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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 7, 2017 (Stream + Track List). Mutant Dub New Year!

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<How to deal with the Trump-o-calypse: Let’s Go Out With a Bang!>

Greetings,

Hope everyone had a nice Holiday. I spent the first week at my sister’s in Albuquerque. My parents just became Snowbirds, so my second week was in Phoenix.

Phoenix is a great town for vinyl. CDs are becoming irrelevant, but the racks are full of black wax and lots of people doing what I do for 30 years: cratedig. So I will be visting often in the months of Dec-March. Otherwise, vinyl melts from the store to the car!

Found some nice gems to play in 2017. For over a decade now, the first show of the year on Smile Jamaica is devoted to what I call Mutant Dub: Jamaican drum and bass with modern electronic sounds and textures awash in echodelia.

The 3 hour Mutant Dub World Tour!

As Joe Strummer sang, “Knives to the trebel!”

  1. Crank the volume!
  2. Set bass phasers to stun!

Happy New Year. Forward ever, backwards never!

bless, robt

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“Shit good this is”

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 7, 2017: Annotated Playlist – photos, soundbytes captions, Reggae History Lessons; 56 sec.

Set 1:

  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90
  • The Vision – Dub Start; Dub Vision (Funfundvierig) ’88 Green Germ. Vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Afro Omega – Pick Up the Pieces; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Jah Woosh – Woodpecker Sound; ON U Sound Celebration (Trance) ’88 West German comp
  • Sizzla – Rainshowers (Bronx Dogs Dub Mix); Dub Selector (Quango) 2001
  • Brain Damage Meets The Vibronics – Siege of Kut; Empire Soldiers (Hammerbass) 2013 Fr. w/ Arabic vox
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Sensibility; The Archives (ESL) 2012 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcment
  • Butch Cassidy Sound Sytem – Hear What I Say; 12” EP (Fenetik) 2004 Glasgow, Scotland
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All aboard the Mutant Dub train!

 Set 2: Mutant Dub World Tour

  • Samia Farah –Le Monde; Many Moods of (SAM) 2008 Fr.-Tunisian female singer
  • Al Haca Soundsystem feat. Ras MC-Tweed – Libation; Inevitable (Different Drummer) 2003 Spanish
  • Asian Dub Foundation – Change; Time Freeze (Caroline) 2007 best of Hindi/Pak/UK collective
  • Audio Active – Paint Your Face Red; Startrec EP (ON U Sound) ’96 Jah-pon vinyl
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French-Tunisian dubstress Samia Farah

Set 3:

  • Dub Colossus – Shem City Steppers; In a Town Called Addis (RealWorld) 2008 Ethiopian female vox
  • Ripple – Sunday Morning Dub; Bay Area Dubstep volume 2 (Full Melt) 2008
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” UK (Jah Tubby’s) 2006 Stormtrooper Theme from Star Wars

<Star Wars in dub>

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Set 4:

  • Hollie Cook – Tiger Balm; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress

<Dawta of a Sex Pistol; 20 sec.>

  • Dubblestandart – This One is About Flying; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria
  • Troubleman – Intergalactic You, Intergalactic Me; Far Out Spaced Odyssey (Far Out) 2010 Brazilian UFOria
  • Nomadix – Juggling; Rolling Papers: Ambient Dub Selection (Roar) ’93 UK – Dub Album of the Hour
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Mutant Dubstress – Hollie Cook: Daddy was a Sex Pistol!

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Mutant Dub

  • Singers & Players feat. Sister P – Holy Scripture; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK Bible stories: Mutant vinyl set
  • Martin Campbell – You Lick Me First; Rootsman – The Real Thing (Channel One UK) ’97 UK
  • Dub Syndicate – Pounding System; Pounding System (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Zulu Warriors – Chanting Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89 UK
  • Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate – Doctor Who?; ON U Journey Through Time & Space; 10” Dubplate (ON U Sound) 2015 UFO-ria
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ON U Sound Record Store Day, 2015

Set 6: Space Dust 420; 21 sec.

  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95
  • Dr. Israel & Dreadtone International – Sensimilla; Patterns of War (ROIR) Brooklyn 2005
  • Soom T – I Need Weed; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 female weedstepper out of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dry & Heavy – Kick the Bong Around + Dub; One Punch (Green Tea) Jah-pon ’98

<“Whenever I get low, I get high!> 9 sec.

