“Legalize It” by Peter Tosh - album review

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TJR says

As a Wailer for all of his adult life until very recently, the 31-year-old Peter Tosh was a legendary figure by the time of his solo-debut in ’76. All the same, he still felt he had a point to prove, having felt marginalized within the confines of the larger-than-life group which had become the property of the World during his tenure. Via the album title and lead track, he immediately endeared himself to the Rastafarians by boldly calling for the legalization of marijuana on religious grounds – you’ve got to laugh. The album actually does carry a noticeably lighter tone than the recent Wailers albums, and is characterized by a laid-back, chilled-out vibe; wrong-doers and lovers are treated equally in relaxed fashion. The musicianship is top-drawer, virtually the equal of the Wailers, and his group are as adept with the soulful as they are with the roots-rock branches of the reggae tree. The case for Tosh, as he would say, is proven. Not that he had a case to answer.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [04:35] 7.4.png Peter Tosh - Legalize It (Winston McIntosh) Reggae
A2 [03:54] 7.8.png Peter Tosh - Burial (Winston McIntosh) Reggae
A3 [02:25] 8.0.png Peter Tosh - What’Cha Gonna Do? (Winston McIntosh) Reggae
A4 [04:35] 6.5.png Peter Tosh - No Sympathy (Winston McIntosh) Reggae
A5 [03:08] 5.7.png Peter Tosh - Why Must I Cry (Winston McIntosh, Bob Marley) Reggae
B1 [04:37] 6.2.png Peter Tosh - Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) (Winston McIntosh) Reggae
B2 [04:53] 7.4.png Peter Tosh - Ketchy Shuby (Winston McIntosh) Reggae
B3 [06:09] 7.5.png Peter Tosh - Till Your Well Runs Dry (Winston McIntosh, Neville Livingston) Reggae
B4 [04:03] 9.6.png Peter Tosh - Brand New Second Hand (Winston McIntosh) Reggae

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