BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Natty Dread 12" Vinyl LP Album #bobmarley #vinyl

"Natty Dread" is the 1974 reggae album by Bob Marley & The Wailers.

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Album Description & Collectors information:

 "Natty Dread" is a 12" vinyl LP album by Bob Marley & The Wailers, released in 1974 on the Tuff Gong Records label. The album marked a turning point in the band's career, as it was their first release without Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, who had both left the group to pursue solo careers.

Despite the departure of two of its founding members, "Natty Dread" is considered by many to be one of Marley & The Wailers' greatest albums. It features some of the band's most iconic tracks, including "Lively Up Yourself", "No Woman, No Cry", and "Revolution".

The album is also notable for its heavy use of the "rockers" rhythm, which became a signature sound for Marley & The Wailers. The rhythm is characterized by a prominent bass line and a driving, syncopated beat, and is still widely used in reggae music today.

The album was a commercial and critical success upon its release, and helped to solidify Marley & The Wailers' status as one of the greatest and most influential reggae bands of all time. Its impact on the world of music and popular culture cannot be overstated, and its songs continue to inspire and resonate with audiences around the world.

Original "TUFF GONG* Release

"Natty Dread" is the 1974 reggae album by Bob Marley & The Wailers.

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 Wailer. 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 No. 44 on Billboard's (North America) Black Albums chart, and at No. 92 on the Pop Albums chart.

Music Genre:

  Reggae (Jamaican) 

Album Production Information:

  The album: "BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Natty Dread" was produced by: Chris Blackwell and the Wailers

This album was recorded at: Harry J Studios, Kingston, Jamaica

Record Label Information:

  Tuff Gong

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1974 Made in Jamaica 
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  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.