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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): June 3, 2017 – Black Wax Cratedigger’s Harvest!

 

Lots of my Student Loan kasheesh was spent at this SLC record shop. Going strong 30 plus years later. Removed 90% of their CDs to make room for MOAR vinyl

A life in cratedigging. Kick started the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive’s in my friend Neil’s dorm room. Fall of 1986. That lit the fuse!…..

<Black Uluru in a dorm room? Instant Reggae fanatic; 20 sec.>

…I’m going through a home remodel. 40 years of record collecting crammed into my garage right now. When I ran out of shelves, I bought some big ass tupperware bins to try and make it all fit.

This has to fit into my new addition. A Library for a Librarian

Between my organic collecting (used record stores, Ebay/Amazon, stock from my distributor when I sold Reggae online) and my binge buying when Record Stores started dying out in the mid 2000’s, my 1200 square foot house had reached a state of entropy.

So to make room for the demolition of two bedrooms to accommodate an actual Library (A Librarian with his own Library!), I had to move everything into my garage in a short amount of time.

Now that the project is coming to completion, I have to move everything back in!

Can 40 years of books, records, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes fit into a space 41 feet by 10 feet? Stay tuned!

My method?

  • Get up early on Saturday. Have my spinach determining what I’m going to sort and separate  in the garage.
  • Go have breakfast at Left Fork Grill with my best bredrin Leonard and his buddy John
  • Drink about 8 cups of coffee
  • Head back to mi casa in Sugarhouse
  • Grab a stack of disks for my CD boombox to while away the time sifting wax
  • Fully caffeinated: Start to organize the entropy.
    • I would separate by format: LP, 12″ disco mix, 10″ disco mix, non-Reggae vinyl
    • Then: look by title and cull albums if they fit one of my preferred set-genres
      • 420
      • Roots Dawtas
      • UFOria
      • Wailers Family Tree
      • Halloween
      • Marley Tribute songs
      • Rockers doing Reggae

I don’t know how many physical vinyl pieces I have (not even including 7″ 45s). CDs a whole separate issue.

10,000 pieces? 15,000? Somewhere in between.

It has literally taken me from early January to June to sort it all and separate for the final move into the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive.

From when I moved to SLC from Bozeman, MT in Sept. of 1986, I have been on a vinyl crusade. And the nostalgia of where and how I acquired the lion’s share of black wax really kicks off memories of a subculture that has mostly died out: the local record store.

Many great ones are still slinging wax: Like Randy’s in Salt Lake. Ditched their CDs to make room for the vinyl resurgence: 20 sec.

But over 500 stores have gone out of business in the last decade. When the music industry killed vinyl, they didn’t anticipate that digital music sales like Itunes, Spotify etc. would make those $18.99 CDs economically irrelevant.

Columbus and Bay in North Beach. I would stay across the street at the Travelodge and crate dig til closing. Nearly cried when I heard the news Tower was going under

And even though vinyl is making an awesome comeback (full vindication for I ‘n’ I), it’s too late for many of my favorite haunts.

Last summer my local Montana chain went out of business: Hastings. I would drive through gorgeous wheat fields and flowing rivers and cratedig from Butte, Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman and Billings.

700 hundred miles from SLC to Fort Benton, Montana. Hastings books/cds/DVDs broke up the monotony of the drive. Went out of business Summer 2016

As much as I love Montana and my parents, I’m not driving home this summer. Not much for me to do there now but watch wheat grow.

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 3, 2017 – All Vinyl Showcase; 34 sec.

