In the 2007 sci-fi horror film ‘I Am Legend’, Will Smith’s character, Robert Neville, describes Bob Marley’s philosophy and says’ He thought you could cure racism and hate … literally cure it by injecting music and love into people’s lives . ‘Bob Marley & amp; Wailers, a splinter of the original Wailers, was one of the vehicles that Bob Marley used to promote his message of peace. They achieved success in the mid-1970s in the US and UK with the success of a live album and several hit singles.
Bob Marley Brand
Bob Marley, The Wailers and Bob Marley & amp; Wailers are all separate units, but record labels have used them interchangeably to sell the ‘Bob Marley’ brand. Bob Marley formed the group known specifically as Bob Marley & amp; The Wailers 1974 after the dissolution of the original Wailers, when Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the group. Some labels have repackaged recordings from the original Wailers such as Bob Marley & amp; The Wailers material. As a result, Bob Marley & amp; Wailers can refer to the music that Marley released from the 1960s.
UK and US success
Bob Marley & amp; The Wailers achieved more success and attention in the UK than they did in the United States. The reason for this is twofold. American radio stations were confused about how to market the band. Reggae was a fusion of seemingly diverse genres such as R & B and rock, and programmers could not decide which strict format would include this music. In the late 1970s, black radio stations rejected reggae because it did not fit into discos, which were then in vogue. American pop stations were focused on a new wave, and reggae fell by the wayside there as well. The United States did not join the band until the 1990s, when the success of the hit collection ‘Legend – The Best of Bob Marley’ The Wailers, ‘was of interest to all Marley music.
‘The! Live! ‘LP
Bob Marley’s The Wailers’ breakthrough in the mainstream came in 1975, with the release of their ‘Live!’ LP, a recording of their July 18, 1975 show at the Lyceum in London. The live version of ‘No Woman, No Cry’ became a top 40 hit in the UK and renewed interest in its original album release, ‘Natty Dread’. ‘Live!’ albums are mapped in both the UK and the US.
Bob Marley & amp; The Wailers, like the original Wailers, were a group with a message that fought for the working class and protested political regimes. Releases as 1976’s’ Rastaman Vibration ‘, broadcast Marley’s political convictions in songs such as’ Who the Cap Fit’ and ‘War. ‘The band’s continued success leads to Marley’s importance as a political figure in Jamaica. Bob Marley & amp; Wailers gave a free concert in 1976 to promote peace in the city’s slums. Bob Marley & amp; Wailer’s songs like ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ urged people to literally stand up for their rights.