Rebel Music: The Bob Marley Story

Rebel Music: The Bob Marley Story

Director: Jeremy Marre

Cast: Jeremy Marre

     
 

Jeremy Marr directs this documentary on the life and music of reggae legend Bob Marley. The film comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a Marley discography and the ability to jump to specific songs… See more details below

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Jeremy Marr directs this documentary on the life and music of reggae legend Bob Marley. The film comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a Marley discography and the ability to jump to specific songs within the body of the documentary. This is an excellent disc for anyone with an interest in Marley, but there is nothing compelling enough about the disc itself to interest others.

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With reggae often heard as feel-good music, it's easy for contemporary listeners to lose sight of its original aim, which was nothing short of revolution. Whether viewed as a radical, a prophet, a human rights crusader, or simply as a music star, Bob Marley has turned out to be one of the most influential figures in recent history. Largely through him, reggae became the voice of oppressed and persecuted people everywhere. Rebel Music begins in the slums of Kingston, where Marley formed the Wailing Wailers -- a ska band -- with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston. Ultimately, this sharp-dressed, early dance-music incarnation (with the ultra-catchy tunes "Simmer Down" and "Put It On") becomes infused with political energy and Rastafarianism. The movie continues by showing the dissolution of the original group and the elevation of Marley to the spiritual leader of reggae, a place he would hold until his death from cancer in 1981, at the age of 36. Rebel Music's abundance of archival footage, reenactments, and interviews -- including Marley's wife, Rita, his bandmates the Wailers, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, music critic Roger Steffens, and even Philip Agee, a former CIA officer -- sketch some of the obstacles Marley faced: poverty, political unrest, racism, dealing with organized crime, and an assassination attempt. But Marley's words and music -- and there's plenty of both here, including rare performances of "Jammin'," "Chosen One," and the breathtaking anthem "Them Belly Full" -- eclipse all else. Even on their own, they testify to the power of one man's faith to change the world. Rebel Music will stir anyone's curiosity about Bob Marley, even those who don't count themselves fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
UPC:
0660200303723
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Song and scene access; Bob Marley discography; Previews; Weblinks

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Guitar As A Weapon [3:08]
2. Original Wailers [1:32]
3. Rude Boy [1:39]
4. American Influences [:13]
5. Rastafari [:33]
6. The Music Industry [2:56]
7. Island Records [1:03]
8. Politics [:35]
9. Assassanation Attempt [:58]
10. Self Exile [:48]
11. Back Home [:49]
12. Tuff Gong [:26]
13. Africa [:32]
14. World Marley [2:03]
15. Credits [:17]
0. Song Access
1. Rebel Music [3:08]
2. Judge Not [1:32]
3. Soul Rebel [1:39]
4. Corner Stone [:13]
5. Right Time [:33]
6. Simmer Down [2:56]
7. Put It On [1:03]
8. One Love [:35]
9. Stir It Up [:58]
10. It's Alright [:48]
11. Burnin' and Lootin' [:49]
12. Rastaman Chant [:26]
13. Zion Train [:32]
14. Chosen One [2:03]
15. Concrete Jungle [:17]
16. One Cup Of Coffee [2:18]
17. Nice Time [2:21]
18. Duppy Conqueror [:35]
19. Soul Rebel [:12]
20. Get Up, Stand Up! [2:00]
21. I Shot The Sheriff [:44]
22. Revolution [1:25]
23. Them Belly Full [2:30]
24. Lively Up Yourself [1:12]
25. Crazy Baldheads [:30]
26. No More Trouble [5:09]
27. Rat Race [1:38]
28. Exodus [1:00]
29. So Much Trouble [1:54]
30. Is This Love [1:26]
31. Turn Your Lights Down Low [2:04]
32. War [:27]
33. No Woman, No Cry [3:51]
34. Time Will Tell [:44]
35. Jammin' [:07]
36. Natural Mystic [1:25]
37. Work [:50]
38. Bad Card [1:22]
39. Forever Lovin' Jah [1:28]
40. Survival [1:28]
41. Africa Unite [1:43]
42. Zimbabwe [:22]
43. I Know A Place [1:31]
44. Running Away [3:16]
45. Redemption Song [1:52]
46. Revolution [:46]

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