The Wailers Band

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The Wailers Band
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Years active 1981–present
Labels Island Records, Atlantic Records, Tabu Records, RAS Records
Associated acts Bob Marley & The Wailers
The Original Wailers
Members Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Dwayne "Danglin" Anglin
Kevin "Yvad" Davy
Aston Barrett Jr
Cegee Victory
Keith Sterling
Audley "Chizzy" Chisholm
Rasmel
Basil Creary
Past members Carlton Barrett
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson
Junior Marvin
Donald Kinsey
Tyrone Downie
Earl "Wire" Lindo
Joe Yamanaka
Elan Atias
Al Anderson
Tyrone Downie
Chet Samuels
Howard Smith
Rohan Reid
Anthony Watson
Chico Chin
Everald Gayle
Brady Walters

The Wailers Band are a reggae band formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers, following the death of Bob Marley in 1981.

Previous Wailers' incarnations[edit]

The Wailers started as Bob Marley, Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh. Following the demise of The Wailers, Bob Marley proceeded with his group Bob Marley & The Wailers, with the Wailers Band as the backing band, and the I Threes as backup vocalists. The Wailers Band consisted of among others bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother, drummer Carlton (Carlie) Barrett, who had been members of Lee "Scratch" Perry's studio band, The Upsetters,[1] with whom The Wailers had recorded some of their most notable songs.

After the death of Bob Marley in 1981, the Wailers Band was led by Junior Marvin and Aston Barrett.

The band continues to play live in concert, and in 2006 they played on 311's Summer Unity tour along with Pepper. In 2010, they toured again with 311, mostly focusing on the Pacific Northwest of the USA. As of 2006 the lineup included: Koolant Brown on lead vocals, Aston "Family Man" Barrett on bass, Keith Sterling on keys, Drummie Zeb on drums, Audley Chisholm on rhythm guitar and Cegee Victory on background vocals.

In 2008 former Wailers Junior Marvin and Al Anderson began touring in a band called The Original Wailers.

In 2014 The Wailers embarked on the worldwide "Legend Tour 2014". Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Legend, the best selling reggae album of all time, the band recreated the classic album in its entirety.

Members[edit]

  • Aston "Family Man" Barrett - bass
  • Dwayne "Danglin" Anglin - lead vocals
  • Kevin "Yvad" Davy - lead vocals
  • Aston Barrett Jr - organ/percussion
  • Cegee Victory - backing vocals
  • Keith Sterling - keyboards
  • Audley "Chizzy" Chisholm - lead guitar
  • Rasmel - rhythm guitar
  • Basil Creary - drums

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Legend Tour (Live) (1984)
  • My Friends (Live '95-'97) (1997)
  • Live at Maritime Hall (1999)
  • Live In Jamaica (2001)
  • Live (2003)

With Other Artists[edit]

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country US CAN
2008 "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" Kenny Chesney 1 41 49 Lucky Old Sun
2012 "Al Leila Ya Samra" Mohamed Mounir Arabiac Studio

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2008 "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" (with Kenny Chesney) Shaun Silva
2013 "Spread The Love" (with Kenny Chesney) Shaun Silva

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee Scratch Perry Interview, New Musical Express, 17 November 1984

External links[edit]

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