Saturday, February 6, 2010

Irie Day

Today would have been the 65th birthday of not only my favorite singer and songwriter but of one of the most influential artist of the 20th and maybe even so far into the 21st century, the one and only Robert Nesta Marley, a.k.a. Bob Marley.

Bob Marley, February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981
When I think about Marley's songs I can't help but think of good times, nice rhythm but mainly some very, very deep lyrics that meant so much to him and the world back in the day and still apply to our every day reality of societies everywhere. His lyrics talk about equality between races, war, peace, uprising, anti slavery, cultivation of our spirit and soul, and like he himself said in one of the many interviews, just a few of them also talk about love, but not many because he said that's the easiest topic to write a song about...

There are many, many famous songs by Bob like; "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Could You be loved", "Three Little Birds" and many, many more.... My favorite is definitely "Redemption Songs".

Another one of my favorites and that takes me back to a Caribbean state of mind wherever I am and I listen to it is...

So today, I am honoring a man that has definitely brought to my life a lot of good times with his music and a lot of inspiration with his lyrics.

Mr. Marley, wherever you are may you have found a blessed Irie soul next to Jah, thanks for your contribution to the world music and for making my life a lot more enjoying by listening to your songs!


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I loved the reference to Marley's music by Will Smith's character in I AM LEGEND.


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Bob is the best!

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