It's 1978 and Bob Marley has arrived in New York City in anticipation of his performance with the Commodores at Madison Square Garden. His first call is to Earl Chin and the two reunite at the Essex House in Manhattan. The cameras roll and Bob Marley sings and performs several versions of "The Redemption Song" and "Coming In From The Cold" (which had yet to be released on vinyl) all on a 12 string acoustic guitar! Earl and Bob then engage in a totally elevating discussion about reggae music, rastafari culture, jamaica and much more! This was the last interview with Bob Marley before his untimely passing.
About the Director
Earl Chin is America s leading reggae deejay and veejay. For over twenty-five years,his legendary television show Rockers was uninterruptedly on the air, broadcasting out of New York City in the Tri-State area to millions of music fans. It was the first reggae music television series - and the most authentic one. After Bob Marley told Earl to bring reggae to American television, Earl was the first media personality to bring Bob to a mass audience via TV in the late 1970 s, and did the same for such stars as Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, Gregory Isaacs, Shabba Ranks, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Capleton, Buju Banton, Jacob Miller, Rita Marley and many others.