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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 10, 2018: 10 down, 40 to go!

<10 down, 40 to go!; 67 sec.>

Greetings,

No matter where you come down on the election: from Blue Wave to Purple Puddle, cannabis did well at the polls. Took 3 out of 4.

Green Wave at the ballot box:

<Green Wave: 19 sec.>

  1. Michigan legalized the Seven  Leaf
  2. Utah medical marijuana
  3. Missouri medical marijuana
  4. 10 legal + DC + all of Canada
  5. 33 states medical marijuana

<Without seeds; 23 sec.>

Had a great conversation with my window installer this summer. He was a young Mormon man with a family. We got to talking based on my Reggae/cannabis menagerie of posters up in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

He has excruciating pain in his back. None of the official pain meds were tolerable: gave him terrible constipation and nightmares. His wife was offered pharmaceutical anti-nausea medication while pregnant. Later the drug was found to cause birth defects.

Both of them relied on cannabis for pain and nausea relief. Not CBD. Cannabis. Smoked not eaten. My Dad uses it for neuropathy and carpal tunnel in Arizona. It’s a medicine. Congrats to Utahans for exercising their free agency.

Utah’s Prop 2 legalizing medical marijuana

So what will 2020 bring?

I’m predicting these states go for it:

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Ohio
  3. Illinois
  4. New Jersey
  5. Florida
  6. Montana (my homeland!)
  7. New Mexico
  8. Arizona (second try)
  9. Hawaii? (they should be  no brainer)

10 down, 40 to go! Maybe Pres. 45 will legalize it nationally if he wants to get re-elected?

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 10, 2018 – Annotated Playlist: 57 sec.

 

Set 1: 420 Victory Set

  • Clint Eastwood – Jah Lights Shining; Jah Lights Shining (Vista Sounds) ’79 UK vinyl
  • Mad Professor – Mind Jungle Dub; Bob Andy’s Dub Book (I-Anka) ’89 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Pato Banton – Legalize It (Acapella) + Don’t Sniff Coke; Live at Maritime Hall San Francisco (2B1) 2001 live: 4:20 Victory Set
  • Easy Star All-Stars feat. Junior Jazz & Daddy Lion – One Likkle Draw; First Light (Easy Star) 2011
  • Sugar Minott  – Herbman Hustling; Herbman Hustling (Heartbeat) ’84
  • Jacob Miller – Take a Lift; Mixed Up Moods (Top Ranking) ’80

Set 2:

  • Carlene Davis – Brother Bob; No Bias (Silveredge) ’91 Bob Marley tribute
  • Massive Dread – Vamps on the Corner; This Is Massive (Nyam Up) ’82
  • Ken Boothe – Can’t You See; 10″ EP (Trojan) ’71 deejay intromix
  • Leroy Smart – Love Me Tonight; 10″ (Hitbound) ’83 JA

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Greyhound – Black & White; Three Dog Night covered this (Trojan) ’71

<Black & White: Greyhound reggae before Three Dog Night rock; 48 sec.

  • Keith Hudson – No Compromise; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78
  • Mighty Diamonds – No Opportunity For the Youth; Tell Me What’s Wrong (Hitbound) ’78
  • Sister Carol – My Children; Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ’84
  • Hi Fi Killers – Hieronymous; Turf War Dub (Contra Coup) 2007 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4: Wailers Family Tree

  • Wailing Wailers – It Hurts to Be Alone; Wailing Wailers (Studio One) ’65 JA vinyl feat. Junior Braithwaite on lead vox

<It Hurts to Be Alone; 89 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Stepping Razor; Live at My Father’s House (Rock) Summer ’78 live in Roslyn, NY
  • Bunny Wailer – Man to Man (Who the Cap Fit); Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95: 50 Bob covers for his 50th birthday
  • The Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 11/23/73 live at Leeds Polytechnic in UK
Wailers singer Junior Braithwaite

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Jimmy Riley – Sweet Sensimilla; Put the People First (Shanachie) ’82 Ho Ho Kus, NJ vinyl herb tune
  • The Ethiopians – Best of 5 (Medley); No Baptism (Crystal) ’71 JA
  • Errol T, Bingy Bunny and General Echo – Extra-ordinary Dub; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74
  • Annette Brissette – Rise Again; Get Up and Dance (Zodiac) ’91 US
  • Jah Malla – Bad Moon Rising; Jah Malla (Modern) ’81 US  – CCR cover

<Jah Malla – kids from Reggae stalwarts; 29 sec.>

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Doctor Dread – I For an Eye; Theremin in Dub (Tsosume) 2013 Hungary – Rockers do Reggae Set: Bob Dylan’s I and I w/ Sly & Robbie

<Theremin; 33 sec.>

  • Flo & Eddie (Prince Flo & Jah Edward) – Moving Away; Rock Steady (Epiphany) ’81 of The Turtles
  • Corey Harris – Got to Be a Better Way; Daily Bread (Rounder) 2005 blues
  • Sade – By Your Side (Reggae Mix); CD Single (Sony) 2000 Sly & Robbie rmx
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″

  • Dawn & Christine – Free Marijuana; 7″ (Thompson Sound)  ’79 herbtune
  • Freddie McGregor – Mark of the Beast; 7″ (Soul Syndicate) ’78
  • Danny Ray – Revolution Rock; 7′ (High Note) ’76 (riddim shower – Clash covered this)
  • Jackie Edwrds – African Language; 7″ (Golden Age) ’76 (riddim shower 2)
  • Jackie Edwards – Get Up; 7″ (High Note) ’76 (riddim shower 3)

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Thievery Corporation – Richest Man in Babylon + Acoustic; CD Single (ESL) 2002
  • Bim Sherman – Heaven (Underwolves rmx); King Size Dub Chapter 5 (Echo Beach) ’99
  • Sevendub feat. Angelique – Rock With Me (Rockers Delight Mix); Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2006 Fr.
  • Jah Mason – Ganja For Life; 10″ (Calabash) 2010 UK
  • Natacha Atlas – Moustaqil; Halim (Mantra) ’97 North African dubstress

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-nuary 9, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Winter Roots ‘n’ Dubbers

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Utah ski tradition: Be coming down the mountain in time for 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement on Smile Jamaica

Greetings,

Now what? Settling in after the Holidays? A week before school. Cold, wet and gray. Skiers love to get above SLC’s haze and shred some powder.

I am horrible at skiing. But I know many locals love to spend a day on the hill and chillax on their way back to the Valley in time for 4:20 on Smile Jamaica.

New year, more Roots. Same as it ever was for 26+ Years from Smile Jamaica. Forward til Spring!; 34 sec.

bless, robt

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Rasta variant of the Snowplow method: the Skank-plow

Set 1:

  • Heptones –  Can’t Hide From Jah; Good Life (Greensleeves) ‘79 UK vinyl
  • Sly & Robbie feat. Bob Dylan – I For an Eye; Doctor Dread: Theremin in Dub (Tsosume) 2013 Czech; Dub Album of the Hour: I & I w/ theremin

<Theremin instrument inna dubwize; 24 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) Aug. 23, 1983: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
  • Dillinger – Jah Love; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 over Linval Thompson’s “Twelve Tribes of Israel”
  • Frankie Paul – Pass the Tu-Sheng-Peng; Pass the Tu-Sheng-Peng (Greensleeves) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service
  • African Pearl – Zion Bound; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK female
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Inventor of the self-named Theremin. Go on the Google. Amazing story

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Kinky Reggae; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live on KSAN Radio – SF: Oct. 1973

<Wailers Live on radio station KSAN; 46 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bongo)  2014 dawta of Sex Pistol Paul Cook
  • See-I – Dinner of Herb; Dinner of Herb EP (Exile) 2003 mutant dub herbtune
  • Dan I – Like a Seed; 10” (Moa Anbassa) 2008 It. Dub
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Hosted the Wailers in studio, Oct., 1973

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years; 15 sec.

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Fite Dem Back; Forces of Victory (Mango) ’79 UK dub poet

<Fighting vs. The National Front; 9 sec.>

  • Aswad – Warrior Charge; Showcase (Mango) ’81 UK extended rmx instrumental
  • Mutabaruka – De System; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 Chicago blues label: JA dub poet
  • Aisha – Tribulation; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 UK lovers rock
  • Pablo Moses – Proverbs Extraction Dub; Pave the Way Dub (Tabou1) ’81; Dub Album of the Hour
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Linton Kwesi Johnson – dub poet activist

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Trouble on the Road Again; Crucial! (Shanachie) ’82
  • Rhoda Dakar – Money Worries; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska World) 2007: UK 2 Tone sings Maytones classic, acoustic

<Bodysnatchers, Special AKA vet; >

24 sec.

  • Chuck Fenda – All About Weed; Culture Jugglin’ (Massive B) 2005 – herbtune
  • Black Uhuru – I Love King Selassie; 10” (Jammy$) ‘77

<Michael Rose, Errol “Tarzan” Nelson, Don Carlos; 14 sec.>

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Roots Rock Party; Showdown vol. 3 (Hitbound): Vinyl is Vital set
  • Junior Byles – Cally Weed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86: herbtune out of St. Louis
  • Niccodeemos (sic) – Spar With Me; Dance Hall Style (Black Joy) ’82 UK deejay
  • Triston Palma – Joker Lover; Joker Lover (Jah Guidance) ’82 US
  • Rita Marley – Beauty of God’s Plan; Rita Marley (Trident) ’80 UK

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Set 6:

  • Bad Brains – Jah Love; Into the Future (Megaforce) 2012 punkdub Rasta DC reunion

<Bad Brains, never The Bad Brains; 10 sec.>

  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Forward Up; See Mi Yah (FunFundvierzig) ’91 Germ. Herbtune w/ female vox
  • 4th Street Orchestra – Hawaii 5-0; 10” (Rama) ’77 TV theme
  • Jah Power Band – Sensi Dub Vol. 7 (Original) Dub Album of the Hour
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Always: Bad Brains. Never: The Bad Brains

Set 7: UFOria

  • Boxcutter – SPACEBASS; Arecibo Message (Planet Mu) 2009 UK dubstep – UFOria Set

<Arecibo, Puerto Rico – Searching For Aliens thanks to Carl Sagan; 37 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – UFO Attack (Ambient Version; Technomajikal (ROIR) ‘97
  • Derrick Morgan – Man Pon Moon;  Original Reggae Recordings 1968-1970 (Trybute)
  • Moon Invader – Moon Walk; Greater Jamaican Moon Walk – Reggay (Treasure Isle) ’69 Rock Steady instrumental
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Carl Sagan: Searched for Aliens while smoking spliff

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95: trance dub tribute to Bob Marley w/ female vox
  • Soom T – Never Get Caught; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 female weedstepper from Glasgow

<Weedstepper! 14 sec.>

  • Balkan Beat Box – No Man’s Land; Give (NatGeo) 2011 Israeli/NYC

<Undead romance between a dead witch and a ghost. Strange; 21 sec.>

  • Burial – Ghost Hardware; Untrue (Hyperdub) UK dubstep
  • Burning Babylon – Manuka Skank; Beat, Beat, Beat (I-Tones) Massachusetts
  • Beat Pharmacy feat. Spaceape – Ghostship; Wikkid Times (Deep Space) 2008 South African w/ UK dub poet
  • Luciano & Sis Sanae – What We Gonna Do + Free Jah Children; Abassi All Stars: Showcase (Universal Egg) UK
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Soom T weedstepper cutie from Glasgow

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 22, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Theremin Stylee!

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I ‘n’ I Heart the Red, Gold & Green

Greetings,

Here’s what the Jah-gust 22, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives features: 34 sec.

bless, robt

Set 1:

  • Jah-Malla – Reggae For It Now; Alive and Well (Clappers) ’80 NY vinyl
  • Doctor Dread – I For An Eye; Theremin in Dub (Tsosume): to Bob Dylan’s I and I; 2013 Hungary, Dub Album of the Hour

<The Theremin – adds a spooky sound to dubby Reggae; 28 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh) sunrise 11/27/82, Montego Bay, JA
  • Aisha – Sweet Love; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • Barry Brown – We Nuh Run; Richman Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 12” (Jah Works) 2002 bonus mutant herbs
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Leon Theremin – add a spooky touch to your dubwise

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – See and Blind; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Sisters’ Chant; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Aswad – 54 46; BBC Sessions (BBC) Toots cover live for radio broadcast

<Live at the BBC; 26 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
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Even dread Rastas get to play on the BBC

Set 3:

  • The Jayes & Ranking Trevor – Queen Majesty; Hitbound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) Request
  • Keith Hudson – Musicology; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78
  • Ayo – Real Love; Billie-Eve (Polydor) 2011 German-Nigerian female
  • Pato Banton – Satan; Mad Professor Recaptures Pato Banton (Ariwa) ‘89
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Ayo: Nigerian-German songbird who does some nice Reggae

Set 4:

  • Sunshot Band – Dial M for Murder; Dial M for Murder in Dub Style  (Pressure Sounds); ’80 Dub Album of the Hour

<Reggae History Lesson: Chris Blackwell remixes Midnight Ravers; 46 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Midnight Ravers (JA vs. UK/US mix); Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Midnight Ravers: original JA mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s remix; 44 sec.>

  • Desi Roots – Warning; 12” (DEB) ’75; Dennis Brown prod’n
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White Jamaican Chris Blackwell: shaped The Wailers’ sound for rock audiences. Genius

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Gypsy Man; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK Curtis Mayfield cover; Vinyl Set
  • I Roy – Dr. Phibbs; Hell and Sorrow (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Horace Andy & the Rhythm Queen – Love Is a Treasure (Rough Trade) ’85 UK; Freddy McKay cover
  • Edi Fitzroy – Work on Mr. Farmer; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago, IL
  • Chalawa feat. Johnny Osbourne – Rich Inna Jah Jah Love; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Ontario, Can.
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Marcia Griffiths covers Curtis Mayfield

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • Mighty Diamonds – Tracks of My Tears; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 Smokey Robinson cover

<Reggae loves Smokey Robinson; 20 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka the English Beat) – Jeanette; Special Beat Service (Go Feet!) ’82 UK 2 Tone ska
  • Sister Carol – Down in the Ghetto; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ‘84
  • The Jolly Brothers – Babylon a Fight Rasta; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n. My favorite album of all time

<Out of thousands, Jolly Brothers Meet Lee “Scratch” Perry is #1; 20 sec.>

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My ultimate #1 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, Black Ark ’77-’78

Set 7:

  •  Earl Morgan & the Heptones – Boo-Yarka Dub; DC Dub Connection (Auralux) ’82 Dub Album of the Hour

  • Abyssinians – $19.95 plus Tax; Reunion (AO!) ‘98

<Why the CD died: $19.95 plus Tax; 44 sec.>

  • Anthony B – Spliff Tail; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 herbtun
  • Errol Dunkley & Errol Bellot – Live Upright + Everything Possible; 10” (Reality Shock) 2011 UK
  • Sugar Minott & Soul Syndicate – Ghetto-ology; Ghetto-ology (Easy Star) ‘79
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$19.95 Plus Tax: The Mark of the Beat. Greedy record companies  led to this…

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81; Jr. Byles cover w/ female vox

<Junior Byles meets Mutant Dub; 13 sec.>

  • Back to Base – Play With Fire; Heading For the Door (MPR) 2000 UK
  • Kenny Knots & Junior Kigwa – Wicked Man + High Grade; Abassi Allstars: Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 herbtune
  • Alpha & Omega – Solomon and Sheba; Overstanding (A & O); ’92 UK trance dub
  • Dubphonic – Babylon Insight; Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions: The Second Chapter (Guidance) 2000 Chicago, IL
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New Age Steppers

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