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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-ly 28, 2018 (Podcast & Playlist) – City Too Hot!

Greetings,

So hot I worry if my record bag might start to melt black wax from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives to KRCL. 5 mile trip.

Utah 4 seasons, late July it’s too sunny and too hot. Too hot to even want to blog.

bless, Bobbylon

  • Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 28, 2018 Annotated Playlist: 47 sec.

Set 1

  • Cornell Campbell – Have Mercy Oh Jah; Stalowatt (Third World) ’76 UK vinyl
  • Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (ON U Sound) ’81 UK white vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Jimmy Riley – It’s Too Hot; Magic (Omar) ’84
  • Sonya Spence – Peace & Love; In the Dark (Skynote)
  • Alpha Blondy & the Solar System – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Enterprise) ’92 Ivory Coast tribute to Bob Marley
  • Inner Circle – Mary, Mary; Best of (Island) ’79 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcements
  • Winston Fergus – Praise Him; 10″ (Dubwise) ’98 UK

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Can’t Stop Them Now (Real Situation); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95: 50 Bob songs for his 50th Birthday
  • Upsetters – My Girl; Africa’s Blood (Trojan) ’71 Smokey Robinson cover
  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 Germ. female singjay & male toaster
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – City Too Hot; 12″ (Upsetter) ’77 UK

Set 3:

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – I Love Me Mudder (poem); Riot in Progress; 7″ picture EP of poems (Workers Playtime) ’82 UK
  • Aswad – Can’t Stand the Pressure; Aswad (Mango) ’76 UK
  • Sheryl Ralph w/ Cedella & Sharon Marley – I’m Hurtin’ Inside; Mighty Quinn (A & M) ’89 Soundtrack to Denzel Washington movie
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson & the Dub Band – Sonny’s Lettah + Iron Bar Dub; Independent Intavenshan (Island Jamaica) ’78 best of UK dub poet
  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; DUB (Heartbeat/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour
Dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah with his mudder, Valerie

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Jam + Legalize It; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 dubble disk vinyl – Live at the Roxy, LA

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Wailing Wailers – What’s New Pussycat?; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’66 JA Tom Jones cover

<Reggae does pop: Marley vs. Tom Jones, WTF? 66 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh – Penetrate the Works of Jah; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Leroy Smart – Strictly Sensi; Live Up Roots Children (Striker Lee) ’85

<No bush herb. Only in the chalwa!18 sec. >

  • Lillian Allen – Why? – Dub Version poem + Freedom is Azania (South Africa Must Be Free); Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87 Toronto dub poet
  • Akimbo – Kalimba 2; So Long Trouble (Forward Sounds) ‘8 UK instrumental
Bob Marley covers Tom Jones. Not a good idea.

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; 7″ (Tuff Gong) ’74 JA – can’t kill Jah

<Jah Live single and the death of HIM; 2 min. 3 sec.>

<Ethiopian Communists take over in ’74>

  • Steel Pulse – Handsworth Revolution; Reggae Sunsplash ’81: Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) ’81 JA
  • Aisha – Good Ambition; There Is More to Life (Ariwa) ’95
  • Papa Face & Red Man – Dance Pon the Corner; 10″ (Top Notch) ’82 UK toasters
  • Black Uhuru/Sly & Robbie – Big Spliff; Dub Factor (Mango) ’83 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox of 45’s

  • Bruce Ruffin – Ooh Child; 7″ (Beverley’s) ’71 Five Stairsteps cover
  • Paul Davidson – Midnight Rider; 7″ (Hometown) ’74 Gregg Allman cover
  • King Burnett – Babylon a Fall; 7″ (Justice League) ’74 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Cedella Booker – Daddy’s Mommy; 7″ (Ghetto Youths) ’96 picture sleeve

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Noiseshaper fear. Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting; Rough Out There (Echo Beach) 2005 Austria Mutant Dub Set – cover of classic
  • Dubcheck – Duppy Train; Down Memory Lane (Unitone World) 2001
  • Tena Stelin – Mother’s Song; 10″ (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK militant steppers
  • Natacha Atlas – Yalla Chant; Diaspora (Nation) ’95 Dub Arabic chanteuse

  • Words of Wisdom:

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

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

Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And I have Ronald Wilson Reagan to thank!

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

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

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

All vinyl this time out!

