Marley, Bob (and the Wailers)

Band members               Related acts

- Bunny Livingston - vocals

- Bob Marley (RIP 1981) - vocals, guitar

- Peter Tosh (RIP) - vocals



- Bunny Livingston (solo efforts)

- Peter Tosh (solo efforts)




Genre: reggae

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Early Music

Company: Calla

Catalog: 34760

Year: 1977

Country/State: Jamaica

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: --

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4

Price: $8.00

Cost: $66.00


As the title says, this 1977 set foudn Epic Records trying to cash in on Bob Marley's sudden worldwide success (interestingly, Marley was signed to Chris Blackwell's Island Records at the time).  A ten track compilation, "Early Music" pulled together a mixture of mid-1960s Jamaican hits and misses that were recorded by the band with produced Clement Dodd.  The album clearly isn't for anyone, but it'll find an audience with hardcore fans and those that are curious about Marley's early influences  I always knew that and company were heavily influenced by American soul, but the influence isn't seven subtle on tracks such as 'It Hurts To Be Alone', 'I'm Still Waiting' and 'Do You Remember'.    


"Early Music" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Wings of a Dove

2.) It Hurts To Be Alone   (Junior Bratwaite) - 

3.) I'm Still Waiting   (Bob Marley) - 

4.) Who Feels It   (Neville Livingston)

5.) Do You Remember   (Bob Marley) - 


(side 2)

1.) Dancing Shoes   (Neville Livingston) - 

2.) I Don't Need You Love   (Bob Marley) - 

3.) Lonesome Track   (Bob Marley - Neville Livingston) - 

4.) Do You Feelt he SameWy   (Bob Marley) - 

5.) The Ten Commandments of Love   (M. Paul) -




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