Today I am sharing an excellent audio recording of a Bob Marley and the Wailers rehearsal session that occurred on April 31, 1978 at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, FL.  Just a week earlier, on April 22, 1978, Bob Marley gave one of his most legendary performances in his native Jamaica.  Having gone into exile for 14 months following an attempt on his life at his home at 56 Hope Road, Marley returned to the island to perform at the One Love Peace Concert.

The band is rehearsing for the US KAYA Tour, which kicks off in Ann Arbor, MI on May 18, 1978.

Bob Marley, Ann Arbor, MI, 1978

Who The Cap Fit – (Man To Man)
Easy Skanking
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Running Away
Running Away – (Take Two)
Positive Vibration
Soul Rebel
Waiting In Vain
Rastaman Chant – (Take One)
Keep The Faith – (Take One)
Keep The Faith – (Take Two)
Burning & Looting – (Take One)
Time Will Tell – (Take Two)

Here is an article about Marley from the Ann Arbor Sun June 10, 1975:


Included here is an article by Neil Spencer which was published in New Musical Express on May 6, 1978, just two weeks after Bob Marley’s performance at the One Love Peace Concert and several days after this rehearsal session.