One of the things that I try to offer on this blog is some new or unique information regarding the media I share. Like most music sharing blogs out there, I could take the easy road and simply post a nondescript link to some mp3 files and be done with it. However, it is important to me that I offer the reader something that they cannot find anywhere else.
This is why I always try to share my music in “lossless” (FLAC) format. There are very few blogs that share lossless Bob Marley and the Wailers audio on the web. By sharing in lossless, I rest assured that I am not polluting the web with substandard audio that will surely be further degraded each time it is shared.
With each post, I try to add some new piece of knowledge to the Bob Marley archive. I do this primarily through direct contact with those involved in making music, or in the case of The Wounded Lion Tape, those responsible for bringing it to light.
I spoke recently with music journalist and reggae historian Roger Steffens about the history behind The Wounded Lion Tape.
“I discovered the ‘Wounded Lion’ tape in 1981 when it was given to me by an employee of Rough Trade which had established a distribution office and store in San Francisco. He said he got it from one of the Sons of Jah, so my copy would be third generation. I circulated it widely, so I guess you shouldn’t hesitate to post it.
There’s an interesting line I was never able to penetrate until a professor friend of mine at UWI explained it. “You’re floating around like when John Crow feel cool breeze.” John Crow is a Jamaican vulture, feeding on carcasses whenever opportunity presents itself. So it’s an image of a predator looking for a kill.”
Roger also told me that he has played the tape for Ziggy, Stephen, and Damian when they visited his legendary archives. At the time, they had no interest in releasing the songs officially.
The Wounded Lion Sessions – “Babylon System (Take 2)”
Bob Marley and the Wailers
The Wounded Lion Session
1. Wounded Lion – 20:39
2. You talk Too Much – 03:41
3. Babylon System (take 1) – 05:19
4. Babylon System (false start) – 00:15
5. Babylon System (take 2) – 10:08
6. Babylon System (take 3) – 10:04
We are truly blessed to have access to these recordings in lossless audio.
I must give thanks to Ras Rojah Steffens for supporting this blog. He always finds the time to make sure that the information that I present here is accurate and historically significant. Please visit his archives online at www.reggaesupersite.com.
thankYou!! ; ) again !!
And let me ask you this [and sorry if this is a dumb query] .. when you have a flac file and you make the compress to a zip, there is no loss of sound with the compress and decompress ?
thanks!! I can´t not believe already the original B sides !! thanks to you and KASO : ) !!
you have a link to a review
and the story behind those increidible Bsides and how they were recorded ?
gus ; )
no, compression does not alter the FLAC file.
Discover new sounds of Bob it is always pleasure, but for me, the stories behind of this material is a way more close to know him and all the things were envolved in that time. Stories that we not found and books!
totally agree ; ))))
midnightR .. there is a story behind those B Sides Dub really ?
hopefully is around here : )
Can you please re-upload? Thanks!
Thanks, but i think there’s still something wrong with the link
Try it now
Thank you, but track 5. Babylon System (take 2).FLAC is corrupted, i downloaded twice and still the same problem
yo homes. there is a corruption problem with the file.
could you fix it.
appreciate your work!
no link avaliable