Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers Live, Volume 1
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- Released: November 7, 2000
- Label: Elektra / WEA
- 1.Power To Move Ya
- 2.Conscious Party
- 3.Beautiful Day
- 4.Jah Bless
- 5.One Good Spliff
- 6.Free Like We Want 2B
- 9.Stir It Up
- 10.Higher Vibration
- 11.People Get Ready
- 12.Could You Be Loved
- 13.I Know You Don't Care About Me
This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. (ECD)
Full performer name: Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.
Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers: Ziggy Marley (vocals); Stephen Marley (vocals, guitar); David Marley, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Ian Coleman (guitar); Howard Messam, Everald Wray (horns); Franklyn Waul, Mallory Williams, Carol MacLaughlin (keyboards); Delroy Cooper, Glen Brownie (bass); Wilburn "Squidy" Cole (drums); Uzziah "Stickey" Thompson (percussion); Sharon Marley, Cedella Marley, Erica Newell (background vocals).
Engineers: Errol Brown, Keith Grant, Carl Ayton.
Principally recorded at Marley Music Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.
Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers' first live album is a mix of the collective's most socially conscious cuts with a smattering of covers. The Rastafarianism that's ingrained in the collective Marley DNA forms the basis for songs like the funky "Conscious Party," and uplifting "Free Like We Want to Be," which address the need for a righteous outlook in the face of social injustice. Marley's father Bob also gets his due via vibrant covers of "Stir it Up," "Could You Be Loved," and a version of "Jammin'" that finds Ziggy's nasal phrasing making him sound practically indistinguishable from his late father.
Ziggy also pays tribute to Wailers' favorite Curtis Mayfield by leading his brethren through a spirited reading of his civil rights anthem "People Get Ready." Other highlights include the swirling "Higher Vibration" and the Smokey Robinson-like pop of "One Good Spliff." Tying this exemplary live document up nicely is the studio cut "I Know You Don't Care About Me," a powerful civil rights anthem about Amadou Diallo featuring cameos by Morgan Heritage, Buju Banton, Yami Bolo, Damian Marley, and Bunny Wailer.
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