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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 4, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Ancient Astronaut Theory Suggests!

Greetings,

I have told this story on air many times. I did political interviews on KRCL between 2003 (Iraq War) and 2012 when a new station GM  – hired from Clear Channel radio – told me if I wanted to continue doing Progressive Political interviews I had to do two things

  1. Quit expressing opinions
  2. Must be objective.

I said no thanks and quit. I wasn’t going to dumb down my content like the CIA News Network or Washington Compost: being a stenographer of the news.

I quit radio interviews ratherr than being the radio equivalent of a presstitute stenographer

I would put a huge amount of time into that one hour, weekly interview. Post “retirement” I was left with a significant gap in free time.

That’s when I discovered a new time suck: Ancient Aliens on the History Channel.

As an Assyrian-American, a huge part of the show is about the Sumerians who wrote about contact from Astronauts (we humans mistook for Sky Gods.)

Do not scoff! Look to the skies!

I binged watched everything to catch up on all that history/cosmology.

So it wasn’t long before I started combing through the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives “probing” (pun intended) for UFO themed Reggae tunes.

Believe it or not, I could fill a 60 CD suitcase and a record bag full of examples on sets I call UFO-ria (euphoria, get it?).

From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Now every July 2 (Roswell UFO crash anniversary) I do 3 hours of Alien fascination that rules the nation!

July 2, 1947 Roswell, New Mexico

just like my traditions of Jah-loween, 4:20 and Bob Marley Tribute shows.

I’ve really gotten into it to the point where someone said, “Do you believe in this for real or is it entertainment?”

I said: I guess I do believe in it. Ancient Astronaut Theory  makes the most ‘sensi’. to me.”

From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Ancient Astronauts, mistaken by humans as Sky Gods, created mankind to mine gold to take back to their planet Nibiru: the 12th Planet or Planet X.

Guess what? They had wrecked their home world through environmental degradation (just like Earth) and needed gold to re-generate their atmosphere on Nibiru.

If you are on my Twitter at SmileJ_KRCL. I post 3 topics:

  1. Reggae and Radio
  2. Alt-Left, anti corporate Democratic Party snark
  3. UFOria

Now I tell my friends, forced to endure my proselytizing, that I put the “man” in Manichaean and the “fun” in Sumerian Fundamentalism.

Anu is my Sky God. The Greeks called him Zeus

So I did a radio show last week with a UFO set. Just finished up Season 10 DVD of Ancient Aliens.

Guess what? My beef with archaeologists is that their calculations on when these massive structures from antiquity were built was thousand of years off.

Giza Plateau – Anunnaki Tessaract (space ships) powered by the pyramid energy.

Listen to my clip about the Great Pyramid of Giza that proves my point: Not 2500 BC, 10500 BC.

It’s not Khufu/Cheops’ tomb. It’s a power station for the Anunnaki’s Spaceships when they left and landed at the Sinai Spaceport.

Praise Anu! Bobbylon

<Giza pyramid and archaeo-imperialism; 1 min. 50> 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 4, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 49 sec.

Set 1:

  • I Roy – Jah Is the Best; Best of I Roy (GG’s) ’77 JA vinyl
  • Impact All-Stars – Java; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74 UK – Vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
  • Junior Murvin – Roots Train; Police & Thieves (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark prod’n
  • Lorna Asher – Your Mama is Calling; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle) ’99
  • Hepcat – Pharaoh’s Dream; Right on Time (Hepcat) ’97 SoCal ska
  • Massive Dread – This is Massive; This Is Massive (Nyam Up) ’82
  • Dub Syndicate – Higher Than High; 10″ (Lion & Roots) ’98 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2:

  • Black Uhuru – Love Crisis; Black Sounds of Freedom (Greensleeves) ’77 original; ’81 rmx

