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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 7, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) I Love My Mummy!

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Much love to my Mother, Jeannette

<Livicated to Jeanntte: Happy Mother’s Day Mom!>

Greetings,

Happy Mother’s Day edition of Smile Jamaica. I always start off with a beautiful cover of Tammy Wynette country stylee from Sonya Spence

Tammy Wynette

“No Charge”

My little girl came into the kitchen this evenin’,
While I was fixin’ supper,
And she handed me a piece of paper she’d been writin’ on,
And after wipin’ my hands on my apron,
I read it – and this is what it said:For mowin’ the yard – five dollars,
And for makin’ my own bed this week – one dollar,
And for goin’ to the store – fifty cents,
An’ playin’ with little sister, while you went to the store – twenty-five cents,
Takin’ out the trash – one dollar,
Gettin’ a good report card – five dollars,
And for rakin’ the yard – two dollars,
Total owed – fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents.Well, I looked at her standin’ there expectantly,
And a thousand mem’ries flashed through my mind,
So I picked up the pen, turnin’ the paper over,
This is what I wrote:For the nine months I carried you,
Growin’ inside me – NO CHARGE,
For the nights I’ve sat up with you,
Doctored you, prayed for you – NO CHARGE,
For the toys, food and clothes.
And for wiping your nose, there’s NO CHARGE,
When you add it all up.
The full cost of my love is NO CHARGE.Well, when she finished readin’,
She had great big old tears in her eyes,
And she looked up at me and said,
“Mama, I sure do love you.”
Then she took the pen,
And in great big letters,
She wrote: “PAID IN FULL.”When you add it all up,
The cost of real love is – NO CHARGE
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Brings a tear to my eye. Spent a week with my folks moving into a new place in Phoenix. Took a day to cratedig and explore Tempe. On my way out, mom gives me a benjamin. “Have a happy cratedig.” Well that’s not exactly her words but more or less. Love that woman.
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Mother’s love: No charge but more precious than gold
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist May 7, 2016:

Set 1:

  • Barrington Spence – Jah Jah Train; Speak Softly (Trojan)  ’76 UK vinyl
  • A Nice Dub – Agrovators; Kaya Dub (Justice)  ’77 UK vinyl Dub Album of the Hour; Bunny Lee/King Tubby
  • Sonya Spence – No Charge; In the Dark (Skynote)  ’78; Happy Mother’s Day – Tammy Wynette cover

<No Charge for being Mom; 13 sec.>

  • Aswad – Wrapped Up; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK

<1 of the first 10 CDs added to the Ark-Ive, 1987: Tower Records; 19 sec.>

  • Inner Circle – Curfew (3 O’clock Road Block); Jah Love (Music Club) ’74 Bob Marley cover
  • Barry Brown – Sensimilla; Far East (Hitbound) ’81: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Dennis Brown- Blood, Sweat & Tears; Love Has Found Its Way (A & M) ‘82

<Dennis Brown or Yellowman heir to Bob Marley?  25 sec.>

  • Kumina Mento Rasta – Wareika Hills Sound; 10” (Honest Jon’s)  2010 nyahbinghi instrumental celebrates Jamaican folk arts
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Livicate never deadicated: To all the Moms; especially my Mom, Jeannette and Sister Stacey

 

Set 2: Kentucky Skank (Kentucky Derby

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

<Caymanas Park Race Track in Jamaica; 11 sec.>

<Chinese jockeys on the mounts in Jamaica; 17 sec.>

  • Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ’98; Kalda – Jamaican race track
  • 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; 14 sec.

  1. Babylon 2-1 odds
  2. Soul Youth 3-1
  3. Rome Even money
  4. Pope Pius 3-5, the big favorite; came up lam
  5. Dreadlocks 8-1
  6. Baldhead 15-1
  • The Winner: Dreadlock; 8 lengths!
  • Place: Baldhead
  • Show: Soul Youth
  • Pope Pius came up lame; 17 sec.
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Congratulations Nyquist. 2016 Kentucky Derby winner

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • U Roy – Control Tower; Rasta Ambassador (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat) ‘80

<Black Uhuru got me into Reggae more than Bob, Peter, Jimmy or UB40; 28 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – Rock Me; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ‘87
  • I Roy – Sister Nelly; Heart of a Lion (Virgin Front Line) ’78 nursery rhyme
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Hour
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This album + Anthem made me a stone cold Reggae fanatic

Set 4: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Reggaemyelitis; Honorary Citizen (Columbia) Best of Box Set; Request

<Reggaemyelitis – from the tips of your dreads to the bottom of your toes; 9 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Love Fire; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’78 Best of
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica (A & B-sides); Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) ‘76
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Hear the song that gives the show its name!

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Mark My Words; At Studio One (Studio One) JA vinyl 
  • Dandy Livingstone – Jamaica Is Fun; Hit With Me Music (Trojan) ’72 UK
  • Monty Montgomery – Stay Cool; Seeds (Fusion) Atlanta
  • Yabby You – Deliver Me From My Enemies; Babylon Soundtrack (Takoma) ’80 UK
  • Spliffy Dan – Jah Bless; Rockers Showcase Volume III (Rockers International) ’87 Philadelphia
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Marcia Griffiths – The Aretha Franklin of Reggae

Set 6: Roots Dawtas Rockers do Reggae

  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ’76 
  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Sly & Robbie – Ultimate Collection (Hip-O) ‘81
  • Belle Stars – Miss World; 80’s Romance (Union Square) UK female New Wave

<Belle Stars – emerged out of 2 Tone ska in the UK; 11 sec.>

  • Tom Tom Club – Bamboo Town; Close to the Bone (Island) ’83 riddim section of Talking Heads
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
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Belle Stars UK Roots Dawtas dabble in some Reggae

Set 7:

  • Horace Andy – Better Collie; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club)  ’75 herbtune
  • Pat Rhoden – Boogie on Reggae Woman; Just My Imagination (Trojan) ’75 Stevie Wonder cover
  • June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ’80 Charley Pride country

<Forced to hear too much Country music growing up in Montana; 14 sec.>

  • Lucky Dube – Guns & Roses; Taxman (Shanachie) ’97

<Bad vibes: Murder at Park City show. Lucky killed shortly thereafter; 24 sec.>

City Weekly story on the Park City murder:

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Everton Blender – Live Up; Live at the White River Reggae Bash (Heartbeat) ‘99

  • Pablo Gad – Crying Gad; 10” (Reggae on Top) 2002 UK militant steppers

<Militant Steppers definition; 10 sec.>

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Lucky Dube – killed in carjacking in Johannesburg South Africa

Set 8:

  • Botom Botom – Le Toit du Monde; This Is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) 2006 Fr. w/ female vox
  • 2 Bad Card Specialist – Weed Specialist (Audio Active rmx); CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 UK/Jah-pon herbtune
  • New Age Steppers – Animal Space; New Age Steppers (Statik) Adrian Sherwood prod’n; Slits on the vox
  • Dub Gabriel feat. The Spaceape – Is This Revolution? (Jack Dangers Colonia Dub rmx); Raggabass Resistance (Destroy All Concepts) 2013 feat. Dub poet
  • Burial – UK; Untrue (Hyperdub)  2007 UK dubstep

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 21, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Nowruz Mubarak Edition

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Greetings,

First show of Spring. Here is what is in store for the 3 hours: of Smile Jamaica: March 21, 2015. 85 sec.

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Annotated Playlist: March 21, 2015: Smile Jamaica

Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Pass It On; Live and Direct (M. Al’s) Berkeley, Collie-fornya vinyl
  • Israel Vibration – Dub Worries; Same Song Dub (RAS) ’78 Dub Album of the Week
  • Judy Mowatt – King of Kings; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie); Rasta compilation

<Judy Mowatt – Wailers Family Tree; 25 sec.>

  • The Archives feat. Lenny Kurlou – Why Can’t We Live Together (ESL) 2012; Timmy Thomas soul cover; ½ of Thievery Corporation

<Timmy Thomas soul original; 18 sec.>

  • Courtney Melody – Bad Boy; 24 Karat Gold (Shanachie) DJ Yonnie megamix
  • Horace Andy – Poor Johnny; See and Blind (Heartbeat Europe) ’98; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Poor Johnny chose cocaine over sensi 22 sec.>

  • Barry Isaac – Mission Against Herbs (Original Vocal Mix 2); 10” (Reggae on Top) bonus herbs, 2008 militant steppers

<4 down, 46 to go!>

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Killer soul one hit wonder

Set 2: Best of 25 Years

  • George Faith – To Be a Lover (Have Mercy); To Be a Lover (Island) ’77; Lee “Scratch” Perry mix, William Bell soul cover; Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • The Upsetters – Love Version; Rhythm Shower (Trojan) ’70; Riddim Shower (2): Version – to Shenley Duffus vox

<Reggae History Lesson: Riddim Shower; 17 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – The West; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • Ranking Dillinger – See and Blind; None Stop Disco Style (Clocktower)
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Reggae loves classic soul

 Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds 11/23/73
  • Bunny Wailer – Dash Wey the Vial; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Peter Tosh – Fire Fire (Babylon Burning); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic live at KZEL: Eugene Oregon

<Six Degrees of Smile Jamaica: Peter Tosh acoustic KZEL Eugene Oregon; 70 sec.>

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Oregon to Minneapolis to Smile Jamaica to Sacramento to Los Angeles to UK

Set 4:

  • Sister Nancy – Transport Connection; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)

<Reggae History Lesson: Singjay; 13 sec.>

  • Murray Man – Hands Up; 10” (Meditative Sounds) 2008 Sweden militant steppers

<Reggae History Lesson: Militant Steppers; 9 sec.>

  • The Specials – Rat Race; Stereo-Typical: A’s, B’s & Rarities (EMI) 2 Tone ska box set
  • Prince Far I – Commandment of Drugs; Message From the King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78

<He who traffics in dope, will hang by a rope….Prince Far I; 12 sec.>

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Gravel voiced deejay – Prince Far I. Murdered/assassinated/unsolved murder 1983

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

<bonus tune in Vinyl sets! 10 sec.>

  • U Brown – Chalice to Chalice; Third World Disco vol. 1 (Third World) ’77 UK herbtune

<Reggae History Lesson: Disco for Rockers Reggae 15 sec.>

  • Lovindeer – Grow the Ganja; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA
  • Ini Kamoze – Settle With Me; Statement (Mango) ’84 US
  • Ken Boothe – I Know It; Reggae For Lovers (Generation) ’79 Missisauga, Ontario
  • Sis Nya – Babylon Trap; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
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My life spins at 33 1/3 RPM

 Set 6:

  • The Selecter – Carry Go Bring Come; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80; Justin Hines 2 Tone ska cover
  • Big Youth – Dread Organ; Dreadlocks Dread (Virgin Front Line) ‘78 harmonica dub
  • New Wave & the Rebel Arms – My Girl; Cobra Style (Heartbeat); Family Barrett prod’n
  • Dennis Brown – Open the Gates; 10” (Observer Gold) 

<Reggae History Lesson: How Niney the Observer got his name; 9 sec.>

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Niney the Observer: Record production safer than working on the docks

 Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM

  • The Meditations – Standing on the Corner; 7” (blank) ’78
  • Owen Gray – Turning Point; 7” (TR Groovemaster) ’77; Tyrone Davis soul cover
  • Hortense Ellis – Secretly; 7” (Studio One)
  • Keble Drummond – Dangerous; 7” (Mod)
  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; Babylon Central (ESL ;76;  Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • Peabody & Sherman – I Chase the Iron Man; 7” (blank); Max Romeo meets Black Sabbath

<You’ve got Black Sabbath in my Max Roemo!; 28 sec.>

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Ozzy vs. Max Romeo – I Chase the Iron Man

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Zion Train Sound System; Fuck the Nazis (Trancemasters Remix); ’95
  • Ranking Joe – World in Trouble; Twilight Circus Remixed : Dubwise (M) Dutch dubber 2004
  • Dreadzone – Shining Path; Second Light (Virgin) ‘95
  • Botom Botom – Show Me the Vibes; This is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) French w/ female vox
  • 808 feat. UB40 – One in Ten; CD single (Tommy Boy) ‘92

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-nuary 3, 2015: Mutant Dub New Year!

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The Mutants have taken over on Smile Jamaica: New Year’s Bass-gasm of Modern Dub: A-Zed

Greetings,

 <10th Annual: Mutant Dub New Year: 3 hours of A-Zed; 30 sec.>

Happy New Year! Let’s start it off with all dub and bass. Neo-Dub, Modern Dub, Mutant Dub.

Gonna give the Orthodox Roots stalwarts the week off to explore my fascination with the crossover dub sound: drum & bass, electronica, downtro, lounge, dubstep, militant steppers, techno, ambient, etc. etc.

I listen to Roots Reggae at home and Mutant Dub in my car. Knives to the treble!

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“Knives to the treble”…Joe Strummer, The Clash

Let’s see how it sounds stretched out to 3 hours instead of the usual last set on the weekly Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

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Mutant Dub Kingpins

Mutant Dub: Where Jamaican echo meets Modern Dance music’s wobble

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<What is Mutant Dub? 14 sec.>

Set 1: A-F

  • Alpha & Omega – City of Dub; Dub Magic (Zion Gate) ‘99
  • UK trance dubbers w/ female vox
  • Burning Babylon – Dub Tragic; Garden of Dub (I-Tones) 2006 Jah-suchusetts; Dub Album of the Week
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK; mutant dubstress/lovers rock
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Immigration Dub (Groove Attack) 2007 Jah-stria; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; quotes The Doors “Out here on the perimeter,there are no stars  we is stoned immaculate”

<Jim Morrison Lyric; 30 sec.>

  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Sluggy Ranks – Speak to me + Breathe (In the Air); Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003; Pink Floyd cover with bong rip effects
  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; herbtune

<Mutant Dub Cannabliss: Smoking sensimena inna Mesopotamia; 14 sec.>

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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus. Seshat, Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom & Writing. Under the banner of the Seven Leaf

<Roll a lickle spliff, wif di papyrus>

 Set 2: G-J

  • Gorillaz feat. Earl 16 & U Brown – M1 A1; Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK

<Laika: Original Space Pioneer; 33 sec.>

  • Heavyweight Dub Champion feat. Lady K – Trouble; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009 Boulder, Collie-rado; old spiritual dubwize
  • I-Shen Sound – Deep in Deep Purple; King Size Dub (Hypoxia) ’95 Uk herb tune; 2 sec.
  • Jah Shaka – Giver of Life; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK

<Holy Trinity of Mutant Dub: Jah Shaka, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor; 25 sec.>

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Laika sacrificed her life so man could t ravel in space

 Set 3: K-L

  • Kenny Knots – Good Sensi; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2012; Horace Ferguson herb cover; Sleng Teng riddim
  • Little Axe – Long Way to Go; Hard Grind (Fat Possum)  2002 blues-dub; Skip McDonald of Tackhead side project
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You’ve got Blues in my Mutant Dub!

 Set 4: M-O

  • Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial; Free the Universe (Mad Decent) 2013 dubstep update on Johnny Osbourne classic
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – All a Dem a Do; The Signal (Different Drummer) 2003 Jah-stria
  • Overproof Sound System – Kunta Kinte; Nothing to Proove (Different Drummer) UK 2004; dub to Creole’s – Beware reggae riddim

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Set 5: Q-S

  • Pama International – Evening Time; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UK herbtune
  • Qaballah Steppers – Is This the End? Young Sand vs. Dub Gabe; Imaginatrix (Baraka Foundation) 2001 Middle Eastern dubjazz
  • Rockers Hi-Fi: Callacop – Deep Space Network; DJ-Kicks: The Black Album (!K7) ‘97
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – Get Away; Reincarnated (Berhane Sound System) 2013; Major Lazer prod’n
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You’ve got Hip Hop in my Dubstep

Set 6: T-W

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Pamela Bricker – Lebanese Blonde (French Version); CD Single (ESL); herb tune; Seven Leaf flavor

<Lebanese Blonde; 9 sec.>

  • Universe Crew – Stranger in the Pentagon; What’s Inside Your Afro (Green Tea) ’97 UK trip hop; UFO conspiracy theory
  • Vibronics feat. High Tone – Glowing Fire; The French Connection (Hammerbass) 2012 Fr.
  • Weeding Dub feat. Humble-I – Sound of Reality; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. Herbtune

<France’s war against the Seven Leaf; 23 sec.>

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You should see her sister Panama Red

<8 Track CD single: Most I ever paid for a piece of music on ebay; 15 sec.>

 Set 7: X-#

  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’79 UK; Dennis Bovell prod’n
  • Yabby You & Mad Professor – Blowing in the Wind; Yabby You Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel in Ariwa Studios (Ariwa) ’93 UK
  • Zion Train feat. Rob Smith – Boxes and Amps; Live as One (Remixed) (Universal Egg) 2009 UK
  • 2 Bad Card feat. Prince Far I – Chatty People; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ‘95
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Mutant Dub Godfather: Adrian Sherwood ON U Sound. Mixcloud link to Smile Jamaica Tribute

 Set 8: Wailers Family Tree Mutant Dub Rmx

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus (Kindred Spirit Dub Mix); Marley Soundtrack (Tuff Gong)  2012

<Marley Biography Review>

  • Peter Tosh feat. Ranking Joe – Legalize It (Dub Club Remix) + Dub Club Version; 10” (Delicious Vinyl); 2011 picture sleeve herb tune
  • Afro Omega – Musical Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC mutant dubbers w/ female vox
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Smile Jamaica Approved: All killer, no filler

Smile Jamaica Playlist; Jah-vember 8, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist): Seven Leaf Relief

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4 down, 46 to go! Cannabis did a lot better than this guy at the ballot box last Tuesday

Greetings,

<4 down, 46 to!. Dubble the legalize>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-vember 8, 2014

<Jah-vember 8, 2014: Show High-lights; 47 sec.>

They call me Nelstradamus: I predicted Obama over Hillary; Russia vs. NATO: Cold War II, Nuclear Boogaloo. I am predicting 2016 Cannabis Legalization.

<They call me Nelstradamus; 38 sec.>

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Nostradamus ain’t got nuthin’ on Nelstradamus! Smile Jamaica predicts Marijuana Legalization states in 2016

High-lights of the Jah-vember 8, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

3 sets out of 8 devoted to the Black Wax

  • Seven Leaf Vinyl set

<Smile Jamaica’s Seven Leaf Election Recap; 45 sec.>

  • 420 Cannabis Service Announcements: upstate NY, JA singjay, UK dubstep toaster, Marley cover, dubplate rmx, Jah-pon
  • Dub Album of the Week: Bush Chemists – Raw Raw Dub (UK mutant dubbers)
  • Disco Mix extended Vinyl singles: herbs, dubstep, militant steppers, cannabis rmx
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45s: Panadol, Jamaican heroes, Gregg Allman cover
  • Mutant Dub World Tour: France, Los Jah-ngeles, Jah-pon, UK

<Praise Jah for Daylight Savings: UFO watching soundtrack>

  • Roots Dawtas: Pacific Islander duo, Soom T from Scotland; Aisha UK; Canadian dub poetess; Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya, French dubstress
  • Vinyl is Vital …. rhymes with Ital: Canadian dub poetry, herbage, JA harmony trio, JA deejay; Marley tribute
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob last live ’80; Peter at the One Love Peace Concert ’78; Bunny Wailer digital ’86; Johnny Clarke covers Bob inna herbal stylee.
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Slaying the Drug War with riddim!

Below is the Annotated Playlist: photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes: Jah-vember 1, 2014 Smile Jamaica 

 Set 1: Vinyl Seven Leaf Election Celebration Set

<4 down, 46 to go!: Smile Jamaica’s Pot Prediction 75% success rate; 85 sec.>

  • Aisha – His Imperial Majesty; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK vinyl
  • Bush Chemists – Raw Raw Dub (ROIR) 2005, Dub Album of the Week; UK mutant dubbers
  • Azeem & Session – Big Head Spliff; Dreadfly (Joe Gibbs)  ’82 FL vinyl: 4:20 Vinyl Set. 4 down, 46 to go!
  • Kenny Knotts – Good Sensi; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2012 UK; mutant dub Horace Ferguson herbtune
  • Bert Brown & Olubayo – Iry Feeling; Escape From Babylon (Bertene) ’83 NY. Irie = condition after partaking

<Cannabis History Lesson: Irie Feeling; 20 sec.>

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Nelstradamus Predicts: In 2016 to counter President Romney it will be 16 down, 34 to go!

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Stepping Razor; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sound) live at One Love Peace Concert; Kingston, JA; 4/22/78

<Heartland Reggae: Concert Film of the One Love Peace Concert; 30 sec.>

  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – 10 Ft. Ganja Plant and Weed; bushrock (ROIR) 2009 NY herbtune
  • Mike Brooks – Devil’s Conspiracy; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2007 UK militant steppers
  • Rose Marie – Stop Falling; Inner City Roots (Joe Gibbs) 2005 lovers rock
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Concert Film of the One Love Peace Concert; Apr. 22, 1978

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80 last live in Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania

<Bob’s last live performance clip; 24 sec.>

  • Universal Speakers – We Roots + In Dub; We Roots (Catch Me Time); 2012 Pacific Island female duo
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Get Up Stand Up: Last encore, of last live performance; 9/23/80. How fitting. Live Forever he shall

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Old Time Singting; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Lee Perry – Blackboard Jungle Dub (Ver. 1); Blackboard Jungle Dub (Clocktower) ’73 flute dub
  • Top Cat & Soom T – Herbalist + Did You Know; 10” (Scotch Bonnet) 2007 mutant dub herbtune; Soom T female vox
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Wailers Family Tree. Early digital classic

Set 5: Vinyl Is V-Ital 

  • Carlton Livingston – Trodding; Retrospect (Jah Life) ’79 herbtune: trodding inna jungle w/ chalice in hand: Vinyl Is V-Ital Set

<Trodding thru the jungle w/ chalice in hand! 19 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Oh What a Joy; Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK
  • Lillian Allen – One Poem Town + Why Do We Have to Fight?; Conditions Critical (Redwood) Canadian dub poet; Emeryville, Collie-fornya ‘87
  • Horace Andy – Bob Lives On; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK; livicated to Bob Marley
  • Lone Ranger – U.F.O.; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA
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…”with chalice in hand”. Singly classic on Black Wax

Set 6:

  • Johnny Clarke – Easy Skanking; Tribute to Bob Marley in a Dancehall (Rhino); herbtune, Marley cover

<4 down, 46 to go!; Easy Skanking; 18 sec.>

  • Zema – Still Not?; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) female artist, Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja (Rootical Dubplate Mix); 12” EP (Greensleeves) herb tune
  • Shark Wilson & the Basement Heaters – make It Reggae; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz); James Brown high stepper reggae
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Johnny Clarke: Roots cover artist extraordinaire

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 45 7″ RPM

  • Dawn & Christine – Panadol; 7” (M & M) Panadol is pain reliever; herb is better

Panadol for menstrual cramps. Collie works better.

<Reggae History Lesson: Panadol versus cannabis; 34 sec.>

  • Neville Martin – The Clique; 7” (Clandisc) ‘76 Clancy Eccles; Jamaican national heroes
  • Desmond Biggs – What Happen to the People; 7” (Run Come)
  • Paul Davidson – Midnight Rider; 7” (Hometown) ‘75 Gregg Allman cover
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Bumba klaat: Seven Leaf is better than Acetaminophen

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Audio Active – Universal Joint; Back to the Stoned Age (Beat) 2003 Jah-pon herb tune; 18 sec.
  • Botom Botom – I’m Alive; This Is Not a Stereotype (Hamerbass) Fr. Dub w/ female vox
  • Future Pigeon – Evil (Eatin’ at My Soul); Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collectio) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles
  • Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix); Gorillaz (Virgin) 2000 UK
  • Roots Manuva – Proper Tings Juggled; Duppy Writer (Big Dada) 2010 UK
  • Little Roy – Frankenstein; Longtime (ON U Sound) ’96 UK
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Starship Spliff Tail searching for space dust

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica “Pon mi Hi-Fi”: 4/28/14 (Mon.) Listening Log

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Greetings,

Here’s a typical day of musical absorption in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

  • Wake ‘n’ Bake: That time from when the alarm rings til the daily hunt for your car keys: Babylon Central Soudtrack (ESL). Thievery Corporation movie about crate digging, Middle Eastern girlfriends, and peak oil conspiracy theories. Truly, 3 of my favorite things. Listening Apparatus:  Sony CD boom box.

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  • Morning Ride:  From the garage to the parking lot. Generation X Anthology Box Set; CD 3 (Live). Found this on Record Store Day last Saturday. Would you believe I will be playing Billy Idol on Smile Jamaica this Saturday? Yes indeed I am! Listening Apparatus: Factory Subaru CD desk powered by Kenwood Amp and 10″ 800W Subwoofer. I’m that guy in the parking lot you hear before you see him scream around the corner
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Billy Idol makes his Reggae debut on Smile Jamaica: Rockers Do Reggae; May 3, 2014. Selah!
  • Ipod Playlist: From the Parking Lot to the Office. Because until I get about 3 cups in me, I really don’t want to talk to anyone.  Aswad – New Chapter (CBS). UK Roots Reggae group whose name means “black” in Arabic/Amharic. Listening Apparatus: iPhone 4*. Red, Green and Gold Skull Candy Headphones. I must have deep set ears because only the Skull Candy’s (Park City, Utah!) stay put in my ears.

*I am not giving in to Apple’s “creative obsolescence” scam. I’m happy with the 4.

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  • Itunes Harvest: Since I’m moving out of 420 Cannabis Service Month, I have been harvesting a lot of my recent Soundtrack finds:  Black Girl (BGP). An Ossie Davis film, a really solid funk, soul and jazz melange. Found this at a great indie shop for soul, electronic and collector labels called Mecca Records in Jah-buquerque

Jim Jarmusch is a guy who puts the same amount of selecting and sequencing in his soundtracks as he does in his films. He isn’t content to slap a Kenny Loggins song on a CD and sell it for $19.99 instead of $18.99 like most Soundtracks. Broken Flowers. Deadpan Bill Murray surrounded by some great Ethiopian jazz rock, Holly Golightly, Dengue Fever. Great little Friday afternoon mix in a state that doesn’t allow for Happy Hour

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Listening Apparatus: Imac CD drive

Smile Jamaica Active Listening

Got home late and didn’t have much time before watching the Giants vs. Padres. After work is when I really rinse out music for potential airplay on Smile Jamaica

3 10″s:

Vinyl is Vital rhymes withs Ital 10″ as opposed to 12″. Many of the new dub and lots of Roots Reggae reissues are on the smaller vinyl. Saves precious 1/6 of the petroleum goop that is pressed into the sleek and beautiful black wax.

Although I still prefer the 12″ single. Larger separation of bass from the treble with one song on a side at 45 RPM.  Bass is meant to drill into your groin region to keep you on the dance floor with your best gal. The more you dance the more you drink the more they wanna play the bass.

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When it comes to Bass: Size does matter
  • Christie Adelsi – Babylon Shores (King Earthquake)
  • Molara ft. Dubble – Crown of Creation b/w Dubble – South Side Dub (Dub Tunnel)
  • Earl Sixteen – We Need Justic (Jah Bless)

3 heavy Militant Steppers recent vintage, a sub genre of Mutant Dub. Militant Steppers is the trance like martial sound. Stiff dubble time beats. Relentless bass, space echo, spongy riddims. More contemporary than King Tubby or Lee Perry. Dance melodic with more Rasta lyrics than the more mellow Downtro; with great female vox from Christine and Molara. The Dub Tunnel B-side is a scorching dub instrumental. Love this sound at maximum volume You have to feel the bass, live it, let it pound the sound around the room.

The best thing about the 10″ is that it is extended. 3 minutes of vocal and four minutes of dub echo. Bass bliss.

Smile Jamaica’s Commandment One of “Dub Consumption” clip 10 sec

 Listening Apparatus: Kenwood turntable; Onkyo Amp, Klipsch speakers, Yamaha YST Subwoofer.

To listen to Reggae and Dub you must hook your system to a subwoofer. If you have surround sound for your TV you probably already have one connected.

Listening to Reggae and Dub without one is like 2-D versus 3-D. Air Supply versus Ted Nugent. Urkel versus Superfly. Candidate Obama versus President Obama. Don’t be weak sauce!

Bass Necessity (5 sec)

bless, robt

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The late great Charlie Ace and his mobile Record Shack