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Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Hazy Shade of Winter!

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Smile Jamaica much prefers Collie-rado’s Inversion Galore to Utah’s Winter Smog. 4 down, 46 to go!

Greetings,

<Inversion Galore. Surviving Utah’s Winter Smog>

Settling into Jah-nuary. Middle of winter. The two month period of hibernation between the Green Bud Bowl Packers last game and opening Season for my beloved San Francisco, Giants baseball.

Weeping and Wailing and gnashing of teeth 😦

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Green Bud Bowl Packers legendary collapse. Dread only had to do one thing and one thing only: catch the effing ball. Game over. Super Bowl 49. Fiyah bun!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers epic collapse against Seapukes: No Superbowl for I ‘n’ I; 17 sec.>

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Grinding it out at work trying to avoid the flu and the colds brought about by Utah’s chunky air. Flu shot was a dud. Everyone in my family except me got it. Praise Jah! One of my best friends had to go to the emergency room with fluid in her lungs. Utah from November to March great for skiiers. Not so much for those with ashthma.

So playing rope a dope in cutting through the Post Holiday blah’s with the Kool Roots of Reggae ‘n’ Dubwize.

High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 24, 2015; 64 sec.

  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob & Peter Live in Leeds UK; Tosh live acoustic radio performance; Bunny chants down Botha and Apartheid South Africa, Marcia Griffiths – Steppin’ ’79
  • Dub Album of the Week: Aba-Shanti Ites. Mutant dub instrumentals
  • Soundtracks: Reggae on celluloid
  • Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years: Marcia G, Prince Lincoln UFOria, Dillinger PSA on STD’s
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas: lovers rock, deejay Seven Leaf, dub poet
  • Mutant Dub: UFO skywatching soundtrack

<Songs to watch the sky for UFO’s. They are out there. Do not scoff!; 8 sec.>

bless, robt

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Galaxy poll on the Terrestrial Drug War

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Kojak – Glory to Jah; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA vinyl
  • Aba-Shanti-I &the Shanti-Ites – Tower of Bable (sic); Verse III (Falasha) ’99; Dub Album of the Week: mutant dub style
  • Black Slate – Mozart in Trenchtown; World Citizen (Unit 8) 2014 UK roots reunion

<Black Slate: UK Roots Reunion; 29 sec.>

  • Akabu – Fate of the World; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female roots group
  • African Brothers – Gimme Gimme African Love; 10” (Main Line) ’77, Tony Tuff Sugar Minott group
  • Iba – Babylon Don’t Like; Many Lives (Mt. Nebo) 2006; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 7 sec.>

  • Big Youth – Honesty; Screaming Target (Trojan) ’72; on Slaving riddim  
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UK Roots Reunion. One of Smile Jamaica’s Best of 2014

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Jah Light It Right; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’76 horn jazz + nyahbinghi instrumental
  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
  • Rhoda Dakar – 007; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007; singer in Special AKA, Bodysnatchers ska covers Desmond Dekker
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2 Tone Ska-stress: Bodysnatchers, Special AKA, sang a song about date rape that is brilliant and harrowing “The Boiler”

 Set 3: Reggae tunes on Soundtracks

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Dreadlocks in Moonlight; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ‘82
  • Western Roots – Rockers Galore; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) 2010 mutant dub

<Babylon Central: Thievery Corporation movie; 28 sec.>

  • Search Boys – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78; herbal update of r & b by The Coasters; 23 sec.
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Thievery Corporation movie: mutant dub, exotic Middle Eastern women, cratedigging, peak oil conspiracy theories. Smile Jamaica approved

 Set 4: Best of 25 Years: Smile Jamaica

  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79 
  • Michael Dyke – Saturday Night Special; Rebel Music (Trojan) ’79 Various Artists
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80; Joe Jackson: “aliens gonna whip and put you in your rightful place”; 26 sec.
  • Dillinger – Mickey Mouse Crab Louse; Cocaine (Charly) ’83; rude

<Dillinger warns about STD’s: Public Service Announcement; 28 sec.>

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You can’t get to Heaven with a carnal mind. Instead you get the Mickey Mouse Crab Louse

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas

  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle)  ’93 UK

<Roots Dawtas love the Black Wax; 16 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh & Sis Bee – Herb Reasoning; Rebellion (FORM) Ireland; Herb tune over Reggae George

<Smile Jamaica Jah-o-graphica: DUBlin, Irieland; 16 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Nellie Belly Swelly; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) Emeryville, Colly-fornia; female Canadian dub poet
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Donut Shop; Past History (Yahway), ’86 Mill Valley, Collie-fornya
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Canadian dub poet. Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Jah Guide; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic live at WXFM, Jah-cago, Ill.
  • Leonard Santic All Stars – Santic Rock; Down Santic Way (Pressure Sounds); dub
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Minoo – December; 10” EP (Deep Roots) 2008; female singer on mutant dub riddim
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Have guitar, will travel

 Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Botha the Mosquito; Liberation (Shanachie) ’88; against apartheid leader

<Botha leader of Apartheid South Africa; 20 sec.>

  • Ken Boothe & Prince Jammy – You’re No Good; Trojan 12” Box Set (Trojan)
  • Merva Grier – Feeling Like a Million; 12” (Iroko)
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

<Free Azania: South Africa: Reggae History Lesson; 49 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Look to the skies! They are out there!; 8 sec. >

  • Red I – Last Chant + Return of the Mayan; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 Philippines; Mutant Dub set

<Barely survived til Dec. 21, 2012: End of Mayan calendar; 40 sec.>

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  • Zion Train – Follow Like Wolves; Healing of the Nation EP (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Alien Dread – Dub-Liner; Cosmic Dub Clash (Channel One UK) 2012 instrumental
  • Ranking Joe – World in Trouble; (Vibronics ‘Ska Boom’ rmx); Twilight Circus Dub SoundSystem: Remixed : Dubwise (M); 2004 Dutch dubber
  • U Brown – No Wicked Can’t Reign; 3 the Roots Way (Jah Warrior) 2000
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Thanksgiving 2012 I was in ICU at Hospital. Fought hard to live til Dec. 21, 2012. End of Mayan Calendar. Or as Red I calls it: Jahdgement Day

Smile Jamaica Reggae Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 10, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Inversion Galore!

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No two herbflakes are alike

Greetings,

Winter in Utah. Great for the skiiers. Not so great in the Valley. Bad air was killing all my friends: asthma, bronchitis, flu shot was a dud. I got a massive head cold sitting on the tarmac in Jah-buquerque trying to get home. Decongestant nah work. Maybe a cordless drill in my ear canal will free up some earway.

<Winter in the Salt Lake Valley: Chunky Style air; 12 sec.>

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Happy New Year 2015 in the Salt Lake Valley: Inversion galore!

Tis the season of the Hazy Shade of Winter. If your breathing is wrecked or the flu has you down for the count, just spin last week’s Smile Jamaica. Best way to complement your sick leave

<Pneumonia risk by breathing Utah’s winter smog>

bless, robt

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Peter Tosh Rx for all those suffering Utah chunky-air respiratory shitstem. Gotta get elevated. Rise above the haze. Selah!

Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary 10, 2015 (photos, captions, clips, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons) 

 Here are the High-lights of the Stream; 56 sec.

  • Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years: The Reagan Year (1988) radio debut; 15 sec.
  • Wailers Family Tree: The Wailers Duo (Bob + Peter) Live at Leeds; 11/23/73. Tosh harangue that nearly got him killed after the One Love Peace Concert; 4/22/78 Kingston, JA. Introducing Bunny Wailer’s album Liberation ’88. Judy Mowatt classic Black Woman
  • Dub Album of the Week: Bullwackie’s All Stars – Free For All (Wackies). Heavy urban dub JA via NY.
  • Seven Leaf: Junior Dan, Mike Brooks, Aldubb

<4 down, 46 to go!>

  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ vinyl rarities
  • Disco Mix: Extended mix vox and dubwize vinyl
  • Roots Dawtas: Aisha lovers rock, The Selecter 2 Tone ska, Judy Mowatt, Mutant Dubstress Molara, Iskeeda, Alpha & Omega trance dub
  • Mutant Dub: UFOria skywatching soundtrack; last half hour
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Eyes to the skies!

Set 1:

  • Horace Andy – Tune in to the Airwaves; Don’t Stop (Island in the Sun)  ’85 NY vinyl
  • Bullwackies All Stars – Free For All; Free for All (Wackies) Dub Album of the Week
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – Foggy Road; Message From the King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • The Selecter – Selling Out Your Future; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska feat. Pauline Black
  • Junior Dan – Sligoville Tobacco; 10” (Hi-Try) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement (melodica instrumental)

<Reggae History Lesson: Sligoville Jamaica Rastas; 46 sec.>

  • Mike Brooks – Rhum (sic) Drinker – Classical Anthology (Teams) ’75; best of; herbtune

<You know me as a Rum Drinker, yah I’m a Sensi Smoker; 12 sec.>

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Sligoville Tobacco. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73; 28 sec.

<Live at Leeds: Bunny stays home: England cold; 28 sec.>

  • Aisha – It’s Not Right; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94 UK
  • Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubbles – Roots of Black People (Progressive International) ‘79
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Smile Jamaica’s favorite Lovers Rock Roots Dawta

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

  • Austin Campbell – the Hotter the Battle; Babylon a Fall Down (Trojan); Best of 25 Years Set (1988-1990)
  • The Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Bingy Bunny: Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ‘75
  • Judy Mowatt – Put It On; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76; Wailers cover
  • Singers & Players – Thing Called Love (Don’t Fight); Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 mutant dub
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A+ Record. 1976

Set 4: Peter Tosh: harangue + Legalize It/Get Up Stand Up; 46 sec.

  • Peter Tosh – Speech + Legalize It/Get Up Stand Up; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) 4/22/78: One Love Peace Concert; Kingston JA
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Chanting down the shitstem

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital

  • Dean Fraser – Sensimilia; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) Vinyl is Vital Set; over Hallelujah Choir riddim JA
  • Basement 5 – Paranoiaclaustrophobia Dub; Basement in Dub (Island) ’80 UK Mutant Dub; future members part of Big Audio Dynamite

<Jurassic era Mutant Dub. Big Audio Dynamite; 39 sec.>

  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Haunting Ground (Revolver)  ’86 UK best of
  • Mystic Youth feat/ I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites – Save the Roaches; Best Wishes (Sunship) female singer; junior high Bay Area reggae group; 52 sec.
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Before Political Correctness: Junior High Reggae Band saves the roaches. 4 down, 46 to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox of 7″ 45s; 33 sec.

  • General Echo – Love Bump; 7” (Jah Man) ’80 JA; 7”
  • Augustus Pablo & Lloyd Young – Our Man Flint; 7” (Black Art)
  • Lanford Graham – Where You Come From; 7” (Jungle Rock)
  • Delroy Gordon – Dizzy Spell; 7” (Portland)
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Second rate Neo Liberal Hit Man to James Bond

 Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Rise and Shine; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Dubble feat. Molara – Crown of Creation; 10” (Dub Tunnel)  2012 mutant dub w/ female vox
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Wailers Family Tree. 1988. Fresh the year I started Reggae Radio

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<UFO Watching Soundtrack; 13 sec.>

  • Alpha & Omega feat. Nishka – Jerusalem; Dub Plate Selections vol. 2 (A & O) ’97 trance dub w/ female vox; Mutant Dub Set

<Reggae History Lesson: Dubplate; 17 sec.>

  • Aldubb feat. Ras Perez – Tommy; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 herb tune; Jah-many

<4 down, 46 to go!; Jah-many, 15 sec.>

  • Aswad vs. Rhythm Riders – Under Palm Trees; Aswad vs the Rhythm Riders (Liaison)
  • Badawi – Pressurizor; Bedouin Sound Clash (ROIR) ’96 Middle Eastern/Jewish mystic dub

<Badawi = Bedouin; 18 sec.>

  • Ben Wa – Dubasaurus Rex; Devil Dub (Black Hole) ’98; Oakland, Colly-fornya
  • Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras – Sunshine; Meet the Congos (Icon Eye) 2012
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Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Green. Go Green Bay!

<Go Green Bay!>