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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-tober 22, 2016: Jah-loween Soon Come!

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Halloween? No! JAH-loween!

<All Treats! No Tricks! – Smile Jamaica Loves Halloween>

Greeetings,

It’s Fall and winter is coming. So that means October is Jah-loween Season on Smile Jamaica. The ghouls , witches and vampires doing rub a dub in the boneyard.

Half the set is devoted to instead of the usual’s King’s Music. Now it’s the Devil’s turn. Scratch. As in Lee “Scratch” Perry. Half the show devoted to the Witching Season: Best of 27 Years (the early discoveries in ’89-90), vinyl, 7″ Jamaican Jukebox and the undead and of course MUTANT dub

Don’t get stoned on my tombstone!

bless, I mean curse, robt

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Set 1:

  • Lord Creator – Such Is Life; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) ’78 UK vinyl: Lee Perry/Black Ark prod’n
  • Chalawa – Exodus Dub; (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub Album of the Hour to Marley’s Exodus
  • Peter Broggs – Pick Up the Reggae; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • Lee Perry – Jungle Lion; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’73 instrumental
  • Dennis Bovell – Living in Babylon; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ‘80
  • Bushman – Backweh Vampire; 10” EP (Stingray) 2012 UK EP Jah-loween tune
  • Lovejoys – One Draw; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ’83 female duo on Rita Marley’s herbtune: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
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An A+ grade doesn’t do justice. Lee “Scratch” Perrry and his mythic Black Ark. Such is Life indeed

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Black Dignity; Honorary Citizens: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’69 rarity
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘79
  • Jennifer Gad – Babylon Must Fall; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Dennis Brown & the Observers – Live After You; 10” (Observer Gold) ’75 Niney prod’n

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Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years – Jah-loween Set; 11 sec.

  • Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’77: 
  • Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man; Blackheart Man (Mango) ‘76
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 UK
  • Devon Irons & Doctor Alimantado – Vampire; Open the Gate (Trojan) ‘76
  • King Tubby – I am the King vol. 3 (Sprint) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (DEP) ’80 about Margaret Thatcher in UK

<Margaret Thatcher = Madame Medusa = Maggrot Torture; 22 sec.>

<Neocon Margaret Thatcher – Middle finger from UB40; 37 sec>.

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The Iron Lady: Britain’s Margaret Thatcher. Showed that women could be Neoliberal/Neoconservative too

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl is Vital set

  • Inner Circle – Duppy or Gunman; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK:  duppy = J’can ghost
  • Clint Eastwood and General Saint – Talk About Run; Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) ’81 UK: update of calypso tune about making out w/ your girl in the boneyard
  • Cultural Roots – Devil-ites; Drift Away from Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 UK
  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Opa-Locka, FL
  • Chalice – Back Way Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK

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Set 6:

  • Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – United We Stand; Just My Imagination (Trojan) ’70 update of soul cover by Brotherhood of Man
  • Cocoa Tea – Weh di Drugs; Unforgettable (Roaring Lion) ’99 herbtune
  • Rastafarians – Rasta Theme; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Black Slate Meets Soul Syndicate – Wine Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 1 (Moodie) ‘78
  • Scientist – The Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox of Jah-loween

  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7” (Sir JJ) ’72
  • Ringo –Frankenstine; 7” (Greedy Puppy) ‘79
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Intel Diplo) about his beating by the cops
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7” (Crystal) ‘80
  • Twinkle Brothers – Devil Worshippers; 7” (Crystal) 2001
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Duppy Conqueror (Upsetter) ‘70

<Duppy = Jamaican Ghost; 19 sec.>

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I see the mark of the beast on their ugly faces

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 US
  • Tino – Loch Ness Monster Dub; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp.) 2002 US: breaks artist
  • Sinead O’Connor & Sly & Robbie – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 cover of Devon Irons tune played earlier
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Blood Suckers; Belly of the Beast (Ariwa) ’96 UK dub poet
  • Small Axe – Witchdoctor; Earthjuice vol. 1 (Waveform) ‘98

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Digital Dubplate Only – Zombie Jamboree!

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Happy Jah-loween from Smile Jamaica. Here’s your Party Soundtrack or a way to keep punks of f your porch with ghoulish sounds

Greetings,

The Unholy Trinity of Smile Jamaica Jah-loween; 22 sec.

  1. Halloween Rock
  2. Jah-loween Reggae
  3. Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 31, 2015 

Guided by Moonlight at the Witching Hour in my Secret Dub-ratory. Enjoy this 3 hour mash up of Reggae Jah-loween with no interruptions. Music then horror clips, soundbytes, movie trailers and the usual mayhem.

Perfect soundtrack for bobbing for apples and works to keep punks from getting too comfy on your doorstep for Tricks or Treats.

Smile Jamaica’s Favorite Holiday!

bless – I mean curse, robt

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Zombie Jamboree – Digital Dubplate Tracklist

Hour 1:

  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 herbtune
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ‘88
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ‘88 Warren Zevon cover
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Lucky Dube – Dracula; Prisoner (Shanachie)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mr. Brown; Rasta Revolution (Trojan) ’71; rides around in a coffin
  • Bim Sherman – Nightmare; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ‘86
  • Garland Jeffreys & Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; True Confessions (Epic) ‘81
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Benjamin Zephaniah & Sinead O’Connor – Empire (Vampire); clear (Quango) ’94 mutant dub
  • Devon Irons & Doctor Alimantado – Vampires; Open the Gate (Trojan) ’77?; Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Sinead O’Connor – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005; cover of Devon Irons 
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Count Dank-ula – I got the Type O munchies

Hour 2:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Duppy Conqueror; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000; Duppy = J’can ghost. Bob Marley cover
  • Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman; Raw Roots vol. 1 (Sunshot) ‘73Fleetwood Mac/Santana cover
  • Dillinger – I Thirst; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 re: Barnabas Collins – Soap Opera vampire
  • The Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Rohit) ’77; Obeah – J’can folk magic
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, I Thank You (Kolchamuzik) ’96 Hawaiian Reggae
  • Ijahman Levi – Inside Out; Forward Rastaman (Jahmani) ‘87
  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan) ’72; to Keble Drummond’s “Dangerous”
  • Kode9 + Spaceape – Ghost Town; 5 Years of Hyperdub (Hyperdub) Specials dubstep cover
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdm; Eskapade en France (Blue Moon) ‘77
  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘78
  • Black Uhuru – Satan Army Band; Black Sounds of Freedom (Greensleeves) ‘81
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police & Thieves (Mango) ‘77
  • Leo Graham – Voodooism; Voodooism (Pressure Sounds) ’76
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Lucifer loves the Seven Leaf

Hour 3:

  • Massive Dread – Vamps on the Corner; Strictly Bubbling (Nyam Up) ‘82
  • Mikey Dread – Pre-Dawn Dub; African Anthem (Dread at the Controls) ‘79
  • Allan Pillay – Demonic Forces; Wild Paarty Sounds (ON U Sound) ’81 mutant dub
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast (Outtakes); Equal Rights Deluxe Edition (Columbia/Legacy) ‘76
  • Singers & Players – Dungeon; Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Sugar Minott – A Lot of Skeleton; Dancehall to the Core vol. 1 (TP) ‘99
  • Willi Williams – Dungeon; Messenger Man (Blood and Fire) ‘80
  • Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, New Hempshire; Cover of Willi above
  • Yellowman – Me Kill Barnie; Them a Mad Over me (Hitbound) ’82; Barnabas Collins – Soap Opera vampire
  • Yabby You – Anti Christ; One Love, One Heart (Shanachie) ‘84
  • Toasters – Frankenska; Thrill Me Up (Skaloid) 3rd Wave Ska
  • Black Uhuru – Anthem; Anthem (Island) ’84 Dawn of the Living Dread
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“Smoking in the lab late last night when I heard the gurgle of a water pipe”

Words of Wisdom:

<Putting the Mutants in Mutant Dub for 27 Years>

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 24, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Boo-tiful Halloween Roots

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Greetings,

Enjoying Smile Jamaica’s favorite Holiday? Jah-loween? Been busy cutting up sound bytes and horror movie trailers for next week’s 3 hour Smile Jamaica Jah-loween show which falls on the actual All Hallow’s Eve.

Gonna start putting together my 3rd annual Digital Dubplate music and horror bytes only fascination this week to upload for fresh Roots on Halloween. Feel free to play at your party or to keep the kids off your porch.

Here’s last week’s Halloween Rock showcase – Digital Dubplate Mixcloud

This stream (Smile J 10/24/15) is about half Halloween. Holdovers never leftovers for this week.

curse, robt

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Vincent Price “lady killer”

Highlights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 24, 2015; 49 sec.

Set 1: Halloween Tunes

  • Mighty Diamonds – Party Time; Indestructible (Alligator) ’83 Chicago vinyl; Heptones cover
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – A Message; Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 (ROIR) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Capleton feat. Big Youth – Mark of the Beast; I Testament (Rush) ’97; Jah-loween Set
  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ‘86
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘79
  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Wendy Shaw – Ease Off Satan; Passing Through the Flames (Issachar) ‘92
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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up; Captured Live (EMI  America) August. ’83 Greek Theater, LA
  • Bunny Wailer – Don Man; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; “Let Him Go” update
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game + version; Black Ark Sessions EP (Ascension) dominos metaphor

<Who Colt the Game at the Black Ark; 24 sec.>

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This show became the Captured Live LP

Set 4: Calypso/Rock Steady Halloween

  • Lord Kitchener – Love in the Cemetery; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan); ’62 calypso; don’t take your girl to the cemetery

<Love in the Cemetery; 20 sec.>

  • Vulcans – Dracula; Journey into Space – The Return of Star Trek (Cactus) ‘72
  • Upsetters – Vampire; Upsetter Collection (Trojan) ‘70
  • Denzil Laing – Beware of the  Vampire; Dry Acid (Trojan)
  • Prince Buster – Ghost Dance; Rock Steady – Hush Up (Melodisc) ‘68
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Duppies do not like it when you “rub a dub” pon their graves

Set 5: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica (Oct. ’89)

  • Don Carlos – Satan Control Them; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87; Halloween tune
  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; Police in Helicopter (Greensleeves)  ’82 herbtune
  • Yellowman feat. Sister Nancy – Wha Dat; King Yellowman (CBS) ‘84

<Wha Dat? War UK vs. Argentina – Falklands/Malvinas; 23 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Spidla-ding; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ‘84

<Sister Carol – singjay definition; 8 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Slavery Days + I and I Survive; Marcus Garvey + Garvey’s Ghost (Island) ’75

<Burning Spear as a trio; 11 sec.>

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Delroy Hines, Winston Rodney, Rupert Willington – Burning Spear

Set 5: Halloween Vinyl

  • Dennis Brown – Spellbound; Spellbound (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Opa-Locka, FL
  • Bushman – Back Weh Vampire; 10” (Stingray) 2003 UK
  • Donovan – Evil Eyes; World Power (Mango) ’88 US
  • Chalice – Back Way Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) Two bad Duppies (Ghosts) ’81 UK; 14 sec.
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Spread out rice and goat’s meat on a white sheet in the cemetery. 10,000 duppies a come

Set 6:

  • Ayo – How Many People?; Billie-Eve (Polydor) 2011 Nigerian/German female singer

<Ayo bio’ 18 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Cocaine in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly); ’83 herb tune[

<Reggae History Lesson: Cocaine/Marijuana in My Brain>

  • Black Roots – Capitalism; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK roots reunion
  • Pablo Gad – Sad Mistake; Hard Times (Soul Village) ’80 vampire tune

