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Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Happy Roots New Year 2019!

Greetings,

Been on the road from the Solstice til New Years. Enjoy this homegrown Digital Dubplate – Happy Roots New Years from Smile Jamaica.

Bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Kaya; Kaya 40 (Tuff Gong) ’78 rmx
  • Ijahman Levi – Forward Rastaman; Forward Rastaman (Jahmani) ’89
  • Mikey Dread – Break Down the Walls + Dub; World War III (DATC) ’80
  • Akabu – People Get Ready; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’88 UK female roots group
  • UB40 – Return of Dr. X; Present Arms in Dub (DEP) ’81
  • Black Uhuru – Sensimilla (Discomix); Sensimilla (Mango) ’80 (30 min.)

30-60 min.

  • Jimmy Riley – Ride On; 20 Classic Hits (Sonic)’85  Isaac Hayes cover
  • Peter Tosh – Oh Bumba Klaat; Live at the Ritz 1981 (bootleg)
  • Carlene Davis – Don’t You Stop the Music; 15 Classic Hits (Sonic)
  • Tenor Saw – Lots of Sign + Dub Fever (Blue Mountain) ’85
  • Musical Youth – Rockers; Youths of Today (MCA) ’82
  • Hollie Cook – Angel Fire; Vessel of Love (Merge) 2018 UK dubstress

60-90 min.

  • Lacksley Castell – Cold Winter Night; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ’82
  • Culture – Cumbolo; Cumbolo (Shanachie) ’79
  • Hugh Mundell – Can’t Pop No Style; Blackman’s Foundation (Shanachie) ’83
  • Hortence Ellis – Words; Queen of Reggae Music (JA)  ’82
  • Mad Professor – Confa Dub; Afrocentric Dub; Black Liberation Dub  Chapter 5 (Ariwa) ’88
  • The Gayladds – I.N.R.I + Dub; Love and Understanding (Tamoki Wambesi)  ’79
  • Judy Mowatt – Jah Live; Sing Our Own Song (Shanachie) ’87 Bob Marley cover 

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • The Ethiopians – Let It Be; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’75 Beatles cover
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Wat About Di Workin’ Claas?; Making History (Mango) ’84 UK dub poet
  • Dennis Brown – Emmanuel God Is With Us; Promised Land (Blood and Fire)  ’77
  • Sister Carol – Herbal is Natural: Isis the Original Womb-Man (Tuff Gong) ’99 herbtune
  • Aswad – Finger Gun Style 12″; New Chapter (Bonus) (CBS) ’81

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Inner Circle – We ‘a’ Rockers; Best of (Island)  ’79
  • Sammy Dread – Bad Company; Roadblock (Hitbound) ’82
  • Sonya Spence – When; In the Dark (Skynote) ’78
  • Sugar Minott – Sensimilla; 20 Super Hits (Sonic) herbtune
  • Lucky Dube – Don’t Cry; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90
  • Eddy Grant – Another Revolutonary; Killer on the Rampage (Ice/Portrait) ’83

  • 2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.
  • Wendy Grant – Keep On Praising Jah; Passing Through the Flames (Issachar) ’92 LA
  • Triston Palma – Collie Man; Spliff Tail (Black Solidarity) ’81 herbtune
  • Lone Ranger – Love Bump; Collections (Grapevine ’85
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2005 LA
  • Johnny Clarke – Crazy Baldhead; Authorized  Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Bob Marley cover
  • UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 Sonny & Cher cover

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: Digital Dubplate Mutant Dub Mashdown!

Greetings,

Got coal in my stocking: uploaded the Dec. 8 Smile Jamaica into my sound editor and it was full of a horrible electronic feedback. Not sure what happened on KRCL’s Windows 95 computers, but had to junk the file.

Enjoy this year end exploration in my fascination with Mutant Dub instead. Similar to the Roots Roulette dubplate I added a few weeks ago.

Enjoy!

bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Rebel Music; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translation of Bob Marley in dub by Bill Laswell
  • Dub Syndicate feat. I Roy – Ital Breakfast; Ital Breakfast (ON U Sound) ’96 UK
  • Jah Works – Pure & Clean; Ruff Cutt (ROIR) ’96 UK
  • Bill Laswell – Dread Iternal (ROIR) 2003 best of
  • Cottonbelly feat. Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse Rmx; X Amounts of Niceness (Wrong) 2004 Sade’ guitar player

30-60 min.

