Bob Marley at The Capital Session ‘73

Bob Marley at The Capital Session ‘73

Lost Footage Of “Bob Marley And The Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73” Released As A Film

Written by: Lesandra Scott

Now released as a film, “Bob Marley And The Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73”  showcases a closed studio session that has never been seen before. With producer Denny Cordell being given the nod from Bob Marley on October 24th, 1973 to record the band, twelve songs were recorded at The Capitol Records Tower. The thing about this footage, however, is that for years it was considered lost, and frankly, it’s been unknown to many. This is despite Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, and Earl “Wya” Lindo being caught on four cameras on seven and a half hours of film. This early 70s music session remained unknown until freelance filmmaker and researcher Martin Disney stumbled upon a black and white, three-minute segment from the Capitol Records session. Intrigued, he dedicated the following twenty years, to bring to life what we know as “Bob Marley And The Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73”.

Martin Disney, who has worked on almost every film made about Bob Marley as a researcher, producer, or consultant said, “As we were editing, we felt like no time had passed, it sounds so fresh. In a way the film made itself, we just pushed it, to get that feeling right and show how raw, ad hoc, and relaxed it all was.” Directed by Martin Disney with Barney Cordell (son of producer Denny Cordell) heading production, “Bob Marley And The Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73’”, was released in multi-format including CD, vinyl (green marble and rasta swirl) and digitally. Almost fifty years since it was recorded, the film was released by Tuff Gong and Mercury Studios on September 3rd, this year 2021 and can be streamed exclusively on the Amazon Prime channel, The Coda Collection.

References:

https://themusicuniverse.com/bob-marley-capitol-sessions-73-detailed/

https://www.dancehallmag.com/2021/09/03/news/bob-marley-the-wailers-new-footage-the-capitol-session-73-makes-it-debut.html

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9622934/bob-marley-wailers-capitol-session-73-lost-footage/

 

 

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