Earlier this month was the 76th anniversary of the birth of Robert Nesta Marley.
It is hard to overstate his impact on popular music and culture. Marley was a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of social consciousness and spirituality.
He is still a global symbol of Jamaican music, culture, and Pan-Africanism. He co-founded The Wailers vocal group with Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Beverley Kelso and Junior Braithwaite.
They created early ska and rocksteady in the studios of legendary producers Coxsone Dodd and Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Marley would go on to bring reggae music to an international audience, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Rolling Stone has ranked him No. 11 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Here’s a collection includes his many classics, early recordings, live performances, and remixes, and dub reworkings. This playlist is a testament to the lasting impact of Bob Marley.
As always stay safe, sane, and kind.
Original article source: https://goodblacknews.org/2021/02/15/music-monday-roots-rock-reggae-a-bob-marley-collection-in-honor-of-his-76th-listen/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council