It’s a lovely sunny weekend so far so I thought I’d bring out the dread and play some old style sun splash reggae.
It would be easy to go for big Bob but I’ve got a real soft spot for Peter Tosh. Heres the intro from his Wiki page….
Peter Tosh, born Winston Hubert McIntosh (19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987), was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a major member of the musical band The Wailers (1963-1974), and who afterward had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari.
Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica with a father and mother too young to care for him properly. He was raised by his aunt. Nicknamed ‘Stepping Razor’, he began to sing and learn guitar at an early age, inspired by American radio stations. After a notable career with The Wailers and as a solo musician, he was murdered at his home during a robbery.
This song probably did as much to bring him some main stream attention as any other although I think Mick Jagger gets some grief in the You Tube comments but it’s a long time ago and fashions move on!
Reading Ronnie Wood’s and Keef’s bios you get a feeling they dig the reggae vibe for the music and the life style associations. I recently listened to Keef’s ‘Wingless Angels’ recordings which just drip sunshine and Nyabinghi. You can stream pretty much the whole album here.
…..but back to Peter Tosh. As it’s the holiday season, here’s two for you.
No history on this one directly but I know it’s got Eric Clapton on it and the sound is very good.
1: Till Your Well Runs Dry
2: Igziabeher (let Jah Be Praised)
3: No Sympathy
4: Ketchy Shuby
5: Legalize It
6: Brand New Secondhand (personal fave….)
7: Why Must I Cry
….and if that’s not enough, here’s the man live in Rotterdam in 1983. Very good soundboard recording and a hot gig…
1: Pick Myself Up
3: Coming In Hot
4: Not Gonna Give It Up
5: Rastafari Is I
6: Where You Gonna Run
7: Walk and Don’t Look Back
8: Downpressor Man
9: Bush Doctor
10: Johnny B. Goode
11: Get Up, Stand Up
I hope you like these. makes for great barbecue music…
Back soon with something else. Have a great Big Chocolate Egg Day.