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Catch A FireReleased: 1973Bob Marley & The Wailers

LINER NOTES: Bob Marley & The Wailers, Catch A Fire (1973)

By: Robert Williams

To walk into Harry J's Kingston studio one hot evening in late September 1972, the night the Wailers were recording "Slave Driver," was to be ushered into a new musical universe. Within the single-story building at 10 Roosevelt Avenue, unprecedented sounds were cutting through the ganja haze. The loose, spacious one-drop rhythm, the chattering guitar, the urgent lead vocal set against cool harmonies, the startlingly militant lyric and the pervasive sense of timelessness added up to a formula for revolution.

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