17/08/2018: “Thank You Lord” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

A lot of Bob Marley’s early stuff was recorded in the studios of early 70s Jamaica. As I said in the “Trench Town Rock” post, this means that it isn’t crystal clear and perfectly mastered.

However, with Marley there is so much great music that would never have made it onto Legend in a million years. I’m not knocking that album; I think everyone should own a copy, but it represents a certain side of Marley’s music, with no room for some of the more militant stuff.

However, there were some lovely songs about love and upbeat religious songs even before the fame. As the title would suggest “Thank You Lord” is one of the latter.

The song is one of sweet vocal harmonies, gently swaying drums, and a simple but effect piano riff that meshes with the trumpets. It’s a simple thanksgiving song, with no deeper meanings.

The song was released as a single in 1967 but didn’t see widespread release until its inclusion on the 1992 Songs Of Freedom boxset.

Such a lot of soul…


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