If You Like Bob Marley... - Here Are Over 200 Bands, CDs, Films, and Other Oddities That You Will Love - Softcover

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If You Like Bob Marley... is the unique and utterly compulsivestory of the King of Reggae, told not through the life and times ofMarley himself, but through the music and magic of the musicians whogrew up around and under the influence of Bob Marley and his band, theWailers.

Outlining some 200 artists, albums, songs, movies, and books, If You Like Bob Marley...tells how reggae music was torn from the confines of a small-worldmusic cult to become one of the biggest-selling genres popular music hasever known. Recommended performers and performances are analyzed in thedepth that each deserves, as the book moves out of reggae's Jamaicanheartland to track its influence across the world, from California punkto French pop and beyond.

Genre-spanning countdowns of thebest-ever Bob Marley covers, the greatest British ska, and even therudest songs ever written populate the pages, as author Thompsonhighlights artists as far apart as Eric Clapton and Rancid, Bob Dylanand the Rolling Stones, and Serge Gainsbourg and the Clash. If You Like Bob Marley...digs deeply, too, into the annals of Jamaica's own star-studded musicalhistory, to train fresh ears on such legends as Black Uhuru, Toots andthe Maytals, Sean Paul, and Peter Tosh.

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