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‘East Side West Side’ Eric Gale & Peter Tosh (Negril LP 1975)

Negril is an instrumental album originally released in 1975 from a session produced, arranged and mostly composed by Eric Gale, and including some of Jamaica’s best-known musicians. It bears the name of an impoverished Jamaican seaside village which, in 1975, was yet to become a popular tourist destination and had unsophisticated accommodations, but a splendid beach and natural beauty which inspired Gale to memorialize it.

Negril was recorded at the Harry J Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. It was originally released in Jamaica by Micron Music Ltd. and in England by Klik Records (KLP9005). The album is now out of print and sellers demand high prices for used copies.

Though Peter Tosh is not widely known for his guitar skills, he’s got ’em, and they are on full display in this track ‘East Side West Side’, a stupid, super-sick, stank skank tune with tons of wicked guitars and a ridiculous vibe to go with it.  This album was re-released in 1997 under the title ‘Peter Tosh and Friends – Negril.‘ 

In my opinion, this album almost matches ‘Legalize It’ as my favorite Tosh album.

CLICK HERE to read a recent Gleaner article about the album.

Record Date : 1975
Album Style : roots, instrumental

Playlist :

I Shot The Sheriff
Honey Coral Rock
East Side West Side
Negril Sea Sunset
Red Ground Funk

Engineer : Sylvan Morris
Producer : Eric Gale
Lead Guitar : Peter Tosh
Drums : Mighty Sparrow & Paul Douglas
Bass : Val Douglas & Family Man
Rhythm Guitar : Peter Tosh
Piano : Keith Sterling & Richard Tee
Organ : Leslie Butler
Synthesiser : Leslie Butler
Saxophone : Cedric Im Brooks
Percussions : Joe Higgs & Sticky & Cedric Im Brooks
Recording : Harry J (Kingston, JA)

This classic album has been out of print for many years, so you would have to purchase it through a collector, or just click here. (external site)




  1. Thabang Mota says:

    I need that album any info about more hard to find albums of Peter Tosh

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