December 8, 2022 – 6:14 am

Fifty years ago today, Beatle George told us that All Things Must Pass. Then he told us about Living in the Material World. For 36 years, BigO has been trying to keep the spirit and history of the music alive. Before all things pass, we still need your help to live in this material world. You can help us to do this with a kind donation. Please give what you are happy to give…

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Babylon By Bus Alternatives: London 76 Paris 78 [The Dubwise Garage Collection, 1CD]

Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London 1976 and Pavillon De Paris, Paris, France; June 25-27, 1978. Very good soundboard. Previously uncirculated raw version.

Babylon by Bus is a live album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978.

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Thanks to dubwise1 for sharing the tracks at Dime.


“These tracks were recorded by Island Mobile Unit for the official release, Babylon By Bus. These were not used for the official release and were giving to me from a friend who was given them as payment for shooting his friends’ (worked at Tuff Gong for a period ) wedding pictures. This group of live tracks has never circulated in its raw non remastered format though recently the private remasters were leaked. Enjoy these wonderful quality recordings as there is not much new Bob left out there.”

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Rebel Music 5:36
Track 02. Want More 6:49
Track 03. Crazy Baldheads 5:15
Track 04. Running Away 5:21
Track 05. Roots Rock Reggae 4:11
Track 06. Bend Down Low 4:09
Track 07. Positive Vibration 4:29
Track 08. Rat Race Version 1 5:33
Track 09. War 8:37
Track 10. Rat Race Version 2 6:40
57 mins

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  2. Top stuff. Thanks Big O.

    By Trevor Smith on Dec 8, 2022

  3. Thank you very much Big O.

    By Derrick & the Dominos on Dec 8, 2022

  4. I loved him in that movie . I wonder how he fit in the dog suit . Looked so real .

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2022

  5. Thank you BigO Amigos. It has been too long since Reggae was heard in Thompson.
    As always, James

    By James on Dec 8, 2022

  6. Glad to see that Joe Biden got him released from russian prison

    By U L E on Dec 9, 2022

  7. Hello deh me good frens, is Ras Bob heah… ain’t it strange dat BigO releasin dese tracks jus about Christmas time. Y’seen de film A Christmas Carol.. say nah more, man. Anyhow, I’m reminded of December 1977 - when de two sevens clash, y’know what I’m sayin - me an decWailers all had Carol at Christmas ina de tenement yard. Was no feminism an’ schism back then, seen? Raaaasclaaat! I never liked batty boys, me an de band sorted out dat English liar Nick Kent cos he was wearin make up y’know. I know man, y’all needs to know de size of me dic… well me fatha ws white so, hey, I gots a small un. Still it cud get up and stand up most of de time. Right gotta go… Exodus now, bredren

    By Marley's Ghost on Dec 9, 2022

  8. Wow a message from beyond the grave from Bob Marley, fanxt BigO.

    By Swappers on Dec 9, 2022

  9. I wrote that last one you idiot

    By U L E on Dec 9, 2022

  10. im a pathetic piece of shit. just jizz on me

    By U L E on Dec 9, 2022

  11. Florida woman tied up, stabbed 38 times by boyfriend, police say. I did it because I am One Ball Hung Low

    By One Hung Low on Dec 9, 2022

  12. Twernt me on any here all fakes

    By U L E on Dec 10, 2022

  13. First four twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Dec 11, 2022

  14. Rumor has it Bob had a Big Un

    By U L E on Dec 11, 2022

  15. Of course

    By U L E on Dec 11, 2022

  16. Twas all me above

    By Un Loved Eunuch on Dec 12, 2022

  17. Thank you, Big O!

    By peacenluvmaaan on Dec 30, 2022

  18. death to hhh

    By Jocko P on Dec 30, 2022

  19. Go ahead and try, Jocko P. HHH will kick your sorry ass back to Hell. I hope we all get to watch!

    By ThePantyChrist on Dec 31, 2022

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