson Reagan; 39 sec.>

Ronald Wilson Reagan – Rastas called him 666. But he gave me student loan cash to build the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

3-6 AM Sunday nights/Morning morning. Named after the Bob Marley tune, but I always led off with a Black Uhuru tune – the group that got me into Reggae. Hook, line and sinker.

<July 88 to Aug 89: 3 o’Clock Roadblock on KRCL; 24 sec.>

3 o’clock Roadblock from July 1988 to Aug. 1989 on KRCL

The first time I guest hosted Smile Jamaica, I was so nervous I couldn’t cue up a record!; 20 sec.

But I got the hang of it and after 30 years, (56% of my entire life). And spinning tunes on Saturdays is my favorite thing on earth to do. 23 sec.

So on today’s Ark-Ive let us celebrate that legacy with 40 tracks that I might have played that first Summer night at 3 in the morning to Night owls, insomniacs and graveyard shifters. Thank you for listening along the way

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – 30 Years of Reggae Radio Playlist: June 30, 2018; 96 sec.

The very first song of a 30 year Reggae Radio legacy. Selah!

Set 1:

  • Black Uhuru – Party Next Door; Anthem (Island) ’83: 30 years of Reggae Radio

❤ o’clock Roadblock used to start every show with Black Uhuru; 16 sec.>

  • Augustus Pablo – Roadblock; Ital Dub (Trojan) ’75 UK vinyl dub album of the hour – 3 O’clock Roadblock 1988-89
  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’86

<The best Reggae song of all time; 65 sec.>

  • Culture – Down in Jamaica; Cumbolo (Shanachie) ’79
  • Sister Carol – Black Cinderealla; Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ’84
  • Ethiopians – Well Red; Original Reggae Hit Sound (Trojan) early 70’s 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Don Carlos – Prophecy; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ’84
This LP made me a Reggae fanatic Fall 1986

Set 2:

  • Burning Spear – Distant Drums; People of the World (Blue Moon) ’88
  • Aswad – Bubbling; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK
  • Carol Kalphat & Clint Eastwood – African Land/African Melody; ON U Sounds Presents the Reggae Archives vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ’79 Hit Run 12″
Tower Records, Las Vegas

Set 3:

  • Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue; Killer on the Rampage (Ice) ’83
  • Pablo Moses – Dubbing Is a Must; A Song (Mango) ’80
  • Yellowman – Watch Your Words; Nobody Moves Nobody Gets Hurt (Shanachie) ’83
  • Sisters Jam – The People of This World; Rockers International (Greensleeves)
  • Scientist – Under Surveillance; Encounters Pac Man (Greensleeves) ’82 UK vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
1983 soundtrack to summer keggers in Fort Benton, Montana

Set 4:

  • Bad Brains – Rally Round Jah Throne; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC punk dub

<Bad Brains show nearly wrecked my hearing, 1989;  66 sec.>

  • Sister Nancy – Gwan a School; One Two (Techniques) ’72
  • Toots & the Maytals – Louie, Louie; Funky Kingston (Mango) ’73 Kingsmen cover
  • Mikey Dread – Break Down the Walls; World War III (Dread at the Controls) ’80
autographed by HR throat of Bad Brains

Set 5: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bunny Wailer – Dreamland; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76

<Dreamland; 46 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bunny cover
  • The Wailers – Rastaman Chant; Burnin’ (Tuff Gong) ’73 nyahbinghi
  • Peter Tosh – Brand New Second Hand; Legalize It (Columbia) ’76
Dreamland – a beautiful vision of heaven

Set 6: Black Ark

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Soul Man; Double Seven (Upsetter) ’73 Sam and Dave cover
  • Congos – Children Crying; Heart of the Congos (Blood & Fire) ’77
  • Aisha Morrison – Ethiopia; Stay Red (Esoldun)
  • Tell Me Something Good; Return of the Super Ape (Upsetter) ’78 cover of Rufus &  Chaka Khan
  • Sly & Robbie – Indiana Jones; Raiders of the Lost Dub (Mango)  ’81 US vinyl dub album of the hour
Sued for copyright infringement

Set 7:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Di Eagle an Di Bear; Making History (Mango) ’84 UK dub poet

<Trump vs. Putin 2018; Reagan vs. Breznev 1984; 54 sec.>

  • Sonya Spence – Leaving on a Jet Plane; In the Dark (Skynote) ’78 John Denver cover
  • The Jay Boys – African People; Babylon a Fall Down (Trojan) ’72 cover of Paul Revere & the Raiders – Indian Reservation
  • Ini Kamoze – General; Mini LP (Mango) ’84
  • Doctor Alimantado – Tribute to the Duke; Best Dressed Chicken in Town (Keynote) ’77 to Sitting in the Park
  • Freddie McGregor – Bobby Bobylon; Bobby Bobylon (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’79

