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A great share by Dubwise Garage. 2012 Grammy Award-winner Stephen Marley live at the Lowlands Festival, Netherlands August 20, 2011. Also featuring Squidly Cole on drums.  Entire concert in HD video.

Originally posted on Dubwise Garage/Bob Marley Concerts:

 

Stephen Marley – Punky Reggae Party-  Lowlands festival,the Netherlands Aug. 20th 2011 Bonus Track

Many have been enjoying this great show from Grammy winner Stephen Marley and Crew for months now.  It was broadcast on a few networks-satellite channels some complete and some in different qualities. I recently came across this opening bonus track of Punky Reggae Party that Stephen likes to open the show with. Below is the rest of the show in the highest quality available so get ready for some roots, rock, reggae.

And the rest of the show, which has been on tearing up youtube.

If you like individual tracks, here are a few I made from this massive show.

No Cigarette Smoking In My Room

Pale Moonlight

Chase Dem

 

 

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Easy Star All Stars Live NY 2011

I realize that blogs are for writing, but this performance leaves me speechless every time.  Enjoy…

Easy Star All-Stars
Westcott Theater
Syracuse, NY
Friday April 22nd 2011

01. [Crowd]
02. Don’t Stop The Music
03. All The Way
04. Paid My Dues
05. Breathe
06. On The Run
07. Any Colour You Like
08. Nothing Like Love
09. Karma Police
10. Let Down
11. First Light
12. I Won’t Stop
13. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
14. With A Little Help From My Friends
15. Better Remix**
16. Reggae Pension
17. Something Went Wrong
18. Climbing Up The Walls
19. A Day In The Life
20. (E) When I’m Sixty-Four
21. Money

DOWNLOAD FLAC FILES HERE

**Cas Haley – acoustic guitar and lead vocals

Opening Acts:  House On A Spring
Cas Haley
John Brown’s Body

Easy Star All Stars
 

Must give thanks to Steven Weld AKA sunboy for recording, transferring, editing, mastering & converting this amazing live performance.

Bob Marley and the Wailers Go Dutch: Live at Ahoy Hallen Rotterdam 1978

It is July 1978, and Bob Marley and the Wailers are still riding high off of their now-historic performance at the One Love Peace Concert in April, and their successful shows in the U.S. and Canada.  Of course it is unfortunate that both music critics and fans are panning the band’s latest album “Kaya”, but the show must go on.  Every Time.  The band trods through England, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and finally, the Netherlands.

For an album that is generally panned by critics as being”lightweight”, the supporting tour is a massive success.  The venues in Europe are even larger than they were the year before on the Exodus tour, The Wailers’ most successful tour at that time.  Marley has a little surprise for the European fans this year.  Al Anderson is back on-board after a stint with Peter Tosh’s backing band.  With two seasoned rock guitarists in Junior Marvin and Al Anderson, Marley’s Wailers are ready to play to a sold-out crowd at the Ahoy Club in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

My good friend Martijn Huisman has written extensively on Bob Marley and the Wailers in the Netherlands.  I could attempt to write a dissertation on the Ahoy Hallen show, however, Huisman has already written it.  So this is an excellent opportunity to showcase his work.

by Martijn Huisman

Click image to access Martijn Huisman’s project on Issuu

Huisman writes of Bob Marley and the Wailers in Babylon By Bus:  Bob Marley and the Wailers in the Netherlands:

“After having done shows all across Europe, Marley and the Wailers stopped by in the Netherlands in July to play at a sold out Ahoy in Rotterdam. Initially, organizer Mojo Concerts had planned and advertised a reggae festival with Marley and the Wailers headlining at the Groenoordhal in Leiden. In June, for reasons unknown, the venue was suddenly changed to the Ahoy in Rotterdam. On Friday July 7, the Ahoy was literally filled with blue hashish fumes as VPRO radio made recordings of the entire concert. The stage at the Ahoy was decorated with huge banners bearing the portraits of Haile Selassie, Marcus Garvey, and a flag in the Ethiopian Rasta colors red-green-yellow on which ‘One Love’ was written. Music magazine Oor had, like in previous years, sent a reporter. Harry van Nieuwenhoven had been replaced, however, by Pieter Franssen. Disappointing new album or not, Franssen rightly noted that Marley was the only Jamaican able to get the Ahoy sold out with his “reggae based on rock” music. The opening act for Marley was the British reggae band Steel Pulse. Most visitors could hear very little of the four songs, due to congestion at the entrances and the low volume at which the music was played. The more than nine thousand spectators had to wait a long time to see Marley, and were in the meantime ‘entertained’ with recordings from Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton concerts – resulting in massive whistling by the audience. At half past nine the lights suddenly went out. “The otherwise cold concrete Ahoy’ hall is immediately much more intimate. [...] When the first notes of the well known ‘Them belly full’ are heard, no one sits on his seat anymore. Standing on chairs everybody sings along, led by the stirring movements of the Jamaican. It results in a great atmosphere”. Marley and his band would play sixteen songs that evening. Besides many older songs, ‘Crisis’, ‘Running Away’, and ‘Easy Skanking’ from the new album Kaya were played, although these were not appreciated by the audience very much who were clearly less interested in the new songs. As always and everywhere, the public in Rotterdam liked classics such as ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ and ‘Them Belly Full’ the most.

Pieter Franssen noted that especially during ‘Concrete Jungle’ – an old song from the 1973 album Catch a Fire – ‘War’, ‘Crazy Baldhead’, ‘Jamming’, ‘Get Up Stand Up’,” and the closing song ‘Exodus’ it was apparent how good and unparalleled Marley and the Wailers actually were. Like his predecessor Van Nieuwenhoven, Franssen was also more critical than most other journalists. At crucial moments during the concert the volume was suddenly much louder, ‘mass manipulation’ according to Franssen. Positive, however, was the excellent guitar work by Junior Marvin and Al Anderson and the appearance and ‘sweet voices’ of the I-Threes. “Wearing turbans in the rasta colors red, green and yellow, they were, as they stood there rocking, a feast for the eyes!” Conclusion: “hand clapping, lighters, loudly belting out and at the end frenzied dancing: the reggae party of the year”.”

I have included the Ahoy Hallen show audio, as well as an interview with Bob Marley from that night.  The audio source is actually 4 different sources:    SBD, FM, FM from 2006, and Steel Pulse Opener SBD.

Without a doubt, this is my favorite live performance recording of Bob Marley and the Wailers.  This performance was just released by Tuff Gong as part of the Kaya Deluxe Edition.  The performance by the band is near-perfect, the set list is amazing, and the intro performance by Steel Pulse is a huge bonus.  For any true Marley fan, this is definitely a show to have in your library.

I have included Marley’s interview with music journalist Theo Stocking, which took place right before the show at Ahoy Hallen.  To download a copy of the interview, click the downward arrow on the SoundCloud player.

Bob Marley Interview with Theo Stocking, Rotterdam, July 7, 1978

Give thanks to Martijn Huisman for his project profiling Bob Marley and the Wailers in the Netherlands.  Please visit his blog at http://www.oneplanetoneworld.info/.