Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bob Marley Natty Dread

An important transition in Marley's discography, Natty Dread was the first album released as Bob Marley & the Wailers (as opposed to The Wailers) and the first recorded without former bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston. It is also the first album recorded with the I-Threes, a female vocal trio that included Bob's wife, Rita Marley, along with Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt.

Natty Dread peaked at #44 on Billboard's (North America) Black Albums chart, and at #92 on the Pop Albums chart.

Side one

1. "Lively Up Yourself" (Bob Marley) – 5:29
2. "No Woman, No Cry" (Vincent Ford) – 4:06
3. "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" (Lecon Cogill/Carlton Barrett) – 3:10
4. "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" (Aston Barrett/Hugh Peart) – 6:40

Side two

1. "So Jah Seh" (Rita Marley/Willy Francisco) – 4:25
2. "Natty Dread" (Rita Marley/Alan Cole) – 3:33
3. "Bend Down Low" (Bob Marley) – 3:10
4. "Talkin' Blues" (Lecon Cogill/Carlton Barret) – 4:06
5. "Revolution" (Bob Marley) – 4:20

Bob Marley - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Aston Barrett - bass guitar
Carlton Barrett - drums, percussion
Bernard "Touter" Harvey - piano, organ
Al Anderson - lead guitar
The I-Threes (Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths) - backing vocals
Sylvan Morris - engineer
Phil Ault - engineer
Chris Blackwell - producer
The Wailers - producers

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