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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 15, 2018: Was Santa Claus an Alien?

Greetings,

Last show of 2018 before I head out for the Holidays. So nuff Christmas a gwaan. And a lickle Hanukkah stylee for good measure.

<Reggae Christmas at the Nelson Family gathering; 40 sec.>

Ancient Astronaut Theory suggests Santa is an Alien

<Santa: spaceship, Rudolph’s nose – tracking beacon; 36 sec.>

But, in fact I tell you the story about Saint Nicolas from modern day Turkey. Baba Noel (father Christmas)

<Baba Noel; 18 sec.>

I ‘n’ I never know the right mix of Christmas tunes to play. If I don’t play any, listeners call in to complain. If I play too much, listeners call and complain.

Last week I was 0 for 2. I played a take on Handel’s Messiah called the Sensimilla Choir. A woman called in and thought that was blasphemous and I shouldn’t be play songs about drugs.

Then I played Fishbone’s Slick Nick — you devil you! Saint Nick (Baba Noel) gone to seed and wrecked Christmas.

Listener called: That song was the worst and Smile Jamaica keeps getting worse.

So for those naysayers, they want I ‘n’ I to postpone Christmas!

<Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; 39 sec.>

So no matter where you fall on the spectrum, I hope you have a great Holiday. I get to take my Mom and Pop shopping for the medicinal mistletoe in Sun City West

<All I want for Ismas….>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 15, 2018; 81 sec.

Set 1:

  • Steel Pulse – Reggae Fever; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Black Uhuru w/ Sly & Robbie – Let Us Dub; Brutal Dub (RAS) ’86 DC vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty & Nice (Rhino) 70’s tune about Jesus
  • Akabu – Warrior Queen; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK female roots group
  • Martin Campbell – Iliteracy (sic); Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) ’92 mispelled word on perpose
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want For Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’77 herbtune: All I want for Ismas is my collie herb
Medical cannabis shopping with my parents in Sun City West, Jah-rizona for New Years

Set 2:

  • Temple Rockers feat. Linval Thompson – The Blessing + Days Long Ago; Festival of Lights (Fresh Roots) 2018 Hanukkah
  • The Ethiopians – Let Me Blow My Smoke; Owner Fe De Yard (Heartbeat) ’84 herbtune
  • Cornell Campbell – King’s Heart; Natty Dread in a Greenwich Farm (Striker Lee) ’75
  • Sister Carol – Santa Claus; 12″ (Grade One)
Inna Hanukkah stylee

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Carlene Davis – Ism and Schism; 15 Classic Tracks (Sonic) 
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Vote For We; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Lucky Dube – False Prophets; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90 South African
  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas;  Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’80
  • Joe Ferry – Skalalleujah; Skalellujah (Big Music) ’97 Christmas ska album of the Hour: Handel’s Messiah

Set 4:

  • Alton Ellis – Praise Jah It’s Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • UB40 feat. Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 female toaster over ‘Version Girl”
  • Macka B – Ganja Ladies; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 herbtune
  • Tyrone Evans & Glen Adams – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen + Joyful Tidings (Clocktower) ’78 Bronx: Christmas hymn

Set 5: Christmas Vinyl Is Vital

  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label
  • Barrington Levy – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; Christmas Sting (Thunderbolt) ’81
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa Is Black; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ’79 Miami
  • Johnny Osbourne, Jennifer Lara & the Family Group – Christmas Medley; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA
Alien

Set 6:

  • The Gaylads – We Three Kings; 7″ (Soul Beat) ’69 

<The Magi – 3 Kings; 38 sec.>

  • Sugar Minott – Christmas Time; 7″ (Black Roots) ’79
  • Iron Phoenix – Natty Dread Christmas; 7″ (Observer) ’78
  • Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run; 7″ (Rolling Stone) ’78 Chuck Berry cover

<Keef does Chuck inna Christmas stylee; 17 sec.>

  • Yabby You & the Prophets – Fire; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Lively Up Yourself; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’71 bonus from first LP
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trenchtown Rock; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 6/10/75 at the Quiet Knight, Chicago

<The I Three replace Bunny and Peter in the Wailers; 54 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Burial; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) ’78 Roslyn, NY
  • Bunny Wailer – Jump Nyahbinghi; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob songs for his 50th birthday

Set 8:

  • John Holt – Spaceman Came Calling; Reggae Christmas (Trojan) ’86
  • Thievery Corporation – Lagos Connection; Outernational Sound (ESL) 2004 DC
  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G Sides (Virgin) 2001
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Sandra Robinson – Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday (Trojan) ’86 UK
  • Aswad – Roxanne; Big Up (Mesa) ’97 Police cover

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 9, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Inversion Galore!

