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Bob Marley in a button up

Watched Bob Marley, Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer (full set) Live in-studio 1973 as the legendary The Wailers by Rasta Vibe from m.youtube.com

The original setup of Bob Maley & The Wailers performing at The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973. This live in-studio performance was made for London’s Top Gear Radio Show before performing live for BBC Channel 2′s Old Grey Whistle Test. They perform “Stir It Up” and “Concrete Jungle” during this set. This is one of only 2 or 3 times where Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer are captured on video performing together as The Wailers. The other recording with these three legends performing as The Wailers is way more rare but can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlApwBEo7jQ

Setlist:
1 – Stir it up
2 – Concrete Jungle

Band Lineup:
Bob Marley, vocals, rhythm guitar
Peter Tosh, vocals, lead guitar
Bunny Wailer, vocals, percussion
Aston Barrett, bass
Carlton Barrett, drums
Earl ‘Wya’ Lindo, keyboards

Somehow I’ve never seen video of Bob Marley performing, only photos that mostly are him smoking ganja. I was surprised to see him in a button up collared shirt, that didn’t fit the vision I had based on a reggae concert I went to as a kid at Golden Gate Park. His face is very expressive as he sings.

Listening to this for the first time in a while, I can hear the soul influences in the layered singing parts.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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