CHAPTER 2:
THE WAILERS AT STUDIO ONE

Produced by Clement Dodd The Wailers recorded at Jamaica Recording Studio One, Brentford Street 16, Kingston, Jamaica, the following songs:

1st Session, July 6th, 1964

Simmer Down

Written by Bob Marley. But Stephen Davis tells in his book that the writer of this song is Bunny Wailer (Conquering Lion Of Reggae, Page 42).
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Sax solo by Roland Alphonso.
A master tape bears the date July 6th, 1964, but unconfirmed reports claim its existance earlier that year. It seems, an earlier opinion, stated in the booklet of Songs Of Freedom, 1992, CD-Box, released on Island and in the booklet of One Love, 1991, 2-CD, released on Heartbeat about a recording of this song in December 1963 and a release around February 1964 is now understood as wrong.
First Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone C111 / C110 (black and silver label), 1964, a-side: Simmer Down (credit: The Wailers) (Matrix: C-Dodd-II-13) (2,50) / b-side: I Don´t Need Your Love
This 7-inch appears also labeled on blue, green and yellow vinyl and the blank labeled copy also appear on yellow, green, red, blue vinyl.
It is said that 80.000 copies of this debut release of The Wailers were sold in Jamaica. It was a number one hit in Jamaica.
Second Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone C110 / C111 (black & silver label), 1964, a-side: Simmer Down (credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers) (2,50) / b-side: I Don´t Need Your Love
First UK 7-inch release: Ska Beat JB 186, 1965, a-side: Simmer Down (2,50) / b-side: I Don´t Need Your Love
Jamaican Longplay release: The Wailing Wailers, Studio One, 1966
Jamaican Longplay release: This Is Jamaica Ska, ND
USA Longplay release: Greatest Hits At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 257, 2003 (2,48)
USA CD release: One Love at Studio One, Heartbeat HB 111 / 112, 1991 (2,50)
UK CD release: Songs of Freedom, Island, 1992 (2,50)
USA CD release: The Wailing Wailers, Studio One SOCD 1001, 1994 (2,46)
USA CD release: Simmer Down At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 171, 1994 (2,50)
USA CD release: Greatest Hits At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 257, 2003 (2,48)
USA Longplay release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-LP (2,50)
USA CD release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-CD (2,50)
Note: The song appeared overdubbed 1970 and overdubbed differently 1975.

I Don’t Need Your Love

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley, harmonies by Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Sax solo by Roland Alphonso.
First Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone C111 / C 110, 1964 (black and silver label), a-side: Simmer Down / b-side: I Don´t Need Your Love (credit: The Wailers) (Matrix: C-Dodd-II-12) (3,10) (I have a recording of this record with this running time on “rastaman collection – I – 19 CDR”.)
This 7-inch appears also labeled on blue, green and yellow vinyl and the blank labeled copy also appear on yellow, green, red, blue vinyl.
Second Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone C110 / C 111, 1964 (black and silver label), a-side: Simmer Down / b-side: I Don´t Need Your Love (credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers) (Matrix: C-Dodd-II-12) (3,10)
The Coxsone 7-inch with the matrix C&N XX-X2 has the same take, same mix.
First UK 7-inch release: Ska Beat JB 186, 1965, a-side: Simmer Down / b-side: I Don´t Need Your Love (3,10)
USA Longplay release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (3,10)
USA CD release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (3,10)
Note: The song appears overdubbed 1975.

I Am Going Home

Written by Bob Marley. Reworking of the gospel song “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone, 1964, a-side: I´m Going Home / b-side: It Hurts To Be Alone (This 7-inch appears also on yellow vinyl, red vinyl and on blue vinyl.)
Jamaican 7-inch release: Musik City, a-side: It Hurts To Be Alone / b-side: Going Home
USA 7-inch release: Tranquility T 0024, a-side: I´m Going Home / b-side: It Hurts To Be Alone
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers (1970s pressings coming in a sleeve with the three faces.) (3,42)
USA Longplay release: Simmer Down At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 171, 1994 (3,40)
USA CD release: One Love at Studio One, Heartbeat HB 111 / 112, 1991 (3,40) In contrast to the sleeve notes this cd has the same track with same running time as the original singles.
USA CD release: Simmer Down At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 171, 1994 (3,40)
USA CD release: Greatest Hits At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 257, 2003 (3,40)
USA Longplay release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-LP (3,40)
USA CD release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-CD (3,40)
Note: The song appeared overdubbed 1975 on “The Birth Of A Legend” 2-LP and overdubbed differently in the 1980s on the overdubbed issue of the Jamaican “The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers” LP coming in a sleeve showing three dreads.

Do You Remember

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Drums by Lloyd Knibbs.
Jamaican 7-inch release: (Blank) CS 1964 A / CS 1964 B, a-side: Do You Remember / b-side: Go Jimmy Go
Jamaican 7-inch release: Musik City, 1964, a-side: Hoot Nanny Hoot / b-side: Do You Remember
UK 7-inch release: Island WI 211, August 1965, a-side: Hoot Nanny Hoot / b-side: Do You Remember
USA CD release: One Love at Studio One, Heartbeat HB 111 / 112, 1991 (2,52)
USA CD release: The Wailing Wailers, Studio One SOCD 1001, 1994 (2,53)
USA CD release: Simmer Down At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 171, 1994 (2,52)
USA Longplay release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-LP (2,52)
USA CD release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-CD (2,52)
Note: The track appeared overdubbed 1975.

Straight And Narrow Way

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Junior Braithwaite.
Harmonies by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone FC 6157 / FC 6159, 1964, a-side: Climb Up The Ladder / b-side: Straight And Narrow Way
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Studio One (1970s pressings coming in a sleeve with the three faces and pressings since the 1980s coming in a sleeve showing three dreads) (2,29)
USA CD release: The Best Of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Studio One FCD 127, 1997 (2,36)
USA Longplay release: Another Dance: Rarities From Studio One, Heartbeat HB 335, 2007 (2,32)
USA CD release: Another Dance: Rarities From Studio One, Heartbeat HB 335, 2007 (2,32)

2nd Session, early July 1964

Where´s Sammy Gone (Lord Brynner)

Written by Lord Brynner. RS writes “Bryner”, but the label has “Brynner” what I think is correct.
Lead vocals by Lord Brynner.
Harmonies by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Beverley Kelso, Junior Braithwaite and Clement Dodd.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Rolando & Powie Records, 1964, a-side: Where´s Sammy Gone (credit: Lord Brynner) (With The Wailers) / b-side: Josephine (Lord Brynner)
USA Longplay release: Wailers and Friends Top Hits Sung By the Legends of Jamaica Ska, Heartbeat HB 201, 1999 (3,10)
USA CD release: Wailers and Friends Top Hits Sung By the Legends of Jamaica Ska, Heartbeat HB 201, 1999 (3,10)

3rd Session, mid July 1964

Climb The Ladder

It seems the title on the Coxsone first pressing (“Climb Up The Ladder”) is wrong and in fact the song is called “Climb The Ladder”.
Written by Bob Marley & Clement Dodd.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Solo by Johnny Moore.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone FC 6157 / FC 6159, 1964, a-side: Climb Up The Ladder / b-side: Straight And Narrow Way
USA Longplay release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (1,56) (Retitled here as “Climb The Ladder”.)
USA CD release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (1,56) (Retitled here as “Climb The Ladder”.)

Your Love

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso and Joe Higgs who replaced Peter Tosh.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Studio One, 1965, a-side: Playboy / b-side: Your Love
UK 7-inch release: Island WI 206, August 1965, a-side: Playboy / b-side: Your Love
USA Longplay release: Destiny: Rare Ska Sides from Studio One, Heartbeat HB 191, 1999 (2,31)
USA CD release: Destiny: Rare Ska Sides from Studio One, Heartbeat HB 191, 1999 (2,31)

Mr. Talkative

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite, Beverly Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone CN 3 / CN 4, 1964, a-side: It Hurts To Be Alone / b-side: Mr. Talkative (This 7-inch appears also on yellow vinyl and blue vinyl.)
UK 7-inch release: Island WI 188, 1965, a-side: It Hurts To Be Alone / b-side: Mr. Talkative
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers (1970s pressings coming in a sleeve with the three faces) (2,06)
USA CD release: One Love at Studio One, Heartbeat HB 111 / 112, 1991 (2,05)
USA CD release: Simmer Down At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 171, 1994 (2,05)
USA Longplay release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-LP (2,05)
USA CD release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-CD (2,05)
Note: The track appeared overdubbed in the 1980s on the overdubbed issue of the Jamaican “The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers” LP coming in a sleeve showing three dreads.

4th Session, mid July 1964

Tell Them Lord

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso and Blossom Johnson.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Trumpet solo by Johnny Moore.
This is a one-track-recording.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Musik City, 1964, a-side: Christmas Is Here / b-side: Tell Them Lord
USA Longplay release: Wailers and Friends Top Hits Sung By the Legends of Jamaica Ska, Heartbeat HB 201, 1999 (2,14)
USA CD release: Wailers and Friends Top Hits Sung By the Legends of Jamaica Ska, Heartbeat HB 201, 1999 (2,14)
USA Longplay release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-LP (2,12)
USA CD release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-CD (2,12)

Christmas Is Here, Sound The Trumpet

Traditional.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Junior Braithwaite.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Musik City, 1964, a-side: Christmas Is Here / b-side: Tell Them Lord
Jamaican Longplay release: Various Artists – Christmas In Jamaica (Compilation), Studio One (Matrix: FCD 7946), late 60ies
USA CD release: Reggae Christmas from Studio One, Heartbeat, 1992 (2,37)

Destiny

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso and Blossom Johnson.
Backing by the Skatalites
Trumpet solo by Dizzy Moore.
This is a one-track-recording.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone, 1964, a-side: Destiny / b-side: I´m Going Home (This 7-inch appears also on yellow vinyl, on red vinyl and on blue vinyl.)
USA Longplay release: Best Of The Wailing Wailers, Studio One / Buddha SO 1106, 1976 (2,00)
USA Longplay release: Destiny: Rare Ska Sides from Studio One, Heartbeat HB 191, 1999 (1,59)
USA CD release: Destiny: Rare Ska Sides from Studio One, Heartbeat HB 191, 1999 (1,59)

5th Session, mid July 1964

Hoot Nanny Hoot

Written by Peter Tosh.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.
Harmonies by Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Musik City, 1964, a-side: Hoot Nanny Hoot (3,11) / b-side: Do You Remember
UK 7-inch release: Island WI 211, August 1965, a-side: Hoot Nanny Hoot / b-side: Do You Remember
Unreleased on CD.
I have this track on “Rarities from UK Nr. 3 CDR”.
Note: The track appeared overdubbed in 1981.

Maga Dog

Written by Peter Tosh, as it seems not likely that the credit of the first release 7-inch is correct.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.
Harmonies by Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Studio One C. 40, 1965, a-side: Hooligan (Matrix: Federal FC 6574) / b-side: Maga Dog (Matrix: CSD – 46) First release.
UK 7-inch release: Island WI 212, August 1965, a-side: Holligan / b-side: Maga Dog
USA Longplay release: Birth of a Legend (Double-LP), Calla, 1976 (3,01)
USA Longplay release: The Birth Of A Legend Featuring Peter Tosh, on USA Calla 34759, 1977, LP (3,01)
USA CD release: The Birth Of A Legend Featuring Peter Tosh, on USA Sony, 1990, CD (3,01)
USA CD release: The Trenchtown Days: Birth of a Legend, Sony, 2001 (3,06)
Note: The track appeared overdubbed in 1981.

6th Session, mid July 1964

Habits

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Junior Braithwaite.
Harmonies by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Music City, 1964, a-side: Habits / b-side: Amen
USA CD release: One Love at Studio One, Heartbeat HB 111 / 112, 1991 (2,11)
USA CD release: Simmer Down At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 171, 1994 (2,11)
USA Longplay release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-LP (2,11)
USA CD release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-CD (2,11)

Amen

Gospel. Written for the musical “Lillies Of The Field”, popular by the recording of Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions in the sixties.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.
Harmonies by Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Clement Dodd.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Guitar opening by Peter Tosh.
First time Peter Tosh plays guitar at a Wailers record.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Musik City, 1964, a-side: Habits / b-side: Amen
USA Longplay release: Peter Tosh – The Toughest, Heartbeat HB 150, 1996 (2,36)
USA CD release: One Love at Studio One, Heartbeat HB 111 / 112, 1991 (2,36)
USA CD release: Simmer Down At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 171, 1994 (2,36)
USA CD release: Peter Tosh – The Toughest, Heartbeat HB 150, 1996 (2,36)
USA Longplay release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-LP (2,38)
USA CD release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-CD (2,38)

7th Session, late July 1964

Go Jimmy Go

Written by D. Pomus and M. Shuman. Originally recorded by Jimmy Clanton in 1959.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: (Blank) CS 1964 A / CS 1964 B, a-side: Do You Remember / b-side: Go Jimmy Go
UK Longplay release: Various Artists – Honey´s (Compilation), Melodisc
USA CD release: One Love at Studio One, Heartbeat HB 111 / 112, 1991 (2,29)
USA CD release: Simmer Down At Studio One, Heartbeat HB 171, 1994 (2,29)
USA Longplay release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-LP (2,30)
USA CD release: One Love At Studio One 1964 – 1966, Heartbeat HB 319, 2006, 2-CD (2,30)

8h Session, late July 1964

Hand To Hand (Lee Perry)

Written by Lee Perry.
Lead vocals by Lee Perry.
Harmonies by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Not related to the later recording “Man To Man”.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone, 1965, (C&N CDOD 20 / 22), a-side: Roast Duck (Lee Perry) / b-side: Hand To Hand (Lee Perry) (2,22) (Running time confirmed from a recording of this 7-inch.)
Released on CD on Heartbeat “Chicken Scratch” retitled “Man To Man”.
Released on CD on “Chicken Scratch (Deluxe Edition)”, 2008 (2,26)

9th Session, early August 1964

Donna, Dana

Written by Bob Marley. Bunny Wailer tells that the song is written for Beverley Kelso to convince her, not to leaeve the group.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Coxsone, 1965, a-side: Dana / b-side: Don´t Ever Leave Me
Jamaican 7-inch release: (Blank), a-side: Dana / b-side: I Need You
Jamaican 7-inch release: (Blank, Musik City), a-side: Dana / b-side: Don´t Ever Leave Me
UK 7-inch release: Island WI 216, 1965, a-side: Don´t Ever Leave Me / b-side: Donna
USA Longplay release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (2,35)
USA CD release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (2,35)
Note: The track appeared overdubbed in 1975.

Dance With Me

Written by Bob Marley, influenced by “On Broadway” by The Drifters.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Trumpet solo by Johnny Moore.
Jamaican Longplay release: Marley, Tosh, Livingston & Associates, Studio One, 1981 (2,29) (To my knowledge this is the first release of this song.)
USA Longplay release: Destiny: Rare Ska Sides from Studio One, Heartbeat HB 191, 1999 (2,28)
USA CD release: Destiny: Rare Ska Sides from Studio One, Heartbeat HB 191, 1999 (2,28)

Wings Of A Dove, Flying Ska

Adapted. Formerly a prisoner song in calypso style. Arranged by Clement Dodd. Prince Buster recorded the song also in 1964 and released it as “Flying Ska” (UK Blue Beat 254).
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Sax solo by Roland Alphonso.
Jamaican Longplay release: Sir Coxson Selects While Roland Alphonso Plays Ska Strictly for You, Blue Beat 1964, (at this album the song is called “Flying Ska”.) (This is the first release of this song.) Edited at the end.
Jamaican Longplay release: Ska-Au-Go-Go (Various), Coxsone (first pressing) & Studio One (later pressing), 1967 (3,20) Edited at the end.
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers (1970s pressings coming in a sleeve with the three faces) (3,09) Edited at the end a bit earlier here.
More complete:
Including the trumpet solo outro by Johnny Moore. This trumpet solo outro is missing at the previous releases.
USA Longplay release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (3,27)
USA CD release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (3,27)
Note: The edited track appeared overdubbed 1975 and and overdubbed differently in the 1980s on the overdubbed issue of the Jamaican “The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers” LP coming in a sleeve showing three dreads.

Nobody Knows

Reworking of “Nobody Knows The Trouble I´ve Seen”.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Beverley Kelso.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Trumpet solo by Johnny Moore, handclaps by Clement Dodd and Blackie.
Previously unreleased original without overdubs. This track was found on studio tape after Bob Marley´s death.
USA Longplay release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (3,04)
USA CD release: Climb the Ladder, Heartbeat HB 251, 2000 (3,04)
Note: The track appeared overdubbed 1975.

10th Session, early August 1964

The Mill Man (Jackie Opel)

Written by Jackie Opel.
Lead vocals by Jackie Opel.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Backing by The Skatalites.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Studio One, 1964, a-side: The Millman / b-side: Don´t Let Me Die (Jackie Opel)
USA Longplay release: Wailers and Friends Top Hits Sung By the Legends of Jamaica Ska, Heartbeat HB 201, 1999 (2,34)
USA CD release: Wailers and Friends Top Hits Sung By the Legends of Jamaica Ska, Heartbeat HB 201, 1999 (2,34)

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