<If you think vampire gonna suck my neck you’ve made a sad mistake – Pablo Gad; 11 sec.>

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Nice crossover artist

Set 7:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (DEP/Sound) ’80; kiss off to UK leader Margaret Thatcher = Maggrot Tortcher

<Margaret Thatcher = Madame Medusa; 25 sec.>

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Mutant Music

<Smile Jamaica – putting the mutants in Mutant Dub since ’89>

  • Tino – Bats in My Belfry Dub; Tino’s Breaks 6; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp) 2002; Mutant Dub Halloween set
  • Funki Porcini’s Zombie – Flesheater Boulevard; & the Jerry Van Rooyen Remixes (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2000
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion – Exorcism; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009 Colorado
  • Beats International – Echo Chamber; Excursion on the Version (Go Disc) ’91 UK; Doctor Satan Echo Chamber
  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There + Dub Files; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK trance dub; X Files Theme
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Femi Kuti – Vampire; It Takes a Thief (ESL) Best of

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Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist); Jah-tober 25, 2014: Jah-loween Dubhouse of Horror!

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Smile Jamaica’s Dead Man’s Party

Greetings,

Jah-loween Special Edition; 2:09>

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Chris Blackwell is a Vampire. Lee “Scratch” Perry: I am a stud, I do NOT drink blood!

Jump straight to the Jah-loween Ark-Ive…if you dare!

Here is the musical torture  of Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Spooktacular: Jah-tober 25, 2014

<Ranking Dreads vs. the Living Dead!>

Unlike Fox running the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror in November when it loses its impact after All Hallow’s Eve, the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives celebrates the last Saturday before Oct. 31st!

<Dubhouse of Horror; 43 sec.>

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Word Series in October, means Treehouse of Horror in November. WTF?

Me being a librarian by trade, I had to be extra organized. I separated my 666 Jah-loween tunes by demography. Then I had my cheat sheet of 75+ horror soundbytes and movie trailers that I chopped up inna vivisection stylee during the month of Jah-tober in my Secret Dubratory buried in the crypt of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

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A rare glimpse of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives located in the bowels of the Sugarhood, downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

Here is my Jah-loween Demonology:

  • Witchdoctors practicing Black Magic, Voodoo and Jamaican Obeah
  • Blood Suckers: Barnabas Collins, Dracula and assorted vampires
  • Devils: Lucifer, Satan with the Mark of the Beast pon their ugly faces
  • Dungeons, Coffins, Graveyards and Boneyards
  • Frankenstein
  • Ghosts and Jamaican duppies
  • The Mummy
  • Skeletons
  • Werewolves
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Injustice League of Super Demons skanking for 3 hours on Smile Jamaica

< 3 hours of Reggae Spooktacular: Pick up your Cross and follow me!>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; Jah-tober 25, 2014: Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes)

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< All trix, no treats. 100% High Fructose Corn Poison free!>

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I dare you to listen in the dark. Don’t wet yourself. It’s nothing to lose your head over!

Set 1:

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ‘88
  • Scientist – The Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81; Dub Album of the Week
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’88 mutant dub
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI) ‘86
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006, 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus! Coughin’ in di coffin; 23 sec.>

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 duppies in the boneyard

<Don’t take your best gal to the Boneyard for a rub a dub session!; 23 sec.>

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Roll a lickle spliff wif di Papyrus. Let’s smoke out in Mesopotamia wif a lickle spliff of Sensimillia

Set 2:

  • Scientist – Dance of the Vampires; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96; Boris Pickett cover, herbtune

<Boris Pickett in a rub a dub herbal stylee; 12 sec.>

  • Dillinger – I Thirst; Kingston Ruler (Charly) ’79 Barnabas Collins: soap opera vampire from Dark Shadows; 31 sec.
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88; Warren Zevon cover; Rocker does Jah-loween; 10 sec.
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mr. Brown; Rasta Revolution (Trojan) ’74 about a dead man driving his coffin through the streets of Kingston; 31 sec.
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Mr. Brown driving around in his coffin

Set 3:

  • Scientist – Blood on His Lips; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; Honorary Citizen (Columbia Legacy); about police beating; 7” rarity; 25 sec.
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police and Thieves (Mango) ’77 Lee Perry/Black Ark/Upsetters
  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life) ’84 vampires in jacket and tie
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The Omen. 666 underneath that brat’s cap. “I see the mark of the beast pon their ugly faces.”…Tosh

Set 4:

  • Scientist – Cry of the Werewolf; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
  • Black Uhuru – Anthem; Anthem (Mango) ’84; Dawn of the Living Dead; 24 sec.
  • Bushman – Back Weh Vampires; 10” EP (Stingray) 2012
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I ‘n’ I living dread inna dis ya Dawn of the Living Dead…Michael Rose Black Uhuru

Set 5: Vinyl Is V-Ital Jah-loween

  • Scientist – The Mummy’s Shroud; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampire (Greensleeves) ’81
  • Eek a Mouse – The Freak; Eek-a-nomics (RAS) ’88 Addams Family riddim 
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor in Amsterdam; Eskapade en France (Unicorn) 12” EP
  • Crucial Bee  – Mark of the Beat; Just a Sting (All Starr) US Virgin Islands; over Gregory Isaacs riddim
  • Pluto & Trinity – Vampire Year; Ire Mass Rockers (Top Ranking) ‘81

<1980: United Nations International Year of the Vampire; 15 sec.>

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Bela Lugosi. Prefers his ghoul-ash O Postive

 Set 6:

  • Scientist – The Corpse Rises; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgement in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ’81 Chris Blackwell is a Vampire

<Scratched sued for libel by Island Records owner, Blackwell; 75 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Barnabas Collins; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA vinyl; riddim shower (1): deejay
  • Ansel Collins? – Vampire Rock; 12” (Hit) ’78 riddim shower (2); vox
  • Winston “King Cole” – Black Magic Woman; Impact! (Universal Sound); Fleetwood Mac cover
  • The Specials – Ghost Town; Stereo-Typical (2 Tone); box set
  • Roots Manuva – Duppy Writer; Duppy Writer (Big Dada) 2010 mutant dub

Set 7: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Scientist – Night of the Living Dead; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
  • Gorillaz – Ghostrain; G Sides (Virgin) 2002 Mutant Dub Set
  • Alpha & Omega – Dub Is Out There; Serious Joke (A & O); X Files Theme 2002
  • Tino – Wolfman is Everywhere Dub; Tino’s Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp) 2002
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Sinead O’Connor & Benjamin Zephaniah – Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 Empire = Vampire
  • Scientist – Your Teeth in My Neck; Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Nina Simone blues cover
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“My teeth in your neck, baby!”

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist): Jah-tober 18, 2014: The Undead are Not Ital!

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What about Building 7?

Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Loves Jah-loween! 8 sec.>

Jump straight to the Ark-Ive Stream

Here is what I played on the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 18, 2014:

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-tober 18, 2014: 71 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Jah-mboree: Sat. Oct. 25, 2014; 4-7 PM. 90.9FM krcl.org

<All tricks, no treats; 15 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica 20+ Jah-loween Jah-mboree: Sat. Oct. 25; 4-7 PM. 90.9FM krcl.org. The Undead are most certainly not Ital!

<Wolfman Jack; 13 sec.>

High-lights of this week:

  • Jah-loween Cauldron of Wickness: preview to next Saturday’s Jah-loween Jah-mboree; 3 hours of the Ranking Dreads vs. the Living Dead!
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile. Classic far east melodica sound ’78
  • Livicated to Peter Tosh: Oct. 19, 1944: story of his revenge against A-sad-ica. Because there is nothing “merry” about America for the poor man. 24 sec.
  • Roots Dawtas: Mutant dubstresses: Hollie Cook, Ranking Ann, Sevendub, Grace Jones
  • Seven Leaf: GT Moore mutant dub, Sugar Minott
  • Wailers Family Tree: dubble dose of Tosh, Marley last live show, Bunny Rule Dance Hall. Pato Banton pays tribute to Tosh
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3 hours of Jah-loween and spooky soundbites “Chopped” up in my Secret Dubratory

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-tober 18, 2014: photos, captions & soundbytes 

*Jah-loween tune: 16 of 34 tunes (47%)

Set 1:

  • Cultural Roots – Devil-Ites; Drift Away From Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 JA vinyl*
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie); Dub Album of the Week ‘78
  • Desmond Dekker – Reggae Recipe; Original Hit Sounds (Trojan); best of Rock Steady
  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK Mutant Dubstress

<Hollie Cook – Twice: Smile Jamaica’s #1 Release of 2014; 21 sec.>

  • Beats International – Echo Chamber; Excursion on the Version (London) ’91 Norman Cook group
  • GT Moore – Herb of Africa; 12” (Jah Works) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 2009 UK mutant dub

<Smile Jamaica’s Red Eye Politics Predictions; 4 down, 46 to go!; 44 sec.>

  • Pato Banton – Hello Tosh; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
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2 down, 48 to go! Smile Jamaica Predicts: Jah-laska, Jah-regon, Guam, DC, Nov. 2014 election

Set 2: Livicated to Peter Tosh; Oct. 19, 1944

<Peter Tosh crashes the market from beyond the grave! 34 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Day the Dollar Died; Mystic Man (EMI America) ’79: Happy Birthday, Stepping Razor: Oct. 19, 1944; 9 sec.
  • Ranking Ann – Love on a Mountain Top; Slice of English Toast (Ariwa) ’82 Mad Prof singjay
  • Englishman – Vampiar; Turning Point (Mighty Roots) ’95 DC bassie*

<Vampiar’s sucking the blood of the Ragamuffins; 8 sec.>

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Tosh Unholy Trinity of Jah-loween Tunes: Dracula, Vampire, Mark of the Beast

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Love; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80; Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania
  • Sugar Minott – International Herb; 12” (Hamma) ’83 herbtune
  • Sevendub – Untitled Tribute (Peace Dove Mix); Dub Club Edition: Rock With Me Sessions (Collision); 2006 mutant dub female vox
  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ‘75*

<Blacula; 59 sec.>

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“Hold di candle, take off your bangle, turn your neck pon di right angle. (Blackula) is the best in all di business. He’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s”… Lone Ranger

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Reggae in the U.S.A.; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Zema – Joy in the Morning; Black Sheep (Melchizedek); female artist out of Los Jah-ngeles
  • Noah House of Dread – Don’t Let The Devil Hold You Back; Heart 2 (ON U Sound) ’88*

<The Thing With Two Heads; 55 sec.>

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“I’ll give you some head…and shoulders to cry on”…Debbie Harry, Blondie

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl is V-Ital Set:

<Vinyl Evyl; 95 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; The Gladiators (Virgin) ’80 UK; Vinyl is Vital Jah-loween set. Marley cover. Duppy = Jamaican Ghost*

<Jamaican Supernatural: Obeah (Black Magic), Duppy (Ghost); 33 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Frankenstine (sic); Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG Hit) ’79 JA*
  • Donovan – Evil Eyes; World Power (Mango) ’88 US*
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.; 12” (Greensleeves); ’81 UK Two bad duppy*
  • Don Carlos – Satan Control Them; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’88 US*
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Jamaican ghosts captured by goat’s meat and rice in the boneyard. 10,,000 undead

<Scream Blacula Scream; 55 sec.>

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My teeth in your neck, baby!

Set 6: 

  • Peter Tosh – Four Hundred Years; One Love Peace Concert (Pressure Sounds); Kingston JA: 4/22/78
  • Grace Jones – Devil in My Life; Hurricane (Bloodlight) 2011 Rocker does Mutant Dub*

<Cackle mi a cackle; 34 sec.>

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“Dubble, dubble, toil and trouble. Makes the needle pon di record go wobble, wobble”

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 vinyl set

<Pour some milk pon dem Rice Crispies! 9 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – Midnight Rockers; 7” (Oneness)
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ‘75
  • Donovan Carless – Be Thankful (For What You Got); 7” (Giant); William de Vaughn soul cover
  • Keble Drummond – Keep on Dancing; 7” (Mummy)
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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus!

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween vs. Orson Welles War of the Worlds

<Mutant Dub bass and echo torture chamber; 14 sec.>

<Mutant Dub Jah-loween Stylee! 35 sec.>

  • Abassi All Stars – Humble Lion; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg)  2007 UK; Duppies and Zombies
  • Gorillaz – Dracula;  Gorillaz (Virgin)  2001 UK*
  • Tino – Bats in My Belfry Dub; Tino’s Breaks 6: Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002*
  • Dubblestandart feat. Elephant Man – Vampire Informer; Marijuana Dreams (Collision) 2010 Jah-many*
  • Omar Perry – The Ghostmakers; Can’t Stop Us (Makasound) 2009 Fr.*
  • Finley Quaye – Mash Up Lucifer/Stone the Devil; CD Single (Maverick) ; ’97 UK*
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Don’t show I your teeth, your plastic smile nah work…Michael Rose & Black Uhuru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 23, 2014 (Stream + Playlist): Jah-loween in Jah-gust Edition!

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Mark your calendars: Oct 25, 2014: Smile Jamaica’s Jah-loween Special. “Pick up your cross and follow me” – Lee “Scratch” Perry

Greetings,

Here’s what is on tap for the Jah-gust 23, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive:

  • Wailers Family Tree: dubble dose of Bob (live and mutant); Tosh Jah-loween rarity single; Bunny covers Bob
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement and assorted Seven Leaf: weedcollie, macka spliff, sensi inna Kushumpeng!
  • Jah-loween in Jah-gust: foreshadowing Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Holiday of the year in Jah-ctober
  • Roots Dawtas 
  • Vinyl is V-Ital
  • Jamaican Jukebox 45’s:
  • Mutant Dub
  • UFO-ria: Prince Lincoln and Alien retribution, Biblical stylee

<Old Testament Aliens; 13 sec.>

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Do not scoff!

Set 1:

  • Half Pint – Greetings; Greetings (Power House) ’85 JA vinyl; George Phang prod’n
  • Jah Shaka – Presents Dub Master Volume 1 (Mango) ’89 dub compilation. Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Stir It Up; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ’87 Wailers update
  • Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78: riddim shower (1) vox
  • Clint Eastwood – Badder Than Them; 7” (Town & Country) ’78; riddim shower (2); dj

<Jamaican vinyl: snap, crackle, pop!; 12 sec.>

  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – 10 Ft. Ganja Plant and Weed; Bushrock (ROIR) 2009 upstate NY; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Al Campbell – Dancehall Style; 10” (Hitbound)
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2 down, 48 to go!: 2014 Smile Jamaica Predicts: Jah-laska, Guam, Jah-regon, Jah Hempshire, Maine, Vermont, DC

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beat; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy) ’77 dubble disk. Jah-loween in Jah-gust

<Peter Tosh: I see the Mark of the Beast pon their ugly faces: talks about nearly beaten to death by cops; 3:55>

  • Prince Francis – Beat Down Babylon; Studio One Funk (Studio One/Soul Jazz) over Jr. Byles classic
  • Alpha & Omega – One Love + Only One Dub; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 trance dub w/ female vox
  • Barry Isaac – Mr. Calliman; 10” (Reggae On Top) militant stepper herb tune
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Jah-loween in Jah-gust: song is about Peter’s brush with death beaten by Jamaican cops for championing the Seven Leaf

