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Who Is Mister Brown

Bob Marley And The Wailers

Session date, January, 1971

  • Bob Marley, lead vocal
  • Bunny Wailer, harmony vocals
  • Peter Tosh, harmony vocals
  • Carlton "Santa" Davis, drums
  • George "Fully" Fullwood, bass
  • Cleon Douglas, guitar
  • Tony Chin, guitar
  • Glen Adams, organ
  • Peter Tosh, organ

Recorded at Randy's Studio 17 in Kingston, 4 track
Engineer, Errol Thompson
Producer, Lee "Scratch" Perry

Matrix: Dyna SEP LP 3014-1
First release: Upsetter

Sometimes titled "Mr. Brown." The rhythm was originally recorded for "Duppy
Conqueror," but a different rhythm was used on that song. This is the first
appearance of Santa and Fully on a Wailers record. They would go on to be
members of Tosh's post-Wailers touring band, "Word, Sound, and Power."
Santa Davis remembers recording a version of "Sun Is Shining" at this
session, which was likely used as a sound system special (exclusive).

You can hear or buy this song on:
Grooving Kingston 12 (cd)
Rasta Revolution (cd)
Rasta Revolution (lp)
Songs Of Freedom (cd)
Songs Of Freedom (lp)
The Complete Wailers 1967-1972 volume 3 - Best Of The Wailers (cd)

The song sounds best on:
Rasta Revolution (cd)

Learn more about the album on Discogs
Grooving Kingston 12
Rasta Revolution
Songs Of Freedom
The Complete Wailers 1967-1972 volume 3 - Best Of The Wailers

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