Wednesday, April 06, 2005

MUSICALLY SPEAKING: WAILERS LEGACY...

You may be interested in this but be sure to read Ras John's editorial comment linked at the end of the article as a comment.


Historical box set on Wailers by Bunny Wailer now available
By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
Friday, March 18, 2005

The long awaited historical box set documenting the history of the
famed Wailers group by Bunny Wailer is now on the market. On the box
set Bunny Wailer (Neville O'Riley Livingston) traces the history of
the group and his special relationship with members Bob Marley and
Peter Tosh from as early as their childhood days.

Bunny Wailer

"As you know, last year was the Wailers' 40th anniversary, but we're
now into 2005, and I've put together this box set of about 107 tracks
to mark the celebration of that milestone of the Wailers," Bunny
Wailer told Splash.

"Four CDs having the musical renditions of the Wailers and three CDs
contain a written and narrated professional history of the Wailers by
I Bunny Wailer entitled "Musically Speaking: The Wailers Legacy".
These latter three CDs will clear the air of a lot of things people
write about the Wailers fictitiously and otherwise. Coming from the
lion's mouth (not horses') who was there and who was a part of all of
what took place."

The box set also contains a picture booklet of those people who shared
in the history of the Wailers and according to Bunny Wailer "weh other
people leave out when dem a write dem history... I make sure seh,
these people who were the Wailers' heart and soul, some of whom are
still alive, I make sure their pictures are in the booklet and the
environment that the Wailers grew up in."

Jah B, as Bunny Wailer is also known, said that his latest project is
designed to fight against piracy, an issue he feels passionately about
and is committed to fight against.

"So this box set now is also designed to fight against piracy and
bootlegging of the Wailers that have been happening for so many years,
about three decades now. But I don't give up the struggle of fighting
against piracy."

The box set is packaged in what resembles a replica of the Ark of the
Covenant which Bunny Wailer described as "a treasure chest of vintage
Wailers plus...."

2 comments:

Ras John @ REGGAE.com said...

As an editorial note on this one, the opinion of the street is that Bunny has become an angry old man and that his bitterness about how he feels he has been treated or mis-treated has sunk a once bright creative Soul into the muck and mire of believing he is a victim rather than the Conqueror he once was.

This set contains three discs of judgment upon many of those who have been involved with Bunny through the years along with four discs of recycled music...

Possibly Bunny should try once again to climb up the mountain and get a bit closer to Jah Spirit. While he is there, he can meditate on the words of one of the Wailers first songs, JUDGE NOT

{ Don't you look at me so smug
And say I'm going bad.
Who are you to judge me
And the life that I live?
I know that I'm not perfect
And that I don't claim to be.
So before you point your fingers,
Be sure your hands are clean.

Judge not
Before you judge yourself.
Judge not
If you're not ready for judgment. Woah oh oh!

The road of life is rocking
And you may stumble too.
So while you talk about me,
someone else is judging you. }

One Love and LIVE UP!
Ras John

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