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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 8, 2018 (Podcast & Playlist) – Is KFC Ital?

 

<Lee Perry’s ode to KFC; 27 sec.>

Thoughts of chicken keeps the drums kickin’

Thinking of the taste, listen to the drum and the bass

Greetings,

Those are the words of Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Two quick stories. There was a big name Reggae group coming to SLC and they had a list of Jamaican and ital juices, salads and other vegetarian delights they expected as part of their rider.

The promoter said, “Sorry guys. There’s no Caribbean market here.” So the group put in as a replacement: 6 bucks of Kentucky Fried Chicken and all the trimmings.

Now KFC is anything but Ital. But I imagine it is like those people who hear about In ‘n’ Out Burger. In Jamaica, something about KFC holds the fascination of the people. Rasta or otherwise.

Story 2: The first KFC franchise is actually in Salt Lake City:

KFC was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first “Kentucky Fried Chicken” franchise opened in Utah in 1952.

So another big name Reggae group came to town. Some way, some how they learned the first Kentucky Fried Chicken (now KFC) was in Salt Lake.

After their soundcheck, they asked to see the first Franchise as if it were a shrine. I wondered did all these dreadlock Rastas go in for Regular or Extra Crispy? My guess is they put their Tams on their head and doubled back through the drive through

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Sept. 8, 2018; 47 Sec.

Set 1:

  • Tyrone Taylor – Live Table; 2 of a Kind (Tuff Gong) ’87 JA vinyl
  • Soul Syndicate – Ghetto-ology Dub (Black Roots) ’80  JA vinyl: Sugar Minott dub album of the hour
  • Bunny Wailer – Rasta Dread (Natty Dread); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 50 Bob Marley covers for Bob’s 50th birthday
  • Etana – On the Way; I Rise (VP) 2014 roots dawta
  • Lee Perry – Kentucky Skank; Double Seven (Trojan) ’73 about Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Welton Irie – Bubbling Telephone; One and One = Two (JA) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Adrian Sherwood feat. Bim Sherman & Prince Far I  – Pass the Rizzla; 10″ (Green Tea) 2001 mutant dub herbtune

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – African; Kentucky Fried Rockers (bootleg) live at the Rupp Arena, Lexington KY

<Tosh opened for the Rolling Stones on the ’78 Some Girls tour; 58 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Don’t Watch Your Wife; Top Ranking  Dillinger (Rhino UK) ’77; dj to Hortense Ellis on Melody Life
  • Tchiya Amet – Reservtion Ragtime Blues; 
  • Earth Disciples – So Come On; 10″ (Music Works) early 80’s JA Gussie Clarke prod’n
Tosh was booed when he opened on the ’78 Stones tour

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years 

  • Third World – Tribal War; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ’76 
  • Hortense Ellis – Breakfast in Bed; I’m Still in Love With You (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’70 Dusty Springfield cover
  • Norris Reid – Protect Them; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 Augustus Pablo prod’n
  • Black Uhuru – Sensimilla; Liberation Anthology (Island) herbtune
  • Mikey Dread – East Portland Dub; Dread at the Controls (Dread at the Controls) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox

<I collect 7″ 45 as an adult. Baseball cards as a youth; 18 sec.>

  • Danny Ray – Revolution Rock; 7″ (High Note) ’76 Clash original
  • Bobby Melody – Let It Be; 7″ (Errol T) Melodians update
  • Steve Baswell – I Am Getting Bad; 7′ (Phase One) ’77
  • Johnny Lover – Ital Locks; 7″ (Clocktower) ’75 dj to Curly Locks
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Theme From Shaft; 7″ (Soul Jazz) Isaac Hayes cover
The Clash covered this on London Calling

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • The Wailing Wailers – Ten Commandments of Love; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’66 JA vinyl is vital set: Moonglows doo wop cover

<Wailers do doo wop; 74 sec.>

  • I Three – Sing Joy; Beginning (EMI America) ’86 US – Bob’s female back ups
  • Inner Circle – Tired Fe Lick Weed in a Bush; The Real Thing (Capitol) ’76 US herb tune
  • Icarus – Land of Tarot; State of Mind (Russian Roulette) ’84 UK
  • Armagideon – Spiral Galaxy; 12″ EP (Dubhead) ’98 UK mutant dub

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Cyndi Lauper – Witness; She’s So Unusual (Portrait) ’83 Rockers do Reggae Set
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 NYC multiracial rocker
  • Eric Clapton – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; Crossroads (Polydor) ’74 Bob Dylan cover
  • The Clash feat. Mikey Dread – One More Time + Dub; Sandinista! (Epic) ’80
  • King Jammy Meets Dry & Heavy in the Jaws of the Tiger – Do Dub Up Your Fight  (BSI) 2001 Dub Album of the Hour
Cyndi Lauper on Smile Jamaica WTR?

Set 7:

  • The Wailers – Stir It Up; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) live on the BBC; May 24, 1973 at the Paris Theatre; London

<Live on the BBC>

  • Phyllis Dillon – Woman of the Ghetto; Mojo and Trojan Present Reggae Nuggets (Mojo Magazine) ’72
  • Jah Rej – Binghi in the Jungle; 10″ (Jah Works) 2002 UK militant steppers
Free reggae CD with Sept. 2018 issue of Mojo Magazine

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Shana Halligan – Love Has No Heart; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers: Mutant Dub Set
  • Young Gods – Dub the Sun (Mad Professor Mix); King Size Dub vol. 2 (Echo Beach) 2001
  • Destroy Babylon – Barriers; Shadow Army (MusicADD) 2008 NY
  • Tena Stelin – Intelligent Design; 10″ (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 25, 2018 (Podcast & Playlist) – The Wailers of Mutant Dub!

