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The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century

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"In this dense but well-written work, veteran journalist Goldman examines the cultural, political and violent roots of Bob Marley's classic record Exodus. Goldman is undeniably as intrepid and insightful as music journalists come — and this effort clearly required every ounce of her talent. In setting the stage for what would become Marley's masterpiece, she reached beyond the Exodus sessions themselves into the early history of Marley and the Wailers, into the hornet's nest of Jamaican politics and the island's international history and African history, as well as the mystical, often contradictory, tenets of Rastafarianism. It is all necessary background for what made Marley both the searing performer he was and the iconic figure he would become — a fame that would nearly kill him. Just days before a planned free concert in 1976, Marley, his wife, Rita, and Don Taylor were wounded by gunmen, forcing Marley to flee to London, where Exodus was recorded. This is no pop music hagiography but a brimming, tightly constructed examination not just of Marley's life and music but of human nature itself and the struggle for freedom. The more casual fans of Marley may not follow; those who do will see deeper into the man and his music than ever before." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Vivien Goldman is a writer, broadcaster, and musician who has devoted much of her work to Afro-Caribbean and global music. She is the adjunct professor of punk and reggae at NYUs Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. Originally from London, Goldman now resides in New York City. This is her fifth book.

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ISBN:
9781400052868
Author:
Goldman, Vivien
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Reggae music
Subject:
Reggae musicians
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Reggae
Subject:
Reggae music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Marley, Bob - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Reggae
Subject:
Music-Reggae and Ska
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 BandW PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.98x5.28x.97 in. .79 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this dense but well-written work, veteran journalist Goldman examines the cultural, political and violent roots of Bob Marley's classic record Exodus. Goldman is undeniably as intrepid and insightful as music journalists come — and this effort clearly required every ounce of her talent. In setting the stage for what would become Marley's masterpiece, she reached beyond the Exodus sessions themselves into the early history of Marley and the Wailers, into the hornet's nest of Jamaican politics and the island's international history and African history, as well as the mystical, often contradictory, tenets of Rastafarianism. It is all necessary background for what made Marley both the searing performer he was and the iconic figure he would become — a fame that would nearly kill him. Just days before a planned free concert in 1976, Marley, his wife, Rita, and Don Taylor were wounded by gunmen, forcing Marley to flee to London, where Exodus was recorded. This is no pop music hagiography but a brimming, tightly constructed examination not just of Marley's life and music but of human nature itself and the struggle for freedom. The more casual fans of Marley may not follow; those who do will see deeper into the man and his music than ever before." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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