Label: Pense À Moi - 495250 2,JAD Records - 495250 2 • Series: The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967 To 1972 - Part III • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Reggae • Style: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub, Reggae-Pop
It was issued commercially with B-side track "Redder Then Red", which was misspelled on its initial printing, in It was written and produced by Marley and features uncredited lyrical contributions from Bunny Livingston.
A reggae composition like the majority of Marley's works, "Guava Jelly" contains a rocksteady and island-like production with lyrics loosely based around sexual intercourse. His use of the Fantôme - The D. - The D. "guava jelly" was likely referring to a specific type of sexual lubricant.
It was Wind In Your Hair - Mladen Franko - Amazing Space Vol. 1 viewed by several reviewers, with many of them finding the composition to be sexual and about love. The group placed "Guava Jelly" on several compilation albumsincluding Africa Unite: The Singles Collection inand Owen Gray and Herbie Mann created their own versions in andrespectively.
American artists Johnny Nash and Barbra Streisand also recorded covers of "Guava Jelly" and released them as commercial singles in andrespectively. Nash's version was featured on his eleventh studio album, I Can See Clearly Nowand was distributed in the 7" format in Jamaica and South Africa as Marias Little Elbows - Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider record's fourth and final single.
Rita MarleyBob's wife, was upset that Guava Jelly (Alternate) - Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967 To 1 created a cover as he would be credited for the single's success and not Marley. Streisand's rendition was included on her sixteenth studio album, ButterFlyand released as the record's lead single on 16 December It divided music critics in the way that several thought her voice was not suited for reggae music.
In the singer would appear on Larry King Live and admit her disappointment in ButterFly and the songs that appeared on it. The standard edition includes the track as both the A-side and B-side tracks,  while the version released in the United Kingdom includes "Redder Than Red" as its B-side, although it was misspelled as "Redder Then Red" on the release.
A reggae and rocksteady recording, "Guava Jelly" features influence from Jamaican musicwhich is reflected in the lyrics; Marley wanted the sound of the single to more heavy The Shimmy - Johnny OKeefe - The Best Of Johnny OKeefe rocksteady than reggae, although he does refer to it as "moderate reggae" in later years.
His use of Guava Jelly (Alternate) - Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967 To 1 word Damsel refers to a woman in a relationship experiencing "emotional pain".
Furthermore, authors Monique Guillory and Richard Green found the song's title refer to a type of sexual lubricant. Writer John Masouri found that "Guava Jelly" was one of Marley's most commercial recordings fromand used Nash and Streisand's admiration to it as evidence. She later noticed its impact in the music industry by writing, "'Jelly' quivered its way across the sound systems and beyond.
In later years, Jelly would be covered time and again by some of the biggest names in the music business. The single has been featured on several of the group's compilation albums and greatest hits albums.
Marley first included "Guava Jelly" on his four-disc box settitled Songs of Freedom However, Sullivan also writes that the success of Nash's version allotted Marley enough money to start his own record label, which he had always wanted to do. The label was eventually created and became known as Tuff Gong. Nash Old Devil Moon - Miles Davis Quartet* - Miles Davis Quartet 1953 / 1954 since placed "Guava Jelly" on several of his future releases.
The single was first included on compilation album, Greatest Hits. American vocalist Barbra Streisand recorded her own version of "Guava Jelly" for her sixteenth studio album, ButterFly Marley licensed the track to Streisand ina year where he took a break from recording music, in hopes of exposing more fans to his music. A critic for Stereo Review determined that Streisand sounds like Aretha Franklin on "Guava Jelly", singing with a more sexual tone previously unheard of in her catalogue.
Streisand's version of "Guava Jelly" divided music critics. A writer for Billboard was enthusiastic of the release, writing, "Barbra takes the great Bob Marley reggae cut and commercializes it somewhat, though the flavor is still there.
Good soulful backup and reggae type organ help make this an almost certain bet for heavy top 40 play". Years after its initial release, Streisand took to Larry King Live in and announced her displeasure with ButterFly and the songs on it.
Biographer Tom Santopietro wrote that "Guava Jelly" and album track " Grandma's Hands " were among the bad songs on the album. He also stated that "Broadway divas do not take naturally to singing 'Ooh baby, here I am. Come rub it on my belly like guava jelly'". He continued, "Being beautiful, romantic and desirable have not come to her so effortlessly that she can easily throw them over for the sake a little authentic, malodorous sweat.
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