Not counting box sets, the most I have ever paid for a CD. $80

Greetings,

Advice after forty years of cratedigging: Buy low, sell high. I ‘n’ I built the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives when people were shedding vinyl for these over priced gadgets called the compact disk.

Titles I bought for 4 bucks on Haight Ashbury fetches hundreds now on ebay and discogs.

It’s not that I’m cheap. I spend the GDP of small third world nations on music. But I believe a record that is worth hundreds that I paid less than a Lincoln for, makes the sound oh so sweet.

Vinyl to the left, CDs and books on the right: The Smile Jamaica Ark-ives

Yet I have wish lists. Things I can’t find cratedigging and must scope online. One of my “white whales” was the 8 track version of Thievery Corporations silky herb tune, Lebanese Blonde.

<$80 dollars for Lebanese Blonde; 55 sec.>

I was coming back from a cratedig in Missoula, Montana. I saw a disk on the new record rack that had a cool cover, name and song titles.

Thievery Corporation – Richest Man in Babylon

Heading back to Salt Lake from my parents’ house in Fort Benton, Montana, I detour through Missoula to cratedig in their cool indie stores: Rockin’ Rudy’s and Ear Candy.

I pushed it too far and hit the dreaded Monida Pass at sundown. Anyone travelling on I-15 heading North knows that pass right at the Idaho Montana border. Not a good place to be in a snow storm.

Twice in 25 years of driving that stretch I had to go 100 miles back to Butte, on icy roads, because the pass was closed to traffic.

Monida Pass

I left Missoula too late and hit this pass at the worst time: dusk. As the sun went down at 7,000 feet I watched the road ice up ahead of me.

What every Montana kid is prepared for yet still dreads. Driving over an iced free way with only the guard rails to keep you out of the ditch.

Shit, this is how people die. Slide off the road on Monida. You have about 15 minutes before your car is totally iced over and NO CELL SERVICE. 

He died doing what he loved: record shopping. 

All right. Here we go. My All Wheel Drive Subaru. This is what I bought you for. Slow way down to about 25 MPH and just pick your way through the sheer ice. Even with AWD, do not hit the brakes.

I soldiered through. What usually takes 15 minutes, took me over an hour. Foot off the gas, when a truck would go by kicking up crystals to make visibility almost zero.

Once you hit Spencer, Idaho on the other side of the Pass, the road thaws a little. All through this, I am listening to Richest Man in Babylon and focused on their supple riddims, heavy bass and international vocalists. Kept me from freaking out through the worst of the road hazards.

As soon as I got home, I ordered their entire catalog. So, yeah $80 for one of their rare singles. Priceless.

bless, Bobbylon

 Thievery Corporation led to my last half hour Mutant Dub Sets: 21 sec.

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Wailers of Mutant Dub

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Annotated Playlist: Jah-gust 25, 2018; 89 sec.

Set 1:

  • Tinga Stewart – Fire; Key to Your Heart (Calabash) ’83 FL. vinyl
  • Augustus Pablo – El Rockers Chapter Three; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Third World – 96 Degrees in the Shade (1865); 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ’77

<Morant Bay Rebellion; 77 sec.> 

  • Aswad and Shabba Ranks – Fire; Lunatic Soundtrack (Mango) ’91
  • Zema – Check It Out; Strangers at the Gates (Melchizedek) ’97 So Cal female
  • Barry Brown – Sensemilla; Far East (Hitbound) ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Papa Face & the Fashionaires – Girls; 10″ (Top Notch) ’82 UK

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Work; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95: 50 Bob Marley songs for his 50th birthday
  • Hollie Cook – Desdemona; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Sonny’s Lettah; Mi Revalueshenary Fren (LKJ) live poem in Nymegen, Netherlands

<Sus law in UK against black youths; 40 sec.>

  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 10″ (Jah Works) 2002 UK militant steppers herbtune

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years1

  • The Clash – Police on My Back; Sandinista! (Epic) ’80 Eddy Grant/Equals cover
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK herbtune
  • Dhaima – Ina Jah Children; Uptown Top Ranking (Object Enterprises) ’77 female
  • Lenox Miller & Jah Coller – Better Must Come + Jah Coller Speakers His Mind; Jack Ruby Hi-Fi (Auralux) ’80 Jack Ruby prod’n; Junior Byles cover
  • Aisha & the Mad Professor – Children of Dub; There Is More to Life (Ariwa) 2005 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up; Kentucky Fried Rockers (bootleg) opening for the Rolling Stones in Lexington, KY, 1978
  • Food-a-Rama- Angellina; 10″ (Hitbound) ’80 update of Ken Boothe’s Artibella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Wailing Wailers – Ska Jerk; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA: based on Junior Walker’s Shotgun

