Guardian ranks Bob top 30

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/19/20, 9:17:37 PM 
I don't agree with their picks. What about you?

Let me see yours.

Mine in no order for now:

Rastaman Vibration
Cap Fit
War
Crazy Baldhead
So Jah Seh
Natty Dread
Cold Ground
Lively Up Yourself
No Woman No Cry
Crisis
Pimpers Paradise
Concrete Jungle
Stiff Necked Fools

More to come

More to come

link Cheeks Joined: Dec 2, 2002
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11/19/20, 9:24:46 PM 
1. Natural Mystic
2. Everything else. cool

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/19/20, 9:27:47 PM 
In reply to Cheeks

Natural Mystic is one of those that you like immediately, 1st time hearing. I remember record store I was in when they played album for me
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link StumpCam Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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11/19/20, 9:35:18 PM 
In reply to Curtis

Satisfy My Soul, definitely belong in the 30

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/19/20, 11:05:44 PM 
In reply to StumpCam

"Take Jah Sun and Jah Moon and Jah Stars and forever erase your fantasy, yeah". Stiff Necked fools. Took some liberties perhaps with lyrics but that resonated with me.

Ok: Check it brethren and sistren

Stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool
To deny me for simplicity.
Yes, you have gone for so long
With your love for vanity now.
Yes, you have got the wrong interpretation
Mixed up with vain imagination.
So take Jah Sun, and Jah Moon,
And Jah Rain, and Jah Stars,
And forever, yes, erase your fantasy, yea-eah!
The lips of the righteous teach many,
But fools die for want of wisdom.
The rich man's wealth is in his city;
The righteous' wealth is in his Holy Place.
So take Jah Sun, and Jah Moon,
And Jah Rain, and Jah Stars,
And forever, yes, erase your fantasy, yeah!
Destruction of the poor is in their poverty;
Destruction of the soul is vanity, yeah!
So stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool
To deny me for simplicity, yea-ea-eah!
Yes, you have gone - gone for so long
With your love for vanity now.
But I don't want to rule ya!
I don't want to fool ya!
I don't want to school ya:
Things you - you might never know about!
Yes, you have got the wrong interpretation
Mixed up with vain - vain imagination:
Stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool
To deny me for, o-ooh, simplicity.

Hug dat!
cool cool cool

link Ayenmol Joined: May 3, 2003
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11/20/20, 7:44:55 AM 
The heavens are declaring the glory of God; The skies above proclaim the work of his hands.



Ps 19:11

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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11/20/20, 7:49:35 AM 
In reply to StumpCam

Satisfy My Soul, definitely belong in the 30

At the top of the list. My list, anyway.

link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/20/20, 10:01:56 AM 
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It varies from day to day.

Today its Coming in from the cold.

Yesterday it was Concrete Jungle

Tomorrow who knows?

Kaya has always been a favourite.

link Raggs Joined: Jan 11, 2004
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11/20/20, 10:10:27 AM 
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Any list without the track " So Jah Seh" from the Natty Dread albums on it needs investigating for fraud.

link black Joined: Feb 27, 2004
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11/20/20, 10:12:14 AM 
In reply to Curtis

Buffalo soldier
Redemption song
War

link JoeGrine Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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11/20/20, 11:32:53 AM 
1) Redemption Song
2) WAR - cannot be #1 as lyrics are not original
3) Coming In from the cold
4) I Shot the Sherrif - major role in launching him internationally
5) Who the Cap Fit
6) No Woman No Cry
7) Natural Mystic
cool Crazy Baldhead
9) So Jah Say
10) Could you be loved - helped him to penetrate the then stubborn USA market

HONORABLE MENTION
11) Real Situation
12) Buffalo Soldier

link johndom90 Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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11/20/20, 1:23:58 PM 
In reply to Curtis

Bob has a song for every mood, stages, ages.....every song got a reason, season. (to quote the man)

cool

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/20/20, 6:54:45 PM 
In reply to johndom90

True. What's his best Dance track?

link johndom90 Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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11/20/20, 10:17:21 PM 
his best Dance track?
In reply to Curtis

Jump Nyabinghi Link Text

Kinky Reggae
Waiting in vain

Again...depends on the mood, and how it hits you.

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/20/20, 11:52:41 PM 
In reply to johndom90

Don't forget Punky Reggae Party, sounds even better these days

link Da-Vincy Joined: Sep 17, 2009
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11/21/20, 10:38:02 AM 
In reply to Curtis

I’d been trying to come up with my Top 10 Marley for a long time. But found it impossible. So Top 30 is very generous. But still I had to chop and change to get to the following.
Not in order of preference, though Kaya is probably #1, and those in the top half are probably preferred over the rest.

Kaya
Jah Live
So Much Trouble
Mix Up Mix Up
Jump Nyabinghi
Forever Loving Jah
So Much Things To Say
Bad Card
Duppy Conqueror
Misty Morning
Chant Down Babylon
Zion Train
Natty Dread
Concrete Jungle
One Drop
Blackman Redemption
She’s Gone
Guiltiness
One Love
Zimbabwe
Trench Town Rock
Trench Town
Could You Be Loved
Turn Your Lights Down Low
No Woman No Cry
Natural Mystic
Coming In From The Cold
Three Little Birds
Waiting In Vain
Ride Natty Ride

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/21/20, 7:43:02 PM 
One that doesn't make a list right off the bat, often, is HEATHEN.

Watching live version right now, guitar licks and all, wicked!

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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11/21/20, 10:06:57 PM 
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In reply to Curtis

wow..I didnt even realize this thread was here.

I spent the last two days listening to BOB.

really appreciating his leaning in on the WORD in several of his songs and singing it better and more effective and impactful than many Gospel Artists could.

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/22/20, 9:54:29 AM 
In reply to powen001

Well said. The content, how it's put together and effectiveness of message. The Trifecta.

link DukeStreet Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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11/22/20, 10:03:11 AM 
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In reply to Da-Vincy

Love everything Bob sang.

The Yankee dem seem to love playing "Three Little Birds" over and over.

My fav are:
One Love
Concrete Jungle
Who the cap fit.

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 21, 2003
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11/22/20, 12:08:18 PM 
One Love was voted Song of the 20th century by the BBC

It has to be ranked in a Top Ten.

One has to also take into consideration the international legendary hits

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 21, 2003
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11/22/20, 12:09:19 PM 
In reply to DukeStreet

Three Little Birds ( Don’t worry) is a huge international hit.

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 21, 2003
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11/22/20, 12:12:47 PM 
This guy has passed near 40 years now and still many songs are still resonating internationally ...a top 50 would be an easy pick starting with the international hits.

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/22/20, 1:24:06 PM 
In reply to analyst-kid

An artist that reaches deep inside usually produces something of value.

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