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Label:Tuff Gong
Genre:Hip HopReggaeFunk / Soul
Release Date:1999-10-09
Style:Roots Reggae, Hip Hop, Neo Soul
Country:US
Vinyl Color:Black

Bob Marley

Chant Down Babylon

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Robert Nesta Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture. Over the course of his career, Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for democratic social reforms.[citation needed] In 1976, Marley survived an assassination attempt in his home, which was thought to be politically motivated. He also supported legalisation of marijuana, and advocated for Pan-Africanism.

Born in Nine Mile, Jamaica, Marley began his professional musical career in 1963, after forming the Teenagers with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, which after several name changes would become the Wailers. The group released its debut studio album The Wailing Wailers in 1965, which contained the single "One Love", a reworking of "People Get Ready"; the song was popular worldwide, and established the group as a rising figure in reggae. The Wailers released a further eleven studio albums, and after signing to Island Records the band's name became Bob Marley and the Wailers. While initially employing louder instrumentation and singing, the group began engaging in rhythmic-based song construction in the late 1960s and early 1970s, which coincided with Marley's conversion to Rastafari. Around this time, Marley relocated to London, and the group embodied their musical shift with the release of the album The Best of The Wailers (1971).

Tracklist:

A1 No More Trouble 4:51
A2 Rebel Music 3:29
A3 Johnny Was 4:19
A4 Concrete Jungle 4:12
A5 Rastaman Chant 4:18
A6 Guiltiness 3:53
B1 Turn Your Lights Down Low 5:46
B2 Jammin' 4:08
B3 Kinky Reggae 3:53
B4 Roots, Rock, Reggae 4:05
B5 Survival A.K.A. Black Survivors 3:50
B6 Burnin' And Lootin' 4:52

Label:Tuff Gong
Genre:Hip HopReggaeFunk / Soul
Release Date:1999-10-09
Style:Roots Reggae, Hip Hop, Neo Soul
Country:US
Vinyl Color:Black