Bob Marley + The Wailers “Rastaman Vibration”


Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#616 in the Series) is  Bob Marley and the Wailers, Rastaman Vibration.

I don’t know why I chose this one. I don’t know why I choose most of the albums I do. But this is one of those from my ‘yute’ that I played often. Maybe I was just getting into reggae and thought I was cool. I don’t know.

Once again, not an artist’s best acclaimed, best selling, nor best known. This is just one that I happened to like.

The most well known track is probably “Roots, Rock, Reggae.” Some of the other tracks of note were “Positive Vibration,” “Who the Cap Fit,” and “Crazy Baldhead.”

This was released in 1976. There have been some new releases of the album on CD that offer quite a number of bonus tracks and live versions. Look for it.

Bob Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

–Larry Carta

Track listing

Original Album (1976)

Side One

  1. “Positive Vibration” (Vincent Ford) – 3:33
  2. “Roots, Rock, Reggae” (Vincent Ford) – 3:38
  3. “Johnny Was” (Rita Marley) – 3:48
  4. “Cry to Me” (Rita Marley) – 2:36
  5. “Want More” (Aston Barrett) – 4:15

Side Two

  1. “Crazy Baldhead” (Rita Marley/Vincent Ford) – 3:11
  2. “Who the Cap Fit” (Aston Barrett/Carlton Barrett) – 4:43
  3. “Night Shift” (Bob Marley) – 3:11
  4. “War” (Allen Cole/Carlton Barrett) – 3:36
  5. “Rat Race” (Rita Marley) – 2:49


  • Al Anderson – Guitar
  • Aston Barrett – Bass, Percussion
  • Carlton “Carly” Barrett -Drums, Percussion
  • Tyrone Downie – Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
  • Marcia Griffiths – Vocals
  • I-Threes – Vocals
  • Donald Kinsey – Guitar
  • Bob Marley – Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
  • Rita Marley – Composer, Vocals
  • Judy Mowatt – Vocals
  • Alvin Patterson – Percussion
  • Earl “Chinna” Smith – Guitar, Percussion


Here’s some Cool Reggae albums we’ve looked at. Check ’em out.

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