Bunny Wailer, founding member with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh of the Wailers, and the last surviving member of the original trio, died last week. The importance of the Wailers to the development of reggae was immense. So, in tribute, two tracks from the Old Grey Whistle Test from May 1973, just before the original Wailers broke up. There are too few videos with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer all together.
. It seems appropriate to see off 2020, and welcome in 2021, with songs of despair and hope. There are, of course, a hundred songs I could have included in either list. To choose just five in each category was an almost impossible task, and the selections are rather arbitrary. To pare it down a bit, I excluded songs primarily of heartbreak and love ache and straightforward protest songs too, though some here (Lauryn Hill’s “Black Rage”, for instance) may […]