The Wailers ('60-'70s Jamaican Reggae Band of Wailer, Marley & Tosh)

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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.

Otherwise, it's most likely either a release with those same members under the name "Bob Marley & The Wailers" or a release by "The Wailers Band".

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
Annotation last modified on 2007-06-13 01:52 UTC.


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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 The Wailing Wailers The Wailers 7
1970 The Best of the Wailers The Wailers 3
1971 Soul Revolution The Wailers 2
1973 Catch a Fire The Wailers 4.75 15
1973 Burnin’ The Wailers 3.65 16
1986 Jérusalem Alpha Blondy and The Wailers 5
1996 The Toughest Peter Tosh feat. The Wailers, The Skatalites & The Upsetters 1
2004 Hifi Calypso Karl Zéro & The Wailers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 African Herbsman The Wailers 1
1972 Best of the Wailers The Wailers 1
1994 Simmer Down at Studio One The Wailers 2
2001 Dub Marley The Wailers 1
Reggae Greats The Wailers 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 Shame & Scandal / Sca-Balena The Wailers / R. Alphonso & The Soul Brothers 1
1968 Stir It Up / This Train The Wailers 1

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