Bunny Wailers 7-CD "oral history" set

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Bunny Wailers 7-CD "oral history" set

Postby so nice » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:28 pm

heard some of it this weekend... at first i thought it was going to something i wouldn't be able to take but what i heard of it was pretty good.. and interesting

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Postby Anonymous » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:58 pm

Is that the one that comes in a box designed to look like the Ark Of The Covenant?

Is it the book he was writing but in audiobook format instead?

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Postby jb welda » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:02 pm

roger steffens was writing the book (pre publication title: old fire sticks i believe) but got totally disenchanted with bunny wavering on whether he actually wanted it to go to press. this new thing sounds kind of interested but im confused as to what it actually is.

i dont see this at ernies site...where did you get it solid?

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Postby j j » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:14 pm

:lol: Gordon.
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Postby so nice » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:15 pm

was in San Diego this weekend, heard it while visiting my friends at Trade Roots.

the info:

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Limited edition 7cd box from Bunny Wailer
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 19:12:40 -0500
From: [Roger Steffens]

Dear RAWsters,

The last living Wailer, Bunny Livingston, has self-produced a 7 cd
Wailers Legacy box set, designed to look like the Ark of the Covenant. It
contains three discs of Bunny reading a history he wrote of the Wailers
career. Four discs trace his career from Coxson through the beginning of
Island. Only 500 numbered copies have been pressed. They are exclusively available for $70 through our fellow RAWster, the estimable Doctor Dread
himself at:

Gary.Himelfarb@sanctuarygroup.com ("Gary Himelfarb")

Tell 'em Ras RoJah told ya! And have a great New Year!!

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the Trade Roots people are connected with Dr. Dread/RAS (etc) from time so i'm not sure if this was a promo or not.. didn't see the box

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Postby so nice » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:17 pm

re: the book "Ol' Firesticks"

it's not clear but i don't think this is meant to replace it.. maybe even be a type of prelude. if it wasn't Roger would probably not be transmitting promotional information for it.

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Postby Jackie Pablo » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:43 pm

Of much more interest to me would be Bunny Wailer repressing all those classic back catalogue records (7" & 12").

I've been searching for a copy of 'Cool Runnings' without success for too long now and had pinned my hopes on a big re-issue programme from Solomonic, but that doesn't look on.

What about Blood & Fire & Bunny Wailer doing a deal that would benefit everyone? Limited edition vinyl re-presses and killer CDs (with dubs & versions) to follow.

Why not?
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Postby so nice » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:06 pm

[/quote]Why not?


bunny wants $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Postby Jackie Pablo » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:31 pm

and he could go someway to getting some of that money by making sure his classic Ja only singles are available again to the Reggae massive. I imagine this move would probably get Bunny more money than the limited talkie box set.

I wonder how much money he thinks he will make on the talkie project?
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Postby so nice » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:35 pm

and he could go someway to getting some of that money by making sure his classic Ja only singles are available again to the Reggae massive. I imagine this move would probably get Bunny more money than the limited talkie box set.

well maybe you can give him a call and tell him that. :twisted:

what i'm telling you is that he has been approached -- more than once -- and that the advance he wants for a reissue project has made the whole thing cost-prohibitive/unattractive to reissue labels. otherwise it would have been done already

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Postby so nice » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:36 pm

damn i f**** that all up by trying to use the "quote" thing..
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:49 pm

Lack of 'Gumption' from Bunny Wailer in the 'Market Place' eh?
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Postby so nice » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:08 pm

maybe.. or it could be that bunny is patiently waiting to catch a moneyman "hook, line, and sinker!"

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Postby jb welda » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:17 pm

personally i think bunny wailers is best left on the "ballroom floor" or maybe exiled to "dreamland", judging from his output in the past 10 or more years.

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Postby Jackie Pablo » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:47 pm

Those 'False Beneficiaries' certainly left their mark.

Ironically Blood & Fire's financial backer Mick Hucknall recorded Bunny's 'Love Fire'. Wonder how the royalties worked out on that one for Bunny?

Yes JB, nothing of note really from the 90's onwards but I liked 'Don Dadda' from 91 (on the African Beat rhythm) and 'Coolie Plum Tree' from 94 was OK.
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