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Smile Jamaica: Digital Dubplate – Mutant Dub Endless Summer!

Greetings,

I am going through a home remodel. Pretty much since the beginning of March, my whole house has been chaotic as the contractor built me a real Ark-Ive. No more having to search through dozens of book boxes looking for that Mutant Dub herbtune recorded by a female singer.

I was handling the topsy turvy nature of workmen, dealing with the contractor, weather delays, etc. 4 months of inconvenience for a lifetime of organization.

The room looks great.  New roof, siding? Awesome.

Time to unpack and fill the shelves in the brand new, good for you, Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive
No more life as a music/media hoarder

Until the garage….the charlatans who sold me my house in 1995 scammed me. Rotted wood of the detached garage on my alley way. Put on dirt, not concrete footings. Filled the walls with cardboard filler and some sort of cotton candy junk. I can’t believe the whole thing never collapsed after 20 years of snow storms on that roof.

So they had to demolish it rather than repair it. $13k later. Parking my car on the street in the Sugarhood. It seems like it’s taking forever.

Has looked like this for 2 weeks. I think they did roofing and siding on my house in about the same time it is taking them to work on the garage. Grrr. Home remodels

Long story short. I had a home emergency right as I was leaving for last week’s Smile Jamaica. I told them I had no choice. I would have to get the show started, try to call a substitute and then rush home.

So I did just that. Got home about 5:30 for a five minute consult. Enjoy this Mutant Dub showcase cooked up in my Secret Dubratory to make amends for cutting and running last Saturday over the Airwaves.

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica’s Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub Endless Summer of 2017

0 – 30 min.

  • Doctor Dread feat. Bob Dylan – I and I Dub; Theremin Dub (Tsosume) 2013
  • 2 Bad Card feat. U Brown – Equality and Justice; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK + JA DJ
  • Afro Omega – Don’t Stop; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC lovers-dub w/ female vox
  • African Head Charge – Run Come See; In Charge: Live in Japan (Beat) 2005
  • Audio Active – Ala-Mecka-Bickally Dub; We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) 2005 Jah-pon

30-60 min.

  • Beat Pharmacy – Happy Daze; Earthly Delights (Deep Space) 2005 South Africa
  • Black Star Liner – Superfly and Bindi; Bengali Bantam Youth Experience (WEA) ’98 UK Hindi-dubbers
  • Alpha & Omega – The Lion’s Den; Legend of A & O (Dopic) 2005 UK trance dubbers
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Phat Old Mamas – Bitter Hypnotic; Into Bass & Time (ESL) 2009 Germ. female vox
  • Creation Rebel and New Age Steppers – Ethos Design; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 UK Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • David Holmes – Mosh It; This Films Crap, Lets Slash the Seats (1500) ’95 jungle
  • Destroy Babylon – Nuh Skin Up + Shades of Hudson; Shadow Army (Music Add) 2008 Keith Hudson cover

60-90 min

  • Samia Farah – Sous Influence; Samia Farah (Small) ’99 Fr.-Tunisian dubstress
  • Bush Chemists – Respect Dubwise; Light Up Your Chalice (Duibhead) ’99 UK
  • Dr. Israel & Dreadtone International – Dread inna Babylon; Patterns of War (ROIR) 2005 Brooklyn
  • Dry & Heavy – Right Track; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon
  • Dub Pistols feat. Kitten and The Hip – Bang Bang; Worshipping the Dollar (Sunday Best) 2012 UK w/ female vox
  • Dubchek – Lee Perry; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone) 2001
  • Dubsultan – Yalla Ya Habibi; Dub Sultan (Dub Sultan) Bozeman, MT Middle East dub 2012
Middle Eastern dub out of Bozeman, MT! My former homestead

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Dub Syndicate – Dubbing is a Must; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98 UK
  • Dubbelstandart feat. Ari Up – Island Girl; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA
  • Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz – 19/2000 (Jungle Fresh; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Hollie Cook – 99; Twice (Mr. Bongo) UK dubstress 2014 UK dawta of Sex Pistol
Dubbing is a must….True dat!

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Blessed Is the Seed; Survival Guide For the End of Time (Champion Nation) 2002 Boulder, Collie-rado hip hop/dubbers
  • Kid Loco – Cocaine Diana feat.Louise Quinn; Kill Your Darlings (Division One) 2001 Fr.
  • Laurence Harvey – Star Child; Ancient Astronauts (Laurence Harvey)
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry feat. ; From the Secet Laboratory (Mango) ’90 A. Pablo cover
  • Manasseh Meets the Equalizer – Surface Tension; Dub the Millennium (Acid Jazz) ’94 UK
  • Massive Attack – Hymn of the Big Wheel; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK feat. Horace Andy on vox

2 & 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Morcheeba – Moog Island; Who Can You Trust? (Indochina) ’96 UK w/ female vox
  • Nightmares on Wax – 195lbs.; Thought So (Warp) 2008 UK
  • Ras Command – Kali Dub; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.
  • Natacha Atlas – Duden (Spooky Mix); Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Fr./Arab/Jewish Middle East dubmix
  • Thievery Corporation – Exilio; Babylon Rewound (ESL) 2005 DC rmx
Let us save the best for last!

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub Meltdown!

 

Before there was a Dubstep, I was calling it Mutant Dub!

Greetings,

Needed a long weekend to begin the giant move into the newly renovated Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – Day 1

Last Saturday: From 7:30 AM to 6 PM. Moved all my LPs, 10″ and 12″ black wax from my detached garage to the Ark-Ive.

Loaded massive Tupperware tubs full of records. Loaded them on a Dolly and pushed them the 50 feet from garage to the back door. Lifted them over the door stop and finessed them into the new room.

Since I had spent all winter and spring sorting 15,000? pieces of black vinyl goodness into proper categories, moving from the tubs to the shelf was easy.

Now if I want to find Mutant Dub, herbtune, Halloween songs by female artists. I know right where to go. Before it was a game of needle in a haystack trying to remember which pile to dig through.

Other than a quick lunch, it was 9 hours of physical, exhausting labor. I was drenched in sweat and sore all over..

But it was worth it. Looks very nice and neat. Unlike the hoarder/collector vibe of massive cardboard boxes filled with stock bought out from long dead record store chains.

CDs are next. So because i don’t like to go a week without new content at Mixcloud’s Smile Jamaica Podcast link: enjoy 3 hours of Mutant Dub not interruptions, just bass in ur face!

I’ll be checking it while I spend 10AM to 3PM Saturday huffing CDs into the Ark-Ive

Vinyl last Saturday. Non-Reggae CDs and DVDs this Saturday – From the garage into the Ark-ives

bless, robt

0-30 min.

  • Avatars of Dub – Uptown Jungle; Babylon Is Ours (Echo Beach) 2003 Germ.
  • Morcheeba – Small Town; Who Can You Trust? (Indochina) ’96 UK w/ female vox
  • Digital Dubs feat. Jeru Banto – Liga Legalise; #1 (ROIR) 2011 Brazilian herbtune
  • Djins feat. Venudas – Indi’ka; Verbalistic (Hammerbass) 2003 Fr./Arabic
  • Afro Omega – Whatcha Need + Dub; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC w/ female vox
  • Dr. Israel – Counting Out Stones; Patterns of War (ROIR) 2005 Brooklyn dubber

30-60 min.

  • Dub Syndicate – Dubbing Is a Must; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98 UK
  • Thievery Croproation feat. Pamela Bricker – Lebanese Blonde (French version) + Dub; CD Single (ESL) ’98 herbtune
  • OSC – Originate; Bay Area Dub Step (Full Melt) 2011
  • Pama International – I Found Sunshine; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UK
  • Ther Herbaliser feat. What What– Herbal Blend; CD Single (Ninja Tunes) ’97 UK female vox

60-90 min.

  • Dub Gabriel feat. 77 Klash – Crooklyn Crouds; Anarchy & Alchemy (Destroy A/C) 2008 Brooklyn; herbtune
  • Bush Chemists feat. Talawa – Stand Up Dub; Light Up Your Spliff (Conscious Sounds) UK w/ female vox
  • The Orb – Earth Orbit One: Little Fluffy Clouds; The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (Island)  ’91 UK
  • Dubateers Meets Charlie P – Policeman +Dub; Hustle (The Dubateers) 2011 UK herbtune
  • International Dub System feat. K-Tee on vox – 05:30 am; I.D.S. (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Groove Corporation – Concrete Jungle; Presents Remixed From the Elephant House (Guidance) 2001 UK Bob Marley cover

90  min. – 2 hr.

  • King Earthquake – Native Dance Dub; Dub Plates Chapter Two (King Earthquake) 2010 UK
  • Dubblestandart feat. Gudrun & Truman Chewstick – Money; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria; female vox on Horace Andy tune
  • Death in Vegas – Aisha: The Contino Sessions; Milk It (Sony) 2005 Best of
  • Armagideon – Spiral Galazy (Vince Vinyls Beats Mix); Through the Haze (Dubhead) ’98 UK
  • Dry & Heavy feat. Likkle Mai – Love Explosion + Version; Full Contact (BSI) 2000 Jah-pon w/ female vox 

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Ras Command – Education; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.
  • Sounds From the Ground – Sweetdust; the Egg Files (Universal Egg) ’97 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Who Jah Bless + Bless This Dub; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Audio Active – Stiff Wheel; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound) ’97 Jah-pon
  • 2 Bad Card – Mentally Ska’d; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Bajka – Surfing the Silvatide; We Are to Answer (ESL)  2009 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Gorillaz – Strobelite; Humanz (Virgin) 2017
  • Earl Sixteen – Is It Because I’m Black; Steppin’ Out (Downbeat) Syl Johnson blues cover
  • Santigold – Guns of Brixton; Top Ranking: A Diplo Dub (Mad Decent) 2008 female take on The Clash
  • Adrian Sherwood feat. Bim Sherman – Nu Rizla; Becoming a Clich’ (RealWorld) 2006 UK herbtune
  • Fort Knox Five – The Big Score; The Underground Sound of DC (ESL) 2000
  • Martha Cinadar – Living It; Cannabis Café (Ministry) 2002

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Preview: June 7, 2014: Johnny Cash, Yoko Ono & Lords of Acid

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Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer sing Bob Marley: Rockers do Reggae!

