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Bob Marley

(1945—1981) Jamaican reggae singer, guitarist, and songwriter

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African Herbsman (Bob Marley album)

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Prior to the universal success that Bob Marley later experienced, he was already a giant at home. Having worked with all the legendary producers, he still could not find the ...

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Babylon By Bus (Bob Marley album)

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Capturing Bob Marley and the Wailers at their creative peak, Babylon By Bus is a righteously grooving collection of recordings from the group’s 1978 European tour. An excellent companion to...

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Burnin' (Bob Marley album)

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Catch A Fire launched Jamaica’s Wailers into international prominence with a brilliant cross of reggae and rock. Purists did fault its emphasis on the latter, a criticism...

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Catch A Fire (Bob Marley album)

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One of the biggest drawbacks of the CD age was the lack of potential for the covers. The original issue of this pivotal album came in the shape of a ...

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Exodus (Bob Marley album)

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Bob Marley’s consistent (certainly by reggae standards) album career has proffered many great songbooks, of which Exodus is just one good example. The singles ‘One Love’ and ‘Jamming’ will...

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Kaya (Bob Marley album)

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Bob Marley is in a mellow and happy mood as the album opens with ‘excuse me while I light my spliff’ on ‘Easy Skanking’ and maintains the feeling throughout. ‘Kaya’ ...

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Legend (Bob Marley album)

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Although reggae is still perceived as a minor specialist genre, when it presses the button right, the music captures the hearts of the masses. Bob Marley is a giant, similar ...

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Live! (Bob Marley album)

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Nobody who likes music could fail to be emotionally moved by this album, and not just because Bob Marley is no longer with us. It was a special live treat ...

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Natty Dread (Bob Marley album)

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Out on his own following the defection of Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, this album saw Bob Marley utilizing the talents of the I-Threes for the first time. There was ...

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Rastaman Vibration (Bob Marley album)

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The overwhelming sadness of the song ‘Johnny Was’ seems to cling to the entire album like a sore. The power of Bob Marley consoling a mother after her son has ...

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Roots (Bob Marley album)

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The association between the Wailers and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, which lasted from 1967 until 1972, produced some of the finest and, oddly, least-known work in the Marley canon. A confluence ...

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Songs Of Freedom (Bob Marley album)

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During his life, Bob Marley established himself as one of the giants of modern music; supporters and proselytizers might even try and place him on a par with the likes ...

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Uprising (Bob Marley album)

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Bob Marley generated a staggering number of records during his brief time. Although he recorded his first recordings in the early 60s, it was not until the 1973 release of ...

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