<Ska Jerk = Shotgun; 71 sec.>

  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; Police in Helicopter (Greensleeves) ’83 UK herbtune
  • Mother Liza – Joy to Your Soul; Chant Down Babylon (Sonic) JA
  • Icarus – Sinking Deep; State of Mind (Russian Roulette) ’82 UK
  • Bim Sherman & the Voluntary – Drifint Away; Century (Century) ’84 UK

Set 6:

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) May 24, 1973 live at the Paris Theatre London/Live on the BBC

<Wailers on the BBC; 69 sec.>

  • Sinead O’Connor – Prophet Has Arise; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 Abyssinians cover
  • Equators – Feelin’ High; Hot (Stiff) ’81 UK ska herbtune
  • King Tubby – Bag a Wire; 10″ (Select Cuts) ’75
  • Herbman Band – Dub O Much; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 Germ. Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox of 45s

  • The Ability – Rasta Never Give Up; 7″ (Sky High) 7″ Jamaican Jukebox Set
  • Charley Ace – Ten Commandments of Joshua; 7″ (Scorpion) ’72 about Michael Manley; Prince Buster update

<Michael Manley as Joshua>

  • Cynthia Richards – Sentimental Reasons; 7″ (Duke Reid)
  • Bobby Hunt – Mother’s Love; 7″ (Flash) ’76
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Uganda; Dub Ranting (Radical Wallpaper) ’81 UK dub poet, picture sleeve; 9 poems EP
  • Neville Martini – The Cliques; 7″ (Clandisc) ’76

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Pamela Bricker – Around the World ; 8 Trk CD Single (4ad) ’98
  • Khato (Smith & Mighty rmx) – No Compromise; King Size Dub Chapter 4 (Echo Beach) ’98 female vox
  • Alpha & Omega – Africa; Watch & Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub
  • Pama International – Float Like a Butterfly; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UK tribute to Muhammad Ali
  • Aldubb feat. Alcapone JJ – Free Sensimilla Now; 10″ (One Drop) 2009 Germ. herb dub
  • Dubcheck feat. Everton Sylvester – Reparation; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 w/ dub poet

Words of  Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-ives Jah-gust 11, 2018 (Podcast & Playlist): Smile Jamaica Joins the Space Force!

Greetings,

As Judy Mowatt sang: Many are called but few are chosen. I have been offered a job. General Giorgio of the Space Force needs me.

Gen. Giorgio Tsoukalos, Leader of Trump’s Space Force. My new boss.

I will be the Minister of Lunar Agriculture; 103 sec.

From Space Dust to the Tree of Life

Scoffers tell I ‘n’ I that this is just more cash for the Military Industrial Complex. Maybe so, but as an Ancient Astronaut Theorist, I think the Anunnaki might return to put a stop their puny creation, mankind’s, weaponization of Space.

I plan to Make the Anunnaki Great Again! As a Sumerian Fundamentalist, I am with my people!

<Ancient Astronaut Theorists approve of the Space Force; 25 sec.>

So after negotiating my salary with The Cheeotlini* , I can  beam down Smile Jamaica from the Moon via weightless turntables; 99 sec.

*Pres. Trump listens to Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives while watching Fake News CNN with the sound off,

Marduk’s coming to wipe that smirk off your face, Space Cadet

bless, Min. Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: August 11, 2018: Annotated Playlist; 79 sec.

Set 1:

  • Hugh Griffiths – Reggae Rock Steady; Mother Africa (My-O-Lantic) ’86 UK vinyl
  • Deadly Headley – 35 Years From Alpha; 35 Years From Alpha (ON U Sound) ’82 UK vinyl sax album of the hour
  • Third World – 96 Degrees In the Shade; Sense of Purpose (Third World) ’80 UK vinyl

<1965 Degrees in the Shade: Entertainment for You, Martyrdom for me; 64 sec.>

  • Afro Omega – Set In the Sky; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC dub w/ female vox
  • Winston Fergus – Ganja Defenders; 10″ EP (Dubwise) ’98 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Daweh Congo – Proverbs + Dub; Guidance + Guidance Dub (Charm) 2000 bonus herbs

Set 2:

  • Hollie Cook – 99; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress
  • Black Uhuru – Happiness; Liberation Anthology (Island) Live at Soledad Prison on George Jackson Day ’82
  • Bunny Wailer – Mi and Dem; Hall of Fame (RAS) We and Dem cover; 50 tracks for Bob’s 50th birthday
  • Junior (Murvin) Soul – Super Love/Super Cool; 10″ (PK) ’75 cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Give Me Your Love”

Set 3: Jamaican Jukebox 45’s

  • The Clash – Armgagideon Time; 7″ (Epic) ’80 UK pic sleeve; Willi Williams cover
  • Sister Nancy – Telephone Challice; 7″ (Volcano) herbtune
  • Ansel & the Meditatiosn – Tricked; 7″ (Scandal) ’76
  • Donovan Carless – Be Thankful; 7″ (Giant) William de Vaughn soul cover
  • Gladiators – Ain’t No Sunshine Dub; Jubilee (Melchizedek) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Alpha & Omega – Prophecy Fulfilled; Watch & Pray (A & O) ’92 trance dub w/ female vox
  • Cultural Roots – Running Back to Me; Running Back to Me (Mango) ’88
  • Burning Spear – Farover; Farover (Heartbeat) ’83
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson & the Dub Band – Inglan is a Bitch + Bitch Dub; Independent Intavenshun (Island) ’80 Best of Singles

