This photo is taken by Cookie Kinkead THERE NAME, THE WAILERS,
PERFECTLY FITS THIS UNIQUE
GROUP FROM JAMAICA.
IT DESCRIPES BOTH THEIR EXPLO-
SIVE MUSICAL DRIVE AND THE
MESSAGE THEY BRING FROM THE
GHETTOS OF KINGSTON. THEIR
SONGS AND ARRANGEMENTS ECHO
THE WAILINGS OF THE GHETTO NOT
ONLY IN JAMAICA - BUT, INDEED
IN ANY "CONCRETE JUNGLE"
ANYWHERE.

THE WAILERS WERE FORMED OVER
TEN YEARS AGO, IN THE DAYS OF
"SKA", BY THREE YOUNG MEN -
BOB MARLEY, PETER MACKINTOSH
AND BUNNY LIVINGSTONE. THEY
QUICKLY BECAME JAMAICA'S MOST
POPULAR, AND INFLUENTIAL BAND.

THEIR UNIQUE ARRANGEMENTS
DEVELOPED THE "ROCK STEADY"
BEAT, WHICH TOOK THE ISLAND BY
STORM IN THE MID-SIXTIES. THEY
WERE ALSO THE FIRST GROUP TO
PRESENT THE "RUDI" SONGS THAT
INTRODUCED THE "REGGAE" BEAT.

LATER, MARLEY, MACKINTOSH AND
LIVINGSTONE WERE JOINED BY
ASTON "FAMILY MAN" BARRETT
AND HIS BROTHER, CHARLIE.
THE CURRENT WAILERS STAND
UNCHALLENGED AS THE LEADING
GROUP ON THE "REGGAE" SCENE.

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