If Mixcloud link is blanked out: Here is the 3 hour show as an embedded .mp3: 2 hr. 56 min.
Smile Jamaica loves Halloween or as I say: Jah-loween! For going on 20 years now I have played all treats no tricks the last Saturday in Jah-tober;
Because my job is a sound editor, I created some sound art: 81 soundbytes or Horror movie trailers that I edited in my home studio. One after each song.
Dracula, Blackula, War of the Worlds. Nuff Vincent Price: Michael Jackson and Dr. Phibes and even Alice Cooper. Halloween and X-Files soundtrack. Nuff Blaxploitation Village of the Damned.
I get a call from a listener when I stitched in the Vincent Price interlude from Alice Cooper’s “Black Widow”. Listener goes, “I called two shows on KRCL requesting “Black Widow,” They didn’t play my request and then I heart it on Smile Jamaica.”
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 29, 2016 – Annotated Playlist – Jahloween: sets, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons, photos and captions; 37 sec.
Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (RAS) ’87
Scientist – Dance of the Vampires; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81: Dub Album of the Hour
The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ‘81 – don’t make out w/ your girlfriend in the boneyard! 20 sec.
Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 roll a lickle spliff w/ di papyrus
<Smoke some Sensi-menia inna Mesopotamia; 12 sec.>
Easy Star All-Stars feat. Mikey General & Spragga Benz – Thriller; Thrillah! (Easy Star) 2012: Michael Jackson cover
GG All-Stars – Vampire Rock; 12” (Hit) ‘77
David Lindley & El Rayo-X; Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88 Warren Zevon cover
The Hooters – All You Zombies; Nervous Night (Columbia) ’85: pop hit
Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life) ’84 Murder is a vampire
Max Romeo – Hotel California; Something is Wrong (Mediacom) Eagles cover re: Anton Lavey’s Church of Satan; 26 sec.
Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, Thank You (Kolcha Muzik) Jah-waiian artist
Set 5: Vinyl is V-ital
Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdam; Eskapdade en France (Blue Moon) ’90 EP Fr.
Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Islands
Horace Andy – The Devil; Don’t Stop (Island in the Sun) ’85 NY
Amp-Ech – Living Dead + Version; Against Injustice (Amp-Ech); 4 sec.
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ‘81Chris Blackwell is a vampire sucking the blood of the sufferah’s; 54 sec.
Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetary Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
Willi Williams – The Dungeon; Messenger Man (Blood and Fire) ’80 about being in jail for herb
Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.’ 12” (Greensleeves) ’81: duppies in the cemetery
<All Treats! No Tricks! – Smile Jamaica Loves Halloween>
It’s Fall and winter is coming. So that means October is Jah-loween Season on Smile Jamaica. The ghouls , witches and vampires doing rub a dub in the boneyard.
Half the set is devoted to instead of the usual’s King’s Music. Now it’s the Devil’s turn. Scratch. As in Lee “Scratch” Perry. Half the show devoted to the Witching Season: Best of 27 Years (the early discoveries in ’89-90), vinyl, 7″ Jamaican Jukebox and the undead and of course MUTANT dub
Don’t get stoned on my tombstone!
bless, I mean curse, robt
Lord Creator – Such Is Life; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) ’78 UK vinyl: Lee Perry/Black Ark prod’n
Chalawa – Exodus Dub; (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub Album of the Hour to Marley’s Exodus
Peter Broggs – Pick Up the Reggae; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
Lee Perry – Jungle Lion; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’73 instrumental
Dennis Bovell – Living in Babylon; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ‘80
Bushman – Backweh Vampire; 10” EP (Stingray) 2012 UK EP Jah-loween tune
Lovejoys – One Draw; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ’83 female duo on Rita Marley’s herbtune: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Peter Tosh – Black Dignity; Honorary Citizens: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’69 rarity
Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘79
Jennifer Gad – Babylon Must Fall; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
Dennis Brown & the Observers – Live After You; 10” (Observer Gold) ’75 Niney prod’n
Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years – Jah-loween Set; 11 sec.
The Parliament of the World Religions was in Salt Lake City. My bredrin Mahan Khalsa, a local Sikh leader and anti-war activist called me as I went on air and asked I wold like to chat with Reggae singer and toaster Pato Banton who was in town with his musical ministry. I said bring him over.
Had a real nice chat with him in the first hour of the show. Here are the interviews:
Jump straight to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-vember 1, 2014
Jah-loween Recap 2014
Everyone have a good time getting innocent children hooked on High Fructose Corn Syrup? Tsk, tsk. Definitely NOT Ital or Vital
Did any of you folks stream the 12 hours of Jah-loween tunes I gave you? Mutant Dub and Roots Reggae Mixcloud Only shows without me talking. Spooky tunes, horror bytes and movie trailers. Plus 2013 and 2014 KRCL Live Smile Jamaica Monster Hash. Good any time of year!
So check it! I had zero trick or treaters Friday. I must be that house on the block. Too many voodoo sounds and smells emanating from the bowels of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.
<That House on the Block: The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 14 sec.>
When I was a youth in Montana, Halloween was definitely not as ideal as it is in Utah. Usually you had to walk on snow or have your winter jacket on over your costume.
And you better not give me and my hoodlum friends candy corn or raisins. If you gave out crap candy, you could expect an egg splat on your picture window! Fiya bun candy corn! Fiya bun raisins or nickels! Gimme the fructose corn poison. Droooollllll…..
<Fiya bun Candy Corn and Raisins in my Treat Bag; 18 sec.>
Vote Tuesday Nov. 4: Tweedle Dum Versus Tweedle Dee.
<Smile Jamaica’s Pot Vote Election Prediction; 46 sec.>
1. Jah-laska: Ballot Measure 2. Legalization a la Collie-rado and Washington State. Smile Jamaica says: Most likely not going to win
I have seen too many negative polls and only one outlier pro pot result that seemed too good to be true, so it seems suspect. 52% No to 48% Yes, but if millennials don’t show up for the midterm vote it will fall short. Should have waited until 2016 with more robust youth and libertarian turn out. Hope I’m wrong!
2. Jah-regon: Measure 91. Legalization a la Collie-rado and Washington State. Smile Jamaica says: Most likely going to win. Latest polls are encouraging because of the gap between Yes (52%) and No (41%). Could be hurt if disaffected millennials don’t turn up for the midterm vote. Looks promising but not a lock per DC.
3. Washington DC: Not full legalization as in #1 and #2 but you can possess up to 2 ounces of cured bud and be able to grow six plants. Huge YES. Will probably cross over 60% yes. But it’s gonna be a nightmare.
So much of surrounding DC is federal jurisdiction. You don’t want to get busted with a stalk of sensi on Fedland. You’re gonna be under Heavy Manners. Plus in a likely ascendant Republican Congress, DC is going to probably face Congressional roadblocks to any semi-legal implementation.
4. Guam: Joaquin (KC) Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013. Medical Marijuana and the creation of legal dispensaries. Vote would ratify the legislation. Smile Jamaica says: I can’t find any reliable polls but its dependency to Federal jurisdiction makes any implementation difficult.
5. Florida. Amendment 2. Medical Marijuana. Smile Jamaica says: No Chance. Needs 60% to pass. Peaked at 57% and has been trending further down.
Non-statewide, local/county jurisdiction votes Tuesday: Michigan (12 cities), Maine (2 cites), New Mexico (2 counties). Plus something a gwaan in Jah-suchusetts district which I was too foggy to understand.
<Halloween Holdovers, Never Leftovers: 3 hoursl 62 sec.>
Here is how I wanted to program/select the annual Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Ark-Ives. Reggae and Dubwize celebrating Vampires, Witches, Frankenstein and the rest of the Undead Menagerie. Without me talking. Without any station Ids or advertising.
(Reggae very superstitious, very concerned with good vanquishing evil.) Evil is real and takes a non-human form.
In between the boomshots will be Horror movie clips and other Jah-loween Special effects. Definitely minor key mood music. On these Mixcloud only shows, I want to let the music do the talking.
I cooked this up in my Secret Dubratory and imported tunes from my CD Suitcase of Jah-loween Disks using ProTools. Multi tracked recording with the sound bytes and movie trailers “stitched” into the segues. Then I ran it through a sound app called Smart Gain which was suggested to me to normalize sound across the tunes and bytes for the 3 hours. Just like Dr. Frankenstein put together his creature from hunks of flesh!
This is a show that would make a good background for your Houseparty or mood music while giving out your high fructose goodies.