Catch A Fire The Life Of Bob Marley

Catch A Fire  The Life Of Bob Marley Author Timothy White
ISBN-10 9780857121363
Release 2010-01-07
Pages 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 Cath A Fire paints a rich tapestry of the triumph and tragedy surrounding one of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century.



Catch a Fire

Catch a Fire Author Timothy White
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064164927
Release 2006-05-02
Pages 556
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Traces the life of Marley, looks at his music and its impact on people throughout the world, and discusses the reggae music business, the social history of modern Jamaica, and the origins of the Rastafarian religion. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.



Catch a Fire

Catch a Fire Author Timothy White
ISBN-10 0711983909
Release 2000
Pages 560
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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.



No Woman No Cry

No Woman No Cry Author Rita Marley
ISBN-10 9780330541749
Release 2011-08-19
Pages 288
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Bob Marley is the unchallenged king of reggae and one of music's great iconic figures. Rita Marley was not just his wife and the mother of four of his children but his backing singer and friend, life-long companion and soul mate. They met in Trenchtown when he was 19 and she was 18, and she was very much part of his musical career, selling his early recordings from their house in the days before Island Records signed up the Wailers. She shared the hard times and the dangers - when Bob was wounded in a gunfight before the Peace Concert, Rita was shot in the head and left for dead. Their marriage was not always easy, but Rita was the woman Bob returned to no matter where music and other women might take him, the woman who held him when he died at the age of 35. Today she sees herself as the guardian of his legacy. Full of new insights, No Woman No Cry is a unique biography of Marley by someone who understands what it meant to grow up in poverty in Jamaica, to battle racism and prejudice. It is also a moving and inspiring story of a marriage that survived both poverty and then the strains of global celebrity. 'It will surely become the definitive biographical account of the reggae guitarist-singer-songwriter who changed pop music and in the process became a leader to millions' The Times 'Rita Marley is reggae royalty . . . In her own words, this is a revealing insight into Marley's life and legacy' Daily Mirror



Bob Marley The Untold Story

Bob Marley  The Untold Story Author Chris Salewicz
ISBN-10 9780007440061
Release 2012-04-19
Pages 432
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What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock’n’roll? How is that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans across the globe?



Marley Legend

Marley Legend Author James Henke
ISBN-10 9780811850360
Release 2006-03-30
Pages 64
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A slipcased volume chronicles the Jamaican reggae musician's life, and includes removable reproductions of handwritten lyrics and concert schedules, as well as a compact disc featuring music clips and an interview with the songwriter.



One Love

One Love Author Lee Jaffe
ISBN-10 9780393051438
Release 2003
Pages 224
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A portrait of Bob Marley and the Wailers, told from the perspective of one of its band members, documents the two years that preceded Marley's achievement of stardom, years which were marked by the group's first American tour.



Long Ago and Far Away

Long Ago and Far Away Author Timothy White
ISBN-10 071198803X
Release 2001
Pages 389
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In this major biography, the late Timothy White explores both the career and the troubled personal journey of the legendary singer-songwriter.Rich with insights from Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Sting, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, the entire Taylor family and many other key figures around James Taylor and his music.Dispelling myth and rumour, Long Ago and Far Away examines the roots of Taylor's mental anguish and his recurring bouts with heroin and alcohol. This is an epic family history, an exploration of the real stories behind Fire and Rain and the rest of the songs, as well as a frank account of Taylor's days on the Apple record label, the financial disaster of his Greatest Hits album deal and the deaths and divorces that have haunted his life.



The Words and Music of Bob Marley

The Words and Music of Bob Marley Author David Vlado Moskowitz
ISBN-10 0275989356
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 176
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An analysis of the music and lyrics of one of the most transcendent figures in popular music, Bob Marley.



Before the Legend

Before the Legend Author Christopher Farley
ISBN-10 9780061828812
Release 2009-02-24
Pages 224
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Bob Marley was a reggae superstar, a musical prophet who brought the sound of the Third World to the entire globe. Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley goes beyond the myth of Marley to bring you the private side of a man few people ever really knew. Drawing from original interviews with the people closest to Marleyincluding his widow, Rita, his mother, Cedella, his bandmate and childhood friend, Bunny Wailer, his producer Chris Blackwell, and many others—Legend paints an entirely fresh picture of one of the most enduring musical artists of our times. This is a portrait of an artist as a young man, from his birth in the tiny town of Nine Miles in the hills of Jamaica, to the making of his debut international record, "Catch a Fire." We see Marley on the tough streets of Trench Town before he found stardom, struggling to find his way in music, in love and in life, and we take the wild ride with him to worldwide acceptance and adoration. From the acclaimed journalist, Christopher John Farely, the author of the bestselling AALIYAH and the reporter who broke the story on Dave Chappelle's retreat to South Africa, Legend is bursting with fresh insights into Marley and Jamaica, and is the definitive story of Marley's early days.



The Future Is the Beginning

The Future Is the Beginning Author Bob Marley
ISBN-10 9780307952455
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 176
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In this one-of-a-kind collection, edited by Gerald Hausman and with an introduction by Cedella Marley, the words of reggae legend Bob Marley are gathered together to give readers a sense of his deeply felt and powerfully motivated sense of spirit. The texts, many unpublished in book form, were gathered at 56 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica, where Bob lived and worked in the 1970s. Bob Marley's wisdom came not only through his songs but also from his poetic, spoken words. The short selections in this book, which are gathered from interviews he gave over years, will give readers a true sense of who Bob Marley really was and are bound to inspire them with his timeless faith, unity, and love.



Bob Marley and the Wailers

Bob Marley and the Wailers Author Roger Steffens
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064215562
Release 2005
Pages 177
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For the first time ever, all the recordings made by Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh have been compiled into a definitive discography which details each track-singers, musicicans, engineers, producers, studios, master tape information, matrix numbers, and recording dates of each song.



Bob Marley My Son

Bob Marley  My Son Author Cedella Marley Booker
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002931872
Release 2003
Pages 250
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The mother of the reggae pioneer tells the story of her son in a poignant memoir of life with this icon of world music, detailing her son's involvement with Rastafarianism, the women in Marley's life, his rise to success, and his battle with cancer.



Rock Lives

Rock Lives Author Timothy White
ISBN-10 0711927553
Release 1991
Pages 807
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By the author of Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley. Fifty-nine profiles and interviews spanning the first half century of rock 'n' roll are contained in this book, including Elvis Costello, Little Richard, Jim Morrison, Bono and Michael Jackson.



The Book of Exodus

The Book of Exodus Author Vivien Goldman
ISBN-10 9780307421869
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 336
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Follow the Sacred Journey to Create One of the Lasting Musical Masterpieces of Our Time Bob Marley is one of our most important and influential artists. Recorded in London after an assassination attempt on his life sent Marley into exile from Jamaica, Exodus is the most lasting testament to his social conscience. Named by Time magazine as “Album of the Century,” Exodus is reggae superstar Bob Marley’s masterpiece of spiritual exploration. Vivien Goldman was the first journalist to introduce mass white audiences to the Rasta sounds of Bob Marley. Throughout the late 1970s, Goldman was a fly on the wall as she watched reggae grow and evolve, and charted the careers of many of its superstars, especially Bob Marley. So close was Vivien to Bob and the Wailers that she was a guest at his Kingston home just days before gunmen came in a rush to kill “The Skip.” Now, in The Book of Exodus, Goldman chronicles the making of this album, from its conception in Jamaica to the raucous but intense all-night studio sessions in London. But The Book of Exodus is so much more than a making-of-a-record story. This remarkable book takes us through the history of Jamaican music, Marley’s own personal journey from the Trench Town ghetto to his status as global superstar, as well as Marley’s deep spiritual practice of Rastafari and the roots of this religion. Goldman also traces the biblical themes of the Exodus story, and its practical relevance to us today, through various other art forms, leading up to and culminating with Exodus. Never before has there been such an intimate, first-hand portrait of Marley’s spirituality, his political involvement, and his life in exile in London, leading up to histriumphant return to the stage in Jamaica at the Peace Concert of 1978. Here is an unforgettable portrait of Bob Marley and an acutely perceptive appreciation of his musical and spiritual legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Dear Dad

Dear Dad Author Ky-Mani Marley
ISBN-10 0972709991
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 264
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The Marley surname perpetuates Jamaican royalty, resonates from worldwide recognition and represents the pioneer of a cultural, political and social revolution. In the near-thirty years since the death of the world's greatest reggae-music icon, music lovers, truth seekers, and a new generation of social-activists alike have flocked to the musical catalog of Bob Marley like new believers on a pilgrimage for soul inspiration. Though Marley's iconic life was cut short before his time, his legacy lives on as vibrantly as it did when he walked among us. This is not only true because of his timeless music, but because of the musical genius of the extraordinary children he left behind. Born in Falmouth, Jamaica in 1976 as the tenth son of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley, Ky-Mani Marley discovered his musical talents late in life, rising to become an international music artist and film actor. Ky-Mani has not only written and performed songs of redemption around the world, like his famous father, but has lived and survived to recant his own personally redemptive story in the face of some very stark urban realities unbefitting any human, let alone a 'Marley.' Dear Dad, is an arresting narrative of a son locked out of his iconic father's shelter for the first half of his life and forced to survive the poverty-stricken, predator-infested streets of one of Miami's most violent ghettos, Liberty City. Initially estranged from his siblings and cut off from any financial benefit of the Marley Estate, young Ky-Mani's gritty ascent from a bullet-riddled life to the world stages he now commands as a Grammy-nominated recording artist are chronicled in this gripping biography. Today a dedicated father and family man traveling to all corners of the world, performing no less than 100 shows per year, Marley knew he¹d reached a plateau of transformation in his life when he was named 'Philanthropist of the Year' by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Better World Awards. His life is truly a 'redemption song.'



A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings Author Marlon James
ISBN-10 9781780745886
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 999
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WINNER MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015 On 3 December 1976, just weeks before the general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house with machine guns blazing. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert, but the next day he left the country, and didn’t return for two years. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston, with information surfacing at odd times, only to sink into rumour and misinformation. Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings takes the form of an imagined oral biography, told by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, conmen, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents, reporters, journalists, and even Keith Richards' drug dealer. Marlon James’s bold undertaking traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined — and questions asked — in this compelling novel of monumental scope and ambition.