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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 8, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Ancient Aliens a Gwaan!

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Every night the sun goes down a little earlier. Can’t skywatch until the stars come out

Greetings,

<Have yourself a ball! 5 sec.>

My Weekends define Rinse ‘n’ Repeat

  • Friday: Bomb out of work around 4pm
  • Hail up my bredrins Bourbon Lad and Aquaboy* for what we call Prayer Group

*(my friend was bit by a shark)

Shark Attack

  • They prattle on about their impending retirement while I choose the music
  • 6:30 – Grab some dinner
  • 7-9 pm – Ancient Aliens on History Channel.
  • 11pm – Watch 1 Episode per night when the sun goes down. Can’t skywatch in the daylight
  • Midnight – Decompress while looking for UFO’s in the moonlight
  • Read a Chapter of Ancient Alien Expert: Zecharia Sitchin: Earth Chronicle Series: The Lost Realms (Book 4) – About the Maya and new world Alien contact
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My night time reading. Book 4 of 7: The Earth Chronicles

Saturday: Start putting my music together for Smile Jamaica…

<Roadmap for Jah-gust 8, 2015 Ark-Ive; 90 sec.>

  • Wailers Family Tree: Wailers Catch a Fire mix ‘n’ match. Tosh live. Bunny does Bob; Melody Makers love Jah. 3 takes of Stir It Up
  • Roots Dawtas: Contemporary Reggae stylee
  • Disco Mix ‘n’ Vinyl Is Vital: Black Wax Attack
  • Mutant Dub: Intergalactic Dubwize
  • Best of 27 Years: My faves from 80’s Reggae Radio
  • Tribute to HIM – Held over, never left over from Selassie’s birthday: July 23, 1902

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Set 1:

  • Junior Byles – Thanks & Praise; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis, MO vinyl
  • Alek6 – Inside; Inside (Hammerbass) 2010 Fr.; Dubstep Album of the Week
  • Aswad – Pass the Cup; BBC Sessions (BBC) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Live in the Studio: 6/3/82

<The Cup = Chalice: 30 sec.>

  • Black Roots – I Am Flying; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK reunion
  • Sister Carol – Get It Straight Africans; Jah Disciple (RAS) ‘89
  • Enforcer – Pension; 10” (Narrows)

<Youth better save for your pension! 13 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Pieaka (Bus Dem Shut); Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; dancehall Bob Marley cover

<Wailers Family Tree: Bunny does Bob in a Digital Stylee! 20 sec.>

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Hey bwoy, better save for your pension. No Social Security for sure-ty for I ‘n’ I

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Not Gonna Give It Up; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Tosh Foundation) 11/27/82: Montego Bay, JA
  • Alpha & Omega – Rastafari; Voice in the Wilderness (A & O) ’96 trance dub w/ female vox
  • Johnny Nash – Stir It Up; I Can See Clearly Now (Columbia) ’72 Bob cover

<Johnny Nash cover Bob Marley; 20 sec.>

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Johnny Nash – Texas Soul covers Bob Marley

Set 3: Roots Dawta Set

  • Ayo – Get Out of My Way; Gravity at Last (Wrass) 2008; Roots Dawta Set: German-Nigerian singer songwriter
  • Gracy & the Herbman Dub – Real; Movements (Funfundvierzig) ’94 Germany
  • Zema – Fear Not; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) 2005 SoCal
  • Etana – Jamaican Woman; I Rise (VP) 2014 JA

<Etana: Don’t call her a gospel singer; 18 sec.>

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Jamaican singer Etana gave me the hairy eyeball on the Radio for calling her a reggae-gospel singer

Set 4:

  • The Wailers – Stir It Up (JA & US/UK mixes); Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Jamaican Mix and US/UK overdubs; 78 sec.>

<Stir It Up Mix ‘n’ Match; 50 sec.>

  • Heptones & the Observers – Mr. Do Over Man (Observer Gold) ‘78
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Dry Jamaican Mix vs. Psychedelic Remix

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Twinkle Brothers – Respect and Honour;  Respect & Honour (Twinkle) ‘87 UK
  • Ashanti Roy & Sister Bunny Brissett – Food For a Rainy Day; Berlin Wall (High Times) ’92 JA
  • Ringo – Ganja Exchange; Woman a Ginal (Top Ranking)  ’81 Miami FL; herbtune

<The pathway out of O-sterity: Ganja for the Foreign Exchange; 9 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs & Prince Far I – Uncle Joe/Come Off Mi Toe; Crucial Cuts (Virgin Front Line) ‘83 UK

<Prince Far I’s Words of Wisdom; 14 sec.>

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Set 6: Best of 27 Years

<From year 1 and  2; 27 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka The English Beat) – Big Shot; Dance Craze (2 Tone) ’81 2 Tone Ska Soundtrack
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Put It On (Lord I Thank You); Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom on a Bob tune

