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When the Sun Rises on Talking Drums: Happy Birthday Bob Marley, by Davin Michael Stedman

This video is Earl Chinna Smith and his Nyabinghi Orchestra playing to the sunrise for their dear friend Bob Marley at his birthplace in a remote Jamaican village called Nine Mile, on February 6, 2018, the 73rd anniversary of Marley’s birth.

It’s surreal that I am friends with these folks. Mr. Oliver Simms . . . → Read More: When the Sun Rises on Talking Drums: Happy Birthday Bob Marley, by Davin Michael Stedman

Jamaica Day 7: Bob Marley’s Birthday in Nine Mile, by Davin Michael Stedman

Rode to Nine Mile on a bus full of Bob’s old friends. Ska era Wailers blasting. The sky was still black.

Once I get on Wi-Fi, I have some pretty incredible video to show you from the sun rising and drums and voices raging at Nine Mile.

Lenni I-Music and I had to be at . . . → Read More: Jamaica Day 7: Bob Marley’s Birthday in Nine Mile, by Davin Michael Stedman

Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker & Dennis Brown – Live Reggae at the BBC

Eight golden minutes of classic reggae:

Bob Marley – Marley Movie Trailer Extended version

Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer – Redemption Song

When Johnny Cash was old and sick Rick Rubin was hired to produce as many songs as they could get out of him. John Carter Cash helped pick songs and arrange them for his Dad. Ultimately, Johnny had to like it. He listened to Marley as much as Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, . . . → Read More: Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer – Redemption Song

Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘High Tide Or Low Tide’ (Save The Children’s East Africa Appeal)

Bob Marley and the Wailers – Buffalo Soldier

Corinne Bailey Rae – Is This Love?

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Bob Marley – Is This Love?

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Reggae, What Happened? The Critic’s Roundtable Talks London, Kingston – The Single Most Trenchant and Honest Piece of Writing About Reggae, Ever!

Just in case you didn’t see this today:

JOHN LYDON’S TOP OF THE POPS ROOTS REGGAE PICKS:

http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/john_lydons_top_of_the_pops_roots_reggae_picks/

It’s been interesting to read in the Keith Richards book how very deep into reggae he was/is too. Of course, I knew about Peter Tosh opening for The Stones, living in Keith’s house, and Keith’s . . . → Read More: Reggae, What Happened? The Critic’s Roundtable Talks London, Kingston – The Single Most Trenchant and Honest Piece of Writing About Reggae, Ever!