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Bob Marley & The Wailers: Catch a Fire (Island)

Charlie Gillett, Creem, May 1973

WELL I SUPPOSE it serves you — America — right. For five years some of the best music has been coming out of little studios in Jamaica, and you went right on ignoring it. You picked up 'The Israelites' by Desmond Dekker, true, true, and Jimmy Cliffs 'Wonderful World', but not until Johnny Nash smoothed it down to 'I Can See Clearly Now' did you start to take notice.

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