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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 Digital Dubplate: Snowbound Excursion – Jah-nuary 27, 2017!

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Greetings,

I knew it was gonna be trouble. Last Saturday we got 6 inches in the Salt Lake Valley. My garage is in the alley way. Dangerous for getting high centered and sliding into power poles.

So I waited for a lull in the storm and moved my car to the front street.  My street was unploughed and there was snow accumulated over the curb.

Loaded up my stacks of wax and suitcase of disks. And headed for KRCL.….

Goosed my All Wheel Drive Subaru to plow through virgin snow. Best intentions….. 4 wheels on top of snowpack just skidded me to the curb and I was wedged in a snow drift and dead in the water.

Two hour wait for AAA. First show I had been a no show for in 27+ years.

So after I got towed out and back into my garage, I hunkered down in my Secret Dubratory and pulled together 3 hours of Digital Dubplate sound.

Snowmageddon Stylee!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate – Jah-nuary 27, 2017 Playlist

0-30 min.:

  • Black Uhuru – World is Africa; Sinsemilla (Mango) ‘80
  • Keith Hudson – I Shall Be Released; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ’74 Bob Dylan cover
  • Bim Sherman – Gold & Silver; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ‘86
  • Sister Nancy – Transport Connection; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ‘82
  • Yabby You – Judgment Time; One Love, One Heart (Shanachie) ‘84
  • Ijahman Levi – Jah Heavy Load; Haile I Hymn (Jahmani) ‘78
  • Mikey Dread – Saturday Night Style; African Anthem (Big Cat)  ’79 dubs

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30-60 min.:

  • Phyllis Dillon – Woman of the Ghetto; Midnight Confessions (Westside)  ’72 Marlena Shaw cover
  • Jacob Miller – Healing of the Nation; Jacob Miller Meets Fatman Riddim Section (Crocodisc) ’78 herbtune
  • kode9 + the spaceape – Portal; Memories of the Future (Hyperdub) 2002 UK: mutant dub w/ dub poetry
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Turn Your Lights Down Low; Redemption (bootleg) ’77 studio demo
  • Carol Kalphat & Clint Eastwood – African Land/Africa We Want to Go; Reggae Archive vol. 1 (ON U Sound) ’78 Prince Far I prod’n
  • The Orb – Towers of Dub; U.F.Orb  (Island) ’92 UK mutant dub 
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Look to the skies!

60-90 min.

  • Christ Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Puss and Dog; Kings of Reggae (Pop-Eye) Dutch flautist w/ Sly & Robbie
  • Dennis Bovell & Janet Kay – Silly Dub; Dub Dem Silly (Arawak International) ‘93
  • Ras Command – Kali Dub; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ. Mutant dub
  • Barrington Levy – Jah a The Creator + Stinkin’ Dub; Time Capsule (RAS) ‘83
  • Ranking Ann – Black Rock Possee; A Slice of English Toast (Ariwa) ’82 singjay 
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Dutch Flute inna rub a dub stylee

90 min. – 2 hr.:

  • Burning Spear – Farover; Farover (Heartbeat) ‘83
  • Pablo Gad – What Makes a Natty Dread Cry (Discomix); Bloodsuckers (Melodie) ‘78
  • Peter Metro & Lady Ann – Bossanova; Dedicated to You (Grapevine) ’84
  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Na Lend Out Me Chalice; Origination (Sky High) herbtune
  • Yellowman – Cocky Did Hurt Me; Mister Yellowman (Shanachie) ’82 rude
  • Sam Carty – I Don’t Mind; Black Arkives (Justice League) ‘75
  • Lijadu Sisters – Reincarnation; Sunshine (Afrodisia/Knitting Factory) ’78 Nigerian sisters

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2 hr. – 2 & 1/2 hr.:

  • The Wailers – Concrete Jungle Dub; Dub Marley (Tabou1) ’76 rare dubs
  • The Pioneers – Pusher Man; Give & Take: Best of (Trojan) ‘78
  • Gorillaz vs. Space Monkeyz – Starshine; Laika Come Home (Astralwerks) 2002 Mutant Dub UFOria
  • Sonya Spence – Give Thanks; In the Dark (Skynote)
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Little David– Yes It’s Bless; Acres of Space (Lion & Roots)  2001 UK Mutant Dub 
  • Black Slate – Thin Line Between Love and Hate; Amigo (Ensign) ’80: Persuaders soul cover
  • Martha Velez – Get Up Stand Up; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob/Peter cover
  • The Meditations – Woman Piabba; Anthology (Nighthawk) ’76 herbtune
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Bob Marley produced Martha Velez w/ Lee Perry & the Wailers

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Inglan Is a Bitch; Bass Culture (Mango)  ’80 UK dub poet
  • Love Joys – One Draw; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ’82 Rita Marley herbtune
  • Lone Ranger – Jamaican Weed; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ’80 herbtune
  • The Rolling Stones – Cherry Oh Baby; Black and Blue (Rolling Stones) ’76 Eric Donaldson cover
  • Trinity – Put it On; Burning (Rhino UK)
  • J. Geils Band – Give It To Me; Bloodshot (Atlantic) ‘73

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-cember 3, 2016: Christmas Soon Come!

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<Smile Jamaica’s Christmas dilemma>

Greetings,

I don’t get hung up on the Holiday PC stuff. Happy Holidays? Okay. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kool Kwanza. Most awesome Mawlid (that’s what the Muslims call Jesus’ birthday – one of their Top 5 Prophets.)

My skygod of choice is Anu, Marduk and Isthar. Those who came down from the sky

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Anunnaki goddess: Ishtar. Don’t put this Angel pon your Christmas Tree!

My dilemma hosting Smile Jamaica for 27+ years is how much and when to start Xmas Reggae. Some years I get complaints, “Bah humbug Nelson – play some Christmas jams!” Other years it it, “I listen to Smile Jamaica to not hear commercial Christmas”.

So this week? One Christmas tune. All I want for Christmas is my Collie herb! 8 down 42, to go!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-cember 3, 2016

Set 1:

  • Phillip Frazer – Give King Selassie I Praises + Jah Blessing Flowing Dub; I and I in Inity (I & I Sound) ’87 US vinyl
  • Natural Roots – Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. Vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Beres Hammond – Bubbling; Beres Hammond and Friends (ERC)
  • The Specials – Rude Boy Outa Jail; Stereo-Typcial (2 Tone) ’80 3 CD best of
  • Ayo – What’s This All About; Gravity At Last (Wrasse) 2008: Nigerian-German female artist
  • The Pioneers – Papa Was a Rolling Stone; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’73 Temptations cover
  • Aswad – Just a Little Herb; Rebel Souls (Mango) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Freddie McGregor – Jahovah; 10” (Observer Gold) over Satta riddim

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Set 2:

  • Johnny Osbourne – Trench Town School; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘80
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; Classic Reggae Hits (Time)
  • Black Slate – Legalize Collie Herb; Amigo (bbr) ’80 herbtune
  • Buume – Seriously; 10’ (Zimatime) 2006 UK mutant dub instrumental

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Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Gregory Isaacs – Happiness Come; Love Is Overdue (Heartbeat) ’74: 
  • Rita Marley – Who Is Your Neighbor; Harambe (Shanachie) ‘82
  • UB40 – Little by Little; Signing Off (Sound/DEP) ’80 singles collection
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Twelve Days of Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 xmas herbtune
  • Burning Spear & the Black Disciples – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) Dub Album of the Hour
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All I want for Christmas is my collie herb!

Set 4: Rockers do Reggae

  • Keith Richards feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Republic) 2015 Gregory Isaacs cover

<Keef Meets the Cool Ruler>

  • Eric Clapton – Whatcha Gonna Do; Crossroads Box Set (Polydor) ’74: Peter Tosh cover, unreleased
  • Magic! – Rude; Don’t Kill the Magic! (RCA) 2014 Canadian
  • The Slits – Fade Away; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 live female punk cover of Junior Byles original

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Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Trinity – Bad Card; Bad Card  (Joe Gibbs) ’81 FL
  • Sis Nya – Serious Time; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
  • No Fixed Address – Black Man’s Rights; Wrong Side of the Road (Black Australia) ’81  Australian soundtrack
  • Sugar Minott – This Old Man; Studio One Sales Conference (Studio One) ’75 JA: nursery rhyme
  • Frankie Paul – Brothers; Strictly Reggae Music (Londisc) ’84 JA

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Set 6:

  • Pato Banton – No Worry; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Ras Command – Kali Dub; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ. Mutant dub
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 herbtune, request  

<420 Election Tally: 8-1-1>

  • Love Joys – Let Me Rock You Now; Showcase (Wackies) ‘82
  • Ja-Man All-Stars  – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire) Dub Album of the Hour
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Don’t worry. It’s only going to be for four years. 8 years tops

Set 7:

  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Comfortable; Movements (Funfundvierzig) ’94 Germ. Female singer
  • King Kong – Earth Is the Lord; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005
  • Rob I Peart – Scorpion; 10” (Kingston Connexion)

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Roots; Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 UK trance dubbers: Mutant Dub Set
  • Audio Active – Kick the Bong Around (Adrian Sherwood mix); Bong (Birdman) 2000 Jahpon
  • Dubblestandart – Steets of Dub (Anxiety Mix); Are You Experienced (Collision) 2006 Jah-stria
  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone Wold) 2001
  • Jim Nastics & Mungo’s Hi Fi – Nah Lef Africa; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germ.

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Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Nov. 5 2016: Election Re-cap!

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Smile Jamaica News Service reports: “Ebola defeated Bubonic Plague in the 2016 Presidential Election”

Greetings,

I predicted this. President Donald J. Trump. 

I get together with some bredrins every Friday afternoon for bourbon and music sessions.

Of course politics are a common topic with my mates. My buddy Aquaboy, Sandroid turned Hillbot, was fairly cocky that the polls showed Hillary way ahead. Evan McMullin was gonna win Utah.

I would look over at my buddy Free-Mike and give him a cold stare and said, “When we meet next Friday, you will all be stunned.” Aquaboy would scoff. Who’s scoffing now?

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Or as Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan calls it: Snooze-weak

My main blog roll is the Libertarian site, Zerohedge. Run by Bulgarian hedgefunders who predicted the 2008 economic collapse and  theyrefuse to adhere to the usual corporate media consensus. They mercilessly mock the corporate media outlets.

Since I did political interviews, Radioactive 2003-2012, I am also a natural skeptic to corporate news:

  • CNN – The Clinton News Network
  • AP – Assimilated Presstitutes
  • NPR – Nationalist Propaganda Radio
  • MS-DNC
  • FUX News
  • Petroleum Bullshit Syndicate
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Michael Franti: Television…drug of the nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

I’m all the way Alt-Left. So from my deep political reading, I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose all the Midwest states but Illinois and Minnesota.

When I would run into my Liberal friends who would greet my skepticism with, “Nate Silver has Hillary Clinton a 98% likely winner.” I would scoff. The polls were oversampling Democrats who are a much smaller voting bloc since Obama came in.

4.5 million Obama voters became Indedendent. Huge mid term losses in 2010 and 2014 told me the Midwest had abandoned the Democratic Party over economic inequality.

When I would have these conversations with my Liberal friends, they would respond, “Why are you supporting Donald Trump?”.

I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose for these 5 reasons

  1. Obama Fatigue – record inequality under his 8 years had Americans looking for a change at the top. Just like Obama won in part b/c of Bush Fatigue after his 8 years. Should have sent at least one banker to jail.
  2. Obama voters would not be Hillary voters. Obama was young and black with a Muslim name. That candidacy resonated with blacks and Hispanics. Hillary is old and white. So minority vote turnout was way down. 137,000 fewer votes cast in Detroit and 129,000 fewer votes in Milwaukee cost her Michigan and Wisconsin
  3. Millennials wanted Bernie. In the same way they came out for Obama they were YUUGE for Bernie Sanders.  When he was aced out, they went back to their undervoting tendency.
  4. Servergate/Wikileaks/Weinergate. At the end her untrustwory numbers were worse than Trump’s. In an emotions vs facts election, that was devastating for turnout and securing independent votes.
  5. Obamacare notices went out in mid-Octboer. Average increase? 24%. Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare. Hillary wanted to “improve it.” She couldn’t come out for single payer, so  if you had your policy cancelled and the new cost doubled (as happened to a classmate of mine in Montana), advantage Trump.
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Poli Sci classes will be studying the DNC campaign of Hillary Clinton for decades to come. How not to run a campaign lessons

I was wrong on 3 states:

  1. New Hampshire (for Trump) – I forgot they tend to be more conservative than their New England neighbors
  2. Colorado (for Hillary) – I thought the rural and military areas would reject the Dems.
  3. Nevada – I thought it would be Vegas for Hillary. Reno and the rest for Trump

I had a better result than Nate Silver!

