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African Herbsman is a compilation of The Wailers songs, released by Trojan Records in 1973, shortly after their major-label debut album Catch a Fire had been released by Island Records.

This album is a collection of some of the songs that The Wailers recorded in Jamaica together with producer Lee Perry from 1970 to 1971, before they received international recognition. Included are also two of the group's self-productions, "Trenchtown Rock" and "Lively Up Yourself", that both had been big hits in Jamaica.

Several of the songs included here would later be re-recorded by Marley for his later albums. Examples are "Lively Up Yourself" (on Natty Dread) and "Sun Is Shining" (on Kaya).

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Lively Up Yourself" – 2:55
  2. "Small Axe" – 4:00
  3. "Duppy Conqueror" – 3:04 (EDIT VERSION?)
  4. "Trenchtown Rock" – 3:01
  5. "African Herbsman" – 2:26 (R. Havens)
  6. "Keep On Moving" – 3:08
  7. "Fussing And Fighting" – 2:30
  8. "Stand Alone" – 2:10

Side two

  1. "All In One" – 3:38
  2. "Don’t Rock The Boat" – 4:38
  3. "Put It On" – 3:11
  4. "Sun Is Shining" – 2:13
  5. "Kaya" – 2:41
  6. "Riding High" – 2:48
  7. "Brain Washing" – 2:42
  8. "400 Years" – 2:32

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