• Catch A Fire The Life Of Bob Marley
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    As I was reading the book Catch a Fire by Timothy White I discovered many things that I didn't know about Bob Marley. This book was very informative on how Marley got started in the music business. Robert Nesta Marley was born of February 6, 1945 in a small village called Nine Miles. Bob's father Normal Marley was a white Jamaican and a Captain in the Army. When Bob was young his mother and father got a divorce. When Bob was only 16 he produced his first record in Kingston. In 1963 the original...
  • Relationship With Religion And Music
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    One of the most talked about religion is the Rastafarian religion. If you don't know about the religion I will give you the definition and the rules and regulation that you must follow as a Rastafarian. Rastafarianism is a politico-religious movement among elements of the black population of Jamaica and several other countries. The followers of this religion do not believe in God, instead they worship Haile Selassie, the former emperor of Ethiopia. The word Rastafarian was originated from his na...
  • Bob Marley Music Year Wailers
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    email: Bob Marley Bob Marley is the greatest reggae musician of all time. More than any other musician, Bob Marley was responsible for bringing reggae music out of the slums of Jamaica to international audiences. During his nineteen year career, independently and with the Wailers, Marley blended the rebel rhythms of reggae with his message of anti-racism, equality and freedom from oppression. Today his music continues to influence musicians as diverse as Paul Simon. In 1944, a fifty year old Bri...
  • Bob Marley Music Great People
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    One of the most renown musicians of all time composed some of the greatest songs such as ^3 No woman, no cry^2, ^3 I shot the sheriff^2 and ^3 Buffalo soldier. ^2 Bob Marley achieved success after growing up in the poor rural rural roots of Trench town, Jamaica. He would ultimately become a platinum-selling musician and reggae^1 s biggest star. Marley was coveted and respected by many people. An anonymous internet article titled ^3 Bob Marley^1 s bibliography ^2 says: He has become a semi-religi...
  • Bob Marley Music One Love
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    The Natural Mystic Long-time friend of legend Bob Marley, Lee Jaffe e, once wrote of him saying, "Around Bob, you felt very in-touch with the miraculous" (Scaggs). For Robert Nesta Marley was more than a musical star, he was a lover, a fighter, a Rasta, an ordinary man, a poet. When trying to evaluate whether or not an artist is the most significant of an era, one must consider the quality and timelessness of their music, the power of their performance, and of course, the substance behind their ...
  • Reggae The Music Of Protest
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    There are several theories about how the word reggae originated. The first theory claims that the word reggae was coined on a 1968 Pyramid dance single, 'Do the Reggae (sic),' by Toots and the Maytals. Some believe that the word is originated from Reggae, the name of a Bantu-speaking tribe on Lake Tanganyika. Others say that it is a corruption of the word st reggae, which is Kingston street slang for prostitute (The Origins of Ska... , n. d. ). On the other hand, Bob Marley claimed that the wor...
  • Bob Marley Wailing Wailers
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    Thesis Statement: Bob Marley's life affected his writing and contributed to the development of his poetry. Bob Marley is without a doubt the greatest musician a third world country ever produced. Through Rastafari ideas, he influenced many others with songs that touched the lives of millions with his constant message of unity. His wisdom through experience helped him achieve a grand distinction over other artists. In the year 1944, Captain Nor vol Marley, a middle-aged white marine officer, marr...
  • Eulogy On Bob Marley
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    Hello everyone I am here today to pay tribute to a great singer, political figure and person, Bob Marley. I would like to thank everyone here for giving me the opportunity to speak about such a wonderful person. In the words of Bob himself; Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you re riding through the ruts, don t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, Mischief and jealousy. Don t burry your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live! Robert Nesta Marley was born in a rur...
  • Bob Marley Redemption Songs
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    Bob Marley Bob marley was borne February 6 th 1945. He was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, and songwriter, a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Probably Considered one of the greatest artists of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve significant international stardom. He was born in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica. Marley was learning the welding trade in Kingston when he formed his first band group, the Rude boys, in 1961. The group later became known as the Wailer...
  • Reggae Music Style Marley Ska
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    Reggae is the most internationally famous style of Caribbean music. Reggae, which is one of the world's most influential music, was originated in Jamaica around the mid 1960's. At first reggae was first performed by and for poor Jamaican's, but quickly became popular throughout the Caribbean and around the world. Most reggae songs deal with social concerns and religious beliefs of the Afro-Caribbean awareness of the Rastafarian religion. The term reggae is also applied today to reggae's precurso...
  • Bob Marley Legend Life People Live
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    The question isn't how long are we going to live on this earth; it is how much are we going to live on this earth. In his 36 short years, Bob Marley achieved more than most who live to a so-called ripe old age. Bob once said, 'My life is only important if mi cyan help plenty people. My life is for people. That's who mi is.' He lived on earth but thought the thoughts of heaven. In his song 'Rasta man Vibration' Marley implores us to look out for each other. 'Why not help one another along the wa...
  • Bob Marley Light A Fire
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    21 April 2002 Light a Fire " The reservoir of music he has left behind is like an encyclopedia,' says Judy Mowat t of the I-Threes (Bob Marley's backup singers). 'When you need to refer to a certain situation or crisis, their will always be a Bob Marley song that will relate to it. Bob was a musical prophet." (bob marley. com). To most people in this world Bob Marley was just a singer from the tiny island of Jamaica, but to any person who has felt the true soul of his music they know that he was...
  • Bob Marley Jamaican Music Reggae
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    Marley, Bob (1945-1981), Jamaican singer, guitarist, and songwriter, a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Considered one of the greatest artists of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve significant international stardom. Robert Nesta Marley was born on February, 6 1945 in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, but soon after Marley was born the family moved to Kingston and settled in Trench Town (so named because it was built over a ditch that drained the sewage of old...
  • Marley And I Life Bob Freedom
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    I acquired a poster not to long ago, the portrait is of Bob Marley. The image is of freedom. This sense of freedom can be, and is, achieved through his music, powered by his music, and inspired by his music as it relates to the social injustices in early white imperialism. An illusion of the creation of a human life is being meshed together in this distinct piece of work. It is a portrait of an artist fighting solely for freedom using the power of music as his weapon. The tiny pictures that make...
  • The Life Of Bob Marley
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    There is much to be said about Robert Nesta Marley and his musical calling. As an accomplished musician in Jamaica, Nesta (as his mother preferred to call him), had moved from the country hills of St. Ann, to the ghettos of Kingston, to America to live with his mother, and then to 56 Hope road in Kingston. He played at the Zimbabwe independence concert "ending British rule in Africa" (White 113) and helped clothe half of Trench Town's youth in soccer gear. Bob Marley was the first black musician...
  • The Story Of Bob Marley And The Wailers
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    Bob Marley is the greatest musician that a third world country has ever produced. His songs touched the lives of millions and his constant message of peace helped to shape Jamaica's future. His breakthroughs in Reggae also helped in the formation of Rap and Rhythm and Blues. In the year 1944, Captain Nor vol Marley married young Jamaican girl named Ce della Booker. On February 6, 1945 at two thirty in the morning their son, Robert Nesta Marley, otherwise known as Bob Marley was born in his gran...
  • Bob Marley Song Music Reggae
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    Bob Marley the Legend During the 1960's, reggae music was created by combining the characteristics of the North American rock and African Jamaican music. This new style known as reggae had very much in common with rhythm and blues, though the textbook America's Musical Landscape the author Jean Ferris states that, "the polyrythms are more complex, the bass lines are stronger, and the tempos more relaxed" (Ferris p. 207). The music of reggae gives a very soulful and religious feel to its listener...
  • The Sixties Drug Movement
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    Dakota Smith "Sheriff John Brown always hated me, For what, I don't know: Every time I plant a seed, He said kill it before it grow- He said kill them before they grow." -Bob Marley, "I Shot the Sheriff" (off Burnin', released 1973) Since the mid 1960's, when youthful drug use began to make headlines, the entire issue has been debated with growing emotion and hysteria on all sides. The communications media, in their overwhelming, exhaustive, and sometimes boring coverage of the drug problem, hav...