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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Apr. 18, 2015: 420 Canna-bliss Weekend in Kaya-tude! Makes Sensi to me!

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Marijuana World Tour

Greetings,

<4 down, 46 to go!>

<Smile Jamaica’s 21st Annual Marijuana World Tour; 32 sec.>

Make way for Free Speech on Smile Jamaica’s 420 Marijuana World Tour

<Free Speech until they ban that too; 18 sec.>

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High-lights of the 21st Annual Smile Jamaica Cannabis Service Show: Apr. 18, 2015

<Canna-bliss Service 21; 32 sec.>

April 18, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: soundbytes, photos, captions, Cannabis History Lessons

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<Makes sensi to me!>

 *Vinyl: 16 of 34 boomshots

Set 1:

  • Jah Woosh – Marijuana World Tour; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK*
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – LSD; Black Ash Dub (Trojan)  ’80 Dub Album of the Week

<Cannabis History Lesson: LSD – brand of herbstock in Jamaica>

  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006; roll a lickle spliff w/ di papyrus

 <The Mummy – smokin in his sarcophagi; 17 sec.>

<Free the Marijuana – We need foreign currency; 10 sec.>

  • Lovindeer – Free the Marijuana; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82 JA*
  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Want to Get Busted; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic at KZEL Eugene, Jah-regon; 12 sec.
  • Bobby Culture, Louie Rankin, Brimstone & Fire – Big Big Bust – Tidal Wave (Unicorn) Woodstock, NY*
  • Jah Lloyd- Dispencer; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK*

<Don’t want an injection, it will leave an infection; 15 sec.>

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The Marijuana World Tour. Taking you to the four corners of the Earth buying and smoking the herb and the by-products thereof

Set 2:

  • Joe Higgs – One Man Kutchie; Unity Is Power (1 Stop) ’79 UK*
  • Peter Culture – Coconut Chalwah; Behold 10” (Top Beat) 2000 UK*

<Cannabis History Lesson: Chalwah = Chalice; 12 sec.>

  • Freddie McGregor – Natural Collie; 12” (Soul Jazz) ‘82*
  • Zion Tribe – Herbissimo; Barre Chords (Ziontribe) ’97 SLC
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Coconut Chalwah (Chalice)

Set 3: Jamaican Jukebox of 45 RPM, 7″ Weed Singles

  • Black Uhuru vs. Black Sabbath – Guess Who’s Coming for Sweet Leaf; 7” (blank)*

<Michael Rose vs. Ozzy Osbourne; 13 sec.>

  • Queen Ifrica – Burn Some Herbs; 7” (Fire Links) 2005 JA*
  • Junior White – Free Up the Collie Weed for Independence; 7” *(Thoroughbred) ‘JA*
  • Prince Jazzbo – Brain Food; 7” (Ujama) ’86 JA dj to Horace Ferguson “Sensi Addct”*

<Cannabis History Lesson: Brain Food; 10 sec.>

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Heard on Smile Jamaica. Guess Who’s Coming for Sweet Leaf. 4 d own, 46 to go!

<Rub a Dub Sabbath>

Set 4: Smoking Spliff with Queen Eliza-biff

<Light your Chalice inna Buckingham Palace; 40 sec.>

  • Heavy Manners – Taking the Queen to Tea; Heavier Than Now (Novo) ’96 Jah-cago, Ill.; smoking spliff w/ Queen Elizabeff
  • Peter Tosh – Buk in Hamm Palace; Mystic Man (EMI America) ‘79
  • Dillinger – Buckingham Palace; CB 200 (Mango) ‘76
  • U Roy – Chalice in the Palace; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy)

<Chalice in the Palace!>

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“I am not amused, Mr. Smile Jamaica!”

 Set 5:

  • Bob Marley – Marley-juana Minimix (Smile Jamaica rmx); All of Bob’s herbtunes mashed up; 10 sec.
  •  Eek a Mouse – Sensee Party; Skidip (Greensleeves) ’82 UK vinyl*
  • Jimmy Riley – Sweet Sensimilla; Put the People First (Shanachie) ’82 Ho-Ho Kus, New Jah-sey vinyl*
  • Loi – One Draw; 12” (Abraham) female vox on Rita Marley cover*
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Eek a Mouse either going to or coming form a Sensee Party

Set 6:

  • The Toyes – Smoke Two Joints; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 US
  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Sluggy Ranks – Speak to Me (Breathe in the Air); Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star)  2003 US; Pink Floyd bongrips
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96; Boris Pickett Jah-loween cover
  • Jacob Miller – Healing of the Nation; Reggae Greats (Mango) ’84 US; Revelation 22:2. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nation*

<Healing of the Nation – Revelation 22:2; 11 sec.>

<no tobacco in the Holy Land; 20 sec.>

  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie Weed (Greensleeves) ‘84*
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People get busted one of 3 ways; 1 – family and loved ones turn you in; 2 – careless while driving; 3 – bad luck

Set 7: Mutant Dub Set 

<Acoustic levitation inna Irie Meditation!>

  • Bush Chemists – Light Up Your Spliff; Light Up Your Spliff (Bush Chemists)
  • Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde; It Takes a Thief (ESL); herb flavor

<Cannabis History Lesson: Lebanese blonde; 6 sec.>

  • Snoop Lion feat. Mavado & Popcaan – Reincarnation (Berhane Sound System) 2013 dubstep

<Snoop’s Holy Trinity: Weed, Jah, dubstep; 9 sec.>

  • King General & Bush Chemists – They Say (Sinsemilla Can’t Smoke); Money Run Tings (Conscious Sounds)
  • Kenny Knotts – Good Sensi; Gi Me de Music (Conscious Sounds)
  • Soom T – Saved By a Ganja Leaf; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2010; female weedstepper from Jah-scow, Scotland
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When the World legalizes the Seven Leaf, the Aliens will make contact

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 14, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Greetings,

Happy Bob-ruary, Jah-bruary, Herb-ruary!

 

I have been doing Roots Reggae Radio for about 27 years now. Thousands of hours and most of it is devoted to Heavy Roots

<Smile Jamaica – The King’s Music, Jamaican Blues>

Smile Jamaica’s prevailing themes for 25+ Years:

  • socialism (small s)Reggae the music of the community. The music of the Underdog. Universality for sure-ty. No isms and schisms!
  • Rastafari – I am myself not a Rasta but consider myself a Rasta empathizer who acts as a missionary for Jah’s Gospel and let you decide. It’s good enough just to enjoy the inspiration of the lyrics along with the groove of the Beat.
  • Politrix and politics – I did political interviews for 9 years as The Angry Liberal. Reggae music was talking about what Occupy Wall Street championed 40 years before the Greenspan RecessionReggae music totally influenced my personal politics of peace and love to all. No war, no racism, no sexism, no exploitation

The one music sub genre I play somewhat sparingly is Lover’s Rock. Romantic Reggae. I will play romantic tunes if it has a hard riddim. But  lyrically that’s never been a big motivator.

Every Saturday I bring down about 200 pieces of music. I get to play about 33 per week (Natch!) The gems I pull out of the crate tend to be Orthodox Roots and earsplitting Dubwize.

<At the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: I put the Fun in Roots Fundamentalism>

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Not much of this for 25+ years of Smile Jamaica…
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…but a whole lot of this. “Screwface know a who fi frighten”. Bob Marley

Don’t kid yourself. There is plenty of great Lover’s Rock in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. I played the best of it for 3 Hours – Lover’s Rock Showcase.

<Smile Jamaica: Happy Valentine’s Day; 20 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-bruary 14, 2015: Happy Valentine’s Day; 33 and 1/3 sec.

Set 1:

  • Melodians – Passion Love; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC Vinyl
  • Black Slate Meets Soul Syndicate – Moodie in Dub (Moodie) ’78 Dub Album of the Week
  • The Dynamics – Whole Lotta Love; Version Excursion (Groove Attack) 2007; Led Zeppelin cover feat. Female vox
  • Aswad – Star of My Show; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK; Aswad means “black” in Arabic, Amharic

<Out of thousands, one of the first 10 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – Aswad “To the Top”; 22 sec.>

  • Lacksley Castell – Princess Lady; Princess Lady (Negus Roots) ’83 youth voiced singer

<Reggae History Lesson: Only the Good die Young – Lacksley Castell; 24 sec.>

  • Maxine Miller – How Many Times; Showcase (Wackie’s) ’80 Brooklyn vinyl; Bob Marley cover
  • Johnny Clarke – No Woman No Cry; Jah Live (Music Club); Marley covers CD
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Probably within the first 10 disks added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives 1986; Tower Records, Las Vegas

 Set 2: 

  • Prince + Princess Buster – Ten Commandments of Man to Woman; Woman to Man; Sings His Hit Song Ten Commandments (RCA) ‘67

<Answer Record: Lover’s Quarrel? 19 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – If I Had the World; Complete A & M Years (A & M)

<Crown Prince of Reggae: Dennis Brown; 29 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Take Care of Your Wife; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl over Melody Life

<Dillinger’s Marital advice: Don’t stab your wife with a knife! 19 sec.>

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Prince Buster invented talkover sound. Shared a label with Elvis

 Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78
  • Judy Mowatt – Love Seed; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Rita Marley – Play Play; Rita Marley (Trident) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Love; Africa Unite (Tuff Gong) Request
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A+ Record from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 4:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – There She Goes; Mellow Mood (Toplin) doo wop style
  • Aisha – Love Is So Simple; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88
  • Ken Boothe – My Love; The Black Album (Trojan); McCartney cover on Beatles Reggae CD

<Smile Jamaica Conspiracy Theory: Lennon’s assassination led to Ebony & Ivory; 26 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; 12” (Island) ’80
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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives’s least favorite Beatle

Set 5: Rated R

<Rated R – for Roots!>

  • Johnny Osbourne – Ice Cream Love; Biggest Dancehall Anthems 1979-1982 (Greensleeves) ‘80

<Ice Cream Love – Oral Sex metaphor? 14 sec.>

  • Cassandra – Thank You For the Many Things You’ve Done; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80 UK

<Reggae History Lesson: Lover’s Rock in UK; 13 sec.>

  • Dub Tonic Kru – Sunshine Girl/Rub a Dub Love; Dub Tonic (Dubtonic Kru) 2011
  • Heptones – Soul Sister; Legends From Studio One (Trench Town) JA vinyl; Allen Toussaint cover
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Ice cream Love = Rastas comment on oral sex?

<Secret History of Jamaica: Ice Cream Love; 29 sec.>

Johnny Osbourne – Ice Cream Love Lyrics

I don’t want no ice cream love,
That’s too cold for me, little girl.
I don’t want no ice cream love, girl can’t you see?

I want a love that’s warmer than the summer sunshine,
I want a love that’s as warm as mine,
Because my love, is warmer than a chocolate fudge.
Because my love, is warmer than a chocolate fudge.

And that is why, I don’t want no ice cream love,
It is too cold for me, girl.
I don’t want no ice cream love, it is too cold, can’t you see, little girl?
I don’t want no ice cream love,
It’s too cold for me.

Love in the winter,
Should be warmer than the summer sun..
But if you’re giving me a ice cream love, little girl, that’s no fun,
And that is why I say,
Because my love, is warmer than a chocolate fudge.
I say, my love, is warmer than a chocolate fudge.

No-no-no, ice cream love, too cold for me.
No-no-no, ice cream love at all.
No-no-no-no.. ice cream love,
It’s too cold for me..

Set 6:

  • Yellowman – Morning Ride; Biggest Dancehall Anthems 1979-1982 (Greensleeves) ‘81

<Yellowman not talking about his daily commute!; 29 sec.>

  • Beres Hammond – My Whole World; Soul Reggae (Wait a Bit) ‘79
  • Meditations – Stranger in Love; History of Tamoki Wambesi (Tamoki Wambesi); Roy Cousins prod’n
  • Martha Velez – Happiness; Angels of the Future/Past (Sire) ’76; Rocker does Rita Marley feat. The Wailers/Lee Perry; 19 sec.
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The Morning Ride. Yellowman not talking about his commute

Set 7:

  • John Holt – Have You Ever Been in Love; Special Request to All Music Lovers (Hitbound) Lovers Rock compilation
  • The Gaylads – Little Candle; Vision of Reggae (Tamoki Wambesi) Roy Cousins prod’n; UK Vinyl
  • 15 16 17 – Girls Imagination; Magic Touch (DEB) ’77 UK female family; Just My Imagination update; 19 sec.
  • Barrington Levy – I Love I Love You; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK vinyl
  • Mighty Diamonds – Pretty Woman; Indestructible (Bad Gong); Best of 
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England’s first family of Lover’s Rock

Set 8: Mutant Dub Lovers

<You’ve got Dubstep inna mi Lover’s Rock; 15 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Shadow Kissing; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo); Mutant Dubstress Lovers Set. Dawta of Sex Pistol
  • Likkle Mai – My Old Flame; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005; Jah-ponese female

<Jah-ponese songbird; 19 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Some Love; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) UK vinyl female vox; Chaka Khan cover
  • Sevendub – My Only Lover (Unauthorized Mix); Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2005 Jah-many
  • Singers & Players – Thing Called Love (Don’t Fight); Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Waiting in Vain; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Bill Laswell: Ambients Translations of Bob Marley in Dub
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Adorable Mutant Dubstress Hollie Cook. Smile Jamaica’s Valentine

Smile Jamaica Preview: Jah-vember 15, 2014: 25 Years of Roots Reggae Radio – Aluminum Coaster Stylee

 

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This album changed my life and led to 25+ years of Reggae Radio on Smile Jamaica

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

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

Greetings,

I invite you to listen to KRCL’s Radioactive tomorrow:

Sunday, Nov. 16; 6:00-6:30 Mtn Time. 90.9FM (local) KRCL.org (world wide + intergalactic).

Myself (KRCL vet since 1988); Brian Kelm blues savant since 1980 and Renee and Dawn, Drivetime Imposters, 2002-2008 talk about how we got involved at KRCL. Your station that rules the nation!

Radioactive was KRCL’s listener call in show that ran from 2003 Labor Day until summer 2012.

I did the very first hour long interview on Labor Day 2003. The show was born from the 3 hour call in we did on Smile Jamaica when the 2003 March Iraq Invasion went hot. No music. Just listeners calling in with their thoughts on the war and me talking about Middle East politics which I have two college degrees in.

I probably did 400 interviews. Nick Burns, who was there the nearly nine years the show aired, interviewed us on our history at KRCL. Nice.

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Radioactive Progressive Interviews. Sept. 2003 – July 2012. I did 400 of them: Howard Zinn, Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader

That Black Uhuru album above pretty much lit the fuse on nearly three decades of collecting, listening and promoting Roots Reggae and Mutant Dubwize.

25 years of Reggae Radio on Smile Jamaica.

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Since Jah-tober 1989: krcl.org 90.9FM SLC

So to celebrate that legacy I am going to try and recreate what my first Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive show might have sounded like: Jah-tober 1989.

i did this back in September with All Vinyl: Best of Smile Jamaica – 25 Years

Now I am going to do the same with those antique aluminum by-products things which can serve dubble duty as a drink coaster:

Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica: All CDs.

Rare that I don’t bust out any Black Wax, but today I’m going through what I was deep into, Roots and Dubwise, back in the mid 80s (Oct. 1986 is when I first touched down on Black Uhuru – Anthem) up until 1988 when I started early mornings on KRCL (3 o’Clock Roadblock) and then primetime Saturdays on Smile Jamaica: Jah-tober ’89.

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Dub Album of the Week: Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

So I spent the week jotting down tunes and artists that I would have really played in the first two years of being on air. Year 1: 3 o’Clock Roadblock, learning how to do radio. Then a little more than a year later doing Saturday Afternoons to a bigger and loyal Salt Lake Reggae audience on Smile Jamaica.

  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob (Uprising); Peter (Legalize It); Bunny (Blackheartman); Marcia – Naturally; Judy – Black Woman; Rita – One Draw
  • Heavy Roots: Spear, Culture, Israel Vibration
  • Seven Leaf: Rita, Max Romeo
  • 2 Tone Ska: The Selecter and The Beat
  • Deejays and Dub  Poets: LKJ, Mutabaruka, I Roy, Dillinger
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 

So I get 3 hours and that means about 33-35 songs. I pulled 50 and then put them in chronological order. (As a Librarian I have a database of my music.) “Year” is one of my data entry cells.

From the earliest (1967) Prince Buster to 1990 (African Head Charge). Tune in to see how it all sounds.

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

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • 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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When Island released the entire Marley LP catalog on CD, I bought every one on the first day of release. Graywhale CD – SLC. Thanks to Ronnie Raygun’s student loan program.