Bob Marley and the Wailers
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Bob Marley Biography
The Wailers worked with several Jamaican producers before getting signed to Island records and achieving international acclaim. After Peter and Bunny left the group, Bob Marley continued to achieve phenomenal international success and became one of the best loved musicians of the 20th century.
Full Bob Marley BiographyBob Marley Biography part 1 - The Early Years
Bob Marley Biography part 2 - Bob Marley's First Recordings
Bob Marley Biography part 3 - The Wailers Get Their First Big Recording Contract
Bob Marley Biography part 4 - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley Biography part 5 - Assassination Attempt And Subsequent Exile
Bob Marley Biography part 6 - Bob Marley Explores Africa
Bob Marley Biography part 7 - Farewell to a Legend
Discography - Early RecordingsBefore signing to Island Records Bob Marley did not record full length studio albums. Marley's tracks were previously issued as singles and as part of compilations. Many compilations of work from this era have been released, the most comprehensive of these are recommended below.
Berverly - Leslie KongBob Marley's first record deal was with Leslie Kong's Beverly label. Marley recoded several tracks with Kong before going on to work with Coxone Dodd, Danny Simms and Lee "Scratch" Perry. Marley (with The Wailers) later went back to Leslie Kong to record several more tracks. These were released in Jamaica as a collection called "The Best of The Wailers" which is now available as a CD.
1971 The Best of the Wailers
Studio One - Clement "Coxone" DoddThe Wailers worked with Coxone Dodd at Studio One from 1964-1966. "One Love" at Studio One contains most of the well known recordings from these sessions and "Destiny: Rare Ska Sides From Studio One" is a compilation of lesser known tracks.
2006 One Love at Studio One
1999 Destiny: Rare Ska Sides From Studio One
Lee "Scratch" PerryMany compilations have been put together of the recordings made when the Wailers were working with Lee "Scratch" Perry, the most comprehensive of these is the 6 CD collection "The Complete Upsetter Collection".
2000 The Complete Upsetter Collection
Discography - Studio Albums1973 Catch a Fire
1975 Natty Dread
1976 Rastaman Vibration
Discography - Live Albums1975 Live at the Lyceum
1978 Babylon by Bus
1991 Talkin' Blues
2003 Live at the Roxy
Discography - Noteworthy CompilationsThere are hundreds of Compilations of Bob Marley works available and the number is growing all of the time. However, the titles selected below warrant a special mention.
1992 Songs of Freedom
1995 Natural Mystic
1999 Chant Down Babylon
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