Published just 6 days following Bob Marley’s passing, this fitting tribute by Neil Spencer hits hard and heavy. I include it primarily because of the photo, a publicity photo for the “Catch A Fire”album, which is one of my all time favorite photos of King Marley.
This great article by Alan di Perna finds Ziggy Marley at Compass Point recording studios with producers Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth crafting what would become an exemplary album - ‘One Bright Day.‘ The interview was published in Musician magazine on July 1, 1989. This is the only article I’ve read which includes quotes from Frantz and Weymouth, formerly of the Talking Heads, who really were able to get the very best out of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers for those first 2 major label albums. Great stuff here…
Frantz, Marley, and Weymouth
From Dubwise Garage, here is an outstanding live performance from August 7, 1993 at Tinley Park, Chicago, IL. Audio sourced from Doc Jah. Please visit his great websiteHERE!
Tomorrow I will be taking mini-Raver to see Three Little Birds, the play based on Cedella marley’s book of the same name. Here is whatwww.jamaicansmusic.com is saying:
Based on her book ‘Three Little Birds’ featuring music and lyrics by her dad, Bob Marley, themusical is set to run from March 15 to April 14 with its world premiere at the Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) in Maryland’s historic Glen Echo Park tomorrow.
By Biko Kennedy in Culture | Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013
The show features three little birds singing their sweet songs to Ziggy, a very shy child who is happy to see the world from the TV in his room. Ziggy’s tricky friend Nansi wants him to get out and enjoy the island nation of Jamaica but, Ziggy is afraid of hurricanes, mongooses and evil spirits. The worldly adventure is brightened by the fantastic songs of Marley.