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Bob Marley Bronx Jam Session

A 1960s-era audio cassette tape which features rare versions of eight songs that a young Bob Marley recorded in New York when he had aspirations to become an American-style rhythm and blues singer.  Joined by Jimmy Norman (a songwriter and later a member of the R&B group, The Coasters) and others, this recording was made […]

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Bob Marley “Stop Killing One Another” (Unreleased Acoustic Demo)

Included here is an unreleased acoustic demo by Bob Marley titled “Stop Killing One Another.”  Marley most likely recorded the demo in 1968.  Just Marley and his guitar.  Great acoustic performance with lots of soul and emotion… [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144701886″ iframe=”true” /] Here are several great photos of Marley by Alec Byrne.  Please visit his website […]

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Bob Marley: Better Off Dread

As we continue to share with you articles documenting the life of Bob Marley, I am pleased to report that I finally got my hands on a near-mint copy of the Smash Hits issue which was published on August 7, 1980.   The interview occurs just one month prior to The Wailers’ two-night billing with The Commodores at […]

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Unreleased Treasures From The Randy’s Studio 17 Archives Debut On BBC Radio4

Boomshots UK Correspondent Reshma B appeared yesterday on “Front Row,” BBC Radio 4′s flagship arts show, to talk about the legacy of Randy’s Studio 17. She also premiered never-before-heard snippets of unreleased tracks from the Randy’s archives. You can listen to the broadcast here. But of course half the story has never been told. It all begins […]

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Rare Marley and Tosh Acoustic Jam Session, 56 Hope Road, 1973

Today I am sharing a rare jam session featuring Bob Marley and Peter Tosh circa 1973.  This jam session, recorded by Wailers’ member Lee Jaffe, is one of many that occur at the Island House at 56 Hope Road in 1973.  Music is played around the clock at the Island House during this period. Not […]

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Bob Marley’s Legendary Acoustic Medley, Sweden 1971

I was recently asked by one of my readers whether I have ever heard Bob Marley’s “Acoustic Medley,” which was published as a track on the Limited Edition Songs of Freedom 4-disc box set, and later in additional box sets.  Well, since I am lucky enough to own one of the original collector’s sets (#0320187 […]

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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.  It also discusses the relationship between Bob […]

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