Island publish ‘Kaya’ recorded in London by Bob Marley and the Wailers (1978)

‘Kaya’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers is an album recorded in London and released on March 23, 1978 by Island

Track Listing : 1.Easy Skanking (Bob Marley) – 02:53 . 2.Kaya (Bob Marley) – 03:15 . 3.Is This Love (Bob Marley) – 03:52 . 4.Sun Is Shining (Bob Marley) – 04:58 . 5.Satisfy My Soul (Bob Marley) – 04:30 . 6.She’S Gone (Bob Marley) – 02:25 . 7.Misty Morning (Bob Marley) – 03:32 . 8.Crisis (Bob Marley) – 03:54 . 9.Running Away (Bob Marley) – 04:15 . 10.Time Will Tell (Bob Marley) – 03:25

Musicians : Bob Marley – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion . Aston Family Man Barrett – Bass, Percussion . Carlton Barrett – Drums, Percussion . Tyrone Organ D Downie – Keyboards, Percussion . Alvin Seeco Patterson – Percussion . Junior Marvin – Lead Guitar . Rita Marley – Backing Vocals . Marcia Griffiths – Backing Vocals . Judy Mowatt – Backing Vocals . Vincent Gordon – Saxophone . Glen Da Costa – Trombone . The Wailers – Band

Production : Produced By Bob Marley & The Wailers . Karl Pitterson – Engineer . Alex Sadkin – Engineer

Recorded January –April 1977 At Island Studios, London.

Released On March 23, 1978 By Tuff Gong / Island.

Package : Paul Smykle, – Artwork . Dub Master Production 77 – Artwork . Neville Garrick – Artwork . Kate Simon – Photography .


Robert Christgau
If this is MOR, it’s MOR like good Steely Dan–MOR with a difference. Marley has sung with more apparent passion, it’s true, but never more subtlyand his control of the shift in conception that began with Exodus is now absolute. He hasn’t abandoned his apocalyptic vision–just found a day-to-day context for it, that’s all. […]

Joe Wein
Kaya: Bob Marley and MarijuanaKaya, the name of one of Bob Marley’s reggae albums is a Jamaican word for cannabis, hemp, marijuana. The backcover of this album shows a picture of a burning joint (by Neville Garrick). The Japanese edition of Kaya was released with a different backcover, so rabid was the anti-marijuana paranoia there […]

The Second Disc
While the material on Kaya is largely of a certain vintage – many of the tracks were Wailers standards in their early days on Trojan Recordsand the album was recorded during the same sessions that yielded the previous year’s Exodus – that’s not to say it wasn’t fresh. […]


‘Kaya’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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