A bit of History about the great Bob Marley

 

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Here’s the cover and one of the scarce photos reproduced inside. First issued by The African Publication Society in London in September 1981 and written by Professor of African History Dr. G. K. Osei. The 44 page booklet is 5 1/2 inch by 8 1/4 inches. Includes sections entitled The Island Of Jamaica, Saint Marcus M. Garvey, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, Marley’s Early Life, Origin Of Reggae, The Original And Later Wailers, Marley In The USA, Marley And Africa, Marley And WLIB & WBLS, Illness Death And Burial, Marley The Man, and Tributes To Marley featuring quotes from Marcia Griffiths, Skill Cole, Judith Mowatt, Member of JA Parliament Anthony Spaulding, Edward Seaga, and The Workers’ Party of Jamaica. It features over 30 photos, many not seen elsewhere. Dedicated in part to Jacob Miler. Natty & nice. Smile Jamaica since smile never out of style. Screwface underground. Smilin’ Skip & Big Neck Security:

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Who? Bob Marley

 

Title: Who? Bob Marley
Author: Hannah; Illustrator: White Whale
Publisher: Dasan Books
Year: June 15, 2012
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9788963707570
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Keeping with the children’s book theme, here is a pretty cool book I just picked up. It will for sure be included in the next edition of the bibliography and will land in the illustration chapter. In fact this is a very nice illustrated book. The style is very pleasing to the eyes and the story they tell (at least what I can follow in the illustrations) hits all the high points of Bob’s life. Interspersed throughout  the illustrations are pages of photographs and text about different subjects from Marley to Jamaica, Rastafari, partial Island discography,  and different seminal producers. The book is part of a sixty book series this being #60. The book is entirely in Korean so I can’t  decipher what the sections at the back are talking about but there seems to be a place for kids to write notes and other sort of charts. But all in all this is a very nice book for a Marley book collection. As with all illustration books, the drawings can be enjoyed by all even if you can’t read the language. My three year old daughter has enjoyed looking through it. Just a likkle something different for you this time around.
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1981 Class magazine “The Legend of Bob Marley” NYC Sept. – Oct.

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Here’s the cover and a rare great photo of Bob by Lisa Dubois contained within. The 68 page magazine is 5 1/2 inch by 7 3/4 inches. From main text on cover: Souvenir Edition, Second Anniversary Issue, International Class Caribbean-Latin-African-(American) Sights & Sounds, The Legend of Bob Marley, 1945-1981. From inside masthead: “A Potent Third World Concept” Vol. 2 No. 4. From the COVER STORY intro which starts on page 22: “From Babylon to Zion; The Bob Marley Odyssey” by Dalton James Narine. In total a 17 page article including 21 photos, many not seen elsewhere. This 1981 magazine was published bi-monthly in New York City by C.L.A.S.S. Promotions Inc. Sweet find!

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