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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist): Jah-tober 18, 2014: The Undead are Not Ital!

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What about Building 7?

Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Loves Jah-loween! 8 sec.>

Jump straight to the Ark-Ive Stream

Here is what I played on the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 18, 2014:

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Smile Jamaica Jah-loween Jah-mboree: Sat. Oct. 25, 2014; 4-7 PM. 90.9FM krcl.org

<All tricks, no treats; 15 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica 20+ Jah-loween Jah-mboree: Sat. Oct. 25; 4-7 PM. 90.9FM krcl.org. The Undead are most certainly not Ital!

<Wolfman Jack; 13 sec.>

High-lights of this week:

  • Jah-loween Cauldron of Wickness: preview to next Saturday’s Jah-loween Jah-mboree; 3 hours of the Ranking Dreads vs. the Living Dead!
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile. Classic far east melodica sound ’78
  • Livicated to Peter Tosh: Oct. 19, 1944: story of his revenge against A-sad-ica. Because there is nothing “merry” about America for the poor man. 24 sec.
  • Roots Dawtas: Mutant dubstresses: Hollie Cook, Ranking Ann, Sevendub, Grace Jones
  • Seven Leaf: GT Moore mutant dub, Sugar Minott
  • Wailers Family Tree: dubble dose of Tosh, Marley last live show, Bunny Rule Dance Hall. Pato Banton pays tribute to Tosh
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3 hours of Jah-loween and spooky soundbites “Chopped” up in my Secret Dubratory

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-tober 18, 2014: photos, captions & soundbytes 

*Jah-loween tune: 16 of 34 tunes (47%)

Set 1:

  • Cultural Roots – Devil-Ites; Drift Away From Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 JA vinyl*
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile (Shanachie); Dub Album of the Week ‘78
  • Desmond Dekker – Reggae Recipe; Original Hit Sounds (Trojan); best of Rock Steady
  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK Mutant Dubstress

<Hollie Cook – Twice: Smile Jamaica’s #1 Release of 2014; 21 sec.>

  • Beats International – Echo Chamber; Excursion on the Version (London) ’91 Norman Cook group
  • GT Moore – Herb of Africa; 12” (Jah Works) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 2009 UK mutant dub

<Smile Jamaica’s Red Eye Politics Predictions; 4 down, 46 to go!; 44 sec.>

  • Pato Banton – Hello Tosh; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
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2 down, 48 to go! Smile Jamaica Predicts: Jah-laska, Jah-regon, Guam, DC, Nov. 2014 election

Set 2: Livicated to Peter Tosh; Oct. 19, 1944

<Peter Tosh crashes the market from beyond the grave! 34 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Day the Dollar Died; Mystic Man (EMI America) ’79: Happy Birthday, Stepping Razor: Oct. 19, 1944; 9 sec.
  • Ranking Ann – Love on a Mountain Top; Slice of English Toast (Ariwa) ’82 Mad Prof singjay
  • Englishman – Vampiar; Turning Point (Mighty Roots) ’95 DC bassie*

<Vampiar’s sucking the blood of the Ragamuffins; 8 sec.>

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Tosh Unholy Trinity of Jah-loween Tunes: Dracula, Vampire, Mark of the Beast

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is This Love; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80; Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania
  • Sugar Minott – International Herb; 12” (Hamma) ’83 herbtune
  • Sevendub – Untitled Tribute (Peace Dove Mix); Dub Club Edition: Rock With Me Sessions (Collision); 2006 mutant dub female vox
  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ‘75*

<Blacula; 59 sec.>

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“Hold di candle, take off your bangle, turn your neck pon di right angle. (Blackula) is the best in all di business. He’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s”… Lone Ranger

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Reggae in the U.S.A.; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Zema – Joy in the Morning; Black Sheep (Melchizedek); female artist out of Los Jah-ngeles
  • Noah House of Dread – Don’t Let The Devil Hold You Back; Heart 2 (ON U Sound) ’88*

<The Thing With Two Heads; 55 sec.>

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“I’ll give you some head…and shoulders to cry on”…Debbie Harry, Blondie

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl is V-Ital Set:

<Vinyl Evyl; 95 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; The Gladiators (Virgin) ’80 UK; Vinyl is Vital Jah-loween set. Marley cover. Duppy = Jamaican Ghost*

<Jamaican Supernatural: Obeah (Black Magic), Duppy (Ghost); 33 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Frankenstine (sic); Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG Hit) ’79 JA*
  • Donovan – Evil Eyes; World Power (Mango) ’88 US*
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J.; 12” (Greensleeves); ’81 UK Two bad duppy*
  • Don Carlos – Satan Control Them; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’88 US*
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Jamaican ghosts captured by goat’s meat and rice in the boneyard. 10,,000 undead

<Scream Blacula Scream; 55 sec.>

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My teeth in your neck, baby!

Set 6: 

  • Peter Tosh – Four Hundred Years; One Love Peace Concert (Pressure Sounds); Kingston JA: 4/22/78
  • Grace Jones – Devil in My Life; Hurricane (Bloodlight) 2011 Rocker does Mutant Dub*

<Cackle mi a cackle; 34 sec.>

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“Dubble, dubble, toil and trouble. Makes the needle pon di record go wobble, wobble”

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 vinyl set

<Pour some milk pon dem Rice Crispies! 9 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – Midnight Rockers; 7” (Oneness)
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ‘75
  • Donovan Carless – Be Thankful (For What You Got); 7” (Giant); William de Vaughn soul cover
  • Keble Drummond – Keep on Dancing; 7” (Mummy)
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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus!

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween vs. Orson Welles War of the Worlds

<Mutant Dub bass and echo torture chamber; 14 sec.>

<Mutant Dub Jah-loween Stylee! 35 sec.>

  • Abassi All Stars – Humble Lion; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg)  2007 UK; Duppies and Zombies
  • Gorillaz – Dracula;  Gorillaz (Virgin)  2001 UK*
  • Tino – Bats in My Belfry Dub; Tino’s Breaks 6: Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002*
  • Dubblestandart feat. Elephant Man – Vampire Informer; Marijuana Dreams (Collision) 2010 Jah-many*
  • Omar Perry – The Ghostmakers; Can’t Stop Us (Makasound) 2009 Fr.*
  • Finley Quaye – Mash Up Lucifer/Stone the Devil; CD Single (Maverick) ; ’97 UK*
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Don’t show I your teeth, your plastic smile nah work…Michael Rose & Black Uhuru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Livicated to Peter Tosh: Oct. 19, 1944

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Winston Hubert McIntosh; Oct. 19, 1944-Sept. 11, 1987 on guitar and baritone vox in Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica pays tribute to the man who put the militant wrath to Roots Reggae. Peter Tosh born Oct. 19, 1944.

Let us honor him by spinning his music today pon your Hi Fi. Vinyl Preferred

<Smile Jamaica Peter Tosh Listening Day; Oct. 19; 23 sec.>

Huge huge influence on me. Not just for Reggae Music but my personal politics. Tosh did not do “Lesser of Two Evils”. 

He defined support for the Seven Leaf with Legalize It. No pussy footin’

<Peter live in the studio: Don’t Wanna Get Busted; 2 min 26 sec.>

 Here are my personal Tributes in the form of Reggae History Lesson vox files from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Podcasts.

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Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die…Peter Tosh

bless, robt

No. 1: Tosh History Lesson: Oct.. 18, 2014

Peter was murdered in terrible circumstances on the eerie foreshadowed date of Sept. 11, 1987.

From Wikipedia:

On 11 September 1987, just after Tosh had returned to his home in Jamaica, a three-man gang came to his house demanding money.[13] Tosh replied that he did not have any with him but the gang did not believe him. They stayed at his residence for several hours and tortured him in an attempt to extort money from Tosh. During this time, Tosh’s associates came to his house to greet him because of his return to Jamaica. As people arrived, the gunmen became more and more frustrated, especially the chief thug, Dennis “Leppo” Lobban, a man whom Tosh had previously befriended and tried to help find work after a long jail sentence.[13] Tosh said he did not have any money in the house, after which Lobban put a gun to Tosh’s head and shot once, killing him. The other gunmen began shooting, wounding several other people and also killing disc jockeys Doc Brown and Jeff “Free I” Dixon. Leppo surrendered to the authorities. He was sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted in 1995 and he remains in jail. The other two gunmen were never identified by name.[14]

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Many rumors about why and who killed The Bush Doctor….

I remember how I found out about this tragedy. My sister was in SLC and I went to pick her up at the airport. I pick up a newspaper and at the top of Page 2: “Reggae star murdered in Jamaica”

F-Bomb! I had just bought his album, No Nuclear War, and expected I would get to see him on tour to promote it. Nope.

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Was looking forward to a 1988 American Tour to support this album that came out Sept. 1987, within days of his murder

Ah, but the story doesn’t end there. 38 days later, on Peter’s birthday, Oct. 19th, 1987 the Stock Market suffered the greatest crash since The Great Depression in 1929.

Wikipedia:

Black Monday refers to Monday, October 19, 1987, when stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread west to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1738.74 (22.61%).

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Black Monday? More like Peter Tosh’s Hairy Eyeball

I like to think that Peter Tosh got in his licks from beyond this world. Praise Jah, his birthday fell on a Sunday this year. Because the conditions are ripe for another crash.

De-dollarization is what Ukraine is really about. Russia doesn’t want to sell energy in the reserve currency: dollars. They will accept rubles, yuan (Chinese currency) or gold. Tosh predicted this with his tune The Day the Dollar Died.

<Peter Tosh: Livicated to his legacy, prophecy and his supernatural powers; 1 min 55>

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Dollar or green toilet paper?

No 2 Peter Toshisms. Peter had a unique lexicon of word mashups that twisted convention into cynical reality. Here are a few off the top of my head:

  1. “No such thing as a diatribe, I preach livatribes”
  2. “The Crime Ministers who shit in the House of Represent-A-T’ief”.
  • America – A-sad-ica; because there is nothing “merry” about America
  • <Toshism: America = A-sad-ica>
  • Edward Seaga – head of right wing Jamaican Labour Party – Edward CIA-ga
  • House of Representatives – House of Represent a Thief
  • Poltics = Politricks
  • Prime Minster – Crime Minsister
  • System – Shitstem
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Militant dread in full kuffiyeh

 No. 3: Reggae History Lesson: Peter Tosh pays a steep price for “Legalize It, I will advertise it” at the One Love Peace Concert

From Wikipedia:

The One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22, 1978 at The National Stadium in KingstonJamaica.

This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party. The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers‘ performance of “Jammin'”, when Marley joined the hands of political rivals Michael Manley (PNP) and Edward Seaga (JLP)

The One Love Peace Concert brought together 16 of Reggae’s biggest acts, and was dubbed by the media as the “Third World Woodstock”, “Bob Marley plays for Peace” and simply, “Bob Marley Is Back.” The concert attracted more than 32,000 spectators with the proceeds of the show going towards “much needed sanitary facilities and housing for the sufferahs in West Kinston.” The concert was kicked off at exactly 5:00 PM with a message from Asfa Wossen, the crown prince of Ethiopia, praising the concert organizers’ efforts to restore peace in Jamaica. This introduction to the event is important in illustrating the growing prevalence of the Rastafari movement in everyday Jamaican culture. The concert was divided into two halves, with the first half devoted to showcasing some of Reggae’s newer talent, and the second half devoted to the more established artists.

Tosh harangued the audience from the stage. Taunting the cops and poltrixters on legalizing herb and supporting colonial states like Rhodesia and South Africa. The cops caught up to him later and beat him nearly to death.

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One Love Peace Concert movie: Bob, Peter, Jacob Miller, Dennis Brown and more; Apr. 22, 1978

Here is my take on the story:

Here is Peter himself telling the story: