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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): DEAD-icated: 3 Hours of Jah-loween!


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<Livicated? Not this week: DEAD-icated! 7 sec.>

If Mixcloud link is blanked out: Here is the 3 hour show as an embedded .mp3: 2 hr. 56 min.

 

Greetings,

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.”

Boo-tiful

 curse, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 29, 2016 – Annotated Playlist – Jahloween: sets, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons, photos and captions; 37 sec.

Set 1:

  • 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.

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Set 2:

  • 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

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Set 3:

  • 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

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Set 4:

  • 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

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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.

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Set 6:

  • 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

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Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ Jah-loween

  • Ras Karbi – Babylon Gravestone; 7” (Rockstone) ’84: Jamaican Jukebox of 7” 45’s
  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; 7” (Mod) ’72 dj to Keble Drummond
  • Peter Tosh – Dracula; 7” (Intel Diplo) ’76 B-side to Vampire

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dubadelic – Devil Went Down to Forsyth County (Mad Dog Blues); 2000: a Bass Odyssey (WordSound) ’96 illbient
  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G-Sides (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 X-Files Theme
  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK w/ female vox
  • Tayo Meets Acd Rockers feat. Pupajim – Vampyaa; 12” (Scrub a Dub) 2010
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You; Best of (Mantra) 2005 Arabic version of Screaming Jay Hawkins tune

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Words of Wisdom:

If Mixcloud link is blanked out: Here is the 3 hour show as an embedded .mp3: 2 hr. 56 min.

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-tober 22, 2016: Jah-loween Soon Come!

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Halloween? No! JAH-loween!

<All Treats! No Tricks! – Smile Jamaica Loves Halloween>

Greeetings,

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

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Set 1:

  • 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
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An A+ grade doesn’t do justice. Lee “Scratch” Perrry and his mythic Black Ark. Such is Life indeed

Set 2:

  • 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

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Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years – Jah-loween Set; 11 sec.

  • Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’77: 
  • Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man; Blackheart Man (Mango) ‘76
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 UK
  • Devon Irons & Doctor Alimantado – Vampire; Open the Gate (Trojan) ‘76
  • King Tubby – I am the King vol. 3 (Sprint) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (DEP) ’80 about Margaret Thatcher in UK

<Margaret Thatcher = Madame Medusa = Maggrot Torture; 22 sec.>

<Neocon Margaret Thatcher – Middle finger from UB40; 37 sec>.

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The Iron Lady: Britain’s Margaret Thatcher. Showed that women could be Neoliberal/Neoconservative too

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl is Vital set

  • Inner Circle – Duppy or Gunman; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK:  duppy = J’can ghost
  • Clint Eastwood and General Saint – Talk About Run; Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) ’81 UK: update of calypso tune about making out w/ your girl in the boneyard
  • Cultural Roots – Devil-ites; Drift Away from Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 UK
  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Opa-Locka, FL
  • Chalice – Back Way Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK

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Set 6:

  • Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – United We Stand; Just My Imagination (Trojan) ’70 update of soul cover by Brotherhood of Man
  • Cocoa Tea – Weh di Drugs; Unforgettable (Roaring Lion) ’99 herbtune
  • Rastafarians – Rasta Theme; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Black Slate Meets Soul Syndicate – Wine Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 1 (Moodie) ‘78
  • Scientist – The Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox of Jah-loween

  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7” (Sir JJ) ’72
  • Ringo –Frankenstine; 7” (Greedy Puppy) ‘79
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Intel Diplo) about his beating by the cops
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7” (Crystal) ‘80
  • Twinkle Brothers – Devil Worshippers; 7” (Crystal) 2001
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Duppy Conqueror (Upsetter) ‘70

<Duppy = Jamaican Ghost; 19 sec.>

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I see the mark of the beast on their ugly faces

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 US
  • Tino – Loch Ness Monster Dub; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp.) 2002 US: breaks artist
  • Sinead O’Connor & Sly & Robbie – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 cover of Devon Irons tune played earlier
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Blood Suckers; Belly of the Beast (Ariwa) ’96 UK dub poet
  • Small Axe – Witchdoctor; Earthjuice vol. 1 (Waveform) ‘98

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 31, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Jah-loween – Voodoo Isms ‘n’ Skisms!

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All Treats no Tricks on Smile Jamaica Jah-loween

<Dracula gets diabetes sucking High Fructose blood out of kiddies; 20 sec.>

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica loves Halloween. Or as I call it Jah-loween. Lots of black arts and superstition in Reggae music. I’ve tracked those Dark Arts for more than 20 years of 3 hour shows.

So this show is Deadicated not Livicated!

<20 plus years of Jah-loween; 32 sec.>

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Doin’ the boneyard skank

 

Here is the road-map through the Boneyard: Witches, werewolves, vampires, duppies and ghosts, And all menagerie of Vampires.

Voodoo that you do!

Plus nuff sound bytes, Horror movie trailers: Blacula, The Thing With Two Head, Village of the Damned, Dr. Phibes, Halloween, X-Files, Twilight Zone.

Listen with the lights out.

curse, robt

<Welcome to Hell!>

Smile Jamaica Zombie Jamboree Playlist:

Set 1:

<All Treats no Tricks; 8 sec.>

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ‘87

<For 20 years I have led off each Jah-loween Showcase with Ini Kamoze; 12 sec.>

  • Scientist – Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 dub to Michael Prophet

<Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires; 11 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ‘88

<Scratch: Pick up your Cross and follow me! 23 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Vampire; Sinsemilla (Mango) ‘80
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Boris Pickett cover
  • GG All Stars – Haunted House; 12” (Hit Disco) ‘79
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Scratch – Pick up your Cross and follow me!

Set 2:

<Tribute to the Undead>

  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ’75
  • Michael Prophet – Satan; Rootsman (Ariwa) ‘99
  • Garland Jeffreys & Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 black NY rocker

<Garland Jeffreys – NYC Rocker; 17 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life); ’84 Vampires dem suck your blood
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Graveyard Rock – don’t get stoned on my tombstone

Set 3:

  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War in a Babylon (Mango) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am? (Wackies) ’85
  • Devon Irons – Ketch Vampire; Baffling Smoke Signal (Heartbeat) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Early B – Ghost Busters; Ghost Busters (Black Solidarity) ‘85
  • Barnabas Collins + Graveyard Skank – Lone Ranger; On the Other Side of Dub (Studio One) ’77 Soap Opera vampire

<Barnabas Collins – Dark Shadows vampire; 14 sec.>

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Barnabas Collins – he’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s

Set 4: Vinyl Halloween

  • Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 Bob Marley cover; Duppy = Jamaican Ghost

<Bob Marley’s Duppy Conqueror – Jamaican ghosts; 10 sec.>

  • Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Just a Sting (All-Starr) Am. Virgin Island over G. Isaacs riddim
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ’81; “Chris Blackwell is a Vampire”

<Island Label owner Chris Blackwell sued Scratch for libel; 17 sec.>

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Florida
  • Pluto – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Rockers (Top Ranking) ‘81

<’78 – year of the woman; ’79 – year of the child; ’80 – year of the vampire; 15 sec.>

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  • Alpha & Omega – X-Files Theme; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002

<X-Files Mini Series soon come>

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Set 5:

  • David Lindley & El Rayo X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ‘88

<I saw Jack Nicholson at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect; 15 sec.>

  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetery Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, Thank You (Kolchamuzik) ’96 Hawaiian artist
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 cover of Lord Kitchener “Love in the Cemetery”

<Don’t make out with your girl in the Cemetery; 15 sec.>

  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers + Dub; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘78

Set 6: Mutant Dub Halloween

<Smile Jamaica – Putting the mutants in Mutant Dub>

  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006

<Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus>

<Smokin’ sensimeena inna Mesopotamia>

  • Tino – Wolfman Is Everwhere; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002
  • Kode9 + Spaceape – Ghost Town; 5 Years of Hyperdub (Hyperdub) 2009; Specials cover
  • Dan I & King Kietu – Vampire + Dub Down the Vampire; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub

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Smile Jamaica: From the Secret Dub-ratory – Digital Dubplate: Halloween Rockers!