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Ancient Astronaut Theorist, Giorgio Tsoukalos. Ancient Aliens Friday Nights on Viceland

Set 7:

  • The Slits – Man Next Door; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 – live version of The Paragons reggae classic
  • Rasheda & Mystikal Heights – I Love Jah + Jah Love (Discomix); 12″ (Zion Gate) 2007 Fr.: Don Carlos cover
  • The Outsider Meets High Tech Roots Dynamic – Alfa; At Channel One UK (Jah Works) ’91 UK vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
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Ari Up Rest in Peace. The Slits: rudegirls do punkdub & roots reggae

Set 8: UFO-ria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night (I Fell in Love with an Ancient Astronaut); Into Time and Bass (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Spiritual Rez – March of the Reptoids + Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whenever (Spiritual Rez) 2014 US
  • Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2011
  • Soko – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was an Alien (Because Music) 2012 French female
  • Tena Stelin & Jah Warrior – UFO + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Jive) ’82 UK New Wave

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  • Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica’s Mutant Dub Mash Down – Digital Dubplate Only (June 2016)!

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What is Mutant Dub?

Greetings,

Took last Saturday off on a cratedigging assignment. In order to keep fresh roots on my Mixcloud stream, I cooked up 3 hours of Mutant Dubwize in my Secret Dubratory.

I call these off-air Ark-I(ves: Digital Dubplates since they are online only.

Bass in yer Facd!

bless, robt

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Bass the Final Frontier on the Starship Dubwise

Digital Dubplate – Mutant Dub Mashdown (June 2016) Playlist:

0-30 hr.

  • Alpha & Omega – King and Queen; King and Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub w/ female vox: 3 Hours of Mutant Dub
  • Thievery Corporation – Sound the Alarm; It Takes a Thief (ESL) 2010  Best Of: DC dubbers
  • The Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G-Sides (EMI) 2002
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collect)  2006 So Cal
  • Samia Farah – Le Monde; Many Moods of Samia Farah (SAM) 2008 Tunisian-French singer
  • Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom – Chin Up; Duppy Writer (Big Dada) 2010 UK chanter
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion – Champion’s Return + Higher Elevation; Survival Guide for the End of Time (Champion Nation) 2002 Boulder, CO
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Roots Manuva – UK toaster over dubblicious beats

30 min – 1 hr.:

  • Disrupt – Asteroid Dub Force; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 German
  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bongo)  daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook
  • Dub Judah/Mad Professor – Standing Firm; In Captivity (Nubian) ’95 UK
  • Dreadzone – Cave of Angels; Second Light (Virgin) ’95 UK
  • Ben Wa – Break That Stone (Granite Mix); Docking Sequence: BSI Campaign vol. 1 (BSI) 2000 Portland, OR dub label
  • Sevendub feat. Angelique & Zakaya – Fire (Soul Fire mix); Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2006 Germ.
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Mutant Dubstress – Hollie Cook: dawta of a Sex Pistol. Former Slit

1 hr. – 90 min.:

  • Scott Hardkiss – Hey Deejay!; Technocolor Dreamer (God Within) 2009 San Fran
  • Balkan Beat Box – What a Night; Give (Nat Geo)  2011 NY/Israeli group. Necrophilia lyrics?
  • The Interruptor – African Satellite Dub; Roots of Dub Funk 4 (Tanty) 2004 Swiss artist
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was An Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Babycat) Fr. Female, 2013 UFO-ria
  • Klaatu – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft; Hope (Capitol) ’77 Can. UFO-ria.
  • Full Moon Scientist – Lunar Base Dub; Planet Dub (Ultimate) ’96 UFO-ria
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French singer SoKo and her boy-alien as opposed to boy-friend

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Ari Up – Kill ‘em With Love; Dread More Dan Dead (Collision) female punk dubber of Slits, New Age Steppers
  • African Head Charge – Touch I; In Charge – Live in Japan (Beat) 2005
  • Anju Kumbz – Stand Up On Your Feet; Binghi Riddim (M) 2008 Neth.
  • Martin Campbell – No Farmer; Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) 2010 best of
  • Zion Train feat. Molara – Freedom; Love Revolutionaries (Universal Egg) ’99 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Singers & Players –  Thing Called Love (Don’t Fight); Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound)
  • Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers – Marley Dub; Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers  (Makasound) 2008 Fr. Bob cover
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RIP Ari Up – Slit, New Age Stepper. Step-daughter of Johnny Rotten

2 hr. – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Creation Rebel – Chatti Chatti Mouth/Threat to Creation; Psychotic Jonkanoo (Statik) ’81 UK: Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • Soho – Shake Your Thing; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK dubbers w/ female vox
  • Audio Active – Return of the Space Ape; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound) ’97 Jah-pon; UFO-ria
  • Bomb the Bass w/ Spikey Lee – Darkheart (7” Edit); clear (Quango) ’95 UK
  • Congo Ashanti Roy & Singers & Players – African Blood; Disco Plates Collection Part I (ON U Sound) ’81 UK
  • Akabu – Fate of the World; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female group
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Adrian Sherwood’s collector vinyl. Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.:

  • Black Star Liner – Bonus Track; Yemen Cutta Connection (Echo Beach) ’96 UK/Hindi group
  • Survival Soundz – Dub Is Dub; Land of Baboon (Baraka Foundation) ’96 Brooklyn
  • Dub Syndicate – Herbal Roots; Acres of Space (Lion & Roots) 2001 UK
  • Kanka feat. Moyenei – Ya Estas Aqui; Sub.mersion (Hammerbass)  2009 Fr. w/ female vox
  • Kode9 – Magnetic City; Box of Dub (Soul Jazz)  2007 UK dubstep
  • Dubmatix feat. Ammoye – Lock Down; Clash of the Titans (Collision) 2011 Can. w/ female vox

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-vember 7, 2015: Post Daylight Savings = UFOria Season!

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Dec. 18 – Star Wars. Fiyah Burn Jar Jar Binks!

<Imperial Death March: Star Wars a gwaan!; 14 sec.>

Greetings,

The first Saturday after Daylight Savings Time puts the last half of Smile Jamaica in the dark.

That’s prime UFO watching time so all winter expect nuff tunes about Aliens and Space Travel.

I’m starting to build a 3 hour Digital Dubplate – Mixcloud only with music and soundbytes. Soon come.

Til then…

Look to the skies! Do not scoff!

bless, robt

<Here’s what I feature on the Jah-vember 7, 2015 Ark-Ive Edition of Smile Jamaica; 105 sec.>:

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Space Dust and Gold brought my ancestors the Anunnaki to Earth from Planet Nibiru

Set 1:

  • Toots & the Maytals – Get Up Stand Up; Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Reggae Sunsplash) ’83 US vinyl
  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; 17 Dub Shots From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour
  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat) ’96 tribute
  • Aisha – Now or Never; True Roots (Ariwa) ‘94
  • King Kong – Legalize It; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Al Campbell – Turn Me Loose; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80
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Toots HIbbert – The Otis Redding of Reggae

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – I Know a Place; CD Single (Ascension) Lee “Scratch” Perry rare prod’n
  • Hollie Cook – Milk & Honey; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 UK

<Dawta of a Sex Pistol; 8 sec.>

  • Burning Babylon – Sproing-a-Dub; Beat, Beat, Beat (I Tones) 2008 Mass. dubber
  • Izyah Davis & Coptic Sound – No More War; 10” (Livication Corner) 2008 Fr.

<50 special forces in Syria? No more war; 13 sec.>

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Resist the Mission Creep

Set 3: Rockers do Reggae

  • Garland Jeffreys – Lovers Walk; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 NYC black artist

<Garland Jeffreys – underrated rocker great at Reggae; 18 sec.>

  • Bad Brains – Make a Joyful Noise; Into the Future (Megaforce) 2012 punk dub reunion

<Punk Dub reunion outta DC; 9 sec.>

  • Ayo – Down on My Knees; Ayo (Polydor) 2006 Nigerian-German female soul/reggae

<Great female hybrid Reggae; 9 sec.>

  • Cymande – Zion I; Renegades of Funk (Newhouse) ’72 UK Caribbean expat soul/funk/reggae group

<Cymande – Dove of Peace in Creole;14 sec.>

  • Scientist – Jab; Heavyweight Dub Champion (Greensleeves) ’80; Dub Album of the Hour
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The Black Springsteen

<Underrated NYC artist: The Black Springsteen; 10 sec.>

Set 4: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Peter Tosh – African; Captured Live (EMI America) Aug. 22, 1983 Greek Theater LA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Where Is the Love; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Tenor Saw – Lots of Sign; Fever (Blue Mountain) ’86 youth man toaster killed
  • Don Carlos & Gold – Jah Jah Hear My Plea; Raving Tonight (RAS) ‘83
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Youthman Deejay killed in his prime

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Papa Finnigan & Junior Ranking – Heathen Back Weh Pon the Wall (Heartbeat) ’83 Marley cover
  • Roots Uprising – No Doney (Get High); Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami; herbtune doney = money

<No doney, no honey  translation no green? then you no get to partake of the “green”; 14 sec.>

  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – At Midnite; Full Experience (Blue Moon) Fr. EP; Black Ark/Upsetters
  • Crucial Bee – No Bother With the Fuss and Fight; Just a Sting (All-Starr) US Virgin Islands; Tribal War riddim
  • Dennis Brown – It’s Too Late; Spellbound (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Miami: Carole King cover
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Crown Prince of Reggae covers Carole King

Set 6:

  • Bunny Wailer – Boderation; Crucial! Roots Classic (Shanachie) ’83 rare roots singles
  • Likkle Mai – Your Pocket; Roots Candy (Beat) 2006 female Jah-ponese singer w/ Dry & Heavy
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Mad Professor & the Robotiks feat. Michael Walters – Jungle Vibrations; 10” (Ariwa) 2002 UK
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Jah-ponese Dubstress: Likkle Mai – you’ve got Lovers Rock in my Mutant Dub!

Set 7: UFO-ria

<Smile Jamaica loves UFO watching; 11 sec.>

  • Audio Active – Audio Active’s Adventures in Time & Space; Happy Happer (ON U Sound): ’95 Jah-ponese mutant dubbers
  • Derrick Morgan – Moon Walk; Original Reggae Recordings from 1968-1970 (Trybute); rock steady
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – African Hitchhiker; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango); ’90 Adrian Sherwood prod’n “I am an alien from outer space”
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80 Joe Jackson prod’n

<Space Travel is an affront to Jah; 11 sec.>

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Not a fan of space travel: The Aliens gonna whip you and put you in your rightful place!

<Alien Attacks for not singing praises unto Jah! 36 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubby’s) 2006 UK: Darth Vader’s Imperial March cover
  • Alpha & Omega – One Culture; Everyday Life (A & O) ’93 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Poppy Dub; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2012 Germany; herbtune
  • The Archives feat. Desi Hyson; The Archives (ESL) 2012 DC; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation
  • Dubvisionist feat. Tackhead – Black Cinderella Dub (Dubvisionist rmx) 2013; update of Errol Dunkley tune
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell On You; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Algerian/Belgian singer in Arabic/English; Screaming Jay Hawkins cover
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We use matches or butane. Yoda sparks his Space Dust via Light Saber

Words of Wisdom:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: August 1, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-maican Independence Weekend

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Not advised for vinyl fetishists!

Greetings,

Since coming back from my Jah-tana Roadtrip: Southwest and North Central Montana I have dropped 3 thematic episodes of Smile Jamaica:

  1. Best of Smile Jamaica and 27 Years of Reggae Radio – The 70’s
  2. Best of Smile Jamaica and 27 Years of Reggae Radio – The 80’s
  3. Jah Love – 3 Hours for HIM Happy Birthday: July 23, 1892
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Killer record store in Missoula Montana – Rockin’ Rudy’s. Drop $200 here every summer

So now back to the usual Roots ‘n’ Dub Shuffle:

bless, robt

<Comin’ in Hot!: Roadmap for the 3 Hours; 50 sec.>

  • Wailers Family Tree: Mix and Match “Catch a Fire: Tosh live, Marcia Lovers Rock; Bunny dancehall
  • Best of 27 Years: Faves from the beginning ’88-’89
  • Rockers do Reggae: 1st Saturday of each month
  • Vinyl is Vital
  • Rastafari Tributes – Holdover, never left over from last week’s Ark-Ive
  • Mutant Dub

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-gust 1, 2015: Annotated Playlist – photos, captions, soundbytes, reggae history lessons!

Set 1:

  • Melodians – Get Up and Dance; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC vinyl
  • Soul Syndicate/Sugar Minott – Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79 Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Warrior; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90: Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – It’s Impossible; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Fred Locks – Vision of Redemption; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK militant steppers
  • Barry Brown – Pass Up the Chalice; Rich Man Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • AKB – Where/Where’s da Dub; Future Present (AKB); ’96 Al Kirk Band = Halloween tune

<Where are the Priests and the Prophets to save us from the Vampires!?; 15 sec.>

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Sugar Minott: “Don’t know much about biology, geography, history. But I know ghetto-ology”

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Concrete Jungle (JA + US/UK mix); Catch A Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73; much different mixes

<Jamaican ghetto mix of Concrete Jungle vs. Twangy guitar overdubs; 84 sec.>

<Concrete Jungle Recap: 57 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Win or Lose; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress

<Hollie Cook – Dawta of a Sex Pistol; 10 sec.>

  • The Observers – Zorro/Cutting Sword; 10” (PK) ’79 Mine instrumental
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Catch a Fire and the Jimmy Cliff flick The Harder They Come – lit the fuse for Reggae

Set 3: Best of 27 Years

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 space travel is a waste

<Cydonia on Mars; 36 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Loving Pauper; Cocaine (Charly) ’76 over Dobby Dobson
  • Michael Prophet – Righteous are the Conqueror; Righteous are the Conqueror (Greensleeves) ‘81

<Justin Hinds in DC, 1998; 22 sec.>

  • Justin Hinds & the Dominos – Sweet Lorraine; Travel With Love (Nighthawk) ‘84

<Space Travel no isms or schisms!; 22 sec.>

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Cydonia “man made” Monument on Mars
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Livf on Pluto?

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh): Nov. 27, 1982 – Montego Bay
  • Anthony B – Marley Memories; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 Bob tribute over ska era “Put It On” Wailers riddim
  • Ika Black – Human Life; Special (Keyman) ‘86 female singer

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Set 5: Rockers doing Reggae

  • Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now; I Can See Clearly Now (Columbia) ’72

<Bob Marley wrote for Johnny Nash; 7 sec.>

<Johnny Nash: reggae, soul, AM pop; 22 sec.>

  • The Ruts – Jah War (Live); Criminal Minds (Recall) UK Punks do Reggae

<Punkers in solidarity with Rastas in UK 14 sec.>

  • Nina Hagen – African Reggae; Nina Hagen Band (Columbia) ’80 German Reggae
  • Corey Harris – Walter Rodney; Zion Crossroads (Telarc) blues pays tribute to assassinated leader of Guyana

<Walter Rodney of Guyana; 15 sec.>

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Guyana’s Walter Rodney. Caribbean leader/martyr

Set 6: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Tyrone Taylor – Cottage in Negril; Cottage in Negril (Love) ’86 
  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – At Midnite; Full Experience (Blue Moon); Fr. EP w/ female vox
  • Prince Jazzbo – Jamaican Collie; Head to Head Clash (RAS) deejay herbtune
  • Burning Spear – Travelling; Knotty Vision (Nighthawk) ‘82
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Nighthawk Records – St. Louis, Missouri

 

Set 7: Tribute to Haile Selassie

  • Black Slate – Calling Jah; World Citizen UK
  • King Kong – Jah is My Best Friend; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) ’97
  • Rastafarians – Jah Greatest Blessing; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Israel Vibration – Jah Love; Strength of My Life (RAS) ‘88

<Israel Vibration – Polio survivors, Rastas; 38 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Conspiring (Dancing to My Own Drums); Pride and Joy: Live (ON U Sound) ‘91
  • Zion Train – Get Ready; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Systemwide – Rise Up; Pure and Applied (BSI)
  • Snoop Lion – Rebel Way; Reincarnation (Berhane Selassie); Snoop vs. Major Lazer
  • Les Nubians – El Son Reggae; One Step Forward (Virgin) French/Chadian sistas

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 14, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Greetings,

Happy Bob-ruary, Jah-bruary, Herb-ruary!

 

I have been doing Roots Reggae Radio for about 27 years now. Thousands of hours and most of it is devoted to Heavy Roots

<Smile Jamaica – The King’s Music, Jamaican Blues>

Smile Jamaica’s prevailing themes for 25+ Years:

  • socialism (small s)Reggae the music of the community. The music of the Underdog. Universality for sure-ty. No isms and schisms!
  • Rastafari – I am myself not a Rasta but consider myself a Rasta empathizer who acts as a missionary for Jah’s Gospel and let you decide. It’s good enough just to enjoy the inspiration of the lyrics along with the groove of the Beat.
  • Politrix and politics – I did political interviews for 9 years as The Angry Liberal. Reggae music was talking about what Occupy Wall Street championed 40 years before the Greenspan RecessionReggae music totally influenced my personal politics of peace and love to all. No war, no racism, no sexism, no exploitation

The one music sub genre I play somewhat sparingly is Lover’s Rock. Romantic Reggae. I will play romantic tunes if it has a hard riddim. But  lyrically that’s never been a big motivator.

Every Saturday I bring down about 200 pieces of music. I get to play about 33 per week (Natch!) The gems I pull out of the crate tend to be Orthodox Roots and earsplitting Dubwize.

<At the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: I put the Fun in Roots Fundamentalism>

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Not much of this for 25+ years of Smile Jamaica…
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…but a whole lot of this. “Screwface know a who fi frighten”. Bob Marley

Don’t kid yourself. There is plenty of great Lover’s Rock in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. I played the best of it for 3 Hours – Lover’s Rock Showcase.

<Smile Jamaica: Happy Valentine’s Day; 20 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-bruary 14, 2015: Happy Valentine’s Day; 33 and 1/3 sec.

Set 1:

  • Melodians – Passion Love; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC Vinyl
  • Black Slate Meets Soul Syndicate – Moodie in Dub (Moodie) ’78 Dub Album of the Week
  • The Dynamics – Whole Lotta Love; Version Excursion (Groove Attack) 2007; Led Zeppelin cover feat. Female vox
  • Aswad – Star of My Show; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK; Aswad means “black” in Arabic, Amharic

<Out of thousands, one of the first 10 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – Aswad “To the Top”; 22 sec.>

  • Lacksley Castell – Princess Lady; Princess Lady (Negus Roots) ’83 youth voiced singer

<Reggae History Lesson: Only the Good die Young – Lacksley Castell; 24 sec.>

  • Maxine Miller – How Many Times; Showcase (Wackie’s) ’80 Brooklyn vinyl; Bob Marley cover
  • Johnny Clarke – No Woman No Cry; Jah Live (Music Club); Marley covers CD
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Probably within the first 10 disks added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives 1986; Tower Records, Las Vegas

 Set 2: 

  • Prince + Princess Buster – Ten Commandments of Man to Woman; Woman to Man; Sings His Hit Song Ten Commandments (RCA) ‘67

<Answer Record: Lover’s Quarrel? 19 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – If I Had the World; Complete A & M Years (A & M)

<Crown Prince of Reggae: Dennis Brown; 29 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Take Care of Your Wife; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl over Melody Life

<Dillinger’s Marital advice: Don’t stab your wife with a knife! 19 sec.>

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Prince Buster invented talkover sound. Shared a label with Elvis

 Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78
  • Judy Mowatt – Love Seed; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Rita Marley – Play Play; Rita Marley (Trident) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Love; Africa Unite (Tuff Gong) Request
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 Set 4:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – There She Goes; Mellow Mood (Toplin) doo wop style
  • Aisha – Love Is So Simple; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88
  • Ken Boothe – My Love; The Black Album (Trojan); McCartney cover on Beatles Reggae CD

<Smile Jamaica Conspiracy Theory: Lennon’s assassination led to Ebony & Ivory; 26 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; 12” (Island) ’80
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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives’s least favorite Beatle

Set 5: Rated R

<Rated R – for Roots!>

  • Johnny Osbourne – Ice Cream Love; Biggest Dancehall Anthems 1979-1982 (Greensleeves) ‘80

<Ice Cream Love – Oral Sex metaphor? 14 sec.>

  • Cassandra – Thank You For the Many Things You’ve Done; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80 UK

<Reggae History Lesson: Lover’s Rock in UK; 13 sec.>

  • Dub Tonic Kru – Sunshine Girl/Rub a Dub Love; Dub Tonic (Dubtonic Kru) 2011
  • Heptones – Soul Sister; Legends From Studio One (Trench Town) JA vinyl; Allen Toussaint cover
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Ice cream Love = Rastas comment on oral sex?

<Secret History of Jamaica: Ice Cream Love; 29 sec.>

Johnny Osbourne – Ice Cream Love Lyrics

I don’t want no ice cream love,
That’s too cold for me, little girl.
I don’t want no ice cream love, girl can’t you see?

I want a love that’s warmer than the summer sunshine,
I want a love that’s as warm as mine,
Because my love, is warmer than a chocolate fudge.
Because my love, is warmer than a chocolate fudge.

And that is why, I don’t want no ice cream love,
It is too cold for me, girl.
I don’t want no ice cream love, it is too cold, can’t you see, little girl?
I don’t want no ice cream love,
It’s too cold for me.

Love in the winter,
Should be warmer than the summer sun..
But if you’re giving me a ice cream love, little girl, that’s no fun,
And that is why I say,
Because my love, is warmer than a chocolate fudge.
I say, my love, is warmer than a chocolate fudge.

No-no-no, ice cream love, too cold for me.
No-no-no, ice cream love at all.
No-no-no-no.. ice cream love,
It’s too cold for me..

