Peter Tosh – Reggae Sunsplash, July 1980 Ranny Williams Entertainment Center, Kingston, Jamaica Full Concert

Peter Tosh – Reggae Sunsplash, July 1980 Ranny Williams Entertainment Center, Kingston, Jamaica Full Concert

A wicked set from Peter Tosh.  He does some great songs like Hammer and Recruiting Soldiers.  A fairly good audience recording.  Many thanks as always to the tapers who help document these precious moments in music history.  And thanks to Johnny and Claude for help finally getting the venue and correct city.

1-Intro-Announce-400 Years
2-400 years
3-stteping razor
4-African
5-I, m the Toughest
6-Bush Doctor
7-Speech
8-Dont look back

CD2

1-Get up Stand up
2-Recruiting Soldiers
3-Hammer
4-Babylon Queendom – Talking for more –
5-Buck-in-Ham Palace

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The Life of Peter Tosh – Roger Steffen’s look at the life of Peter Tosh thru music and interviews.

If you have never heard this tribute to Peter Tosh by Roger Steffens, then your in for a real treat.  This page is taken from my Peter Tosh Tribute site. HERE > Peter Tosh Tribute

Peter Tosh – The Life of Peter Tosh KCRW broadcast unknown date.

Roger Steffen’s look at the life of Peter Tosh thru music and interviews.

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Recording source: FM  Dubwise Transfer

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Part 1.

 

Interview – coming in hot
Interview – Vienna 1980

Roger Intro for show

Interview 1983 with Mel Cheplowitz.

Simmer Down

rasta shock them – treat me good

Interview 1983 cont.

walk and don’t look back early version
Acoustic What Your Doing To Me

Interview about being on Jamaica Music Business

steppin razor early version
simple tom
the letter
rightful ruler
Arise blackman

Talks about Here comes the Judge

here comes the judge

Part 2,

Selassie Seranade
Sun Valley
We can make it uptight

Interview about education

downpressor man early slow version
no sympathy
get up, stand up

Talks about his songs >stop that train

Chris Blackwell talks about telling Bob to go Solo >Once Bitten
lion

Talks about Mark of The Beast

Mark of The Beast



Part 3.

Talks about His Work to Do

Igizabier Y masgwan ( let jah be praised)
dont want to get busted live in studio

Talks about Laws
Speech One Love Peace Concert as Peter says “An Integration Concert
Equal Rights  One Love Peace Concert

Speech at One Love Peace Concert talks about the Shitsytem

Bush Doctor   One Love Peace Concert
Interview talks about his speech at One Love Peace Concert

Part 4.

bob and peter in LA – get up, stand up
guide me from my friends
dont call it no rat race
explains bumba klot meaning
bumba klot live
Speech when power went out at Jamaica World Music Fest. 1982.

you can’t blame the youth  live

them a fi get a beaten  live
pick myself up  live in studio

Speaks about worries of Assassination Possibilities  > mama africa live

Peter talks about Future with Roger
Interview > jam inna jamdown 

Closing Remarks by Roger > Fire Fire live Studio

Peter Tosh – Rebel with a Cause, Reggae’s unsung Revolutionary.

Peter Tosh  – Rebel with a Cause, Reggae’s unsung Revolutionary.

 

To mention Peter Tosh in the same circle as Malcolm X, Che Guevara, or Nelson Mandela is not uncommon. Peter was a true revolutionary, activist, and a rebel witha cause.  To wake up peoples slumbering mentality as he would put it, toshake up the system with Truths and Rights, Peter Tosh was like no other rebel.  He used the power of reggae music to spread his messages.  Never underestimate the power of music.  His stance on the Legalization of Marijuana lead to him being beaten numerous times, but he  was not afraid to speak his mind and Get Up Stand Up for his and our rights.

In recent years many have wondered why someone who gave so much seem almost forgotten. As an original member of the Wailing Wailers (The Wailers & Bob Marley and the Wailers) Peter was an original driving force in Jamaican Music in the late 60’s, and onward tell his tragic death in 1987.  He, Bob Marley, and Bunny Wailer helpedbring reggae music to the world and influencing many worldwide to learn more about Rastafari and their African Heritage. Peter was the only Wailer who could play an instrument and is know to have taught Bob how to play.  He wrote and arranged manyof The Wailers early songs. In 1973, he left the group for a solo career and went onto create historic LP’s like Legalize It and Equal Rights.

 

Though perennially overshadowed by Marley, Peter’s militant style and views on life often appealed to many more than Marley’s more loveable friendly personality.  “In places like Africa, Peter is an even more respected star than Bob because of his militancy,” says reggae archivist Roger Steffens. “He was almost beaten to death on several occasions by Jamaican police because of his anti-establishment views. He didn’t just talk the talk, he walked the walk — and people respect that all over the word.”

 

Peter was a amazing person who not only influenced Jamaican musical history but through his music, words, and philosophy have impacted millions worldwide. I love Peters out-spoken militant personality that refused to be scared to speak his mind especially when it involved Truths and Rights and the Legalization of Herb.  Legalize It is more than an anthem, it is a whole Movement world-wide.  If still alive today, I know he would be at the forefront of the battle to Legalize It!  Peter’s music and messages have been a inspiration to myself and others and will continue to be for many generations.  People will always need to Get Up, Stand Up for their rights and Peter should be recognized for his contributions to the world just as  much as Bob Marley or any other freedom fighter that has received large media attention.  A true Rebel speaking for Equal Rights and Justice.

Visit the Peter Tosh Tribute Site for rare pictures, video, and music. HERE

By John DuBois (Dubwise Garage) Jan. 14th 2012