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.