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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 2, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) Vinyl Cratedig Rinse-out!

Zia Records on West Sahara in Las Vegas. Great source for black wax

Greetings,

2017 was a topsy turvy year for the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives. Massive home remodel was supposed to start Nov. 2016. Alas, weather, Questar natural gas company and Salt Lake City zoning couldn’t agree on when to move my gas line. WHICH WAS UNDER MY HOUSE!

Stones Throw’ record label brags about “my vinyl weighs a ton!” Mine actually did. I had so many records packed into my Record Room that it sunk the floor below the baseboards.

Surprised a racoon or Burmese python didn’t come in through the hole in my floor, sunk below the baseboard!

So the depressing and frustrating delays didn’t even start until March 2017. Seven months of building out an actual physical archive. No more storing boxes of CDs in the bathroom, bedroom, garage and hallway!

Pre-remodel: Bedroom
Pre-Remodel storage shed
Pre-Remodel – Garage

Like any home remodel it was a daily grind of aggravation and interruption to my routine. (If you see me ask me about the bong and the Koran story.)

But once it was done, $25k in over-runs regardless, it has been awesome! New roof, new garage, new AC/furnace/gasline, siding.

I’m no longer that house on the block that looks like a shack with strange smells and jungle drums booming to the street!

Before….
…After

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From my usual cratedig excusion during Thanksgiving Week to Las Vegas 2016 through Fall 2017,  I had done a moratorium on cratedigging. Didn’t see the point in just stacking up new titles til my Archive was finished.

During any major remodel, you can’t really leave the city in case the workmen need a decision. My house was built in 1901. A half ass renovation conducted in the early 90’s and I bought it in 1995.

So there were a lot of problems that needed construction troubleshooting.

Once I paid my final tab to my contractor: $5,059. Ouch! I was stoked to make up for lost time and hit Vegas with a vengeance.

And as I said on Smile Jamaica last week. Glad to be only a cliche’ and not a criminal in the land of 8 down!

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Dec. 2, 2017 Annotated Playlist: 69 sec.

Set 1:  4:20 Set

  • Cornell Campbell – Stalowatt; Stalowatt (Third World) ’76 UK 

<Stalowatt = stalwart; 10 sec.>

  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Mungo’s Hi-Fi & Soom T – I Need Weed; 10” EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2013 UK picture sleeve; female weedstepper
  • Clint Eastwood – Ganja Baby; Jah Lights Shining (Vista Sounds) ’79 UK
  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas ? – Collie Weed; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Joe Gibbs) ’81 US to Johnny Clarke’s African Roots
  • Chariot Riders – Sensimilla Dub; Sensimilla Dub (Crystal) ’80 JA dub take
Las Vegas cratedig 2017 – Moondog Records.

Set 2:

  • Tony Tuff – Sweet Reggae Music; Wha We a Go Do (Top Rank) ’84 JA
  • Jimmy Cliff – I Am the Living; I Am the Living (MCA) ’80 US

<Jimmy Cliff: pop star or reggae singer? 32 sec.>

  • Crucial Bee – Give Thanks & Praise; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Islands
  • The Ethiopians – Good Ambition; No Baptism (Crystal) ‘70
  • Sister Carol – Santa Claus; 12” (Grade One) Christmas tune
More Pop than Reggae

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe (Island) ’82 UK vinyl box set

<Zimbabwe in the news; 1 min. 5 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Trenchtown Rock; Marcia (RAS) ’89 DC Marley cover
  • Peter Tosh – 400 years; Dealing with the Shytstem (bootleg) Nov. 5, 1985 LA, Roxy
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; 12” (Shanachie) ’81 US picture sleeve herbtune

<Rita the Teacher schooled by Herbie, Smokey & Milla; 16 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer & the Solomonic Reggae’stra  – Love Fire; Dub D’sco vol. 1 (Solomonic) ’78 JA
  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up Dub; Marley Dub (Tabou1) Dub Album of the Hour

