This CD is a nice live hip hop reggae sort of sound. The new album will be out soon. Also keep buying the Jahcoustic stuff @https://www.tradebit.com and CDBABY. But what is more interesting than anything that can be written about this album are these little tid bits of info:
Bob Marley''s birth name was Nesta Robert Marley. He was persuaded by a passport agent to flip it around when getting his first passport. His mother always called him Nesta. Most people called him Bob, Skip, Skipper, Tuff Gong, Gong and sometimes Natural Mystic.
He was 36 when he died of melanoma skin cancer. It was first detected when he injured his toe playing football in France.
Bob father was a white Jamaican and his mother was a black Jamaican. Some recent reasearch has shown that Bob''s father may have been of mixed race himself, just like Bob. Pictures show him as looking like a white man and Bob''s mother and friends of his all describe him as a white man-even Bob. His father was a small man just like Bob.
His father was the one who chose Nesta as his name. Mother B did not know what it meant at the time. She later learned it meant Messenger.
Mother B is the name Bob''s mother is most often referred to as.
Bob said I don''t dip on the black man''s side or the white man''s side. I dip on God''s side.
Bob was a devout Rastaman. He could recite the King James bible backwards and forwards.
Bob wrote the alltime best line in all of popular music in his song Trenchtown Rock...."One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain."
Time Magazine named his album EXODUS as the best album of the 20th century.
The NY Times named him the most influential artist of the 2nd half of the 20th century.
The BBC named his song One Love the anthem of the 20th century.
Bob''s bass player Aston Barrett or Family Man or Fams is regarded as one of the best bass players of all time. His younger brother Carly is regarded as one of the best drummers of all time.
There are well over 300 books published worldwide on Bob. There are approx 4-10 new releases a year.
Some people say there has never been and will never be a better songwriter, performer and messenger than Bob.
Bob''s 60th birthday celebration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia attracted over 500,000 people.
Bob''s concert at the San Siro stadium in Italy attracted approx 110,000 fans. Pope John Paul II attracted 80,000 people a week earlier to the same stadium.
Bob financed his entire trip to play the independence concert in Zimbabwe. The first show had an interuption due to tear gas. The people were unaware of encore''s so after Bob finished the set they all left. Bob decided to play a 2nd show the next day.
Bob wrote approx 500 songs.
Fans who collect live concerts, demos, rehersals, acoustic recordings and legit releases can have well over 500 CD''s. If you include vinyl records, tapes and other sources a collector can have thousands of Bob Marley recordings.
Bob liked to play ping pong and foosball.
Bob once drove a silver BMW because he said it stood for Bob Marley & The Wailers. He later changed to a Jeep.
Family Man sued Island records and the Marley estate in 2005 for back pay in royalties. The case was heard in London. People such as Rita Marley and Chris Blackwell testified that the Barrett brothers were mearly hired hands and more or less studio guys. Sadly Fams lost the case and under UK law had to pay the other sides legal fees. He lost his house and much more. Fams continues to tour with The Wailers Band and spread Bob''s message-just like Bob would have wanted him to do.
It is has been reported that Bob Marley was the most photographed person at one time.
Schools such as Berkley in Boston teach courses on Bob and his music.
The original Trinity of The Wailers is Bob,Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. After a final show in Jamaica in 1975, Peter and Bunny both struck out on solo ventures. Bunny is the only one alive today in the flesh and continues to release albums.
Peter was assasinated in his Jamaican home in 1987. He was shot by a so called friend who was there to rob Peter.
Wacko''s try to push a theory that Bob was somehow killed by the CIA who injected him with the melanoma skin cancer. These conspiracies are soundly dismissed if even entertained at all. You can''t inject cancer into a human and have it kill them. The sad truth is that Bob knew he had cancer but continued to skip doctor appointments for years.
It has been reported that Bob''s album sales worldwide including the millions of bootleg albums is aproaching the billion mark. Many of his markets still use tape cassettes only such as India.
Many worldwide travelers say the only face you will see in all four corners of the earth is that of Bob Marley. From Brazil to Tibet, From Denmark to New Zealand-Bob is everywhere.
Bob''s last show was at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburg in 1980. After the show Bob was checked over by many a doctor and it was decided he would go to Germany to a special cancer clinic. The clinic gave up on Bob in the spring of 1981. In route back to Jamaica, Bob died in the hospital in Miami, FL.
Many people say Bob never died his music lives on every day.
Bob sells more records and memorabilia every year.
There may be more Bob Marley t-shirts than any other band in history.
Peter Tosh was the first artist signed to the Rolling Stones record label.
Bob has 13 children. Many of them are in the music industry including Ziggy, Kymani, Stephen, Damian and Julian. 2 of the girls sang in the Melody Makers-Cedella and Sharon. A couple of them are now in the clotheing industry. One son Rohan played college football for Miami.
Some say in 100 years from now Bob Marley''s music will be the only music from today still being listened to. Hard to say if it will be the only, but it will be listened https://www.tradebit.com Bob said his music will go on foriver.
Some say Peter Tosh''s music will outlive Bob''s. Some say they are lock step and will continue on together.
Sometimes there seems to be rift between die hard Tosh fans and die hard Marley fans. It is mush easier to love em both. They both deserve it.
Bob''s face has been on the cover of thousands and thousands of magazines and Newspapers worldwide.
Bob lived in JA, Miami, Delaware, Germany and London.
Bob''s final resting place is in Nine Miles, JA. There is a mausoleum there next to the 2 room house that he once lived in with Rita. It is a wonderful place to visit and be close to Bob. There is also a Marley museum located at the house Bob lived in in the city in JA. It is located at 56 Hope Road.
They say Bob rarely turned down an interview.
At the turn of the century in NYC, they sealed a time capsul to be opened in the year 3000. The only music video they included was that of Bob''s "LIVE" release.
Bob released his first song in 1962 entitled Judge Not on the Beverly label.
In 2001 Bob received a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1994 Bob was inducted into the Rock N'' Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1978 Bob received the International Peace Medal.
Bob was awarded the Order of Merit in Jamaica. That is why sometimes you will see OM after his name.
If Bob had not been a musician he would have been a soccer player. But Bob had no choice, he was put on earth to do what he did. It was out of his control.
There are many phases of Bob''s music icluding-Ska, Rocksteady, early reggae and roots reggae.
Some say his work with Producer Lee Perry was the best output of his life. Many think his albums with Island records was his best. Some say it all his best and Bob never recorded a bad song.
Some claim that "The Best of" album released by L Kong was the first true reggae album as opposed to albums containing a collection of singles. I tend to think that Catch a Fire was the first planned full reggae album. I think that The Wailers did not plan to go into the studio with Kong to make an album. They went into cut some songs which were all released as singles. It was not until later that Kong himself decided to put all the singles together and release the album. Bunny Wailer says otherwise.
There are some valuable books about Bob that are must owns. One is the Definitive Discography of Bob Marley and The Wailers by Roger Steffens and Leroy Jodie Pierson. An invaluable book that list 99.7% of the songs Bob, Peter and Bunny recorded. One of the best biographies is Bob Marley by Stepehen Davis. There have been a slew of new releases lately with some of them containing new info. Some of the nice ones are Before The Legend By Christopher John Farley and Book of Exodus by Viv Goldman. These are just a couple of examples-there are many more.
Some of Bob''s 7" singles can fetch over $1,000.
The most prized piece of memorabilia one could obtain would be something owned by Bob. Clothes, Guitars, shoes, etc....
There has been a series of baseball cards devoted to Bob.
There has also been a comic book series devoted to Bob released by Marvel Comics.
Bob took his own cook on tour with him so he could always eat his Ital food.
Bob had said his only vice was plenty of woman. Bob rarely drank alcohol, did not do drugs, ate a vegan Ital diet and got plenty of excercise.
There may be more bootlegged albums of Bob''s available than any other artist. They seem to pop up by the day.
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