Posted by : Monkey SKA lunes, 5 de marzo de 2018
In late 1967, Bunny was arrested for possession of marijuana and sent to jail for 14 months. Shortly after, in early 1968, Peter Tosh also went behind bars, being arrested at an anti-Rhodesian rally for singer / producer Prince Buster.Bob also did not escape the bars. Also in 1968, Bob was driving his newly acquired second-hand Hillman Minx in Kingston when he let his passenger, Mortimer Planner, take control of the direction. Planner did not have a driver's license, so when they were stopped by the police, they were both arrested and spent the night in jail.
It was Mortimer Planner who introduced Bob to Danny Sims, a Jamaican based American who has promoted concerts throughout the Caribbean. Sims was also the manager of Johnny Nash, an expressive force, a Texan singer who had benefited from several hit singles in the States. Both Sims and Nash were highly impressed with Bob's songs and he persuaded himself to sign an editorial with the company of Sims, Cayman Music.
Sims also allowed the Wailers to record freely with other producers, giving them the best of both worlds - if their records could not sell, they can always count on the Sims money. The Wailers will record a series of demo tapes for Sims, remaking versions of "Put It On," "Nice Time," and even a version of "I'm Still Waiting," rephrased as "I'm Still Wailing '".
By the time the Wailers consisted of Bob, Peter and Bunny, who had just been released from Richmond Prison Farm. Rita would add harmonies to the recordings made for the Sims, but none of these demos were released until that time. In the early spring of 1969, the Wailers, produced by Leslie Kong, who had already produced Bob on their first recordings, Beverleys Records and released the Jamaican No. 1 hit in Britain along with Desmond Dekker's 'Israelites'
Track List :
Gonna Get You
All it Takes
Stay With Me
Milksjake and Potato Chips
Reggae On Broadway
Do The Reggae
I'm Hurting Inside