The Friday #56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice. Join in every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you've been reading. Here are the rules:
- Grab a book
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader
- Find any sentence (or a few, don't spoil it)
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Lately I've been listening to a lot of reggae music and a great bit of that has come from Bob Marley. I've seen the documentary Marley which gives a great insight of his life through those that knew him when he was alive; however, I wanted to know more and I thought the best way to do that would be to read his biography. Unfortunately, I didn't know where to start so I just picked up the first one that was available. So far this one is pretty good and I'm learning a lot of information about him that I didn't know prior to reading this book.
"Biblical quotations and paraphrases were also present in most songs. Other themes present were unity, love, and cooperation."What I love about this single quote is that it shows how diverse Bob Marley's music is and why so many people love it. It sends positive messages and gives people something to look up to and forward to.
Bob Marley was the first, and possibly the only, superstar to emerge from the Third World. Although he lived a short life, only 36 years, Bob penned an enormous quantity of songs, pioneering a new reggae rhythm and sound that was distinctly Jamaican. An expert lyricist who could more than hold his own with any contemporary hip-hop word slinger, Bob crafted emotionally powerful chains of words that packed a serious punch. Twenty-five years after his death, the music of Bob Marley and the Wailers is as popular and relevant as it was the day it was released. Author David Moskowitz gives readers an inside look at the man behind the legend.
Fans from all corners of the globe are a testament to the fact that his music transcends race, color, economic class, even language. From Marley's poverty stricken early childhood in rural Jamaica to break out his faith in Rastafarianism, this biography recounts the life and music of one of the most famous popular artists of the last century, an incredible story for long-time fans as well for a new and ever-increasing audience who were too young to witness Marley's history-making music career firsthand. A timeline, photos, and a rich bibliography of print and electronic sources make this biography ideal for both research purposes and casual reading.