Bob Marley & the Wailers – Burnin’

ARTIST: Bob Marley & the Wailers            220px-thewailersburnin

TITLE:  Burnin’


CHART ACTION: #151, #41 R&B

SINGLES: Get Up Stand Up, I Shot the Sherriff (#67 UK)

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Small Axe, Duppy Conqueror

LINEUP: Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Earl Lindo

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Follow up to their groundbreaking world-wide debut has many classic songs as well.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Starting out with the timeless “Get Up Stand Up”, a call that resonates today all around the world, not just 1973 Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Wailers follow up to Catch a Fire has several songs of quality and distinction as well.

Featuring one traditional Jamaican chant, two songs from Bunny Wailer, one from Peter Tosh, and one co-writing credit, this is more of a group effort. The band is tight, as always, with the Barrett’s forming a tremendous backbone for the keyboards and guitar to work around and through.

It’s not as packed with quality songs as its predecessor, but it’s still a fine album in its own right and cemented Marley and the Wailers place in the world as the voice of reggae and Jamaica.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: This album is in the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: Yes, a version with B-sides and another with an entire live show from 1973.

GRADE: A: Another crucial Marley album to listen from cover to cover.

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