It was no dream to Robert Nesta Marley, born on February 6, 1945, to parents Norval Marley and Cedella Booker in Nine Miles St. Ann that he would become a world renown reggae artist. Robert Marley (more popularly known as Bob Marley) was the lead singer of the Wailers, whose rise to stardom saw him touring many cities in Europe, North American and sections of Africa, where his music helped in the liberation of many Africans who were under oppression within Africa.
Bob Marley had many people thinking because there was always a message in his music. Love him or hate him he always had an infectious laughter to spread to everyone. In the final days of Marley’s life, in one of his singles, “Bad Card” he made it plain “Dem a go tired fi see mi face”. This could be viewed twofold in that, his legacy will live on through his music or that his children will make sure his music live on through the path they would take in being musicians. I guess when he made those pronouncements many were of the view that maybe at the time when he wrote that song he had too much marijuana to smoke. Thirty-six years after his death we are now seeing his words coming to pass through the musical legacy we all have come to listen to from his children, grandchildren and other artists alike who have been inspired by Bob Marley’s music.
It was the artist Prince who once said: “When someone covers your song, the original no longer exist”. For Bob Marley music this is certainly not true, over time many artists have covered Bob Marley’s music by consent given by is children and they have done justice to his music making him more than a legend.
One good thing about music when it hits you, you feel no pain, below are the cover version of Bob Marley’s music one would love just as if it were an original Marley track.
At the end of day you the listener would be the judge of things if, someone covers your song, the original no longer exist.