Wake Up and Live: The Life of Bob Marley

A Graphic Novel

Author: Jim McCarthy

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783237740

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 1296

Wake Up and Live is a bold graphic novel depicting the life of Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter and musician Bob Marley. As a committed Rastafari, he became a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity, a harbinger of peace and truth who resonated with audiences worldwide. Diagnosed with cancer in 1977, Bob Marley finally succumbed to the disease on 11 May 1981 at the age of 36. A hero in his own time, he is now considered one of the most influential musicians ever. Wake Up and Live celebrates this journey, capturing the spirit of both the man and the music in every vivid frame. When he died, the Jamaican Prime Minister said Bob Marley had been 'an experience which left an indelible imprint with each encounter. Such a man cannot be erased from the mind. He is part of the collective consciousness of the nation'.

Catch A Fire: The Life Of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857121367

Category: Music

Page: 556

View: 9751

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

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

View: 5069

“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).

Bob Marley

A Biography

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 8604

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.

When My Mind Met My Soul

Author: Dina Biscotti Barnes

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452578265

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 204

View: 3551

When My Mind Met My Soul is a spiritual introduction of your mind to your soul. What is created is a lovely tapestry of spiritual awakenings, interwoven with the messages of great awakened beings. As you re-acquaint with your inner divinity, your soul expands, and your perception is shifted into unity. Be guided toward transcending, soul perception and one love. Find inspiration from great masters and reggae music. Join the soul conversation as our divinity links together as one. As we play spiritual hide-and-seek, learn to be keenly aware of spirit in everything. As we live from within, the life you see in front of your face changes with spiritual sight. When your mind meets your soul and you know all there is to know, you remember your eternal presence essence. As your spiritual roots strengthen and your soul grows, your experience becomes infused with the infinite. This is your re-introduction.

Bob Marley and the Wailers

The Ultimate Illustrated History

Author: Richie Unterberger

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5925

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.

CultureShock! Philippines

Author: Alfredo Roces,Grace Roces

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814634905

Category: Travel

Page: 353

View: 2751

CultureShock! Philippines is a survival guide for anyone living, working or wanting to discover life in the Philippines. Settling into a foreign land is never easy, but with this book you will learn to understand the importance of “amor-propio”, appreciate the Filipino ways and learn about the history and culture of this diverse country. Find out the importance of family to the Filipinos, how to communicate with the locals and learn the appropriate business etiquette. Packed with a resource guide, glossary, contact numbers, website addresses and useful advice, CultureShock! Philippines is essential for anyone wanting to fit in and enjoy life in the Philippines.

Iron Balloons

Hit Fiction from Jamaica's Calabash Writer's Workshop

Author: Colin Channer

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617750921

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 7364

Reggae's rebel spirit blazes in this hot selection of short fiction from Jamaica's Calabash Writer's Workshop. Set in the Caribbean and the U.S.A., the stories sweep across a range of moods and genres to create a narrative LP of fascinating voices. From the old lady who gives a "how to" speech on beating children, to the schizophrenic singer who thinks he's Bob Marley, to the hotel maid who gets a sexual offer that she can't refuse, the diverse mix of characters are linked by the fundamental principle that all cliched conventions must be shouted off the page. In the proudly odd tradition of Jamaican music, the selections seek to entertain while asking daring questions that provoke new ideas into being. Contributors include: Colin Channer, Elizabeth Nunez, Marlon James, Kwame Dawes, Kaylie Jones, Geoffrey Philp, Rudolph Wallace, Konrad Kirlew, Alwin Bully, A-dZiko Simba, and Sharon Leach.

Flip Your Coin

Author: John P. Ogwu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483610772

Category: Self-Help

Page: 70

View: 678

Before now flipping a coin settled who took which side and who first passes the ball in a game of soccer. John Philip advances to change all that conception in this provocatively inspirational and motivational articulation of sublime thoughts which is set to rock bookshelves around the world. FLIP YOUR COIN grapples with existential issues and answers deep-seated question of everyday life situation. This literary menu will be both satiating and salutary for attentive minds and those who are desirous of integral growth and better striving in a world infested with lots of puzzles.

