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Spotify Sunday: The essential Bob Marley

I first became aware of Bob Marley when I heard ‘Put It On’ by the Wailers, and their version of Tom Jones’s ‘What’s New Pussycat’, in 1967. These tracks in turn led me to discover the ska songs recorded at Studio One, such as the blueprint of Bob’s all- time world classic ‘One Love’ and their first Jamaican chart-topping single, ‘Simmer Down’. However, it was the landmark album
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Stormy Mondays: Marley in London ‘73

Entertainment / Music : Hidden Track (4 years ago)

This week’s Stormy Mondays features a full performance by Bob Marley and the Wailers in London from 1973. Not too long before Peter Tosh left the band, the gig has a nice balance of both songwriters’ material, with strong versions o... Read Post

The Origin of Song: The Wailers and "Get Up Stand Up"

Entertainment / Music : Paste Magazine (3 years ago)

“How long must I protest the same thing?” asked Bob Marley in 1978 about the song he and Peter Tosh made famous with the Wailers. “I sing ‘Get Up Stand Up’, and up till now, people don’t get up,” he said, according to Bob Marley?In ... Read Post

Jonathan Kim: ReThink Review: Marley -- the Definitive Bob Marley Documentary, in Time for 4/20

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (3 years ago)

If 4/20 is the international day for celebrating marijuana, songs by Bob Marley and the Wailers would be the day's equivalent of carols on Christmas. But Marley was much more than a pot smoker and a purveyor of music for barbecues a... Read Post

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