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Ken Boothe – Namibia; Two the Hard Way (Tuff Gong) ’87 JA
  • Niney the Observer – Duppy Man; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) ’86 Chicago
  • Sophia George – Dance With You; Fresh (Winner) ’86 UK
  • Ranking Joe & Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Dub Club Mix + Version); 10″ (Echodelic) 2012 US – picture vinyl; herbtune

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Rastaman Chant; Live 1973-1975 (Starbuck) live on the BBC; 86 sec.
  • Faybiane Miranda – Prophecy; 12 the Hardway (Tribesman) ’77 female vox
  • Phillip Frazer – Never Let Go; 10″ (Jah Bible) ’79
  • Bush Chemists – Light Up Your Spliff; Light Up Your Spliff (Dubhead) ’96 UK dub album of the hour
Bob Marley inna Starbucks stylee?

Set 7:

  • Israel Vibration – Red Eyes; Live Again (RAS) ’97 San Francisco, herbtune

<Smoke from the Cali fires makes our eyes Red inna Utah; 67 sec.>

  • Tena Stelin – ID Chip; 10″ (Roots Hi-Tek) 2007 UK mutant dub conspiracist
Not how to prefer the red eye

Set 8: UFOria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night I Fell in Love With an Ancient Astronaut (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2011 DC dubbers
  • Michael Franti – Earth From Outer Space; All People (BooBoo Wax) 2013
  • Kingman + Jonah feat. Claudius Linton – Star Wars; Signtime (SunKing) 2008
  • Troubleman – Intergalactic You, Intergalactic Me (Far Out) 2010 Brazil

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 4, 2018 (Podcast and Playlist) – 96 Degrees in the Shade!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Annotated Playlist: Jah-gust 4, 2018; 77 sec.

Set 1:

  • Joe Axumite – Home to Africa; 10” EP (Wackies) ’79 Bronx, NY vinyl
  • Creation Rebel – Starship Africa; Starship Africa (ON U Sound) ’80 UK dub vinyl album of the hour
  • Third World – 1865 (96 Degrees in the Shade); Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra) ‘81

<Jamaican revolutionaries on the gallows pole – 96 Degrees in the Shade; 44 sec.>

  • Zema – Firefall; Jubilee (Melchizedek) 2009 So Cal dawta
  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Greatest Hits (Sky High) ‘74
  • Pato Banton – Don’t Sniff Coke; Live at Maritime Hall (2B1) 2001 in San Franciso: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Dillinger – Melting Pot; 12” (A & M) ’81 US picture sleeve

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Bad Card; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 – 50 Bob songs for Bob’s 50th birthday
  • Ijahman Levi – Bob & Friends Over There; Inside Out (Tree Roots) ’89 Reggae heroes tribute
  • Barbara Paige – Babylon Must Fall; Women in Reggae (Shanachie) ‘83
  • Winston Samuels – Moving On; 10” (Clintones)

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Rita Marley – Play, Play; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80 
  • Abyssinians – Good Lord; Satta Amassagana (Heartbeat) ‘76
  • Bingy Bunny & the Morwells – Jah Lion; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ‘81
  • Black Uhuru – General Penitentiary; Black Uhuru (Virgin) ‘80
  • Jah “Pecker” Pelicaho & the Wailers – 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • The Specials – Too Hot; Too Much Too Young (Receiver) ‘79 2 Tone UK ska live at Aston University

<Violence in the British clubs: Racist skins vs. Rock against Racism; 23 sec.>  

  • Aswad – Ire Up; Aswad (Mango) ’76 UK
  • Hollie Cook – Looking For Real Love; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dawta
  • Earl Sixteen & Nick Manassah – Going to Africa + Out of Babylon; 10” (Merge) 2006 UK

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Wailing Wailers – One Love; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’66 JA

<One Love; 72 sec.>

 

  • Full Experience – Nar Soh, So It Stay; Aura Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry at Black Ark Studio  – ’76 Fr.
  • Niney the Observer – King Duppy; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) ’86 Chicago
  • Peter Culture – Coconut Chalwah; Behold (Top Beat) 2002 UK 10”
  • Peter Tosh – Babylon Your Queendom is Falling; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Live at the Roxy, LA CA

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman (Mango) ’82 soundtrack
  • Norma Frazer – First Cut Is the Deepest; Full Up (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’67 Cat Stevens cover
  • The Gladiators – Happy Man 12”; Studio One Singles (Heartbeat/Studio One) ‘77

<Disco in Jamaica 33 sec.;>

  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Interstellar Overdub; Vortex Dub (Orange Street) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae Set

  • Jerry Garcia Band – Stop That Train; Jerry Garcia Band (Arista) ’91 Peter Tosh cover

<Happy Birthday Jerry!44 sec. >

  • Johnny Nash – Guava Jelly; I Can See Clearly Now (CBS) ’72 Bob Marley cover
  • The Clash feat. Mikey Dread – Living in Fame; Sandinista! (Epic) ’80 w/ reggae toaster
  • Grace Jones – Sunset Sunrise; Hurricane + Hurricane Dub (Wall of Sound) 2011

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Beat Pharmacy – Keef; Earthly Delights (Deep Space) 2005 South Africa: Mutant Dub Set
  • The Orb feat. Aki Mora – Once More; Cydonia (Island) ’99 w/ female vox
  • Bush Chemists – Firing Dub; Light Up Your Spliff (Conscious Sounds) ’96 UK
  • Jalal – Mankind; 10” (ON U Sound) ’93 UK – Last Poets singer, picture sleeve
Last Poets – the original rappers

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Podcast & Playlist): Jah-ly 7, 2018: UFOria! Roswell inna Rub a Dub Stylee!

