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Bob Marley - The Untold Story (Paperback): Chris Salewicz Bob Marley - The Untold Story (Paperback)
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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? On May 11, 1981, a little after 11.30 in the morning, Bob Marley died. The man who introduced reggae to a worldwide audience, in his own lifetime he had already become a hero figure in the classic mythological sense. From immensely humble beginnings and with talent and religious belief his only weapons, the Jamaican recording artist applied himself with unstinting perseverance to spreading his prophetic musical message. And he had achieved it: only a year earlier, Bob Marley and The Wailers' tour of Europe had seen them perform to the largest audiences a musical act had up to that point experienced. Record sales of Marley's albums before his death were spectacular; in the years since his death they have become phenomenal, as each new generation discovers afresh the remarkable power of his music. Chris Salewicz, who had a sequence of adventures with Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1979, offers us a comprehensive and detailed account of Bob Marley's life and the world in which he grew up and came to dominate. Never-before-heard interviews with dozens of people who knew Marley are woven through a narrative that brings to life not only the Rastafari religion and the musical scene in Jamaica, but also the spirit of the man himself.

Covers - Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London (Hardcover): Alex Bartsch Covers - Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London (Hardcover)
Alex Bartsch; Edited by Al 'Fingers' Newman; Foreword by Noel Hawks; Designed by Al 'Fingers' Newman, Michael Hernan 1
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Bob Marley - Reggae King of the World (Paperback): Malika Lee Whitney, Dermott Hussey Bob Marley - Reggae King of the World (Paperback)
Malika Lee Whitney, Dermott Hussey; Foreword by Rita Marley
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Bob Marley - The Stories Behind Every Song (Paperback): Maureen Sheridan Bob Marley - The Stories Behind Every Song (Paperback)
Maureen Sheridan
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Few have combined the music with a message in such a radical way as the Jamaican born superstar. The best of Marley's work conveys elements of his social background and religious and political experience. To fully appreciate his legacy, it is vital to explore his songs, with their attendant themes, stories, nuances and characters. This book is the first comprehensive, biographical examination of the huge output of material unleashed on a succession of superb singles and albums delivered by Bob Marley & The Wailers. It looks at the background, circumstances and significance of each song from the early 1960s right up until Marley's untimely death in May 1981.

Black by Design - A 2-Tone Memoir (Paperback, Main): Pauline Black Black by Design - A 2-Tone Memoir (Paperback, Main)
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Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music. Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British Ska. The only woman in a movement dominated by men, she toured with The Specials, Madness, Dexy's Midnight Runners when they were at the top of the charts - and, sometimes, on their worst behaviour. From childhood to fame, from singing to acting and broadcasting, from adoption to her recent search for her birth parents, Black By Design is a funny and enlightening story of music, race, family and roots.

In Fine Style - The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious (Hardcover): Christopher Bateman In Fine Style - The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious (Hardcover)
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Bass Culture - When Reggae Was King (Paperback, New Ed): Lloyd Bradley Bass Culture - When Reggae Was King (Paperback, New Ed)
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Bass Culture is a complete history of reggae, from its origins in the Jamaican sound-systems dances of the 1950s, through its enormous international triumphs of the 70s, to the current generation of new roots artists who are searching out a way forward for the sound. The story is remarkable: how a downtown music developed out of decades of cultural oppression to become a truly indigenous art form that went on to conquer the world.

In an account that ranges from Kingston's ghetto areas and the cool hills of Jamaica's interior to the clubs and record shops of London and Birmingham, Lloyd Bradley tells the full story: the politics and the culture, the producers and the players, the heroes and the villains - but most of all, the music.

So Much Things to Say - The Oral History of Bob Marley (Paperback): Roger Steffens So Much Things to Say - The Oral History of Bob Marley (Paperback)
Roger Steffens; Introduction by Linton Kwesi Johnson
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Roger Steffens toured with Bob Marley for two weeks of his final tour of California in 1979 and the music icon was the first guest of Steffens' award-winning radio show. In So Much Things To Say, Steffens draws on a lifetime of scholarship to tell the story of Marley's childhood abandonment, his formative years in Trench Town, his seemingly meteoric rise to international fame and his tragic death at 36. Weaving together the voices of Rita Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer-as well as band members, family and friends-Steffens reveals extraordinary new details, dispels myths and highlights the most dramatic elements of Marley's life; his psychic abilities and his overriding commitment to the peace and love message of Rastafari. This landmark work will reshape our understanding of this legendary performer.

