Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon by Bus Tuff Gong Deluxe 12" Vinyl LP Album #bobmarley #vinyl

This is the RARE double LP Deluxe Record Set of Bob Marley's Babylon by Bus on the white label Tuff Gong International Records

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Album Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of reggae music, few names shine as brightly as that of Bob Marley & The Wailers. Their music, a potent blend of social consciousness and infectious rhythms, continues to captivate audiences around the world. One of their iconic releases, the "Babylon by Bus" Tuff Gong Deluxe 12" Vinyl LP Album, stands as a testament to the band's live prowess and enduring legacy.

Packaging and Artwork

The album's packaging serves as a portal into the vibrant world of Bob Marley & The Wailers. Encased in a die-cut gatefold cover, the album invites you to explore its contents like opening a book. The front cover design hints at the musical journey within, while the die-cut aspect adds an element of intrigue. Flipping open the gatefold reveals a visual treat - the original custom inner sleeves adorned with album details and candid photos of Bob Marley and the Wailers. These snapshots capture the energy and camaraderie of the band, giving listeners a glimpse into their dynamic live performances.

Recorded Across Europe

"Babylon by Bus" isn't just an album; it's a sonic voyage through live performances that took place across Europe. The album features recordings from concerts held in Paris, Copenhagen, London, and Amsterdam in the year 1978. This adds an authentic and diverse flavor to the music, as each city's audience brings a unique energy to the songs. The live setting allows the band's infectious spirit and connection with the crowd to shine through, creating an experience that resonates with listeners on a profound level.

A Remarkable Lineup

At the heart of the "Babylon by Bus" album is the extraordinary lineup of musicians and performers who brought Bob Marley & The Wailers' music to life:

- Bob Marley: The visionary leader and soul of the band, whose voice and lyrics carried messages of unity, love, and resistance.

- Carlton Barrett and Aston "Familyman" Barrett: The rhythm section that provided the heartbeat of the music, with their drum and bass work anchoring every song.

- Tyrone Downie: The keyboardist who added lush textures and melodies to the band's soundscapes.

- Junior Marvin, Al Anderson, and Wire Lindo: The guitarists who contributed the iconic riffs and solos that became synonymous with Bob Marley's sound.

- Alvin "Seeco" Patterson: The percussionist who added layers of rhythm and depth to the music.

- Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths: The backing vocalists, also known as the I-Threes, whose harmonies elevated the songs to ethereal heights.

Made in Jamaica, Shared with the World

The album's final stamp of authenticity is the proclamation "1978 Made in Jamaica". This statement is a reminder of the album's roots, where the music was nurtured and inspired. Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae, imbued the album with its rich musical heritage and cultural significance. The fact that this music was created in Jamaica and then shared with the world underscores the global impact of Bob Marley & The Wailers' message and artistry.

Music Genre:

  Reggae Music 
Album Recording Location:  Recorded Live in Paris, Copenhagen, London & Amsterdam in 1978
Record Label:  White Label Tuff Gong


  Die-cut Gatefold (FOC) cover design, This album includes the original custom inner sleeves with album details, and photos of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Media Format:  12" Double LP 160 grams vinyl  

Year & Country:

  1978 Made in Jamaica
Band Members and Musicians on: Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon by Bus Tuff Gong Deluxe 2LP Record Set
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bob Marley
  • Carlton Barrett
  • Aston "Familyman" Barrett
  • Tyrone Downie
  • Junior Marvin
  • Alvin "Seeco" Patterson
  • Al Anderson
  • Wire Lindo
  • Rita Marley
  • Judy Mowatt
  • Marcia Griffiths
Track Listing of: Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon by Bus Tuff Gong Deluxe 2LP Record Set
    Side One:
  1. Positive Vibration
  2. Punky Reggae Party
  3. Exodus
    Side Two:
  1. Stir It Up
  2. Rat Race
  3. Concrete Jungle
  4. Kinky Reggae
    Side Three:
  1. Lively Up Yourself
  2. Rebel Music
  3. War / No More Trouble
    Side Four:
  1. Is This Love
  2. The Heathen
  3. Jamming


Album cover photos of : Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon by Bus Tuff Gong Deluxe 2LP Record Set
Photo of Album's Back Cover  
High Resolution Photo Bob Marley on one of the inner sleeves   
Photo of Bob Marley on one of the inner sleeves  
High Resolution Photo Bob Marley on one of the inner sleeves  
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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.