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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 11, 2017 (Stream+ Tracklist): Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation!

Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek Lebanon. Prior to the Romans, it was a temple to the God Baal

Greetings,

How did they do it?

Every Friday I get together with my bredrins Mike and Aquaboy for bourbon and banter.

If you are regular listener to Smile Jamaica, you are well acquainted with my recent fascination with Ancient Aliens.

The television series on the History Channel goes into the notion that antiquity and all of its massive structures were effected by visiting Aliens we mistook as Sky Gods.

How did they carve out massive stone structures like the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, Lebanon (base slab is 1200 tons of a single cut stone?  By my Liberal Arts  math, that’s 2,400,000 pounds!

Or Puma Punku in Bolivia? How did “primitive” peoples haul multiple stone blocks (130 tones – 260,000 pounds) 10,000 feet up the mountain. They stack these massive blocks on top of each other with such precision you can’t get a human hair between the blocks. Who needs mortar?

Puma Punku in Western Bolivia

I’ll tell you how they did it: Acoustic Levitation.

The things that modern construction can’t do today. Lifting that weight with cranes or multiple cranes? Ancient Astronauts achieved these stupendous feats by using sound to move those stones into place.

In the last episode I watched, as a Sound Engineer/Deejay, I was fascinated by how sound equates to energy. It is why the most effective prayer must be recited out loud: in cathedrals, temples, tabernacles and mosques. It is the sound of prayer that produces powerful energy.

I play a song in the second half of this podcast edition called God is Great. The power of Muslim prayer, thousands in synchronicity reciting prayers heard by God. Allahu Akbar – God is Great.

And so…one man’s Skygod is another’s Ancient Alien. I want to think The Watchers plugged in big stacks of speakers and pumped heavy bass to lift those hundreds of thousands of pounds into place.

Imagine a Nubian ancestor of Jah Shaka plugging in and firing off dub shots while the Ancient Astronauts looked on in approval as sound equates energy.

Jah Shaka, co-inventor of Mutant Dub, practicing some acoustic levitation

The Anunnaki – the originators of Mutant Dub?

Acoustic levitation inna Irie meditation. How the Ancients “got high”.

bless, Bobbylon

<Acoustic Levitation, prayer and Ancient Alien architecture; 80 sec.>

How many decibels to lift the Pyramids into place? I want that subwoofer!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 11, 2017 Annotated Playlist: 47 sec.

Set 1:

  • Peter Tosh – Recruiting Soldiers; Mystic Man (Rolling Stone) ’79 UK vinyl – livicated on Veterans Day

<Happy Veterans Day to my pops! 29 sec.>

  • Sly & Robbie & the Paragons – Man Next Door; Raiders of the Lost Dub (Mango) ’81 US Dub Album of the Hour
  • Mighty Diamonds – Know Your Culture; Tell Me What’s Wrong (Hitbound) ‘78
  • Norma Frazer – First Cut Is the Deepest; Full Up – Best of Studio One vol. 2 (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’67 Cat Stevens cover
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – True Sons of Zion; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Maine’s governor refuses to implement the commercial weed market voted on by the citizens; 29 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn; Murderer – dem suck out your blood

<In Jamaica gov’t informers are called Vampires; 14 sec.>

Happy Veterans Day to my Pops and all the Vets

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Chant Down Babylon; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 Bob covers on his 50th birthday
  • Moodie – Repatriation; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodies) ’74 UK dub
  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Children of Today; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 female singer w/ deejay
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jammin’ 7” mix; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77
50 Bob covers for his 50th Birthday – Feb. 6, 1995

Set 3:

  • Candy McKenzie – Sky at Night; Lee “Scratch” Perry Presents (Trojan) 70’s Black Ark prod’n
  • Junior Delgado – Fully Legalise; Chainstore Massacre (ON U Sound) 2002 UK herbtune
  • Aswad feat. Shabba Ranks – Fire; The Lunatic Soundtrack (Mango) ’91 dancehall
  • Junior Murvin – Memories (12” mix); Police and Thieves (Deluxe Edition) ’77 Black Ark prod’n
  • Familyman Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour
Working up a Digital Dubplate of Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark/Upsetters productions

Set 4:

  • The Disciples – Herbsman Skuffle; Global Explorer (ZipDog) ’97 UK mutant dub herb tune
  • Big Joe – Take It But Don’t Break It; At the Controls (Attack) ’78 dj to Pat Kelly’s cover of Angel of the Morning (Merrilee Rush/Juice Newton)
  • Charley Ace – Harder They Come; From Chapter to Version (Jamaican Gold)  ’70 dj: not the Jimmy Cliff classic
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 UK
A+ record from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Jah Lloyd – Rudy Come Back; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK
  • Lion Youth – Bring the Couchie Come; Love Comes and Goes (Virgo Stomach) ’81 UK clear vinyl; herbtune
  • Crutches & the Heptones – Kelly’s Place; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74 UK combination style
  • Jah Woosh – I Can’t Hide; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Sena – Children of the Ghetto; Juvenile Delinquent (Clapper’s) ’81 Brooklyn: female vox
Killer female roots from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years

  • Sheila Hylton – The Bed’s Too Big Without You; Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra) Police cover
  • Bad Brains – The Meek; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC punkdub
  • African Head Charge – God Is Great; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ‘90
  • Don Carlos – Tuff We Tuff; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • The Upsetters – Noah Sugar Pan Dub; Upsetter Shop vol. 2 (Heartbeat) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour
From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Autographe by H.R> – Throat of Bad Brains

Set 7:

  • Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 acoustic live on WXFM Chicago; 43 sec.
  • Hortense Ellis – Suspicious Minds; All Shook Up (Trojan) early 70’s Elvis Presley cover

<Pop hits in America get the Jamaican Reggae treatmen; 36 sec.t>

  • Tena Stelin – Cosmic Session; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK UFOria

<Tena Stelin: Fellow Ancient Astronaut Theorist; 32 sec.>

Fellow Ancient Astronaut Theorist laying down the Cosmic Session

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dry & Heavy – Riders on the Storm; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon covers the Doors: Mutant Dub Set
  • Tassili Players – Sensi; Lead With the Bass II (Universal Egg) ’96 UK dub herbtune
  • Jah “Pecker” Pelicaho & the Wailers – Concrete Jungle Dub; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon dubber meets Jamaican roots

<The Wailers in Jah-pon; 50 sec.>

  • Natacha Atlas – Yalla Chant (Transglobal Under Remix); Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Belgian singer in Arabic

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 28, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): All Tricks, No Treats Jah-loween Special!

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica loves Halloween. Or Jah-loween as I call it. Plenty of Reggae songs dealing with the Undead. Tapping into the superstitious nature of many Reggae artists. I harvest about 2 cd suitcases, 1 bag of 7″ 45s and a crate full of vinyl devoted to….

Satan, Vampires, Ghosts & Duppies, Frankenstein, Zombies and other evil forces and black magicians..

In between, I stitched in a whole heap of Halloween movies trailers: Wolfman, Frankenstein and Young Franenstein, Nosferatu and many more.

So in the words of Lee “Scratch” Perry: Pick up your cross and follow me!

curse, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ’87
  • Yabby You – Anti-Christ; One Love One Heart (Shanachie) ‘75
  • Scientist – The Curse of the Mummy; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ‘81
  • Yellowman – Me Kill Barnie; Them a Mad Over Me (Hitbound) ’82 – soap opera Vampire Barnabas Collins
  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA
  • Niney the Observer – The Ghost & the Duppy; Freaks (Heartbeat) ‘96

30-60 min.

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Sweet Sensation (Corner Stone) ‘84
  • The Reddies – Voodoo Woman; Cultivation (Thereddies.com) 2009 Jah-stin Texas
  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War in a Babylon (Mango) ‘76
  • Ghetto Priest – Dungeon; Vulture Culture (ON U Sound) 2003 UK cover of Singers & Players original
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Fr. EP Amsterdam; Eskapade En France (Unicorn) ’90

60-90 min

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Blood Sucker; Belly of the Beast (Ariwa) ’96 UK dub poet
  • Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am (Wackie’s) ‘85
  • Black Uhuru – Black Uhuru Anthem; Anthem (Mango) ’83 – hard not to be a dread in this Dawn of the Living Dead
  • Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, NH covers Willi Williams herb tune arrest
  • Lucky Dube – Dracula; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90 South African

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Intel Diplo) ’73
  • Larry Marshall – Duppyman Skank; 7” (Moodisc) ’96;to all the fallen Jamaican singers (Duppy = ghost)
  • Nerious Joseph – Ole Vampire; 7” (Rad’s) UK
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 herbal update of Boris Pickett song
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88 Warren Zevon cover (2 hr.)

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Hooters – All You Zombies; All You Zombies (CBS) ’85 Rockers do Reggae
  • Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman; Black Magic Woman (Trojan) ’72 Fleetwood Mac/Sanatana cover
  • Lone Ranger – Frankenstein; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA vinyl
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 making out in the graveyard
  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Mikey General & Spragga Benz – Thriller; Thrillah (Easy Star) 2012 Michael Jackson cover

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Femi Kuti – Vampires; Radio Retaliation (ESL) 2008
  • Gorillaz – Dracula; Gorillaz (Virgin) 2001 UK cartoon group
  • Death in Vegas – Aisha; Milk It (Concrete)  2005 UK about a serial killer
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You; Best of (Mantra) 2005 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 14, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Anti-Trump Deep State & UFO Conspiri-facts!

<Government UFO confirmation leaks; 2 min. 11 sec.>

Greetings,

Listen to the above clip on the crumbling UFO conspiracy wall….

I knew Donald Trump was going to be President….

I Praise Anu every Friday with my buddies Aquaboy and Mike. Bourbon, music and political/musical discussions.

My Anunnaki ancestors enjoyed partaking of the Tree of Lie

When I said Trump was gonna beat Hillary “bigly”, my mates looked at me and said, “Too much Space Dust has made you delusional.”

I wasn’t convinced. I said: As soon as Hillary called Trump supporters “Deplorable” she was toast. Same with Romney in 2012 when he said 47% of Americans are deadbeats.

After the Revenge of the Deplorables….I made another Friday prediction:

I was Deplorable before it was cool

The Deep State wouldn’t accept an outsider/game show host like The Cheetolini as legit.

Sure enough: Fake News, Russian “hacking”, Hillary whining and leaks out of the government on all fronts.

My prediction: Government would leak in two areas to embarrass Trump

  1. UFO’s
  2. JFK

The first half of my prediction just came true:

From “real news” Huffington Post*

<UFOria – Gov’t admits it! – No more scoffing!>

Fmr. Manager of DOD Aerospace Threat Program: “UFOs are Real”

*98.2% sure Hlilary would win

Something extraordinary was revealed today. Former high-level officials and scientists with deep black experience who have always remained in the shadows came forward on one platform. These insiders have long-standing connections to government agencies which may have programs investigating unidentifed aerial phenomena (UAP/UFOs).

Next stop on the Trump Derangement Express:

Who killed JFK? (If you put Governor John Connally in an elevated jump seat between the driver and the Kennedy’s sitting lower in the passenger seat, Oswald’s shooting lines up.) Sorry to disappoint!

bless, Bobbylon

Hoping for an Alien Intervention.

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 14, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 21 sec.

Set 1:

  • Clint Eastwood – Jah Jah Forever; Love & Happiness (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK vinyl
  • Dread & Fred – Afrika Connection; Powerhouse (Dub Venture) ’95 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called; Black Woman (Mango) ‘76
  • Black Uhuru – Leaving to Zion; Tear It Up Live (Mango) ’81 European tour
  • Junior Dan – Look Out For the Devil; 10” (Hi Try/Honest Jon’s) ‘77

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Johnny B. Goode; Honorary Citizen (EMI America) ’82 live in Detroit
  • Dillinger – Forward 10 Commandments; Bionic Dread (Mango) ‘76
  • Sister Carol – Herbal Affair; Direct Hit! Live (Catapult) 2001 herbtune
  • Moses – When the Vampire (Comes to Your Neighborhood); 12” (Wackies) ‘82

Set 3:

  • Lacksley Castell – Wicked Man; Princess Lady (Negus Roots) ’83
  • Mystic Roots Band feat. Katherine Ramirez – Earthquake; Campfire vol. 1 (Stay Positive) 2013 Chico CA band
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; Crisus Time (Virgin Front Line) ’76 dj to Johnny Clarke’s African Roots
  • Culture – Too Long in Slavery; Production Something (Heartbeat) ’79 12” mix

Set 4:

  • Jennifer Gad – Thanks and Praise; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘95
  • Thievery Corporation feat. David Byrne – The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter; Cosmic Game (ESL) ’99 UFOria
  • Desmond Dekker – 007 (Shanty Town); Israelites Anthology (Trojan) ‘67
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 UK “two bad duppy, ghosts”
  • King Tubby – Natty Dub; Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ’75 Dub Album of the Hour
Welcome to David Byrne’s spaceship

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital – Halloween Stylee

  • Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Rohit) ’77 US
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdam; Eskapade en France; 12” EP (Blue Moon) ’91 Fr.
  • Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Sting Like a Bee (All-Star) US Virgin Island
  • Jah Malla – Bad Moon Rising; Jah Malla (Modern) ’81 US – CCR cover

<Jah Malla – sons of Jamaican musical stalwarts; 20 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Disco Devil; 12” (Upsetter) ’77 to Max Romeo’s I Chase the Devil

<Scratch was a nickname for The Devil; 17 sec.>

 

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Turn Your Lights Down Low; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) ’77 to 2017

<Love song to Damian’s mom: ’77 to 2017; 62 sec.>

  • Squeechie Dan – Ghost Rider; 12” (Greensleeves) ’85 UK
  • Sheriff Lindo & the Hammer – Dub House of Horrors; Ten Dubs That Shook the World (Endless) ’88 Australian Dub album of the hour

Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years: Halloween Gems

  • Don Carlos – Night Rider in Danger; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87 
  • Massive Dread – Vamps on the Corner; Massive Dread (Nyam Up) ‘82
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Greatest Hits (Sky High) ‘74
Vamps on the corner with two long teeth

Set 8: UFOria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Bassadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ‘98
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D  – We All Have to Get High; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria, Doors cover
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 UK: Star Wars Stormtrooper Theme
  • Audio Active – Space Children; We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon

Words of Wisdom:

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tember 23, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Harvest Time!

 

<Jah Jah clean out the bad weeds. Separate them from the good. 20 sec.>

Greetings,

I always assume Summer is over when I have to switch from AC to the furnace. Alas, that happened this week.

Time to celebrate that with some Harvest Time roots ‘n’ dubbers. Fall also means an anniversary for I ‘n’ I. October 1989 I co-hosted Smile Jamaica with my bredrin Rutabaga Reese. He moved on Summer of ’90 and I have been juggling wax every Saturday, (not cratedigging of course), since.

Selah! Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-tember 23, 2017: Annotated Playlist: 34 sec.

Don Carlos – The day of harvest has come!

 

Set 1:

  • Jah Lloyd – Reggae Feeling; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK vinyl dj to Mike Brooks Feeling of Reggae
  • Scientist – Surveilance (sic); Encounters Pac Man (Greensleeves) ’82 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Don Carlos & Gold – Harvest Time; Raving Tonight (RAS) ‘83
  • Lions Den – Zion Dub; Foundation in Roots vol. 1 (Roots) ’95 UK dubbers
  • Steel Pulse – Sound System; Reggae Sunsplash ’81 – Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) ’81 Jarrett Park; Montego, Bay JA
  • Loi – One Draw; 12” (Abraham) female cover of Rita Marley’s 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Melodians – Irie Feeling; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 herbtune

<Adventures in Cratedigging – The Melodians big seller; 22 sec.>

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Not Gonna Give It Up; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 Boulder, Collie-rado
  • Hooverphonic – This Strange Effect/ Abductions and Reconstructions (ESL) ’99 DC rmx w/ female vox
  • Mighty Diamonds – Fools Rush In; Stand Up to Your Judgement (Channel One) ‘78
  • Devon Irons & Dr. Alimantado – Vampire; 12” (Black Art) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years

  • Black Uhuru – Mondays; Chill Out (Mango) ’82 

<Mondays: Theme to my first show: 3 O’Clock Roadblock; 13 sec.>

  • Black Roots – Mighty Lion; All Day All Night (Nubian) ’87 UK
  • Burning Spear – People of the World; People of the World (Blue Moon) ‘86
  • Love Joys – Long Lost Lover; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ’83 female duo on Black Cinderella riddim
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shsnachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
“One day I don’t like is a Monday, Monday”

Set 4:

Judy Mowatt – Joseph; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76 Bob Marley = Joseph Biblical Prophet

<Bob as Biblical Prophet Joseph; 28 sec.>

Eric Donaldson – Black Magic Love; Oh What a Feeling (Rhino UK) ‘89

Horace Andy & Jah Mike – Praise Him + Babylon Happening; 12” (Joe Gibbs) ‘81

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Bad Brains – Rally Round Jah Throne; Rock For Light (PVC) ’83 DC punkdub 

<HR throat of Bad Brains on Smile Jamaica in the studio; 59 sec.>

<Say it with me: Bad Brains; never THE Bad Brains; 6 sec.>

  • Bobby Culture w/ Brimstone & Fire – Dreadlocks Man; Tidal Wave (Unicorn) ’83 Santa Monica, CA
  • Sister Carol – Dedicated to Bob Marley; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ‘84
  • Icarus – State of Mind; State of Mind (Russian Roulette) ’82 UK
  • I Roy – Quarter Pound of Ishens; The General (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK

<Qtr. pound of herb costs $1.10 and you still can’t pay your rent?! 17 sec.>

Autographed copy from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Waiting in Vain; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) ’77 original + 2017 Ziggy rmx

<Bob’s ’77 Exodus. Ziggy’s 2017 rmx; 45 sec.>

<Waiting in Vain mix ‘n’ match – ’77 to 2017; 23 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Love Fire; In I Father’s House (Solomonic) ’80 JA vinyl: riddim shower (1): original
  • Simply Red – Love Fire; 12” (Elektra) (2): Lee Perry/Adrian Sherwood rmx

<Bunny Wailer & Simply Red Meet Lee “Scratch” Perry & Adrian Sherwood of ON U Sound; 38 sec>

  • Earl Moodie – Untouchable Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodie Music) ’74 Dub Album of the Hour
Great Lee “Scratch” Perry & Adrian Sherwood Bunny Wailer rmx Rokers do Reggae!

Set 7:

  • Fabiane – Prophecy; 12 the Hard Way (Tribesman) ’77 original female vox
  • Aisha – Prophecy; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 cover
Aisha – my favorite female Reggae singer

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Roots Manuva – Yellow Submarine; Badmeaningood no. 2 (Ultimate Dilemma) 2002 Beatles Cover
  • Sons of Arqa – Asian Rebel; Wild Paarty Sounds vol. 1 (Cherry Red/ON U Sound)
  • Systemwide – Ripe Up Version; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002
  • New Age Steppers/Creation Rebel – Threat to Creation; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ‘81
  • Alpha & Omega – Conscious Black Woman + Version; Overstanding (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Sinead O’Connor – Rivers of Babylon; Theology (Koch) 2007 Melodians cover

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tember 9, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Steely Dan’s Reggae Debut!

Cactus Records: Bozeman, MT; my go-to shop from 1983-86

Greetings,

I went to Montana State University in Bozeman from Fall of ’83 to Spring of ’86. I had a studio apartment right around the corner from Cactus Recyords.

I would spend hours there on Saturdays. Buying vinyl. Music magazines like Trouser Press and Spin. (AlreadIy a subscription to Rolling Stone.)  had read in an electronics magazine about these space age inventions called the compact disk.

Aluminum based not vinyl. Harder to scratch or warp. Smaller and lighter so easier to store. For me the best benefit was you could play the whole disk without need to get up and flip the disk over for Side 2.

I wanted these. November ’85 Cactus put up a little rack of these disks. I didn’t even have a CD player yet. So I bought 2 of a very limited stock. The first Fleetwood Mac album (Nicks/Buckingham edition) and Steely Dan a Decade of Hits. I think they each cost $20 which was a fortune in 1985 dollars.

I would stare at them and wait impatiently for Christmas. I had asked for a CD player for the Holiday. Got a Fisher Deck. Mom probably got it from Sears or Montgomery Ward’s.

The deck itself was bare bones. All it did was display track number. No time counter, no programming. I think it had a repeat feature but that was it.

So when Walter Becker, one half of Steely Dan passed away this week, I fetched this disk and livicated the Reggae jam “Babylon Sisters” on this Ark-ive edition of Smile Jamaica

Livicated to Walter Becker; 22 sec.

<Babylon Sisters – turn that jungle music down; 26 sec.>

I can usually find a Reggae jam

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tember 9, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 52 sec.

Set 1:

  • I Roy – African Continent; The General (Virgin Front Line) ’78 UK vinyl
  • Chalawa – So Much Things to Say Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub vinyl of the hour
  • Bunny Wailer – Cease Fire; Roots, Radics, Rockers, Reggae (Shanachie) ’83 – cease fire and light the chalice: Trump vs. Kim Jong-un

<2  guys w/ bad hair – Cease Fire and light the chalice!; 30 sec.>

  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie – Chant Down Babylon + Ghettoman Corner; Lambs Bread International (Blood and Fire) ‘79
  • Abassi All-Stars feat. Omar Perry & Minoo – Ain’t So Fine + Jah Is Here; 10” EP (Deep Root) 2006 UK militant steppers w/ female vox
Always start a Smile Jamaica episode with rare vinyl!

Set 2:

  • Black Uhuru – Sensimilla; Tear It Up – Live (Mango) ’82 live in London; herbtune
  • Winston Jarrett – Selassie Is the Chapel; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) ’95 cover of Bob’s cover of the Orioles gospel tune
  • Michigan and Smiley – Reggae Ska; Reggae Dance Part (RAS) ‘83
  • Rita Marley – That’s The Way; 12” (Shanachie) ‘81
Duckie Simpson, Michael Rose and the late Puma Jones. My Holy Trinity of Reggae

Set 3: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s

  • Horace Andy – My Soul; 7” (Clintones) 
  • Dyema – Jah-Jah-I; 7” (Paradise) ’77 female singer
  • Georges – The Light’ 7” (More Relation)
  • Ronald Auboine – Unity; 7” (Little Sports)
  • Cecil Barker – Pay the Bills; 7” (Hit Maker) ‘76
  • Black Slate Meets Soul Syndicate – Bum Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 1 (Moodie) Dub Album of the Hour
Ultra rare out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 4: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) ’77 original vs. Ziggy’s rmx: Wailers Family Tree set

<Bob’s Exodus; 93 sec.>

<’77 vs. Ziggy Remix: Exodus title track; 25 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Speech; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 Reseda, CA live

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Max Romeo – Bell the Cat; Holding Out My Love to You (Shanachie) ’81 Keith Richards prod’n
  • The Gladiators – That Nuh Right; Showdown vol. 3 (Hitbound) ’84 Brooklyn
    Clint Eastwood – Collie Weed Style; Love & Happiness (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK herbtune
  • Sista Ruby – Think and Wanda; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK singjay
  • Peter Metro – Metric Connection; Yellowman, Fat Head and the One Peter Metro (Absissa) ’82 JA

<Ancient Aliens and the metric system; 51 sec.>

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Steely Dan – Babylon Sisters; Gaucho (MCA) ’80
  • Garland Jeffreys – Midnight Cane; Garland Jeffreys (Atlantic) ’73 NYC bi racial rocker/soul guy
  • Jerry Garcia Band – Stop That Train; Jerry Garcia Band (Arista) ’91 San Rafael, CA live – Tosh cover
Walter Becker RIP

Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years: Lee “Scratch” Perry

  • The Upsetters – Tell Me Something Good; Return of the Super Age (Upsetter) ‘78: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27+ Years: Lee Perry set (Rufus cover)
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – You Thought I Was Dead; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ’90 – Adrian Sherwood co-production
  • Candy McKenzie – Ice Cream; Lee “Scratch” Perry Presents (Trojan) ‘77
  • The Diamonds – Talk About It/Ya-ma Ky; Open the Gate (Trojan) (aka Mighty Diamonds) ‘75
Lee “Scratch” Perry in his mythic Black Ark studio, 1974-1979

Mutant Dub Set

  • DeeDee Bridgewater & UFO – Flying Saucer; Saint-Germain Des-Pres IV (Wagram) 2004 Fr.: Mutant Dub Set
  • Thievery Corporation – Exilio (Rewound); Babylon Rewound (ESL) EP: 2004 remixes
  • Abassi All-Stars feat. Earl 16 – Stem the Tide; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Suffer Little Children + Dub Unto Me; Daniel in the Lion’s Den (Alpha & Omega) ’90 UK trance w/ female vox
  • South – Remedies; Groove Corporation Presents Remixes from the Elephant House (Guidance) 2002 UK  

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Endless Summer of Roots Reggae!

 

Dem a roots, dem a branches. I & I Natty Roots – Bob Marley

Greetings,

Took Labor day weekend off on Terrestrial radio but labored (inna labour of love) in my new Ark-Ives culling the best Roots Reggae selections without objection.

Cooked everything up in my Secret Dubratory. Couples week back we ended summer with 3 hours of Mutant Dub. Post Labor Day bookends with 3 hours of my favorite Roots Reggae.

Alpha & Omega!

bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Judy Mowatt – Get Up Chant; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Aswad – Bubbling; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK
  • Benjamin Zephaniah & the Wailers – Stop de War; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83 UK dub poet
  • Bim Sherman – It Must Be a Dream + Dreaming Dub; Bim Sherman Meets U Black & Horace Andy inna Rub-a-Dub-Style (Original) ‘79
  • Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’81 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Bingy Bunny & the Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ‘75
  • Black Roots – Spare the Rod; All Day All Night (Nubian) UK ‘87
Stop de War pon North Korea

30-60 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Duppy Conqueror; African Herbsman (Trojan) Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Marcia Griffiths – Steppin’ Out of Babylon; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘78
  • Black Slate – Amigo; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK
  • Burning Spear – Foggy Road; Hail H.I.M. (Heartbeat) ’80
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Time Gawn + Arising (For Youths of Azania) ’91 UK female dub poet
  • Capital Letters – Vinyard; Vinyard (Greensleeves) ’82 UK youth group
  • David Lindley – She Took Off My Romeos; El Rayo-X (Asylum) ’82 Rockers does Reggae
  • Dennis Brown – Money in My Pocket; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ’79
Saw him at The Zephyr, Salt Lake City – 1988. Bought this album the next day!

60 – 90 min.

  • Culture – Weeping; Production Something (Heartbeat) 70’s extended mix
  • Sheila Hylton – The Bed’s Too Big Without You; Reggae Sunsplash ’81 – Tribute to Bob Marley (Elektra) Police cover: Montego Bay Aug. ‘81
  • Black Uhuru – Chill Out; Chill Out (Mango) ‘82
  • Cymande – Fug; Cymande (Sequel) ’71 UK soul/reggae/jazz
  • Don Carlos – Zion Train; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ‘84
  • Martha Velez – Happiness; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76 Bob Marley cover/production
Sister of Hendrix conga player Jerry Velez. Produced by Bob Marley. Mixed by Lee Perry. Wailers on the riddims. Bob covers

90 min – 2 hr.

  • Gideon Jah Rubbaal – Share the Wealth; Free Us Now (ACL) ‘77
  • Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down the Pace; Night Nurse (Mango) ‘82
  • Lijadu Sisters – Bobby; Danger (Knitting Factory) ’76 Nigerian sisters do Reggae
  • Jacob “Killer” Miller – Take a Lift; Mix Up Moods (Top Ranking) ’80 herbtune
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack)  ’75
  • Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now; I Can See Clearly Now (CBS) ’72
Killer African Reggae jam

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee (RAS) ’86 UK female trio
  • Ini Kamoze – General; Mini LP (Island) ‘84
  • Keith Hudson – I’m Not Satisfied; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘79
  • Chris HInze feat. Peter Tosh – Puss and Dog; Bamboo Reggae (Keyton) ’83 Dutch flautist in JA
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry feat. George Faith – I Got the Groove; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ’90 Adrian Sherwood update
  • Aisha – Guide and Protect; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88

2 and 1/2  – 3 hr.

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Inglaan Is a Bitch; Bass Culture (Mango) ’80 UK dub poet
  • Matumbi – Guide Us Jah; Empire Road (EMI) ‘78
  • Max Edwards – Rockers Arena; Rockers Arena (Epiphany) ‘82
  • Love Joys – Let Me Rock You Now; Lovers Rock Reggae Style (Wackies) ’83 female duo
  • Mighty Diamonds – You Are Just a Song; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 Allen Toussaint prod’n
  • Mikey Dread – Break Down the Walls; Beyond World War III (Heartbeat) ‘81
  • Peter Broggs – No Ism Pon de Riddim; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
Just say no to World War III

Smile Jamaica: Digital Dubplate – Mutant Dub Endless Summer!

Greetings,

I am going through a home remodel. Pretty much since the beginning of March, my whole house has been chaotic as the contractor built me a real Ark-Ive. No more having to search through dozens of book boxes looking for that Mutant Dub herbtune recorded by a female singer.

I was handling the topsy turvy nature of workmen, dealing with the contractor, weather delays, etc. 4 months of inconvenience for a lifetime of organization.

The room looks great.  New roof, siding? Awesome.

Time to unpack and fill the shelves in the brand new, good for you, Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive
No more life as a music/media hoarder

Until the garage….the charlatans who sold me my house in 1995 scammed me. Rotted wood of the detached garage on my alley way. Put on dirt, not concrete footings. Filled the walls with cardboard filler and some sort of cotton candy junk. I can’t believe the whole thing never collapsed after 20 years of snow storms on that roof.

So they had to demolish it rather than repair it. $13k later. Parking my car on the street in the Sugarhood. It seems like it’s taking forever.

Has looked like this for 2 weeks. I think they did roofing and siding on my house in about the same time it is taking them to work on the garage. Grrr. Home remodels

Long story short. I had a home emergency right as I was leaving for last week’s Smile Jamaica. I told them I had no choice. I would have to get the show started, try to call a substitute and then rush home.

So I did just that. Got home about 5:30 for a five minute consult. Enjoy this Mutant Dub showcase cooked up in my Secret Dubratory to make amends for cutting and running last Saturday over the Airwaves.

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica’s Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub Endless Summer of 2017

0 – 30 min.

  • Doctor Dread feat. Bob Dylan – I and I Dub; Theremin Dub (Tsosume) 2013
  • 2 Bad Card feat. U Brown – Equality and Justice; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK + JA DJ
  • Afro Omega – Don’t Stop; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC lovers-dub w/ female vox
  • African Head Charge – Run Come See; In Charge: Live in Japan (Beat) 2005
  • Audio Active – Ala-Mecka-Bickally Dub; We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) 2005 Jah-pon

30-60 min.

  • Beat Pharmacy – Happy Daze; Earthly Delights (Deep Space) 2005 South Africa
  • Black Star Liner – Superfly and Bindi; Bengali Bantam Youth Experience (WEA) ’98 UK Hindi-dubbers
  • Alpha & Omega – The Lion’s Den; Legend of A & O (Dopic) 2005 UK trance dubbers
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Phat Old Mamas – Bitter Hypnotic; Into Bass & Time (ESL) 2009 Germ. female vox
  • Creation Rebel and New Age Steppers – Ethos Design; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 UK Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • David Holmes – Mosh It; This Films Crap, Lets Slash the Seats (1500) ’95 jungle
  • Destroy Babylon – Nuh Skin Up + Shades of Hudson; Shadow Army (Music Add) 2008 Keith Hudson cover

60-90 min

  • Samia Farah – Sous Influence; Samia Farah (Small) ’99 Fr.-Tunisian dubstress
  • Bush Chemists – Respect Dubwise; Light Up Your Chalice (Duibhead) ’99 UK
  • Dr. Israel & Dreadtone International – Dread inna Babylon; Patterns of War (ROIR) 2005 Brooklyn
  • Dry & Heavy – Right Track; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon
  • Dub Pistols feat. Kitten and The Hip – Bang Bang; Worshipping the Dollar (Sunday Best) 2012 UK w/ female vox
  • Dubchek – Lee Perry; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone) 2001
  • Dubsultan – Yalla Ya Habibi; Dub Sultan (Dub Sultan) Bozeman, MT Middle East dub 2012
Middle Eastern dub out of Bozeman, MT! My former homestead

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Dub Syndicate – Dubbing is a Must; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98 UK
  • Dubbelstandart feat. Ari Up – Island Girl; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA
  • Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz – 19/2000 (Jungle Fresh; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Hollie Cook – 99; Twice (Mr. Bongo) UK dubstress 2014 UK dawta of Sex Pistol
Dubbing is a must….True dat!

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Blessed Is the Seed; Survival Guide For the End of Time (Champion Nation) 2002 Boulder, Collie-rado hip hop/dubbers
  • Kid Loco – Cocaine Diana feat.Louise Quinn; Kill Your Darlings (Division One) 2001 Fr.
  • Laurence Harvey – Star Child; Ancient Astronauts (Laurence Harvey)
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry feat. ; From the Secet Laboratory (Mango) ’90 A. Pablo cover
  • Manasseh Meets the Equalizer – Surface Tension; Dub the Millennium (Acid Jazz) ’94 UK
  • Massive Attack – Hymn of the Big Wheel; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK feat. Horace Andy on vox

2 & 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Morcheeba – Moog Island; Who Can You Trust? (Indochina) ’96 UK w/ female vox
  • Nightmares on Wax – 195lbs.; Thought So (Warp) 2008 UK
  • Ras Command – Kali Dub; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.
  • Natacha Atlas – Duden (Spooky Mix); Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Fr./Arab/Jewish Middle East dubmix
  • Thievery Corporation – Exilio; Babylon Rewound (ESL) 2005 DC rmx
Let us save the best for last!