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Bob Marley — Positive Vibration (live)
Album: Babylon By Bus
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Released: 1978
Length: 5:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Live if you want to live
(Rastaman vibration, yeah! Positive!)
That's what we got to give!
(I'n'I vibration yeah! Positive)
Got to have a good vibe!
(Iyaman Iration, yeah! Irie ites!)
Wo-wo-ooh!
(Positive vibration, yeah! Positive!)

If you get down and you quarrel everyday,
You're saying prayers to the devils, I say. Wo-oh-ooh!
Why not help one another on the way?
Make it much easier. (Just a little bit easier)

Say you just can't live that negative way,
If you know what I mean;
Make way for the positive day,
'Cause it's news (new day) - news and days -
New time (new time), and if it's a new feelin' (new feelin'), yeah! -
Said it's a new sign (new sign):
Oh, what a new day!

Pickin' up?
Are you pickin' up now?
Jah love - Jah love (protect us);
Jah love - Jah love (protect us);
Jah love - Jah love (protect us).

Rastaman vibration, yeah! (Positive!)
I'n'I vibration, yeah! (Positive!) Uh-huh-huh, a yeah!
Iyaman Iration, yeah! (Irie ites!) Wo-oo-oh!
*Positive vibration, yeah! (Positive!)

Pickin' up?
Are you pickin' up now?
Pickin' up?
Are you pickin' up now?
Pickin' up? (Jah love, Jah love -)
Are you pickin' (protect us!) up now?
Pickin' up? (Jah love, Jah love -)
Are you pickin' (protect us!) up now?
Pickin' up? (Jah love, Jah love -)
Are you pickin' (protect us!) up now?
Pickin' up?
Are you pickin' up now?

[* Sleeve notes give this line as "Vibes, got to have a good vibe".]
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 giammin wrote:
I can't image an ugliest album cover
 

In the gatefold  and regular sleeve the windows of the bus can show a different picture depending on how you insert the inner sleeve.  That is quite cute.  but sometimes the inner sleeve catches on the split window mid support. My support is hanging loose now.. That is why collectors have always two of each. One to play and one to keep.  See my Discogs collection   https://discogs.com/user/artsliez
 amb599 wrote:
Are there any other rege artists besides bob marley?  The world will never know.
 
You won't ever see a Reggae fan make a disrespectful comment like this about the Beatles...
I wonder if the people who post in here that they are tired of the whole reggae thing have listened to much reggae? How many different artists and albums? Can you describe the difference between the artists or say Bob Marley’s albums? Maybe you hear the same few songs in rotation or maybe you just don’t like the genre, but to say you are tired of it makes it sound like a fad. Would you say that about other genres?
 pankman wrote:
To the german listeners: anyone else hearing "Eiermann iration" instead of "Iyaman iration"? {#Roflol}
 

Klingelingeling...
 pankman wrote:
To the german listeners: anyone else hearing "Eiermann iration" instead of "Iyaman iration"? {#Roflol}
 
9

 On_The_Beach wrote:

(In case you didn't get it, he wants you all to know he's way too cool for Bob Marley.)
 

Ah, I took him more literally, that he works for Carnival!
 thewiseking wrote:
Welcome to Carnival Cruise. Grab a bucket of brews and get fried by the pool, then stumble around the Port in your short pants and T shirts and blow some cash on trinkets. When you get back to the ship it will be more reggae by the pool, Bob Marley of course, followed by an all you can eat buffet.
 
(In case you didn't get it, he wants you all to know he's way too cool for Bob Marley.)
Long Live                                                                                                                            Radio Paradise
My rating is:                                                                                                                   8 -Most Excellent 
still one of the best live albums of all time.  Would have been great to see them live all those years ago
Welcome to Carnival Cruise. Grab a bucket of brews and get fried by the pool, then stumble around the Port in your short pants and T shirts and blow some cash on trinkets. When you get back to the ship it will be more reggae by the pool, Bob Marley of course, followed by an all you can eat buffet.
What tedio0us drivel:  solid sucko-barfo
 Err, try a little bit of ska and other pre-Marley music that the masses had already cottoned onto.           jhorton wrote:

It was Marley's tremendous songwriting skills that brought Jamaican music to the masses, and what keeps his beautiful music in our brains.

