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Bob Marley: Discography

Bob Marley and The Wailers' Discography

This is a discography of Bob Marley and The Wailers' albums up to 1981.*

Dodd/Studio One Productions 

  • mid 1960s -- The Wailers (Jamaica's Top Rated Singing Sensation, Accompanied by the Soul Brothers)
  • 1965           -- The Wailing Wailers

Kong/Beverley's Productions

  •      ?             -- The Best of the Wailers

Kong/ALA Productions

  •      ?             -- Shakedown
  • circa 1970 -- Soul Captives

Kong/Hammer Productions

  •      ?             -- Bob Marley and the Wailers

Perry/Pressure Disc Productions

  •      ?             -- Reggae Revolution Vol. 2
  • 1981           -- Soul Revolution Part II
  •                     -- Reggae
  •                     -- Reggae Revolution Vol. 3

Perry/Upsetter Productions

  • 1970           -- Soul Rebels
  • 1971           -- Soul Revolution
  •                     -- Soul Revolution II

Perry/Trojan Productions

  • 1973           -- African Herbsman

Marley & Blackwell/Island Productions

Wailers & Blackwell/Island Productions

  • 1973 (Nov) -- Burnin'

Blackwell and the Wailers/Island Productions

Coxsone/Studio One Productions

  • 1974           -- The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers

Perry/Trojan Productions

  • 1974 (Jul)  -- Rasta Revolution

Steve Smith & Blackwell/Island

  • 1974 (May)  -- Live! Bob Marley and the Wailers

Marley, Blackwell, & Wailers/Island Productions

  • 1975 (May)  -- A Taste of the Wailers

Dodd/Studio One-Buddah Productions

  • 1976             -- The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers

Dodd/Calla Productions

Marley & Wailers/Tuff Gong Productions

  • 1976 (Apr)   -- Rastaman Vibrations

Dodd/CBS Productions

  • 1977             -- The Birth of a Legend
  •                       -- Early Music

Dodd/Epic Productions

  • 1977             -- Birth of a Legend 1963-1966

Marley & Wailers/Island Productions

Marley, Wailers, & Alex Sadkin/Island Productions

Sims, Nash, Perkins/Cotillion Productions


* David Moskowitz, The Words and Music of Bob Marley (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007) 138-143.

Bob Marley Music

See the below list for some of the available Bob Marley music that can be listen to in our Music Listening Center.

NPR-All Things Considered: Bob Marley's Reggae Landmark

This ten-minute audio report relates how pivotal the album Burnin', by Bob Marley and The Wailers, was to their success.  As the last album recorded by the Wailers (with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer) before their break-up, producer Chris Blackwell and Bob Marley's widow, Rita Marley, explain the importance of Burnin' and how it was instrumental in creating the popularity and success of Bob Marley and The Wailers. 

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This guide was created by Mary Rodriguez-Noble, a MLIS student from Kent State University. The guide was completed as part of her practicum hours.