Classic songs were a reggae treat thanks to Wailers
THERE is something about walking across the lawn in the early autumn evening and hearing the strains of the Bob Marley classic Jamming floating out to greet you.
Once happily inside the Jambalaya tent, the newer slimmed down version of the Wailers turned back the years to 1977 when Exodus was recorded in London.
Bob Marley and his wife Rita had both been shot during turbulent times in Jamaica and forced to flee in order to stay alive.
Reggae was welcomed in United Kingdom and Marley was at the top of his game on Exodus which also yielded the hits One Love and the title track.
Almost 19 years after the untimely death of Marley the Wailers are still touring, albeit without too many original or long time members left in the band.
At Bluesfest they had an ambitious schedule of playing an album a day for the first four days and a selection of their greatest hits.
Marley’s musical legacy deserves an airing and to hear these classic songs played to such an exacting standard was a reggae treat many were talking about as a Bluesfest highlight.