Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stir It Up (Wail’n Soul’m)

Peter Tosh came to write his name in history as a core member of The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer with whom he would perform prior going solo from 1974.
Composed by Bob Marley and written by his wife, Rita, and recorded back in 1967 ‘Stir It Up’ initially appeared as a Reggae Rockststeady jam on The Wailers‘s own Wail’n Soul’m’ label. It’s not until 1973 though that it would get popular, as covered by Johnny Nash, then with The Wailers re-recording it as a part of their ‘Catch A Fire’ album which marked their debut that same year on Chris Blackwell‘s Island Records…
Peter Tosh died on Sept. 11, 1987 soon after his return to his home in Jamaica, tortured by three burglars in an attempt to extort money from him, prior getting shot in the head by Dennis ‘Leppo’ Lobban, a guy who he previously befriended and helped to find worj after a long jail sentence. Among the other victims were some of Tosh’s friends who’d come to greet his return, including DJ’s Doc Brown and Jeff “Free I” Dixon who also died, and others who got wounded.
In Oct. 2012, Tosh got posthumously awarded the Order of Merit

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