Saturday, August 03, 2013

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Exodus

"The Honourable Nesta Robert 'Bob' Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician best known for his reggae records. ... Marley remains the most widely known and the best-selling performer of reggae music, having sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. He is also credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.... On 3 December 1976, two days before 'Smile Jamaica', a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political groups, Marley, his wife, and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen inside Marley's home. ... Marley left Jamaica at the end of 1976, and after a month-long 'recovery and writing' sojourn at the site of Chris Blackwell's Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, arrived in England, where he spent two years in self-imposed exile. Whilst there he recorded the albums Exodus and Kaya. Exodus stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: 'Exodus', 'Waiting in Vain', 'Jamming', and 'One Love' (a rendition of Curtis Mayfield's hit, 'People Get Ready')" (Wikipedia).

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