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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-gust 9, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist): Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM

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Smile Jamaica: Your Jamaican Jukebox for 26+ years now

Greetings,

Here is last week’s Black Wax attack flingin’ roots from the 7″ wing of the  Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 9, 2014

Scroll for the Ark-Ive stream and “annotated” Playlist with sound bytes

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“Bob Marley? Prince Far I? Here’s a perfect jitterbug 45 for our sock hop: Smoke Two Joints!”

Playlist: Check for pictures, captions, soundbytes 

Set 1: 4:20 Set of Sound: The Seven Leaf for the Seven Inch:

  • Boston Jack – Great God Over in Zion (Miracle Productions)
  • Peabody & Sherman – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; (blank); 4:20 Set – mashup between Black Sabbath herbtune vs. Black Uhuru

<Bootleg mashup: Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru; 4 min 30 sec.>

  • Lacksley Castell – Collie Tree (Fire House)
  • Rapper Robert & Jim Brown – Minister For Ganja (Coxsone) ‘85
  • Earl Anthony – Sensi Man Rock (Look to Africa) clear vinyl
  • Macka B – Ganja (Ariwa) UK
  • Frankie Paul – Sensi (Crazy Night)***End of Set 1
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2 down, 48 to go. By the time this tyke gets to buy his first drink it will be: 49 down, 1 to go. Guess which will the be the last state to legalize it?

Set 2: KFC: 2 buckets of chicken, keep the drum kickin’

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Kentucky Skank (Mojo) UK; about KFC Chicken, Mojo Mag 91 sec.
  • Trevor Hartley, Africa (Jove) ’79 UK
  • Tony Curtis – Leave the Collie Alone (Cou$ins) hertbtune

<2 down 48, to go: D.C. Legalize It 2014; 45 sec.>

  • Jenifah Gad – Survival (Black Roots)***End of Set 2
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“That Tony Curtis is so dreamy. I hope he asks me to the prom!”

Set 3:

  • Bobo Shanty – Jah Light (Creation Heights)
  • Blazing Fire – Blood Donza (Ja Man)
  • Jah Wally Stars – Mozambique (Addis Ababa); roots instrumental
  • Mojo Morgan – Herbs Man Anthem (Gedion Music); over Tosh’s Igziabeher riddim, herbtune***End of Set 3

<2 down, 48 to go!: Guam Legalize 2014; 15 sec.>

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“Just pick already! Anything Mutant Dub”

 Set 4: Who Colt the Game: Bob Marley on Obama vs. Putin

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game (Ascension) Lee Perry prod’n; dominos phrase; 69 sec.
  • Brenda Harry – Rise Up Stand Firm (Twinkle) 2001  
  • Lone Ranger – Natty Chalawa (Studio One) ’81 herbtune; 47 sec.
  • Inner Rose – Rise Up (Inner Rose) 2012 Fr. ***End of Set 4
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“All that bass in this Jamaican Jukebox makes me tingle in my girly parts!”

Set 5:

  • Jahlights – Right Road to Zion (Trojan) ‘ 78 UK
  • Tippa Lee – Ganja Pipe Fe Bun (Corner Stone) herb tune 8 sec.
  • Gladiators – Beautiful Locks (Studio One) Jr. Byles – Curly Locks
  • Winston Watson – Do Mama Do (Wild Flower) ’76 of The Meditations
  • Levi Williams – Peaceful Rasta (Mighty Cloud) ‘74***End Set 5
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So Smile J Say: “Grab a dawta for the rub a dub session. Cool down the pace. Wine up her waist, put a smile pon yer face!”

Set 6:

  • Charley Ace – Herb Man Special (Swing-a-Ling) ; herbtune Rita Marley One Draw
  • Mikey Dread – King of Kings (Higher Ground Sound) 2001 green vinyl
  • True Persuaders – Natty Lead the Way (Forward)
  •  George Nooks – Tribal War (Crazy Joe) ‘ 78 Joe Gibbs prod’n ***End of Set 6
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“Smile Jamaica puts pep in my step!:

Set 7: Vinyl Fury causes KRCL power outage

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“I like to listen to Smile Jamaica on my Hi Fi while I wait for my herb vendor to knock pon I door!”
  • Abdel Karim – Peace in the City (Kingston Connexion)
  • Lopez Walker – Jah Jah Garden (Phase 1)…power outage on KRCL
  • Eric Morris – Eyere Feeling (Sure Shot)
  • I Wayne – Sweet Collie (Thriller Music) herbtune***End of Set 7

<Smile Jamaica Pick Six: Legalize 2014. 23 sec.>

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From Father to Son, From Mother to Dawta: Smile Jamaica – 26+ years of Reggae Radio

Set 8: Ancient Aliens drinking game; 58 sec.

  • Tenastelin – Flying Saucers (River Bank); 2001 Anunnaki Ancient Aliens tune
  • System Error feat. Michael Rose – Time Bomb (Deep Root) 2008 UK
  • Al Campbell – Leave the Herbsman Business (Witty) herbtune
  • Jah Hamed & the Meditations – Rastaman (Total Satisfaction) Bob Marley I’m Hurtin’ Inside riddim
  • Lloyd Parks – Mafia (Pressure Sounds) ’75 UK, more power outage! 12 sec.
  •  Mafia & Fluxy – Mascot (Flying Saucers dub) (River Bank) 2001

<Conspiracy Theories are to Ancient Aliens as Dub is to Reggae; 55 sec.>

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They are coming back. Do not scoff!

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-gust 9, 2014 Post Script, Vinyl is Vital: 3 hours of 45 REVOLUTIONS Per Minute

<Smile Jamaica’s version of Stairway to Heaven; 8 sec.>

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Stairway to Heaven: From my hands to Jah’s ears – Vinyl is Vital: 7 Inch Boomshots on Smile Jamaica

Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica Jah-gust 9, 2014 intro: Jamaican Jukebox of 7″ 45s; 8 sec.>

If you listen at all to Smile Jamaica you might notice a few “trends”

  1. Music never stops. Even when I chatter away
  2. I am way too into 4:20, herbtunes, Seven Leaf
  3. I’m getting to the point of being way into all things Extra Terrestrial
  4. I don’t play much dancehall. I play contemporary dub and modern roots
  5. I worship at the Black Wax Temple.
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Chicks dig the 7 Inch

I don’t do Digital. I am a 2/3 CD 1/3 Vinyl selector/deejay/programmer on Smile Jamaica.

<lo-fi! no computa for I ‘n’ I; 5 sec.>

Christians got Ten. Muslims have Five. I only need Three.

Vinyl Commandments of Smile Jamaica

  • Commandment I – Thou Shalt Lead off each Ark-Ive Edition with a Vinyl Selection
  • Commandment II – Thou Shalt Play one Extra Loooong 12″ or 10″ piece of vinyl each half hour. Let the riddim stretch out to defy gravity. Sink down in the groove
  • Commandment III – Thou Shalt play a Vinyl is Vital (rhymes with Ital) set midway thru the 3 hour Ark-Ive
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Juggle mi a juggle

Individual tracks from LPs (Long Players) or Extended Mix Vinyl on either 12″ or 10″ sizes. Just have not made room lately for the 7″ variety.

I had a listener Tweet me that I should show some love for the 45 RPM – 7″ vinyl

<Juggling Wax: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox. 38 sec.>

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Better for you than Barbie, dawta!

So I did a quick tour of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives and grabbed 2 crocus bags full of vinyl. Seven inch stylee!: 16 sec.

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2  crocus bags of Smile Jamaica’s secret stash of Black Wax: 7 inch 45s for juggling! That is not an oven mitt but my Grandfather’s vinyl dust cloth from when he sold records in his Montana hardware store

Flingin’ vinyl at 45 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE; 12 sec.

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The Real Revolutionary

The Power of Vinyl: Heavy Roots crapped out KRCL’s electrical system with a power outage. No mp3 has that shower of power

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This 7″ 45 spun with such fury it caused a power outage at KRCL during Smile Jamaica! Digital mp3s obviously not allowed in Jah’s garden!

Here is how these 7″ Black Wax editions differ from the usual Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Show

  1. Jukebox and singles to be played in the dance by Jamaican dancehall selectors were expected to be short and snappy.

An average Smile Jamaica, 3 hours, plays between 30-35 tunes. It jumps to well over 40+ on 7″ only shows

<Why 7″s tend to be shorter in duration; 27 sec.>

2. You need a center adapter for the US and JA singles for the station Turntables

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7 inch adapter: US and JA singles have wide mouth centers. UK 7″s do not

<Cratedigging: US/JA 7″s vs. UK 7″s;  64 sec.>

3. The rarest of the rare out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Very few artists had the career for a full length album. But hundreds of great artists put forth one hit wonders on unique and boutique labels. The obscurity for sure-ty that enhances listening to a heavy cratedigger’s perspective on the Radio.

<One hit wonder; 37 sec.>

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The obscure one shot boomshot. The true rarities featured out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. No LP, No CD, No iTunes

Here is what I featured from the big stack of Black Wax:

  • Dub Album of the Week: Front Line Dub (Virgin); compilation from the Virgin Front Line Dub LPs. So the music never has to stop
  • Secret Shame: Rasta Jamaicans with a “sweet tooth” for Kentucky Fried Chicken

<Lee Perry: Two buckets of chicken, keeps the drum kickin’; 7 sec.>

<That’s not very Ital, KFC! 87 sec..>

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Two down, 48 to go!
  • Seven Leaf juggler: Two down, 48 to go!; 7 sec.

<Smile Jamaica Legalization Prediction: 6 legalizing states in 2014; 23 sec.>

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Jah-laska. Smile Jamaica predicts legalize 2014
  • Reggae Prophecy: Bob Marley Who Colt the Game. Dominos motif on 2014 EU/NATO/Obama vs. Russia/Putin. 67 sec.
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You sanction my gas, I sanction your food. How you like dem apples?. Who Colt the Game?
  • Reggae History Lessson: DJ Charley Ace and his Swing a Ling Mobile Record Shack

<Charley Ace. 58 sec.>

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Charley Ace
  • Ancient Aliens Mutant Dub: Tenastelin tells you about my ancestors the Anunnaki

<Tenastelin Flying Sacuers; 3 min 57 sec.>

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Make way for the Anunnaki – Returning to Earth in 2800AD

I’ll load the entire 3 hours (minus vinyl induced power outage time) tomorrow with the full playlist. Also gonna tag some of the unique art work of the 45’s on one of a kind record labels

bless, robt

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2 down, 48 to go! Smile Jamaica’s Holy Trinity: Rare, Herbtune, clear vinyl