Clapton to Perform on Reggae Album: AP
Clapton to Perform on Reggae Album
.c The Associated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A new tribute album to Peter Tosh will include covers of the late reggae singer's songs by musicians including Eric Clapton and rap group Cypress Hill.
Eight songs on "The Peter Tosh Tribute Album" are earlier covers, including Clapton's 1974 version of "Whatcha Gonna Do" and Jerry Garcia's 1991 cover "Stop That Train," Atlanta-based producer Mike Malott said.
Other covers include Ben Harper playing "I Am That I Am," and Cypress Hill performing "Legalize It," one of Tosh's trademark songs advocating the legalization of marijuana.
Two of Tosh's sons, Dave and Andrew, are co-producing the album, expected to be released in December, Malott said Saturday.
Malott, who has worked with music acts including Third World and Motley Crue, said he came up with the idea for the project when he visited the Peter Tosh Mausoleum in Negril, a seaside town in southern Jamaica.
Tosh was a founding member of The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, but left in 1973 for a solo career.
He was shot to death in his Jamaica home in 1987. A year later, his album ``No Nuclear War'' won a Grammy for best reggae album.