Words and Music of Bob Marley (Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Time magazine made Bob Marley's impact strikingly clear when it named Exodus the most important album of the 20th century. Throughout his life and perhaps even more since his death in 1981 at the age of 36,

Marley's music has demonstrated a unique ability to combine with almost any cultural setting, no matter how different the elements might at first appear. Through his adaptable, yet enduring musical messages, he represents an especially articulate type of singer-songwriter. ...

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Words and Music of Bob Marley (Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection Series)

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Overview

Time magazine made Bob Marley's impact strikingly clear when it named Exodus the most important album of the 20th century. Throughout his life and perhaps even more since his death in 1981 at the age of 36,

Marley's music has demonstrated a unique ability to combine with almost any cultural setting, no matter how different the elements might at first appear. Through his adaptable, yet enduring musical messages, he represents an especially articulate type of singer-songwriter. Marley released a large quantity of introspective, autobiographical material at the height of his success and it is thus only in a work such as this--in which the artist is investigated through his recorded output--that one can understand who this great man truly was and what he hoped to achieve through his life and music.

The Words and Music of Bob Marley investigates Marley's creative output chronologically and provides complementary biographical information where it is relevant and helpful. Themes discussed throughout the book include protest, revolution, love, hate, biblical concepts, and Rastafari culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313065224
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 530 KB

Meet the Author

DAVID MOSKOWITZ is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of South Dakota. He is the author of the Greenwood reference book, The Encyclopedia of Reggae and Caribbean Music.

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Table of Contents


Series Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Origins: The Trench Town Years, 1945-1960     1
Bob Marley: The Roots of a Rebel     1
Move to Kingston     3
Birth of the Legend, 1960-1970     7
Formation of Early Groups     7
Dawn of the Wailers     10
Early Singles     11
Rebel Music, 1970-1975     19
Catch a Fire     19
African Herbsman     38
Burnin'     40
Natty Dread     48
The Original Wailers Disband     57
Live!     61
Uptown Skankin', 1976-1977     63
Rastaman Vibration     63
Attempted Assassination of Marley     71
Exodus     76
Top Rankin', 1978-1979     87
Kaya     87
Babylon by Bus     93
Survival     94
Blackman Redemption, 1980-1983     103
Uprising     103
Fly Away Home     111
Posthumous Releases     119
Chances Are     119
Confrontation     121
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers     124
Talkin' Blues     124
Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom     125
Natural Mystic the Legend Lives On: Bob Marley and the Wailers     126
One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers     126
Africa Unite: The Singles Collection     127
The Deluxe Editions     128
Life after Death: The Legend Lives On     131
Selected Discography     133
Notes     157
Bibliography     167
Index     171
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