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Bunny Wailer

Bunny Wailer "The Blackheart Man"


Bunny Wailer, - the original member of The Wailers, The Blackheart Man, his everlasting masterpieces to be released in limited vinyl pressings for the first time.



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In 1963, Bunny Wailer made his first debut at Sir Coxsone's Studio One with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh as a group called the Wailing Wailers. He was commonly credited as Bunny Livingston at that time.

After graduating Studio One in 1966, they formed their own independent label called Wail'N Soul'M and basically handled their career themselves. Later, they renamed the group and the famous Wailers embarked. Their prolific recordings were produced with Lee Parry and it undoubtedly led them to achieve a major breakthrough in Jamaican music industry and establish a world well known label Tuff Gong.

In 1973, after signing with Island Records, [Catch A Fire] album was released by the label CEO Chris Blackwell for the international market. Soon, the group became a Reggae superstar icon and toured all over the world. However, Bunny Wailer returned to Jamaica because he was pining for the lifestyle of his home country.

After returning to Jamaica, he started his solo career and released some recordings from his Solomonic imprint periodically. Island Records released his debut sophomore [Blackheart Man] album and he gained the recognition internationally as a solo artist. Although his Solomonic imprint continued until around 1990, many artists from 70's faced much difficulty to carry on their career during the period of the digital revolution, which occurred 1985. However; as a pioneer of the Jamaican music industry, It was not hard task for him to create the shockwave to young Dancehall listeners with his song "Rule Dancehall" in 1987. Truly, he is the original member of The Wailers who has been leading the Jamaican music scene.

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Got To Leave This Place - Don Hutson

Got To Leave This Place - Don Hutson 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Recorded in 1973 accompanied by the Wailers, this truly rare masterpiece was fronted by Don Hutson, an executive of the severe Rastafarian organization, Twelve Tribes of Israel. Produced by former Jamaican National Football Team player, Allan ‘Skill’ Cole, it was released by Tuff Gong in 1973 and known as an extremely rare shot that collectors have been searching for all over the place. This beautifully sparkling classic spiritual reggae piece is undoubtedly one of the top 10s released in 1973. If you love reggae, we presume that you won’t be able to avoid this masterpiece.

Licensed by Alan Cole



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A side)
Artist: Don Hutson
Title: Got To Leave This Place

B side)
Artist: Don Hutson
Title: Dynamite Hudson

Bunny Wailer - Rise & Shine

Bunny Wailer - Rise & Shine 12inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Bunny continued to release records throughout the seventies that were never less than excellent and, as the new decade got underway, he came forward with one of his best ever releases: the militant clarion call 'Rise And Shine'.

Stretched over two momentous sides of a UK twelve inch release, the record was a huge hit, but has been unavailable ever since.

Bunny returned to the song on his superb 'Liberation' album at the close of the decade but the original cut has remained one of the most in-demand records on the 'revival' circuit.



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A Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Rise & Shine

B Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Solomonic Dub

Bunny Wailer - Amagideon

Bunny Wailer - Amagideon 12inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Briefly available on a 12" Island single in the UK to promote Bunny's 'Black Heart Man' album but this is the first time it has been coupled with the awesome Sylvan Morris and Karl Pitterson mixed dub version that first appeared on Bunny's criminally neglected 'Dub D'sco' album.

Here we have a totally different mix demonstrating the strength and ability of this authoritative rhythm to take any amount of interpretations.

'Amagideon' was also versioned by Augustus Pablo for his seven inch Message release 'Pablo's Armageddon'.



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A Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Amagideon

B Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Amagideon Dub

Bunny Wailer and The Wailing Wailers - Tread Along

Bunny Wailer and The Wailing Wailers - Tread Along 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

One of the rarest records on the Wail N Soul M label and one that Bunny in later years would interpret as a conscious rather than a lascivious lyric.

The first and only release on the label to acknowledge a late sixties trend and come replete with an instrumental 'version' on the B-side where the rhythm, with its subtle nyahbinghi drums, stands proud.



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A Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer and The Wailing Wailers
Title: Tread Along

B Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer and The Wailing Wailers
Title: Version

Bob Marley and The Wailing Wailers - Feel Alright

Bob Marley and The Wailing Wailers - Feel Alright 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

'Feel Alright', a tune that charts the transition from rocksteady into reggae, is a version to James Brown's 'There Was A Time' adopted and adapted for Jamaican audiences over a dense choppy rhythm.

James Brown's influence on reggae has seldom been acknowledged but the 'hardest working man in show business' knew and understood all about the power of the groove and the importance of a strong rhythm track.

The B-side 'Instrumental' has caused Wailers scholars many a sleepless night as they strain to catch the snatches of vocals that have leaked on to the piano led rhythm for the full vocal to this backing track has never been released.

Now it's your chance to do the same!



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A Side)
Artist: Bob Marley and The Wailing Wailers
Title: Feel Alright

B Side)
Artist: Bob Marley and The Wailing Wailers
Title: Rhythm

Bunny Wailer - Searching For Love

Bunny Wailer - Searching For Love 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The first release on Bunny's Solomonic label was the reflective and ambitious 'Search For Love' credited to 'Heat, Air & Water'.

Bunny sings this yearning song beautifully, the mournful horns play a variant on the traditional 'Waltzing Matilda' melody and an early incarnation of the I Threes provide the harmonious backing vocals.



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A Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Searching For Love

B Side)
Artist: Tuff Gong All Stars
Title: Must Skank

Bunny Wailer - Bide Up

Bunny Wailer - Bide Up 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Bunny followed 'Search For Love' with 'Bide Up' another emotional tour de force and with a message so different that it takes a while to fully assimilate.

He would later recut the song for his classic solo debut album 'Black Heart Man' but this is the original cut in all its glory.

The B-side features one of the two Big Youth versions to the song and the Youth is at his peak here as he reinforces Bunny's message with own his plea for greater understanding: "Be unto one another like a man to a brother..."



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A Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Bide Up

B Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer & Big Youth
Title: Bide

Peter Tosh - Anti-Apartheid

Peter Tosh - Anti-Apartheid 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Peter Tosh was the first reggae artist to realise the limitless possibilities of the melodica (listen to the Wailers' first Tuff Gong release 'Sun Is Shining') and here he adds its haunting power to one of Bunny's best ever rhythms the prophetic 'Amagideon' from 'Black Heart Man'.

The melodica phrases and the subtle, restrained mixing on both sides of this single bring out all the brooding introspection and mystery in the track.



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A Side)
Artist: Solomonic Reggae Star Peter Tosh
Title: Anti-Apartheid

B Side)
Artist: Solomonic Reggae Star
Title: Solidarity

Bunny Wailer - Rule Dancehall

Bunny Wailer - Rule Dancehall 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Bunny produced a string of hits during the dance hall explosion of eighties where, backed by The Roots Radics, he continued to show the new generation how it should be done.

The greatest of his dance hall style records was the self explanatory 'Rule Dance Hall' from 1987 originally released on the album of the same name and subsequently issued as a seven inch single.

"East, west north and south I rule the land. I play original style while others play version..."



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A Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Rule Dancehall

B Side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Version

Wailers - Life Line

Wailers - Life Line 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A gentle, acoustic, Nyahbinghi influenced take on an evergreen spiritual that was originally released on Wail N Soul M backed by the original rock steady version to 'Stir It Up'. Bunny would later extend the song considerably on his aforementioned 'Blackheart Man' album. 'Reincarnated Soul', another incredibly rare record, was recorded at the 'Burnin' sessions but never made the final cut of the album. Released on an Island seven inch single in London as the b-side to 'Concrete Jungle' in 1973 it has been seriously sought after ever since.



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A side)
Artist: Wailers
Title: Life Lin

B side)
Artist: Big Youth
Title: DBlack On Black

Wailers - Arabs Oil Weapon

Wailers - Arabs Oil Weapon 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Prophetic, thought provoking and deeply disturbing Bunny pulls no punches on this release... nearly thirty five years later very little has changed. The chilling version echoes and expands the theme.



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A side)
Artist: Wailers
Title: Arabs Oil Weapon

B side)
Artist: Wailers
Title: Dubd Version

Wailers - Pass It On

 Wailers - Pass It On 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A radically different take to one of the standout tracks on 'Burnin' the final Wailers album to feature the original line up of Bob, Peter & Bunny. The lyrics are profound without a hint of pretension "Be not selfish in your doing..." and the rhythm runs at a sprightlier pace than the album version. A third version exists with Bob Marley taking the opening verse but this is surely the definitive cut of a truly classic song. "Live for yourself you will live in vain..."



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A side)
Artist: Wailers
Title: Pass It On

B side)
Artist: Wailers
Title: Trod On

Wailers - Battering Down Sentence

Wailers - Battering Down Sentence 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

One of the many spiritual and cultural classic lyrics that Bunny Wailer has written, and this is an exclusive single take.

The lyrics - written soon after he was arrested due to the possession of Marijuana, can be heard as “Fight Against Conviction” on one of the most important roots reggae album to date, Blackheart Man, although this recording is an early take released in 1974 by the Wailers.



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A side)
Artist: Wailers
Title: Battering Down Sentence

B side)
Version

Bunny Wailer - Rasta Man

Bunny Wailer - Rasta Man 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A classic Rasta Man song sung by Bunny Wailer, the most devoted Rastafarian out of all the Wailers.

This unforgettable Rasta Man Anthem was released just before one of the most important roots reggae album to date, Blackheart Man dropped. Unlike the original release, this single take is backed with a dub cut.



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Artist: Wailers
Title: Rasta-Man

B side)
Version

Bunny Wailer - Dream Land

Bunny Wailer - Dream Land 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

In 1966, Bunny Wailer started singing spiritual lyrics before anyone else, and this masterpiece he sung about returning to Africa was written while he was still recording for Studio One.

Although it was originally recorded for Studio One, it has never seen the day of light. Then Lee Perry recorded it again and released in 1971. This particular take was recorded especially for the album in 1976 and released from Island Records UK as a single.



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A side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Dream Land

B side)
Artist: Bunny Wailer
Title: Version

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