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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 26, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist): Smile Jamaica’s Conspiracy Facts!


Greetings,

I  tried to warn you. Earlier in 2018, KRCL ran a station ID that touted the ability to listen to the station stream via personal electronic devices like Alexa from Amazon.

I came on air and said, “You know those gadgets report your conversations to the NSA.” I even ran in to a listener at the University of Utah campus who thanked me for the heads up.

I tired to warn you about Facebook a decade ago as well

If you ever listened to my political interviews on KRCL’s Radioactive you would know my world view is a tad askew: 9/11, JFK, Roswell and Skygods/Ancient Astronauts  travelling from the outer galaxy.  (Hint, it was Bin Laden on the Grassy Knoll.)

Was it Oswald or Aliens who killed JFK?

The Anunnaki had JFK assassinated

So sure enough, no tinfoil hat for I ‘n’ I:

How Alexa reports back to the NSA on its users

<Smile Jamaica’s Alexa warning; 19 sec.>

All those bongrips in your living room and recorded and sent to Bluffdale Utah.

NSA Spyhub in Bluffdale, Utah

I was correct about Obama beating Hillary in 2008 and Trump beating Hillary in 2016. How was I rewarded for my prognostication? My brother now calls me “Alex Jones.”

Haters can hate.  Maybe you shouldn’t scoff when I say look to the skies.

Military leaks on underwater UFOs

Don’t even get me started on Russiagate

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 26, 2018 Annotated Playlist; 3 Hours of All Vinyl; 41 sec.

Set 1:

  • K.C. White – Jah Is Coming; Try a Little Happiness (Zola & Zola) Neth. vinyl
  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; Dub (Heartbeat/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour
  • Flick Wilson – Facts of Life; School Days (Jah Life) ’80 Brooklyn
  • Jimmy Cliff – Gone Clear; I Am the Living (MCA) ’80 US
  • Papa Finnigan & Junior Ranking – Step in a Dance; Two the Hard Way (Heartbeat) ’83 Cambridge, MA
  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie – Lambsbread; 10″ (South East Music) ’79 UK

Set 2:

  • Blue Riddim Band – Nancy Reagan; Alive in Jamaica (Flying Fish) ’84 KC Missouri, live at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica
  • Mighty Invaders feat. Ichelle Cole – The Creator; Invasion! (Rave) ’83 Syracuse NY youth group w/ female vox
  • Jah Malla – Bad Moon Rising; Jah Malla (Modern) ’81 US – CCR cover
  • Tony Tuff – Sweet Reggae Music; Wha We A Go Do (Top Rank) ’84 JA
  • Congos – Congoman Chant; 10″ (Glimmer) ’77 UK Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n

Set 3: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ Singles 

  • The Clash – Armagideon Time; 7″ (CBS) ’79 picture sleeve, cover of Willi Williams
  • Rob Smarley (Albert Griffith) – Hoiiday Ride; 7″ (Portand) ’79
  • Keble Drummond – Dangerous; 7″ (Mod) ’72 riddim shower (1): vox
  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; 7″ (Mod) ’72 riddim shower (2): dj
  • Mod Stars – Dangerous dub; 7″ (Mod) ’72 riddim shower (3): dub
  • Lee Perry – Jah; Black Ark in Dub (Rhino UK) Dub Album of the Hour
dubbed out version of Willi Williams Reggae classic

Set 4:

  • Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA
  • Yellowman & Fathead – Rub, Rub, Rub; Yellow Man & Fat Head and the One Peter Metro (Absissa) ’82 JA
  • Cornell Campbell – Stalowatt; Stalowatt (Third World) ’76 UK “Stalwart”
  • Barrington Levy – Mr. Money Man; 10″ (Hitbound) ’83 JA
Stalowatt = stalwart = firm, steadfast, uncompromising

Set 5: 4:20 Vinyl

  • Aswad – Pass the Cup; Not Satisfied (CBS) ’82 UK 
  • Black Uhuru – Stalk of Sensimilla; Tear It Up: Live (Mango) ’82
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82
  • Equators – Feelin’ High; Hot (Stiff) ’80 UK ska
  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) 11/5/82 Live at the Roxy, LA

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 45s

  • Jah Blue – Charles Manson; 7″ (Roots International)  ’85
  • Alton Ellis – Sun of Man; 7″ (Clintones) ’70’s
  • Earth & Stone – In Time to Come; 7″ (Well Charge) ’76
  • Larry Marshall – Duppyman Skank (Moodisc) ’96 tribute to the fallen Reggae singers
  • New Flower All Stars – Peace Chalice Dub; 7″ (New Flower) ’77
  • Blackbeard – Cut After Cut; Strictly Dub Wize (EMI) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn version of Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney’s Girl Is Mine
  • Crucial Bee – Cocaine; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Island; same riddim as the Sister Carol
  • Twinkle Brothers  – I’m No Robot; Age of Reggae (Twinkle) ’84 UK
  • Johnny Clarke – Cry Tough; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK Bob Marley cover
  • Prince Malachi – Jah Love; 10″ (Backyard Movements) 2003 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Singers & Players – Merchant Ship/Dungeon feat. Prince Far I – Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 UK Middle Passage tune

<The Middle Passage>

  • Kwame – Family Affair; Follow I (Polydor)  ’80 US Sly & the Family Stone cover
  • Soom T & Mungo’s Hi-Fi – 31st Century Song; 12″ EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2013 UK female vox
  • Upsetters – Dread Lion; Super Ape (Mango) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n
  • Armagideon – Spiral Galaxy; 12″ EP (Dubhead) ’98 UK
  • Tayo Meets Acid Rockers Uptown feat. Pupa Jim – Vampaya; 12″ (Scrub a Dub) 2010 UK
The Middle Passage: Packed like sardines in a tin. When the boat overload, they threw some of us overboard

Words of Weeds-dom

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 17, 2018 (Stream + Tracklist) – False Flag, Fake News or World War III

Wars and rumors of war

Greetings,

<Cold War 2.0 via Reggae Music; 20 sec.>

I’m worried. Truly. The recent poisoning attack of a Russian double agent in Britain has the world ready to send ambassadors home and fire up the war machine.

“Highly probable.” “Overwhelmingly likely” is what I have seen about this issue. I think before it leads to nuclear confrontation, we need to see Vlad’s fingerprints all over the toxin.

We’ve been down this road before: yellowcake, (phantom) weapons of mass destruction, aluminum tubes. I don’t trust the Deep State warmongers on any they say through their Presstitutes pushing war for ratings.

 

These political cartoons aren’t helping the matter. War is in the air.

<Britain vs. Russia; Saudi Arabia vs. Iran; Turkey vs. United States = World War III; 30 sec.>

So, I do what I always with the only pulpit I have: Reggae music and prophecy about Wars and Rumours of war from the original Cold War.

Oh, and if you think I’m being a nervous nelly. I predicted the whole Facebook scandal as well back in 2008 when I was covering politics for KRCL.

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 17, 2018 Annotated Playlist

Set 1:

  • Byron Lee & the Dragonaires w/ The Mighty Sparrow  – Dragon Dance; Sparrow Dragon Again! (Dynamic) ’75 JA vinyl – soca
  • Agrovators – Kaya Dub; Kaya Dub (Attack) ’77 JA vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Bunny Wailer – Johnny Was a Good Man (Johnny Was); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 dubble disk of Bob Marley covers
  • Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) ’97 Rasta comp        
  • Al Brown – Here I Am Baby; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ‘73
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja: Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Black Uhuru  – Youth of Eglington; Lunatic Soundtrack (Island) ’91 – riddim shower (1): vox
  • Sly & Robbie – Dub of Eglington; 10” (Island) ’82 UK picture sleeve
Soca vinyl first up on Smile Jamaica

Set 2:

  • Hollie Cook – Ghostly Fading; Vessel of Love (Mr. Bongo) 2018 UK mutant dubstress
  • Dennis Bovell’s Dub Band – School Skanking; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80 UK
  • Trinity – Healing the Nation; 12” (Burning Vibrations) UK herb tune
  • Daweh Congo – Jah Disciple; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001 UK
Brand new from Mutant Dubstress, dawta of a Sex Pistol

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 28+ Years

  • Judy Mowatt – Ethiopia Salaam; Working Wonders (Shanachie) ’85 
  • Gregory Isaacs – Storm; Mr. Isaacs (Shanachie) ‘77
  • I Kong – They Talk About; Africa Calling (Rohit) ’77 Chinese-Jamaican song of producer Leslie Kong
  • Mikey Dread – Everybody Needs a Proper Education; Dread at the Control (Dread at the Control) ‘79
  • E.T. & Randy’s All-Stars – Ordinary Version Chapter 3 – Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide) 2005 comp.: Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Stepping Razor; Dealing With the Shytstem (bootleg) Nov. 5, 1982 – Roxy in Los Angeles
  • Toots & the Maytals – Hey Jude; Best of Reggae (Sonoma)  2014 Beatles cover
  • Abassi All-Stars feat. Minoo – December; 10” EP (Deep Root) 2008 UK mutant dub w/ female vox

Set 5: Vinyl World War III 

  • The Clash – Ivan Meets G.I. Joe; Sandinista! (Epic) ’80 US – Vinyl is Vital: World War III Set
  • The Specials – The Man at C & A; More Specials (2 Tone) ’80 UK ska – warning nuclear attack!
  • Ken Boothe – Jah Is My Nuclear Bomb; 12” (Black Solidarity) ’92 Brooklyn3
  • Pablo Moses – Bomb the Nation; Tension (Alligator) ’84 Chicago blues label
  • Ruffy & Tuffy – If the World War Is a Must; Climax (Black Star) ’88 Finland – youth twins
Cold War 2.0 is the prelude to World War III when Ivan Meets G.I. Joe

Set 6: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox

  • Edi Fitzroy – Dreadlocks Robinson; 7” (Nura): 7” ’83 JA
  • Daughter Cherry – Babylon You Guilty; 7” (High Note) ’77 JA
  • Eek a Mouse – Sensimeina (sic); 7” (Thompson Sound) ’82 JA herb tune
  • Monty Alexander – Runnin’ Away; 7” (Telarc) ’99 Jamaican jazz pianist covers Bob Marley
Simon & Garfunkel rub up

Set 7:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London June 1977

<Exodus from Exodus about Bob’s Exodus; 27 sec.>

  • Version feat. Sista Widey – Put On (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr. w/ female vox

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Version feat. Sista Widey – Put On (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr. w/ female vox
  • Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde; CD Single (4ad) ’98 herb tune w/ female vox: Mutant Dub Set
  • The Disciples – Dub Revolution; Lead With the Bass II (Universal Egg) ’96 UK
  • Cosmic Revenge – Drift; Bay Area Dubstep Volume 03 (Full Melt) 2011
  • Dubxanne – Walking on the Moon; King Size Dub Chapter 69 (Echo Beach) 2009 Police cover
  • Dub Syndicate – Can’t Take It Easy; 10” (ON U Sound) UK picture sleeve. Gregory Issacs cover

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-Ive (Stream + Tracklist): Apr. 25, 2015: Green Smoke!

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All killer, no filler > Seeds ‘n’ Stems

Greetings,

Just could not resist the temptation to “rinse-out” maximum herbtunes to end Cannabis Service Month

4 hours and 20 minutes online. Plus 3 hours during Apr. 18.  Give me MOAR!

Wanted to focus thematically on the various theme sets I tend to play.

  • Seven Leaves pon the Wailers Family Tree
  • Roots Dawtas – dissing Bill Clinton
  • 7″ Jamaican Jukebox Canna-bliss
  • Vinyl is V-Ital Marijuana Wax
  • Best of Smile Jamaica Year 1 (1989-90) Herb jams: Don’t pee in my garden, or mushroom will grow!
  • Mutant Dub 420 Space Dust – UFOria
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“Out here on the perimeter there str no stars. We is Stoned Immaculate”….Jim Morrison 8 sec.

Holdovers! Never Leftovers!

<High-lights of the April 25 Ark-Ive; 75 sec.>

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So before I pivot in a new direction, sip your cup one more time

<Cannabis History Lesson: Sip a Cup; 13 sec.>

bless, robt

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Sip a Cup. Not sippy cups.

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives April. 25, 2015

Annotated Playlist: Soundbytes, captions, photos, Reggae/Cannabis History Lessons

Set 1:

  • Bunny Wailer – This Train; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76 US vinyl; Woody Guthrie cover

<Woody Guthrie Stylee; 20 sec.>

  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part One (Reggae on Top) ’95 UK mutant dub; Dub Album of the Week

<Psalm 18: Verse 8; 25 sec.>

  • Monty Montgomery – Seeds; Seeds (Red Oak) Atlanta vinyl
  • Aisha – Don’t Tell Me No Lies; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – Wailin’; bushrock (ROIR) 2009 Upstate NY; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Idren Natural & Seventh Sense – Sip-a-Cup; 12” (Jah Works) 2007 UK; mutant dub “Sip a cup” = smoke the chalice
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Gatefold LP. Summer 1987. Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 2: Seven Leaves pon the Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); KZEL Eugene, Oregon acoustic

<Peter talks about being beaten by cops; 13 sec.>

<Peter at KZEL. Eugene, Oregon; 35 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Cease Fire; Roots Radics Rockers Reggae (Shanachie) ’83: Ceasefire and light the chalice!
  • Ronnie Davis – Kaya; Jah Live (Music Club) Bob cover
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Easy Skankin’; Rehearsals bootleg ’78 bootleg
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Peter nearly died on behalf of legalizing the Seven Leaf

 Set 3: Roots Dawtas Set

  • Ganja Woman – Light Up Your Spliff; Pro Cannabis 4 (EFA) out of Germany; Roots Dawta Herb Set

<Slick Willy – 1996; 19 sec.>

<Slick Willy weed hypocrite; 9 sec.>

Ganja Woman:

Come on Mr. President, smoke the chronic. This time inhale! It beats gin & tonic!

  • Sister Carol – Wicked Collie; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 DC
  • Wendy Shaw – Sensimilla Crisis; Sing Out (Issachar) LA
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2016: Same thing for breakfast

Set 4: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox 45 RPM

  • Frankie Paul – Bag a Collie; 7” (Prince Jazzbo Music); 7” update of Sugar Minott Oh Mr. D.C.
  • Ranking Devon – Pass the Chalice in a Circle; 7” (All Nation)
  • Short Man – Light Your Spliff; 7” (High Music)
  • Sister Nancy – Telephone Challice; 7” (Volcano)
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Like R. Crumb’s well worn 78’s – pour some milk pon dem rice crispies!

