Bob Marley & the Wailers feat. Tommy McCook "Lively Up Yourself" (Alternate Version) | MIDNIGHT RAVER
Home » ARTISTS » Bob Marley » Bob Marley & the Wailers feat. Tommy McCook “Lively Up Yourself” (Alternate Version)

Bob Marley & the Wailers feat. Tommy McCook “Lively Up Yourself” (Alternate Version)

Included here is the rarely played alternate version of “Lively Up Yourself.”  This tune was recorded by Bob Marley and the Wailers at Harry J’s Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.  Island Records’ Basing Street Studios in early 1974.  The tune famously features both Tommy McCook and Glen DaCosta on tenor sax, however, only McCook is credited on the single’s label (see below).



The players featured on this tune include:

Bob Marley, vocals and guitar
Rita Marley, harmony vocal
Judy Mowatt, harmony vocal
Marcia Griffiths, harmony vocal
Carlton Barrett, drums
Aston “Family Man” Barrett, bass
Al Anderson, guitar
Bernard “Touter” Harvey, keyboards and harmony
Tommy McCook, tenor sax
Glen DaCosta, tenor sax
David Madden, trumpet
Vin Gordon, trombone
Alvin “Seeco” Patterson, percussion

The tune was engineered by Harry J’s studio engineer Sylvan Morris.  Overdubs were engineered by Phil Ault and mixing/mastering by Sydney Bucknor at Island Records’ Basing Street Studios.

Be sure to check the Bob Marley Audio page for tons of rare and unreleased Marley material!




  1. Tony says:

    Hi Mike! This version was Bunny and Peter on backing vocals.

    1. Judah says:

      isnt this version a Scratch Perry production??

      1. midnightraverblog says:

        No not this one.

  2. midnightraverblog says:

    I checked it all out in Steffens’ singles discography book with the matrix #s

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


ThumbSniper-Plugin by Thomas Schulte