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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-bruary 20, 2016: Bern One Down!

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Bern one Down!

This is a fallow period around the  Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

Green Bay Packers done until September. San Francisco Giants don’t start for another month. 2016 = even year = World Series.

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Winners: 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016. Don’t H8, appreciate!

So what do I do to soak up the down time? I have been following the Democratic Primary race: Foreman vs. Ali, Jordan vs. Magic, Hillary vs. Bernie.

I’m not voting for either of them. I’m a Jill Steiniac. but I love how competitive it has gotten. Odds on favorite, Hillary, trying to stave off an outsider’s populist counter. In 2008 it was Pres. Peace Prize. Now it’s a 74  year old Jewish Socialist.

Hillary has the elites. Bernie has the 99ers. So out on the Youtube some enterprising media person promoted his candidacy via an awesome mashup of Ben Harper’s Burn one Down synced to Bernie’s “finger in the air, like he just don’t care!” mannerisms

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Wave your finger in the air like you just don’t care!

The Harper tune is a nyabinghi ballad with acoustic guitar devoted to the Seven Leaf. As Bern One Down this clip matches the drum chop-chop to Bernie’s finger gestures.

You can’t endorse a candidate on non-commercial Radio, but I thought people would get a kick out of it.

<Bern one Down! 1 min 12 sec.>

Give thanks for all the listens, forwards, reposts and favorites on the Smile Jamaica Mixcloud page. Together we have grown the Mixcloud weekly SJ listens from about 25 three years ago to over 100 now. Forward ever backwards never!

You help me get in the charts of Roots Reggae, Vinyl, Dub and Reggae. Give thankx!

bless, robt

<Smile Jamaica growth on Mixcloud! 23 sec.>

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<Annotated Playlist: Jah-bruary 20, 2016: 43 sec.>

Set 1:

  • The Gladiators – Oh What a Joy; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Bullwackie’s All-Stars; African Roots Act II Dub; African Roots Act 2 (Wackies) ’82 Dub Album of the Hour
  • John Brown’s Body – Rainbow Chariot; Among Them (Shanachie) ’99 Upstate NY
  • The Selecter – The Whisper; Celebrate the Bullet (Deluxe Edition) (Chrysalis) ’80 UK 2 Tone ska. Pauline Black on vox, 7” mix
  • Black Slate – Amigo; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK
  • Johnny Clarke – No Lick No Cup; 10” (Jamaican Recordings) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Cup=chalice=smoking utensil; 17 sec.>

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Chalice

Set 2;

  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) 8/23/83 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
  • Grace Nelson & Ire Hi-Fi – Jah Is Real; Play de Music (
  • Earl Sixteen & U Brown -Freedom/Want Some Freedom; 10” (Merge) ‘75
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Earl Sixteen

Set 3:

  • Ben Harper – Burn One Down; Spiritual Existence (bootleg) 8/18/96: San Rafael, CA
  • Aswad – Rainfall, Sunshine; Rebel Souls (Mango) ‘84

<Aswad – “black” in the langugages of Arabic and Amharic (Ethiopia); 8 sec.>

  • Beres Hammond – Don’t Wait Too Long; Soul Reggae (Dee Jay) ‘76
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Redemption Songs; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 tribute to Bob 
  • Conscious Minds – Gun Court Dub 2 (Soul Beat) ’76; Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • The Wailers – Am-a-Do; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) 10/21/73 at KSAN Radio, San Francisco

<Wailers minus Bunny at KSAN Radio, SF ’73; 40 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Struggle; Crucial! (Shanachie) ‘79
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San Fran ’73

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Play Me; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK; Neil Diamond cover

<My parents loved three groups: Platters, Carpenters and Neil Diamond; 22 sec.>

  • Edi Fitzroy – Informer; Youthman Pentitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago blues label

<Beware the informer>

  • Clintones – Getting Things Together; Atra 10 Track (Atra) ’75 UK
  • Mind Benders – Black Beauty; Roots Rock Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Killer Bees feat. Cyril Neville – Groovin’ + Dub; Groovin’ (Beehive) ’87 Jah-stin, TX: Rascals cover
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Neil Diamond (sorta) makes his debut on Smile Jamaica

