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)

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“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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