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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 6, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist) Mutant Dub New Year!

Greetings,

Happy 2018! By tradition for the past decade or so, I have devoted the first Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive of the year to Mutant Dub. What I tend to end the shows with in the last half hour, showcased 3 hours of drum and bass glory.

Not everyone is a fan of the “wobble” as much as the Orthodox Roots Reggae “echo.” I can expect at least one listener to call in that it is all too much. (2018 complaint received around 6:15 this year.)

Yet, I was also encouraged by people calling in to say how unexpectedly refreshing it is to hear a classic Massive Attack tune on a Roots Reggae show. (I cast the Reggae net far and wide.) Much love shown to the ON U Sound massive. Creation Rebel, Dry & Heavy, New Age Steppers and Singers & Players. Adrian Sherwood – the Godfather of Mutant Dub

Adrian Sherwood – the Godfather of Mutant Dub

And this year a listener checked in to say that he was unhappy with the flat sound of his Klipsch speakers. (I also fire up Klipsch at the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.) Until he flipped on Smile Jamaica and the bass woke-up on his Hi-Fi.

<Smile Jamaica brings out the bass in your speaker array; 24 sec.>

After two weeks showing love to my family from Albuquerque to Sun City West, AZ – it felt good to get back on the decks and juggle bassadelica for all who love and loathe the modern sound of downtro, dubstep, lounge, jungle, electronica, post-punk, 420 dubbers, Roots Dawtas and Disco Mix vinyl.

Lo-fi for I ‘n’ I

I took up the show right in the middle of a personal crisis. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, committed enemy to the Seven Leaf, waited until Collie-fornya legalized the collie weed on New Year’s Day 2018 and sicc’d his Justice Department attorneys to stop the people’s will.

I just set my parents up with medical marijuana in Arizona and literally the day after my Pops get his card, Sessions lowered the boom.

Jeff Sessions war on legal/medical weed

My Dad has neuropathy in his feet, sciatica and still has pain from a recent carpal tunnel surgery. Mom’s has knee pain and wants to get off anxiety meds and sleep aids.

Marijuana and its CBD/THC concoctions are the way. 28k die per year of opioid overdose. In the 10k history of mankind and the Seven Leaf, zero fatalities.

So in the first set of Smile Jamaica Mutant Dub New Year I fight back as best I know how. Through music and riddim.

<Medical MJ in Arizona vs. Jeff Sessions; 89 sec.>

States rights for Marijuana just like abortion laws, voting requirements and gun laws. Nuff hypocrisy

Even in conservative Utah, our governor believes that Utah Medical Marijuana is an inevitablity.

And why shouldn’t he? His name is Gary HERBert; 78 sec.

Utah governor and Utah Medical Marijuana

I know I have nuff aches and pains myself to qualify!

bless, Bobbylon

Seven Leaf relief soon come to the Beehive State. Selah!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 6, 2018 – Mutant Dub New Year: Annotated Playlist; 73 sec.

Set 1: Mutant Dub 4:20 

  • Dub Syndicate – Dubbing Is a Must; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98 
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Dry & Heavy – Kick the Bong Around; One Punch (Green Tea) ’99 Jah-pon 
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collect) 2005 LA – roll a lickle spliff w/ di papyrus!

<Getting high in the sarcophagi; 11 sec.>

  • Martha Cinadar – Living It; Cannabis Café (Ministry) 2002
  • Bob Marley – Easy Skanking; Legend Remixed (Tuff Gong) 2013 Stephen Marley dubstep rmx
  • Ganja Tree – Medicine Man; 10” (I-Grow) 2006 Fr

 

“Whenever I get low, I get high”

Set 2:

  • Ari Up – Kill Em With Love; More Dread Dan Dead (Collision) 2005 former lead singer of The Slits punk-female group
  • Thievery Corporation – In Pursuit; .38 .45 (a Thievery Number); CD Single (4ad) ’98 DC dubbers
  • Sizzla – Rain Showers (Bronx Dogs Mix); Dub Selector (Quango) 2001
  • Tayo Meets Acid Rockers feat. PupaJim – Vampayaa; 12” (Scrub a Dub) 2010 UK
The late, great Ari Up. Member of The Slits punk/reggae; New Age Steppers and dawta in law to Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten

Set 3: Roots Dawtas

  • Hollie Cook – Milk and Honey; Hollie Cookc (Mr. Bongo) 2011 Roots Dawta set
  • Massive Attack – Five Man Army; Blue Lines (Virgin) ‘91
  • Alpha & Omega feat. Dandylion – Because I Love You; Daniel In the Lion’s Den (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub
  • Afro Omega – Watcha Need; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC E
Dawta of Sex Pistol Paul Cook

Set 4:

  • Stick Figure – Fire on the Horizon; Set In Stone (Stick Figure) 2015 Duxbury, MA
  • Little Annie – Bless Those; 10” (ON U Sound) ’93 UK pic sleeve
Dubby recommendation from a youth man co-worker

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Singers & Players – Thing Called Love; Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 UK vinyl set
  • Soom T & Mungo’s Hi-Fi – Boom Shiva; 12” EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2013 UK picture sleeve; female weedstepper on herbtune
  • New Age Steppers feat. Bim Sherman – Vice of My Enemies; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Omar Perry & Carlton Livingston – Daily Bread + No Answer; No Answer EP (Deep Root) 2008 UK
Female Glaswegian Weedstepper – Soom T

Set 6:

  • Pama International – Evening Time; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UKherb tune
  • Dub Pistols – New Skank; Worshipping the Dollar (Sunday Best) 2012 UK
  • Jah Shaka – Jah Jah Dub; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 dub to African Princess
Members of The Specials, Special Beat, Pop Will Eat Itself and Bentley Rhythm Ace

Set 7:

  • Kode9 & the Spaceape feat. Cha Cha – Love Is the Drug; Black Sun (Hyperdub)  2011 dubpoet w/ female vox
  • Bush Chemists – Light Up Your Spliff; Light Up Your Spliff (Conscious Sounds) ’96 UK herbtune
  • Tenastelin – Cosmic Session; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK UFOria

Set 8: UFOria

<Cratedigging for Ancient Aliens books as well as vinyl; 42 sec.>

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass & Time (ESL) 2009 German. Dub w/ female vox. UFOria
  • The Elegants – Little Star (Static Revenger Mix); Destroy All Humans! (Lakeshore) 2005 video gam soundtrack: 50’s doo wop remixed
  • Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Zomba) ’81 UK New Wave
  • Starkey – Spacecraft; Ear Drums and Black Holes (Planet Mu) 2010 UK
  • Dubadelic – Thuds Lke Skuds; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’96: Are Aliens real?
  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There; Serious Joke (A & O) X-Files Theme
  • Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Spiritual Rez (Spiritual Rez
I’m probably the only guy who is reading the Bible for Alien visitation stories

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 24, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Livicated to Ronald Wilson Reagan!

President Raygun regrets funding the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives through the Student Loan Program

<Livicated to Ronald Reagan; 10 sec.>

Greetings,

The Rastas called him:

  • Ronald
  • Wilson
  • Reagan – 666

I pay tribute to his legacy in funding the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives through the 80’s student loan program. 30 years ago it was more Pell Grants than 9% Loans.

So I would take the check, put in a savings account and once in the summer and usually once during the Holidays, I would travel to the Bay Area and descend upon the plentiful record stores from Reno to San Jose.

So it is hard not be nostalgic after I have been moving into my 400+ square foot Ark-Ive: 31 sec.

From the Garage:

To the Ark-Ive:

Spent 2k on CD towers to empty out the cardboard boxes and onto shelving. Every Saturday before Smile Jamaica since New Year’s I have prepared for this move.

Now that I am inside the house, I have to make sensi of the entropy. A journey of a thousand miles begins with unloading a single box.

A luta continua – The struggle continues

bless, robt

He did alright for I ‘n’ I

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 24, 2017: Annotated Playlist: 40 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jimmy Riley – Summertime; 12” (DEB) ’76 Porgy & Bess cover
  • Hi Tech Roots Dynamics – M.S.G.; New York Dub (Channel One UK) ’96 UK Vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
  • Aswad – African Children (Part 2); Not Satisfied (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 UK ballad
  • Dennis Brown – Should I; Money in My Pocket (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Time is the Master; See Me Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 Germ. female
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja 12” Mix; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
“Summertime and the living is easy”

Set 2:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – True Sons of Zion; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers
  • Bunny Wailer – Dance Ha Ti Gwan; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ‘92

<grumpy roots guy does dancehall; 25 sec.>

  • The Equators – Feelin’ High; Hot (Stiff) ’81 UK ska herbtune
  • Christine Adelsi – Life; 10” (King Earthquake) 2012 UK militant steppers
Feelin’ High!

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Black Uhuru – Journey; Red (Mango) ’81
  • Jean Binta Breeze – A Simple Thing + A Song to Heal; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK dub poet female
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Rasta; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83: UK dub poet male
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It; Legalize It (Columbia) ‘76
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It Version; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 box set

<Jawara Tosh beaten into coma in jail; 64 sec.>

Like father, like son: Them Ha Fe Get a Beatin’

Set 4:

  • I Roy and Lee Perry  – Space Flight; Chapter Two of Words (Trojan) UFOria

<Roswell inna Rub a Dub Stylee; 57 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jammin’; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77 alternate extended mix
  • Lee Perry – Noah Sugar Pan; Upsetter Shop v.2 (Heartbeat) Dub ’77 Album of the Hour

<Captain Lee “Scratch” Perry driving the Space Shuttle? WTF?; 18 sec.>

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Sister Carol – Murdee & Stylee; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn
  • Prince Far I – Deck of Life; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK deejay
  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas? – Collie Weed; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK herbtune
  • Gregory Isaacs – Musical Revenge; Reggae It’s Fresh (Tad’s) ’88 NY
  • Junior Brown – Warriors; Hits From the House of Shaka (Jah Shaka) ’85 UK

Set 6:

  • 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday; Snatch Soundtrack (Maverick) ’76 rockers do reggae
  • Trevor Hartley – Smoke and Chill; Hartley (Jove) ’94 herb tune
  • Fabiane Miranda – Prophecy; 12 the Hard Way (Tribesman) ’77 female
  • Paul Blake & the Bloodifre Posse – Get Flat; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’87 dance number

<Jamaican dance = Get Flat; 40 sec.>

Set 7:

  • Jah Pecker & the Wailers – Jammin’; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-ponese cover of Bob Marley

<From Jah-pon: Jah Pecker & the Wailers>

  • Sister Beverley – Rasta Woman; 12” (RAMA) ’76 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Ikonika – Sahara Michael; contact, love, want, have (Hyperdub) 2010 UK Sara Abdel Hamid
  • Herbaliser – Worldwide Connected; Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ninja Tune) 2002 UK
  • Massive Attack – Safe From Harm; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK feat. Shara Nelson
  • Audio Active – Psycho Buds (Game Mix/Asian Dub Foundation); CD Single (Birdman) ’99 Jah-pon
Dubstep Dawta – Ikonika

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 13, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Mother’s Day Vinyl Tribute!

<Livicated, never deadicated, to all the Irie Roots Muddah’s, Dawtas, and Granny’s; 12 sec.>

Greetings,

I’m a momma’s boy. Oldest kid. Every Sunday I get up, rise and shine, put the coffee on and around 9:30 either I call Mom or she calls me.

After 45 years of juggling the books in Fort Benton Montana’s High School, her and my dad are becoming Sunbirds in Sun City West, AZ.

So let’s celebrate that maternal goodness with a Smile Jamaica’s Mothers Day. Even better. Let’s make it all vinyl.

Female artists and male artists paying tribute to their mom’s: Paul Simon, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh and more.

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 13, 2017 playlist: (63 sec.)

Set 1:

  • Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) ’72 19 sec.

<recorded in Jamaica at Dynamic Studios>

  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Sonya Spence – No Charge; In the Dark (Skynote) ’78: Tammy Wynette cover

<Tammy Wynette Reggae stylee; 18 sec.>

<No Charge – mother’s lyrics to son wanting allowance; 19 sec.>

  • Sis Nya – Babylon Trap; Jah Jah Way (Jah Shaka) ’89 UK
  • Zema – Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 San Diego
  • Mystic  Youth feat. I-Skeeda & the Irie Ites – Save the Roaches Best Wishes (Sunship) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Bay Area youth group

<Youth band from the Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, San Francisco; 43 sec.>

  • The Jaytees – Come to Me; 10″ (Music Lab) ’81 JA female duo
No Charge – Tammy Wynette mother’s day reggae tune

Set 2:

  • Dennis Brown – Songs My Mother Used to Sing; Aquarius Rock (Pressure Sounds) Herman Chin-Loy prod’n
  • The Main Attractions – Jam Up, Jam Down; Roots Rock Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender – If You Drop That Cross; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.
  • Sister Carol – Get It Straight Africans; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 DC
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; Hits From the House of Shaka (Jah Shaka) ’80 UK
Sister Carol – Mother Culture

Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Mama Africa; Mama Africa (EMI America) ’83 US
  • Pauline – Babylon; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK
  • Sister Africka – Rivers of Babylon; 10” (Dub Jockey) UK niyabinghi
  • Prince Lincoln – Love the Way It Should Be; Vortex Dub (Orange Street) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – I Love Me Mudder (Poem); Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83 UK dub poet
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Fresh (Winner) ’85 JA
  • Aura Lewis & Lee “Scratch” Perry – Full Experience; Full Experience) ’76  Black Ark EP (Fr.)
South African Reggae singer, Aura Lewis

Set 5: Wailers Family Tree

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84: Wailers Family Tree Set – Bob’s last words to his mom

<Bob’s last words turned into a song; 75 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; At Studio One (Studio One) ’68 JA
  • Judy Mowatt – Hush Baby Mother; Working Wonders (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Rita Marley – Good Morning Jah; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ‘80

<Good name for a Reggae show; 14 sec.>

Set 6:

  • The Triumphant Singers – Don’t Forget to Pray; Man from Galilee (Tabernacle) ’68 JA gospel
  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone Ska
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Positive Vibration; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee, WI folk-reggae duo, Bob Marley cover
  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam; One Two (Techniques) ’82 JA
  • Sister Rasheda – Jah is Love; 10” (Jah Warrior) 2006
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Hour
Mama says: Don’t forget to pray!

Set 7: Dawta Dub Poets

  • Jean Binta Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK

<Nanny of the Maroons – Jamaican Heroine; 97 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Rub a Dub Style in a Regent Park; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’87 Toronto dubber
  • Louise Bennett – Dry Weather Houses;  Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’53 10”
  • Sister Netifa – Woman Determined; Woman Determined (A Luta) ’89 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses

  • Alpha & Omega feat. Tracey J – Rasta Woman; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
  • Akabu – Work; Akabu (Viva) ’89 U
  • Sinead O’Connor – War; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 UK dubble disk; Bob Marley cover
  • The Slits – Return of the Giant Slits – Walk About; Return of the Giant Slits (CBS) ’81 UK
  • Aisha – Raise Your Voice; 12” (Twinkle) ‘95
  • The Wild Bunch – Mr. President Man ; The Wild Bunch (Ariwa) ’84 UK

<Livicated to Pres. #45 – Vladimir Putin>

Words of Wisdom

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-nuary 30, 2016: Stupor Bowl Caucus

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Fess up Bernie. Hillary stole it fair ‘n’ square!

Greetings,

Super Bowl 50. Meh.

Since Green Bay isn’t in it, I have only a passing interest. I am rooting for Denver only because their back up QB is from Kalispell,  or Collie-spell, Montana. Borck Rottweiler or some such.

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Smile Jamaica’s Peyton Manning Game: Take a hit or down a shot every time Peyton says Omaha!

Same with the Iowa Caucus.

As Bob said, “No bide your isms an schisms.” I’m feelin’ fine with Jill Stein.

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Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President. Smile Jamaica approved

But in the Hillary vs. Bernie hoe-down (no pun intended), I’m kind of like: tastes great, less filling. In our winner take all “Democracy”, you can only  have 1 winner and 1 loser.

So I ‘n’ I gwan Bern one down, till I vote for Jill the Thrill in November

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica’s tie-breaker for New HEMP-shire: best 2 out of 3 – Rock, paper, scissors

Here is what I have on-tap for the Jah-nuary 30, 2016 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 39 sec.

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Next up New Hemp-shire. Revenge of the Bern!

Set 1:

  • Sugar Minott – Jah Got the Handle; Roots Lovers Showcase (Black Roots) ’81 JA vinyl
  • Keith Hudson – Image Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Gideon Jah Rubbaal – Natty Dreadlocks a Superstar; Free Us Now
  • Errol Holt – Babylon Queendom; Vision of Africa (Original Music) Peter Tosh cover
  • Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It; Who Feels It Know It (Shanachie) ’81 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Triston Palma – Collyman; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz)  ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 
  • Roman Stewart – True Colours; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001 UK: Over Hawaii 5-0 riddim
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5 down, 45 to go? Vermont Legislator could legalize it this session

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Johnny B. Goode; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) Chuck Berry cover: 8/23/83 Los Angeles
  • Zema – Black Sheep; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) 2003 So Cal female
  • Alton Ellis – Play It Cool; Fashion in Fine Style (Fashion)
  • Johnny Clarke – Leggo Violence; 10” (Jamaican Recordings)
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So Cal Roots Dawta – Smile Jamaica approved

Set 3: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Capital Letters – Fire; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group:
  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Love Forever; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81 UK Michael Rose cover w/ female vox
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Stop de War; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83: UK dub poet w/ The Wailers
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Heptones – Party Time; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ’91 Adrian Sherwood co-production

 

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You’ve got chocolate in my peanut butter: UK dub poet + The Wailers pon de riddims

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Togawar Game; Crucial! (Shanachie)
  • Judy Mowatt – King of Kings; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Mike Brooks – Money Makes Friend; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2005 UK
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad; Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84: Dub Album of the Hour

<Mutant Dub Holy Trio – Jah Shaka, Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood; 20 sec.>

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Mutant Dubber – Jah Shaka

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Pat Kelly – Struggling; Revives: The Jamaican Connection (Fashion) UK

<Revives = Reissues; 11 sec.>

  • Pauline – Vision; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK
  • Melodians – Irie Feeling; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC herbtune
  • Amp-Ech; International Plea; Against Injustic (Amp-Ech) JA
  • 10 Foot Ganja Plant – Collect the Trophy; Skycatcher (ROIR) NY 2013

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Set 6:

  • The Wailers – Walk the Proud Land; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live at KSAN radio, San Francisco: Oct. 1973

<Wailers live on KSAN Radio; 38 sec.>

  • Remember When – Sister Carol; Jah Disciple (RAS) ‘89
  • Horace Andy – Ain’t No Sunshine; 10” (Cou$ins) Bill Wither cover
  • Skatalites – Coconut Rock; Studio One Scorchers (Soul Jazz) Instrumental album of the hour

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Set 7:

  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 X Files Theme

<Smile Jamaica’s X-Files 2015 review; 57 sec.>

  • Conroy Smith – Original Sound;  Firehouse Revolution (Pressure Sounds) King Tubby dancehall prod’n
  • Sister June – Tell You What Police Can Do; Dancehall Roots (Metro) ‘86
  • Flourgon – Build a Spliff; Dancehall Techniques (Pressure Sounds) herbtune

Betty Anreasson Alien Abductee

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Betty Andresson – her story on the X Files

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Set 8: Mutant Dub female set

  • Botom Botom – La bien / Le mal – This is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) 2006 Fr.: Mutant Set w/ female vox
  • Little Annie & the Legally Jammin’ – Take It From Me; Little Annie & the Legally Jammin (Italic) 2003 Germ.
  • Soom T – Weedhawks; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Glasgow weedstep
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Sis Sanae – Suffering; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Minoo – December; 10” No Answer EP (Universal Egg) 2008 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Show Me a Purpose; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 UK trance dub

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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