Set 6:

  • Yellowman – Morning Ride; Biggest Dancehall Anthems 1979-1982 (Greensleeves) ‘81

<Yellowman not talking about his daily commute!; 29 sec.>

  • Beres Hammond – My Whole World; Soul Reggae (Wait a Bit) ‘79
  • Meditations – Stranger in Love; History of Tamoki Wambesi (Tamoki Wambesi); Roy Cousins prod’n
  • Martha Velez – Happiness; Angels of the Future/Past (Sire) ’76; Rocker does Rita Marley feat. The Wailers/Lee Perry; 19 sec.
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The Morning Ride. Yellowman not talking about his commute

Set 7:

  • John Holt – Have You Ever Been in Love; Special Request to All Music Lovers (Hitbound) Lovers Rock compilation
  • The Gaylads – Little Candle; Vision of Reggae (Tamoki Wambesi) Roy Cousins prod’n; UK Vinyl
  • 15 16 17 – Girls Imagination; Magic Touch (DEB) ’77 UK female family; Just My Imagination update; 19 sec.
  • Barrington Levy – I Love I Love You; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK vinyl
  • Mighty Diamonds – Pretty Woman; Indestructible (Bad Gong); Best of 
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England’s first family of Lover’s Rock

Set 8: Mutant Dub Lovers

<You’ve got Dubstep inna mi Lover’s Rock; 15 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Shadow Kissing; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo); Mutant Dubstress Lovers Set. Dawta of Sex Pistol
  • Likkle Mai – My Old Flame; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005; Jah-ponese female

<Jah-ponese songbird; 19 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Some Love; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) UK vinyl female vox; Chaka Khan cover
  • Sevendub – My Only Lover (Unauthorized Mix); Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2005 Jah-many
  • Singers & Players – Thing Called Love (Don’t Fight); Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Waiting in Vain; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Bill Laswell: Ambients Translations of Bob Marley in Dub
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Adorable Mutant Dubstress Hollie Cook. Smile Jamaica’s Valentine

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-nuary 3, 2015: Mutant Dub New Year!

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The Mutants have taken over on Smile Jamaica: New Year’s Bass-gasm of Modern Dub: A-Zed

Greetings,

 <10th Annual: Mutant Dub New Year: 3 hours of A-Zed; 30 sec.>

Happy New Year! Let’s start it off with all dub and bass. Neo-Dub, Modern Dub, Mutant Dub.

Gonna give the Orthodox Roots stalwarts the week off to explore my fascination with the crossover dub sound: drum & bass, electronica, downtro, lounge, dubstep, militant steppers, techno, ambient, etc. etc.

I listen to Roots Reggae at home and Mutant Dub in my car. Knives to the treble!

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“Knives to the treble”…Joe Strummer, The Clash

Let’s see how it sounds stretched out to 3 hours instead of the usual last set on the weekly Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

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Mutant Dub Kingpins

Mutant Dub: Where Jamaican echo meets Modern Dance music’s wobble

bless, robt

<What is Mutant Dub? 14 sec.>

Set 1: A-F

  • Alpha & Omega – City of Dub; Dub Magic (Zion Gate) ‘99
  • UK trance dubbers w/ female vox
  • Burning Babylon – Dub Tragic; Garden of Dub (I-Tones) 2006 Jah-suchusetts; Dub Album of the Week
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK; mutant dubstress/lovers rock
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Immigration Dub (Groove Attack) 2007 Jah-stria; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; quotes The Doors “Out here on the perimeter,there are no stars  we is stoned immaculate”

<Jim Morrison Lyric; 30 sec.>

  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Sluggy Ranks – Speak to me + Breathe (In the Air); Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003; Pink Floyd cover with bong rip effects
  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; herbtune

<Mutant Dub Cannabliss: Smoking sensimena inna Mesopotamia; 14 sec.>

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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus. Seshat, Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom & Writing. Under the banner of the Seven Leaf

<Roll a lickle spliff, wif di papyrus>

 Set 2: G-J

  • Gorillaz feat. Earl 16 & U Brown – M1 A1; Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK

<Laika: Original Space Pioneer; 33 sec.>

  • Heavyweight Dub Champion feat. Lady K – Trouble; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009 Boulder, Collie-rado; old spiritual dubwize
  • I-Shen Sound – Deep in Deep Purple; King Size Dub (Hypoxia) ’95 Uk herb tune; 2 sec.
  • Jah Shaka – Giver of Life; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK

<Holy Trinity of Mutant Dub: Jah Shaka, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor; 25 sec.>

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Laika sacrificed her life so man could t ravel in space

 Set 3: K-L

  • Kenny Knots – Good Sensi; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2012; Horace Ferguson herb cover; Sleng Teng riddim
  • Little Axe – Long Way to Go; Hard Grind (Fat Possum)  2002 blues-dub; Skip McDonald of Tackhead side project
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You’ve got Blues in my Mutant Dub!

 Set 4: M-O

  • Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial; Free the Universe (Mad Decent) 2013 dubstep update on Johnny Osbourne classic
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – All a Dem a Do; The Signal (Different Drummer) 2003 Jah-stria
  • Overproof Sound System – Kunta Kinte; Nothing to Proove (Different Drummer) UK 2004; dub to Creole’s – Beware reggae riddim

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Set 5: Q-S

  • Pama International – Evening Time; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UK herbtune
  • Qaballah Steppers – Is This the End? Young Sand vs. Dub Gabe; Imaginatrix (Baraka Foundation) 2001 Middle Eastern dubjazz
  • Rockers Hi-Fi: Callacop – Deep Space Network; DJ-Kicks: The Black Album (!K7) ‘97
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – Get Away; Reincarnated (Berhane Sound System) 2013; Major Lazer prod’n
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You’ve got Hip Hop in my Dubstep

Set 6: T-W

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Pamela Bricker – Lebanese Blonde (French Version); CD Single (ESL); herb tune; Seven Leaf flavor

<Lebanese Blonde; 9 sec.>

  • Universe Crew – Stranger in the Pentagon; What’s Inside Your Afro (Green Tea) ’97 UK trip hop; UFO conspiracy theory
  • Vibronics feat. High Tone – Glowing Fire; The French Connection (Hammerbass) 2012 Fr.
  • Weeding Dub feat. Humble-I – Sound of Reality; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. Herbtune

<France’s war against the Seven Leaf; 23 sec.>

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You should see her sister Panama Red

<8 Track CD single: Most I ever paid for a piece of music on ebay; 15 sec.>

 Set 7: X-#

  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’79 UK; Dennis Bovell prod’n
  • Yabby You & Mad Professor – Blowing in the Wind; Yabby You Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel in Ariwa Studios (Ariwa) ’93 UK
  • Zion Train feat. Rob Smith – Boxes and Amps; Live as One (Remixed) (Universal Egg) 2009 UK
  • 2 Bad Card feat. Prince Far I – Chatty People; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ‘95
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Mutant Dub Godfather: Adrian Sherwood ON U Sound. Mixcloud link to Smile Jamaica Tribute

 Set 8: Wailers Family Tree Mutant Dub Rmx

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus (Kindred Spirit Dub Mix); Marley Soundtrack (Tuff Gong)  2012

<Marley Biography Review>

  • Peter Tosh feat. Ranking Joe – Legalize It (Dub Club Remix) + Dub Club Version; 10” (Delicious Vinyl); 2011 picture sleeve herb tune
  • Afro Omega – Musical Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC mutant dubbers w/ female vox
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Smile Jamaica Approved: All killer, no filler

Smile Jamaica Reggae Ark-Ives: Preview: Jah-nuary 3, 2015: 10th Annual Mutant Dub New Year! From A-Zed

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A Tradition Unlike All Others: Smile Jamaica Presents Mutant Dub New Year: A-Zed: 10th Annual

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

Greetings,

<Mutant Dub  New Year>

25 years of Smile Jamaica I have given you lots of traditions:

Weekly:

  • Dub Album of the Week: So the music never has to stop
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: halfway
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix: Heavyweight Extended Mixes on 10″ or 12″ Vinyl
  • Wailers Family Tree: Chronologically Playing Bob, Bunny & Peter’s solo works
  • Mutant Dub: last half hour

 Annual:

  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Show (closest Saturday to April 20); 20+ years
  • Jah-loween Monster Hash: (closest Saturday to Oct. 31); 20+ years
  • Mutant Dub New Year: First Sat. in January; 10 year

So that is whatI have in store for you today. Mutant Dub: The crossover sound I end each Ark-Ive stretched out of 3 hours.

Jamaican Drum & Bass + textures and echo from techno, dubstep, electronica, downtro and lounge = Mutant Dub.

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You’ve got Electronica in my Orthodox Jamaican Dub: Mutant Dub

A to Z High-lights

  • Q for Qaballah Steppers
  • X for X-O-Dus working with Dennis Bovell
  • Y: Yabby You meets Mad Professor
  • Zed (in the UK they say A to Zed; not A to Z): Zion Train
  • #: 2 Bad Card via ON U Sound

Herbtunes, UFOria/conspiracy, Vinyl, Marley & Tosh remixed, Roots Dawtas, Pink Floyd,

The Holy Trinity of Mutant Dub Innovators: Jah Shaka, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor

Bassgasmic Dubwize World Tour!

bless, robt

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Blasphemy

<Mutant Dub New Y ear>

Mashes up Nicely with Mutant Dub Christmas: Online Only Digital Dubplate Ark-Ive; 3 hours

<Mutant Dub Christmas>

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts