Roots of a Legend [CD & DVD]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Bob Marley is best known for his classic Island Records catalog, and while that material is undeniably great, there are many Marley fans and historians who feel that his finest recordings actually came earlier, when he and the Wailers were still largely a Jamaican phenomenon. Wherever one stands on that issue, the fact remains that Marley's early work, particularly the sessions with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1970 and 1971, are of an uncommonly high quality. This collection combines several of the Perry tracks "The Sun Is Shining," "Duppy Conqueror," "African Herbsman," "Mr. Brown" with those produced by Leslie Kong "Soul Shakedown Party" and by the Wailers ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Bob Marley is best known for his classic Island Records catalog, and while that material is undeniably great, there are many Marley fans and historians who feel that his finest recordings actually came earlier, when he and the Wailers were still largely a Jamaican phenomenon. Wherever one stands on that issue, the fact remains that Marley's early work, particularly the sessions with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1970 and 1971, are of an uncommonly high quality. This collection combines several of the Perry tracks "The Sun Is Shining," "Duppy Conqueror," "African Herbsman," "Mr. Brown" with those produced by Leslie Kong "Soul Shakedown Party" and by the Wailers themselves "Trench Town Rock," "Lively Up Yourself," both of which were originally released on the group's own Tuff Gong label, and the selections are enough to provide a brief but decent introduction to this Jamaican phase of Marley's career. There are literally hundreds of editions of this material on the market -- some legally licensed, some not -- but Roots of a Legend is at least honestly rendered, with decent packaging and sound. A bonus DVD featuring footage from Marley's 1980 tour undertaken just 17 months before his death in support of the Survival album is also included.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2004
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 060768048126
  • Catalog Number: 80481
  • Sales rank: 30,165

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Sun Is Shining (2:16)
  2. 2 Trenchtown Rock - The Wailers (2:59)
  3. 3 Don't Rock My Boat - The Wailers (4:35)
  4. 4 Duppy Conqueror - The Wailers (3:45)
  5. 5 Small Axe - The Wailers (3:55)
  6. 6 Lively Up Yourself - The Wailers (2:51)
  7. 7 Concrete Jungle - The Wailers (3:10)
  8. 8 Kaya - The Wailers (2:40)
  9. 9 Natural Mystic - The Wailers (5:42)
  10. 10 Keep on Moving - The Wailers (3:10)
  11. 11 African Herbsman - The Wailers (2:25)
  12. 12 Soul Shakedown Party - The Wailers (3:09)
  13. 13 Mr. Brown - The Wailers (3:33)
  14. 14 Four Hundred Years - The Wailers (2:33)
  15. 15 Rainbow Country - The Wailers (4:27)
  16. 16 Soul Rebel - The Wailers (3:18)
  17. 17 Jah Is Mighty - The Wailers (2:27)
  18. 18 My Cup - The Wailers (3:36)
  19. 19 Keep on Skanking - The Wailers (3:30)
  20. 20 Put It On - The Wailers (3:35)
  21. 21 Satisfy My Soul - The Wailers (2:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Shot the Sheriff
  2. 2 Concrete Jungle
  3. 3 Africa Unite
  4. 4 One Drop
  5. 5 Exodus
  6. 6 Jamming
  7. 7 Is This Love
  8. 8 Kinky Reggae
  9. 9 Stir It Up
  10. 10 Get Up Stand Up
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Marley Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Glen Adams Composer
Peter Tosh Composer
Nick Watson Remastering
Michael DeKoningh Liner Notes
John Reed Producer
Will Nicol Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is a GREAT collection of Bob Marley and the Wailers roots!

    The early music of Bob Marley and the Wailers is very soulful and will keep you feet tapping. The spiritual messages are profound and universally applicable. This is a must for any reggae fan.

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