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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: (Stream + Tracklist) June 11, 2016: Summer Rain Utah!

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Rare June rainstorm in Utah


Nice little cool breeze summer rain last week. Rarity for sure-ty. I am gearing up for 28 Years on Reggae Radio. Early morning learns the ropes. Saturday Afternoon plants the Flag. Enjoy each show like it could be the last.

bless, robt

<28 Years of Reggae Radio>

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Reggae History Lesson – Muhammad Ali; 24 sec.

Muhammad Ali (AKA Mehemet Ali, Mehmet Ali), 1769-1849, pasha of Egypt for Ottoman Empire. Image published: 1901.
Muhammad Ali (AKA Mehemet Ali, Mehmet Ali), 1769-1849, pasha of Egypt for Ottoman Empire. Image published: 1901.

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Annotated Playlist: June 11, 2016; 34 sec.

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Smile Jamaica Approved

Set 1:

  • Natural Roots – Children of Jah; Natural Roots (Onlyroots) ’84 Fr. Vinyl
  • Bullwackie’s All Stars – African Roots Act II Dub; African Roots Act 2 (Wackies) ’82 Bronx; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Errol Brown – Muhammad Ali Boom a Yay in Africa; 7” (Brown Beat) ’74 JA: Muhammad Ali mini set

<Reggae History Lesson: Muhammad Ali in Zaire; 83 sec.>

  • Dennis Alcapone – Cassius Clay; Trojan Story (Trojan)  ‘73
  • Dennis Alcapone –  Muhammad Ali; Hits & Misses (Trikont)
  • Sister Carol – Herbal Is Natural; Direct Hit! Live (Catapult) 2001 live in Maryland; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Jah Rej – Binghi in the Jungle; 12” (Jah Works) 2002 UK mutant dub instrumental
Ali in Zaire

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Come Together; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘87

<Peter Tosh murdered: 9/11 – 1987; 42 sec.>

  • Lorna Asher – True History; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Culture – Jah Pretty Face; Two Sevens Clash (Shanachie) ‘77
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Roots, Rock, Reggae + Dub; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ‘76
Tosh’s first birthday after his murder: Oct. 18, 1987 – Black Monday stock market crash

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76  tribute to Bob Marley (Joseph the Biblical prophet)

<Bob Marley – Joseph of Israel; 13 sec.>

  • The Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom; Dance Craze Soundtrack (2 Tone) ’80 live 2 Tone ska
  • Tapper Zukie – Ital Pot; MPLA (Virgin Front Line) ’78 Mozambique People’s Liberation Army tribute
  • UB40 – I Think It is Going to Rain Today; More UB40 Music (Sound) ‘83 12” mix
  • Black Slate – Roman’s Dub; Ogima (TCD) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour


Joseph – Biblical Prophet. Bob Marley Reggae Prophet

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Ballroom Floor; Retrospective (Shanachie) ‘81
  • Horace Andy – Ain’t No Sunshine; Prime of (Music Club) Bill Wither cover ‘73
  • Teddy Brown – Midnight Train to Georgia; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ’75 Gladys Knight & the Pips cover
  • Storm – It’s My Birthday; Hits of the Past (Links) mid 70s female lovers rock
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A whole heap covered this one

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Brentford All Stars – My Sweet Lord; Solid Gold (Steady) NY George Harrison instrumental: Vinyl is Vital set
  • Zap Pow – Irie Land; Reggae Rules! (Rhino)  ’80 US vinyl; herbtune
  • U Brown – Chant It Down: U Brown vrs. (sic) Peter Yellow; DJ Confrontation (CF) UK deejay toasters
  • Tony Tuff – Run Come; Hustling (Scorcher) ’80 JA


Set 6:

  • Dennis Bovell – Dub d’Cap’n; Mek It Rock (Pressure Sounds) ’80 UK dub to I Roy
  • Abyssinians – Smokey Joe; Reunion (AO!) ’98 herbtune
  • Barry Brown – Fittest of the Fittest; Reggae Heights (Mafia & Fluxy) 2001
  • Universal Speakers – We Roots; We Roots (Catch Me Time) female duo; 2012 LA

<Reggae Blues-Dawtas mix: Chuck Foster Reggae radio DJ; 28 sec.>

  • Crazy Caribs – 50 Pence Dub; Dancehall Dub; (Ariwa) 2004 Mad Professor – Dub  Album of the Hour
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Chuck Foster – dean of the Reggae Radio deejay

Set 7:

  • Kwame Bediako – Steppin’ in a Zion; African Reggae (Putomayo) 2009, from Ghana
  • Ammoye’ – Dun Suh; CD Single (Version Xcursion) Can. Female
  • Black Uhuru – Liberation 2000; Dynasty (RAS) 2001: Andrew Bees on vx
  • Stranger Cole – Red Eye; Morning Train (Jah Shaka) 2006

R-3798005-1344841063-8772.jpegSet 8: Mutant Dub

  • Faithless – Muhammad Ali; Outrospective (Virgin) 2001 UK
  • Dubvisionist feat. Ari Up & Dubblestandart – Soulmate; King Size Dub (Echo Beach)
  • Judith – Such Is life; Universal Roots – UK Reggae Stars (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • African Head Charge – Rasta Don’t Fear; Live in Japan (ON U Sound) 2005
  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Rastafari Judgment Fire; Hail Rastafari (Imperial Roots) 2009 It.
Can’t spell Italy without Ital

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): June 4, 2016: Livicated to to the Black Superman!

Shuffle Ali Shuffle! Hero to the World


Woke up last Saturday to the news the world’s #1 sports hero (at least before Michael Jordan), Muihammad Ali passed to the next world.

He was a huge influence on Reggae. He was truly a Black Superman to many in the Third World, Africa and Jamaica.

I lead off with a Tribute to the Black Superman. And on the June 11 Ark-Ive we’ll hear a whole set of rarities

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!

bless, robt

Ma’a salaama champ


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 4, 2016: Annotated Playlist; 58 sec.

  • Tribute to Muhammad Ali
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob, Bunny, Peter, Rita, Ziggy
  • Best of 26+ years: Gregory, UB40
  • Rockers do Reggae: Sade, Brown, Punkers – The Clash, Ruts DC
  • Vinyl is Vital midway
  • Mutant Dub last half hour

bless, robt

Set 1:

  • Kayawah & Movement Band – Never Love Jah; Culture Rock (Only Roots) ’80 Fr. vinyl
  • Prince Jammy – Jammin For Survival; Rodigan’s Dub Classics: Serious Selections vol. 1 (Rewind Selecta) UK DJ David Rodigan’s dub picks for the hour
  • Johnny Wakelin & the Kinshasa Band –  Black Superman (Muhammed Ali); Reggae Soul and Rock & Roll (Pye) ’76 UK vinyl

<RIP champ! 43 sec.>

  • Phillip Fraser – Holding On; Dancehall Explosion (Trojan) ‘82
  • Mutabaruka – What About the Land; Roots All Stars – Gathering of the Saints (Shanachie) ’98 dub poet
  • Sister Carol – Herbal Affair; Direct Hit! – Live (Catapult) 2001 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement, live in Maryland
  • Mike Brooks – Sinnerman; 10” (Teams)
Fist to Fist rub a dub – The Black Superman

Set 2:

  • Aswad – Pass the Cup; Not Satisfied (CBS) ’82 UK herbtune
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Rastaman; Solid Foundation (Flag) ’92 update on Drifter riddim
  • Tapper Zukie – Oh Lord!; Tapper Roots (Virgin Front Line) ‘79
  • Augustus Pablo – Full Up; 12” (Rockers International) melodica update of Studio One riddim
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Aswad – “black” in the languages of Amharic and Arabic

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Ziggy Marley – Start It Up; Ziggy Marley (Tuff Gong) New
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Concrete; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’75: dub to Jah Live

<Concrete = Jah Live Dub; 24 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Want to Go Home; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’88 best 
  • Peter Tosh – Testify; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘87

<Murdered 9/11 1987. Bad omen for 14 years later; 46 sec.>

  • Revolutionaries – Dub Over Dub (Heartbeat/High Note) Dub Album of the Hour
Cut down just as I got into Reggae hardcore! Livicate never deadicate

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Rita Marley – Harambe; Harambe (Shanachie) ’82 harambe – “pull together” in Swahili; 16 sec.
  • Ini Kamoze – Wings With Me; Mini LP (Taxi) ‘84
  • Gregory Isaacs – Special to Me; Private Beach Party (Greensleeves) ‘85
  • UB40 – Rat in Mi Kitchen; Rat in the Kitchen (A & M) ‘86
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Harambe – Kenya slogan for “Pull together”. Get rid of the British colonizers

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Well Pleased and Satisfied – Love Train; Burning Sampler (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK red vinyl
  • Cassandra – Thank You For The Many Things You’ve Done; Babylon Soundtrack (Takoma) ’80 UK
  • Tony Tuff – Born in the Ghetto; Presenting Mr. Tuff (Black Roots) ’81 JA
  • Tony Bell & Kutchie – Thief Can’t Prosper; Mercy (Indigo Music) ’89 UK
  • Daddy Freddy Meets the Rootsman – Back Pon Dem Case; Old School New School (BSI) 2000 Portland Ore.
Red Vinyl from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Sade – By Your Side (Reggae Mix); CD Single (Sony) 2000 Sly & Robbie prod’n
  • Jackson Browne – Everywhere I Go; I’m Alive (Elektra) ‘93
  • The Clash – White Man in Hammersmith Palais; From Here to Eternity (Epic) punkers out of sorts at Jamaican concert in London : Live Best Of (Baltimore, MD)

<Punkers love Jamaican Reggae; 43 sec.>

  • Ruts DC Meet the Mad Professor –Rhythm Collisoion; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ’80 UK punkers do dub

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Set 7:

  • Mo’Kalamity & the Wizards – Vision; African Reggae (Putomayo) 2006 Cape Verdean group w/ female vox
  • Audio Active feat. Bim Sherman – Free the Marijuana; Happy Shopper in Europe EP (Beat) ’95 Jah-pon mutant dub herbtune
  • Eric Rebel Lion Buddles – Rebel Lion.; Roots of Black People (Progressive Internaitonal)


Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 UK ttrance dub w/ female vox: Mutant Dub Set
  • Steffe – Heart of Fire; More Bass Than Space  (Dubmission) 2000 UK
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry vs. the Moody Boyz feat. Roots Manuva – International Broadcaster; King Size Dub: ON U Sound 30 Year Anniversary (Echo Beach) 2011
  • Dubadelic – High; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ‘98