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Tracklist

Lively Up Yourself2:52
Small Axe3:56
Duppy Conqueror3:00
Trench Town Rock2:58
African Herbsman2:22
Keep On Moving3:04
Fussing And Fighting2:27
Stand Alone2:06
All In One3:35
Don't Rock The Boat4:31
Put It On3:08
Sun Is Shining2:10
Kaya2:38
Riding High2:44
Brain Washing2:38
400 Years2:31

Credits (3)

Notes

Released in 1973 by Trojan Records, African Herbsman is a compilation of tracks produced by Lee Perry in 1970/1971 (taken from the albums Soul Revolution Part II and Soul Rebels) plus some non-album singles produced by The Wailers.

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    Cover of African Herbsman, 1973, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Compilation
    Trojan Records – TRLS 62UK1973UK1973
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    Cover of African Herbsman, 1973, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album
    Trojan Records – 205 805Germany1973Germany1973
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1973, 8-Track CartridgeAfrican Herbsman
    8-Track Cartridge, Stereo
    Trojan Records – Y8TRL 62UK1973UK1973
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1974, CassetteAfrican Herbsman
    Cassette
    Trojan Records – ZCTRL 62UK1974UK1974
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1977, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Trojan Records – 6.23049Germany1977Germany1977
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1977, CassetteAfrican Herbsman
    Cassette, Reissue
    Trojan Records – 4.23049Germany1977Germany1977
    New Submission
    African Herbsman
    LP, Album
    Trojan Records – TRLS 105South Africa1977South Africa1977
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1977, CassetteAfrican Herbsman
    Cassette, Reissue
    Trojan Records – 4.23049Germany1977Germany1977
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1978, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album
    Trojan Records – 2C 066 61295, Pathé Marconi EMI – 2C 066 61295France1978France1978
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1978-11-25, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album, Reissue, Mono
    Trojan Records – TRLS 62, Trio Records – PA-6311(M)Japan1978Japan1978
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    Cover of African Herbsman, 1978-11-25, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album, Promo, Reissue, Mono
    Trojan Records – TRLS 62, Trio Records – PA-6311(M)Japan1978Japan1978
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1979-05-00, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album
    OUT (2) – OUT ST 25015Italy1979Italy1979
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1979, CassetteAfrican Herbsman
    Cassette, Reissue
    Trojan Records – 2C26661295France1979France1979
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1979-05-00, CassetteAfrican Herbsman
    Cassette, Album
    OUT (2) – OUT 25515Italy1979Italy1979
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1980, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album, Promo
    Zafiro – ZL-325, Trojan Records – ZL-325Spain1980Spain1980
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1980, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album
    Zafiro – ZL-325, Trojan Records – ZL-325Spain1980Spain1980
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1981, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album
    Trojan Records – RASTA 1507South Africa1981South Africa1981
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1982, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album
    Music World – MALPS-610New Zealand1982New Zealand1982
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1983, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Trojan Records – TRLS 62UK1983UK1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1983, CassetteAfrican Herbsman
    Cassette, Compilation, Reissue
    Zafiro – CAZ-421Spain1983Spain1983
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1984, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Trojan Records – TRLS 62Netherlands1984Netherlands1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1988, CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Trojan Records – CDTRL 62UK1988UK1988
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1988, CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Trojan Records – CDTRL 62France1988France1988
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1991, CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue, Mono
    Teichiku Records – TECP-23955Japan1991Japan1991
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1992, CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Planeta Agostini – RCD062-2Spain1992Spain1992
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 1992, CassetteAfrican Herbsman
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    Planeta Agostini – RCD062-4Spain1992Spain1992
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2001, CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Trojan Records – 06076 80200-2US2001US2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2003, DVDAfrican Herbsman
    DVD, DVD-Audio, Album, Remastered, Multichannel
    Silverline – 288205-9US2003US2003
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2003, HybridAfrican Herbsman
    Hybrid, DualDisc, Multichannel, Album, Remastered
    Silverline – 284537-2US2003US2003
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2003, CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered
    Trojan Records – BG2 80399US2003US2003
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2003, CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Slipcase
    Trojan Records – 06076-80399-2, Sanctuary – 06076-80399-2US2003US2003
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2004, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram; 10", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
    Earmark – 43019, Earmark – 1043019Italy2004Italy2004
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2004, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Album, Reissue, (transparent)
    Earmark – 643019Italy2004Italy2004
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2006, CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue, Digipak
    Sanctuary Midline – SMBCD383, Trojan Records – SMBCD383Europe2006Europe2006
    New Submission
    African Herbsman
    LP, Album
    Goldenlane Records – 862-CLP 2033 - ! CAI 5- 5-628911 1-US2009US2009
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, 2023-06-05, VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Limited Edition, Yellow & Black Splatter
    Goldenlane Records – CLO 3510US2023US2023
    New Submission
    Cover of African Herbsman, , CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress
    Trojan Records – 06076-80399-2, Sanctuary – 06076-80399-2USUS
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman, , CDAfrican Herbsman
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Trojan Records – TJCCD064UKUK
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman, , VinylAfrican Herbsman
    LP, Compilation, Reissue
    Zafiro – ZL-325, Trojan Records – ZL-325SpainSpain
    Recently Edited
    Cover of African Herbsman - The Early Years, , VinylAfrican Herbsman - The Early Years
    LP, Album
    Fame – FA 4130821UKUK

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    Reviews

    • McHomie's avatar
      McHomie
      If you're looking for one single LP that collects the cream of the crop of Marley's pre-Island recordings, you can't do much better than AFRICAN HERBSMAN. Sixteen songs and nearly 48 minutes of music, originally released by Trojan in 1973. Several of these songs would resurface in the years to come, but it's hard to argue that the definitive versions of "Sun Is Shining", "Lively Up Yourself" and "Kaya" are the originals found here. This is a 2023 pressing on yellow/black splatter vinyl, and it sounds pretty good, certainly better than most of the various gray market releases I've heard over the years. This stuff will never sound as good as the Island records, but it's on a par with most of the other records coming out of Jamaica at the time. My copy was purchased new and it's pleasantly quiet, with no surface noise or other flaws.
      • VinylRemorse's avatar
        VinylRemorse
        Can anyone comment on the quality of this pressing? Words words words
        • hutchdaddy's avatar
          hutchdaddy
          I picked up a copy of this to replace a battered and worn copy. It's a very poor pressing, looks good heavy vinyl, but quiet and muddy sound. Went back to my original copy and despite its condition it's streets ahead of this garbage. Avoid this pressing and go back to any original Trojan copy. Can't believe that this hasn't been reissued recently by BMG or Music on Vinyl!
          • J-Keller's avatar
            J-Keller
            Good flat and sturdy vinyl. Not quite 180g but heavier and thicker than standard issue. Vinyl is quiet and the media is clean. Sounds great! My favorite Bob album. Early recordings, early grooves and all are awesome.
            • elnowles243's avatar
              elnowles243
              This album is so dope, also comes with a 10" separate vinyl. The original recordings are not masterful. This is a Sanctuary Records with Earmark label. Duppy Conqueror vocals ARE ON THIS reissue.
              • invalidusername's avatar
                Edited 10 days ago
                Listening to this downmixed is likely to be different on every system in some way but this is also a different mix than the CD edition. If one is an aficionado you are likely to want this. The PPCM 96kHz 24bit 6 ch is significantly better sounding downmixed.
                • invalidusername's avatar
                  Edited 3 months ago
                  Excellent transfer from an analog source, although the sound quality of the original recordings and the masters varies throughout. Duppy Conqueror is the semi vocal version referred to in another post.
                  • honestrecordgrading's avatar
                    Edited 4 years ago
                    To clear up some confusion that I certainly had with this release and hopefully help others, I purchased the 77' GEMA press and also a still sealed recent US repress. Both copies were missing the vocals in Duppy Conqueror, one of my favorite songs by the Wailers. I then purchased a 73' original press and was shocked when track A3 comes on and poor Bob gets cut right off again. Distressed, I began looking into the source I enjoy on spotify that actually has the vocals and seems to have better channel separation and in general just better sound IMO. It says 2003 under the album name. So after looking here on discogs at the 2003 CD remaster reissue, that appears to be the proper mix I seek, the remastered version with bonus tracks. Now finding it on vinyl I looked to the 2004 Italian Earmark reissue, it says in the notes of the transparent release that Sanctuary records owns the copyright to this remaster, so I would look for any vinyl copy from 2004 or using the Sanctuary credits. Those are my findings with this interesting album, probably my favorite Wailers album, usually the original press sounds the best but in this case the remaster sounds better..
                    • RustedSun's avatar
                      RustedSun
                      Anyone know more about this pressing? Track A3 Duppy Conqueror is missing the chorus vocals in the mix.
                      • TheLPtroll's avatar
                        TheLPtroll
                        This listing copies original UK info including matrix and places it on a garbage US reissue from 2000s.

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