The Music Mastery of Bob Marley

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Heard On The Odyssey Series

Some embrace him as a dedicated Rastafarian, others recall how he infused his music with deeply felt spirituality. And then there are those who were and remain attracted to his international fame that still resonates with audiences all over the globe. His most ardent enthusiasts gravitate to his reputation as a distinctive songwriter with a vocal style that remains as iconic as his name, Bob Marley.

Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley was born in 1945 on the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish in Jamaica. Moving away at the age of 12 to Kingston, Marley developed a keen appetite for playing music, first falling in love with American R&B flavored sounds heard on American radio stations whose broadcast signal reached the island…

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Joe Hardtke Technical Director

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