The name The Wailers conjures our best thoughts about reggae. As well it should: Not only was Bob Marley in the group, it also served as springboard for the arguably equal Peter Tosh.
So, yeah, the Wailers name is strong enough to tour on 30 years after Marley's death. The Original Wailers, who come to 910 Live in Tempe Sunday, are not actually original Wailers -- Marley, Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith hold that distinction, and only two, Wailer and Kelso, are alive -- but they did play with Bob back in the day, so that gives them some cred.
The Original Wailers are not just resting on Marley's hits, either. The band has a new
record coming out this summer.
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