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Smile Jamaica Ark-ives: Jah-bruary 2, 2019 – Polar Vortex Stylee!

Greetings,

My brother lives in Minneapolis. When the Polar Vortex hit, it took me back to my youth in Montana.

Cold so bitter, just closing the car door shattered glass. Only Chinook winds, (warm winds) kept Montana from being Alaska

<Chinook Winds; 46 sec.>

So when it became our turn in Utah to be homebound with a massive mid week snowstorm, I took advantage of the day:

Feb. 6 – Bob Marley’s Birthday. Once I got the notice on my phone to stay home. I turned off the alarm, cranked up the furnace and decided what better way to celebrate a Snow Day than starting with The Wailers Catch a Fire and play through to Uprising.

Turned out to be a fine way to endure Cabin Fever.

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 2, 2019: Annotated Playlist: 101 sec.

Set 1:

  • Gladiators – Can’t Stop Righteousness; Showdown vol. 3 (Hitbound) ’83 US Brooklyn vinyl
  • Blackbeard – Cut After Cut; Strictly Dub Wize (Ballistic) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
  • UB40 – I Think It’s Going to Rain Today; Signing Off (DEP) ’80
  • Dhaima – Ina Jah Children; Love of the Common People (Trojan) ’77 female; Joe Gibbs prod’n

<Dhaima; 24 sec.>

  • Alpha Blondy – God Is One; Masada (World Enterprise) ’92
  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; CD Single (ON U Sound) ’96 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Morwells – They Hold Us Down; 12″ (Greensleeves) ’79 UK

Set 2:

  • Sugar Minott & Captain Sinbad – Hard Time Pressure; Herbman Hustling (Heartbeat) ’78
  • Ika Black – Human Life; Special Love (Keyman) ’90 UK dawta
  • Johnny Osbourne – If Jah Didn’t Love You; 12″ (Rockers Forever) ’85 Brooklyn

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29 + Years

  • Bim Sherman – Golden Locks; Across the Red Sea (ON U Sound) ’82
  • Delroy Wilson – Get Ready; Best of (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’67 Temptations cover
  • Althea & Donna – If You Don’t Love Jah; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • Gayladds – I.N.I.R.I.; Understanding (Tamoki Wambesi) ’79

Set 4:

  • Dennis Brown – Whip Them Jah; United Dreadlocks (Joe Gibbs) ’77
  • Dub Organiser – Herbal Dub; Fashion in Fine Style (Fashion) UK instrumental
  • Zema – Their Own Sight; Look at the Heart (Melchizedek) ’99 SoCal dawta
  • Hubert Lee – Table’s Gonna Turn; 12″ (Wild Flower) Pembroke Pines, FL; Blues Busters update
  • Black Disciples – The Ghost (Marcus Garvey) Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 dub to Burning Spear Marcus Garvey

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Sister Carol – Dedicated to Bob Marley; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn
  • Purple Man – King On His Way; Laserbeam (Enterprize) ’83 Brooklyn
  • Lion Youth – Couchie Vibes; Love Comes & Goes (Virgo Stomach) ’81 UK clear
  • Exuma – Superstar Who Do You Think You Are; Universal (Cat Island) ’82 Bahama
  • Alpha & Omega – Dub Flute; Watch & Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub

 

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Bend Down Low; Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ’64 JA vinyl

<Bend Down Low ’64; 98 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Give Thanks and Praises; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob tribute for his 50th birthday
  • Peter Tosh – The Toughest; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Roslyn, NY
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – No Woman, No Cry; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) Live at the Lyceum; 7/17/75

<Live! – Best of 100 best Live by Rolling Stone mag; 61 sec.>

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae

  • Bad Brains – Long Time; God of Love (Maverick) ’95 
  • Bob Dylan – God Gave Names to All the Animals; Slow Train Coming (Columbia) ’79
  • David Lindley – Pay the Man; El Rayo-X (Asylum) ’81
  • Grace Jones – Pull Up to the Bumper; 12″/80s (Family) ’81 w/ Sly & Robbie

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Morcheeba – Small Town; Who Do You Trust? (Indochina) ’96 w/ female vox
  • Dub Syndicate – Higher Than High; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98
  • Anima Sound System – ’68; King Size Dub Chapter Eight (Echo Beach) 2002 Germ.
  • Vicegrip & Dub Front Outernational – Run Come Children + Dub and Run; 10″ (Dub Front) 2000 Germ.
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Baba Maal – I Will Follow You; Abductions & Reconstructions (ESL) ’99

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 19, 2019 – New Year’s Vinyl Smash!