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Guiding Star; Action Battlefield (Statik) ’81 female vox on Heptones; Mutant Dub 30 Years
  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK
  • The Slits – Heard it Through the Grapevine; Eastbound & Down Soundtrack (Fat Possum) UK punk dub females cover Marvin Gaye
  • Alpha & Omega – Africa/Ethiopia; Essential Dub (ROIR) 2007 comp: UK trance dub
  • Tackhead Sound System – Hard Left; Tackhead Tape Time (Nettwerk) ’87 UK
  • The Special AKA – Free Nelson Mandela; In the Studio (2 Tone) ’84 UK ska

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 23, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): Poor Immigrants!

<Poor immigrant; 16 secs>

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica is a Roots Reggae radio program. Other than the Mutant Dub I spin in the last half hour, I would venture that 80% plus of what I have played for nearly 30 years comes from around 1970-1985. The Wailers, Burning Spear, Culture and their Rasta co-horts.

Turn off your Wolf Blitzers, Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow and get your news from this guy: Burning Spear

So much great heartical music about peace and love, socialism (small s), the plight of the poor and the 400 year legacy of slavery in Jamaica.

Songs from that era chanting down Babylon. Still have resonance and prophecy today. So when the outrage of immigrant children in cages hit the news cycle, I knew the perfect song to play.

o t Same thing for breakfast: 2014 under Obama’s Presidency

On community radio Deejays are not allowed to espouse political support for any cause, candidate or party. I don’t need to do that. I can let the music do the talking.

Jimmy Riley – Have mercy upon poor immigrants.  When Occupy Wall Street went hot, it was so easy and enjoyable to string a whole 3 hour Ark-ive backing the 99%ers.

Theme song: Peter Tosh – The Day the Dollar Died (1978)

That is why Reggae music from 40 plus years ago still has relevance. The Dreads and Dawtas warned us it would come to this. That is why you should listen to Smile Jamaica and ignore the Fake News Media

1979 Reggae. Fire bun the CIA News Network

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: June 23, 2018; 52 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jimmy Riley – Summer Time; 12″ (DEB) 70’s cover of Porgy & Bess Broadway tune
  • Jimmy Riley – Poor Immigrant; Put the People First (Shanachie) ’82
  • Black Uhuru – Chill Out; Liberation Anthology (Island) 2 disk best of ’83
  • Gladiators – Dub ina Babylon; Singles Collection (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Gracy & Herbman Band – Forward Up; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; female singer

<Canada legalizes cannabis; 12 sec.>

  • Eek a Mouse – Wild Like Tiger; 10″ (Hit Bound) ’83 JA
  • Crystalites – Rasta Is Love; Scrub a Dub (Crystal) ’74 JA vinyl dub album of the Hour
9 down plus Canada, 41 to go!

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Wake Up and Live; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95; 50 Bob covers
  • Belle Stars – Miss World; 80’s Romance (Salvo) ’81 UK New Wave female group
  • Daweh Congo – Herb Tree; Human Rights & Justice (Roots & Culture) 2000 herb tune
  • Bim Sherman & Yabby Youth – Happiness; 12″ (Jah Shaka) ’83 UK

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86 Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years
  • Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; Reggae Sunsplash ’81 – Tribute to Bob Marley; Jimmy Cliff cover
  • Linval Thompson – Starlight; I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ’78 UFOria
  • Aswad – Babylon; Showcase (Mango) ’81 UK dub mixes
  • Black Disciples – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour (Burning Spear Marcus Garvey)

Set 4:

  • Ayo – Get Out of My Way; Gravity at Last (Wrasse) 2008 Nigerian-German soul/reggae
  • Prince Alla – Bosrah; I Can Hear the Children Singing (Blood & Fire) ’76 from the Bible Isaiah 63:1

<random Bible verse in the hotel room’s Gideon Bible waiting for my Sister to get married; 39 sec. >

  • Toyan – Tracks and Socks; 10″ (Jah Bible) ’79 over Sammy Dread’s Miserable Woman

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Temptations cover; Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Singers & Players feat. Prince Far I – Water the Garden; Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’81 UK
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Satan Kicked the Bucket; Satan Kicked the Bucket (Wackie’s) ’88 US
  • Jah Lloyd the Black Lion – St. Ann’s Collie; The Humble One (Virgin Front Line) ’78 UK herbtune
  • Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop; (Smash) ’64 US
Latest purchase from Discogs.com

