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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 13, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist) – The Good Son!

The Healing of the Nation

Greetings,

<Digital story on my parents’ excursion into Medical Marijuana; 1 min. 46 sec.>

As an amateur missionary for the benefits of medical marijuana, I had been relaying the story of my parents’ excursions into Seven Leaf pain relief on the past two episodes of Smile Jamaica.

My parents just became snowbirds from Northern Montana to Sun City West, Arizona

Christmas 2017 in the homeland

My Mom has knee pain, anxiety and sleep issues and my dad: neuropathy, back pain and carpal tunnel issues. Last week I told the story about taking my Dad in to get a Medical MJ card.

<Medical Marijuana for Ma and Pa; 90 sec.>

Took a week to get the card, and I was back in Utah. So they went to the dispensary and had a little shopping spree

  1. pain relief pills
  2. topical CBD ointment
  3. pain patch

Because they bought so much and were first time customers, they got a free vape pen. And bought a 4 to 1; CBD to THC cartridge.

Better than Walgreens or CVS

Long story short: they call me for guidance on how to work the vape pen. Trial and error and voila! My parents are vaping like Bob & Rita Marley.

And hour later I get another call….”We’re not feeling anything.” I said, you got the stuff that doesn’t “feel”.  Oh. Ok.

Last Sunday I call and looks like Mom wants to try a little more kick to her healing regimen. Why not? It’s medicinal and legal.

Last Friday my sister texts me: Mom and Dad just had a toke!

Me: Cheech & Chong!

Sis: 

Me: 

I had a listener call me after I told this story and we got into a discussion about having parents who are sick of the pills, cost and side effects of the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex

Once the (recent) stigma of weed is overcome through the relief of daily pain and social anxiety, cannabis reclaims its rightful place in our 10,000 year history of the Seven Leaf plant.

Revelation 22:2King James Version (KJV)

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

As I concluded my reasoning with the caller on the benefits of cannabis for our parents, he said, “You know Robert? You’re a good son.”

And I said, I really want my parents to enjoy their retirement pain free and unencumbered by the daily pill regimen they are currently under. However, I am definitely taking my vape pen with me on my next visit to Sun City West.

A little dab will do ya!

Bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 13, 2018 – Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 20 sec.

Set 1:

  • Soul Syndicate – King’s Highway; High Times All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label
  • Winston Edwards – Natty Dub; Natty Locks Dub (Studio 16) ’74 UK vinyl dub album of the hour 
  • Bad Brains – I and I Survive; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83
  • Rupie Dan and Jennifer Gad – Blazing Fire; Solid Foundation (Flag) ’92
  • Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; Reggae Sunsplash ’81 – Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) ’81 Jimmy Cliff cover
  • Dub Syndicate – Higher Than High; 10″ (Lion & Roots) ’98 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – 400 Years; Peter Tosh & Friends (Upsetter0 ’70 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n

<400 Years  – The Middle Passage; 35 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Forever Loving Jah; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 Bob Marley covers
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natural Mystic; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London; June 1977

<Exodus Live inna London June 1977; 46 sec.>

  • Rita Marley – That’s The Way; 12″ (Shanachie) ’80 US picture sleeve

Set 3:

  • Wingless Angels – Inviting You + Shady Tree; Wingless Angels II (Mindless) ’96 Keith Richards, Justin Hinds; nyah drums

<Keith Richards on Smile Jamaica? WTF?; 32 sec.>

  • UB40 – Don’t Break My Heart; LIttle Baggariddim (A & M) ’85 EP
  • King Kong – Unity; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005
  • Grace Nelson – Jah Is Real; Ire Hi Fi – Play de Music (Plant Music) 2007 Germ.
  • Lee Perry & the Upsetters – Jah; Black Ark in Dub (Upsetter) ’77 Dub Album of the hour

Set 4:

  • Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Black Uhuru
  • Bush Chemists feat. Ras I – Borderline; Light Up Your Chalice (Conscious Sounds) ’99 UK mutant dub
  • Super Chick – Bees Man; 10″ (Channel One) ’83
Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson – The group that got me into Reggae

