AFRICAN HERBSMAN - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
LP: Trojan TRL62
CD: Trojan CDTRL62
CD: Trojan TJCCD064
1973


Original album (1973):
01. Lively Up Yourself *
02. Small Axe
03. Duppy Conqueror
04. Trenchtown Rock *
05. African Herbsman
06. Keep On Moving
07. Fussing And Fighting
08. Stand Alone
09. All In One
10. Don't Rock My Boat
11. Put It On
12. Sun Is Shining
13. Kaya
14. Riding High
15. Brain Washing
16. 400 Years

Re-release with bonus tracks (2003):
01. Lively Up Yourself *
02. Small Axe
03. Duppy Conqueror
04. Trench Town Rock *
05. African Herbsman
06. Keep On Moving
07. Fussing And Fighting
08. Stand Alone
09. All In One
10. Don't Rock My Boat
11. Put It On
12. Sun Is Shining
13. Kaya
14. Riding High
15. Brain Washing
16. 400 Years
17. Memphis
18. Live (Lively Up Yourself version)
19. More Axe
20. The Axe Man (Small Axe version)
21. Zig Zag (Duppy Conqueror Version)
22. Grooving Kingston 12 (Trench Town Rock version)
23. Moving Version - Big Youth
24. Keep On Skanking
25. Copasetic (All In One Version)
26. Kaya Version 2

* = Produced by The Wailers

African Herbsman is probably the best single collection of Wailers material from the Lee Perry era, originally released in 1973 to give British audiences a chance to catch up on the amazing music Bob and Scratch were laying down between 1970-1971. "Small Axe" and "Duppy Conqueror" are certainly the signature tunes of the Marley-Perry collaboration, while other classics like "Fussing And Fighting" and "African Herbsman" make this album all killer, no filler. If only it included "Mr. Brown", this would be 100% gold. Trojan re-released the album as African Herbsman Plus in 2003 with 10 bonus tracks.

An important note about the Lee Perry produced Wailers material

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