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Bob Marley Interview, Black Music, June 1976

I love this interview with Bob Marley.  He is so close to becoming an international superstar.  By this point he has become a huge star in Jamaica and in the UK, making his mark there with the Lyceum Theatre run… Continue Reading

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The Wailers Horn Section plus Exodus & Kaya Horn Mixes (Monitor Mixes)

Today I am sharing the Exodus and Kaya Horn Mixes.  These audio files consist of tracks from the Exodus and Kaya albums mixed with a horn section, which Bob Marley began to experiment with while recording the Exodus album in… Continue Reading

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Marley Goes To Capitol Hill

I have included a rare concert review of Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ performance at Georgetown University‘s McDounough Arena on Saturday, April 24, 1976.  This was part of the Rastaman Vibration tour which primarily targeted university campuses in the U.S.… Continue Reading

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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley “Me Name Jr. Gong/Crazy Baldheads,” Central Park Summerstage 1996

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… Continue Reading

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Robberies, Violence During Rastaman Vibration Tour

It is early spring 1977 in London.  Bob Marley recently arrived from Jamaica, fleeing for his life after an assassination attempt at his home in December 1976.  He is also there to finalize Exodus, the album that will break The… Continue Reading

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The Playboy Story plus Live in Minneapolis-St. Paul, 1976

The following article appeared in the September 1976 issue of Playboy as well as in the September 7, 1976 edition of the Jamaica Gleaner.  The article finds Bob Marley and the Wailers in the midst of their 1976 Rastaman Vibration… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: The New York Times Magazine (Part 5 of 5)

The following is the final in a 5-part series on Bob Marley published in the New York Times Magazine and The Jamaica Gleaner on October 3, 1977.

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Bob Marley: New York Times Magazine (Parts 3 & 4)

This is Parts 3 and 4 of a 5-part series originally published in the New York Times Magazine and the Jamaica Gleaner on September 30, 1977 profiling Bob Marley in 1977. You will not find a more thorough examination of… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: New York Times Magazine (Part 2)

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1 This is Part 2 of a 5-part series originally published in the New York Times Magazine on September 29, 1977 profiling Bob Marley in 1977. You will not find a more thorough examination of… Continue Reading

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Experience MarleyMania! New York Times Magazine 1977

Over the next several days, I will be sharing a profile of Bob Marley that was originally published in the New York Times Magazine in September and October 1977.  This 5-part series was also published in the Jamaica Gleaner. You… Continue Reading