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Month: February 2020

Oral History of Bob Marley

Roger Steffens Reggae Scrapbook

So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffens A revelatory, myth-shattering history of one of the most influential musicians of all time, told in the words of those who knew him best. Roger Steffens is one of the world’s leading Bob Marley experts. He toured with the Wailers in […]

Story of Reggae Music

Sound systems brought the sounds to the people

4-disc Collection of Classic Reggae including a 48 page booklet history and track description from Trojan Records Listen to all four excellent segments plus more VITAL Roots Music right here! This is Reggae Music – Train To Skaville – 1960-68 This is Reggae Music – Do The Reggay – 1968-70 This is Reggae Music – […]

Bunny Wailer

Neville Livingston, better known as Bunny Wailer, was born in 1947 and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. The three youths began learning to play instruments and singing together, which evolved into the legendary group we know and respect as the Wailers. Bunny was a singer whose strong tenor vocals […]

Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs - The Cool Rulerr

Gregory Isaacs – The Kool Ruler Gregory Isaacs (born Gregory Anthony Isaacs), 15 July 1951, Fletchers Land, Kingston, Jamaica. At 17 he made his debut recording with record producer Byron Lee.  Between 1968 and 1973 he recorded several songs but failed to get a breakout hit.  That came shortly after partnering with Errol Dunkley to […]

Marley R&R Hall of Fame

Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Bob Marley Inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bono’s (U2) Bob Marley Induction Speech to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “I know claiming Bob Marley as Irish might be a little difficult, but bear with me. Jamaica and Ireland have lots in common¦ Chris Blackwell, weeds, lots of green weeds… religion¦ […]