‘Rastaman Vibration’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers is a roots reggae album recorded at Joe Gibbs Studio, Kingston, Jamaica and released on April 30, 1976 by Island.
Track Listing : 1.Positive Vibration (Vincent Ford) – 03:33 . 2.Roots, Rock, Reggae (Vincent Ford) – 03:38 . 3.Johnny Was (Rita Marley) – 03:48 . 4.Cry To Me (Rita Marley) – 02:36 . 5.Want More (Aston Barrett) – 04:15 . 6.Crazy Baldhead (Rita Marley / Vincent Ford) – 03:11 . 7.Who The Cap Fit (Aston Barrett / Carlton Barrett) – 04:43 . 8.Night Shift (Bob Marley) – 03:11 . 9.War (Allen Cole / Carlton Barrett) – 03:36 . 10.Rat Race (Rita Marley) – 02:49
Musicians : Bob Marley – Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Rhythm), Percussion, Vocals . Donald Kinsey – Guitar . Al Anderson – Guitar, Guitar (Electric) . Aston Barrett – Guitar (Bass), Percussion . Carlton “”Carly”” Barrett – Drums, Percussion . Earl “”Chinna”” Smith – Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Rhythm), Percussion . Tyrone Downie – Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals (Background) . Marcia Griffiths – Vocals . I-Threes – Vocals (Background) . Rita Marley – Vocals . Judy Mowatt – Vocals . Alvin Patterson – Percussion
Production : Produced By Bob Marley & The Wailers . Jack Nuber – Engineer . Alex Sadkin – Engineer . S. Morris – Engineer . Errol Thompson – Engineer . Chris Blackwell – Mixing . Aston Barrett Mixin
Package : Neville Garrick – Artwork
Recorded Late 1975–Early 1976 At Harry J. Studios, Joe Gibbs Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.
Released On April 30, 1976 By Island.
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