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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 16, 2019

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-bruary 16, 2019: 29 sec.

Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Cool Running; Live and Direct (M. Al’s) early 80s Oakland vinyl
  • The Agrovators (sic) Meet the Revolutioners (sic) – Conquer Dub; The Agrovators Meet the Revolutioners (Third World) 70’s Bunny Lee dub UK vinyl album of the hour
  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK vinyl. Bob Marley riddim shower (1): vox
  • Jah Batta – Great Superstar; 12″ (Top Ranking) ’82 Miami. Bob Marley riddim shower (2); deejay
  • The Ethiopians – Let It Be; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’75 Beatles
  • Queen Omega – Ganja Baby; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Mighty Threes – Sata; 12″ (April) ’79 Haledon, NJ

Set 2:

  • Likkle Mai – Crystal River; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-ponese roots dawta from Dry & Heavy
  • Pablo Gad – Trodding on Home; Blood Suckers (Melodie) ’78
  • Jah Thomas – Tribute to the Reggae King; Tribute to the Reggae King (Gorgon) ’81 JA
  • Musical Youth – Please Give Love a Chance; 12″ (MCA) ’82 UK youth group

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwize + Confusion (Warner); Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK female dub poet
  • Linval  Thompson – Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks; Clocktower Classics vol. 1 (Clocktower/Abraham) ’75
  • Tenor Saw – Who’s Gonna Help Me Praise?; Fever (Blue Mountain) ’85
  • Gregory Isaacs – My Time (12″ mix); More Reggae Music (Sound) ’84 Neth.
  • Cedric Brooks – Father Forgive Him; Studio Scorchers vol. 2 (Soul Jazz/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Mr. Symarip – I Was Busted; Skinheads Dem a Come (Jump Up) Chicago ska
  • Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking; Love of the Common People (Trojan) Joe Gibbs comp.
  • Hortense Ellis – Can I Change My Mind; (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Roots Uprising – Master Blaster Jammin; Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami vinyl; Stevie Wonder Bob Marley tribute
  • Roots Uprising – Ranking Jam; 12″ (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami vinyl

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Tinga Stewart – Musical King; Key to Your Heart (Calabash) ’83 Miami – Bob Marley tribute
  • Big Youth – Hotter Fire; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK
  • Deadly Headley feat. Bim Sherman – The Danger (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • I Three – Neighbour; Beginning (EMI America) ’86 US Bob’s female trio
  • The Mighty Diamonds – Kouchie Vibe/Pass the Knowledge; Kouchie Vibes (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK herbtune

Set 6:

  • Toots & the Maytals – Marley’s Gone (His Songs Live On); Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Genes) Aug. 4, 1982 Live from Montego Bay, JA
  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (Sound) ’85

Set 7: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Ruddie (sic); Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ’66 JA vinyl; Bunny Wailer on lead vox

<Ruddie; 2 min.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – I Shot the Sheriff; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) Live at the Lyceum, London 7/17/75
  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) Summer ’78 Roslyn, NY

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Mr. Lif – Ghetto Matrix; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017
  • Burning Babylon – Mek We Jump; Knives to the Treble (Mars) 2004 Boston
  • Dub Syndicate – Dubbing Is a Must; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98
  • Dub Gabriel feat. Dr. Israel  – Battle of the Righteous Man; Alchemy & Anarchy (Destroy All Concepts) 2008
  • Doug Wimbish – Arabic Cat; Trippy Notes For Bass (ON U Sound) ’99 

Words of Wisdom:

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: 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-tober 27, 2018 – All Tricks, No Treats!

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

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

Greetings Ghouls & Gals,

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

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

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

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

It’s alive! It’s alive!

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

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

curse, Bobbylon

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

Set 1:

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

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

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

Set 2:

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

Set 3:

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

<Duppy bait – Jamaican ghosts; 21 sec.>

Set 4:

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

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

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

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

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

<Sued for libel; 43 sec.>

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

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

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

 

I am a stud, I do not drink blood!

Set 6:

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

<Who is Mr. Brown?>

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

Set 7:

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

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

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

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-Loween Digital Dubplate 2018!

Greetings,

While raising kasheesh for your station that rules the nation, KRCL, I hunkered down in my Secret Dubratory and cooked up a 3 hour Digital Dubplate tis the season.

