CHAPTER 4:
BUNNY LEE PRODUCTIONS

After Bunny´s release The Wailers needed money to continue their record shop and to record and release new songs. Peter Tosh still had recorded for Bunny Lee. This led to the release of one song. Bunny understand this release as a Bob Marley solo project and not inside The Wailers catalogue.

Mr. Chatterbox

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Rita Marley. Bunny himself tells, he didn´t participate.
Spoken intro by Bunny Lee and Bob Marley.
Backing by “The Bunny Lee All-Stars”, also known as “The Uniques”, “The Upsetters” and also known as “The Hippie Boys”: Carlton Barrett on drums, Aston Barrett on bass, Alva Reggie Lewis and Ranford Williams on guitar, Glen Adams on keyboards. Maybe Peter Tosh on organ or guitars.
Recorded at Randy´s Studio 1969 and released 1970. Peter Tosh did some solo recordings later in 1969, following this first recording for producer Bunny Lee.
JA 7-inch release: Blank (Agro Sounds), 1970, a-side: Mr. Chatterbox (Matrix: DYNA BL 1991-1) / b-side: Good Night My Love (The Corsairs) (Matrix: DYNA BL 1992-2)
UK 7-inch release: Jackpot JP 73, 1971, a-side: Mr. Chatterbox (The Interns, mistake. in fact: Bob Marley) / b-side: Walk Through The World (Little Wonder, mistake, in fact: Doreen Schaefer)
Jamaican 7-inch release: Attack, 1994, a-side: Mr. Chatterbox (Bob Marley) (2,40) / b-side: Labrish (Scratch and Striker) (the b-side is not related to the a-side, different song.)
UK Longplay release: In The Beginning, Trojan TRLS 221, 1983 (2,24) (Without the spoken intro)
USA Longplay release: All The Hits, Rohit Records, RRLP 7757, 1990 (2,24) (Without the spoken intro.)
France CD release: Nice Time, Esoldun, 1991 (2,26) (Without the spoken intro.)
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (2,40)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (2,40)
French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (2,36)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,38)

Mr. Chatterbox (Edit)

Without the spoken intro by Bunny Lee and Bob Marley.
UK Longplay release: In The Beginning, Trojan TRLS 221, 1983 (2,24)
USA Longplay release: All The Hits, Rohit Records, RRLP 7757, 1990 (2,24)
France CD release: Nice Time, Esoldun, 1991 (2,26)

Mr Chatter Box (Bob Marley & The Wailers & Ranking Toyan)

Jamaican 12-inch release: Lee´s, 1978, a-side: Mr Chatter Box (Credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers & Ranking Toyan) / With You Girl (Credit: Tyronne Evans) Info by JC.
I don´t have this dj version.

Mr. Chatterbox (Version)

USA Longplay release: All The Hits, Rohit Records, RRLP 7757, 1990 (3,04)
USA CD release: All The Hits, Rohit Records, RRLP 7757, 1990 (3,09)
France CD release: Nice Time, Esoldun, 1991 (3,04)
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (3,05)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (3,05)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (3,03)

Chatter Box (Overdubbed)

It is unknown, when this mix was made. The mentioned single is made 2004 or earlier. So I estimate it is a 2004 remix.
Featuring the spoken intro by Bunny Lee and Bob Marley. Overdubbed with bass drum and keyboards.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Jaguar J 193, a-side: Chatterbox (Credit: Bob Marley & The Uniques) (Matrix: D.S.R. ASIDE – 1303 – BOB – CHATTER BOX – GEOVANNI) (2,32) / b-side: Version

Version (Overdubbed)

It is unknown, when this mix was made. The mentioned single is a reissue made 2004 or earlier. So I estimate it is a 2004 remix.
Featuring the spoken intro by Bunny Lee and Bob Marley. Overdubbed with bass drum, keyboards and percussion. Also featuring some vocal lines of Bob Marley.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Jaguar J 193, a-side: Chatterbox / b-side: Version (Credit: None) (Matrix: D.S. R. BSIDE – 1304 – VER – CHATTER BOX – GEOVANNI) (2,39)

Mr. Chatterbox (Max Romeo)

This different vocal track is made over the rhythm track of “Mr Chatterbox”. If Peter Tosh plays organ or guitar at the Bob Marley recording, then also here.
Released on CD: Tribute to Bob Marley, UK Trojan TRBCD 006 Z, 1999, Triple-CD-Box

There Is No Love (John Holt)

This vocal track different again is also made over the rhythm track of “Mr. Chatterbox”. If Peter Tosh plays organ or guitar at the Bob Marley recording, then also here.
Released on John Holt – Still in Chains, UK Trojan / Dynamic TRLS 37, 1971, LP