Bob & The Wailers Marley - Playlist: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers: The Early Years

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Lest anyone be deceived, this set is "The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers: The Early Years," which means don't expect the mature and politically savvy reggae of Marley's later Island material. What's here is late-period ska recorded at Studio One with producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd between 1963 and 1966, and it shows a group still heavily influenced by American doo wop and R&B and still trying to figure out how to make those influences fold into a truly Jamaican sound. Only a couple of tracks really hint at what was to come, "One Love" and "Simmer Down" in particular, and for some of these sides Marley wasn't even present (the recordings here of "Dancing Shoes" and "He Who Feels It (Knows It)," for instance, were done in 1966 when Marley was working a factory job in the states). The bottom line is that nothing collected here is musically essential for any but the most ardent Marley fan, although these recordings are certainly historically valuable because the roots and influences of Marley's mature sound are clear as blueprints throughout this little collection. ~ Steve Leggett


UPC 886974703426
Type Performer
Genre Reggae
Sub Genre Roots Reggae
Label Epic Records
Number of Discs 1
Track Listing Disc 1
  • 1. One Love
  • 2. Lonesome Track
  • 3. Love & Affection
  • 4. I Am Going Home
  • 5. Simmer Down
  • 6. Dancing Shoes
  • 7. I Don't Need Your Love
  • 8. Let Him Go
  • 9. Maga Dog
  • 10. I'm Still Waiting
  • 11. Who Feels It (Knows It)
  • 12. Do You Remember
  • 13. Lonesome Feeling
  • 14. Wings Of A Dove
Format Compact Disc
Sub Format ECD
Spars Coding n/a
Artists Marley, Bob & The Wailers
Country of Origin United States

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  • Excellent obscure tracks
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    More ska then reggae, but a delight to listen to a very young Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer

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