(2012) Trenchtown Rock

Bob Marley

... read moreThere are countless Bob Marley collections out there, and more each year, most of them made up of Marley & the Wailers' pre-Island Records recordings done initially for the Jamaican market, and many of these are rather random, thrown-together affairs, possibly legally dubious, reshuffling the same...

01:57′:42″ 40 Songs

1
Bob Marley
Trench Town Rock
2:53
2
Bob Marley
Duppy Conquerer
3:30
3
Bob Marley
No Sympathy
2:11
4
Bob Marley
Kaya
2:32
5
Bob Marley
Mr. Brown
3:30
6
Bob Marley
How Many Times
2:24
7
Bob Marley
Go Tell It On The Mountain
3:15
8
Bob Marley
My Cup
3:34
9
Bob Marley
Soul Captives
2:03
10
Bob Marley
No Water
2:10
11
Bob Marley
Can't You See
2:45
12
Bob Marley
400 Years
2:34
13
Bob Marley
You Can't Do That To Me
2:51
14
Bob Marley
Stand Alone
2:09
15
Bob Marley
All In One
3:33
16
Bob Marley
Soul Rebel
3:45
17
Bob Marley
Stop That Train
2:21
18
Bob Marley
Corner Stone
2:29
19
Bob Marley
Rainbow Country
5:47
20
Bob Marley
Try Me
2:46
21
Bob Marley
Sun Is Shining
2:09
22
Bob Marley
Keep On Moving
3:04
23
Bob Marley
Riding High
2:45
24
Bob Marley
Don't Rock My Boat
4:30
25
Bob Marley
Lively Up Yourself
2:51
26
Bob Marley
Natural Mystic
5:40
27
Bob Marley
Rebel's Hop
2:40
28
Bob Marley
Mellow Moods
2:35
29
Bob Marley
There She Goes
2:31
30
Bob Marley
Brain Washing
2:36
31
Bob Marley
Caution
2:39
32
Bob Marley
Back Out
2:09
33
Bob Marley
African Herbsman
2:22
34
Bob Marley
Treat You Right
2:10
35
Bob Marley
Soul Shakedown Party
3:06
36
Bob Marley
Small Axe
3:42
37
Bob Marley
Chances Are
3:13
38
Bob Marley
Fussin' & Fightin'
2:26
39
Bob Marley
Memphis
2:55
40
Bob Marley
Soul Almighty
2:37
Released 17 November 2012, ℗ Back Sheep Music

Review

There are countless Bob Marley collections out there, and more each year, most of them made up of Marley & the Wailers' pre-Island Records recordings done initially for the Jamaican market, and many of these are rather random, thrown-together affairs, possibly legally dubious, reshuffling the same tracks in various configurations, often without liner notes or much annotation. The recordings are generally rougher, grittier, and less sound-expansive than Marley's more polished (and tightly copyright controlled) Island releases, and they're definitely more Jamaican in feel. This rather random set features tracks the Wailers recorded with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry (as well as some Wailers self-productions) between August 1970 and April 1971 at Randy's in Kingston, a period that many feel generated the most free-flowing creative material the Wailers and Marley ever recorded. ~ Steve Leggett