Natty Dread is the seventh studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in 1974. It was the first album released as Bob Marley and the Wailers instead of just the Wailers, the first recorded without Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, and the first recorded with I Threes, a female vocal trio consisting of Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, and Marley's wife, Rita Marley.
In choosing to record Bob Marley's classic 1974 reggae album Natty Dread track-for-track in an instrumental jazz style, eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter opened himself up for skepticism. Yet an idea that looked questionable in theory would prove stellar in practice, as Hunter turned Natty Dread - with the songs sequenced exactly as they were on Marley's original release - into one of the best CDs of his career.
Natty Dread’ was a soubriquet Marley had recently acquired on the streets of Jamaica thanks to his lengthening locks which, as could be seen in the cover photograph, were beginning to flow as freely as his music. The songs were notable not only for the richness of the melodies and wordplay but also for the vitality and imagination of the harmony arrangements which were supplied by a newly-recruited vocal section the I-Threes, featuring Rita Marley (Bob’s wife), Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt. At the time of recording the album, Marley was at loggerheads with his publisher, Cayman Music, a company owned by Danny Sims, who had also been his manager for a while in 1972.
Jah Jah Ah Natty Dread.
It is considered one of the finest reggae records of all time, including timeless hits like "No Woman No Cry", "Lively Up Yourself", "Rebel Music", "Them Belly Full" and of course, "Natty Dread".
BPM Profile Natty Cultural Dread. Album starts at BPM, ends at 131BPM (+131), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Big Youth. Jamming In the House of Dread.
Tracks count: 1. Views: 1. Myal Soul - Natty Dread 03:56. You and I Can Make It - Myal Soul.
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- Producer – Donovan Germain
- Written-By – Sweet C.*
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