Midnight Raver’s “So Jah Seh” Mix Up

“So Jah Seh,” a tune written by Bob Marley in 1974, was originally recorded at Harry J studio in Jamaica and overdubbed at Island Studios in London, UK.  Though written by Marley, the tune is credited to Willy San Francisco, a pseudonym of percussionist Alvin “Seeco” Patterson (Wailers Definitive Discography by Steffens and Pierson).  Lesser known than many of the other tracks off the Natty Dread album, “So Jah Seh” is a favorite of native Jamaicans and hardcore fans.
The “So Jah Seh” sessions included the following musicians:
Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths – backing vocals
Carlton Barrett – drums
Aston Barrett – bass
Al Anderson – guitar
Bernard “Touter” Harvey – keys, harmony
Tommy McCook – tenor sax
Glen DaCosta – tenor sax
David Madden – trumpet
Vin Gordon – trombone
Alvin “Seeco” Patterson – percussion
Sylvan Morris – engineer (Harry Js)
Phil Ault – engineer (Island)
Sydney Bucknor – mixing engineer (Island)
Producer: Wailers
Notable live performances of “So Jah Seh” include Manhattan Center 1975 and Smile Jamaica 1976.
Midnight Raver’s “So Jah Seh Mix Up”
1. Wailers – So Jah Say (Speakers Corner Mix)
2. Wailers – So Jah Say (Version)
3. Wailers – So Jah Say (Vinyl, German Box Set)
4. Wailers – So Jah Say Dub
5. Wailers - So Jah Seh (Natty Dread Acetate – Tuff Gong Studio Original Mix)
6. Bim Sherman – So Jah Say (Bim Sherman)
7. Wailers – So Jah Say (7″ vinyl edit, Island Records)
8. Wailers - So Jah Seh (Live at Manhattan Center, NYC, 1975)
9. Wailers - So Jah Seh (Alternate, Natty Dread Demos)
10. Wailers - So Jah Seh (Rehearsal, Criteria Studios, Miami, September 1980)

“So Jah Seh” Smile Jamaica 1976
The following are photos of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ performance at Manhattan Center, NYC, June 1975.

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