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Tribute to the Wailers: The Sattalites, House of David Gang, ISax, Noble Works

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Nufunk Concerts present
Celebration of the live of Peter Tosh, Bob Marley & Bunny Wailer
with The House of David Gang, Sattalittes, Papa Levy

and Noble Works Sound.  

Saturday April 28th, 2018
Lee's Palace  - 529 Bloor St, Toronto, ON
Doors @ 9pm
Tickets $15 advance
Facebook Link / Online Tickets
The Original  and Legendary Wailers were Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. This night will celebrate this classic Roots Rock Reggae Trio! This trio defined reggae music as a genre and their music is still influencing people all over the world. Such tracks as "Soul Rebel", "Duppy Conqueror", "400 Years" and "Small Axe" were not only classics, but they defined the future direction of reggae. The 3 Original Wailers met in Trenchtown, Jamaica, and that is where the foundation of Reggae and Ska music was built.   Toronto Reggae Warriors House of David Gang team up with the legendary Sattalites ISax, Papa Levy and Noble Works Sound for a Tribute to the original Wailers on Sat. April 28th at Lee's Palace.

The Wailers were a ska, rocksteady, and reggae group formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, consisting of Bob Marley, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Cherry Smith.  
"Simmer Down" was the first single released by The Wailers, accompanied by the ska supergroup, The Skatalites, and produced by Coxsone Dodd in 1963. It was the number one hit in Jamaica in February, 1964 for the Studio One Records Label.   They were called variously The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing Wailers, and finally The Wailers. By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left the band, leaving the trio of Wailer, Marley and Tosh.

Some of The Wailers most notable songs were recorded together with Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band, The Upsetters. In the early 1970s, The Upsetters members Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother Carlton Barrett , formed the Wailers Band, and became the name of Bob Marley's backing band in Bob Marley and The Wailers.  The Wailers also recorded such groundbreaking reggae songs as, "Trenchtown Rock", "Nice Time", "Stir It Up", "Get Up, Stand Up", and many others.

The Wailers broke up in 1974, with each of the three main members going on to pursue solo careers. Bob Marley went on to international fame with Bob Marley & The Wailers (with the Wailers Band as the backing band and the I Threes as the backing vocalists). Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer each enjoyed considerable solo success, as reggae music continued to gain in popularity throughout the 70's and 80's. They were supported by their respective backing bands, Word, Sound and Power and The Solomonic Orchestra.

Most of the group's members have since died. Marley died in 1981, Tosh in 1987, Braithwaite in 1999, and Smith in 2008.  Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso are the only surviving original members of the group.

Edited by Jay Funk Dawg

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