Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live!
Format: Vinyl, LP
Vinyl is VG++ (listen to our copy)
Country: Canada Issue
Released: 70's Issue
A1 Trenchtown Rock (4:00)
A2 Burnin' & Lootin' (4:55)
A3 Them Belly Full (4:24)
A4 Lively Up Yourself (4:24)
B1 No Woman, No Cry (6:55)
B2 I Shot The Sheriff (5:07)
B3 Get Up, Stand Up (6:19)
When Bob Marley and the Wailers recorded their legendary 1975 London gig, little did they know of its lasting power. From the opening shuffles of "Trenchtown Rock" to the rabble-rousing "Get Up, Stand Up," this brief recording captured Marley's combo of critical invective and languid musical power. The rhythm team of Aston and Carlton Barrett make time-keeping splendidly melodic as Marley's gently scouring voice gets woven in with his backup vocalists in a mellowly dazzling display. On fire, the band jumps into the discovery of its power without regard to keeping the songs tidy or reflective of anything other than the moment of execution. No matter the years between its original release and the present, this recording will always breathe. Between Live! and the later, longer Babylon by Bus, Bob Marley showed categorical know-how in the art of executing state-of-the-art performances in the era of arena rock's supremacy.
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry Live
Bob Marley & The Wailers with No Woman, No Cry. No. 37 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The song first became world-famous in 1974 through the studio album Natty Dread. The live version from the 1975 album Live! is perhaps best known — it was this version which was released on the greatest hits compilation Legend. Though Bob Marley likely wrote the song himself, songwriter credits were given to "V. Ford". Vincent Ford was a friend of Marley's who ran a soup kitchen in Trenchtown, the ghetto of Kingston, Jamaica where Marley grew up. The royalty cheques received by Ford ensured the survival and continual running of his soup kitchen.
Bob Marley & The Wailers - I Shot The Sheriff (live)
I Shot the Sheriff": This was a worldwide hit for Eric Clapton (it seems weird that others had great hits with Marley's work, without him having the same success). Marley's version is very different from Clapton's (although both work). there is more of a political edge to Marley's version. Band, backing vocals, and Marley are all in fine form on this work.
Bob marley- I shot the sheriff - Live
Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself