Sunday, December 20, 2015
I Hope You Like It Too: Bob Marley and the Wailers with "Jammin'"
Today's song is by a reggae legend. Bob Marley and the Wailers was a reggae and ska band that was formed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963. Many of the band's early songs were recorded with the aid of Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band The Upsetters. Bob Marley and the Wailers were known for recording some of the most notable reggae songs in history. Tosh and Wailer left the band in 1974, leading to a revamped Wailers lineup, and Marley died in 1981 of malignant melanoma. This song, Jammin, is from the 1977 groundbreaking album Exodus, which redefined reggae music and was named by Time Magazine in 1999 as one of the three best albums of the 20th century. The video is concert footage from a 1979 performance in Santa Barbara.
Mike would like to dedicate this random song of the day to his sister, Pauline Hess, who lives as a caregiver with their mother who suffers from Alzheimers. Happy birthday, Pauline!