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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Digital Dubplate – Roots Reggae vs. Mutant Dubbers!

Something nice gonna happen to your ears!

Greetings,

Took a week off from Smile Jamaica for Memorial Day Weekend.  I am building a permanent home for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. So I spent 7 hours in my garage re-arranging vinyl for preparation for my big move in a couple weeks. Check it out!

Nearly 40 years of record collecting gotta fit in a Library 80 feet long and 10 feet wide.

I hope it all fits!

In the meantime, enjoy a Digital Dubplate of one half Orthodox Jamaican roots mashed up with Space Age Mutant Dub. I cooked this up in my Secret Dubratory.

You’ve got Roots Reggae inna mi New Age dub!

bless, robt

0-30 min.:

  • Aswad – Warrior Charge; Roots Rocking (Island) ’80 best of
  • Ganja Man – Light Up Your Spliff; Pro Cannabis IV (EFA) ’95 female mutant dub herbtune
  • Lazyboy TV – The Manual (Chapter 4); LazyboyTV (Universal) 2004 NY mutant dub herbtune
  • Culture – Garvey; Production Something (Heartbeat) ‘78

30-60 min.:

  • Dry & Heavy – Kick the Bong Around + Dub the Bong Around; One Punch (Green Tea) Jah-ponese Mutant dub herbtune w/ female vox
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Johnny Clarke – Crazy Baldhead; Authorized Rockers (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Bob Marley cover
  • Dub Gabriel feat. Karen Gibson Roc – Spirit Made Flesh; Anarchy & Alchemy (Destroy A/C) 2008 Brooklyn mutant w/ female dub poet
  • Jonah Dan & Bush Chemists – Guidance; Dubs From Zion Valley (JKPD) ’94 UK Mutant Dub
  • Coco Tea – Reggae Music; Settle Down (Cornerstone) ’8
  • Mungo’s Hi Fi feat. Soom T – Soundboy Police; Forward Ever (Scotch Bonnet) 2011 UK mutant dub w/ female vox
  • The Beat (aka the English Beat) – Doors to Your Heart 12” mix; CD Single (IRS) ’81 2 Tone ska 

60-90 min.

  • The Orb – Towers of Dub; U.F.Orb (Island) ’92 UK Mutant Dub
  • Rockers Hi Fi feat. Ella Fitzgerald – Sunshine of Your Love; Groove Corporation Presents Remixes from the Elephant House (Guidance) 2001 UK, cover of The Cream
  • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward 12” mix; Dancehall (Soul Jazz)  ’79
Ella Fitzgerald makes her debut on Smile Jamaica

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Cosmic Rocker & Zeb feat. Harmony – Dub; Babylon Is Ours (Echo Beach) 2003 US Mutant Dub
  • Dubblestandart feat. Ari Up – Island Girl (JStar rmx); Immigration Dub (Collision) 2013 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Justin Hinds – War Time + Dub; Know Jah Better (Nighthawk)  ‘90
  • Rockers Galore – Western Roots; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) 2010 Mutant Dub
  • Hepcat – Hooligans; Out of Nowhere (Moon Ska) ’95 LA Wailers ska cover
  • Zion Train – Good Day; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK Trance Dub w/ female vox

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr

  • See-I – Global Gangsters; Dinner of Herb EP (Exlle Music) 2003 DC Mutant Dub
  • Matumbi & I Roy– Points of View 12” mix; Empire Road (EMI) UK Best of
  • Dub Pistols feat. Kitten & the Hip; Worshipping the Dollar (Sunday Best) 2012 UK Mutant Dub w/ female vox
  • Martin Campbell – Badmen Control; Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) ‘81
  • Peter Tosh – Mystic Man (Long Version); Mystic Man (EMI America)  ‘79

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr

  • Samia Farah – Cool (Original); Samia Farah (Sony) ’99 French-Tunisian female
  • Suns of Arqa – Brujo Magic ; Arqaology (Arka Sound) ’92 UK Hindi/Arab Mutant Dubbers best of
  • UB40 – Buzz Feeling; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 UK herbtune
  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Thievery Corporation – In Pursuit; .38.45 EP (ESL) ’98 DC Mutant Dubbers
  • Major Lazer feat. Jah Dan – Cash Flow; Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do (Downtown) 2009 Dubstep
  • Wailing Souls – Riddim of Life; On the Rocks (Greensleeves)  ‘83
Let’s end this Digital Dubplate with the Riddim of Life

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 11, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) 3 Hours of Roots Dawtas!

Greetings,

It was Chinese leader Mao Zedong who said Women Hold Up Half the Sky. I was inspired by what I saw during the International Women’s Day celebrations and remembrances.

As many specialty shows I have done over the Years (Mutant Dub, Jah-loween, 4:20, Marley Tributes), I had never done a full on Women’s Reggae Special

I have been doing radio for almost 30 years. No one has really critiqued or analyzed how i program Smile Jamaica in decades. So I can get into ruts like anyone else.

Reggae music is a largely male, Rasta music form. I don’t play much romantic Reggae, which is where quite a bit of female Reggae fixates.

It was probably around Iraq War 2.0, if I remember correctly, I was slinging  Roots and got a phone call from a listener. Woman said to me, “I love Smile Jamaica but you don’t play very much women’s Reggae.”

I took that criticism to heart and ever since I try to juggle at least 1 female tune in my four song sets. And it certainly isn’t tokenism. It’s just methodically harvesting all my Dawtas out of my massive archives of CDs, LPs, 10″ and 12″ and 7″ 45s. Now I can rotate in the best Roots with Quality female artists.

What I call Roots Dawtas or Mutant Dubstresses.

Livicated to all the wives, mothers, dawtas, grandmothers, sisters, nieces, girlfriends and friends.

bless, robt

 

Annotated Playlist for Smile Jamaica: March 11, 2017 – Roots Dawta Showcase; 1min 10 sec.

Set 1:

  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; Nice Up Dancee (RAS) ’86 
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Racquel Jones – Road Block; Temple of I & I

<Smile Jamaica’s favorite album of 2017; 22 sec.>

  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz ’82 singjay
  • Althea & Donna – If You Don’t Love Jah;  Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line)
  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘85
  • Ganja Woman –  Light Up Your Spliff; Pro Canabis 4 (EFA) ’94 – 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Come on Mr. President, smoke the chronic, this time inhale it beats gin ‘n’ tonic; 18 sec.>

Thievery Corporation: female singjays and chanteuses

Set 2:

  • Afro Omega – All My Love; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 feat. Lady O – SLC group
  • Joy White – Tribulation; United Dreadlocks (Rhino UK) ‘75
  • Lovejoys – Chances Are; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ‘83
  • Senya – Children of the Ghetto; Cobra Style (Heartbeat ’76 Aston “Familyman” Barrett prod’n
Lady O of Salt Lake City’s Afro Omega. Mutant Dubstress

Set 3:

  • Hollie Cook – Milk and Honey; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 dawta of Sex Pistol drummer, Paul Cook
  • June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Someone Loves You Honey (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Charley Pride cover

<#1 all time of the Pacific Islander Reggae Charts; 13 sec.>

  • Ayo – Who; Ticket to the World (Universal) 2013 Germ.-Nigerian singer
  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’80 UK 2 Tone Ska
  • Joy Card – Black Girl; 12” (Wackies) ’82
Country singer Charley Pride – JC Lodge’s cover of Someone Loves You Honey, huge hit in the Islands

Set 4: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ set

  • Faith D’Aguilar – Reggae Pioneers; 7” (Gorgon) Marley tribute
  • Dawn and Christine – Free Marijuana; 7” (Thompson Sounds)
  • Carlene Davis – Ism Schism; 7” (Sonic)

<No isms or schisms; 12 sec.>

  • The I Three – He’s a Legend; 7” (Tuff Gong) ’86 Marley tribute

<Rita + Judy + Marcia = I Three; 10 sec.>

  • Merva Grey – Stop the War; 12” (Uhuru)
No socialism, capitalism, communism, racism, sexism = ism and schism

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Comin’ in From the Cold; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Jahwaukee, Jahsconsin, Bob cover
  • Sister Candy – Nation Connection; Laserbeam (World Enterprise) ’83 Brooklyn herbtune
  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK
Midwestern Folk Reggae inna Bob Marley stylee

Set 6:

  • Phyllis Dillon – Midnight Confessions; Midnight Confessions

<AM radio Reggae covers; 16 sec.>

  • 15 16 17 – Girls Imagination; Magic Touch (DEB) ’78 Smokey Robinson cover
  • Nora Dean – Barbwire; Monkey Business (Trojan) ‘69
  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 Bob Marley cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – Don’t Ever Leave; 12” (Sheba) ‘81
“Oh, Mama! He got barbwire in him underpants!”

Set 7: Rocking Sisters do Reggae

  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ’75

<Patti Smith on Smile Jamaica? WTF?>

  • Bananarama – Tell Tale Signs; Deep Sea Skiving (London) ’83 bonus
  • The Emotions – There’s More Questions Than Answers; Complete Stax/Volt Singles (Stax/Volt) ’74
  • Sinead O’Connor – Downpressor Man; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There Is Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 Peter Tosh cover
  • Vibal Smash feat. Queen Ekanem – Take a Load Off Dreadlocks; Fight For What You Believe In; 12” EP (Ecko); ’87 LA cover of The Band’s The Weight
Aka The Band’s The Weight

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses

  • Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 – Mutant Dubstresses
  • M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble; Matangi (Interscope) 2013
  • Morcheeba – Smal Town; Who Can You Trust (Indochina) ‘96
  • The Slits – Man Next Door; Live (Jungle) punk dub covers the Paragons
  • Dry & Heavy feat. Likkle Mai – New Creation; 12” (Green Tea) 2002 Jah-pon

Words of Wisdom:

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): March 4, 2017: Vinylicious Spring Cleaning!

Greetings,

Winter is when I usually spend the most time in my Ark-Ives. Organizing, sorting, reminiscing about how and where I bought these musical curios.

I had a couple days off and was really in a vinyl listening mood. After 30 years on the shelf, the vinyl still sounds criss  as the Rasta might say (aka crisp).

Doubt any of these are readily found on .mp3 and not many on CD. Gems and obscurities for surety!

bless, robt

No brittle 1’s and 0’s for I ‘n’ I

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 4, 2017: Vinylicious!; 37 sec.

Set 1:

  • Natural Roots – Children of Jah; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. – Vinyl is Vital Show
  • Jah Shaka – Zulu Chalice; Sensi Dub vol. 5 (Original) ’91 Dub Album of the Hour
  • The Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Best of (Nighthawk) ’81 St. Louis
  • Matumbi – Music in the Air; Seven Seals (Harvest) ’78 UK green vinyl
  • Mighty Diamonds – Stand Up to Your Judgement; Stand Up to Your Judgement (Hitbound) ’78 JA: Request
  • The Jay Tees – A Prayer to Jah; Pirates Choice (Studio One) ’81 JA female duo
  • Ras Shaka – Ganja Parrot; Melchizedek Vibes (Melchizedek) ’96 Florida herb tune
Do yourself a favor and educate your mind

Set 2: 4:20 Cannabis Set

  • Sugar Minott- International Herb; Jamming in the Street (Wackies) ’86 Bronx
  • The Melodians – Irie Feeling; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC
  • Prince Far I – Don’t Deal With Folly; Free From Sin (Trojan) ’79 UK

<Don’t deal with folly, smoke up the collie!>

  • Steel Pulse – Drug Squad; Caught You (Island) ’80 UK
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwise + Confusion; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK female dub poet

<Binta: Arabic & Swahili for Dawta; 4 sec.>

Binta – Arabic or Swahili for Dawta

Set 3:

  • Reggae Regular – Tribute to the D.J. (Greensleeves) ’84 UK
  • Simple Simon – Judgement Time;  Bad Man (Kingdom) ’85 UK Eek a Mouse singjay
  • Oku Onuora  & AK7- Slum Dweller Declares + Dread Times; Pressure (Heartbeat)  ’84JA dub poet
  • Scientist – The Anti-Christ; Dub 911 (Nature Sounds) 2005 Dub Album of the Hour
Tribute to the D.J. – Thanks!

