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The Wailers Do Manchester, 1973/’76

This OK Dave concert poster for The Wailers’ gig at Manchester Polytechnic on Saturday, November 24, 1973 sheds new light on the show, which bombed terribly with less than 200 attending! According to the poster, The Wailers appeared alongside Ingroville & OK Disco. Big up the Manchester District...
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The Wailers “Duppy Conqueror” Alternates Mix

Here is a mini-mix of “Duppy Conqueror” alternate versions that I think you will really dig.  First we have the vocal track, which is very intriguing because you really get to hear how tight their harmonies were during this period.  Next we have the original version of the...
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Rare 1973 Interview with Bob Marley

As I’ve said before, this is a blog by the fans and for the fans.  The following interview was shared with the Midnight Raver Blog by my good friend Fred from France.  He has a deep reggae archive and he is always willing to share in order to inform the...
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CLASSIC TRACKS: Bob Marley & The Wailers: Burnin’

By Richard Buskin Bob Marley and the Wailers were the first Jamaican musicians to achieve world stardom. Tracked in Kingston and finished in London by Island engineers Phill Brown and Tony Platt, their breakthrough album was a truly international recording. Starting as a tape-op at Olympic Studios, London,...
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The Story of The Wailers “Burnin'” Album

In 1973 the Wailers were on the verge of breaking up, they released Burnin’, an album that would indeed feature the final Wailers performances of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Chris Blackwell and Rita Marley tell the story of Burnin’, an album that helped change how the world...
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