Bob Marley And The Wailers, Not A Quiet Night in Chicago 1975


Many Bob Marley concerts circulate in trade circles with collectors, hardcore fans, and archivists, and of all those shows one of the best that has never been officially released is this epic show from the Quiet Knight in Chicago 1975.  It was on June 10th 1975 that Bob Marley And The Wailers performed their second of 2 nights at the Quiet Knight Club.

The Quiet Knight is now a hair salon.  It’s hard to believe the list of bands that played there, not only Bob Marley but Tom Waits, R.E.M., Prince, Run D.M.C., The Cramps, Bauhaus, The Stray Cats, Psychedelic Furs. The first Smashing Pumpkins show was there. And before then it was a mainstay for Chicago Blues with many blues legends playing there.  The Rolling Stones even showed up there after one of their shows to jam with Muddy Waters.


For me this show has been a treasured piece of history I have been enjoying for 3 decades now. Not only a wicked performance with Bob chanting back and forth with the crowd, but one of the best recordings in sound quality.  So good Starbucks did release a CD called Live 1973-1975 that contains Trenchtown Rock and Natty Dread. Those are omitted here do to being officially released. One of the most notable parts of the show is Bob doing the band introductions and really getting into it during I Shot The Sheriff.  Also the famous guy yelling from the crowd during Natty Dread is actually cool and enhances the feeling of being at a Bob live show.  Below are notes from Bob Marley Concerts.com.
This Recording source below is from a PREFM tape, the best sounding source for this concert I have heard.

June 10, 1975

* Venue: Quiet Knight Club
* City: Chicago
* State/Province: Illinois
* Country: United States
* Recording Source Soundboard

Band lineup

* Bob Marley, vocals, rhythm guitar
* Aston Barrett, bass
* Carlton Barrett, drums
* Al Anderson, lead guitar
* Tyrone Downie, keyboards
* Alvin Patterson, percussion
* The I-Threes, backing vocals
* Lee Jaffe, harmonica

Setlist

1. “Slave Driver”
2. “Trenchtown Rock”
3. “Concrete Jungle”
4. “Midnight Raver”
5. “Talkin’ Blues”
6. “Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock)”
7. “I Shot The Sheriff”

Band Intros
8. “Natty Dread”


Notes

    * 2 songs are used on the Starbucks official release Live 73-75
* second night at the Quiet Knight Club.
* band intros done by Bob Marley during “I Shot The Sheriff”.
* various bootlegs of this show have been released, like
“Jah Joys And Rainbows”, “Live In Chicago” or “The Last Club Tour ’75”,
and has also been aired on various radio stations.
* it is possible that more songs have been performed that evening.


 

Youtube Clip of the whole set.

Another Classic From the Dubwise Garage Collection.

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Bob Marley Concerts is  a website livicated to the research, history, documentation, and preservation  of those special moments, Bob Marley performing live. Each Bob Marley show was unique and as fans and historians we are blessed so many were recorded for generations and generations to enjoy.  Why was Bob Marley the most important live performer ever?  No other artist has used the power of music to bring his message and philosophy to the world like Bob Marley.  At his peak performing live Bob was able to out-draw the Pope and blow headlines like the Commadores away with his shows. 

The site features a list of most known Bob concerts, many with set lists and photographs. reviews, cover art, collectors information, and the only place on the web you can listen to various tracks from many different concert performances by Bob Marley.  Most shows on Bob Marley Concerts are in their complete full form easy to listen to for the first time to the mass fans of the King of Reggae. Here is an example of a tribute page on Bob Marley Concerts about the Historic show in Milan, Italy 1980 which includes a setlist, review, and audio for all tracks  > LINK  Here

Here is War live from Milan 1980

The purpose of this site is to document the concerts for historical preservation and research. Bob Marley Concerts does not have any ads, it does not gain any monetary value from the site. The owner is only interested in sharing with the people of the world the works of one of the most influential figures in modern music. From the Beacon Th. in NYC, April 30th 1976 here is an amazing live version of  2. “Rastaman Chant” -> “Lion Of Judah” -> “Keep The Faith”

 

 

 

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