“Natty Dread” is such an intriguing tune. Bob Marley had a way with making triumph out of tragedy. “Trenchtown Rock” is a great example of Marley taking tragedy, i.e. life in the ghetto, and turning it into a triumphant celebration… Continue Reading
The following clips of Bob Marley and the Wailers performing live at Manhattan Center during the summer of 1975 were released for the first time as bonus features with the DVD and Blu-Ray of the 2012 documentary MARLEY. While the… Continue Reading
As we continue highlighting Bob Marley during the 70th anniversary of his birth on February 6, 1975 here is a fascinating interview with Marley in Jamaica. Published in the July/August 1975 issue of Jamaica’s SWING MAGAZINE. Reposted from 2012. http://issuu.com/marleyarchives/docs/swing_14_july_aug_1975_bob_marley_0?e=4111797/11327340… Continue Reading
Freddie McGregor is a once in a generation talent. Aside from his brilliant work at Studio One as a singer and master drummer, he has arranged and produced some extraordinary records. When you think about Freddie’s greatest albums, BOBBY BOBYLON… Continue Reading
Here is an interesting listen to the recording of a reggae masterpiece. Included here are several demo tracks from the Natty Dread sessions. The set starts out with the Wailers’ Lee Jaffe laying down his signature harmonica sounds for “3… Continue Reading
“BOB MARLEY’S COLD RAILS TO HELL” Here we have 2 articles that appeared in the July 19, 1975 issue of Melody Maker. The first describes a handful of reggae superstars descending on San Francisco, CA for a reggae festival. The… Continue Reading
Here we have a rarely circulated article and interview with Bob Marley published in Gig magazine, Vol. 4, 1978. The interview and article focus primarily on Marley’s now-historic performance at the One Love Peace Concert – an out-of-body/out-of-mind performance that… Continue Reading
Included here is a live dub session by Familyman featuring many of the hits that he co-wrote with Bob Marley. Really nice sound on this one… (Photos courtesy of Lee Jaffe) ASTON “FAMILYMAN” BARRETT LIVE DUB SESSION, 2004 TRACKLIST: 1. Aston… Continue Reading
Included here is a review of two shows which occurred in London 1980. The review was published in the Guardian on June 9, 1980.
The following article was published in the Reggae Report Yearbook, 1994. Please click to read in our digital document library.