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Smile Jamaica Preview: Apr. 18, 2015: Canna-bliss Service Weekend!

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Happy Cannabliss Service Weekend from the Smile Jamaica ArkIves!

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

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Mixcloud – Bobbylon: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives + Digital Dubplates
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

Greetings,

“4 down, 46 to go!”

Been away two weeks fundraising for  listener supported Community Radio station KRCL. Thanks to any and all who made contributions to keep Reggae Radio and my 25 plus years running well hot. You Kings ‘n’ Queens helped us pull in $22k for KRCL on 6 total hours. Pretty great for a late afternoon, ethnic music show. Give thanks! blessings!

So let’s celebrate with a blowout.

<Alien Weed Attack; 30 sec.>

Cannabis? No! Canna-bliss. We’re gwaan celebrate free speech for three hours on Smile Jamaica devoted to the Seven Leaf. The Weed of Wisdom. The Healing of the Nation on your station that rules the nation.

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3 Hours of herbtunes, Seven Leaf black wax. 420, or 4/20 or 4:20 – it’s herbal meditation inna irie vegetation on Smile Jamaica

Here’s what I did today

  1. Bakefest of Champions
  2. Popped an Allegra D (my allgergies are brutal this year)
  3. Cratedug on behalf of Record Store Day
  4. Camped out in my Secret Dubratory brewing up a 4 hour and 20 minutes. Zero seconds Digital Dubplate only version excursion for Mixcloud and the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Herbtunes, movie clips and soundbytes inna Seven Leaf stylee.

As I did last year

I will upload that show, Year 2, on April 20th, Monday at 4:20 AM. Night owls this one’s for you!

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Digital Dubplate Caanna-bliss Service Weekend – Apr. 20, Monday, 4:20 AM. 4 hours and 20 minutes. Zero seconds to the Seven Leaf. For Niteowls, insomniacs and the graveyard shifters

I’m in a real Vinyl mood this afternoon. Pulling Musical Cannabis “nugs” from the shelves in the ]Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives makes me want to rinse out some rarities for surety.

 

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High-lights of the Show

  • 7″ Jamaican Jukebox of 45 RPM: Black Uhuru vs. Ozzy Osbourne
  • Roots Dawtas
  • Mutant Dub Space Dust last half hour
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Vinyl is Vital midway

Check it out but you bettter be a “responsible listener” or else…

<Johnny Law in your rear view…>

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These aren’t donuts!

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

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Mixcloud – Bobbylon: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives + Digital Dubplates
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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About time to start earning that Nobel Peace Prize. Executive Order – Legalize Marijuana in all 50 states. UN Security Council legalizes it for the entire world. Anunnaki have already legalized it in the Galaxy

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Happy Birthday Bob Marley (Feb. 7 show re-posted here not MIxcloud)

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Greetings,

Mixcloud said I had too much Bob for last week’s Ark-Ive

Listen here instead. 2hr. 51 min.

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Playlist: Bob-ruary 7, 2015: Tribute to Bob Marley

  • Toots & the Maytals – Marley’s Gone (His Songs Live On); (Sunsplash) Live at Reggae Sunsplash; US Vinyl 8/4/82: Bobstock – Tribute to Bob Marley 70th Birthday
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Roots, Rock, Dub; In Dub (Tuff Gong); Dub Album of the Week; B side dubs to Marley 45s
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77: Lee “Scratch” Perry, Aswad, Meditations
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl; dj on “Waiting in Vain”
  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ‘90***End of Set 1
  • Ronnie Davis – Kaya; Jah Love (Music Club); 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Could You Be Loved; 12” (Island) ’80 remix
  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus & Marley); S.W.A.L.K (Heartbeat) ’82 US vinyl; Jacob Miller & Marcus Garvey
  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Motown) ‘81***End of Set 2
  • Roots Uprising – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami vinyl; Stevie Wonder cover
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic; Exodus Dub (Micron); ’77 Request
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; 12” (Island) ‘77***End of Set 3
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 UK vinyl; herbtune: 2 guys named Peter & Bob
  • Taj Mahal – Slave Driver; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74 blues singer
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Marley Mix Up (Exodus, Positive Vibration, Pimpers Paradise, Punky Reggae Party; 12” megamix***End of Set 4
  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom
  • Marcia Griffiths – I’m Hurtin’ Inside; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Rita Marley – Thank You Jah; Rita Marley (Trident) ’80 UK vinyl***End of Set 5
  • Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ’83; Order of Merit – Jamaican award given to Bob
  • The Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; 12” (Island) ’85 Julian Mendelsohn rmx***End of Set 6
  • Randeesh – Bob Marley is a River of Love; Courage (Mountain Lion) 2004
  • Pressure – Stir It Up; Pressure (Pool Production) ’82 Jah-stin, Texas vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Redemption Song; 12” (Tuff Gong) full band version; not acoustic***End of Set 7
  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 Best of UK trance dubbers
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Exodus; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000
  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – War/ No more Trouble; 12” (Island) ’78 from live Babylon By Bus
  • The I Threes – He’s a Legend; Beginning (EMI America) ’86 US vinyl

