Sipping bourbon and preventing glaucoma with my bredrins Mike and Aquaboy. Mike was regaling me with a story about his next door neighbor. The Satantist.
The Satanist who loves Smile Jamaica. 38 sec.
So I “dedicated” rather than “liIvicated” Junior Murvin’s classic, Lucifer on air to the Roots loving Son of Satan. With the spooky Lee “Scratch” (Scratch as in the Devil) Perry Black Ark vibe it really fit the mood.
But did you know that there is an Ancient Aliens connection to Lucifer?
It works like this:
<Lucifer, Venus and Ishtar; 53 sec.>
- Lucifer is what the Romans called the Planet Venus
- The Romans were influenced by the Sumerians/Assyrians-Babylonians. The Goddess Inanna, commonly known as Ishtar, was affiliated with Venus.
- Ishtar visited the Underworld where she was killed and then resurrected after three days. “Cast out of heaven.”
The stories you might hear on a Reggae program. Stay tuned for what comes next!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 9, 2019 Annotated Playlist: 57 sec.
- Dennis Brown – Oh Mother; Visions of Dennis Brown (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl
- Black Uhuru + Sly & Robbie – Dub Town; Positive Dub (RAS) ’87 DC vinyl dub album of the hour. Hand painted sleeve
- Cedella Marley Booker – Put It On (Lord I Thank You); Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84. Bob’s Mom covers The Wailers
- Big Joe – Wicked Ah Watch and Peep; At the Control (Jackpot) ’78
- The Pioneers – Live and Love; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’72
- Culture – International Herb; International Herb (Shanachie) ’79 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
- Al Campbell – Collie Herb; 12″ (Jah Life) early 80’s Brooklyn herbtune
- Dry & Heavy – Bright Shining Star; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon w/ female vox
- The Ethiopians – One Heart; Owner Fe De Yard (Heartbeat/Studio One) ’94
- Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – You Got My Love (All Day All Night); Spirit of Music (Elektra) ’99 Bob Marley cover
- Delroy Wilson – I Am Telling You; 12″ (12 Star) ’80 NY
Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years
- Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross; The Harder They Come Soundtrack (Mango) ’72
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- Aisha Morrison – Ethiopia; Stay Red (Esoldun) mid 70’s Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n
- Barrington Levy – Please Jah Jah; Prison Oval Rock (RAS) ’84
- Aswad – Ways of the Lord 12″; New Chapter (Reissue) (Columbia/Legacy) ’81
- Tenor Saw – Surely Dub; Fever Dub (Blue Mountain/RAS) ’85
- Daweh Congo – One Day; Ghetto Skyline (Goldheart) 2008
- Rasheda – Hail H.I.M.; Foundation Roots in Dub (Foundation) ’95
- The Specials – Friday Night, Saturday Morning; 12″ EP (2 Tone) ’82 UK 2 Tone ska picture
- Bob Marley & the Wailers feat. Wong Chu – Keep On Moving; 12″ (Upsetter) ’77
Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital
- Marcia Griffiths – Peaceful Woman; Stepping (sic) (High Note) ’79 JA
- Three Dimension; Roadblock; Three Dimension (Nubian) ’89 UK hertune
- Yellowman – Which One of Them Wear the Ring; Yellowman Has Arrived With Toyan (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami
- The Vision – Reality Dub; Dub Vision (Funfundzierg) ’88 Germ. green vinyl
- Session feat. Azeem – Tribute to Marley; Tribute to Bob Marley (M. Al’s) ’81 Oakland
Set 6: Wailers Family Tree
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Wings of a Dove; Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Studio One) ’66 original; ’74 re-release JA vinyl
<Wings of a Dove; 2 min.>
- Bunny Wailer – Zion Train; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95: 50 Bob Marley covers for his 50th birthdaya
- Peter Tosh – Legalize It; Live at My Father’s House (Beat Club) Summer ’78 Roslyn, NY
- Roots Radics and Bunny Wailer – Whrly Girly Dub; Dub D’sco vol. 2 (RAS/Solomonic) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
- Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police & Thieves (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n
- Joseph Cotton & Janet Lee Davis – No Touch the Style; Fashion in Fine Style vol. 1 (Bristol Reggae Archives) ’87
- Ken Boothe – Can’t You See; 10″ (Trojan) ’68 rock steady/’71 w/ dj soul shouts
Set 8: Mutant Dub
- Bob Marley – Them Belly Full (But We Hungry); Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Bill Laswell ambient translations:
- Dubblestandart feat. Dillinger – 10 Tons of Dope (Sounds from the Ground Rmx); King Size Dub Chapter 9 (Echo Beach) 2003 Germ. herbtune
- DJ /Rupture – Leech Wisdom; Special Gunpowder (Tigerbeat6) 2004 dubstep
- Dub Syndicate feat. Junior Reid – God Is a Man; 10″ (Lion & Roots) ’98 UK
- Thievery Corporation feat. LouLou Ghelikhani – Le Coueur; Saudade (ESL) 2014 DC w/ French female vox
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