Set 1:

  • Brigadier Jerry – Everyman a Mi Bredrin; Jamaica, Jamaica (RAS) ’85 DC:
  • Bullwackie’s All Stars – Nature’s Dub; Nature’s Dub (Wackies) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Time Unlimited – Live Upright; Devil’s Angel (Live Wire) ’84 JA
  • Mother Liza – Ten to Ten; Mother Liza Meets Pappa Tollo (Vista Sounds) ’83 UK
  • Devon Russell- Homebound Train; Homebound Train (Freedom Sounds) ’83 JA
  • Zap Pow – Be Cool; Irie Land (Rhino) ’80 LA
  • Al Campbell – Collie Herb; 12” (Jah Life) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
The Record Room: Phoenix, AZ, 2016

Set 2:

  • Inner Circle – Forward Jah Jah Children; Reggae Thing (Capitol) ’76 US

<Inner Circle: Capitol’s answer to Bob Marley; 15 sec.>

  • Leroy Smart – What Will I Do; Rite Sound Reggae Story (Jah Live) ’77 Fr.
  • Barry Brown – Ital Rock; I’m Still Waiting (Rocktone International) ’83 Can.
  • Super Chick – Roach Killer; Reggae Dancehall Classics (Sleeping Bag) ’87 NY female dj

<Roach Killer shoes: favorites in the dancehall for killing roaches and rub a dubbing; 35 sec.>

Starboard Records, 1988 – West Valley City, UT. RIP

Set 3:

  • Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus – I Am an Ethiopian; Movements (Dynamic Sounds) ’78 JA

<I’m not Mr. Brown, Mr. Smith, Mr. White – I’m an Ethiopian; 12 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Wake Up; Wake Up (Natty Congo) ’85 UK
  • The Meditations – Running From Jamaica; Message From the Mediations (United Artists) ’76 US
  • Gregory Isaacs & Christine – Rock On; Rock On (Jah Live) ’75 Fr. Combination style
  • Prince Far I – Bendel Dub; Front Line Dub (Virgin Front Line) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour

<Virgin record label in Nigeria; 50 sec.>

Randy’s Records: SLC, 1986

Set 4:

  • Lone Ranger – The Clock; Hi-Yo Silver, Away! (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • The Shakers – Emergency Call; Yankee Reggae (Asylum) ’76 Boston; female vox on Judy Mowatt tune
  • Eek a Mouse – Sensee Party; Skidip! (Greensleeves) ’81 UK
  • Misty in Roots – Wandering Wanderer; 12” (People Unite) ’81 UK
Rough Trade Records: San Francisco, New Years Even 1988

Set 5: 420 Black Wax

  • Peter Culture – Coconut Chalwah; Behold 10” LP (Top Beat) 2000 UK 

<Coconut chalice; 14 sec.>

  • Clint Eastwood – Collie Weed Style; Love & Happiness (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK
  • Winston Reedy – Sensimilla; Dim the Lights (Inner Light) ’83 UK
  • Niney the Observer – My Spliff; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) ’86 Chicago
  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ‘83

<Johnny Law in your rear view? 28 sec.>

Reckless Record, 1990 San Francisco/Haight Ashbury: RIP

Set 6:

  • The Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up; Wailers Vinyl Box Set (Island) #3484 of 10,000 vinyl box set

<Lessons in crate digging: Buy low ($70), sell high (working kidney)>

  • Bobby Culture, Brimstone & Fire, Nicodemus & Louie Culture – Going Home; Tidal Wave (Unicorn) ’83 Santa Monica: R.B. Greaves pop update
  • Junior Byles – I Don’t Know; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis
  • Don Carlos & Gold – Blackout in the Ghetto; Showdown vol. 3 (Hitbound) NY
  • Black Uhuru – What Is Life; 12” EP (4th & Broadway) ’83 US picture sleeve

<Not Marley, Tosh, Cliff or UB40: Black Uluru’s Anthem made I ‘n’ I a Reggae fanatic>

  • Ras Command – Education; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.: Mutant Dub album of the hour
9 disk vinyl box set: Amoeba Records, Berkeley 2001: $70. Versus $3500 on eBay

Set 7:

  • Blue Riddim Band – Restless Spirit; Restless Spirit (Flying Fish) ’81 St. Louis

<Livicated to our KRCL bredrin: Bad Brad Wheeler>

  • Fab 5 – Shaving Cream; Jamaican Woman (Stage) ’87 JA
  • Aisha – I Know a Place; 12” (Ariwa) ’90 UK
Smokey’s Records, SLC 1987: RIP

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Black Uhuru – Boof’n’Baff’n’Biff (Fila Brazillia rmx no. 2); Dancehall Queen Soundtrack (Island Jamaica) ’97 US
  • Dub Syndicate – Roots Commandment; Echomania
  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Stormy Weather; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 UK female vox on Lena Horne classic
ON U Sound mail order, London: 1990?

Words of Wisdom:

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-gust 27, 2016 – Reggae University Back in Session!

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Anu and Marduk were dreadlocks!

Greetings,

School is back in session. Summer a gwaan. Time for New Roots and opportunities. Soon the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter. All the folks travelling and doing outdoor activities that don’t always include radio. So listenership tends to go down in the summer and starts to bump in the fall.

Look forward to that in the months to come on Smile Jamaica while we put Summer in our rear view. That’s why if you’re travelling, on-demand Smile Jamaica is always there for your activity soundtrack

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 27, 2016

Set 1:

  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Build Up Your House; Revelation (Trojan) ’82 UK vinyl: nyahbinghi style
  • The Upsetters – Noah Sugar Pan; Upsetter Shop vol. 1 (Heartbeat) Black Ark Dub Album of the Hour
  • Michael Palmer – Have Faith in Jah; Wicked a Go Feel It (Trojan) ‘84
  • Judith – Such Is Life; Universal Roots – U.K. Reggae All Stars (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • Leroy Wallace – Far Beyond; Studio One Roots (Studio One/Soul Jazz) melodica
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 Specials 2 Tone ska spin off

<Peter & Bob – 2 farmers trying to earn a living>

  • Ras Daniel Ray – Princess; 10” (Education) 2006 UK

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Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Pound Get a Blow; Honorary Citizen (Columbia): ’68
  • Bunny Wailer – Liberation; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’88 best of
  • Rita Marley & the Wailers – Deh Pon Dem; Ska Bonanza (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica + Version; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’76: single + version for Smile Jamaica Peace Concert

Smile Jamaica Cartel

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana; I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ’79
  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Wherever He Leads Me; Face the Music (VP) ‘81
  • Althea & Donna – Jah Rastafari; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78 female singjay duo
  • Wailing Souls – They Don’t Know Jah; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ‘82
  • Bill Laswell – Dub Massive vol. 1 (Trojan) Dub Album of the Hour: dub remixes of Reggae dubs

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Set 4:

  • Samia Farah – Rien ne Acquis; Samia Farah (SAM) 2008 Fr.-Tunisian singer
  • Heptones & Prince Lamont – Meaning of Life; Hits of the Past (J.B.) ‘77
  • Mike Brooks – Rhum (sic) Drinker; Classical Anthology (M-10) herbtune ‘78
  • Mad Professor & the Robotiks feat. Michael Walters – Jungle Vibrations; 10” (Ariwa) 2002 UK

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Burning Spear – African Teacher; Lovers and Rockers (EMI) ’79 UK
  • Al Campbell – Just a Close Talk With You; Rough Road (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK red vinyl
  • Hortense Ellis – Wooden Heart; Raver’s Rock Vol. 2 (Vista Sounds) ’84 UK
  • Jah Lloyd – Dispencer; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’78 UK

<Jah Lloyd – No needles for I ‘n’ I>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Full Experience – Disco Devil (Extended Mix); Turn and Fire (Anachron) ’77 Neth. Vinyl
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“Doctor! Don’t give I an injection, it will leave an infection.”

Set 6:

  • Ayo – What’s This All About; Gravity at Last (Polydor) 2008 Germ.-Nigerian female
  • Collie Buddz – Come Around; Collie Buddz (Columbia) 2007 herbtune
  • Pablo Moses – Under Your Spell; We Refuse (Priority) ‘90
  • Version feat. Carlton Livingston – Hotta Fire Burn; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr.

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Set 7:

  • Morgan Heritage – Unjust World; CD Single (MCA) ‘94
  • Aswad – Boom Boom Carnival; Roots Revival (Ark 21) ’99 Jamaicans rock steady cover
  • Junior Delgado – Jah Say; Tichen (Rhino UK) ‘90
  • Black Uhuru – Botanical Roots; Anthem (Island) ‘84
  • Israel Vibration/Soul Syndicate – Go Through Dub; Unconquered People Dub (Greensleeves) ‘79

<Black Uhuru – Anthem is the album that made me a Reggae fanatic>

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First Reggae Grammy winner – the album that lit the fuse for I ‘n’ I

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Graciella Rodriguez – Stop That Train; On U Sound 30 Years Anniversary (King Size Dub Special) (Echo Beach) 2011 Spanish take on Bim Sherman classic
  • Audio Active – Psychobuds; Bong (Birdman) 2000 Jah-pon herbtune
  • Joseph Cotton – Ali Baba; Pro Cannabis 4 (Dope Media) 2000 Germ. Herbtune on Ali Baba riddim
  • Soom T – Puff That Weed; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Germ./Scottish female weedstepper
  • Ben Jammin – Money Talks; Ambassah Rub a Dub Showcase Part 2 (Ambassah) 2006 UK
  • Badawi – Voices From the Sky; Soldier of Midian (ROIR) 2001 Jewish-mystic dub
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How do you say 4 down, 46 to go in Jah-ponese?

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 14, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Vinylicious!

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    3 Hours of the Black Wax Attack on Smile Jamaica

 

<Vinylicious!>

Greetings,

So I’m embarking on a home remodel so I can make some sensi out ofmy Vinyl Room.

Gonna make a Library at the Ark-Ives located in a secret location in SLC.

So that means I have to pack up about 5000 Lps and 12″ style. Bought the deep plastic Tupperware bins for the  job.

So as I harvest black wax from sagging pressboard shelves into these stackable bins, I stripped out the crème de la crème for airing on this Ark-Ive Edition.

Enjoy the black wax attack. Ultra rare and heavy roots:

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Time to upgrade from the old pressboard shelves into something better

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 14, 2016 – playlist, Reggae History Lessons, Photos, Captions

❤ 3 hours of Vinyl; 30 sec.>

Sets devoted to:

  • Roots Dawtas
  • Seven Leaf
  • Mutant Dub

Set 1: All Vinyl LP’s

  • Johnny Clarke – Jah Jah See Them Come; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK, Culture cover
  • Fe Me Time All-Stars; Dub I (Pressure Sounds) ’72 Dub Album of the Hour; Jimmy Radway prod’n
  • Mikey Dread – Everybody Needs a Proper Education; Dread at the Controls (Trojan) ’79 UK
  • Dennis Brown – Together Brothers; Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours (Laser) ’80 UK
  • Jimmy Cliff – Goodbye Yesterday; Pop Gold (Island) ’77 Austrian best of

<Jimmy Cliff – Rock Hall of Fame selection; 37 sec.>

  • The Itals – Herbs Pirate; Brutal Out Deh (Nighthawk) ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Lion Zion – Gas Guzzler; Reggae From America (House of Natty) ’76 Oakland; Lee Perry mix
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Jimmy Cliff – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

Set 2

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 LA
  • Cornel Campbell – Yes I Will; Yes I Will (Micron) ’79 Canada
  • Phillip Fraser – The Joy It Brings; Big Showdown (Black Solidarity) ’85 JA
  • Jah Ruby – Black Invader; Dread Affair (Afrik) ’77 JA
  • Eclipse Band – Eclipse; Inner Reggae Rhythm (Only Roots) ’78 Fr
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Mini Doors re-union

Set 3: Roots Dawtas

  • Akabu – Africans United; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK roots: Roots Dawta Set
  • Lillian Allen – Rub a Dub Style in a Regent Park; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’85: Toronto dub poet, Emeryville, CA vinyl
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Positive Vibration; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee
  • Scientist – Emperor’s Faith – Sound System; The People’s Choice Dub (Tamoki Wambesi) Dub Album of the Hour
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Canadian dub poet Lillian Allen

Set 4:

  • Cimarons – With a Little Luck; Reggaebility (MPL) ’82 Paul McCartney label/cover

<Paul McCartney Reggae cover on Macca’s label; 30 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Little Girlie; Badder Than Them (A & M) ’81 LA
  • Hugh Griffiths – 400 Years; Mother Africa (My-O-Lantic)  ‘86 NY
  • Aisha – Every Problem; Daughter of Zion (Twinkle) ‘93 UK
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Beatles/McCartney/Buddy Holly fans

Set 5: Seven Leaf Set

  • Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread & Alive; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81 US

<Peter Tosh – My first Reggae LP, Xmas ’81>

  • Coco Tea – Herb in My Garden; Sweet Sweet Coco Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 NY: update of Spanish Harlem
  • Jah Thomas – Marijuana, Marijuana; Dance on the Corner (Midnight Rock) ’79 Canada
  • Louise Bennett – Chi Chi Bud; Yes M’Dear – Live (Island) ’83 UK
  • Culture – International Herb; International Herb ’79 (Virgin Front Line)
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First addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Christmas ’81. Thanks Mom!

Set 6:

  • Gregory Isaacs – Just Be Nice; All I Have Is Love, Love, Love (Tad’s) ’86 UK
  • Zema – Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, CA; female artist
  • Ishan People – Sweet Chariot; Ishan People (GRT) ’77 Ontario, Canada
  • Big Youth – What’s Going On; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK, Marvin Gaye cover
  • The Gladiators – Fuss & Fighting + Version – 1983 US Tour EP (Nighthawk) ’83 grey vinyl, St. Louis: Bob Marley cover
  • Revolutionaries – Black Star Dub; Roots Man Dub (Heartbeat) GG Ranglin dub, Dub Album of the Hour
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Killer roots

Set 7:

  • Jah Levi & the Higher Reasoning – Jah Jah Is the Way; Selassie I Vibration (Theocratic Records) ’88 O’Brien Oregon nyahbinghi
  • Roland Burrell – Heartache; Fling Reggae Music (Park Heights) Brooklyn
  • Marcia Griffiths – Children of Israel; Rock My Soul (56 Hope Road) ’84 JA
  • Inner Circle – Rock the Boat; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK: ’74 Hues Corporation disco

<Reggae Disco; 12 sec.>

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Disco is not a four letter word on Smile Jamaica!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Who Is the Ruler?; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox: Mutant dub Set
  • Dub Syndicate – Green Stick; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK instrumental
  • Basement 5 – Work: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK – future members of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Suns of Arqa – Kyrie; Seven (Arka Sound) ’87 UK: Hindi/Middle East
  • Moody Boys – Lion Dance; Journey into Dubland (XL) ’90 UK
  • Zulu Warriors – Chanting Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89 UK instrumental
  • The Clash – Time Is Tight; Black Market Clash (Nu Disc) ’80: 10” cover of Booker T and the MG’s

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): July 25, 2015 – Selassie I Weekend!

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Haile Selassie: b. July 23, 1892. No Jah. No Reggae. No Reggae Radio. No Smile Jamaica. 3 Hours in Tribute! Selah!

<Haile Selassie – King of Kings; 23 sec.>

Greetings,

For me, Reggae Music is Rastafari Gospel music. So two days after Selassie’s birthday, it’s 3 hours of the King’s Music!

bless, robt

Ras Tafari Makonnen – b. July 23, 1892 in Ethiopia.

❤  3hours devoted to His Imperial Majesty, Jah Rastafari; 79 sec.>

  • Emperor of Ethiopia; 1930-1974
  • His Imperial Majesty
  • King of Kings = Negusa Negast
  • Lord of Lords
  • Jahovah
  • Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah
  • The Head Creator (Ras Tafari)
  • Elect of God
  • Ever-living God
  • Earth’s Rightful Ruler
  • Power of the Trinity = Haile Selassie
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The Lion of Judah kept lions as pets. “Here kitty, kitty!”

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – July 25, 2015

Set 1:

  • Selassie Is the Chapel; Rebel (JAD); Elvis Presley gospel cover: 3 Hours devoted to Haile Selassie I – July 23, 1892

<Elvis Presley gospel;  17 sec.>

  • Selassie I Rockers – 30 Pieces of Dub (The Business) ’83 Dub Album of the Week
  • Cymande – Rastafarian Folk Song; Promised Heights (Janus) ’74 UK black funk, rock, reggae group

<Cymande – Dove of  Peace; 19 sec>

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ‘84
  • Errol Dunkley – Created By the Father; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Dennis Brown – So Jah Say; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Jennifer Lara – Jah Will Lead Us Home; 12” (Kingston Connexion/Hitrun) ‘79
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The Original Dread. “Hail Rastafari, the world’s first hippie!” — Cymande

Set 2:

<Negusa Negast = King of Kings in Amharic; 6 sec.>

  • Keith Hudson – I Broke the Comb; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78

<Dreadlocks and Rastas; 56 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru  – I Love King Selassie (Live); Ultimate Collection (Hip-O) ’82 best of
  • Wailing Souls – They Don’t Know Jah; Very Best of (Greensleeves)  ‘82
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry (Jah Shaka) ’80 UK
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World War II – Fought Italian Fascists from British exile

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree for His Imperial Majesty; 4 sec.

  • Peter Tosh – Rastafari Is; Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience (Shanachie): Wailers Love H.I.M. Set
  • Rita Marley – Thank You Jah; Who Feels It Knows It (Trident) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Bunny Wailer – Rastaman; This Is Reggae Music vol. 3 (Island)  ’76 US vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’75; ’82 movie

<Jah Live – you can’t kill God; 51 sec.>

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Set 4:

<The Honorifics of Jah; 14 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Jah No Dead; 12 the Hard Way (Tribesman) Lloyd Coxsone prod’n ‘78; 20 sec.
  • Sister Carol – Oh Jah (Mi Ready); Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ‘84
  • Steel Pulse – Worth His Weight in Gold (Rally Round); True Democracy (Elektra) ‘82
  • Bad Brains – Leaving Babylon; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL); DC punk  Rastas

<Mosh it! Mosh down Babylon!; 11 sec.>

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Prince Alla – In My Father’s House; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Opa-Lock, FL; 17 sec.

<There are many mansions, there are many rooms; 7 sec.>

  • The Heptones – Can’t Hide From Jah; Good Life (Greensleeves) ’79 UK
  • Jah Woosh – Penetrate Jah Works; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Johnny Clarke – Wrath of Jah; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK
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With JFK in the White House

Set 6:

  • The Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae vol. 1 (CSA) ’83 UK; #1 favorite reggae song of all time! 42 sec.

<The Rastas, not the beer! 13 sec.>

  • Culture – Lion Rock; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ‘88

<Lion Rock for the bank notes; 24 sec.>

  • Earl Zero – Only Jah Love; Visions of Love (Epiphany) ‘79
  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Everyone Should Praise Jah; Songs For Jah (Reggae Best) ’77 Nyahbinghi
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No Jah. No Reggae. No Reggae Radio. No Smile Jamaica. No i ‘n’ I

<No Reggae without Jah Music; 10 sec.>

Set 7: Vinyl Set

  • The Melodians – Jah Reggae; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC: Vinyl set
  • Crucial Bee – Give Thanks an Praise; Just a Sting (All-Mighty Starr) US Virgins Island
  • Version feat. Naima – Jah Jah Love; 10” (Web Cam Hi Fi) Fr. w/ female vox

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah Love

<Zombies Love Jah too! 5 sec.>

  • Alpha & Omega – Rastafari; Sound System Dub  (ROIR) ’95 UK  trance dubbers w/ female vox. Mutant Dub Selassie Tribute
  • African Head Charge – Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ‘90
  • Abassi Allstars feat. Junior Kigwa; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Jr. Reid – God Is a Man; Thrillseekers (Shanachie) 2005 UK
  • Horace Martin – Awake Jah Jah Children; Rub a Dub Showcase Part II (Ambassah)
  • Abyssinians – Jahovah; Last Days (Tabou1)

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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  
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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 ‘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”

 Set 3: Reggae tunes on Soundtracks

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Dreadlocks in Moonlight; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ‘82
  • Western Roots – Rockers Galore; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) 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

 Set 4: Best of 25 Years: Smile Jamaica

  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79 
  • Michael Dyke – Saturday Night Special; Rebel Music (Trojan) ’79 Various Artists
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80; Joe Jackson: “aliens 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

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas

  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle)  ’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

 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 ‘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