Sunday, April 2, 2017
I Pimp World Music: Bob Marley and the Wailers with "Pimper's Paradise"
Reggae establishes our cool vibe for today. Pimper's Paradise is by Bob Marley and the Wailers, a reggae and ska band formed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963. Many of the band's early songs were recorded with the aid of Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band The Upsetters. The Wailers were known for recording some of the most notable reggae songs in history. Tosh and Wailer left the band in 1974, leading to a revamped Wailers lineup. Marley died in 1981 of malignant melanoma, and Tosh was killed in a gang holdup at his home in 1987. You can find Pimper's Paradise on Bob Marley and the Wailers' 1980 album Uprising.