Catch A Fire: The Life Of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857121367

Category: Music

Page: 556

View: 2705

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

Catch a Fire

The Life of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711983908

Category: Reggae Musicians

Page: 552

View: 327

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.

Bob Marley und die Entwicklung der populären Musik Jamaikas

Author: Anonym

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638645592


Page: 60

View: 3861

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

Bob Marley and the Wailers

The Ultimate Illustrated History

Author: Richie Unterberger

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 440

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.

No woman no cry

mein Leben mit Bob Marley

Author: Rita Marley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783941376182


Page: 272

View: 2667


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

View: 1426

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.

Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius

Author: Kwame Dawes

Publisher: Bobcat Books

ISBN: 0857128388

Category: Music

Page: 370

View: 2648

The quintessential folk poet of the Third World, Bob Marley influenced generations of musicians and writers. He was a performer who held true to his religious and cultural heritage, who rallied against injustice, and who became an internationally revered musical icon. Renowned poet and scholar Kwame Dawes analyses in detail his verses and lyrics, matching them against the social and political climate of the time and asking of them what it meant to be a black, Jamaican man thrust into the limelight of western society; how change can be affected through music; and how political and ethical truths can be woven into song. His lyrics are poignant, powerful and poetic and this book showcases his written word. Updated to include an interactive timeline of his life, formed with videos and imagery, as well as integrated Spotify playlists, this is the perfect companion to Bob Marley’s recordings.

Bob Marley - Der Ausnahmepoet

Author: Kwame Dawes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932275883


Page: 384

View: 9831

Als Musiker hat Bob Marley Weltstarstatus erreicht. Als Komponist hat er Generationen von Musikern beeinflusst, die seine Songs nachgespielt haben oder sich haben inspirieren lassen. Und als Texter hat er eine Höhe erreicht, die das Niveau eines einfachen Songwriters weit hinter sich lässt. Kwame Dawes beschreibt in seinem Buch einfühlsam und kompetent den Werdegang von Marley als Ausnahmepoet. Er analysiert seine Texte und stellt sie in Bezug zum gesellschaftlichen Klima dieser Zeit. Vervollständigt wird das Buch durch Interviews mit Schlüsselpersönlichkeiten und Musiker, die mit Marley arbeiteten. Dieses Buch ist somit die perfekte Ergänzung zu Marleys zeitlosen Platten und für Fans und Bewunderer ein Muss.

Bob Marley

A Biography

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 1598

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.

Professors, Politics and Pop

Author: Jon Wiener

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860916727

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 5047

"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

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

Author: Alexander Litfinski

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640280512

Category: Music

Page: 18

View: 8852

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.

Mick Jagger

Rebell und Rockstar

Author: Marc Spitz

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841901514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 517

View: 6327

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.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit


Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 5323

»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Walter A. Rodney

A Promise of Revolution

Author: Clairmont Chung

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583673296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

View: 9436

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

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

View: 2734

"Read about the music, stars, clothes, contracts, and world of reggae music"--Provided by publisher.

Auf Tour mit Bob Marley

ein Insider erzählt

Author: Mark Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854453499

Category: Reggae musicians

Page: 204

View: 5656


The Words and Music of Bob Marley

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275989354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 9060

An analysis of the music and lyrics of one of the most transcendent figures in popular music, Bob Marley.

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: 7442

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.