BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘Lost’ Bob Marley & the Wailers session to debut

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By Bill Vaughan

Entertainment Writer

On Sept. 3, “Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73” will debut for streaming exclusively on The Coda Collection via Amazon Prime Video. The new film features a never-before-seen studio session with 12 performances by the legendary band, filmed and recorded live at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.

On the same date, Tuff Gong/Mercury Studios will release “The Capitol Session ’73” in CD/DVD, CD, 2LP colored vinyl, and digital audio formats.

Following a pair of successful concerts in San Francisco, Bob Marley and the Wailers headed to L.A. for a closed-door session at Capitol Studios, recorded by producer Denny Cordell and directed by Martin Disney on Oct. 24, 1973.

Featuring the Wailers lineup of Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, and Earl “Wya” Lindo, the performance showcases the reggae pioneers on the brink of global stardom. The Capitol session followed the band’s 1973 release of two acclaimed albums on Island within six months — “Catch a Fire” and “Burnin’’ — and successful tours in the U.S. and UK.

Shot on four cameras and originally mixed live, the intimate studio performance has been restored and remastered for the new releases. Long missing, the footage from the session was recovered in a 20-year search of archives and storage units across the globe.

Cordell’s son, producer Barney Cordell says, “Finding and bringing this incredible footage to the world has been an extraordinary, challenging and ultimately unbelievably fulfilling journey. When I started working in A&R at Island my father always said to me, ‘film and photograph everything.’ I know it’s different now, but I guess he had the right idea!”

CAUSE WORTHY: Tickets are now on sale for “The Event,” the first ever fund-raising gala for the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation. Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson and Imagine Dragons are the first wave of acts to be announced for the show to be held Oct. 2 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

With a mission to assist underserved youths, the foundation this year is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities in Schools. For tickets and more information, visit:    

TASTY QUIP: “The story of ‘Candyman’ is a history of unwilling martyrs. We have a couple figures in general who were turned into martyrs against their own will. In our first film, we have a ghost that haunts, and in this film we have a history, more so, that haunts. In some ways, that history is unavoidable, and eventually it turns into a narrative of taking back the history of your own trauma, and changing it into something different … Changing how that lands and what happens when a trauma takes on a life of its own, so to speak. If you make a monster, then you get a monster.” – Star YAYA ABDUL-MATEEN to the Daily News about the “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror classic opening Aug. 27

CLIPPETTES: The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the long-awaited sequel “Beverly Hills Cop 4” starring Eddie Murphy is a go for Netflix and will begin shooting in California later this year under the direction of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (“Bad Boys For Life”).

Fresh off their performance at last weekend’s “Homecoming” concert in NYC’s Central Park, Earth, Wind & Fire are getting heavy airplay for their new single “You Want My Love” featuring rising R&B vocalist Lucky Daye and produced by Babyface. …

The Leimert Park Jazz Festival is going live again at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on Aug. 28 from 3 to 8:45 p.m.  Performers include Albert “Tootie” Heath with Jacques Lesure, Sy Smith, Azar Lawrence, Dwight Trible, Katalyst Collective, Adaawe, and Jose Rizo’s Mongarama. Leroy Downs hosts the free show

Also that date, The Alan Parsons Live Project visits the Libbey Bowl and Chromeo is delivering a DJ set at Exchange LA.

The 30th anniversary of “Cypress Hill,” the self-titled studio debut album that shaped the course of hip-hop history while putting the group’s vocalists B-Real and Sen Dog, producer/turntable master DJ Muggs and their game-changing sound on the map is being celebrated with a now available expanded digital edition from SME/Legacy/Certified with three bonus tracks.

Club Quarantine Live with D-Nice is happening Aug. 29 at the Hollywood Bowl. The famed DJ’s special guests are Amerie, Carl Thomas, Common, Deborah Cox, Erica Campbell, The Isley Brothers, Kiana Lede, Sheila E. and Trey Songz. Chris Spencer and Donnie Wahlberg will host the dance party

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance are partnering with MTV Entertainment Studios to develop a four-part 2022 docu-series “One Thousand Years of Slavery” for the Smithsonian Channel. Sen. Cory Booker, Smithsonian leader Lonnie G. Bunch III and actor David Harewood (“Homeland”) are on board for commentary.   

TASTY QUIP: “There’s two types of education. There’s book learning, which will get you far, and then there’s emotional and social intelligence. That will get you, I believe, further. Because when you know better, you do better, as my folks say to me. So that small chapter being examined and brought to the forefront by entertainment is a huge step forward for the education of an entire people. It gives you knowledge. It gives you power. And that is what triggers and renders change.” – JONATHAN MAJORS to TheWrap on “Watchmen” and “Lovecraft Country” shedding light on the Tulsa massacre

TC ON TV: Aug. 27 – “Vacation Friends” (Hulu): In this raunchy comedy, Lil Rel Howery and Yvonne Orji play a strait-laced duo whose world is upended when a free-spirited couple they met while on vacation (John Cena and Meredith Hagner) crash their wedding. “See” (AppleTV+): Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) joins the second season of the fantasy series starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. “King of Boys: The Return of The King” (Netflix): The streaming service’s first original series from Nigeria is a continuation of the 2018 Nollywood gangster film. “Friday Night Vibes” (TBS): Tiffany Haddish and Deon Cole welcome Jay Pharoah and Common for the double feature of “San Andreas” and “Rampage” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “Secret Celebrity Renovation” (CBS): Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith returns to Pensacola, Florida, to renovate the humble home of his father. “The Shop: Uninterrupted” (HBO): Joining Maverick Carter and Paul Rivera, are Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”); new L.A. Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony; rapper Jack Harlow; actor and producer Keegan-Michael Key; and WNBA All-Star from the Las Vegas Aces, Liz Cambage.

Aug. 28 – “Cruella” (Disney+): The live-action feature film starring Emma Stone as the young cartoon villainess makes its streaming debut.

Aug. 29 – “Delicious Miss Brown” (Food): Southern cook and caterer Kardea Brown opens season five with an end of summer celebration. “The Wrong Cheer Captain” (Lifetime): Another installment of the Wrong franchise with Vivica A. Fox and Jackée Harry. “Wicked In Concert: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score” (PBS): Cynthia Erivo, Rita Moreno and Amber Riley are among the singers paying tribute to the beloved songs written by composer Stephen Schwartz. “Uncensored” (TV1): Loretta Devine

Aug. 31 – “Sparking Joy” (Netflix): Organizing sensation Marie Kondo is back with a whole new series — and this time, she’s going further and tidying up an entire town. “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out” (VH1): Freddie Gibbs

Sept. 1 – “$100,000 Pyramid” (ABC): Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kal Penn “Crossroads” (CMT): Nelly & Friends has the rapper joined by Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Blanco Brown and Breland. “Superstar” (ABC): Richard PryorCraig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy” (AllBlk): The ensemble drama starring Blue Kimble, Wesley Jonathan, Jill Marie Jones, Darius McCrary, Vanessa Simmons and Brian White returns for a third season of couples therapy.

Sept. 2 – “CMA Summer Jam” (ABC): Artists this year include Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Darius Rucker taking the outdoor stage at Nashville’s brand new Fifth & Broadway complex downtown. “Dark Side of The 90s: Hip Hop” (Vice): “The East vs. West Media War” “The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E” (WE): “Eazy’s Final Days”

TASTY QUIP: “Everything means more to me now. I want to make progress for my whole life, and I’m still learning stuff. Life is like that, especially if you are observing things and not oblivious. I write all the time, melodies or lyrics, almost every day. And I’m probably the only person in the world who still has two cassette recorders!” – 81-year-old singer-songwriter and COVID-19 survivor SMOKEY ROBINSON to the San Diego Union-Tribune

As featured in the Los Angeles Wave and Independent, Tasty Clips is one of the leading entertainment columns in the nation, serving nearly one million weekly readers. Bill Vaughan may be reached at, via Twitter @tastyclips, or Instagram @tasty_clips.

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