Catch a Fire

The Life of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711983908

Category: Reggae Musicians

Page: 552

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A chronicle of the life and musical career, as well as the social and political situation, of the reggae musician and singer, Bob Marley. This edition examines the legal battles over Marley's legacy and the status of reggae at the beginning of the 21st century.

Catch A Fire: The Life Of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857121367

Category: Music

Page: 556

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Bob Marley was the undisputed sovereign of reggae music and a revolutionary soul-prophet whose music continues to have a major impact on people of throughout the world. Catch A Fire chronicles Bob Marley's life and career, as well as the zeitgeist that shaped his spiritual and political beliefs. Presented here is not simply the journey Bob Marley undertook himself, but also the societal frameworks he railed against, the philosophy he espoused and fascinating insider-information on the intrigues of the reggae music business. Written by Timothy White, fully revised and expanded, this 2006 edition of Catch A Fire paints a rich tapestry of the triumph and tragedy surrounding one of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century. “There isn’t another book that gives as full and accurate a portrait of reggae culture. This is a biography no serious pop fan should be without.” —J. D. Considine, The Baltimore Sun “The strange island of Jamaica with its obeah spells, cosmic coincidences, and tragic fatalism is rendered with a gifted, accurate touch that recalls the best of García Marquez.” —Chris Salewicz, The Face “Aloof, cagey, proud, funny, Marley has been made human in this book. He’s no longer just a fierce-eyed legend who died too soon.… One of the most vivid portraits of a pop artist ever written.” —Ken Tucker, Knight-Ridder Newspapers

Catch a Fire

The Life of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White,Bob Marley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711927704

Category: Reggae musicians

Page: 476

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A biography of reggae's spiritual leader, Bob Marley.

Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius

Author: Kwame Dawes

Publisher: Bobcat Books

ISBN: 0857128388

Category: Music

Page: 370

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The quintessential folk poet of the Third World, Bob Marley influenced generations of musicians and writers. He was a performer who held true to his religious and cultural heritage, who rallied against injustice, and who became an internationally revered musical icon. Renowned poet and scholar Kwame Dawes analyses in detail his verses and lyrics, matching them against the social and political climate of the time and asking of them what it meant to be a black, Jamaican man thrust into the limelight of western society; how change can be affected through music; and how political and ethical truths can be woven into song. His lyrics are poignant, powerful and poetic and this book showcases his written word. Updated to include an interactive timeline of his life, formed with videos and imagery, as well as integrated Spotify playlists, this is the perfect companion to Bob Marley’s recordings.

Eine kurze Geschichte von sieben Morden

Roman

Author: Marlon James

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641196450

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Man Booker Prize Jamaika, 1976: Sieben bewaffnete Männer dringen in das Haus des Reggae-Musikers Bob Marley ein und eröffnen das Feuer. Marleys Manager wirft sich schützend über ihn und erleidet dabei lebensgefährliche Verletzungen. Marleys Frau Rita wird ebenfalls schwer verwundet, er selbst bleibt mit leichteren Verletzungen an Armen und Brust zurück. Wer waren die Täter? Was waren ihre Motive? Ausgehend von dem Attentat und den Spekulationen, die sich darum ranken, entwirft Marlon James ein vielseitiges Stimmungsbild Jamaikas in den 70er und 80er Jahren voll Gewalt, politischer Willkür, Drogen und Intrigen, ausgestaltet bis ins kleinste Detail.

Bob Marley und die Entwicklung der populären Musik Jamaikas

Author: Anonym

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638645592

Category:

Page: 60

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1. Einleitung 3 2. Kindheit und Jugend 54. Die ersten musikalischen Schritte 86. Exkurs III: Ska 117. Erste Erfolge 138. Exkurs IV: Vom Ska zum Rocksteady zum Reggae 149. Die Wailers im Wandel der Stile 1610. Internationale Erfolge 1811. Bob Marleys Solokarriere 2012. Nach dem Tod Bob Marleys - ein Fazit 25Literatur 27

Bob Marley and the Wailers

The Ultimate Illustrated History

Author: Richie Unterberger

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Illustrated with photos and memorabilia from all phases of their journey, Bob Marley and the Wailers illuminates the lives and times of the man and his collaborators. Well over three decades after Marley’s death, he and his bandmates remain the most famous reggae artists of all time. Indeed, the Wailers are one of the most famous bands of all time, period. Their evolution from early-60s Jamaican ska act to international superstars was not just improbable, but unprecedented for an act from a third-world nation. The entire, incredible journey of Marley and the Wailers is covered in this visual history. You will see the crucial role they played in establishing reggae as a globally popular form of music, and the influence that the Rastafari movement had on their lives and sound. Plus, how Marley's socially conscious lyrics and actions made him a universal symbol of pride and justice. This tribute takes you through the entire story, right up to Marley's untimely death in 1981, and his enduring legacy beyond.

The Words and Music of Bob Marley

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275989354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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An analysis of the music and lyrics of one of the most transcendent figures in popular music, Bob Marley.

Wailing Blues - The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers

Author: John Masouri

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120352

Category: Music

Page: 600

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This full-blooded story of The Wailers puts the life, music and death of the legendary Bob Marley into a razor-sharp new perspective. The Wailers played with Marley on all of the hit singles and albums that made him a legend, yet their story since his death is a little-known saga of betrayal, greed and murder that is told here in its entirety for the first time. Written in collaboration with Aston 'Family Man' Barrett and other surviving band members, the book explores Marley's colourful journey from downtown Kingston onto the world stage. It covers the assassination attempt on Marley's life, his exile in London, the kidnapping and decapitation of the Barretts' father, and the death by gunfire of both Peter Tosh and drummer Carlton Barrett. Bitter acrimony followed Marley's own death from cancer as the iconic singer's legacy was parlayed into a multi-million dollar industry.

Bob Marley

a bibliography

Author: National Library of Jamaica

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reggae music

Page: 23

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Bob Marley: The Complete Guide to his Music

Author: Ian McCann,Harry Hawke

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857127357

Category: Music

Page: 100

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The indispensable guide to the music of Bob Marley. An album by album, track by track, examination of every song released by Marley and the Wailers from the early sessions in Jamaica to the Island recordings and compilations released after Marley's death. Featuring details of Marley's recordings for Studio One, Leslie Kong, Lee Perry, Island and Tuff Gong Productions, this is the ultimate gift for any die-hard Marley fan.

Bob Marley

A Biography

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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Presents the life of the Jamaican musician who brought reggae music to world attention, discussing his involvement in Jamaican politics and the Rastafarian religion, and his untimely death from cancer at the age of thirty-six.

The Bible and Bob Marley

Half the Story Has Never Been Told

Author: Dean MacNeil

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162564034X

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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With a Bible and guitar, Bob Marley set out to conquer the world of popular music. Rising from humble origins to international stardom, he worked tirelessly to spread a dual message of resistance and redemption--a message inspired by his reading of scripture. Marley's constant reliance on the Bible throughout the stages of his artistic and spiritual paths is an integral part of his story that has not been sufficiently told--until now. This is the first book written on Bob Marley as biblical interpreter. It answers the question, What light does biblical scholarship shed on Marley's interpretation, and what can Marley teach biblical scholars? Focusing on the parts of the Bible that Marley quotes most often in his lyrics, MacNeil provides a close analysis of Marley's interpretation. For students of Marley, this affords a deeper appreciation and understanding of his thought and his art. For students of scripture, it demonstrates the nature of Marley's unique contribution to the field of biblical interpretation, which can be appreciated as an excellent example of what R. S. Sugirtharajah calls vernacular interpretation of scripture.

Professors, Politics and Pop

Author: Jon Wiener

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860916727

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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"It is frightening to think the [Jon Wiener] teaches history at a university ... "—Jacques Derrida "Wiener takes the modern university as his beat, and covers it like a police reporter ... Wiener's mean streets are the think tank, the scholarly symposium, and the faculty lounge. And when he's had enough of this academic low life, he listens to Elvis, Springsteen and the Beatles. He even listens to Frank Sinatra."—John Leonard "In this book, Jon Wiener demonstrates his great skill as guerrilla sharpshooter in the forty-year war that the National Security State has been conducting against the American people. These reports from the field—the resistance—illuminate Nixon and Watergate as never before, reveal in fascinating detail the turbulence within Academe, invoke pity if not awe for that unexpected victim of state, Frank Sinatra."—Gore Vidal "Wiener is good at spotting, and blasting, paranoid fantasy and incompetence in high (and low) places and his range of targets is impressively wide ... [his] surveys are lucid, trenchant and brief."—Observer

Wake Up and Live: The Life of Bob Marley

A Graphic Novel

Author: Jim McCarthy

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783237740

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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Wake Up and Live is a bold graphic novel depicting the life of Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter and musician Bob Marley. As a committed Rastafari, he became a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity, a harbinger of peace and truth who resonated with audiences worldwide. Diagnosed with cancer in 1977, Bob Marley finally succumbed to the disease on 11 May 1981 at the age of 36. A hero in his own time, he is now considered one of the most influential musicians ever. Wake Up and Live celebrates this journey, capturing the spirit of both the man and the music in every vivid frame. When he died, the Jamaican Prime Minister said Bob Marley had been 'an experience which left an indelible imprint with each encounter. Such a man cannot be erased from the mind. He is part of the collective consciousness of the nation'.

Bob Marley

Herald of a Postcolonial World?

Author: Jason Toynbee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745657370

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Is Bob Marley the only third world superstar? How did he achieve this unique status? In this captivating new study of one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century, Jason Toynbee sheds new light on issues such as Marley’s contribution as a musician and public intellectual, how he was granted access to the global media system, and what his music means in cultural and political terms. Tracing Marley’s life and work from Jamaica to the world stage, Toynbee suggests that we need to understand Marley first and foremost as a ‘social author’. Trained in the co-operative yet also highly competitive musical laboratory of downtown Kingston, Marley went on to translate reggae into a successful international style. His crowning achievement was to mix postcolonial anger and hope with Jamaican textures and beats to produce the first world music. However the period since his death has been marked by brutal and intensifying inequality in the capitalist world system. There is an urgent need, then, to reconsider the nature of his legacy. Toynbee does this in the concluding chapters, weighing Marley’s impact as advocate of human emancipation against his marginalisation as a ‘Natural Mystic’ and pretext for disengagement from radical politics.

Bob Marley: Complete Chord Songbook

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783232234

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Bob Marley is perhaps the most important voice of Reggae music, crossing-over and achieving an iconic status in the mainstream pop industry. His songs of protest, freedom, liberation, love and equality have become some of the best-loved songs of the era, poignantly evoking the struggles, hardships and injustices of a troubled time. This special addition to the Chord Songbook series presents all 124 Bob Marley songs as featured on such albums as African Herbsman and Catch A Fire, right up to Uprising and Confrontation, including extra songs from later compilations. All the songs have been arranged with a full chord guide and complete lyrics.

Bob Marley

Reggae King of the World

Author: Malika Lee Whitney,Dermott Hussey

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

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Traces the life of Marley, looks at his career and music, and discusses his beliefs concerning Jamaican politics and the Rastafarian religion.