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Sister Carol – International Style; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn
  • Laurel Aitken – Je t’aimerai toujours ( I Love You, Yes I Do!)  ; Eskapade en France (Unicorn) ’90 Fr. ska EP
  • The Specials – Sock it to ’em J.B.!; More Specials (2 Tone) ’80 UK tribute to neoliberal hitman, James Bond
  • Chalice; Dangerous Disturbances; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK
  • Amp-Ech – Living Dead + Version; Against Injustice (Amp-Ech) ’87 JA
Ska praise to neoliberal hitman, James Bond

Set 6″ Roots Dawtas Rockers – Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ years

  • Patti Smith Group – Ain’t It Strange; Radio Ethiopia (Arista) ’76
  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Walking Under Ladders (A & M) ’81; feat. Sly & Robbie
  • Tom Tom Club – Bamboo Town; Close to the Bone (Sire) ’83; Tina & Chris from Talking Heads
  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape from Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob cover, Bob production, Wailers & I-Three. Lee Perry engineer
You’ve got dub in my proto-punk rock

Set 7:

  • Tapper Zukie – Chalice to Chalice; MPLA (Virgin Front Line) ’78 herbtune
  • Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now; Cool Runnings Soundtrack (Chaos) ’93 cover of Johnny Nash 
  • Don Evans & the Paragons – Danger in Your Eyes; Full Up – More Hits From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’76 
  • Sis Aesha (sic)  & Robbie Valentine – King Selassie I + Conditions; 10″ (Sip a Cup)  2001 UK
8 down, 42 to go!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Luciano & Sis Sanae – What You Gonna Do Now + Free Jah Children; Abassi All-Stars Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Solomon and Sheba; Overstanding (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub
  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Afrika Youth; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation)  2001 Brooklyn
  • Dry & Heavy – Night Flight dub; Meet King Jammy in the Jaws of the Tiger (BSI)  2000 Jah-pon
  • Charlie P & the Dubateers – Lock Me Up + Dub; Hustle (Dubateers) 2011 UK

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (March 18, 2017): From Yodel Reggae to Sumerian Flood stories!

Greetings,

I know it’s spring when I have to go to the pharmacy for that behind the counter Claritin D

Love that extra hour of daylight on Smile Jamaica

I am going through a home remodel and have packed up my records until my room addition is completed. As I pack I pull out gems.

Musical nostalgia. Most of the shops I stocked the Ark-Ives from are long gone. Everything else is pieced out as single items on ebay.

Bim Sherman Century bought for $20 from UK now fetches $1250 on ebay.

When I started collecting Reggae in the mid 80s, people would sell their entire black collection for seed money for these new novelty items: the compact disk. So I scooped up as much Reggae vinyl as Ronald Reagan’s student loan check would allow. Bargain basement price.

I have records I bought for $4 in perfect condition that sell for $400 now in lousy condition.

In 2017 of all ironies: The Compact Disks is going the way of the dodo and vinyl (and vinyl only Record Huts) are coming back.

bless, robt

An unpaid intern hard at work in the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives

Smile Jamaica Ark-ives: March 18, 2017 – highlights 54 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jennifer Lara – Rocking Tonight; Presenting Jennifer Lara (Studio One) ’81 JA vinyl
  • Africjam – Woman I Love; Instrumental Dub Reggae Music ’93 UK vinyl; Dub Album of the Hour

<Guiltiness riddim shower; 27 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Guiltiness; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1) – vox
  • I Roy – Commandment Ten (Guiltiness); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80: riddim shower (2) – deejay
  • Chalawa – Guiltiness Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. vinyl
  • Bunny Wailer – Conscious Lyrics; Dancehall Massive (Shanachie) ’92
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement 
  • Junior Dan – Look Out For the Devil + version; Junior Dan (Hi Try) 70’s
I Roy deejays over Bob’s Exodus LP

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – No Mercy; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’72 – Rare Jamaican singles
  • Grace Nelson & Ire Hi-Fi; Jah Is Real; Play de Music (Planet Dread) 2007 Germany
  • Mutabaruka – Witeman Country; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poet
  • Cornell Campbell – What Kind of World; 10″ (Music Lab) cover of The Cables classic

Set 3: Best of 27+ Years

  • Lacksley Castell – Morning Glory; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ’83
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’75

<Reggae History Lesson: Soldering; 11 sec.>

  • Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly; Rocking Dolly (RAS) ’82
  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ’85 – version galore (female vox)
  • Charlie Chaplin – Boyie, Boyie; 12″ (Winner) ’85 – version galore (male vox)
  • Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile; (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
“Soldering dem young girls want”

Set 4:

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance  + DJ version; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84
  • Big Joe – World Wide Kaya; AT the Control (Attack)  ’78 dj to Ronnie Davis’ cover of Bob Marley; herbtune
  • Admiral Tibett – Poor Freddy; Dancehall Roots (Metro) ’91
  • Christine Miller – Warmonger; 10″ (Backyard Movements) 2003 UK militant steppers
in the original 10 Reggae purchases of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Bim Sherman & the Voluntary – Keep You Dancing; Century (Century) ’84 UK ON U Sound

<Bim Sherman record worth $1250; 1 min 12 sec.>

  • Time Unlimited – Devil’s Angel; Devil’s Angel (Live Wire) ’84 JA
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago
  • Dennis Brown – Hallelujah; Wake Up (Natty Congo) ’85 JA
  • The Gladiators – You Can’t Say That I’m Lying; Show Down vol. 3 (Hitbound) ’84 NY
Vinyl going for $1250 on ebay

Set 6:

  • Chris Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Silver & Gold; Kings of Reggae (Keyman) ’80 Dutch jazz flute player w/ Word, Sound & Power

<Dutch flautist with Sly & Robbie + Peter Tosh; 44 sec.>

  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Walk Under Ladders (A & M) ’80 feat. Sly & Robbie
  • Pfaff Family Dog – Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown; Marijuana’s Great Hit Revisited (Re-Hash) ‘92 Dillard Hartford Dillard bluegrass/reggae herb tune
  • Chariot Riders – Sanford and Son; 12” (Crystal) ’79 cover of Quincy Jones TV theme
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Leroy Gibbs – Yodel Reggae; 12” (Echo) ’87 Sleng Teng riddim

“You’ve got Swiss Miss inna mi Jamaican rum”; 28 sec.

  • Prince Buster – Police Trim Rasta; Sister Big Stuff (Sunset) ‘72

<Reggae History Lesson: Police would shave Rastas in jail as a religious insult; 36 sec.>

  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005
Yodel-a-ee-hoo!Set 8: Mutant Dub

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Systemwide – Gilgamesh; Live de International Festival de Jazz (BSI) 2002 Mutant Dub Set

<The original Sumerian flood story; 80 sec.>

  • Abassi All Stars feat. Sis Sanae – Free jah Dub; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg) 2005 UK
  • Matty G – Sensimilla; Bay Area Dub Step vol. 3 (Full Melt) 2011 herbtune
  • Tena Stelin – I.D. Chip; 10” (Dub Corner) 2007 UK – conspiracy theory
  • Black Uhuru – Journey; Red (Mango) ’80 request
Sumerian hero Gilgamesh. So bad ass he kept a lion as a kitty

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Nov. 5 2016: Election Re-cap!

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Smile Jamaica News Service reports: “Ebola defeated Bubonic Plague in the 2016 Presidential Election”

Greetings,

I predicted this. President Donald J. Trump. 

I get together with some bredrins every Friday afternoon for bourbon and music sessions.

Of course politics are a common topic with my mates. My buddy Aquaboy, Sandroid turned Hillbot, was fairly cocky that the polls showed Hillary way ahead. Evan McMullin was gonna win Utah.

I would look over at my buddy Free-Mike and give him a cold stare and said, “When we meet next Friday, you will all be stunned.” Aquaboy would scoff. Who’s scoffing now?

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Or as Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan calls it: Snooze-weak

My main blog roll is the Libertarian site, Zerohedge. Run by Bulgarian hedgefunders who predicted the 2008 economic collapse and  theyrefuse to adhere to the usual corporate media consensus. They mercilessly mock the corporate media outlets.

Since I did political interviews, Radioactive 2003-2012, I am also a natural skeptic to corporate news:

  • CNN – The Clinton News Network
  • AP – Assimilated Presstitutes
  • NPR – Nationalist Propaganda Radio
  • MS-DNC
  • FUX News
  • Petroleum Bullshit Syndicate
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Michael Franti: Television…drug of the nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

I’m all the way Alt-Left. So from my deep political reading, I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose all the Midwest states but Illinois and Minnesota.

When I would run into my Liberal friends who would greet my skepticism with, “Nate Silver has Hillary Clinton a 98% likely winner.” I would scoff. The polls were oversampling Democrats who are a much smaller voting bloc since Obama came in.

4.5 million Obama voters became Indedendent. Huge mid term losses in 2010 and 2014 told me the Midwest had abandoned the Democratic Party over economic inequality.

When I would have these conversations with my Liberal friends, they would respond, “Why are you supporting Donald Trump?”.

I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose for these 5 reasons

  1. Obama Fatigue – record inequality under his 8 years had Americans looking for a change at the top. Just like Obama won in part b/c of Bush Fatigue after his 8 years. Should have sent at least one banker to jail.
  2. Obama voters would not be Hillary voters. Obama was young and black with a Muslim name. That candidacy resonated with blacks and Hispanics. Hillary is old and white. So minority vote turnout was way down. 137,000 fewer votes cast in Detroit and 129,000 fewer votes in Milwaukee cost her Michigan and Wisconsin
  3. Millennials wanted Bernie. In the same way they came out for Obama they were YUUGE for Bernie Sanders.  When he was aced out, they went back to their undervoting tendency.
  4. Servergate/Wikileaks/Weinergate. At the end her untrustwory numbers were worse than Trump’s. In an emotions vs facts election, that was devastating for turnout and securing independent votes.
  5. Obamacare notices went out in mid-Octboer. Average increase? 24%. Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare. Hillary wanted to “improve it.” She couldn’t come out for single payer, so  if you had your policy cancelled and the new cost doubled (as happened to a classmate of mine in Montana), advantage Trump.
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Poli Sci classes will be studying the DNC campaign of Hillary Clinton for decades to come. How not to run a campaign lessons

I was wrong on 3 states:

  1. New Hampshire (for Trump) – I forgot they tend to be more conservative than their New England neighbors
  2. Colorado (for Hillary) – I thought the rural and military areas would reject the Dems.
  3. Nevada – I thought it would be Vegas for Hillary. Reno and the rest for Trump

I had a better result than Nate Silver!

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So called polling savant, Nate Silver: 0 for 3 lately: British elections, BREXIT, Pres. Trump

I voted for Jill Stein. And I was wrong on her. I lost a bet (to my Hillbot buddy Aquaboy, in fact), that Jill would get 4%. Not even close! See you in 2020, Doctor Jill!

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bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Nov. 5, 2016 – Annotated playlist w/ photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons; 84 sec.

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Set 1:

  • Triston Palma – Reggae Music Taking Over; Touch Me, Take Me (Abraham) ’82 Can. Vinyl
  • The Agrovators – Kaya Dub; Kaya Dub (Justice) ’78 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Peter Tosh – Here Comes the Sun; Honorary Citizen: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’71 George Harrison/Beatles cover
  • UB40 – Reefer Madness; Signing Off (DEP/Sound) ’80 herbal instrumental
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. LKJ & the Dub Band – Miami Beach; Escape Artist (Columbia) ’81 feat. UK dub poet
  • King Kong – Legalize It; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK
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Dub album of the hour. Vinyl of course

Set 2:

  • Keith Richards – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Mindless/Republic) 2015: Gregory Isaacs cover
  • Gregory Isaacs & U Roy – Love Is Overdue; Love Is Overdue (Heartbeat) ’74 original
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Belly of de Beast; Belly of de Beast (Ariwa) UK mutant dub
  • Sister Nadia & Dubcreator – Deliver Us Jah; 10” (Asalah) 2006 Neth. Mutant dub
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Keith Richards does lovers rock

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years

  • Prince Buster – Chubby; Original Golden Oldies (Melodisc) ’67 nyahbinghi style
  • Sophia George – Runnings Well Dread; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Aswad – Hey Jah Children; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80: UK movie on Caribbean diaspora
  • Earl Sixteen Daley & the Rockers All Stars – The Rastaman; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 Augustus Pablo prod’n
  • Sly & Robbie & the Revolutionaries – Rizzla Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ‘76 Dub Album of the Hour
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Herbal dub of the hour

Set 4:

  • Sinead O’Connor – Throw Down Your Arms; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 w/ Sly & Robbie: Burning Spear cover
  • Judah Eskender Tafari – Jah Light; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001
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Sly & Robbie pon the riddims

Set 5: 4:20 Vinyl is Vital set

<5 on the ballot to legalize the Seven Leaf; 11 sec.>

  • Tenastelin – The Anunnaki; 7” (Mascot) 

<UFO’s in the Bible and Sumerian Anunnaki – those whom came from the sky; 49 sec.>

  • Systemwide – Epic of Gilgamesh; Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival (BSI) 2002
  • Lee Perry & the White Belly Rats – Greetings; Panic in Babylon (DAMP) 2004: greetings from outerspace
  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky’s the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ‘72
  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone.1 (Instinct) 2001 US more space chatter

<The story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu; 50 sec.>

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Sumerian demi-god Gilgamesh mourns the death of his bredrin Enkidu

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 7, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) I Love My Mummy!

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Much love to my Mother, Jeannette

<Livicated to Jeanntte: Happy Mother’s Day Mom!>

Greetings,

Happy Mother’s Day edition of Smile Jamaica. I always start off with a beautiful cover of Tammy Wynette country stylee from Sonya Spence

Tammy Wynette

“No Charge”

My little girl came into the kitchen this evenin’,
While I was fixin’ supper,
And she handed me a piece of paper she’d been writin’ on,
And after wipin’ my hands on my apron,
I read it – and this is what it said:For mowin’ the yard – five dollars,
And for makin’ my own bed this week – one dollar,
And for goin’ to the store – fifty cents,
An’ playin’ with little sister, while you went to the store – twenty-five cents,
Takin’ out the trash – one dollar,
Gettin’ a good report card – five dollars,
And for rakin’ the yard – two dollars,
Total owed – fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents.Well, I looked at her standin’ there expectantly,
And a thousand mem’ries flashed through my mind,
So I picked up the pen, turnin’ the paper over,
This is what I wrote:For the nine months I carried you,
Growin’ inside me – NO CHARGE,
For the nights I’ve sat up with you,
Doctored you, prayed for you – NO CHARGE,
For the toys, food and clothes.
And for wiping your nose, there’s NO CHARGE,
When you add it all up.
The full cost of my love is NO CHARGE.Well, when she finished readin’,
She had great big old tears in her eyes,
And she looked up at me and said,
“Mama, I sure do love you.”
Then she took the pen,
And in great big letters,
She wrote: “PAID IN FULL.”When you add it all up,
The cost of real love is – NO CHARGE
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Brings a tear to my eye. Spent a week with my folks moving into a new place in Phoenix. Took a day to cratedig and explore Tempe. On my way out, mom gives me a benjamin. “Have a happy cratedig.” Well that’s not exactly her words but more or less. Love that woman.
bless, robt
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Mother’s love: No charge but more precious than gold
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist May 7, 2016:

Set 1:

  • Barrington Spence – Jah Jah Train; Speak Softly (Trojan)  ’76 UK vinyl
  • A Nice Dub – Agrovators; Kaya Dub (Justice)  ’77 UK vinyl Dub Album of the Hour; Bunny Lee/King Tubby
  • Sonya Spence – No Charge; In the Dark (Skynote)  ’78; Happy Mother’s Day – Tammy Wynette cover

<No Charge for being Mom; 13 sec.>

  • Aswad – Wrapped Up; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK

<1 of the first 10 CDs added to the Ark-Ive, 1987: Tower Records; 19 sec.>

  • Inner Circle – Curfew (3 O’clock Road Block); Jah Love (Music Club) ’74 Bob Marley cover
  • Barry Brown – Sensimilla; Far East (Hitbound) ’81: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Dennis Brown- Blood, Sweat & Tears; Love Has Found Its Way (A & M) ‘82

<Dennis Brown or Yellowman heir to Bob Marley?  25 sec.>

  • Kumina Mento Rasta – Wareika Hills Sound; 10” (Honest Jon’s)  2010 nyahbinghi instrumental celebrates Jamaican folk arts
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Livicate never deadicated: To all the Moms; especially my Mom, Jeannette and Sister Stacey

 

Set 2: Kentucky Skank (Kentucky Derby

  • Dillinger – Caymanas Park; 14K Gold Golden Hits (Scandal Bag) JA vinyl

<Caymanas Park Race Track in Jamaica; 11 sec.>

<Chinese jockeys on the mounts in Jamaica; 17 sec.>

  • Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ’98; Kalda – Jamaican race track
  • The Pioneers – Long Shot Kick the Bucket; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ‘69
  • Mr. Bojangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’77; horserace between: Babylon, Pope Pious and Dreadlocks

The Selassie I Cup; 14 sec.

  1. Babylon 2-1 odds
  2. Soul Youth 3-1
  3. Rome Even money
  4. Pope Pius 3-5, the big favorite; came up lam
  5. Dreadlocks 8-1
  6. Baldhead 15-1
  • The Winner: Dreadlock; 8 lengths!
  • Place: Baldhead
  • Show: Soul Youth
  • Pope Pius came up lame; 17 sec.
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Congratulations Nyquist. 2016 Kentucky Derby winner

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • U Roy – Control Tower; Rasta Ambassador (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat) ‘80

<Black Uhuru got me into Reggae more than Bob, Peter, Jimmy or UB40; 28 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – Rock Me; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ‘87
  • I Roy – Sister Nelly; Heart of a Lion (Virgin Front Line) ’78 nursery rhyme
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Hour
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This album + Anthem made me a stone cold Reggae fanatic

Set 4: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Reggaemyelitis; Honorary Citizen (Columbia) Best of Box Set; Request

<Reggaemyelitis – from the tips of your dreads to the bottom of your toes; 9 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Love Fire; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’78 Best of
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica (A & B-sides); Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) ‘76
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Hear the song that gives the show its name!

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Mark My Words; At Studio One (Studio One) JA vinyl 
  • Dandy Livingstone – Jamaica Is Fun; Hit With Me Music (Trojan) ’72 UK
  • Monty Montgomery – Stay Cool; Seeds (Fusion) Atlanta
  • Yabby You – Deliver Me From My Enemies; Babylon Soundtrack (Takoma) ’80 UK
  • Spliffy Dan – Jah Bless; Rockers Showcase Volume III (Rockers International) ’87 Philadelphia
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Marcia Griffiths – The Aretha Franklin of Reggae

Set 6: Roots Dawtas Rockers do Reggae

  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ’76 
  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Sly & Robbie – Ultimate Collection (Hip-O) ‘81
  • Belle Stars – Miss World; 80’s Romance (Union Square) UK female New Wave

<Belle Stars – emerged out of 2 Tone ska in the UK; 11 sec.>

  • Tom Tom Club – Bamboo Town; Close to the Bone (Island) ’83 riddim section of Talking Heads
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
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Belle Stars UK Roots Dawtas dabble in some Reggae

Set 7:

  • Horace Andy – Better Collie; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club)  ’75 herbtune
  • Pat Rhoden – Boogie on Reggae Woman; Just My Imagination (Trojan) ’75 Stevie Wonder cover
  • June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ’80 Charley Pride country

<Forced to hear too much Country music growing up in Montana; 14 sec.>

  • Lucky Dube – Guns & Roses; Taxman (Shanachie) ’97

<Bad vibes: Murder at Park City show. Lucky killed shortly thereafter; 24 sec.>

City Weekly story on the Park City murder:

http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/the-gangs-of-zion/Content?oid=2128947

Everton Blender – Live Up; Live at the White River Reggae Bash (Heartbeat) ‘99

  • Pablo Gad – Crying Gad; 10” (Reggae on Top) 2002 UK militant steppers

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Lucky Dube – killed in carjacking in Johannesburg South Africa

Set 8:

  • Botom Botom – Le Toit du Monde; This Is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) 2006 Fr. w/ female vox
  • 2 Bad Card Specialist – Weed Specialist (Audio Active rmx); CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 UK/Jah-pon herbtune
  • New Age Steppers – Animal Space; New Age Steppers (Statik) Adrian Sherwood prod’n; Slits on the vox
  • Dub Gabriel feat. The Spaceape – Is This Revolution? (Jack Dangers Colonia Dub rmx); Raggabass Resistance (Destroy All Concepts) 2013 feat. Dub poet
  • Burial – UK; Untrue (Hyperdub)  2007 UK dubstep

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