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Marley and me :the real Bob Marley story
Marley and me :the real Bob Marley story
by Don Taylor
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Bob Marley may be the best known Jamaican in history. Taylor spent six years working with Marley, and during that time was Marley's first and only manager. This book tells of those who took advantage of this unpretentious and natural man, and of his... (read more)

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Catch a Fire :Bob Marley Definitive Edition
Catch a Fire :Bob Marley Definitive Edition
by Timothy White
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The definitive biography of Bob Marley, newly revised and expanded, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. Over the past fifteen years Catch a Fire has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has indisputedly established itself as the best... (read more)

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I & I the Natural Mystics Marley Tosh & Wailer
I & I the Natural Mystics Marley Tosh & Wailer
by Collin Grant
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The history of the original Wailers -- Tosh, Livingstone and Marley -- as never before told.   Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trenchtown R&B crooners, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley, swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two... (read more)

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Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley and the Wailers
by Roger Steffens
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For the first time ever, all the recordings made by Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh have been compiled into a definitive discography which details each track-singers, musicicans, engineers, producers, studios, master tape information, matrix... (read more)

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Dubwise: Reasoning from the Reggae Underground
Dubwise: Reasoning from the Reggae Underground
by Klive Walker
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Reggae's influence can be heard in the popular music of nations in a variety of continents. In Dubwise, Klive Walker takes a fresh look at Bob Marley's global impact, specifically his legacy in the Caribbean diaspora. While considering Marley's status as... (read more)

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Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley
Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley
by Christopher Farley
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The acclaimed and legendary Bob Marley was a musical prophet, famous for popularizing reggae music throughout the world. "Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley" finally looks beyond the myths to reveal the private side of a man few people ever really... (read more)

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Listen to Bob Marley: The Man, the Music, the Revolution
Listen to Bob Marley: The Man, the Music, the Revolution
by Bob Marley
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An inspiring collection of poems, meditations, and lyrics by one of the world’s most revered musical legends Bob Marley’s music defined a movement and forever changed a nation. Known worldwide for their message of peace and unity, Marley... (read more)

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Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae
Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae
by Kim Gottlieb-walker
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"’Reggae got soul,’ Toots Hibbert sang in one of his best-known songs, and Kim Gottlieb-Walker's remarkable photographs coax that soul out of shadow and light. Her images from Jamaica capture the rough environment that shaped and challenged... (read more)

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Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir
Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir
by Pauline Black
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"The best voice that ever graced 2-Tone."—Rolling Stone "The iconic queen of ska. . . . It's gritty, witty, and compelling."—Elle Lead singer for platinum-selling 2-Tone band The Selecter, Pauline Black has been in the music business for over... (read more)

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Bob Marley: The Stories Behind Every Song (Stories Behind the Songs)
Bob Marley: The Stories Behind Every Song (Stories Behind the Songs)
by Maureen Sheridan
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Reggae superstar Bob Marley died 30 years ago, and this Behind the Songs compilation pays tribute to his musical legacy. Written by Maureen Sheridan-a writer and editor for Billboard-it features specially conducted interviews with Rita Marley, all the... (read more)

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Steppin' Razor: The Life of Peter Tosh
Steppin' Razor: The Life of Peter Tosh
by John Masouri
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One of reggae's most extraordiinary stories, the life of Peter Tosh came to an end when he was brutally murdered in 1987.  Now revered second only to Bob Marley among reggae audiences worldwide, Tosh was awarded the Order of Merit as Jamaica... (read more)

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Wheels Out of Gear: 2 Tone, the Specials and a World in Flame
Wheels Out of Gear: 2 Tone, the Specials and a World in Flame
by Dave Thompson
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Originally published to great critical acclaim in 2004 by Helter Skelter Publishing, WHEELS OUT OF GEAR is a vivid exploration of the 2-Tone movement of the late 1970s and early '80s, set against the turbulent backdrop of Thatcher's Britain.Taking its... (read more)

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Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds
Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds
by Jean-François Augoyard and Henry Torgue
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Never before has the everyday soundtrack of urban space been so cacophonous. Since the 1970s, sound researchers have attempted to classify noise, music, and everyday sounds using concepts such as Pierre Shafer's sound object and R. Murray Schafer's... (read more)

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Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley
Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley
by Christopher Farley
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A look at the private life of the music legend, published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his death.... (read more)

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The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century
The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century
by Vivien Goldman
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Follow the Sacred Journey to Create One of the Lasting Musical Masterpieces of Our Time Bob Marley is one of our most important and influential artists. Recorded in London after an assassination attempt on his life sent Marley into exile from Jamaica... (read more)

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Bob Marley (One on One)
Bob Marley (One on One)
by David Burnett
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On assignment for Time Magazine, journalist David Burnett first photographed Bob Marley in 1976 at his home in Kingston, Jamaica. Burnett continued to document the music legend on his seminal Exodus tour, this time for the pages of Rolling Stone. "Our... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae
The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae
by Mike Alleyne
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This heavily illustrated guide to reggae is a colorful, herbally endowed, and sunsplashed history of one of the world's most popular musical styles. Reggae was born in 1960s Jamaica, a potent mix of such indigenous genres as ska and rocksteady plus R&... (read more)

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Reggae & Caribbean Music: Third Ear: The Essential Listening Companion (Third Ear)
Reggae & Caribbean Music: Third Ear: The Essential Listening Companion (Third Ear)
by Dave Thompson
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More than a listener's guide, this book reveals the rich historical development of a regional music that is now embraced worldwide. Packed with incisive essays, ratings and reviews of 2,700 recordings, plus fantastic photos and engaging biographies, this... (read more)

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Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader
Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader
by Hank Bordowitz
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A collection of the best writings on Bob Marley, the late, legendary musician and world cultural icon who brought reggae music and Jamaican culture to a mass audience.... (read more)

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Reggae Island: Jamaican Music in the Digital Age
Reggae Island: Jamaican Music in the Digital Age
by Brian Jahn
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Within this book over fifty contemporary reggae artists and producers—ranging from Cultural Roots to Dancehall, and including Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Tony Rebel, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Judy Mowatt, Oku Onuora, Junior Reid, Ken Boothe... (read more)

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