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital Herb-wax

  • Doret Myers – One Draw; Reggae Hits of the 80’s (Joe Gibbs); ’83 Opa-Locka, Florida
  • Max Romeo – Quarter Pound of Ishence; Open the Iron Gate (Liberty)  ’78 Nashville
  • Ranking Joe – Natty the Collie Smoker; Weakheart Fadeaway (Greensleeves) ‘78 UK

<How The Clash were almost The Weakhearts; 27 sec.>

  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus; Rally Round (Shanachie) ’85 Ho-Ho Kus, New Jersey; Best of
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Reggae Lyrics: Culture’s 2 7’s Clash won out over Weakheart Fadeaway

 Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica (Year 1: 1989-90) 

  • Johnny Osbourne – Mushroom; Fally Ranking (Greensleeves) ’80

<Don’t pee in my garden or mushroom will grow! 8 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Puff She Puff; Red (Mango) ‘81

<Black Uhuru – the #1 favorite of Pre-Smile Jamaica Reggae; 1986; 12 sec.>

  • Barry Brown – Sensimilla; Far East (Hitbound) ‘82
  • Charlie Chaplin – Chalice Burn; Take Two! (RAS) ’89 DC; recorded live in the studio like at a dancehall
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“Don’t pee in my garden, or mushroom will grow!”…Johnny Osbourne

Set 7: Herb Free Set

<Let the smoke clear!…>

<…Cuz the Studio is cloudy!>

  • Zema – Hit and Run; Overcome (Melchizedek) 2006; female artist out of LA
  • Black Slate – Thin Line Between Love and Hate; Amigo: Best of (Ensign) ’81; Persuaders soul cover

<Black Slate and Chrissie Hynde; 14 sec.>

  • The Pioneers – Slip Away; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’70; Clarence Carter? Soul cover
  • Ethiopians – Train to Glory; Original Hits and More (Trojan) ‘68
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 8: Mutant Dub 420 Space Dust

<Turn up your Subwoofer!; 8 sec.>

  • Soom T – They Call It Pot; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2010 female weedstepper out of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Poppy; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2010 Germany
  • Mankind Liberation Front – Dope Dream; Grass Soundtrack (Mercury) 2000
  • Armagideon  – Grow More Dub; Through the Haze (Dubhead) ‘98 UK
  • Dr. Israel & Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Sensi Man; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka) 2001 Brooklyn
  • Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde (French Version); CD Single (ESL) ’98 DC; herb flavor
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma; Sensibility (The Archives) DC 2012
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Bongrips on the Moon while listening to Smile Jamaica. I am so high right now! Is this Heaven?

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-nuary 3, 2015: Mutant Dub New Year!

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The Mutants have taken over on Smile Jamaica: New Year’s Bass-gasm of Modern Dub: A-Zed

Greetings,

 <10th Annual: Mutant Dub New Year: 3 hours of A-Zed; 30 sec.>

Happy New Year! Let’s start it off with all dub and bass. Neo-Dub, Modern Dub, Mutant Dub.

Gonna give the Orthodox Roots stalwarts the week off to explore my fascination with the crossover dub sound: drum & bass, electronica, downtro, lounge, dubstep, militant steppers, techno, ambient, etc. etc.

I listen to Roots Reggae at home and Mutant Dub in my car. Knives to the treble!

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“Knives to the treble”…Joe Strummer, The Clash

Let’s see how it sounds stretched out to 3 hours instead of the usual last set on the weekly Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

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Mutant Dub Kingpins

Mutant Dub: Where Jamaican echo meets Modern Dance music’s wobble

bless, robt

<What is Mutant Dub? 14 sec.>

Set 1: A-F

  • Alpha & Omega – City of Dub; Dub Magic (Zion Gate) ‘99
  • UK trance dubbers w/ female vox
  • Burning Babylon – Dub Tragic; Garden of Dub (I-Tones) 2006 Jah-suchusetts; Dub Album of the Week
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK; mutant dubstress/lovers rock
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Immigration Dub (Groove Attack) 2007 Jah-stria; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; quotes The Doors “Out here on the perimeter,there are no stars  we is stoned immaculate”

<Jim Morrison Lyric; 30 sec.>

  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Sluggy Ranks – Speak to me + Breathe (In the Air); Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003; Pink Floyd cover with bong rip effects
  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; herbtune

<Mutant Dub Cannabliss: Smoking sensimena inna Mesopotamia; 14 sec.>

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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus. Seshat, Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom & Writing. Under the banner of the Seven Leaf

<Roll a lickle spliff, wif di papyrus>

 Set 2: G-J

  • Gorillaz feat. Earl 16 & U Brown – M1 A1; Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK

<Laika: Original Space Pioneer; 33 sec.>

  • Heavyweight Dub Champion feat. Lady K – Trouble; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009 Boulder, Collie-rado; old spiritual dubwize
  • I-Shen Sound – Deep in Deep Purple; King Size Dub (Hypoxia) ’95 Uk herb tune; 2 sec.
  • Jah Shaka – Giver of Life; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK

<Holy Trinity of Mutant Dub: Jah Shaka, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor; 25 sec.>

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Laika sacrificed her life so man could t ravel in space

 Set 3: K-L

  • Kenny Knots – Good Sensi; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2012; Horace Ferguson herb cover; Sleng Teng riddim
  • Little Axe – Long Way to Go; Hard Grind (Fat Possum)  2002 blues-dub; Skip McDonald of Tackhead side project
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You’ve got Blues in my Mutant Dub!

 Set 4: M-O

  • Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial; Free the Universe (Mad Decent) 2013 dubstep update on Johnny Osbourne classic
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – All a Dem a Do; The Signal (Different Drummer) 2003 Jah-stria
  • Overproof Sound System – Kunta Kinte; Nothing to Proove (Different Drummer) UK 2004; dub to Creole’s – Beware reggae riddim

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Set 5: Q-S

  • Pama International – Evening Time; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UK herbtune
  • Qaballah Steppers – Is This the End? Young Sand vs. Dub Gabe; Imaginatrix (Baraka Foundation) 2001 Middle Eastern dubjazz
  • Rockers Hi-Fi: Callacop – Deep Space Network; DJ-Kicks: The Black Album (!K7) ‘97
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – Get Away; Reincarnated (Berhane Sound System) 2013; Major Lazer prod’n
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You’ve got Hip Hop in my Dubstep

Set 6: T-W

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Pamela Bricker – Lebanese Blonde (French Version); CD Single (ESL); herb tune; Seven Leaf flavor

<Lebanese Blonde; 9 sec.>

  • Universe Crew – Stranger in the Pentagon; What’s Inside Your Afro (Green Tea) ’97 UK trip hop; UFO conspiracy theory
  • Vibronics feat. High Tone – Glowing Fire; The French Connection (Hammerbass) 2012 Fr.
  • Weeding Dub feat. Humble-I – Sound of Reality; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. Herbtune

<France’s war against the Seven Leaf; 23 sec.>

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You should see her sister Panama Red

<8 Track CD single: Most I ever paid for a piece of music on ebay; 15 sec.>

 Set 7: X-#

  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’79 UK; Dennis Bovell prod’n
  • Yabby You & Mad Professor – Blowing in the Wind; Yabby You Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel in Ariwa Studios (Ariwa) ’93 UK
  • Zion Train feat. Rob Smith – Boxes and Amps; Live as One (Remixed) (Universal Egg) 2009 UK
  • 2 Bad Card feat. Prince Far I – Chatty People; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ‘95
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Mutant Dub Godfather: Adrian Sherwood ON U Sound. Mixcloud link to Smile Jamaica Tribute

 Set 8: Wailers Family Tree Mutant Dub Rmx

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus (Kindred Spirit Dub Mix); Marley Soundtrack (Tuff Gong)  2012

<Marley Biography Review>

  • Peter Tosh feat. Ranking Joe – Legalize It (Dub Club Remix) + Dub Club Version; 10” (Delicious Vinyl); 2011 picture sleeve herb tune
  • Afro Omega – Musical Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC mutant dubbers w/ female vox
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Smile Jamaica Approved: All killer, no filler

Smile Jamaica Playlist; Nov. 1, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist): Daylight Savings Stylee!

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Insomniacs hate Daylights Savings Extra Hour bull flop like I hate April 15, Tax Day!

<Daylight Savings Time and Insomnia; 9 sec.>

Jump straight to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-vember 1, 2014

Greetings,

Jah-loween Recap 2014

Everyone have a good time getting innocent children hooked on High Fructose Corn Syrup? Tsk, tsk. Definitely NOT  Ital or Vital

Did any of you folks stream the 12 hours of Jah-loween tunes I gave you? Mutant Dub and Roots Reggae Mixcloud Only shows without me talking. Spooky tunes, horror bytes and movie trailers.  Plus 2013 and 2014 KRCL Live Smile Jamaica Monster Hash. Good any time of year!

So check it! I had zero trick or treaters Friday. I must be that house on the block. Too many voodoo sounds and smells emanating from the bowels of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. 

<That House on the Block: The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 14 sec.>

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Trick or Treaters never approach the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives on Jah-tober 31st.

When I was a youth in Montana, Halloween was definitely not as ideal as it is in Utah. Usually you had to walk on snow or have your winter jacket on over your costume.

And you better not give me and my hoodlum friends candy corn or raisins. If you gave out crap candy, you could expect an egg splat on your picture window! Fiya bun candy corn! Fiya bun raisins or nickels! Gimme the fructose corn poison. Droooollllll…..

<Fiya bun Candy Corn and Raisins in my Treat Bag; 18 sec.>

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I would rather get a razor blade apple in my Trick or Treat Schwag than ras klaaat candy corn! Fiya bun di candy corn! Reeses, Hershey and Snickers. The Holy Trinity of Early Onset Diabetes!

Vote Tuesday Nov. 4: Tweedle Dum Versus Tweedle Dee.

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The saying applies from Jamaica: Same thing for breakfast

Smile Jamaica 4:20 Election Special

From Two Down, 48 to Go: to……?

<Smile Jamaica’s Pot Vote Election Prediction; 46 sec.>

1. Jah-laska: Ballot Measure 2. Legalization a la Collie-rado and Washington State. Smile Jamaica says: Most likely not going to win

I have seen too many negative polls and only one outlier pro pot result that seemed too good to be true, so it seems suspect. 52% No to 48% Yes, but if millennials don’t show up for the midterm vote it will fall short. Should have waited until 2016 with more robust youth and libertarian turn out. Hope I’m wrong!

2. Jah-regon: Measure 91. Legalization a la Collie-rado and Washington State. Smile Jamaica says: Most likely going to win. Latest polls are encouraging because of the gap between Yes (52%) and No (41%). Could be hurt if disaffected millennials don’t turn up for the midterm vote. Looks promising but not a lock per DC.

3. Washington DC: Not full legalization as in #1 and #2 but you can possess up to 2 ounces of cured bud and be able to grow six plants. Huge YES. Will probably cross over 60% yes. But it’s gonna be a nightmare.

So much of surrounding DC is federal jurisdiction. You don’t want to get busted with a stalk of sensi on Fedland. You’re gonna be under Heavy Manners. Plus in a likely ascendant Republican Congress, DC is going to probably face Congressional roadblocks to any semi-legal implementation.

4. Guam: Joaquin (KC) Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013. Medical Marijuana and the creation of legal dispensaries.  Vote would ratify the legislation. Smile Jamaica says: I can’t find any reliable polls but its dependency to Federal jurisdiction makes any implementation difficult.

5. Florida. Amendment 2. Medical Marijuana. Smile Jamaica says: No Chance. Needs 60% to pass. Peaked at 57% and has been trending further down.

Non-statewide, local/county  jurisdiction votes Tuesday: Michigan (12 cities), Maine (2 cites), New Mexico (2 counties). Plus something a gwaan in Jah-suchusetts district which I was too foggy to understand.

<Pot Election II; 21 sec.>

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Jah-regon Yes on Legalization
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Jah-laska. Better luck in 2016

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Annotated Playlist: Nov. 1, 2014 (photos, captions, soundbytes)

Set 1: Rock Steady and Soca Jah-loween Holdovers.

  • Carlton Livingston – Mr. DJ; Retrospect (Jah Life) ’80 DC Vinyl
  • Pablo Moses – Proverbs Dub; Pave the Way Dub (Tabou1) ’81 Dub Album of the Week
  • Lord Jellicoe – Zombie Jamboree; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan);  soca
  • The Vulcans – Dracula; Journey into Space: The Return of Star Trek (Cactus) ‘72
  • Bobby Aitken – Vampire; Rock Steady Original and Red Hot (Next Step) ‘66
  • Desmond Dekker – Dracula; The Writing on the Wall (Trojan)

desmonddekker_dracula_asideSet 2:

  • Horace Andy – Better Collie; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club); 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Selecter – Missing Words; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ‘80 2 Tone ska with Pauline Black vox
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Full Experience – Disco Devil; 12” (Upsetter); ’77 update of Max Romeo “I Chase the Devil”
  • Burning Spear – Rocking Time; Studio One Classics (Soul Jazz/Studio One); rare single w/ deejay intro
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Lee “Scratch” Perry – I Chase the Devil

Set 3: 

  • Peter Tosh – Four Hundred Years; One Love Peace Concert (Pressure Sounds) 4/22/78 Kingston Jamaica
  • Humble-I & Weeding Dub – Guide Me; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. Mutant Dub
  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76; Bob Marley tune, Bob/Scratch prod’n, Wailers riddims

<Rockers do Reggae History Lesson: Martha Velez; 41 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – I Love King Selassie; Power to the Trinity (Shanachie); Request

 

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1976: Kingston. Bob Marley and Lee “Scratch” Perry in the studio. Wailers pon di riddims. Rockers do Bob.

Set 4:

  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Sensibility; The Archives (ESL) 2012 herb tune; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Work; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80 last live show: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania
  • Bunny Wailer – Haughty Tempo; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
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Chocolate City is well nitty ‘n’ gritty. Sixty percent getting jolly while they legalize the (possession at least) of the Collie! Big Yes!

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl Holdover from Jah-tober

<Holdover, Never Leftover: Black Wax Spooktacular; 16 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Annie Palmer; Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG’s); ’79 JA 

<Jah-loween History Lesson: Annie Palmer – cruel white Jamaican witch; 23 sec.>

  • Moses – When the Vampire Comes to Your Neighborhood; 12” (Wackies) ’82 NYC
  • Three Dimension – Undertaker; Roadblock (Nubian) ’82 UK
  • Edi Fitzroy – Hotel California; Eclipse (RAS) ’88 DC; Church of Satan = Hotel California

<Hotel California = Church of Satan; 42 sec.>

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San Francisco. Owned by the Church of Satan?

Set 5: Rockers do Reggae

<The Clash and Pink Floyd commonality; 11 sec.>

  • Nina Hagen – African Reggae; Nina Hagen Band (Columbia) EP; ’82 Rockers do Reggae Set
  • The Clash – Revolution Rock; London Calling (Columbia/Epic) ‘79

<Reggae History Lesson: Mikey Dread: Jamaican Deejay. Clash performer and producer; 23 sec.>

  • Ben Harper – Wicked Men; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ’97 EP
  • Roxy Music – Love Is the Drug (Live); Mob Life (Uncut) Scorsese Soundtrack set
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Mikey Dread: Radio Deejay too popular so was fired by the radio station he worked for. Hope that doesn’t happen to Smile Jamaica!

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox of 45 7″ singles (Vinyl Jr.)

  • Jimmy Cliff – Deal With Life; 7” (Sun Power) ’77
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ’75
  • Max Edwards – Black Cinderella; 7” (New Star) ’78
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Jamaiacan Jukebox of 45’s: Vinyl

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • 2 Bad Card – Sweet Feelings; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK
  • Armagideon – Open the Gates; Ease the Tension (Armagideon) ’95 UK
  • Bomb the Bass – Somewhere; Clear (Quango) ’96 UK
  • Kanka feat. Biga – Make It This Time; Sub.mersion (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Dubblestandart feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry –  Voodooism Dub; Marijuana Dreams (Collision) 2010 
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Vote: Tweedle Dum vs. Tweedle Dee. In Jamaican wisdom: “Same thing for breakfast”

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 20, 2014 (Stream + Playlist); 25 Year Anniversary: Vinyl is Vital Edition

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Happy Anniversary to I ‘n’ I. 25 Years of Smile Jamaica Reggae Radio

<Smile Jamaica Radio Autobiography; 73 sec.>

Jump  straight to the Sept. 20th 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: 33 songs for 25 Years.

Or read the story and look below for the Annotated Playlist

Greetings,

Aww, strolling down memory lane. 25 years every Saturday on Smile JamaicaAs the Ark-Ive grows, it just takes too long to cull from A to Z. All the Vinyl especially. I just reminisce too much on each album. Where I bought it, why I bought it. Are there herb tunes or Marley covers I forgot about? Halloween ditties or other oddities….and on and on and on.

So my methodology was to try my best to re-create a potential first episode. (I actually debuted first Saturday of KRCL’s Fall Radiothon). So I knew I would have to have a representative from at least a dozen or so of my original favorite artists….all on Black Wax. 50 Records where I get to juggle, consistently from show to show, between 32-35 selections over 3 hours.

I knew I had to feature these artists:

  1. Bob Marley
  2. Don Carlos
  3. Jimmy Cliff
  4. Burning Spear
  5. Lee Perry’s brooding Black Ark sound
  6. Roots Dawtas
  7. Seven Leaf
  8. UK artists
  9. Adrian Sherwood’s Mutant Dub ON U Sound label
  10. The Clash – discovered Reggae via UK punkers before Marley, Tosh and Bunny
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Everyone on the floor of my dorm at the U of U got to “enjoy” this album. Perhaps my all time favorite?

Plus songs that I absolutely loved in the 1986-1988 Era:

  • Culture – Calling Rastafari
  • UB40 female toaster V’s Version from the rare dubble disk UK version pared down to a single in the US – Baggariddim
  • Big Youth – Get On Up. Hardcore Reggae disco funk
  • Sister Frica – One in the Spirit: From Methodist Sunday School to Pablo’s “Far East” Jamaican sound
  • Arthur Louis – beautiful version with Eric Clapton of Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Below is the Annotated Playlist: Reggae History Lessons, Soundbites, Playlist, photos and captions.

On this Playlist, I search deep in my LONG term memory to try and remember where I would have purchased these Black Wax Vinyls; 1986-1988. Most of  these Record Stores are gone now, but back in the day it was a Vinyl Paradise. Lps were cheap to make way for these new gizmos called CDs.

Thanks for being a part of 25 years listening to Smile Jamaica. Forward ever, backwards never!

bless, robt

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25 Years of the Red Gold and Green. Give Thanx!

Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 20, 2014

Set 1: 25 Year All Vinyl Is Vital Showcase

  • Black Uhuru – Party Next Door; Anthem (Mango) ’84 US (Smokey’s Records, SLC)
  • Bullwackies All Stars – Recording Connection; Black World (Wackies) ’79 Dub Album of the Week; NYC
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’82 US (Cosmic Aeroplane, SLC); single recorded 1976

<Reggae History Lesson: Bob Marley: You cyaan (can’t) kill God! 25 sec.>

  • Rita Marley – Beauty of God’s Plan; Rita Marley (Trident) ’81 UK (Streetlight Records, SF)
  • Culture – Calling Rastafari; Calling Rastafari (Nighthawk)  ’82 Various Artist St. Louis, Jah-ssouri (Randy’s Records, SLC)

<Reggae History Lesson: US Record Labels slinging Reggae; 30 sec.>

  • Black Slate – Legalize Collie Herb + Legal Dub; Rasta Festival (Alligator) UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; ’81 Jah-cago blues label (Rasputin Records, Berkeley)
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T Shirt from Year 1 of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive (circa 1988). 1976 single written after Haile Selassie was overthrown as Emperor of Ethiopia and imprisoned by the Dergue (Ethiopian Communists)

Set 2:

  • Desmond Dekker – Big Headed; Compass Point (Stiff) ’81 UK (Streetlight Records, SF)
  • Junior Byles – Cally Weed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 herb tune; St. Louis, Jah-ssouri (label promo)
  • The Selecter – Bristol and Miami; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis)  ’81 2 Tone Brit Ska; about riots in UK and FL (Mad Platter Records, SLC)
  • Don Carlos – Living in Harmony; Prophecy (Blue Moon/Magnum)  ’85 UK (RAS mail order, DC)
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Ferguson 2014. Miami 1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 3:

  • The Congos – Children Crying; Heart of the Congos (Congo Ashanty)  ’77 JA; Lee Perry/Black Ark/Upsetters (RAS mail order)
  • Big Youth – Get On Up; Rock Holy (Negusa Negast) ’80 JA (RAS mail order)
  • Burning Spear – Jah a Guh Raid; Hail H.I.M. (Burning Spear) ’80 JA (Rutabaga Records, SLC)
  • Sister Frica – One in the Spirit; Rockers All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’83 A. Pablo prod’n; Sunday School Hymn (label promo)
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While my Dad was on the City Council. Methodist Sunday School hymn

Set 4:

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Stern’s) ’86 UK; Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa (RAS mail order)
  • Desi Roots – Weedfields; Doing it Right (Hawkeye) ’80 UK; herb tune (Esoteric Records, Sacramento)
  • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharoah (Blue Moon/Magnum) ‘84 UK; Marley Waiting in Vain –  Johnny Clarke (Greensleeves mail order, UK)
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One of hundreds of gems my Smile Jamaica predecessor, John “Rutabaga” Resse, turned me on to circa 1987-88

Set 5:

  • Arthur Louis – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; This is Reggae Music vol. 2 (Island) ’75 US Bob Dylan cover (Smokey’s Records, SLC)

<Arthur Louis and Eric Clapton cover Dylan; 32 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Reggae’s love of AM pop and black soul; 23 sec.>

  • Jimmy Cliff – Keep Your Eyes on the Sparrow; Best of Jimmy Cliff (Island) ’75 Jah-taly; folk ballad (Half Price Records, Berkeley)
  • UB40 & Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (Virgin) ‘85 dubble disk. Update of Boy Friday rock steady classic (Randy’s Records, SLC)
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Perhaps the best Zimmy cover of this out of hundreds. Eric Clapton on guitar

Set 6:

  • Ruffy & Tuffy – Third World War; Climax (Black Star) ‘88 Finland (Tower Records, SF)

<World War III as predicted by Nelstradamus last Feb. during Ukraine Coup; 16 sec.>

<Cold War II, Electric Boogaloo: Obama v. Putin; 20 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Legalise the National Herb; Hi-Yo, Silver, Away! (Greensleeves) ’82 UK herb tune (Tower Records, Las Vegas)
  • Leroy Smart – Rock and Come On; On Top (Micron) ’82 Can. (RAS mail order)
  • Full Experience feat. Aura – Young, Gifted and Broke; Aura Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry at Black Ark Studios  (Blue Moon) Fr. Nina Simone cover; Black Ark w female vox (RAS mail order)
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Cold War II – Proof that the sequel is never as good as the original

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 7:

  • Casselberry & DuPree – Coming in From the Cold; City Down (Icebergg); ’86 Jah-waukee Marley cover (label promo)
  • The Clash feat. Mikey Dread – Bankrobber/Robber dub; Black Market Clash (NuDisk) 10” US (Randy’s Records)
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’88 UK; Bunny Lee comp (Smokey’s Records)

<Smile Jamaica Reggae Lexicon: Soldering or Welding; 10 sec.>

  • Flick Wilson – Slave Master; School Days (Jah Life) ’80 JA (The Beat, Sacramento, CA)
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10″ Vinyl picture sleeve Nu Disk. One of the very first additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Randy’s Records, Salt Lake City; Oct. 1986

Set 8: Mutant Dub Adrian Sherwood set

  • Bim Sherman – Mighty Ruler; Dancer (Century) ’84 UK (Rough Trade, SF)
  • Akabu – Time; Akabu (Viva)  ’89 UK female roots group (Rough Trade, SF)
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’89 Fr (ON U Sound mail order, UK).
  • Singers & Players feat. Mikey Dread – School Days; Staggering Heights (ON U Sound) ’83 UK (Rough Trade, SF)
  • New Age Steppers – Stabilizer; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ‘82 (ON U Sound mail order)
  • African Head Charge – Stebeni’s Theme; My Life in a Hole in the Ground (ON U Sound) ’81 African w/ female vox (Cosmic Aeroplane, SLC) 
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Rutabaga Reese turned me on to Adrian Sherwood and the ON U Sound Mutant Dub Massive. Circa 1987