The Wailers (performing "Legend" and more!)
THE WAILERS – LEGEND
On the 30th anniversary of its release in 1984, The Wailers will be touring the US in 2014, performing the iconic album Legend in its entirety. Named by Time Magazine as the "Best Album of the 20th Century" and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.
Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who was co-producer on many of Bob Marley's records and was responsible for almost all of the bass lines on Marley's hits.
Legend track listing
Halifax Jazz Festival 2013
Video shot by Centre for Arts & Technology, Halifax, NS
Password is W2013
"Could You Be Loved" https://vimeo.com/70739378
"Redemption Song" https://vimeo.com/71034396
Aston "Family Man" Barrett - bass guitar
Performed with Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Hippy Boys, and Lee Perry's The Upsetters. Responsible for many, if not all, bass lines on Bob Marley's greatest hits, as well as having been active in co-producing Marley's albums and responsible for most overall song arrangements.
Keith Sterling - keyboards
Has performed with The Upsetters, The Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Word, Sound and Power, Sly and Robbie, Black Uhuru, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry.
Danglin - lead vocals
Cegee Victory - backing vocals
Audley "Chizzy" Chisholm - guitar
Drummie Zeb - drums
Aston Barrett Jr - organ
Top Shotta Band
Top Shotta Band is Brooklyn's newest rockers/dub reggae outfit. Led by trumpeter/producer djMush1 (formerly of the Slackers & Murphy's Law & currently of Tunnel One Radio [WNYU 89.1fm NYC], Al Paragus HQ studios/When Dance Was Nice, and Hungry March Band), the band features a 4-pc horn section, a full 4-person riddum section, and two percussion players, as well as the inimitable Screechy Dan [original Big Yard/Shaggy Posse] on vocals. With a powerful, soaring, and versatile vocal style, at times invoking r&b/soul greats such as Frankie Lymon, Screechy Dan's vocals have taken Top Shotta Band to the next level.
Top Shotta hits the listener with a wall of sound, featuring horn-laden rockers reggae, wet with reverb, echo and DUB. Top Shotta Band features original instrumental and vocal music written by the band, and in addition, brings new life to classic riddums with inventive soloing and heavy percussion.
With the spontaneity of a jazz outfit, and featuring all danceable riddums, as well as one of Jamaica's greatest dancehall vocalists, each Top Shotta Band performance is a unique and one-time only event - come hear for yourself!