Greetings,

  1. Fill 2 bags or so full of vinyl Reggae out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives
  2. Haul records to KRCL

3. Pull vinyl from sleeve

4. Clean vinyl with Red record mitt

5. Drop the needle pon the record

6. Listen at maximum volume; rinse and repeat

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 19, 2019 Annotated Playlist; 36 sec.

Set 1:

  • Zema & Gladiators Band – Free At Last Dub; Black Sleep (Melchizedek) 2003 SoCal includes MLK Jr. speech
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Mun-Dun-Go; Studio One Scorchers (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ’76 Instrumental Album of the Hour
  • Barry Brown – Leader of the Massive; I’m Still Waiting (Rocktone) ’83 Can.
  • Mystic Youth feat. I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites – Miss America; Best Wishes (Sunspot) San Fran. youth group with female vox
  • Barrington Levy – Collie Weed; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Dillinger – Reggae Beat; 12″ (A & M) ’81 US picture sleeve

Set 2:

  • Sister Carol – Murdee & Stylee; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn
  • Flick Wilson – I Don’t Mind; School Days (Jah Life) ’80 Brooklyn; Temptations Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
  • Yellowman & Fathead – Water Pumping; Yellow Man, Fat Head and the One Peter Metro (Absissa) ’82 Brooklyn
  • Dennis Lucas – Natty Dread Smile and Rejoice; 12″ (Samson) ’80 US

Set 3:

  • I Roy – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Joe Gibbs) ’81 Miami – dj to Johnny Clarke “African Roots”

<6 states trying to legalize in 2019; 94 sec.>

  • Spartacus R. – Azania Song; Third World War (Zara) ’80 UK
  • Sister Candy – Pick Pocket; Laserbeam (World Enterprise) ’80 Brooklyn
  • David Isaacs – Jah Love I; 12″ (Wild Flower) ’70s

Set 4:

  • The Specials – Why?; 12″ EP (2 Tone) ’81 UK picture sleeve/2 Tone ska
  • Sista Ruby – Capture the Dance; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK speed rapper female
  • K.C. White – Cool It; Try a Little Happiness (Zola & Zola) 70’s Netherlands
  • Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie; 12″ (MCA) 1’82 US Mighty Diamonds update by UK youth singers

Set 5: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – I Am Going Home; Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ’64 JA 

<I am Going Home; 98 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Everywhere; Marcia (RAS) ’89 DC – Fleetwood Mac cover
  • Peter Tosh – Rumours of War; Mystic Man (Rolling Stone) ’79 UK
  • Bunny Wailer – Peace Talks; 12″ (Shanachie) ’84 US

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s – Roots Dawtas Cover Rock ‘n’ Soul

  • Grace Jones – Love Is the Drug; 7″ (Island) ’80 US – picture sleeve cover of Roxy Music
  • Ebony Sisters – Son of a Preacher Man; 7″ (Form) ’75 Dusty Springfield cover
  • Hortense Ellis – Unexpected Places; 7″ (Gusse 76) ’76
  • Sheila Hylton – Breakfast in Bed; 7″ (Harry J) ’72 Dusty Springfield cover
  • Veronica Adams – Midnight Train to Georgia; 7″ (Impact!) ’75 Gladys Knight & the Pips cover
  • Blackbeard – Electrocharge; I Wah Dub (More Cut) ’80 UK Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Aisha – For Salvation; Daughters of Zion ( Twinkle) ’93 UK
  • UB40 – Theme From Labour of Love; 12″ EP (Virgin/DEP) ’85 UK dub to Don’t Break My  Heart
  • Freddie McGregor – Sergeant Brown; FM (High Times) JA herbtune
  • Mighty Threes – Rasta Business; 12″ (April) ’79 US

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Singers & Players feat. Prince Far I – Bedward the Flying Preacher; Pay It All Back vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ’84 UK sampler

<The Preacher couldn’t fly>

  • Basement 5 – Games. Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK forerunners to Big Audio Dynamite
  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Stormy Weather; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 female vox on Lena Horne classic
  • The Vision – Dub Start; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 Germ. green vinyl
  • Dubfront  & Junior Murvin – Dub Order + Get Your House In Order; 10″ (Dubfront Outernational) 2000 Germ.
  • 101ers feat. Joe Strummer – Keys to Your Heart; Elgin Avenue Breakdown (Andalucia) ’81 comp. – before the Clash

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-nuary 12, 2019 – Studio Kinda Froggy!

Greetings,

  1. Flu shot – check
  2. Shingles shot – check
  3. Zicam and Vitamin C during the Holiday/plane rides – check

I shouldn’t have gone back to work. That was what laid me low. Second day back. Too busy to get sick so I paid the price Saturday.

Everyone else came from their travels and those of us working with the public are well exposed. After 2 weeks off air seeing family, I didn’t want to miss a show.

Bad radio etiquette to hack and wheeze on air, but I soldiered on. The worst thing about colds for a deejay? Not only the horrible voice croak announcing set lists, but worse: Congestion for me settles between my ears. That makes it rough to cue up the record when I drop the needle.

Very exact skill to place the needle pon the groove, back cue and remote start. Hard to do when deaf

bless, Bobbylon

<COLD, COLD WINTER>

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 12, 2019 Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 27 sec.

Set 1:

  • Rasta Generation Band feat. King Caleb – Stand By Jah; Stand By Jah (Black Spade) ’90 Oakland, CA vinyl – Ben E. King update
  • The Aggrovators – A Version of Class; Dub Justice (Attack) UK vinyl dub album of the hour; 70’s Bunny Lee B-Sides
  • Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubble – Forward Jah People; Roots of Black People (Progressive International) 2013
  • Joy White – Tribulation; United Dreadlocks (Rhino UK) ’77
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – It Noh Funny; A Capella Live (LKJ) ’93 in Brussels UK dub poet

<LKJ poem; 46 sec.>

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Stop That Train; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’83 UK cover of Keith & Tex
  • Dillinger – Buckingham Palace; CB 200 (Mango) ’76 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Hugh Mundell – False Rumours; 12″ (Rockers International) ’79 JA

Set 2:

  • Likkle Mai – Gypsy Woman; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-pon roots dawta
  • Al Campbell – Rock Your Soul; 22 Karat Solid Gold vol. 1 (Jet Star) ’81
  • Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling; Herbman Hustling (Heartbeat) ’84 comp.
  • Desi Roots – Warning; 12″ (DEB) ’79 UK

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Steppin’ (Shanachie) Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years
  • Mighty Diamonds – Stoned Out of My Mind; Stand Up to Your Judgement (Hitbound) ’78 Chi-Lites cover
  • Wailing Souls – Old Broom; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ’87 comp.

<New broom sweeps clean, Old broom knows the corners; 13 sec.>

  • Bim Sherman – Lamb of Judah + Dub; Meets Horace Andy & U Black in a Rub-a-Dub Style (Original) ’79

Set 4: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox

  • Carlton Livingston – Cold, Cold Winter; 7″ (Grade One) 
  • Dawn & Christine – Free Marijuana; 7″ (Thompson Sounds) herbtune
  • Freddie McGregor – Mark of the Beast; 7″ (Soul Syndicate) ’79
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7″ (Crystal) ’80
  • Keith Hudson Meets King Tubby – Satta Dub; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide)

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • African Woman – Warrior Queen; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK female:
  • Heptones – I Shall Be Released; Party Time (Mango) ’77 Bob Dylan cover/Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Dubbing Psycho Killer; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK mutant dub
  • Dennis Alcapone – Mava; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74 UK – take on Java

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natty Dread; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks)

<When the Wailers became Bob  Marley & the Wailers; 1 min. 14 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Soon Come; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Roslyn, NY

