CHAPTER 5:
LESLIE KONG PRODUCTIONS

1970: THE BEST OF THE WAILERS ALBUM

Recorded at Dynamic Studio from 29th April until 19th May 1970.
Whereas before all jamaican recordings were made for 7-inch single releases, this recording session was held to release the longplay album “The Best Of The Wailers”, Jamaica, Beverley´s BLP 001, the very first album by The Wailers, and the very first album in reggae at all. All longplay albums of earlier recordings are collections of singles. Because Leslie Kong died short after its release on August 9th 1970 this album was only sold for a short time. Beverley´s Records were located 135 b Orange Street, Kingston, JA, W.I.

Back Out

Written by Bob Marley or by Bob Marley and and Bunny Wailer.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Hux Brown and Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
UK CD release: Songs of Freedom, Island, 1992 (2,18)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,17)

Can’t You See

Written by Peter Tosh.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.
Harmonies by Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Peter Tosh and Hux Brown or Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (2,43)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (2,43)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,42)

Caution

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Hux Brown and Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
UK 7-inch release: Trojan TR 7911, 1974, a-side: Soul Shake Down Party / b-side: Caution
UK 12-inch release: Trojan TROT 9014, 1983, a-side: Soul Shake Down Party / b-side: Caution (2,43), Keep On Skanking
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
UK Longplay release: In The Beginning, Trojan TRLS 221, 1983 (2,45)
UK CD release: Songs of Freedom, Island, 1992 (2,44)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,43)

Caution (Censored)

Jamaican 7-inch release: Beverley´s BR 165, 1970, a-side: Stop The Train / b-side: Caution
UK 7-inch release: Summit SM 8526, 1970 or 1971, a-side: Stop The Train (2,56) / b-side: Caution
The censored mix has the words “You Crazy Mother Funky” deleted. Sure is this mix appears on Uk Summit. I was told the JA Beverley´s single would have the same censored mix, what is an information to be confirmed.
I have this censored mix on the traded CD “Wailers Old Singles”.

Cheer Up

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Hux Brown and Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
Jamaican Longplay release: King Size Reggae, Various Artists Compilation, Beverley´s BLP 005, 1970.
UK Longplay release: In The Beginning, Trojan TRLS 221, 1983 (2,06)
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (2,04)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (2,04)
French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (2,01)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,02)

Do It Twice

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Hux Brown and Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
UK CD release: Songs of Freedom, Island, 1992 (2,48)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,47)

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Traditional.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.
Harmonies by Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Hux Brown and Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (3,17)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (3,17)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (3,14)

Soon Come

Written by Peter Tosh.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.
Harmonies by Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Peter Tosh and Hux Brown or Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Beverley´s, 1970, a-side: Soon Come / b-side: Soon Come Version
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (2,24)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (2,24)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,23)

Soul Captives

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Hux Brown and Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (2,05)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (2,05)
French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (2,01)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,03)

Soul Shake Down Party

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley.
Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Hux Brown and Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Beverley´s, 1970, a-side: Soul Shake Down Party / b-side: Soul Shake Down Party Version
UK 7-inch release: Trojan TR 7759, 1974, a-side: Soul Shake Down Party / b-side: Soul Shake Down Party Version
UK 7-inch release: Trojan TR 7911, 1974, a-side: Soul Shake Down Party / b-side: Caution
UK 12-inch release: Trojan TROT 9014, 1983, a-side: Soul Shake Down Party (3,07), Caution / Keep On Skanking
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
Jamaican Longplay release: King Size Reggae, Various Artists Compilation, Beverley´s BLP 005, 1970.
UK Longplay release: In The Beginning, Trojan TRLS 221, 1983 (3,10)
UK CD release: Songs of Freedom, Island, 1992 (3,05) cut at the end
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (3,09)
SACD Hybrid release: Young Mystic, 2004 (3,07) mastered by Steve Hoffman, one channel vocals, one channel vocals and music

Stop The Train

Written by Peter Tosh.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh.
Harmonies by Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.
Mikey Boo Richards on drums, Jackie Jackson on bass, Peter Tosh and Hux Brown or Alva Reggie Lewis on guitars, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Winston Wright on organ.
Jamaican Longplay release: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Beverley´s BLP 001, 1970
Jamaican 7-inch release: Beverley´s BR 165, 1970, a-side: Stop The Train / b-side: Caution
UK 7-inch release: Summit SM 8526, 1970, a-side: Stop The Train / b-side: Caution
I was told the track would run a bit longer on 7-inch compared to LP. Can it be that the LP has the track running 2,19 or 2,21 as on JAD and Universal and that the 7-inch has the track running 2,25 as on Trojan? Or is the difference more significant? I tend to think the LPs runs 2,19 and the 7-inches run 2,25.
UK Longplay release: In The Beginning, Trojan TRLS 221, 1983 (2,25)
UK CD release: Peter Tosh – Arise Black Man, Trojan, 2000 (2,22)
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (2,21)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (2,21)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,19)

1970: OTHER TRACKS

Soon Come (Version)