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So called polling savant, Nate Silver: 0 for 3 lately: British elections, BREXIT, Pres. Trump

I voted for Jill Stein. And I was wrong on her. I lost a bet (to my Hillbot buddy Aquaboy, in fact), that Jill would get 4%. Not even close! See you in 2020, Doctor Jill!

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bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Nov. 5, 2016 – Annotated playlist w/ photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons; 84 sec.

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Set 1:

  • Triston Palma – Reggae Music Taking Over; Touch Me, Take Me (Abraham) ’82 Can. Vinyl
  • The Agrovators – Kaya Dub; Kaya Dub (Justice) ’78 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Peter Tosh – Here Comes the Sun; Honorary Citizen: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’71 George Harrison/Beatles cover
  • UB40 – Reefer Madness; Signing Off (DEP/Sound) ’80 herbal instrumental
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. LKJ & the Dub Band – Miami Beach; Escape Artist (Columbia) ’81 feat. UK dub poet
  • King Kong – Legalize It; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK
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Dub album of the hour. Vinyl of course

Set 2:

  • Keith Richards – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Mindless/Republic) 2015: Gregory Isaacs cover
  • Gregory Isaacs & U Roy – Love Is Overdue; Love Is Overdue (Heartbeat) ’74 original
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Belly of de Beast; Belly of de Beast (Ariwa) UK mutant dub
  • Sister Nadia & Dubcreator – Deliver Us Jah; 10” (Asalah) 2006 Neth. Mutant dub
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Keith Richards does lovers rock

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years

  • Prince Buster – Chubby; Original Golden Oldies (Melodisc) ’67 nyahbinghi style
  • Sophia George – Runnings Well Dread; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Aswad – Hey Jah Children; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80: UK movie on Caribbean diaspora
  • Earl Sixteen Daley & the Rockers All Stars – The Rastaman; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 Augustus Pablo prod’n
  • Sly & Robbie & the Revolutionaries – Rizzla Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ‘76 Dub Album of the Hour
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Herbal dub of the hour

Set 4:

  • Sinead O’Connor – Throw Down Your Arms; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 w/ Sly & Robbie: Burning Spear cover
  • Judah Eskender Tafari – Jah Light; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001
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Sly & Robbie pon the riddims

Set 5: 4:20 Vinyl is Vital set

<5 on the ballot to legalize the Seven Leaf; 11 sec.>

  • Tenastelin – The Anunnaki; 7” (Mascot) 

<UFO’s in the Bible and Sumerian Anunnaki – those whom came from the sky; 49 sec.>

  • Systemwide – Epic of Gilgamesh; Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival (BSI) 2002
  • Lee Perry & the White Belly Rats – Greetings; Panic in Babylon (DAMP) 2004: greetings from outerspace
  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky’s the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ‘72
  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone.1 (Instinct) 2001 US more space chatter

<The story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu; 50 sec.>

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Sumerian demi-god Gilgamesh mourns the death of his bredrin Enkidu

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 15, 2016: Is it Rolling, (Nobel) Bob?

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<Is It Rolling, Bob?>

Greetings,

All my heroes are named Bob: Marley, Crumb and Dylan. Congrats to Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan. The first popular music artist to be chosen. Well deserving.

So I start off Smile Jamaica with a 3 song Reggae Tribute to his Bobness!

<Winner, winner Nobel Prize chicken dinner! 33 sec.>

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 15, 2016: Annotated Playlist – photos, captions, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons; 51 sec.

  • Bob Dylan Tribute
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Vinyl is Vital
  • Jah-loween Stylee
  • Disco Mix 10″/12″
  • Roots Dawtas
  • UFO-ria inna Mutant Dub Stylee

Intro: 33 sec.

Set 1: From one Bob to another: Dylan Tribute – Nobel Winner

<Amazing achievement. Nobel deserving; 52 sec.>

  • Jimmy London – Ride On; Welcome to My World (Burning Sounds) ’78 UK vinyl
  • Sould Syndicate – Black Pride – Dub; King Tubby & Friends – Sound System Dub Vol. (Original) JA vinyl, 1975-78: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Bob Dylan – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; Live at Budokan (Columbia): ’78 Reggae Tribute to Nobel Laureate, Bob Dylan
  • Bob Dylan – Man Gave Names to All the Animals; Slow Train Coming (Columbia) ’79 Gospel Grammy winner
  • Bob Dylan – Jokerman; Infidels (Columbia) ’83 Sly & Robbie on the riddims
  • Peter Broggs – Internaitonal Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • African Pearl – Zion Bound; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK: female roots

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Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Touch &  Hugh Roy – Rightful Ruler; Honorary Citizen: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’69 box set

<Peter Touch – hands on communicator; 18 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Dance Hall Music; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’87 roots comp
  • Rita Marley – Who Can Be Against Us; Harambe (Shanachie)  ‘82

<Harambe – Kenyan revolutionary slogan: Pull together!>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jamming (Long Version); Exodus (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’77 bonus track

<Dessert before dinner: dub before the vox – Jamming; 18 sec.>

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Set 3:

<Request: The one album that led to Smile Jamaica – Black Uhuru Anthem; 35 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Black Uhuru Anthem; Anthem (Island) ’84 Night of the Living Dead, Request; 19 sec.
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Painstaker; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ’81 dub to New Age Steppers cover of Michael Rose “Observe Life
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’80 UK
  • Scientist – Heavyweight Dub Champion (Greensleeves) ’80: Dub Album of the Hour
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This album made me a Reggae Fanatic – Hard to live in dread in the dawn of the living dead!

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27 Years

  • Yellowman – Morning Ride; One in a Million (Shanachie) ’84

<The Morning Ride – a different commute!; 25 sec.>

  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Barry Brown – Run Wicked Man; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
  • Keith Hudson – My Eyes Are Red (Unlreased Version); Brand (Pressure Sounds) ‘77
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The morning ride is the longest ride

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Icarus – Land of Tarot; State of Mind (Russian Roulette) ’82 UK
  • Earl Sixteen – Freedom; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) Black Ark/Lee Perry prod’n
  • Clint Eastwood – Sweet, Sweet Jamaica; Sex Education (Greensleeves) ’80 UK
  • Tony Tuff – Born in the Ghetto; Presenting Mr. Tuff (Black Roots) ’81 JA
  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – At Midnite; Full Experience (Blue Moon) Fr. EP – Black Ark prod’n

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Set 6:

  • Tino – Bats in My Belfrey Dub; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) Jah-loween beats artist
  • Yesca – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros)  ’78 herbal update of the Coasters 50 r & b
  • Ther Herbaliser – The Hard Stuff; Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ninja Tune) 2002 UK mutant dub herb tune
  • Version feat. Sista Widey – Put On; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr. mutant dub
  • Black Roots Players – Redder Than Red; Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour
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Makes your flesh creep: next 2 Saturdays nuff Jah-loween on Smile Jamaica. 3 hours Digital Dubplate mix on Mixcloud Oct. 31

Set 7: Jah-loween Stylee

  • Black Survivors – Catch a Vampire; Nations of the World (Sword Lion) ’95 UK
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 – NY bi-racial rocker

<Don’t get stoned on my tombstone! 25 sec.>

  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad feat. Macka B – Devil Dance; Solid Foundation (Flag) 1992
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Sinead O’Connor & Benjamin Zephaniah; Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 UK mutant dubbers; Empire=Vampire
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Don’t get stoned on mi tombstone!

Set 8: UFO-ria: 38 sec.

  • Audio Active – Space Children; Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon
  • Rockers Hi Fi – Dick From Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Disrupt – Asteroid Dub Force; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) Germ.
  • Public Service Broadcasting– Gagarin; Beyond Saturn (Mojo)

<Yuri Gagarin, original Russian cosmonaut>

  • Troubleman – Intergalactic You, Intergalactic Me; Far Out Spaced Odyssey (Far Out) 2010 Brazilian dubfunk instrumental

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 14, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Vinylicious!

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    3 Hours of the Black Wax Attack on Smile Jamaica

 

<Vinylicious!>

Greetings,

So I’m embarking on a home remodel so I can make some sensi out ofmy Vinyl Room.

Gonna make a Library at the Ark-Ives located in a secret location in SLC.

So that means I have to pack up about 5000 Lps and 12″ style. Bought the deep plastic Tupperware bins for the  job.

So as I harvest black wax from sagging pressboard shelves into these stackable bins, I stripped out the crème de la crème for airing on this Ark-Ive Edition.

Enjoy the black wax attack. Ultra rare and heavy roots:

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Time to upgrade from the old pressboard shelves into something better

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 14, 2016 – playlist, Reggae History Lessons, Photos, Captions

❤ 3 hours of Vinyl; 30 sec.>

Sets devoted to:

  • Roots Dawtas
  • Seven Leaf
  • Mutant Dub

Set 1: All Vinyl LP’s

  • Johnny Clarke – Jah Jah See Them Come; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK, Culture cover
  • Fe Me Time All-Stars; Dub I (Pressure Sounds) ’72 Dub Album of the Hour; Jimmy Radway prod’n
  • Mikey Dread – Everybody Needs a Proper Education; Dread at the Controls (Trojan) ’79 UK
  • Dennis Brown – Together Brothers; Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours (Laser) ’80 UK
  • Jimmy Cliff – Goodbye Yesterday; Pop Gold (Island) ’77 Austrian best of

<Jimmy Cliff – Rock Hall of Fame selection; 37 sec.>

  • The Itals – Herbs Pirate; Brutal Out Deh (Nighthawk) ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Lion Zion – Gas Guzzler; Reggae From America (House of Natty) ’76 Oakland; Lee Perry mix
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Jimmy Cliff – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

Set 2

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 LA
  • Cornel Campbell – Yes I Will; Yes I Will (Micron) ’79 Canada
  • Phillip Fraser – The Joy It Brings; Big Showdown (Black Solidarity) ’85 JA
  • Jah Ruby – Black Invader; Dread Affair (Afrik) ’77 JA
  • Eclipse Band – Eclipse; Inner Reggae Rhythm (Only Roots) ’78 Fr
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Mini Doors re-union

Set 3: Roots Dawtas

  • Akabu – Africans United; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK roots: Roots Dawta Set
  • Lillian Allen – Rub a Dub Style in a Regent Park; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’85: Toronto dub poet, Emeryville, CA vinyl
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Positive Vibration; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee
  • Scientist – Emperor’s Faith – Sound System; The People’s Choice Dub (Tamoki Wambesi) Dub Album of the Hour
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Canadian dub poet Lillian Allen

Set 4:

  • Cimarons – With a Little Luck; Reggaebility (MPL) ’82 Paul McCartney label/cover

<Paul McCartney Reggae cover on Macca’s label; 30 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Little Girlie; Badder Than Them (A & M) ’81 LA
  • Hugh Griffiths – 400 Years; Mother Africa (My-O-Lantic)  ‘86 NY
  • Aisha – Every Problem; Daughter of Zion (Twinkle) ‘93 UK
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Beatles/McCartney/Buddy Holly fans

Set 5: Seven Leaf Set

  • Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread & Alive; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81 US

<Peter Tosh – My first Reggae LP, Xmas ’81>

  • Coco Tea – Herb in My Garden; Sweet Sweet Coco Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 NY: update of Spanish Harlem
  • Jah Thomas – Marijuana, Marijuana; Dance on the Corner (Midnight Rock) ’79 Canada
  • Louise Bennett – Chi Chi Bud; Yes M’Dear – Live (Island) ’83 UK
  • Culture – International Herb; International Herb ’79 (Virgin Front Line)
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First addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Christmas ’81. Thanks Mom!

Set 6:

  • Gregory Isaacs – Just Be Nice; All I Have Is Love, Love, Love (Tad’s) ’86 UK
  • Zema – Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, CA; female artist
  • Ishan People – Sweet Chariot; Ishan People (GRT) ’77 Ontario, Canada
  • Big Youth – What’s Going On; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK, Marvin Gaye cover
  • The Gladiators – Fuss & Fighting + Version – 1983 US Tour EP (Nighthawk) ’83 grey vinyl, St. Louis: Bob Marley cover
  • Revolutionaries – Black Star Dub; Roots Man Dub (Heartbeat) GG Ranglin dub, Dub Album of the Hour
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Killer roots

Set 7:

  • Jah Levi & the Higher Reasoning – Jah Jah Is the Way; Selassie I Vibration (Theocratic Records) ’88 O’Brien Oregon nyahbinghi
  • Roland Burrell – Heartache; Fling Reggae Music (Park Heights) Brooklyn
  • Marcia Griffiths – Children of Israel; Rock My Soul (56 Hope Road) ’84 JA
  • Inner Circle – Rock the Boat; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK: ’74 Hues Corporation disco

<Reggae Disco; 12 sec.>

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Disco is not a four letter word on Smile Jamaica!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Who Is the Ruler?; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox: Mutant dub Set
  • Dub Syndicate – Green Stick; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK instrumental
  • Basement 5 – Work: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK – future members of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Suns of Arqa – Kyrie; Seven (Arka Sound) ’87 UK: Hindi/Middle East
  • Moody Boys – Lion Dance; Journey into Dubland (XL) ’90 UK
  • Zulu Warriors – Chanting Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89 UK instrumental
  • The Clash – Time Is Tight; Black Market Clash (Nu Disc) ’80: 10” cover of Booker T and the MG’s

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 7, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) I Love My Mummy!

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Much love to my Mother, Jeannette

<Livicated to Jeanntte: Happy Mother’s Day Mom!>

Greetings,

Happy Mother’s Day edition of Smile Jamaica. I always start off with a beautiful cover of Tammy Wynette country stylee from Sonya Spence

Tammy Wynette

“No Charge”

My little girl came into the kitchen this evenin’,
While I was fixin’ supper,
And she handed me a piece of paper she’d been writin’ on,
And after wipin’ my hands on my apron,
I read it – and this is what it said:For mowin’ the yard – five dollars,
And for makin’ my own bed this week – one dollar,
And for goin’ to the store – fifty cents,
An’ playin’ with little sister, while you went to the store – twenty-five cents,
Takin’ out the trash – one dollar,
Gettin’ a good report card – five dollars,
And for rakin’ the yard – two dollars,
Total owed – fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents.Well, I looked at her standin’ there expectantly,
And a thousand mem’ries flashed through my mind,
So I picked up the pen, turnin’ the paper over,
This is what I wrote:For the nine months I carried you,
Growin’ inside me – NO CHARGE,
For the nights I’ve sat up with you,
Doctored you, prayed for you – NO CHARGE,
For the toys, food and clothes.
And for wiping your nose, there’s NO CHARGE,
When you add it all up.
The full cost of my love is NO CHARGE.Well, when she finished readin’,
She had great big old tears in her eyes,
And she looked up at me and said,
“Mama, I sure do love you.”
Then she took the pen,
And in great big letters,
She wrote: “PAID IN FULL.”When you add it all up,
The cost of real love is – NO CHARGE
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Brings a tear to my eye. Spent a week with my folks moving into a new place in Phoenix. Took a day to cratedig and explore Tempe. On my way out, mom gives me a benjamin. “Have a happy cratedig.” Well that’s not exactly her words but more or less. Love that woman.
bless, robt
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Mother’s love: No charge but more precious than gold
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist May 7, 2016:

Set 1:

  • Barrington Spence – Jah Jah Train; Speak Softly (Trojan)  ’76 UK vinyl
  • A Nice Dub – Agrovators; Kaya Dub (Justice)  ’77 UK vinyl Dub Album of the Hour; Bunny Lee/King Tubby
  • Sonya Spence – No Charge; In the Dark (Skynote)  ’78; Happy Mother’s Day – Tammy Wynette cover

<No Charge for being Mom; 13 sec.>

  • Aswad – Wrapped Up; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK

<1 of the first 10 CDs added to the Ark-Ive, 1987: Tower Records; 19 sec.>

  • Inner Circle – Curfew (3 O’clock Road Block); Jah Love (Music Club) ’74 Bob Marley cover
  • Barry Brown – Sensimilla; Far East (Hitbound) ’81: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Dennis Brown- Blood, Sweat & Tears; Love Has Found Its Way (A & M) ‘82

<Dennis Brown or Yellowman heir to Bob Marley?  25 sec.>

  • Kumina Mento Rasta – Wareika Hills Sound; 10” (Honest Jon’s)  2010 nyahbinghi instrumental celebrates Jamaican folk arts
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Livicate never deadicated: To all the Moms; especially my Mom, Jeannette and Sister Stacey

 

Set 2: Kentucky Skank (Kentucky Derby

  • Dillinger – Caymanas Park; 14K Gold Golden Hits (Scandal Bag) JA vinyl

<Caymanas Park Race Track in Jamaica; 11 sec.>

<Chinese jockeys on the mounts in Jamaica; 17 sec.>

  • Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ’98; Kalda – Jamaican race track
  • The Pioneers – Long Shot Kick the Bucket; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ‘69
  • Mr. Bojangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’77; horserace between: Babylon, Pope Pious and Dreadlocks

The Selassie I Cup; 14 sec.

  1. Babylon 2-1 odds
  2. Soul Youth 3-1
  3. Rome Even money
  4. Pope Pius 3-5, the big favorite; came up lam
  5. Dreadlocks 8-1
  6. Baldhead 15-1
  • The Winner: Dreadlock; 8 lengths!
  • Place: Baldhead
  • Show: Soul Youth
  • Pope Pius came up lame; 17 sec.
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Congratulations Nyquist. 2016 Kentucky Derby winner

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • U Roy – Control Tower; Rasta Ambassador (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat) ‘80

<Black Uhuru got me into Reggae more than Bob, Peter, Jimmy or UB40; 28 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – Rock Me; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ‘87
  • I Roy – Sister Nelly; Heart of a Lion (Virgin Front Line) ’78 nursery rhyme
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Hour
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This album + Anthem made me a stone cold Reggae fanatic

Set 4: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Reggaemyelitis; Honorary Citizen (Columbia) Best of Box Set; Request

<Reggaemyelitis – from the tips of your dreads to the bottom of your toes; 9 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Love Fire; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’78 Best of
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica (A & B-sides); Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) ‘76
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Hear the song that gives the show its name!

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Mark My Words; At Studio One (Studio One) JA vinyl 
  • Dandy Livingstone – Jamaica Is Fun; Hit With Me Music (Trojan) ’72 UK
  • Monty Montgomery – Stay Cool; Seeds (Fusion) Atlanta
  • Yabby You – Deliver Me From My Enemies; Babylon Soundtrack (Takoma) ’80 UK
  • Spliffy Dan – Jah Bless; Rockers Showcase Volume III (Rockers International) ’87 Philadelphia
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Marcia Griffiths – The Aretha Franklin of Reggae

Set 6: Roots Dawtas Rockers do Reggae

  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ’76 
  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Sly & Robbie – Ultimate Collection (Hip-O) ‘81
  • Belle Stars – Miss World; 80’s Romance (Union Square) UK female New Wave

<Belle Stars – emerged out of 2 Tone ska in the UK; 11 sec.>

  • Tom Tom Club – Bamboo Town; Close to the Bone (Island) ’83 riddim section of Talking Heads
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
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Belle Stars UK Roots Dawtas dabble in some Reggae

Set 7:

  • Horace Andy – Better Collie; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club)  ’75 herbtune
  • Pat Rhoden – Boogie on Reggae Woman; Just My Imagination (Trojan) ’75 Stevie Wonder cover
  • June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ’80 Charley Pride country

<Forced to hear too much Country music growing up in Montana; 14 sec.>

  • Lucky Dube – Guns & Roses; Taxman (Shanachie) ’97

<Bad vibes: Murder at Park City show. Lucky killed shortly thereafter; 24 sec.>

City Weekly story on the Park City murder:

http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/the-gangs-of-zion/Content?oid=2128947

Everton Blender – Live Up; Live at the White River Reggae Bash (Heartbeat) ‘99

  • Pablo Gad – Crying Gad; 10” (Reggae on Top) 2002 UK militant steppers

<Militant Steppers definition; 10 sec.>

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Lucky Dube – killed in carjacking in Johannesburg South Africa

Set 8:

  • Botom Botom – Le Toit du Monde; This Is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) 2006 Fr. w/ female vox
  • 2 Bad Card Specialist – Weed Specialist (Audio Active rmx); CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 UK/Jah-pon herbtune
  • New Age Steppers – Animal Space; New Age Steppers (Statik) Adrian Sherwood prod’n; Slits on the vox
  • Dub Gabriel feat. The Spaceape – Is This Revolution? (Jack Dangers Colonia Dub rmx); Raggabass Resistance (Destroy All Concepts) 2013 feat. Dub poet
  • Burial – UK; Untrue (Hyperdub)  2007 UK dubstep

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