Set 4:

  • Leroy Sibbles – Rock and Come On; On Top (Micron)  ‘82 Can.
  • Riot Squad – Peacemaker; What the Hell is Going On (Riot Squad Inc) ’89 Margate FL
  • Tad’s Logic Dub Band  – Science; Chapter 1 Dub Mix (Tad’s) ’84 UK: Thomas Dolby inna rub a dub stylee; 13 sec.
Thomas Dolby in a Reggae Stylee
  • The Clash – Bankrobber/Robber Dub; Black Market Clash (Nu Disk) ’80 10” EP Mikey Dread prod’n

<$90 dollars Phoenix vinyl; $4 Randy’s Records bought 1986; 35 sec.>

Set 5: Roots Dawtas

  • Rasta Generation Band feat. Miss Mack – Cracking Up; Stand by Jah (Black Spade)  ’90 San Francisco
  • Blondie – The Tide Is High; Top Chrysalis 2 (Chrysalis) ’80 US Paragons cover
  • Sister Carol – None of Babylon Business; Liberation For Africa (Serious Gold) ’83 DC
  • Sis Nya – Zion I; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
New Waves Meets Rock Steady

Set 6:

  • Twinkle Brothers  – Let The Music Play; Burden Bearer (Twinkle) ’83
  • The Vision – Youth Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West. Germany Green vinyl
  • Willin Prophets – Pressure; Resurrection EP (1Up) ’87 LA
  • Ruffy & Tuffy – If The Third World War Is a Must; Climax (Black Star) ‘88 Finland

<War with Russia; 63 sec.>

  • Version Dread – Dub Specialist (Heartbeat/Studio One) 18 Dub shots from Studio One, Dub Album of the Hour; 16 sec.
youthman brothers – If the Third World War is a must Russia and American haffi bust. Prophecy!

Set  7:

  • Wayne Wade – What’s Going On; Poor and Humble (Live & Learn) ’82 DC
  • Tony Tuff – Follow Fashion; Sailing (Park Heights)

<Jamaican saying: Follow Fashion Monkey>

  • The Shakers – Emergency Call; Yankee Reggae (Elektra) ’76 Judy Mowatt covery by American band

<The Shakers – Rolling Stone’s worst Reggae LP ever released; 16>

  • Frankie Paul – Brothers; Strictly Reggae Music (Londisc) ’84 JA

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – King & Queen; King & Queen (Alpha & Omega) ’89 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Basement 5 – Work: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK – future members of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Skip McDonald – Roots Commandment; Echomania (ON U Sound) ’93 UK
  • Moody Boys – A.U.N.; Journey into Dubland (XL) ’90 UK
  • Martin Campbell – Everywhere I Walk; Rootsman the Real Thing (Chanel One UK) ’98 UK
  • Singers & Players feat. Brent Dowe – These Eyes; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’89 Melodians singer on the Guess Who
  • Creation Rebel – Starship Africa Part 1; An ON U Journey Through Time and Space; 10” (ON U Sound) 2015 picture sleeve

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 25, 2017: Spring Soon Come; Winter Soon End!

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Greetings,

The best thing about February? Only 28 days of Winter. Every Saturday it gets a little lighter later in the show. Soon come Spring weather and maximum daylight.

So until we can put our winter gear away, let’s run the bass for put a smile pon your face!

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 25, 2017; 45 sec.

Set 1:

  • Lawrence H – Love Jah; Studio One Sales Conference (Studio One) ’75 JA vinyl
  • Herbie Mann & the Tommy McCook Band – Ob la Di, Ob la Da; Herbie Mann Reggae (Atlantic); ’74 Vinyl Dub Album of the Hour; New Orleans flutist
  • Bunny Wailer – Ram Dance; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ’92
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014: UK dubstress – dawta of Sex Pistol, Paul Cook
  • Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down the Pace; Night Nurse (Mango) ’82
  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Squire Jon – Are We Really Free; 10″ (Hi Try) 2006 UK cockney
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Cratedig gem from Albuquerque, Xmas 2016. Tommy McCook w/ jazz flautist

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’69 – nursery rhyme rare 7″

<Can’t blame the youths if you fill their head with nonsense; 12 sec.>

  • Bomb the Bass feat. Benjamin Zephaniah & Sinead O’Connor – Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 UK mutant dub; Empire = Vampire
  • Clinton Fearon – Goodness; Goodness (Kool Yu Foot) 2014 former bassie of the Gladiators
  • Cornell Campbell – Jah Jah Man; 10″ (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr.

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Set 3:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Racquel Jones – Letter to the Editor; Temple of I & I Sound (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers

<Exodus Riddim Shower; 45 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – So Much Things to Say; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1): original vox
  • I Roy – Commandment IX (So Much Things to Say); Ten Commandements (Virgin Front Line) ’80 yellow vinyl/pic sleeve riddim shower (2): deejay
  • Chalawa – So Much Things to Say Dub; Chalawa Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. vinyl; riddim shower (3) dub
  • Aston Familyman Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Family Man in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour – Wailers bassie
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Smile Jamaica’s #1 of 2017 – fighting the Musical Resistance to Isms and Schisms – Thievery Corporation

Set 4:

  • Inner Circle – Tenement Yard (live version); Best of (Island) Live at the Marquee, London March 1979

<charismatic successor to Bob died in car crash; 30 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now; Cool Runnings soundtrack (Work)  Johnny Nash cover; 28 sec.
  • Hopeton Lindo – Ghetto Tenement Yard; Dancehall (Metro) ’88
  • Joy & Trevor – Love at First Sight; 10″ (Hitbound)  ’81
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All killer, Jacob Miller – killed tragically in car accident

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Louise Bennett; Linstead Market; Sings Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’54: 10″ US vinyl

<oldest piece of vinyl in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives>

  • The Vision – Reality Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West Germ.; green vinyl
  • Little John – Unite; Unite (Vista Sounds) ’88 UK
  • Heptones – Should Have Known Better; One Step Ahead (Sonic) ’81 JA Beatles cover
  • Ben Wa – Break That Stone (Granite Mix); Docking Sequence vol. 1 (BSI) 2000 Portland mutant dub
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1954 10″: oldest wax in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Aswad  – It’s Not Our Wish; Showcase (Mango) ’81 extended mix
  • Judy Mowatt – Big Woman; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ’82
  • Don Carlos – Crucial Situation; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ’84

<Don Carlos Way, Tempe, AZ>

  • Dennis Brown – Black Liberation; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ’79
  • Revolutionaries – Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ’75 Dub Album of the Hour
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Cratedigging on Don Carlos Way

Set 7:

  • Peter Broggs – Jah Voice is Calling; Never Forget Jah (Nocturne) ’82 best (1) original
  • Peter Broggs – Jah Voice is Calling; Rejoice (RAS) ’97 (2) update
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Peter Broggs – the International Farmer

Set 8: Mutant Dub – UFOria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. – feat. female vox she fell in love with an Ancient Astronaut 
  • Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz – Star Shine; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 Laika Soviet space dog

<Laika the brave Soviet space pup>

  • Greetings – Lee Scratch Perry; Panic in Babylon; (Damp) 2004 Alien encounter
  • Rockers Hi F – Dick From Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’95 Aliens looking for weed fields
  • Soko – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was an Alien (Because) 2012 French female
  • Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate – Dr. Who; Journeys in Time and Space EP (ON U Sound) 2015 picture sleeve
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Laika the Soviet Space Dog

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 11, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Chunky Air/Inversion Galore!

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Inversion galore. Chunky air inna Salt Lake Gritty

<Smile Jamaica likes his air like his peanut butter: smooth nah chunky>

Greetings,

I think that rodent in Pennsylvania is road kill. Because ever since Ground Hog day happened, the weather has been much better in the Salt Lake Valley.

Praise Jah, I don’t have respiratory issues. But where I work has been devastated this winter. I have had meetings cancelled because colleagues and/or their kids were sick.

I live in the valley and work at the Univ. of Utah up on the hill. Looking down from on high you really see that awful smog that even has me hacking and wheezing.

So last Saturday it was great to bust out of the house around 10am and see something I hadn’t seen in a month: blue skies and clouds. The weather has been almost delightful since.

