‘Natty Dread’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers is an album, released on October 25, 1974, without former bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Track Listing : 1.Lively Up Yourself (Bob Marley) – 05:11 . 2.No Woman, No Cry (Vincent Ford) – 03:46 . 3.Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) (Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett) – 03:13 . 4.Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock) (Aston Barrett, Hugh Peart) – 06:45 . 5.So Jah Seh (Rita Marley, Willy Francisco) – 04:27 . 6.Natty Dread (Rita Marley, Allen Cole) – 03:35 . 7.Bend Down Low (Bob Marley) – 03:21 . 8.Talkin’ Blues (Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett) – 04:06 . 9.Revolution (Allen Cole, Carlton Barrett) – 04:23
Musicians : 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 – Backing Vocals . Rita Marley – Backing Vocals . Judy Mowatt – Backing Vocals . Marcia Griffiths – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Chris Blackwell And The Wailers . Sylvan Morris – Engineer . Phil Ault – Engineer
Package : Tony Wright – Cover Art
Recorded 1973 At Harry J. Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.
Released On October 25, 1974 By Island/Tuff Gong.
Considering that popular rock music was entering the somnambulant disco era as Natty Dread was released, the lyrical and musical potency is especially striking. Marley was taking on discrimination, greed, povertyand hopelessness while simultaneously rallying the troops as no other musical performer was attempting to do in the mid-’70s. […]
Unforgettable are bass man Alston “family man” Barrett’s urgent, insistent opening lines, which is punctured by Marley’s wild flailing yelp. Unforgettable is listening to Marley rummage through the line …. […]
Marley shows a real sense of sympathy, understandingand tenderness as he sings”oh little darling don`t shed no tears / no woman no cry. . .”. Unfortunately “So Jah Seh” was not the right choice for a single. […]