This great article by Alan di Perna finds Ziggy Marley at Compass Point recording studios with producers Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth crafting what would become an exemplary album - ‘One Bright Day.‘ The interview was published in Musician magazine on July 1, 1989. This is the only article I’ve read which includes quotes from Frantz and Weymouth, formerly of the Talking Heads, who really were able to get the very best out of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers for those first 2 major label albums. Great stuff here…
Frantz, Marley, and Weymouth
From Dubwise Garage, here is an outstanding live performance from August 7, 1993 at Tinley Park, Chicago, IL. Audio sourced from Doc Jah. Please visit his great websiteHERE!
Our good friend Cedella Marley has blessed us with a playlist of her favorite tunes to recognize Midnight Raver Blog for the things we do to highlight the righteous works and historic life of her legendary father. Cedella has been a friend from the start and it is truly an honor to know that she finds value in what we do here. A multi-talented artist in her own right, Cedella Marley is always there to provide clarification, answer questions, and promote what we do here to her hundreds of thousands fans and followers through Facebook and Twitter.
Also, big thanks to Lindsey Shook, who really helped make this happen. Lindsey always showa love to Midnight Raver Blog every time!
So here is Cedella’s playlist, which kicks off with a beautiful a cappella version of “Nice Time,” the nickname bestowed upon Cedella by her father.
1. Bob Marley & I-Three – Nice Time A Cappella 2. Bob Marley – Nice Time (Original) 3. Rita Marley – One Draw (Extended) 4. Julian Marley – Boom Draw (Live) 5. Lauren Hill & Bob Marley – Turn Your Lights Down Low 6. Stephen Marley – Break Us Apart 7. Eek a Mouse feat. The Wailers Band – Wa Do Dem (Live) 8. Gregory Issac – Night Nurse (Extended) 9. Tenor Saw – Ring The Alarm 10. Third World – Now That We Found Love 11. Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers – Free Like We Want 2 B (Live) 12. Abyssinians – Satta Massagana 13. Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem 14. Kymani Marley & Protoje – Rasta Love
The Adventure Theatre’s (MTC) production of Cedella marley’s fascinating children’s book caught me by surprise yesterday. The theatre, located in the vast wonderland campus of Glen Echo Park, just outside of Washington, DC, opened the play this past weekend to sellout crowds and genuine amazement among those lucky enough to take it in. With a stunningly beautiful stage set, and uber-talented, trained professional actors, the story jumps off the stage and right into the hearts of the kids. Jah Live, children, yeah!
Cedella Marley, who has sincerely supported our work here on this blog since launching almost 2 years ago, was thoughtful enough to leave 3 tickets for the Raver family at will-call so that we could experience her story first-hand. Although I presumed that only6-year old mini-Raver would be the only one in our bunch to connect with the show, I left the theatre yesterday feeling that I witnessed something truly beautiful. Much of this can be attributed to the actors, who brought this story to life with close-to-authentic Jamaican accents, sayings, and euphem-isms. Rasta don’t deal with no izm schizm. Also, the use of Bob Marley’s music throughout the entire play helped lend a vibration to it that will be felt by the children for some time. I highly recommend this production to anyone who has the opportunity to attend. And a big thanks to Cedella Marley, Rohan Marley, and Lindsey Shook for a great reggae day out with the family.
Tomorrow I will be taking mini-Raver to see Three Little Birds, the play based on Cedella marley’s book of the same name. Here is whatwww.jamaicansmusic.com is saying:
Based on her book ‘Three Little Birds’ featuring music and lyrics by her dad, Bob Marley, themusical is set to run from March 15 to April 14 with its world premiere at the Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) in Maryland’s historic Glen Echo Park tomorrow.
By Biko Kennedy in Culture | Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013
The show features three little birds singing their sweet songs to Ziggy, a very shy child who is happy to see the world from the TV in his room. Ziggy’s tricky friend Nansi wants him to get out and enjoy the island nation of Jamaica but, Ziggy is afraid of hurricanes, mongooses and evil spirits. The worldly adventure is brightened by the fantastic songs of Marley.
Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) is announcing the world premiere musical, Three Little Birds, the fourth in its professional 2012-2013 61st season, in two weeks.
The musical is to run from March 15 to April 14 and is based on the book by Cedella Marley with music and lyrics by reggae legend Bob Marley. Tickets to the show costs US$19 each and can be purchased online at http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or by calling 301-634-2270.
The show features three little birds singing their sweet songs to Ziggy, a very shy child who is happy to see the world from the TV in his room.
Ziggy’s tricky friend Nansi wants him to get out and enjoy the island nation of Jamaica. But, Ziggy is afraid of hurricane, mongoose and evil spirits. The worldly adventure is enlivened by the fantastic songs of Marley.