So let’s enjoy a mild Jah-bruary with Roots Reggae. Fiyah bun the Inversion Galore!

bless, robt

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Set 1:

  • Frankie Paul – Strictly Reggae Music; Strictly Reggae Music (Londisc) ’84 JA vinyl
  • Black Roots – Opportunity; In Session (Makasoud) ‘83
  • Etana – Stepping Out of Babylon; I Rise (VP) 2014 female cover of Marcia Griffiths
  • Trinity – I Have a Dream; Big Big Man (Esoldun) ’84 over Delroy Wilson
  • Rico & the Special A.K.A. – Jungle Beat; Checkered Past (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska w/ Jamaican trombone
  • Danny Red – A Little More High Grade (Sip a Cup) 2008 UK mutant dub 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Natural Roots – Concrete Tower Dub; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. vinyl, Dub Album of the Hour
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Original trombonist with 2 Tone 2nd wave ska

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Lion; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ‘71
  • Inner Circle – Mary, Mary; Best of (Island) ’79 herb tune
  • Nitty Gritty – Hog in a Me Minty; Dancehall (Metro)
  • Buume – Serious; 10” (Zimatime) 2006 UK mutant dub w/ female vox

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Set 3:

<Exodus riddim shower: vox to dj to dub>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natural Mystic; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77: riddim shower (1) vox
  • I Roy – Commandment IX (Natural Mystic); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK picture sleeve vinyl; (2) – dj
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Vinyl (3) – dub
  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84: Bob’s mom in tribute
  • Chris Hinze & Word, Sound and Power – Kings of Reggae (Keystone) ’83 Dutch flute player w/ Peter Tosh’s band
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Yellow vinyl picture sleeve. Rarity out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Dj to Exodus

Set 4:

  • John Brown’s Body – Plantation; Kings and Queens (Easy Star) 2014 NY
  • Systemwide – Ripe Up Version; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002 Portand mutant dub
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Hypocrites; Fy-ah, Fy-ah (JAD) request
  • Jah Thomas – Tribute to the Reggae King; 12” (Midnight Rock) ’81 to Bob Marley

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Mohamed I – Roll River Jordan Roll;  Man of God (I & I Sound) ’88 LA
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK – female dub poet
  • Lee Perry – Big Neck Police; Scratch on the Wire (Island) ’79 UK Black Ark comp
  • The Vision – Lingo Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West. Germany green vinyl
  • Matumbi – Guide Us; Seven Seals (Harvest)  ’78 UK green vinyl
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Falsetto singjay who sounds like Prince

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox of 45’s

  • Superman & Spiderman – Sensimilla Posse; 7” (Education)  2005 herbtune
  • Debra Keese – Travelling; 7” (Orchid) ’77 Black Ark
  • Asher & Trimble – Humble Yourself; 7” (Rockers International) ’79
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Theme From Shaft; 7” (Soul Jazz) Isaac Hayes cover
  • Jah Shaka – Coronation Dub; Commandments of Dub Chapter 9 (Jah Shaka) ’89 Dub Album of the Hour
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Reggae loves Isaac hayes

Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Burning Spear – Greetings; Farover (Heartbeat) ’83
  • Don Carlos – Night Rider (Living in Danger); Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Judy Mowatt – Think; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Black Uhuru – Plastic Smile; Black Uhuru (Virgin) ‘80
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“Don’t show I your teeth, your plastic smile nah work”

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Rockers Hi Fi – What a Life; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK: Mutant Dub set
  • The Slits – I Heard it Through the Grapevine; East bound & Down Soundtrack (HBO) female punk dubbers cover Marvin Gaye
  • Dubblestandart feat. Gudrun – Summer Rain; Are You Experienced? (Collision) 2006 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Ranking Joe & Jah Warrior – Solomon’s Weed; Solomon’s Dub; 3 the Roots Way (Jah Warrior) 2000 UK herbtune

<Cannabis grew on Solomon’s grave>

  • Natacha Atlas – Iskanderia; Diaspora (Nation) ’95 Belgian Jewish Arab singer
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Cannabis grew on Solomon’s grave

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 14, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): I told you UFO’s exist!

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Greetings,,

2017 is already off to a wacky start. President Donny Tiny Hands isn’t weird and wild enough, looks like the break down of the Deep State have emboldened Aliens to start revealing themselves to us.

The Chilean Navy captured a UFO with 10 minutes of compelling footage using infrared cameras.

Watch this and it becomes clear. It isn’t swamp gas, or light refraction or ball lightning, weather balloons.

Although the weaksauce debunkers are already claiming it was a plane. Trust your eyes.

<Extraterrestrials 1, Swamp Gas 0; 50 sec.>

As if UFO’s aren’t enough, we get President Trump today (Jan. 20). As a Progressive, I have offered my humble services to our new President in a way that one of my Reggae idols Prince Buster did to Jamaica in the 60’s.

I volunteer to be Trump’s Minister of Ganja & Space Exploration; 44 sec.

I can advise our President why they are here….

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 14, 2017

Set 1:

 

  • Gussie P – Who’s Safe; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK: mutant dub beats over MLK’s I Have a Dream Speech; 23 sec.
  • Dub Specialist – Luanda; African Rub a Dub (Studio One) ’80 JA vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Blue Riddim – Love People; Club Paradise Soundtrack (Columbia) ‘86
  • Taxi Gang – Twilight Zone; Many Moods of Sly, Robbie & the Taxi Gang (Sonic) ’86 TV soundtrack cover
  • Dubtonic Kru – Drum & Bass; Dub Tonic (Dubtonic Kru) 2009
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer + Dub; Never Forget Jah (Nocturne) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; ’82 Fr. best of
  • 15 16 17 – Girls Imagination; Magic Touch (DEB) ’78 3 female siblings/cousins over Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
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Livicated to the Ultimate Peace Warrior

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Once Bitten, Twice Shy; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’71 Jamaican single
  • Rupie Dan & Jenifah Gad – Ghetto People Children; Reparation (Flag) 2000
  • Capital Letters – Cheap School Meals; Bread & Water EP (Greensleeves) ’80 UK youth group
  • Ta Teasha Love – Oh Jah Come; 10” (Impact!) ‘75 female
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Peter Tosh and two white dudes

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Where He Leads Me; Face the Music (VP) ’81
  • Burning Spear – Jah Is My Driver; Farover (Heartbeat) ‘83
  • Little Roy – Don’t Cross the Nation; Lee Perry & Friends – Give Me Power (Trojan) ‘75
  • Lovejoys – Stranger; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ’83 female duo
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Punky Reggae Party + dub; Exodus (Deluxe Edition) ’77 12” single (Tuff Gong)

<Punky Reggae Party: Punkers love Reggae; 30 sec.>

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<Anthem of the Deplorables; 24 sec.>

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Bob and the Deplorables: Rejected by society. Treated with impunity. Protected by their dignity. I search reality!

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Sly & Robbie – Space Invaders; Syncopation (Joe Gibbs) ’82 dub to Dennis Brown 
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label best of
  • Heptones – Sensimenia Collie; One Step Ahead (Sonic) JA
  • Misty in Roots – Ireation; Musi-o-tunya (People Unite) ’85 UK
  • The Vision – Dub Start; Dub Vision (Funfundvierzig) ’88 West Germ. Green vinyl dubwize
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Cratedig 2016: The Record Room – Phoenix. West German green vinyl

Cratedigger’s Lament: Phoenix: 24 sec.

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45

  • Prince Buster – Minister of Ganja’ 7” (blank)

<Prince Buster – Minister of Ganja; 4 min>

  • Sons of Creation – Stop the Fuss and Fight; 7” (SOC Production) ‘75
  • The Ability – Rasta Never Give Up; 7” (Sky High)
  • Carlene Davis – Ism and Schism; 7” (Sonic)

<No socialism, capitalism, communism – isms lead to schisms>

Martin Campbell vs. Alien Dread – Rebel Salute; In a Cosmic Dub Clash (Log On) 2007: Dub Album of the Hour

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Prince Buster – Minister of Agriculture & Space Exploration

Set 7:

  • Zema feat. MLK Jr.  – Free At Last Dub;  Black Sheep (Melchizedek) I have a dream speech
  • Barry Brown – Down in a Babylon; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
  • Mika & Omar Perry – Borderline DC-Cut; 10” (Asalah) 2006 Netherlands; female vox
  • Black Uhuru – Bull in the Pen; Anthem (Island) ‘83
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The album that made me a Reggae fanatic

Set 8: UFO-ria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Bajka – Surfing the Silvatide; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2011 female vox: 
  • Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive; Relics (Harvest) ‘67
  • Nina Hagen – UFO; Nina Hagen (Columbia) ’82 West German singer
  • Langley School Project – Space Oddity; Starman (Mojo) British Columbia children’s chorus
  • Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whenver (Spritual Rez) 2014
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Chilean Navy captures UFO sighting Jan. 6, 2017

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-cember 17, 2016 – Joy to the Worlds!

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Greetings,

Chillin’ like a villain with my family. Hope you are able to do the same this Holiday. I am grateful for anyone who listens to Smile Jamaica and these streams.

While I enjoy a few weeks away, and some cratedigging to refresh for 2017, enjoy this Christmas heavy duty edition of the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives.

Merry Christmas to the Prince of Peace. Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and any other year end skygod festivities of your choosing!

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Eedokhun Breekkha – Merry Christmas from my Assyrian yimma (mother)

<Santa was an alien. Sleigh = spaceship>

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 17, 2016

Set 1:

  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA vinyl
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Interstellar Over Dub; Vortex Dub (Orange Street) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty ‘n’ Nice (Rhino) love child = Christ child
  • Mike Brooks – Cool Runnings; Classical Anthology (M-10) ‘83
  • Hollie Cook – Used to Be; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 UK dubstress
  • Inner Circle – We ‘a’ Rockers; Rockers Soundtrack (Mango) ‘79
  • Barry Brown – Sensimilla; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
  • Derrick Harriott – Jesus Was Born Today; 12” (Crystal) ‘82

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Set 2:

  • Cocoa Tea – Christmas Is Coming; Badd Santa (Stones Throw) Peanut Butter Wolf prod’n
  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; There Is More to Life (Twinkle) 2005
  • Pecker & the Wailers – Militant Sniff; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon
  • Michael “Scooby Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ‘83

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Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – White Christmas; Christmas Greetings From Studio One  (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’65 Bing Crosby cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Only a Woman; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Peter Tosh – Arise Blackman; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy)  ’71 Jamaican Singles box set
  • Bunny Wailer – Redemption Song; Retrospective (Shanachie) ‘81
  • Israel Vibration – Israel Dub (Greensleeves) ’78 Same Song dub; Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Barrington Levy – Flash Your Dread; 7” (Mic) ’81 Xmas tune
  • Special A.K.A. – Racist Friend; Checkered Past (2 Tone) UK ska from ‘83
  • The Pioneers – Feeling High; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’73 herb tune
  • Dennis Alcapone – Fat Man; Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) dj to Derrick Morgan

<Why Robin Hood stole from the rich>

  • Tyrone Evans – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12” (Clocktower) ‘78

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Set 5: Christmas Vinyl is Vital

  • Michigan & Smiley – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas (RAS) ’84 DC
  • Carlene Davis & Trinity – Santa Claus + Christmas in the Ghetto; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 JA
  • Joe Gibbs Reggae Family – We Three Kings; Reggae Christmas (Joe Gibbs) ’84 Miami FL
  • Dillinger & the Brentford Harmonics – Hi Fashion Christmas; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA

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Set 6:

  • Keith Richards – Run Rudoph Run; 7” (Rolling Stone) ’78 cover of Chuck Berry
  • Dubblestandart feat. GRIZO – The Rhythm; Are You Experienced? (Groove Attack) 2006 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Deck the Halls; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 herbtune
  • Glen Adams – Joyful Tidings; 12” (Clocktower) ’78 dub to God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27+ Years

  • Bingy Bunny & the Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’75
  • Don Carlos – Cool Johnny Cool; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Doreen Schaeffer – Wish You a Merry Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Capital Letters – Natty Walk 12” mix; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Sly & Robbier– Herb; Bill Laswell: Dub Massive Chapter One (Trojan) Dub Album of the Hour

 

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Ancient Astronauts – Crescent Moon; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ.
  • Human – Home; Earthjuice (Waveform) ’95
  • Jahtari Riddim Force – One Armed Swordsman; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari)  2012 Germ.
  • Systemwide feat. Dr. Israel – Crisis Time; Pure and Applied (BSI)  2002 US
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Leslie Weiner – If You Reach the Border; clear (4th & Broadway) ’95 UK
  • Natacha Atlas – Bastet; Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Belgian/Algerian/Jewish chanteuse

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