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Bob Marley “Natty Dread”

“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 of life.  There are many examples, “Them Belly...
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Freddie McGregor: Riddim So Nice

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 and MR. MCGREGOR most likely come to mind. ...
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Bob Marley and the Wailers Natty Dread Demos

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 O’ clock Road Block.”  We also get Seeco...
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Bob Marley: One Love Peace Concert 1978 (Re-Up!)

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 is almost otherworldly, a supernatural soul sacrifice. To...
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