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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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

Herald of a Postcolonial World?

Author: Jason Toynbee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745657370

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Is Bob Marley the only third world superstar? How did he achieve this unique status? In this captivating new study of one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century, Jason Toynbee sheds new light on issues such as Marley’s contribution as a musician and public intellectual, how he was granted access to the global media system, and what his music means in cultural and political terms. Tracing Marley’s life and work from Jamaica to the world stage, Toynbee suggests that we need to understand Marley first and foremost as a ‘social author’. Trained in the co-operative yet also highly competitive musical laboratory of downtown Kingston, Marley went on to translate reggae into a successful international style. His crowning achievement was to mix postcolonial anger and hope with Jamaican textures and beats to produce the first world music. However the period since his death has been marked by brutal and intensifying inequality in the capitalist world system. There is an urgent need, then, to reconsider the nature of his legacy. Toynbee does this in the concluding chapters, weighing Marley’s impact as advocate of human emancipation against his marginalisation as a ‘Natural Mystic’ and pretext for disengagement from radical politics.
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The Words and Music of Bob Marley

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275989354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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

The Untold Story

Author: Chris Salewicz

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007255543

Category: Reggae musicians

Page: 420

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What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock'n'roll?How is that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans across the globe?May 11, 1981, a little after 11.30 in the morning, and Bob Marley - only thirty-six years old - died. The man who introduced reggae to a worldwide audience, Bob Marley was a hero figure, in the classic mythological sense. From immensely humble beginnings, with talent and religious belief his only weapons, the Jamaican recording artist applied himself with unstinting perseverance to spreading his prophetic musical message.In 1980, the European tour of Bob Marley And The Wailers played to the largest audiences a musical act had up to that point experienced there. Sales of Marley's albums before his death were spectacular; in the years since he died, they are phenomenal.Chris Salewicz, bestselling author of Redemption Song, the classic biography of Joe Strummer, interviewed Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1979. Now, for the first time, in this thorough and detailed account of Bob Marley's life and the world in which he grew up and came to dominate, Salewicz brings to life not only the Rastafari religion and the musical scene in Jamaica, but also the spirit of the man himself. Interviews with dozens of people who knew Marley and have never spoken before are woven through the narrative, as Salewicz seeks to explain why he has become such an enigmatic and heroic figure.
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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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The Book of Exodus

The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century

Author: Vivien Goldman

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307421864

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Follow the Sacred Journey to Create One of the Lasting Musical Masterpieces of Our Time Bob Marley is one of our most important and influential artists. Recorded in London after an assassination attempt on his life sent Marley into exile from Jamaica, Exodus is the most lasting testament to his social conscience. Named by Time magazine as “Album of the Century,” Exodus is reggae superstar Bob Marley’s masterpiece of spiritual exploration. Vivien Goldman was the first journalist to introduce mass white audiences to the Rasta sounds of Bob Marley. Throughout the late 1970s, Goldman was a fly on the wall as she watched reggae grow and evolve, and charted the careers of many of its superstars, especially Bob Marley. So close was Vivien to Bob and the Wailers that she was a guest at his Kingston home just days before gunmen came in a rush to kill “The Skip.” Now, in The Book of Exodus, Goldman chronicles the making of this album, from its conception in Jamaica to the raucous but intense all-night studio sessions in London. But The Book of Exodus is so much more than a making-of-a-record story. This remarkable book takes us through the history of Jamaican music, Marley’s own personal journey from the Trench Town ghetto to his status as global superstar, as well as Marley’s deep spiritual practice of Rastafari and the roots of this religion. Goldman also traces the biblical themes of the Exodus story, and its practical relevance to us today, through various other art forms, leading up to and culminating with Exodus. Never before has there been such an intimate, first-hand portrait of Marley’s spirituality, his political involvement, and his life in exile in London, leading up to histriumphant return to the stage in Jamaica at the Peace Concert of 1978. Here is an unforgettable portrait of Bob Marley and an acutely perceptive appreciation of his musical and spiritual legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Bob Marley, My Son

Author: Cedella Marley Booker,Anthony C. Winkler

Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub

ISBN: 9781630760779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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The mother of the reggae pioneer tells the story of her son in a poignant memoir of life with this icon of world music, detailing her son's involvement with Rastafarianism, the women in Marley's life, his rise to success, and his battle with cancer.
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