Wailing Blues - The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers

Author: John Masouri

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120352

Category: Music

Page: 600

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This full-blooded story of The Wailers puts the life, music and death of the legendary Bob Marley into a razor-sharp new perspective. The Wailers played with Marley on all of the hit singles and albums that made him a legend, yet their story since his death is a little-known saga of betrayal, greed and murder that is told here in its entirety for the first time. Written in collaboration with Aston 'Family Man' Barrett and other surviving band members, the book explores Marley's colourful journey from downtown Kingston onto the world stage. It covers the assassination attempt on Marley's life, his exile in London, the kidnapping and decapitation of the Barretts' father, and the death by gunfire of both Peter Tosh and drummer Carlton Barrett. Bitter acrimony followed Marley's own death from cancer as the iconic singer's legacy was parlayed into a multi-million dollar industry.
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I & I: The Natural Mystics

Marley, Tosh and Wailer

Author: Colin Grant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409027767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1975

Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trench Town R&B crooners, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley, swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two-tone suits for 1970s battle fatigues and dreadlocks to become the Wailers - one of the most influential groups in popular music. Now one of our best and brightest non-fiction writers examines for the first time the story of the legendary reggae band. Charting their complex relationship, their fluctuating fortunes, musical peak, and the politics and ideologies that provoked their split, Colin Grant shows us why they were not just extraordinary musicians, but also natural mystics. And, following a trail from Jamaica through Europe, America, Africa and back to the vibrant and volatile world of Trench Town, he travels in search of the last surviving Wailer.
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So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley

Author: Roger Steffens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393634795

Category: Music

Page: 480

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“Reggae’s chief eyewitness, dropping testimony on reggae’s chief prophet with truth, blood, and fire.” —Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author Renowned reggae historian Roger Steffens’s riveting oral history of Bob Marley’s life draws on four decades of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidants—many speaking publicly for the first time. Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as a “crucial voice” in the documentation of Marley’s legacy, Steffens spent years traveling with the Wailers and taking iconic photographs. Through eyewitness accounts of vivid scenes—the future star auditioning for Coxson Dodd; the violent confrontation between the Wailers and producer Lee Perry; the attempted assassination (and conspiracy theories that followed); the artist’s tragic death from cancer—So Much Things to Say tells Marley’s story like never before. What emerges is a legendary figure “who feels a bit more human” (The New Yorker).
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Steppin' Razor: The Life of Peter Tosh

Author: John Masouri

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 085712871X

Category: Music

Page: 300

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The very first biography of Peter Tosh, rude boy, founder member of The Wailers and a compelling recording artist in his own right. Tosh was Jamaica’s most controversial reggae star. A fiery advocate of Rastafari and African nationalism as well as the legalisation of marijuana, his uncompromising political stance won him a reputation as Jamaica’s Malcolm X. Now revered second only to Bob Marley among reggae audiences worldwide, Tosh was awarded the Order of Merit, Jamaica’s third highest honour, as the nation celebrated 50 years of Independence. Based on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Peter Tosh best, including Bunny Wailer and close associates, here are the stories behind hits like ‘Legalise It’, ‘Equal Rights’, ‘Get Up Stand Up’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’; Tosh’s infamous appearance at the 1978 One Love Peace Concert; and his now legendary adventures with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. One of reggae’s most extraordinary stories, the life of Peter Tosh came to an end when he was brutally murdered in 1987 amidst rumours involving the supernatural and Kingston’s criminal underworld. This is his story.
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The Life of Peter Tosh

Steppin' Razor

Author: John Masouri

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9781847728364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 486

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One of reggae's most extraordiinary stories, the life of Peter Tosh came to an end when he was brutally murdered in 1987. Now revered second only to Bob Marley among reggae audiences worldwide, Tosh was awarded the Order of Merit as Jamaica celebrated 50 years of independence. Set against a backdrop of 70s Jamaica, here are the stories behind hits like ""Legalise It,"" ""Equal Rights,"" ""Get Up Stand Up,"" and ""Johnny B. Goode;"" Tosh's famous appearances at the 1978 One Love Peace Concert and his now legendary adventures with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Tracing his recording career, we learn of his encounters with Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, and volatile relationships with Bob Marley and Lee ""Scratch"" Perry. Tosh's darker side is also revealed in tales of the singer's fascination with the occult and in unprecedented detail, his untimely and tragic demise."
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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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Bob Marley

The Life of a Musical Legend

Author: Gary Jeffrey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404208544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Biography, in graphic novel format, of Bob Marley, the reggae music genius.
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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

A Biography

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 436

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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Before the Legend

The Rise of Bob Marley

Author: Christopher Farley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061828815

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Bob Marley was a reggae superstar, a musical prophet who brought the sound of the Third World to the entire globe. Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley goes beyond the myth of Marley to bring you the private side of a man few people ever really knew. Drawing from original interviews with the people closest to Marleyincluding his widow, Rita, his mother, Cedella, his bandmate and childhood friend, Bunny Wailer, his producer Chris Blackwell, and many others—Legend paints an entirely fresh picture of one of the most enduring musical artists of our times. This is a portrait of an artist as a young man, from his birth in the tiny town of Nine Miles in the hills of Jamaica, to the making of his debut international record, "Catch a Fire." We see Marley on the tough streets of Trench Town before he found stardom, struggling to find his way in music, in love and in life, and we take the wild ride with him to worldwide acceptance and adoration. From the acclaimed journalist, Christopher John Farely, the author of the bestselling AALIYAH and the reporter who broke the story on Dave Chappelle's retreat to South Africa, Legend is bursting with fresh insights into Marley and Jamaica, and is the definitive story of Marley's early days.
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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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Simmer Down

The Early Wailers Story

Author: MR John Masouri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993375903

Category:

Page: 460

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John Masouri has written extensively on reggae music for over two decades. 'Simmer Down' is the final installment of his trilogy of books about the Wailers. This time he's gone back to the very beginning, and written about the original trio of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston, who made the journey from doo-wop to dreadlocks and changed the face of reggae music before splintering apart amidst growing differences and ultimately betrayal. It's a tale set in the 60s and early 70s against a backdrop of Kingston shantytowns, rude boys, gang wars, political violence, Black Power, police harassment and Rastafari. Insider quotes - many of them previously unpublished - reveal little-known facts about the Wailers' early lives in Trench Town and their adventures with Coxsone Dodd, Rasta elder Mortimo Planno, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Johnny Nash and Chris Blackwell, among others. New light is also shed on the group's inner dynamics, and how they were tested to the limit by Marley's solo ambitions. This book is an attempt to uncover the real story behind the early Wailers' rise to fame and just as importantly, it's also a celebration of the music that continues to inspire successive generations of reggae fans from around the world. John Masouri's previous books include 'Wailing Blues: The Story Of Bob Marley's Wailers' and 'Steppin' Razor: The Life Of Peter Tosh, ' both published by Omnibus Press.
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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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Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius

Author: Kwame Dawes

Publisher: Bobcat Books

ISBN: 0857128388

Category: Music

Page: 370

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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.
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Reggae Routes

The Story of Jamaican Music

Author: Kevin O'Brien Chang,Wayne Chen

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566396295

Category: Music

Page: 246

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Looks at the history of Reggae music and traces its development in Jamaica
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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

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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.
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Dub

Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae

Author: Michael Veal

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574422

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Winner of the ARSC’s Award for Best Research (History) in Folk, Ethnic, or World Music (2008) When Jamaican recording engineers Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock, Errol Thompson, and Lee “Scratch” Perry began crafting “dub” music in the early 1970s, they were initiating a musical revolution that continues to have worldwide influence. Dub is a sub-genre of Jamaican reggae that flourished during reggae’s “golden age” of the late 1960s through the early 1980s. Dub involves remixing existing recordings—electronically improvising sound effects and altering vocal tracks—to create its unique sound. Just as hip-hop turned phonograph turntables into musical instruments, dub turned the mixing and sound processing technologies of the recording studio into instruments of composition and real-time improvisation. In addition to chronicling dub’s development and offering the first thorough analysis of the music itself, author Michael Veal examines dub’s social significance in Jamaican culture. He further explores the “dub revolution” that has crossed musical and cultural boundaries for over thirty years, influencing a wide variety of musical genres around the globe. Ebook Edition Note: Seven of the 25 illustrations have been redacted.
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Soon Come

Jamaican Spirituality, Jamaican Poetics

Author: Hugh Hodges

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813926834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Soon Come celebrates Jamaican poetry as an expression and extension of the island’s rich spiritual traditions, offering fresh insights into some of the late twentieth century’s most important and influential poetry. Drawing inspiration from the history of Myal, Kumina, Revivalism, and Rastafari, Hodges develops a critical language for the discussion of a wide range of Jamaican texts, both oral and written. Beginning with traditional proverbs and Anancy stories, Soon Come explores healing rituals, possession rites, and miracles in Revival hymns; the seminal poetry of Claude McKay, Una Marson, and Louise Bennett; the Rastafari-influenced reggae of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Bunny Wailer, and Ras Michael; the dub poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson and Mutabaruka; and the groundbreaking work of Dennis Scott, Anthony McNeill, and Lorna Goodison. What emerges is a profoundly hopeful vision of Jamaican poetry as an ongoing ritual that engenders the future even as it reimagines the past. Written in a lively, accessible style, Soon Come will appeal as much to the general reader as to the academic, to the serious Bob Marley fan as much as to the student of New World religious traditions.
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Marley & ich

Unser Leben mit dem frechsten Hund der Welt

Author: John Grogan

Publisher: Page und Turner

ISBN: 3641168570

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Marley & ich – ein Hund und eine Seele! Braune Augen, goldenes Fell und geballte Lebensfreude: Das ist Marley. Seit er als Labradorwelpe zu den Grogans kam, hält er die Familie auf Trab. Seine Liebesbezeugungen sind so stürmisch wie ehrlich, seine Missachtung von Verboten so unbekümmert wie folgenreich. Doch Marleys Herz ist unendlich groß und so voller Liebe, dass niemand mehr den frechsten Hund der Welt missen möchte. Die bezaubernde Geschichte von Marley, dem charmanten Chaos-Labrador, zeigt, was Liebe und Treue für das wahre Lebensglück bedeuten.
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Auf Tour mit Bob Marley

ein Insider erzählt

Author: Mark Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854453499

Category: Reggae musicians

Page: 204

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