History Music / BobMarley

25th Nov '17 5:25:49 PM ClintEastwood
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* CutSong: "Catch A Fire" was delivered to Island including the songs "High Tide Or Low Tide" and "All Day All Night". Chris Blackwell felt that "High Tide Or Low Tide" was too soft for the militant rock image he thought the group should focus on, and that "All Day All Night" was too similar to other tracks and made the album drag on a bit too long. Bob Marley (who wrote both songs) was ok with this, and the tracks did not receive the overdubbing and editing the rest of the album did. Eventually the tracks were released, but not reinstated till the album as intended until the original mix appeared on the Deluxe Edition many years later. Blackwell said that he loves the tracks and that cutting them was a mistake that made business sense at the time. "High Tide Or Low Tide" has been VindicatedByHistory from its appearance as a central theme in the Marley movie.
** Multiple news stories from before Burnin' was released indicate Bunny Wailer's "Reincarnated Souls" and "The Oppressed Song" were going to be included on the album. An early mix of "Reincarnated Souls" had also appeared as the b-side to "Concrete Jungle". They were cut because Bunny already had two songs "Hallelujah Time" and "Pass It On" on the album, and instead saved for his solo album "Blackheart Man". In addition, Bunny says that his dislike of Blackwell's favoritism towards Marley caused him to specifically pull "Reincarnated Souls". Similarly, Peter Tosh cut a version of his old track "No Sympathy" for the album but it was not included, instead being saved for "Legalize It". All the intended album mixes were later released as bonus tracks on the 2001 remaster of Burnin'.
*** "Chant Down Babylon" was supposed to be the opening track on Uprising, but Bob wrote "Coming In From The Cold" at the last minute. "Chant Down Babylon" later appeared on Confrontation. Similarly, the 'band version' of "Redemption Song" was supposed to be on Uprising but replaced by the acoustic version as Chris Blackwell felt it had more crossover potential (which it did). The band version was later a B-Side.



** This is also true of One Love. In its original 1965 incarnation, it was one of many Impressions songs the group covered.

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** This is also true of One Love."One Love". In its original 1965 incarnation, it was one of many Impressions songs the group covered.



** Typical of the ska era, some Studio One songs have lyrics purely about dancing, with the weirdest example being the otherwise rasta or political oriented Peter Tosh's Hoot Nanny Hoot.

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** Typical of the ska era, some Studio One songs have lyrics purely about dancing, with the weirdest example being the otherwise rasta or political oriented Peter Tosh's Hoot "Hoot Nanny Hoot.Hoot".
3rd Nov '17 8:09:51 AM dlchen145
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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 Robert Nesta "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.
30th Oct '17 4:25:26 AM onionmaster
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** Multiple news stories from before Burnin' was released indicate Bunny Wailer's "Reincarnated Souls" and "The Oppressed Song" were going to be included on the album. An early mix of "Reincarnated Souls" had also appeared as the b-side to "Concrete Jungle". They were cut because Bunny already had two songs "Hallelujah Time" and "Pass It On" on the album, and instead saved for his solo album "Blackheart Man". Similarly, Peter Tosh cut a version of his old track "No Sympathy" for the album but it was not included, instead being saved for "Legalize It". All the intended album mixes were later released as bonus tracks on the 2001 remaster of Burnin'.

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** Multiple news stories from before Burnin' was released indicate Bunny Wailer's "Reincarnated Souls" and "The Oppressed Song" were going to be included on the album. An early mix of "Reincarnated Souls" had also appeared as the b-side to "Concrete Jungle". They were cut because Bunny already had two songs "Hallelujah Time" and "Pass It On" on the album, and instead saved for his solo album "Blackheart Man". In addition, Bunny says that his dislike of Blackwell's favoritism towards Marley caused him to specifically pull "Reincarnated Souls". Similarly, Peter Tosh cut a version of his old track "No Sympathy" for the album but it was not included, instead being saved for "Legalize It". All the intended album mixes were later released as bonus tracks on the 2001 remaster of Burnin'.



* 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.
** This is also true of One Love. In its original 1965 incarnation, it was one of many Impressions songs the group covered.

