Who Was Bob Marley

Author: Katie Ellison
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1524785180
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Get Up, Stand Up! for the king of reggae music! Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Born in rural Jamaica, this musician and songwriter began his career with his band, The Wailing Wailers, in 1963. The Wailers went on to spread the gospel of reggae music around the globe. Bob's distinctive style and dedication to his Rastafari beliefs became a rallying cry for the poor and disenfranchised the world over and led to a hugely successful solo career. After his death in 1981, Bob Marley became a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. His greatest-hits album, Legend, remains the best-selling reggae album of all time. Who Was Bob Marley? tells the story of how a man with humble roots became an international icon. This title in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty illustrations that help bring the story to life.

Bob Marley

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338793
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Presents the life of the Jamaican musician who brought reggae music to world attention, discussing his involvement in Jamaican politics and the Rastafarian religion, and his untimely death from cancer at the age of thirty-six.

Bob Marley

Author: Jason Toynbee
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745657370
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Is Bob Marley the only third world superstar? How did he achieve this unique status? In this captivating new study of one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century, Jason Toynbee sheds new light on issues such as Marley’s contribution as a musician and public intellectual, how he was granted access to the global media system, and what his music means in cultural and political terms. Tracing Marley’s life and work from Jamaica to the world stage, Toynbee suggests that we need to understand Marley first and foremost as a ‘social author’. Trained in the co-operative yet also highly competitive musical laboratory of downtown Kingston, Marley went on to translate reggae into a successful international style. His crowning achievement was to mix postcolonial anger and hope with Jamaican textures and beats to produce the first world music. However the period since his death has been marked by brutal and intensifying inequality in the capitalist world system. There is an urgent need, then, to reconsider the nature of his legacy. Toynbee does this in the concluding chapters, weighing Marley’s impact as advocate of human emancipation against his marginalisation as a ‘Natural Mystic’ and pretext for disengagement from radical politics.

Bob Marley

Author: Jeremy Collingwood
Editor: Cassell
ISBN: 1844033430
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He was Jamaica’s most beloved musical hero—and now Bob Marley’s fascinating story unfolds as never before, through songs and in lavish images. This must-have volume for every fan is published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Marley’s birth and the major CD release of his entire body of work with the Wailers. In 1977, Bob Marley’s groundbreaking album Exodus earned him worldwide fame and adulation. By that time, he already had many years of experience…and his music had undergone countless shifts. Yet most listeners’ perception of Marley’s work comes only from the brief period between Exodus and his untimely death just four years later, at only 36 years old. This richly illustrated volume—filled with rare photos and insightful musical analysis—is the first-ever attempt to cover his career through the entire range of his recordings and key live performances. It follows his progression from unknown Trenchtown Rasta to international reggae superstar, and encompasses the rock, “rebel,” and pop periods that have never quite fitted in with Marley’s legend. Special features focus on the specifically Caribbean influences that shaped Marley and his music, including contemporary politics, religion, culture, fashion, and sport. A complete discography and buyer’s guide to Marley’s releases, as well as a discussion of the role Rita Marley played in his music, round out an intimate, revealing portrait of this uniquely talented man and unforgettable performer. Jeremy Collingwood has spent the past two decades researching Bob Marley’s career, particularly the Jamaican years. He has produced a series of CDs that document the period 1967–1972 and served as researcher on several TV programs about the musician.

Bob Marley

Author: Chris Salewicz
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007255543
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What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock'n'roll?How is that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans across the globe?May 11, 1981, a little after 11.30 in the morning, and Bob Marley - only thirty-six years old - died. The man who introduced reggae to a worldwide audience, Bob Marley was a hero figure, in the classic mythological sense. From immensely humble beginnings, with talent and religious belief his only weapons, the Jamaican recording artist applied himself with unstinting perseverance to spreading his prophetic musical message.In 1980, the European tour of Bob Marley And The Wailers played to the largest audiences a musical act had up to that point experienced there. Sales of Marley's albums before his death were spectacular; in the years since he died, they are phenomenal.Chris Salewicz, bestselling author of Redemption Song, the classic biography of Joe Strummer, interviewed Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1979. Now, for the first time, in this thorough and detailed account of Bob Marley's life and the world in which he grew up and came to dominate, Salewicz brings to life not only the Rastafari religion and the musical scene in Jamaica, but also the spirit of the man himself. Interviews with dozens of people who knew Marley and have never spoken before are woven through the narrative, as Salewicz seeks to explain why he has become such an enigmatic and heroic figure.

Catch A Fire

Author: Timothy White
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805080865
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Traces the life of Marley, looks at his music and its impact on people throughout the world, and discusses the reggae music business, the social history of modern Jamaica, and the origins of the Rastafarian religion. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Bob Marley

Author: Gary Jeffrey
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404208544
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Biography, in graphic novel format, of Bob Marley, the reggae music genius.

Before The Legend

Author: Christopher Farley
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060539917
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In honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, a new biography of the reggae master provides a revealing glimpse of the musician's private side, drawing on interviews with family, friends, and colleagues to chronicle Bob Marley's journey from the tough streets of Jamaica, to his early days as a struggling artist, to his rise to international acclaim.

The Words And Music Of Bob Marley

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275989354
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An analysis of the music and lyrics of one of the most transcendent figures in popular music, Bob Marley.

Bob Marley

Author: Sean Dolan
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780791020418
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Traces the life of the Jamaican musician who helped popularize reggae before his untimely death.