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These are the Top 10 Albums This Week On Itunes Reggae Chart

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This list contains the most popular reggae albums that included dancehall, ska, dub and roots reggae, which was downloaded on iTunes. Music lovers listened to the albums and downloaded music because they had Apple’s itunes player installed on their system. The chart is updated daily. Jamaican artistes including the late Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Vybz Kartel and Lila Ike have albums among the first 10. It was last updated: Thursday, July 9 2020, 2:30 am 1. Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers (Remastered) By Bob Marley and the Wailers Genre: Reggae Released on: May 8. 1984 Tracks/Songs: 16 2. Upside Down 2020 By: Buju Banton Genre: Reggae Released: June 26, 2020 Tracks/ Songs: 20 3. World on Fire By: Stick Figure Genre: Reggae Released: August 30, 2019 Tracks/Songs: 15 4. Congress Society By: Xyclone Genre: Reggae Released: June 26, 2020 Tracks/ Songs: 7 5. Set in Stone By: Stick …

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This is Why Bob Marley wrote “War”, The Best Protest Song

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Bob Marley, the Jamaican Superstar who was born in 1945 and died in 1981, Bob is credited as the one who took Reggae music to many places across the globe. The Reggae music genre, started in Jamaica, during the 1960’s and eventually made its way to many other countries.  In 1976 his song ‘War’ was recorded with the Wailers and featured on the album ‘Rastaman Vibrations’, it is seen as a protest song as there were a number of oppressive situations in the world at the time and Marley even wrote about the leadership of some countries. The lyrics were partially inspired by a speech that was made by the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, when he saw the Italian aggression against his people. Marley appreciated the speech and added it when he did a rehearsal locally with the Wailers; before he took it a step further and used the speech for the …

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Who Shot Bob Marley?

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On 3 December 1976 Bob Marley was shot at his residence and was taken to hospital. He was shot in the chest and arm by unknown assassins, and his wife and manager who were along with him seriously got injured as well. Bob Marley was scheduled to perform at a concert in two days, “Smile Jamaica”, a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease the tension between two warring political groups but this concert was not welcomed by some JLP members. The primary aim of arranging the show was to ease the tensions of the politics that had taken over Jamaica in 1976. Bob Marley was gaining fame and attention in Europe and America, and the assassination attempt on him was a shock to his millions of fans. People believe that the murder attempt happened because he promoted freedom. The assassins shot …

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This is why Bob Marley wrote the “Redemption Song”

This is why Bob Marley wrote the “Redemption Song”

“Redemption Song” Most Influential Song in Jamaica’s Music History The final track on the Bob Marley and the Wailers twelfth Album ‘Uprising’ is the song ‘Redemption Song’ done by Bob Marley, it was produced by Chris Blackwell through ‘Island Records’. Some of the key lyrics in the song were derived from a speech entitled “The Work that has been done” that Marcus Garvey the Pan-Africanist orator had given many years before. It is an acoustic recording that is different from the majority of Marley’s music. It was done in the G major key; without accompaniments. ‘Redemption Song’ was released in the UK and France as a single in October 1980, a full band rendered the song. That version was included as a bonus track in 2001, on the reissue of ‘Uprising’ and on a compilation of the ‘The Very Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ in 2001.  On February …

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This is why Bob Marley wrote the song “One Love”

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“The people who are trying to make this world worse are not taking a day off, how can I” This statement explains the mindset of Bob Marley, a man who the world has not been able to forget. Due to the relevance of his lyrics and the unique abilities he possessed. His well-known song about peace, unity and universal love “One Love” is a Reggae song which was done by ‘Bob Marley and the Wailers’ from their album “Wailing Wailers” published on the Studio One label in 1965. Some listeners believe the deeper message it brings got lost in the overwhelming chorus.   The song was first recorded in a ‘ska style’ and then re-released in 1977 as a single. The rendition of the album made it to #5 on the UK chart.   Even though the song has an interpretation of a song that was written by Curtis Mayfield “People Get Ready”, copyright …

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This is why Bob Marley wrote the song “Zimbabwe”

This is why Bob Marley wrote the song "Zimbabwe"

In 1979, Bob Marley sang about Zimbabwe “Soon we will find out who is the real revolutionary because I don’t want my people to be contrary.”, “I don’t want my people to be tricked by mercenaries.” These are some of the lyrics in the song “Zimbabwe” from the album ‘Survival’, released in 1979. It was performed by Bob in April 1980, at the first Zimbabwean Independence Day concert. It was really a joyful day of celebration, even if the performance was delayed by one day due to riots on the streets in Salisbury the place that was later renamed and called Harare. It was a time of great joy because Zimbabwe had been wracked by civil war for a long time, and liberation had finally arrived it seemed. 
Robert Mugabe became the president of the coalition government that led Zimbabwe after it was independent, but Mugabe was allegedly both a mercenary …

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Bob Marley Tops Billboard

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Gold, a collection by Bob Marley and the Wailers that was laden with hits, re-enters the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. It is in the number 7 spot this week, it was released in 2005 by Island Records and it was number 1 in May that same year. Since streaming now influences positions on the charts, some of the old albums continue to be on charts. While the new albums by Vybz Kartel and Govana are not on the chart. Marley continues to be in the number one spot with Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers. Hanging on to the number two spot for a second week is The Boombastic Collection: Best of Shaggy.    Sean Paul’s, Dutty Classics Collection goes from number five to number three, World on Fire by Stick Figure, slipped one spot to number four and then at number five “Set in Stone”. Koffee’s “Rapture” is down to number 8 …

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These are the Wealthiest Living Jamaicans and their Estimated Net-worth in 2020

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Jamaica is known as the “Pearl of the Caribbean” and Jamaicans are very talented, and this has caused some of them to become millionaires and billionaires over the years. The top 15 most famous, richest Jamaicans are listed here, however, if you have an addition you would like to make, you can let us know in the comments. 1. Michael Lee-Chin holds the Number 1 spot with a Net-worth of US $2.6 billion. He made a fortune by investing in National Commercial Bank and AIC. Managed more than 10 million by 2002 and he sold it to Canadian Group for an undisclosed price. He held on to a substantial stake in National Commercial Bank Jamaica. His tips for getting rich include making decisions based on sound intellectual framework, having the ability to control our emotions and having access. 2. Gordon Butch Stewart holds the number 2 spot with a Net-worth …

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Bob Marley’s 75th Birth Anniversary Showcase at the Pegasus Poolside

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Fans of the late, Reggae Superstar Bob Marley are being invited to a celebration at the Pegasus Poolside in Kingston Jamaica on the 6th of February 2020. It will be a Roots, Rock, Reggae Showcase like no other, that starts at 7 pm and the early bird tickets cost $2500 and they are available at the front desk at the Pegasus. This is a jubilee 2020 presentation. Patrons will be fully entertained by First born and the Irits Band, Smallman out of Toronto Canada, Tattoo man, Yoruba Singers Band, Mario Kein and Sonjah aka Royalty, 6612976 the number to call.

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The World’s Fifth Most Expensive Guitar Belonged to Bob Marley

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One of Bob Marley’s guitars was ranked as the fifth most expensive guitar in the world. The Reggae Superstar’s Washburn 22- Series Hawk guitar was ranked as one of the most expensive guitars recently. The guitar, which was owned by Marley, is one of seven and it is now valued at US$1.2 million. The Jamaican Government classified it as a national asset after the Bob’s death in 1981. Scholars have said, the 22 fret double-cutaway Washburn guitar was a favorite for the superstar. Bob also owned a Yamaha SG1000 and a, 1070s Fender Stratocaster. He was seen using both guitars during the Wailers’ last tour in 1979. The rankings were posted by Wealthy Gorilla the self-improvement website. Coming in at number one was the singer Bryan Adams’ Fender Stratocaster, and it was sold for US$2.7 million at an auction in 2015.

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