The Original Wailers Bring Delight to Reggae Fans Despite Bruhaha Over Band’s Name

Desi Hyson of The Original Wailers gets energy from the moonlight at Milliken's Reef last Thursday. -- Photo by Dottie Paris
Desi Hyson of The Original Wailers gets energy from the moonlight at Milliken's Reef last Thursday. -- Photo by Dottie Paris
Desi Hyson of The Original Wailers gets energy from the moonlight  — Photo © Donna Balancia

By DONNA BALANCIA – The Original Wailers are still cranking out the reggae and continue in Bob Marley style.

The Original Wailers put on a lively show and will likely continue to satisfy fans with their cool music.

The Original Wailers guitarist Al Anderson is still looking as good as he did in 1978 when we saw him side-by-side with Bob Marley performing in front of 30,000 strong at Madison Square Garden.  In 1978, the audience was 99 percent African-American/Islands/Jamaican-based families — all of whom were dressed in Sunday Best, including men wearing ties, women in cotton dresses and little girls and boys in patent leather shoes. READ MORE