This book traces the unique history of Bob Marley and his contribution to popular music from his mother's perspective, a singer on her own right. It begins with her shock at hearing about her son's illness and then goes on to recount his fight for survival together with his music, and tumultuous life.
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Cedella Marley-Booker, mother of the famous Raastafarian Reggae musician is an established performer and composer in her own right. Born in 1926 in the rural Jamaican parish of St Ann, Mother Booker recorded her first Album, Redemption Songs in 1975, which was re-released in the United States in 1990. Anthony C. Winkler is a Jamaican novelist. The second of his three novels, The Lunatic, was made into a movie by Island films in 1991. His latest work is an autobiographical analysis of post-colonial Jamaican society, Going Home to Teach (1995).From Booklist:
Bob Marley's mom and Winkler offer a sentimental biography of the reggae superstar, mostly in Booker's first-person Jamaican vernacular but occasionally slipping into ghost-writer boilerplate. Many complicated matters in Marley's saga are simplified here, which conspires with the inconsistent narrative voice to undercut the book's value. Booker treats Marley's white father as sympathetically as Bob's daughter does in her juvenile biography of her father--indeed, much more sympathetically than do other books on Marley, which is of a piece with the image-sanitation practices of the financial controllers of Bob's legacy. Still, Booker has much of value to say about her son's personal life, his wife, Rita, and his many paramours (Booker warned Bob about getting involved with light-skinned model Cindy Breakspeare), and some--but not nearly enough--to say about Bob's longtime friends and bandmates Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh. Valuable as an ancillary resource on the most famous Jamaican ever. Mike Tribby
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Descripción Taylor Trade Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 878332987
Descripción Taylor Trade Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0878332987
Descripción Taylor Trade Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110878332987