Marley Talks of Reggae and Rasta: Live in Cleveland, OH 1975

I obtained this Bob Marley interview from the Ohio Journal-News, published July 9, 1976.  It is my understanding that the interview is actually from 1975 and is re-printed in this edition of the 1976 newspaper.

I have also included FLAC audio files for the show that Bob Marley and the Wailers played at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, OH June 16, 1975.  It is a soundboard (SBD) recording with excellent audio quality.

At this point in 1975, The Wailers are still an unknown entity in America.  However, the American press know that this “Reggae”, or “Raggae”, sound is something entirely new.  A new genre music is being created and Marley is the poster child for it.

Please click on the image to read this interview on Issuu.

Bob Marley and the Wailers

Live at the Agora Ballroom
Cleveland, OH June 16, 1975

Bob Marley, vocals, rhythm guitar
Aston Barrett, bass
Carlton Barrett, drums
Al Anderson, lead guitar
Tyrone Downie, keyboards
Alvin Patterson, percussion
The I-Threes, backing vocals


1. “Slave Driver”
2. “Burnin’ And Lootin'”
3. “Concrete Jungle”
4. “Kinky Reggae”
5. “Midnight Ravers”
6. “Lively Up Yourself”
7. “I Shot The Sheriff”
8. “Get Up, Stand Up”
9. “Nice Time”


Bob Marley 1975

© Ian Dickson

Bob Marley 1975

© Don Bullens

I must credit my good friend Joe “Jahcoustic” Jurgensen for clearing up some issues regarding the posted interview and article.  Please visit Joe’s FB page to read about his book.

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