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Greetings,

Guided by moonlight in my Secret Dub-ratory. Cookin’ up some Halloween rock gems mixed in with the usual Smile Jamaica soundbytes, movie trailers and other ghoulish delights.

Something to steam at your parties or to chase Tricksters off your porch.

bless, I mean curse, robt

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The Unholy Trinity of Musical Halloween Shows

<Nine hours of Jah-loween Stylee!>

  • Mixcloud: Digital Dubplate –  Rock Halloween (today)
  • Mixcloud Digital Dubplate – Reggae Jah-loween (12:01 AM Oct. 31)
  • Live Smile Jamaica: 4-7 PM, Sat. Oct. 31
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8 year old in Fort Benton Montana. Bought this comic from money earned raking dog poop. Mom tore it up when she found it. Happy Halloween!

 From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Best of Halloween Rockers:

Hour 1

  • Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear the Reaper
  • She – Satan’s Angel
  • Five Man Electrical Band – Werewolf
  • Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil
  • Rolling Stones – Sympathy For the Devil
  • Nellie McKay – Zombie
  • Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London
  • Roky Erickson – If You Have Ghosts
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Joan Crawford
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Psycho mom Joan Crawford. Paid tribute by Blue Oyster Cult “Joan Crawford has risen from the grave.”

Hour 2:

  • Donovan – Season of the Witch
  • Michael Jackson – Thriller
  • Charlie Daniels Band – Devil Went Down to Georgia
  • Hooters – All You Zombies
  • Creepsville 666- Adonis of the Dead
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Spirits in the Night
  • X-Files Theme
  • Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy
  • Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put a Spell on You
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You
  • Meat Puppets – Attacked By Monsters
  • Blondie – Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
  • Roky Erickson – Bermuda (1:59)
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Excitable Boy or Serial Killer?

Hour 3:

  • Black Sabbath – War Pigs
  • Frank Sinatra – Witchcraft
  • Dusty Springfield – Spooky
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Jeff Beck Group – Superstition
  • Jeff Beck Group – I Ain’t Superstitious
  • Bellrays – Voodoo Train
  • Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
  • Serpent Power – Lucifer’s Dreambox
  • Creepsville 666 – Undead Rebels of the Night
  • Maggots – Sideshow
  • Billy Green – Stone in a Trip
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Generals gathered in their masses Just like witches at black masses Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of death’s construction In the fields the bodies burning As the war machine keeps turning

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 17, 2015: Pato Banton in the Studio!

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Interview on Smile Jamaica. Niceness!

Greetings,

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:

bless, robt

<Pato Banton 1; 12 min,>

<Pato Banton 2; 5min.>

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<Smile Jamaica celebrates Jah-loween; 55 sec.>

HIgh-lights of the 3 hour show 71 sec.:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-tober 17, 2015 Playlist:

Set 1:

  • Chalawa feat. Stranger Cole – Jah Jah Revolution; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can. Vinyl
  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up Dub; Wailers Dub (Tabou1)  Dub Album of the Hour
  • Black Slate – Reggae Music; Amigo (BBR) ’80 UK

<Underrated UK Roots Group: Black Slate; 17 sec.>

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Stay Alive; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 Bob’s mom pays tribute to her son
  • The Specials – Holiday Fortnight; More Specials (2 Tone) ’80 UK; 2 Tone Ska
  • Dub Organiser – Herbal Dub; Fashion in Fine Style (Reggae Archives) UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Barrington Levy – Mr. Money Man; 10” (Hitbound) ’83
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Cedella Marley Booker – Bob’s mom

Set 2: Pato Banton Interview

  • Sophia George – Rockers in the Rain; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘86
  • Black Uhuru – Sinsemilla (Monkey Is a Spy); Classic Black Uhuru (Island) ’80 herb tune
  • Interview with Pato Banton & Ras Irie
  • Pato Banton – Heal This World; Destination Paradise (Pato Banton) 2008
  • Pato Banton – Loving Service; Destination Paradise (Pato Banton) 2008
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Google: Urantia. Interesting look at sprituality

Set 3:

  • Tall T and the Touchers – Touching the President; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)
  • Zema – Vision of Trouble; Overcome (Melchizedek) 2005 So Cal female artist
  • Bunny Wailer – Wheel Yo Belly; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
  • Peter Tosh – Buk-in-Hamm Palace; Capturd Live (EMI America) Aug. ’83: Greek Theater, Los Angeles

<Tracking Through Tosh’s Captured Live on Smile Jamaica; 13 sec.>

  • Sunshot Band – Dial M For Murder; Dial M For Murder (Pressure Sounds) ‘ 80 Dub Album of the Hour
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Gonna be tracking this album throughout the Fall and Dec. on Smile Jamaica

Set 4: Jah-loween Vinyl

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) ’81 UK

<Make out session in the Cemetery; 21 sec.>

  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdam; Eskapade en France (Blue Moon) ’77 Fr. EP
  • Cultural Roots – Devil-Ites; Drift Away From Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 UK
  • Against Justice – Living Dead + Version; Against Injustice (Amp-Ech) JA
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Talk about Run: Don’t take your gal into the Graveyard for a rub ‘n’ kiss

Set 5: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years!

  • Natural Ites – Love and Understanding; Rub a Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’85 UK
  • Doctor Alimantado – I Killed the Barber; Best Dressed Chicken in Town (Keyman); ’78 to John Holt’s Ali Baba riddim
  • The Selecter – (Who Likes) Facing Situations; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81; 2 Tone UK Ska
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – I Know a Place + Version; CD Single (Black Ark) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry mix unreleased mix
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Lee “Scratch” Perry at his mythic Black Ark Studio

Set 6: Aluminum (CD) Jah-loween Set

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI) ’86; Jah-loween Set
  • African Head Charge – Don’t Let the Devil Hold You Back; Presents Noah House of Dread: Heart 2 (Bonjo I) ’97 UK mutant dub
  • Roots Manuva – A Haunting; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK mutant chanter/dubber

<Roots Manuva – Smile Jamaica Approved; 11 sec,>

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Roots Manuva. Smile Jamaica loves his style. Talk over, sing jay, chanter, militant rapper

Set 7: Mutant Dub

  • Gorillaz – Dracula; Gorillaz (EMI) Mutant Dub Set; 2001 Halloween tune
  • Dubblestandart feat. Ari Up – Soulmate (Dubvsionist Remix); King Size Dub Special (Echo Beach) 2013 Germany
  • Aldubb with Ras Perez – Oxymorons; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 Germ.
  • Armagideon feat. Rudy Lee – Edutainment; Through the Haze (Dubhead) ’98 UK
  • Mikey Murka – Sweeter; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germany
  • Natacha Atlas feat. Tuup & Princess Julianna – Eye of the Duck; Something Dangerous (Mantra) 2003 French-Algerian
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Natacha Atlas

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist: Listen to Bob everyday, keeps the Devil away. I say!

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Three generations in Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Greetings,

<Listen to Bob everyday, keep the Devil away. I say!>

Last day of Bob-ruary. Her are the high-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015; 62 sec.

  • Nuff Bob Marley Tribute Stylee (Feb. 6, 1945): CD and Vinyl
  • Best of 25 Years – From year 1 (1989-90); my faves at the time through today
  • Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 RPM vinyl – Charles Manson makes his debut on Smile Jamaica!
  • 10″ and 12″ Disco Mix Combination Style or Dubwize
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Mutant Dub Roots Dawta Set

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bless, robt

Annotated Playlist (soundbites, Reggae History lessons, photos and captions)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 28, 2015

Set 1:

  • Session feat. Azeem – Tribute to Bob Marley; Tribute to Bob Marley (M. Al’s) ’81 Oakland vinyl
  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part 1 (Reggae on Top)  ’95; Dub Album of the Week

<4 down, 46 to go!: Psalm 18: Verse 8, 16 sec.>

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s Mom pays tribute

<Bob’s last words to his Mom; 23 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Slave Driver; Sly & Robbie Present (RAS) ’80 Marley cover
  • Afrikan Simba + Echo & Prince Livijah – Free Up the Herb + Here Comes the Herbsman; 10″ EP (Reality Shock) 2007 UK; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcment
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“Mother don’t cry. I’ll be alright. I’m going to a better place”

Set 2: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’85 UK

<How Smile Jamaica made this song International: 1; 64 sec.>

<Smile Jamaica and the Oral Tradition; 29 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Sorry; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78 female dj duo
  • Dennis Brown – So Jah Say; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ’79
  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90 Mutant Dub/African music hybrid
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Not to be confused with the cheap beer. Storytelling: Listen to the bytes above to hear how Smile Jamaica made Picture on the Wall a big Reissue Hit in the SoCal Island community

Set 3: Tribute to Bob Marley

  • Sister Carol – Dedicated to Bob Marley; Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ’84

<Rastas would prefer livicate to dead-icate; 16 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Other Side of Dub (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’81 bonus track

<No Reggae without Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One Label; 22 sec.>

  • Culture – Psalm of Bob Marley + Dub of Bob Marley; Good Things (RAS) ’89
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Coxsone Dodd – founder of Reggae Music with his Studio One record label; 1932-2004. Thank you!

Set 4: Jamaican Jukebox – 7″ 45 RPM

  • Jah Blue – Charles Manson; 7″ (Roots International) ’79 JA, not a tribute!

<Charles Manson – Helter Skelter  “black people beware”; 56 sec.>

  • Al Campbell – Rasta Time; 7″ (Marvellous) ’74 Fr.
  • Nahrobi Isic) Sisters – 7″ (Gayfeet) ’75 JA; soul, funk, nyah Roots Dawtas
  • Big Joe & Bim Shieman (Sherman) – Natty Cale; 7″ (Scorpio)  ’78 JA; herbtune

<Smile Jamaica’s favorite singer: Bim Shieman/Bim Sherman; 16 sec.>

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Summer AFTER the Summer of Love: Tate-LoBianca Murders, Helter Skelter, Race War. “Black People beware!”

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital! – Tributes to Bob Marley

  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK: riddim shower (vox)
  • Ringo – Great Superstar; 12″ (Top Ranking) ’82 FL: riddim shower (dj)
  • Ranking Joe – Tribute to Bob Marley; Rebel DJ (Jam Rock) ’82 FL
  • Shakaman – If It Wasn’t For the Rasta Man (Tribute to the Reggae King); 2030 A.D. (Majicaa) ’87 Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya
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Black Wax attack!

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  •  The Wailers – No More Trouble; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73

<Bunny Wailer – England too Cold>

  • Ky-Mani Marley; Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street); Bob’s son 2000
  • Bunny Wailer – Ready You Ready; Liberation (Shanachie)
  • Peter Tosh – Fire Fire (Babylon Burning); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic in the Studio at KZEL; Eugene, Oregon

<How Smile Jamaica helped rediscover Tosh artifact; 1 min, 50 sec.>

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Six Degrees of Smile Jamaica. Lost Tosh acoustic artifact – From Minnesota, to Smile Jamaica to Sacramento to Los Angeles to UK CD

Set 7:

  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat)  ’96
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) 

<Reggae History Lesson: Dancehall, Jamaica: 1980-1985; 10 sec.>

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Too good to wait for Jah-loween 2015

Set 8: Mutant Dub Roots Dawtas 

  • Afro Omega – Show Me the Dub; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC dubbers
  • Zion Train – Why Should We Have to Fight; Homegrown Fantasy (China)  ’95 UK
  • Red I feat. Camoi – Lost in Space; Jahdgement Day (Red I) ; 2012 Phillipines dub
  • Grace Jones – Well, Well, Well + Verison – Hurricane (Wall of Sound) 2011; soul does mutant dub
  • Alpha & Omega – The Roots; Watch & Pray (A & O) ’88 UK trance dubbers 

<Leonard Nimoy – RIP; We return to Space when we die; 17 sec.>

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Space Pioneer Leonard Nimoy. Live long and Prosper. Vulcan livication inna Irie meditation

Smile Jamaica Playlist; Jah-vember 8, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist): Seven Leaf Relief

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4 down, 46 to go! Cannabis did a lot better than this guy at the ballot box last Tuesday

Greetings,

<4 down, 46 to!. Dubble the legalize>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-vember 8, 2014

<Jah-vember 8, 2014: Show High-lights; 47 sec.>

They call me Nelstradamus: I predicted Obama over Hillary; Russia vs. NATO: Cold War II, Nuclear Boogaloo. I am predicting 2016 Cannabis Legalization.

<They call me Nelstradamus; 38 sec.>

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Nostradamus ain’t got nuthin’ on Nelstradamus! Smile Jamaica predicts Marijuana Legalization states in 2016

High-lights of the Jah-vember 8, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

3 sets out of 8 devoted to the Black Wax

  • Seven Leaf Vinyl set

<Smile Jamaica’s Seven Leaf Election Recap; 45 sec.>

  • 420 Cannabis Service Announcements: upstate NY, JA singjay, UK dubstep toaster, Marley cover, dubplate rmx, Jah-pon
  • Dub Album of the Week: Bush Chemists – Raw Raw Dub (UK mutant dubbers)
  • Disco Mix extended Vinyl singles: herbs, dubstep, militant steppers, cannabis rmx
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45s: Panadol, Jamaican heroes, Gregg Allman cover
  • Mutant Dub World Tour: France, Los Jah-ngeles, Jah-pon, UK

<Praise Jah for Daylight Savings: UFO watching soundtrack>

  • Roots Dawtas: Pacific Islander duo, Soom T from Scotland; Aisha UK; Canadian dub poetess; Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya, French dubstress
  • Vinyl is Vital …. rhymes with Ital: Canadian dub poetry, herbage, JA harmony trio, JA deejay; Marley tribute
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob last live ’80; Peter at the One Love Peace Concert ’78; Bunny Wailer digital ’86; Johnny Clarke covers Bob inna herbal stylee.
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Slaying the Drug War with riddim!

Below is the Annotated Playlist: photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes: Jah-vember 1, 2014 Smile Jamaica 

 Set 1: Vinyl Seven Leaf Election Celebration Set

<4 down, 46 to go!: Smile Jamaica’s Pot Prediction 75% success rate; 85 sec.>

  • Aisha – His Imperial Majesty; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK vinyl
  • Bush Chemists – Raw Raw Dub (ROIR) 2005, Dub Album of the Week; UK mutant dubbers
  • Azeem & Session – Big Head Spliff; Dreadfly (Joe Gibbs)  ’82 FL vinyl: 4:20 Vinyl Set. 4 down, 46 to go!
  • Kenny Knotts – Good Sensi; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2012 UK; mutant dub Horace Ferguson herbtune
  • Bert Brown & Olubayo – Iry Feeling; Escape From Babylon (Bertene) ’83 NY. Irie = condition after partaking

<Cannabis History Lesson: Irie Feeling; 20 sec.>

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Nelstradamus Predicts: In 2016 to counter President Romney it will be 16 down, 34 to go!

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Stepping Razor; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sound) live at One Love Peace Concert; Kingston, JA; 4/22/78

<Heartland Reggae: Concert Film of the One Love Peace Concert; 30 sec.>

  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – 10 Ft. Ganja Plant and Weed; bushrock (ROIR) 2009 NY herbtune
  • Mike Brooks – Devil’s Conspiracy; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2007 UK militant steppers
  • Rose Marie – Stop Falling; Inner City Roots (Joe Gibbs) 2005 lovers rock
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Concert Film of the One Love Peace Concert; Apr. 22, 1978

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80 last live in Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania

<Bob’s last live performance clip; 24 sec.>

  • Universal Speakers – We Roots + In Dub; We Roots (Catch Me Time); 2012 Pacific Island female duo
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Get Up Stand Up: Last encore, of last live performance; 9/23/80. How fitting. Live Forever he shall

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Old Time Singting; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Lee Perry – Blackboard Jungle Dub (Ver. 1); Blackboard Jungle Dub (Clocktower) ’73 flute dub
  • Top Cat & Soom T – Herbalist + Did You Know; 10” (Scotch Bonnet) 2007 mutant dub herbtune; Soom T female vox
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Wailers Family Tree. Early digital classic

Set 5: Vinyl Is V-Ital 

  • Carlton Livingston – Trodding; Retrospect (Jah Life) ’79 herbtune: trodding inna jungle w/ chalice in hand: Vinyl Is V-Ital Set

<Trodding thru the jungle w/ chalice in hand! 19 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Oh What a Joy; Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK
  • Lillian Allen – One Poem Town + Why Do We Have to Fight?; Conditions Critical (Redwood) Canadian dub poet; Emeryville, Collie-fornya ‘87
  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK; livicated to Bob Marley
  • Lone Ranger – U.F.O.; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA
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…”with chalice in hand”. Singly classic on Black Wax

Set 6:

  • Johnny Clarke – Easy Skanking; Tribute to Bob Marley in a Dancehall (Rhino); herbtune, Marley cover

<4 down, 46 to go!; Easy Skanking; 18 sec.>

  • Zema – Still Not?; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) female artist, Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja (Rootical Dubplate Mix); 12” EP (Greensleeves) herb tune
  • Shark Wilson & the Basement Heaters – make It Reggae; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz); James Brown high stepper reggae
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Johnny Clarke: Roots cover artist extraordinaire

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 45 7″ RPM

  • Dawn & Christine – Panadol; 7” (M & M) Panadol is pain reliever; herb is better

Panadol for menstrual cramps. Collie works better.

<Reggae History Lesson: Panadol versus cannabis; 34 sec.>

  • Neville Martin – The Clique; 7” (Clandisc) ‘76 Clancy Eccles; Jamaican national heroes
  • Desmond Biggs – What Happen to the People; 7” (Run Come)
  • Paul Davidson – Midnight Rider; 7” (Hometown) ‘75 Gregg Allman cover
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Bumba klaat: Seven Leaf is better than Acetaminophen

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Audio Active – Universal Joint; Back to the Stoned Age (Beat) 2003 Jah-pon herb tune; 18 sec.
  • Botom Botom – I’m Alive; This Is Not a Stereotype (Hamerbass) Fr. Dub w/ female vox
  • Future Pigeon – Evil (Eatin’ at My Soul); Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collectio) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles
  • Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix); Gorillaz (Virgin) 2000 UK
  • Roots Manuva – Proper Tings Juggled; Duppy Writer (Big Dada) 2010 UK
  • Little Roy – Frankenstein; Longtime (ON U Sound) ’96 UK
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Starship Spliff Tail searching for space dust