Beat Street Records

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration LP


Rastaman Vibration proved to be Marley’s American and commercial breakthrough, climbing to #8 on the Billboard 200. The album paired hard-hitting tracks such as “War” (essentially a musical recitation of a speech by Haile Selassie, the Ethiopian emperor considered a prophet of Rastafarianism) with lighter fare such as “Positive Vibration.” Bob Marley & The Wailers were declared Rolling Stone’s Band of the Year for 1976. “Marley, like Dylan, has transcended genre,” wrote the magazine. “You only have to see him on stage, a dancing dervish, dreadlocks wind-milling, to realize that here is a rock & roll star.”

1.  Roots, Rock, Reggae 
2.  Positive Vibration 
3.  Johnny Was 
4.  Cry To Me 
5.  Want More 
6.  Crazy Baldhead 
7.  Who The Cap Fit
8.  Night Shift 
9.  War 
10. Rat Race