<Adventures in cratedigging – Marley vinyl box set; 85 sec.>

2017 Ebay offering $225. Amoeba Records 1992 – $75

Set 4:

  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA Marley cover
  • Eddie Hooper & Storm – Pass It on; 12” (HCR) ’79 disco/reggae/calypso hybrid

Set 5:

  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label

<No Xmas music before Black Friday! 32 sec.>

  • The Mighty Invaders – Hatred; Invasion! (Rave) ’83 Syracuse, NY w/ female vox
  • Twinkle Brothers – New Song for Jah; New Songs for Jah (Twinkle) ’89 UK
  • Ras Imru – The Marshall; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 UK

Set 6: Roots Dawtas

  • Vibal Smash feat. Queen Ekanem – Take a Load Off Dreadlocks; 12” EP (ECKO) ’87  LA cover of The Band’s The Weight  

<Soundtrack to my Vegas crate dig – 36 CDs of Bob Dylan w/ The Band; 35 sec.>

  • Azanyah feat. Marva Shelton – Guiding Light; “The One” (Path of Light) ’87 Atlanta, GA militant jazz

<Rhodesia to Zimbabwe; South African to Azanyah; 31 sec.>

  • Sister Netifa – Don’t Talk to Me Babylon; Woman Deterimined (A luta) ’89 UK female dub poet
  • Lloyd Brevett and the Skatatlites – Stream in the Meadow; African Roots (Moon Ska) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour
Take a load off dreadlocks!

Set 7:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgement in a Babylon; 12” (Lion of Judah) ’81 JA picture sleeve – Christ Blackwell is a vampire

<Lee said Chris killed Bob Marley to take away his royalties; 36 sec.>

  • Tad’s Logic Dub Band – Science; Chapter 1 Mix (Tad’s) ’84 UK dub of Thomas Dolby’s She Blinded Me With Science
  • Ras Karbi – Discrimination; Seven Seals (Rockstone) ’84 JA cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s Signs

<Reggae cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs”; 24 sec.>

<I am a stud, I do not drink blood – Lee “Scratch”; 46 sec.>

Hey Chris, I am a stud I do not drink blood!

Set 8: UFOria

<Great moon watching for some vinyl UFOria; 36 sec.>

Awesome Moon on the night of this Smile Jamaica podcast

<Space Dust at Blade Runner 2049 in Las Vegas; 25 sec.>

  • Prince Jammy  – Martian Encounter; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK 
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (United Artists) ’80 UK

<Aliens gwan whip you, and put you in your rightful place; 9 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – UFO; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA
  • Prince Jammy – War in the Asteroid Belt; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubby’s) 2005 UK Star Wars Stormtrooper theme
Better than popcorn, Soda and milk duds while watching Bladerunner 2049 in Las Vegas in the land of 8 down!

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 10, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) Roswell 70th Anniversary Preview!

Giorgio Tsoukalos – The Bob Marley of Ancient Aliens, Friday Nights

<Roswell alien autopsy. My brother in law talked to a guy who knew the coroner who provided the coffins for the alien crash victims; 57 sec.>

Dateline: Roswell, New Mexico – July 4, 1947. In a small farming community a UFO crashed. Called a Flying Saucer.

Of course, the military claimed otherwise: It was a weather balloon. Fake News before its time.

My brother in law sells high tech pipe in New Mexico. One a sales call in Roswell he was told:

The coroner was asked by the Military to provide 3 child size coffins. You don’t need coffins for a weather balloon.

Smile Jamaica’s preview to our second annual UFOria 3 hour special coming up : July 8th – the 70th Anniversary of the crash.

Look to the skies and do not scoff!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Playlist: June 10, 2017: soundbytes, photos, captions and Reggae History Lessons; 62 sec.

62 sec.

Set 1:

  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas – Sweet Reggae Music; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK vinyl
  • King Tubby & Friends – Blackman’s Dub; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Misty in Roots – Peace & Love; Chronicles (Kaz’s) ’94 UK best of
  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Black Uhuru – Great Train Robbery; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 comp. Junior Reid on the vox
  • The Tamlins – Irie Collie; 10” (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr. 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

<Exodus Riddim Shower; 43 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love/People Get Ready; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77: riddim shower (1): vox
  • I Roy – Commandment V (One Love/People Get Ready); Ten Commandments (Virgin) riddim shower (2): dj ’80 UK vinyl: yellow picture sleeve
  • Chalawa – One Love/People Get Ready Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) riddim shower (3): dub ’77 Can.
  • Bunny Wailer – Don Dadda; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ‘92

<Bunny schools the Young Turks; 29 sec.>

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob Marley cover; Bob produced, Lee Perry mixed, Wailers on the riddims

<Broadway singer covers Bob without having to sleep with him; 32 sec.>

  • Cultural Roots – Worries Me a Yard; Running Back to Me (Mango) ‘88
  • Jimmy Cliff – Dear Mother; Follow My Mind (Wounded Bird) ’75 Joe Higgs cover
  • Don Carlos – Working Everyday; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ‘84
  • Aston Family Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Collie Buddz – Come Around; Come Around (Sony) 2007 dubstep/dancehall herbtune
  • Devon Russell – We Are Darker Than Blue; Classic Reggae Hits (Time Music) ’91 Curtis Mayfield cover
  • Nicky Thomas – Let It Be; 70’s Hits Reggae Style (Castle) ’70 Beatles cover
  • Dave Barker – Sunshine Rock; Chapter 2 of Words (Trojan) ‘70
  • Super Chick – Me a Champion; 10” (Hitbound) ‘81

Set 5: Roots Dawta vinyl

  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago label
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Past History; Past History (Yah Way) ’86 Mill Valley, CA
  • Rasta Generation Band feat. Miss Mack – Cracking Up; Stand By Jah (Black Spade) ’90 San Francisco
  • Sista Ruby – Making of a Supa Dupa; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK
  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Bumba Klaat; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) rare live take

<Bumbaklaat – the Jamaican curse word: 1 min. 42 sec.>

<Peter fights the duppy trying to kill him BUMBAKLAAAT; 32 sec.!>

  • Peter Broggs – Jah Is Mighty; Rejoice (RAS) ’97 Bob Marley cover
  • Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 herbtune
  • Sister Africka – Wish I Well; 10” (Dub Jockey) ’93 UK
  • Jah Pelikaho – Mystic Cosmic Vibration; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 dub album of the hour: Jah-ponese dubbers w/ the Wailers

Set 7: UFO-ria set: 1 min.

  • Simaryp – Skinhead Moonstomp; Skinhead Moonstomp (Trojan) ’70 UK ska
  • Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdub; Relics (Harvest) ’71 best of

<Pink Floyd on Smile Jamaica? WTF?>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Angel Gabriel & the Space Boots; Lord God Muzick (Heartbeat) ‘91
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Because Music) 2012 Fr. Female singer
Before it was called fake news. This crash was explained away as swamp gas and a weather balloon.

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Laraaji and Audio Active – Space Visitors for Tea – That Lump on Your Head (Gyroscope) ’95: Jah-ponese dubbers
  • Alpha & Omega – The Vibration; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
  • Dubadelic – Operation Duppy Conqueror 2000 (Special Tactics); 2000 – a Bass Odyssey (WordSound) ’96 illbient
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Mr. Lif – Fight to Survive; Temple of I & I Sound (ESL) 2017 DC

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 14, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Vinylicious!

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    3 Hours of the Black Wax Attack on Smile Jamaica

 

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Greetings,

So I’m embarking on a home remodel so I can make some sensi out ofmy Vinyl Room.

Gonna make a Library at the Ark-Ives located in a secret location in SLC.

So that means I have to pack up about 5000 Lps and 12″ style. Bought the deep plastic Tupperware bins for the  job.

So as I harvest black wax from sagging pressboard shelves into these stackable bins, I stripped out the crème de la crème for airing on this Ark-Ive Edition.

Enjoy the black wax attack. Ultra rare and heavy roots:

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Time to upgrade from the old pressboard shelves into something better

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 14, 2016 – playlist, Reggae History Lessons, Photos, Captions

❤ 3 hours of Vinyl; 30 sec.>

Sets devoted to:

  • Roots Dawtas
  • Seven Leaf
  • Mutant Dub

Set 1: All Vinyl LP’s

  • Johnny Clarke – Jah Jah See Them Come; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK, Culture cover
  • Fe Me Time All-Stars; Dub I (Pressure Sounds) ’72 Dub Album of the Hour; Jimmy Radway prod’n
  • Mikey Dread – Everybody Needs a Proper Education; Dread at the Controls (Trojan) ’79 UK
  • Dennis Brown – Together Brothers; Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours (Laser) ’80 UK
  • Jimmy Cliff – Goodbye Yesterday; Pop Gold (Island) ’77 Austrian best of

<Jimmy Cliff – Rock Hall of Fame selection; 37 sec.>

  • The Itals – Herbs Pirate; Brutal Out Deh (Nighthawk) ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Lion Zion – Gas Guzzler; Reggae From America (House of Natty) ’76 Oakland; Lee Perry mix
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Jimmy Cliff – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

Set 2

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 LA
  • Cornel Campbell – Yes I Will; Yes I Will (Micron) ’79 Canada
  • Phillip Fraser – The Joy It Brings; Big Showdown (Black Solidarity) ’85 JA
  • Jah Ruby – Black Invader; Dread Affair (Afrik) ’77 JA
  • Eclipse Band – Eclipse; Inner Reggae Rhythm (Only Roots) ’78 Fr
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Mini Doors re-union

Set 3: Roots Dawtas

  • Akabu – Africans United; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK roots: Roots Dawta Set
  • Lillian Allen – Rub a Dub Style in a Regent Park; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’85: Toronto dub poet, Emeryville, CA vinyl
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Positive Vibration; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee
  • Scientist – Emperor’s Faith – Sound System; The People’s Choice Dub (Tamoki Wambesi) Dub Album of the Hour
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Canadian dub poet Lillian Allen

Set 4:

  • Cimarons – With a Little Luck; Reggaebility (MPL) ’82 Paul McCartney label/cover

<Paul McCartney Reggae cover on Macca’s label; 30 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Little Girlie; Badder Than Them (A & M) ’81 LA
  • Hugh Griffiths – 400 Years; Mother Africa (My-O-Lantic)  ‘86 NY
  • Aisha – Every Problem; Daughter of Zion (Twinkle) ‘93 UK
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Beatles/McCartney/Buddy Holly fans

Set 5: Seven Leaf Set

  • Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread & Alive; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81 US

<Peter Tosh – My first Reggae LP, Xmas ’81>

  • Coco Tea – Herb in My Garden; Sweet Sweet Coco Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 NY: update of Spanish Harlem
  • Jah Thomas – Marijuana, Marijuana; Dance on the Corner (Midnight Rock) ’79 Canada
  • Louise Bennett – Chi Chi Bud; Yes M’Dear – Live (Island) ’83 UK
  • Culture – International Herb; International Herb ’79 (Virgin Front Line)
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First addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Christmas ’81. Thanks Mom!

Set 6:

  • Gregory Isaacs – Just Be Nice; All I Have Is Love, Love, Love (Tad’s) ’86 UK
  • Zema – Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, CA; female artist
  • Ishan People – Sweet Chariot; Ishan People (GRT) ’77 Ontario, Canada
  • Big Youth – What’s Going On; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK, Marvin Gaye cover
  • The Gladiators – Fuss & Fighting + Version – 1983 US Tour EP (Nighthawk) ’83 grey vinyl, St. Louis: Bob Marley cover
  • Revolutionaries – Black Star Dub; Roots Man Dub (Heartbeat) GG Ranglin dub, Dub Album of the Hour
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Killer roots

Set 7:

  • Jah Levi & the Higher Reasoning – Jah Jah Is the Way; Selassie I Vibration (Theocratic Records) ’88 O’Brien Oregon nyahbinghi
  • Roland Burrell – Heartache; Fling Reggae Music (Park Heights) Brooklyn
  • Marcia Griffiths – Children of Israel; Rock My Soul (56 Hope Road) ’84 JA
  • Inner Circle – Rock the Boat; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK: ’74 Hues Corporation disco

<Reggae Disco; 12 sec.>

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Disco is not a four letter word on Smile Jamaica!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Who Is the Ruler?; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox: Mutant dub Set
  • Dub Syndicate – Green Stick; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK instrumental
  • Basement 5 – Work: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK – future members of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Suns of Arqa – Kyrie; Seven (Arka Sound) ’87 UK: Hindi/Middle East
  • Moody Boys – Lion Dance; Journey into Dubland (XL) ’90 UK
  • Zulu Warriors – Chanting Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89 UK instrumental
  • The Clash – Time Is Tight; Black Market Clash (Nu Disc) ’80: 10” cover of Booker T and the MG’s

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive (Stream + Tracklist); Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

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Hope every one had a Merry Christmas or whatever Sky Deity you give thanks & praise to

Greetings,

Jump straight to the Jah-cember 27, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives sends seasons greetings to the Sky Deity of your choosing; 8 sec.>

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Praise Anu! Smile Jamaica’s favorite sky god. Sumerians

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Snuck away for a combo birthday/Christmas/cratedig with my family. Jah-buqureque, New Jah-xico. Flu shot ahead of time. Feeling good when everyone else in the vicinity had the crud.

Fly back, Friday AM the day after Christmas. Decided why not end the year, last Ark-Ive of 2014, with an All Vinyl Black Wax Attack. Yes I! Selah!

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3 things that make Cabin Fever bearable: a roaring fire, burning a spliff, Irish coffee and the sound of vinyl pon your turntable

<Nyquil cocktail for 3 hours on air>

2 hour fog delay. Everyone cooped up on a non-moving tin can. Six in the Morning. Right there on the tarmac. Babies crying, everyone sniffling, coughing and wheezing.

Get back to the Ark-Ives, immediately start inoculating myself: Zicam for the Zinc; Nyquil just in case. Ate two oranges for the Vitamin C. Whatever…..

 <One extra present after Christmas. Can’t hear the cue speaker on where to drop de needle pon de record with a massive head cold; 35 sec.>

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All Vinyl Show. Had to crank the cue speaker to hear where to drop de needle pon di wax

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

 Smile Jamaica’s Lessons in Deejaying: Why They Call it the “One Drop”

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Similar to the Radio Board at KRCL. VU Meters on the top. Bump the red, don’t peg the red. Otherwise cipped signal feedback on the listener end. Speaker volume (cue, monitors, headphones) to the right. Higher the slider, the louder the gain (volume) over the air, if Track Button is lit, aka “hot”
  • 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!
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Eyes and Ears in synch when you drop di needle pon de record! Searching for 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
  • Roots Dawtas
  • 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>

  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix 12″ boomshots
  • Mutant Dub
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Smoke Shack. 4 down, 46 to go!

 Annotated Playlist (captions, photos, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons): Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014

3 HOURS OF VINYL

Set 1: 

  • Misty in Roots – Praises; Musi O Tunya (People Collective) ’85 UK
  • Ja Man All Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire); Dub Album of the Week
  • Dennis Brown – Concrete Castle King; Visions (Blue Moon) ’76 UK
  • Augustus Pablo – The Big Rip Off; Ital Dub (Trojan) ’74 UK dub to Inner Circle Forward Jah Jah Children
  • Ini Kamoze – Dreadlocks; 12” (Mogo Naba) ’82 JA
  • Melodians – Irie Feeling – Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Most Underrated Roots LP Nomination: Melodians – Irie Feeling; 29 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Jamaica; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK, boxing theme
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1983 Rock Steady reunion. Sleeper classic from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Black Wax wing

 Set 2: Roots Dawtas

  • Judy Mowatt – Mr. Dee Jay; Mr. Dee Jay (Ashandan) ’81 JA
  • Maxine Miller – How Many Times; Showcase (Wackies); ‘80 NY early Bob Marley doo wop lovers rock
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Tenement Yard (Winner) ’86 JA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; At Studio One (Studio One) JA

<Reggae History Lesson: Judy and Marcia, 2/3 of the I Threes; 17 sec.>

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Hey Mr. Deejay, play that song for me

Set 3:

  • Jackie Mittoo – Eleanor Rigby; Jackie Mittoo (United Artists) ’78 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; Beatles Hammond B 3 cover
  • Heptones – Soul Sister; Legends From Studio One (Trench Town) ’72 Allen Toussaint New Oreans soul cover
  • The Gaylads – Little Candle; Vision of Reggae (Tamoki Wambesi); Roy Cousins prod’n best of
  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; 12” (Island)  ’82 Roots Radics on the riddims
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Keyboard wizard minor key vibe on The Beatles classic.

 Set 4: Seven Leaf Herbal Vinyl Set

<Seven Leaf Set Livicated to Rockers International from WNMC, Traverse City, MI; Reggae Radio in town skiing; 45 sec.>

<Revelations 22:2 – The Healing of the Nations; 30 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Healing of the Nations; Reggae Greats (Mango) ’84 US: Seven Leaf Set: Revelations 22:2 “the leaves were used for medicine for the healing of the nations”

<Cannabis History Lesson: Jacob Miller; 24 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Sensimelea; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK
  • Pioneers – Feeling High; Greatest Hits (Trojan) ’76 UK
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Joe Gibbs) ‘ over Johnny Clarke – African Roots ’81 JA
  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie Weed (Greensleeves) ’84 UK

<Don’t go 55 inna 35 with 100 Weight of Collie Weed in your vehicle; 12 sec.>

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Read your Bible!

 Set 5:

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 Marley cover by ½ The Doors

<Smile Jamaica’s brush with Ray Manzarek, The Doors; 58 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; 12” (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell mix
  • Zema – Ride on; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, Collie-fornya; female singer

<Rare 7″ 45: Keith does Jimmy & Chuck; 12 sec.>

  • Keith Richards – The Harder They Come; 7” (Rolling Stones) ’78 Jimmy Cliff cover; 19 sec.
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There’s some Jimmy Cliff in there somewhere

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45

<Jamaican Jukebox: The Rarest Vinyl; 5 sec.>

<Black Sabbath on Smile Jamaica? Yes I!; 20 sec.>

  • Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; 7” (Peabody and Sherman); Seven Leaf mashup; 7” Set: Jamaican Jukebox

<Copy-wrong? 20 sec.>

  • Frankie Paul – Ites, Gold and Green; 7” (Jusic) 2001 JA
  • Leo Graham – Not Giving Up; 7” (Locks) ’75 JA
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ’75 JA
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Guess Who’s Coming for Sweet Leaf

 Set 7: 

  • I Roy – The Heathen (Commandment IV); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line); ‘ 80 yellow vinyl/picture sleeve cover of Marley’s Exodus album
  • Barbara Paige – Babylon Must Fall; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Francisco, Collie-fornya
  • Big Youth – When Revolution Come – Chi Chi Run (Prince Buster) ’72 JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Conqueror; 12” (Solomonic)  ’81 JA
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Yellow, vinyl, picture sleeve. Deejay covers Marley’s Exodus

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Heading to Glory; In Pursuit of Shashamane land (ON U Sound)  ’93 UK Mutant Dub

<Reggae History Lesson: Shashamane Land; 12 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – House Breaker (Rootical Rebuild); 12” EP (Reggae Archive Records) 2014 UK of 80s roots reggae rmx
  • King Kong – Free de Herb; 12” (Ink Alink)  2008 herbtune
  • Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman – Run Them Away; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK
  • Dubkasm Meets the Disciples – Gideon Armour; 12” (Sufferah’s Choice)  2006 UK
  • New Age Steppers – Foundation Steppers; 5 Dog Race (ON U Sound) ’83 UK
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Love this album

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-gust 16, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist): Flying Saucers of the Old Testament

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The Anunnaki – Dem a sting and dem a shock! Up in the Sky, near and far!

Greetings,

Jump straight to the Jah-gust 16, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-ives

Otherwise, follow me for the road map to last week’s show. Complete with Annotated Playlist, Soundbites and history lessons, photos and captions.

Livicated to the UFO-ria lovers of Smile Jamaica. The Old Testament space travelers. Do not scoff!

<Sky Gods or Ancient Astronauts?; 10 sec.>

bless, robt

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Jacob’s Ladder UFO story. Genesis 28:12: “As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway”.: Ancient Alien Theory suggests…
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – Eastman Dub (Greensleeves) ’88
  • Seven Leaf Stylee: Bunny and Ricky, Vivian Jones, Horace Andy, Ancient King. Two down, 48 to go!
  • Roots Dawtas: Marcia Griffiths, Naima, Jenifah Gad, Pauline Black
  • Jamaican Jukebox: Rare and sublime 7″ black wax at 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix: Extended 10″ and 12″ black wax
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: UK, Canada, France, Oakland, Collie-fornya
  • Mutant Dub: World Tour – UK, Jah-stria, Jah-many, Jah-scow, Scotland

Playlist SET 1:

  • Anthony Johnson – Oh Jah; Early Days (Corner Stone) JA vinyl 
  • Augustus Pablo – Only Jah Jah Dub; Eastman Dub (Greensleeves) ’88 Dub Album of the Week 
  • Dennis Brown – Prophet Rides Again; Complete A & M Years (A & M) ‘83 
  • Marcia Griffiths – Where Were You; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79 
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – Got to be a Soldier; Bush Rock (ROIR) 2009 Upstate New York 
  • Black Uhuru – Mother of Iration; Dynasty (RAS) 2001; over “Leaving to Zion” riddim; Andrew Bees vox ;  15 sec.
  • Bunny & Ricky – Bushweed Corntrash; 10” (Upsetter) ’72 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement***End of Set 1 
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Dennis Emmanuel Brown (1957-1999): The Crown Prince of Reggae; (if Bob is our King)

Set 2: Jamaican Jukebox of 7″ 45s

  • Asher Meggie – Rocky is the Road; 7” (56 Hope Road); ’82 
  • Clint Eastwood – Hooligan; 7” (Heavy Weight); over John Holt/Paragons riddim 
  • Jah Wally Stars – Frelimo; 7” (New Flower) named after freedom fighters of Mozambique SW Africa ;  16 sec.
  • Mafia & Fluxy – Mascot; 7” (River Bank); 2001 mutant dub tribute to the Anunnaki and the Old Testament Prophets; 4 min.

Flying Saucers by Tena Stelin – Lyrics transcribed for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives:

Anunnaki, Anu-Anunnaki
Anunnaki, El Kuluwm

Flying Saucers
Them a chat bout on-ya
Flying Saucers
Up in the Sky near and far
It’s coming like Star Wars…Watch it!

Please tell me: what is the meaning?
The meaning of these sightings?
So many people claim to see the same thing
I guess it must mean something

Talking about Extra Terrestrials!
Ask yourself: is it real or is it impossible? Watch out!

In the Book of Ezekiel
It’s like he describes a Crystal Ship

I’ve got to wonder if he was for real?
Was he just a raving lunatic? Hallelu-Jah!

Enoch walked with God
And he was found not

Elijah was taken up into a Chariot
A Chariot of Fire!

Inna Ancient Mesopotamia
They talked about the Anunnaki
They said they came from beyond the Sky
Oh tell me! Was they telling a lie?

El Kuluwm means the Source
El Kuluwm the highest course
All and Iley and Allah is the Same
So the Rastaman tell me no feel no way

<Ancient Aliens Roll Call; 10 sec.>

  •  Anu – Supreme Sky-God of the Sumerians. The God of Heaven, Lord of Constellations , King of gods, spirits and demons. He who  dwelt in the highest heavenly regions
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Like His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I: Anu – Lord of Lords holding his Holy Chalice. This album is in the All Time Top Ten of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.
  • Anunnaki – “Those who from the Heavens, came to Earth”. “Those who came from the Sky”. Mesopotamian Gods
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My Sumerian ancestors, The Anunnaki. Coming back to Earth in 2800 AD with wristwatch pon his wrist!
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El Kuluwm – The All
  • 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.>

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Enoch – Noah’s great-Grandad. “Beam me up, Yahweh!”
  • Extra Terrrestraisls – Sentient beings from planets, solar systems or galaxies outside Earth
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“We beat you humans to Interstellar Space Travel because we legalized the Seven Leaf”
  • 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.
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Prophet Ezekiel’s Crystal Ship : “Wheels within wheels. Rings full of eyes.”
  • 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.
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Prophet Elijah’s Chariot of Fire.
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game Dub (Ascension); Lee Perry prod’n***End of Set 2 
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Who Colt the Game – dominos scene from The Harder They Come classic. This movie and the first 2 Wailers albums made Americans and Europeans Reggae fanatics circa 1973

 Set 3:

  • 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
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Foundation album in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Beautiful falsetto

Set 4:

  • 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
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    Foundation Ska album in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Pauline Black on vox

    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
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Vivian in the UK is a male’s name as well. “Take a lick off my spliff”. Foundation record in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Seven Leaf Request. Two down, 48 to go!

 Set 6:

  • Bad Brains – I Luv I Jah; Omega Sessions (Raybeez) DC Punks 

<Bad Brains Interview flop: Smile Jamaica History; 47 sec.>

  • Jenifah Gad – Racial Problems; Reparation (Flag) 2000 
  • Horace Andy – Collie Weed; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club) herbtune, best of***End of Set 6 
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Bad Brains. H.R. (Human Rights on Throat). I did 400 Interviews on KRCL. This one was by far the WORST. Still love the guy and the band. Foundation Artist in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 7:

  • Jimmy Cliff – The Lion Awakes; Club Paradise Soundtrack (Columbia) ‘86

<RIP Robin Williams; 27 sec.>

  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Roady; Based on a True Story (Quango) New Zealand feat. Female vox
  • Winston Fergus & Chris Jay – Rough Road; 10” (Dubwise) ‘98***End of Set 7
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Smile Jamaica say: better Soundtrack than Film. Foundation Record in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Bought at the mall, 1986

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Survivor; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK; mutant dub set 
  • Dubblestandart – Return from Planet Egalica (Superlistener Dub); Streets of Dub (Select Cuts) 2007 Jah-stria 
  • Dubmatix feat. Kulcha Ites – Wobble Weeble; Clash of the Titans: The System Shakedown Remixes (Collision) 2011 Jah-many 
  • Zeb & Scotty – Bring the Sensi; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) Scotland
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Foundation Mutant Dub Artist in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Trance dub with female vox