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45’s

  • Sheila Hylton – Natural Misty; 7″ (Studio One) ’81 Natural Mystic cover
  • Jimmy Burke – Be Like a Star; 7″ (Reggae Bee) ’75 UK
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Riot in Progress; Dub Ranting 7″ EP (Radical Wallpaper) ’81 UK dub poet, picture sleeve
  • Inner Rose – Rise Up; 7″ (Inner Rose) 2012 Fr.
  • Hughie Izachaar – Ganja Smuggler; 7″ (Reggae on Top) ’99 UK herbtune
  • Lightman – Meanwhile in the City; Spring Time (Semi Sounds) 2004 Dub Album of the Hour (Finland)
There’s a natural misty(?) flowing through the air?

Set 7:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Lonesome Feeling; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA vinyl

<Wailers 1st LP in 1965; 55 sec.>

  • Aisha – Coke Ain’t No Joke; There s More to Life (Ariwa) ’95
  • Fred Locks – Rastafari Rule; The Missing Link (VP) 2000
  • Junior byles – Fun and Games (Take Two); Curly Locks (Heartbeat) rare early 70’s Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Junior Murvin & Chris Jay – Wise Man; 10″ (Dubwise) ’98 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses

  • Thievery Corporation feat. LouLou Ghelchknai- Time + Space; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2015 Mutant Dubstress Set
  • Deepchild eat. Andy B – Racist Friend; King Size Dub Chapter 69 (Echo Beach) 2009 Germ. Special AKA cover
  • Flying Lotus feat. Dolly – Roberta Flack; Man Machine (Mojo) 2009
  • Soom T – Jungle of Peace; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Glaswegian weed stepper
  • Natacha Atlas – Duden; Essential Lounge: Bombay (UBL) 2006 UK
  • Afro-Mystik – Momentary Visions; Morphology (OM) 2003 US
Lou Lou of Thievery Corporation

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 16, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): Fathers, Daddys and Pops!

Greetings,

And Happy Father’s Day to my Pops in Fort Benton Montana; 50 sec.

My Pops is pretty much the typical Dad. Stoic and serious but prone to the usual tried and true way of American Child Rearing:

<Do as  I say. Not as I do! 17 sec.>

Love the guy.

So I spent last Saturday in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives harvesting Father’s Day tunes Had enough for 2 and 1/2 hour. (More Mother’s Day for some reason? Considering Jah the Father, that was surprising.)

All time favorite Father’s Day song is one that still brings a tear to my eye. Charlie Ace – Father and Dreadlocks

<Preacher’s son goes to college, returns a Rastaman 76 sec.>

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

  • Hail Daddy-man!
  • Wha’ppen when him come for the Holidays
  • Yes-I! Whap’n rate up a draw of herb fi I place y’know!
  • Son – who dat? No Parson’s son turn Rastaman!
  • Yes-I! Man sight the fullness y’know?
  • Parson send him one son fi (to) college for the study of religious knowledge
  • Some day the boy decides to come home for Holiday
  • But when he enter him home something strange happen
  • He wasn’t wearing slicker suit
  • He wasn’t wearing big heel boots
  • He was wearing dungarees and sandals
  • And when he moved his tam from his head
  • Parson frightened til him was drop down dead
  • When him natty dreadlocks drop to the ground
  • So, his Dad looked at him and said:
  • My son, my son what comes over you? What happened?
  • You pass your GCE and sit upon University. What happened?
  • I work morning, noon and night to get you there. What happened?
  • He said, Daddy you don’t understand like I do
  • But Jah has called upon I
  • I have sight of the Promised Land
  • Daddy, I know the way you feel but one day you will understand
  • My son, what is the plan for the future?
  • He said: Daddy, I plan to use my education to defend human rights, equality and justice throughout the Universe
  • This time the Mother is in the kitchen cooking the best dressed chicken
  • So she run when she realize her one son was home to greet her one son
  • When she sight Natty Dreadlocks she nearly drop down dead
  • She said: My son, my son. What are we going to tell the people of the neighborhood?
  • He said: Mom, tell them that the power of Jah is moving on-ya!
Charlie Ace and his mobile record store selling 7″ 45’s

The power of Jah is moving on indeed. Enjoy these tributes to the Dads with some Aliencon UFOria in the last half hour

<Aliencon plus Smile Jamaica UFOria in July for Roswell; 1 min. 40 sec.>

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: June 16, 2018; 106 sec.

Set 1:

  • Prince Alla – In My Father’s House; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84

<John 14:2; 9 sec.>

  • Miami vinyl: Happy Father’s Day: John 14:2 In my father’s house there are many mansions
  • King Tubby – Many Moods of the King; I Am the King 3 (Sprint) Dub Album of the Hour
  • Charlie Ace & Scorcher – Father and Dread Locks; 7” (Studio One) JA
  • David Isaacs – Good Father; Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection vol. 1 (Trojan) ‘69
  • Yellowman & Fathead – Baby Father; The Yellow, The Purple and The Nancy (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Errol Dunkley – Created By the Father; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Israel Vibration – Universal Father; Why You So Craven (Arrival) ’81 JA vinyl
  • Alton Ellis – Papa; 7” (Clintones) ’75 US

Set 2:

  • Ky-Mani Marley – Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street) ’98, Bob’s son

<Ky-Mani born 1976, Bob passed May 1981; 28 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Created By the Father; Cool Ruler (Virgin Front Line) ’78 UK vinyl
  • Simple Simon – Obey Your Mother & Father; Reggae Move (Vista Sounds) ’85 UK
  • Desmond Dekker – Honor Your Father & Mother; Israelites (Trojan) ska
  • Dillinger – Daddy Joseph; 12” (A & M) ’81 US Biblical Prophet Joseph
Daddy Joseph from the Old Testament

Set 3:

  • Black Roots – The Father; On the Frontline (Makasound) ‘83
  • Freddy McKay – Father Will Cut You Off; 7” (Money Disc) ‘83
  • Capital Letters – Daddy is No Murderer; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group w/ male & female vox
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Song For My Father; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’75 horns instrumental
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Derrick Morgan – Don’t Call Me Daddy; The Legend of Derrick Morgan (Imperial) ’80 Can. – Chinese baby to a dreadlock
  • Johnny Clarke – Don’t Call I Daddy; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’75; cover of Derrick Morgan
  • Mighty Maytones – Father & Mother; Madness (Burning Sounds) ’76 UK
  • Big Youth – Mommy Hot, Daddy Cool; Reggae Phenomenon (Trojan) ’75 to Some Like It Hot
  • Dennis Brown – Created by the Father; Best of – The Niney Years (Heartbeat) ‘79
  • Jackie Mittoo – Dad Is Home; Macka Fat (Studio One) ’71 organ take on Shep & the Limelites Daddy’s Home doowoop

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Don’t Sell Daddy No Whiskey; Love Thy Neighbour (Jah Life) ’79 Brooklyn; Black Ark/Lee “Scratch” Perry mix
  • Michigan & Smiley – Sugar Daddy; Sugar Daddy (RAS) ’83 DC
  • Linval Thompson – Baby Father; Baby Father (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Winston Reedy – Message to Father; Dim the Lights (Inner Light) ’83 UK
  • Don Carlos – Ababa John I (Father Majesty); Spread Out (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK

Set 6:

  • The Pioneers – Papa Was a Rolling Stone; The Best of (Trojan) ’77 Temptations cover
  • Big Youth – Papa Was a Rolling Stone; Reggae Phenomenon (Trojan) ’77 Temptations cover
  • African Brothers – Lead Us Father; Want Some Freedom (Easy Star) ‘74
  • African Head Charge – Healing Father; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’81 UK mutant dub
  • Bunny Wailer – Rockers; In I Father’s House (Solomonic) ’80 JA
  • Prince Jammy – Conspiracy on Neptune; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK UFO vinyl dub album of the hour

Set 7:

  • The Maytals – Daddy; Sensational Ska Explosion (Dynamic) ’65 ballad
  • White Mice – Love Mom and Dad; White Nice (Basic Replay) mid 80s youth singer
  • Fred Locks – Moving With the Father; Culturally (Tan-Yah) ‘95
  • R. Zee Jackson – Come Now Father; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2005 UK

Set 8: UFOria

  • Anubian Lights – Starvox; Outflight EP (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2001: UFOria set
  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live at Planet Crooklyn (Wordsound) ’96 Aliens looking for weed in Brooklyn
  • UFO feat. DeeDee Bridgewater – Flying Saucer; Saint Germain des Pres IV (Wagram) 2004
  • Nicky Thomas – Moonwalk; Love of the Common People (Trojan) ‘71
  • Subway – Satellites; Soul Jazz Records 2006-2007 (Soul Jazz) 2007 dubstep
  • Tena Stelin – Cosmic Session; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK

Ancient Aliens drinking game:

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 2, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): 29 years, 11 months!

Greetings,

Now that we hit June, it’s Reggae Season as I ‘n’ I celebrate the last month on 2 decades of Reggae Radio before I celebrate 30 years in July; 1988-2018. From Reagan to the Cheetolini. All killer, no filler

bless, Bobbylon

Ronald Reagan with Jamaican leader Edward Seaga.

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 2, 2018; 37 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jah Malla – Oh Jah Man; Jah Malla (Modern) ’81 US vinyl

<Sons of first gen Reggae Stalwarts; 19 sec.>

  • Tad’s Logic Dub Band – Science; Chapter 1 Dub  Mix (Tad’s) ’84 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Zema – Jubilee; Jubilee (Melchizedek) 2009 SoCal female singer
  • Capital Letters – Buzzrock; Headline News (Greensleeves) ‘ 79 instrumental
  • Greyhound – The Change; Black and White (Trojan) ‘71
  • Johnny Clarke – Ites, Green and Gold; Rockers Time Now (Virgin Front Line) ‘76
  • Wilbert – Gregory Isaacs; Do Lord (Xterminator) ’98 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Itopia Band – Book of Rules; 10” (Wackies) ’82 Bronx: Heptones cover
Heptones original. Bobby & the Midnites cover tune

Set 2:

  • Hepcat – Daydreaming; Push ‘N Shove (Hellcat) 2000 SoCal ska
  • Black Harmony – Don’t Let It Go to Your Head; Hustle! (Soul Jazz) ’79 female roots disco
  • Charlie Chaplin – Throw Some Corn; Take Two (RAS) ’89 live in the studio over Larry Marshall’s original
  • Jah Glen – Save Our Nation; 10” (South East Music) ’79 UK

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+  Years

  • Gideon Jah Rubbaal – Get Ready Rasta Children; Free Us Now (ACL) 70’s roots singer
  • Keith Hudson – I’m Not Satisfied; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78
  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana + Jamaican Colley (dub); I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ’78 herbtune

Set 4:

  • Wingless Angels – Roll Jordan Roll; Wingless Angels (Mindless) ’96 niyabinghi w/ Keith Richards & Justin Hinds
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Africa; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’75 funk/African instrumental
  • Nicolette – No Government; Saint Germain des Pres IV (Wagram) 2004
  • Keeling Beckford & Nicodemus – That Girl + Trotting; 10” (12 Star) ’82 US
  • Jah Shaka – Coronation Dub; Commandments of Dub Chapter 9: Coronation Dub (Jah Shaka) ’89 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Put It On; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA

<The Wailers first LP in 1965; 74 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Soon Come; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
  • Cornell Campbell & Hortense Ellis(?) – Will You Always Be Sincere; Stalowatt (Third World) ’76 UK
  • Ijahman – Devil Disciple; Forward Rastaman (Jahmani) ’87 UK
  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Sip Your Cup; Movements (Dynamic Sounds) ’78 JA nyahbinghi herb tune

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae 

  • Linda McCartney – Mister Sandman; Wild Prairie (MPL) ‘70s reggae update of classic. Lee Perry prod’n

<Lee “Scratch” Perry meets Linda McCartney inna rub a dub style; 43 sec.>

  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters – Watching the Detectives; Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook (Hip-O) 2011
  • Cymande – The Message; Soul of Rasta (Newhouse) ’74 UK Caribbean expats
  • The Clash feat. Mikey Dread – Crooked Beat; Sandinista! (Epic) ’80 punk/reggae crossover
  • King Tubby – Natty Dub; Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta)  ’75 Dub Album of the Hour
Linda McCartney on Smile Jamaica? WTF?

Set 7:

  • Andrea – Breathe; CD Single (vx) 2006 Can. dawta
  • Carlton & the Shoes – Just Me; Love Me Forever (Studio One) ’79
  • John Holt – Not Leaving; 10″ (Holt) ’83 US

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Hollie Cook – Together; Vessel of Love (Merge) 2018 UK dubstress: Mutant Dub Set
  • Dubxanne – Walking on the Moon; King Size Dub Chapter 13 (Echo Beach) 2010 Police cover
  • Thievery Corporation – Air Batucada; Mirror Conspiracy (ESL) 2000 DC
  • Dublife Soundsystem – Money on the Floors; 1977 BaSS Thunder (Dublife Soundsystem) 2008 SLC
  • Dry & Heavy – Strictly Baby; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon
  • Ras Hassen-ti & Munky Lee – Build da Temple; 10″ (Dreadlyon) 2006 Fr.