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica’s Chart Progress on Mixcloud: (May 24, 2014 Ark-Ive)

  • #5 on Vinyl
  • #15 on Reggae
  • #17 on Dub

Here is where you can go to help me push the latest podcast edition, May 31st into the charts. Give thanx!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Podcasts

This is the first Saturday of the month. For about the first decade of my 25 years hosting Smile Jamaica, I used to do a special feature every first Saturday musical episode: The Reggae Album Side of the Month.

My Reggae mentor, John “Rutabaga” Reese – who was hosting Smile Jamaica when I moved to town – started the Vinyl showcase. It was mainly so he could step out for a cigarette and get caught up on the monkey-butlering we deejays have to do at KRCL

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Monkey Butler – someone forced to do annoying, menial tasks of useless purpose in addition to, and at the same time, as their regular job

In tribute to my spar Rutabaga, I continued the Album Side of the Month. Smile Jamaica is mostly a Jamaican Jukebox of singles, (i.e. a single selection off an album or 7,10, or 12″ piece of vinyl singles). I wanted to play an obscure and top rank Reggae album from Side A or B: Tracks 1-4 or 1-5, usually. A roots Reggae album not re-issued on CD. Gems from my 30 year collecting Ark-Ive. Vinyl is Vital, of course. Sink into the riddim. Relax, stay awhile. Jus’ cool, dreadie.

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Album Side of the Month: rare, vinyl only, top rank

Then a piece of bullshit legislation came into law that made my Album Side of the Month illegal. The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). No more than 3 songs in a row off an album. I couldn’t do a whole 3 hours of one artist, like Bob Marley, anymore. No bootlegs. A bunch of other twaddle that did absolutely nothing to stem the tide of illegal downloads.

Clinton signed this in 1998 and it will be the reason I don’t vote for his wife in 2016. I wrote to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch to try and stop this bill from becoming law.

I basically told our Senator for Life my tale of woe, “Hey Dread, I’m a radio deejay in Salt Lake City, Utah. The state you supposedly represent. My show is called Smile Jamaica. I have this tradition of focusing on one album by an artist to hear what Reggae sounds like on a long player piece of wax. Rather than my usual habit of  juggling individual songs, featuring different artists, on a variety of formats. A little context. Part of my tradition of Reggae History Lessons. I’m trying to educate while I entertain. I’m showing off the fruits of my Ark-Ives. I have zero interest in aiding and abetting song  theft. I want people to buy this music. Begging you a ten cent, Senata Haatch!

“I volunteer my time on a non-commercial radio station. I am committed to public service in the community.I don’t get paid. Don’t want to get paid. How about a non-profit exception for what I do?”

I basically got the International Symbol of Ill Will

<Orrin Hatch 1; Smile Jamaica 0; 40 sec.>

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The International Symbol of Ill Will

So that brings me back to Johnny Cash. In the immortal words of Bob Marley, “When one door closes, another will open.” Somewhere in the last decade I have started a different, legal, tradition for the first Saturday edition of the month on Smile Jamaica.

Rockers do Reggae

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Yoko Ono makes her debut on Smile Jamaica this afternoon

Last month I gave you Billy Idol’s maiden voyage on Smile Jamaica. This week I have: Johnny Cash (debut), Taj Mahal (perennial) Wayne McGhie: Canadian-Jamaican soul/reggae hybrid and Yoko Ono (debut).

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: June 7, 2014 sets:

  • Rockers do Reggae (above)
  • Bonus Rockers: Version galore on Bob Dylan’s Man in Me: Matumbi vs The Clash; Morcheeba (mutant dub with female box) and I will end the show with Lords of Acid: mutant dub herb tune (debut). Yes, hard techno comes to Smile Jamaica in the same show as Johnny Cash. Selah!
  • Dub Album of the Week: More rock/dub crossover: The Mad Professor Meets Ruts DC: Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR). Punkdub
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob Marley’s last live show in Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania: Sept. 23, 1980; Peter Tosh rarities & obscurities from Equal Rights ’77; Bunny Wailer – Rootsman Skanking ’86
  • Vinyl is Vital: (midway). All female artists laying down the crispy black wax attack.
  • Mutant Dub: (last half hour): Even more Rockers: downtro-dubby cover of Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay”.
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Smile Jamaica debut: mutant dub swings off its axis into post industrial: Unholy Trinity: mutant dub(ish), female vox, Seven Leaf: “Marijuana in my Brain”

Good luck to Collie-fornya Chrome. It is going for the triple crown today at the Belmont Stakes. If he wins, I am going to play a Jamaican horse race tune with Dreadlocks versus The Pope around 5:00 PM

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Jah Guide Collie-fornya Chrome. First horse since ’78 to win the Triple Crown? 4:52 Mountain Time we’ll find out

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for when it is live

Current chart status for May 31, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive (3 days):

  • Vinyl: 11
  • Dub: 41
  • Reggae: 59

Give a listen, spread the word, move Smile Jamaica up the charts!

bless, robt