Smile Jamaica’s Lessons in Deejaying: Why They Call it the “One Drop”
Radio Studio setup 8 Tracks: 3 CDs, 2 Turntables, 1 Microphone, 1 Computer. Any sound on a “hot” track goes over the airwaves.
1 CD for my Dub Album of the Week
If a deejay wants to sample a portion of a song without that song going onto the airwaves, he puts the Track into “cue” mode
The cue speaker is on a different, internal sound channel within the mixing board. Separate from the Tracks that go over the airwaves. The deejay hears those “live” Tracks over the studio’s monitor speakers.
Had to turn the cue volume up to 11 to hear where to drop the needle on the vinyl, back-cue (reverse direction) on the Turntable till dead silence. This is where the next song starts on beat 1 – hot on the air. The One Drop!
Here’s the nitty gritty on Smile Jamaica’s Year-End Vinyl Blowout! (Jah-cember 27, 2014; 1 min. 55 sec.)
Rarities/Vinyl Only classics out of the Ark-Ives
Seven Leaf, 4 down, 46 to go.
<Smile Jah-pocrypha: Skilers want to be in their cars, heading home in time to hear the Smile Jamaica 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement>
Enoch – Great Grandfather of Noah. He walked with God and disappeared. Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God, and he was no longer, for God had taken him.
<Enoch takes a ride to Heaven; 35 sec.>
Extra Terrrestraisls – Sentient beings from planets, solar systems or galaxies outside Earth
Ezekiel – Hebrew Prophet who saw a space ship made of Crystal. Ezekiel 1:22: Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked something like a vault, sparkling like crystal, and awesome.
Elijah – Hebrew Prophet who was taken up to Heaven in a Chariot of Fire (obviously a Spaceship). 2 Kings 2:11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game Dub (Ascension); Lee Perry prod’n***End of Set 2
Cornel Campbell – The Sun; Natty Dread in a Greenwich Farm (Striker Lee) ‘75
Leroy Sibbles – Do Your Thing; Studio One Funk (Studio One/Soul Jazz) ‘70
Version feat. Naima – Jah Jah Love; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) female vox mutant dub***End of Set 3
Errol Blackwood – Mandela; Waking Up the Dream (Socan) ’94 Ft. Lauderdale
The Selecter – Street Feeling; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80 2 Tone ska feat. Paul Black on vox
Centry – King of Kings (Loveub Music); 10” 2007 mutant dub instrumental
Ancient King – Get the Best; Conquering Sound (I Grade); herb tune Am. Virgin Islands 2005***End of Set 4
Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital! Vinyl World Tour
<Cratedigging Memory Lane: Vivian Jones 12′ and Rough Trade, San Francisco, Collie-fornya; 1:16 sec.>
Vivian Jones – Got a Light; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’86 UK; herbtune Request ; 23 sec.
Kayawah Movement– Shame and Scandal; Culture Rock (Only Roots); update of rock steady classic Fr. Vinyl
Barrington Levy – Full Understanding; Run Come Ya! (Puff) ’81 Canada
Lion Zion – Reggae in America; Reggae in America (House of Natty) ’76 Oakland; Lee Perry mix***End of Set 5
Bad Brains – I Luv I Jah; Omega Sessions (Raybeez) DC Punks