Bob Marley. Simply genius. A pop genius. A poet and legend.

Category : CULTURE

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.”

Bob Marley

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.

\”Bob Marley & Ziggy On Stage – On You Tube\”

\”Soul Shakedown on YouYube\”

Take A Breather (Deep Breathing Exercises, Reflection or Meditation Not Required)


Rolling In The Deep on YouTube”

Some times the best way to relax is close your eyes and think of nothing. There are numerous ways to reduce stress but some times even they seem difficult at best…I find that music (in certain circumstances) can be as equally effective especially listened to in the privacy of your own company with limited technological interruptions. Try, I feel strongly confident that this might do the trick.


Rolling In The Deep on YouTube”