 

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

bless, Bobbylon

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

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

Set 1:

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

Set 2:

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

<The Middle Passage; 54 sec.>

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

<Revelation 18 and UFOs; 18 sec.>

Earth lightened by his glory? UFO

Set 3:

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

Set 4:

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

Set 5: Heavy politics set

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

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

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

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

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

Set 6:

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

<North Dakota legalization in 2018; 37 sec.>

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

North Dakota legalization

10 down, 40 to go!

Set 7:

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

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<What is Mutant Dub? 18 sec.>

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

Words of Wisdom:

 

 

 

 

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

Weather balloon my ass!

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

UFO by Tena Stelin (lyrics transcribed by Bobbylon)

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

Greetings,

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

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

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

Why Smile Jamaica?

2 reasons

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

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

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

Giorgio Tsoulakos. Head of Trump’s Space Force

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

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

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

And all those UFO encounters in the Bible!

Flying Saucers of the Old Testament

Ishtar/Inanna – Goddess or Ancient Astronaut/Geneticist

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

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

Back to UFOria…..

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

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

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

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

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

Is that good? Is that bad? Yes!

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

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

<What Aliens are “probing” for…>

bless, Bobbylon

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

Set 1:

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

Set 2:

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

Set 3:

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

Set 4:

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

<Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un – Rocket Man>

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

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital Set

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

<Jah’s Wrath and the Challenger Disaster>

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

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

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

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

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

Set 6: Aliens in the Bible

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

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

Set 7:

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

Set 8:

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

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 9, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): Utah #30?

 

Utah Medical Marijuana in 2018? Life elevated indeed!

Greetings,

Congratulation to the hard workers who want to add Utah (Utah!?) to the list of states with Medical Marijuana. If successful, Utah would be the 30th state with either Medical or legal status for cannabis.

<Medical MJ in Utah? 59 sec.>

Utah Medical Marijuana on the 2018 ballot

154,000 (including I ‘n’ I) voted for this initiative to make the ballot. It’s about time. Especially in Utah under the crushing weight of opioid deaths and over medication of anti-depressants.

Opioid deaths drop in states where Cannabis is legal

It’s not about kickin’ the bong around. This plant has been with us for 10,000 years of mankind. We have cannabinoid receptors in our brain! The Sumerians called it the Tree of Life.  It wasn’t an apple Eve partook of in the Garden of Eden. 

Hey Marduk, don’t bogart that Tree of Life. Puff, puss pass it pon the left hand side!

And for any Blble enthusiasts. It wasn’t an Apple that gave Eve knowledge in the Garden of Eden. It was Cannabis. Unless they used an apple bong

Cannabis not apples in the Garden of Eden

Genesis 3: 2-7

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

****

Fruit of the Tree? Buds off the Cannabis plant. Nothing about apples. Biblical “fake news”

Hey Adam, let’s twist up a spliff. We can eat apples when we get the munchies

All I ‘n’ I can say is:

  1. Get registered to vote
  2. On election day 2018, wake ‘n bake
  3. Get in your car, bike, pony, walk or skank to the polls
  4. Vote yes for cannabis compassion
  5. Don’t let governments, cops nor religions dissuade you
  6. Puff, puff pass this law!

And then there is this!

bless, Bobbylon

Blessings to those who worked hard for this on the ballot come November.

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives June 9, 2018 Annotated Playlist; 68 sec.:

Set 1:

  • In Crowd – Riding High; Roots, Rock, Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr. vinyl
  • Chariot Riders – Sensimilla Dub; Sensiilla Dub (Crystal) ’80 JA vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Eclipse – Come Me Brethren; Corrupted Society (Bristol Archive) ’78
  • Leonard Dillon – Cool It Amigo; One Step Forward (St Clair) ’91
  • Cocoa Tea – I Am Going Home; 20 Tracks of Cocoa Tea (Sonic)
  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 UK female trio: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Fred Locks – Visions of Redemption; 10″ (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK

Set 2:

  • Dubskin – Real Ting; No End in Time (Dubskin) 2009 Boulder, Collie-rado
  • Al Kirk Band & Sister Black – Mamma; Future (AKB) ’96 Hollyweed, Collie-fornya
  • Michael Rose – Grandma; Never Give It Up (Heartbeat)  2001
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Junior Reid – God Is a Man; 10″ (Lion & Roots) ’98 UK
Boulder, Collie-rado

Set 3: Best of Smile  Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Judy Mowatt – Concrete Jungle; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76 Wailers cover
  • Black Uhuru – Natural Mystic; Love Crisis (Greensleeves) ’77 Bob Marley cover
  • Lacksley Castell – Righteous Stand; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ’82
  • Gregory Isaacs – Material Man; Night Nurse (Mango) ’82
  • Black Disciples – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour
Youthman cut down in his prime due to tuberculosis

Set 4:

  • Johnny Clarke – Legalize It; Authorized Rockers (Virgin Front Line) ’76
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; Jammin Reggae Hits (Time Inc.)
  • Winston McAnuff – Malcolm X; Diary of the Silent Years (Makasound)
  • Johnny “Dizzy” Moore & Phillip Frazer – Lonely Reggae + Only Jah Jah Know; 10″ (Impact!) trumpet then vox

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender – If You Drop That Cross; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.
  • Devon Russell – Black Woman Song; Homebound Train (Freedom Sounds) ’82
  • Clint Eastwood – Ganga Smoker; Step It In a Zion (Live & Love) ’78 UK  herbtune
  • Freddie McGregor – Graveyard in Africa; Rumours (Gone Clear) ’97 Miami
  • Maureen Thomas and Jim Nastic(?) – Wicked Intention; Untitled (Studio One) JA
A++ record out of Canada

Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – I Need You; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA vinyl

<Wailers at Studio One 1 min.;>

  • Bunny Wailer – Ambush; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob tunes for his 50th birthday
  • Peter Tosh  – I’m  the Toughest; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Live at the Roxy, LA CA
  • The Melody Makers feat. Stephen Marley – Sugar PIe; Reggae Sunsplash 1981 Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) ’81 live in Montego Bay, JA
  • King Tubby – Natty Dub; Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ’75 Dub Album of the Hour
The Wailers first LP in 1965

Set 7:

  • Iration – The End; Time Bomb (Law) 2010 Isla Vista, Collie-fornya
  • Dubblestandart feat. Gudrun – Summerrain; Are You Experienced (Collision) 2006 Germany w/ female vox
  • Pama International – Evening Time; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man)  2005 UK ska/dance supergroup, herbtune
  • Matic Horns – Yanga!; 10″ (Sip a Cup) UK militant steppers instrumental
Isla Vista, Collie-fornya

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Pamela Bricker – Lebanese Blonde (French Version); Lebanese Blonde CD Single (4ad) ’98 female vox, herbtune: Mutant Dub Set
    Noiseshaper Daemons; Rough Out There (Echo Beach) 2005 Jah-stria
    Sandeeno – Put Down the Guns; Universal Roots UK Reggae Stars (Universal Roots)
    Ripple & Taso – Gimme the Fiya; Bay Area Dub Step volume 3 (Full Melt) 2011
  • Humble-I & Weeding Dub; Guide Me; 10″ (Control Tower) 2008 Fr.

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

Greetings,

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

bless, Bobbylon

Ronald Reagan with Jamaican leader Edward Seaga.

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

Set 1:

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

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

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

Set 2:

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

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+  Years

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

Set 4:

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

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

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

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

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

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae 

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

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

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

Set 7:

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

Set 8: Mutant Dub

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

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 5, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-tucky Derby Stylee!

Congrats to 2018 Kentucky Derby winner Justify

Greetings,

Jamaicans love horse racing too. Every Kentucky Derby Saturday I try to spin a set devoted to Jamaican horse racing. Just as the bugle starts and gates fly, open I drop the bass and go for m own musical horse race.

In Jamaica, their main track is called Caymanas Park. And the jockeys tend to be Chinese-Jamaicans rather than Latin Americans, as in the US.

<Caymanas Park; 39 sec.>

And because this is Reggae, the best song is a track by Bojangles from when the Two Sevens Clashed (’77) on a grooving Culture riddim, he relays the race between these contenders in the Selassie I Cup: 24 sec.

  1. Babylon 2-1
  2. Soul Youth 3-1
  3. Rome – Even
  4. Pope Pius 3-5 (the guy in the Vatican in 1977)
  5. Dreadlocks 8-1
  6. Baldhead 15-1
  • Win! – Dreadlocks
  • Place! – Baldhead
  • Show! – Soul Youth

And here is what happened to Pope Pius….22 sec.

Pope Pius couldn’t finish out in the Selassie I Cup and the ambulance was called — Bojangles, ’77

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: May 5, 2018; 90 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jah Lloyd – Reggae Feeling; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK vinyl to Mike Brooks
  • Armagideon – Spiral Galaxy; 12″ (Dubhead) ’96 UK mutant dub vinyl of the hour
  • Big Youth – Hit the Road Jack (Tribute to Bob, Peter, Bunny); Jamming in the House of Dread (Danceteria) 8/20/90 Live at Reggae Japansplash
  • Sandra Cross & the Wild Bunch – Free South Africa; Roots Daughters (Ariwa) ’88
  • Little John – Smoke Ganga (sic) Hard; 10″ (Well Charge) ’81 JA 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
9 down, 41 to go!

Set 2: Kentucky Derby Set

  • Dillinger – Caymanas Park; 7″ (Well Charge) Kentucky Derby Set; Caymanas Park = J’can race track
  • The Pioneers – Longshot Kicked de Bucket; Greatest Hits (Trojan) ’79 UK vinyl
  • The Specials – Longshot Kicked de Bucket; Too Much Too Young (Receiver) ’79 Live at Astoria College: Pioneers cover
  • Racefans – Bookie Man; 7″ (Upset) ’70
  • Bojangles – Selassie I Cup; 7″ (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’77

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Misty in Roots – Judas Iscariot; Live at the Counter Eurovision (Kaz) ’79
  • Judy Mowatt – Concrete Jungle; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76 Wailers cover
  • Johnny Clarke – Don’t Call I Daddy; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’75
  • Burning Spear – Down By the Riverside; Creation Rebel (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • African Brothers & King Tubby – Original Dub; African Brothers Meet  King Tubby in Dub (Nature Sounds) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Hollie Cook – Stay Alive; Vessel of Love (Merge) 2018 UK mutant dubstress
  • Flick Wilson – Lucifer; Don’t Give Up Your Culture (Moll-Selekta) ’80
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Merlene Gifford – Solid As a Rock; Chicken Scratch (Heartbeat/Studio One) early Rock Steady
  • Trinity – Healing of the Nation; 12′ (Burning Vibrations) ’82 herbtune
  • Itopia Band – Why; 10″ (Wackies) ’82 Bronx
Dawta of a Sex Pistol Slits member. Smile Jlamaica’s favorite Mutant Dubstress

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Black Stalin – Vampire Year; In Ah Earlier Time (Makossa Internation) ’81 Trinidad & Tobago soca 
  • Sister Carol – International Style; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn
  • Chalice – Dance Hall Daze; Crossfire (CTS) ’85 JA
  • Bim Sherman & the Voluntary – Keep You Dancing (Century) ’84 UK
  • Desi Roots – Nature Boy; Doing It Right (Hawkeye) ’80 UK

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Burial; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) Live at the Roxy 11/5/82 Los Angeles
  • Bunny Wailer – One Drop; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 covers of Bob Marley for his 50th birthday
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game + Dub; Lost Black Ark Sessions (Ascension) rare Lee Perry prod’ns

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae

  • Cymande – Brothers on the Slide; Cymande (Sequel) ’74 Dove of Peace – UK Caribeean expats
  • Hot Chocolate – Confetti Day; Every 1’s a Winner (Infinity) ’78 UK
  • David Lindley – Twist & Shout; El Rayo-X (Elektra) ’81 Beatles cover
  • Pretenders – Private Life; Pretenders (Sire) ’80

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • The Archives feat. Ichelle Cole – Boof Baff; The Archives (ESL) 2012 DC w/ female vox
  • Dub Syndicate – Bazooke; King Size Dub Volume 2 (Echo Beach) ’96 UK
  • Iration Steppers – Kilimanjaro; Lead With the Bass II (Universal Egg) ’96 UK  
  • Prince David & the Abassi All-Stars – Put Life First; 10″ Humble Lion EP (Deep Root) 2008 UK
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Lou Lou – Le Monde; Mirror Conspiracy (ESL) 2000 Fr. female vox

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-pril 28, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist) – Peace Chalice!

Good thing we smoked the peace chalice. Not another war!

<Korean Peace Talks – Light up the chalice!; 16 sec.>

Greetings,

I graduated High School in 1983. Right as I was getting ready to matriculate at Montana State University in Bozeman, three major events sent me off:

  1. Soviets shot down a Korean airliner
  2. Marine barracks bombing in Beirut killed several hundred Americans
  3. America invaded the tiny island of Granada.
Fall 1983: Ronnie Raygun saving the Granadan people from an invasion of Cuban doctors

Welcome to the Cold War, son. After surviving  the first one, who wants to live through the sequel: Russia/China/Syria Iran vs. US/UK/France/Israel.

China rattling Taiwan. India and Pakistan nose to nose. And Trump came in and immediately gave North Korea the hairy eyeball. So I was very encouraged that the two  Koreas want peace.

Everyday I get to drop the needle pon the record at KRCL instead of a nuclear bomb shelter, it’s a good day.

So enjoy another World War III free edition of Smile Jamaica

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-pril 28, 2018 Annotated Playlist; 18 sec.

Set 1:

  • Eek a Mouse – You Na Love Reggae Music; Skidip! (Greensleeves) ’82 UK vinyl
  • Black Uhuru – Ion Storm; Dub Factor (Mango) ’83 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Hepcat – Coming on Strong; Push ‘N Shove (Hellcat) 2000 SoCal ska
  • Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; 15 Tracks (Sonic) ’80 Jimmy Cliff cover
  • Dennis Brown – Tenement Yard; Best of Dennis Brown – Niney the Observer Years (Heartbeat) ‘77
  • Fred Locks – Collie Herb; 10″ (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Collie weed for Kali the Goddess of Destruction 36 sec.;>

Hindus from India brought cannabis to Jamaica. Kali the Liberator of souls. Collie – Jamaican herb

Set 2:

  • Afro Omega – Music Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC roots w/ female vox
  • Charlie Chaplin – Chalice Burn; Take Two (RAS) ’90 herbtune
  • Winston McAnuff – Get Behind Thee Satan; Diary of the Silent Years (Makasound)
  • The Congos – Congoman Chant; 10″ (Glimmer) ’77 UK Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Abyssinians – Abednigo; Satta Amassagana (Heartbeat) ’76 

<Shadrach, Meschach & Abednigo – tossed in the furnace but not burned: Book of Daniel; 24 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Jah Rastafari; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78 dj duo
  • Coco Tea – There Is a Herb in My Garden; 20 Tracks (Sonic) ’85 herb tune
  • Mikey Dread – World War III; Beyond World War III (Heartbeat) ’82
  • King Jammy & Dry & Heavy – Night Flight Dub; In the Jaws of the Tiger (BSI) 2001 Jah-pon Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • UB40 – Cherry Oh Baby; Credit to the Nation (bootleg) ’86 UK tour; Eric Donaldson cover
  • Dublife Soundsystem; Puff Puff Pass; 1977 BaSS Thunder  (Dublife Soundsystem) 2008 SLC mutant dub herb tune
  • Barry Brown – Over Me; 10″ (Hitbound) ’83 Brooklyn

Set 5: 420 Vinyl Set

<The Month of Jah-pril is 420 month on Smile Jamaica; 44 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Live at the Roxy, LA: 420 Vinyl Herb Set
  • Jr. Byles – Cally Weed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis
  • Michigan & Smiley – Sensimilla; Step By Step (Hitbound) ’82 US
  • Chalice – Ital Love; Crossfire (CTS) ’85 JA
  • Mystic Youth feat. Sister I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites – Save the Roaches; Best Wishes (Sunship) San Fran youth group

<San Fran junior high kids singing about saving roaches. Just Say No? 34 sec.>

Junior High kids from the St. John Coltrane School. During the 80’s singing about herb. Nancy Raygun would not approve

Set 6:

  • Bunny Wailer – Africa Unite; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 Bob Marley covers for his 50th birthday

<Hall of Fame – 50 for Bob’s 50th; 19 sec.>

  • Aisha – True Roots; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94
  • Marlon Asher – Ganja Cowboy; American Dream Cali’s Prop 215 () herbtune soundtrack
  • Bob Marley – I Know a Place + Dub; Black Ark Sessions (Ascension) rare 4 track EP of Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’ns
  • Skatalites – Christine Keeler; Foundation Ska (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’65 instrumental album of the hour
50 songs for Bob Marley’s 50th Birthday – 1995

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox of 420 45’s

  • Tipper Lee & Rapper Robert – Minister For Ganja; 7″ (Studio One) ’85 JA

<Smile Jamaica’s dream job: Minister for Ganja; 31 sec.>

  • Charley Ace – Herb Man Special; 7″ (Swing a Ling) instrumental take on Rita Marley’s One Draw
  • Pauline – Bush Weed; 7″ (Uhuru) singjay over Light of Saba riddim
  • Jimmy Dean & Jah Wally – Peace Chalice; 7″ (New Flower) ’77

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Scott Hardkiss – Hey Deejay; Technicolor Dream (God Within) 2009
  • Thievery Corporation – Temple of I & I; Temple of I & I
  • Dubblestandart feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry & Gudrun – Chase the Devil Dub; Return From Planet Dub (Collision)
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Sensibility The Archives (ESL) 2012
  •  Kraftwerk – Robots; Man Machine (Mojo) 2009
Kraftwerk on Smile Jamaica? WTF?