Tag: Bob Marley

Tuesday 4/12/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Bob Marley and the Wailers – Exodus (1977)

Exodus is a 1977 album by Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailers, first released June 3, 1977 through Island Records, following Rastaman Vibration (1976). The album’s production has been characterized as laid-back with pulsating bass beats and an emphasis on piano, trumpet and guitar. Unlike previous albums from the band, Exodus thematically moves away from cryptic story-telling; instead it revolves around themes of change, religious politics, and sex. The album is split into two halves: the first half revolves around religious politics, while the second half is focused on themes of sex and keeping faith.

On December 3, 1976, an assassination attempt was made on Bob Marley’s life in which his chest was grazed and his arm was struck with a bullet, but he survived. Following the assassination attempt, Marley left Jamaica and was exiled to London, where Exodus was recorded.

The album was a success both critically and commercially; it received gold certifications in the US, UK and Canada, and was the album that propelled Marley to international stardom. In 2017, Exodus was remastered and re-released for its 40th anniversary. Exodus has more tracks on Marley’s greatest hits compilation Legend than any of his other records. Exodus was his tenth album since the debut album The Wailing Wailers in 1965, including the live album Live! (1975).

  1. “Natural Mystic” 3:28
  2. “So Much Things to Say” 3:08
  3. “Guiltiness” 3:19
  4. “The Heathen” 2:32
  5. “Exodus” 7:40
  6. “Jamming” 3:31
  7. Waiting in Vain” 4:16
  8. “Turn Your Lights Down Low” 3:39
  9. Three Little Birds” 3:00
  10. One Love/People Get Ready” 2:52

Bob Marley: lead and backing vocals, guitars
Junior Marvin: electric guitars
Aston Barrett: basses
Carlton Barrett: drums
Tyrone Downie: synthesizer, electric piano, organ and backing vocals
Alvin “Seeco” Patterson: percussions
Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt: backing vocals

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET @RadioMax

GSP2I think I’ve got a nice mixed bag of music for you, when you join me later this evening at 7PM Eastern Time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” On the playlist I’ve got: Barry White, the Bar-Kays, Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, Guns & Roses, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Grandmaster Flash, Manhattan Transfer, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Bob Marley, Talking Heads and a whole lot more. Remember, that after the original live broadcast this evening, starting tomorrow, you can listen to the show again at your heart’s content, anytime day or night, until next Wednesday evening’s new show, by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html.

So join me later at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s”

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p ET #GSP

i-love-the-80sCheck out “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s later today, when you’ll hear songs by: Janet Jackson, Bob Marley, Chaka Khan, the Beastie Boys, Luther Vandross, Isley, Jasper, Isley, Meli’sa Morgan, New Edition, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Oran “Juice” Jones, Babyface and more. We begin at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT with encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 7PM; all times eastern. So join me this evening for a fantastic time musically with wonderful songs from the 80’s on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com.