Wailing Wailers at Studio One, Vol. 2

The Wailing Wailers at Studio One, Vol. 2

by Bob Marley & the Wailers
     
 
Picking up where Simmer Down at Studio One left off, The Wailing Wailers at Studio One, Vol. 2 takes another close look at Bob Marley & the Wailers' early years. The set starts in mid-1965, where its predecessor ended, and continues chronologically through the end of 1966. It was during this period that Jamaican music was shifting, slowing down from the

Overview

Picking up where Simmer Down at Studio One left off, The Wailing Wailers at Studio One, Vol. 2 takes another close look at Bob Marley & the Wailers' early years. The set starts in mid-1965, where its predecessor ended, and continues chronologically through the end of 1966. It was during this period that Jamaican music was shifting, slowing down from the exuberance of ska into the slower tempos and richer sounds of rocksteady. It was a gradual transformation, and even as early as 1965, the Wailers' steamy version of "I'm Still Waiting" signposts all that was to come, further building toward glorious heights with "Let Him Go" and bursting forth from the still ska-ified rhythm of "What Am I Supposed to Do?" "Rolling Stone," a fine version of the Bob Dylan classic, was recorded at the final session the Wailers held with Coxsone Dodd, although the Wailers cut one final single at Studio One, which they self-produced and Dodd distributed -- "Bend Down Low"/"Freedom Time." After this 45, the bandmembers struck out on their own, launching their own Wail'N Soul'M label and flitting around the Kingston studios. It's at this point that myriad compilations pick up the story. Beyond making available this superb early and rarely compiled material, this set, like its predecessor, boasts a clutch of previously unreleased alternate takes of the band's singles, five in all, which makes Wailing Wailers a must-have for fans and collectors alike.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/1994
Label:
Heartbeat / Pgd
UPC:
0011661767225
catalogNumber:
617672

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Performance Credits

Bob Marley & the Wailers   Primary Artist
Bob Marley   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Rita Marley   Vocal Harmony
Don Drummond   Trombone
Roland Alphonso   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Ace   Keyboards
Junior Braithwaite   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Lloyd Brevett   Bass
Hux Brown   Guitar
Ska Campbell   Baritone Saxophone
Fred Crossley   Bass
Lloyd Delpratt   Keyboards
Dizzy Johnny Moore   Trumpet
Bobby Ellis   Trumpet
Marlene Gifford   Vocal Harmony
Vin Gordon   Trombone
Cherry Green   Vocal Harmony
Esmond Jarrett   Drums
Beverly Kelso   Vocal Harmony
Lloyd Knibbs   Drums
Bunny Livingston   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Carl McCloud   Drums
Tommy McCook   Tenor Saxophone
Danny McFarlane   Keyboards
Peter Tosh   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Desi Miles   Bass
Trummie Miles   Trumpet
Jackie Mittoo   Keyboards
Dwight Pinkney   Guitar
Ernest Ranglin   Guitar
Roy Richards   Harmonica
Lloyd Robinson   Drums
Carlton Samuels   Baritone Saxophone
Lloyd Spence   Bass
Lester Sterling   Alto Saxophone
Lyn Taitt   Guitar
Constantine Walker   Vocal Harmony
Seymour Walker   Alto Saxophone
Ranny   Guitar
Tony Wilson   Tenor Saxophone
"Deadly" Headley Bennett   Alto Saxophone
Bryan Atkinson   Bass

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leroy Jodie Pierson   Liner Notes
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd   Composer,Producer
King Sporty   Contributor,Vocal Effect
Trummie Miles   Contributor
Roger Steffens   Liner Notes
Neville Livingston   Composer

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