Bob Marley and the Wailers: Stevie Wonder Dream 1975

The Wonder Dream Concert held on October 4, 1975 at Kingston’s National Stadium is one of three events on the Holiday Jamaica package scheduled from September 29, 1975 through October 5, 1975.  The concert is a benefit concert for the Jamaican Institute for the Blind and is opened by Third World. Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes are scheduled to play but do not show.

Hopes are high that visiting tourists will travel home with grand stories about a new and emerging genre of music that must be seen and heard to be believed.  The concert also allows Marley to play in front of his hometown crowd for the first time since his recent breakthrough in America.

The concert is sometimes known as the Wailers Reunion Show, as it is the first time the original Wailers perform together since 1974 and the last time they ever will.

For Stevie Wonder‘s encore, Stevie calls for Bob to join him on stage and they play “I Shot The Sheriff and “Superstition” together. Another notable moment is the last performance of the original Wailers’ hit “Simmer Down”, originally from 1964.

Marley meets Wonder.  A ‘Dream‘ Concert.

I have included four articles from the Jamaica Gleaner, the islands leading newspaper.  These articles profile the Wonder Dream Concert over several weeks leading up to the show on October 4, 1975.

I have also included live performance recordings of the show for download.

September 8, 1975

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September 12, 1975

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September 28, 1975

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September 31, 1975

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For the show audio I have two sources.  From the info.txt file:

There are apparently two versions of this: one with only The Wailers’ set and the two encores (I Shot The Sheriff & Superstition), and one with the complete Stevie Wonder set with the two encores.

The audio presented are audience recordings.  All files are in lossless (FLAC) format.  Keep lossless.  Do not convert to mp3.

Wonder Dream Concert
Source 1 (Wailers’ Set plus Encore)

Set I

Rastaman Chant > Keep The Faith,
Nice Time,
Simmer Down > One Love,
Dreamland,
Fight Against Conviction,
Mark of The Beast,
Can’t Blame The Youth,
Legalize It,
So Jah Seh,
No Woman No Cry,
Jah Live

Set II

I Shot The Sheriff,
Superstition

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Wonder Dream Concert
Source 2 (Stevie Wonder’s Set)

CD 1:

01. Golden Lady / Too High
02. You And I
03. Too Shy To Say / As
04. All In Love Is Fair
05. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
06. Drum Solo
07. Boogie On Reggae Woman
08. I Was Made To Love Her
09. Earth Angel
10. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg / I Heard It Through the Grapevine / Uptight (Everything’s Alright) / Respect / What’d I Say
11. My Cherie Amour
12. Fingertips

CD 2:

01. You Haven’t Done Nothin’
02. Living For The City
03. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
04. Encore: I Shot The Sheriff (With Bob Marley)
05. Encore: Superstition (With Bob Marley)

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Stevie Wonder 1975

Stevie Wonder 1975

Bob Marley with photographer and son, 1975

© Kim Gottlieb-Walker, www.lenswoman.com, all rights reserved. From her book “Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae, 1975-76, the Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker

Bob and Stevie Wonder Dream 1975

Marley Wonder Dream Concert 1975

© Kim Gottlieb-Walker, www.lenswoman.com, all rights reserved. From her book “Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae, 1975-76, the Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker”

Wonder Dream Concert 1975

© Kim Gottlieb-Walker, www.lenswoman.com, all rights reserved. From her book “Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae, 1975-76, the Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker”

Wonder Dream Concert 1975

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  6. Other things to consider:

    -Although One Love was a Wailers single of 1965, Bob Marley rarely sang it live. This is the first time since his solo career, and two years before it shows up on the Exodus LP.

    -Dreamland and Fighting Against Conviction are two Bunny Wailer songs that will only show up on his first solo LP Blackheart Man one year later.

    -Mark of The Beast and Can’t Blame the Youth are two Peter Tosh songs that he wrote while with the Wailers, but never published. Legalize It is also a Peter Tosh song that will only show up one year later on his first LP.

    -Jah Live was played live for the first time, as it was just written after Hailé Selassié’s death, and would be released only the following year.

    Dror

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