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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 25, 2017: Spring Soon Come; Winter Soon End!

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Greetings,

The best thing about February? Only 28 days of Winter. Every Saturday it gets a little lighter later in the show. Soon come Spring weather and maximum daylight.

So until we can put our winter gear away, let’s run the bass for put a smile pon your face!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 25, 2017; 45 sec.

Set 1:

  • Lawrence H – Love Jah; Studio One Sales Conference (Studio One) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Herbie Mann & the Tommy McCook Band – Ob la Di, Ob la Da; Herbie Mann Reggae (Atlantic); ’74 Vinyl Dub Album of the Hour; New Orleans flutist
  • Bunny Wailer – Ram Dance; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ’92
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014: UK dubstress – dawta of Sex Pistol, Paul Cook
  • Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down the Pace; Night Nurse (Mango) ’82
  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Squire Jon – Are We Really Free; 10″ (Hi Try) 2006 UK cockney
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Cratedig gem from Albuquerque, Xmas 2016. Tommy McCook w/ jazz flautist

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’69 – nursery rhyme rare 7″

<Can’t blame the youths if you fill their head with nonsense; 12 sec.>

  • Bomb the Bass feat. Benjamin Zephaniah & Sinead O’Connor – Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 UK mutant dub; Empire = Vampire
  • Clinton Fearon – Goodness; Goodness (Kool Yu Foot) 2014 former bassie of the Gladiators
  • Cornell Campbell – Jah Jah Man; 10″ (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr.

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Set 3:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Racquel Jones – Letter to the Editor; Temple of I & I Sound (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers

<Exodus Riddim Shower; 45 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – So Much Things to Say; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1): original vox
  • I Roy – Commandment IX (So Much Things to Say); Ten Commandements (Virgin Front Line) ’80 yellow vinyl/pic sleeve riddim shower (2): deejay
  • Chalawa – So Much Things to Say Dub; Chalawa Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. vinyl; riddim shower (3) dub
  • Aston Familyman Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Family Man in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour – Wailers bassie
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Smile Jamaica’s #1 of 2017 – fighting the Musical Resistance to Isms and Schisms – Thievery Corporation

Set 4:

  • Inner Circle – Tenement Yard (live version); Best of (Island) Live at the Marquee, London March 1979

<charismatic successor to Bob died in car crash; 30 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now; Cool Runnings soundtrack (Work)  Johnny Nash cover; 28 sec.
  • Hopeton Lindo – Ghetto Tenement Yard; Dancehall (Metro) ’88
  • Joy & Trevor – Love at First Sight; 10″ (Hitbound)  ’81
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All killer, Jacob Miller – killed tragically in car accident

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Louise Bennett; Linstead Market; Sings Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’54: 10″ US vinyl

<oldest piece of vinyl in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives>

  • The Vision – Reality Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West Germ.; green vinyl
  • Little John – Unite; Unite (Vista Sounds) ’88 UK
  • Heptones – Should Have Known Better; One Step Ahead (Sonic) ’81 JA Beatles cover
  • Ben Wa – Break That Stone (Granite Mix); Docking Sequence vol. 1 (BSI) 2000 Portland mutant dub
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1954 10″: oldest wax in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Aswad  – It’s Not Our Wish; Showcase (Mango) ’81 extended mix
  • Judy Mowatt – Big Woman; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ’82
  • Don Carlos – Crucial Situation; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ’84

<Don Carlos Way, Tempe, AZ>

  • Dennis Brown – Black Liberation; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ’79
  • Revolutionaries – Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ’75 Dub Album of the Hour
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Cratedigging on Don Carlos Way

Set 7:

  • Peter Broggs – Jah Voice is Calling; Never Forget Jah (Nocturne) ’82 best (1) original
  • Peter Broggs – Jah Voice is Calling; Rejoice (RAS) ’97 (2) update
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Peter Broggs – the International Farmer

Set 8: Mutant Dub – UFOria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. – feat. female vox she fell in love with an Ancient Astronaut 
  • Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz – Star Shine; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 Laika Soviet space dog

<Laika the brave Soviet space pup>

  • Greetings – Lee Scratch Perry; Panic in Babylon; (Damp) 2004 Alien encounter
  • Rockers Hi F – Dick From Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’95 Aliens looking for weed fields
  • Soko – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was an Alien (Because) 2012 French female
  • Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate – Dr. Who; Journeys in Time and Space EP (ON U Sound) 2015 picture sleeve
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Laika the Soviet Space Dog

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 19, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Return of the Anunnaki: 2900 AD

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Giorgio Tsoukalos – The Bob Marley of Ancient Aliens

<Smile Jamaica and Acoustic Levitation; 11 sec.>

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Ancient Alien theory suggests: it wasn’t Hebrew slaves who built the Pyramids, it was acoustic levitation using heavy bass riddims

Greetings,

My favorite television show is Ancient Aliens. Friday Nights on H2. I am fascinated with the concept of how what we know as Mesopotamian mythology predated the Bible and was really the story of Ancient Aliens. Not Skygods. Nor Greek Gods. It was the Anunnaki

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The Anunnaki – ZZ Top got nothing on these guys

A dude named Zecharia Sitchin translated thousands of Sumerian cuneiform tables and discovered a hidden history of Ancient Aliens who came from the Twelfth Planet. A place called Nibiru.

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The Anunnaki – those who came from the Sky – were space miners who needed gold for their atmosphere on Nibiru.

With an elliptical orbit, there are times when Nibiru approaches Earth which has massive gold holdings. The Anunnaki land space ships in places like Sinai, Sumer (modern day, southern Iraq), the Indus Valley and of course, Egypt. Then they went to the major gold fields in Southern and Western Africa.

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Nibiru intersects with Earth: 2900 AD

<The 12th Planet: Nibiru – home world of the Anunnaki; 18 sec.>

From Book IV of Sitchin’s Earth Chronicles: The Lost Realms. About the “Bearded Ones”: The Anunnaki who also visited the New World where the Mayan and Incan civilizations had so much gold, it was worthless as currency.

The Anunnaki had come to Earth 432,000 years before the Deluge – a period equivalent to 120 orbits of Nibiru. Though to the Anunnaki one orbit equalled a single year which was equivalent to 3600 Earth Years. They came and went between Nibiru and Earth each time their planet came closer to the Sun (and Earth) as it passed between Jupiter and Mars. 

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Nibiru suffered climate change and the Anunnaki needed Earth’s gold to turn into gold mist to make their air breathable

But these Anunnaki were lazy. So they created mankind to mine the gold to take back to Nibiru. Superior Anunnaki DNA spliced with Homo Erectus DNA. And what happened was these Anunnaki liked human women and there was plenty of bedjamming between the two groups.

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“Come back to my ziggurat, baby. We’ll listen to Smile Jamaica, burn a little bush and rub a dub!”

Finally, the main Sumerian God Anu was fed up with humans. He commanded that the Anunnaki wipe them out with a massive flood.

One of the gods, Enki, took pity on mankind and decided to warn them about the Deluge meant to wipe out the annoying humans.

Was it Noah and his Ark? Pshaw. It was a Sumerian named Ziusudra in a submarine.

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What makes more sensi to survive a massive flood? A wooden ark or a submarine? Of course, the latter

Do I believe any of this? Sure why not. Here are the 12 planets that the Sumerians wrote about around 2700 BC. Planet, in this case, celestial body

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Do not scoff!
  1. The Sun
  2. Mercury
  3. Venus
  4. Earth
  5. Luna (Earth’s moon)
  6. Mars
  7. Jupiter
  8. Saturn
  9. Uranus (discovery 1781 AD)
  10. Neptune (discovery 1846 AD)
  11. Pluto (discovered 1930 AD)
  12. Nibiru (The 12th Planet)

The Sumerians knew about these outer planets 4500 years before local astronmers knew about them. Makes sensi to me!

bless, robt

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High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 19, 2015; 34 sec.

Set 1: Harvest Time

<Time to clean out the bad weeds, separate them from the good for the day of harvest is here — Don Carlos; 10 sec.>

  • Wayne Jarrett – Every Tongue Shall Tell; Showcase (Wackies) ’82 Brooklyn, NY vinyl; Horace Andy cover
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Marijuana; Black Ash Dub (Trojan) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Don Carlos & Gold – Harvest Time; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83: Harvest Time Set
  • Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ’84; Seven Leaf collection
  • Black Survivors – Herb Pon Top; Nations of the World (Sword Lion) ’95 Revelation 22:2: the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nation

<Revelation 22:2; 12 sec.>

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Sound System – Sensi Man (the Ghetto Theatre Proudly Presents the Further Adventures of); Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2003 Brooklyn jungle herbtune
  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ’82 herbtune

<You burn down our collie fields, we burn down your cane fields — John Holt; 33 sec.>

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Read your Bible. Listen to Reggae.

Set 2: 

  • The Wailers – Baby We’ve Got a Date; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73: JA vs. US/UK overdubs

<Catch a Fire: JA original mashup Island overdubs; 57 sec.>

<Differences in JA vs. US/UK: Baby, We’ve Got a Date; 1 min. 22 sec.>

  • Lijadu Sisters – Bobby; Danger (Knitting Factory) ’75 Nigerian twins do Reggae

<Twin Nigerian Sisters; 35 sec.>

  • The Congos – Some Are Having Fun; 10” (Ariwa) 2002 UK; Cedric Myton/Mad Professor
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Lijadu Sisters from Nigeria

Set 3: Best of 26 Years Smile Jamaica. Milestone….pun intended!; 10 sec.

  • Burning Spear – Ethiopians Live It Out; Presenting (Studio One) ‘72
  • Joe Higgs – Life of Contradicditon; Life of Contradiction (Micron/Pressure Sounds) ‘75
  • Althea & Donna – They Wanna Just; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • The Revealers & the Crucial All Stars – Jail House Free + Rikers Island Dub; Jack Ruby Hi Fi (Clappers) ’81 Brooklyn, NY
  • Mad Professor – Ultimate Experience; It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Professor (Ariwa) ’94 Dub Album of the Hour
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, Oct. 1988

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation) 11/27/82 Montego Bay, JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Gumption; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
  • Super Chick – Me a Champion; 10” (Hitbound) ‘83
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Brilliant cover art

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Louise Bennett – Day O; Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’57 10”; 8 sec.
  • Ken Boothe – Good Woman; Reggae For Lovers (Generation) ’79 Missisauga, Ont.
  • Wailing Souls – Walk the Chalk Line; Knotty Vision (Nighthawk) ’83 St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mighty Diamonds – No Crying, No Bawling; Indestructible (Alligator) ’82 Chicago
  • Horace Andy – New Broom; Sounds of Jamaica Top Ten (Studio One) JA

<Smile Jamaica’s motto: New broom sweeps clean, but old broom knows the corners; 10 sec. >

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Day O: brown recluse spiders hiding in the banana bunches. Day de light and me waan go home

Set 6:

  • Tena Stelin – Flying Saucers; 7” (River Bank) 2001: Song about the Anunnaki – Ancient Aliens

<Ancient Aliens in the Bible and Sumerians via the Anunnaki; 68 sec.>

<Return of the Anunnaki; 55 sec.>

<UFOria on Smile Jamaica; 24 sec.>

 

  • Mad Professor & Puls Der Zeit – Sex and Crime Dub; Meet at Checkpoint Charlie (ROIR) ’89 West German dub w/ female vox
  • Cornell Campbell – Magic Spell; Hot Bomb! (Westside)
  • Barry Brown – My Woman; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80

<Channel One and Hitbound: The HooKim Brothers; 15 sec.>

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My ancestors: The Anunnaki. Ancient Aliens, not Skygods

Set 7:

  • Samia Farah – Du Signe du Lion (The Sign of the Lion); Many Moods of (SAM) 2008 Fr. Tunisian female
  • Smashmouth feat. Chopper – Virgin Girl; Halfbaked Soundtrack (MCA) ’98 herbtune, Eek a Mouse cover; 19 sec.
  • Original Survivors – Come Away Jah Children; Black Slavery Days (Clappers) ’80

Set 8: Mutant Dub UFOria; 47 sec.

  • Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whatever 2014; UFOria Mutant Dub Set
  • Dubadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (Word Sound) ’98 Brooklyn
  • Armagideon – Galactic Travel; Natural Elements Dub (Armgideon) ’95 UK
  • Audio Active – Adventures in Time and Space; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Japanese
  • Audio Active & Laraaji – Space Visitors For Tea – That Lump On Your Head; The Way Out is the Way In (All Saints) ’95
  • Alpha & Omega – Rhythm of the Ancients; The Half That’s Never Been Told (Steppas) 2014 UK trance dub w/ female vox
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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 28, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Roots Dawta Showcase

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Smile Jamaica’s Holy Trinity: Roots, Vinyl and Sistren vocalists/deejays

Greetings,

<Livicated to the Mothers, Sistas and Dawtas; 10 sec.>

Smile Jamaica pays tribute to Women’s History Month (March) with a special show pulled from the Ark-Ives:

Roots Dawtas Vinyl – Black Wax Blowout

<Vinyl sound authentically rootsy; 8 sec.>

High-lights of the 3 hours: 80 sec.

 

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Annotated Playlist of the March 28, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives:

Set 1

  • Sis Nya – Works of Jah; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK; 3 Hours of Roots Dawtas
  • GG All Stars – Changing Dub; Dub a de Number One (Heartbeat); Dub Album of the Week; Gregory Isaacs dubs
  • Aisha – For Salvation; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK
  • Casselberry-DuPree’ – War; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee, Jahs-consin; Marley cover of Selassie UN Speech

<Haile Selassie speech to United Nations. Bob created “War”; 25 sec.>

  • Aura Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – Full Experience; Full Experience (Blue Moon) Fr. EP
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; Reggae Party From Jamaica (Disc International) ’83 Fr.; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 8 sec.>

  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; 12” (Must Dance) ’86 UK

<Bubble wif a 2 spliff ‘n’ 2 Heineken; 12 sec.>

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Early favorite from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 2 spliff ‘n’ 2 Heineken

 Set 2:

  • Norma King – Hot Child in the City; 12” (Zion Love) ’88 Canada; Nick Gilder pop cover

<Canadian Reggae cover of One Hit Wonder; 23 sec.>

  • Robotiks feat. Joanna Cassar & Sandra Cross; Echoes of Deaf Journalists; My Computer’s Acting Strange (Ariwa) ’86 UK

<In order to get a 5 star review, you must pay your magazine ads! 13 sec.>

  • Sis Bee & Jah Woosh – Pure Brutality; Rebellion (Federation of Reggae Music) Ireland
  • Pauline – Babylon; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK
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Canadian One Hit Wonder: Hot Child in the City, Running Wild and Looking Pretty

 Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Marcia Griffiths – Let Them Say; Rock My Soul (56 Hope Road) ’84 JA; Wailers Family Tree Set

<Marcia Griffiths & Bob Andy; 28 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – First Cut; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA; Cat Stevens cover
  • The I Three – Baby Be True; Beginning (EMI America); ’86 US; Leroy Sibbles cover

<The I-Three, Not I Threes; 11 sec.>

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  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK; 2 Tone ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Sista Ruby – Gimmi Mi Ganja; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK; herbtune
  • Mystic Youth feat. I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites; Best Wishes (Sunship) Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya; youth group with female vox

<Gem from the 99 cent crate: Mystic Youth; 8 sec.>

>Land of Fruits & Nuts – Junior high kids hail up the Seven Leaf, WTF?; 35 sec.>

  • Sheila Hylton – The Bed’s Too Big Without You; 12” (Island) ’80; Police cover
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Great youth reggae group from the Land of Fruits & Nuts

 Set 5: Dub Poetesses

<Dub Poetresses; 13 sec.>

  • Louise Bennett – Long Time Gal; Miss Lou!: Yes M’Dear (Island); ’83 UK live mento, calypso; Dub  Poetess set

<Miss Lou: national treasure of Jamaica; 23 sec.>

  • Sister Netifa – Traveller; Woman Determined (Aluta) ’88 UK; about the Middle Passage

<Middle Passage: slaves to the  New World, sugar to Europe, money to buy more slaves in Africa; 20 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Conditions Critical; Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87 Canadian poet via Emeryville, Collie-fornya
  • Jean “Binta” Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK

<Binta – dawta in Arabic, Swahili; 22 sec.>

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Louise Bennett

<Nanny – national hero of Jamaican revolution against British occupiers; 23 sec.>

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Nanny – Jamaican hero. Legend has it she could fire bullets from a delicate part of her anatomy to terrorize the Brits

 Set 6: Deejays

  • UB40 feat. Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 UK; toaster over Version Girl

<Baggariddim – UK; Little Baggariddim US; 45 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Dance Hall Style; Liberation for Africa (Serious Gold) ’83 DC
  • Super Chick – Roach Killer; Sleeping Bag’s Reggae Dance Hall Classics (Sleeping Bag) New Jah-sey; Roach Killer: J’can slang for leather pointed toe shoes

<Roach Killer – Jamaican shoes worn in the dancehalls; 215 sec.>

  • Althea Ranking – Just Rocking; 12” (Go de Jockey) ’81 JA; ½ of female deejay duo: Althea & Donna
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Roach Killers

 Set 7: Soul to Disco

  • Maxine Miller – C.C. Rider; Showcase (Wackies) ’80 Chuck Willis cover

<Chuck Willis – CC Rider’ 12 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Lloyd Barnes’ Wackies label; 10 sec.>

  • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell; 12” (Soul Jazz) ’79 UK; cover of Anita Ward disco classic 

<Disco is not a four letter world in Reggae or on Smile Jamaikca; 28 sec.>

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Always a Reggae cover of a soul or disco hit song

 Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses; 5 sec.

  • Sinead O’Connor – Jah Nuh Dead; Throw Down Your Arms; (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 UK Burning Spear cover

<Sinead O’Connor: Mutant Dubstress; 40 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Some Love; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 UK

<Ari Up: New Age Steppers, The Slits vocalist>

  • The Slits – Man Next Door; 12” (Human Records) ’80 UK; cover of John Holt & the Paragons
  • Akabu – Africans United; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK
  • Rasheda – I Jah Love; 12” (Zion Gate) 2007 Fr.; Don Carlos cover
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Anti papist. Jah nuh dead