Another classic song with a long history, The Wailers initially recorded "Don't Rock My Boat" in 1968, in an early reggae style. The sharp guitar riff is to the fore, along with Jackie Jackson's rumbling bass line, while Winston Wright showboats his way across the melody line with his bubbly organ.
The group self-produced and self-released this number, and as was typical during this time, the single rocked the sound systems, but not the charts.
Thus, when the group linked up with Lee Perry, they resurrected the number, where it soon appeared on their 1971 Soul Revolution album. This time around, Perry created a stripped back, percussion driven backing for the song, and coaxed a much more soulful performance out of Marley.
Not satisfied with that, the producer created an entirely new arrangement based around the melody. It was a much dubbier version filled with dread atmospheres and with new lyrics delivered in close harmony, the song was unleashed under the title "Satisfy My Soul".
For the Kaya album, The Wailers retained the "Satisfy" title, but the lyrics and breezy arrangement harkened back to the original 1968 version. Every version has something to recommend it and its partisan supporters, the beauty of recycling songs means you truly can please all of the people at some point in time.