April 20, 2022 Playlist

"Live!" by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1975)
Bob Marley & The Wailers "Live!"  1975 (Jamaica)
Uhh, what day is this? *cough*cough* Oh yeah, our classic album of the week was a breakthrough album in the spread of reggae music. The Wailers made their first album around 1965 when they were a ska trio reminiscent of Motown's The Miracles (with Bob Marley in the Smokey Robinson role). By the end of the 1960's they had become long-haired rastas working with the notorious Lee Scratch Perry. The international major label record deal came in 1972 (now with Bob Marley's name out in front) and his star continued to rise through the decade until his untimely death from cancer in the early 1980's. By the time Live! was released in 1975, Bob was already the author of a global smash #1 hit song: "I Shot The Sherrif" as recorded by Eric Clapton (which I believe was also the biggest hit of Clapton's entire career). This album features that one and other Marley songs that became standards, plus has the extra sheen of Bob's charismatic delivery live in concert. I wouldn't really say this record is "better" than a lot of his other albums, but it's a perfect document of the period when Marley first became a global superstar.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
The Small FacesItchycoo ParkThere Are But Four Small Faces1967UK
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced?Are You Experienced?1967USA/UK
Black SabbathSweet LeafMaster Of Reality1971UK
LighthouseEight Miles High (The Byrds)Lighthouse1969Canada
The MoveI Can Hear The Grass GrowA-side single1967UK
The Friends Of DistinctionGrazing In The Grass (Hugh Masakela)Grazin'1969USA
The Bubble PuppyHot Smoke And SassafrasA Gathering Of Promises1969USA
SteppenwolfDon't Step On The Grass, SamThe Second 1968Germany
HawkwindThe Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)Hall Of The Mountain Grill1974UK
FunkadelicSmokeyHardcore Jollies1976USA
Dempagumi.inc Mikata Sezunihairarenai!
("I Can't Help Being Your Ally!")
B-side single (N)2022 (Meme Tokyo/Toy's Factory)Japan
Bob Marley & The WailersNo Woman, No Cry
   / I Shot The Sheriff
   / Get Up, Stand Up (live)
Bob Marley & The WailersRasta Man ChantBurnin'1973Jamaica
The ClashBankrobber / Robber DubBlack Market Clash1980UK
The Moody BluesHigher And Higher To Our Children's Children's Children1969UK
May BlitzSmoking The Day AwayMay Blitz 1970UK/Canada
NomeansnoA Little Too HighOne2000Canada
ChicagoSouth California PurplesThe Chicago Transit Authority1969USA
Jazz Sabbath Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath)Vol. 2 (N - forthcoming album)2022 (Blacklake)UK
The Steve Miller BandHigh On You MamaRecall The Beginning... A Journey From Eden1972USA
HeadstoneHigh On YouBad Habits1974UK
Green Lyte SundayHigh Up In The SkyGreen Lyte Sunday1970USA
Uriah HeepHigh PriestessSalisbury1971UK
Led ZeppelinGoing To CaliforniaZo-so (aka "Led Zeppelin IV")1971UK
Jefferson AirplaneMexicosingle (Early Flight compilation of non-album tracks)1970USA
David BowieI'd Rather Be HighThe Next Day2013UK
Ariel Pink's Haunted GraffitiGettin' High In The MorningHouse Arrest2002USA
Can Vier (live)Live In Brighton 1975 (N)rec. 1975 (2021 Mute)Germany

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