History Music / BobMarley

30th Nov '16 9:39:20 PM Xtifr
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'''Bob Marley''' (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician who popularized {{reggae}} as a musical art and (by association) Rastafari as a religious movement throughout Jamaica and the world at large.

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'''Bob Marley''' Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician who popularized {{reggae}} as a musical art and (by association) Rastafari as a religious movement throughout Jamaica and the world at large.
24th Oct '16 10:40:43 PM thelivingtoad
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Redemption Song" is an acoustic folk song with very few traces of reggae on it.
28th Sep '16 4:34:06 AM onionmaster
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** Bob's track "Rebel Music (3 O Clock Roadblock)" became an iconic song of dub music, with numerous mixes being made. Bob seemed to encourage this as the B-Side of his own single was his own dub version, as opposed to just an instrumental, and several unreleased mixes have leaked as well. The version by Augustus Pablo on his Ital Dub album particularly increased the popularity of the song by taking it into completely new territory.
16th Jun '16 3:46:34 PM onionmaster
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** The lyrics on the songs on "Uprising" are about his knowledge that he was dying of cancer and that it would be his last album. He often expresses concerns about how people close to him will cope ("We And Dem"), his inability to change the political landscape within his lifetime ("Real Situation" and "Redemption Song") and wrote "Coming In From The Cold" at the last minute as a song to help fans cope with his death.
16th Jun '16 3:37:22 PM onionmaster
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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: An unnamed song from a 1968 demo tape borrows some lyrics from Bunny's Studio One track "Who Feels It Knows It" and also features lyrics and melody that would be reused in "Cheer Up" and "Crisis". He would soon after remodel the song into "Cheer Up" but reuse the leftover parts as "Crisis" about 9 years later. Interestingly, he not only still borrowed those lyrics from "Who Feels It Knows It" but used the song's title as a hook, without crediting Bunny.



** Bob's lyrics gradually got more and more political as they went on. The lyrics of albums from Rastaman Vibration onwards are predominantly directed at rallying people together to take a stand against oppression. The Wailers, for a long time, would talk about everyday situations in the ghetto, having a good time or problems with crime.



* GodIsLoveSongs: Most of them reference God (''Jah'') in one way or another. Some of the more specific ones are "Hallelujah Time", "So Jah Say", "Redemption Song", "Want More", "Zion Train", "Forever Loving Jah", "Give Thanks & Praises",...

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* GodIsLoveSongs: Most of them reference God (''Jah'') in one way or another. Some of the more specific ones are Bunny's "Hallelujah Time", "So Jah Say", "Redemption Song", "Want More", "Zion Train", "Forever Loving Jah", "Give Thanks & Praises",...
17th Mar '16 9:49:51 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: Bob knew that the stereotype of {{Reggae}} was happy, sunshine holiday music, and so recorded more poppy singles that sat alongside his more serious political work (a pre-Island example being "Sugar Sugar" and two Island examples being "Shine Jamaica" and "Three Little Birds"). He even had the album ''Kaya'' mixed in that style, in the knowledge it would draw in fans for its highly political successor, ''Survival''.
1st Oct '15 6:45:06 PM igordebraga
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'''Bob Marley''' (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician who popularized reggae as a musical art and (by association) Rastafari as a religious movement throughout Jamaica and the world at large.

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'''Bob Marley''' (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician who popularized reggae {{reggae}} as a musical art and (by association) Rastafari as a religious movement throughout Jamaica and the world at large.
30th Jul '15 12:50:32 AM unwell619
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** According to his mother his last words were "Jesus, take me".
30th Jul '15 12:35:19 AM unwell619
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* RealMenLoveJesus: Was raised Catholic, then became a committed Rastafari and near the end of his life converted to Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.
14th Apr '15 5:29:30 AM Tonestronaut
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* ''[[Music/KayaBobMarleyAlbum Kaya]] (1978)

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* ''[[Music/KayaBobMarleyAlbum Kaya]] Kaya]]'' (1978)
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