Bob Marley

Author: Stephen Davis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 2600


Bob Marley

the man and his music

Author: Eleanor Wint,Carolyn Cooper

Publisher: Arawak Pub


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

View: 2770


No woman no cry

mein Leben mit Bob Marley

Author: Rita Marley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783941376182


Page: 272

View: 3919


Home-based Economic Activities and Caribbean Urban Livelihoods

Vulnerability, Ambition and Impact in Paramaribo and Port of Spain

Author: Hebe Verrest

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9056294903

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 2336

Poor urban households in the economic 'south' deploy various livelihood activities. One of these is a Home-Based Economic Activity (HBEA), e.g. sales of home-made snacks or car maintenance. This study examines the prevalence, organisation and relevance of HBEAs in four neighbourhoods in the Caribbean cities Paramaribo (Suriname) and Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago). Recent economic developments in these countries diverge; Suriname recovers slowly from a crisis while Trinidad and Tobago's economy is buoyant. These economic features together with local political developments have produced distinct institutional contexts. This gives ground for a comparison between the two cities. In addition, the study discusses the relevance of currently popular policies on entrepreneurship and micro-finance. The above issues have been assessed through use of multiple quantitative and qualitative methods. The study shows that forty percent of households in the examined neighbourhoods earn money through operating HBEAs. These are mainly operated by women and assist households in improving their livelihoods from a level of survival to a level of security. Most HBEA-operators aim at earning additional incomes and reducing vulnerability. Only a small group meets the image of the classic operator who innovates, takes risk and aims at growth and profit. The two groups organize their HBEA in very distinct ways. Differences between Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago are small. First of all economic growth has limited impact on assets and vulnerability of low-income groups. Moreover, policies aiming at stimulation of entrepreneurship such as micro-credit are relevant to classic entrepreneurs and not to the largegroup of security-seeking HBEA-operators.

Bob Marley

Lyrical Genius

Author: Kwame Senu Neville Dawes

Publisher: Bobcat Books


Category: Music

Page: 357

View: 1065

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.

Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy

The Porpoise Driven Life

Author: Erin McKenna,Scott L. Pratt

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 081269659X

Category: Music

Page: 234

View: 2536

An examination of the philosophical aspects of Jimmy Buffett's music, presented in a series of articles that also explores the ways in which to approach philosophy from a perspective of Buffett's works, evaluates key questions about ancient and contemporary philosophers from Epicurus and Diogenes to John Dewey and Judith Butler. Original.

Bob Marley

Songs of African Redemption

Author: Adebayo Ojo

Publisher: Malthouse Press

ISBN: 9789780231187

Category: Music

Page: 169

View: 2351

Bob Marley is one of the most legendary artists of our time - his music continues to inspire, both in its protest engagement, and the sense of empowerment his songs give. However, among the masses of people congregating around the reggae-culture movement, appreciable knowledge of the essence of his life, music and message is rare. This book is not just another facts-and-figures folio but a serious appraisal of the meaning and purpose of those songs, and interpretations.


Author: Keith Richards

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641051746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

View: 8780

Ein großes Leben – der Rolling Stone erzählt Bei den Rolling Stones erschuf Keith Richards die Songs, die die Welt veränderten. Sein Leben ist purer Rock’n’Roll. Jetzt endlich erzählt er selbst seine atemberaubende Geschichte inmitten eines »crossfire hurricane«. Und er tut dies mit einer entwaffnenden Ehrlichkeit, die bis heute sein Markenzeichen geblieben ist. Die Geschichte, auf die wir alle gewartet haben – unverwechselbar, kompromisslos und authentisch. Wie er als Kind in England die Platten von Chuck Berry und Muddy Waters rauf und runter hörte. Wie er Gitarre lernte und mit Mick Jagger und Brian Jones die bis heute größte Rockband aller Zeiten gründete – die Rolling Stones. Er berichtet von dem frühen Ruhm und den berüchtigten Drogen-Razzien, die ihm sein Image als ewiger Rebell und Volksheld einbrachten. Wie er die unsterblichen Riffs zu Songs wie »Jumpin’ Jack Flash« oder »Honky Tonk Women« erfand. Die Beziehung mit Anita Pallenberg und der tragische Tod von Brian Jones. Die Flucht vor der Steuerfahndung nach Frankreich, die legendären Konzerte und Tourneen in den USA. Isolation und Sucht. Die Liebe zu Patti Hansen. Streitereien mit Mick Jagger und die anschließende Versöhnung. Heirat, Familie, die Soloalben und die Xpensive Winos – und das, was am Ende bleibt.