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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: August 1, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-maican Independence Weekend

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Not advised for vinyl fetishists!

Greetings,

Since coming back from my Jah-tana Roadtrip: Southwest and North Central Montana I have dropped 3 thematic episodes of Smile Jamaica:

  1. Best of Smile Jamaica and 27 Years of Reggae Radio – The 70’s
  2. Best of Smile Jamaica and 27 Years of Reggae Radio – The 80’s
  3. Jah Love – 3 Hours for HIM Happy Birthday: July 23, 1892
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Killer record store in Missoula Montana – Rockin’ Rudy’s. Drop $200 here every summer

So now back to the usual Roots ‘n’ Dub Shuffle:

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<Comin’ in Hot!: Roadmap for the 3 Hours; 50 sec.>

  • Wailers Family Tree: Mix and Match “Catch a Fire: Tosh live, Marcia Lovers Rock; Bunny dancehall
  • Best of 27 Years: Faves from the beginning ’88-’89
  • Rockers do Reggae: 1st Saturday of each month
  • Vinyl is Vital
  • Rastafari Tributes – Holdover, never left over from last week’s Ark-Ive
  • Mutant Dub

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-gust 1, 2015: Annotated Playlist – photos, captions, soundbytes, reggae history lessons!

Set 1:

  • Melodians – Get Up and Dance; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC vinyl
  • Soul Syndicate/Sugar Minott – Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79 Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Warrior; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90: Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – It’s Impossible; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Fred Locks – Vision of Redemption; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK militant steppers
  • Barry Brown – Pass Up the Chalice; Rich Man Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • AKB – Where/Where’s da Dub; Future Present (AKB); ’96 Al Kirk Band = Halloween tune

<Where are the Priests and the Prophets to save us from the Vampires!?; 15 sec.>

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Sugar Minott: “Don’t know much about biology, geography, history. But I know ghetto-ology”

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Concrete Jungle (JA + US/UK mix); Catch A Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73; much different mixes

<Jamaican ghetto mix of Concrete Jungle vs. Twangy guitar overdubs; 84 sec.>

<Concrete Jungle Recap: 57 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Win or Lose; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress

<Hollie Cook – Dawta of a Sex Pistol; 10 sec.>

  • The Observers – Zorro/Cutting Sword; 10” (PK) ’79 Mine instrumental
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Catch a Fire and the Jimmy Cliff flick The Harder They Come – lit the fuse for Reggae

Set 3: Best of 27 Years

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 space travel is a waste

<Cydonia on Mars; 36 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Loving Pauper; Cocaine (Charly) ’76 over Dobby Dobson
  • Michael Prophet – Righteous are the Conqueror; Righteous are the Conqueror (Greensleeves) ‘81

<Justin Hinds in DC, 1998; 22 sec.>

  • Justin Hinds & the Dominos – Sweet Lorraine; Travel With Love (Nighthawk) ‘84

<Space Travel no isms or schisms!; 22 sec.>

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Cydonia “man made” Monument on Mars
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Livf on Pluto?

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh): Nov. 27, 1982 – Montego Bay
  • Anthony B – Marley Memories; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 Bob tribute over ska era “Put It On” Wailers riddim
  • Ika Black – Human Life; Special (Keyman) ‘86 female singer

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Set 5: Rockers doing Reggae

  • Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now; I Can See Clearly Now (Columbia) ’72

<Bob Marley wrote for Johnny Nash; 7 sec.>

<Johnny Nash: reggae, soul, AM pop; 22 sec.>

  • The Ruts – Jah War (Live); Criminal Minds (Recall) UK Punks do Reggae

<Punkers in solidarity with Rastas in UK 14 sec.>

  • Nina Hagen – African Reggae; Nina Hagen Band (Columbia) ’80 German Reggae
  • Corey Harris – Walter Rodney; Zion Crossroads (Telarc) blues pays tribute to assassinated leader of Guyana

<Walter Rodney of Guyana; 15 sec.>

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Guyana’s Walter Rodney. Caribbean leader/martyr

Set 6: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Tyrone Taylor – Cottage in Negril; Cottage in Negril (Love) ’86 
  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – At Midnite; Full Experience (Blue Moon); Fr. EP w/ female vox
  • Prince Jazzbo – Jamaican Collie; Head to Head Clash (RAS) deejay herbtune
  • Burning Spear – Travelling; Knotty Vision (Nighthawk) ‘82
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Nighthawk Records – St. Louis, Missouri

 

Set 7: Tribute to Haile Selassie

  • Black Slate – Calling Jah; World Citizen UK
  • King Kong – Jah is My Best Friend; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) ’97
  • Rastafarians – Jah Greatest Blessing; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Israel Vibration – Jah Love; Strength of My Life (RAS) ‘88

<Israel Vibration – Polio survivors, Rastas; 38 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Conspiring (Dancing to My Own Drums); Pride and Joy: Live (ON U Sound) ‘91
  • Zion Train – Get Ready; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Systemwide – Rise Up; Pure and Applied (BSI)
  • Snoop Lion – Rebel Way; Reincarnation (Berhane Selassie); Snoop vs. Major Lazer
  • Les Nubians – El Son Reggae; One Step Forward (Virgin) French/Chadian sistas

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 30, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Ancient Aliens over Skygods

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Is not Reggae: Rastafari Gospel music?

