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Marley tapes restored

GUEST,DrWord 07 Feb 17 - 12:18 PM
Richard Bridge 08 Feb 17 - 12:36 PM
Thompson 09 Feb 17 - 12:00 AM
Gibb Sahib 09 Feb 17 - 02:26 AM
Bonzo3legs 09 Feb 17 - 02:55 AM
punkfolkrocker 09 Feb 17 - 10:52 AM
GUEST,Tom Mycock 09 Feb 17 - 12:17 PM
Bonzo3legs 09 Feb 17 - 01:54 PM
punkfolkrocker 09 Feb 17 - 02:06 PM
Bonzo3legs 09 Feb 17 - 04:02 PM
Bonzo3legs 09 Feb 17 - 04:05 PM
GUEST,Tom Mycock 09 Feb 17 - 04:21 PM
Bonzo3legs 09 Feb 17 - 04:33 PM
GUEST,DeanofRochester 10 Feb 17 - 04:52 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 10 Feb 17 - 09:26 AM
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Subject: Marley tapes restored
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 07 Feb 17 - 12:18 PM

"The 13 reel-to-reel, analogue master tapes were discovered in cardboard box files in a run-down hotel in Kensal Rise, north-west London, the modest lodgings where Bob Marley and the Wailers stayed during their European tours in the mid-1970s"

apparently the Stones lent a portable 24 track to the Wailers; the tapes recovered in horrid condition, and painstakingly restored/digitized. Article in The Guardian ... Yesterday was Marley's birthday ... happily anticipating release of this live stuff.
Irie
keep on pickin'
dennis


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Feb 17 - 12:36 PM

This is, it seems to me, of musicological importance so it is a shame that it has not attracted more comment here.


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: Thompson
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 12:00 AM

It's stupendous news, but that goes without saying, which is probably why people haven't said it!


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 02:26 AM

What's so important about it?


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 02:55 AM

I suspect that few people now isten to proper reggae as performed by Bob Marley. What they listen to is bastardised reggae, with somebody yelling drivel.


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 10:52 AM

Bonz.. "Proper reggae"...???
let's not forget Marley was the acceptable marketable face of corporate consumer reggae..

Luckily it just so happens he was also a bone fide legendary creative artist with a serious political agenda...



... and there's still lots of us old white bloke ex punks & skinheads listening to real 1960s / 1970s ska & deep dub reggae


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: GUEST,Tom Mycock
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 12:17 PM

Marley's innovation, borne more of industry marketing than his own creativity, was to put reggae music into the rock idiom of a live band performing the songs for an audience (which, in Jamaica, did happen but was more of an "uptown" thing, or for tourists), as opposed to the sound system culture which nourished all preceding ska, rocksteady and reggae and subsequent reggae and dancehall. It can be fairly credibly argued that dancehall, sound system and deejay culture, charmingly referred to as "bastardised reggae, with somebody yelling drivel" is actually a more authentic musical representation of the Jamaican "folk" in 2016, because it is an organic product of the history of Jamaican music as it is performed and consumed by Jamaicans themselves. And lyrically it is no more or less "drivel" than anything that came before.

(The above sounds far more dismissive of Bob Marley than I intended. I am actually a huge fan.)


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 01:54 PM

"It can be fairly credibly argued that dancehall, sound system and deejay culture, charmingly referred to as "bastardised reggae, with somebody yelling drivel" is actually a more authentic musical representation of the Jamaican "folk" in 2016"

not to my ears it doesn't.


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 02:06 PM

Bonz - just for no other reason than this is the only current reggae thread on mudcat..

Here's one of my first ever LPs.. probably 50 pence in a woolworths sale.. [first track of each side badly warped...]

.. and i still love listening to it - now courtesy of some generous reggae enthusiast on youtube..

Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites - Undertaker - LP 😎


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 04:02 PM

Thanks punkfolkrocker, great stuff!


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 04:05 PM

This is the abomination to which I refer:


Crap


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: GUEST,Tom Mycock
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 04:21 PM

Quite enjoyed that actually! Not my usual listening fodder but appreciate the tight rhythmic delivery and the street level perspective


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 04:33 PM

Everybody has to like something I suppose.


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: GUEST,DeanofRochester
Date: 10 Feb 17 - 04:52 AM

It's very exciting news .... apparently good quality recordings of Bob Marley and band playing live when they came to the uk in the 1970s ... this tour is basically responsible for bringing reggae music into the UK public consciousness ... I for one can hardly wait to hear them


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Subject: RE: Marley tapes restored
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 10 Feb 17 - 09:26 AM

There was a bit more extensive write up in the Guardian a few days ago:

Spine-tingling Bob Marley tapes restored after 40 years in cellar


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