<Various Black Uhuru lineups; 31 sec.>

  • Louisa Marks – Caught You in a Lie; 12 the Hard Way
  • Sheriff Lindo & the Hammer – Sky Dubbing; Ten Dubs That Shook the World (Crucial Vibes) ’88 Australian dubber
  • Junior Dan – Gives Thanks No Skanks/Yanks & Ises; 10″ (Hi Try) ’77 UK

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years

  • Gregory Isaacs – Hot Stepper; Night Nurse (Mango) ’82
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Time Gawn + Arising; Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK female dub poet
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Sonny’s Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem); Forces of Victory (Mango) ’79 UK dub poet

<Sus: similar to stop and frisk in England; 28 sec.>

  • Ini Kamoze – Them Things Deh; Mini LP (Mango) ’84
  • Monty Alexander; Evening Time; Tribute to Reggae’s Keyboard King: Interpretations and Improvisations – Reggae’s Keyboard King (VP) 2004 Instrumental tribute to Jackie Mittoo

Set 4: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love/People Get Ready ’77 + 2017 rmx; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) Ziggy’s rmx next to original

<Bob’s Exodus; 1 min 23 sec>

<Song Analysis: One Love/People Get Ready 77 vs. 2017 rmx; 20 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 live Boulder, Collie-rado
  • Bunny Wailer – Roots; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 Bob Marley covers

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Lone Ranger – Annie Palmer; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA – wicked witch of Jamaica who terrorized the slaves
  • Sister Carol – International Style; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn
  • Chalice – Back Weh Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK
  • Jah Woosh – Marijuana World Tour; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK herbtune
Singing about Annie Palmer – the evil witch who terrorized Jamaican slaves

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Robert Plant – Lively Up Yourself (live); Principles of Moments (box set edition) (Es Paranza) ’83 Bob Marley
  • Led Zeppelin – Dy’er Ma’ker; Houses of the Holy (Atlantic) ’73 Dy’er Maker = Jamaica if you say it fast
  • Garland Jeffreys – Christine; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 NYC bi-racial rock/soul singer
  • UB40 feat. Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe; 12″ (DEP) ’85 UK Sonny & Cher cover

<Sony & Cher vs. Chrissie Hynde & UB40; 47 sec.>

  • Jah Pelicaho & the Wailers – Mystical Cosmic Vibration; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) Jah-ponese dub album; Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7: UFOria

  • Audio Active – Adventure in Time & Space; Happy Happer (On U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon
  • U.F.O. feat. DeeDee Bridgewater – Flying Saucer; Saint-Germain-des-Pres IV (Wagram) 2004 Fr. future jazz
  • Derrick Morgan – Moon Hop; Original Reggae Recordings (Trybute) ’70
  • Elegants – Little Star (Static Revenger Mix); Destroy All Humans! (Lakeshore) 2005 video game soundtrack of 50’s doo woop
  • Audio Active – The Adventure is Still Going On; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon
Smile Jamaica loves UFO-ria

Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses

  • Afro Omega – It’s on the People; demo; SLC dub group
  • Thievery Corporation feat. LouLou – The Time We Lost Our Way; Cosmic Game (ESL) 2005 French chanteuse
  • Soom T – Ganja Ganja; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Glasgow Weedstepper
  • Dry & Heavy – New Creation; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon
  • Alpha & Omega – The Homeless People + No Man’s Land (dub); Overstanding; (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 21, 2017: Jah-loween Monster Mashdown!

Nuff Jah-loween today. So don’t get stoned on my tombstone

Greetings,

I sent a Tweet that captures my nearly 30 years spinning Reggae Radio: Smile Jamaica love Halloween or as I call it Jah-loween as much as April 20th.

So I give you a taste of what I’m featuring for three hours Saturday Jah-tober 28th: 4-7 PM Mtn.; KRCL.or or 90.9FM i Salt Lake City.

Ghouls, Vampires, Witches, Frankenstein and The Mummy, Ghosts and Duppies in between Horror movie trailers and spooky soundbites.

<Smile Jamaica’s Jah-loween Monster Bash>

In today’s podcast I give you a preview of Halloween: Monster Hash, UB40, The Specials. 7″ Jamaican Jukebox, Vinyl is Vital and 12″ Disco Mixes.

Mutant Dub and 4 of my favorites from my usual Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years set.

Boo-tiful!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 21, 2017: Annotated Playlist; 55 sec.

bless, I should say curse Bobbylon

Set 1:

  • Lion Youth – Easy Skanking; Love Comes and Goes (Virgo Stomach) ’81 UK clear vinyl
  • Hi-Tech Roots Dynamics – M.S.G. Dub; New York Dub (Top Beat) ’96 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Keith Hudson – Rasta Country; Greatest Hits (Sky High) ‘79
  • Althea & Donna – Jah Music; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Jah Lloyd – Natty Bid Goodbye; Good Old Days of the 70’s (Teams) ‘78
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 update of Boris Pickett; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Gladiators – Evil Doers; 12” (Virgin Front Line) ’77 UK

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; Exodus 40 (Tuff Gong) ’77 + 2017 Ziggy rmx

<Exodus 40; 50 sec.>

<Three Little Birds – 77 to 2017; 36 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Rock With Me; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 live in Detroit

<Oct. 19 – Peter Tosh birthday and the Black Monday Stock Market crash; 45 sec.>

  • Calman Scott – Devil in the City (Kingston Connexion) ’77 Fr.
Peter Tosh murdered Sept. 11; crashed the stock market on his birthday from the next world 6 weeks later

Set 3: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ Halloween

  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; 7” (Mod) ’72 over Keble Drummond’s “Dangerous”
  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7” (Sir JJ) ‘72
  • Freddie McGregor – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Soul Syndicate) ‘78
  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetary Robbery; 7”
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7” (Crystal) ‘80
  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up Dub; Wailers Dub (Tabou1) Dub Album of the Hour
Rare 45 from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Set 4:

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Sleepy Wonder & Gunjan (female) – Warning Shots; Cosmic Game (ESL) 2005 DC dubbers
  • Afro Omega – Love Letter; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Black Slate – Mind Your Motion; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK
  • GG All Stars – Vampire Rock; 12” (GG Hit) ’78

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl 

  • Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76 

<The Blackheart Man – even the lion fears him; 51 sec.>

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86
  • Willi Williams & the Armagideons – Dungeon; Messenger Man (Inland) ’80 Can.
  • Ras Karbi – Babylon Gravestone; Seven Seals (Rockstone) ’84 JA
  • Sly & Robbie – Gravestone Version; 7” (Rockstone) ‘84
Bought for the amazing cover even before I was a Reggae fanatic

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years – Halloween Stylee

<Don’t get stoned on my tombstone!; 22 sec.>

  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81
  • Black Uhuru – Satan Army Band; Black Sounds of Freedom (Greensleeves) ‘81
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police and Thieves (Mango) ‘77
  • King Tubby – Roots of Dub; Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ’76 Dub Album of the Hour
Terrific bi racial New York soul rocker does reggae for Halloween

Set 7:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; More UB40 (DEP/Sound) ‘81
  • The Specials – Ghost Town; 12” (2 Tone) ’81 UK
A song about violence in the clubs. Livicated to the victims of the Mandalay Bay Shooting

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA

<The Mummy – roll a lickle spliff w/ di papyrus; 22 sec.>

  • Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G-Sides (Virgin) 2002 UK cartoon group
  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK w/ female vox
  • Dan-I & King Kietu – Vampire + Dub Down the Vampire; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub
  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 US – Duppy = Jamaican ghosts
Saturday: Jah-tober 28; 4-7 PM Mtn. Smile Jamica’s Jah-loween: KRCL 90.9 FM krcl.org

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate (Stream + Tracklist): Best of 29 Years of Reggae Radio!

Greetings,

July 2, 1988 was when I ‘n’ I debuted at 3AM on a hot summer night late Sunday/early Monday on radio station KRCL. The name of the show was 3 o’clock Roadblock named after the Bob Marley song.

That started a 3 decade journey of 29 years of Reggae Radio. After a year or so I moved from early morning graveyard shift to the big show: Smile Jamaica. 

Saturdays 1-4 PM in 1989-1990 and then moved back to 4pm. Planted my flag and never left.

If I figure I average about 45 shows a year (with time away for cratedigging on the weekends). That amounts to 1305 + shows. Almost 4000 hours of Reggae.

I celebrated with all vinyl a couple weeks back. Took last Saturday off and cooked up a CD best of 29 years in my Secret Dubratory.

Thanks for the musical memories!

bless, robt

If I remember correctly: Black Uhuru’s What Is Life was the first song I played on Reggae Radio: 3AM July 2, 1088

0-30 min.

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub a Dubble vol. 2 (CSA) ’88 UK
  • Rita Marley – Beauty of God’s Plan; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ‘80
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Brainwashing; African Herbsman (Trojan)  ’71 nursery rhyme
  • Peter Tosh – Recruiting Soldiers; Mystic Man (EMI America) ‘79
  • Bunny Wailer – Cool & Deadly; Marketplace (Shanachie) ‘85
  • Marcia Griffiths – Where Were You; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Aswad – Bubblin; To the Top (Simba) ’86 UK
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Dis Policeman Keeps on Kickin’ Me to Death; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83 UK dub poet 
“Inna my house, there’s a picture on the wall. Rastafari sit upon his throne.”

30-60 min.

  • Bim Sherman – Lamb of Judah + Judah Dub; Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy & U Black in a Rub a Dub Style (Original) ‘79
  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 Bob’s Mom tribute to Bob
  • Bingy Bunny & the Morwells – Bit by Bit; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ‘74
  • Black Roots – Pin in the Ocean; All Day All Night (Nubian) ’87 UK
  • Black Slate – Reggae Music; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Time Gawn + Arising; Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK female dub poet
  • Black Uhuru – Eye Market; Chill Out (Mango)  ’82 

60 min – 90 min

  • Burning Spear – Fittest of the Fittest (Heartbeat) ’83
  • Capital Letters – Fire; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Judy Mowatt – Rock Me; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ’86
  • Creation Rebel – Chatti Chatti Mouth; Psychotic Jonkanoo (Statik/ON U Sound) ’81  Mutant Dub
  • Cymande – Brothers on the Side; Cymane (Sequel) ’74 Cymande = dove of peace. UK crossover group
  • Jay Boys – African People; Babylon a Fall Down (Trojan)  ’72 Paul Revere and the Raiders cover – Indian Reservation  cover
  • Love Joys – One Draw; Lovers Rock (Wackies)  ’83 female duo on Rita Marley herbtune 
Cymande – Dove of Peace: UK diaspora of rock, soul, reggae, jazz

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • David Lindley – Quarter of a Man; El Rayo-X (Elektra)
  • Dennis Brown – So Jah Say; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Max Romeo – Uptown Babies Don’t Cry; War ina Babylon (Mango) ‘76
  • Martha Velez & the Wailers – Bend Down Low (Sire) ’76 Bob Marley cover/production
  • Dillinger – Mickey Mouse Crab Louse; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 rude
  • Don Carlos – Jah Jah Hear My Plea; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ’84 
Saw David Lindley at the Zephyr (SLC) Summer ’87. Bought this album the next day

2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell – Miami Beach;  Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 single
  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ‘75
  • Gideon Jah Rubbaal – Natty Dreadlocks a Superstar; Free Us Now (Jah Rubbaal) ‘77
  • Gregory Isaacs – Sad to Know (You’re Leaving); Night Nurse (Mango) ‘82
  • Hot Chocolate – Confetti Day; Every 1’s a Winner (Infinity) ’78 UK soul does reggae
  • Phyllis Dillon – Midnight Confession; Midnight Confession (Treasure Isle) ’68 Grass Roots cover
  • Ijahman Levi – Jah Heavy Load; Haile I Hymn (Mango) ’78
Got this album for Christmas 1978. Thanks Mom!