<Tune in to your Dub Frequency>

Greetings,

Is Reggae music gospel music? Yes and no. What attracted me to Reggae back in the mid 80s was certainly the Rastafari themed music from stalwarts (pronounced stal-a-watt in Jamaica) like Marley, Tosh and Spear.

Of course there is plenty of non-religious Reggae: love songs, pop and soul covers.

I doubt Reggae would have had such cultural saturation in the West on the backs of novelty hits like “Fattie Boom Boom” and “Israelites” or AM covers with a shuffle beat. Something about Reggae’s heavenly message attracted interested Westerners looking for something exotic and non-mainstream.

In the 70s lots of people in the West opted out of Christianity, (especially Catholicism and Judaism), and went for something new. Some went to cults. Others went for Reggae: Movement of Jah People while also protesting against the “system.” Or the corrupt and greedy “shit-stem” as Peter Tosh called it. Socialism with a small “s”.

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Tired of doing the Judeo-Christian bit? Choose: Jim Jones or Haile Selassie

You don’t have to be a Rasta to sing or enjoy Reggae. But the conventional wisdom is that Reggae is identified as a counter cultural exploration of worship of His Imperial Majesty as a Black Jesus. West Africans ripped from the continent, put down in Jamaica in bondage and expected to worship their master’s white god.

Rebelling against that physical and mental slavery, while still preserving Christian traditions, led to Rastafari in Jamaica: Look to a black king crowned in East Africa. The return of Jesus who will lead blacks out of “Babylon” (The West, Jamaica, UK, America, etc.) to “Zion” (Africa or better still Ethiopia.)

I’m not a Rasta. My roots are in Northern Europe and Iran. I consider myself a Rastafari empathizer. Someone who understands and appreciates the religion as a devoted observer. Not a devotee.

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The Smile Jamaica formula: 50% Rasta music; 20% Mutant Dub; 20% Seven Leaf; 9% UFOs; 1% Lovers Rock

I grew up a twice a year Methodist: Christmas Eve and Easter. The only time the Nelson family really went to weekly Sunday service was the two years my Dad was on the City Council in Fort Benton Montana.

Not that I haven’t been trying to be a “missionary” for the secular consumption of Reggae music. I celebrate Jah for the inspiration in thousands of Reggae tunes that fill my soul with joy. But I am careful not to endorse HIM out of respect for true believers. I don’t want to be a part of what Jacob Miller complained about: Too much commercialization of Rastafari!

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Yours truly, Bobbylon, is a Rasta empthazier. I ‘n’ I look to the heavens for Ancient Aliens. Not Skygods

The reason I bring this up: I had an interview with Jamaican Reggae singer Etana. So I do what I normally do before a phone interview: go on Wikipedia and read up on the artist’s entry.

Etana wikipedia entry

Her album I Rise starts off with a gospel cover of a brilliant Bob Marley cover tune: Selassie is the Chapel. Itself an update of an old American gospel tune. Covered by Elvis.

Etana’s entry mentioned her recording genres thusly: Reggae, Gospel. 

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Reggae Singer Etana. Gave me the Hairy Eyeball for calling her a Reggae AND Gospel singer. Mea culpa!

While introducing her to the radio listeners, I casually mentioned Etana was a Reggae and Gospel artist coming to town. She interrupted me and corrected me. She was most certainly NOT a Gospel singer. Her music was not geared to religiosity.

No worries. I did political interviews for 9 years. You don’t have to agree with me to have a conversation.

But when you lead off your album with a Rasta cover of a full on gospel song you can see where I might have been mistaken!; 21 sec.

By the way, I am not religious either. What earthlings worshipped as Skygods were Ancient Aliens colonizing Earth to mine gold to take back to their homeworld, Nibiru, beyond our galaxy.

Set your I watch alarm to 2900AD. That’s when the Anunnaki return to Earth.

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Skygods came from here. The 12th Planet. Do not scoff!

In fact Etana the Reggae Singer, meet Etana the Sumerian King

Etana was an ancient Sumerian king of the city of Kish. According to the Sumerian King List, he reigned after the deluge. The list also calls Etana “the shepherd, who ascended to heaven and consolidated all the foreign countries”, and states that he ruled 1560 years.

Ascended to Heaven in a Chariot of the Gods (Erich Von Daniken)

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Read this book. It makes sensi to me!

Here is what I have for you during the next 3 hours of Roots Reggae, Dubwize and Gospel; 18 sec.

Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 30, 3015:

Set 1:

  • Wayne Jarrett – Saturday Night Jamboree; 12” (Dub Irator) ‘80
  • Bullwackies All Stars – Recording Connection; Black World (Wackies) ’79 Dub Album of the Week
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86

<Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL. Tweet number 666; 27 sec.>

  • Aisha – Ask Jah Jah; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 2 Tone Ska; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Peter & Bob trying to make a living. Planting herbs; 28 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward; Sly & Robbie (Present) ‘79

Smile Jamaica’s Tweet 666

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Wanna Get Busted; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) ‘ 77 live at KZEL Portland, Oregon; herbtune; 28 sec.

<Acoustic live Tosh; 21 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Big Joe; Don’t Huff & Puff; At the Control (Jackpot) ’78
  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Niney)
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Eerie foreshadowing of Peter’s murder to 2001

Set 3:

  • Etana – How Long; I Rise (VP) 2014; female artist; 27 sec.
  • Barry Brown – My Woman; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80
  • ***Etana Interview***

<Interview with Etana. Do not call her a gospel Reggae artist!; 3 min; 12 sec.>

  • Etana – Selassie is the Chapel; I Rise (VP) 2014; Marley cover; Orioles gospel original
  • Mike Brooks – Who Have Eyes to See; Earth Is the Fulness (Moll-Selekta) Extended mix
  • Steel Pulse – Sound System; Countryman (Mango) ’82 Request
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Chastised me for calling her a Reggae Gospel artist. No religion inna her mixdown. I stand corrected!

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica’s 25 Years

<Reggae Radio: June 1988-May 2015: nearly 27 years; 19 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84; Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney update

<Jah is Mine = The Girl Is Mine; 11 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – The Lord’s Prayer; Psalms For I (Carib Gems) ’78 Bible verses

<Prince Fari and his Old Testament voice: Fire ‘n’ Brimstoned! 18 sec.>

  • Jah Lion – Hayfever; Colombia Colly (Mango) Black Ark mix on Susan Cadogan’s “Fever”; Little Willie John/Peggy Lee update

<Fever: Little Willie John to Peggy Lee to Susan Cadogan; 20 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Keep on Knocking + Dub; Who Say Jah No Dead (Greensleeves) ’74 Augustus Pablo singles
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The late Prince Far I: scorched voice of the Old Testament Prophets

 Set 5: Vinyl is Vital 

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Travelling So Long; Show-Down vol. 3 (Hitbound)
  • I Roy – African Descendent; Hell & Sorrow (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Lillian Allen – Riddim an’ Hardtimes; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’87 Emeryville, Colly-fornya; Canadian dub poet
  • Cimarrons – With a Little Luck; Reggaebility (Pickwick) ’82 UK; Paul McCartney tune

<Reggae History Lesson: Cimarons – Jamaican freedom fighters; 31 sec.>

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Cimarrons – “Wild pigs”:. Escaped slaves who became the Jamaican Maroons. Freedom Fighters trying to liberate Jamaica from British colonial occupation

Set 6:

  • Rupie Edwards & Sidy – Herbert Spliffington; Rupie’s Scorchers (Reggae Retro); herb instrumental

<High Steppers post ’68-’72 in Reggae; 34 sec.>

  • Gracy & Mystic Dan – Nah Miss Yu Love; Low Budget (Funfundvierzig) ’93 Germany
  • Inner Circle – We a Rockers; Best of (Island)
  • Robert Emanuel – You Can’t Push I Over; 10” (Mainline) ‘77
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High Steppers: After Rock Steady. Before One Drop

 Set 7:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Grim Reaper; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000
  • Sarah B Band – Decision; Realign My Mind (Sarah B) SLC band
  • Scotty – Musical Chariot; Unbelievable Sounds (Trojan) ’70
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Lee “Scratch” Perry blowin’ smoke

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers/Bill Laswell – Rebel Music (3 o’clock Roadblock; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub
  • Dubblestandart – Marijuana Dreams; Marijuana Dreams (Echo Beach) 2010 Austria
  • Alpha & Omega – Behold; Daniel in the Lions Den (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub with female vox
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Prophecy; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2010 Germany
  • African Head Charge – Throw It Away; Great Vintage vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’89 UK
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Before Smile Jamaica 1989, there was 3 O’Clock Roadblock. July 1988-August 1989

 Words of Wisdom:

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive (Stream + Tracklist); Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

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Hope every one had a Merry Christmas or whatever Sky Deity you give thanks & praise to

Greetings,

Jump straight to the Jah-cember 27, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives sends seasons greetings to the Sky Deity of your choosing; 8 sec.>

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Praise Anu! Smile Jamaica’s favorite sky god. Sumerians

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Snuck away for a combo birthday/Christmas/cratedig with my family. Jah-buqureque, New Jah-xico. Flu shot ahead of time. Feeling good when everyone else in the vicinity had the crud.

Fly back, Friday AM the day after Christmas. Decided why not end the year, last Ark-Ive of 2014, with an All Vinyl Black Wax Attack. Yes I! Selah!

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3 things that make Cabin Fever bearable: a roaring fire, burning a spliff, Irish coffee and the sound of vinyl pon your turntable

<Nyquil cocktail for 3 hours on air>

2 hour fog delay. Everyone cooped up on a non-moving tin can. Six in the Morning. Right there on the tarmac. Babies crying, everyone sniffling, coughing and wheezing.

Get back to the Ark-Ives, immediately start inoculating myself: Zicam for the Zinc; Nyquil just in case. Ate two oranges for the Vitamin C. Whatever…..

 <One extra present after Christmas. Can’t hear the cue speaker on where to drop de needle pon de record with a massive head cold; 35 sec.>

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All Vinyl Show. Had to crank the cue speaker to hear where to drop de needle pon di wax

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

 Smile Jamaica’s Lessons in Deejaying: Why They Call it the “One Drop”

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Similar to the Radio Board at KRCL. VU Meters on the top. Bump the red, don’t peg the red. Otherwise cipped signal feedback on the listener end. Speaker volume (cue, monitors, headphones) to the right. Higher the slider, the louder the gain (volume) over the air, if Track Button is lit, aka “hot”
  • Radio Studio setup 8 Tracks: 3 CDs, 2 Turntables, 1 Microphone, 1 Computer. Any sound on a “hot” track goes over the airwaves.
  • 1 CD for my Dub Album of the Week
  • If a deejay wants to sample a portion of a song without that song going onto the airwaves, he puts the Track into “cue” mode
  • The cue speaker is on a different, internal sound channel within the mixing board. Separate from the Tracks that go over the airwaves. The deejay hears those “live” Tracks  over the studio’s monitor speakers.
  • Had to turn the cue volume up to 11 to hear where to drop the needle on the vinyl, back-cue (reverse direction) on the Turntable till dead silence. This is where the next song starts on beat 1 – hot on the air. The One Drop!
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Eyes and Ears in synch when you drop di needle pon de record! Searching for the One-Drop

Here’s the nitty gritty on Smile Jamaica’s Year-End Vinyl Blowout! (Jah-cember 27, 2014; 1 min. 55 sec.)

  • Rarities/Vinyl Only classics out of the Ark-Ives
  • Roots Dawtas
  • Seven Leaf, 4 down, 46 to go.

<Smile Jah-pocrypha: Skilers want to be in their cars, heading home in time to hear the Smile Jamaica 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement>

  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix 12″ boomshots
  • Mutant Dub
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Smoke Shack. 4 down, 46 to go!

 Annotated Playlist (captions, photos, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons): Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014

3 HOURS OF VINYL

Set 1: 

  • Misty in Roots – Praises; Musi O Tunya (People Collective) ’85 UK
  • Ja Man All Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire); Dub Album of the Week
  • Dennis Brown – Concrete Castle King; Visions (Blue Moon) ’76 UK
  • Augustus Pablo – The Big Rip Off; Ital Dub (Trojan) ’74 UK dub to Inner Circle Forward Jah Jah Children
  • Ini Kamoze – Dreadlocks; 12” (Mogo Naba) ’82 JA
  • Melodians – Irie Feeling – Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Most Underrated Roots LP Nomination: Melodians – Irie Feeling; 29 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Jamaica; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK, boxing theme
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1983 Rock Steady reunion. Sleeper classic from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Black Wax wing

 Set 2: Roots Dawtas

  • Judy Mowatt – Mr. Dee Jay; Mr. Dee Jay (Ashandan) ’81 JA
  • Maxine Miller – How Many Times; Showcase (Wackies); ‘80 NY early Bob Marley doo wop lovers rock
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Tenement Yard (Winner) ’86 JA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; At Studio One (Studio One) JA

<Reggae History Lesson: Judy and Marcia, 2/3 of the I Threes; 17 sec.>

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Hey Mr. Deejay, play that song for me

Set 3:

  • Jackie Mittoo – Eleanor Rigby; Jackie Mittoo (United Artists) ’78 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; Beatles Hammond B 3 cover
  • Heptones – Soul Sister; Legends From Studio One (Trench Town) ’72 Allen Toussaint New Oreans soul cover
  • The Gaylads – Little Candle; Vision of Reggae (Tamoki Wambesi); Roy Cousins prod’n best of
  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; 12” (Island)  ’82 Roots Radics on the riddims
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Keyboard wizard minor key vibe on The Beatles classic.

 Set 4: Seven Leaf Herbal Vinyl Set

<Seven Leaf Set Livicated to Rockers International from WNMC, Traverse City, MI; Reggae Radio in town skiing; 45 sec.>

<Revelations 22:2 – The Healing of the Nations; 30 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Healing of the Nations; Reggae Greats (Mango) ’84 US: Seven Leaf Set: Revelations 22:2 “the leaves were used for medicine for the healing of the nations”

<Cannabis History Lesson: Jacob Miller; 24 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Sensimelea; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK
  • Pioneers – Feeling High; Greatest Hits (Trojan) ’76 UK
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Joe Gibbs) ‘ over Johnny Clarke – African Roots ’81 JA
  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie Weed (Greensleeves) ’84 UK

<Don’t go 55 inna 35 with 100 Weight of Collie Weed in your vehicle; 12 sec.>

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Read your Bible!

 Set 5:

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 Marley cover by ½ The Doors

<Smile Jamaica’s brush with Ray Manzarek, The Doors; 58 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; 12” (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell mix
  • Zema – Ride on; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, Collie-fornya; female singer

<Rare 7″ 45: Keith does Jimmy & Chuck; 12 sec.>

  • Keith Richards – The Harder They Come; 7” (Rolling Stones) ’78 Jimmy Cliff cover; 19 sec.
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There’s some Jimmy Cliff in there somewhere

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45

<Jamaican Jukebox: The Rarest Vinyl; 5 sec.>

<Black Sabbath on Smile Jamaica? Yes I!; 20 sec.>

  • Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; 7” (Peabody and Sherman); Seven Leaf mashup; 7” Set: Jamaican Jukebox

<Copy-wrong? 20 sec.>

  • Frankie Paul – Ites, Gold and Green; 7” (Jusic) 2001 JA
  • Leo Graham – Not Giving Up; 7” (Locks) ’75 JA
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ’75 JA
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Guess Who’s Coming for Sweet Leaf

 Set 7: 

  • I Roy – The Heathen (Commandment IV); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line); ‘ 80 yellow vinyl/picture sleeve cover of Marley’s Exodus album
  • Barbara Paige – Babylon Must Fall; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Francisco, Collie-fornya
  • Big Youth – When Revolution Come – Chi Chi Run (Prince Buster) ’72 JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Conqueror; 12” (Solomonic)  ’81 JA
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Yellow, vinyl, picture sleeve. Deejay covers Marley’s Exodus

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Heading to Glory; In Pursuit of Shashamane land (ON U Sound)  ’93 UK Mutant Dub

<Reggae History Lesson: Shashamane Land; 12 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – House Breaker (Rootical Rebuild); 12” EP (Reggae Archive Records) 2014 UK of 80s roots reggae rmx
  • King Kong – Free de Herb; 12” (Ink Alink)  2008 herbtune
  • Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman – Run Them Away; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK
  • Dubkasm Meets the Disciples – Gideon Armour; 12” (Sufferah’s Choice)  2006 UK
  • New Age Steppers – Foundation Steppers; 5 Dog Race (ON U Sound) ’83 UK
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Love this album

Smile Jamaica: Mutant Dub Christmas (Online Only Ark-Ive)

 

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Merry Dubs-mas from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 30 sec.

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Playlist below the Christmas Greetings

Since I am with my fams in Jah-buquerque (No more Monida Pass driving through blizzards to get to Northern Montana. The Birthplace: Fort Benton).

So before I hit the road, I cooked up a 3 hour online only show in my Secret Dubratory. Mutant Dub Christmas!

I have several hundred Reggae Christmas jams, but not surprising nothing along the lines of “I saw Mommy kissing E.T.”

Take this as my gift to the dubbers and dawtas out there who love my twisted take on what I call Mutant Dubwize

bless, robt

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My Assyrian Yimma (beloved Mother) would like to wish the Smile Jamaica massive: Eidokon avee Brekha — Have a Merry Christmas!

3 Hour Playlist: Mutant Dub Christmas 2014

30 min.:

  • Alpha & Omega – Liberate the Nation; Almighty Jah (A & O/Greensleeves) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Thievery Corporation feat. – The Outernationalist feat. Ras Pidai; Richest Man in Babylon (ESL) 2002 DC
  • Bob Marley/Bill Laswell – Waiting in Vain; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97: Ambient translations of Marley in Dub
  • Gorillaz – Starshine; Spacemonkeyz Versus Gorillaz – Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Mad Professor – Studio 54 Dub; Afrocentric Dub (Ariwa) ’99 cover of Blondie’s Rapture w/ female vox
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Justin Warfield – Bug Dust Powder; clear (Quango) ’94 UK; Kruder & Dorfmeister Session – tribute to William Burroughs Naked Lunch
  • Benga – 26 Basslines; Diary of an Afro Warrior (Tempa) 2008 dubstep
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Santa is a punk. I travelled by tessaract, not reindeer all the way from Nibiru

1 hour:

  • Djosos Krost feat. Jah Bobby – Creation; No Sign of Bad (Quango) 2004; vox dub poet. Djosos Krost = Jesus Christ (Danish)
  • Likkle Mai – Rock to Sleep; Roots Candy (Beat) 2006 Jah-pon; female singer from Dry & Heavy
  • Sizzla – Rain Showers (Bronx Dogs Dub Mix); Dub Selector (Quango) 2001
  • Ticklah feat. Rob Symeonn – Pork Eater; Ticklah vs. Axelrod (Easy Star) 2007
  • DJ Vadim feat. Skinny Man, Singa Blinga & Killa Kela – Ballistic Affair; The Soundcatcher (BBE) 2007; Russian dubber; Leroy Smart update
  • Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams; George Is On (Thrive) 2005; Fleetwood Mac vs. Iranian house rmxers
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Christmas in Fukushima

90 min.:

  • 2 Bad Card – Mentally Ska’d; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK; mutant ska?
  • Kode9 & the Spaceape – Kingstown; Mary Ann Hobbs: Warrior Dubz (Planet Mu) 2006 UK
  • Aldubb feat. Ras Perez – Let There Be Dub; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 Jah-many dubstep
  • La Roux – In 4 the Kill Pon de Skream; Major Lazer; Lazerproof (Mad Decent) 2010 dubstep rmx of female hit
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’90 UK; Lloyd Robinson reggae cover
  • Dubphonic – All You Weed Is Love; Relight (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Dry & Heavy – Smoker’s Cough; Full Contact (BSI) 2000 Jah-pon

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2 hours:

  • St. Germain – Montego Bay Spleen; Boulevard (Blue Note) 2000 Fr.
  • Sevendub feat. Angelique Willikie – Rock With Me (Temperature Rising Mix) Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2006 Fr.
  • 50 Hz – Skiddy Dub; Aotearoa Dub Combinations (Kog Transmissions) 2000 New Zealand
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Pull the Catch; Fat Freddy’s Drop (Fat Freddy’s Drop) 2009 New Zealand
  • Judith – Such Is Life; Universal Roots U.K. Reggae Stars volume 1 (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • London Underground – Watch Your Step; Compilation 80-84 (ON U Sound) ’89 UK dub group
  • The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning (Apollo 440 rmx); Babylon’s Burning Reconstructed Dub Drenched Soundcapes (Collision) UK punk group rmx stylee
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Santa gives coal to naughty kids. Aliens dispense high energy death rays

2 1/2 hours:

  • Roots Manuva – Haunted; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK toaster
  • Morcheeba – Aqualung; Charango (Reprise) 2002 UK
  • The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds (Dance Mix 2); U.F. Off (Island) ’98 UK Best of
  • Nightmares on Wax – Wait a Minute; Smokers Delight (Warp) ‘95UK
  • Power Steppers – Aural Exciter; Bass Re-Enforcement (Universal Egg) ’96 UK
  • Dub Colossus – Black Rose (Sidestepper rmx); Return to Addis EP (RealWorld) 2009 female Ethiopian singer in the mix
  • Dreadzone – One Way; Second Light (Virgin) ’95 UK

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3 hours:

  • Noiseshaper – Bushmaster; Real to Reel (Miracle Sounds) 2006 Jah-stria
  • D’incise – Anarchy for Y3k; Dub Buds vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006
  • Natacha Atlas – Kidda; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Moroccan/Belgian
  • Grand Analog – Weekend Love; Calligraffiti (Urbnet) 2007 Canada
  • Manasseh Meets the Equaliser – Shining; Shining (Acid Jazz) ’96 UK; Marley cover
  • Pama International feat. Dawn Penn – Betterment Blues; Trojan Sessions (Trojan) 2006 UK
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They most certainly are out there. Eyes to the skies! Do not scoff

 

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 Seven Leaf Election Recap: 4 down, 46 to go!

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Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! Seven Leaf on the rise in the USA!

Greetings,

Nov. 3, 2014: Two down, 48 to go!

Hey Democrats? How’s that lesser of two evils strategy working out?  Now we all get to work until the age of 70. If we can find work at all…

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A pity you donkeys didn’t go with Single Payer. All of this could have been avoided. Coulda, woulda, shoulda

On the other hand:

Very good day for the Marijuana Vote. 3 out of the 4 entities on the ballot won. (Florida needed 60% and got 57%; which is encouraging if they try for outright legalization rather than medical MJ in 2016).

My friends call me Nelstradamus* because my political predictions tend to come true. I predicted Obama would be the guy back when it Hillary and the Seven Dwarfs in 2008. I predicted Ukraine and Cold War II before the Winter Russian Olympics. No I will not pick your lottery numbers!

*Last name is Nelson

Let’s see how Smile Jamaica did on his Marijuana Picks: 3 out of 4.

<Smile Jamaica On Air Pot Prediction Nov. 1, 2014: #1>

<Smile Jamaica On Air Pot Prediction Nov. 1, 2014: #2>

Nov. 4: 2014:

1. Florida Medical Marijuana vote (Amendment 2); FAILED

Florida: Close but no cigar blunt

Florida: 57% yes/43% no

However, because of the nature of the vote as a Constitutional Amendment it needed 60%. Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas casino magnate, bankrolled the “no’s”. Ironically, the elderly, who could benefit the most from the therapeutic usages of the Seven Leaf, broke no. The usual shibboleth of “medical mj is just a scam to get stoned” kept the measure from crossing the barrier.

Not sure what is next, but if they can finesse a statewide, full on legalization referendum that might only need 50% + 1, it could pass handily. Plus 15% (yes minus no) is encouraging for 2016: where higher (ha hah) turnout will bring more groups that sat out the mid terms: blacks, Hispanics, women, millennials and pretty much everyone else sick of Tweedledum vs. Tweedle Dee

Here is what I said the day before the vote regarding Florida:

Florida. Amendment 2. Medical Marijuana. Smile Jamaica says: No Chance. Needs 60% to pass. Peaked at 57% and has been trending further down.

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Close but no blunt. Go for the touchdown in 2016: Full Legalization and hope Obama’s lead weight anchor doesn’t kill the turnout. Good prospects in 2 years.

2. Oregon: Measure 91: Legalization; PASSED

55% yes/45% no.

A much better managed campaign as opposed to the failed vote in 2012. It is encouraging that a mid term vote can be so successful, with a ten point spread. Full out Collie-rado/Washington style legalization, taxation and regulation. Treat it just like alcohol. Result exceeded the polls even with core pro pot constituencies highly (no pun) disengaged by this midterm election.

Here is what I wrote prior to the vote:

Jah-regon: Measure 91. Legalization a la Collie-rado and Washington State. Smile Jamaica says: Most likely going to win. Latest polls are encouraging because of the gap between Yes (52%) and No (41%). Could be hurt if disaffected millennials don’t turn up for the midterm vote. Looks promising but not a lock per DC.

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Hey Jah-regon. Peter said to Legalize It so I could advertise it! Great job

3. Washington DC Initiative 71; PASSED

70% yes; 30% no. Emphatic yes. Now you can legally possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis and grow 3 plants. Will be interesting to see how the Feds try to keep it clamped down. But two thirds approval is hard to tamp down (pun intended) if we are still a citizen democracy.

Too bad America is an oligarchy.

Here is what I wrote the day before the vote:

 Washington DC: Not full legalization as in #1 and #2 but you can possess up to 2 ounces of cured bud and be able to grow six plants. Huge YES. Will probably cross over 60% yes. But it’s gonna be a nightmare.

So much of surrounding DC is federal jurisdiction. You don’t want to get busted with a stalk of sensi on Fedland. You’re gonna be under Heavy Manners. Plus in a likely ascendant Republican Congress, DC is going to probably face Congressional roadblocks to any semi-legal implementation.

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Finally living up to its founder’s “sage” advice to separate the male from the female hemp plants. George “Hemp Daddy” Washington.

4. Jah-laska: Ballot Measure 2: PASSED

52 yes/48 no

Jah-laska: Ballot Measure 2. Legalization a la Collie-rado and Washington State. Smile Jamaica says: Most likely not going to win

Here I what I said before the vote:

I have seen too many negative polls and only one outlier pro pot result that seemed too good to be true, so it seems suspect. 52% No to 48% Yes, but if millennials don’t show up for the midterm vote it will fall short. Should have waited until 2016 with more robust youth and libertarian turn out. Hope I’m wrong!

I was wrong! Way to go Jah-laska. Legal couch lock is better than booze during those long cold winters.

I assumed (you know what they say about assume? Makes an ass out of you and me) that a demoralized Progressive libertarian turnout combined with a grumpy motivated Tea Party libertarianism would make the YES come up just short. Nice little upset there!

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Jah-laskan Campfire: Canadian whiskey in your coffee and two legal spliffs to watch the Aurora Borealis

5. Guam: Yes! 56% affirm.

From the Kardashian Post

Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana

A local Guamanian (?) government commission is now obligated to set up a program to administer and implement the medical marijuana apparatus for dispensaries and cards for those seeking relief from debilitating diseases like cancer, AIDS and glaucoma.

here’s what I said on this blog the day before the vote about Guam:

 Guam: Joaquin (KC) Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013. Medical Marijuana and the creation of legal dispensaries.  Vote would ratify the legislation. Smile Jamaica says: I can’t find any reliable polls but its dependency to Federal jurisdiction makes any implementation difficult.

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Island living just got a little bit better. The future Smile Jamaica Retirement Ark-Ive. Pain relief for neck arthritis playing high school football

2016 Legalization Predictions.

Nelstradamus Predicts:

What happens the next two years: Obama is a lame duck. The Republicans will rage about a thousand year majority. We 1%ers are about to get what they call in Reggae: Heavy Manners. We the sheeple are gonna be pissed off like 2008.

More and more of the elderly will be funneled into their mandated Obamacare Death Panels. Those who grew up thinking marijuana was the gate way drug to get white girls to sleep with minorities are going off to the next world in incrementally higher numbers from a diet too rich in cat food.

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Osterity: What you can afford after Grand Bargain cuts to Social Security, 2017

New voters who have no problem with weed whatsoever gonna start taking their place. Ryan and Jennifer are gonna be much more kind (pun intended) to the Seven Leaf than Fred and Ethel

The demographics should be ripe for a full court Legalization press.

These states should be able to successfully get full Collierado style legalization going. Let’s quit pussyfooting around with medical marijuana. Legalization, regulation and taxation. Once the government gets a tax in place, they get hooked on the green. Kasheesh. In the same way states never drop or lower their Sales Tax. O-sterity ahead. No stone (pun intended) left unturned as states scrounge for funds to try and make up the short fall.

Expect thin gruel from the feds in the next two years. States budgets are going to be meager. Marijuana sales receipts and cannabis tourism can make up for the Neoliberal beatdown coming our way.

West:

  • Collie-fornya is the big prize considering the success of Washington and Oregon. The 9th biggest economy in the World. If California legalizes the collie weed, it’s game over. Might as well just put forward a Federal Legalization bill.
  • Jah-waii: More lucrative potential than coffee. Imagine the tourism opportunities. Guam style mid 50’s yes
  • Arizona and New Mexico. Libertarian Arizona and more progressive New Mexico are prime states for building organic, local grass roots legalization. Both would be difficult but not impossible. New Mexico the more likely.
  • Jah-vada: I know that the casinos, who call the shots in a one industry state, hate the idea of legalization. They don’t want people flying in to Vegas, getting a $30 a night smoking hotel room so they can burn weed all weekend instead of hitting the strip clubs or slot machines. Rural areas should be encouraged by the hemp products potential.
  • Jah-tana. My home state with its libertarian bent is a long shot, but there is some energy building. Grassroots (pun intended) shoe leather via the college towns like Missoula and Bozeman would be the center of the effort. But you have to get Billings and the rural communities in the Eastern two thirds of the state. My mom would vote yes. My dad? As long as you don’t tax his Olympia Beer to pay for legalization, I could lobby him for a yes.

If those states voted yes, that would leave only the Mormon Triangle states of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho as bastions of No. I’m waiting to see what Colorado’s ski industry gains from legalization at the expense of Utah’s “stone age” (pun intended) mentality.

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Smile Jamaica’s Christmas/Solstice/Birthday Gift: 2016 Montana Legalizes It. From the Big Sky state to the Big High State. Selah!

Midwest:

The legalization movement has to branch out from the West. These states should have the mechanism to pass legalization

  • Wisconsin and Michigan should be successful with a well funded and articulated campaign. Illinois too. Lots of rural areas in these states but working the issues could overcome provincial prejudices.
  • Ohio and Minnesota have potential but need to start right now on the campaign.
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Michigan go for the Legalize It in 2016?

Northeast:

I fully expect these states to say yes to legalization: New Hempshire, Vermont and Maine. (I mean, Vermont means green for Jah’s sake!). Piggy back those efforts to rope in Delaware and Rhode Island.

If you can get New York, New Jah-sey and Jah-sylvania. It’s game over. Might as well make it easy on all 50 states.

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New Hempshire Legalize It in 2016?

South:

I full expect the South to successfully secede from the Union in the next two years. So why bother.

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Will the New Confederacy legalize the Collie when they secede in 2017?

So November 2016, I want to be able to say: 16 down, 34 to go!

Smile Jamaica’s 2016 Cannabis Legalization Predictions

  1. Colliefornya
  2. Jah-waii
  3. Jah-vada
  4. Jah-rizona
  5. New Jah-xico
  6. Jah-tana
  7. Jah-chigan
  8. Jah-sconsin
  9. Jah-linois
  10. New Hempshire
  11. Maine
  12. Jah-mont (Vermont)

bless, robt

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So Hempdaddy Say: “Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, . . . and sow it everywhere!”