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Bob Marley: Trenchtown Rock

Andy Gill, MOJO, February 1999

DOVETAILING NICELY with the recent 3-CD set from JAD Records, Trench Town Rock presents the most wide-ranging account yet of the second chapter of The Wailers' story – the period following their early days at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One, when they branched out to work with such gifted producers as Bunny Lee, Leslie Kong and, most fruitfully of all, Lee Perry, who strengthened the group's position by introducing them to the Barrett brothers rhythm section that would drive the BMWs' sound through the next decade.

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