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Bob Marley & The Wailers

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track listing
  • Natural Mystic
  • So Much Things
    To Say
  • Guiltiness
  • The Heathen
  • Exodus
  • Jamming
  • Waiting In Vain
  • Turn Your Lights
    Down Low
  • Three Little Birds
  • Our Love/
    People Get Ready

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    Ya Mon... Bob Marley & The Wailers (finally) makes their debut on the WSVNRadio website with the classic 1977 release, Exodus.

    "Natural Mystic" refers to a song that could be included on another classic Marley release, Catch A Fire. The happy-go-lucky reggae sound sounds fresh today as it was first released, is heard on "So Much Things To Say." "Guiltiness" and "The Heathen" are other exceptional songs, featuring a type of instrument (I want to say similar to the mouth organ sound, used by such artists as Stevie Wonder and 2Pac). Very laid-back and enjoyable tunes, each song thus far is blended superbly.

    The title track is very groovable and very soulful. Of course, there's the ever popular "Jamming" where everyone just loves to sing along with it. A very inspirational song is "Waiting In Vain," having some very pleasant slowed down reggae style, and almost jazzy. Likewise, "Turn The Lights Down Low" is very smooth, and could easily fit some smooth jazz formats, with its reggae style as well. "Three Little Birds" returns to the happy-go-lucky reggae style. And the album's closing song can easily be seen in many minds as a song playing on a very warm Jamaican/Carribean scenery, "Our Love/People Get Ready" is a song that will easily warm anyone's heart. "People Get Ready" was originally recorded by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, used in Marley's classic song.

    This album is a classic -- one of those many albums where this isn't one bad track on the album. Marley brought reggae to the public and the music surface, and many have been influenced by his music. Exodus is a great album to begin anyone's interest in Bob Marley and reggae, in general. With the closing of summer, 2004, Marley's music will always warm anyone's heart, all year round.

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