Militant Phyngers presents The Never Ending Wailers Mixtape hosted by DJ RasNico a tribute to The Wailers, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
The Wailers met in Kingston in 1947 while they were toddlers living in west Kingston. They grew up to form the Wailers in 1963. They released their debut album, The Wailing Wailers, in 1965 which included their Jamaican chart-topper Simmer Down.
In 1967, The Wailers joined with producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and his group the Upsetters, and began recording tracks in the new, slower reggae style that had emerged out of ska.
By the early 1970s, the Wailers had added new members and signed to Island Records, which helped bring them to international audiences. They had a global breakthrough with fifth album Catch a Fire in 1973 and its follow-up, Burnin’, which featured what would become one of Marley’s signature songs, I Shot the Sheriff.