BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS Live At The Roxy (1976)

Live At The Roxy (1976)
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Man, is this good. First released as an abbreviated bonus disc with the Rastaman Vibration re-issue, wiser heads at Island re-released this as a complete, 2CD concert – adding the essential 24 minute encore, “Get Up Stand Up/ No More Trouble /War,” originally removed for lack of space. This is Marley & The Wailers at the intimate Roxy in L.A., in full Jamaican glory, just before commercial acceptance and years of world touring would start to sand off some of Marley’s rough, ethnic edges. The electricity is palpable and the sound is stunning. This show’s majesty is in the timing, as the Wailers effectively expand the aural space between the beats as well as any old junkie bluesmen you’d care to name. I thought I was totally burnt out on ever enjoying “I Shot The Sheriff” again, until this stoned groove version surfaced. The set’s heavy emphasis on the I-Threes and the straight-from-the-stage percussive sound resonate to make this one of BMW’s most engaging live albums. Not as anthemic as later releases, but better for it, with zero clutter just begging for a 5.1 Surround mix. Find used copies cheap at Amazon, HERE. MORE BOB: Live At Leeds (1973) (HERE), Catch A Fire (The Original Jamaican Recordings 1973) (HERE), The Record Plant, December 1973 (HERE), Exodus “Scratch” Demos, 1977 (HERE), BILL LASWELL/BOB MARLEY Dreams Of Freedom: Ambient Translations Of Bob Marley In Dub (1997) (HERE) and VARIOUS ARTISTS Sacred Sources, Vol. 1: Live Forever (1993) (HERE).


1
Introduction (0:38)
Trenchtown Rock
(4:56)
Burnin’ And Lootin’ (4:54)
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) (4:13)
Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock) (6:08)
I Shot The Sheriff (6:34)
Want More (7:02)
No Woman No Cry (5:19)
Lively Up Yourself (5:44)
Roots, Rock, Reggae (5:32)
Rat Race (7:47)
2
Positive Vibration
(3:57)
Get Up Stand Up/No More Trouble/War (23:58)

30 Comments

  • 1
    Trustar
    November 11, 2009 - 16:05 | Permalink

    Thanks for the tasty treat Willard.

    T

  • 2
    Jobe
    November 11, 2009 - 17:19 | Permalink

    A good time is always here for me.

  • 3
    philip
    November 11, 2009 - 19:06 | Permalink

    Wonderful..thanks as always

  • 4
    Capt. Willard
    November 11, 2009 - 15:12 | Permalink

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  • 5
    censusloss
    November 11, 2009 - 22:42 | Permalink

    Just exquisite to get a chance to hear this one since i lost it with a lot more of my collection
    Keep 'em coming Willard- you know you have an appreciative discerning audience out here !

    Peace

    C

  • 6
    drfeelgoed
    November 11, 2009 - 22:50 | Permalink

    a classic, thanks again Willard!

  • 7
    Anonymous
    November 12, 2009 - 00:33 | Permalink

    Always Great Music here.
    Thanks.

  • 8
    hillbilly in orlando
    November 12, 2009 - 03:39 | Permalink

    man. as always, you rawk.

  • 9
    shadreck
    November 12, 2009 - 05:10 | Permalink

    Thanks a lot. Appreciated.

  • 10
    The Riverboat Captain
    November 12, 2009 - 06:03 | Permalink

    This week, my five year old daughter said 'Have we got any more reggae, daddy?' .. and up you pop with this. Excellent.

  • 11
    Anonymous
    November 12, 2009 - 09:44 | Permalink

    Thank you Willard and your hard work on making this site the best site for wonderful hi quality finds…Ta

  • 12
    lemonflag
    November 12, 2009 - 15:33 | Permalink

    Thanks again.

  • 13
    Key West
    November 12, 2009 - 18:29 | Permalink

    Hey Willard,

    Many thanks for this fantastic music. Your site brings so many surprises. I always learn something here. For those who like this set, there is an equally powerful Marley show floating out around the bootleg world. It is called "Quiet Knight club" and was recorded in Chicago in June of 1975. It is well worth finding.

    KW

  • 14
    Capt. Willard
    November 12, 2009 - 23:22 | Permalink

    Wow… didn't know there were so many BMW fans. Thanks for the comments.

  • 15
    Anonymous
    November 13, 2009 - 01:27 | Permalink

    Another hearty thank you for great live music! boboquisp

  • 16
    Gummo
    November 13, 2009 - 12:17 | Permalink

    Sweet way to start a rainy Friday — thank you!

  • 17
    Festus
    November 19, 2009 - 17:34 | Permalink

    Rasta Bob! Rasta Willard!!

  • 18
    Glenn
    December 1, 2009 - 12:56 | Permalink

    Sounds better than "Babylon By Bus"! Thanks.

  • 19
    Anonymous
    December 8, 2009 - 17:46 | Permalink

    the 'get up stand up/war" jam is one of the great live musical moments EVER.
    if the surviving marley family members were more interested in bob's music than in selling t-shirts & stickers, we'd probably have a lot more great sounding live shows to listen to…
    but at least we've got this one!

  • 20
    Anonymous
    December 3, 2010 - 03:14 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. I've got a ton of Marley performances in the collection, but this one is really special, really a standout.
    -jrsfarm-

  • 21
    Terry
    November 23, 2011 - 08:07 | Permalink

    Thanks again!

  • 22
    TooBusyThinking
    February 14, 2013 - 20:34 | Permalink

    Thank you very much!

  • 23
    September 11, 2013 - 09:33 | Permalink

    Real music.

  • 24
    Bob
    September 11, 2013 - 10:18 | Permalink

    Didn’t have the full version. Thanks so much!

  • 25
    ansina
    September 11, 2013 - 17:14 | Permalink

    I’m not a big Marley fan, but I recognize a first-class act when I hear it – Thanks!

  • 26
    magpieblog
    September 12, 2013 - 00:46 | Permalink

    The Roxy was such a great place for people to play. Thanks so much for this!

  • 27
    Greg
    September 12, 2013 - 13:32 | Permalink

    Thanks a million, Cap’n. I’ve always liked BW’s Jamaican records, but was put off by the relative smoothness of the Island stuff and by the ubiquity of Legend in unpleasant situations (i.e., blasting out of frat houses). Can’t wait to spend an evening with this: it sounds fantastic!

  • 28
    September 15, 2013 - 15:03 | Permalink

    Another great classic – too funky. Many thanks Willard for sharing this. I always find something every visit!!

  • 30
    Supersonic75
    October 3, 2013 - 06:04 | Permalink

    Thanks!

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