Bob Marley and the Wailers Live Oakland 1979

Bob Marley and Ron Wood

This Bob Marley and the Wailers show, recorded on November 30, 1979 at the Oakland Auditorium,  is similar to the extended performance found on 1978’s Babylon by Bus double live album. It is no secret that Marley was one of the most electrifying performers in the history of live popular music. This performance showcases his talents as a live performer, and we are very lucky that the performance was recorded both on audio and video.

Opening with “Positive Vibration,” this performance contains 20 classic Marley songs, including “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry),” “I Shot The Sheriff,” “No Woman No Cry,” “Exodus,” “Is This Love?,” “Jammin'” and “Get Up Stand Up.” The Wailers are as tight as ever and show why they are known as the greatest backing band of that era. This show is particularly historic, not only because it is captured on audio and video, but because guitarist Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones joins the band for a six-song encore.

The performance is presented here in lossless audio and black and white video.  I would be remiss if I did not give a big shout out to Wolfgang’s Vault for restoring and re-mastering this legendary show.  Enjoy!

Audio

Bob Marley And the Wailers Live Oakland 1979

Bob Marley – vocals, rhythm guitar
Aston Barrett – bass
Carlton Barrett – drums
Al Anderson – lead guitar
Junior Marvin – lead guitar
Earl Lindo – organ, clavinet
Tyrone Downie – keyboards
Alvin “Seeco” Patterson – percussion
Devon Evans – percussion
David Madden – trumpet
Glen DaCosta – saxophone
Rita Marley – background vocals
Judy Mowatt – background vocals
Guest: Donald Kinsey – lead guitar
Guest: Ron Wood – rhythm guitar

Setlist

1. “Positive Vibration”
2. “Wake Up And Live”
3. “Concrete Jungle”
4. “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)”
5. “I Shot The Sheriff”
6. “Running Away” “Crazy Baldhead”
7. “Ambush In The Night”
8. “The Heathen”
9. “War” “No More Trouble”
10. “No Woman, No Cry”
11. “Lively Up Yourself”
12. “Africa Unite”
13. “One Drop”
14. “Exodus”
15. “Is This Love?”
16. “Jammin'”
17. “Ride Natty Ride”
18. “Roots, Rock, Reggae”
19. “Natty Dread
20. “Get Up, Stand Up”