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A good intro to Bob Marley Music ... but dont stop here...,
This review is from: The best of Bob Marley & The Wailers: Legend (Audio CD)
I grew up in Jamaica and as a teenager I can recall seeing the posters at the bus stop advertising an upcoming concert... and The Wailers were headliners. But I never truly listened to Bob untill the Live album came out.
I remember sitting in my room one Saturday listening to the horse races on the radio, and in betweem each race the DJ would play No Woman No Cry. The words were haunting.. "And I remember when we used to sit... In a Government Yard in trenchtown..." The vouce and lyrics seemed magical... so simple yet so beautiful. That was about 30 years ago and I have been a fan ever since. Bob's music spoke to me personally, as it did to people all around te world. As it will speak to you once you play this album. But don't stop there... buy more... listen to songs like Concrete Jungle; Talking Blues, and Roots Rock Reggae. In fact let your next album be the Live at the London Lyceum and you will get a flavour for the infectious Bob.
If you have a Jamaican friend have him/her explain the lyrics (if needed). But regardless, just enjoy the music. Enjoy it with fans from Africa, Europe, Canada and now the USA. I saw Bob once in Tampa and was amazed at the 'good old boys' in Cowboy hats and bandanas that screamed for Bob and sang his songs. I knew then that Bob's music was truly intended for the world to love.
When Bob died I heard the news over BBC radio. I was 20+ years old then but I cried. I had lost a good friend. Then I reached for my records and played Rastaman Chant, and cried some more when Bob sang... "One bright morning when my work is over I will fly away home.", the background containing soulful conga drumming. But as the song ended I felt better.. bob's music made me feel better. Fly on BOB. And you my friend... listen to the Music on Legend and experience an upliftment... fly with Bob. Enjoy Legend! But remember there is more great Marley music awaiting you.
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2008 5:02:40 AM PDT
T. McCool says:
This is the best review I have ever read on Amazon.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 7:25:56 PM PDT
Brian M. Looney says:
Totally agree... it was very moving, in other words AWESOME!
Posted on Apr 26, 2011 7:36:23 PM PDT
Anis Y. Jiwani says:
You are a true Bob Marley fan, just like the music of Bob your review was brimming with emotions.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 8:56:36 AM PDT
Shining Star says:
Agreed, what an excellent review. Bob & The Wailers were truly one of a kind.
Posted on Aug 15, 2013 7:20:10 PM PDT
Posted on Sep 21, 2013 2:10:30 PM PDT
M. Baber says:
dang. nice review.
Posted on Oct 12, 2014 10:35:50 PM PDT
Paulo P. says:
Nice review, it made a tear in my eye.
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