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Big up the great Bob Marley

Chrissy 2023-02-06 13:14:50 

on this February 6

FanAttick 2023-02-06 13:27:37 

In reply to Chrissy

Big Up…

A few days ago an American Caucasian sistren of mine posted something on social media that surprised me..she welcomed the start of Black History Month by bigging up Bob and how much he inspired her ….even cited some of Bobs great works and imploring others to listen to Babylon by Bus…I have known her for over 20 years and had no clue that she was that deep into the culture lol

nitro 2023-02-06 13:29:57 

Bless Up to The Legend.

Chrissy 2023-02-06 13:51:25 

In reply to FanAttick


My anthem


Chrissy 2023-02-06 14:07:45 

Live from di Museum

Larr Pullo 2023-02-06 14:17:16 

In reply to FanAttick

You missed out...

smile smile

FanAttick 2023-02-06 14:24:01 

In reply to Larr Pullo

You missed out...

She used to be in a Cube outside my office..every day she was on the phone crying over some boyfriend issue…she was breaking up with someone new every week it seems….maybe that was the inspiration she took from Bob…

that was a red flag to stay far far away(and that was long before mee tooo) lol

jacksprat 2023-02-06 14:38:14 

In reply to Chrissy

Big up the great Bob Marley


Bob has cut a swath throughout the musical landscape even more than four decades after his untimely passing.

I am somehow disappointed though that some of his offspring seem to lack his social consciousness and racial pride.

A case in point: his daughter Cedella seem to be afflicted with the Michael Jackson syndrome and is vanishing before our very eyes.


From : THIS


What was wrong with her beautiful Black skin?

Chrissy 2023-02-06 14:43:18 

In reply to jacksprat

Have to agree on some level although her contribution to the Reggae Girlz is excellent.
Lovin di Binge!

jacksprat 2023-02-06 14:46:31 

In reply to Chrissy

Her contribution to the Reggae Girlz is indeed commendable and beyond reproach!

Chrissy 2023-02-06 14:53:57 

In reply to jacksprat
THe self hating of our skin and hair is beyond sad.
It's an illness

Brerzerk 2023-02-06 20:32:04 

In reply to Chrissy
This comment leg mi buss Wailers/Peter 400yrs.
The disease is called Brain-washing. Marcus, Malcolm and MLK all explained it in speeches. An African on scholarship was asked )circa 2000) by an African-American sister if wearing her hair natural was a political statement. She replied no Economic! Notice neither said cultural.

Ewart 2023-02-06 21:45:59 

In reply to Chrissy

I was Jamaican consul in New York when I got the news. I went into my office immediately and sat down thinking of the loss and the impact. Then I took a notepad and a pencil....

Reggae King

Dread wailer
Live forever
In the hearts
Of a world
A wilderness bereft of sound
Wailing anew
From that mighty breast
Joyous with recall
Head thrown back
A leonine plateau
Standing tall
Majestic dreadlocks
Sedate now
Now alive
And vibrant
Reaching flashing
Trench Town's medusae
With a life of their own
As the Wailer
With the suffering
Of a world
Downpressed by men
Dressed in uniforms of brutality
Prancing lithe
Before a microphone
A mercury
For the
Reggae King

No woman don't cry
Bob is joy for I an I
Don't try to cold him up now man
Bob reach Mount Zion highest region
No woman don't cry
Bob's joy is for I an I

The rock
The society
Is become
The main rock
Of his universe
For now we see the light
(For we wrestle
Against spiritual wickedness
In high places)
And we wrestle in song
In music vital
Strictly ital
And wrestling
We prevail
In victory immortal
Over stingless death

No woman Don't cry
Bob is joy for I an I
Don't cry to colt him up now man
Bob reach Mount Zion highest region
Live dread wailer
Live forever
Dread dread wailer
Live forever!

ewart walters
new york 12-5-81


FanAttick 2023-02-06 22:13:59 

In reply to Ewart

Wicked brother Ewart. Well done lol

Chrissy 2023-02-06 22:32:16 

In reply to Ewart


Curtis 2023-02-06 23:46:21 

In reply to Ewart


CricSham 2023-02-07 01:37:21 

In reply to Chrissy
When Soviet leader Brezhnev passed the Hungarian students in my dorm were playing redemption song over and over again. The dorm “police” came in and told them they could not play the song and took the LP. They told me about it the following day on campus and as soon as I got home I blasted redemption song but no one came to my room. Of course Guyana was no threat to Soviet hegemony unlike Hungary

rudebway 2023-02-07 02:16:14 

In reply to Ewart

Fantastic stuff Ewart

I was in single digits in terms of age when Marley died so I didn’t quite get the impact. But I do recall I was at junior school as we call it at Knox. During devotion…yes devotion ..we have that every morning from 8:30 to 9:00 …a teacher spoke about it and in her radio tape recorder know the one with the cassette player.. she played redemption song. I still remember.

Hard to pick one Marley tune. But that Survival album is the best. Zimbabwe. Every man have a right to decide his own destiny. And in this judgment there is no partiality.

Brerzerk 2023-02-07 14:47:38 

Ride Natty Ride
Dreadie has got a job to do and he’s gotta complete that mission
To see his hurt is their greatest ambition…
Unnumbered Eva really listen dat?

JoeGrine 2023-02-07 16:53:04 

In reply to rudebway

Was that Ms. McNamee?
big grin big grin big grin big grin

Ewart 2023-02-07 16:55:01 

Babylon System:

Building church and university, Deceiving the people day by day. Me say dem graduating thieves and murderers, look out now...


bdaTryangle 2023-02-07 17:01:31 

Wonderful prose, Ewart, thanks for sharing.

rudebway 2023-02-07 17:03:37 

In reply to JoeGrine

No . If I recall, miss McNamee taught English. High school

Brerzerk 2023-02-07 17:27:07 

In reply to Ewart
Lawd Sah Babylon System. LYRICS
Through Political Strategy they keep us hungry
And when yuh wanna get some food your brother gotta be your enemy-AMBUSH IN THE NIGHT.

Chrissy 2023-02-07 20:44:07 

In reply to CricSham

Raggs 2023-02-11 16:17:26 

How big was Bob? I remember his uprising album being released and the tracks/songs were analysed one by one on a radio program, never I've ever heard anything like that on a local Jamaican radio station.

Curtis 2023-02-11 17:04:08 

In reply to Raggs

Yardies were more into D Brown at the time, ent?

Raggs 2023-02-11 18:59:21 

In reply to Curtis

Bob was outernational …first of that kind …Dennis Brown was a local favourite