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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: Though released separately, for intents and purposes "Exodus" and "Kaya" were a double album, with all their tracks recorded during the same sessions. Whilst "Exodus" has more horn-led songs designed for a live set, "Kaya" has a more stripped down production designed for unwinding to.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: An unnamed song from a 1968 demo tape borrows some lyrics from Bunny's Bunny Wailer'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.
** This is also true of One Love. In its original 1965 incarnation, it was one of many Impressions songs the group covered. covered.
** The Wailers themselves diverged from a harmony group at Studio One, to having very specific personalities in their solo work. Whilst they always shared themes, Bob was the most romantic, Peter the most political, and Bunny the most spiritual.



** Typical of the ska era, some Studio One songs have lyrics purely about dancing, with the weirdest example being the otherwise rasta or political oriented Peter Tosh's Hoot Nanny Hoot.



** 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.
* RealMenLoveJesus: Was raised Catholic, then became a committed Rastafari and near the end of his life converted to Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

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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 included "Coming In From The Cold" at the last minute (written a few years earlier) as a song to help fans cope with his death.
* RealMenLoveJesus: Was raised Catholic, then became a committed Rastafari and near the end of his life converted to Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. He stated that his belief in Christianity still had Haile Selassie as the messiah, just that the Western Bible had been changed compared to the Ethiopian one which he regarded as real.


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* RearrangeTheSong: Numerous examples of this, but an interesting one is "She's Gone", which in its demo period, featured an unusual minor-key intro and bridge section that served as contrast, but was cut out.
4th Sep '17 12:27:22 AM DrOO7
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* TraumaticHaircut: Loved ones say that the only time his happy-go-lucky demeanor slipped during his cancer treatment was when his dreadlocks fell out due to the chemotherapy.
26th Jun '17 6:24:33 PM nombretomado
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He has [[http://www.bobmarley.com/ an official website]]. TheOtherWiki also has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marley a greatly detailed page]] on him.

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He has [[http://www.bobmarley.com/ an official website]]. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki also has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marley a greatly detailed page]] on him.
13th Apr '17 7:30:12 AM onionmaster
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Done several times, on account of his varying between pop reggae and political reggae. ''Soul Rebels'' from 1970 is a much darker album than most of The Wailers' other records from the period. ''Catch A Fire'' is darker than most of his other Island Records albums. ''Survival'' from 1979 is a darker album than its predecessor ''Kaya'', something which was intentional.

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* CutSong: "Catch A Fire" was delivered to Island including the songs "High Tide Or Low Tide" and "All Day All Night". Chris Blackwell felt that "High Tide Or Low Tide" was too soft for the militant rock image he thought the group should focus on, and that "All Day All Night" was too similar to other tracks and made the album drag on a bit too long. Bob Marley (who wrote both songs) was ok with this, and the tracks did not receive the overdubbing and editing the rest of the album did. Eventually the tracks were released, but not reinstated till the album as intended until the original mix appeared on the Deluxe Edition many years later. Blackwell said that he loves the tracks and that cutting them was a mistake that made business sense at the time. "High Tide Or Low Tide" has been VindicatedByHistory from its appearance as a central theme in the Marley movie.
** Multiple news stories from before Burnin' was released indicate Bunny Wailer's "Reincarnated Souls" and "The Oppressed Song" were going to be included on the album. An early mix of "Reincarnated Souls" had also appeared as the b-side to "Concrete Jungle". They were cut because Bunny already had two songs "Hallelujah Time" and "Pass It On" on the album, and instead saved for his solo album "Blackheart Man". Similarly, Peter Tosh cut a version of his old track "No Sympathy" for the album but it was not included, instead being saved for "Legalize It". All the intended album mixes were later released as bonus tracks on the 2001 remaster of Burnin'.
*** "Chant Down Babylon" was supposed to be the opening track on Uprising, but Bob wrote "Coming In From The Cold" at the last minute. "Chant Down Babylon" later appeared on Confrontation. Similarly, the 'band version' of "Redemption Song" was supposed to be on Uprising but replaced by the acoustic version as Chris Blackwell felt it had more crossover potential (which it did). The band version was later a B-Side.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Done several times, on account of his varying between pop reggae and political reggae. ''Soul Rebels'' from 1970 is a much darker album than most of The Wailers' other records from the period. ''Catch A Fire'' is darker than most of his other Island Records albums. ''Rastaman Vibration", with the exception of 'Positive Viration', is also very dark. ''Survival'' from 1979 is a darker album than its predecessor ''Kaya'', something which was intentional.


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** This is also true of One Love. In its original 1965 incarnation, it was one of many Impressions songs the group covered.
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.
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