<Toshisms; 39 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Mix Up; Hall of Fame (RAS) 50 Bob Marley covers for his 50th Birthday
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Guajira Ska; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 rare CD mix of early single
  • Centry – Release the Chains; Lead With the Bass II (Universal Egg) ’96 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae Live

  • Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright; At Budokan (Columbia) ’79 live in Jah-pon

<Dylan Reggae w/ heinous flute overdubs; 67 sec.>

  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses Live (Arista) 6/26/2005 Royal Hall, London
  • Gov’t Mule feat. Toots Hibbert – Hard to Handle; Mighty High (ATO); 12/31/2006 at the Beacon Theatre, NY

Set 8: Mutant Dub Set

  • Thievery Corporation feat. David Byrne – The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter; Cosmic Game (ESL) 2004 DC 
  • The Slits – Grapevine; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 live; UK punk dub female group covers Marvin Gaye
  • Alpha & Omega – The Vibration; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
  • Pre-Fade Listening – Mr. Medicine; King Size Dub Chapter Seven (Echo Beach) 2001 Germ.

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Happy Roots New Year 2019!

Greetings,

Been on the road from the Solstice til New Years. Enjoy this homegrown Digital Dubplate – Happy Roots New Years from Smile Jamaica.

Bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Kaya; Kaya 40 (Tuff Gong) ’78 rmx
  • Ijahman Levi – Forward Rastaman; Forward Rastaman (Jahmani) ’89
  • Mikey Dread – Break Down the Walls + Dub; World War III (DATC) ’80
  • Akabu – People Get Ready; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’88 UK female roots group
  • UB40 – Return of Dr. X; Present Arms in Dub (DEP) ’81
  • Black Uhuru – Sensimilla (Discomix); Sensimilla (Mango) ’80 (30 min.)

30-60 min.

  • Jimmy Riley – Ride On; 20 Classic Hits (Sonic)’85  Isaac Hayes cover
  • Peter Tosh – Oh Bumba Klaat; Live at the Ritz 1981 (bootleg)
  • Carlene Davis – Don’t You Stop the Music; 15 Classic Hits (Sonic)
  • Tenor Saw – Lots of Sign + Dub Fever (Blue Mountain) ’85
  • Musical Youth – Rockers; Youths of Today (MCA) ’82
  • Hollie Cook – Angel Fire; Vessel of Love (Merge) 2018 UK dubstress

60-90 min.

  • Lacksley Castell – Cold Winter Night; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ’82
  • Culture – Cumbolo; Cumbolo (Shanachie) ’79
  • Hugh Mundell – Can’t Pop No Style; Blackman’s Foundation (Shanachie) ’83
  • Hortence Ellis – Words; Queen of Reggae Music (JA)  ’82
  • Mad Professor – Confa Dub; Afrocentric Dub; Black Liberation Dub  Chapter 5 (Ariwa) ’88
  • The Gayladds – I.N.R.I + Dub; Love and Understanding (Tamoki Wambesi)  ’79
  • Judy Mowatt – Jah Live; Sing Our Own Song (Shanachie) ’87 Bob Marley cover 

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • The Ethiopians – Let It Be; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’75 Beatles cover
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Wat About Di Workin’ Claas?; Making History (Mango) ’84 UK dub poet
  • Dennis Brown – Emmanuel God Is With Us; Promised Land (Blood and Fire)  ’77
  • Sister Carol – Herbal is Natural: Isis the Original Womb-Man (Tuff Gong) ’99 herbtune
  • Aswad – Finger Gun Style 12″; New Chapter (Bonus) (CBS) ’81

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Inner Circle – We ‘a’ Rockers; Best of (Island)  ’79
  • Sammy Dread – Bad Company; Roadblock (Hitbound) ’82
  • Sonya Spence – When; In the Dark (Skynote) ’78
  • Sugar Minott – Sensimilla; 20 Super Hits (Sonic) herbtune
  • Lucky Dube – Don’t Cry; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90
  • Eddy Grant – Another Revolutonary; Killer on the Rampage (Ice/Portrait) ’83

  • 2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.
  • Wendy Grant – Keep On Praising Jah; Passing Through the Flames (Issachar) ’92 LA
  • Triston Palma – Collie Man; Spliff Tail (Black Solidarity) ’81 herbtune
  • Lone Ranger – Love Bump; Collections (Grapevine ’85
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2005 LA
  • Johnny Clarke – Crazy Baldhead; Authorized  Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Bob Marley cover
  • UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 Sonny & Cher cover

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 15, 2018: Was Santa Claus an Alien?

Greetings,

Last show of 2018 before I head out for the Holidays. So nuff Christmas a gwaan. And a lickle Hanukkah stylee for good measure.

<Reggae Christmas at the Nelson Family gathering; 40 sec.>

Ancient Astronaut Theory suggests Santa is an Alien

<Santa: spaceship, Rudolph’s nose – tracking beacon; 36 sec.>

But, in fact I tell you the story about Saint Nicolas from modern day Turkey. Baba Noel (father Christmas)

<Baba Noel; 18 sec.>

I ‘n’ I never know the right mix of Christmas tunes to play. If I don’t play any, listeners call in to complain. If I play too much, listeners call and complain.

Last week I was 0 for 2. I played a take on Handel’s Messiah called the Sensimilla Choir. A woman called in and thought that was blasphemous and I shouldn’t be play songs about drugs.

Then I played Fishbone’s Slick Nick — you devil you! Saint Nick (Baba Noel) gone to seed and wrecked Christmas.

Listener called: That song was the worst and Smile Jamaica keeps getting worse.

So for those naysayers, they want I ‘n’ I to postpone Christmas!

<Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; 39 sec.>

So no matter where you fall on the spectrum, I hope you have a great Holiday. I get to take my Mom and Pop shopping for the medicinal mistletoe in Sun City West

<All I want for Ismas….>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 15, 2018; 81 sec.

Set 1:

  • Steel Pulse – Reggae Fever; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Black Uhuru w/ Sly & Robbie – Let Us Dub; Brutal Dub (RAS) ’86 DC vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty & Nice (Rhino) 70’s tune about Jesus
  • Akabu – Warrior Queen; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK female roots group
  • Martin Campbell – Iliteracy (sic); Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) ’92 mispelled word on perpose
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want For Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’77 herbtune: All I want for Ismas is my collie herb
Medical cannabis shopping with my parents in Sun City West, Jah-rizona for New Years

Set 2:

  • Temple Rockers feat. Linval Thompson – The Blessing + Days Long Ago; Festival of Lights (Fresh Roots) 2018 Hanukkah
  • The Ethiopians – Let Me Blow My Smoke; Owner Fe De Yard (Heartbeat) ’84 herbtune
  • Cornell Campbell – King’s Heart; Natty Dread in a Greenwich Farm (Striker Lee) ’75
  • Sister Carol – Santa Claus; 12″ (Grade One)
Inna Hanukkah stylee

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Carlene Davis – Ism and Schism; 15 Classic Tracks (Sonic) 
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Vote For We; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Lucky Dube – False Prophets; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90 South African
  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas;  Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’80
  • Joe Ferry – Skalalleujah; Skalellujah (Big Music) ’97 Christmas ska album of the Hour: Handel’s Messiah

Set 4:

  • Alton Ellis – Praise Jah It’s Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • UB40 feat. Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 female toaster over ‘Version Girl”
  • Macka B – Ganja Ladies; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 herbtune
  • Tyrone Evans & Glen Adams – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen + Joyful Tidings (Clocktower) ’78 Bronx: Christmas hymn

Set 5: Christmas Vinyl Is Vital

  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label
  • Barrington Levy – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; Christmas Sting (Thunderbolt) ’81
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa Is Black; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ’79 Miami
  • Johnny Osbourne, Jennifer Lara & the Family Group – Christmas Medley; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA
Alien

Set 6:

  • The Gaylads – We Three Kings; 7″ (Soul Beat) ’69 

<The Magi – 3 Kings; 38 sec.>

  • Sugar Minott – Christmas Time; 7″ (Black Roots) ’79
  • Iron Phoenix – Natty Dread Christmas; 7″ (Observer) ’78
  • Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run; 7″ (Rolling Stone) ’78 Chuck Berry cover

