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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 10, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) Roswell 70th Anniversary Preview!

Giorgio Tsoukalos – The Bob Marley of Ancient Aliens, Friday Nights

<Roswell alien autopsy. My brother in law talked to a guy who knew the coroner who provided the coffins for the alien crash victims; 57 sec.>

Dateline: Roswell, New Mexico – July 4, 1947. In a small farming community a UFO crashed. Called a Flying Saucer.

Of course, the military claimed otherwise: It was a weather balloon. Fake News before its time.

My brother in law sells high tech pipe in New Mexico. One a sales call in Roswell he was told:

The coroner was asked by the Military to provide 3 child size coffins. You don’t need coffins for a weather balloon.

Smile Jamaica’s preview to our second annual UFOria 3 hour special coming up : July 8th – the 70th Anniversary of the crash.

Look to the skies and do not scoff!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Playlist: June 10, 2017: soundbytes, photos, captions and Reggae History Lessons; 62 sec.

62 sec.

Set 1:

  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas – Sweet Reggae Music; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK vinyl
  • King Tubby & Friends – Blackman’s Dub; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Misty in Roots – Peace & Love; Chronicles (Kaz’s) ’94 UK best of
  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Black Uhuru – Great Train Robbery; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 comp. Junior Reid on the vox
  • The Tamlins – Irie Collie; 10” (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr. 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

<Exodus Riddim Shower; 43 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love/People Get Ready; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77: riddim shower (1): vox
  • I Roy – Commandment V (One Love/People Get Ready); Ten Commandments (Virgin) riddim shower (2): dj ’80 UK vinyl: yellow picture sleeve
  • Chalawa – One Love/People Get Ready Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) riddim shower (3): dub ’77 Can.
  • Bunny Wailer – Don Dadda; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ‘92

<Bunny schools the Young Turks; 29 sec.>

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob Marley cover; Bob produced, Lee Perry mixed, Wailers on the riddims

<Broadway singer covers Bob without having to sleep with him; 32 sec.>

  • Cultural Roots – Worries Me a Yard; Running Back to Me (Mango) ‘88
  • Jimmy Cliff – Dear Mother; Follow My Mind (Wounded Bird) ’75 Joe Higgs cover
  • Don Carlos – Working Everyday; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ‘84
  • Aston Family Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Collie Buddz – Come Around; Come Around (Sony) 2007 dubstep/dancehall herbtune
  • Devon Russell – We Are Darker Than Blue; Classic Reggae Hits (Time Music) ’91 Curtis Mayfield cover
  • Nicky Thomas – Let It Be; 70’s Hits Reggae Style (Castle) ’70 Beatles cover
  • Dave Barker – Sunshine Rock; Chapter 2 of Words (Trojan) ‘70
  • Super Chick – Me a Champion; 10” (Hitbound) ‘81

Set 5: Roots Dawta vinyl

  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago label
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Past History; Past History (Yah Way) ’86 Mill Valley, CA
  • Rasta Generation Band feat. Miss Mack – Cracking Up; Stand By Jah (Black Spade) ’90 San Francisco
  • Sista Ruby – Making of a Supa Dupa; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK
  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Bumba Klaat; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) rare live take

<Bumbaklaat – the Jamaican curse word: 1 min. 42 sec.>

<Peter fights the duppy trying to kill him BUMBAKLAAAT; 32 sec.!>

  • Peter Broggs – Jah Is Mighty; Rejoice (RAS) ’97 Bob Marley cover
  • Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 herbtune
  • Sister Africka – Wish I Well; 10” (Dub Jockey) ’93 UK
  • Jah Pelikaho – Mystic Cosmic Vibration; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 dub album of the hour: Jah-ponese dubbers w/ the Wailers

Set 7: UFO-ria set: 1 min.

  • Simaryp – Skinhead Moonstomp; Skinhead Moonstomp (Trojan) ’70 UK ska
  • Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdub; Relics (Harvest) ’71 best of

<Pink Floyd on Smile Jamaica? WTF?>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Angel Gabriel & the Space Boots; Lord God Muzick (Heartbeat) ‘91
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Because Music) 2012 Fr. Female singer
Before it was called fake news. This crash was explained away as swamp gas and a weather balloon.

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Laraaji and Audio Active – Space Visitors for Tea – That Lump on Your Head (Gyroscope) ’95: Jah-ponese dubbers
  • Alpha & Omega – The Vibration; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
  • Dubadelic – Operation Duppy Conqueror 2000 (Special Tactics); 2000 – a Bass Odyssey (WordSound) ’96 illbient
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Mr. Lif – Fight to Survive; Temple of I & I Sound (ESL) 2017 DC

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Digital Dubplate – Roots Reggae vs. Mutant Dubbers!

Something nice gonna happen to your ears!

Greetings,

Took a week off from Smile Jamaica for Memorial Day Weekend.  I am building a permanent home for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. So I spent 7 hours in my garage re-arranging vinyl for preparation for my big move in a couple weeks. Check it out!

Nearly 40 years of record collecting gotta fit in a Library 80 feet long and 10 feet wide.

I hope it all fits!

In the meantime, enjoy a Digital Dubplate of one half Orthodox Jamaican roots mashed up with Space Age Mutant Dub. I cooked this up in my Secret Dubratory.

You’ve got Roots Reggae inna mi New Age dub!

bless, robt

0-30 min.:

  • Aswad – Warrior Charge; Roots Rocking (Island) ’80 best of
  • Ganja Man – Light Up Your Spliff; Pro Cannabis IV (EFA) ’95 female mutant dub herbtune
  • Lazyboy TV – The Manual (Chapter 4); LazyboyTV (Universal) 2004 NY mutant dub herbtune
  • Culture – Garvey; Production Something (Heartbeat) ‘78

30-60 min.:

  • Dry & Heavy – Kick the Bong Around + Dub the Bong Around; One Punch (Green Tea) Jah-ponese Mutant dub herbtune w/ female vox
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Johnny Clarke – Crazy Baldhead; Authorized Rockers (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Bob Marley cover
  • Dub Gabriel feat. Karen Gibson Roc – Spirit Made Flesh; Anarchy & Alchemy (Destroy A/C) 2008 Brooklyn mutant w/ female dub poet
  • Jonah Dan & Bush Chemists – Guidance; Dubs From Zion Valley (JKPD) ’94 UK Mutant Dub
  • Coco Tea – Reggae Music; Settle Down (Cornerstone) ’8
  • Mungo’s Hi Fi feat. Soom T – Soundboy Police; Forward Ever (Scotch Bonnet) 2011 UK mutant dub w/ female vox
  • The Beat (aka the English Beat) – Doors to Your Heart 12” mix; CD Single (IRS) ’81 2 Tone ska 

60-90 min.

  • The Orb – Towers of Dub; U.F.Orb (Island) ’92 UK Mutant Dub
  • Rockers Hi Fi feat. Ella Fitzgerald – Sunshine of Your Love; Groove Corporation Presents Remixes from the Elephant House (Guidance) 2001 UK, cover of The Cream
  • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward 12” mix; Dancehall (Soul Jazz)  ’79
Ella Fitzgerald makes her debut on Smile Jamaica

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Cosmic Rocker & Zeb feat. Harmony – Dub; Babylon Is Ours (Echo Beach) 2003 US Mutant Dub
  • Dubblestandart feat. Ari Up – Island Girl (JStar rmx); Immigration Dub (Collision) 2013 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Justin Hinds – War Time + Dub; Know Jah Better (Nighthawk)  ‘90
  • Rockers Galore – Western Roots; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) 2010 Mutant Dub
  • Hepcat – Hooligans; Out of Nowhere (Moon Ska) ’95 LA Wailers ska cover
  • Zion Train – Good Day; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK Trance Dub w/ female vox

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr

  • See-I – Global Gangsters; Dinner of Herb EP (Exlle Music) 2003 DC Mutant Dub
  • Matumbi & I Roy– Points of View 12” mix; Empire Road (EMI) UK Best of
  • Dub Pistols feat. Kitten & the Hip; Worshipping the Dollar (Sunday Best) 2012 UK Mutant Dub w/ female vox
  • Martin Campbell – Badmen Control; Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) ‘81
  • Peter Tosh – Mystic Man (Long Version); Mystic Man (EMI America)  ‘79

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr

  • Samia Farah – Cool (Original); Samia Farah (Sony) ’99 French-Tunisian female
  • Suns of Arqa – Brujo Magic ; Arqaology (Arka Sound) ’92 UK Hindi/Arab Mutant Dubbers best of
  • UB40 – Buzz Feeling; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 UK herbtune
  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Thievery Corporation – In Pursuit; .38.45 EP (ESL) ’98 DC Mutant Dubbers
  • Major Lazer feat. Jah Dan – Cash Flow; Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do (Downtown) 2009 Dubstep
  • Wailing Souls – Riddim of Life; On the Rocks (Greensleeves)  ‘83
Let’s end this Digital Dubplate with the Riddim of Life

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 20, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Good Luck Mr. Gorsky!

Conspiracy Theory UFOria: Neil Armstrong’s first words on the Moon? “I’m so high right now!”

Greetings,

Reggae music is my number one leisure time pursuit. Aliens and Sumerian Cosmology is my next fave obsession.

Surfing around and came across this: the Legend of Neil Armstrong’s true first words on the Moon.

Fake News version: “This is one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind”

Alt-Reality version:  “Good Luck Mr. Gorsky”

Who dat? It’s part of a dirty joke:

Here is my sound clip From this week’s Smile Jamaica. (I bungled the famous Armstrong quote); 55 sec.

Here is Snopes.com’s take

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/mrgorsky.asp

When he was a kid, Neil was playing baseball with his brother in the backyard. His brother hit a fly ball which landed in front of his neighbors’ bedroom window. The neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, he heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, “Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You’ll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!”

Who ya gonna believe?

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives May 20, 2017 Playlist:; 50 sec.

Set 1:

  • Sister Carol – Reggae Gone International; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 NY vinyl
  • Africjam – Woman I Love; Instrumental Dub Reggae Music (Africjam Productions) ’93 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Mikey Dread – Behold Jah; World Tour (Dread at the Controls) 2000
  • Mike Brooks – Man to Man; Rum Drinker (Teams) ‘70’s
  • Josey Wales – Tax Me; Outlaw (Live & Learn) “83 dj to Wailing Souls
  • Chosen Brothers & ? DJ – Mother I Love You; 12” (City Line) ’77

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Veteran; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ‘92

<Bunny Wailer – Dancehall Veteran; 32 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Dracula; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 version to Vampire 7”
  • Dubtonic Kru – Freedom Dub; Dub Tonic (Dubtonic) 2009 JA group
  • Sister Nancy – Ball a Roll; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80
The Veteran schools the whippersnappers

Set 3: Best of 27+ Years

  • Burning Spear – Don’t Mess With Jill; Presenting (Studio One) ’73 Marvellettes Motown cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – Peaceful Woman; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Lacksley Castell – Leaving; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ‘82
  • Aswad – Noh Bodda Wid It; To the Top (Simba) ‘86
  • Soul Syndicate – Hungry Dub;  Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour
Tower Records, Las Vegas – Spring 1987. Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 4: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox

  • Debra Keese  & the Black Five – Travelling; 7’ (Orchid) ’77
  • Keith Coley – Fill My Heart With Joy; 7” (Solid State) ‘78
  • Steve Baswell – I Am Getting Bad; 7” (Phase 1) ‘78
  • Fred Locks – When O When; 7” (Shaka) ‘77
  • Brigadier Jerry – Roots Girl; 7” (Jahlovemuzik) ‘84

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Gregory Isaacs – Mother’s Day; Reggae It’s Fresh (Tad’s) ’88 US 
  • Azeem & Session – Big Head Spliff; Dreadfly (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami – herbtune
  • Aisha – Suffering; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’95 UK
  • Crucial DBC – Mama, Mama; Dread Rock For a Long Time (Dread Beat Control) ’89 EP: Santa Monica
  • Akimbo – Kalimbo 2; So Long Trouble (Forward Sounds International) ’85 UK kalimba instrumental  

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; Exodus (Tuff Gong) riddim shower (1): vox
  • I Roy – Commandment VI (Three Little Birds); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK vinyl: yellow picture sleeve; (2): deejay
  • Chalawa – Three Little Birds Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 (3): dub
  • Senya – Children of the Ghetto; Cobra Style (Heartbeat) ’79 Familyman prod’n, female vox
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Cocaine; Bill Laswell: Dub Massive (Trojan) 2000 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Dennis Alcapone – I Want a Draw; Good Old Days of the 70’s (Teams) 70’s herbtune

