The Wailers ('60-'70s Jamaican Reggae Band of Wailer, Marley & Tosh)
Releases under "The Wailing Wailers", "The Wailers", "Marley, Tosh, Livingston & Associates" go here, but only if the band lineup includes Bunny Livingston, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh, and only if the release was not produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry.
This group spans two different time periods:
1963 - December 1970 and 1972 - 1973
Different names used by the band:
- The Teenagers
- The Wailing Rudeboys
- The Wailing Wailers
- The Wailers
Bob Marley and the Wailers were a Jamaican reggae and ska band created by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The band formed when self-taught musician Hubert Winston McIntosh (Peter Tosh) met Neville Livingston (Bunny Wailer), and Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) in 1963. By late 1963 Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith had joined the Wailers. After Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the band in 1974, Bob Marley began touring with new band members. His new backing band included brothers Carlton Barrett and Aston "Family Man" Barrett on drums and bass respectively, Junior Marvin and Al Anderson on lead guitar, Tyrone Downie and Earl "Wya" Lindo on keyboards, and Alvin "Seeco" Patterson on percussion. The "I Threes", consisting of Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, and Marley's wife, Rita, provided backing vocals.