Salt Lake City. Some call it Inversion. I call it mutant pollution

Greetings,

Brutal. Absolutely brutal. The air in Utah since I got back from Holiday has been beyond atrocious. “Inversion”. Sounds so innocuous. How about death inducing pollution. Killer smog.  Climate change up front and center.

It got me too. I have lived in Salt Lake City since Fall of 1986. The winter pollution gets geometrically worse every year.

I work on the hill at the University of Utah. Driving on my way home (mea culpa!), I can’t believe that orange toxic shit is going into my lungs and a million others. I know several people who have had to go to the emergency room with triggered asthma.

For me, it’s a near bronchial hack and wheeze. (Coughed so hard I thought I broke a rib.) Add to that, my congestion doesn’t settle in my sinuses. But right between my ears.

I am mostly deaf until I clear it out. I was in search committee meetings this week and could not hear the candidates talk.

The Smile Jamaica hearing aid. Found at Bed, Bath and Beyond

And as a deejay that is not ideal either. Tough to find the queue point on the vinyl when I can hear/feel only low end bass.

This takes precision hearing to queue a record

So I was hoping that the heavy bass of Smile Jamaica blasting through KRCL’s monitor speakers would do what Mucinex could not. Blow out my ear tubes.  Acoustic levitation in a Irie meditation?

FAIL!

<Inversion vs. Bass; 27 sec.>

Green smoke nah work neither. FAIL!

<Green smoke vs. lung butter; 20 s ec.>

If you are homebound and can’t venture out into the toxic smog, Smile Jamaica works wonders against cabin fever.

Smog

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 2, 2017: Annotated Playlist

Set 1:

  • Prince Far I – Jah Will Provide; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Burn Pipe Dub; Sensi Dub (Revolver) ’81 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Steel Pulse – Sound System; Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra) Montego Bay, JA
  • 15 16 17 – The Weather; Magic Touch (DEB) ’78 UK 2 sisters/cousin’s ages
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – True Sons of Zion; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017
  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Relator Willard Harris – Christmas Is Yours, Christmas in Mine; 12” (RAPE) ’81 Soca Christmas
Soca Christmas

Set 2:

  • Wingless Angels – Rasta Army; Volume 1 (Mindless) ’96 Keith Richards, Justin Hinds & nyah drummers

<Keith Richards & the Wingless Angels; 35 sec.>

  • I Roy – Love Your Neighbour; Crisus Time (Virgin Front Line) ‘76
  • Afro Omega – Pick Up the Pieces; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC dub group w/ female vox
  • Dennis Brown & Welton Irie – Man Next Door + No Do It Pon Your Hungry Belly; 12” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’79 update of Paragons original
The Wingless Angels – Keith Richards’ other group

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86 

<Jerusalem – Shalom/Selaam Aleikum; 1 min. 26 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Chill Out; Chill Out (Mango) ‘82
  • Alpha & Omega – Rastafari; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Aswad – Three Babylon; Showcase (Mango) ’81 12” mix EP
  • Ronnie Davis – Jamming in Dub (Jamaican Sounds) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers  – The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow; Fy-ah, Fy-ah (JAD) ’68 Box
  • Sister Carol – Isis – 70 Sup’m Pieces of Bob;The Original Womb-man (Tuff Gong) ’99 Bob Marley tribute
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Healing in the Balmyard; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 UK
Isis the Egyptian goddess; not the terrorist scourge of Syraq

Set 5: Roots Dawta Vinyl

  • Jennifer Lara – Hands of the Lord; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 Xmas – Vinyl Roots Dawta set
  • Mighty Invaders feat. Ichelle Cole – Rasta Woman; Invasion! (Rave) ’83 Syracuse NY youth group
  • Mungo’s Hi-Fi feat. Soom – 31st First Century Song; 12” EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2013 Glasgow w/ female weedstepper
  • Sena & Familyman Barrett – Natural Woman +  Strictly Woman; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers) ’81 Brooklyn

Set 6:

  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 – original
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rejoice (RAS) ’99 – update
  • Aisha – Carnal Mind; True Roots (Ariwa) ‘84
  • Still Cool – To Be Poor is a Crime; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 UK
  • Keith Hudson – Image Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Jimmy Lindsay – Easy; 12 the Hardway (Tribesman) ’77 cover of the Commodores
  • Jenifah Gad – Oh Clap Your Hands; Reparation (Flag) 2000
  • Smashmouth feat. Chopper – Virgin Girl; Half Baked Soundtrack (MCA) ’98 cover of Eek a Mouse
  • Fishbone – Slick Nick You Devil You; It’s a Wonderful Life (Columbia) ’87 SoCal ska and funk

<Santa Claus – Ancient Alien>

Ancient Astronaut theory suggests….Santa Claus was an Alien. Rudolph with his red nose tracking beacon

Set 8: Mutant Dub 420

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Sensi Man; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2001 Brooklyn Seven Leave Mutant Dub Set
  • Bush Chemists – Good Sensi Dub 2; One Dub (Interchill) 2011 UK
  • Dubwiser – Sensi Drinka; Dub Action Captures Hammerbass (Hammerbass) 2001 Fr.
  • Charlie P and the Dubateers – Policeman; Hustle (Dubateers) 2011 UK
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Return from Planet Dub (Collision) 2009 Jah-stria
  • Audio Active – Wanna-Na + Dub; We are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 19, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Merry Jahs-mas from Smile Jamaica!

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Now you know why he enters via chimney!

<Seasons Greetings from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 9 sec.>

<Smile Jamaica’s annual Christmas Reggae dilemma; 16 sec.>

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I bet you think that Santa Claus is from the North Pole. You would be wrong in that assumption. He is from modern day Turkey:

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Quite a ways away from the North Pole

<Saint Nick is from Turkey (Asia Minor) = Baba Noel; 18 sec.>

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The real St. Nick. Not from the North Pole

Highlights from the last Smile Jamaica of 2015; 41 sec.

  • Nuff Christmas Stylee
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Mutant Dubbers

Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 19, 2015 Smile Jamaica

Set 1:

  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA
  • Hollie Cook – Shadow Dub; Hollie Cook in Dub (Mr. Bongo) 2012 Dub Album of the Hour
  • UB40 – Dream a Lie; More UB40 Music (Graduate) ’83 UK; 12” mix
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Solid Foundation; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Deck the Halls; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement: Deck the Halls w/ boughs of collie!

<Bing Crosby won out over Jacob Miller at the Nelson Family Xmas; 16 sec.>

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Banned from the Nelson Family Xmas

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers feat. Bob Marley – Sound the Trumpet; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Studio One/Heartbeat)
  • Bunny Wailer – Here In Jamaica; Crucial! (Shanachie)  ’85: Roots best of
  • Peter Tosh – Where You Gonna Run; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) Aug. 23, 1983, Greek Theatre, LA

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Set 3:

  • Carl Bert – Higher and Higher; 30 Wicked Hearts (Bushranger) ’75 Jackie Wilson cover
  • Lorna Asher – No Turning Back (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Sly Dunbar – A Who Say; Hit Bound! Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ‘78
  • Charley Fresh – Jam Down Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Black Uhuru – Youth of Eglington + Youth; Universal Masters Collection (Universal) JA neighborhood of Toronto
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile; ’78 Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Alpha & Omega – This Is a Prayer; The Half That’s Never Been Told (A & O) 2014 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Aswad – Smokey Blues; Distant Thunder (Mango) ’88 UK
  • Cocoa Tea – Christmas Is Coming; Badd Santa (Peanut Butter Wolf)
  • Jah Woosh – Collie Sound; Best of (Rhino) ’76 herbtune
  • Derrick Morgan – Night at the Hop; Original Reggae Recordings From 1968-1970 (Trybute) UFO dance tune
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Smile Jamaica’s fave Trance Dubbers

Set 5: Christmas Vinyl

  • Joe Gibbs Family – We Three Kings; Reggae Christmas (Joe Gibbs) 1982 FL
  • Nora Dean – Merry Christmas; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
  • Michigan & Smiley – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas (RAS) ‘84
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa is Black + My Santa; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ‘79

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Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Black History; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Natural Wild; Natural Wild (United Artists) ’80 UK: Joe Jackson prod’n
  • Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now; Naturally (Shanachie) ‘78
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want for Ismas + On the Twelth Day of Ismas (RAS) ’78 “All I want for Ismas is my collie herb; 6 sec.”
  • Jah Thomas Meets Scientist – Runadub; Jah Thomas Meets Scientist in Dub Conference (Munich) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7:

  • Jennifer Lara, The Silvertones & the Brentford Allstars – Christmas Combination; Christmas Greetings From Studio One (Studio One)
  • Special A.K.A. – Gangsters; 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (2 Tone) dubble disk best of
  • Pato Banton – Legalize it (Acapella); Live at the Maritime – San Francisco (2 B 1); herbtune
  • Junior Dan – Mr. Big Shot + Version; Junior Dan (Hi Try) early 70’s
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Obscurity for sure-ty. Killer roots 70’s

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • International Dub System – Aam Bollock; I.D.S. (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.
  • Zion Train – Free the Bass; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Roots Manuva – Mind 2 Motion; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK chanter
  • Distance – Tuning; My Demons (Planet Mu) 2007 UK
  • Audio Active – Happy Shopper; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Japan

<Happy Shopper – the customer is always right; 29 sec.>

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Livicated to all the hard working retailers during the Holiday Season
  • Natacha Atlas – Eye of the Duck; Best of (Mantra) 2005: French/Algerian singer

<Merry Christmas or which ever Sky God you worship>

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Smile Jamaica: Mutant Dub Christmas (Online Only Ark-Ive)

 

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Merry Dubs-mas from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 30 sec.

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Playlist below the Christmas Greetings

Since I am with my fams in Jah-buquerque (No more Monida Pass driving through blizzards to get to Northern Montana. The Birthplace: Fort Benton).

So before I hit the road, I cooked up a 3 hour online only show in my Secret Dubratory. Mutant Dub Christmas!

I have several hundred Reggae Christmas jams, but not surprising nothing along the lines of “I saw Mommy kissing E.T.”

Take this as my gift to the dubbers and dawtas out there who love my twisted take on what I call Mutant Dubwize

bless, robt

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My Assyrian Yimma (beloved Mother) would like to wish the Smile Jamaica massive: Eidokon avee Brekha — Have a Merry Christmas!

3 Hour Playlist: Mutant Dub Christmas 2014

30 min.:

  • Alpha & Omega – Liberate the Nation; Almighty Jah (A & O/Greensleeves) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Thievery Corporation feat. – The Outernationalist feat. Ras Pidai; Richest Man in Babylon (ESL) 2002 DC
  • Bob Marley/Bill Laswell – Waiting in Vain; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97: Ambient translations of Marley in Dub
  • Gorillaz – Starshine; Spacemonkeyz Versus Gorillaz – Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Mad Professor – Studio 54 Dub; Afrocentric Dub (Ariwa) ’99 cover of Blondie’s Rapture w/ female vox
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Justin Warfield – Bug Dust Powder; clear (Quango) ’94 UK; Kruder & Dorfmeister Session – tribute to William Burroughs Naked Lunch
  • Benga – 26 Basslines; Diary of an Afro Warrior (Tempa) 2008 dubstep
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Santa is a punk. I travelled by tessaract, not reindeer all the way from Nibiru

1 hour:

  • Djosos Krost feat. Jah Bobby – Creation; No Sign of Bad (Quango) 2004; vox dub poet. Djosos Krost = Jesus Christ (Danish)
  • Likkle Mai – Rock to Sleep; Roots Candy (Beat) 2006 Jah-pon; female singer from Dry & Heavy
  • Sizzla – Rain Showers (Bronx Dogs Dub Mix); Dub Selector (Quango) 2001
  • Ticklah feat. Rob Symeonn – Pork Eater; Ticklah vs. Axelrod (Easy Star) 2007
  • DJ Vadim feat. Skinny Man, Singa Blinga & Killa Kela – Ballistic Affair; The Soundcatcher (BBE) 2007; Russian dubber; Leroy Smart update
  • Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams; George Is On (Thrive) 2005; Fleetwood Mac vs. Iranian house rmxers
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Christmas in Fukushima

90 min.:

  • 2 Bad Card – Mentally Ska’d; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK; mutant ska?
  • Kode9 & the Spaceape – Kingstown; Mary Ann Hobbs: Warrior Dubz (Planet Mu) 2006 UK
  • Aldubb feat. Ras Perez – Let There Be Dub; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 Jah-many dubstep
  • La Roux – In 4 the Kill Pon de Skream; Major Lazer; Lazerproof (Mad Decent) 2010 dubstep rmx of female hit
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’90 UK; Lloyd Robinson reggae cover
  • Dubphonic – All You Weed Is Love; Relight (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Dry & Heavy – Smoker’s Cough; Full Contact (BSI) 2000 Jah-pon

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2 hours:

  • St. Germain – Montego Bay Spleen; Boulevard (Blue Note) 2000 Fr.
  • Sevendub feat. Angelique Willikie – Rock With Me (Temperature Rising Mix) Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2006 Fr.
  • 50 Hz – Skiddy Dub; Aotearoa Dub Combinations (Kog Transmissions) 2000 New Zealand
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Pull the Catch; Fat Freddy’s Drop (Fat Freddy’s Drop) 2009 New Zealand
  • Judith – Such Is Life; Universal Roots U.K. Reggae Stars volume 1 (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • London Underground – Watch Your Step; Compilation 80-84 (ON U Sound) ’89 UK dub group
  • The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning (Apollo 440 rmx); Babylon’s Burning Reconstructed Dub Drenched Soundcapes (Collision) UK punk group rmx stylee
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Santa gives coal to naughty kids. Aliens dispense high energy death rays

2 1/2 hours:

  • Roots Manuva – Haunted; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK toaster
  • Morcheeba – Aqualung; Charango (Reprise) 2002 UK
  • The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds (Dance Mix 2); U.F. Off (Island) ’98 UK Best of
  • Nightmares on Wax – Wait a Minute; Smokers Delight (Warp) ‘95UK
  • Power Steppers – Aural Exciter; Bass Re-Enforcement (Universal Egg) ’96 UK
  • Dub Colossus – Black Rose (Sidestepper rmx); Return to Addis EP (RealWorld) 2009 female Ethiopian singer in the mix
  • Dreadzone – One Way; Second Light (Virgin) ’95 UK

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3 hours:

  • Noiseshaper – Bushmaster; Real to Reel (Miracle Sounds) 2006 Jah-stria
  • D’incise – Anarchy for Y3k; Dub Buds vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006
  • Natacha Atlas – Kidda; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Moroccan/Belgian
  • Grand Analog – Weekend Love; Calligraffiti (Urbnet) 2007 Canada
  • Manasseh Meets the Equaliser – Shining; Shining (Acid Jazz) ’96 UK; Marley cover
  • Pama International feat. Dawn Penn – Betterment Blues; Trojan Sessions (Trojan) 2006 UK
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They most certainly are out there. Eyes to the skies! Do not scoff

 

Smile Jamaica – Jah-cember 13, 2014 (Stream + Track List): Jah Rest Ye Merry Gentle(wo)men!

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Jah-cember to remember!

 Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica: Your college for musical knowledge!; 3 sec.>

Jump straight to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Edition: Jah-cember 6, 2014. Annotated Playlist below

Tis the season to smoke collie! Fa la la la la la la dee dah. Smile Jamaica wishes you a Merry Christmas or substitute Sky Deity of your choosing. Praise Anu!

<Jahs-mas in Jah-cember; 7 sec.>

Here is my Gift to you: A Mutant Dub Christmas!

<Christmas Day 2014: Smile Jamaica Presents: 3 Hours of Mutant Dub. Online only Mixcloud Digital Dubplate; 27 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Mixcloud: Bobbylon Online only Mutant Dub Ark-Ive

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Coming from O Little Star of Bethlehem

 

Here is what is on tap for the Jah-cember 13, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Edition; 73 sec.

  • Christmas or Jahs-mas Roots Reggae
  • 3 sets of Vinyl: Christmas, 7″ Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM, Mutant Dub
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob and Peter Live; Bunny – Rule Dancehall
  • Best of Smile Jamaica Year 1: 1989
  • Roots Dawtas, Seven Leaf, Disco Mix vinyl singles
WAMM Christmas Tree!
Deck the halls with boughs of COLLIE!

 Annotated Playlist for Jah-cember 13, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes

*Xmas jam

Set 1:

  • Tyrone Evans – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12” (Clocktower) ’78*
  • Aba Shanti-Ites; The Warning; Jah Lightning and Thurder: Verse III (Falasha) ’99 UK: Dub Album of the Week; Mutant stylee
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant feat. Sylford Walker – My Roots; Shake up the Place (ROIR) 2011; Upstate NY w/ Jamaican roots singer
  • Big Youth – The Killer; Screaming Target (Trojan) ’73; over Horace Andy Skylarking riddim
  • Horace Andy – Poor Johnny; See and Blind (Heartbeat Europe) ’99; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Poor Johnny: shoulda stuck to sensi not cocaine; 21 sec.>

  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Lambs Bread Collie; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) nyahbinghi instrumental herb tune feat. trombone; 17 sec.
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Slave Driver; Live at Leeds (Tuff Gong); Burnin’ Deluxe CD 2: Leeds Polytechnic, UK 11/23/73

<Leeds UK: The Wailers – Bunny – Peter + I Threes = Bob Marley & the Wailers; 95 sec.>

  • Carl Bradney – Slippin’ Into Darkness; 10” (PK) ’75 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n; War soul cover
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma & Lenny Kirlou – Ghetto Gone Uptown (ESL) 2012; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation DC mutant dubbers
  • Hollie Cook – Superfast; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014; mutant dubstress/lovers rocker; 25 sec.
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Smile Jamaica’s #1 of 2014. Dawta of a Sex Pistol; latter day member of female punk/reggae group: The Slits

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica Year 1: 1989-90

  • Mighty Diamonds – Kouchie Vibes; Trojan 12” Box Set (Trojan); ’84 herbtune rmx

<Kouchie: smoking utensil; 32 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84; Bill Laswell mix

<Yellowman + Bill Laswell = dancehall classic; 14 sec.>

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae vol. 1 (CSA) ’85 UK; HIM tribute

<the UK Rastas not the American  near beer; 23 sec.>

  • Albert Griffiths & the Gladiators – Gone Already; Country Living (Heartbeat) ‘85
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Naturalites; not Natural Light

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Equal Rights; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); One Love Peace Concert; 4/22/78: Kingston, JA

<Peter Tosh murdered on 9/11….1987; 25 sec.>

  • Michael “Scoobey Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ’83 Maryland*

<Christmas in Jah-maica; 15 sec.>

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Xmas in Jah-maica: Riding on a Kingston minibus; not dashing through the snow inna one horse open sleigh

Set 5: Christmas: Vinyl is V-Ital; 18 sec.

  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA
  • Tennessee & the Silvertones – Little Drummer Boy; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
  • Joe Gibbs Family – We Three Kings; Wish You a Merry Rockers Christmas (Joe Gibbs) ’79 Fl.
  • Hortense Ellis – Black Christmas; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ’79 Fl.
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Bing has White Christmas; Hortense Ellis, Alton’s sis, wants a Black Christmas

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 Vinyl

  • Sharon Black – Struggling; 7” (Clintones) ’77 JA 7” 45 vinyl set
  • Lacksley Castell – Babylon World; 7” (Rockers) ‘78 JA; Augustus Pablo prod’n
  • Junior Dan – House is Not a Home; 7” (Danites) 2009 UK
  • Jah Walton – D.J. Christmas; 7” (Black & White) ’83 JA*
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From when the Two Sevens Clashed: A+ single

Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Trash In a We Bes – Rule Dancehall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Derrick Harriott – Jesus Was Born Today; 12” (Crystal) ’82*
  • Janet Lee-Davis & Tippa Irie – Baby I’ve Been Missing You; Fashion in Fine Style  vol. 1 (Reggae Archive); ’94 UK lovers rock/toaster combination
  • Dillinger – Buckingham Palace; CB200 (Mango) ’77; smoking spliff with the Queen; 7 sec.

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Vinyl

  • Singers & Players feat. Sister P – Holy Scripture; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK

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  • Zulu Warriors – Lion Dub; Zulu Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89 UK
  • Gussie Ranks & Alcapone – Bully Bwoy + Herbal Affair; 10” (Digital Conscious) 2010; herbtune
  • The Outsider Meets the High-Tech Roots Dynamic – Rumours of War; Meets High-Tech Roots Dynamics at Channel One U.K. (Jah Works) ’93 UK; melodica
  • New Age Steppers feat. Bim Sherman – Dreamers; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Wareika Hill Sound – Kumina Mento Rasta Version; 10” (Honest Jon’s) 2010 UK instrumental
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E.T. loves Mutant Dub. Better than Reese’s Pieces