<Draw of the chalice>

  • Hi Fi Killers – Evil Dub;  Jamaica (Loose Groove) ’98
  • Bad Brains – To the Heavens; God of Love (Maverick) ‘85
  • Cha Cha & Ranking Joe – One Day You’ll Know; 10” (Above Rock) 2010 Chinese female vocalist
Chinese ska singer

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Afro Omega – It’s On the People; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC w/ female vox: Mutant Dub set
  • Word Sound I Powa – Theme From Dread Western (Magnificent 7 Mix); Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ‘96
  • Transglobal Underground – Good Luck Mr. Gorsky; Psychic Karaoke  (Nation) ’96 UK word dub
Neil Armonstrong’s first words on the Moon: Good Luck Mr. Gorsky

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 13, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Mother’s Day Vinyl Tribute!

<Livicated, never deadicated, to all the Irie Roots Muddah’s, Dawtas, and Granny’s; 12 sec.>

Greetings,

I’m a momma’s boy. Oldest kid. Every Sunday I get up, rise and shine, put the coffee on and around 9:30 either I call Mom or she calls me.

After 45 years of juggling the books in Fort Benton Montana’s High School, her and my dad are becoming Sunbirds in Sun City West, AZ.

So let’s celebrate that maternal goodness with a Smile Jamaica’s Mothers Day. Even better. Let’s make it all vinyl.

Female artists and male artists paying tribute to their mom’s: Paul Simon, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh and more.

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 13, 2017 playlist: (63 sec.)

Set 1:

  • Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) ’72 19 sec.

<recorded in Jamaica at Dynamic Studios>

  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Sonya Spence – No Charge; In the Dark (Skynote) ’78: Tammy Wynette cover

<Tammy Wynette Reggae stylee; 18 sec.>

<No Charge – mother’s lyrics to son wanting allowance; 19 sec.>

  • Sis Nya – Babylon Trap; Jah Jah Way (Jah Shaka) ’89 UK
  • Zema – Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 San Diego
  • Mystic  Youth feat. I-Skeeda & the Irie Ites – Save the Roaches Best Wishes (Sunship) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Bay Area youth group

<Youth band from the Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, San Francisco; 43 sec.>

  • The Jaytees – Come to Me; 10″ (Music Lab) ’81 JA female duo
No Charge – Tammy Wynette mother’s day reggae tune

Set 2:

  • Dennis Brown – Songs My Mother Used to Sing; Aquarius Rock (Pressure Sounds) Herman Chin-Loy prod’n
  • The Main Attractions – Jam Up, Jam Down; Roots Rock Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender – If You Drop That Cross; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.
  • Sister Carol – Get It Straight Africans; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 DC
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; Hits From the House of Shaka (Jah Shaka) ’80 UK
Sister Carol – Mother Culture

Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Mama Africa; Mama Africa (EMI America) ’83 US
  • Pauline – Babylon; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK
  • Sister Africka – Rivers of Babylon; 10” (Dub Jockey) UK niyabinghi
  • Prince Lincoln – Love the Way It Should Be; Vortex Dub (Orange Street) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – I Love Me Mudder (Poem); Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83 UK dub poet
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Fresh (Winner) ’85 JA
  • Aura Lewis & Lee “Scratch” Perry – Full Experience; Full Experience) ’76  Black Ark EP (Fr.)
South African Reggae singer, Aura Lewis

Set 5: Wailers Family Tree

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84: Wailers Family Tree Set – Bob’s last words to his mom

<Bob’s last words turned into a song; 75 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; At Studio One (Studio One) ’68 JA
  • Judy Mowatt – Hush Baby Mother; Working Wonders (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Rita Marley – Good Morning Jah; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ‘80

<Good name for a Reggae show; 14 sec.>

Set 6:

  • The Triumphant Singers – Don’t Forget to Pray; Man from Galilee (Tabernacle) ’68 JA gospel
  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone Ska
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Positive Vibration; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee, WI folk-reggae duo, Bob Marley cover
  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam; One Two (Techniques) ’82 JA
  • Sister Rasheda – Jah is Love; 10” (Jah Warrior) 2006
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Hour
Mama says: Don’t forget to pray!