  • Chillifunk Recordings vs. Dubtribe Sound System – Tomorrow in Your eyes (Extended Disco Version); Chillifunk Recordings vs. Dubtribe Sound System (Chilli Funk) 2001 UK
  • Dr. Israel vs. Dr. X – 5 O’clock News; Another Day in Babylon (Baboon) 2002 Broklyn
  • Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson – Daydreaming; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK w/ female vox
  • Groove Collective feat. Chucho Valdes – Stargazer; It’s All in Your Mind (Shanachie) 2001 NY
  • Bush Chemists – Pure & Clean; Dub Outernational (ROIR) ’96 UK

60-90 min.

  • Fort Knox Five – Spirit of 1975; Radio Free DC (Fort Knox) 2008 DC
  • Dub Trio – Cool Out and Coexist; Cool Out and Coexist (ROIR) 2007 NY
  • Samia Farah – Cool; Samia Farah (Small) ’99 French-Tunisian chanteuse
  • Fried – When You Get Out of Jail; Fried (London) 2004 UK w/ female vox
  • DJ Spooky & Blend – Dementia Absentia rmx; Dubtometry (Thirsty Ear) 2003 DC

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Smith & Mighty feat. Tammy Payne – Same (Ashley Beedle’s Afroart Vocal Mix; CD Single (!K7) 2000 UK
  • Deadbeat – Babylon Correction; Roots and Wire (Wag) 2008 Vancouver, Can.
  • Chris Joss – Tea Age Sea; Sticks (ESL) 2009 DC
  • Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall – Problem Is (Soulf Man rmx); CD Single (Distinc’tive) 2003 UK w/ Specials, Colourfield singer
  • Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell – JD3; Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell (ROIR)  2006 NY

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Buraka Som Sistema – Kurum; Black Diamond (Fabric) 2008 Portugese
  • Kode9 & Spaceape – Sine; Memories of the Future (Hyperdub) 2002 UK dubstep w/ dub poet
  • Atom – Cosmic Rehearsal; dub tribunl (Inflatabl Labl) 2002 Redondo Beach, CA
  • Funk Ark – Pavement 4:38; From the Rooftops (ESL) 2911 DC
  • DJ /Rupture feat. Sister Nancy – Little More Oil; Special Gunpowder (Tigerbeat6) 2004 Oakland, CA
  • Manu Chao feat. Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell – Politik Kills (Nacional) 2008 Fr. w UK dub poet LKJ

2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.

  • Manu Chao feat. Prince Fatty; Politik Kills rmx; Politik Kills (Nacional) 2008
  • Prince Far I – Low Gravity Dub; DJ Kentaro: Tuff Cuts (Pressure Sounds) 2008 Jah-ponese dj remixes reggae classics
  • Akabu – Africans United; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female group
  • Bomb the Bass – Bug Powder Dust Dub; K & D Sessions (!K7) ’98 German remix of UK group
  • Sound Imperium – Radioactive Love; Pre-Emptive Dub Attack! (Near and Far) 2004 Spanish dubbers
  • Sounds From the Ground – Drugstore; Terra Firma (Waveform) 2000
  • Ex-Centric Sound System – Lullaby; Electric Voodooland (Loud) 2000 NY

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Roots Roulette 2018 Digital Dubplate!

Greetings,

Had a great week cratedigging in Vegas during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Enjoy this Best of Smile Jamaica out of the Ark-Ives collection while I was off air.

bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Rita Marley – I Know a Place; Sings Bob Marley and Friends (Shanachie) ’91
  • UB40 – Folitician (Remix); UB44 (DEP) ’81
  • Lloyd Parks & Hugh Brown – Into the Night (extended mix): Music Works vol. 2: Lovers Dancehall (Ambassa) ’81 Benny Mardones pop cover
  • Tena Stelin & Sound Iration – Jah Powers + Dub Seal (Part 3); Wicked Invetion + In Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89

30-60 min.

  • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell; Hustle! (Soul Jazz) ’79 disco cover of Anita Ward
  • Toots & the Maytals – Louie, Louie; Funky Kingston (Mango) ’73 Kingsmen cover
  • Winston Francis – Going to Zion; Rare Grooves From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Michael Prophet – Love & Unity 12″ Mix; Serious Reasoning (Mango) ’80
  • Jennifer Lara – A Change Is Gonna Come; Studio One Presents (Studio One) ’81
  • Third World – Swing Low; All the Way Strong (CBS) ’83
  • Creation Rebel – Mother Don’t Cry; ON U Sound Present Reggae Archive vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ’81

60-90 min.

  • Senya – Roots Man; Randy’s 17 North Parade (Pressure Sounds) ’81 female
  • Fun Boy Three feat. Bananarama – It Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It); The Singles (Connoisseur) ’82 Specials spin off group
  • Aswad – Ways of the Lord 12″ mix; New Chapter (Columbia) ’81
  • Derrick Morgan – Fat Man; Trojan Story (Trojan) ’68
  • Sister Carol – I-Sis Apella; Isis (Tuff Gong) ’99
  • The Upsetters – Dyon Aswa; Return of the Super Ape (Upsetter) ’78
  • Tabby Diamond – Red Hot; Vintage Reggae Classic (Rohit) ’78
  • Steel Pulse – Tribute to the Martyrs; Tribute to the Martyrs (Mango) ’79

 

 

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Phyllis Dillon – Picture on the Wall; I Shall Sing! (Trojan) ’72 Freddie McKay cover
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Sun Is Shining (2018 rmx); Kaya 40 (Tuff Gong) ’78
  • Delroy Wilson – Run Run (Extended Mix); Best of Delroy Wilson (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’72
  • Johnny Osbourne – Truths and Rights (Extended Mix); Truths & Rights (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’79
  • Judy Mowatt – Rasta Man Chant; Mellow Mood (Dread Lion) ’75 Wailers cover
  • Don Carlos – Get Up; Rub a Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’85

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Gregory Isaacs – My Time; More Reggae Music (Sound) ’78
  • Bim Sherman – Must Be a Dream + Dreaming Dub; Meets Horace Andy & U Black in a Rub-a-Dub Style (Original) ’80
  • Love Joys – Wherever Jah Send Me; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’81 female duo
  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Bank of the River; Face the Music (VP) ’81
  • Naggo Morris – Flour Power; Clocktower Classics vol. 1 (Abraham) ’76
  • Ijahman Levi – Moulding; Reggae Greats: Strictly For Rockers (Mango) ’85

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Marcia Griffiths –  Fire Burning; What a Bam Bam (Shanachie) ’91 Bob Andy cover
  • Misty in Roots – Sodome & Gomorra; Live at the Counter Eurovision (Kaz) ’79
  • Hugh Mundell – Stop ‘Em Jah; Blackman’s Foundation (Shanachie) ’83
  • Black Uhuru – Great Train Robbery; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 comp. Junior Reid lead vox
  • Lady Ann – Doctor, Doctor; Bad Gyal Inna Dance (Jump Up) ’84
  • Wailing Souls – Kingdom Rise, Kingdom Fall; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ’80

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Thanksdubbing Digital Dubplate

 

Greetings,

Let us give thanks from the road. I am on assignment. Cratedigging in the land of 10 down 40 to go. Enjoy this 3 hour dub extravaganza cooked up in the Smile Jamaica Secret Dubratory

bless, Bobbylon

0 – 30 min.

  • The Wailers – Smile Jamaica Version; In Dub vol. 1 (Tuff Gong) ‘77
  • Chalawa – Exodus Dub; Exodus (Micron) ’77 Wailers cover
  • King Tubby – Dub Magnificent; Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ‘74
  • Mikey Dread – Saturday Night Style; African Anthem (Dread at the Controls) ‘79
  • Black Uhuru – Fire and Bristone; Dub Factor (Mango) ’83 bonus track
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters – Dreadlocks (Esoldun) ’80 

30-60 min.

  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; 17 Dub Shots From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Dubbing Naturally; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) ‘80
  • Niney the Observer – Jah For I; Motion Dub Special (Motion) ‘78
  • Israel Vibration – Dub Worries; Israel Dub (Greensleeves) ‘77
  • 4th Street Orchestra – Rowing Down the River; Yuh Learn! (Rama) ’78

60-90 min.

  • Delixx – Forever Loving Dub; Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’84 Bob Marley album in dub
  • Sly & Robbie – Drum & Bass Dub; Overdrive in Overdub (Sonic)
  • Augustus Pablo – Upfull Living; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ‘78
  • Scientist – Everlasting Version; King of Dub (Kingdom) ‘81
  • Jah Shaka – Coronation Dub; Coronation Dub (Jah Shaka) ‘89
  • Black Disciples – Workshop; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 dub to Burning Spear’s Marcus Garvey
  • Moodie – Framed Dub in Horns; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodie) ’74 dub to Picture on the Wall

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Sheriff Lindo & the Hammer – Grossly Overwieght Dub; Ten Dubs That Shook the World (EM) ’88 Australian dub
  • Prince Jammy & the Aggrovators – Out of Order Dub; Bill Laswell: Trojan Dub Massive Volume 1 (Trojan) 2005 rmx
  • Ja-Man All Stars – Herb Cutter; In the Dub Zone (Blood & Fire) ‘75
  • Keith Hudson – My Eyes are Red Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ‘77
  • Iranian Students – Khomeini Skank; Jack Ruby Hi-Fi (Clappers)

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Lightman – Documentation (Extended Mix); Springtime (Semi Sounds) 2004 Finland
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – Shake the Nation; Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter III (Pressure Sounds) ‘80
  • Roots Radics feat. Barrington Levy – a Stinkin’ Dub; Time Capsule (RAS)
  • Joe Gibbs & the Professionals – Rhythm Tackle; African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 4 (Joe Gibbs) ‘79
  • Yabby You feat. Tommy McCook – Steppin’ High; Dub It to the Top (Blood & Fire) ’76?
  • Gato Negro – Muntu Dub; Vital Force Dub (ROIR) ’95 Nigerian dubber

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Doctor Dread – I For an Eye; Theremin in Dub (Tsosume) 2013 Budapest, Hungary (dub to Bob Dylan/Sly & Robbie’s I & I)
  • Horace Andy – Collie Dub; In the Light Dub (Blood & Fire) ‘77
  • Prince Jazzbo – Satta Dub; Ital Corner (Clocktower) ‘76
  • Upsetters – Dreadlocks in Moonlight; Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds) ‘78
  • Randy’s All-Stars – Mission Impossible; 17 North Parade (Pressure Sounds) TV theme
  • Dry & Heavy – Reverse Again; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon
  • Easy Star All-Stars – Great Dub in the Sky; Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003 Pink Floyd reggaefied

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 3, 2018: Vote for We!

Greetings,

Wow. That was quite the election without objection. Say what you want about Pres. 45, he motivates people to the polls. Although 5 billion dollars seems like quite a squandering of resources for such lack of choice.

But listening to Reggae for 3 plus decades, I learned to give the Hairy Eyeball to the isms and schisms.

So, this Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives delves into the real politik. And the same thing for breakfast.

I also think The Cream has it on the money too….

<Same thing for breakfast  & The Cream’s Politician; 85 sec.>

The Cream – Politician

I’m a political man
And I practice what I preach
I’m a political man
And I practice what I preach
So don’t deny me, baby
Not while you’re in my reach
I support the left
Though I’m leaning, leaning to the right
I support the left
Though I’m leaning to the right
But I’m just not there
When it’s coming to a fight
The Cream – I support the left, but I’m leaning to the right aka “The Same Thing for Breakfast”

Best outcome for I ‘n’ I

  1. Michigan legalized the collie weed
  2. Missouri medical MJ
  3. Utah Proposition 2 – Medical Marijuana puff puff passed

Now I get to say: 10 down, 40 to go!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 3, 2018 Annotated Playlist: 79 sec.

 bless, Bobbylon

Set 1:

  • Jimmy Riley – Poor Immigrants; Put the People First (Shanachie) ’82 Ho Ho Kus, NJ vinyl
  • Aggrovators – A Crabit Version; Johnny in the Echo Chamber (Attack) ’75 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Dillinger – Daylight Saving Time; The Deejays Meet Downtown (Voice of Jamaica)
  • Yellowman & Fathead – Duppy or Gunman; Mister Yellowman (Shanachie) ’82 duppy = Jamaican ghost
  • Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – Still the Most; Sweet Memories ‘75
  • Black Roots – Tribal War (12” mix); Black Roots (Makasound) ’85 UK
  • IBA – Babylon Don’t Like; Many Lives (Mt. Nebo)  2006 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Lion a de Winner; 12” (Upsetter)

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Sun Is Shining; Hall of Fame (RAS) 50 Bob Marley covers for his 50th birthday
  • Sarah B Band – Mali’o; Realign My Mind (Sarah B Band) 2011 SLC group
  • Dennis Brown – Money in My Pocket; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • The Gladiators – Pocket Money; 12” (Virgin Front Line) ’81 UK

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 29 Years: UK Ska

  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 

<Celebrate the Bullet released the same week Reagan was shot; 40 sec.>

  • The Beat – Best Friend; I Just Can’t Stop It (Go Feet!) ‘80
  • General Public – Tenderness; All the Rage (IRS) ’84 Beat spinoff
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’84 two herb farmers named Peter & Bob
  • Aswad – Dub Fire; New Chapter of Dub (Mango) ‘82 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – 400 Years; Live at My Father’s House (bootleg) Summer 1978, Roslyn, NY
  • Yabby You – Run Come Rally; One Love, One Heart (Shanachie) ’83 comp.
  • Gregory Isaacs – Coke Seller; Do Lord (Xterminator) ’88
  • Super Chick – Bees Man; 10” (Hitbound) ’83 JA

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • The Wailing Wailers – Simmer Down; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA

<Simmer down, control your temper! 80 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ’81 UK
  • Clint Eastwood – Ganja Baby; Jah Lights Shining; (Vista Sounds) ’79 UK
  • Mystic Youth feat. I-Skeeda & the Irie Ites – Relaxation; Best Wishes (Sunspot) youth in San Francisco feat. Female vox
  • Laurel Aitken – Witch Doctor From Amsterdam; Eskapade en France (Unicorn) ’90 Fr. EP

Set 6: Election Special

  • Keith Poppin – Same Thing For Breakfast; 7” (Spider Man) 
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Vote For We; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ‘83
  • The Heptones – Mr. President; Party Time (Mango) ’77 UK vinyl
  • Popa Georg (sic) – Vote Fe Me; 12” (Witty)
  • Bullwackie’s All-Stars – Recording Connection; Black World Dub (Wackie’s) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • The Wailers – Slave Driver; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 11/23/73 live at Leeds Polytechnic
  • Ken Boothe – Satisfaction; Freedo Street (Beverley’s) ’70 Rolling Stones cover
  • Aisha – I Know a Place; 12” (Ariwa) ’88 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Blackalicious feat Niki Giovanni – Ego Trip; Nia (Mo Wax) ’99 female dub poet:
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Palestine; Back to Roots (Acid Jazz) ’95 UK dub poet
  • Thievery Corporation – Revolution Solution (Brendan Lynch rmx); CD Single (ESL) 2004
  • Asian Dub Foundation – Return to Jericho (Dub Version); King Size Dub vol. 4 (Echo Beach) ‘98
  • Humble I & Weeding Dub – Guide Me; Sound of Reality (Control Tower) 2009 Fr.
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You; Ayeshtheni (Mantra) 2001 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover

Words of Wisdom:

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

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

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

Greetings Ghouls & Gals,

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

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

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

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

It’s alive! It’s alive!

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

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

curse, Bobbylon

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

Set 1:

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

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

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

Set 2:

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

Set 3:

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

<Duppy bait – Jamaican ghosts; 21 sec.>

Set 4:

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

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

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

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

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

<Sued for libel; 43 sec.>

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

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

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

 

I am a stud, I do not drink blood!

Set 6:

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

<Who is Mr. Brown?>

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

Set 7:

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

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

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