Wailers Wednesday

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Julian Junior Marvin

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    Robbie Shakespeare (session musician for The Wailers)

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    PRS has history with some of the greatest reggae musicians ever, and it feels like the time is right with their “Music Unites” program for us to honor, share, and converse about their music.

    The rules are simple: Any song posted must be written, played, produced, sung, or have some connection to a member of The Wailers (past or present).

    One Love.
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    “Give a little, take a little”
     
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  3. Shawn@PRS

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    Reggae bass players love the thump of those early PRS basses.

    I always enjoy chatting with Junior, he's a cool cat.
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Yeah we do. They’re “all ass and no glass” :cool: I’ve been tryin’ to buy one for years and keep getting distracted by the guitars.

    Thank you so much for the introduction to him at EXP 2013, Shawn. It was a highlight and an honor to spend a little time with him.
     
  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Ha! That’s great, don’t be sorry!
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    How did Bob Marley like his doughnuts?:rolleyes:
     
  8. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    I dig Mr. Marvin's beautiful 408!

    Also, if Bob Marley would have been inclined to use a shiny, premium guitar (I have no idea?), I think my former core Mira 245 Soapbar in Smoked Amber finish would've looked good on him.
     
  9. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Crazy good riddim! I think this was a Judy Mowatt song?
     
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  12. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    How about our own Tony Santodonato with The Meditations?
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    ...and their goofball friends...
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    ...and some yahoo trying to touch the PRS...
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  13. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Yeah, Familyman's dub stuff has a special place in my youth, for sure.

    I think you're probably right about that being Judy's vocals....she was a major part of all the Wailer's stuff, before and after Bob passed.

    Dope thread idea, by the way!
     
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  14. Shawn@PRS

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    Family Man used to live in this area. I'm not sure if he's still here
     
  15. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    "Waiting In Vain" is one of my all-time favorite songs. Something about it always hits me right in the feels and I get a little teary every time I hear it. Plus bonus points for a great guitar solo...

     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Such a great song from a great album! I still get goosebumps 30+ years after the first time I heard it.


    Edit: Plus, I love the “knocks” in the verse from the line: “It’s been three years since I knocking on your door”
     
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    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    My choice this week. It’s especially powerful once you realize the “she” he’s talking about is an allegory about America.

    But this was when they got to a perfect place at being vague, or just really good at hiding their “message” songs within the context of their poppier songs. Versus something like the Exodus album where it was literally one side of heavy tunes, and one side of accessible tunes.
     
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  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Heres mine..not very hidden..but very fitting for the world today.

     
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  19. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Yass! The recording is a masterpiece.


    It's probably an odd place to start with Bob's catalog, but that's the first of his albums I heard. In high school all I cared about was guitar solos, so I ignored his music and the other kids with their Legend CD's and their rasta shirts. When I was about 19, I worked with a guy from the Bahamas who was telling me how great Bob and the Wailers are. He let me borrow his Uprising cassette and I went from there.
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Uprising was one of my firsts too, definitely the one I latched onto first, probably because of “Could You Be Loved” and the clavinet, I’ve always had a thing for clavinets.

    All in all, I feel it’s a pretty perfect album.
     

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