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Bob-ruary 7, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist); Happy 70th Birthday Bob Marley

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Bob Marley 70th Birthday: Bob-ruary 6, 1945. Celebrate life

<Happy 70th Birthday – Robert Nesta Marley>

Greetings,

Let’s celebrate Bob-ruary off right with a Tribute to Bob Marley Showcase on Smile Jamaica – 3 hours!

  • Tributes to Bob Marley

<When Bob passed, dozens took to record Tributes; 12 sec.>

  • Bob Marley Cover songs
  • Rare Bob Marley 12″ picture sleeves out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives
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Legalize it in his Memory

<Tribute to Bob Marley: Bob-ruary, 7, 2015; 80 sec.>

Annotated Playlist for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Feb. 7, 2015

Bob-stalk*/Bobstock; Happy Birthday Bob Marley: 70 Years; 9 sec.

*as in stalk of Sensimilla!

bless, robt

Set 1: 

  • Toots & the Maytals – Marley’s Gone (His Songs Live On); (Sunsplash) Live at Reggae Sunsplash; US Vinyl 8/4/82

<Toots Hibbert pays tribute to Bob Marley; 25 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Roots, Rock, Dub; In Dub (Tuff Gong); Dub Album of the Week. B side dubs to Marley 45s

<Bubblin’  Marley dubs for Bobstock 3 hours on Smile Jamaica; 20 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77: Lee “Scratch” Perry, Aswad, Meditations
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl; deejay update of “Waiting in Vain”
  • Brigadier Jerry – Tribute to Bob Marley; On the Road (RAS) ‘90
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1977 tribute to the Punk Rockers: The Jam, The Damned, The Clash. “No boring old farts will be there”

 <Punky Reggae Party and Smile Jamaica: No boring old farts!; 15 sec. – Rejected by society. Protected by my dignity>

Set 2: 

  • Ronnie Davis – Kaya; Jah Love (Music Club); 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Kaya: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 12 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Could You Be Loved; 12” (Island) ’80 remix

<Bob Marley embraces Disco to get into the US black music clubs; 52 sec.>

  • Mikey Dread – In Memory (Jacob, Marcus & Marley); S.W.A.L.K (Heartbeat) ’82 US vinyl; Jacob Miller & Marcus Garvey

<Holy Trinity of Jamaican Heroes: Jacob Miller, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley; 24 sec.>

  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Motown) ‘81

<Motown pays Tribute to Trenchtown; 27 sec.>

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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 3:

  • Roots Uprising – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami vinyl; Stevie Wonder cover
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic; Exodus Dub (Micron); ’77 Request
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; 12” (Island) ‘77
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Exodus – Movement of Jah People

 Set 4:

  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 UK vinyl; herbtune: 2 guys named Peter & Bob

<Farmers Peter and Bob  trying to earn a living; 18 sec.>

  • Taj Mahal – Slave Driver; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74 blues singer
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Marley Mix Up (Exodus, Positive Vibration, Pimpers Paradise, Punky Reggae Party; 12” megamix
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark=-Ives

 Set 5: Roots Dawtas

<Bob’s Mom + I Threes; 24 sec.>

  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom
  • Marcia Griffiths – I’m Hurtin’ Inside; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Rita Marley – Thank You Jah; Rita Marley (Trident) ’80 UK vinyl
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Bob and his Mother, Cedella

 Set 6:

Culture – Double Tribute to the O.M.; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ’83; Order of Merit – Jamaican award given to Bob

<Double Tribute to the Order of Merit: Jamaica’s Highest Civilian Award; 18 sec.>

The Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK vinyl

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; 12” (Island) ’85 Julian Mendelsohn rmx