Weather balloon my ass!

<Smile Jamaica: Ancient Astronaut Theory HQ; 21 sec.>

UFO by Tena Stelin (lyrics transcribed by Bobbylon)

  • Everywhere I stare, everywhere I go
  • Almost everyone is talking about UFOs
  • More and more each day I hear the people them say
  • Men and men are talking about UFOs
  • Aliens are coming
  • They say the time is now dawning
  • Sometimes if I wonder if the aliens are here already
  • Astronomers are debating
  • And their religions are arising
  • Jah what is to be if it is the will of He
  • Everywhere I stare, everywhere I go
  • Almost everyone is talking about UFOs
  • More and More each day I hear the people them say
  • Men and men are talking about UFOs
  • Elijah went up into a Chariot of Fire
  • Dragon objects were recorded in ancient America, Australia and Asia
  • So many paintings and drawings were found in many caves and mountains
  • Could this be the evidence that Spacemen came?
  • Everywhere I stare, Everywhere I go
  • Almost everyone is talking about UFOs
  • More and more each day I hear the people them say
  • Men and men are talking about UFOs

Greetings,

Ancient Astronaut Theory is: Were they Sky Gods or Ancient Astronauts?

The modern phenomena of UFOria: Euphoria + UFO started on July 2, 1947 with a crashed space ship on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico.

Scoffers and the Deep State would call this a “weather balloon”

Why Smile Jamaica?

2 reasons

  1. My brother  in law told this story about coffins and Roswell

2. After I retired from doing Radioactive interviews on KRCL, I needed a new time suck away from Progressive politics.

That led to my 10 year bromance with this guy and Ancient Aliens TV show on the History Channel.

Giorgio Tsoulakos. Head of Trump’s Space Force

As an Assyrian-American, I knew full well who Marduk, Ishtar and Anu were. In my benighted state, I just thought they were mythic gods of Assyria, Babylon and Sumer (Shinar in the Bible).

Oh, but no! They were Sky Gods and Space Travellers who invented mankind to mine gold, sleep with Earth women and then tried to get rid of us noisy humans, their creation, with a massive flood.

Ancient Astronaut Theory about these Sky Gods aka Anunnaki – Those whom came from the sky. All those stories  of the Bible and quite a bit of Greek mythology derived from each Anunna (Anunna singular; Anunnaki plural).

And all those UFO encounters in the Bible!

Flying Saucers of the Old Testament

Ishtar/Inanna – Goddess or Ancient Astronaut/Geneticist

Jacob’s Ladder, Ezekiel’s Wheel, Enoch’s disappearance, Stairway to Heaven, Burning Bush, Noah’s Ark, Elijah and his Chariots of Fire – all UFOs. Add in the Arabian 1001 Nights Tales of Magic Carpets and the Hindu Vimana fighting space ships.

Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of smoke, not salt. From a nuclear attack on the Sinai when the Anunakki unleashed a hellish civil war that destroyed Sumer/Shinar in a “bitter wind”.

Back to UFOria…..

So I start to do what I always do: comb through the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives looking for Reggae and other songs devoted to UFOs.

And last year, near the Roswell crash anniversary in early July, I lead off with the theme from 2001 Space Odyssey, the Kubrick film, and juggled about 40 Space Oddities. Most Reggae/Dubbish. Some not. Today as well.

Joe Cocker, Nina Hagen, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John and the bad ass Vulcan, Leonard Nimoy

Mr. Spock always had a good ear for the drum & bass

Last year, my bredrin Mike was in a coffee shop. He over heard the baristas talking: “I don’t know what Robert was doing on Smile Jamaica. It was more about UFOs than Reggae.”

Is that good? Is that bad? Yes!

Either way, it makes you think about radio. You don’t get stories from Pandora or Itunes.

And that is why I do it for 30 years. To make you think even if it is out there on the perimeter where are there are no stars. And we is Stoned Immaculate……

<What Aliens are “probing” for…>

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-ly 7, 2018: UFOria; 1 min. 51 sec.

Set 1:

  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Also Sprach Zarathustra; 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack (CBS) ’68 
  • Tena Stelin & Jah Warrior – UFO + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ‘99
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead feat. K’naan – Earth From Outer Space; All People (Boo Boo Wax) 2013
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – African Hitchhiker; From the Secret Laboratory (Island) ’90 Alien from outer space living in your brief case
  • Laurel Aitken – Apollo 12; Legendary Godfather of Ska (Grover) ‘69 2nd Moon landing
  • Nicky Thomas – Doing the Moonwalk; Love of the Common People (Trojan) ‘71
  • Bam Bam – Star Wars; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 LA vinyl; female singer
Run for your life Reagan’s/Ray Guns gonna get you!

Set 2:

  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – EXP; Axis Bold as Love (Polydor) ’67
  • Anjali – Space Lust in the Space Dust; Anjali 2000
  • Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz – Star Shine; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002
  • Audio Active – Return of the Space Ape; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound)  ’97 Jah-pon; song about Albert, the first monkey in space
  • Sly & Robbie – Space Invaders; Syncopation (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Florida vinyl
Albert the Space Ape

Set 3:

  • Joe Cocker – Space Captain; Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Deluxe Edition) live 1970 Fillmore East
  • AIR – Surfing on a Rocket; Walkie Talkie (Virgin) 2003 Fr. mutant dub
  • Derrick Morgan – Moon Hop; Original Reggae Recordings from 1968-1970 (Trybute) ’69
  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There (X-Files Theme); Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK trance dub

Set 4:

  • Elton John – Rocket Man; Number Ones (Mercury) ’71

<Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un – Rocket Man>

  • Easy Star – Eclipse; Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003 Pink Floyd cover
  • Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive; Relics () ‘67
  • Roots Radics – Conspiracy on Neptune; Prince Jammy Destroys the Invaders (Trojan) ’82 UK

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital Set

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89  re: The ’86 Challenger Explosion

<Jah’s Wrath and the Challenger Disaster>

  • U Roy – Your Ace From Space; Version Galore (Treasure Isle) ’68 JA
  • Prince Lincoln Thompson – Spaceship;  Natural Wild (United Artist) ’80  UK

<Aliens gonna whip you, and put you in your rightful place; 13 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – UFO; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA
  • John Williams – Cantina Theme; Star Wars Soundtrack (20th Century Fox) ’77 US

<Star Wars cantina band: Reggae? Yes, steel drums! 24 sec.>

  • Roots Radics – Death of Mr. Spock; Scientist and Jammy Strike Back (Trojan) ’82 UK
Intergalactic Rub a Dub

Set 6: Aliens in the Bible

  • Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven; IV (Atlantic) ’71
Stairway to Heaven? Ramp up a Space Ship
  • Anubian Lights – Starvo; Outflight EP (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2000 UK about the New Jerusalem space ship
New Jerusalem Space Ship

  • Tenastelin – Flying Saucers; 7” (Mascot) 2001 about the Anunnaki – those who came down from the sky
Meet the Anunnaki – Those who came down from the sky!
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2005 UK militant steppers version of The Imperial Storm Troopers theme from Star Wars

Set 7:

  • The Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years From Home; Their Satanic Majesties Request (Abkco) ‘67
  • Nina Hagen – UFO; Nunsexmonkrock (CBS) ’80 German female
  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (WordSound) ’96 aliens hunting weed in McCarran Park, Brooklyn
  • Armagideon – Galactic Travel; Elements of Dub (Armagideon Sounds) ’95 UK
2000 Light Years From Home. Rare holographic sleeve

Set 8:

  • Leonard Nimoy – Theme to Star Trek + Alien; Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space (Dot) ‘67
  • Dubadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98 do Aliens exist?
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass & Time (ESL) 2011 w/ female vox: Last night I fell in love w/ an Ancient Astronaut
  • Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Jive) ’82 UK New Wave
  • Laurence Harvey – First Came the Sky Chariots; Ancient Astronauts (Laurence Harvey)
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Because) 2012 Fr. Female singer
Dub Long and Prosper!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 23, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): Poor Immigrants!

<Poor immigrant; 16 secs>

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica is a Roots Reggae radio program. Other than the Mutant Dub I spin in the last half hour, I would venture that 80% plus of what I have played for nearly 30 years comes from around 1970-1985. The Wailers, Burning Spear, Culture and their Rasta co-horts.

Turn off your Wolf Blitzers, Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow and get your news from this guy: Burning Spear

So much great heartical music about peace and love, socialism (small s), the plight of the poor and the 400 year legacy of slavery in Jamaica.

Songs from that era chanting down Babylon. Still have resonance and prophecy today. So when the outrage of immigrant children in cages hit the news cycle, I knew the perfect song to play.

o t Same thing for breakfast: 2014 under Obama’s Presidency

On community radio Deejays are not allowed to espouse political support for any cause, candidate or party. I don’t need to do that. I can let the music do the talking.

Jimmy Riley – Have mercy upon poor immigrants.  When Occupy Wall Street went hot, it was so easy and enjoyable to string a whole 3 hour Ark-ive backing the 99%ers.

Theme song: Peter Tosh – The Day the Dollar Died (1978)

That is why Reggae music from 40 plus years ago still has relevance. The Dreads and Dawtas warned us it would come to this. That is why you should listen to Smile Jamaica and ignore the Fake News Media

1979 Reggae. Fire bun the CIA News Network

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: June 23, 2018; 52 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jimmy Riley – Summer Time; 12″ (DEB) 70’s cover of Porgy & Bess Broadway tune
  • Jimmy Riley – Poor Immigrant; Put the People First (Shanachie) ’82
  • Black Uhuru – Chill Out; Liberation Anthology (Island) 2 disk best of ’83
  • Gladiators – Dub ina Babylon; Singles Collection (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Gracy & Herbman Band – Forward Up; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; female singer

<Canada legalizes cannabis; 12 sec.>

  • Eek a Mouse – Wild Like Tiger; 10″ (Hit Bound) ’83 JA
  • Crystalites – Rasta Is Love; Scrub a Dub (Crystal) ’74 JA vinyl dub album of the Hour
9 down plus Canada, 41 to go!

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Wake Up and Live; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95; 50 Bob covers
  • Belle Stars – Miss World; 80’s Romance (Salvo) ’81 UK New Wave female group
  • Daweh Congo – Herb Tree; Human Rights & Justice (Roots & Culture) 2000 herb tune
  • Bim Sherman & Yabby Youth – Happiness; 12″ (Jah Shaka) ’83 UK

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86 Best of Smile Jamaica 28+ Years
  • Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; Reggae Sunsplash ’81 – Tribute to Bob Marley; Jimmy Cliff cover
  • Linval Thompson – Starlight; I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ’78 UFOria
  • Aswad – Babylon; Showcase (Mango) ’81 UK dub mixes
  • Black Disciples – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour (Burning Spear Marcus Garvey)

Set 4:

  • Ayo – Get Out of My Way; Gravity at Last (Wrasse) 2008 Nigerian-German soul/reggae
  • Prince Alla – Bosrah; I Can Hear the Children Singing (Blood & Fire) ’76 from the Bible Isaiah 63:1

<random Bible verse in the hotel room’s Gideon Bible waiting for my Sister to get married; 39 sec. >

  • Toyan – Tracks and Socks; 10″ (Jah Bible) ’79 over Sammy Dread’s Miserable Woman

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Temptations cover; Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Singers & Players feat. Prince Far I – Water the Garden; Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’81 UK
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Satan Kicked the Bucket; Satan Kicked the Bucket (Wackie’s) ’88 US
  • Jah Lloyd the Black Lion – St. Ann’s Collie; The Humble One (Virgin Front Line) ’78 UK herbtune
  • Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop; (Smash) ’64 US
Latest purchase from Discogs.com

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45’s

  • Sheila Hylton – Natural Misty; 7″ (Studio One) ’81 Natural Mystic cover
  • Jimmy Burke – Be Like a Star; 7″ (Reggae Bee) ’75 UK
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Riot in Progress; Dub Ranting 7″ EP (Radical Wallpaper) ’81 UK dub poet, picture sleeve
  • Inner Rose – Rise Up; 7″ (Inner Rose) 2012 Fr.
  • Hughie Izachaar – Ganja Smuggler; 7″ (Reggae on Top) ’99 UK herbtune
  • Lightman – Meanwhile in the City; Spring Time (Semi Sounds) 2004 Dub Album of the Hour (Finland)
There’s a natural misty(?) flowing through the air?

Set 7:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Lonesome Feeling; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA vinyl

<Wailers 1st LP in 1965; 55 sec.>

  • Aisha – Coke Ain’t No Joke; There s More to Life (Ariwa) ’95
  • Fred Locks – Rastafari Rule; The Missing Link (VP) 2000
  • Junior byles – Fun and Games (Take Two); Curly Locks (Heartbeat) rare early 70’s Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Junior Murvin & Chris Jay – Wise Man; 10″ (Dubwise) ’98 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses

  • Thievery Corporation feat. LouLou Ghelchknai- Time + Space; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2015 Mutant Dubstress Set
  • Deepchild eat. Andy B – Racist Friend; King Size Dub Chapter 69 (Echo Beach) 2009 Germ. Special AKA cover
  • Flying Lotus feat. Dolly – Roberta Flack; Man Machine (Mojo) 2009
  • Soom T – Jungle of Peace; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Glaswegian weed stepper
  • Natacha Atlas – Duden; Essential Lounge: Bombay (UBL) 2006 UK
  • Afro-Mystik – Momentary Visions; Morphology (OM) 2003 US
Lou Lou of Thievery Corporation

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 16, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): Fathers, Daddys and Pops!

Greetings,

And Happy Father’s Day to my Pops in Fort Benton Montana; 50 sec.

My Pops is pretty much the typical Dad. Stoic and serious but prone to the usual tried and true way of American Child Rearing:

<Do as  I say. Not as I do! 17 sec.>

Love the guy.

So I spent last Saturday in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives harvesting Father’s Day tunes Had enough for 2 and 1/2 hour. (More Mother’s Day for some reason? Considering Jah the Father, that was surprising.)

All time favorite Father’s Day song is one that still brings a tear to my eye. Charlie Ace – Father and Dreadlocks

<Preacher’s son goes to college, returns a Rastaman 76 sec.>

Father and Dread Locks – Charlie Ace (lyrics transcribed by Bobbylon)

  • Hail Daddy-man!
  • Wha’ppen when him come for the Holidays
  • Yes-I! Whap’n rate up a draw of herb fi I place y’know!
  • Son – who dat? No Parson’s son turn Rastaman!
  • Yes-I! Man sight the fullness y’know?
  • Parson send him one son fi (to) college for the study of religious knowledge
  • Some day the boy decides to come home for Holiday
  • But when he enter him home something strange happen
  • He wasn’t wearing slicker suit
  • He wasn’t wearing big heel boots
  • He was wearing dungarees and sandals
  • And when he moved his tam from his head
  • Parson frightened til him was drop down dead
  • When him natty dreadlocks drop to the ground
  • So, his Dad looked at him and said:
  • My son, my son what comes over you? What happened?
  • You pass your GCE and sit upon University. What happened?
  • I work morning, noon and night to get you there. What happened?
  • He said, Daddy you don’t understand like I do
  • But Jah has called upon I
  • I have sight of the Promised Land
  • Daddy, I know the way you feel but one day you will understand
  • My son, what is the plan for the future?
  • He said: Daddy, I plan to use my education to defend human rights, equality and justice throughout the Universe
  • This time the Mother is in the kitchen cooking the best dressed chicken
  • So she run when she realize her one son was home to greet her one son
  • When she sight Natty Dreadlocks she nearly drop down dead
  • She said: My son, my son. What are we going to tell the people of the neighborhood?
  • He said: Mom, tell them that the power of Jah is moving on-ya!
Charlie Ace and his mobile record store selling 7″ 45’s

The power of Jah is moving on indeed. Enjoy these tributes to the Dads with some Aliencon UFOria in the last half hour

<Aliencon plus Smile Jamaica UFOria in July for Roswell; 1 min. 40 sec.>

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: June 16, 2018; 106 sec.

Set 1:

  • Prince Alla – In My Father’s House; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84

<John 14:2; 9 sec.>

  • Miami vinyl: Happy Father’s Day: John 14:2 In my father’s house there are many mansions
  • King Tubby – Many Moods of the King; I Am the King 3 (Sprint) Dub Album of the Hour
  • Charlie Ace & Scorcher – Father and Dread Locks; 7” (Studio One) JA
  • David Isaacs – Good Father; Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection vol. 1 (Trojan) ‘69
  • Yellowman & Fathead – Baby Father; The Yellow, The Purple and The Nancy (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Errol Dunkley – Created By the Father; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Israel Vibration – Universal Father; Why You So Craven (Arrival) ’81 JA vinyl
  • Alton Ellis – Papa; 7” (Clintones) ’75 US

Set 2:

  • Ky-Mani Marley – Dear Dad; CD Single (Gee Street) ’98, Bob’s son

<Ky-Mani born 1976, Bob passed May 1981; 28 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Created By the Father; Cool Ruler (Virgin Front Line) ’78 UK vinyl
  • Simple Simon – Obey Your Mother & Father; Reggae Move (Vista Sounds) ’85 UK
  • Desmond Dekker – Honor Your Father & Mother; Israelites (Trojan) ska
  • Dillinger – Daddy Joseph; 12” (A & M) ’81 US Biblical Prophet Joseph
Daddy Joseph from the Old Testament

Set 3:

  • Black Roots – The Father; On the Frontline (Makasound) ‘83
  • Freddy McKay – Father Will Cut You Off; 7” (Money Disc) ‘83
  • Capital Letters – Daddy is No Murderer; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group w/ male & female vox
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Song For My Father; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’75 horns instrumental
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Derrick Morgan – Don’t Call Me Daddy; The Legend of Derrick Morgan (Imperial) ’80 Can. – Chinese baby to a dreadlock
  • Johnny Clarke – Don’t Call I Daddy; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’75; cover of Derrick Morgan
  • Mighty Maytones – Father & Mother; Madness (Burning Sounds) ’76 UK
  • Big Youth – Mommy Hot, Daddy Cool; Reggae Phenomenon (Trojan) ’75 to Some Like It Hot
  • Dennis Brown – Created by the Father; Best of – The Niney Years (Heartbeat) ‘79
  • Jackie Mittoo – Dad Is Home; Macka Fat (Studio One) ’71 organ take on Shep & the Limelites Daddy’s Home doowoop

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Don’t Sell Daddy No Whiskey; Love Thy Neighbour (Jah Life) ’79 Brooklyn; Black Ark/Lee “Scratch” Perry mix
  • Michigan & Smiley – Sugar Daddy; Sugar Daddy (RAS) ’83 DC
  • Linval Thompson – Baby Father; Baby Father (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
  • Winston Reedy – Message to Father; Dim the Lights (Inner Light) ’83 UK
  • Don Carlos – Ababa John I (Father Majesty); Spread Out (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK

Set 6:

  • The Pioneers – Papa Was a Rolling Stone; The Best of (Trojan) ’77 Temptations cover
  • Big Youth – Papa Was a Rolling Stone; Reggae Phenomenon (Trojan) ’77 Temptations cover
  • African Brothers – Lead Us Father; Want Some Freedom (Easy Star) ‘74
  • African Head Charge – Healing Father; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’81 UK mutant dub
  • Bunny Wailer – Rockers; In I Father’s House (Solomonic) ’80 JA
  • Prince Jammy – Conspiracy on Neptune; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK UFO vinyl dub album of the hour

Set 7:

  • The Maytals – Daddy; Sensational Ska Explosion (Dynamic) ’65 ballad
  • White Mice – Love Mom and Dad; White Nice (Basic Replay) mid 80s youth singer
  • Fred Locks – Moving With the Father; Culturally (Tan-Yah) ‘95
  • R. Zee Jackson – Come Now Father; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2005 UK

Set 8: UFOria

  • Anubian Lights – Starvox; Outflight EP (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2001: UFOria set
  • Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live at Planet Crooklyn (Wordsound) ’96 Aliens looking for weed in Brooklyn
  • UFO feat. DeeDee Bridgewater – Flying Saucer; Saint Germain des Pres IV (Wagram) 2004
  • Nicky Thomas – Moonwalk; Love of the Common People (Trojan) ‘71
  • Subway – Satellites; Soul Jazz Records 2006-2007 (Soul Jazz) 2007 dubstep
  • Tena Stelin – Cosmic Session; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK

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