- Flu shot – check
- Shingles shot – check
- Zicam and Vitamin C during the Holiday/plane rides – check
I shouldn’t have gone back to work. That was what laid me low. Second day back. Too busy to get sick so I paid the price Saturday.
Everyone else came from their travels and those of us working with the public are well exposed. After 2 weeks off air seeing family, I didn’t want to miss a show.
Bad radio etiquette to hack and wheeze on air, but I soldiered on. The worst thing about colds for a deejay? Not only the horrible voice croak announcing set lists, but worse: Congestion for me settles between my ears. That makes it rough to cue up the record when I drop the needle.
<COLD, COLD WINTER>
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 12, 2019 Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 27 sec.
- Rasta Generation Band feat. King Caleb – Stand By Jah; Stand By Jah (Black Spade) ’90 Oakland, CA vinyl – Ben E. King update
- The Aggrovators – A Version of Class; Dub Justice (Attack) UK vinyl dub album of the hour; 70’s Bunny Lee B-Sides
- Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubble – Forward Jah People; Roots of Black People (Progressive International) 2013
- Joy White – Tribulation; United Dreadlocks (Rhino UK) ’77
- Linton Kwesi Johnson – It Noh Funny; A Capella Live (LKJ) ’93 in Brussels UK dub poet
<LKJ poem; 46 sec.>
- Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Stop That Train; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’83 UK cover of Keith & Tex
- Dillinger – Buckingham Palace; CB 200 (Mango) ’76 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
- Hugh Mundell – False Rumours; 12″ (Rockers International) ’79 JA
- Likkle Mai – Gypsy Woman; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-pon roots dawta
- Al Campbell – Rock Your Soul; 22 Karat Solid Gold vol. 1 (Jet Star) ’81
- Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling; Herbman Hustling (Heartbeat) ’84 comp.
- Desi Roots – Warning; 12″ (DEB) ’79 UK
Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years
- Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Steppin’ (Shanachie) Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years
- Mighty Diamonds – Stoned Out of My Mind; Stand Up to Your Judgement (Hitbound) ’78 Chi-Lites cover
- Wailing Souls – Old Broom; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ’87 comp.
<New broom sweeps clean, Old broom knows the corners; 13 sec.>
- Bim Sherman – Lamb of Judah + Dub; Meets Horace Andy & U Black in a Rub-a-Dub Style (Original) ’79
Set 4: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox
- Carlton Livingston – Cold, Cold Winter; 7″ (Grade One)
- Dawn & Christine – Free Marijuana; 7″ (Thompson Sounds) herbtune
- Freddie McGregor – Mark of the Beast; 7″ (Soul Syndicate) ’79
- Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7″ (Crystal) ’80
- Keith Hudson Meets King Tubby – Satta Dub; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide)
Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital
- African Woman – Warrior Queen; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK female:
- Heptones – I Shall Be Released; Party Time (Mango) ’77 Bob Dylan cover/Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
- Dub Syndicate feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Dubbing Psycho Killer; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK mutant dub
- Dennis Alcapone – Mava; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74 UK – take on Java
Set 6: Wailers Family Tree
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natty Dread; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks)
<When the Wailers became Bob Marley & the Wailers; 1 min. 14 sec.>
- Peter Tosh – Soon Come; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Roslyn, NY
<Toshisms; 39 sec.>
- Bunny Wailer – Mix Up; Hall of Fame (RAS) 50 Bob Marley covers for his 50th Birthday
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Guajira Ska; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 rare CD mix of early single
- Centry – Release the Chains; Lead With the Bass II (Universal Egg) ’96 Dub Album of the Hour
Set 7: Rockers do Reggae Live
- Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright; At Budokan (Columbia) ’79 live in Jah-pon
<Dylan Reggae w/ heinous flute overdubs; 67 sec.>
- Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses Live (Arista) 6/26/2005 Royal Hall, London
- Gov’t Mule feat. Toots Hibbert – Hard to Handle; Mighty High (ATO); 12/31/2006 at the Beacon Theatre, NY
Set 8: Mutant Dub Set
- Thievery Corporation feat. David Byrne – The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter; Cosmic Game (ESL) 2004 DC
- The Slits – Grapevine; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 live; UK punk dub female group covers Marvin Gaye
- Alpha & Omega – The Vibration; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
- Pre-Fade Listening – Mr. Medicine; King Size Dub Chapter Seven (Echo Beach) 2001 Germ.