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One Drop

(Bob Marley)

This song was written by Bob Marley in 1979 and recorded in Kingston, Jamaica.  It was released on the 1979 album Survival and is the flip side of the popular 1980 chart single “Could You Be Loved”.  It later appeared on the compilations Songs of Freedom and Natural Mystic: The Legend Lives On.

The title is also a reference to a style of drumming used by Carlton Barrett.  The song has featured on the soundtrack of the 1995 Go Now and in the 2002 feature Gilberto Gil: Kaya N’Gandaya.

Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings
Island: WIP 6610-B (UK release)
Bob Marley (Vocals/Guitar)
Al Anderson (Guitar)
Aston Barrett (Bass/Guitar/Percussion/Piano)
Carlton Barrett  (Drums/Percussion)
Junior “Chico” Chin (Trumpet)
“Deadly” Headly Bennett (Alto Saxophone)
Tyrone Downie (Keyboards/Backing Vocals)
Luther Francois (Trombone)
Dean Fraser (Tenor Saxophone)
Marci Griffiths (Backing Vocals)
Mickey Hanson (Trumpet)
Earl Lindo (Keyboards)
Melba Liston (Trombone)
Rita Marley (Backing Vocals)
Junior Marvin (Guitar/Vocals)
Judy Mowatt (Vocals)
Alvin Patterson (Percussion)
Ronald “Nambo” Robinson (Trombone)
Jackie Willacy (Trumpet)