Set 6: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica

Prince Far I – Psalms 49; Psalms For I (Carib Gems) ’76

<Putting the Fun in Fundamentalism, Prince Far I>

  • I Kong – Ghetto Cry; The Way It Is (VP) ’78 song of Chinese-Jamaican producer Lesley Kong

<Chinese Jamaican, son of Wailers producer Lesley Kong>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Get Ready; Mr. Isaacs (Shanachie) ’78 Temptations cover

<Temptations: Reggae favorite>

 

  • J.C. Lodge – Telephone Love (12” Mix); Gussie Clarke: 12” Rulers (Greensleeves) ’88 Music Works dancehall
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Temptations: Trenchtown loves Motown

Set 7:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – L.S.D. L.S.P. (The Flute Mix) – Technomajikal (ROIR) ’97 ambient mix by Yello
  • Israel Vibration – Feelin’ Irie; Free to Move (RAS) ‘96
  • Dawna Lee – My Best Friend; Roots Supplement Part 1 (Sip a Cup) 2002 female militant steppers
  • Michael Rose + G. Vibes & Jah Mason – Junkies in the Streets + Life Is There (New Faze)
  • Linval Thompson & U Brown – Train to Zion (Discomix); Dubwise & Otherwise 2 (Blood and Fire) Sampler; Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 8: Smile Jamaica UFO-ria Mix

  • The Byrds – Mr. Spaceman (Smile Jamaica Rmx)
  • The Elegants – Little Star (Static Revenger Rmx); Destroy All Humans Soundtrack (Not on Level) 2005: 50’s doo wop update
  • Karminsky Experience – Explorations; Thievery Corporation: DJ-Kicks (!K7) ‘99
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2012
  • Ancient Astronauts – From the Sky; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ.

<Ancient Aliens Season 8 Recap; 56 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 16, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Green Bay Bowl Packers!

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My dilemma: Spin Reggae on Smile Jamaica or watch my beloved Green Bay Packers

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica has three obsessions, in no particular order:

  1. Reggae and dubwize
  2. San Francisco Giants baseball – even year so book a World Series victory
  3. Green Bay Packers NFL

I ‘n’ I suffered through decades of mediocrity until they got good in the 90’s with Brett Favre and now Aaron Rodgers.

So I had a dilemma: Green Bay vs. Arizona right during Smile Jamaica.

Praise Jah for DVR. Gah, what a gut shot ending to yet another amazing Hail Mary.

When do pitchers and catchers report?

<Green Bay Packers or Smile Jamaica; 25 sec.>

bless, robt

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Lightning does strike in the same place twice. Too bad the Defense peed it down their legs. Fiyah burn!

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary, 9 2016: pics, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes; 39 sec.

Set 1:

  • Chantells – Children of Jah; Waiting in the Park (Phase One) ’77 UK vinyl
  • King Tubby Meets Roots Radics – Country Gal Dub; Dangerous Dub (Greensleeves) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Zema feat. Martin Luther King Jr. – Free At Last Dub; Black Sheep (Melchizidek); dub w/ MLK’s speech vox

<Livicated to Martin Luther King, Jr; 24 sec..>

  • Augustus Pablo – Jah Light Version; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’78 bonus track
  • Jah Woosh – This Train; Best of (Cactus) ‘74
  • Yellowman – Sinsemilla; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ’83 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Bern One Down – Vermont to legalize in 2016? 20 sec.>

  • Cha Cha feat. Ranking Joe – You’ll Never Know; 10” EP (Above Rock) 2010 female Chinese singer w/ JA deejay; 19 sec.
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Vermont Legislature may legalize the Seven Leaf in 2016. Five down, 45 to go?

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Peace Talks; Crucial! (Shanachie) ’83 aka Ceasefire; herbtune

<Livicated to my ancestral home, Iran – no nuclear weapons! 17 sec.>

  • Likkle Mai – Rock to Sleep; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-pon female singer of Dry & Heavy
  • Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’79; over Spinners I’ll Be Around riddim
  • Ijahman Levi – Ceasefire pt. 1; Two Double Six 701 (Jahmani) ’95; Ijahman’s prison number when bust for herb; 16 sec.
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“Let’s go back to the White House and put some Bunny Wailer on the Hi Fi. Ceasefire and light the chalice!”

