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Bunny Wailer

About this Artist

Neville Livingston, better known as BUNNY WAILER, was born in 1947 and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. The three youths began playing instruments and singing together and evolved into the legendary group we know as the Wailers. Bunny's strong tenor vocals were used primarily for the band's harmonies, but he occasionally sang lead on such tracks as "Dancing Shoes" and "Sunday Morning."

When the Wailers signed to Island Records in 1972, the band was exposed to a broad worldwide audience. Bunny Wailer left the group in 1974 to pursue a solo career. His first major solo effort, Black Heart Man (Island Records, 1976) was considered one of the most acclaimed reggae albums in history. Bunny also wrote the international dance hit "Electric Boogie" for former I-Three vocalist Marcia Griffiths.

In 1996, Bunny Wailer won his third Grammy award for his tribute to Bob Marley. Hall of Fame, released on RAS Records, pays a moving tribute to Bunny's friend since his days as a youth and showcases Bunny Wailer's own extensive vocal and production talents. In 1999 RAS Records re-issued Bunny Wailer's classic Dub D'sco, featuring dub versions of some of Solomonic's most renowned tunes.

Bunny Wailer still writes and records from his native Jamaica, always interested in exploring new musical roads. U.S. and European audiences are treated from time to time by his select and memorable performances; we are fortunate to have this key member of reggae music's foundation still with us.