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Posts Tagged ‘ Bob Marley ’

BUNNY WAILER’S “BLACKHEART MAN” ALBUM CELEBRATES ITS 40th ANNIVERSARY!

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May 1, 2016
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BY HOWARD CAMPBELL—  Bunny Wailer— Forty years ago when Island Records released Blackheart Man, Bunny Wailers’ outstanding debut album, reggae was still underground music in the United States. On his last extended tour of that country in 1996, a new generation of Americans had discovered his music. It is likely some of them are...
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JAMAICA’S MUSICAL INFLUENCE IS VERY STRONG IN BRAZIL!

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April 27, 2016
JAMAICA’S MUSICAL INFLUENCE IS VERY STRONG IN BRAZIL!

By Shereita Grizzle— Jimmy Cliff— Reggae music was birthed in the trenches of Kingston, Jamaica, but today it has evolved into a universal language, a world music, loved and respected across the globe. The music has become such a powerful tool that it has transcended geographical boundaries and has crossed language barriers to connect people...
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BOB MARLEY’S MAJOR LABEL FLOP, 1972’s “REGGAE ON BROADWAY!”

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April 15, 2016
BOB MARLEY’S MAJOR LABEL FLOP, 1972’s “REGGAE ON BROADWAY!”

Bob Marley in the studio during the sessions for Johnny Nash’s I Can See Clearly Now No, it’s not a musical—praise Jah—but a curiosity in Bob Marley’s catalog: 1972’s “Reggae on Broadway” was Marley’s first and only single on CBS, recorded and released before Chris Blackwell signed the Wailers to Island. Intended to break...
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THE STUDIO ONE LABEL LAUNCHES ITS REISSUE SERIES WITH THE WAILERS’ DEBUT ALBUM!

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April 11, 2016
THE STUDIO ONE LABEL LAUNCHES ITS REISSUE SERIES WITH THE WAILERS’ DEBUT ALBUM!

By Benjamin Boles— Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One label had an enormous impact on reggae, ska, dub, rocksteady, and dancehall, and helped launch the careers of artists including Bob Marley, The Maytals, The Skatalites, and more. Original copies of many of their releases go for big money on Discogs, but soon you’ll be able to...
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ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE RATES DRUMMER CARLTON BARRETT NO.27 ON BEST 100 LIST!

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April 4, 2016
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE RATES DRUMMER CARLTON BARRETT NO.27 ON BEST 100 LIST!

 Drummer Carlton ‘Carlie’ Barrett— THE Wailers’ Carlton Barrett, who perfected the One Drop beat during the 1970’s, is number 29 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Drummers. The list appears in the publication’s latest issue. Sly Dunbar, who came to prominence as a session musician during that period, is ranked at 65. Rolling Stone’s...
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THE HEIRS OF PETER TOSH ARE STILL AT WAR OVER ROYALTIES!

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April 2, 2016
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by Julia Marsh— Peter ToshPhoto: Getty Images Heirs of late reggae great Peter Tosh are warring over his royalties — and the rights to negotiate a lucrative deal with Bob Marley’s estate, according to a new lawsuit. Tosh’s cousin Pauline Morris, of Manhattan, is ­suing his daughter, Niambi MacIntosh, of Boston, over approximately $300,000...
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A NEPHEW OF BOB MARLEY BRINGS ATTENTION TO PAINFUL CONDITION THROUGH FILM, IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA!

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March 25, 2016
A NEPHEW OF BOB MARLEY BRINGS ATTENTION TO PAINFUL CONDITION THROUGH FILM, IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA!

By Ashley Yore— Autoplay:   Imagine being in constant pain, without a cure in sight. It’s a health condition many people in Tampa Bay are suffering with, often times in silence. One local man is giving them a voice. “It feels like all of your bones are being crushed, that your skin is on fire,” Laura...
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ZIGGY MARLEY AND WIFE ORLY, WELCOME FOURTH CHILD AND HONOR BOB MARLEY IN BABY’S NAME!

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March 24, 2016
ZIGGY MARLEY AND WIFE ORLY, WELCOME FOURTH CHILD AND HONOR BOB MARLEY IN BABY’S NAME!

By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER— Bob Marley’s son Ziggy and his wife have welcomed their fourth child together. Ziggy Marley, 47, and his wife Orly Agai already have daughter, Judah, 10, and sons Gideon, nine, and Abraham, five, together. They recently welcomed their latest addition into the world with son Isaiah Sion Robert Nesta Marley. A...
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BOB MARLEY TREATED LIKE A GOD? DENNIS BROWN TREATED LIKE A DOG?

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March 7, 2016
BOB MARLEY TREATED LIKE A GOD? DENNIS BROWN TREATED LIKE A DOG?

By socialyaad— – It’s despicable, disgusting and disgraceful the way the memory of the late great Dennis Brown has been treated by Jamaica, both in the public and private sectors. Once again the concert planned to honor the prince of reggae has been postponed. The month of February, which is the birth month of...
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CEDELLA MARLEY, THE FIRST BORN MARLEY MATRIARCH – TALKS BUILDING A GLOBAL BRAND!

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March 4, 2016
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Cedella Marley STORY: DOREEN ST. FÉLIX PHOTO: BRAD OGBONNA The sound of Cedella Marley‘s name bears the double weight of matrilineal and patrilineal memory, as if her parents had arranged her name with rhythm and acoustics in mind. It’s known that in 1967, in Kingston, Jamaica, a young Bob Marley named his first child...
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