Catch A Fire: The Life Of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857121367

Category: Music

Page: 556

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Bob Marley was the undisputed sovereign of reggae music and a revolutionary soul-prophet whose music continues to have a major impact on people of throughout the world. Catch A Fire chronicles Bob Marley's life and career, as well as the zeitgeist that shaped his spiritual and political beliefs. Presented here is not simply the journey Bob Marley undertook himself, but also the societal frameworks he railed against, the philosophy he espoused and fascinating insider-information on the intrigues of the reggae music business. Written by Timothy White, fully revised and expanded, this 2006 edition of Catch A Fire paints a rich tapestry of the triumph and tragedy surrounding one of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century. “There isn’t another book that gives as full and accurate a portrait of reggae culture. This is a biography no serious pop fan should be without.” —J. D. Considine, The Baltimore Sun “The strange island of Jamaica with its obeah spells, cosmic coincidences, and tragic fatalism is rendered with a gifted, accurate touch that recalls the best of García Marquez.” —Chris Salewicz, The Face “Aloof, cagey, proud, funny, Marley has been made human in this book. He’s no longer just a fierce-eyed legend who died too soon.… One of the most vivid portraits of a pop artist ever written.” —Ken Tucker, Knight-Ridder Newspapers
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Catch a Fire

The Life of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711983908

Category: Reggae Musicians

Page: 552

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A chronicle of the life and musical career, as well as the social and political situation, of the reggae musician and singer, Bob Marley. This edition examines the legal battles over Marley's legacy and the status of reggae at the beginning of the 21st century.
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Catch a Fire

The Life of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White,Bob Marley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711927704

Category: Reggae musicians

Page: 476

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A biography of reggae's spiritual leader, Bob Marley.
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The Bible and Bob Marley

Half the Story Has Never Been Told

Author: Dean MacNeil

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898091

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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With a Bible and guitar, Bob Marley set out to conquer the world of popular music. Rising from humble origins to international stardom, he worked tirelessly to spread a dual message of resistance and redemption--a message inspired by his reading of scripture. Marley's constant reliance on the Bible throughout the stages of his artistic and spiritual paths is an integral part of his story that has not been sufficiently told--until now. This is the first book written on Bob Marley as biblical interpreter. It answers the question, What light does biblical scholarship shed on Marley's interpretation, and what can Marley teach biblical scholars? Focusing on the parts of the Bible that Marley quotes most often in his lyrics, MacNeil provides a close analysis of Marley's interpretation. For students of Marley, this affords a deeper appreciation and understanding of his thought and his art. For students of scripture, it demonstrates the nature of Marley's unique contribution to the field of biblical interpretation, which can be appreciated as an excellent example of what R. S. Sugirtharajah calls vernacular interpretation of scripture.
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Bob Marley und die Entwicklung der populären Musik Jamaikas

Author: Anonym

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638645592

Category:

Page: 60

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1. Einleitung 3 2. Kindheit und Jugend 54. Die ersten musikalischen Schritte 86. Exkurs III: Ska 117. Erste Erfolge 138. Exkurs IV: Vom Ska zum Rocksteady zum Reggae 149. Die Wailers im Wandel der Stile 1610. Internationale Erfolge 1811. Bob Marleys Solokarriere 2012. Nach dem Tod Bob Marleys - ein Fazit 25Literatur 27
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Professors, Politics and Pop

Author: Jon Wiener

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860916727

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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"It is frightening to think the [Jon Wiener] teaches history at a university ... "—Jacques Derrida "Wiener takes the modern university as his beat, and covers it like a police reporter ... Wiener's mean streets are the think tank, the scholarly symposium, and the faculty lounge. And when he's had enough of this academic low life, he listens to Elvis, Springsteen and the Beatles. He even listens to Frank Sinatra."—John Leonard "In this book, Jon Wiener demonstrates his great skill as guerrilla sharpshooter in the forty-year war that the National Security State has been conducting against the American people. These reports from the field—the resistance—illuminate Nixon and Watergate as never before, reveal in fascinating detail the turbulence within Academe, invoke pity if not awe for that unexpected victim of state, Frank Sinatra."—Gore Vidal "Wiener is good at spotting, and blasting, paranoid fantasy and incompetence in high (and low) places and his range of targets is impressively wide ... [his] surveys are lucid, trenchant and brief."—Observer
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Bob Marley

A Biography

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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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.
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Bob Marley - Vom "Third World Performer" zum Reggae - Botschafter

Author: Alexander Litfinski

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640280512

Category: Music

Page: 18

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Musikwissenschaft, Note: 1,3, Universität Paderborn, 8 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Zunächst werden die Ursprünge jamaikanischer Musik und die Entwicklung bis hin zum Roots Reggae wie aber auch die Einflüsse der Rastafari-Religion beschrieben. Im zweiten Teil gibt es Informationen über den König des Reggae - Bob Marley - und seinen internationalen Durchbruch im Musikgeschäft.
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No woman no cry

mein Leben mit Bob Marley

Author: Rita Marley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783941376182

Category:

Page: 272

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Bob Marley and the Wailers

The Ultimate Illustrated History

Author: Richie Unterberger

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Illustrated with photos and memorabilia from all phases of their journey, Bob Marley and the Wailers illuminates the lives and times of the man and his collaborators. Well over three decades after Marley’s death, he and his bandmates remain the most famous reggae artists of all time. Indeed, the Wailers are one of the most famous bands of all time, period. Their evolution from early-60s Jamaican ska act to international superstars was not just improbable, but unprecedented for an act from a third-world nation. The entire, incredible journey of Marley and the Wailers is covered in this visual history. You will see the crucial role they played in establishing reggae as a globally popular form of music, and the influence that the Rastafari movement had on their lives and sound. Plus, how Marley's socially conscious lyrics and actions made him a universal symbol of pride and justice. This tribute takes you through the entire story, right up to Marley's untimely death in 1981, and his enduring legacy beyond.
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Mick Jagger

Rebell und Rockstar

Author: Marc Spitz

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841901514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 517

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Wer Mick Jagger verstehen will, muss dieses Buch lesen. 2012 stehen die Rolling Stones 50 Jahre auf der Bühne, aber ihr legendärer Frontmann Mick Jagger gibt bis heute Rätsel auf. Mit einer Synthese aus Biografie und Kulturgeschichte gelingt dem renommierten Schriftsteller, Dramatiker und Musikjournalisten Marc Spitz ein fesselndes Porträt des Musikers, das Frauen, Freunde und Feinde ebenso mit einbezieht wie Jaggers zahlreiche Rollen abseits der Rockbühne. Jagger, der sexuelle Revoluzzer, einflussreiche Gesellschaftskritiker, gewiefte Geschäftsmann und verhinderte Filmstar. Gründlich recherchiert, scharfsinnig analysiert und oft witzig geschrieben zeichnet dieses Buch dem Leser ein weitaus umfassenderes Bild als frühere Biografien.
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Walter A. Rodney

A Promise of Revolution

Author: Clairmont Chung

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583673296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

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Chronicles the life and political activism of the Guyanese historian told through interviews with some of the people closest to him.
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The Reggae Scene

The Stars, the Fans, the Music

Author: Peter Manuel,Daniel Neely

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766034006

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"Read about the music, stars, clothes, contracts, and world of reggae music"--Provided by publisher.
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Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play

Inside Two Long Songs

Author: Tim Smolko

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253010381

Category: Music

Page: 266

View: 1948

Since the 1960s, British progressive rock band Jethro Tull has pushed the technical and compositional boundaries of rock music by infusing its musical output with traditions drawn from classical, folk, jazz, and world music. The release of Thick as a Brick (1972) and A Passion Play (1973) won the group legions of new followers and topped the Billboard charts in the United States, among the most unusual albums ever to do so. Tim Smolko explores the large-scale form, expansive instrumentation, and complex arrangements that characterize these two albums, each composed of one continuous song. Featuring insights from Ian Anderson and in-depth musical analysis, Smolko discusses the band's influence on popular culture and why many consider Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play to be two of the greatest concept albums in rock history.
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Soul

Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure

Author: Monique Guillory,Richard Green

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814730841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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No other word in the English language is more endemic to contemporary Black American culture and identity than "Soul". Since the 1960s Soul has been frequently used to market and sell music, food, and fashion. However, Soul also refers to a pervasive belief in the capacity of the Black body/spirit to endure the most trying of times in an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. While some attention has been given to various genre manifestations of Soul-as in Soul music and food-no book has yet fully explored the discursive terrain signified by the term. In this broad-ranging, free-spirited book, a diverse group of writers, artists, and scholars reflect on the ubiquitous but elusive concept of Soul. Topics include: politics and fashion, Blaxploitation films, language, literature, dance, James Brown, and Schoolhouse Rock. Among the contributors are Angela Davis, Manning Marable, Paul Gilroy, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michelle Wallace, Ishmael Reed, Greg Tate, Manthia Diawara, and dream hampton.
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Can't Stop Won't Stop

A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

Author: Jeff Chang

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144646010X

Category: Music

Page: 560

View: 2007

Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle. But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the major players who came up with the ideas that form the basic elements of the culture. He describes how it all began with social upheavals in Jamaica, the Bronx, the Black Belt of Long Island and South Central LA. He not only provides a history of the music, but a fascinating insight into the social background of young black America. Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop. It will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in American history.
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The Darker Nations

A People's History of the Third World

Author: Vijay Prashad

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558563X

Category: History

Page: 384

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Here, from a brilliant young writer, is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement—the idea of the Third World. The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the twentieth century attempt to knit together the world’s impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence in the decades following World War II. Spanning every continent of the global South, Vijay Prashad’s fascinating narrative takes us from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall and corruption of nationalist regimes. A breakthrough book of cutting-edge scholarship, it includes vivid portraits of Third World giants like India’s Nehru, Egypt’s Nasser, and Indonesia’s Sukarno—as well as scores of extraordinary but now-forgotten intellectuals, artists, and freedom fighters. The Darker Nations restores to memory the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad ultimately argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena.
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Eine kurze Geschichte von sieben Morden

Roman

Author: Marlon James

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641196450

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Man Booker Prize Jamaika, 1976: Sieben bewaffnete Männer dringen in das Haus des Reggae-Musikers Bob Marley ein und eröffnen das Feuer. Marleys Manager wirft sich schützend über ihn und erleidet dabei lebensgefährliche Verletzungen. Marleys Frau Rita wird ebenfalls schwer verwundet, er selbst bleibt mit leichteren Verletzungen an Armen und Brust zurück. Wer waren die Täter? Was waren ihre Motive? Ausgehend von dem Attentat und den Spekulationen, die sich darum ranken, entwirft Marlon James ein vielseitiges Stimmungsbild Jamaikas in den 70er und 80er Jahren voll Gewalt, politischer Willkür, Drogen und Intrigen, ausgestaltet bis ins kleinste Detail.
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Radical Moves

Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Author: Lara Putnam

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838136

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept the hemisphere. Facing borders and barriers as never before, Afro-Caribbean migrants rethought allegiances of race, class, and empire. In Radical Moves, Lara Putnam takes readers from tin-roof tropical dancehalls to the elegant black-owned ballrooms of Jazz Age Harlem to trace the roots of the black-internationalist and anticolonial movements that would remake the twentieth century. From Trinidad to 136th Street, these were years of great dreams and righteous demands. Praying or "jazzing," writing letters to the editor or letters home, Caribbean men and women tried on new ideas about the collective. The popular culture of black internationalism they created--from Marcus Garvey's UNIA to "regge" dances, Rastafarianism, and Joe Louis's worldwide fandom--still echoes in the present.
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