Bob Marley - Herald of a Postcolonial World? (Paperback): Jason Toynbee Bob Marley - Herald of a Postcolonial World? (Paperback)
Jason Toynbee
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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 FAQ - All That's Left to Know About the King of Reggae (Paperback): Brent Hagerman Bob Marley FAQ - All That's Left to Know About the King of Reggae (Paperback)
Brent Hagerman
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Who is your favorite Bob Marley? Athletic soccer jock? Herb aficionado? One Love superhero? Subversive revolutionary? Sexy ladies' man? Political activist? Dreadlocked bohemian? Peace broker? Rastafarian natural mystic? Third World theologian? Streetwise ghetto rude boy? International pop star? Folksy troubadour? Reggae guitarist? Loving family man? Shrewd businessman? EBob Marley FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of ReggaeE captures these many sides of the legendary artist. Divided into four sections a the Man the Music the Mystic and the Myth a this book probes each aspect of Marley's character and representation giving readers a well-rounded look at the singer Bono called Dr. King in dreads. THEBob Marley FAQE answers many questions of both casual and hardcore fans while offering new facts and perspectives. It provides an engaging overview of Marley's life music and legacy contextualizing his career in a musical and religious mission that successfully saw him spread both reggae music and the Rastafari religion globally. Marley was more than just a rock star. As a political activist Black Nationalist sage lover and theologian his impact has been felt in arenas far removed from the music industry. EBob Marley FAQE presents the music icon as an unparalleled 20th-century artist who in the turbulent and often violent postcolonial era took the struggles of the Third World to the ears of the First World using a new subgenre of music that forged Afro-Jamaican rhythms and songcraft with American popular music.

Bass Builders Reggae Bass - The complete guide to Reggae and Jamaican bass styles. 47 full-demo tracks. (Paperback): Ed... Bass Builders Reggae Bass - The complete guide to Reggae and Jamaican bass styles. 47 full-demo tracks. (Paperback)
Ed Friedland
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(Bass Builders). The complete guide to reggae and Jamaican bass styles, covering early ska, rock steady, roots reggae, dub, modern ska, dance hall, and more. The book includes performance tips and lessons, authentic grooves and riddims, standard notation & tab, and more. The CD features 47 full-demo tracks.

Who Was Bob Marley? (Paperback): Katie Ellison Who Was Bob Marley? (Paperback)
Katie Ellison
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Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Born in rural Jamaica, this musician and songwriter began his career with his band, The Wailing Wailers, in 1963. The Wailers went on to spread the gospel of reggae music around the globe. Bob's distinctive style and dedication to his Rastafari beliefs became a rallying cry for the poor and disenfranchised the world over and led to a hugely successful solo career. After his death in 1981, Bob Marley became a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. His greatest-hits album, Legend, remains the best-selling reggae album of all time. Who Was Bob Marley? tells the story of how a man with humble roots became an international icon.

Reggae Going International 1967 To 1976 - The Bunny 'Striker' Lee Story (Hardcover, UK ed.): Noel Hawks, Jah Floyd Reggae Going International 1967 To 1976 - The Bunny 'Striker' Lee Story (Hardcover, UK ed.)
Noel Hawks, Jah Floyd
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Omnipresent on the Jamaican music scene for over four decades, Bunny 'Striker' Lee is one of the most important figures in the industry. This is the unembellished story of the legendary Reggae icon, told to and inscribed by Noel Hawks and Jah Floyd over the course of five years.

Bob Marley: Roots Reggae & Revolution (Paperback, UK ed.): Brian Richardson Bob Marley: Roots Reggae & Revolution (Paperback, UK ed.)
Brian Richardson
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Lee Scratch Perry - Kiss Me Neck - The Scratch Story in Words, Pictures and Records (Paperback): Jeremy Collingwood Lee Scratch Perry - Kiss Me Neck - The Scratch Story in Words, Pictures and Records (Paperback)
Jeremy Collingwood
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'Kiss Me Neck' is detailed guide to the records produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and those that hailed from his Black Art Studio. With over 1000 releases to his name in some form or another, there is a wealth of material here for the fan and collector to immerse themselves in.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Definitive Discography (Paperback): Roger Steffens, Leroy Jody Pierson Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Definitive Discography (Paperback)
Roger Steffens, Leroy Jody Pierson
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Lmh Official Dictionary Of Jamaican Reggae & Dancehall Stars Vol. 1 (Hardcover): K. Sean Harris, L.Mike Henry Lmh Official Dictionary Of Jamaican Reggae & Dancehall Stars Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
K. Sean Harris, L.Mike Henry
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Soul Rebel (Hardcover): Burnett Soul Rebel (Hardcover)
Burnett
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Award-winning and internationally renowned Washington Post and Time magazine photographer David Burnett, delivers an intimate and previously unpublished look at Bob Marley's personal life in Jamaica, music, and Exodus tour at the height of his career and shortly before his tragic death. On assignment in Jamaica for Time magazine, photo-journalist David Burnett first photographed Bob Marley in 1976 and continued to document the Reggae legend on tour throughout Europe during the spring of 1977. Burnett's vision coupled with Marley's larger-than-life charisma resulted in an amazing collection of previously unseen images witnessed for the first time in Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley in Jamaica and Beyond. Of the more than 200 images published here, only a handful were ever used for the Time article. While focusing on Marley, Burnett's work also canvassed a broad array of burgeoning Reggae talents in Marley's native Jamaica, including portraits of Peter Tosh, Lee Scratch Perry, Burning Spear, and Ras Michael. Compelling and incomparably candid, Soul Rebel honors the anniversary of Marley's birth with a testament to the legacy of a legend. For any Reggae lover or music history buff, Soul Rebel offers a matchless glimpse into Marley's life shortly before his tragic death in 1981.

