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African Herbsman

October 26, 2009 | Format: MP3

$11.49
Also available in CD Format
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Format: Audio CD
This packed cd (77:41 min) is like warm sunshine in the middle of a dark, rainy winter...I have been living through one of the rainiest on record here in WA, and this was a welcome friend (Duppy Conqueror: "Me friend, me friend - am set me free again". I love that song!). This Trenchtown rock is funky, spacey, driving, reverb-soaked Jamaican vibrations of the highest order. The production is way out front, tight sounding (not spread out, sounds like mono) snappy goodness. The bass lines (Bunny Wailer?) are flowing and thumping through your chest (turn it up) in a playful way and the back-up vocals are haunting, but sweet...ascending to a more beautiful space. The drums and percussion are constantly shifting the backbeat and accents in a cool, interesting way. The obligatory drum intro snaps each song into being. Horns come in often with sunny Caribbean waves of harmony while the organ keeps a subtle foundation churning underneath. And one of the biggest reasons this thrills me instrumentally...Peter Tosh and his ground-breaking guitar sensibility. I still remember how interesting he sounded to me as a young guitar player in the 70's (usually into AOR, prog and psychedelic music). They are twanging, thumping, singing and blowin' their hearts out here! REALLY FUN STUFF! I haven't even gotten to the glorious vocals of Marley himself - with this great set-up he isn't just your average good vocalist, this IS budding genius weaving melodies that float to the heavens. Over the Years I mostly only knew the later popular Marley material, but just recently ventured into the older material because of these great new remasters (which sound great by the way, and have extensive track notes/remembrances, though technical details are lacking a bit).Read more ›
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Lee "Scratch" Perry really brought out the best of the Wailers. As someone else mentioned, many fans consider their collaborations on this album and on "Soul Rebels" to be the very best work either of them ever did. This is a genius band, and a genius producer, still finding their way. Most people would not even recognize this as a Marley record compared to the more commercial turn he would take shortly after, even though "African Herbsman" introduces many songs he would perform again and again later in his career. But again, this isn't a mere historical footnote--- the music here is highly creative and original, and has a churning, driving sound largely missing from Marley's more famous efforts. This is one you'll keep coming back to long after you grow tired of "Catch a Fire."
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Great early reggae from Marley and the Wailers produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry. To many reggae fans, this is the high water mark for the band, before they signed to Island and modified their sound for rock audiences. The Perry/Marley collaboration resulted in some real classics (too many to name), and with this new re-release of the album 10 dub tracks are included for even more listening pleasure.
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lee perry's production is bass heavy, and this record really feels like an organic peace of work. the bass lines are awesome, it contains the best version of "trenchtown rock" and this album will get you on you feet bouncing around the room. small axe is amazing, this is my favorit pre-exodus record.
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Early 1970's Wailers tracks. The song selections and vocal mixes are fantastic though a bit heavy on the bass but very listenable. Nice addition to the collections of Wailers followers who want more of the so hot sounds from the early Wailers!
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By A Customer on June 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Okay this is probably my favorite Bob MArley CD, it has a great mellow vibe, courtesy of Lee Scratch Perry, and is his best cd prior to his Island records days. The new remastering makes it sound great, a real Bob Marley jem
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By A Customer on April 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
this is an awsome cd. this re-issue cannot be better. most of the songs on the disc are familiar. however, there are some that are not as popular but are nevertheless good. i believe that the wailers and lee "scratch" perry worked pretty well together. too bad the relationship did not lost long. you'd experience a "brief marriage" between a great band and great producer if you purchase this album. in addition, the different versions are great. get the album, you won't be disappointed. it's the wailers at their early best.
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...if you're looking for the absolute best remastered versions of the Lee Perry-produced Bob Marley & the Wailers tracks to date, look no further than the Sanctuary reissues. These tracks have been released on literally hundreds of other CD collections...I have a few myself, and the remastering is generally dodgy-to-abysmal. The classic Marley/Perry masters were finally done sonic justice when Sanctuary took over the Trojan masters and remastered/re-released these CDs in the early 2000's. If you're a serious Marley fan, don't be confused...buy this Sanctuary re-release of "African Herbsman" (extra tracks included as well) along w/ the companion "Soul Rebels"...
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