Included here are demo recordings from the Bush Doctor sessions (1978). The album, recorded at Dynamics and Joe Gibbs Studios, was released in 1978 on the Rolling Stones Records label. Produced by Tosh, Robbie Shakespeare, and the Glimmer Twins, it followed a critically and commercially successful Legalize It, which is now considered one of the greatest reggae albums ever recorded. The album cover famously had a scratch-n-sniff sticker that smelled of ganja.
The ‘players of instruments’ on the album include:
Peter Tosh – Rhythm & acoustic guitars, clavinet, audio harp, lead vocals Robbie Shakespeare – Bass, pick guitar, guitar, horn arrangements Sly Dunbar – Drums, Gato Box Mikey Chung – Lead guitar, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, pick guitar Robert Lyn – Acoustic piano, organ, Fender Rhodes, clavinet Keith Sterling – Keyboards Luther François – Soprano sax Donald Kinsey – Lead guitar Larry McDonald – Percussion Uziah “Sticky” Thompson – Percussion Keith Richards – Guitar on “Bush Doctor” & “Stand Firm” Mick Jagger – Vocals with Peter Tosh on “(You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back”
Peter Tosh: Bush Doctor Sessions (Demos)
01-Dont Look Back 3:19 02-Pick Myself Up 3:56 03-The Toughest 3:52 04-Soon Come 3:54 05-Moses 3:31 06-Bush Doctor 4:02 07-Stand Firm 6:02 08-Dem Haffi Get A Beatin’ 4:10 09-Creation 6:13 10-Dem Haffi Get A Beatin’ 5:32 11-The Toughest 5:39 12-The Toughest 4:32 13-Dont Look Back 5:18 14-Soon Come 5:16 15-Pick Myself Up 4:12 16-Oh Bumbo Claat 3:11 17-Lessons In My Life 5:36