1975

Although signed to Island Ltd. at that time two Bob Marley songs of 1975, “Rainbow Country” and “Natural Mystic” were excluded from that contract because they were not officially released at that time.

Rainbow Country (12-inch Mix)

Written by Bob Marley, maybe co-written by Lee Perry as given at the German Bellaphon releases.
Recorded at Black Ark in summer 1975. Produced by Lee Perry.
Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, unknown female harmonies.
Previously unreleased. Taken from studio tape. The tape is in the hands of Pauline Morris, Lee Perry´s partner. On dubplate it was called “Mr. Muzik” and there was a vocal mix with reverb and also a dub version featuring some vocals and also with reverb. The mastering of the first releases are mastered too fast, the UK Trojan 10-inch is mastered at the correct speed.
German Longplay release: Concrete Jungle, Bellaphon, 1982 (5,40)
UK 12-inch release: Daddy Kool DK 12-101, 1984, a-side: Rainbow Country (6,08) / b-side: Rainbow Dub
USA 12-inch release: Disco 101, a-side: Rainbow Country Vocal Track (5,47) / b-side: Rainbow Country Riddim Track (I have a recording of this shorter mix on my collection “Wailers 2004 – 2006″.)
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part V – Soul Adventurer, JAD AB 1234-1, 2002 (6,11)
French CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 10 – Soul Adventurer, EMI / Fifty Five 537325-2, 2002 (6,11)
French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (6,12)
Note: Strange to read in RS book the 12-inch Maxi I own would not include harmonies what it does, I checked it. Also surprising to read the UK label as “Daddy Cool” although in fact it is “Daddy Kool”. Finally surprising to read the tracks would be first released in the 90ies although I own them on vinyl from the early 80ies. Only difference is that the earlier tracks are a bit shorter, what is common with all Wailers releases.
Note: The song is also called “Irie Riding”. From the same tape dub-plate cuts were made circa 1975 / 1976. One dubplate´s vocal and another dubplate´s dub mix both have echoed horns and no harmonies.
Note: RS tells that the take from US Disco 101, 12-inch Maxi would be different and would include female harmonies. In fact it is the same mix, only the running time is a bit shorter.
Note: This track, “Natural Mystic” and some others are believed to be recorded for an album release that was cancelled. More about this: Go To “Part 5: Unreleased” and “Annex 1″
Note: The same take was used for a 7-inch mix. See next.
Note: There is the version and the 7-inch mix of the version. See below.
Note: And there is a melodica cut by Augustus Pablo. See below.

Rainbow Country (7-inch Mix)

Not an edit but a shorter mix of the same take made for 7-inch release. In fact Ian McCann mentions a 7-inch release on San Juan Records in USA. I cam confirm a 7-inch release, but don´t know details.
7-inch release, 1982, a-side: Rainbow Country / b-side: Rainbow Country Version
German Longplay release: Magic Marley, Bellaphon, 1982 (4,10)
German 12-inch release: Bellaphon, 1982, a-side: Rainbow Country (4,10) / b-side: Natural Mystic
First CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 2 – The Upsetter Version – Part II – Rarities, Lagoon LG-2-1044, CD
France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 2 – The Upsetter Version – Part II – Rarities, Esoldun, 1992 (4,29)
UK CD release: Roots Of A Legend, Trojan, 1997 (4,27)
UK 10-inch release: Trojan, 2004, a-side: Natural Mystic (5,40) / Natural Mystic Dub (6,03) / b-side: Rainbow Country (4,27), Rainbow Country Dub (3,36)

Rainbow Country (Version) (12-inch Mix)

Best would be to call this “Version” although it is titled “Rainbow Country Dub” on UK Daddy Cool 12-inch Maxi and “Rainbow Dub” on JAD, LP. An instrumental mix with the lead vocals audible in the very background and without horns.
Previously unreleased. Taken from studio tape. From the same tape dub-plate cuts were made circa 1975 / 1976.
UK 12-inch release: Daddy Kool DK 12-101, 1984, a-side: Rainbow Country / b-side: Rainbow Country Dub (5,24)
USA 12-inch release: Disco 101, a-side: Rainbow Country Vocal Track / b-side: Rainbow Country Riddim Track
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part V – Soul Adventurer, JAD AB 1234-1, 2002 (5,27)
French CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 10 – Soul Adventurer, EMI / Fifty Five 537325-2, 2002 (5,27)
Note: A different mix including horns appeared on 7-inch. See below.
Note: RS tells that USA Disco 101 12-ich Maxi would include a third different instrumental called “Rainbow Country Rhythm Track”.

Rainbow Country Version (7-inch Mix)

Not an edit but a mix one-and-a-half minute shorter made for 7-inch release and including horns. Again “Version” would be the best title, not “Dub” as used on Trojan 10-inch.
7-inch release, 1982, a-side: Rainbow Country / b-side: Rainbow Country Version
First CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 2 – The Upsetter Version – Part II – Rarities, Lagoon LG-2-1044, CD
France CD release: The Upsetter Record Shop Part 2 – The Upsetter Version – Part II – Rarities, Esoldun, 1992 (3,36)
UK 10-inch release: Trojan, 2004, a-side: Natural Mystic (5,40) / Natural Mystic Dub (6,03) / b-side: Rainbow Country (4,27), Rainbow Country Dub (3,36)


BOB MARLEY VS FUNKSTAR – KEEP ON MOVING 1999

Rainbow Country (Funkstar De Luxe Club Mix)

Club Mix by Funkstar De Luxe using the 1975 recording.
First German 12-inch maxi release: Club Tools CLU 67110, 1999, a-side: Rainbow Country (Funkstar´s Club Mix) (7,32), Rainbow Country (Brother Brown´s Bob ´n´ Bob), b-side: Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s Club Mix), Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s “Feel Like Dancing” Dub), Sun Is Shining (Funkstar´s Sand In My Shoe Mix)

Rainbow Country (Funkstar De Luxe Club Mix, Edit)

Short radio edit of the Funkstar De Luxe Club Mix.
CD release: Bob Marley Vs Funkstar De Luxe – Keep On Moving, 1999 (3,30) (withdrawn release)
LP release: Bob Marley Vs Funkstar De Luxe – Keep On Moving, 2000 (3,32)
CD release: Bob Marley Vs Funkstar De Luxe – Keep On Moving, 2000 (3,30)

Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s Club Mix)

Groovy club mix by Knee Deep.
First German 12-inch maxi release: Club Tools CLU 67110, 1999, a-side: Rainbow Country (Funkstar´s Club Mix), Rainbow Country (Brother Brown´s Bob ´n´ Bob), b-side: Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s Club Mix) (6,27), Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s “Feel Like Dancing” Dub), Sun Is Shining (Funkstar´s Sand In My Shoe Mix)

Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s “Feel Like Dancing” Dub)

Groovy morning club remix by Knee Deep.
First German 12-inch maxi release: Club Tools CLU 67110, 1999, a-side: Rainbow Country (Funkstar´s Club Mix), Rainbow Country (Brother Brown´s Bob ´n´ Bob), b-side: Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s Club Mix) (6,27), Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s “Feel Like Dancing” Dub) (6,27), Sun Is Shining (Funkstar´s Sand In My Shoe Mix)

Rainbow Country (Brother Brown´s Bob ´N´ Bob)

Downtempo techno remix by Brother Bob aka Atle Thornberg & Henrik Olsen.
First German 12-inch maxi release: Club Tools CLU 67110, 1999, a-side: Rainbow Country (Funkstar´s Club Mix), Rainbow Country (Brother Brown´s Bob ´n´ Bob) (7,19), b-side: Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s Club Mix) (6,27), Rainbow Country (Knee Deep´s “Feel Like Dancing” Dub), Sun Is Shining (Funkstar´s Sand In My Shoe Mix)


MYSTIC MIXES 2000

Rainbow Country (2000 Red Gold And Green Remix)

Remix of the 1975 Perry production.
USA CD release: Cleopatra CLP 0824-2 (4,18)


AUGUSTUS PABLO MEETS LEE PERRY & THE WAILERS (FAKE)

Rainbow Country Dub (2006 Remix)

Melodica cut of the instrumental version of “Rainbow Country” (1975).
Previously unreleased.
UK CD release: Augustus Pablo Meets Lee Perry & Wailers Band – Rare Dubs 1970 – 1971, Jamaican Recordings JRCD 023, 2006 (3,27)
Note: This CD release comes with a wrong artist credit featuring Augustus Pablo who is not playing at this track. In so far the musician credit given at the sleeve is another mistake. A long time collector told me he is able to identify the used versions as the versions mastered for the recent Universal release of Wailers music. Augustus Pablo died 1999 and in so far can´t play over the tracks mastered just recently.
Then the album credit features a mistake as it says “1970 – 1971″. “Rainbow Country” is recorded in 1975.
This remix is produced by Bunny Lee in 2006.


ROOTS ROCK REMIXED ALBUM 2007

Rainbow Country (DJ Skooky´s Subliminal Funk Remix)

Album release: USA Quango / RockR / Tuff Gong, July 31st 2007, CD (4,22)  This album is 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.
Album release on UK Quango / RockR / Tuff Gong, September 24th 2007, CD.
Downloadable available since February 6th 2007.


Natural Mystic (12-inch Mix)

Written by Bob Marley, probably as all Island releases give the writer credit to Bob Marley, while the USA Disco 12-inch Maxi has a writer credit to Lee Perry.
Recorded at Black Ark in summer 1975. Produced by Lee Perry.
Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by The Meditations.
Previously unreleased. Taken from studio tape. The tape is in the hands of Pauline Morris, Lee Perry´s partner. Two mixes existed originally, one with only Bob´s vocals and one with harmonies by The Meditations.
German Longplay release: Concrete Jungle, Bellaphon, 1982 (5,37)
UK 12-inch release: Daddy Kool, 1983 or 1986, a-side: Natural Mystic / b-side: Natural Mystic Rhythm. This maxi is not mentioned by RS but mentioned in Ian McCann´s book. I have a picture of s picture sleeve that seems to belong to this maxi. The USA maxi has no picture cover.
USA 12-inch release: Disco 102, a-side Natural Mystic / b-side: Natural Mystic Rhythm Track
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part V – Soul Adventurer, JAD AB 1234-1, 2002 (5,46)
French CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 10 – Soul Adventurer, EMI / Fifty Five 537325-2, 2002 (5,46)
French CD release: Rebel (3-CD-Box), EMI / Fifty Five 541 393-2, 2002 (5,45)
UK 10-inch release: Trojan, 2004, a-side: Natural Mystic (5,40) / Natural Mystic Dub (6,03) / b-side: Rainbow Country (4,27), Rainbow Country Dub (3,36)
Note: I read from the same tape dub-plate cuts were made circa 1975 / 1976.
Note: The same take appears also in a short mix. See next.
Note: And there is the version. See below.

Natural Mystic (Short Mix)

A short mix of the track from 12-inch Maxi. Maybe made for a 7-inch release.
German Longplay release: Magic Marley, Bellaphon, 1982 (3,50)
German 12-inch release: Bellaphon, 1982, a-side: Rainbow Country / b-side: Natural Mystic (3,50)

Natural Mystic (Version)

Instrumental mix with the vocals audible in the very background. In so far the title would be best as “Version” not as “Dub” as used on Daddy Kool 12-inch Maxi and JAD LP.
Previously unreleased. Taken from studio tape.
UK 12-inch release: Daddy Kool, 1983, a-side: Natural Mystic / b-side: Natural Mystic (Dub)
USA 12-inch release: Disco 102, a-side Natural Mystic / b-side: Natural Mystic Rhythm Track
French LP release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part V – Soul Adventurer, JAD AB 1234-1, 2002 (6,11)
French CD release: The Complete Wailers 1967 – 1972 – Part 10 – Soul Adventurer, EMI / Fifty Five 537325-2, 2002 (6,11)
UK 10-inch release: Trojan, 2004, a-side: Natural Mystic (5,40) / Natural Mystic Dub (6,03) / b-side: Rainbow Country (4,27), Rainbow Country Dub (3,36)


MYSTIC MIXES 2000

Natural Mystic (2000 Ital Remix)

Remix of the 1975 Perry production.
USA CD release: Cleopatra CLP 0824-2 (4,28)


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.

Natural Mystic (Benjamin Devigne Deep Jazz Remix)

Exclusive for download at Verizon (4,41).
I have this track on “Bob Marley – Remixed & Tribute CDR”.


While “Tuff Gong” at first had no corporate existance, on June 2nd 1975 this changed when Bob Marley enrolled “Tuff Gong Production Ltd.” in Delaware, USA, the place where his mother lived.
A division of this company is “Tuff Gong Music”.
This new situation led to a renewed contract between Bob Marley and Island Ltd. on August 5th 1975.


