Tuesday, 6 February 2018

73rd birthday of Bob Marley

(Born 6 February 1945, Nine Mile, Jamaica)
ICONIC musician who with fellow Jamaican artists Peter ToshBunny Wailers and others, beginning in the 1960s, transform reggae into a driving global music genre of social justice and change – “Exodus”  classic composition (link below) is the freedom anthem worldwide including, particularly, the great people of Biafra whose own subjugating monster Babylon registered in the lyrics is the lair of annihilative savagery called genocidist Nigeria“.../Uh! Open your eyes and look within,/Are you satisfied (with the life youre living)? Uh!/We know where were going, uh!/We know where were from./Were leaving Babylon,/Were going to our ... land/.../Move! Move! Move! Move! Move! Move! Move!/...” 
(Bob Marley & the Wailers, “Exodus” [musicians and performers: Marley, lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion; Aston “Family Man” Barrett, fender bass, guitar, percussion; Carlton Barrett,  drums, percussion; Tyrone Downie, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals; Alvin “Seeco” Paterson, percussion; Julian (Junior) Marvin, lead guitar; I Threes (Rita MarleyMarcia GriffithsJudy Mowatt), backing vocals; recorded: Harry J studio, Kingston, Jamaica, 1976 & Island Studio, London, England, January-April 1977]) 
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