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Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Hazy Shade of Winter!

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Smile Jamaica much prefers Collie-rado’s Inversion Galore to Utah’s Winter Smog. 4 down, 46 to go!

Greetings,

<Inversion Galore. Surviving Utah’s Winter Smog>

Settling into Jah-nuary. Middle of winter. The two month period of hibernation between the Green Bud Bowl Packers last game and opening Season for my beloved San Francisco, Giants baseball.

Weeping and Wailing and gnashing of teeth 😦

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Green Bud Bowl Packers legendary collapse. Dread only had to do one thing and one thing only: catch the effing ball. Game over. Super Bowl 49. Fiyah bun!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers epic collapse against Seapukes: No Superbowl for I ‘n’ I; 17 sec.>

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Grinding it out at work trying to avoid the flu and the colds brought about by Utah’s chunky air. Flu shot was a dud. Everyone in my family except me got it. Praise Jah! One of my best friends had to go to the emergency room with fluid in her lungs. Utah from November to March great for skiiers. Not so much for those with ashthma.

So playing rope a dope in cutting through the Post Holiday blah’s with the Kool Roots of Reggae ‘n’ Dubwize.

High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 24, 2015; 64 sec.

  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob & Peter Live in Leeds UK; Tosh live acoustic radio performance; Bunny chants down Botha and Apartheid South Africa, Marcia Griffiths – Steppin’ ’79
  • Dub Album of the Week: Aba-Shanti Ites. Mutant dub instrumentals
  • Soundtracks: Reggae on celluloid
  • Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years: Marcia G, Prince Lincoln UFOria, Dillinger PSA on STD’s
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas: lovers rock, deejay Seven Leaf, dub poet
  • Mutant Dub: UFO skywatching soundtrack

<Songs to watch the sky for UFO’s. They are out there. Do not scoff!; 8 sec.>

bless, robt

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Galaxy poll on the Terrestrial Drug War

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Kojak – Glory to Jah; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA vinyl
  • Aba-Shanti-I &the Shanti-Ites – Tower of Bable (sic); Verse III (Falasha) ’99; Dub Album of the Week: mutant dub style
  • Black Slate – Mozart in Trenchtown; World Citizen (Unit 8) 2014 UK roots reunion

<Black Slate: UK Roots Reunion; 29 sec.>

  • Akabu – Fate of the World; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female roots group
  • African Brothers – Gimme Gimme African Love; 10” (Main Line) ’77, Tony Tuff Sugar Minott group
  • Iba – Babylon Don’t Like; Many Lives (Mt. Nebo) 2006; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 7 sec.>

  • Big Youth – Honesty; Screaming Target (Trojan) ’72; on Slaving riddim Β 
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UK Roots Reunion. One of Smile Jamaica’s Best of 2014

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73
  • Cedric β€˜Im Brooks – Jah Light It Right; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’76 horn jazz + nyahbinghi instrumental
  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
  • Rhoda Dakar – 007; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007; singer in Special AKA, Bodysnatchers ska covers Desmond Dekker
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2 Tone Ska-stress: Bodysnatchers, Special AKA, sang a song about date rape that is brilliant and harrowing “The Boiler”

Β Set 3: Reggae tunes on Soundtracks

  • Lee β€œScratch” Perry – Dreadlocks in Moonlight; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) β€˜82
  • Western Roots – Rockers Galore; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL)Β 2010 mutant dub

<Babylon Central: Thievery Corporation movie; 28 sec.>

  • Search Boys – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78; herbal update of r & b by The Coasters; 23 sec.
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Thievery Corporation movie: mutant dub, exotic Middle Eastern women, cratedigging, peak oil conspiracy theories. Smile Jamaica approved

Β Set 4: Best of 25 Years: Smile Jamaica

  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79Β 
  • Michael Dyke – Saturday Night Special; Rebel Music (Trojan) ’79 Various Artists
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80; Joe Jackson: β€œaliens gonna whip and put you in your rightful place”; 26 sec.
  • Dillinger – Mickey Mouse Crab Louse; Cocaine (Charly) ’83; rude

<Dillinger warns about STD’s: Public Service Announcement; 28 sec.>

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You can’t get to Heaven with a carnal mind. Instead you get the Mickey Mouse Crab Louse

Β Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas

  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle)Β  ’93 UK

<Roots Dawtas love the Black Wax; 16 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh & Sis Bee – Herb Reasoning; Rebellion (FORM) Ireland; Herb tune over Reggae George

<Smile Jamaica Jah-o-graphica: DUBlin, Irieland; 16 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Nellie Belly Swelly; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) Emeryville, Colly-fornia; female Canadian dub poet
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Donut Shop; Past History (Yahway), ’86 Mill Valley, Collie-fornya
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Canadian dub poet. Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Jah Guide; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic live at WXFM, Jah-cago, Ill.
  • Leonard Santic All Stars – Santic Rock; Down Santic Way (Pressure Sounds); dub
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Minoo – December; 10” EP (Deep Roots) 2008; female singer on mutant dub riddim
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Have guitar, will travel

Β Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Botha the Mosquito; Liberation (Shanachie) ’88; against apartheid leader

<Botha leader of Apartheid South Africa; 20 sec.>

  • Ken Boothe & Prince Jammy – You’re No Good; Trojan 12” Box Set (Trojan)
  • Merva Grier – Feeling Like a Million; 12” (Iroko)
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

<Free Azania: South Africa: Reggae History Lesson; 49 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Look to the skies! They are out there!; 8 sec. >

  • Red I – Last Chant + Return of the Mayan; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 Philippines; Mutant Dub set

<Barely survived til Dec. 21, 2012: End of Mayan calendar; 40 sec.>

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  • Zion Train – Follow Like Wolves; Healing of the Nation EP (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Alien Dread – Dub-Liner; Cosmic Dub Clash (Channel One UK) 2012 instrumental
  • Ranking Joe – World in Trouble; (Vibronics β€˜Ska Boom’ rmx); Twilight Circus Dub SoundSystem: Remixed : Dubwise (M); 2004 Dutch dubber
  • U Brown – No Wicked Can’t Reign; 3 the Roots Way (Jah Warrior) 2000
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Thanksgiving 2012 I was in ICU at Hospital. Fought hard to live til Dec. 21, 2012. End of Mayan Calendar. Or as Red I calls it: Jahdgement Day

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 15, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist) – Best of 25 Years (CD era)

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Celebrating 25 Years of Reggae Radio

Greetings,

Celebrating 25 Years of Reggae Radio with the Best of Smile Jamaica: CD EditionΒ 

<Records come from vinyl; what are CDs made of? Aluminum? 5 sec.>

Jump straight to the Jah-vember 15, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive. Read below for the Tracklist

I pulled 50 tracks from my early days of Reggae collecting (1986-1990).Β Then I put those 50 in chronilogical order and started juggling the Disks from 4-7 PM.

Essentially: I am trying to recreate Β what my first show would have sounded like: Jah-tober 1989: Smile Jamaica.

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Prince Buster – Nyabinghi drums from 1967. Earliest selection from Smile Jamaica’s Top 50

<Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years High-lights; 77 sec.>

Probably the first time in a decade no Black Wax on Smile Jamaica

<Vinyl Free edition; first time in a decade; 17 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 15, 2014: Best of 25 Years.

Annotated playlist (soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons, photos, captions.)

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25 years of the Red, Gold and Green. Africa: Red (blood); Gold (riches); Green (harvest)

Set 1:

  • Black Uhuru – Solidarity; Anthem (Mango) β€˜84

<Anthem: The album that made me a Reggae fanatic; 29 sec.>

  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84: Dub Album of the Week; 15 sec.
  • Prince Buster – Chubby; Original Golden Oldies vol. 2 (Blue Beat) ’67; nyabinghi drumming
  • Bunny Wailer – This Train; Blackheart Man (Mango) β€˜76

<Woody Guthrie’s – This Train; 25 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Red, Gold and Green; Marcus Garvey (Mango) β€˜75

<Significance of Red, Green & Gold; 45 sec.>

  • The Diamonds & the Upsetters – Talk About It; Open the Gate (Trojan) β€˜75
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Michael Rose meets Sly & Robbie. This album started a 28 year journey into Reggae & Dubwize

Set 2:Β 

<Smile Jamaica used to air at 1pm when I started in ’89; 28 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Keep on Knocking; Who Say Jah No Dread (Greensleeves) β€˜75
  • Judy Mowatt – Black Woman; Black Woman (Shanachie) β€˜76
  • Dillinger – Ragnampiza; Bionic Dread (Mango) ’76; 17 sec.
  • Max Romeo – Smokey Room; War ina Babylon (Mango) ’76; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 17 sec.
  • Peter Tosh – Till Your Well Runs Dry; Legalize It (Columbia) ’76; William Bell cover

<Blues Reggae hybrid; 10 sec.>

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Set 3:

<Smile Jamaica Best of 25 Years; 15 sec.>

  • Junior Murvin – Roots Train; Police and Thieves (Mango) β€˜77
  • Marcial Griffiths – Melody Life; Naturally (Shanachie) β€˜78
  • I Roy – Tiddle le Bop; Heart of a Lion (Virgin Front Line) ’78 nursery rhyme
  • Wailing Souls – Jah Give Us Life; Very Best of (Greensleeves) β€˜78

<First song back after being in the hospital; Nov. 2012; 35 sec.>

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The perfect song after surviving 5 days in ICU with blood poisoning and six weeks off air to recover. Blessings

Set 4:

<Saturday Volunteer History on KRCL 90.9FM: 120+ years of Radio volunteering; 23 sec.>

  • Earl Zero – Please Officer; Visions of Love (Epiphany) ’79 herbtune

<4 down, 46 to go!; 10 sec.>

  • Errol Dunkley – A Little Way Different; Darling Ooh (Attack) β€˜79
  • Itals – Don’t Wake the Lion; Early Recordings (Nighthawk) β€˜79

<Tiger loose in Eurodisney; Paris; 11 sec.>

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As if the ticket prices at Disneyland weren’t bad enough. Tiger on the loose. Not looking for Mickey or Minnie

Set 5:

<Smile Jamaica Best of 25: From 50 cuts to 33 gems: diamond ruff; 13 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Forever Loving Jah; Uprising (Tuff Gong) β€˜80

<When Bob Marley CD’s were first released; 54 sec.>

  • The Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom; I Just Can’t Stop It (Go Feet!/IRS) ’80 2 Tone ska
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Fite Dem Back; Forces of Victory (Mango) ’80 UK dub poet

<Skinhead shoelaces: Red laces – anti-Racist skins; White laces – Racist skins; 37 sec.>

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When Island finally got around to releasing the Marley catalog on CD, I took part of my student loan check and bought every one: From Catch a Fire to Rebel Music. Ronald Reagan was a great supporter of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives via the Pell Grant and Loans. Give thanks!

Set 6:

<Smile Jamaica: 25 years of Bass in ur Face! 18 sec.>

  • Rita Marley – One Draw; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) Β ’81Β herb tune

<Wailers Family Tree: Bob, Bunny, Peter, Rita, Marcia, Judy; 22 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – If I Had the World; Foul Play (A & M) β€˜81
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One draw. Draw is a verb. To inhale, draw, smoke from a smoking utensil or spliff. Probably comes from draft. As in pour me a draft of Heineken while I take a draw off my spliff. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 7:

<25 Years!; 13 sec.>

  • Toure’ Kunda; E’mma; E’mma Africa (Celluloid) ’81; Senegalese West African reggae

<Weaponized Ebola got loose in West Africa? 18 sec.>

  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 2 Tone ska w/ Pauline Black on vox
  • Culture – Lion Rock; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) β€˜82

<Put HIM on the currency: Lion Rock; 13 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; Night Nurse (Mango) β€˜82
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Summer of 2014: ISIS, downed Malaysian airliner, Gaza and ebola all happened in the same week. Google weaponized ebola. Conspiracy theory? No, conspiracy fact!

Set 8:

<Smile Jamaica 25: From my hands to your ears!>

  • Mutabaruka – Intro + Check It!; Check It! (Alligator) β€˜83 dub poet
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Stop That Train; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’83; Melodians cover
  • Prince Far I – Survival; Umkhonto we Sizwe – Spear of the Nation (Tamoki Wambesi) ’83 posthumous deejay release

Prince Far I: him don’t drink Schweppes, just the Heineken!

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The guerrilla army of the Zulu Nation fighting apartheid in South Africa. Army of Mandela’s African National Congress

Set 9:

<Out of 50, who didn’t make the cut list for Best of Smile Jamaica; 25 sec.>

  • UB40 – Tyler; More UB40 Music (DEP) β€˜83
  • Don Carlos – Jah Jah Hear My Plea; Prophecy (Blue Moon) β€˜84
  • Ini Kamoze – World a Music; Mini LP (Mango) β€˜84

<Rutabaga Reese: My mentor on Smile Jamaica>

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bless, robt

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One of the earliest additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

 

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