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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?

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Mar. 31, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): At the Feast!

….of the Passover. Happy Easter too!

Greetings,

Let’s start of this week’s Smile Jamaica celebrating Easter and Passover  through music!

<Happy Easter; 33 sec.>

As a Sumerian Fundamentalist, my New Year starts at the same time. April 1. 2018 is our year 6768

And while I’m celebrating. Go Giants! 

Bobbylon’s 3 obsessions:

  1. Reggae & Dub music
  2. Green Bay Packers football
  3. San Francisco Giants baseball

First song before we celebrate Easter/Passover/Assyrian New Year, American poet and City Lights Bookstore owner love his Giants. 60th year in SF.

<Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem “Baseball Canto”; 32 sec.>

Spent time in City Lights Bookstore looking for Jamaican dub poetry

Getting ready to do our Spring Fund Drive at KRCL. So I thought I would give you a sampler of the theme sets I have done over the years and decades. 50 sec.

The Whitman Sampler of Smile Jamaica:

  1. Easter/Passover
  2. 4:20 herbtunes
  3. Wailers Family Tree
  4. Jamaican Jukebox 7″ – Roots Dawtas cover Bob Marley
  5. Vinyl is Vital
  6. Rockers do Reggae
  7. Roots Dawta CDs
  8. UFO-ria

bless, Bobbylon

Set 1: Easter/Passover

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Baseball Canto; Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour – Baseball (Columbia)
  • Agrovators – None Shall Escape the Dub; Rasta Dub ’76 (Attack) ’76 JA dub album of the week
  • Bro. Marshall – Man From Galilee; Man From Galilee (Tabernacle)  ’68
  • Gloria Bailey & the Joy Bells – I Have Paid the Price; 7″ (Henry’s) ’81 JA gospel
  • The Gospelettes – Sign My Name’ 7″ (Glad Tidings) JA gospel
  • Norma King – Good Friday; 7″ (Zion Love) ’89 Can.
  • Marcia Griffiths & Tyrone Taylor – He Shed His Blood; 7″ (High Note) JA ballad
  • The Congos – At the Feast; 12″ (99) ’81  – Passover
Smile Jamaica celebrates all the Sky Gods: Christian, Jewish and Sumerian

Set 2: 4:20 Cannabis Service

  • Ben Harper – Burn One Down; Voodoo Child (bootleg) 4/97 live in Bonn, Germ. 
  • Soom T – Weed is Sweeter; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Glasgow female weedstepper
  • Michael Rose – Draw the Weed; Never Give It Up (Heartbeat) 2001
  • Mikey Murka & Disrupt – Police; 12″ (Mahanee) 2009 Germ. cover of John Holt’s Police & Helicopter

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – African; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 live at the Roxy in LA
  • Bunny Wailer – No More Trouble; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95, 50 Bob covers on Bob’s 50th
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Love; Kaya (Tuff Gong) ’78
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Dub; CD Single (Tuff Gong) ’78
  • Scientist – Guava Road Dub; 11King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81: Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox: Roots Dawtas cover Bob Marley

  • Cindy Breakespeare – Turn Your Lights Down Low; 7″ (Riverside) 

<Damian Marley’s Mom; 32 sec.>

  • I Three – I Shot the Sheriff; 7″ (Rita Marley Music)
  • Anicia Banks – Thank You Lord; 7″ (Ashandan) Curtis Mayfield original, Bob cover
  • Sheila Hylton – Mellow Mood; 7″ (Harry J) ’77

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Prince Far I – Natty Champion; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK 
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label does Reggae
  • New Age Steppers feat. Bim Sherman – Dreamers; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 UK Mutant Dub
  • Jackie Bernard – Economic Crisis; Lee “Scratch” Perry – Excaliburman (Seven Leaves) ’78 UK
  • Steel Pulse – Higher Than High; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’75: (1) – Original

<Soldering = cocksman; 36 sec.>

  • Hall & Oates – Soldering; Hall & Oates (Buddha) ’75 (2) cover

<Hall & Oates on Smile Jamaica? WTF? 26 sec.>

  • Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; Live at Budokan (Columbia) ’78 Jah-pon

<2nd place to Cheap Trick;  14 sec.>

  • Linda McCartney – Sugartime; Wide Prairie (MPL) ’77 produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry
WTF?

Set 7: Roots Dawtas

  • Aisha – Only Jah Works; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94: Roots Dawta CD set
  • Althea & Donna – Sorry; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • Rita Marley – Jah Jah Don’t Want; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80
  • Love Joys – Chances Are; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ’82 female duo
Aisha – Smile Jamaica’s favorite female singer

Set 8: UFO-ria

  • Anubian Lights – Outflight; Outflight CD Single (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2001 – The New Jerusalem

<The New Jerusalem mentioned in Revelation is about a gigantic spaceship; 50 sec.;  <

  • U.F.O. feat. Deedee Bridgewater – Flying Saucer; Saint Germain des Pres Cafe IV (Wagram) 2004 Fr.
  • Creation Rebel – Starship Africa Part 1; 10″ EP (ON U Sound) 2015 UK
  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky’s the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ’72
  • Tena Stelin – Flying Saucers; 7″ (River Bank) 2001 about the Anunnaki
  • Mighty Sparrow – Russian Sattelite; Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour vol. 5 (Music Melon) ’59 about Laika the Soviet space dog, calypso

<Mighty Sparrow’s tribute to Laika, Soviet space dog who gave his life for space travel; 21 sec.>

The New Jerusalem from the Bible

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-bruary 24, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-lympic Motivation That Rules the Nations!

U.S Cross Country Olympic Ski Team

Greetings,

So I was getting ready to go on air in the last half hour of Smile Jamaica. The phone rings and I pick up. The guy on the other line was pretty animated. “Hey Robert, I’m here with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in South Korea and we are listening to your show. Play us a tune.”

<Crown of Creation livicated to the U.S. Olympic Cross Country Ski Team; 22 sec.>

Wow! If true, I am sure the Dubstep/Mutant Dub set I was about to spin would match heavy bass to skiing a fast race. I dunno? They did medal for the first time at the Olympics. Or as I call it, the Jah-lympics

bless, Bobbylon 

 

Smile Jamaica A.rk-Ives Annotated Playlist: Jah-bruary 24, 2018: 85 sec.

Set 1:

  • Cornell Campbell – O Jah Forgive Me; Stalowatt (Third World) ’76 UK vinyl

<Stalowatt = Stalwart in Jamaican patois; 23 sec.>

  • Winston Edwards – Natty Dub; Natty Locks Dub (Studio 16) ’74 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Hopeton Lindo – Black History; Rockers Vibration (Heartbeat) ’84 Mikey Dread prod’n
  • Carlene Davis – Quick Sand; 15 Classic Hits (Sonic)
  • Chalawa feat. Strangers Cole – Just Like a River; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’79 JA singer w/ Ontario Canada group
  • Daweh Congo – Ganja Baby; Ghetto Skyline (Goldheart) 2008 Sweden
  • Jah Shaka – Revelation 18; 12″ (Jah Shaka) ’82 UK

<Revelation 18; 28 sec.>

The Angel of Revelation 18 – Ancient Astronaut

Set 2:

  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’82 singjay classic
  • Ronnie Davis – People Bawling; Wheel of Life (Upstairs) ’83
  • Cedric Im Brooks – Lambs Bread Collie; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’78 horn instrumental herbtune
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Disco Devil; 12″ (Upsetter Disco Cork) ’77 UK take on Max Romeo’s I Chase the Devil

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Black History; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years
  • Burning Spear – I’m Not the Worst; People of the World (Blue Moon) ’86
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK female dub poet

<Who is Nanny?; 43 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Darkness/Dubness; 10″ (Island) ’82 UK picture sleeve
  • Delixx – Coming in From the Cold; Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
Jamaican Heroine; expert markwwoman – Nanny of the Maroons

Set 4:

