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Small Axe

Bob Marley And The Wailers

Session date, September, 1970

  • Bob Marley, lead vocal
  • Bunny Wailer, harmony vocals
  • Dave Barker, harmony vocals
  • Peter Tosh, harmony vocals
  • Carlton "Carly" Barrett, drums
  • Jackie Jackson, bass
  • Alva "Reggie" Lewis, guitar
  • Ranford "Rannie Bop" Williams, guitar
  • Glen Adams, organ
  • "Deadly" Headley Bennett, alto saxophone
  • Tommy McCook, tenor saxophone
  • Vin Gordon, trombone

Recorded at Dynamic Sounds in Kingston, 4 track
Engineer, Carlton Lee
Producer, Lee "Scratch" Perry

Matrix: 3921-1
First release: Upsetter

"Small Axe" was rerecorded soon after this session under the "More Axe"
title. There are at least four different dub versions of "Small Axe" and
"More Axe."

You can hear or buy this song on:
African Herbsman (cd)
African Herbsman (lp)
Ark Of The Covenant (cd)
Grooving Kingston 12 (cd)
Songs Of Freedom (cd)
Songs Of Freedom (lp)
Trenchtown Rock (cd)
Young Mystic (cd)

The song sounds best on:
Young Mystic (cd)

Learn more about the album on Discogs
African Herbsman
Ark Of The Covenant
Grooving Kingston 12
Songs Of Freedom
Trenchtown Rock
Young Mystic

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