This rehearsal is the beginnings of a great song that certainly evolved into a classic that has done quite well for Island Head reggae band.
In 1979, Bob Marley invited his friend and JBC broadcaster Dermot Hussey to 56 Hope Road for an interview and to film rehearsal sessions at the newly constructed Tuff Gong Recording Studio. At the time, Dermot was producing a television show called NOMMO, and planned to dedicate an entire episode to Marley and the new studio.
What he obtained that day is, in my opinion, some of the greatest video and audio recordings of Marley ever. Dermot still holds the rights to all of the associated audio and video and he has licensed it for use in several documentaries, including REBEL MUSIC, which is about as good a documentary you will find on Marley.
Here is an audio excerpt featuring Marley singing several takes of “So Much Trouble In The World” and talking with Dermot.
Many thanks to our good friend Dermot for allowing us to share this audio!
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