Halloween? No Jah-loween. All my ripped audio from my Horror DVD collection trailers followed by vampires, ghosts, demons and duppies.

Boo-tiful, Bobbylon

Digital Dubplate Jah-loween 2018 Halloween movie trailers included:

  1. Halloween
  2. Frankenstein
  3. The Mummy
  4. War of the Worlds
  5. Wolfman
  6. Creature From the Black Lagoon
  7. Village of the Damned
  8. Carnival of Souls
  9. Fearless Vampire Killers
  10. The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  11. Deranged
  12. Young Frankenstein
  13. It’s Alive
  14. To the Devil a Daughter
  15. Nosferatu (1979)
  16. Humanoids From the Deep
  17. Motel Hell
  18. Thriller
  19. The Hunger
  20. Toxic Avenger
  21. Lifeforce
  22. Beetlejuice
  23. Night of the Creeps

0-30 min.

  • Max Romeo – Horrorzone; Horrorzone (Nu Roots) 2016
  • Little Roy – Frankenstein; Longtime (ON U Sound) ’96
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collect) 2006 LA
  • Lucky Dube – Dracula; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90
  • Funky Porcini’s Zombie – Flesheater Boulevard; Jerry von Rooyen Remixes (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2000

30-60 min.

  • Scientist – Night of the Living Dead; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88
  • Tino – Loch Ness Monster Dub; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp.) 2002
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’86
  • Hollie Cook – Desdemona; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014

60-90 min.

  • Black Uhuru – Vampire; Sinsemilla (Mango) ’80
  • Twinkle Brothers – Evil Doers; New Songs For Jah (Twinkle) ’89
  • Alan Pillay – Demonic Forces; Wild Paarty Sounds (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ’81
  • The Toasters – Frankenska; Thrill Me Up (Skaloid) ’88
  • Prince Buster – Ghost Dance; Jamaica’s Pride (Bluebeat) ’67
  • The Gorillaz – Dracula; Gorillaz (Virgin) 2001
Drinking Red Stripe in the boneyard

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • The Crystalites – Blackula; Black Magic Woman (Trojan)
  • Andrew Tosh – Evil Ones; Make Way For the Youth (Tomato) ’89
  • Capleton – Mark of the Beast; I Testament (Def Jam) ’97
  • Dub Chek – Monsta; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001
  • Sly & Robbie – Theme from the Twilight Zone; Many Moods of Sly, Robbie & the Taxi Gang (Sonic) ’86

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am (Wackies) ’85
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Benjamin Zephaniah & Sinead O’Connor – Empire; clear (Quango) ’95
  • Mystic Bowie & the Pallbearers – Voodoo Man; Rebirth (Zimbra) 2001
  • Singers & Players – Dungeon/Merchant Ship/Jah Army Band; Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82
Dungeon: Packed like sardines in a tin. When the boat overload, they threw some of us overboard

2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.

  • Easy Star All-Stars feat. Mikey General & Spragga Benz – Thriller; Thrillah (Easy Star) 2012 Michael Jackson/Vincent Price cover
  • Sinead O’Connor – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 Devon Irons cover
  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetary Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers; Blood Suckers (Reggae on Top) ’79
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 Boris Pickett cover

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Harvest Roots!

Greetings,

While I ‘n’ I embark on raising funds to keep Smile Jamaica pon the airwaves and the Interwebs, enjoy a 3 hour Harvest of Roots.

And you know what kind of Harvest I ‘n’ I are a talkin’ bout?

The Seven Leaf!

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate – Seven Leaf Harvest Time

0-30 min.

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Harvest Time; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collect) 2006 LA
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Kaya (rmx); Kaya 40 (Tuff Gong) 1978/2018
  • H.R. – Who’s Got the Herb?; I Luv (Railroad) ’91 throat of Bad Brains
  • Eek a Mouse – Ganja Smuggling; Wa Do Dem (Greensleeves) ’81
  • Eek a Mouse – Ganja Smuggling; Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Genes) ’82 

30-60 min.

  • Dub Lounge International – Dub Hangover; Dub Lounge International (Ancient Vessel) 2008 Seattle
  • Zap Pow – Irieland; Beres Hammonds and Friends (Ejaness) ’80
  • Inner Circle – Mary, Mary; Best of (Island) ’79
  • Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling; 20 Super Hits (Sonic) ’84
  • Mighty Diamonds – Sensemilla; Get Ready (Rohit) ’88
  • Israel Vibration – Red Eyes; Forever (RAS) ’91

60-90 min.

  • Frankie Paul – Stick of Sensi; A We Rule (RAS) ’97 cover of Sugar Minott’s Oh Mr. DC
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – African Herbsman; Joy and Blues (Virgin) ’93 
  • The Ethiopians – Let Me Blow My Smoke; Owner Fe De Yard (Heartbeat) ’94
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It; While Relaxing (bootleg) Live at The Bayou; Washington DC, 3/14/1979
  • Bunny Wailer – Cease Fire; Roots, Radics, Rockers Reggae (Shanachie) ’83
….and light the chalice!

90 min. – 2 hrs

  • Triston Palma – Sinsemilla; Return of the Rub-a-Dub Style 2011
  • Reggae on Top All-Stars – Herbs Dub; Chalice Dub Part 2 (Reggae On Top) 2003
  • Peabody & Sherman – Black Uhuru vs. Black Sabbath; 7″ (90 min.)
  • Zion Train – Healing of the Nation; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 w/ female vox
  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Sip Your Cup; Rally Round (Shanachie) ’85 best of
  • Prince Far I – Lambs Bread Collie; Ten Commandments (Rhino UK)
  • Soom T – Smile Jamaica Mega Ganja Mix

.

2-2 and 1/2 hrs

  • Lee Perry – Free Up the Weed; Roast Fish, Collie Weed and Cornbread (Upsetter) ’78
  • Eric Smith – Marijuana; Rocky Road (CTA) 2007
  • Tippa Irie – Senci (Remix); Sign of the Times (Resin Music) 2003
  • Sister Carol – Red Eye; Lyrically Potent (Heartbeat) ’96
  • U Roy – Chalice in the Palace; 12″ (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Live at the Lyceum, London
  • Linval Thompson – Lick Up the Chalice; Look How Me Sexy (Greensleeves) ’82
  • Wailing Souls – Ishen Tree; On the Rocks (Greensleeves) ’83
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Get High; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83 UK dub poet

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Zion Tribe – Herbissimo; Barre Chords (Zion Tribe) ’97 SLC
  • The Itals – Herbs Pirate; Calling Rastafari (Nighthawk) ’83
  • Carlton Livingston – Chalice in Mind; Crucial Reggae (Mango) ’82
  • Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict; Dancehall (Soul Jazz) ’87
  • Rastafarmers – International Herb; Dread in America (Natural Mystic) ’94

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 28, 2018 (Podcast & Playlist): Lucky Dube and Dracula!

Greetings,

It was October 2003. My bredrin Grizzlite and I headed up to Park City to catch one of my favorites from the 90’s: Lucky Dube. Terrific South African roots singer in the era of apartheid.

A huge favorite with the Pacific Islander community, the club was packed. Everyone singing along on a cool fall night in the mountains.

Grizz and I got a beer and angled ourselves and positioned ourselves on the patio with a view of the stage. Everyone bumping along to Lucky’s melodic Peter Tosh-esque vocals.

All of a sudden the packed dance floor scattered and the music screeched to a halt. A youth had been shot. Later I found out it was a gang assassination. Tribal war in the Polynesian community. Assassins were dispatched from California. They knew their target would be out in the open and vulnerable at a must see event: Lucky Dube is on a par with Bob Marley among the Island community.

Before we knew it, the paramedics had wheeled the victim pass Grizz and I on a gurney. One of the EMT’s was straddling his chest doing CPR. Right next to me, a massive Island dready stepped up and punched the dying man in the face, caving in his nose.

Murder at Park City Lucky Dube concert, Oct. 2003

As we head into Jah-loween season, would you like to know the song that Lucky was performing when the violence took place???

<Dracula; 1 min. 52 sec.>

The Park City show was Oct. 16, 2003. Four years later, nearly to the day: Oct. 18, 2007 Lucky Dube was cut down in a carjacking.

Lucky Dube carjacking

One of the many eerie and sad coincidences in 30 years of Reggae culture for I and I

bless,

Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 29, 2018: Annotated Playlist

Set 1:

  • Zap Pow – This Is Reggae Music; Reggae Rules! (Rhino US) ’80 US vinyl
  • Agrovators – Kaya; Kaya Dub (Justice) ’78 JA vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Don Carlos & Gold – Harvest Time; Raving Tonight (RAS) ‘83
  • Hollie Cook – Superfast; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2014
  • Israel Vibration – Licks and Kicks; Live Again! (RAS) ‘97 California live
  • The Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’77: Obeah = Jamaican black magic
  • Yellowman – Operation Eradication; One in a Million (Shanachie) ’82 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Operation Eradication in Jamaica; 67 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Evil Doers; 12” (Virgin Front Line) ’77 UK
Jamaican army on their way to burn the weed fields. Tips from the locals: stand down wind of the bon fire

Set 2:

  • Dennis Brown – Africa We Want to Go; Reggae Nuggets (Mojo Magazine) 50th anniversary of UK’s Trojan Records
  • Bananarama – Tell Tale Signs; Deep Sea Skiving (London) ’83 UK new wave female group; bonus 12”
  • The Itals – Give This Love a Try; Modern Age (RAS) ‘98
  • Barry Brown – Dreadfull (sic) Day; 10” (Hitbound) ‘83 JA
Bananarama on Smile Jamaica? WTF?

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29 Years

  • Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross; The Harder They Come Soundtrack (Mango) ‘72

<Reggae popularity: The Wailers Catch a Fire and The Harder They Come; 16 sec.>

  • Fred Locks – Wheat and Tears; Missing Link (VP) ‘78
  • Judy Mowatt – Get Up Chant; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ‘87
  • Ranking Dillinger – See and Blind; None Stop Disco Style (Abrahama) ‘78
  • 4th Street Orchestra – Higher Ranking; Scientific Higher Ranking Dubb (Rama) ’78 UK Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Mystery Babylon; Scrolls of the Prophet (Columbia/Legacy) remix of Babylon Queendom
  • Bunny Wailer – Blackman Redemption; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob Marley covers for his 50th Birthday
  • The Skatalites – Malcolm X; Rough Guide to Ska (Rough Guide) Request
  • Ranking Joe & Cha Cha – You’ll Never Know; 10” (Above Rock) 2010 UK ska rocksteady w/ female Chinese singer

Set 5: Vinyl ls Vital

  • The Wailing Wailers – Love or Affection; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA  

<Love or Affection; 1 min. 39 sec.>

  • Paulette Tajah – Last Night; Lovers Delight (Ariwa) ’83 UK 
  • Nigger Kojak & Liza – Two Bad Duppy; Showcase LP (Nigger Kojak) ’80 JA
  • Three Dimension – Roadblock; Roadblock (Nubian) ’87 UK herbtune

Set 6:

  • The Wailers – Slave Driver; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 11/23/73 Live at Leeds (UK) Polytechnic

<UK Tour 1973; 62 sec.>

  • Dubblestandart feat. Ari Up – Surrender Dub; Return From Planet Dub (Collision) 2009 Jah-strian dub w/ female vox
  • Adrian Sherwood – Zero Zero One; 10” (Green Tea) 2001 UK mutant dub
  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; 17 Dub Shots From StudioOne (Heartbeat/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Jah-loween 

  • Lucky Dube – Dracula; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90 South African 
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echdelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2005 LA
  • Sinead O’Connor – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 Devon Irons cover
  • Earth & Stone – The Devil Must Have Made You; Kool Roots (Pressure Sounds) ‘79
Murdered shortly after his SLC performance where a youth was murdered in Park City

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Tena Stelin – Flying Saucers; 7” (Mascot) ’99 UFOria

<Aliens in the Bible; 28 sec.>

  • Thievery Corporations – Warning Shots; It Takes a Thief (ESL) 2010 DC best of
  • Desmond Williams – Dread a the Roughest; Delights of the Garden (ESL)
  • Alpha & Omega – It Hurts + It Must Be Dub; Mystic Things (BSI) 2001 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whenever (Spiritual Rez) 2014 about Alien invasion

<When the Aliens attack. let’s go out with a bang! 47 sec.>

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