The spliff fell apart, and reached the tape before my hand! We called them 'baseball bats,' it was neat grass. Tasha from Kaneohe, HiLike most of Bob Marley and the Wailers songs, it consists of a political message. Bob Marley was blamed for a murder that he didn't intentionally commit, andthe fact that hey didn't believe him when he "swore that it was in self-defense" shows the racists acts and discriminations toward black people.
I Shot the Sheriff" is a song written by Bob Marley and released in 1973 by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The narrator claims to have acted in self-defense when the sheriff tried to shoot him. The song was first released in 1973 on The Wailers' album Burnin'. Marley explained his intention as follows: "I want to say 'I shot the police' but the government would have made a fuss so I said 'I shot the sheriff' instea. ut it's the same idea: justice.
After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and elevated his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. Exodus stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love" . I shot the sheriff But I didn't shoot no deputy, ooh, ooh, oo-ooh. Yeah! All around in my home town, They're tryin' to track me down; They say they want to bring me in guilty For the killing of a deputy, For the life of a deputy.
Bob Marley here tells a story from the point of view of a narrator who admits to having killed the local sheriff, and claims to be falsely accused of having killed the deputy. This song was first released in 1973 on The Wailers' album Burnin'. Marley explained his intention as follows: I want to say ‘I shot the police’ but the government would have made a fuss so I said ‘I shot the sheriff’ instea. ut it’s the same idea: justice
Watch the video for I Shot The Sheriff from Bob Marley & The Wailers's Legend for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Eric Clapton recorded a cover version that was included on his album, 461 Ocean Boulevard. It is the most successful version of the song, peaking at on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Clapton's only chart-topping hit in the . Bob Marley & The Wailers. Stir It Up. Bob Marley.
Bob Marley and the Wailers were the first Jamaican musicians to achieve world stardom. Tracked in Kingston and finished in London by Island engineers Phill Brown and Tony Platt, their breakthrough album was a truly international recording. Starting as a tape-op at Olympic Studios, London, in November 1967, Phill Brown was initially trained by such industry notables as Keith Grant, Glyn Johns and Eddie Kramer while working with artists like the Rolling Stones, the Small Faces, Traffic and Jimi Hendrix. Indeed, by far the most powerful version of 'I Shot The Sheriff' appeared on Bob Marley & the Wailers' superb Live! album in 1975, which Phill Brown captured at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, but it was the one recorded inside Basing Street's Studio Two that helped pave the way for Marley to transport his name, his music and his message to all.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||I Shot The Sheriff
Producer – Chris Blackwell, The Wailers
|2||Trenchtown Rock (Live At The Roxy, 26th May 1976)
Recorded By, Mixed By – Ray Thompson
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Def Jam Music Group
- Copyright (c) – Universal Island Records Ltd.
- Art Direction – Blue Source
- Artwork [Screenprints] – Kate Gibb
- Photography By – Adrian Boot
- Written-By – Bob Marley
NotesNumbered limited edition in card sleeve.
Part 2 of a 6 part boxset.
Track 1 taken from Burnin'.
Track 2 taken from Rastaman Vibration Deluxe Edition.
Track 1 ℗ 1973 Island Records Ltd.
Track 2 ℗ 2002 The Island Def Jam Music Group.
© 2005 Universal Island Records Ltd.
Made in the EU.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 02498 34740 9
- Label Code: LC 00407
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