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Because of the giant shadow that Bob Marley casts over Jamaican music, it's easy to forget that the Wailers, with Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Livingston were very much a group in the beginning, and that Tosh and Livingston were far from just bystanders in the equation. In truth tall, proud, and defiant, Tosh was never a bystander in much of anything in his life, and while he wasn't as prolific as Marley as a songwriter, and nowhere near as, well, cuddly, if that's the right term, he still produced some stunning work, as this succinct 14-track (there's a 15th CD-R track here as well) collection makes clear. All the key songs from his post-Wailers career are here, including "Legalize It," the vicious "Stepping Razor" ("I'm dangerous," Tosh sings, and he was, in a way that Marley wasn't), the panoramic "400 Years," and "Downpressor Man," among others, and the end result is a tight, wall to wall portrait of a proud, angry man with a huge heart and a lot of soul.

Biography

Born: 19 October 1944 in Westmoreland, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Singer, musician, composer, and rebel Peter Tosh cut a swathe through the Jamaican musical scene, both as a founding member of the Wailers and as a solo artist. He toured with the Rolling Stones and had an international hit with a duet with Mick Jagger, then toured again to equally rapturous world audiences as the headlining act. His words would cause an uproar at the One Peace concert, but then unlike fellow Wailer Bob Marley, Tosh always made his true feelings known. He was born Winston Hubert...
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  • 5,99 €
  • Genres: Reggae, Music, Roots Reggae
  • Released: 08 January 2009

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