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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread   




Natty Dread captures Bob Marley's decisive transition from Wailers band member to auteur. His singing and writing are now front and center, and the revamped band is securely reined in to his defiant, Rastafarian worldview. This 1974 release mirrors the lineup's more sinewy sound, carved by Al Anderson's spidery guitar fills, Touter's telegraphic keyboard, the I-Threes' female vocal choruses and vamping horns--a potent brew that bubbles under his then most openly political songs. A position paper on the daunting ghetto realities of Jamaica's Trenchtown, the album reels off a series of enduring Marley classics and kicks off with the giddy, sexy reggae anthem, "Lively Up Yourself," with its hilarious but mysterious spoken fadeout ("What you got in dat bag, dere?"). It continues with the uplifting pep talk in "No Woman No Cry," the grim dispatches of "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" and "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)," as well as the exhortations of the title song and "Revolution."

Tracks

  • A1)   Lively Up Yourself
  • A2)   No Woman, No Cry
  • A3)   Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
  • A4)   Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block)
  • B1)   So Jah Seh
  • B2)   Natty Dread
  • B3)   Bend Down Low
  • B4)   Talkin' Blues
  • B5)   Revolution

Track listing above is from 1974-Jan-01 | UK | Island Records - ILPS 9281 LP

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