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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-pril 28, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist) – Peace Chalice!

Good thing we smoked the peace chalice. Not another war!

<Korean Peace Talks – Light up the chalice!; 16 sec.>

Greetings,

I graduated High School in 1983. Right as I was getting ready to matriculate at Montana State University in Bozeman, three major events sent me off:

  1. Soviets shot down a Korean airliner
  2. Marine barracks bombing in Beirut killed several hundred Americans
  3. America invaded the tiny island of Granada.
Fall 1983: Ronnie Raygun saving the Granadan people from an invasion of Cuban doctors

Welcome to the Cold War, son. After surviving  the first one, who wants to live through the sequel: Russia/China/Syria Iran vs. US/UK/France/Israel.

China rattling Taiwan. India and Pakistan nose to nose. And Trump came in and immediately gave North Korea the hairy eyeball. So I was very encouraged that the two  Koreas want peace.

Everyday I get to drop the needle pon the record at KRCL instead of a nuclear bomb shelter, it’s a good day.

So enjoy another World War III free edition of Smile Jamaica

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-pril 28, 2018 Annotated Playlist; 18 sec.

Set 1:

  • Eek a Mouse – You Na Love Reggae Music; Skidip! (Greensleeves) ’82 UK vinyl
  • Black Uhuru – Ion Storm; Dub Factor (Mango) ’83 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Hepcat – Coming on Strong; Push ‘N Shove (Hellcat) 2000 SoCal ska
  • Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; 15 Tracks (Sonic) ’80 Jimmy Cliff cover
  • Dennis Brown – Tenement Yard; Best of Dennis Brown – Niney the Observer Years (Heartbeat) ‘77
  • Fred Locks – Collie Herb; 10″ (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Collie weed for Kali the Goddess of Destruction 36 sec.;>

Hindus from India brought cannabis to Jamaica. Kali the Liberator of souls. Collie – Jamaican herb

Set 2:

  • Afro Omega – Music Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC roots w/ female vox
  • Charlie Chaplin – Chalice Burn; Take Two (RAS) ’90 herbtune
  • Winston McAnuff – Get Behind Thee Satan; Diary of the Silent Years (Makasound)
  • The Congos – Congoman Chant; 10″ (Glimmer) ’77 UK Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Abyssinians – Abednigo; Satta Amassagana (Heartbeat) ’76 

<Shadrach, Meschach & Abednigo – tossed in the furnace but not burned: Book of Daniel; 24 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Jah Rastafari; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78 dj duo
  • Coco Tea – There Is a Herb in My Garden; 20 Tracks (Sonic) ’85 herb tune
  • Mikey Dread – World War III; Beyond World War III (Heartbeat) ’82
  • King Jammy & Dry & Heavy – Night Flight Dub; In the Jaws of the Tiger (BSI) 2001 Jah-pon Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • UB40 – Cherry Oh Baby; Credit to the Nation (bootleg) ’86 UK tour; Eric Donaldson cover
  • Dublife Soundsystem; Puff Puff Pass; 1977 BaSS Thunder  (Dublife Soundsystem) 2008 SLC mutant dub herb tune
  • Barry Brown – Over Me; 10″ (Hitbound) ’83 Brooklyn

Set 5: 420 Vinyl Set

<The Month of Jah-pril is 420 month on Smile Jamaica; 44 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Live at the Roxy, LA: 420 Vinyl Herb Set
  • Jr. Byles – Cally Weed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis
  • Michigan & Smiley – Sensimilla; Step By Step (Hitbound) ’82 US
  • Chalice – Ital Love; Crossfire (CTS) ’85 JA
  • Mystic Youth feat. Sister I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites – Save the Roaches; Best Wishes (Sunship) San Fran youth group

<San Fran junior high kids singing about saving roaches. Just Say No? 34 sec.>

Junior High kids from the St. John Coltrane School. During the 80’s singing about herb. Nancy Raygun would not approve

Set 6:

  • Bunny Wailer – Africa Unite; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 Bob Marley covers for his 50th birthday

<Hall of Fame – 50 for Bob’s 50th; 19 sec.>

  • Aisha – True Roots; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94
  • Marlon Asher – Ganja Cowboy; American Dream Cali’s Prop 215 () herbtune soundtrack
  • Bob Marley – I Know a Place + Dub; Black Ark Sessions (Ascension) rare 4 track EP of Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’ns
  • Skatalites – Christine Keeler; Foundation Ska (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’65 instrumental album of the hour
50 songs for Bob Marley’s 50th Birthday – 1995

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox of 420 45’s

  • Tipper Lee & Rapper Robert – Minister For Ganja; 7″ (Studio One) ’85 JA

<Smile Jamaica’s dream job: Minister for Ganja; 31 sec.>

  • Charley Ace – Herb Man Special; 7″ (Swing a Ling) instrumental take on Rita Marley’s One Draw
  • Pauline – Bush Weed; 7″ (Uhuru) singjay over Light of Saba riddim
  • Jimmy Dean & Jah Wally – Peace Chalice; 7″ (New Flower) ’77

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Scott Hardkiss – Hey Deejay; Technicolor Dream (God Within) 2009
  • Thievery Corporation – Temple of I & I; Temple of I & I
  • Dubblestandart feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry & Gudrun – Chase the Devil Dub; Return From Planet Dub (Collision)
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Sensibility The Archives (ESL) 2012
  •  Kraftwerk – Robots; Man Machine (Mojo) 2009
Kraftwerk on Smile Jamaica? WTF?

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-pril 21, 2018: 420 Vinyl Cannabliss!

Greetings,

What is 420?

<The 420 story;  60 sec.>

Last week’s Digital Dubplate upload to Mixcloud – 420 was Smile Jamaica‘s biggest 1 week streamcast in the 5 years of the Digital Ark-ive. Over 275 people dialed in and burned one down!

So I want to see if I ‘n’ I can replicate that this week with the 420 Broadcast version on KRCL – ALL VINYL

Plenty of Cannabis History Lessons to learn and enjoy as burn and enjoy.

And in case you think I ‘n’ I are biased (9 down, 41 to go!), I also present the other side. The haters and cops who hate the Seven Leaf

<Smoke marijuana and DIE!; 29 sec.>

Law enforcement hate April 20th

So enjoy this 420 mashup until it’s 50 down, zero to go!

bless, Bobbylon

<Why aliens are p robing Earth; 58 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 420 Vinyl (Apr. 21, 2018); Annotated Playlist; 70 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jah Woosh – Marijuana World Tour; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Rizla; Black Ash Dub (Trojan) ’80 UK Dub Album of the Hour
  • Prince Far I – Don’t Deal With Folly; Free From Sin (Trojan) ’79 UK
  • Sister Carol – Black Cinderella; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 NY
  • Zap Pow – Irieland; Reggae Rules! (Rhino) ’80 US

<Definition of Irie; 8 sec.>

  • Twinkle Brothers – We Nah Stop Burn Ganja; Breaking Down the Barriers (Twinkle) ’87 UK
  • Al Campbell – Collie Herb; 12″ (Jah Life) NY

<Rastas = collie/Hindus = Kali; 42 sec.>

Hindu Goddess: Kali

Set 2:

  • Eek a Mouse – Sensee Party; Skidip (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Tinga Stewart – Give Me a Puff; Keys to Your Heart (Calabash) ’83 FL
  • Soul Syndicate – Mariwana; Harvest Uptown, Famine Downtown (Epiphany) ’77 San Francisco

<Marijuana = Maria + Juan; 66 sec.>

  • Sammy Dread – Wrap up a Draw; 12″ (Seven Leaves)

<Draw = pull of weed off a spliff; 20 sec.>

Draw – verb: to pull. As in smoke/pull on a spliff. Wrap up a draw. Twist up a spliff for I ‘n’ I to smoke

Set 3:

  • Jimmy Riley – Sweet Sensimilla; Put the People First (Shanachie) ’82 US

<Sensimilla – Spanish for “without seeds” 15 sec.>

  • The Pioneers – Feelin’ High; Greatest Hits (Trojan) ’79 UK
  • Jah Woosh & Sis Bee – Herb Reasoning; Rebellion (FORM) Ireland
  • Niney – My Spliff; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) ’86 Chicago
  • Winston Reedy – Sinsemilla; Dim the Lights (Inner Light) ’83 UK
  • Chariot Riders – Sensimilla Dub; Sensimilla Dub (Crystal) ’80 JA dub
George said: Separate the males from the female plants. aka sinsemilla. Without seeds

Set 4:

  • Lovindeer – Free the Marijuana; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA

<Jamaica needs foreign currency; 37 sec.>

  • Desi Roots – Weed Fields; Doing it Right (Hawkeye) ’80 UK
  • Crucial Bee – Cutting Up Sensi; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Islands
  • Barrington Levy – Collie Weed; 12″ (Jah Life) ’80 US
  • Reggae On Top All-Stars – Dubbing With Herbs; Chalice Dub Part 2 (Reggae On Top) 2003 UK 420 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 5: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica Marleyjuana Dubplate
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Live at the Roxy, Los Angeles
  • Johnny Clarke – Legalize It; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; 12″ (Shanachie) ’80 picture sleeve

<Students Smokey, Herbie & sister Milla school teacher Rita about the One Draw; 13 sec. >

 

Listen to a special Smile Jamaica mix I ‘n’ I call: the Marleyjuana Mix

Set 6:

  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie (Greensleeves) ’82 UK

<Don’t drive 55 inna 35 w/ 100 wgt; 32 sec.>

  • Mungo’s Hi Fi feat. Soom T – I Need Wee;d; 12″ EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2008 UK picture w/ female weedstepper
  • Jah Lloyd – Discpencer; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK

<Don’t give me no injection!>

  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Ontario Can.
  • Augustus Pablo – Well Red; Ital Dub (Starapple) ’74 JA melodica herb tune

