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Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Burnin' And Lootin'
Them Bully Full
(But We Hungry)
Lively Up Yourself
No Woman No Cry
I Shot The Sheriff
Get Up Stand Up
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First off, I am not a huge fan of "LIVE" albums. There are a few exceptions, where I can listen to a
live album, and enjoy it, from start to finish. One live album comes off the bat, The Allman Brothers' Live
At Fillmore, is one of the best live albums ever made. Others in the same mold were Humble Pie's Rockin'
The Fillmore (wow, Fillmore albums seem to have great importance). With the help of the movie, Led Zeppelin's
The Song Remains The Same stands out as another great live album.
Bob Marley & The Wailers' Live! is a good live album. As I listened, it was obvious to hear the
perfomances in high energy from Marley & Company. Yet, with only 7 songs, it seemed to me (and for some listners)
there was need for more. Of the 7 songs, I was only really familiar with 4: "Lively Up Yourself," "No Woman
No Cry" (arguably the best live version, compared to its original, and this live song being the most famous
from the entire album), "I Shot The Sheriff" (which would later be more popular by Eric Clapton, and would
become Clapton's only #1 song of his career. "Tears In Heaven" SHOULD have been his second #1, yet it was
held back by Kriss Kross' "Jump" WHY? As much as rap music was becoming a dominating force on the charts,
Clapton's music by far is much more popular than Rap anyday.) Lastly, "Get Up Stand Up" -- a song that
should have been the opening song, as its lyrics excites the crowd to listen to more of Marley's exceptional
Reggae music from his career, up to the year 1975, when this live recording was made. I never heard of the remaining
the songs, yet the title "Them Bully Full (But We Hungry)" does bring a chuckle with its unique title, as it
sounds funny just to say it, in the traditional Jamaican "ya mon" voice.
Live does capture exciting performances throughout, yet one yearns for more. "No Woman No Cry"
is the standout track, yet for the die-hard Marley fan who is more familiar with his music, may remember each track
from Marley's original album recordings. Bob Marley was the true Reggae God -- his music was far better than any
Reggae artist before and after him. A legend in his own right, he left behind a legacy of music, and inspirations
to those who followed him. Live captures just a handful and a bit more of his performances captured live.
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