I love this medley by Jr. Gong. This performance is incredible not only because the medley is pure sickness. Not only because the audio is perfection. Not only because it is a flawless and fiery performance…but because he did all of this in front of thousands upon thousands of people at the age of 18!
Yes, I think that “Marley Magic” runs in his blood.
This performance is featured on the album Marley Magic: Tribute to Bob Marley (1996), which includes 2 CDs chock full of great performances by the Marley family.
Here is an absolute gem from Julian Marley performed at the NYC Summerstage back in 1996 during the Marley Magic show. It is a song that has a special personal meaning for me because it’s the first song that my 5 year old son ever began singing, and we sing it in the car all the time.
Notice a young Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley with a wicked skank by the drumset.
In my humble opinion, Julian Marley has what it takes to be reggae’s next universal superstar.
He’s the one…mark my words.
“Lion In The Morning”
When it comes to rare recorded performances….this one takes the cake. How ’bout Stephen Marley performing his father’s “Rebel Music (3 O’clock Road Block)” live with former Wailer Lee Jaffe on harmonica? It is captured on June 22, 2012 at Reims-Tinqueux, K Club, France. Too good to be true…
Give thanks to my new friend Jeremie Kroubo Dagnini from Orleans, France who shot and shared the video! Also, thanks Nico!
Julian Marley and the Uprising Band
Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, Alabama
May 19, 2012