Sunday, February 22, 2009

Trojan Tribute To Bob Marley Box Set (Limited Edition) (Remaster) Release [2002]

Tribute To Bob Marley Box Set is a collection of cover versions of Bob Marley and Wailers tracks and cover versions can usually be listed under avoidable tolerable and enjoyable and variations in the between the 3 terms listed, Each Disc in this collection opens with a couple of introductions and eulogy’s to Bob Marley, Though I find it odd that Carlton Livingston refers to Bob Marley as Bobby mainly because I find 'Bobby Marley' sounds like a 70's English footballer.

‘No Woman No Cry’ is probably the most well known Marley track and they are some good takes of that song here such as Derrick Morgan with ‘Some Woman Must Cry’ which is followed by The Aggrovators version of that track, Tommy McCook gives us a sax-led instrumental take called ‘The Meducia’ and Tappa Zukie gives us his own take on ‘’No Women No Cry’ retiled as ‘Natty Dread Don’t Cry’ and finally Ken Boothe gives us his own great take on the above mentioned track.

Judy Mowatt, who would later join The Wailers Band, gives us a beautiful take on ‘Mellow Mood’ which is followed up with its original B-side an instrumental take on ‘Mellow Mood’ If fact this is something I love about the box set you will have a version of a Marley track follow by a version of that version excellent stuff particularly the Inner Circle tracks that are followed by Augustus Pablo versions and especially the versions of 'Dreamland' which has all ways been a favorite of mine and the U Roy version present here is excellent indeed and is followed up by a version by The Upsetters,

Big Youth with his cover of 'Get Up Stand Up' is the highlight of Disc 2 for me it beats Ken Lazarus - Duppy Conqueror into second place, Also on Disc 2 are Maingy Dog and Skanky Dog which are versions of a Peter Tosh track 'Maga Dog"' so its a bit odd that they are on a Bob Marley Tribute album and you can hear that Peter Toshtrack on another box set Trojan Bob Marley & Friends Box Set, Disc 3 has quite a few gems starting with Dennis Brown with 'Concrete Jungle', Killerman Jarrett with 'War' , The Fab Five Inc. with 'Guava Jelly' and John Holt with Keep On Moving (which was one of the first Marley tracks that I heard back in 1994)

Of course the best track on Disc 3 is the last one Joe Gibbs All Stars instrumental take on 'Duppy Conqueror' called 'Ghost Capturer' which ties with Tommy McCook instrumental track ‘The Meducia’ as the best tracks on this box set.DISC 1
1. Tribute To Bob Marley (Intro) - Prince Far I
2.Tribute To Bob Marley (Pt.2) - Prince Far I
3. Mellow Mood - Judy Mowatt
4. Mellow Mood (Version) - The Gaytones
5. Mr. Chatterbox - Max Romeo
6. I Shot The Sheriff - Ken Boothe
7. Some Woman Must Cry - Derrick Morgan
8. Some Woman Must Cry (Version) - The Aggrovators
9. The Meducia - Tommy McCook
10. Time Wil Tell - Johnny Clarke
11. Guava Jelly - Owen Gray
12. Dreamland - U Roy
13. Dreamland (Version) - The Upsetters
14. Bend Down Low - The Groovers
15.I'm Still Waiting - Jackie Edwards
16. Natty Dread - Inner Circle
17. Mr. Big - Augustus Pablo

1. (Marley's Gone) His Songs Live On (Intro) - Toots Hibbert
2. (Marley's Gone) His Songs Live On (Outro) - Toots Hibbert
3. Concrete Jungle - Dennis Brown
4. Burial - Inner Circle
5. Sympathy - Upsetters
6. Nice Time - Delroy Wilson
7. Natty Dread - Sambo Jim
8. War - Killerman Jarrett
9. Talking Blues - The Maroons
10. Guava Jelly - The Fab Five Inc.
11. Natty Dread Don't Cry - Tapper Zukie
12. No Woman No Cry - Ken Boothe
13. Bend Down Low - Ernie Smith
14. Keep On Moving - John Holt
15. Put It On - Jackie Mittoo
16. Easy Skakin' - Johnny Clarke
17. Ghost Capturer (Duppy Conqueror) - Joe Gibbs All Stars

1. Tribute To Bobby - C. Livingstone
2. Dub To Bobby - C. Livingstone
3. Get Up Stand Up - Big Youth
4. Skanky Dog - Winston Scotland
5. Maingy Dog - Bunny Flip
6. Fat Dog - Joe Gibbs & The Love Generation
7. Simmer Down - Johnny Clarke
8. Long Time No Nice Time - Phyllis Dillon
9. Kaya - Ronnie Davis
10. Hypocrites - Al Campbell
11. Duppy Conqueror - Ken Lazarus
12. African Lady - Ken Boothe
13. Three O'Clock Roadblock - Inner Circle
14. Three O'Clock Roadblock (Version) - Augustus Pablo
15. Natty Dread - Pluto Shervington
16. Bend Down Low/Put It Up - R. Zee Jackson

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.