The Words and Music of Bob Marley

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275989354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 2517

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

The Future Is the Beginning

The Words and Wisdom of Bob Marley

Author: Bob Marley

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307952452

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 6362

In this one-of-a-kind collection, edited by Gerald Hausman and with an introduction by Cedella Marley, the words of reggae legend Bob Marley are gathered together to give readers a sense of his deeply felt and powerfully motivated sense of spirit. The texts, many unpublished in book form, were gathered at 56 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica, where Bob lived and worked in the 1970s. Bob Marley's wisdom came not only through his songs but also from his poetic, spoken words. The short selections in this book, which are gathered from interviews he gave over years, will give readers a true sense of who Bob Marley really was and are bound to inspire them with his timeless faith, unity, and love.

The Words and Music of Jimi Hendrix

Author: David Moskowitz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313375927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 4460

Profiles the legendary guitarist best known for his performance of "Wild Thing" at the Monterey Pop Festival through a detailed account of his life and an analysis of the songs released during his lifetime and after his death in 1970.

Bob Marley

A Biography

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 2654

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.

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: 1348

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.

Marley Legend

An Illustrated Life of Bob Marley

Author: James Henke

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811850366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

View: 595

A slipcased volume chronicles the Jamaican reggae musician's life, and includes removable reproductions of handwritten lyrics and concert schedules, as well as a compact disc featuring music clips and an interview with the songwriter.

The Album

A Guide to Pop Music's Most Provocative, Influential, and Important Creations

Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313379068

Category: Music

Page: 1256

View: 1925

This four-volume work provides provocative critical analyses of 160 of the best popular music albums of the past 50 years, from the well-known and mainstream to the quirky and offbeat.

The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen

Author: Rob Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275989385

Category: Music

Page: 198

View: 3988

Examines the songs, albums, and compositions of one of America's most prominent singer-songwriters.

Before the Legend

The Rise of Bob Marley

Author: Christopher Farley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060539917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 8051

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.

Caribbean Popular Music

An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dancehall

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331589

Category: Music

Page: 345

View: 8896

Explore the singers, songwriters, history, culture, and even fashions of reggae and Caribbean music in this extensive A-Z encyclopedia appropriate for college and high school students as well as anyone who loves reggae music.

Listen to Bob Marley

The Man, the Music, the Revolution

Author: Bob Marley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453224947

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 8282

An inspiring collection of poems, meditations, and lyrics by one of the world’s most revered musical legends Bob Marley’s music defined a movement and forever changed a nation. Known worldwide for their message of peace and unity, Marley’s songs—from “One Love” to “Redemption Song” to “Three Little Birds”—have touched millions of lives. This collection is the best of Bob Marley presented in three parts: “The Man,” giving an in-depth look into the life of Bob Marley; “The Music,” comprising his most memorable lyrics as well as links to many of his songs in iTunes; and “The Revolution,” containing his meditations on social equality and the Rastafari movement. Enriched with iconic photographs, Listen to Bob Marley provides insight into a reggae legend, the inspirational man behind the music. This ebook features an introduction by daughter Cedella Marley and an illustrated biography of Cedella including rare photographs from her personal collection.

Bob Marley

Lyrical Genius

Author: Kwame Senu Neville Dawes

Publisher: Bobcat Books


Category: Music

Page: 357

View: 4732

The quintessential folk poet of the Third World, Bob Marley influenced generations of musicians and writers throughout the Western Hemisphere. Renowned poet and scholar Davies analyzes in detail what Marley's actual verses and lyrics meant when matched against the climate of the time and what it meant to be a black man in the modern world. 20 photos.

One Love

Life with Bob Marley & the Wailers

Author: Lee Jaffe,Roger Steffens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393051439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4120

A portrait of Bob Marley and the Wailers, told from the perspective of one of its band members, documents the two years that preceded Marley's achievement of stardom, years which were marked by the group's first American tour.

Noises in the Blood

Orality, Gender, and the “Vulgar” Body of Jamaican Popular Culture

Author: Carolyn Cooper

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822381923

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 8267

The language of Jamaican popular culture—its folklore, idioms, music, poetry, song—even when written is based on a tradition of sound, an orality that has often been denigrated as not worthy of serious study. In Noises in the Blood, Carolyn Cooper critically examines the dismissed discourse of Jamaica’s vibrant popular culture and reclaims these cultural forms, both oral and textual, from an undeserved neglect. Cooper’s exploration of Jamaican popular culture covers a wide range of topics, including Bob Marley’s lyrics, the performance poetry of Louise Bennett, Mikey Smith, and Jean Binta Breeze, Michael Thelwell’s novelization of The Harder They Come, the Sistren Theater Collective’s Lionheart Gal, and the vitality of the Jamaican DJ culture. Her analysis of this cultural "noise" conveys the powerful and evocative content of these writers and performers and emphasizes their contribution to an undervalued Caribbean identity. Making the connection between this orality, the feminized Jamaican "mother tongue," and the characterization of this culture as low or coarse or vulgar, she incorporates issues of gender into her postcolonial perspective. Cooper powerfully argues that these contemporary vernacular forms must be recognized as genuine expressions of Jamaican culture and as expressions of resistance to marginalization, racism, and sexism. With its focus on the continuum of oral/textual performance in Jamaican culture, Noises in the Blood, vividly and stylishly written, offers a distinctive approach to Caribbean cultural studies.

Complete Lyrics of Bob Marley

Songs of Freedom

Author: Bob Marley

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711986701

Category: Jamaican poetry

Page: 188

View: 7476

A collector's edition of over 100 classic songs written by the first global superstar of Jamaican music. From his earliest songs of the 1960s to his years with Island Records, these are the potent lyrics to the international reggae sound that was to make Bob Marley an unforgettable music legend.

The Very Best of Bob Marley (Songbook)

Author: Bob Marley

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 145847626X

Category: Music

Page: 56

View: 7001

(Strum It (Guitar)). 17 songs arranged for guitar with authentic chords in their original keys from this reggae master: I Shot the Sheriff * Jamming * No Woman No Cry * One Love * Redemption Song * Stir It Up * and more.

Visions of Zion

Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Author: Erin C. MacLeod

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479880752

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8938

In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. “Repatriation is a must!” they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since the movement originated in Jamaica in 1930s. They consider it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone of their faith. Though Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the Rastafari see themselves as returning members of the Ethiopian diaspora. In Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod offers the first in-depth investigation into how Ethiopians perceive Rastafari and Rastafarians within Ethiopia and the role this unique immigrant community plays within Ethiopian society. Rastafari are unusual among migrants, basing their movements on spiritual rather than economic choices. This volume offers those who study the movement a broader understanding of the implications of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian perspective into account, it argues that migrant and diaspora identities are the products of negotiation, and it illuminates the implications of this negotiation for concepts of citizenship, as well as for our understandings of pan-Africanism and south-south migration. Providing a rare look at migration to a non-Western country, this volume also fills a gap in the broader immigration studies literature.

The Deportees

Author: Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407013432

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6990

For the past few years Roddy Doyle has been writing stories for Metro Eireann, a newspaper started by, and aimed at, immigrants to Ireland. Each of the stories took a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance and importance in today's Ireland. The stories range from 'Guess Who's Coming to the Dinner', where a father who prides himself on his open-mindedness when his daughters talk about sex, is forced to confront his feelings when one of them brings home a black fella, to a terrifying ghost story, 'The Pram', in which a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides - in a phrase she has learnt - to 'scare them shitless'.

The Best of Bob Marley (Songbook)

Author: Bob Marley

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 147680186X

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 1021

(Easy Guitar). This terrific collection features 45 grooving favorites from the King of Reggae: Buffalo Soldier * Coming In from the Cold * Could You Be Loved * Exodus * Get Up Stand Up * I Shot the Sheriff * Is This Love * Jammin' * No Woman No Cry * Redemption Song * Three Little Birds * Trench Town Rock * Waiting in Vain * more.

Dread Talk

The Language of Rastafari

Author: Velma Pollard

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773520301

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 117

View: 8626

In Dread Talk Velma Pollard describes the language of Rastafari, tracing its development as an expansion of Jamaican Creole while showing how it is distinct both from Creole and Standard English. She demonstrates that dread talk must be understood in terms of Jamaican social history, emphasizing its religious origins, its evolution as a language of social protest, and its spread around the world through the Reggae music of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff. Dread Talk examines the effects of Rastafarian language on Creole in other parts of the Carribean, its influence in Jamaican poetry, and its effects on standard Jamaican English. This revised edition includes a new introduction that outlines the changes that have occurred since the book first appeared and a new chapter, "Dread Talk in the Diaspora," that discusses Rastafarian as used in the urban centres of North America and Europe. Pollard provides a wealth of examples of Rastafarian language-use and definitions, explaining how the evolution of these forms derives from the philosophical position of the Rasta speakers: "The socio-political image which the Rastaman has had of himself in a society where lightness of skin, economic status, and social privileges have traditionally gone together must be included in any consideration of Rastafarian words " for the man making the words is a man looking up from under, a man pressed down economically and socially by the establishment."