There were few bands as tight as Bob Marley & The Wailers in concert. Ample proof is available in their fine live releases ‘Live!’ and ‘Babylon By Bus.’ I first heard ‘Babylon By Bus’ in 1994 and was immediately transfixed by the complexity of the rhythms and the wisdom of Marley’s lyrics. Here is a show recorded by the Monterey Bay Area FM station KUSP during Marley’s ‘Survival’ tour in late 1979. It features some rare horn accompaniment and several rarely performed songs such as ‘Wake Up & Live’, ‘Africa Unite’, ‘Ride Natty Ride’, and ‘Ambush In The Night.’ It’s among my favorite of Marley’s live performances and I’m happy to share it with you here!
Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy!