Generations lost in space still embrace the groove and sensibilities unleashed by the powerhouse Reggae master of all times – Bob Marley. His demise at the youthful age of 36 in 1981 hasn’t slowed down the sales and “One Love” vibe that Marley set loose on an unsuspecting world. In fact, his persona has proven to expand with each passing year. As it should be.
The Inquisitr writes about Bob Marley and The Wailers ‘best of release’ Legend – charting on the Billboard Top 10 nearly 30 years later. Stranger things have happened. Most of the tracks on his Exodus LP are also found on Legend.
The Gleaner adds that Marley is the fifth highest-earning dead celebrity with sales topping $20 million between October 2013 to October 2014. Not that any of the other celebrities will care, but the top earners – starting with No. 1 – Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Charles Schulz and Elizabeth Taylor. Strange bedfellows, indeed. Legend has it that Bob Marley is buried with a Bible, some marijuana, and his red Gibson Les Paul guitar.
Teachers of Love are in hot demand and there is no form of communication that delivers the message of love and hope quite like music. It is the only thing all of us will listen to because it strikes a chord deep within us. Exodus – movement of Jah people.
Vibe gives us the low-down on Bob Marley and The Wailers explosive 1977 Exodus release. Still in vinyl form, Exodus was Time Magazines’ pick as “the best album of the 20th century.” The Grammy Hall of Fame Award winning LP is the ninth studio album released by Jamaican Reggae recording artists, Bob Marley and The Wailers.
Exodus epitomizes Marley’s driven nature to expose the political unrest of the times while never losing sight of his all-knowing and pervasive message that love is the answer. His ability to get the masses out of their heads and into their hearts is what makes his legacy shine on. Marley fosters hope in people from all walks of life.
At the end of the day music still moves us to release our fear and be more willing to share our love. This is what is at the very center of the Marley vibe that seems destined to captivate the world forever.
Somehow it seems fitting that the 10-track epic Exodus LP should start with Natural Mystic and end with One Love (People Get Ready). Bridging the gap between old and young and three generations so far, Marley never left us, or so it seems. He just keeps on shining on.
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