<Gospel Reggae from Bob’s mom; 34 sec.>

  • Albert Griffiths & the Gladiators – Country Living; Country Living (Heartbeat) ‘85

<Fort Benton, Montana – Country Living; 20 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Beat It; Galong, Galong, Galong (Shanachie) ‘85
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Country Living: Fort Benton, Montana

Set 7:  Livicated to His Imperial Majesty: July 23, 1892

  • Third World – Jah Glory; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango)  ’76: Livicated to Jah: July 23, 1892
  • Dillinger – Only Jah Can Help; Songs For Jah (Reggae Best) over Wayne Jarrett vox
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Get Up Jah Jah Children; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86
  • Hell and Fire – Show Us the Way; Hit Bound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ‘77
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Livicated to the Lion of Judah: b. July 23, 1892

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Smile Jamaica’s 2nd favorite hobby>

  • Sir Larsie I – Hail Up Harderwise; Dub Budz Vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006 Mutant Dub Set
  • David Holmes feat. Sarah Cracknell – Gone (Second Night Without Charge); This Films Crap Let’s Slash the Seats (Go) ’95 Soundtrack
  • Systemwide – Snipers; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002 Portland dub w/ female vox
  • New Age Steppers – Radial Drill; New Age Steppers (Statik/ON U Sound) ’81 Adrian Sherwood UK
  • Audio Active & Laraaji – Think Cosmically; The Way Out Is the Way In (All Saints) ’95 Jah-pon
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Audio Active – From Jahpon to the Galaxy looking for Space Dust

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): July 25, 2015 – Selassie I Weekend!

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Haile Selassie: b. July 23, 1892. No Jah. No Reggae. No Reggae Radio. No Smile Jamaica. 3 Hours in Tribute! Selah!

<Haile Selassie – King of Kings; 23 sec.>

Greetings,

For me, Reggae Music is Rastafari Gospel music. So two days after Selassie’s birthday, it’s 3 hours of the King’s Music!

bless, robt

Ras Tafari Makonnen – b. July 23, 1892 in Ethiopia.

❤  3hours devoted to His Imperial Majesty, Jah Rastafari; 79 sec.>

  • Emperor of Ethiopia; 1930-1974
  • His Imperial Majesty
  • King of Kings = Negusa Negast
  • Lord of Lords
  • Jahovah
  • Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah
  • The Head Creator (Ras Tafari)
  • Elect of God
  • Ever-living God
  • Earth’s Rightful Ruler
  • Power of the Trinity = Haile Selassie
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The Lion of Judah kept lions as pets. “Here kitty, kitty!”

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – July 25, 2015

Set 1:

  • Selassie Is the Chapel; Rebel (JAD); Elvis Presley gospel cover: 3 Hours devoted to Haile Selassie I – July 23, 1892

<Elvis Presley gospel;  17 sec.>

  • Selassie I Rockers – 30 Pieces of Dub (The Business) ’83 Dub Album of the Week
  • Cymande – Rastafarian Folk Song; Promised Heights (Janus) ’74 UK black funk, rock, reggae group

<Cymande – Dove of  Peace; 19 sec>

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ‘84
  • Errol Dunkley – Created By the Father; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Dennis Brown – So Jah Say; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Jennifer Lara – Jah Will Lead Us Home; 12” (Kingston Connexion/Hitrun) ‘79
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The Original Dread. “Hail Rastafari, the world’s first hippie!” — Cymande

Set 2:

<Negusa Negast = King of Kings in Amharic; 6 sec.>

  • Keith Hudson – I Broke the Comb; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78

<Dreadlocks and Rastas; 56 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru  – I Love King Selassie (Live); Ultimate Collection (Hip-O) ’82 best of
  • Wailing Souls – They Don’t Know Jah; Very Best of (Greensleeves)  ‘82
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry (Jah Shaka) ’80 UK
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World War II – Fought Italian Fascists from British exile

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree for His Imperial Majesty; 4 sec.

  • Peter Tosh – Rastafari Is; Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience (Shanachie): Wailers Love H.I.M. Set
  • Rita Marley – Thank You Jah; Who Feels It Knows It (Trident) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Bunny Wailer – Rastaman; This Is Reggae Music vol. 3 (Island)  ’76 US vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’75; ’82 movie

<Jah Live – you can’t kill God; 51 sec.>

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Set 4:

<The Honorifics of Jah; 14 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Jah No Dead; 12 the Hard Way (Tribesman) Lloyd Coxsone prod’n ‘78; 20 sec.
  • Sister Carol – Oh Jah (Mi Ready); Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ‘84
  • Steel Pulse – Worth His Weight in Gold (Rally Round); True Democracy (Elektra) ‘82
  • Bad Brains – Leaving Babylon; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL); DC punk  Rastas

<Mosh it! Mosh down Babylon!; 11 sec.>

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Prince Alla – In My Father’s House; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Opa-Lock, FL; 17 sec.

<There are many mansions, there are many rooms; 7 sec.>

  • The Heptones – Can’t Hide From Jah; Good Life (Greensleeves) ’79 UK
  • Jah Woosh – Penetrate Jah Works; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Johnny Clarke – Wrath of Jah; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK
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With JFK in the White House

Set 6:

  • The Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae vol. 1 (CSA) ’83 UK; #1 favorite reggae song of all time! 42 sec.

<The Rastas, not the beer! 13 sec.>

  • Culture – Lion Rock; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ‘88

<Lion Rock for the bank notes; 24 sec.>

  • Earl Zero – Only Jah Love; Visions of Love (Epiphany) ‘79
  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Everyone Should Praise Jah; Songs For Jah (Reggae Best) ’77 Nyahbinghi
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No Jah. No Reggae. No Reggae Radio. No Smile Jamaica. No i ‘n’ I

<No Reggae without Jah Music; 10 sec.>

Set 7: Vinyl Set

  • The Melodians – Jah Reggae; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC: Vinyl set
  • Crucial Bee – Give Thanks an Praise; Just a Sting (All-Mighty Starr) US Virgins Island
  • Version feat. Naima – Jah Jah Love; 10” (Web Cam Hi Fi) Fr. w/ female vox

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah Love

<Zombies Love Jah too! 5 sec.>

  • Alpha & Omega – Rastafari; Sound System Dub  (ROIR) ’95 UK  trance dubbers w/ female vox. Mutant Dub Selassie Tribute
  • African Head Charge – Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ‘90
  • Abassi Allstars feat. Junior Kigwa; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Jr. Reid – God Is a Man; Thrillseekers (Shanachie) 2005 UK
  • Horace Martin – Awake Jah Jah Children; Rub a Dub Showcase Part II (Ambassah)
  • Abyssinians – Jahovah; Last Days (Tabou1)

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 2, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Longshot Kick de Bucket!

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Nuff respect to Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharoah. Sip your “mint julep” pon the left hand side!

Greetings,

<Reggae: The King’s music. Jamaican Blues>

Letting the smoke clear after Cannabis Service Month on Smile Jamaica

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Letting the smoke clear after celebrating Cannabis Service Month (April) Dennis Emmanuel Brown

Nonetheless, here are the high-lights of this week’s Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: May 2, 2015

<Musical high-lights over 3 hours; 75 sec.>

  • Set of horse racing songs for Kentucky Derby
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile. Melodica and the Far East sound
  • First Saturday of the month: Rockers do Reggae – Black artists: rock, blues,  jazz, funk & soul Reggae
  • Wailers Family Tree: Tosh acoustic, Wailers Live at Leeds, Bunny Liberation ’88, Lee “Scratch” Perry bassa-delica
  • Best of 25 Years: Baltimore, UK and a JA by way of DC
  • 7″ Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM
  • Roots Dawtas: UK to JA
  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway
  • Mutant Dubbers last half hour
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NYC Rocker goes to Jamaica: Black Artists do Reggae on Smile Jamaica

 bless, robt

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HIM wins every race

Annotated Playlist: May 2, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: set lists, photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons 

Set 1:

  • Dennis Brown – The Creator; Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours (Laser) ’80 UK

<Genesis 49: Verse 22-26  – Dennis Emmanuel Brown; 23 sec.>

  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Serious Thing; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Aisha – Let’s All Unite; There is More to Life… (Twinkle) 2005 UK
  • Aswad – Bubblin’; 12” (Simba) ’85 UK

<Aswad – one of the first dozen added to the Smile J Ark-Ives, 1986; 21 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh – Collie Sound; Best of (Rhino) ’76 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic in KZEL, Eugene, Oregon

<Tosh rare acoustic live radio performance; 22 sec.>

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The Stepping Razor would have listened to Smile Jamaica. Jah’s Heavenly Choir gets Mixcloud?

Set 2: Kentucky Derby Tribute

<“Mint julep!” Drink or spliff?; 18 sec.>

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

<Caymanas Park Racetrack in Jamaica. 12 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Chinese Jamaican jockeys; 16 sec.>

  • Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ’98

<Dance to the Reggae Beat to the riddim of the horses’ feet!; 11 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Abyssinia before it was Ethiopia; 4 sec.>

  • 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; 12 sec.

  1. Babylon 2-1 odds
  2. Soul Youth 3-1
  3. Rome Even money
  4. Pope Pious 3-5, the big favorite; came up lame; 11 sec.

5. Dreadlock 8-1

6. Baldhead 15-1

  • The Winner: Dreadlock; 8 lengths!
  • Place: Baldhead
  • Show: Soul Youth
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Yes I! Dreadlock defeat Babylon. Pope Pious to the glue factory! Give Thanx! Selah!

Set 3: Monthly Rockers do Reggae: Black Music Artists; 8 sec.

  • Cymande – Zion I; Renegades of Funk (Newhouse) ‘72 UK black group “Dove of Peace; nyahbinghi style. 

<Caribbean Expats in UK – Dove of Peace; 16 sec.>

  • Taj Mahal – Desperate Lover; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74 Bob Andy cover
  • Ben Harper – You Can’t Blame the Youths; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ’98 unreleased Peter Tosh cover
  • Garland Jeffreys – Bound to Get Ahead Someday; Garland Jeffreys (Collector’s Classics) ’73 NYC singer in JA

<NYC to JA. Byron Lee Dynmic All Stars; 31 sec.>

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Cymande: Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Vincent Exodus to UK: Doves of Peace

Set 3:

  • The Wailers – Stir It Up; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) Live at Leeds 11/23/73

<England too cold for Bunny Wailer; Nov. ’73; 23 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers w/ Wong Chu – Keep On Moving; 12” (Upsetter) ‘77

<What is twisted can not be straightened! What is not there cannot be counted! 5 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Oh Dread; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad feat. Macka B – Devil Dance; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
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10 minutes of Lee “Scratch” Perry Black Ark psychedlia bass wobble. “What is twisted cannot be straightened!”

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital 

  • Horace Andy – The Devil; Don’t Stop! (Island in the Sun) ‘85 Corona, NY
  • Charlie Chaplin – Electric Skank; Chaplin Chant (Tamoki Wambesi) UK
  • Triston Palmer – Nice Time; Nice Time (Jam Rock) ’82 Miami
  • Myrna Hague – Melody Life; Melody Life (Studio One) JA; Marcia Griffiths cover
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A+ cover of Marcia Griffiths classic!

Set 5: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • The Tamlins – Baltimore; Taxi Fare (Heartbeat) ’80; Nina Simone cover; 13 sec.
  • Capital Letters – Run Run Run; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Peter Broggs – Just Because I’m a Rastaman; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 DC
  • Akabu – Feeling Good; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK female group
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1978 comeback cover of Randy Newman. Baltimore in the news.

Baltimore by Randy Newman

  •  Beat-up little seagull
  • On a marble stair
  • Tryin’ to find the ocean
    Lookin’ everywhere

Hard times in the city
In a hard town by the sea
Ain’t nowhere to run to
There ain’t nothin’ here for free

Hooker on the corner
Waitin’ for a train
Drunk lyin’ on the sidewalk
Sleepin’ in the rain

And they hide their faces
And they hide their eyes
’cause the city’s dyin’
And they don’t know why

Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live
Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live, just to live

Get my sister sandy
And my little brother ray
Buy a big old wagon
Gonna haul us all away

Livin’ in the country
Where the mountain’s high
Never comin’ back here
’til the day I die

Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live
Oh, baltimore
Man, it’s hard just to live, just to live

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM; 6 sec.

  • Rob Smarley (aka Albert Griffiths) – Holiday Ride; 7” (Portland) ’78 JA; 7” Jamaican Jukebox set

<Albert Griffiths as Rob Smarley? 14 sec.>

  • Anthony Johnson – Oh Jah; 7” (Corner Stone) JA
  • Lady Ann – Informer; 7” (Taxi) ’83 JA
  • Carlton Livingston – Chalice in Hand; 7” (Taxi) herbtune
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Some sort of inside joke by The Gladiators lead singer? Albert Griffiths

Set 8: Mutant Dub*

*Programming Note: power surge from all the Mutant Dub bass knocked the station off air. Most of Jah Woosh and 2 Bad Card zapped by KRCL’s weak sauce transmitter. 2 minutes of dead air chopped from the stream. Mea culpa — the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. 21 sec.

   

  • Ari Up – Kill Em With Love (Collision) 2005 former lead singer of The Slits punk group; mutant dub set

<Reggae History Lesson: punk dubstress Ari Up: The Slits, New Age Steppers, solo 14 sec.>

  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Who’s Correct?; The Archives (ESL) 2012; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation
  • Red I – Jahdgement Day; Jahdgement Day (Red I) Phillipines dub
  • Jah Woosh – Woodpecker Sound; Wild Paarty Sounds vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ‘81
  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; CD single (ON U Sound) ‘95
  • Jah Rej – Yes I; 12” (Jah Works)
  • African Head Charge – Fruit Market; Drastic Season (ON U Sound) ‘83
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Ari Up of The Slits and New Age Steppers. Johnny Rotten was her father in law

Parting Shot Words of Wisdom: Do yourself a favor educate your mind!

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The Lion of Judah shall break every chain and give I the Victory again and again…Robert “Nesta” Marley