Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom

Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom

by Adrian Boot, Chris Salewicz


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Bob Marley's life can be considered the archetypal hero's journey--a journey of conviction and courage to transcendence. Rising from humble beginnings yet guided by his talent and an inborn mysticism, Bob Marley became an international figure who helped to introduce the music of Jamaica to the world and, with it, his own metaphysical message, "One World, One Love." The force of his personality, his music, his message, and his tragic and too early demise in 1981 at the age of thirty-six all established him in the firmament of individuals whose brief time on earth left the most lasting of legacies behind them.

Created with the cooperation of Marley's family and friends, Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom is the story of Marley's life and music, beginning with his birth in Trench Town, Jamaica, and chronicling his rise to the pinnacle of his popularity. A deeply loving, private man, Bob Marley possessed a poet's understanding of life. Songs of Freedom reveals the gentleness, humor, and charisma of this unusual performer, as well as the sources of inspiration behind his songs. Included here are in-depth discussions of each album and recording session, descriptions of life on the road, and all the events surrounding the world tours. It is also the story of The Wailers, Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston, and, later, Family Man and Carlton Barrett, Wire Lindo, Al Anderson, Tyrone Downie, Seeco Patterson, Junior Marvin, Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths--as well as of Rastafarianism and Jamaica itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140244137
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/1998
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 10.14(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.74(d)

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