<Keef does Chuck inna Christmas stylee; 17 sec.>

  • Yabby You & the Prophets – Fire; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Lively Up Yourself; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’71 bonus from first LP
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trenchtown Rock; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 6/10/75 at the Quiet Knight, Chicago

<The I Three replace Bunny and Peter in the Wailers; 54 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Burial; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Roslyn, NY
  • Bunny Wailer – Jump Nyahbinghi; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob songs for his 50th birthday

Set 8:

  • John Holt – Spaceman Came Calling; Reggae Christmas (Trojan) ’86
  • Thievery Corporation – Lagos Connection; Outernational Sound (ESL) 2004 DC
  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G Sides (Virgin) 2001
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Sandra Robinson – Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday (Trojan) ’86 UK
  • Aswad – Roxanne; Big Up (Mesa) ’97 Police cover

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 1, 2018: Deck the Halls!

<Deck the Halls!>

<Smile Jamaica’s Christmas Rulel 8 sec.>

Greetings,

No Xmas until Black Friday. No Xmas Reggae til Dec. 1. So enjoy some Holiday Reggae set (including a Hanukkah jam).

<Happy Reggae Hanukkah; 53 sec.>

Just got back from Las Vegas on a cratedig. So we hear the fruits of that labor. More vinyl than CDs. The CD is going, going, gone. Vinyl, even rare vinyl for I ‘n’ I as a collector, was really a good trip.

And in the land of 10 down (with 40 to go), I wasn’t a criminal. Here was my stop in Vegas. Since I’m an Ancient Astronaut Theorist, (who believes in the 12th planet Nibiru), of course my go to Vegas dispensary was Planet 13.

bless, Bobbylon

 

 

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 1, 2018: 1 min. 54 sec.

Set 1:

  • Al Campbell – Words of Wisdom; Rainy Days (Hawkeye) ’78 UK vinyl
  • Soul Syndicate & Big Youth – Inside Out; Reggae Gi Dem Dub (Nichola Delita) ‘ JA vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Sammy Dread – Jah Guide; Roadblock (Hitbound) ’82
  • Zema – Joy in the Morning; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) 2003 So Cal female
  • Johnny Clarke – Waiting in Vain; Sings Bob Marley in a Dancehall Style (Rhino UK) ’77 Bob Marley cover
  • Dillinger – Hearsay; 12″ (A & M) ’81 US picture sleeve
Crate dig from Record City: Las Vegas

Set 2:

  • Jah Woosh – Chalice Blaze; Chalice Blaze (Original) ’78 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Carelene Davis – So Much Things to Say; Songs of Bob Marley (VP) ’93
  • Pato Banton – My Opinon/What the World Needs Now Is Love; Live in San Francisco (2B1) 2001
  • UB40 feat. Chrissy Hynde – I Got You Babe; 12″ (DEP) ’85 UK Sonny & Cher cover

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Misty in Roots – Mankind; Live at the Eurovision (Kaz) ’79
  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Scoffers and Scorners; Face the Music (VP) ’84
  • Love Joys – Jah Light; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’81 female duo
  • Hugh Mundell – One God, One Aim, One Destiny; Blackman’s Foundation (Shanachie) ’83

<Senseless murder of Hugh Mundell; 53 sec.>

  • Sound Dimension – Heavy Beat; Jamaican Soul Shake vol. 1 (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ’71 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Judy Mowatt – One Day We’ll All Be Free; Gathering of the Saints (Shanachie) ’98
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – One Good Spliff; Spirit of Music (Elektra) ’99 herbtune
  • Starkey Banton & Dean Fraser – Another Day in Babiwrong + Warrior Sax (Maxiumum Sounds) 2005? Fr. over Aswad’s Warrior Charge riddim

Set 5: Vegas Vinyl

  • Lord Laro – Bob; Messenger of Songs (Trinjam) Soca tribute to Bob Marley
  • Ranking Scroo & Crucial Youth – Essential Chant; Thanks and Praises (Crucial Youth) ’84 Hawaii
  • Shadow – Snakes; Return of de Bassman (SR) ’83 Barbados soca EP
  • Pupa Curly – What’s Wrong With This World; What’s Wrong With This World (Fresh Breeze) ’89 LA EP
Cratedug: Moondog Records, Las Vegas

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Wailers Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 12/2/73 live at KSAN Radio in San Francisco: Bob, Peter & Joe Higgs

<Wailers live ’73 KSAN Radio, San Francisco>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Roots Roulette 2018 Digital Dubplate!

Greetings,

Had a great week cratedigging in Vegas during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Enjoy this Best of Smile Jamaica out of the Ark-Ives collection while I was off air.

bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Rita Marley – I Know a Place; Sings Bob Marley and Friends (Shanachie) ’91
  • UB40 – Folitician (Remix); UB44 (DEP) ’81
  • Lloyd Parks & Hugh Brown – Into the Night (extended mix): Music Works vol. 2: Lovers Dancehall (Ambassa) ’81 Benny Mardones pop cover
  • Tena Stelin & Sound Iration – Jah Powers + Dub Seal (Part 3); Wicked Invetion + In Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89

30-60 min.

  • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell; Hustle! (Soul Jazz) ’79 disco cover of Anita Ward
  • Toots & the Maytals – Louie, Louie; Funky Kingston (Mango) ’73 Kingsmen cover
  • Winston Francis – Going to Zion; Rare Grooves From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Michael Prophet – Love & Unity 12″ Mix; Serious Reasoning (Mango) ’80
  • Jennifer Lara – A Change Is Gonna Come; Studio One Presents (Studio One) ’81
  • Third World – Swing Low; All the Way Strong (CBS) ’83
  • Creation Rebel – Mother Don’t Cry; ON U Sound Present Reggae Archive vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ’81

60-90 min.

  • Senya – Roots Man; Randy’s 17 North Parade (Pressure Sounds) ’81 female
  • Fun Boy Three feat. Bananarama – It Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It); The Singles (Connoisseur) ’82 Specials spin off group
  • Aswad – Ways of the Lord 12″ mix; New Chapter (Columbia) ’81
  • Derrick Morgan – Fat Man; Trojan Story (Trojan) ’68
  • Sister Carol – I-Sis Apella; Isis (Tuff Gong) ’99
  • The Upsetters – Dyon Aswa; Return of the Super Ape (Upsetter) ’78
  • Tabby Diamond – Red Hot; Vintage Reggae Classic (Rohit) ’78
  • Steel Pulse – Tribute to the Martyrs; Tribute to the Martyrs (Mango) ’79

 

 

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Phyllis Dillon – Picture on the Wall; I Shall Sing! (Trojan) ’72 Freddie McKay cover
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Sun Is Shining (2018 rmx); Kaya 40 (Tuff Gong) ’78
  • Delroy Wilson – Run Run (Extended Mix); Best of Delroy Wilson (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’72
  • Johnny Osbourne – Truths and Rights (Extended Mix); Truths & Rights (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’79
  • Judy Mowatt – Rasta Man Chant; Mellow Mood (Dread Lion) ’75 Wailers cover
  • Don Carlos – Get Up; Rub a Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’85

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Gregory Isaacs – My Time; More Reggae Music (Sound) ’78
  • Bim Sherman – Must Be a Dream + Dreaming Dub; Meets Horace Andy & U Black in a Rub-a-Dub Style (Original) ’80
  • Love Joys – Wherever Jah Send Me; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’81 female duo
  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Bank of the River; Face the Music (VP) ’81
  • Naggo Morris – Flour Power; Clocktower Classics vol. 1 (Abraham) ’76
  • Ijahman Levi – Moulding; Reggae Greats: Strictly For Rockers (Mango) ’85

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Marcia Griffiths –  Fire Burning; What a Bam Bam (Shanachie) ’91 Bob Andy cover
  • Misty in Roots – Sodome & Gomorra; Live at the Counter Eurovision (Kaz) ’79
  • Hugh Mundell – Stop ‘Em Jah; Blackman’s Foundation (Shanachie) ’83
  • Black Uhuru – Great Train Robbery; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 comp. Junior Reid lead vox
  • Lady Ann – Doctor, Doctor; Bad Gyal Inna Dance (Jump Up) ’84
  • Wailing Souls – Kingdom Rise, Kingdom Fall; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ’80