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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Mar. 6, 2021 – Bunny Wailer Joins Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Bunny Wailer, b. Apr. 10, 1947 joins Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Greetings,

Crap. I ‘n’ I was still processing the loss of Reggae stalwart U Roy. I was actually at work editing a sound file when all of a sudden my phone lit up. Twitter, Rolling Stone, friends: Bunny Wailer passes of complications from a stoke he had last summer. At 73, that is far too young. But now he adds the high harmony to Bob’s tenor and Peter’s baritone.

As it was and ever shall be. Selah!

Bob was the rock star. Peter the militant. And Bunny was rightfully the mystic man of the trio. He didn’t want to fit into the rock star mold that Island owner Chris Blackwell wanted for the group. So he pulled out and re-trenched as a Rasta philosopher and dancehall pioneer. His high harmonies on Hallelujah Time*, which I lead off with today, speak to his gospel prowess.

*Great name for a Reggae radio show/podcast!

<Hallelujah Time; 32 sec.>

Bunny, Bob, Peter – locks grow in their heart!

As befit their ghetto roots that led to so much great music, they were all inter-related.  Bunny’s father lived with Bob’s mother and had a dawta. Bob’s half sister. Peter had Andrew Tosh with Bunny’s sister. So even when the 3 went their separate ways, they were still and always a family.

<Why I call it Wailers Family Tree; 30 sec.>

Bunny’s father; Bob’s mother; sister Pearl

For I ‘n’ I, Bunny Wailer always means two things. The record I purchased before I was even into Reggae: Blackheart Man. Saw it front and center at the foundation Salt Lake City record shop Cosmic Aeroplane. Great Neville Garrick cover art. Gatefold sleeve, rare for a Reggae record. Of Bunny, spliff in his mouth, a lion protruding from his third eye while an extra terrestrial looking Haile Selassie sits upon his shoulder. That album helped light the fuse.

The Blackheart Man. Indeed!

<Blackheart Man, earliest addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive; 58 sec.>

The other sublime Bunny Wailer is his stepping out on lead with the 1971 recording of Dreamland. The lyrics are all about going to heaven. (The last song on this podcast edition.) Lee “Scratch” Perry brought out that terrific mysticism that is so authentic and powerful. When its my turn, I’ve asked it to be played at any gathering my would family have.

Thank you Neville Livingston for making us enriched with the power of your music and the beauty of your voice.

bless, Bobbylon

Bonus Story: How Thievery Corporation saved me in a blizzard going over Monida Pass, Holiday 2002

The worst stretch of I-15 from Fort Benton, Mt to SLC: the dreaded Monida Pass. Snow, wind, ice, bitter cold

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives:  March 6, 2021  Playlist: 2 min. 35 sec.

Set 1:

  • Horace Andy – Oh Lord, Why Lord; Best of (Studio One) ’72 JA vinyl; Parliament/G. Clinton cover
  • Jah Shaka – Institution Dub; Dub Masters Vol. 1 (Mango) ’89 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • The Wailers – Hallelujah Time; Burnin’ (Island) ’73 UK vinyl: Bunny Wailer on vox. RIP
  • Bush Chemists – Time of Tribulation; Light Up Your Spliff (Conscious Sounds) ’96 UK Mutant Dub
  • Johnnie Moore & the Skatalites – South China Sea (Take 1); 10” EP (Top Deck) ’65 UK green vinyl trumpet ska
  • Cocoa Tea – There’s an Herb Tree in My Garden; Mr. Cocoa Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 herbtune/Ben E. King Spanish Harlem
  • Universal Speakers – We Roots + Dub; We Roots (Catch Me Time) 2012 US roots dawta group
Cover of George Clinton’s pre-funk Parliament soul/gospel ballad. Beautiful!

Set 2:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Emilia Torriani – Heaven Is In Your Eyes; Richest Man in Babylon (ESL) 2002 DC dubbers
  • Lee Perry & the Upsetters – Soul Man; Double Seven (Trojan) ’73 cover of Sam & Dave soul
  • Judy Mowatt – Black Woman; Women Hold Up Half the Sky (Shanachie) ’76 comp.
  • Welton Irie – Man Next Door; 12” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’79 FL: dj to Paragons tune
  • Johnny Clarke – Every Knee Shall Bow; Dreader Dread (Blood & Fire) ’78 comp.
Trusted compan+ion through a blizzard over Monida Pass: Xmas 2002

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 31+ Years

  • Bunny Wailer – Cease Fire; Roots Radics Rockers Reggae (Shanachie) ’83 herbtune
  • Dr. Alimantado – Oil Crisis; Born For a Purpose (Greensleeves) ‘73
  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • George Faith – Midnight Hour/Ya Ya; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark: Wilson Pickett/The Coasters cover
  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; Dub (Heartbeat/Studio One) 70’s dub album of the hour
Among the first 10 Reggae CDs added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; Oct. 1986, Salt Lake City

Set 4:

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  • Michigan & Smiley – Diseases; Dancehall (Soul Jazz) ’84 comp.
  • Wailing Souls – Wild Wild Life; Cool Runnings Soundtrack (Chaos) ’93 Talking  Heads cover
  • Black Harmony – Our Feelings; 12” (Cool Rockers) ’81 UK female lovers Rock
March 20th Live on Smile Jamaica – Crappy Ronaversary Year 1 krcl.org 909FM. 4-7 PM

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • U Roy – Control Tower; Rasta Ambassador (TR Groovemaster) ’77 JA 
  • Phyllis Barnes – Black Cinderella; Yabby You and King Tubby’s All-Stars (Yabby You) early 90’s JA
  • The Specials – Stereotypes; Top Chrysalis 2 (Chrysalis) ’80 Spanish comp
  • Bunny Wailer – Ballroom Floor; Live (Mango) 12/26/82 morn in JA US

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bunny Wailer – This Train; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76 US – Sister Rosetta Tharpe cover
  • Bunny Wailer – Galong So; Solomonic Singles vol. 2 (Solomonic) ‘81
  • Bob Marley & the Wailing Wailers – Nice Time; Wail ‘N Soul ‘M Singles (JAD) ‘67
  • Ranny Williams feat. Peter Tosh – Pepper Seed; Arise Blackman (Trojan) ’69 Unity label single. Peter on organ
  • King Tubby – Many Moods of the King Dub; I Am the King (Sprint) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Rockers do Reggae

  • David Lindley – Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues; El Rayo-X (Asylum) ’81 Rockers do Reggae Set
  • The Members – Clean Men; 1980: The Choice is Yours (Virgin) ’80 UK pub rock
  • Robert Palmer – Hard Head; Some People Can Do What They Like (Island) ‘76
  • Grace Jones – Love You to Life + Dub; Hurricane (Wall of Sound) 2011

Set 8: Reggae Rona Mini Opera

  • David Fly – Coronavirus Covid-19; Digital File: Reggae Rona Mini Opera
  • The Ethiopians – Hong Kong Flu; Original Hit Sound (Trojan) ‘69
  • The Clash – Lost in the Supermarket; London Calling (Epic) ‘79
  • The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me; Zenatta Mondatta (A & M) ‘80
  • Junior Byles – Fever; Beat Down Babylon (Trojan) ’72 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n
  • Junior Delgado – Live Like a Hermit; Sisters and Brothers (Blue Moon) ‘79
  • Love Clinic – Love Clinic; Love Clinic (Ariwa) 2005 UK Roots Dawtas
  • The Wailers – Dreamland; Complete Upsetter Collection (Trojan) ’71 Bunny Wailer on vox
Love Clinic or one of Cuomo’s nursing homes? The choice is yours!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 2, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) UFO-ria – Adventures in Astro-Theology!

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UFO-ria on Smile Jamaica. Get weightless and float on

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica Presents a lesson in Astro-Theology

On (or thereabouts) the 4th of July 1947, an Alien spacecraft crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. Smile Jamaica celebrates 3 hours of Alien stylee; 1 min. 16 sec.

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Roswell Daily R soecord: July 9, 1947 – no doubt they crashed, so Extra Terrestrials are real

<Two stories on the date of the Roswell crash>

True story on Roswell:

My brother in law sells high tech pipe to agricultural, research labs, salsa manufacturers. He lives in Albuquerque but travels the length of New Mexico.

One day in Roswell he asked his customer about the 1947 UFO crash. Was it real or bullflop?

His customer said: the local mortuary owner, salt of the earth rural America. Veteran. Straight shooter. The Air Force came to him and asked him to provide 3 children’s size coffins.

“If that’s what he said, that’s how it happened”

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Roswell 1947 – Do not scoff!

Look to the skies! Do not scoff!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica’s Alien media consumption

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Friday Nights

Ancient Aliens TV – Friday Nights on the History Channel. This explores the various connections between Earth’s history and Alien contact before there was recorded history.

<My love of Sumerian history led to UFO-ria; > 2 min 6 sec

Basically Aliens from Nibiru called Anunnaki (Those who came down from the sky) who came to Earth b/c we had the gold they needed for their ruined planet. They were essentially too lazy to mine the gold themselves so they created a race of humans to do the work. When the humans got too noisy, they were destroyed with a flood.

Click image for a better view of how Nibiru’s orbit intersects with Earth and the Sun

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The 12th Planet Nibiru – 9 planets, Earth’s moon, the Sun, Nibiru. Elliptical orbit from outside the galaxy toward the Sun

Every 3600 years the orbit of Nibiru approaches earth: The Anunnaki drop their space ships to space ports in:

  1. Sumer (lower Iraq)
  2. Sinai (Egypt) – the pyramids are guide posts for entry
  3. Baalbek (Syria)
  4. Mohenjo Daro (Pakistan)

Humans mine the gold. Nibiru whips around the sun heading back out to the edge of our Universe, the ships go up and land on Nibiru for the journey home.

They will be back in 3440 AD.

2. Zecharia Sitchin

An Azerbaijani Jew who translated thousands of cuneiform texts that showed what we know from the Bible and Greek Mythology were actually much older from original source stories from Sumer.

His book series, Earth Chronicles, discusses these topics

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Zecharia Sitchin – the original Astro Theologist
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7 volumes of Aliens on Earth. Stories from the Bible and Greek Mythology came after their Sumerian originals

What have I learned from my bingewatching and binge reading?

All those stories from the Bible and parts of stories from Greek Mythology,  Iraqi A Thousand and One Nights, Hindi religious literature is all “plagiarized” from my ancestors the Sumerians (I am an Assyrian from that area on my mom’s side. Assyrians adapted from the Sumerian cosmology).

What is in the Bible or world literature that relates to Alien space travel?

UFO’s in the Bible

<Spaceships in the Bible; 44 sec.>

  • Noah’s Ark – No: Ziusudra in his submarine or Utnapishtim in his Tessaract
  • Burning Bush – Spaceship
  • Ezekial’s Wheel – Spaceship
  • Jacob’s Ladder – Spaceship
  • Elijah’s Chariot of Fire – Spaceship
  • Enoch (Noah’s great grandfather – “walked with God and then was not”. Taken to the Heavens = Spaceship
  • Magic Carpet Ride – from A Thousand and One Nights – Spaceship
  • Vimanas from Hindu theology – flying spaceships who fought battles in the skies

Makes Sensi to me!

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From the UFO Ark-ives

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 2, 2016: UFO-ria; 1 min. 6 sec.

Set 1:

  • Spiritual Rez – Anunnaki Invasion + Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Spiritual Rez (Spiritual Rez) 2014 US

<If they’re coming, let’s go out with a bang! 17 sec.>

  • Pink Floyd – Instellar Overdrive; Relics (Harvest) ’70
  • The Byrds – Mr. Spaceman (Smile Jamaica  UFO-ria Rmx)
  • The Elegants – Little Star (Static Revenger Rmx); Destroy All Humans Soundtrack (Not on Level) 2005: 50’s doo wop update
  • Karminsky Experience – Explorations; Thievery Corporation: DJ-Kicks (!K7) ‘99
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox in love with an Alien
  • Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2012
  • Ancient Astronauts – From the Sky; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ.

 

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Set 2:

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89: man shouldn’t be in Jah’s abode – Challenger Disaster ‘86; 20 sec.
  • The Herbaliser – Moon Sequence; Very Mercenary (Ninja Tune) ’99 moon chatter
  • Laurel Aitken – Apollo 12; The Pama Years (Grover) ‘69
  • Tassili Players – Interstellar Overdub; Outer Space (Universal Egg) ’96: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – African Hitchhiker; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ’90: Alien from outerspace living in his briefcase; 7 sec.
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Alein cave paintings in Tassili Algeria

Set 3:

<Rockers look to the skies too! 25. sec.>

  • Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years From Home; Their Satanic Majesties Request (Abcko) ‘67; 16 sec.
  • Air – Surfing on a Rocket; Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks) 2003 Fr. techno
  • I Roy – Space Flight; Chapter 2 of Words (Trojan) ‘73
  • Bush Chemists – Star Wars Dub; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 UK: Stormtrooper Theme

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Set 4:

  • Gil Scott Heron – Whitey On the Moon; Small Talk at 125th and Lexington (Flying Dutchman) ’70 US black poet; 20 sec.
  • Armagideon – Galactic Travel; Natural Elements Dub (Armagideon Sounds) ’94 UK mutant dub
  • Derrick Morgan – Moon Hop; Original Reggae Recordings 1968-70 (Trybute) ’69 Jamaican dance
  • The Police – Walking on the Moon; Reggata de Blanc (A & M) ’79 UK new wave

<Roswell Rockers inna Rub a Dub Stylee!>

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Set 5: Who are the Anunnaki?

  • Tena Stelin – Flying Chariots; 7” (Mascot) about the Anunnaki – those who came from the sky
  • Tena Stelin – Flying Chariots Dub; Jah Warrior & Friends (Hammerbass) 2003 Fr.

Flying Saucers by Tena Stelin – Lyrics transcribed for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives:

Anunnaki, Anu-Anunnaki
Anunnaki, El Kuluwm

Flying Saucers
Them a chat bout on-ya
Flying Saucers
Up in the Sky near and far
It’s coming like Star Wars…Watch it!

Please tell me: what is the meaning?
The meaning of these sightings?
So many people claim to see the same thing
I guess it must mean something

Talking about Extra Terrestrials!
Ask yourself: is it real or is it impossible? Watch out!

In the Book of Ezekiel
It’s like he describes a Crystal Ship

I’ve got to wonder if he was for real?
Was he just a raving lunatic? Hallelu-Jah!

Enoch walked with God
And he was found not

Elijah was taken up into a Chariot
A Chariot of Fire!

Inna Ancient Mesopotamia
They talked about the Anunnaki
They said they came from beyond the Sky
Oh tell me! Was they telling a lie?

El Kuluwm means the Source
El Kuluwm the highest course
All and Iley and Allah is the Same
So the Rastaman tell me no feel no way

  • Nina Hagen – UFO; Nunsexmonkrock (CBS) ’82 Germ.
  • Sly & Robbie – Flirting in Space; Syncopation (Joe Gibbs) ’82 FL vinyl
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The Anunnaki from Planet Nibiru rolling a spliff off the Tree of Life

Set 6:

  • David Bowie – Space Oddity; Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars (EMI) ‘72
  • Suns of Arqa – Erasmus Meets the Earthling; CD Single (Arka Sound)  ’94 UK Hindidubbers
  • SoKo – I Thought I was an Alien; I Thought I was an Alien (Because) 2012 Fr. female singer
  • Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate – Dr. Who?; On a Journey through Time & Space 10”  EP (ON U Sound) 2015 UK mutant dub
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RIP Starman

Set 7: Epic of Gilgamesh

  • Systemwide – Gilgmaesh; Live From the International Festival de Jazz de Montreal (BSI) July 7, 2002

<Gilgamesh, Utnapishtim, tessaracts and the snake from the Bible>

  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky’s the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan)
  • Kingstonians – Come We Go Moonwalk; Sufferer (Attack) ‘70
  • WordSound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) NYC dubbers

<Aliens searching for weed fields in their UFO; 9 sec.>

  • The Orb – U.F.Orb – U.F.Orb (Island) ’92 UK mutant dub
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Epic of Gilgzmexh – first story written on cuneiform

Set 8

  • Audio Active – Adventures in  Time & Space; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) Jah-pon dubbers
  • Flock of Seagulls –Spaceage Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Zomba) ‘81
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (United Artists) ’80 UK
  • Dubblestandart – Return From Planet Egalica; Are You Experienced (Collision) 2006 Austrian dubbers
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Jah-ponese space hippies

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Smile Jamaica Playlist – Jah-cember 6, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist)

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“If you don’t legalize, you will be getting coal in your stocking” 4 down, 46 to go!

Jump to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 6, 2014

Annotated Playlist:

Set 1:

  • Horace Andy – Musical Episode; Exclusively (Solid Groove) ’82 UK vinyl; Wackies prod’n
  • Dub Specialist – 17 Dub Shots From Studio One (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Week

<Studio One Dubwize; 21 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Natural Reggae Beat; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat) ’83 w/ Sly & Robbie
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja (Rootikal Deep Riddim Dubwise); 12” EP (Greensleeves); 4:20 Cannabis Service
  • Announcement; mutant dub version

<Cannabis Service Herbtune; 31 sec.>

  • Equators – Feelin’ High; Hot (Stiff) ’81 UK ska
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Feelin’ High. 4 down, 46 to go!

 Set 2:

  • Aswad – Invisible Sun; Roots Revival (Ark 21) ’99; Reggae cover of Police tune

<Police and Reggae; 34 sec.>

  • Aisha – One God, One Aim; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94 Mad Professor prod’n
  • Kenny Knots & Bush Chemists – Going Home (Conscious Sounds) 10” 2003 UK mutant dub
  • Capleton & Big Youth – Mark of the Beast (African Star) ‘97 niyabinghi ballad

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Set 3:

<Wailers Live at Leeds: 11/23/73; 40 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Duppy Conqueror; Live at Leeds 11/23/73; Burning Disk 2 (Tuff Gong)

<How Bunny and Peter left the Wailers; 88 sec.>

  • Phillip Frazer – Good Morning Mr. Officer; Blood of the Saint (Silver Kamel)
  • Johnny Clarke – One Love: Tribute to Bob Marley in a Dancehall (Rhino UK); Bunny Lee/Bob cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – Sweet Bitter Love; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79

 <From the Wailers to Bob Marley & the Wailers; 25 sec.>

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Leeds ’73. Bunny stayed home. England cold

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Hot Foot Head; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Joe Axumite – Troubled Land; Black World (Wackies) ‘79

<Axum – Ancient Ethiopia; 11 sec.>

  • Robbie Levi – War; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2010 mutant dub Bob Marley cover of Selassie UN speech
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Axum (Abyssinia/Ethiopia) – home of the Ark of the Covenant

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital!

<Strictly Black Wax, No digital for I ‘n’ I; 12 sec.>

  • The Gladiators – Oh What Joy; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ‘ 80 UK; Vinyl is V-Ital Set
  • Bam Bam – Star Wars + Star Wars Dub; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 Los Jahngeles, Collie-fornya; female artist
  • Freddie McGregor – Leave Jah; Freddie McGregor (High Times) ’78 JA; Chinna Smith prod’n
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Smile Jamaica Holy Trinity: Black Wax, Roots Dawta, UFOria; 1987

 Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica (1978, 1984)

<Student Loans funded the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 13 sec.>

  • Keith Hudson – I Broke the Comb; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78; Best of Smile Jamaica set
  • Ini Kamoze – Hail Mi Idrin; Mini LP (Island) ’84 Sly & Robbie
  • Justin Hinds & the Dominos – Travel With Love; Travel With Love (Nighthawk)
  • Don Carlos – Gimme Gimme Your Love (Blue Moon) ‘84
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Desert Island Disc: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 1984

 Set 7: Peter Tosh harangue from the One Love Peace Concert

>Tosh’s harangue nearly got him killed; 20 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Speech + Funeral (Burial); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); One Love Peace Concert; 4/22/78; 12 minute harangue
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4/22/78. Kingston Jamaica; National Stadium

 Set 8: Mutant Dub Set

  • African Head Charge – Free Chant; Shrunken Head (ON U Sound) Best of
  • Joe Ariwa & the Trixsters – Swagga Dub; Dubstep Dub (Ariwa) 2011 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Come Down Moses; Tree of Life (A & O) ’96 UK trance dubbers w/ female vox
  • Dubphonic – Outland; Relight (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Abassi All Stars – Edutainment; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg) 2007 UK
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Fanatic) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya
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trance dub with female vox. Heavenly