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Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader

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Throughout Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and America, Bob Marley represents far more than just the musician who translated spiritual and political beliefs into hypnotic, hard-hitting songs such as "Get Up, Stand Up," "No Woman, No Cry," and "Jammin'." Marley was born in rural Jamaica and reared in the mean streets of Kingston's Trenchtown; his ascent to worldwide acclaim, ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 16th 2004 by Da Capo Press (first published June 15th 2004)
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Benjamin Fasching-Gray
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reggae, music
I am always kind of embarrassed to admit that I really like Bob Marley. I swear, I listen to Burning Spear, the Abyssinians, and lots of other roots reggae acts more than the Wailers. But the thing is, Bob Marley is HUGE and he deserves it. They should make a movie just about the song "Zimbabwe" and what happened when he went there to play a concert on the birthday of that nation. So, OK, Internet, I read this book.

This is an uneven collection of articles, interviews and short pieces. The large
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Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fun compilation of articles written about Bob Marley and the Wailers by various people such as Rita Marley, Alice Walker, Lester Bangs, lots of other musical journalists, and some interviews with the lesser known Wailers like Lee Jaffe, Secco Patterson and Earl Lindo. The more I read about this band and its iconic frontman, the more I want to read! This was a nice companion to many of the full-length biographies I've read; definitely worth reading for any Wailers fan, or anybody wanti ...more
Brian Mallia
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very good insight into Bob Marley's influence over "politricks" through his musical journey.
David Cupples
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There is lots to like in this compendium put together by noted pop-music-and-culture writer Bordowitz. Essays penned by the likes of Robert Palmer, Alice Walker, the "white Wailer" Lee Jaffe (who takes just a little too easy to identifying the Wailers as "we"), several others that appeared in Village Voice or NYT Mag. There is Alex Constantine's provocative indictment of CIA involvement in Marley's death, far-fetched for sure but at a symbolic level perhaps containing elements of truth beyond me ...more
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