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Bob Marley et al: Jamaica

As promised, I continue the celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday by sharing an informative article written by Mitchell Cohen and published in the Phonograph Record in October 1975.  In the article, Cohen explores the emergence of reggae as a new musical force, and profiles its two torch-bearers at...
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Bob Marley Day Photos

Click on photo to view Bob Marley Day photos taken February 6, 2012 at the Bob Marley Museum 56 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica. Photos courtesy of Jamaicansmusic.com.
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Bob Marley: Change Is Gonna Come

I present to you a brilliant article written by Andy Gill and published in the Mojo August 2002 edition.  The article describes the period from 1966-1973, when Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer penned many of the songs that would later catapult Bob Marley into super stardom. ...
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Beyond Flat Out With Bob Marley: Boston 1978

Bootleg Audio and Concert Reviews Dropping in briefly to share a piece of Wailers history with everyone.  Bob Marley and the Wailers toured the U.S. in May and June of 1978, primarily playing mid-sized venues like music and orchestra halls.  The band is coming off their now-historic performance...
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Rare! Bob Marley in Berlin

So I received this short video today and I thought I would share it with everyone because I have never seen it before. It appears to be an excerpt from a 1978 German documentary called Auf Den Spuren Des Reggae (On The Trail Of Reggae). The video footage...
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Ghost on Wax: Bob Andy’s Incomparable Song Book

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© Imani Collings Bob Andy.  Ever heard of him? I didn’t think so.  How about Dennis Brown? Barrington Levy? Freddie McGregor? Gregory Isaacs? I-Roy? J.C. Lodge? Ken Boothe? Marcia Griffiths? Luciano? Maxi Priest? Mighty Diamonds? Sanchez? Sluggy Ranks? The Specials? Wayne Wonder? UB40? Now we’re talking, right?  These are, without...
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Bob Marley Upstages The Commodores

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The purpose of the blog is to add to the archive of legendary roots reggae artists by profiling shows, interviews, writings, appearances, and the like. This week, we find Bob Marley and the Wailers on the North American leg of their 1980 tour.  It is September 1980, and they are...
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