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Ini Kamoze – Trouble You, Trouble Me; Mini LP (Island) ‘84
  • Jacob Miller – A Chapter a Day; Mixed Up Moods (Top Ranking) ‘80
  • Sister Carol – Wild Thing; Something Wild Soundtrack (MCA) ’86 Troggs re-work
  • Jah Wobble – Dreadlock Don’t Deal in Wedlock; The Legend Lives On (Virgin) ‘80
  • Johnny Clarke – Crazy Baldheads + Academy Award Version; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 Bob Marley cover
  • Keith Hudson – Musicology; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘79
  • UB40 feat. Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 update of group’s Version Girl

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-tober 22, 2016: Jah-loween Soon Come!

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Halloween? No! JAH-loween!

<All Treats! No Tricks! – Smile Jamaica Loves Halloween>

Greeetings,

It’s Fall and winter is coming. So that means October is Jah-loween Season on Smile Jamaica. The ghouls , witches and vampires doing rub a dub in the boneyard.

Half the set is devoted to instead of the usual’s King’s Music. Now it’s the Devil’s turn. Scratch. As in Lee “Scratch” Perry. Half the show devoted to the Witching Season: Best of 27 Years (the early discoveries in ’89-90), vinyl, 7″ Jamaican Jukebox and the undead and of course MUTANT dub

Don’t get stoned on my tombstone!

bless, I mean curse, robt

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Set 1:

  • Lord Creator – Such Is Life; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) ’78 UK vinyl: Lee Perry/Black Ark prod’n
  • Chalawa – Exodus Dub; (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub Album of the Hour to Marley’s Exodus
  • Peter Broggs – Pick Up the Reggae; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • Lee Perry – Jungle Lion; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’73 instrumental
  • Dennis Bovell – Living in Babylon; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ‘80
  • Bushman – Backweh Vampire; 10” EP (Stingray) 2012 UK EP Jah-loween tune
  • Lovejoys – One Draw; Lovers Rock Showcase (Wackies) ’83 female duo on Rita Marley’s herbtune: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
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An A+ grade doesn’t do justice. Lee “Scratch” Perrry and his mythic Black Ark. Such is Life indeed

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Black Dignity; Honorary Citizens: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’69 rarity
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘79
  • Jennifer Gad – Babylon Must Fall; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Dennis Brown & the Observers – Live After You; 10” (Observer Gold) ’75 Niney prod’n

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Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years – Jah-loween Set; 11 sec.

  • Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ’77: 
  • Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man; Blackheart Man (Mango) ‘76
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 UK
  • Devon Irons & Doctor Alimantado – Vampire; Open the Gate (Trojan) ‘76
  • King Tubby – I am the King vol. 3 (Sprint) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (DEP) ’80 about Margaret Thatcher in UK

<Margaret Thatcher = Madame Medusa = Maggrot Torture; 22 sec.>

<Neocon Margaret Thatcher – Middle finger from UB40; 37 sec>.

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The Iron Lady: Britain’s Margaret Thatcher. Showed that women could be Neoliberal/Neoconservative too

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl is Vital set

  • Inner Circle – Duppy or Gunman; Rock the Boat (Trojan) ’74 UK:  duppy = J’can ghost
  • Clint Eastwood and General Saint – Talk About Run; Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) ’81 UK: update of calypso tune about making out w/ your girl in the boneyard
  • Cultural Roots – Devil-ites; Drift Away from Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 UK
  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Opa-Locka, FL
  • Chalice – Back Way Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK

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Set 6:

  • Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – United We Stand; Just My Imagination (Trojan) ’70 update of soul cover by Brotherhood of Man
  • Cocoa Tea – Weh di Drugs; Unforgettable (Roaring Lion) ’99 herbtune
  • Rastafarians – Rasta Theme; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Black Slate Meets Soul Syndicate – Wine Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 1 (Moodie) ‘78
  • Scientist – The Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox of Jah-loween

  • Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft; 7” (Sir JJ) ’72
  • Ringo –Frankenstine; 7” (Greedy Puppy) ‘79
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Intel Diplo) about his beating by the cops
  • Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle; 7” (Crystal) ‘80
  • Twinkle Brothers – Devil Worshippers; 7” (Crystal) 2001
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Duppy Conqueror (Upsetter) ‘70

<Duppy = Jamaican Ghost; 19 sec.>

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I see the mark of the beast on their ugly faces

Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah-loween

  • Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone World) 2001 US
  • Tino – Loch Ness Monster Dub; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp.) 2002 US: breaks artist
  • Sinead O’Connor & Sly & Robbie – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 cover of Devon Irons tune played earlier
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Blood Suckers; Belly of the Beast (Ariwa) ’96 UK dub poet
  • Small Axe – Witchdoctor; Earthjuice vol. 1 (Waveform) ‘98

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 24, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Boo-tiful Halloween Roots

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Greetings,

Enjoying Smile Jamaica’s favorite Holiday? Jah-loween? Been busy cutting up sound bytes and horror movie trailers for next week’s 3 hour Smile Jamaica Jah-loween show which falls on the actual All Hallow’s Eve.

Gonna start putting together my 3rd annual Digital Dubplate music and horror bytes only fascination this week to upload for fresh Roots on Halloween. Feel free to play at your party or to keep the kids off your porch.

Here’s last week’s Halloween Rock showcase – Digital Dubplate Mixcloud

This stream (Smile J 10/24/15) is about half Halloween. Holdovers never leftovers for this week.

curse, robt

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Vincent Price “lady killer”

Highlights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 24, 2015; 49 sec.

Set 1: Halloween Tunes

  • Mighty Diamonds – Party Time; Indestructible (Alligator) ’83 Chicago vinyl; Heptones cover
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – A Message; Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 (ROIR) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Capleton feat. Big Youth – Mark of the Beast; I Testament (Rush) ’97; Jah-loween Set
  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ‘86
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘79
  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Wendy Shaw – Ease Off Satan; Passing Through the Flames (Issachar) ‘92
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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up; Captured Live (EMI  America) August. ’83 Greek Theater, LA
  • Bunny Wailer – Don Man; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; “Let Him Go” update
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game + version; Black Ark Sessions EP (Ascension) dominos metaphor

<Who Colt the Game at the Black Ark; 24 sec.>

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This show became the Captured Live LP

Set 4: Calypso/Rock Steady Halloween

  • Lord Kitchener – Love in the Cemetery; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan); ’62 calypso; don’t take your girl to the cemetery

<Love in the Cemetery; 20 sec.>

  • Vulcans – Dracula; Journey into Space – The Return of Star Trek (Cactus) ‘72
  • Upsetters – Vampire; Upsetter Collection (Trojan) ‘70
  • Denzil Laing – Beware of the  Vampire; Dry Acid (Trojan)
  • Prince Buster – Ghost Dance; Rock Steady – Hush Up (Melodisc) ‘68
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Duppies do not like it when you “rub a dub” pon their graves

Set 5: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica (Oct. ’89)

  • Don Carlos – Satan Control Them; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87; Halloween tune
  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; Police in Helicopter (Greensleeves)  ’82 herbtune
  • Yellowman feat. Sister Nancy – Wha Dat; King Yellowman (CBS) ‘84

<Wha Dat? War UK vs. Argentina – Falklands/Malvinas; 23 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Spidla-ding; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ‘84

<Sister Carol – singjay definition; 8 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Slavery Days + I and I Survive; Marcus Garvey + Garvey’s Ghost (Island) ’75

<Burning Spear as a trio; 11 sec.>

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Delroy Hines, Winston Rodney, Rupert Willington – Burning Spear

Set 5: Halloween Vinyl

  • Dennis Brown – Spellbound; Spellbound (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Opa-Locka, FL
  • Bushman – Back Weh Vampire; 10” (Stingray) 2003 UK
  • Donovan – Evil Eyes; World Power (Mango) ’88 US
  • Chalice – Back Way Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) Two bad Duppies (Ghosts) ’81 UK; 14 sec.
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Spread out rice and goat’s meat on a white sheet in the cemetery. 10,000 duppies a come

Set 6:

  • Ayo – How Many People?; Billie-Eve (Polydor) 2011 Nigerian/German female singer

<Ayo bio’ 18 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Cocaine in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly); ’83 herb tune[

<Reggae History Lesson: Cocaine/Marijuana in My Brain>

  • Black Roots – Capitalism; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK roots reunion
  • Pablo Gad – Sad Mistake; Hard Times (Soul Village) ’80 vampire tune

<If you think vampire gonna suck my neck you’ve made a sad mistake – Pablo Gad; 11 sec.>

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Nice crossover artist

Set 7:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (DEP/Sound) ’80; kiss off to UK leader Margaret Thatcher = Maggrot Tortcher

<Margaret Thatcher = Madame Medusa; 25 sec.>

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Mutant Music

<Smile Jamaica – putting the mutants in Mutant Dub since ’89>

  • Tino – Bats in My Belfry Dub; Tino’s Breaks 6; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp) 2002; Mutant Dub Halloween set
  • Funki Porcini’s Zombie – Flesheater Boulevard; & the Jerry Van Rooyen Remixes (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2000
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion – Exorcism; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009 Colorado
  • Beats International – Echo Chamber; Excursion on the Version (Go Disc) ’91 UK; Doctor Satan Echo Chamber
  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There + Dub Files; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK trance dub; X Files Theme
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Femi Kuti – Vampire; It Takes a Thief (ESL) Best of

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Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: March 28, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Roots Dawta Showcase

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Smile Jamaica’s Holy Trinity: Roots, Vinyl and Sistren vocalists/deejays

Greetings,

<Livicated to the Mothers, Sistas and Dawtas; 10 sec.>

Smile Jamaica pays tribute to Women’s History Month (March) with a special show pulled from the Ark-Ives:

Roots Dawtas Vinyl – Black Wax Blowout

<Vinyl sound authentically rootsy; 8 sec.>

High-lights of the 3 hours: 80 sec.

 

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Annotated Playlist of the March 28, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives:

Set 1

  • Sis Nya – Works of Jah; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK; 3 Hours of Roots Dawtas
  • GG All Stars – Changing Dub; Dub a de Number One (Heartbeat); Dub Album of the Week; Gregory Isaacs dubs
  • Aisha – For Salvation; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK
  • Casselberry-DuPree’ – War; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee, Jahs-consin; Marley cover of Selassie UN Speech

<Haile Selassie speech to United Nations. Bob created “War”; 25 sec.>

  • Aura Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – Full Experience; Full Experience (Blue Moon) Fr. EP
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; Reggae Party From Jamaica (Disc International) ’83 Fr.; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 8 sec.>

  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; 12” (Must Dance) ’86 UK

<Bubble wif a 2 spliff ‘n’ 2 Heineken; 12 sec.>

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Early favorite from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 2 spliff ‘n’ 2 Heineken

 Set 2:

  • Norma King – Hot Child in the City; 12” (Zion Love) ’88 Canada; Nick Gilder pop cover

<Canadian Reggae cover of One Hit Wonder; 23 sec.>

  • Robotiks feat. Joanna Cassar & Sandra Cross; Echoes of Deaf Journalists; My Computer’s Acting Strange (Ariwa) ’86 UK

<In order to get a 5 star review, you must pay your magazine ads! 13 sec.>

  • Sis Bee & Jah Woosh – Pure Brutality; Rebellion (Federation of Reggae Music) Ireland
  • Pauline – Babylon; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK
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Canadian One Hit Wonder: Hot Child in the City, Running Wild and Looking Pretty

 Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Marcia Griffiths – Let Them Say; Rock My Soul (56 Hope Road) ’84 JA; Wailers Family Tree Set

<Marcia Griffiths & Bob Andy; 28 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – First Cut; Mellow Mood (Ashandan) ’75 JA; Cat Stevens cover
  • The I Three – Baby Be True; Beginning (EMI America); ’86 US; Leroy Sibbles cover

<The I-Three, Not I Threes; 11 sec.>

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  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK; 2 Tone ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Sista Ruby – Gimmi Mi Ganja; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK; herbtune
  • Mystic Youth feat. I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites; Best Wishes (Sunship) Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya; youth group with female vox

<Gem from the 99 cent crate: Mystic Youth; 8 sec.>

>Land of Fruits & Nuts – Junior high kids hail up the Seven Leaf, WTF?; 35 sec.>

  • Sheila Hylton – The Bed’s Too Big Without You; 12” (Island) ’80; Police cover
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Great youth reggae group from the Land of Fruits & Nuts

 Set 5: Dub Poetesses

<Dub Poetresses; 13 sec.>

  • Louise Bennett – Long Time Gal; Miss Lou!: Yes M’Dear (Island); ’83 UK live mento, calypso; Dub  Poetess set

<Miss Lou: national treasure of Jamaica; 23 sec.>

  • Sister Netifa – Traveller; Woman Determined (Aluta) ’88 UK; about the Middle Passage

<Middle Passage: slaves to the  New World, sugar to Europe, money to buy more slaves in Africa; 20 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Conditions Critical; Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87 Canadian poet via Emeryville, Collie-fornya
  • Jean “Binta” Breeze – Tracks + Nanny; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK

<Binta – dawta in Arabic, Swahili; 22 sec.>

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Louise Bennett

<Nanny – national hero of Jamaican revolution against British occupiers; 23 sec.>

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Nanny – Jamaican hero. Legend has it she could fire bullets from a delicate part of her anatomy to terrorize the Brits

 Set 6: Deejays

  • UB40 feat. Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 UK; toaster over Version Girl

<Baggariddim – UK; Little Baggariddim US; 45 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Dance Hall Style; Liberation for Africa (Serious Gold) ’83 DC
  • Super Chick – Roach Killer; Sleeping Bag’s Reggae Dance Hall Classics (Sleeping Bag) New Jah-sey; Roach Killer: J’can slang for leather pointed toe shoes

<Roach Killer – Jamaican shoes worn in the dancehalls; 215 sec.>

  • Althea Ranking – Just Rocking; 12” (Go de Jockey) ’81 JA; ½ of female deejay duo: Althea & Donna
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Roach Killers

 Set 7: Soul to Disco

  • Maxine Miller – C.C. Rider; Showcase (Wackies) ’80 Chuck Willis cover

<Chuck Willis – CC Rider’ 12 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Lloyd Barnes’ Wackies label; 10 sec.>

  • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell; 12” (Soul Jazz) ’79 UK; cover of Anita Ward disco classic 

<Disco is not a four letter world in Reggae or on Smile Jamaikca; 28 sec.>

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Always a Reggae cover of a soul or disco hit song

 Set 8: Mutant Dubstresses; 5 sec.

  • Sinead O’Connor – Jah Nuh Dead; Throw Down Your Arms; (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 UK Burning Spear cover

<Sinead O’Connor: Mutant Dubstress; 40 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Some Love; Foundation Steppers (ON U Sound) ’83 UK

<Ari Up: New Age Steppers, The Slits vocalist>

  • The Slits – Man Next Door; 12” (Human Records) ’80 UK; cover of John Holt & the Paragons
  • Akabu – Africans United; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK
  • Rasheda – I Jah Love; 12” (Zion Gate) 2007 Fr.; Don Carlos cover
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Anti papist. Jah nuh dead