Charlie Hunter - Natty Dread CD

$ 15.00


1 Lively Up Yourself
Written-By – B. Marley 5:38
2 No Woman, No Cry
Written-By – V. Ford 5:15
3 Them Belly Full
Written-By – C. Barrett*, L. Cogill 5:22
4 Rebel Music
Written-By – A. Barrett*, H. Peart 4:38
5 So Jah Seh
Written By – Willie San Francisco 3:43
6 Natty Dread
Written-By – A. Cole, A. Barrett 4:19
7 Bend Down Low
Written-By – B. Marley 2:33
8 Talkin' Blues
Written-By – C. Barrett, L. Cogill 5:16
9 Revolution
Written-By – B. Marley 6:00

Charlie Hunter - 8-string guitar
Calder Spanier - alto saxophone
Kenny Brooks - tenor saxophone
Scott Amendola - drums

Blue Note Records approached Charlie Hunter to cover an entire classic album of the past by a legendary artist as part of their new Cover Series project. The choice on what album to be covered was left up to Charlie and his Quartet to decide. Having a broad range of musical influences did not make the decision easy for Charlie. After pondering the idea of doing Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly" and the Beach Boys' "Smiley Smile", he settled on Bob Marley's Natty Dread.

"For starters, Bob Marley is one of the greatest songwriters of all time," Hunter explains. "His music stands on its own like a Beatles song. You strum one of his tunes on an acoustic guitar and people instantly recognize it. He ranks up there as a song composer with Stevie Wonder and Elvis Costello. Plus, the numbers on Natty Dread have such strong melodies and harmonies. The clincher was that each tune presented itself in such a way that allowed the band the freedom to do something original with it."

Blue Note Records (1997)