Bob Marley & the Wailers, Boston, 1978

Dropping in briefly to share a piece of Wailers history with everyone.  Bob Marley and the Wailers toured the U.S. in May and June of 1978, primarily playing mid-sized venues like music and orchestra halls.  The band is coming off their now-historic performance at the One Love Peace Concert in April, their first performance back on the island since Marley’s attempted assassination and the Smile Jamaica concert in December 1976.  They are touring the U.S. in support of their new album Kaya, which was released on March 23, 1978.

On June 8, 1978 they play two shows at the famed Boston Music Hall, a performing arts center located on Tremont Street in Boston.  This venue was originally known as the Metropolitan Theatre when it opened in 1925. It seats more than 3,600 people. In 1962 it became the home of the Boston Ballet and was renamed the Music Hall.

The two performances at Boston’s Music Hall were recorded and are presented here for your listen and download.  I mined the newspapers and recovered a review of the shows written by Steve Morse and published in the Boston Globe on June 9, 1978.

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Band Lineup

Bob Marley, vocals, rhythm guitar
Aston Barrett, bass
Carlton Barrett, drums
Junior Marvin, lead guitar
Earl Lindo, organ
Tyrone Downie, keyboards
Alvin Patterson, percussion
The I-Threes, backing vocals

Capture

1. “Slave Driver”
2. “Burnin’ And Lootin’”
3. “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)”
4. “The Heathen”
5. “Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock)”
6. “I Shot The Sheriff”
7. “Easy Skanking”
8. “No Woman, No Cry”
9. “Lively Up Yourself”
10. “Jammin’”
11. “War” -> “No More Trouble”
12. “Get Up, Stand Up”
13. “Exodus”

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1. “Concrete Jungle”
2. “Burnin’ And Lootin’”
3. “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)”
4. “Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock)”
5. “Crazy Baldhead” -> “Running Away”
6. “I Shot The Sheriff”
7. “Easy Skanking”
8. “No Woman, No Cry”
9. “Lively Up Yourself”
10. “Jammin’”
11. “War” -> “No More Trouble”
12. “Get Up, Stand Up”
13. “Exodus”

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