 
 

 amb599 wrote:
Are there any other rege artists besides bob marley?  The world will never know.

 
It was Marley's tremendous songwriting skills that brought Jamaican music to the masses, and what keeps his beautiful music in our brains.

 
Can we save this for the Carnival Cruise?
To the german listeners: anyone else hearing "Eiermann iration" instead of "Iyaman iration"? {#Roflol}
 amb599 wrote:
Are there any other rege artists besides bob marley?  The world will never know.

 
Check out Groundation!  Amazing contemporary Reggae-Jazzy-Roots from California.  And they´re through NYC from time to time...
I can't image an ugliest album cover
sorry Bob but there ain't no Jah
You are probebly death if you dont like this{#Notworthy}
I can't like this, I'm willing to, but can't. A 1.
Nice live thing going on for the last few songs :)
 
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

My goodness, how right you are. While much of Bob's work could be considered to come from the Top or Heart chakras, this is Root. 

 
{#Sunny}
Welcome to Carnival Cruise Lines. We have provided music for your enjoyment. Please assemble in two lines of fat drunk people in short pants and be sure to shout YAH MON ad nauseum. 
 Businessgypsy wrote:
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Reggae is indeed a very big "vibe." Many people, perhaps millions of people, believe Marley was sent to Earth from almighty God...
If we're going to listen to made-up nonsense stories, can it be Thomas Dolby's Aliens ate my Buick?

 
Seconded!
 PLH wrote:
Root chakra reggae...there's a natural mystic blowin' tru da air
 
My goodness, how right you are. While much of Bob's work could be considered to come from the Top or Heart chakras, this is Root. 
"..Make way for the positive day.."
{#Dancingbanana} 
 
Stoked I got the chance to see Rita and Damien with the Wailers live twice. Never meant to be with Bob, but wow, what a show that would have been. 
Love Marley, so easy on the ears.  So happy.
I wish he was still around. Can u imagine the music we would have?!!
 amb599 wrote:
Are there any other rege artists besides bob marley?  The world will never know.

 

Yep, just pick up this album for some island delights on Island Records:

The Harder They Come
Are there any other rege artists besides bob marley?  The world will never know.
In order to appreciate this song now I have to remind myself of it's age, otherwise it sounds cliched and trite. The problem is the whole genre was done to death by infinitely less talented people than him.
I mostly like Bob Marley and reggae music in general, but I'm generally less keen on live versions, and this track is not my favourite. A 6.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Reggae is indeed a very big "vibe." Many people, perhaps millions of people, believe Marley was sent to Earth from almighty God...
If we're going to listen to made-up nonsense stories, can it be Thomas Dolby's Aliens ate my Buick?
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Reggae is indeed a very big "vibe." Many people, perhaps millions of people, believe Marley was sent to Earth from almighty God with a message for us all. Considering his music, there's a clear beauty and symmetry in that principle. Hence a 10, for "Godlike" seems appropriate. My first hint of this came when, as a young feller, I tooled into a parking garage in Seattle that was staffed by a group of North African dudes, playing the Wailers really loud on the stereo. The guys went nuts and excitedly explained to me the above principle to me making it clear he had somehow saved them and that he was their Christ. Good choice in Christi, I say.

 
It seems obvious that to make that kind of music he must have been tuned into something greater.... as all great masters are.   Yes to Jamaicans he was/is a God.   But then God IS in all of us.  We have only to tune into that vib to feel it.
 ziakut wrote:
So incredibly tired of Bob Marley and the whole reggae vibe. Great message...just so, so tired of it.

 
Has a paint-by-the-numbers, for-the-tourists feel. I was busy with something else while this was playing in the background. Got too distracted because the back of my mind kept saying "When is this going to be over?"
Y A M A N    good {#Sunny}
Root chakra reggae...there's a natural mystic blowin' tru da air

Everybody in my churches loves this song...
 
Love it. Always sounds good to me.
 NoMorMarley wrote:
I'm so tired of hearing the same old tired Marley songs, I registered just to protest!  If I want oldies, I can find dozens of ways to scratch that itch.  Keep it fresh and let poor old Bob rest in peace.
 
There are no old tired Marley songs on RP.  
Reggae is indeed a very big "vibe." Many people, perhaps millions of people, believe Marley was sent to Earth from almighty God with a message for us all. Considering his music, there's a clear beauty and symmetry in that principle. Hence a 10, for "Godlike" seems appropriate. My first hint of this came when, as a young feller, I tooled into a parking garage in Seattle that was staffed by a group of North African dudes, playing the Wailers really loud on the stereo. The guys went nuts and excitedly explained to me the above principle to me making it clear he had somehow saved them and that he was their Christ. Good choice in Christi, I say.
I'm so tired of hearing the same old tired Marley songs, I registered just to protest!  If I want oldies, I can find dozens of ways to scratch that itch.  Keep it fresh and let poor old Bob rest in peace.
So incredibly tired of Bob Marley and the whole reggae vibe. Great message...just so, so tired of it.
 mbolch30307 wrote:
Anyone named Marley gives me PSD...
 

guess that's better than SBD's!
Anyone named Marley gives me PSD...
 carl425 wrote:
Reggae should never be recorded.  Only performed live within 100 yards of a tropical beach.  And only when I have a rum based beverage in my hand.
 
you are already there if you want to be...just close your eyes and let Bob spirit you away....and that is one reason reggae is recorded.
Reggae should never be recorded.  Only performed live within 100 yards of a tropical beach.  And only when I have a rum based beverage in my hand.
 nerakdon wrote:
Not as compelling as some.  It sounds like he was more into the crowd than the song.  I bet it would have been amazing to be in that crowd, though!
 
I saw him in concert in Boston right before he died, he was wonderful.
Also found two joints on the floor, smoked one on the way back home.
My friend looked over at me and said "I am driving", I looked at her
and said nothing.  Ah the memories of youth, best stuff I have ever
smoked in my life. 
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Are the backup girls singing "Just a little bit cheezier"?
Well, that is what my head is telling me from now on. 
 
Bit your tongue, those are the I-Threes.  My friend and I wanted to be them back then!!!
Are the backup girls singing "Just a little bit cheezier"?
Well, that is what my head is telling me from now on. 
Swweeeeet.  {#Good-vibes}
One song of Bob Marley a month is just about good enough...Love it but in real small doses.
POSITIVE
Nice way to begin Friday morning. . . more please     : )
30 years gone, but never forgotten.  RIP Bob.
reminds me it's recycling day! {#Mrgreen}
 nerakdon wrote:
Not as compelling as some.  It sounds like he was more into the crowd than the song.  I bet it would have been amazing to be in that crowd, though!
 
Unlikely any of them remember it.

Not as compelling as some.  It sounds like he was more into the crowd than the song.  I bet it would have been amazing to be in that crowd, though!
o for the luvva.....     I guess it stands to reason, though; it's tough to get through a day without any BM.
Jah mon.
Love this song, though as in almost all songs, I prefer the studio version.

positive vibration by ~curryfish
©2008-2010 ~curryfish

acrylic on gesso on board


{#Good-vibes}

Nope, not ON the train, 'toter' ... getting off and walking. Minus the Marley. 

toterola wrote:
Pardon me, but are you sure you're on the right train? I'm just asking. {#Wave}
 
michaelgmitchell wrote:
Bleh.  Marley.  Again.  Bllllehhhh.  Pass the drugs, man.
  

Jah Love, Protect Us {#Notworthy}


{#Bananajam}....yeah...ohh...what a new day...
Im feeling the positive vibrations..........feeling dam good
I had the pleasure of seeing Bob and the Wailers w/the I-Threes in Boston at the Bradford Ballroom about 18 months before he died.  Awesome does not begin to describe him live...and every rasta within driving distance was there. 
Positive vibrations, Yeah!!
 lophrequa wrote:

so you let a couple hippies you didn't like create your opinion for you?

 
Yep. Don't like it either. Maybe that adds not a small amount of negativity to my sentiments. I sure do hope that settles one day and I will appreciate Bob Marley on his own terms.

Lightin' up,will you, please,,{#Cowboy}
      {#Arrowd}

 TanteJensen wrote:

I'm sure you are very nice and gentle in person but I have to say that sadly, sadly, some of the reggae hearing weed smokers I encountered so far were among the most closed minded people I've yet had the pleasure to meet. I have grown not to like them, and following that, I've grown not to like Bob Marley. I actually liked it before I learned you are not allowed to listen to anything else while ... well, doing anything, actually. Have a nice day!

 
so you let a couple hippies you didn't like create your opinion for you?

 Oscar_the_Grouch wrote:
rating a 10 to counter the ignorant haters out there

GTFO out of my RP and come back with open minds
 
I'm sure you are very nice and gentle in person but I have to say that sadly, sadly, some of the reggae hearing weed smokers I encountered so far were among the most closed minded people I've yet had the pleasure to meet. I have grown not to like them, and following that, I've grown not to like Bob Marley. I actually liked it before I learned you are not allowed to listen to anything else while ... well, doing anything, actually. Have a nice day!

rating a 10 to counter the ignorant haters out there

GTFO out of my RP and come back with open minds
    {#Yes}
                 
        {#Arrowd}   


GREAT live recording of the master- can feel the energy of the crowd. 
The whole album is one of my favorite B.M.W. records, especially the version of "Stir It Up".
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Bleh.  Marley.  Again.  Bllllehhhh.  Pass the drugs, man.
 
Pardon me, but are you sure you're on the right train? I'm just asking. {#Wave}
 fredriley wrote:

Thanks, mate, that's a handy tip. Mind you, 6 hours output is going to result in one massive metalfitter of a MP3 file...

 
Not to mention the frustration of bumping the "next" button on your mp3 player when you're three hours in and losing your place {#Wall}

I came up with this last year when my company was experiencing bandwidth issues with our provider. I couldn't reliably stream RP, so I would record six hours worth every day and put it on my laptop to listen to the next day.

The -l switch tells it the number of seconds you want it to run, so you could use the command
streamripper https://206.71.145.10:8006 -a -A -d /path/to/some/directory -l 3600 -r

to record a one-hour block, for example, or whatever suits your needs. You could also use a while loop to get it to record a series of smaller files:
i="0"

while < $i -lt 4 > 

do

https://206.71.145.10:8006 -a -A -d /path/to/some/directory -l 3600 -r

i=$< $i+1 >

done
(Substitute square brackets for the < and > in the above code). The above would create 4 one-hour mp3 files.

 cosmiclint wrote:

I posted this in another song, but here's what I do:

I use Streamripper to record rp in six hour blocks that can be copied to my iRiver portable music player. That way, I can listen to rp even when I don't have an Internet connection.

If you have a Linux box (and if you don't, you should), you can use a simple bash script like this to automate the process:

if < ! -d "/path/to/some/directory" >; then

streamripper https://206.71.145.10:8006 -a -A -d /path/to/some/directory -l 21600 -r

fi


This checks for the existence of the directory /path/to/some/directory and - of it doesn't exist - records rp for six hours, creating the directory and saving the resulting file in it. When I'm ready for fresh music on my player, I copy the mp3 to it and delete the directory, so the next time the script runs it will record another six hours for me.

I use cron to run the script nightly. It only records if needed.

 

Update: if you really don't have a Linux box and don't want to be bothered to get one, VLC will record streams as well. There is a wizard in the File menu. Pretty straight-forward to set up. PM me if you have any questions and I'll try to help.

Again, this method just records blocks of RP, it doesn't break them up in to individual songs. If you want to do that, Streamripper is your best bet. But if you just want to "time shift" RP, to listen in the car or on your Walkman, VLC works great.



