If the music of Bob Marley has the immediate hook of a greatly crafted melody, the lyrics clarify themselves truly only to the awoken mind. No matter how much you think you understand their depth and how the reggae rythmic (especially when acoustically sparse) cleverly carries it, you will only discover them through experience and it takes you back to that chorus… No one but yourself can free your mind. All that Marley’s music does is help to ignite the process.
Bob Marley, was the lead singer-songwriter and guitarist for the Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae bands The Wailers and Bob Marley & The Wailers and remains the most widely known and revered performer of Reggae music, credited for helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience. His vision of One World, One Love (inspired by his belief in Rastafari) and his wisdom transpire in his songs and inspired and influenced music and lives beyond his home, his genre and his time. His powerfully evocative and spiritually prophetic lyrics as well as his revolutionary sound make up the artistic legacy of an exceptional music legend.
Bob Marley in ten songs:
1. Redemption Song – This song is a call to self-liberation, an empowerment of the individual through the realisation of the might of their mind and the capacity within to save themselves from mental oppression. more 2. One love/people get ready 3. Is this love 4. Jamming 5. Stir it up 6. Three Little Birds – with the Wailers 7. No Woman, No Cry “Could You Be Loved”, “”, 8. “Buffalo Soldier – along with the track “Iron Lion Zion”, this is one of Bob Marley’s posthumous releases with his band, the Wailers. 9. Turn the lights down low – 10. Exodus
Bob Marley – the legacy
1. I Shot the Sheriff, Eric Clapton (England) 6. Three Little Birds – Sean Paul gives a ragga interpretation for the soundtrack for the animated movie Shark Tale for this track (Jamaica, Ragga) 7. No Woman, No Cry, The Welsh alto Katherine Jenkins duets with Cody Karey to fuse easy-listening with opera in this rendition of Bob Marley’s classic (Wales, Opera) 9. Sun is Shining – trance 10. Redemption Song, Richard Bona (Cameroon, Ethno-Folk) – The sixth track from the cover compilation album Twists of Marley fuses Sawa Ethno-Folk from Cameroon with elements of Jazz.