Bunny Wailer’s ‘Blackheart Man’ is his debut album released on September 8, 1976 by Solomonic, Island.
Track Listing : 1.Blackheart Man (Bunny Wailer) – 06:17 . 2.Fighting Against Conviction (Bunny Wailer) – 05:11 . 3.The Oppressed Song (Bunny Wailer) – 03:22 . 4.Fig Tree (Bunny Wailer) – 03:07 . 5.Dream Land (Bunny Wailer) – 02:47 . 6.Rastaman (Bunny Wailer) – 03:51 . 7.Reincarnated Souls (Bunny Wailer) – 03:43 . 8.Amagideon (Armagedon) (Bunny Wailer) – 06:46 . 9.Bide Up (Bunny Wailer) – 02:33 . 10.This Train (Bunny Wailer) – 08:28
Musicians : Bunny Wailer – Vocals, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Jaw Harp . Carlton Carly Barrett – Drums . Aston Family Man Barrett – Bass, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards . Robbie Shakespeare – Bass . Tyrone Organ D Downie – Keyboards . Peter Tosh – Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals, Melodica, Harmonica . Earl Chinna Smith – Lead Guitar . Tommy Mccook – Flute, Saxophone . Dirty Harry Hall – Horns . Bobby Ellis – Horns . Herman Marquis – Horns . Mark West – Horns . Harold Butler – Keyboards . Bernard Harvey – Keyboards . Winston Wright – Keyboards . Karl Pitterson – Acoustic Guitar . Michael Murray – Rhythm Guitar . Eric Frater – Lead Guitar . Bob Marley – Backing Vocals . Willy Pep – Congas . Larry Mcdonald – Congas . Nevile Garrick – Percussion
Production : Produced By Bunny Wailer . Karl Pitterson – Engineer, Mixing . Chris Blackwell – Mix Engineer
Package : Nevile Garrick – Cover Artwork, Photography . Bunny Wailer – Cover Design
Recorded In August 1975 At Aquarius Recording Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.
Released On September 8, 1976 By Solomonic, Island.
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