Set 7: Dawta Dub Poets

  • Jean Binta Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK

<Nanny of the Maroons – Jamaican Heroine; 97 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Rub a Dub Style in a Regent Park; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’87 Toronto dubber
  • Louise Bennett – Dry Weather Houses;  Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’53 10”
  • Sister Netifa – Woman Determined; Woman Determined (A Luta) ’89 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses

  • Alpha & Omega feat. Tracey J – Rasta Woman; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
  • Akabu – Work; Akabu (Viva) ’89 U
  • Sinead O’Connor – War; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 UK dubble disk; Bob Marley cover
  • The Slits – Return of the Giant Slits – Walk About; Return of the Giant Slits (CBS) ’81 UK
  • Aisha – Raise Your Voice; 12” (Twinkle) ‘95
  • The Wild Bunch – Mr. President Man ; The Wild Bunch (Ariwa) ’84 UK

<Livicated to Pres. #45 – Vladimir Putin>

Words of Wisdom

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): May 6, 2017 – Mars or Busted!

We better be here by 2120 – Mars

<Stephen Hawking: To save mankind we have 100 years to Mars; 1 min. 5 sec.>

Greetings,

We are screwed. No Jah Love for I ‘n’ I optimism on this blog post. We need to face facts.

Stephen Hawking: Colonize Mars or humankind perishes

As Smile Jamaica warns during my UFOria sets: We need to quit skylarking and get to the skies.

Mother Earth is finished. It is dead. Not dying. Dead. We killed it. It is a zombie.

Every President has an Oil of the Above energy policy. Industry and government collusion prevented renewables from replacing carbon.

I’m not that much of a tree hugger (more of a leaf burner), but I know it’s over. In 50 years every coastal city will be under water.

Every year living in Utah the air quality gets worse. Even I, with my spongy lung capacity, gets hit by bronchitis frequently.

Soon they will be taxing clean air while the rest of us working stiffs choke. I like my air just my peanut butter: smooth and nah chunky!

My vista in Salt Lake City every January and February. Chunky stylee

I don’t have kids. But if I did I would weep for my nieces and nephews’ great grand kids.

This shouldn’t have happened…

After great promise with the Moon Landing in 1969, we stopped our momentum and put all of our R & D in heinous weapons of mass destruction.

Imagine the trillions on nukes and bombs and jet fighters devoted to Space Travel.

Too bad. So sad. We’re fucked. All we got from Neil Armstrong walking on the moon? Velcro, teflon and Tang.

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 6, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 51 sec.

Set 1: Kentucky Derby Horse Race set

  • Barbara Paige – Jah Love; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Fran vinyl
  • Roots Radics – Storming the Death Star; Scientist and Jammy Strike Black (Trojan) ’82 UK – vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Dillinger – Caymanas Park; 7” (Well Charge) Jamaican race track
  • Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ‘98 
  • The Pioneers – Longshot Kick the Bucket; 7” (Trojan) ‘69
  • Bo Jangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe)
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 10” (Jah Works) 2002 UK mutant dub 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Congrats to Always Dreaming for winning the 2017 Kentucky Derby

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 single

<Mark of the Beast – beating from the cops; 17 sec.>

<The cruelty of beating a guitar player’s hands; 34 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – The Specialists; Dancehall Massive (Shanachie) ’92 Hypocrites riddim
  • John Brown’s Body – Fight Them a Fight; Burning: Live at the Annex,  Madison, Wisconsin (bootleg)
  • Joy & Trevor – Love at First Sight; 10” (Well Charge) ‘81
I see the Mark of the Best on their ugly faces. Congregating in evil places.

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Aswad – Rainbow Culture; Showcase (Mango) ’80
  • Bingy Bunny – Bit by Bit; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’75 of the Morwells
  • Rita Marley – Easy Sailing; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ‘80
  • Burning Spear – Give Me + Brain Food ; Marcus Garvey + Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’75/’76 w/ dub

<Winston, Rupert & Delroy – Burning Spear; 13 sec.>

  • Bush Chemists – Respect Dubwise; Light Up Your Chalice (Dubhead) ’99 mutant dub album of the hour

Set 4:

  • Don Carlos – Jah People Unite; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Stranger Cole & Gladdy – One Toke Over the Line; 70’s Hits Reggae Style – Brewer & Shipley herb cover
  • Gondwana – Los Defendos (The Defenders); Second Coming (RAS) ’99 Chile; 16 sec.
  • Aisha – Raise Your Voice; 12” (Twinkle) ‘95

Set 5: UFOria Vinyl Is Vital

  • Prince Jammy – Conspiracy on Neptune; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Lone Ranger – UFO; Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG) ’79 JA
  • U Roy – Your Ace From Space; Version Galore (Treasure Isle) ’68 JA
  • Bam Bam – Star Wars; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 LA, female singer
  • Lone Ranger – Beam Me Up Scotty; 12”

Set 6: Waiting in Vain Riddim shower

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Waiting in Vain; Exodus (Tuff Gong) Riddim Shower (1): vox
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl
  • I Roy – Commandment III (Waiting in Vain); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK yellow vinyl/picture sleeve vinyl
  • Chalawa – Waiting in Vain Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae

  • The Clash – Police on My Back; Sandinista (Epic) ’80: Eddy Grant cover
  • Eric Clapton – Whatcha Gonna Do; Crossroad (Polydor) ’74 Tosh cover from box set
  • Blues Brothers – Groove Me; Briefcase Full of Blues (Atlantic) ’78 reggae take on King Floyd
  • Nina Hagen – UFO; Nunsexmonkrock (CBS) ’82 West. Germ.
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 mutant dub album of the hour

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 – mutant dub set
  • Alpha & Omega – King and Queen; King and Queen (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub
  • Braindead feat. Justin Warfield – Braindead; clear (Quango) ’95 UK
  • Dub Syndicate – More Kaya; Acres of Space (Lion & Roots) 2001
  • Systemwide – Interferene; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002 Portland
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubby’s) 2006 UK – Star Wars theme

Words of Wisdom:

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 24th Annual 420 Show (4/22/17): Green Smoke, Black Wax!

Tree House of Horror Stylee – FOX runs the Simpson’s Halloween special after Oct. 31st because of their World Series telecasts: 24 sec.

<Say it with me!>

Greetings,

Some time around 91 or 92 a fellow DJ on KRCL used to do a little segment called 4:20 Funk. Station management told him to stop it. When he told me this, I immediately started doing the 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcements.

In 1993 that led to my first 3 hours Cannabis Service Showcase. Station management was none too pleased and I dared them to challenge me. Smile Jamaica is a cash cow at Radiothon so I knew I had some leverage.

Sometime around 2008 I discovered how to rip audio from CDs to import to Audacity and cut marijuana soundbytes like this:

<Watch out for Johnny Law! 16 sec.>

The cops and sheriff deputies in Fort Benton, MT always had the best dope

For the past ten years my harvest (pun intended) has grown to 107 soundbytes on my Itunes SOUNDBYTES_CANNABIS playlist. Plus I have about 2 dozen I didn’t rip that I found this year.

Whenever I listen to something and a bongrip or herb salutation appears, I play it on Smile Jamaica and then put it on the edit pile for 2018; Jah willing.

The ones I especially love are the 60’s and 70’s anti-marijuana Public Service Announcements (thus my Cannabis Service Announcements).

Let it not be said Smile Jamaica did not give equal time to to the prohibitionists!

<Marty was a good boy til his first joint>

So enjoy this exploration in musical free speech and hope for the day when Pres. Tulsi Gabbard legalizes marijuana in the United States and I can shout to the heavens: 50 D0WN, ZERO TO GO!”

Hawaiian Congresswoman submitted a bill to end federal marijuana criminalization.

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 24th Annual 420 Herbal Extravaganza; 52 sec.

<Smile Jamaica’s 107 420 soundbytes between the songs 29 sec>

<24th Annual 420 Smile Jamaica; 1st all vinyl edition; 19 sec.>

Set 1:

  • Jah Woosh – Marijuana World Tour; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK 
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Marijuana; Black Ash Dub (Trojan) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Lovindeer – Free the Marijuana; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’83 JA

<End poverty in Jamaica; 9 sec.>

  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.

<Chalawa = sacred chalice; 13 sec.>

  • Brigadier Jerry – Kushumpeng; Jamica Jamaica (RAS) ’85 DC

<Kushumpeng = African bong; 5 sec.>

  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter (Holt) ’83 JA

<Burn the herb fields? We’ll burn your sugar cane, cassava, potato; 12 sec.>

Set 2:

  • Culture – International Herb; International Herb (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK
  • Brown, Eagle & Spear – Draw the Challace; Brown, Eagle & Spear (New Name) ’88 JA
  • Junior Byles – Cally Weed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis
  • Loi – One Draw; 12” (Abraham) female vox covering Rita Marley
  • I-Shensound – Deep in Dub Purple; King Size Dub (Hypoxia) ’95 UK
Don’t be a gerbil, get down with the herbal

Set 3:

  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie Weed (Greensleeves) ’84 UK

<Bad idea: driving 55 in a 35 carrying 100 weight; 17 sec.>

  • Desi Roots – Weedfields; Doing it Right (Hawkeye) ’80 UK

<Jamaica’s Operation Eradication; 33 sec.>

  • Inner Circle – Tired fe Lick Weed inna Bush; Reggae Thing (Capitol) ’76 US

<City weed betta than bush weed; 8 sec.>

  • Johnny Clarke – No Lick No Cup; 10” (Jamaican Recordings)

Set 4: Jamaican Jukebox of 45’s

  • Stranger Cole & Gladdy – One Toke Over the Line; 7” (Gay Feet) Brewer & Shipley cover

<One toke over the line, sweet Negus>

  • Hopeton Lewis – Dreadlocks Chalice; 7” (Thorough Bred) ‘75
  • Al Campbell – Pass the Chalice; 7” (God Bless Muzik)
  • Ronnie Davis – Kaya; 7” (Attack) ’78 Bob Marley cover

Set 5:

  • Meditations – Woman Piabba; Message From the Meditations (United Artists) ’78 US
  • Lone Ranger – Legalise the National Herb; Hi Yo Silver, Away! (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Jah Lloyd – Dispencer; Black Moses  (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK
  • Tamlins – Better Collie; 10” (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr.

Set 6:

  • The Toyes – Smoke Two Joints; 12” (Neurotic) ’95 US
  • Peter Broggs – Interntional Farmer; Rise and Shine (RAS) ’85 DC
  • Teddy Brown – Get Stoned; 12” (Eruption)
  • Bush Chemists – Light Up Your Spliff; Light Up Your Spliff (Conscious Sounds) ’96 UK

<Healing of the Nation; 35 sec.>

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45’s

  • Black Uhuru vs. Black Sabbath – Guess Who’s Coming for Sweetleaf; 7” (blank) 
  • Hughie Izachaar – Ganja Smuggling; 7” (Reggae on Top) ’99 UK
  • Collie Buddz – Herb Tree; 7” (Massive B) 2009 US
  • Ranking Joe – Ganja Pipe; 7” (Education) 2005 Fr.
  • Chariot Riders – Sensimilla Dub; Sensimilla Dub (Crystal)  ’80 JA
Where else you gwan hear Black Sabbath on a Reggae show but on Smile Jamaica!

Set 8: Mutant Dub Space Dust 420

  • Alpha Steppa Meets Alpha & Omega – Highest Grade; 7” EP (Steppa) 2012 South Korea: 420 Space Dust
  • Fred Locks – Collie Herb; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Secret Circuits Echodelic Shockdown Mix);  2012 10” picture sleeve EP
  • Weeding feat. Humble-I – Sound of Reality; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr.
Keep safe, keep blazing!

 

Words of Weeds-dom

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-pril 15, 2017: Asteroid Missed….This Time!

 

Photo of asteroid “near miss”: Apr. 19th, 2017

Greetings,

Spent 4/20 having breakfast with a friend. He said, “You almost sound disappointed that asteroid missed hitting Earth yesterday”.

<Asteroid Attack vs 4/20 Smile Jamaica>

I replied that I just am so cranky about corporate media vs. fake news that when the “Mainstream” Media is telling us that asteroid was gonna miss, my natural skepticism kicked in.

Why should I trust the same bunch who told me Hillary Clinton had a 98.3% chance of winning the Presidency

My friend replied, ‘You need to cut back on your fake news intake. It’s making you paranoid.”

<One’s man’s propaganda is Smile Jamaica’s first option news source>

I scoffed. Never! RT, Al Jazeera, Zero Hedge. Fiya bun New York Times, Washington Post and CNN.

I finished my coffee, paid the check and headed home to celebrate the “near miss” by sifting through the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives for a Vinyl Only 420 special on Apr. 22nd.

Better re-calibrate your aim next time, Aliens!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-pril 15, 2017; 69 sec.

Set 1:

  • Freddie McGregor – Africa Here I Come; Studio One Roots (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ‘80
  • Impact All Stars – Java; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’72 Dub Album of the Hour
  • The Marvetts – Man From Calvary; Man From Galilee (Tabernacle) ’68 JA gospel w/ female vox

<Jamaican gospe; 41 sec.l>

  • General Echo – Round the World; Teacher fi di Class (Pressure Sounds) ‘79
  • Phillip Fraser – Blood of the Saint; Blood of the Saint (Silver Kamel) ‘82
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK herbtune
  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie – Lambs Bread + Lambs Bread Inernational (Blood and Fire) ’79 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Happy Easter with some high energy Jamaican gospel

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Wanna Get Busted; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic live at KZEL studios 1978 Eugene Oregon – herbtune

<Peter live on KZEL, Eugene, Oregon; 40 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1): vox

<Bob’s Exodus from Jamaica to London; 21 sec.>

  • I Roy – Commandment I (Exodus); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK yellow/picture sleeve vinyl; riddim shower (2): dj
  • Chalawa – Exodus Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Riddim shower 3 (dub)
Peter live acoustic on the radio

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years – 420 faves

  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84
  • Pato Banton – Don’t Sniff Coke; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Josey Wales – Love Me Ishen Tree; Outlaw (Live & Learn) ’83 over Wailing Souls
  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 UK trio
From my parents house in Sun City West to my first record store in Tempe: turn left on Don Carlos Way

Set 4:

  • Mystic Roots Band feat. Katherine Ramirez; Camp Fire (Stay Positive) 2013 Chico, CA band
  • Errol Blackwood – Today We Pray; Waking Up the Dream (Blade) ’94 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Little John  – Smoke Ganga (sic) Hard; 10” (Hitbound) ’81 herbtune
  • Ja Man All Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital: 420 tunes

  • Coco Tea – There Is a Herb in My Garden; Sweet Sweet Coco Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 Brooklyn: 420 Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Sister Carol – Wicked Collie; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 DC
  • Mikey Dread – Dizzy (Herb Smoker); Pave the Way Parts 1 & 2 (DEP) ’85 UK dubble album
  • Clint Eastwood – Ganja Baby; Jah Light Shining (Vista Sounds) ’84 UK
  • Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict; Sensi Addict (Prince Jazzbo Music) ’87 JA
Sensimilla from the Spanish – without seeds

Set 6: Conspiracy Theory/Asteroid Attack

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 DC vinyl 

<Space Travel offends Jah; 10 sec.>

  • Leroy Smart – Propaganda; Wicked A Go Feel It (Trojan) ‘78
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Who’s Correct; The Archives (ESL) 2012 DC dubber Eric Hilton
  • Tena Stelin – I.D. Chip; 10” (Dub Corner) 2007 Mark of the Beast conspiracy; UK Mutant Dub

<Bar codes and ID chips – Mark of the Beat; 25 sec.>

  • Martin Campbell And Alien Dread – Rebel Salute (Log on!) 2007 UK Dub Album of the Hour
The Presstitutes call it “Propaganda”. I n’ I call it trusted news

Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Dance Massive;  Dance Massic (Shanachie) ‘92
  • Ammoye – Dun Suh (System Echo Bristol Mix); CD Single (vx) 2007 Canadian female singer
  • Hi Fi Killer s- Stalag 13 Dub; Jamaica (Loose Groove) ‘98
  • Aldubb feat. Al Capone JJ – Free Sensimilla Now; 10” (One Drop) 2009 Germ. Herb dubstep

Set 8: Mutant Dub Space Dust

  • Thievery Corporation – Let the Chalice Blaze; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017: Mutant Dub Space Dust
  • Kid Loco – Three Foot High Reefer; Kill Your Darlings (Dimension One) 2002 Fr.
  • Soom T – Weed Rant; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 female weedstepper from Europe
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 12” *(Jah Works)  2002 UK
  • Audio Active feat. Bim Sherman – Free the Marijuana; Happy Shopper in Europe EP (ON U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon