Get Up, Stand Up: Bob Marley and The Wailers

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  1. Hedley Says:

    Today is the D4, (Daddy Daughter Date Day) as my daughter and I have a quiet lunch together every other Monday.

    Growing up, Bob Marley was very much part of her musical awareness and “Get Up, Stand Up” from “Burning” was her absolute favorite. There is an incendiary version on Live at the Roxy.

    Highly politicized, he was shot at an event in support of Michael Manley (another LSE alum). Musical genius, spiritual, prophet, activist – you make your choice. Marley has been gone for some 30 plus years but go listen to The Roxy. Heck you only need to hear the introduction to Trenchtown Rock to get it.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,

      I love that tradition.

      When I was a senior in college, my father was transferred from the Cape to Boston. He was waiting until the end of school before moving the family so he stayed in a hotel outside of Boston all week. Every Thursday was my dinner with dad night. I’d sometimes bring one of my friends, my dad liked them all, and we’d have the best times. If I were going home for the weekend, we’d ride down together. I was glad for that as in June I left for Ghana, and we wouldn’t see each other for 27 months.

      Your daughter has chosen such a great song as her favorite.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Another musician who died too early.
    Tonight I saw the Grandmothers of Invention, a great and funny concert. I regret that I missed the opportunity to see Zappa while he was alive and touring, so I had to take this chance to see at least the Grandmothers. 81 year old Don Preston was still excellent. The train back was late, so we missed the last tram and had to walk 40 min in the cold, but it was worth it. Hear them while you can 😉

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      I see so few concerts. The local venues are for mostly folk singers, but I have been lucky enough to see some of my favorites from the 60’s. I just don’t like making the trek to Boston.

      I do keep an eye on the schedules just in case there’s one i can’t miss.

    • Hedley Says:

      Birgit, I did see Zappa at the Hammersmith many years ago, it was most odd. He sat on a stool with his back to the audience. Not surprisingly, I don’t remember much about the show.

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley,
        Oh, too bad. Okay, I don’t regret not seeing this kind of Zappa show 😉

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit, you might remember that Lowell George was part of the early versions of the Mothers of Invention. Another artist who left us far too young.

  3. Lynchie from aberdeen Says:

    The definitive version

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6z0OjBSbhU

    Get Up, Stand Up (LIVE!)

    Album: LIVE! 1975

    ©Tuff Gong/Island Records (Universal)

    We sick an tired of-a your ism-skism game –
    Dyin n goin to heaven in-a jesus name, lord.
    We know when we understand:
    Almighty God is a living man.
    You can fool some people sometimes,
    But you cant fool all the people all the time.
    So now we see the light (what you gonna do? ),
    We gonna stand up for our rights! (yeah, yeah, yeah!)

    • katry Says:

      Lynchie,
      Thanks! The difference between a studio recording and a live one is huge-the audience seems to propel singers to sing their best-it’s all that energy swirling around.


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