The Story of Trojan Records (Hardcover): Laurence Cane-Honeysett The Story of Trojan Records (Hardcover)
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Founded in 1968, as part of a deal with Island Records, Trojan's mission was to bring Jamaican music to the world. Over the subsequent half a century it has done just that, releasing many of the defining albums of ska, rocksteady, dub, and reggae from artists including The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as the hugely popular Tighten Up! compilations. The Story of Trojan Records is the definitive history of the label and a landmark publication for reggae enthusiasts. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Trojan. It is made up of 12 chapters, 26 artist bios, 20 producer bios, extensive monologues from interviews, and thousands of images, many of which have not been previously published but never been collectively published.

Young, Gifted & Black - The Story of Trojan Records (Paperback): Michael de Koningh, Laurence Cane-Honeysett Young, Gifted & Black - The Story of Trojan Records (Paperback)
Michael de Koningh, Laurence Cane-Honeysett
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Recently resurrected and now enjoying chart success in the 21st century, when it was formed Trojan Records epitomised the punk DIY ethic over a decade before 1976. With a blizzard of individual labels and a marketing strategy that involved selling product out of the backs of vans, the company spearheaded the injection of reggae and ska into the vein of British youth consciousness. In its first brief six-year incarnation, Trojan produced nearly 30 hit singles, created the legendary compilation series Tighten Up and launched new acts like Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Ken Boothe, The Pioneers, Bob And Marcia, Greyhound and Dave And Ansell Collins, all against a background of cut-throat politics, cultural division and prejudice.

Grace Jones A to Z - The life of an icon - from Androgyny to Zula (Hardcover): Steve Wide Grace Jones A to Z - The life of an icon - from Androgyny to Zula (Hardcover)
Steve Wide; Illustrated by Babeth Lafon
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Singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress and iconoclast: Grace Jones. One can only imagine how that reads on a business card. She was the phenomenon the world needed - equal parts intriguing, intimidating and indefatigable. From her early days as a model working with Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, her rise to disco stardom in New York City's Studio 54 followed by her storming the New Wave with her reggae-infused post-punk, through to her arresting, decade-defining work Jean-Paul Goude, her eclectic film career and continuing artistic output in the current day, Grace Jones A to Z charts her incredibly rich life. This book beautifully illustrates her life, her art, creative collaborations, films, friendships and fun-all in a brilliantly illustrated A to Z format.

The Little Black Songbook - Bob Marley (Paperback): The Little Black Songbook - Bob Marley (Paperback)
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This is a pocket sized collection of Bob Marley hits presented in chord songbook format. It includes lyrics and guitar chords.

4-Chord Songbook - Bob Marley (Paperback): 4-Chord Songbook - Bob Marley (Paperback)
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The 4 chords - G,C,D, and E minor - are shown as standard chord diagrams above each song as a reminder. This title includes lyrics and simplified chord arrangements of hits like "No Woman No Cry". This music book is ideal for beginners looking to expand their repertoire, and all Bob Marley fans. Songs include: "No Woman No Cry"; "Redemption Song"; "Survival"; "War"; "Soul Shakedown Party"; "One Love/People Get Ready"; "Bend Down Low"; and "Baby We've Got A Date" ("Rock It Baby").

One Love List Slayer - To Do List Notebook: Lined: 5.06 X 7.81: 200 Lined Pages (Paperback): Coco's Bazaar One Love List Slayer - To Do List Notebook: Lined: 5.06 X 7.81: 200 Lined Pages (Paperback)
Coco's Bazaar
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Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love - Motivational Bob Marley Quote Notebook Journal Blank Lined College Ruled... Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love - Motivational Bob Marley Quote Notebook Journal Blank Lined College Ruled Composition Notepad 140 Pages (70 Sheets) Novelty Birthday Gift for Reggae Lover (Paperback)
Dream Journals
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