My first trip to Jamaica was in 1969 - a real revelation for me - my first
escape from Ontario winter. I never before felt the warmth and succulence of a
semi-tropical island. First there were the tourist delights - beaches, fresh
fruits, luxury hotels. Beyond the tourists lay the beautiful island, the people
and the complexities at the interfaces between rich and poor. I developed a
strong preference for the poor people, explored the blue mountains, heard the
reggae music and listened to the stories. I imagined I could live in Jamaica
forever. Returning to Bob Marley's Reggae was in a way nostalgic and, at the
same time, a musical adventure. You might argue that Marley and the Wailers
produced music in a raw undeveloped form, a vehicle for Marley's words which
were personal and political. In my arrangements there are no lyrics, so I
focused on developing the music.
Bob Marley introduced Jamaican Reggae to a world audience. Marley was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Time magazine chose his
Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century. ROLLING Stone chose Marley as
the 19th best singers of all times. Their explanation: "It is hard to
separate his voice from what he was singing about. Bob Marley sang with a great
deal of power — enough to shake the foundations of his country's government. A
measure of a great singer is getting a message across, saying things that
otherwise would not be heard. And in a world that has ways of shutting down
people that talk about peace and love, Bob Marley could get that message across
and inspire us. It's rare that something so serious and so beautiful as his
music can rise as clearly to the top as he did. His voice is one of the most
important inspirations of our time — he was the voice of oppressed people all
over the world."
Jamaica A Download
No Woman, No Cry
Could You Be Loved
Three Little Birds Jamaica B Download I Shot the Sheriff
Keep on Moving
So Much Trouble in the World
I shot the Sheriff
Three Little Birds
No Woman No Cry
Lyrics- Three Little Birds Don't worry about a thing,' cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin, Don't worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right
Rise up this morning, smiled with the rising sun.
Three little birds pitch by my door-step,
singin' sweet songs of melodies pure and true,
sayin, This is my message to you-ou-ou.
Singin, Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be
I won't worry.
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