Set 3: Jah-loween in Jah-gust

<Jah-ctober 25, 2014: Smile Jamaica’s bazillionth Jah-loween Extravaganza!; 18 sec.>

  • Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, Jah Hempshire. Jah-loween in Jah-gust set. Willi Williams herbtune cover

<2 down, 48 to go: Jah Hempshire for Legalization 2014; 35 sec.>

  • Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; Live at Maritime Hall (2B1); Marley cover, duppy = J’can ghost

<Jah-loween History Lesson: Duppy – Jamaican ghost, malevolent spirit who hangs out in the Boneyard; 6 sec.>

  • Omar Perry – The Ghostmakers; Can’t Stop Us (Homegrown/Makafresh ) 2009; Lee’s son
  • Funky Porcini – Flesheater Boulevard; Zombie (Crippled Dick Hot Wax!) 2000 mutant dub

<Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Holiday after 4/20: Jah-loween!; 10 sec.>

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Jah-loween in Jah-gust: Jamaican ghost = Duppy

Set 4: UFO-ria!

<Smile Jamaica Cosmology: Skygods vs. Ancient Aliens; 48 sec.>

  • Prince Lincoln & the Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80 UFO-ria; Joe Jackson prod’n: the Aliens gonna whip you and put you in your rightful place! 5 sec.

<Rastas Love UFOs! 20  sec.>

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Do not scoff!

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital, Rhymes with Ital

  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Haunting Ground (Revolver); Request; ’86 UK 

<Smile Jamaica’s All Time Favorite Singer: Bim Sherman>

  • Juvenile Delinquent (feat. Sena) – Natural Woman; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers); Joe Higgs dawta; ’81 Brooklyn, NYC
  • Brigadier Jerry – Kushempeng; Jamaica, Jamaica (RAS) ’85 herbtune

<Cannabis History Lesson: Kushumpeng – Rasta smoking utensil; 10 sec.>

  • Natural Roots – Stop Them Jah; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ‘ 84 Fr.
  • Big Youth – Chi Chi Run; Chi Chi Run (Prince Buster) over John Holt; Rain From the Skies ‘72 JA
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Smile Jamaica’s All Time Favorite Singer: Bim Sherman (b. 1950-2000) In Jah’s Heavenly Choir

 Set 6:

  • Pato Banton – Don’t Sniff Coke; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ’88 herbtune request; UK

,<Pato Banton: Sensimeeeyaaah!>

  • Hollie Cook – Tiger Balm; Twice (Mr. Bongo) New mutant dubstress; dawta of a Sex Pistol
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Live Forever (Tuff Gong); last live performance; Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania; 9/23/80

<Junior Marvin, guitar, introduces the band during Bob’s Last Live performance; 20 sec.>

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9/23/80: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania. His last show before he joined Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 45’s set

  • Duche Gold – I Have a Dream; 7” (Massawa); ’94 female vox and male dj; Jamaican Jukebox 7” set
  • Augustus Pablo – Cassava Piece version; 7” (Rockers International)
  • Barry Dimond – 400 Years; 7” (Reggae on Top) 2002 UK
  • Winston Watson – Do Mama Do; 7” (Wild Flower) ’76 Meditations singer
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Killer dancehall 45 from circa 1994

Set 8: Mutant Dub set

<Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation; 10 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translations by Bill Laswell; Mutant Dub set
  • Dubmatix – Kingdom Dub; Clash of the Titans: System Shakedown Remixes (Collision); 2011 Jah-many; Nate Wize Kindgom of Bass rmx
  • Dubblestandart – Player Hater; Streets of Dub (Select Cuts) 2002 Jah-stria; Mad Professor Mix
  • Zion Train – Earthrush; Passage to Indica (Universal Egg) ’93 China UK w/ female vox
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Bill Laswell’s ambient tribute