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Published: 09 November 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002079-083
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0207-9
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-091
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...336 Bob Marley s Fame Ed McCormack Robert Nesta (Bob) Marley is among the world s most famous faces. In his brief life Marley transcended Jamaican music and became extraordinarily influential. Mar- ley was born on 6 February 1945 into a poor rural family in Nine Mile, in Rhoden Hall, a community...
Published: 08 February 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381921-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8192-1
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... his career, now tarnished by the Muzorewa episode. The chapter concludes with a detailed description of the April 1980 independence celebration at Rufaro Stadium. Bob Marley heads up a long roster of entertainment and pageantry, events that are interrupted when crowds outside the stadium attempt to...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012658-047
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
...The Wailers and Bruce Springsteen at Max s Kansas City, July 18, 1973 (1973) This prescient review of the night the Wailers with Bob Marley opened for Bruce Springsteen and the E- Street Band was written by O Grady in 1973 for the Village Voice but was rejected by her edi- tor because it was too...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... Politics in Zimbabwe 1920– 64. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1995. Ranger, Terence. “Th e Death of Chaminuka: Spirit Mediums, Nationalism, and the Guerrilla War in Zimbabwe.” African Aff airs 81, no. 324 (1982): 349– 69. 342 / BIBLIOGRAPHY Steff ens, Roger. “Zimbabwe Victorious: Bob Marley’s...
Published: 08 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012573-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1257-3
... Bunny, Soy Peor Ben Harper, Ground on Down Betty Davis, Game Is My Middle Name Betty Davis, They Say I m Different Big k.r.i.t., r.e.m. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Guava Jelly Brandy, Necessary Charlie Chaplin, Premier (Plaza) Explosion Cheryl Lynn, Got to Be Real The Coasters, Down...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... Bob Marley and his colleagues and de- scendants rose. Otherwise it draws no lasting attention from the island s elite. The visual distinction between these two parts of Jamaica is striking. Perhaps appropriately it was Bob Marley s son, Damian, a reggae legend in 2 Introduction his own right, who most...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-126
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...462 Reggae and Possible Africas Louis Chude- Sokei Jamaica s culture traveled with the island s migrants. In metropolitan centers like London, where large numbers of Jamaicans settled, their music quickly gained an audience outside the Jamaican community. With the iconic success of Bob Marley and...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-132
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
..., the deportee in the song is shamed for returning with- out anything to show for his time abroad. Buju Banton is a controversial figure. He quickly became a legend in dancehall reggae when he first appeared in the early 1990s and broke Bob Marley s record for the most number one songs on the local...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-115
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... freelanced for the Village Voice, started a band, and reconsidered his princi ples. He d been skeptical of righ teousness profiling Bob Marley; now he embraced it profiling the Clash. He d tossed off the N word in prose like he was Lenny Bruce and rock and roll required offen- siveness; now he wrote the...
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By Rinaldo Walcott
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
... made Black in smelly dark holes. New World blackness is conceived in smell. Sun Ra was an alien. Lee Scratch Perry is and remains a human computer. George Clinton and Bootsy Col- lins are Afronauts. James Brown and Rick James were/are monsters. Bob Marley was a living god. Michael Jackson and Prince...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-22
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... image. Barrington Watson, The Garden Party, 1975, mural inside the Bank of Jamaica building, Kingston. Laura Facey Cooper s sculpture was the winning entry for a competition to produce a sculp- ture for New Kingston s Emancipation Park, which opened in 2002. Alluding in its title to one of Bob Marley s...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-103
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... was but one distinction between dancehall and reggae. Equally noticeable was the language and content of the lyrics. Whereas reggae stars like Bob Marley sang in a Jamaican- inflected English readily accessible to an international audience, dance- hall lyrics fully embraced Jamaican patwa, aiming more...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-059
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... strength. Blues people had become, in this account, r&b people. The Baraka of later, thinner collections The Music and Digging would enthusiasti- cally receive Bob Marley, Stevie Won der, and Newark s Fugees, on the popu lar side, plus avant- garde regenerations by David Murray, Henry Threadgill, and the...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-088
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... an emotional but also an intellectual and a social need. It moved from slave diaspora to Bob Marley and hip- hop, defining musicking as blues writ large, the only consistent thread . . . through the whole of modern popu lar music. Suspicious enough of commercialization to credit Debord s no- 228...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-107
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... Staple Singers. DeRogatis, deathly on psychedelia and Flaming Lips, gave Lester Bangs s life a narrative and heroically pursued The Case against R. Kelly. Timothy White: participated in the transformation of Bob Marley into a rock star equivalent with a posthumous biography; became yet another Roll- ing...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-150
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... open- ended commercialism while retaining left beliefs; he d apply this to a notable study of Bob Marley s shaping by the postcolonial music industry represented by Island Rec ords. Keir Keightley s Reconsidering Rock was a highlight of The Cambridge Guide, de- lineating modernist authenticity and...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-102
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...376 Sunsplash 1984 Roger Steffens The success of reggae on the 1970s world stage contributed to commercialization at home. While Bob Marley remained the unrivaled leader of the genre, he was ably as- sisted by dozens of other highly successful Jamaican musicians, such as Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff...