May 11, 2011
“My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.”
It is indeed a huge task to even begin to truly select the Bob Marley greatest hits or most powerful songs from the vast catalogue of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
He lived in a time when the black man was still fighting for a place in society. Hence his lyrics call for deeper examination of human relations moving beyond the captivating rhythms and melodious harmonies.
It is remarkably that at passing away at the very young age of 36 years old, this artist was able to leave behind a legacy which includes 20years of musical work.
I have been a Marley fan for over 25 years starting with the infamous Legend at the tender young age of 18 when Marley and feeling numb went hand-in-hand…feeling comfortable in my skin was a foreign concept to me to say the least. Over the years, although I was able to let go of the latter, my love for rare Marley tunes released in his early years broadened.
I was trying to find one of his songs that he wrote about his son Ziggy but couldn’t find it and I lost the ipod which it was uploaded to but here are two great versions of two of my favorite songs.
The first is priceless – if you aren’t a Ziggy fan now, you’ll soon be one. Ziggy joins his dad Bob onstage to perform a live version of “Lively Up Yourself” and the second, of course, is “Soul Shakedown Party”- another gem.