<Promo mix to promote Legend in the dance clubs; 22 sec.>

<How Reggae purists didn’t like those promo dance mix 12″s; 17 sec.>

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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: promo dance mix for Legend

 Set 7:

  • Randeesh – Bob Marley is a River of Love; Courage (Mountain Lion) 2004
  • Pressure – Stir It Up; Pressure (Pool Production) ’82 Jah-stin, Texas vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Redemption Song; 12” (Tuff Gong) full band version; not acoustic

<Rare band mix of Redemption Song; 25 sec.>

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Redemption Song: acoustic to end Bob’s last LP “Uprising”. Band version on Black Wax 12″. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery

 Set 8:

  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 Best of UK trance dubbers
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Exodus; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000
  • Bunny Wailer – Stay With the Reggae; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – War/ No more Trouble; 12” (Island) ’78 from live Babylon By Bus

<Bob Marley’s “War” derived from HIM Haile Selassie’s speech at the United Nations>

  • The I Threes – He’s a Legend; Beginning (EMI America) ’86 US vinyl
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. HIM: Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another Inferior Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned – Everywhere is war – Just Say No to Iraq 3.0

If you made it this far, thanks for listening to Bobstock on Smile Jamaica

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!”

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist): Jah-tober 18, 2014: The Undead are Not Ital!

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What about Building 7?

Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Loves Jah-loween! 8 sec.>

Jump straight to the Ark-Ive Stream

Here is what I played on the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 18, 2014:

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-tober 18, 2014: 71 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Jah-mboree: Sat. Oct. 25, 2014; 4-7 PM. 90.9FM krcl.org

<All tricks, no treats; 15 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica 20+ Jah-loween Jah-mboree: Sat. Oct. 25; 4-7 PM. 90.9FM krcl.org. The Undead are most certainly not Ital!

<Wolfman Jack; 13 sec.>

High-lights of this week:

  • Jah-loween Cauldron of Wickness: preview to next Saturday’s Jah-loween Jah-mboree; 3 hours of the Ranking Dreads vs. the Living Dead!
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile. Classic far east melodica sound ’78
  • Livicated to Peter Tosh: Oct. 19, 1944: story of his revenge against A-sad-ica. Because there is nothing “merry” about America for the poor man. 24 sec.
  • Roots Dawtas: Mutant dubstresses: Hollie Cook, Ranking Ann, Sevendub, Grace Jones
  • Seven Leaf: GT Moore mutant dub, Sugar Minott
  • Wailers Family Tree: dubble dose of Tosh, Marley last live show, Bunny Rule Dance Hall. Pato Banton pays tribute to Tosh
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3 hours of Jah-loween and spooky soundbites “Chopped” up in my Secret Dubratory

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-tober 18, 2014: photos, captions & soundbytes 

*Jah-loween tune: 16 of 34 tunes (47%)

Set 1:

  • Cultural Roots – Devil-Ites; Drift Away From Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 JA vinyl*
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie); Dub Album of the Week ‘78
  • Desmond Dekker – Reggae Recipe; Original Hit Sounds (Trojan); best of Rock Steady
  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK Mutant Dubstress

<Hollie Cook – Twice: Smile Jamaica’s #1 Release of 2014; 21 sec.>

  • Beats International – Echo Chamber; Excursion on the Version (London) ’91 Norman Cook group
  • GT Moore – Herb of Africa; 12” (Jah Works) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 2009 UK mutant dub

<Smile Jamaica’s Red Eye Politics Predictions; 4 down, 46 to go!; 44 sec.>

  • Pato Banton – Hello Tosh; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
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2 down, 48 to go! Smile Jamaica Predicts: Jah-laska, Jah-regon, Guam, DC, Nov. 2014 election

Set 2: Livicated to Peter Tosh; Oct. 19, 1944

<Peter Tosh crashes the market from beyond the grave! 34 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Day the Dollar Died; Mystic Man (EMI America) ’79: Happy Birthday, Stepping Razor: Oct. 19, 1944; 9 sec.
  • Ranking Ann – Love on a Mountain Top; Slice of English Toast (Ariwa) ’82 Mad Prof singjay
  • Englishman – Vampiar; Turning Point (Mighty Roots) ’95 DC bassie*

<Vampiar’s sucking the blood of the Ragamuffins; 8 sec.>

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Tosh Unholy Trinity of Jah-loween Tunes: Dracula, Vampire, Mark of the Beast

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Love; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80; Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania
  • Sugar Minott – International Herb; 12” (Hamma) ’83 herbtune
  • Sevendub – Untitled Tribute (Peace Dove Mix); Dub Club Edition: Rock With Me Sessions (Collision); 2006 mutant dub female vox
  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ‘75*

<Blacula; 59 sec.>

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“Hold di candle, take off your bangle, turn your neck pon di right angle. (Blackula) is the best in all di business. He’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s”… Lone Ranger

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Reggae in the U.S.A.; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Zema – Joy in the Morning; Black Sheep (Melchizedek); female artist out of Los Jah-ngeles
  • Noah House of Dread – Don’t Let The Devil Hold You Back; Heart 2 (ON U Sound) ’88*

<The Thing With Two Heads; 55 sec.>

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“I’ll give you some head…and shoulders to cry on”…Debbie Harry, Blondie

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl is V-Ital Set:

<Vinyl Evyl; 95 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; The Gladiators (Virgin) ’80 UK; Vinyl is Vital Jah-loween set. Marley cover. Duppy = Jamaican Ghost*

<Jamaican Supernatural: Obeah (Black Magic), Duppy (Ghost); 33 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Frankenstine (sic); Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG Hit) ’79 JA*
  • Donovan – Evil Eyes; World Power (Mango) ’88 US*
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.; 12” (Greensleeves); ’81 UK Two bad duppy*
  • Don Carlos – Satan Control Them; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’88 US*
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Jamaican ghosts captured by goat’s meat and rice in the boneyard. 10,,000 undead

<Scream Blacula Scream; 55 sec.>

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My teeth in your neck, baby!

Set 6: 

  • Peter Tosh – Four Hundred Years; One Love Peace Concert (Pressure Sounds); Kingston JA: 4/22/78
  • Grace Jones – Devil in My Life; Hurricane (Bloodlight) 2011 Rocker does Mutant Dub*

<Cackle mi a cackle; 34 sec.>

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“Dubble, dubble, toil and trouble. Makes the needle pon di record go wobble, wobble”

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 vinyl set

<Pour some milk pon dem Rice Crispies! 9 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – Midnight Rockers; 7” (Oneness)
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ‘75
  • Donovan Carless – Be Thankful (For What You Got); 7” (Giant); William de Vaughn soul cover
  • Keble Drummond – Keep on Dancing; 7” (Mummy)
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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus!

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween vs. Orson Welles War of the Worlds

<Mutant Dub bass and echo torture chamber; 14 sec.>

<Mutant Dub Jah-loween Stylee! 35 sec.>

  • Abassi All Stars – Humble Lion; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg)  2007 UK; Duppies and Zombies
  • Gorillaz – Dracula;  Gorillaz (Virgin)  2001 UK*
  • Tino – Bats in My Belfry Dub; Tino’s Breaks 6: Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002*
  • Dubblestandart feat. Elephant Man – Vampire Informer; Marijuana Dreams (Collision) 2010 Jah-many*
  • Omar Perry – The Ghostmakers; Can’t Stop Us (Makasound) 2009 Fr.*
  • Finley Quaye – Mash Up Lucifer/Stone the Devil; CD Single (Maverick) ; ’97 UK*
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Don’t show I your teeth, your plastic smile nah work…Michael Rose & Black Uhuru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Livicated to Peter Tosh: Oct. 19, 1944

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Winston Hubert McIntosh; Oct. 19, 1944-Sept. 11, 1987 on guitar and baritone vox in Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica pays tribute to the man who put the militant wrath to Roots Reggae. Peter Tosh born Oct. 19, 1944.

Let us honor him by spinning his music today pon your Hi Fi. Vinyl Preferred

<Smile Jamaica Peter Tosh Listening Day; Oct. 19; 23 sec.>

Huge huge influence on me. Not just for Reggae Music but my personal politics. Tosh did not do “Lesser of Two Evils”. 

He defined support for the Seven Leaf with Legalize It. No pussy footin’

<Peter live in the studio: Don’t Wanna Get Busted; 2 min 26 sec.>

 Here are my personal Tributes in the form of Reggae History Lesson vox files from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Podcasts.

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Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die…Peter Tosh

bless, robt

No. 1: Tosh History Lesson: Oct.. 18, 2014

Peter was murdered in terrible circumstances on the eerie foreshadowed date of Sept. 11, 1987.

From Wikipedia:

On 11 September 1987, just after Tosh had returned to his home in Jamaica, a three-man gang came to his house demanding money.[13] Tosh replied that he did not have any with him but the gang did not believe him. They stayed at his residence for several hours and tortured him in an attempt to extort money from Tosh. During this time, Tosh’s associates came to his house to greet him because of his return to Jamaica. As people arrived, the gunmen became more and more frustrated, especially the chief thug, Dennis “Leppo” Lobban, a man whom Tosh had previously befriended and tried to help find work after a long jail sentence.[13] Tosh said he did not have any money in the house, after which Lobban put a gun to Tosh’s head and shot once, killing him. The other gunmen began shooting, wounding several other people and also killing disc jockeys Doc Brown and Jeff “Free I” Dixon. Leppo surrendered to the authorities. He was sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted in 1995 and he remains in jail. The other two gunmen were never identified by name.[14]

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Many rumors about why and who killed The Bush Doctor….

I remember how I found out about this tragedy. My sister was in SLC and I went to pick her up at the airport. I pick up a newspaper and at the top of Page 2: “Reggae star murdered in Jamaica”

F-Bomb! I had just bought his album, No Nuclear War, and expected I would get to see him on tour to promote it. Nope.

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Was looking forward to a 1988 American Tour to support this album that came out Sept. 1987, within days of his murder

Ah, but the story doesn’t end there. 38 days later, on Peter’s birthday, Oct. 19th, 1987 the Stock Market suffered the greatest crash since The Great Depression in 1929.

Wikipedia:

Black Monday refers to Monday, October 19, 1987, when stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread west to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1738.74 (22.61%).

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Black Monday? More like Peter Tosh’s Hairy Eyeball

I like to think that Peter Tosh got in his licks from beyond this world. Praise Jah, his birthday fell on a Sunday this year. Because the conditions are ripe for another crash.

De-dollarization is what Ukraine is really about. Russia doesn’t want to sell energy in the reserve currency: dollars. They will accept rubles, yuan (Chinese currency) or gold. Tosh predicted this with his tune The Day the Dollar Died.

<Peter Tosh: Livicated to his legacy, prophecy and his supernatural powers; 1 min 55>

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Dollar or green toilet paper?

No 2 Peter Toshisms. Peter had a unique lexicon of word mashups that twisted convention into cynical reality. Here are a few off the top of my head:

  1. “No such thing as a diatribe, I preach livatribes”
  2. “The Crime Ministers who shit in the House of Represent-A-T’ief”.
  • America – A-sad-ica; because there is nothing “merry” about America
  • <Toshism: America = A-sad-ica>
  • Edward Seaga – head of right wing Jamaican Labour Party – Edward CIA-ga
  • House of Representatives – House of Represent a Thief
  • Poltics = Politricks
  • Prime Minster – Crime Minsister
  • System – Shitstem
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Militant dread in full kuffiyeh

 No. 3: Reggae History Lesson: Peter Tosh pays a steep price for “Legalize It, I will advertise it” at the One Love Peace Concert

From Wikipedia:

The One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22, 1978 at The National Stadium in KingstonJamaica.

This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party. The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers‘ performance of “Jammin'”, when Marley joined the hands of political rivals Michael Manley (PNP) and Edward Seaga (JLP)

The One Love Peace Concert brought together 16 of Reggae’s biggest acts, and was dubbed by the media as the “Third World Woodstock”, “Bob Marley plays for Peace” and simply, “Bob Marley Is Back.” The concert attracted more than 32,000 spectators with the proceeds of the show going towards “much needed sanitary facilities and housing for the sufferahs in West Kinston.” The concert was kicked off at exactly 5:00 PM with a message from Asfa Wossen, the crown prince of Ethiopia, praising the concert organizers’ efforts to restore peace in Jamaica. This introduction to the event is important in illustrating the growing prevalence of the Rastafari movement in everyday Jamaican culture. The concert was divided into two halves, with the first half devoted to showcasing some of Reggae’s newer talent, and the second half devoted to the more established artists.

Tosh harangued the audience from the stage. Taunting the cops and poltrixters on legalizing herb and supporting colonial states like Rhodesia and South Africa. The cops caught up to him later and beat him nearly to death.

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One Love Peace Concert movie: Bob, Peter, Jacob Miller, Dennis Brown and more; Apr. 22, 1978

Here is my take on the story:

Here is Peter himself telling the story: