Bob Marley

Bob Marley : The Stories Behind Every Song

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Few have combined the music with a message in such a radical way as the Jamaican born superstar. The best of Marley's work conveys elements of his social background and religious and political experience. To fully appreciate his legacy, it is vital to explore his songs, with their attendant themes, stories, nuances and characters. This book is the first comprehensive, biographical examination of the huge output of material unleashed on a succession of superb singles and albums delivered by Bob Marley & The Wailers. It looks at the background, circumstances and significance of each song from the early 1960s right up until Marley's untimely death in May 1981.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 144.53 x 199.64 x 12.95mm | 331.12g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 125 colour & b/w photographs
  • 1847327788
  • 9781847327789
  • 330,715

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Early Years, including Marley's first singles and songs with the Wailing Wailers, the Trojan connection, Soul Rebels; Chapter 2: Island Records, Catch A Fire; Chapter 3: Burnin'; Chapter 4: Natty Dread, Live! Bob Marley & the Wailers; Chapter 5: Rastaman Vibration; Chapter 6: Superstardom, Exodus; Chapter 7: Kaya; Chapter 8: Survival; Chapter 9: Uprising; Chapter 10: Posthumous releases including Confrontation and Legend; Discography and Index.
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About Maureen Sheridan

Maureen Sheridan was a reggae writer, special editor and producer for Billboard between 1984 and 1993. Her interview with Marley collaborator Peter Tosh was the last before his death. She is based in Jamaica and now heads her own music company, One World Limited.
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