Jamaican 7-inch release: Beverley´s, 1970, a-side: Soon Come / b-side: Soon Come Version
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part I – Best Of The Wailers, JAD AB 06891, 1997 (2,27)
USA CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 3 – Best Of The Wailers, JAD CD 1002, 1998 (2,27)
USA CD release: Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah, CD-Box, Universal, 2004 (2,24)

Soul Shake Down, Soul Shake Down (Version)

Jamaican 7-inch release: Beverley´s, 1970, a-side: Soul Shake Down Party / b-side: Soul Shake Down Party Version
UK 7-inch release: Trojan TR 7759, 1970, a-side: Soul Shake Down Party / b-side: Soul Shake Down Party Version
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 (3,07)

1999 REMIXES

BOB MARLEY VS FUNKSTAR – KEEP ON MOVING 1999

Soul Shake Down Party

CD release: Bob Marley Vs Funkstar – Keep On Moving, 1999 (3,22)
LP release: Bob Marley Vs Funkstar – Keep On Moving, 1999

2000 REMIXES

MYSTIC MIXES 2000

Soul Shake Down Party (2000 Vibration Remix)

Remix of the 1970 Kong Production.
USA CD release: Cleopatra CLP 0824-2 (3,32)

Caution (2000 A Slippery Remix)

Remix of the 1970 Kong production.
USA CD release: Cleopatra CLP 0824-2 (3,46)

2001 REMIXES

SOUL SHAKE DOWN – 2001 SILK´S MIXES

Soul Shakedown (Steve Silk Hurley´s Downunder Mix)
UK 12-inch Maxi release: Edel SILK 1, 2001 (7,15)
A dance remix of the 1970 Leslie Kong production.
Silk was Grammy nominated for his work on this release.

Soul Shakedown (Silk´s Soul-Down Dub)
UK 12-inch Maxi release: Edel SILK 1, 2001 (6,43)
A dance remix of the 1970 Leslie Kong production.

Soul Shakedown (Silk´s Downunder Groove)
UK 12-inch Maxi release: Edel SILK 1, 2001 (5,32)
Instrumental dance remix of the 1970 Leslie Kong production.

SOUL SHAKE DOWN – 2001 JOE VANNERI MIX

Soul Shakedown (Joe Vanneri´s Remix)
USA 12-inch Maxi release: JAD / Anansi / Silk Entertainment SENT 008-1, 2001, A1 Steve Silk´s Downunder Mix (7,15), A2 Joe Vanneri´s Remix (4,53), B1 Silk´s Soul-Down Dub (6,43), B2 Silk´s Downunder Groove (5,32)
A dance remix of the 1970 Leslie Kong production.

SOUL SHAKE DOWN – 2001 REMIX

Shake Down Party (2001 Remix)
First CD release: Shake Down – Marley Remixed, German Edel, 2001, CD (5,43)

2007 REMIXES

ROOTS ROCK REMIXED ALBUM 2007
Produced by David Hargis and Jeff Daniel.
This is the first Bob Marley remix album made with the blessing of the family and Chris Blackwell.

Soul Shake Down Party (Afrodisiac Sound System Remix)

Album release: USA Quango / RockR / Tuff Gong, July 31st 2007, CD (4,05) .
Album release on UK Quango / RockR / Tuff Gong, September 24th 2007, CD.
USA 12-inch Maxi release: USA Roots River Communication 0701-2, August 24th 2007 (4,02)
UK 12-inch Maxi release: Kartel 411073-0-E11U-FP, August 14th 2007
Downloadable available since February 6th 2007.

Soul Shake Down Party (Fort Knox Five Remix)

USA 7-inch release: USA Fort Knox FKX 011, 2007 (3,48)
Downloadable at Sprint.
This track is a 7-inch and download bonus track not on the album nor on 12-inch Maxi.

2009 VERSIONS

Go Tell It On The Mountain Version

New version mix of 2009 made in old-fashioned style.
UK 7-inch release: Beverley´s BV002, 2009, a-side: Go Tell It On The Mountain (3,12) / b-side: Version (2,30)

Soul Captives Version

New version mix of 2009 made in old-fashioned style.
UK 7-inch release: Beverley´s BV003, 2009, a-side: Soul Captives (2,00) / b-side: Version (2,00)

Do It Twice Version

New version mix of 2009 made in old-fashioned style featuring some lead vocals and ending with echo.
UK 7-inch release: Beverley´s BV008, 2009, a-side: Do It Nice (aka Do It Twice) (2,45) / b-side: Do It Nice Version (2,03)

Cheer Up Version

New version of 2009 made in old-fashioned style including some lead and harmony vocals.
UK 7-inch release: Beverley´s BV009, 2009, a-side: Cheer Up (2,01) / b-side: Cheer Up Version (2,00)

FOOTNOTES:

Baby Baby Come Home (lost)
This song was recorded 1970 by Leslie Kong, but the tape is lost.

Sophisticated Psychodelication (lost)

This song was recorded 1970 by Leslie Kong, but the tape is lost.