Song of the Day #5,079: ‘Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)’ – Bob Marley and the Wailers

In his first album without Peter Tosh and Bunny Waller, 1974’s Natty Dread, Bob Marley doubled down on themes of social injustice and spirituality, with a dash of sex thrown in for good measure.

To help fill the gap left by his departing childhood friends, Marley brought on a trio of female vocalists, the I-Threes, one of whom was his wife Rita. Their backing vocals add a new texture to the songs in contrast to the harmonies of Tosh and Waller.

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