Vital Spot

The Wailers

Discography

Simmer Down At Studio One
1963-1966
  1. This Train
  2. Simmer Down
  3. I Am Going Home
  4. Do You Remember
  5. Mr. Talkative
  6. Habits
  7. Amen
  8. Go Jimmy Go
  9. Teenager In Love
  10. I Need You
  11. It Hurts To Be Alone
  12. True Confession
  13. Lonesome Feeling
  14. There She Goes
  15. Diamond Baby
  16. Playboy
  17. Where's The Girl For Me
  18. Hooligan
  19. One Love
  20. Love And Affection
Destiny: Rare Ska Sides
1964-1966
  1. Destiny
  2. Wages Of Love
  3. Do You Feel The Same Way Too
  4. Your Love
  5. Don't Ever Leave Me [Take 1]
  6. Don't Ever Leave Me [Take 2]
  7. I Need You So
  8. Rock Sweet Rock
  9. Another Dance
  10. I Stand Predominant
  11. Where Is My Mother [Acoustic Version]
  12. Where Is My Mother [Band Version]
  13. Dance With Me
  14. What's New Pussycat
  15. Treat Me Good
  16. Jerking Time [Jerk In Time]
  17. Do It Right
  18. Let The Lord Be Seen In Me
  19. White Christmas
The Wailing Wailers At Studio One
1965-1968
  1. And I Love Her
  2. Rude Boy
  3. I'm Still Waiting
  4. Ska Jerk
  5. [I Want] Somewhere To Lay My Head
  6. Wages Of Love Rehearsal
  7. Wages Of Love
  8. (I'm Gonna) Put It On
  9. Cry To Me
  10. Jailhouse [Rudie]
  11. Sinner Man
  12. Who Feels It Knows It
  13. Let Him Go
  14. When The Well Runs Dry
  15. Can't You See
  16. What Am I Supposed To Do
  17. Rolling Stone
  18. Bend Down Low
  19. Freedom Time
  20. Rocking Steady
Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah [Disc 1]
1966-1970
  1. Fire Fire
  2. Bend Down Low [Wail'n'Soul'm]
  3. Freedom Time
  4. Dem A Fi Get A Beatin'
  5. Play Play
  6. This Train [Wail'n'Soul'm]
  7. Funeral
  8. Hypocrites
  9. Mellow Mood [Wail'n'Soul'm]
  10. Pound Get A Blow
  11. Stir It Up
  12. Thank You Lord [Wail'n'Soul'm]
  13. Nice Time [Wail'n'Soul'm]
  14. Bus Dem Shut
  15. Steppin' Razor
  16. Don't Rock My Boat
  17. The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow
  18. I'm Hurting Inside
  19. Chances Are [Wail'n'Soul'm]
  20. Lyrical Satirical I
  21. Hypocrites [Dub]
  22. Mellow Mood [Dub]
  23. Thank You Lord [Dub]
  24. Nice Time [Dub]
Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah [Disc 2]
1966-1970
  1. Sugar Sugar
  2. Soul Shakedown Party
  3. Cheer Up
  4. Stop The Train
  5. Soul Captives
  6. Caution
  7. Can't You See [1970]
  8. Do It Twice
  9. Soon Come
  10. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  11. Back Out
  12. Mr. Chatterbox [Mr. Talkative]
  13. Adam & Eve
  14. Thank You Lord [Pouder]
  15. Wisdom
  16. This Train [Wail'n'Soul'm]
  17. Selassie Is The Chapel
  18. Mortimer Planno: A Little Prayer
  19. Soul Shakedown Party [Dub]
  20. Soon Come [Dub]
  21. Mr. Chatterbox [Dub]
Fy-Ah, Fy-Ah [Disc 3]
1966-1970
  1. How Many Times [Do You Remember]
  2. Touch Me
  3. Bend Down Low [JAD]
  4. Rocking Steady
  5. Soul Rebel
  6. Nice Time [JAD]
  7. Gonna Get You
  8. There She Goes [1968]
  9. Hammer
  10. Stay With Me
  11. Chances Are [JAD]
  12. Treat You Right
  13. Stranger On The Shore
  14. Fallin In & Out Of Love
  15. Mellow Mood [JAD]
  16. Milk Shake & Potato Chips
  17. Put It On [1968]
  18. Splish For My Splash
  19. The World Is Changing
  20. What Goes Around Comes Around
  21. It Hurts To Be Alone [1968]
  22. What Goes Around Comes Around [Dub]
  23. One Love, True Love [Demo]
  24. How Many Times [Dub Plate Special]
Grooving Kingston 12 [Disc 1]
1970-1971
  1. Concrete Jungle
  2. Screw Face
  3. Lively Up Yourself
  4. Redder Than Red
  5. Craven Choke Puppy
  6. Do Good [Craven Choke Puppy]
  7. Trenchtown Rock
  8. Kingston 12 Shuffle [Trenchtown Rock]
  9. Lick Samba
  10. Guava Jelly
  11. Satisfy My Soul Jah Jah
  12. Run For Cover
  13. Pour Down The Sunshine
  14. Send Me That Love
  15. Love Light
  16. Ammunition [Concrete Jungle Dub]
  17. Face Man [Screw Face Dub]
  18. Live [Lively Up Yourself Dub]
  19. Red [Redder Than Red Dub]
  20. Choke [Craven Choke Puppy Dub]
  21. Grooving Kingston 12 [Trenchtown Rock Dub]
  22. Samba [Lick Samba Dub]
  23. Jelly [Guava Jelly Dub]
  24. Satisfy [Satisfy My Soul Jah Jah Dub]
Grooving Kingston 12 [Disc 2]
1970-1971
  1. Black Progress
  2. Kaya
  3. African Herbsman
  4. Who Is Mr. Brown
  5. My Cup
  6. Downpressor [Sinner Man]
  7. Small Axe
  8. Dreamland [1971]
  9. Fussing & Fighting
  10. Keep On Moving
  11. Second Hand
  12. All In One
  13. Black Progress [Dub]
  14. Kaya [Dub]
  15. African Herbsman [Dub]
  16. Dracular [Who Is Mr. Brown Dub]
  17. Downpressor [Sinner Man Dub]
  18. Battle Axe [Small Axe Dub]
  19. Dreamland [Dub]
  20. My Cup [Dub]
  21. Keep On Moving [Dub]
  22. Second Hand Part 2 [Dub]
Grooving Kingston 12 [Disc 3]
1970-1971
  1. Guava Jelly [Acoustic Medley]
  2. This Train [Acoustic Medley]
  3. Cornerstone [Acoustic Medley]
  4. Comma Comma [Acoustic Medley]
  5. Dewdrops [Acoustic Medley]
  6. Stir It Up [Acoustic Medley]
  7. I'm Hurting Inside [Acoustic Medley]
  8. Cry To Me [Acoustic Medley]
  9. Sun Is Shining
  10. Heathen's Rage [Sun Is Shining]
  11. Satisfy My Soul Babe
  12. [Don't] Rock My Boat [1971]
  13. I Like It Like This [Don't Rock My Boat]
  14. Hold On To This Feeling
  15. Rock To The Rock
  16. Rocking Steady [1971 Overdub]
  17. I'm Hurting Inside [1971]
  18. Music Gonna Teach [Music Lesson]
  19. I'm Still Waiting [1971]
  20. Babe [Satisfy My Soul Babe Dub]
  21. Sun Is Shining [Dub]
  22. Hold On To This Feeling [Dub]
  23. Music Gonna Teach [Dub]
Man To Man [Disc 1]
1970-1971
  1. Man To Man
  2. Duppy Conqueror
  3. Brain Washing
  4. Stand Alone
  5. Don't Rock My Boat [Bob]
  6. No Sympathy
  7. Kaya [Alternate Mix]
  8. Memphis
  9. 400 Years
  10. Riding High
  11. Jah Is Mighty
  12. Shocks Of The Mighty
  13. More Axe [Small Axe]
  14. All In One [Part 1]
  15. All In One [Part 2]
  16. Nicoteen [Man To Man Dub]
  17. Zig Zag [Duppy Conqueror Dub]
  18. Brain Washing [Dub]
  19. Stand Alone [Dub]
  20. Don't Rock My Boat [Bob Dub]
  21. No Sympathy [Dub]
  22. Kaya [Alternate Mix Dub]
  23. Memphis [Dub]
  24. My Sympathy [No Sympathy Dub]
  25. Riding High [Dub]
  26. Axe Man [More Axe [Small Axe] Dub]
  27. Don't Rock My Boat [Bob Vocal Mix]
Man To Man [Disc 2]
1970-1971
  1. Soul Rebels
  2. Put It On [1970]
  3. It's Alright
  4. Cornerstone
  5. Soul Almighty
  6. Try Me
  7. Rebel's Hop
  8. Long Long Winter
  9. No Water
  10. Reaction
  11. More Axe [Small Axe] [Alternate Cut]
  12. Shocks Of The Mighty
  13. Keep On Skanking
  14. Turn Me Loose
  15. Soul Rebels [Dub]
  16. Put It On [Dub]
  17. It's Alright [Dub]
  18. Cornerstone [Dub]
  19. Soul Almighty [Dub]
  20. Try Me [Dub]
  21. Rebel's Hop [Dub]
  22. Long Long Winter [Dub]
  23. No Water [Dub]
  24. Reaction [Dub]
  25. Turn Me Loose [Bongo Dub]
Man To Man [Disc 3]
1970-1971
  1. Why Should I
  2. Pass It On
  3. Screwface [Alternate Cut]
  4. Feel Alright [Alternate Mix]
  5. Comma Comma
  6. Trouble Is On The Road Again
  7. Tread Oh
  8. Screwface [Alternate Mix]
  9. Rhythm
  10. Give Me A Ticket [Harmonies]
  11. Love Light [Alternate Cut]
  12. High Tide Or Low Tide
  13. Feel Alright
  14. Give Me A Ticket
  15. Nice Time [1971 U-Roy Jr.]
  16. Lonesome Feeling [1968]
  17. Dance Do The Reggae
  18. Oh Lord I Got To Get There
  19. Reggae On Broadway
  20. Mellow Skank
  21. Why Should I [Dub]
  22. Pass It On [Dub]
  23. Tread Oh [Dub]
  24. Nice Time [1971 Dub]
Man To Man [Disc 4]
1970-1971
  1. Dub Feeling [FAMS Mix]
  2. Trouble [Is On The Road Again] Dub [FAMS Mix]
  3. Duppy Conqueror [Version 4]
  4. Rebel [Dub]
  5. Second Hand [Alternate Cut]
  6. I Like It Like That [Don't Rock My Boat]
  7. Soul Rebel [Version 4 Dub]
  8. Keep On Moving [12" Remix]
  9. Keep On Moving [DJ Cut]
  10. Keep On Moving [Dub Remix]
  11. Reggae On Broadway [JA Mix]
  12. Oh Lord I Got To Get There [JA Mix]
  13. Hammer [Alternate Mix]
  14. Shocks Almighty [Dub Plate Original]
  15. Hold Onto This Feeling [Dub Plate Pressure]
  16. Man To Man [1974 Dub Plate Pressure]
  17. Redder Than Red [1972 Dub Plate Mix]
  18. Screw Face Pablo [Dub Plate Special]
  19. Man To Man [Sufferers Mix]
  20. Craven A [Dub Plate Mix]
  21. Cry On [JAD Acoustic Demo]
  22. Down By The River [JAD Acoustic Demo]
  23. Heat Of The Day [JAD Acoustic Demo]
  24. Soul Rebel [JAD Acoustic Demo]
  25. Wisdom [JAD Acoustic Demo]
Catch A Fire
1972
  1. Concrete Jungle
  2. Stir It Up
  3. High Tide Or Low Tide [Bonus Track]
  4. Stop That Train
  5. 400 Years
  6. Baby We've Got A Date (Rock It Baby)
  7. Midnight Ravers
  8. All Day All Night [Bonus Track]
  9. Slave Driver
  10. Kinky Reggae
  11. No More Trouble
Burnin'
1973
  1. Get Up, Stand Up
  2. Hallelujah Time
  3. I Shot The Sheriff
  4. Burnin' And Lootin'
  5. Put It On
  6. Small Axe
  7. Pass It On
  8. Duppy Conqueror
  9. One Foundation
  10. Rasta Man Chant
  11. Reincarnated Souls [Bonus Track]
  12. No Sympathy [Bonus Track]
  13. The Oppressed Song [Bonus Track]
The Never Ending Wailers
1993
Recorded:
† 1986
* 1971
(vocals)
  1. I'm Still Wailing *
  2. Dutch Pot †
  3. Hammer *
  4. Rescue Me †
  5. [It] Hurts To Be Alone *
  6. Together Again †
  7. Music Lesson *
  8. Nice Time †
  9. How Many Times *
  10. Coolie Plum Tree
Recommended:

The Definitive
Discography (Book)

By Roger Steffens
& Leroy Jodie Pierson.

Biography

196x

  • Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, Winston Hubert "Peter" McIntosh, Neville O'Riley "Bunny" Livingston and Franklin Delano Alexander "Junior" Braithwaite learned breath control, harmony techniques, music theory and songwriting from Jamaican singer / arranger / composer Joe Higgs. Higgs gave free music lessons at his yard on Third Street in Trench Town, Jamaica. He was a devout rasta.
  • Bob, Peter, Bunny, Junior, Beverly Kelso and Cherry Green joined to start "The Teenagers" vocal group in 1963. The group was renamed "The Wailing Rudeboys", "The Wailing Wailers" and last "The Wailers".
  • The Wailers musical influences included Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and The Impressions (led by Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler). Artists like The Drifters (led by Ben E. King), The Moonglows, and The Tams. Songs like "Shop Around" (by The Miracles) and "Do You Love Me" (by The Contours).
  • The Wailers recorded their first single "Simmer Down" (produced by Clement Dodd) and signed a deal with Clement Dodd's Studio One in 1963.
  • Junior left The Wailers in 1964, August. He moved to the United States to study medicine. Beverly and Cherry left The Wailers later on.
  • Bob left The Wailers temporary in 1966, February. He moved to the United States to live with his mother and work in a factory.
  • Constantine Anthony "Vision" Walker joined The Wailers in 1966.
  • Bob rejoined The Wailers in 1966, October. He moved back to Jamaica.
  • The Wailers started the "Wail N' Soul M'" label in 1966.
  • Bunny left The Wailers temporary in 1967. He was arrested and sentenced to 14 months in prison for marijuana possession.
  • The Wailers signed a non-exclusive deal with Danny Sims' JAD Records in 1967.
  • Vision left The Wailers in 1968.
  • Bunny rejoined The Wailers in 1968, September.
  • The Wailers worked with Leslie Kong.

197x

  • The Wailers worked with Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1970.
  • Bassist Aston Francis "Family Man" Barrett and drummer Carlton Lloyd "Carlie" Barrett joined The Wailers in 1970.
  • The Wailers started the "Tuff Gong" label in 1971.
  • The Wailers signed a deal with Chris Blackwell's Island Records and recorded the album "Catch A Fire" in 1972. "Catch A Fire" was the first international Reggae album.
Recommended:

Catch A Fire (DVD)

The songs and story
of this classic album.
  • Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo joined The Wailers in 1973.
  • The Wailers recorded the album "Burnin'" in 1973.
  • The Wailers toured the United Kingdom in 1973, April.
The Wailers Live At Leeds (1973)

The Wailers
Live At Leeds (1973)

From left to right:
Bunny Livingston, Wire Lindo,
Bob Marley, Carlie Barrett,
Peter McIntosh and Family Man Barrett.
Photo by Adrian Boot.
  • Bunny left The Wailers in 1973. He refused to tour outside of Jamaica.
  • The Wailers toured the United States in 1973. Joe Higgs replaced Bunny in the tour.
  • Peter left The Wailers in 1973. Chris Blackwell refused to issue his first solo album.
Recommended:

One Love
Life with Bob Marley
& The Wailers (Book)

Words & photographs by Lee Jaffe.

198x

  • Peter, Bunny, Junior and Vision recorded songs for The Wailers' "The Never Ending Wailers" album in 1986.
  • Bunny, Junior and Vision performed the song "Together Again" at the Madison Square Garden in 1986.

Members

Robert Nesta
"Bob" Marley

  • 1963-1973
  • Lead vocals
  • Backing vocals
  • Guitar

Winston Hubert
"Peter" McIntosh

  • 1963-1973
  • Lead vocals
  • Backing vocals
  • Guitar
  • Organ
  • Piano

Neville O'Riley
"Bunny" Livingston

  • 1963-1973
  • Lead vocals
  • Backing vocals
  • Percussion

Franklin Delano Alexander
"Junior" Braithwaite

  • 1963-1964
  • Backing vocals
  • Lead vocals

Beverly
Kelso

  • 1963-1965
  • Backing vocals

Ermine Ortense
"Cherry Green" Bramwell

  • 1963-1966
  • Backing vocals

Constantine Anthony
"Vision" Walker

  • 1966-1968
  • Backing vocals

Aston Francis
"Family Man" Barrett

  • 1970-1973
  • Bass

Carlton Lloyd
"Carlie" Barrett

  • 1970-1973
  • Drums

Earl Wilber Force
"Wire" Lindo

  • 1973
  • Keyboards

Joe
Higgs

  • 1973
  • Backing vocals
  • Percussion