LIVE!

Produced by Bob Marley and The Wailers.
First Jamaican Longplay release: Tuff Gong TGLLP 4 (Matrix: ILPS 9376), 1975
First UK Longplay release: Island ILPS 9376, December 5th 1975
First German Longplay release: Island 89 729 XOT
German Music-Cassette release: Island MC 56 279 GT
Released on CD: Island, 1988
Released on CD: Tuff Gong / Island TGLCD 4 (Digitally Remastered), January 1994
Released on CD: Universal / Island (Definitive Remasters), June 12th 2001
Note: Soon to be released: Live! (Deluxe Edition) 2-CD with 12 songs from this show: Trenchtown Rock, Slave Driver (prev. unrel.), Burnin´ And Lootin´, Them Belly Full, Rebel Music (prev. unrel.), No Woman No Cry, Kinky Reggae, Natty Dread (prev. unrel.), Stir It Up (said to be the one released on Babylon By Bus, although I think this is a irritating maybe wrong info), Lively Up Yourself (complete over 7 min version), I Shot The Sheriff, Get Up Stand Up (complete over 10 min version) plus Natty Dread album with some extra tracks, Belly Full (JA Mix), Road Block (JA Mix), Knotty Dread (JA Mix), Bend Down Low (Alternate from Talking Blues), Bend Down Low (recorded with Lee Perry), Talking Blues (Alternate from Talking Blues), Am-A-Do (from Talking Blues)

Trenchtown Rock (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
JA Tuff Gong / UK Island vinyl album release (4,00 music without applause, as told on the sleeve)
UK 7-inch release: Island IDJ7 (Promo), 1975, a-side: Trench Town Rock (Live 1975) (Matrix: 1DJ7-A) / b-side: I Shot The Sheriff (Matrix: 1DJ7-B)
Italian Island WIP 26210, 1975, a-side: Trench Town Rock (live) / b-side: Them Belly Full
Island CD album release (4,20 including applause)

Burnin´ and Looting (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
JA Tuff Gong / UK Island vinyl album release (4,55 music without applause, as told on the sleeve)
Island CD album release (5,12 including applause)

Them Belly Full (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
JA Tuff Gong / UK Island vinyl album release (4,24 music without applause, as told on the sleeve)
Island CD album release (4,36 including applause)

Lively Up Yourself (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
JA Tuff Gong / UK Island vinyl album release (4,24 music without applause, as told on the sleeve)
Island CD album release (4,32 including applause)

No Woman No Cry (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
JA Tuff Gong / UK Island vinyl album release (6,55 music without applause, as told on the sleeve)
UK 12-inch release: Island 12WIP 6244, 1980, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (7,08) / b-side: I Shot The Sheriff (Live 1975)
German 12-inch release: Island 600 427-213, 1980, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (7,08) / b-side: I Shot The Sheriff (Live 1975)
USA 7-inch release: Tuff Gong TGX 13, Part 1, 2005, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) / b-side: Duppy Conqueror (Live Leeds 1973)
Island CD album release (7,08 including applause)
Note: The track appeared edited on 7-inch. See below.

I Shot The Sheriff (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
JA Tuff Gong / UK Island vinyl album release (5,07 music without applause, as told on the sleeve)
UK 7-inch release: Island IDJ7, 1975, a-side: Trench Town Rock (Live 1975) (Matrix: 1DJ7-A) / b-side: I Shot The Sheriff (Matrix: 1DJ7-B)
Japanese 7-inch release: Toshiba ILR-20581, 1975 or later, a-side: I Shot The Sheriff (Live 1975) / b-side: Stir It Up
UK 12-inch release: Island 12WIP 6244, 1980, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) / b-side: I Shot The Sheriff (Live 1975) (5,10)
German 12-inch release: Island 600 427-213, 1980, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) / b-side: I Shot The Sheriff (Live 1975) (5,10)
UK 12-inch release: Island 12 WIP 6653, 1980, a-side: Redemption Song / b-side: Redemption Song (Band Version), I Shot The Sheriff (Live 1975) (5,10)
French 12-inch release: Island 6010294, 1980, a-side: Redemption Song / b-side: Redemption Song (Band Version), I Shot The Sheriff (Live 1975) (5,10)
Island CD album release (5,18 including applause)
CD release: Songs Of Freedom, 1992 (5,10)

Get Up Stand Up (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
JA Tuff Gong / UK Island vinyl album release (6,19 music without applause, as told on the sleeve)
Island CD album release (6,30 including applause)
Island CD album release, Rebel Music, 1986 (6,36 including more applause)
UK 12-inch release: Island 12BMRM 1 (Promo), 1986, a-side: Get Up Stand Up (Live 1975) (6,23) / Get Up Stand Up (1973) (3,15)


OTHER TRACKS

Kinky Reggae (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
For 29 years this track was only available at a 7-inch b-side.
JA 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (Matrix: TS 7830) (4,04) / Kinky Reggae (Live 1975) (Matrix: IS 037 B) (7,34)
UK 7-inch release: Island WIP 6244, 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) / Kinky Reggae (Live 1975) (7,34)
USA 7-inch release: Island IS-037, 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (4,04) / Kinky Reggae (Live 1975) (7,34)
Dutch 7-inch release: Island 102.702, ca. 1981, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (4,04) / b-side: Kinky Reggae (Live 1975) (7,34)
Island CD release, Live! (Digital Remastered with Bonus Track), 2004, (7,34)

Kinky Reggae (Live London 1975, July 18th) (Edit)

An edit, 50 seconds shorter as the album and the UK, USA, GER and NL 7-inch.
Barbados 7-inch release: Total Sounds TS WIRL 100, 1976, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) / Kinky Reggae (Live 1975) (6,44)

No Woman No Cry (Live London 1975, July 18th (Edit)

JA 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (Matrix: TS 7830) (4,04) / Kinky Reggae (Live 1975) (Matrix: IS 037 B)
UK 7-inch release: Island WIP 6244, 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (4,04) / Kinky Reggae (Live 1975)
USA 7-inch release: Island IS-037, 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (4,04) / Kinky Reggae (Live 1975)
USA 7-inch release: Island IS-037 (Promo), 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (3,57) / b-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (3,57)
Barbarados 7-inch release: Total Sounds TS WIRL 100, 1976, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) / Kinky Reggae (Live 1975)
Dutch 7-inch release: Island 16 337 AT, 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (3,57) / So Jah Seh (4,25) (The cover of this record is different to the UK 7-inch cover and includes the mistake that “Kinky Reggae” would be the b-side, in fact it is “So Jah Seh” as it is written on the label.
German 7-inch release: Island 43153xT, ca. 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) / Get Up Stand Up / b-side: Stir It Up / Them Belly Full (But We´re Hungry) Special Edition called “King Of Reggae” with two titles on each side and the sleeve made as a poster.
French 7-inch release: Island, ca. 1977, a-side: Roots Rock Reggae / b-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975)
USA 7-inch release: Island IS 49755, 1981, a-side: Jamming / b-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975)
Dutch 7-inch release: Island 102.702, ca. 1981, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (4,04) / b-side: Kinky Reggae (Live 1975)
UK 12-inch release: Island MPEP 3 (Promo), 1986, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) (Edit), Mix Up Mix Up / Could You be Loved, I Shot The Sheriff

Get Up Stand Up (Live London 1975, July 18th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
UK 7-inch release: Island BMRM 1 (Promo), 1986, a-side: Get Up Stand Up (Live 1975) (3,50) / (empty side)


I Shot The Sheriff (Live London 1975, July 17th)

Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt.
JA Tuff Gong / UK Island vinyl album release: Talking Blues (7,12)
Island CD album release: Talking Blues (7,12)
Island CD album release (Definitive Remasters): Talking Blues (7,12)


Jah Live

Written by Bob Marley but credited to Hugh Peart.
Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt.
Recorded at Harry J´s Studio.
Recorded at the day of Haile Selassie I told to be dead, August 27th 1975 or short after this day.
Produced by Lee Perry or co-produced by Lee Perry and Bob Marley.
The divinity of Haile Selassie had been a hotly debated subject. When the news about his death was spread the doubters seem to have won. Bob Marley commented the same news with confessing his faith in the living God who gained victory over death. Bob Marley may have remembered the christian message of ressurection brought to him in his youth by his mother or the church and transformed the message of the ressurection of Christ into the message of the ressurection of Haile Selassie. Anyway, his song comes very similar to a psalm of David. David often felt himself lost because something had happened. In prayer he went to God and his sight changed to see the living God.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1975, 7-inch, a-side: Jah Live / b-side: Concrete
UK 7-inch release: Island WIP 6265, 1976, 7-inch, a-side: Jah Live (Matrix: WIPX 1471-2U) (4,15) / b-side: Concrete (Matrix: WIPX 1470-2U)
Tuff Gong, 1983 (probably), 7-inch, a-side: Jah Live (Matrix: WIPX 1471-2U) / b-side: Version (Matrix: RMI-3-83-B JAH DUBB) (3,40)
Tuff Gong, 1992, 7-inch, a-side: Jah Live (Matrix: WIPX 1471-2U) (4,15) / b-side: Version (Matrix: RMI-3-83-B JAH DUBB)
Album release: Various Artists – Countryman (Original Sound Track), 1982, Germany Island 301 970, Do-LP (4,15)
CD release: Songs of Freedom, 1992 (4,15)
CD release: Rastaman Vibration (Definitive Remasters) (4,17)
CD release: Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (4,17)
Note: The dub mix is titled “Concrete”, appearing in two different mixes. See next.
Note: And there is a third different version mix by Lee Perry. See below.
Note: RS tells JA Tuff Gong (Matrix: DSR 5301) 1982, 7-inch would have a remix, but I have a recording of this matrix and in fact it has the original track.

Concrete

Version of “Jah Live”, in parts instrumental, with a scream at start, some lead vocals by Bob Marley: “Jah Live Children Jah Jah Live Children” (twice) “Jah Live” (three times) “Rasta Live” (three times) “Selassie I live” (three times) “Jah Live” (three times) “Jah Live Children Jah Jah Live Children”. “Jah Live” (three times) “Rasta Live” (three times) “Selassie I live” (three times) “Jah Live”. “Let Jah arise now that the enemies are scattered.” “Jah Live” (three times) “Rasta Live” (three times). Some harmony vocals. Some echo effects and additional percussion.
There is a story behind this blood curdling scream at the start of this version: Aston Barrett revealed that it was Bob Marley´s impression of Martha Velez clearing her throat in preparation to sing during the sessions for the “Escape From Babylon” album.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1975 a-side: Jah Live (Matrix: BM 2381) / b-side: Concrete (Matrix: BM 2382)
Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1975 a-side: Jah Live (Matrix: BM 2556 A) / b-side: Concrete (Matrix: BM 2556 B)
UK 7-inch release: Island WIP 6265, 1976, a-side: Jah Live (Matrix: WIPX 1471-2U) / b-side: Concrete (Matrix: WIPX 1470-2U) (4,20)
CD release: Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (4,23)
Note: There is an alternate mix of “Concrete”. See next.

Concrete (Alternate Mix)

Version of “Jah Live”, most of the time instrumental, without the scream at start, far lesser remaining lead vocals by Bob Marley: “Jah Live” “Jah Jah Live Children” “Fools saying in their heart, your God is dead”. Lesser harmony vocals. No echo effects, no additional percussion.
Without the scream at the start of the song.
Tuff Gong, 7-inch, a-side: Jah Live (Matrix: WIPX 1471-2U) / b-side: Version (Matrix: RMI-3-83-B) (3,40)
Tuff Gong, 1992, 7-inch, a-side: Jah Live (Matrix: WIPX 1471-2U) / b-side: Version (Matrix: RMI-3-83-B JAH DUBB) (3,40)
Note: There is a recording of this version without the scream at the start but running 4,10 – so 30 seconds longer. Maybe a different vinyl source or a bad recording.


I Know

Recorded 1975, but mixed 1981. See later.


Roots

Written by Bob Marley.
Recorded at Harry J-s Studio and mixed by Aston Barrett. Mixed at Sterling Sound (US).
For a long time this track was thought to be an outtake of the Exodus-Sessions. The reason was the release on a b-side in 1977 together with “Waiting In Vain”. In fact the song is an outtake of the “Rastaman Vibration” sessions of 1975.
Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley, harmonies by Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt.
UK 7-inch release: Island WIP 6402, 1977, a-side: Waiting In Vain / b-side: Roots (3,43)
USA 7-inch release: Island IS-092, 1977, a-side: Waiting In Vain / b-side: Roots (3,43)
French 7-inch release: Island, 1977, a-side: Waiting In Vain / b-side: Roots (3,43)
Island CD release: Rebel Music (3,44)
Island CD release: Exodus (Definitive Remasters) (3,42)
Note: And there is “Roots (Version). See next.

Roots (Version)

Instrumental version.
RS mentions “Roots Version” taken from a release without further details known.
On the traded “Exodus Demos Alternates Dubs 2-CDR” CDR 1 Song 11 there is an instrumental version running 2,26. And on the traded “Original Acetates” CDR there is an instrumental running 3,33. Both files has some vinyl crackle, so I think the first is an edit and the second is this released version.


FOOTNOTE:

Larry Ethnic meets The Wailers with Various Artiste, 1975

UK Ethnic Fight Records EMW-CD 1, CD, ca. 2005
Get Ready Here i Come (Dave Collins)
Chain Gang (Chosen Few)
People Living In Glass Houses (Sidney Rogers)
Reaction (Junior Delgado)
The People Band Wagon (Hitch-Hike)
Once In My Life (Jackie Paris)
Falling In Love For First Time (Barrington Spence)
Day Dream Believer (Jackie Paris & Dennis Brown)
Tears On My Pillow (Barrington Spence)
My Heart Cries Out (Dave Collins)
Really For A Reason (Junior Delgado)
Remixed 1989. The record was originally released on vinyl, supposed in 1989 when the remix was done.
Producer Larry “Ethnic” Lawrence organized a various artist´s session on 24th June 1975 at Harry J.s Studio. Bass by Aston Barrett, drums by Carlton Barrett, piano by Pablo Black and Aston Barrett, organ by Wire Lindo and Winston Wright, melinoco by Aston Barrett, synthezizer by Ron Elliott, percussion by Carlton Barrett, rhythm guitar by Bob Marley and Ronnie Bop. Yes, during the Rastaman Vibration sessions Bob Marley participated at this session as one of two rhythm guitarists.

More Lovers Rock Vocals Galore

UK Ethnic Fight, CD.
Pick Up The Phone (Peter Hunnigale)
Twisting (Johnny Clarke)
Once In My Life (Jackie Paris)
Falling In Love For The First Time (Barrington Spence)
Grudge Full (Lloyd Brown)
Hey Baby (Pat Kelly)
Eden (Yami Bolo)
Hold On (Ambelique)
You Don’t Care (Jr. English)
Miracle Worker (Sidney Rogers)
New Lover (Gregory Isaacs)
Stir It Up (Tony Rich)
Lover Connection (Francis & Franklin)
There’s No Me Without You (Pat Kelly)
Come On Home (Susan Cadogan)
To Be A Lover (George Faith)
On The Street (Gregory Isaacs)
Recorded at Harry J, Tuff Gong, Dynamic. Among others: bass by Family Man, drums by Carlton Barrett, rhythm guitar by Bob Marley, Bo Pee, piano by Pablo Black, Gladstone Anderson, organ by Winston Wright, Wire Lindo, percussion by Sticky, Carlton Barrett.
In fact this album do not contain any new material of the Wailers, but just one riddim of the forementioned album here again was used a few times with some other singers singing alternate vocal tracks.
I don´t have this album.


Martha Velez – Escape From Babylon, 1975/6

Martha Velez & Bob Marley Composing Tape
This cross over project started with a visit of the USA singer Martha Velez in Jamaica in May 1975.
During this visit a composing tape was recorded. It is a demo session tape of Martha Velez and Bob Marley, both on acoustic guitars.
One source runs 32 minutes.
01. If You Wanna Be Loved
Martha Velez is singing solo and plays acoustic guitar, while Bob Marley is rarely participating at this first take.
02. There You Are (Stand Alone)
Martha Velez is singing solo and plays acoustic guitar. Probably Bob Marley is also playing acoustic guitar. This song appears at the Martha Velez album “Escape From Babylon” with the Wailers Band backing, released in 1976 at SIRE in USA. Bob Marley produced that album, but don’t share vocals or plays guitar at that album.
03. If You Wanna Be Loved
This is a suggested title following the vocals. Martha Velez and Bob Marley are composing this song together while a tape is recording. The song is played again and again with little variations. At first Bob Marley shares some harmonies and scatting. Then he suggests some more vocals and is taking the lead guitar and change the style slightly. This is the only recorded vocal duet of Bob Marley and Martha Velez. This song is not released at the Martha Velez album “Escape From Babylon”.
And there would be a different source, running 45 minutes. According to Stephen Davis this longer tape may also have an acoustic version of “Bend Down Low” and “No Woman No Cry” and an early version of “Disco Night”.
According to Stephen Davis Martha Velez rehearsed with The Wailers without Bob at Negril. Maybe a tape of this rehearsal exists.
At first during three weeks only two tracks were recorded. Then Martha Velez came back to Jamaica to complete the tracks.
Meanwhile The Wailers recorded the backing tracks of the remaining songs. It seems a tape of this instrumental studio sessions is existing. It would sound like a Wailers album of the time.

Money Man (12-inch Mix)
USA 12-inch release: USA Sire DM-2, a little prior to July 10th, 1976, Promo, a-side: Money Man (4,40) / b-side: Money Man (4,40)
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Money Man (7-inch) (Stereo)
USA 7-inch release: USA Sire, 1976, Promo, a-side: Money Man (stereo) / Money Man (mono)
The track here runs 3,20 according to the label.
I don´t have this 7-inch edit in stereo.

Money Man (7-inch) (Mono)
USA 7-inch release: USA Sire, 1976, Promo, a-side: Money Man (stereo) / Money Man (mono)
The track here runs 3,20 according to the label.
I don´t have this 7-inch edit in mono.

Escape From Babylon (Martha Velez)
First released at Longplay: USA Sire SASD 7515, a little prior to July 10th 1976.
Money Man (3,34) (written by Martha Velez)
There You Are (= Stand Alone) (3,04)
Wild Bird (5,06) (written by Martha Velez)
Disco Night (3,29) (co-written by Martha Velez & Bob Marley)
Bend Down Low (3,36)
Happiness (= I´m Hurting Inside) (3,04)
Come On In (5,05) (written by Martha Velez)
Get Up Stand Up (3,34)
Produced by Bob Marley, Craig Leon and Lee Perry. Recorded at Harry J´s Studio in 1975, mixed at Plaza Sound in New York, USA.
All songs except “Disco Night” were released on CD in 1989 on a compilation called “Angels Of The Future / Past” on Sire Records.
The whole album was finally released on CD on USA Wounded Bird Records in 2008.
Lead vocals by Martha Velez, Aston Barrett on bass, Carlton Barrett on drums, Al Anderson and Earl Chinna Smith on guitars, Tyrone Downie on organ, Winston, Gladstone, Bernard Touter Harvey on piano, Lee Perry and Bob Marley on percussion, horns The Zap Pow Horns, background vocals: The I-Threes: Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffith.
Surprisingly the album sleeve mentions that Carlton and Aston Barrett appear by courtesy of Island Ltd. This sounds as if The Barrett Brothers would have an exclusive contract with Island Ltd. In fact at that time it was believed there would be such a contract. But in fact no such contract was ever signed. To say this detail is not true.
Prior to “Escape From Babylon” Martha Velez had released an album called “Matinee Weepers” in 1974. Later she released an album called “American Heartbeat” in 1977. Both of these albums are now released on CD in 2008.

Martha Velez played live at “My Father’s Place”, Roslyn, New York, USA, said to happen at September 5th 1976.
The basis for this concert is a “Rock Around The World Program” (RATWP) (#109). This one would include also an interview with Martha Velez. It is an album split with The Ramones (Loudmouth / Beat On The Brat / Blitzkrieg Bop / Glad To See You Go / 53rd & 3rd / I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend / Havana Affair / California Sun / Judy Is A Punk / I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You / Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World / Let’s Dance)
It comes from the original radio-station master LP.
The Martha Velez songs are:
“Get Up Stand Up” (5,00 including radio announcer´s introduction)
“Money Man” (5,06)
“Disco Night” (3,22)
and “Escape From Babylon” (8,05), the title track of the album, surprisingly rejected for the LP release. This title track is rendered to the USA founded in 1776 and celebrating the bicentennial (200th birthday) in 1976.

Rainbow Country (Max Romeo)

Estimated recorded circa 1975.
Another vocal track using the same rhythm as vocal track by “The Wailers”.
Released on CD: Rhino, 1999, CD (2,15).

Rainbow Country Version (Max Romeo)

Version mix of the Max Romeo vocal track including some vocal clips.
Another vocal track using the same rhythm as vocal track by “The Wailers”.
Released on CD: Rhino, 1999, CD (2,18).