natty-dreadNatty Dread is a 1974 reggae album by Bob Marley & The Wailers. An important transition in Marley’s discography, Natty Dread was the first album released as Bob Marley & the Wailers (as opposed to The Wailers) and the first recorded without former bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. It is also the first album recorded with the I-Threes, a female vocal trio that included Bob’s wife, Rita Marley, along with Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt.

Natty Dread peaked at No. 44 on Billboard‘s (North America) Black Albums chart, and at No. 92 on the Pop Albums chart. In 2003, the album was ranked number 181 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.