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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 18, 2019 – All Vinyl!

Greetings indeed,

Been organizing all my vinyl in my Ark-Ive. It’s a never ending proposition of memory refresh. I haul and pull about 40 gems for you on this show.

Find out from where I get my nickname. Bobbylon. (PS – not one of the Reggae good guys!); 51 sec.

When I was a youth in Montana I collected baseball cards and comic books. You had a visual/literary context. But not like the satisfaction of finding a rare record, pulling it from the sleeve, dropping the needle pon the groove and listening to the bass wash over the room.

Now that is the joy of collecting!

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: May 18, 2019 – All Vinyl; 68 sec.

Set 1:

  • Half Pint – Greetings; Greetings (Power House) ’86 JA vinyl
  • Black Disciples/Burning Spear – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Barbara Paige – Jah Love; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Francisco
  • Merge – Vision of Life; Prisoner of Your Love (Takoma) ’84 Hollywood, CA
  • Steel Pulse – Nyahbinghi Voyage; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK
  • Wailing Souls – Ishen Tree; On the Rocks (Greensleeves) ’83 UK herbtune (1) vox
  • Josey Wales – Love Me Ishen Tree; Ganja Pipe Is Harmless (Live & Learn) ’83 DC herbtune (2) dj
  • Pad Anthony – Praise Without Raise; 12″ (Sunset) ’85 JA

Set 2:

  • Yellowman & Fathead – Proud of Me; Yellow Man, Fat Head and the One Peter Metro (Absissa) ’82 JA
  • The Meditations – Fly Your Natty Dread; Greatest Hits (Shanachie) ’84 Ho Ho Kus, NJ
  • Mighty Invaders – Mr. Officer; Invasion! (Rave) ’83 Syracuse, NY youth group w/ female vox
  • Sister Nancy – One, Two; One, Two (Techniques) ’82 JA
  • Carl McDonald – Jah Is Coming; 12″ (Makdon) ’87 US

Set 3:

  • Gregory Isaacs & Christine – Rock On + Saturday Night; Rock On (Jah-Live) ’75 Fr.
  • Hugh Griffiths – African Dream; Motherland Africa – Gone Clear (My-0-Lantic) ’86 NY
  • Inner Circle – Rock the Boat; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK – Hues Corp. disco cover
  • Dennis Brown w/ Nigger Kojak & Liza – Hole in the Bucket/Cork It; 12″ (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’78 JA – Luther Ingram cover
  • 4th Street – Ah Who Seh? Ah Who Sey? Go-Deh1 (EMI) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Junior Reid – Love Mama; Original Foreign Mind (Harry J) ’85 JA
  • Lillian Allen – The Subversives; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’85 Emoryville, CA; Toronto dub poet
  • Latty Guzang – Forward to Zion; 12″ (Atlantean) ’84 Houston, TX

Set 5:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers feat. Bunny – Sunday Morning; Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ‘ 66 JA

<Sunday Morning: gospel ballad; 1 min. 16 sec.>

  • Sis Nya – Works of Jah; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK dawta
  • Jah Lion – Soldier & Police War; Scratch on the Wire (Island) ’79 UK; dj to Police & Thieves
  • George Faith – Please Stay; Ravers Rock vol. 2 (Vista Sounds) ’83 UK
  • Calman Scott – Devil in the City (Dubplate); 12″ (Kingston Connexion) ’77 Fr.

Set 6:

  • Akabu – Life; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK roots dawta group
  • The Heptones – Book of Rules; Night Food (Mango) ’76 UK
  • Horace Andy – Mr. Talkative; Reggae Jamboree (Moodisc) ’92 Miami
  • Tony Tuff – Take It Down Low; Wha We A Go Do (Top Rank) ’84
  • Eek  a Mouse – Noah’s Ark; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’80 UK

<Utnapishtim in his tesseract space ship. Not Noah and a wooden boat>

They waited 500 years for the flood to recede on a space ship. Not an ark

  • Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’82 UK mutant dub album of the hour

Set 7:

  • Freddie McGregor – Bobby Bobbylon; Bobby Bobbylon (Studio One) ’79 JA; how I get my nickname
  • Shakeena – Reggae Music; Dance Music (Majicaa) ’87 Los Angeles
  • Phillip Frazer – Come Ethiopians; Reggae All Star (Freedom Sounds) ’79 JA
  • Bingy Bunny – Coca-Cola Bad Boy; 12″ (12 Star) ’80 New York

Set 8:

  • Singers & Players feat. Lizard & Prince Far I; Dungeon/Merchant Ship; Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 UK mutant dub

<The horror of the Middle Passage; 50 sec.>

  • Niney the Observer – My Spliff; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) ’86 Chicago herbtune
  • Junior Byles – Education Rock; Reggae Hit the Town (Pama) ’68 UK
  • The Regulars – Ital Club; Victim (CBS) ’79 UK
  • Dry & Heavy feat. Likkle Mai – Radical Star (Green Tea) ’99 Jah-pon w/ female vox

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-pril 27, 2019! Reggae Loves American Radio

Greetings,

When I was a youth in Montana, radio in the 70’s and early 80’s was “format agnostic.” The one pop radio station we could receive out of Great Falls would mix a singer songwriter, like Jackson Browne, next to a rock artist like the Rolling Stones or Boston and then expect to hear some classic 70’s soul from the Spinners.

In the late 70’s it was not unreal to go from a Kiss rocker straight into thumping disco.

Radio is not that way any longer. Everything is separated and boxed in with narrow playlists.

So having nearly two decades of pop music knowledge, even in a rural place like Northern Montana, I have a keen ear for pop hits.

We even had disco in Montana

In Jamaica, even cheap transistor radios could pick up stations from Miami and New Orleans. So what I heard in rural Montana was also picked up in Jamaica.

So nearly every pop hit had a local Reggae “chucka chucka” cover. That guitar chop in Reggae comes because of wave distortion in the radio single. The modulation was thought to be a part of the song.

I cold do dozens of shows of covers and we hear some of these examples on today’s Smile Jamaica.

  • The Pioneers cover one hit wonder Steam
  • Junior Murvin falsetto on Curtis Mayfield
  • Lloyd Charmers AM hit by Tommy James; 40 sec.
  • The Clash turn the tables and cover Reggae – Willi Williams

From Fort Benton Montana to Kingston Jamaica inna rub a dub stylee!

bless, Bobbylon

<Pioneers cover Steam>

Set 1:

  • Dillinger – Rock to the Music; Tribal War (New Cross) ’86 UK vinyl
  • Glenmore Brown – South East Rock; Dube From the South East (Rhythm Foundation) Stevanger, Norway vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
  • Judy Mowatt – Sing Our Own Song; Sing Our Own Song (Shanachie) 2003 UB40 cover
  • General Plough – No Pity in the City; One and One = Two (JA) ’83
  • The Pioneers – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye; Give & Take (Trojan) ’69 Steam soul cover
  • Prince Hammer – Legalise (Discomix); Rastafari Bible (Patate) ’76 Peter Tosh cover 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Lee “Scatch” Perry & the Upsetters – Stay Dread; 10″ (Upsetter) ’75 UK herbtune

Set 2:

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – High Tide or Low Tide; Spirit of Music (Elektra) ’99 riddim shower (1) – cover of Dad’s
  • The Wailers – High Tide or Low Tide; Songs of Freedom (Tuff Gong) ’73 riddim shower (2) original

<High Tide or Low Tide; 49 sec.>

  • Candy McKenzie – Jah Knows; Lee “Scratch” Perry Presents Candy McKenzie (Trojan) ’70’s Black Ark prod’n
  • Junior Delahaye & Wackies Riddim Force – Mystic Revellation (sic); 12″ (Wackies) ’83 Bronx herbtune

Set 3:

  • Lloyd Charmers – Crimson and Clover; Psychedelic Reggae vol. 3 (Trybute) ’69 Tommy James & the Shondells cover
  • Soulettes – Shoo Be Doo; 7″ (Upsetter pre) Rita Marley’s rock steady group
  • UB40 – Don’t Break My Heart; Baggaridim (DEP) ’85
  • UB40 – Theme From Labour of Love; 12″ EP (DEP) ’85 UK – dub
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Burn Pipe Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 1 (Original) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Junior Murvin – Rasta Get Ready; Police & Thieves (Deluxe Edition) ’77 Curtis Mayfield cover
  • Ras David – Legalizer Dub; One Love Vibration (Gold Poet) ’95 Santa Barbara 420 dub
  • Gideon Zinger & U-Brown – So They Say + Can’t Keep a Good Man Down; Ire Hi-Fi (Play de Music) 2007 Germ.
  • Marcia Griffiths – Don’t Ever Leave; 12″ (Sheba) ’81 JA

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Love Won’t Be Mine; Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA

<Doo wop Bob 1 min. 28 sec.;>

  • Shaka Man – Tribute to Bob (If It Wasn’t For the Rasta Man); 2030 A.D. (Majicaa) LA Bob Marley tribute
  • Mother Liza – Ten to Ten; Mother Liza Meets Pappa Tullo (Vista Sounds) ’83 UK
  • Linval Thompson – Lick Up the Chalice; Look How Me Sexy (Greensleeves) ’82 UK herbtune
  • The Clash – Armagideon Time/Justice Tonight/Kick It Over; Black Market Clash (NuDisk) ’80 10″ EP

<10″ oil crisis; 1 min. 2 sec.>

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Aisha – The Creator; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 
  • Aswad – Bubbling; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK
  • Burning Spear – Fire Man; (Heartbeat) ’83 aka Mr. Fire Coal Man
  • Naturalites – Lion inna Jungle; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae Part 2 (CSA) ’85 UK

Set 7: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – 400 Years/Stepping Razor – Live at The Bayou (bootleg) Mar. 14, 1979 Wash’n DC
  • Bunny Wailer – Rastaman Rides Again (Ride Natty Ride); Hall of Fame; RAS (1995) 50 Bob covers for his 50th birthday

 

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bob Marley/Bill Laswell – Waiting in Vain; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 ambient translations
  • Thievery Corporation/Boojoo Bazou – Under Me Sensi Remix; Outernational Sound (ESL) 2004
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion – Raise the Dead; Survival Guide for the End of Time (Champion Nation) 2002 Boulder, Collierado dub-hop
  • Dry & Heavy – Riders on the Storm; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon Doors cov
  • Dub Syndicate – Not a World; 10″ (Lion & Roots) ’98 UK

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.