Island publish ‘Natty Dread’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers featuring ‘No Woman, No Cry’ (1974)

‘Natty Dread’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers is an album recorded without former bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, co-produced with Chris Blackwell and released on October 25, 1974, by Island/Tuff Gong.

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. […]


‘Natty Dread’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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