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Back Issues of the Wailers News

October 1997

"Happy Birthday" - 
The Wailers News would like to send out a very special birthday wish to the late Peter Tosh, who was born on October 19, 1944 in Grange Hill, Jamaica. Skilled in the melodica, guitar, piano, and of course vocals, his music is still as pertinent today as it was the day he recorded it! Happy birthday Peter!
"A Tribute To The Stepping Razor" - 
After much anticipation, the Peter Tosh boxset has finally been released. "Honorary Citizen" features 44 rare, live, and classic Tosh tracks; and is a must for any music fan! Whether you're a Tosh fanactic or a newbie to Tosh's genius, this set has something for you. Follow the "tosh box" link at the left or click here to see a complete track listing and a lengthy review of the set.
"Jah Bunny in the USA" - 
Bunny Wailer is scheduled to perform two dates on the east coast in the upcoming weeks. He will be at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, October 10. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from TicketMaster. Bunny Wailer will also be performing at the Amazura Club in Jamaica, New York on Sunday, October 12. Other artists at this show include Freddie McGregor, Nadine Sutherland (who among other things sung back-up for Peter Tosh's Grammy award winning, "No Nuclear War"), and guest host Mutabaruka. Showtime is at 10pm EST and tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Extra special thanks to jamaica4me@aol.com for the New York date!
"Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration" - 

For the 6th year in a row, the Berkeley Community Theater will host the Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration '97 on October 18th. Scheduled artists include: Andrew Tosh, Everton Blender, Tony Rebel, and many more. For more information call (510) 601-6314 or e-mail onevibesreggae@hotmail.com

New Releases - 
"Dreams of Freedom" - This Axiom/Island Records release is an ambient dub translation of classic Bob Marley & The Wailers songs, done by Bill Laswell. The album has received poor reviews. Let the buyer beware! Click here to visit www.bobmarley.com section on this album, to hear sound clips and a video interview with Laswell himself, to hear the album for yourself. Hopefully now, Island will realize that true fans want the real t'ing and not merely an imitation. The infamous and much talked about Dennis Thompson dubs of every Bob Marley & The Wailers album will do nicely!

Tour Dates: Wailin' All Over The World - 
   Below are tour dates for Bunny Wailer, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, Andrew Tosh, and Peter Tosh Day Celebrations.

Bunny Wailer:

  • October 10 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • October 12 - Amazura Club - Jamaica, New York

Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers:

  • October 2 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, Florida
  • October 3 - House Of Blues - Orlando, Florida
  • October 4 - Pompano Beach Ampitheatre - Pompano Beach, Florida
Andrew Tosh:
  • October 18 - "The 6th Annual Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration" - Berkeley Community Theater - Berkeley, CA

Peter Tosh Day Celebration:

  • October 18 - "The 6th Annual Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration" - Berkeley Community Theater - Berkeley, CA

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