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live at KSAN Radio, San Francisco; Oct. 1973

<Live in the Studio – KSAN San Francisco; 100 sec.>

  • Crucial – Them Want I; Hits of the Past (Links) ’79 female singjay
  • The Heptones – My Whole World Is Empty Without You; Meaning of Life (Trojan) Supremes cover
  • Colour Red – Natty Dread a Get Stronger; 10” (Jah Tubbys)  2006 militant steppers
  • Bim Sherman – Rub a Dub (Century) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years; 18 sec.

  • Max Romeo – Smile Out of Style; War ina Babylon (Mango) ’76:
  • Sister Carol – Free Food Ticket; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84; cover of Nicky Thomas “Love of the Common People”
  • Roots Radics – Mash It Up; Freelance (Kingdom) ‘85

<Held hostage in UK until they delivered an album for Kingdom Records; 39 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Night Train; Time Boom X De Devil Dead (ON U Sound) ’87
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Roots Radics

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Truly; At Studio One (Studio One) Vinyl is Vital Set; ‘80 JA
  • Brimstone – Back Weh; Atra 10 Track (Atra) UK
  • Dr. Alimantado –  How Long; (Tell Me You Are Having a) Wonderful Time (Keyman) ’88 UK
  • In Crowd – Riding High; Roots Rock Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Joe White – My Guiding Star; Sounds of Jamaica Top Ten (Studio One) ’69 JA
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The Aretha Franklin of Reggae

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Glass House; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) 8/23/83 in Los Angeles
  • Phyllis Dillon – Leave it In the Hands of Love; Midnight Confessions (Westside) Rocksteady
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Get High; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ‘83 UK dub poet herbtune
  • Gussie P – Who’s Safe; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK feat. MLK I Have a Dream speech

<Martin Luther King Jr. – I Have a Dream; 22 sec.>

  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Burn Pipe Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 1 (Original) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7:

  • June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ’80 Charley Pride cover

<Utah Islanders’ favorite: June Lodge C & W Lovers Rock; 14 sec.>

  • Coco Tea – The Weed; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 herbtune
  • Aldubb – What the Funk Is Dubstep?; 10” EP (One Drop) 2008 Germ. Dubstep

<Foreshadowing Dubstep? 5 sec.>

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Country & Western Lovers Rock much beloved by Utah’s Island community

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Hollie Cook – Ari Up; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 livicated to Slits singer who passed

<Livicated to Ari Up; 28 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81 Junior Byles cover w/ female vox. Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • Armagideon – Eternal Combustion; Steppin Forward (Armagideon Sounds) ’95 herbtune
  • Word Sound I-Powa; 6000 Dubplates – Live From Planet Crooklyn (WordSound) illbient
  • Zion Train – Universal Communication; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
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Livicated to Ari Up of The Slits. Johnny Rotten was her Stepdad

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: September 12, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist) – Go Green Bay!

 

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Green Bud Bowl Packers all the way to the Stooper Bowl

Greetings,

Finally. NFL starts. No more deflategate. No more Roger Goddell (rhymes with HELL)

Just my Green Bud Bowl Packers put a beat down on the Cutler-riffic Chicago Bears; 12 sec.

3 Truisms from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 12 sec.

  1. Reggae ‘n ‘ Duwize
  2. San Francisco Giants baseball
  3. Green Bay Packers football
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Aaron takes his spinach!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers; 2 sec.>

bless, robt

<High-lights of the Sept. 12, 2015 Ark-Ive; 48 sec.>

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Playlist:

Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Jah Children; Live and Direct (M.Al’s) Oakland vinyl
  • Black Slate – Romans Dub; Ogima (TCD) ’81 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari; So Long; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) nyahbinghi drum
  • Phyllis Dillon – Woman of the Ghetto; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) Marlena Shaw cover
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1)  ’99 Bob tribute
  • Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Cop; Sensational Extra Classic (Trojan) ’78; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Cool down your temper Mr. Cop! 9 sec.>

  • Barry Brown – Jah Lead Us; 10” (Attack Gold)
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Cool down your temper Mr. Cop!

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – 400 Years (JA + US/UK); Catch a Firee (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Catch a Fire: JA vs. Island overdubs; 33 sec.>

<400 Years: JA mix vs. Island mix; 50 sec.>

  • Ethiopians – Satan Boy; From Matador’s Arena vol. 2 (Jamaican Gold) ’70 Halloween soon come!
  • Christine Miller & Hi Tek Players – Trod Away Home; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK; militant steppers
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JA tough ghetto mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s Island overdubs

Set 3: Best of 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • The Selecter – My Collie (Not a Dog); Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 herbtune; 13 sec.
  • Toots Hibbert – Freedom Train; Toots in Memphis (Mango) ’88 soul covers
  • Aswad – Tradition; Distant Thunder (Mango) ’88 UK
  • Ruts DC & the Mad Professor – Love and Fire; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ’82 UK punkdub
  • Jah Lloyd – Sharp Razor; Herb Dub (Teams); Dub Album of the Hour
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2 Tone Ska Herbtune with female vox

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – I’m the Toughest; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation); 11/27/82: Montego Bay, JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Never Grow Old; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90: Toots cover
  •  The Tennors – Ride Your Donkey; Broken Flowers (Focus) Rock Steady tune from Jim Jarmusch Soundtrack

<Jarmusch and Tarantino Soundtracks: Top Rank! 17 sec.>

  • Boney ‘L’ & Vibronics – Babylon Children; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 UK militant steppers w/ female vox
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Killer Jim Jarmusch soundtrack

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital Set

  • Lloyd Robinson – Cuss Cuss; Studio One Showcase volume 2 (Studio One) Vinyl is Vital Set: Riddim Shower (1): JA original

<Cuss Cuss; 16 sec.>

  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’89 UK: Riddim Shower (2): mutant dub cover

<Style Scot RIP; 28 sec.>

  • U Roy – Dynamic Fashion Way; Studio Kinda Cloudy (Trojan); ’69 Keith Hudson prod’n over Ken Boothe
  • Dr. Alimantado – This Little Bird; (Tell Me You Are Having a) Wonderful Time (Keyman) ’88 UK

<Even the birds ‘n’ bees’zes give Jah di Praises! 8 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Truly; At Studio  One (Studio One) JA
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Set 6: Roots Dawta Set

  • Samia Farah – Cool (Original); Samia Farah (Sony) ’99 Tunisian-French

<Samia Farah: French language dubstress; 20 sec.>

  • Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You; Fatboy Slim: Late Night Tales (Thrive) 2007
  • Aisha – I Can’t Change; There Is More to Life… (Ariwa) 2005 UK
  • Ayo – Who; Ticket to the World (Motown) 2013 Nigerian-German singer
  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part One (Reggae on Top) ’95 Dub Album of the Hour
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Samia Farah: French-Tunisian dubstress

Set 7:

  • Yellowman – Disco Reggae; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell prod’n
  • Sophia George – Final Decision; For Everyone (Pow Wow)  ‘86
  • Robbie Valentine – Don’t You Be Blind; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2008 UK militant steppers
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Bill Laswell dancehall classic

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 UK mutant dub set; herbtune

<Space Dust! 4 down, 46 to go! 9 sec.>

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Equal Rights; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2001 NYC
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – So Long; Reincarnated (Mad Decent) 2013
  • Audio Active – Robot War (Adrian Sherwood Dub Mix); Apollo Choco Remixed (ON U Sound) ’98 Japan
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Kenny Knots – Wicked Intention; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – In the Beginning; Overstanding (A & O) ’82 UK trance dub
  • Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers feat. Lizzard – Satta I; & the Dub Dancers (Makasound) 2008
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Space dust!

Words of Wisdom:

Go Giants! Opening Day for the Defending World Series Champs!

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From one Lefty to another. Madison Bumgarner the Bob Marley of World Series stalwarts!

Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Baseball Canto poem; 2 min 56 sec.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti – City Lights Bookstore founder and fellow San Francisco Giants fanatic

Smile Jamaica’s Holy Trinity:

  1. Reggae ‘n’ Dubwize
  2. GREEN Bay Packers football
  3. San Francisco Giants baseball

I probably watch 150 Giants game a year. I DVR the Saturday Afternoon games that conflict with Smile Jamaica.

Every other year, baby!

Madison Bumgarner: The humble calf suckles the most milk__Prince Far I; 22 sec.

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Beware the power of the snot rocket!

Go Giants!

bless, robt

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“Home Run” record holder. Didn’t win a World Series. Steroids are not Ital

 

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Hazy Shade of Winter!

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Smile Jamaica much prefers Collie-rado’s Inversion Galore to Utah’s Winter Smog. 4 down, 46 to go!

Greetings,

<Inversion Galore. Surviving Utah’s Winter Smog>

Settling into Jah-nuary. Middle of winter. The two month period of hibernation between the Green Bud Bowl Packers last game and opening Season for my beloved San Francisco, Giants baseball.

Weeping and Wailing and gnashing of teeth 😦

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Green Bud Bowl Packers legendary collapse. Dread only had to do one thing and one thing only: catch the effing ball. Game over. Super Bowl 49. Fiyah bun!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers epic collapse against Seapukes: No Superbowl for I ‘n’ I; 17 sec.>

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Grinding it out at work trying to avoid the flu and the colds brought about by Utah’s chunky air. Flu shot was a dud. Everyone in my family except me got it. Praise Jah! One of my best friends had to go to the emergency room with fluid in her lungs. Utah from November to March great for skiiers. Not so much for those with ashthma.

So playing rope a dope in cutting through the Post Holiday blah’s with the Kool Roots of Reggae ‘n’ Dubwize.

High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 24, 2015; 64 sec.

  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob & Peter Live in Leeds UK; Tosh live acoustic radio performance; Bunny chants down Botha and Apartheid South Africa, Marcia Griffiths – Steppin’ ’79
  • Dub Album of the Week: Aba-Shanti Ites. Mutant dub instrumentals
  • Soundtracks: Reggae on celluloid
  • Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years: Marcia G, Prince Lincoln UFOria, Dillinger PSA on STD’s
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas: lovers rock, deejay Seven Leaf, dub poet
  • Mutant Dub: UFO skywatching soundtrack

<Songs to watch the sky for UFO’s. They are out there. Do not scoff!; 8 sec.>

bless, robt

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Galaxy poll on the Terrestrial Drug War

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Kojak – Glory to Jah; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA vinyl
  • Aba-Shanti-I &the Shanti-Ites – Tower of Bable (sic); Verse III (Falasha) ’99; Dub Album of the Week: mutant dub style
  • Black Slate – Mozart in Trenchtown; World Citizen (Unit 8) 2014 UK roots reunion

<Black Slate: UK Roots Reunion; 29 sec.>

  • Akabu – Fate of the World; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female roots group
  • African Brothers – Gimme Gimme African Love; 10” (Main Line) ’77, Tony Tuff Sugar Minott group
  • Iba – Babylon Don’t Like; Many Lives (Mt. Nebo) 2006; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 7 sec.>

  • Big Youth – Honesty; Screaming Target (Trojan) ’72; on Slaving riddim  
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UK Roots Reunion. One of Smile Jamaica’s Best of 2014

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Jah Light It Right; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’76 horn jazz + nyahbinghi instrumental
  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
  • Rhoda Dakar – 007; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007; singer in Special AKA, Bodysnatchers ska covers Desmond Dekker
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2 Tone Ska-stress: Bodysnatchers, Special AKA, sang a song about date rape that is brilliant and harrowing “The Boiler”

 Set 3: Reggae tunes on Soundtracks

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Dreadlocks in Moonlight; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ‘82
  • Western Roots – Rockers Galore; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) 2010 mutant dub

<Babylon Central: Thievery Corporation movie; 28 sec.>

  • Search Boys – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78; herbal update of r & b by The Coasters; 23 sec.
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Thievery Corporation movie: mutant dub, exotic Middle Eastern women, cratedigging, peak oil conspiracy theories. Smile Jamaica approved

 Set 4: Best of 25 Years: Smile Jamaica

  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79 
  • Michael Dyke – Saturday Night Special; Rebel Music (Trojan) ’79 Various Artists
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80; Joe Jackson: “aliens gonna whip and put you in your rightful place”; 26 sec.
  • Dillinger – Mickey Mouse Crab Louse; Cocaine (Charly) ’83; rude

<Dillinger warns about STD’s: Public Service Announcement; 28 sec.>

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You can’t get to Heaven with a carnal mind. Instead you get the Mickey Mouse Crab Louse

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas

  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle)  ’93 UK

<Roots Dawtas love the Black Wax; 16 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh & Sis Bee – Herb Reasoning; Rebellion (FORM) Ireland; Herb tune over Reggae George

<Smile Jamaica Jah-o-graphica: DUBlin, Irieland; 16 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Nellie Belly Swelly; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) Emeryville, Colly-fornia; female Canadian dub poet
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Donut Shop; Past History (Yahway), ’86 Mill Valley, Collie-fornya
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Canadian dub poet. Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Jah Guide; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic live at WXFM, Jah-cago, Ill.
  • Leonard Santic All Stars – Santic Rock; Down Santic Way (Pressure Sounds); dub
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Minoo – December; 10” EP (Deep Roots) 2008; female singer on mutant dub riddim
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Have guitar, will travel

 Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Botha the Mosquito; Liberation (Shanachie) ’88; against apartheid leader

<Botha leader of Apartheid South Africa; 20 sec.>

  • Ken Boothe & Prince Jammy – You’re No Good; Trojan 12” Box Set (Trojan)
  • Merva Grier – Feeling Like a Million; 12” (Iroko)
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

<Free Azania: South Africa: Reggae History Lesson; 49 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Look to the skies! They are out there!; 8 sec. >

  • Red I – Last Chant + Return of the Mayan; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 Philippines; Mutant Dub set

<Barely survived til Dec. 21, 2012: End of Mayan calendar; 40 sec.>

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  • Zion Train – Follow Like Wolves; Healing of the Nation EP (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Alien Dread – Dub-Liner; Cosmic Dub Clash (Channel One UK) 2012 instrumental
  • Ranking Joe – World in Trouble; (Vibronics ‘Ska Boom’ rmx); Twilight Circus Dub SoundSystem: Remixed : Dubwise (M); 2004 Dutch dubber
  • U Brown – No Wicked Can’t Reign; 3 the Roots Way (Jah Warrior) 2000
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Thanksgiving 2012 I was in ICU at Hospital. Fought hard to live til Dec. 21, 2012. End of Mayan Calendar. Or as Red I calls it: Jahdgement Day

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-nuary 17, 2015 (Stream + Annotated Playlist): Livicated to MLK

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Blessing to MLK: When he moved from Civil Rights to Anti-War and Pro Worker Rights, “They” took him out

Greetings,

Livicated* to MLK and his fight for human rights

*livicate – never dead/dedicate

<MLK>

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Heinous!

<Smile Jamaica Approved: Green Bay Packers; 36 sec.>

WTF? Heinous. Just heinous. The Green Bud Bowl Packers peed a sure victory down their leg to a guy (QB Wilson) who probably doesn’t go for 4 down, 46 to go.

I must have had two dozen text messages from people. Ran the gamut from condolences to ha ha.

There weren’t any tears at the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

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Not a fan

The mood at the Ark-Ives was more like this:

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Green Bay? WTF!

Forward ever, backwards never

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The High-lights of Jah-nuary 17, 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 45 sec.

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Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary 17, 2015

Set 1:

  • Big Youth – Get Up Stand Up; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK vinyl; Wailers cover
  • Hot & Rich – Funk for Louis; Meet: Hi-Tech Roots Dynamics (ACL) 2000; Dub Album of the Week
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks & the Light of Saba – Rebirth; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s); ’76 nyahbinghi jazz
  • Rupie Dan & Jenifah Gad – Marcus Seh; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Fred Locks – Collie Herb; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 mutant dub; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Horace Andy – Collie Herb; In the Light (Blood and Fire) ’77 bonus herbs
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 2:

  • Gussie P – Who’s Safe; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 MLK “I Have a Dream” speech; 8/23/63
  • The Archives feat. Ichelle Cole – Boof Baff;  The Archives (ESL) 2012 female chanter on vox
  • Gondwana – Sentimento Original (Original Feeling); Together (RAS) ’99 Chilean roots; herb tune
  • Bunny Wailer – Liberation; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
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Great late 80’s offering from Bunny. Smile Jamaica Approved

 Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years 

  • Gregory Isaacs – One More Time; Cool Ruler (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • The Selecter – Out on the Streets; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80 2 Tone UK ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Aswad – Pull Up; To the Top (Simba) ‘87

<Aswad one of the first 20 additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive; 23 sec.>

  • Mighty Diamonds – Babylon is Dangerous; The Real Enemy (Rohit) ‘87
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Las Vegas Tower Records; May ’88. One of my earliest adds to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 4:

<Wailers – Live at Leeds; Just Bob & Peter; 23 sec.>

  • The Wailers – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) 11/23/73; Live at Leeds in UK; 20 sec.
  • Zema – Give a Little Love; Look at the Heart (Melchizedek) ’99 Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya female singer
  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie –  Lambsbread + Lambsbread International (South East Music) ’79 J’can flavor of herb
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Herb inflation since 1979: 1200%

<1979, Jamaica: Qtr pound of ishense: 1 dollar 5 cents; 20 sec..>

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital!

  • Bim Sherman – Got to Get On; Haunting Ground (Revolver) ’86 UK: cover of Keith & Tex “Stop that Train”
  • Charlie Chaplin – Jamaican Collie; Chaplin Chant (Tamoki Wambesi); UK herbtune
  • Azeem – God is Watching; Dreadfly (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami
  • Mother Liza – Bore Nose Possie; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA female deejay
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favorite singer in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Fools Die (Wisdom); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic at WXFM Jah-cago, Ill.

<Tosh rarity for sure-ty>

  • Sarah B Band – Let You Win; Realign Your Mind (Sarah B Band); local SLC reggae
  • Barry Issacs – Mission Against Herbs; 10” (Reggae on Top) militant steppers herbtune
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Collection of rare Tosh performances. Tracking this each Ark-Ive Edition this winter and spring. Selah!

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45’s

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Now Not Now; Dub Ranting (Radical Wallpaper) ’82; UK dub poet. 7″ picture 8 track of dubpoetry
  • Ilements – Free Up the Herbs; 7” (Irie Ites) 2010
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ‘75
  • Iron Phoenix – Natty Dread Christmas; 7” (Observer)

<Xmas in Jah-nuary; 27 sec.> 

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Rare gem from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive bought at the KUSF (U of San Francisco) Rock ‘n’ Swap. That station is now classical not college music

<KUSF: From best college station in the nation to classical music; 33 sec.>

 Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Prince Far I & Singers and Players – Water the Garden; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’88; mutant dub set

<Reggae History Lessons: Pay It All Back Sampler Series for ON U Sound label>

  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK
  • GT Moore – Secret Love; 12” (Jah Works) 2009 UK
  • David Holmes – Slashers Revenge; Let’s Get Killed (Go Beat) ‘97
  • Dr. Israel – Residence Dub; Land of Baboon (Baraka Foundation) ’96 

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Smile Jamaica Approved: Green Bud (Bowl) Packers! Dem a sting ‘n’ dem a shock!

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Does it surprise you that the Smile Jamaica Seven Leaf Army’s favorite team is GREEN BAY

<Loved the Packers since 2nd grade>


Greetings,

These are the Holy Trinity of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

  1. Reggae & Dubwise – collected Reggae since 1986. Reggae Radio, uninterrupted, since 1988.
  2. San Francisco Giants baseball; World Series champs 2010,2012,2014,2016,2018
  3. Green Bay Packers football: Bart Starr 2 Super Bowls, Brett Perve 1 Super Bowl, Aaron Rodgers 1 Superbowl
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Looking for a dubble dose of Rings this February

No surprise the guy who celebrates Cannabis Service Month, would be devoted to a team called GREEN Bay. Especially since I am predicting legalize for Jah-sconsin in 2016?

Aww, but another team in the Green is Seattle. Where they are one of the 4 down while Jah-sconsin is in the 46 to go column

<4 down, 46 to go!>

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Russell Wilson? Meh. Too nice for this blackheart

VS.

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I’ll go with the guy who has the Hollywood girlfriend

In 2010/2011 I got the dubble dose:

  1. 2010 World Series: Giants spanked the Rangers 4-1
  2. 2011 Super Bowl XV: Green Bay defeated the Steelers 31-25

Super Bowl? Smoked a Bowl, more like!

I’m hoping for the same result for 2014/2015

  1. San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3; 2014 World Series
  2. Green Bay Packers……?

<Go Green Bay!>

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Cheese head? Nah, Cheese Dread!