 
Thanks, mate, that's a handy tip. Mind you, 6 hours output is going to result in one massive metalfitter of a MP3 file...

 i4niblind wrote:
Bill!!!!!, I NEED RP IN MY CAR!!.. This is urgent..  I have to go but don't want to miss the rest of the song... What can be done about this?
 
I posted this in another song, but here's what I do:

I use Streamripper to record rp in six hour blocks that can be copied to my iRiver portable music player. That way, I can listen to rp even when I don't have an Internet connection.

If you have a Linux box (and if you don't, you should), you can use a simple bash script like this to automate the process:

if < ! -d "/path/to/some/directory" >; then

streamripper https://206.71.145.10:8006 -a -A -d /path/to/some/directory -l 21600 -r

fi


This checks for the existence of the directory /path/to/some/directory and - of it doesn't exist - records rp for six hours, creating the directory and saving the resulting file in it. When I'm ready for fresh music on my player, I copy the mp3 to it and delete the directory, so the next time the script runs it will record another six hours for me.

I use cron to run the script nightly. It only records if needed.

 

Update: if you really don't have a Linux box and don't want to be bothered to get one, VLC will record streams as well. There is a wizard in the File menu. Pretty straight-forward to set up. PM me if you have any questions and I'll try to help.

Again, this method just records blocks of RP, it doesn't break them up in to individual songs. If you want to do that, Streamripper is your best bet. But if you just want to "time shift" RP, to listen in the car or on your Walkman, VLC works great.



Bleh.  Marley.  Again.  Bllllehhhh.  Pass the drugs, man.
Bill!!!!!, I NEED RP IN MY CAR!!.. This is urgent..  I have to go but don't want to miss the rest of the song... What can be done about this?
This is one of those great relatively unknown Bob Marley songs.  This is the best version too.{#Daisy}

 

Of the records a live of Bob Marley, this song is one of most sensational and vibrant!; it is enters the songs more heard of always for me.     

Is ever greatful remembering Mr. Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley

**10 **




 Kittee wrote:
{#Puke}  I cannot stand this kinda music.  If I wanted to hear this, I'd move to Jamaica. {#Puke}
 
What makes you think they'd have you?

{#Puke}  I cannot stand this kinda music.  If I wanted to hear this, I'd move to Jamaica. {#Puke}
no comment  -  10.
bob love protect us.....feeling irie~
{#Dancingbanana}
See no negitive comments here. YA MON!!!!
Too true, many are the songs which I like when the mood is right, but dislike when i have the urge for something else.
starfishNcoffee wrote:
I'm Jamerican and grew up absolutely hating Reggae music! The building I grew up in was full of Rastafarians (we were the only "normal" family) and all-day/all-night all I could hear was that steady constant baseline -- no words -- just base. It even seeped into my very dreams. It drove me crazy! It wasn't until I went to college and dared to listen to the music as a whole and learned to respect the philosophy behind it that I started to like it. Goes to show that you can't like everything all the time. Maybe someday you will find something in it to enjoy. So no worries, my friend.
Your story makes a very well made point. Maybe more posters should consider this before posting.
great stuff today. love the bob!!
ThePoose wrote:
Well, at least you won't have to worry about any new releases from Bob Marley.
You never can tell. There still may be something lurking at the tail end of a master tape...
jone_ston wrote:
Meh. I'm getting pretty tired of Bob Marley. I'm not saying his music is bad, but I personally don't like it. I guess my one complaint about RP is the profusion of Bob Marley and similar reggae. -David
Well, at least you won't have to worry about any new releases from Bob Marley.
Most Excellent!
"Rastaman Vibration"? Is that the top-selling ladies' "toy" in Jamaica?
Uplifting. Calls for a soaring spirit.
:daisy:
michaelgmitchell wrote:
Amen to the previous comments. No disrespect. I just abhor reggae music. Sorry, I shut it off instantly. Don't care who it is. Next?
I'm Jamerican and grew up absolutely hating Reggae music! The building I grew up in was full of Rastafarians (we were the only "normal" family) and all-day/all-night all I could hear was that steady constant baseline -- no words -- just base. It even seeped into my very dreams. It drove me crazy! It wasn't until I went to college and dared to listen to the music as a whole and learned to respect the philosophy behind it that I started to like it. Goes to show that you can't like everything all the time. Maybe someday you will find something in it to enjoy. So no worries, my friend.
Historically, I was a Bob/Peter reggae fan, and a very passing fan at that, rarely listening to them. I was of the opinion that it all really sounds pretty similar and why stray from the top guys. I spent 24 hours at a Rasta's bar in Benin where he personally DJed reggae music for all 24 hours and while never touching Bob or Peter once, I have to admit he played some amazing and varied stuff. Here's my blog about it.
ziggytrix wrote:
why are Rastafarians always asking Zsa Zsa to protect them? i mean, she's over 90 years old fer cryin' out loud! she needs someone to protect her! unless they need someone to slap a cop? i dunno, man...
:ask: :cheesygrin: :clap:
michaelgmitchell wrote:
Amen to the previous comments. No disrespect. I just abhor reggae music. Sorry, I shut it off instantly. Don't care who it is. Next?
How I feel about country music. and Southern "rock." Love regae, though. And I find many, many exceptions to the rule in the country-ish vein thanks to RP. Open your mind and you might find something new to like!
why are Rastafarians always asking Zsa Zsa to protect them? i mean, she's over 90 years old fer cryin' out loud! she needs someone to protect her! unless they need someone to slap a cop? i dunno, man...
Amen to the previous comments. No disrespect. I just abhor reggae music. Sorry, I shut it off instantly. Don't care who it is. Next?
I'm sure I'll get the typical "all reggae sounds the same" argument to this post, but I am impressed with, considering how stylistically consistent Marley's material is, how many catchy melodies he managed to create. I can usually call a Bob song within a few bars, regardless of the ever-present one-drop rhythm.
jone_ston wrote:
Meh. I'm getting pretty tired of Bob Marley. I'm not saying his music is bad, but I personally don't like it. I guess my one complaint about RP is the profusion of Bob Marley and similar reggae. -David
yeah me too. Took off the headphones til this song is over. sick of Bob Marley. that may be anathema to some but hey, it's true.
Ahhh yes. Leaving for de islands tomorrow mornin', mon. Trying to finish up at the desk here, and you're not helpin' me, Bill.
Dior wrote:
Yeah, like every good popular music form (Rock, Rap, Country, Tango...) born on the streets, became mainstream. Those genres die afterwards if they don't reinvent themselves. It's time for Reggae to do that now. My guess is it will.
I agree--nothing against reggae, it's just the life cycle of an art form. Ska gave it a lift though.
Bob Marley rules....this song is not one of his "Classics" but it is Marley :clap: :clap:
Josephine wrote:
Just the song title alone is worth a '10' in my book :jump: but seriously, bob is magnificent and so is the song.
Damn right.
could this be any more played out?
Just the song title alone is worth a '10' in my book :jump: but seriously, bob is magnificent and so is the song.
I'm not a big Bob Marley fan, although some of his stuff is pretty decent. This isn't one of them, however.
I feel like a parrot who repetitive prays Bob's music... However...it earns again a high-end-rating...
Ya Mon!
Its hard for me to pick a bad Marley song...every one of them flows and just carries you along...
Right on Wally! :clap: wally42 wrote:
Discounting any music by it's genre is stupid. It really speaks volumes of the person who chooses to say Rap is "sucky", or reggae is "sucky". I guess it also says a lot when that person can't spell the genre he or she is insulting. "There are two kinds of music, good music and bad music." -Ray Charles
beelzebubba wrote:
How did such a sucky genre like regae ever become popular?? (Well, if disco and rap could become popular.....) :frustrated:
Discounting any music by it's genre is stupid. It really speaks volumes of the person who chooses to say Rap is "sucky", or reggae is "sucky". I guess it also says a lot when that person can't spell the genre he or she is insulting. "There are two kinds of music, good music and bad music." -Ray Charles
I would give anything to be able to travel back in time and see this show. Jah Love! :daisy: