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Smile Jamaica: Digital Dubplate – Mutant Dub Endless Summer!

Greetings,

I am going through a home remodel. Pretty much since the beginning of March, my whole house has been chaotic as the contractor built me a real Ark-Ive. No more having to search through dozens of book boxes looking for that Mutant Dub herbtune recorded by a female singer.

I was handling the topsy turvy nature of workmen, dealing with the contractor, weather delays, etc. 4 months of inconvenience for a lifetime of organization.

The room looks great.  New roof, siding? Awesome.

Time to unpack and fill the shelves in the brand new, good for you, Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive
No more life as a music/media hoarder

Until the garage….the charlatans who sold me my house in 1995 scammed me. Rotted wood of the detached garage on my alley way. Put on dirt, not concrete footings. Filled the walls with cardboard filler and some sort of cotton candy junk. I can’t believe the whole thing never collapsed after 20 years of snow storms on that roof.

So they had to demolish it rather than repair it. $13k later. Parking my car on the street in the Sugarhood. It seems like it’s taking forever.

Has looked like this for 2 weeks. I think they did roofing and siding on my house in about the same time it is taking them to work on the garage. Grrr. Home remodels

Long story short. I had a home emergency right as I was leaving for last week’s Smile Jamaica. I told them I had no choice. I would have to get the show started, try to call a substitute and then rush home.

So I did just that. Got home about 5:30 for a five minute consult. Enjoy this Mutant Dub showcase cooked up in my Secret Dubratory to make amends for cutting and running last Saturday over the Airwaves.

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica’s Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub Endless Summer of 2017

0 – 30 min.

  • Doctor Dread feat. Bob Dylan – I and I Dub; Theremin Dub (Tsosume) 2013
  • 2 Bad Card feat. U Brown – Equality and Justice; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK + JA DJ
  • Afro Omega – Don’t Stop; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC lovers-dub w/ female vox
  • African Head Charge – Run Come See; In Charge: Live in Japan (Beat) 2005
  • Audio Active – Ala-Mecka-Bickally Dub; We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) 2005 Jah-pon

30-60 min.

  • Beat Pharmacy – Happy Daze; Earthly Delights (Deep Space) 2005 South Africa
  • Black Star Liner – Superfly and Bindi; Bengali Bantam Youth Experience (WEA) ’98 UK Hindi-dubbers
  • Alpha & Omega – The Lion’s Den; Legend of A & O (Dopic) 2005 UK trance dubbers
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Phat Old Mamas – Bitter Hypnotic; Into Bass & Time (ESL) 2009 Germ. female vox
  • Creation Rebel and New Age Steppers – Ethos Design; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 UK Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • David Holmes – Mosh It; This Films Crap, Lets Slash the Seats (1500) ’95 jungle
  • Destroy Babylon – Nuh Skin Up + Shades of Hudson; Shadow Army (Music Add) 2008 Keith Hudson cover

60-90 min

  • Samia Farah – Sous Influence; Samia Farah (Small) ’99 Fr.-Tunisian dubstress
  • Bush Chemists – Respect Dubwise; Light Up Your Chalice (Duibhead) ’99 UK
  • Dr. Israel & Dreadtone International – Dread inna Babylon; Patterns of War (ROIR) 2005 Brooklyn
  • Dry & Heavy – Right Track; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon
  • Dub Pistols feat. Kitten and The Hip – Bang Bang; Worshipping the Dollar (Sunday Best) 2012 UK w/ female vox
  • Dubchek – Lee Perry; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone) 2001
  • Dubsultan – Yalla Ya Habibi; Dub Sultan (Dub Sultan) Bozeman, MT Middle East dub 2012
Middle Eastern dub out of Bozeman, MT! My former homestead

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Dub Syndicate – Dubbing is a Must; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98 UK
  • Dubbelstandart feat. Ari Up – Island Girl; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA
  • Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz – 19/2000 (Jungle Fresh; Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Hollie Cook – 99; Twice (Mr. Bongo) UK dubstress 2014 UK dawta of Sex Pistol
Dubbing is a must….True dat!

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Blessed Is the Seed; Survival Guide For the End of Time (Champion Nation) 2002 Boulder, Collie-rado hip hop/dubbers
  • Kid Loco – Cocaine Diana feat.Louise Quinn; Kill Your Darlings (Division One) 2001 Fr.
  • Laurence Harvey – Star Child; Ancient Astronauts (Laurence Harvey)
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry feat. ; From the Secet Laboratory (Mango) ’90 A. Pablo cover
  • Manasseh Meets the Equalizer – Surface Tension; Dub the Millennium (Acid Jazz) ’94 UK
  • Massive Attack – Hymn of the Big Wheel; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK feat. Horace Andy on vox

2 & 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Morcheeba – Moog Island; Who Can You Trust? (Indochina) ’96 UK w/ female vox
  • Nightmares on Wax – 195lbs.; Thought So (Warp) 2008 UK
  • Ras Command – Kali Dub; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.
  • Natacha Atlas – Duden (Spooky Mix); Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Fr./Arab/Jewish Middle East dubmix
  • Thievery Corporation – Exilio; Babylon Rewound (ESL) 2005 DC rmx
Let us save the best for last!

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub Meltdown!

 

Before there was a Dubstep, I was calling it Mutant Dub!

Greetings,

Needed a long weekend to begin the giant move into the newly renovated Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – Day 1

Last Saturday: From 7:30 AM to 6 PM. Moved all my LPs, 10″ and 12″ black wax from my detached garage to the Ark-Ive.

Loaded massive Tupperware tubs full of records. Loaded them on a Dolly and pushed them the 50 feet from garage to the back door. Lifted them over the door stop and finessed them into the new room.

Since I had spent all winter and spring sorting 15,000? pieces of black vinyl goodness into proper categories, moving from the tubs to the shelf was easy.

Now if I want to find Mutant Dub, herbtune, Halloween songs by female artists. I know right where to go. Before it was a game of needle in a haystack trying to remember which pile to dig through.

Other than a quick lunch, it was 9 hours of physical, exhausting labor. I was drenched in sweat and sore all over..

But it was worth it. Looks very nice and neat. Unlike the hoarder/collector vibe of massive cardboard boxes filled with stock bought out from long dead record store chains.

CDs are next. So because i don’t like to go a week without new content at Mixcloud’s Smile Jamaica Podcast link: enjoy 3 hours of Mutant Dub not interruptions, just bass in ur face!

I’ll be checking it while I spend 10AM to 3PM Saturday huffing CDs into the Ark-Ive

Vinyl last Saturday. Non-Reggae CDs and DVDs this Saturday – From the garage into the Ark-ives

bless, robt

0-30 min.

  • Avatars of Dub – Uptown Jungle; Babylon Is Ours (Echo Beach) 2003 Germ.
  • Morcheeba – Small Town; Who Can You Trust? (Indochina) ’96 UK w/ female vox
  • Digital Dubs feat. Jeru Banto – Liga Legalise; #1 (ROIR) 2011 Brazilian herbtune
  • Djins feat. Venudas – Indi’ka; Verbalistic (Hammerbass) 2003 Fr./Arabic
  • Afro Omega – Whatcha Need + Dub; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC w/ female vox
  • Dr. Israel – Counting Out Stones; Patterns of War (ROIR) 2005 Brooklyn dubber

30-60 min.

  • Dub Syndicate – Dubbing Is a Must; Fear of a Green Planet (Shanachie) ’98 UK
  • Thievery Croproation feat. Pamela Bricker – Lebanese Blonde (French version) + Dub; CD Single (ESL) ’98 herbtune
  • OSC – Originate; Bay Area Dub Step (Full Melt) 2011
  • Pama International – I Found Sunshine; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UK
  • Ther Herbaliser feat. What What– Herbal Blend; CD Single (Ninja Tunes) ’97 UK female vox

60-90 min.

  • Dub Gabriel feat. 77 Klash – Crooklyn Crouds; Anarchy & Alchemy (Destroy A/C) 2008 Brooklyn; herbtune
  • Bush Chemists feat. Talawa – Stand Up Dub; Light Up Your Spliff (Conscious Sounds) UK w/ female vox
  • The Orb – Earth Orbit One: Little Fluffy Clouds; The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (Island)  ’91 UK
  • Dubateers Meets Charlie P – Policeman +Dub; Hustle (The Dubateers) 2011 UK herbtune
  • International Dub System feat. K-Tee on vox – 05:30 am; I.D.S. (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Groove Corporation – Concrete Jungle; Presents Remixed From the Elephant House (Guidance) 2001 UK Bob Marley cover

90  min. – 2 hr.

  • King Earthquake – Native Dance Dub; Dub Plates Chapter Two (King Earthquake) 2010 UK
  • Dubblestandart feat. Gudrun & Truman Chewstick – Money; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria; female vox on Horace Andy tune
  • Death in Vegas – Aisha: The Contino Sessions; Milk It (Sony) 2005 Best of
  • Armagideon – Spiral Galazy (Vince Vinyls Beats Mix); Through the Haze (Dubhead) ’98 UK
  • Dry & Heavy feat. Likkle Mai – Love Explosion + Version; Full Contact (BSI) 2000 Jah-pon w/ female vox 

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Ras Command – Education; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.
  • Sounds From the Ground – Sweetdust; the Egg Files (Universal Egg) ’97 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Who Jah Bless + Bless This Dub; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Audio Active – Stiff Wheel; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound) ’97 Jah-pon
  • 2 Bad Card – Mentally Ska’d; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Bajka – Surfing the Silvatide; We Are to Answer (ESL)  2009 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Gorillaz – Strobelite; Humanz (Virgin) 2017
  • Earl Sixteen – Is It Because I’m Black; Steppin’ Out (Downbeat) Syl Johnson blues cover
  • Santigold – Guns of Brixton; Top Ranking: A Diplo Dub (Mad Decent) 2008 female take on The Clash
  • Adrian Sherwood feat. Bim Sherman – Nu Rizla; Becoming a Clich’ (RealWorld) 2006 UK herbtune
  • Fort Knox Five – The Big Score; The Underground Sound of DC (ESL) 2000
  • Martha Cinadar – Living It; Cannabis Café (Ministry) 2002

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-pril 29, 2017: Spring Has Sprung!

Greetings,

I love this time of year. Winter and bad air inversions — done. Taxes and Spring Radiothon – done and done. Days are longer, mornings aren’t as dark.

The only downside for I ‘n’ I is the six week Claritin-D fog I have to endure until things dry out.

Rise and shine, wake ‘n’ bake, run the roots!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-pril 29, 2017 Tracklist:

Set 1:

  • Emperors – Come Reason With I; Fret Not (Positive) NY vinyl
  • Sly Dunbar & Black Uhuru– Sun is Shining; Simple Sly Man (Virign) ’78 UK – Dub Album of the Hour (vinyl)
  • Wingless Angels – Rivers of Babylon; Volume I (Mindless) ’96 – Keith Richards, Justin Hinds & Nyahbinghi drummers; Melodians cover
  • Pato Banton – Gwarn;  Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Afro Omega – It’s On the People; CD Single (demo) SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Mike Brooks – Rum Drinker/ Rum Drinker (Teams) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Junior Dan – Sligoville Tobacco; 10” (Hi Try) ‘70s UK instrumental herb tune

<Sligoville, JA – Rasta sanctuary; 25 sec.>

Sligoville, Jamaica

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – No Mercy; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ‘72
  • Black Slate – Freedom Time (Black Star Liner); Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK

<Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Liner; 30 sec.>

  • Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubbles – Love and Unity; Roots of Black People (Progressive International)
  • Angela Prince – Joker Lover; 10” (Channel One) ‘83
Marcus Garvey: New World Blacks back to Africa

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jammin’; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1): vox

<Bob’s Exodus from Jamaica; 15 sec.>

  • I Roy – Commandment VII (Jammin’); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK yellow vinyl: picture sleeve; riddim shower (2): dj
  • Chalawa – Jammin’ Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 riddim shower (3): dub
  • Bunny Wailer – Raggamuffin; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ’92 over Keep on Moving riddim

<Bunny Wailer – Roots does Dancehall; 25 sec.>

  • Israel Vibration – Why Worry Dub; Israel Dub (Greensleeves) ’78 dub album of the hour
Toasting over Bob’s Exodus riddims while quoting the Bible

Set 4:

  • Lightman – Spring Time; Spring Time (Semi Sounds) 2004 Finland melodica dub
  • Yabby You & Jah Walton – Zambia Dub; Dub It to the Top (Blood and Fire) ’79  
  • Don Carlos – Springheel Skanking; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 comp.
  • Molara – Crown of Creation; 10” (Dub Tunnel) 2012 UK female vox
Finlandian or Finlandish dubwise

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Mikey Dread – Roots and Culture (Theme From Rockers Roadshow); Pave the Way (Parts 1 & 2) (DEP) ’85 UK duble disk 
  • Coco Tea – Gather My Sheep; Sweet Sweet Coco Tea (Blue Mountain) ’85 NY
  • Kojak & Mother Liza – Chant Down Babylon; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon)
  • Bobby Culture, Louie Rankin, Brimstone & Fire – Big Big Bust; Tidal Wave (Unicorn) ‘83
  • Senya & Familyman Barrett – Children of the Ghetto + Juvenile Delinquency; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers)  femal vox ’81 Brooklyn
Familyman killer female vox and extended mix

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Aswad – Just a Little Herb; Rebel Souls (Mango) ’84 herbtune 
  • Dennis Brown – Rasta Children; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Burning Spear – This Experience; People of the World (Blue Moon) ‘86
  • Alpha & Omega – Suffer the Little Children + Dub Unto Me; Daniel in the Lion’s Den (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub w/ female vox

Set 7:

  • Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair: Joey & Norman Jay – Good Times 2 (Nuphonic) 2001 UK deejay best of soul and reggae
  • Junior Delgado – Hypo; Tichen (Rhino UK) ‘90
  • Sis Aiesha (sic) – King Selassie I; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001 UK

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Gorillaz – Andromeda; Humanz (Virgin) 2017 – Mutant Dub Set
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Stppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ’81 dub to Jah Woosh Woodpecker Sound
  • African Head Charge – Touch I; Live in Japan (Beat) 2005 Tokyo
  • International Farmers – Bassy Man Dub; Dub Sac: Featuring the Storytellers (Anicca) 2007 US
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – Strike the Root; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC
  • Najma – Ghoom Charakahna (Talvin Singh Future Sounds of India Mix); Mystic Groove (Quango) 2001 UK Paki female singer

Words of Wisdom:

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

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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-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-cember 10, 2016: Santa is an Alien!

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Greetings,

Sad news to report. Astronaut John Glenn passed away. Smile Jamaica loves anything to do with Space Travel. John Glenn was a pioneer and I pay tribute to him with some UFO-ria. Those astronauts reported strange encounters with unknown entities while probing space.

When they reported back to Ground Zero at NASA, they were yelled at, “Get off the public comm channel!”

They exist. Do not scoff. Too bad we wasted trillions on war. All that money for space exploration we should at least be having deejays spin anti gravity dubwize on Mars.

Christmas came early for I ‘n’ I:. Ancient Aliens Season 9

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In the same way that Alt News (slandered as fake news by the Old Media farts) is a skeptical reaction to newspapers and cable news, The Astro-Theologists on Ancient Aliens are challenging what I have called Archaeo Imperialism.

These archaeological sites are thousands of years older – Egypt, Meso-America, Sumer –  than we are being told.

Tradtional archaeologists would scoff, “Primitive people didn’t have the tools nor the know how to build those incredibly precise temples, ziggurats and pyramids.”

That’s where the Ancient Aliens come in:

  • Noah in the Ark; nope: Ziusudra in a submarine;Utnapishtim in a tessaract space ship
  • Chariots of Fire – jet propulsion from a space ship
  • Burning Bush – ditto
  • Stairway to Heaven – Landing deck for a spaceship
  • Magic Carpet Ride – spaceship
  • Mohammed’s midnight journey from Jerusalem to Heaven on a flying horse? – Spaceship. 
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The mythical creature who took Mohammed from Jerusalem to Heaven. His name, Baraq, means lightning. Lightning or space propulsion?

AlI I read for my political enlightenment is “fake news”, I am a big believer in the Astro-Theology taught by Ancient Aliens. So here is my supposition.

Santa Claus and his reindeer? Nope. Alien in a space ship. Rudoph’s red nose? Tracking beacon

bless, robt

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Wasn’t a fat white guy driving a team of reindeer. Ridiculous. Do not scoff!

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 10, 2016

Set 1:

  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Chiristmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA vinyl
  • Aswad – Rainfall Sunshine; Rebel Souls (Mango) ‘84
  • Lorna Asher – Praise Him; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Martin Campbell – Babylon Come; Making Tracks (Channel One UK) ‘81
  • Black Slate – Sticks Man ’80; Amigo (bbr) ‘80
  • Dean Frazer – Sensimilia; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 to Hallelujah choir 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Johnny Clarke – Play Fool Get Wise; 10” (Glimmer)

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Set 2:

  • Zema – Check It Out; Stranger in the Gates (Melchizedek) ’97 SoCal female singer
  • Alpha & Omega feat. Gregory Isaacs – Bush Ganja; Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 trance dub herbtune
  • The Special A.K.A. – Guns of Navarone; Checkered Past (2 Tone) ’80 Live EP – 2 Tone ska cover Skatalites
  • Prince Alla – Youthman in the Ghetto; 10” (Archive)

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Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Leave My Business; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’71 Jamaican Singles: Wailers Family Tree set
  • Pato Banton – Hello Tosh; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
  • Bunny Wailer – Conscious Lyrics; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’92 best of
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus (Long version) + 7” B Side version; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 deluxe edition
  • E.T. & Randy’s All Stars – Ordinary Version Chapter 3; Rough Guide to Dub (Rough Guide) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youthgroup herb tune
  • Lillian Allen – Reggae Riddim; Dread Poets Society (T’bwana Sounds) ’93 dub poet
  • Steve Reynolds – Good Vibes; 10” (Joint International) Keith Hudson prod’n

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Set 5: Christmas Vinyl is Vital

  • Barrington Levy – I Saw Mommy; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 JA:
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa Claus is Black + My Santa; African Christmas (Top Ranking) Miami
  • Mutabaruka – Postpone Christmas; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 US
  • Tennessee & the Silvertones – Little Drummer Boy; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA

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Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Christmas Time (Studio One) JA 
  • Pecker & the Wailers – Concrete Jungle; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon; Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years set
  • Sophia George – Rockers in the Rain; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Errol Dunkley & L. Moodie – Ethiopia for the Ethiopians; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodie) ‘74
  • Burning Spear – Invasion + Black Wa-Da-Da;  Marcus Garvey/Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ‘75

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Set 7:

  • Half Pint – One Big Ghetto; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz)
  • Sarah B Band – Come Along; Realign My Mind (Sarah B) 2011 SLC group
  • Judah Eskender Tafari – Rastafari Tell You; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2002 UK militant steppers update of roots original

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Set 8: UFO-ria – Livicated to John Glenn, astronaut

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night I fell in Love With an Ancient Astronaut; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox: UFO-ria set livicated to John Glenn
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (Orange Street) ’80 Joe Jackson prod’n
  • Tenastelin – UFO + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Transglobal Underground – Good Luck Mr. Gorsky; Psychic Karaoke (Nation) ’96 Asian dub, Soviet cosmonaut

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Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Jah-cember 2016 – Mutant Dub A-Z!

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Greetings,

Been on a cratedig during the Thanksgiving Holiday. So I have been away from the decks at KRCL Smile Jamaica.

My fascination beyond Reggae is what I have called Mutant Dub for nearly 30 years: Take Reggae drum & bass and weld it on to contemporary dance, dub echo and modern pulsating electro beats.

So I hunkered down in my Secret Dubratory this week and cooked up what I call Digital Dubplate shows. Bonus roots and dubbers.

From A to Z. From Audio Active out of Jah-pon to Zombi Italian dubbers. Massive Attack, The Slits, ON U Sound, Bill Laswell and Thievery Corporation.

Dub ‘n bass will put a smile pon your face!

bless, robt

Crazy-DJ

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub A-Z Playlist:

0 – 30 min:

  • Audio Active – Audio Active’s Adventures in Time and Space; Happy Shopper (ON U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon: Mutant Dub A-Z
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Justin Warfield –  Bug Powder Dust; clear (Fourth & Broadway) ’95 tribute to William Burroughs
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 dub to Jah Woosh Woodpecker Sound
  • Dub Dynasty – Thundering Mantis; Thundering Mantis (Steppas)  2014 UK
  • Ex-Centric Sound System – Ex-Centric Dub Show; Electric Voodooland (Loud) 2000 Brooklyn Afro-Dub
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Silver and Gold; Blackbird (Fat Freddy’s Drop) 2013 New Zealand
  • Gorillaz – Revolving Doors; The Fall (Virgin) 2010 UK

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30-60 min

  • The Herbaliser – Sensual Woman; Session 1 (!K7) 2000 UK best
  • Improvisators Meets Iration Steppas – Wah Wah 12”; Inna Steppa Dub (Hammerbass) 2008 Fr.
  • Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart feat. Dolores O’Riordan – The Sun Does Rise; Take Me to God (Island) ’94 UK
  • King Earthquake – Serious Dub; Dub Plates Chapter Two (King Earthquake) 2010 UK
  • Bill Laswell – Cyclops; Points of Order (Innerhythmic) 2001 US
  • Massive Attack – Be Thankful For What You Got; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK

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60-90 min

  • Nickodemus – Back From Africa (Derek Sessions rmx); Endangered Species Remix (ESL) 2006 NY
  • The Orb feat. Nina Walsh – Ghostdancing; Cydonia (Universal) 2001 UK
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than the Sun; Screamadelica (Sire) ’91 UK
  • Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Dub Del Pacifico; Death of the Revolution (TruThoughts) 2008 UK 
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Cydonia – human faced pyramid on Mars

90 min – 2 hr.

  • Revolutionary Dub Warriors – Warrior; Deliverance (ON U Sound) ’94 UK
  • The Slits – Man Next Door; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 Live in SF and Cincy: Paragons cover by UK female punk group
  • Thievery Corporation – Exilio (Rewound); Babylon Rewound (ESL)  2004 DC
  • Undivided Roots – Move Up; ON U Sound Discoplate Collection Part II (ON U  Sound) ’82 UK
  • Veve’ – Maka; Veve’ (WordSound) ’98 Brooklyn

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2-2 and 1/2 hr

  • Desmond Williams – This Morning; Delights of the Garden (ESL) 2002 DC
  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’80 UK
  • Yerba Buena – Fever; Island Life (Razor & Tie) 2005
  • Zombi – DE3; Escape Velocity (Relapse) 2011
  • 2 Bad Card – Leaving Rome; CD Single (ON U Sound)  ’95 UK

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): June 25, 2016: 28 Years of Reggae Radio! (Vinylicious)

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In the immortal words of Prince Far I – the humble calf, suckles the most milk

Greetings,

During the last year of Reagan. Who funded the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives thru the Student Loan Program.

KRCL was looking for graveyard shows. I was picked for late Sunday/early Monday AM. The show? 3 o’clock Roadblock – 3 hours of Reggae and World sounds at 3am during the coldest winter in 40 years in Salt Lake City.

<Smile Jamaica bio; 37 sec.>

You gots to pay your dues to get the prime time. I did graveyard for a year and decided that was enough. Then my bredrin, Rutabaga Reese, who was hosting Smile Jamaica was looking to transition out. So I sat in with him from Oct. ’89 til Summer of ’90 when he “retired”. I took over the chair, planted my flag and 28 years later it’s Saturday afternoon Roots Reggae ‘n’ Dub fix

<Early morning before prime time – gotta pay your dues; 23 sec.>

So it was the tail end of June, June 25th probably that I flicked the switch and started the Ark-Ive. Celebrate that legacy with all vinyl

No digital for I ‘n’ I

bless, robt

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28 Years of Reggae Radio: Smile Jamaica June 25, 2016 Playlist; 1 min 8 sec.

Set 1 – All Vinyl 28 Years

  • Jimmy Riley – Summertime; 12” (DEB) ’76 cover of Porgy & Bess classic
  • King Tubby – Dub From the Roots; Dub From the Roots (Attack) ’74 dub album of the hour
  • Papa Kojie & Blue Riddim – Nancy Reagan Re-Election Remix (Ora International) ’85 St. Louis

<Nancy & Ron a gwan a Russia; 23 sec.>

  • Edi Fitzroy – Youthman Penitentiary; Dreadlocks Party (Alligator) ’82 Chicago blues label
  • Michael Smith – Picture No Pictures; Mi Cyaan Believe It (Mango) ’82 LKJ produced dub poet
  • Tapper Zukie – Cally Dolly; I Man Ah Warrior (mer) ’77 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Bloodfire Posse – Get Flat; Are You Ready (CBS) ’86 UK, Jamaican dance, “get flat while bullets fly overhead”
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Robert Mapplethorpe. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 2: Roots Dawta vinyl

  • Casselberry & DuPree’ – Comin’ in From the Cold; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee
  • Main Attractions – Jam Up, Jam Down; Roots, Rock, Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Singers & Players feat. Sister B – Holy Scripture; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK Adrian Sherwood
  • Aisha – Don’t Tire; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK

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Set 3:

  • Prince Far I – Natty Champion; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK: boxing Babylon loses to Natty Dread
  • Morwells – Reggae Party; Wiser Dread (Nighthawk) ’82 St. Louis
  • Sister Carol – Show Business; Liberation For Africans (Serious Gold) ’83 NY
  • Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie (Special Dub Mix); ’83 12” EP

<Mighty Diamonds – Kutchie pipe; Musical Youth – cooking pot; 16 sec.>

  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) Dub Album of the Hour[

<Smile Jamaica’s first dub album. Tower Records, Las Vegas ’87; 20 sec.>

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Set 4: I Three vinyl

  • Marcia Griffiths – Play Me; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK Neil Diamond cover
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; Reggae Party (Disc International) ’84 Fr.
  • Judy Mowatt & Sister Carol – Screw Face/Them Vex; 12” (Jah Life) ’87 – Bob cover

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Set 5: Wailers Family Tree set; 1 min. 22 sec.

  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81: my 1st Reggae album

<the very first addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 33 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Walk the Proud Land; Sings the Wailers (Mango) ’80 – update Rock Steady classics
  • Pressure – Stir It Up; Pressure (Pool’s) US cover
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77 UK***

<Punky Reggae Party – No boring old farts; 14 sec.

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The Damned, The Jam, The Clash, Dr. Feelgood – No boring old farts

Set 6:

  • Sly & Robbie – Space Invaders; Syncopation (Joe Gibbs) ’82 UFO-ria
  • Sister Netifa – We Can’t Run No More + I Am From Africa; Woman Determined (Aluta) ’88 UK dub poet
  • Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man; Lovers and Rockers (EMI) ’80 UK comp.
  • Tad’s Logic Dub Band – Science; Chapter 1 Dub Mix (Tad’s) Thomas Dolby “She Blinded Me With Science”
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Hour
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Space Invaders – UFOria

Set 7: Herbtune Vinyl

  • Bobby Culture – Big Big Bust; Tidal Wave (Unicorn) ’83 Santa Monica, CA

<Busted!; 18 sec.>

  • Alpha & Omega – Rasta Woman; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Dub Syndicate – Pounding Systems; Pounding System (ON U Sound) ‘
  • Singers & Players feat. Prince Far I – Bedward the Flying Preacher (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Basement 5 – Immigration: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK – future members of Big Audio Dynamite
  • Zulu Warriors – Chanting Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Doo) ’89 UK

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