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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 6, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Bob-stock: Happy Birthday Bob

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Livicated to Bob Marley: Feb. 5, 1945

Greetings,

<Livicated, nah dead-icatedj; 11 sec.>

 

Very nice that Bob Marley’s Birthday fell on a Saturday. So 3 hours of Bob Tribute songs for Smile Jamaica

When Bob died of cancer, May 11, 1981 – dozens of Reggae artists rushed to the studio to record tributes:

<Smile Jamaica Bob Marley Tribute songs; 11 sec.>

Last year I played all my Bob Marley 12” but that was too much Bob for the Digital Millennium Copy-wrong Act. So this year I had to “ration” my Bob to 4 tracks:

<DMCA. No more than 4 songs by an artist; 26 sec.>

High-lights of Jah-bruary 6: Bob Marley Birthday Tribute; 49 sec.

Bob Marley smoking a joint
Tuff Gong pon di spliff tail

Annotated Playlist: Jah-bruary 6, 2016: Bob Marley Tribute Show

Set 1:

  • Bankie Banx – Remember Bob; Soothe Your Soul (Redemption) ’82 Montserrat vinyl
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Marley’s Exodus in dub: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Robert Marley – Judge Not; Scandal Sountrack (Island) ’62 – Bob’s first song!
  • Sister Carol – Dedicated to Bob Marley; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ‘84
  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus, Marley); S.W.A.L.K – Sealed With a Little Kiss (Heartbeat) ’82 US vinyl – Jacob Miller, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley

<Mikey Dread’s Tributes; 13 sec.>

  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1) ‘99
  • Psalm of Bob Marley – Culture; Good Things (RAS) ‘89
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Rude bwoy Robert Marley, 1962

Set 2:

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

<Bob’s last words – Mother Don’t Cry, I’ll be alright; 13 sec.>

<Bob’s last day; 34 sec.>

  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat/Star Trail) ‘96
  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ‘90
  • Winston Groovy – Night Shift; 12” (Sound City) ’85: Commodores tribute to soul artists + Bob
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Mother don’t cry – Cedella Marley Booker: Bob’s mom

Set 3:

  • The Wailers – Rastaman Chant; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live at KSAN Radio, San Fran – Oct. ‘73
  • Ky-mani Marley – Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street) ‘99

<Ky-mani child 10 of 11 of Bob’s kids; 35 sec.>

  • Papa Finnigan & Junior Ranking – Tribute to Bob Marley; Two the Hard Way (Heartbeat) ’82 US
  • Delixx – Comin’ In From the Cold; Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’80 Germ. Dub of Uprising album. Dub Album of the Hour
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Bob’s 11 children by 7 women + 2 adoptions

Set 4:

  • Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76 Bob = Joseph, Biblical prophet; 29 sec.
  • Alpha Blondy – Mystic Night Move; Masada (World Enterprise) ’92 Ivory Coast “why do black heroes die so soon”
  • Lui Lepki – Tribute to Bob Marley; Late Night Movie (Joe Gibbs) ‘81
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Smile Jamaica Rating: A+

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Solomonic) ’85 JA
  • Toots & the Maytals – His Songs Live On; Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Reggae Sunsplash) ’82 Montego Bay, JA
  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’81 UK: Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • Ringo – Great Superstar; 12” (Top Ranking) Riddim Shower (2): deejay
  • Sue Chaloner – Missin’ Mr. Marley; 12” (CNR) ‘84

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Set 6:

  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster Jammin’; Hotter Than July (Tamla) ’81: Riddim Shower (1) original
  • Roots Uprising – Master Blaster Jammin’; Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 FL vinyl: Riddim Shower (2): cover
  • Roots Uprising – Jamming Dub; 12” (Top Ranking) ’81 Riddim Shower (3) reggae dub
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Roots, Rock Dub; Bob Marley in Dub vol. 1 (Tuff Gong); Dub Album of  the Hour

<Bob dub’s; 17 sec.>

 

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Set 7:

  • Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat)  ’82; O.M = Order of Merit
  • Randeesh – Bob Marley is a River of Love; Courage (Mountain Lion) 2004 British Columbia
  • Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ’81 UK vinyl
  • Winston Reedy & Tim Hain – Reggae Man; 12” (Priority) ’87 UK
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Order of Merit

Set 8:

  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 trance dub tribute
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Dream
  • Isaac Haile Selassie – Dear Bob (Tribute to Bob Marley); CD Single (Resin Music) ’99
  • Jah Thomas – Tribute to Bob Marley; 12” (Midnight Rock) ‘81

<Last Tribute from Bob’s songbirds; 19 sec.>

  • I Three – He’s a Legend; Beginning (EMI America) ’86 US vinyl
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HGH is not Ital

<How Smile Jamaica celebrated the Broncos; 21 sec.>

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist) May 16, 2015: Riddim Showers Bring May Flowers!

