Bob Marley - Babylon by Bus ( Tuff Gong ) 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Babylon By Bus" is a live album released by Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1978. The tracks on this album are considered, with two exceptions, to be from the Pavillon de Paris concerts over 3 nights, 25-27th June 1978, during the Kaya Tour, though there are discrepancies in the track listing.

Like the 1973 album "Catch A Fire", the first release had something of a novelty cover. The windows of the bus on the front cover were cut out, revealing part of the inner sleeve. As this was a double album, the listener had a choice of four different scenes to view through the windows


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This is the Tuff Gong Records release of"Babylon by Bus" is a live album by Bob Marley and The Wailers, released in 1978. The album was recorded during the band's 1978 Kaya Tour, and features recordings from shows in Paris, Copenhagen, and London.

The album was released as a 12" vinyl double LP, with a total of 13 tracks. Some of the most popular tracks on the album include "Jamming", "Exodus", "Is This Love", and "Stir It Up". The album was produced by Bob Marley and The Wailers, with engineering and mixing done by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin.

"Babylon by Bus" was critically acclaimed and is widely regarded as one of the best live albums in the history of reggae music. The album features the classic lineup of Bob Marley and The Wailers, with Marley on vocals and guitar, Aston Barrett on bass, Carlton Barrett on drums, Junior Marvin and Al Anderson on guitar, Tyrone Downie on keyboards, and Earl "Wya" Lindo on organ.

Music Genre:  Reggae  
Album Packaging:  Gatefold (FOC) cover design, Original custom inner sleeve with photos. 
Record Label:  Tuff Gong 300 152  
Media Format:  12" Vinyl LP Record  

Year & Country:

  1978 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Bob Marley - Babylon by Bus
Track Listing of: Bob Marley - Babylon by Bus
    Side One:
  1. Positive Vibration
  2. Punky Reggae Party
  3. Exodus
  4. Stir it up
  5. Rat Race
  6. Concrete Jungle
  7. Kinky Reggae
    Side Two:
  1. Lively Up Yourself
  2. Rebel Music
  3. War
  4. No More Trouble
  5. Is This Love
    1. Jamming
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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Vinyl Discography and Album Gallery

  Bob Marley and The Wailers are one of the most influential and revered reggae bands in the history of popular music. Bob Marley, the lead singer and songwriter, used his music to spread a message of love, peace, and unity, and became a global ambassador for reggae music and Rastafarianism. The Wailers, a band of talented musicians and vocalists, accompanied Marley and helped to shape the sound and style of reggae music.

 Bob Marley was born in Jamaica in 1945, and began his musical career in the early 1960s. He formed The Wailers in 1963 with Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, and the band quickly became one of the most popular reggae groups in Jamaica. Marley’s songwriting was heavily influenced by his Rastafarian beliefs, which emphasized the need for unity and equality, and rejected the materialism and oppression of Western society. His lyrics often dealt with social and political issues, such as poverty, inequality, and oppression, and were infused with a message of hope and positivity.

 In the 1970s, Bob Marley and The Wailers began to gain international recognition, and they went on to tour the world, spreading the message of reggae music and Rastafarianism. Marley’s concerts were known for their energy and passion, and he became known for his charismatic stage presence and powerful voice. The Wailers were also a vital part of this success, with their tight harmonies, intricate instrumentals, and powerful drumming.

 Bob Marley’s music continues to have a profound impact on popular culture, and his songs have been covered by countless artists from all genres of music. He was also a symbol of resistance against oppression and injustice, and his music continues to be an inspiration to people around the world who are fighting for freedom and equality. In 1980, Marley passed away at the age of 36, but his legacy continues to live on through his music and his message of peace, love, and unity.

  Rita Marley OJ OD (Full-name: Althea Rita Anderson ) t a Jamaican singer and musician who was the lead singer of the group I Threes, which served as the backing vocalists for her husband, Bob Marley, and his band The Wailers. She is also known for her solo work and her activism in support of various causes, including the promotion of Rastafarianism and the rights of women and children.

   Rita Marley was born in Cuba in 1946 and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. She began her musical career in the 1960s, performing with various reggae and ska groups before joining The Wailers in the 1970s. As a member of I Threes, she contributed to the success of The Wailers, singing on several of their most famous albums, including "Catch a Fire" and "Burnin’."

   In addition to her work with The Wailers, Rita Marley has also released several solo albums, including "Who Feels It Knows It" and "Harambe." She has been honored for her contributions to reggae music, and in 2003, she was awarded the Jamaican Order of Distinction for her service to the music industry and her promotion of Rastafarianism.

   Rita Marley is also known for her humanitarian work and her activism on behalf of various causes. She established the Bob Marley Foundation, which supports educational and health initiatives in Jamaica and other countries, and she is also an advocate for the rights of women and children. Through her music and her activism, Rita Marley continues to carry on the legacy of Bob Marley and The Wailers, and her impact on popular culture and the world at large will continue to be felt for generations to come.