Studio One Reissue Series Kicks Off With Classic 'Wailing Wailers'

Studio One Reissue Series Kicks Off With Classic 'Wailing Wailers'

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Studio One Reissue Series Kicks Off With Classic 'Wailing Wailers' news

Yep Roc will begin their massive Studio One reissue series with a re-release of the long-out-of-print 'Wailing Wailers' LP. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Yep Roc Records will soon begin the massive undertaking of reissuing the albums initially recorded for Kingston, Jamaica’s legendary Studio One label. In their first dip into the legendary reggae catalog, the label will bring back The Wailing Wailers after a long stretch of being out-of-print. The reissued Clement “Coxsone” Dodd-produced 1965 compilation – featuring the Wailers lineup of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer – arrives May 27th.

The Wailing Wailers will be released with its original 12-song track list – including the group’s Number One single “Simmer Down,” early versions of Marley’s hits “One Love” and “Put It On” as well as Tosh’s solo cover of “You Don’t Miss Your Water” (titled “When the Well Runs Dry” on Wailing Wailers) – with its original artwork in an effort to stay true to the album’s original Studio One release.

“We are excited for the opportunity to relaunch the Studio One brand and thankful for the trust that Carol [Dodd, Clement’s daughter and Studio One overseer] and her team has afforded us,” Yep Roc’s Billy Maupin said in a statement (via Pitchfork). “Through reissues of classic titles as well as new collections, we want our releases to reflect the history and legacy of Jamaica’s most iconic label. Here’s to the next 60 years!”

Studio One Reissue Series Kicks Off With Classic 'Wailing Wailers' news

The Wailing Wailers Track List

1. “Put It On”
2. “I Need You”
3. “Lonesome Feeling”
4. “What’s New Pussycat”
5. “One Love”
6. “When The Well Runs Dry”
7. “Ten Commandments of Love”
8. “Rude Boy”
9. “It Hurts To Be Alone”
10. “Love and Affection”
11. “I’m Still Waiting”
12. “Simmer Down”

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