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2015: Dry winter in Utah. Nice to have a wet spring. 2 weeks of Smile Jamaica during rain storms. Very rare in the desert!

<Reggae Music: The King’s Music, Jamaican Blues; 10 sec.>

Greetings,

Been a wet Spring in Utah. Nice to juggle wax ‘n’ dubwize and look outside the Radio Studio in a pouring rain storm.

Here is what I have in store for you this week: 56 sec.

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Let it rain
  •  Wailers Family Tree: Live at Leeds, Tosh acoustic on JBC, Judy Mowatt Black Woman. Bunny: Jesus was a Dreadlock
  • Seven Leaf Relief: Mike Brooks, Michael Palmer, Toyan, Aldubb, Marga mutant dub space dust
  • Roots Dawtas: Jennifer, Akabu, Judy, Rhoda, Bam Bam, Zion Train
  • Disco Mix 10″: Dennis Brown, Jah Glen, Fred Locks
  • Best of 25 Years: Scotty, Spear, lovers rock and Judy M..all played year one (1989-1990 on Smile Jamaica)
  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway:  LA, NYC, DC, JA
  • Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s: 7 Leaf, nyah, roots harmonies
  • Mutant Dub: Scratch Halloween, trance spoken word, extended herb jam, NYC neo-dub, weird LA crossover punkdub

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Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: May 16, 2015

Set 1:

  • Akabu – I Shall Sing; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK vinyl. Female group on Van Morrison cover
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – A Message; Cry Tuff Dub Chapter 1 (ROIR) ’78; Dub Album of the Week
  • Aswad – Drum and Bass Line – Not Satisfied (Columbia) ’82 UK

<Theme Music for Smile Jamaica; 12 sec.>

<Aswad = “black”; Arabic, Amharic (Ethiopia); 9 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Emmanuel God Is With Us; 10” (Glimmer) ‘78
  • Mike Brooks – Good Herb; Earth Is the Fullness (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 13 sec.
  • George Faith – Opportunity; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n

<Black Ark Sound: Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters: 1974-1979>

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UK masters of the drum & bassline

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Handsome Johnny; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); live on the JBC, Kingston, JA acoustic
  • Jah Glen – Save Our Nation; 10” (South East Music) ’79; Glen Brown prod’n over Lambsbread riddim
  • Jennifer Gad – Babylon Must Fall; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Bunny Wailer – Bald Head Jesus; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88

<Bunny Wailer: Jesus was a Dreadlock; 60 sec.>

Wikipedia entry for Nazirites (aka Rastas who live by the Nazarene Creed)

  • Abstain from wine, wine vinegar, grapes, raisins, intoxicating liquors,[vinegar distilled from such substances, and eating or drinking any substance that contains any trace of grapes.
  • Refrain from cutting the hair on one’s head; but to allow the locks of the head’s hair to grow. Neither crease one’s flesh.
  • Not to become ritually impure by contact with corpses or graves, even those of family members.
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The Nazirite Vow

 Set 3: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica; 14 sec.

  • Scotty – Draw Your Brakes; Unbelievable Sounds (Trojan) ’71

<Scotty: Forward ‘n’ Payaka! Mon-ackle ‘n’ dem go Sacka!; 53 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Fire Down Below; Presenting (Studio One) ‘72
  • Errol Dunkley – Baby I Love You; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Judy Mowatt – Zion Chant; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
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A+ Record.

Set 4:

  • The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73
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Lively up yourself and don’t be no drag. Reggae is another bag

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital Set

  • Bam Bam – Slave; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87; female artist out of Los Angeles: Vinyl is V-Ital Set
  • Horace Andy – Mr. Bassie; Don’t Stop (Island in the Sun) ’85 Corona, NY
  • Toyan – Herb Transplant; Every Posse Want Me (Live & Learn) ’83 DC
  • Amjam – Give the People; Live Off the Board (Celluloid) ’87 US; Am(erican)Jam(aican)
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SoCal Reggae. Features Hunt Sales of David Bowie/Tin Machine fame

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s

<Rarest Reggae not on Digital; 35 sec.>

  • Michael Palmer  – Don’t Smoke the Seed; 7” (Hitbound) ’83 JA herbtune

<NORML sez: 10 billion in legal weed sales this year; 4 down, 46 to go! 33 sec.>

  • Earth & Stone – Run Home; 7” (Channel One) ’77 JA

<Chinese Jamaican Producers: HooKim Brothers; 25 sec.>

  • Ansel & the Meditations – Tricked; 7” (Scandal) ’76 JA
  • Giginri – Zion ‘Iah; 7” (Harry J) ’73; nyah update

NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: $10 billion sold

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$10 billion in 2015. Legal weed. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 7:

  • Rhoda Dakar – Let’s Do Rocksteady; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007 acoustic update of 2 Tone Ska

<Rhoda Dakar bio; 9 sec.>

  • Fred Locks – Vision of Redemption; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Tommy; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2010 Germany herbtune
  • Fun Boy Three – Going Home; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 2 Tone group

<2 Tone commentary against Racists in Britain; 23 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Crabs in My Pants; Cocaine (Charly) ‘83

<James Brown = Ants in his Pants; Dillinger = Crabs in his pants; 16 sec.>

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….And I need to dance!

 Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dubblestandart feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry & GuGabriel – Chase the Devil (Sin City Mix); Marijuana Dreams (Echo Beach) 2010 Austria, Max Romeo cover
  • Zion Train – Love the Earth; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Marga – The Chronic; 10” (Reality Shock) 2007 herbtune
  • Dubadelic – High; Below the Radar (ROIR) 2001: Best of WordSound Label
  • Jai-Alai Savant – Low Frequent See; Flight of the Bass Delegate (Gold Standard) 2007 Los Angeles  punk dub                  
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Mutant Dub pedigree: Black Ark Jamaican, 70’s UK punkdub, Austrian mutant dub

 Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Reggae Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 10, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Inversion Galore!

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No two herbflakes are alike

Greetings,

Winter in Utah. Great for the skiiers. Not so great in the Valley. Bad air was killing all my friends: asthma, bronchitis, flu shot was a dud. I got a massive head cold sitting on the tarmac in Jah-buquerque trying to get home. Decongestant nah work. Maybe a cordless drill in my ear canal will free up some earway.

<Winter in the Salt Lake Valley: Chunky Style air; 12 sec.>

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Happy New Year 2015 in the Salt Lake Valley: Inversion galore!

Tis the season of the Hazy Shade of Winter. If your breathing is wrecked or the flu has you down for the count, just spin last week’s Smile Jamaica. Best way to complement your sick leave

<Pneumonia risk by breathing Utah’s winter smog>

bless, robt

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Peter Tosh Rx for all those suffering Utah chunky-air respiratory shitstem. Gotta get elevated. Rise above the haze. Selah!

Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary 10, 2015 (photos, captions, clips, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons) 

 Here are the High-lights of the Stream; 56 sec.

  • Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years: The Reagan Year (1988) radio debut; 15 sec.
  • Wailers Family Tree: The Wailers Duo (Bob + Peter) Live at Leeds; 11/23/73. Tosh harangue that nearly got him killed after the One Love Peace Concert; 4/22/78 Kingston, JA. Introducing Bunny Wailer’s album Liberation ’88. Judy Mowatt classic Black Woman
  • Dub Album of the Week: Bullwackie’s All Stars – Free For All (Wackies). Heavy urban dub JA via NY.
  • Seven Leaf: Junior Dan, Mike Brooks, Aldubb

<4 down, 46 to go!>

  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ vinyl rarities
  • Disco Mix: Extended mix vox and dubwize vinyl
  • Roots Dawtas: Aisha lovers rock, The Selecter 2 Tone ska, Judy Mowatt, Mutant Dubstress Molara, Iskeeda, Alpha & Omega trance dub
  • Mutant Dub: UFOria skywatching soundtrack; last half hour
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Eyes to the skies!

Set 1:

  • Horace Andy – Tune in to the Airwaves; Don’t Stop (Island in the Sun)  ’85 NY vinyl
  • Bullwackies All Stars – Free For All; Free for All (Wackies) Dub Album of the Week
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – Foggy Road; Message From the King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • The Selecter – Selling Out Your Future; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska feat. Pauline Black
  • Junior Dan – Sligoville Tobacco; 10” (Hi-Try) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement (melodica instrumental)

<Reggae History Lesson: Sligoville Jamaica Rastas; 46 sec.>

  • Mike Brooks – Rhum (sic) Drinker – Classical Anthology (Teams) ’75; best of; herbtune

<You know me as a Rum Drinker, yah I’m a Sensi Smoker; 12 sec.>

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Sligoville Tobacco. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73; 28 sec.

<Live at Leeds: Bunny stays home: England cold; 28 sec.>

  • Aisha – It’s Not Right; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94 UK
  • Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubbles – Roots of Black People (Progressive International) ‘79
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Smile Jamaica’s favorite Lovers Rock Roots Dawta

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

  • Austin Campbell – the Hotter the Battle; Babylon a Fall Down (Trojan); Best of 25 Years Set (1988-1990)
  • The Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Bingy Bunny: Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ‘75
  • Judy Mowatt – Put It On; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76; Wailers cover
  • Singers & Players – Thing Called Love (Don’t Fight); Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 mutant dub
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A+ Record. 1976

Set 4: Peter Tosh: harangue + Legalize It/Get Up Stand Up; 46 sec.

  • Peter Tosh – Speech + Legalize It/Get Up Stand Up; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) 4/22/78: One Love Peace Concert; Kingston JA
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Chanting down the shitstem

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital

  • Dean Fraser – Sensimilia; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) Vinyl is Vital Set; over Hallelujah Choir riddim JA
  • Basement 5 – Paranoiaclaustrophobia Dub; Basement in Dub (Island) ’80 UK Mutant Dub; future members part of Big Audio Dynamite

<Jurassic era Mutant Dub. Big Audio Dynamite; 39 sec.>

  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Haunting Ground (Revolver)  ’86 UK best of
  • Mystic Youth feat/ I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites – Save the Roaches; Best Wishes (Sunship) female singer; junior high Bay Area reggae group; 52 sec.
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Before Political Correctness: Junior High Reggae Band saves the roaches. 4 down, 46 to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox of 7″ 45s; 33 sec.

  • General Echo – Love Bump; 7” (Jah Man) ’80 JA; 7”
  • Augustus Pablo & Lloyd Young – Our Man Flint; 7” (Black Art)
  • Lanford Graham – Where You Come From; 7” (Jungle Rock)
  • Delroy Gordon – Dizzy Spell; 7” (Portland)
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Second rate Neo Liberal Hit Man to James Bond

 Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Rise and Shine; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Dubble feat. Molara – Crown of Creation; 10” (Dub Tunnel)  2012 mutant dub w/ female vox
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Wailers Family Tree. 1988. Fresh the year I started Reggae Radio

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<UFO Watching Soundtrack; 13 sec.>

  • Alpha & Omega feat. Nishka – Jerusalem; Dub Plate Selections vol. 2 (A & O) ’97 trance dub w/ female vox; Mutant Dub Set

<Reggae History Lesson: Dubplate; 17 sec.>

  • Aldubb feat. Ras Perez – Tommy; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 herb tune; Jah-many

<4 down, 46 to go!; Jah-many, 15 sec.>

  • Aswad vs. Rhythm Riders – Under Palm Trees; Aswad vs the Rhythm Riders (Liaison)
  • Badawi – Pressurizor; Bedouin Sound Clash (ROIR) ’96 Middle Eastern/Jewish mystic dub

<Badawi = Bedouin; 18 sec.>

  • Ben Wa – Dubasaurus Rex; Devil Dub (Black Hole) ’98; Oakland, Colly-fornya
  • Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras – Sunshine; Meet the Congos (Icon Eye) 2012
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Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Green. Go Green Bay!

<Go Green Bay!>