Set 7: Jamaica Jukebox of 45s

  • Black Uhuru vs. Black Sabbath – Guess Who’s Coming for Sweetleaf (bootleg) 7″ ; 11 sec.
  • Prince Buster – Minister of Ganja; 7″ (blank)
  • Stranger Cole & Gladdy – One Toke Over the Line; 7″ (Gayfeet) Brewer & Shipley cover
  • Dawn & Christine – Free the Marijuana; 7″ (Thompson Sounds)
  • Hopeton Lewis – Dreadlocks Chalice; 7″ (Thorough Bred)
  • Prince Hammer – Export Ganja; 7″ (Tamoki Wambesi)
  • Greg Robinson – Bong Master; 7″ (RT)
  • The Toyes – Smoke Two Joints; 12″ (Neurotic) ’95

Words of Weeds-dom:

Happy Birthday His Imperial Majesty: July 23, 1892

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Portrait painted by University of Utah Art Professor Alvin Gittens. This hangs in the Marriott Library where I work

Greetings,

Happy Birthday to the inspiration of tens of thousands of Roots Reggae songs. Born July 23, 1892

Haile Selassie (born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael)

I work in an Academic Library (The Marriott Library at the University of Utah). Part of my duties is to assist patrons at the Help Desk on Level 2.

It is really quiet in the Summer. I thought I would work up a little birthday posting on account of His Imperial Majesty.

I went to the Marriott’s webpage and found a copy of the above photo: Drawn by Alvin Gittens. Hanging on the fifth floor of the Marriott Library.*

*Alvin’s son Chris trained me at KRCL 90.9FM. His father was flown in to Addis Ababa to paint an impatient Emperor. HIM was only willing to sit for about the half the time Gittens’ usually devoted to his portraits. Chris passed away about a decade ago of cancer.

As I was finishing the caption above, a dapper black gentlemen approached my desk. This is a case of serendipity or synchronicity or kismet. The patron wanted to know, in a crisp African accent,  where the Library kept its History books on Ethiopia. The Zion of Rastafari. The Kingdom of His Imperial Majesty. Goosebumps!

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East Africa. Capital is Addis Ababa (New Flower)

The Library of Congress Classification for Ethiopian History  (or its former name Abyssinia) is in the DT 371-390 shelves.

While I walked this gentleman and his wife to the section, I asked him if he knew today (July 23) was Haile Selassie’s Birthday. His eyes lit up. “How did you know that!”. I told him about Smile Jamaica and my 26 years of devotion to Ethiopian-esque and especially paying tribute and respect to His Imperial Majesty.

He was amazed. I recommended several books I had read. This man is a Physician who was writing a novel set in his home country. We chatted about our mutual admiration for Selassie. He was proud that his country had come out of 25 years of Civil War and repression to be the fastest growing economy in Africa.

It was really nice to know that my admiration of Selassie could be of use in my professional job. And even better: I recruited another soldier of Jah’s Army by virtue of the Rastafari Gospel that I “preach” for 26 years doing Reggae Radio. I let the music function as hymns to HIM.

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Go on the Google and search for Ethiopian Angel images. Love their art

A suggestion: It is preferred to call believers in HIM: Rastafari. Singular and plural. As Bob Marley said, “Don’t bother me with your isms and schisms”

<Carlene Davis – Isms and Schisms; 4 min>

That said there are two important caveats: The Rastafarians – the  Reggae group out of Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya. And Leonard E. Barrett’s crucial academic book The Rastafarians

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Vinyl outta Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya. Featuring the greatest performer name in the history of Reggae Music: Herb Daly

Barrett’s book was a huge influence on me. Some of the lessons learned were how important Hinduism was to early Rastas. When Jamaicans threw off the yoke of slavery, British plantation owners imported Hindu laborers from Britain’s India Colony. Blacks and Indians worked side by side.

Hindu influences include:

  • Reincarnation: Some sects of Rastafari believe that HIM is the embodiment of Christ returning to Earth.
  • Ganja – Hindus brought Cannabis from India to Jamaica where blacks partook of the Seven Leaf as well
  • Kali – The Hindu Goddess of destruction where the ritual consumption of cannabis was part of worship. Rastas also ritually smoke cannabis or Collie. “Collie gives you wisdom.”
  • Dreadlocks – Hindu Sadhus flashed dreads as a physical manifestation of belief. Rastas adopted the practice and modified it with the Old Testament Nazarite Vow
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Bookdigging in San Francisco, 1987

<Invoking Amharic; 45 sec.>

From the line of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia)

  • Ras Tafari Makonnen – He Who inspires Awe, The Angel
  • Jah Rastafari
  • His Imperial Majesty
  • Light of the World
  • Negusa Negast (King of Kings)
  • Lord of Lords
  • Power of the Trinity
  • Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah
  • Elect of God, Everliving God
  • Earth’s Rightful Ruler
  • Iyesos Christos (Jesus Christ)
  • Gedamawi –  First among the Holy
  • Kibir Am Lak – The Great God
  • Igzaibeher Yimmasgan – Let Jah Be Praised
  • Ababa Janhoi – Father Majesty

bless, robt

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