  • Chalice – Master Blaster (Jammin); Best of Reggae (Sonoma) 2011 Stevie Wonder cover
  • Jimmy Cliff – No Justice; Marked For Death (Delicious Vinyl) ’90
  • Thievery Corporation and Rockers Hi-Fi – Trance Mission Central; Abductions & Reconstructions (ESL) ’99 DC dubbers rmx
  • Cynthia Richards  Aily I; Reggae Classics (DCC) ’73 herbtune
  • Doctor Alimantado – It Cold in a Babylon; 12″ (ISDA) ’80 UK

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Dub Syndicate feat. Michael Franti – No No; Echomania
  • John Clarke – Good Collie Weed; Visions of John Clarke (Wackies) ’79 Bronx
  • Hortense Ellis – Wooden Heart; Ravers Rock vol. 2 ()
  • New Age Steppers feat. Bim Sherman – Dreamers; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound)
  • Amp-Ech – Blood Stains; Against Injustice (Amp-Ech) ’87 JA

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake; Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 Wailers Family Tree
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) live in London June 1977
  • Bunny Wailer – Rastaman Vibration (Positive Vibration); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 dubble disk of Bob Marley covers
  • Chris Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Silver & Gold; Bamboo Reggae (Keytone) ’83 Dutch jazz flautist in JA
Dutch jazz flautist w/ Peter Tosh and crew

Set 7:

 

  • UB40 – Strange Fruit; Signing Off (DEP) ’80 – update of Billie Holiday

<Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit; 58 sec.>

  • Dubble feat. Molara – Crown of Creation; 10″ (Dub Tunnel) 2012 UK Mutant Dub w/ female vox

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Matty G – Sensimilla; Bay Area Dubstep vol. 3 (Full Melt) 
  • Alpha & Omega feat. Boney L – Babylon Children; Legend of A & O (Dopic) 2006 best of UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Dr. Israel & Dreadtone International – One; Patterns of War (ROIR) 2005 Brooklyn
  • Bush Chemists – Dub Secret; Light Up Your Chalice (Dubhead) ’99 UK
  • Dubblestandart feat. Ken Boothe – When I Fall in Love; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Jah-bruary 3, 2018) = Stream + Tracklist – Tributes to Bob Marley!

Feb. 6, 1945 – Reggae’s Rambo as Bunny Wailer calls his bredrin

<Bob Marley would have been 73 years old by my Liberal Arts math; 29 sec.>

<How Smile Jamaica got its name>

Greetings,

For decades now nearest the closest Saturday to Feb. 6, I have flooded the airwaves devoted to Reggae’s Rambo, as his spar Bunny Wailer called him.

Digital Millennial Copywrong act forced me down to only 1 Bob song per hour. So we sift in 34 ital Bob livications plus the one per hour of Bob they allow me to shuffle.

Tribute to the Reggae King!

bless, Bobbylon

The band conductor in Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 3, 2018 – Happy Birthday Robert Nesta Marley, Feb. 1945; 80 sec.

Set1:

  • Jah Thomas & Roots Radics – Tribute to the Reggae King; 12” (Midnight Rock) ’81 JA Bob Marley Birthday Special
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ‘97
  • Ijahman Levi – Bob and Friends Over There; Inside Out (Jahmani) ’89 Jah’s heavenly choir of fallen Reggae heroes
  • Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ’82 Order of Merit – Jamaica’s highest civilian honor

<Order of Merit; 30 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Kaya; Kaya (Tuff Gong) ’78 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat/Star Trail) ‘96
  • Delixx – Coming in From the Cold Dub (Tuff Gong) ’80 vinyl dub
Vinyl is Vital

Set 2:

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Lyin’ in Bed; Time Has Come: Best of (EMI America) ’88

<Ziggy’s dreads; 31 sec.>

  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ’90 singjay
  • Macka B – Bob; Hold On to Your Culture (Ariwa) ’90 UK deejay
  • Sue Chaloner – Missin’ Mr. Marley; 12” (CNR) ’84 Neth.
Circa 1988

Set 3:

  • Ky-Mani Marley – Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street) ‘99

<Bob’s brood – 11 kids by 7 moms; 22 sec.>

  • Isaac Haile Selassie – Dear Bob; CD Single (Resin Music) ‘99
  • Lui Lepke – Tribute to Bob Marley; Late Night Movie (Joe Gibbs) ‘81
  • Winston Reedy & Tim Hain – Reggae Man; 12” (Priority)  ’87 UK
#10 of 11

 

Set 4

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Positive Vibration; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) Live at the Rainbow Theatre June 1977

<How Smile Jamaica lead to Exodus; 52 sec.>

  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 (1) – vox
  • Ringo – Great Superstar; 12” (Top Ranking) ’82 (2) – deejay

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus, Marley); SWALK (Heartbeat) ’82 US – Jacob Miller, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley
  • Shaka Man – Tribute to Bob (If It Wasn’t For the Rastaman); 2030 A.D. (Majicaa) Santa Monica, CA
  • Papa Finnigan & Junior Ranking – Tribute to Bob Marley; Two the Hard Way (Heartbeat) ’83 US
  • Tinga Stewart – Musical King; Key to Your Heart (Calabash)
  • Winston Groovy – Nightshift; 12” (Sound City) ’85 cover of the Commodores tribute to Marvin Gaye & Sam Cooke
  • Barrett Brothers – Bradsta Dub; Macka Dub (Clocktwer) drum & bass Wailers: ’80 Bronx vinyl dub album of the hour
Commodores cover livicated to Bob Marley as well as Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson

Set 6: Master Blaster riddim shower

  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Tamla) ’80 riddim shower (1) – original
  • Roots Uprising – Master Blaster; Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 FL. Vinyl (2) – reggae cover
  • Roots Uprising – Blaster Dub; 12” (Top Ranking) ’81 FL (3) – vinyl dub mix

Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Sister Carol – 70 Sup’m Pieces of Bob; ISIS – The Original Womb-Man (Tuff Gong)
  • Bobby & Carol Kalphat – Memories of Vibe; 7” (Hit Vibes)
  • Doctor Alimantado – Nat King Cole/Bob Marley; 12” (Isda) ’80 UK
Psycho bass

Set 8:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica; 7” (Tuff Gong) ’76 JA;Lee Perry mix
  • Faith D’Aguliar – Reggae Pioneers; 7” (Gorgon) JA
  • Alpha Blondy – Mystic Night Moves – Masada (World Pacific) ‘92
  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Anthology (ROIR) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Suns of Arqa feat. Prince Far I – ‘83 Struggle; Musical Revue (ROIR) live in Manchester, Dec. 7, ’82 – Bring us another Moses and bring back Bob Marley
  • The I Three – He’s a Legend; Beginning (EMI America) ’86 US – Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths
Judy, Rita, Marcia

Words of Wisdom  – Know your rights

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 13, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist) – The Good Son!

The Healing of the Nation

Greetings,

<Digital story on my parents’ excursion into Medical Marijuana; 1 min. 46 sec.>

As an amateur missionary for the benefits of medical marijuana, I had been relaying the story of my parents’ excursions into Seven Leaf pain relief on the past two episodes of Smile Jamaica.

My parents just became snowbirds from Northern Montana to Sun City West, Arizona

Christmas 2017 in the homeland

My Mom has knee pain, anxiety and sleep issues and my dad: neuropathy, back pain and carpal tunnel issues. Last week I told the story about taking my Dad in to get a Medical MJ card.

<Medical Marijuana for Ma and Pa; 90 sec.>

Took a week to get the card, and I was back in Utah. So they went to the dispensary and had a little shopping spree

  1. pain relief pills
  2. topical CBD ointment
  3. pain patch

Because they bought so much and were first time customers, they got a free vape pen. And bought a 4 to 1; CBD to THC cartridge.

Better than Walgreens or CVS

Long story short: they call me for guidance on how to work the vape pen. Trial and error and voila! My parents are vaping like Bob & Rita Marley.

And hour later I get another call….”We’re not feeling anything.” I said, you got the stuff that doesn’t “feel”.  Oh. Ok.

Last Sunday I call and looks like Mom wants to try a little more kick to her healing regimen. Why not? It’s medicinal and legal.

Last Friday my sister texts me: Mom and Dad just had a toke!

Me: Cheech & Chong!

Sis: 

Me: 

I had a listener call me after I told this story and we got into a discussion about having parents who are sick of the pills, cost and side effects of the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex

Once the (recent) stigma of weed is overcome through the relief of daily pain and social anxiety, cannabis reclaims its rightful place in our 10,000 year history of the Seven Leaf plant.

Revelation 22:2King James Version (KJV)

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

As I concluded my reasoning with the caller on the benefits of cannabis for our parents, he said, “You know Robert? You’re a good son.”

And I said, I really want my parents to enjoy their retirement pain free and unencumbered by the daily pill regimen they are currently under. However, I am definitely taking my vape pen with me on my next visit to Sun City West.

A little dab will do ya!

Bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 13, 2018 – Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 20 sec.

Set 1:

  • Soul Syndicate – King’s Highway; High Times All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label
  • Winston Edwards – Natty Dub; Natty Locks Dub (Studio 16) ’74 UK vinyl dub album of the hour 
  • Bad Brains – I and I Survive; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83
  • Rupie Dan and Jennifer Gad – Blazing Fire; Solid Foundation (Flag) ’92
  • Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; Reggae Sunsplash ’81 – Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) ’81 Jimmy Cliff cover
  • Dub Syndicate – Higher Than High; 10″ (Lion & Roots) ’98 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – 400 Years; Peter Tosh & Friends (Upsetter0 ’70 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n

<400 Years  – The Middle Passage; 35 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Forever Loving Jah; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 Bob Marley covers
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natural Mystic; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London; June 1977

<Exodus Live inna London June 1977; 46 sec.>

  • Rita Marley – That’s The Way; 12″ (Shanachie) ’80 US picture sleeve

Set 3:

  • Wingless Angels – Inviting You + Shady Tree; Wingless Angels II (Mindless) ’96 Keith Richards, Justin Hinds; nyah drums

<Keith Richards on Smile Jamaica? WTF?; 32 sec.>

  • UB40 – Don’t Break My Heart; LIttle Baggariddim (A & M) ’85 EP
  • King Kong – Unity; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005
  • Grace Nelson – Jah Is Real; Ire Hi Fi – Play de Music (Plant Music) 2007 Germ.
  • Lee Perry & the Upsetters – Jah; Black Ark in Dub (Upsetter) ’77 Dub Album of the hour

Set 4:

  • Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Black Uhuru
  • Bush Chemists feat. Ras I – Borderline; Light Up Your Chalice (Conscious Sounds) ’99 UK mutant dub
  • Super Chick – Bees Man; 10″ (Channel One) ’83
Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson – The group that got me into Reggae

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Sister Carol – International Style; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn
  • Laurel Aitken – Je t’aimerai toujours ( I Love You, Yes I Do!)  ; Eskapade en France (Unicorn) ’90 Fr. ska EP
  • The Specials – Sock it to ’em J.B.!; More Specials (2 Tone) ’80 UK tribute to neoliberal hitman, James Bond
  • Chalice; Dangerous Disturbances; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK
  • Amp-Ech – Living Dead + Version; Against Injustice (Amp-Ech) ’87 JA
Ska praise to neoliberal hitman, James Bond

Set 6″ Roots Dawtas Rockers – Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ years

  • Patti Smith Group – Ain’t It Strange; Radio Ethiopia (Arista) ’76
  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Walking Under Ladders (A & M) ’81; feat. Sly & Robbie
  • Tom Tom Club – Bamboo Town; Close to the Bone (Sire) ’83; Tina & Chris from Talking Heads
  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape from Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob cover, Bob production, Wailers & I-Three. Lee Perry engineer
You’ve got dub in my proto-punk rock

Set 7:

  • Tapper Zukie – Chalice to Chalice; MPLA (Virgin Front Line) ’78 herbtune
  • Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now; Cool Runnings Soundtrack (Chaos) ’93 cover of Johnny Nash 
  • Don Evans & the Paragons – Danger in Your Eyes; Full Up – More Hits From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’76 
  • Sis Aesha (sic)  & Robbie Valentine – King Selassie I + Conditions; 10″ (Sip a Cup)  2001 UK
8 down, 42 to go!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Luciano & Sis Sanae – What You Gonna Do Now + Free Jah Children; Abassi All-Stars Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Solomon and Sheba; Overstanding (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub
  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Afrika Youth; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation)  2001 Brooklyn
  • Dry & Heavy – Night Flight dub; Meet King Jammy in the Jaws of the Tiger (BSI)  2000 Jah-pon
  • Charlie P & the Dubateers – Lock Me Up + Dub; Hustle (Dubateers) 2011 UK

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate – Christmas Stylee!

Not the naughty or nice list. Who’s getting probed list.

Greetings,

Eff Bing Crosby! Bob Marley’s White Christmas. Fiyah bun Nat King Cole or Sinatra! Let’s hear Jacob Miller Deck the Halls with Boughs of Collie. Pa rum, pu-pum pum!

As a Sumerian Fundamentalist who knows that Ancient Astronaut Theory suggests Santa was an Alien*, I wish all my Bredrins and Sistrins a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

*Sleigh = spaceship. Rudolph’s Red Nose? Tracking beacon

<Santa Claus – Space Alien; 30 sec.>

Don’t take my word for it…listen to John Holt – A Spaceman Came Travelling

Spin this Yuletide podcast crafted in my Secret Dubratory while opening your gifts, slogging down Rum fortiied Egg Nog and sparking up the “christmas tree”.

bless, Bobbylon

0 – 30 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – White Christmas; Christmas at Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’65
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty & Nice (Rhino) 70’s era
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want For Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 All I want for Ismas is my collie herb
  • Coco Tea – Christmas is Coming; Badd Santa (Stones Throw) ‘84
  • Trinity – Santa Claus Comes Once a Year; Big Big Man (Esoldun) ‘84
  • Tennessee Brown & the Silvertones – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Half Pint – Christmas Vibes; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)

30-60 min.

  • Johnny Clarke & the Aggrovators – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; Reggae Christmas (Trojan)
  • Mighty Diamonds & Dean Fraser – Frosty the Snowman; Reggae Pulse – Christmas Songs (Trojan)
  • The Notables feat. Lynval Golding – Good King; A Notable Christmas (Mossburg)
  • John Holt – Happy Xmas (War is Over); Reggae Christmas Hits Album (Trojan) John Lennon cover
  • Fishbone – Slick Nick You Devil you; Nuttasaurusmeg (Sony) ’87 SoCal funk/ska
  • Yellowman -12 Days of Christmas; Very, Very Yellow Christmas (RAS) ’98

60-90 min.

  • Kofi – Silent Night; A Very Reggae Christmas (Atlantic) ‘94
  • Rough Sounds – Comfort and Jah; Reggae Xmas Party (Rough Sounds)
  • Vince Charles – Mary’s Little Boy Child; Caribbean Christmas (Oglio) ’97 steel drums
  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ‘80
  • Doreen Scheaffer – Wish You a Merry Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Horace Andy – Christmas Time; Greetings From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Toots & the Maytals – Happy Christmas; Natty & Nice (Rhino) ’73

90 min- 2 hr.

  • Silvertones – Bling Bling Christmas; Christmas Greetings From Studio One  (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Alton Ellis – Praise Jah It’s Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Happy Christmas – Washington & Clarke; Natty and Nice (Rhino)
  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Don Carlos & Glenice Spencer – Jingle Bells; Reggae Pulse 4 – Christmas Songs (RAS) ‘84
  • June Lodge – Joy to the World; Reggae Pulse 4 – Christmas Songs (RAS) ‘84
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Sandra Robinson – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (Trojan) ‘86
  • Rough Sounds – Rude Lang Syne; Reggae Xmas Party vol. 1 (Rough Sounds)