The Bob Marley Reggae Tribute 1981
April 24, 2002

Label PolyGram Video
Format VHS
Languages English
Subtitles None
Length Approx. 103 minutes
Producer/Director Karen Baxter & Robert H. Peitscher
This 'Reggae Tribute' was filmed at Sunsplash IV, a four night event planned as a tribute to Bob Marley, who died three months earlier on May 11th, 1981. The impressive line-up of artists, introduced by MC Tommy Cowan, gives a fair impression of what was happening in reggae music in those days. The dancehall style was in full bloom and Dennis Brown, Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse and Gregory Isaacs were the superstars of reggae music. Their deliveries, together with Eek A Mouse's performance of Wa Do Dem ae highlights on this video. But there's more. The Mighty Diamonds and Third World deliver good contributions, but for me Louie Lepke's Tribute To Bob is the best this tape has to offer. Although the sound and image quality isn't always perfect it has a lot of goodies to offer. Tracking list :

  1. I Should Be Living In Paradise-Ronnie Davis & The Itals
  2. Smile Jamaica-Steel Pulse
  3. Rock The World-Third World
  4. 1865 (96 Degrees In The Shade)-Third World
  5. War-Winston Smith
  6. Handsworth Revolution-Steel Pulse
  7. Sound System-Steel Pulse
  8. Ku Klux Klan-Steel Pulse
  9. Right Time-Mighty Diamonds
  10. Plastic Smile-Black Uhuru
  11. Guess Who's Coming For Dinner?-Black Uhuru
  12. Soon Forward-Gregory Isaacs
  13. The Bed's Too Big Without You-Sheila Hylton
  14. Wa Do Dem-Eek-A-Mouse
  15. The Harder They Come-Carlene Davis
  16. If I Had The World-Dennis Brown
  17. Steppin' Out Of Babylon-Marcia Griffiths
  18. Tribute To Bob Marley-Louie Lepke
  19. Joseph-Judy Mowatt
  20. Redemption Song-Dean Fraser
  21. Sugar Pie-The Melody Makers & The Wailers
  22. That's The Way Jah Jah Planned It-I-Trees & The Wailers
  23. Belly Full-I-Trees & The Wailers
  24. Exodus-I-Trees & The Wailers
  25. Jammin'-I-Trees & The Wailers
  26. One Drop-I-Trees & The Wailers