Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bob Marley: one of those rare musicians

February 6, 2008 marked the 63rd birthday of the legendary Robert Nesta Marley, undoubtedly the most popular reggae star in history. Bob Marley was one of those rare musicians who transcended the boundaries of a mere musical style, and became legendary as messengers of Peace, Love and “Positive Vibrations”.

Offbeat celebrates the reggae legend with a slideshow (right) and the showcasing of three of several improvised Marley CDs. CD cover art below is courtesy of

Natty Dread by Charles Hunter Quartet

Bossa n' Marley: Various Artists (Brazil)

A Twist of Marley: Various Artists


jazzofonik said...

Haven't heard the Boss CD, but I have the Twist 0f Marley and have played the Natty Dread CD
On the whole, Charlie Hunter's 8-string guitar mastery is more satisfying than Lee Ritenour and his cast of R&B/smooth stars. Twist, however, is a nice intro to instrumental/vocal adaptations, I'd just rather have the Hunter disc

JamaicanMusic Offbeat said...

In fact, I hardly play the "Twist of" but would engage Charlie Hunter's on my many trips outside Kingston. Yet, I played the former when I hosted Sunday Brunch on News Talk 93 last weekend.