On October 25, 1974.

BobMarley & theWailers NattyDread

On October 25, 1974, “Island” label released “Natty Dread”, the debut Bob Marley & the Wailers album.  It was recorded in 1973, at “Harry J. Studios” in Kingston,Jamaica, and was produced by Chris Blackwell, Bob Marley, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Bernard Harvey, Jean Roussel and Al Anderson.  It was the first album  without Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, and the first album recorded with the I-Threes, a female vocal trio that included Bob’s wife, Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt.  In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Natty Dread” at number 181 on it’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Bob Marley- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Aston Barrett- bass guitar
  • Carlton Barrett- drums, percussion
  • Bernard “Touter” Harvey- piano, organ
  • Jean Roussel- Hammond organ, keyboards, arranger
  • Al Anderson- lead guitar
  • The I-Threes – backing vocals

Track listing

  1. Lively Up Yourself – Bob Marley
  2. No Woman No Cry – Vincent Ford
  3. Them Belly Full – Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett
  4. Rebel Music – Aston Barrett, Hugh Peart
  5. So Jah She – Rita Merley, Willy Francisco
  6. Natty Dread – Rita Marley, Allen Cole
  7. Bend Down Low – Bob Marley
  8. Talkin Blues – Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett
  9. Revolution – Allen Cole, Carlton Barrett

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