All About Bob Marley

Four pictures of Bob Marley
Bob Marley and his songs put "reggae" into the musical mix of the world and brought pride to his country, Jamaica.

Last Updated: 2015-04-02
Bob Marley
BRIEF OVERVIEW:
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in St. Ann, Jamaica as Robert Nesta Marley. He became reggae's greatest artist in the 1960's when he was about 18 years old. Bob was in a group with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer called The Wailers. Although he had never had a song higher than 51 on America's music charts, he had quite a few number 1's in Jamaica. Bob's most popular song was probably "I Shot the Sheriff" which was originally released on his greatest album "Burnin'". Rock and blues artist Eric Clapton made a remake of this song, which made it to number 1 on the charts. Bob and the Wailers brought a different taste to reggae. It was more relaxing than other types of reggae. Bob has been remembered for years, and almost all reggae artists know that he was the greatest who lived. He died of cancer on May 11, 1981 in Miami, Flordia.
Bob Marley
The Wailers:
Bob Marley - Vocals/Guitar
Peter Tosh - Vocals/Guitar
Bunny Wailer - Vocals
Junior Marvin - Vocals/Guitar
Cherry Smith - Vocals
Junior Braithwaite - Vocals
Ashton Barrett - Bass
Carlton "Carlie" Barrett - Drums
ALBUMS/TRACKS:
1. Burnin' - 1973

1. Get Up, Stand Up
2. Hallelujah Time
3. I Shot the Sheriff
4. Burnin' and Lootin'
5. Put it On
6. Small Axe
7. Pass it On
8. Duppy Conquerer
9. One Foundation
10. Rastaman Chant
Burnin' album cover
2. Natty Dread - 1974

1. Lively Up Yourself
2. No Woman, No Cry
3. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
4. Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block)
5. So Jah Seh
6. Natty Dread
7. Bend Down Low
8. Takin' Blues
10. Revolution
Natty Dread album cover
3. Exodus - 1977

1. Natural Mystic
2. So Much Things to Say
3. Guiltiness
4. Heathen
5. Exodus
6. Jamming
7. Waiting in Vain
8. Turn Your Lights Down Low
9. Three Little Birds
10. One Love/People Get Ready
Exodus album cover
4. Catch A Fire - 1973

1. Concrete Jungle
2. Slave Driver
3. 400 Years
4. Stop the Train
5. Baby We've Got a Date
6. Stir it Up
7. Kinky Reggae
8. No More Trouble
9. Midnight Ravers
Catch A Fire album cover
5. Uprising - 1980

1. Coming in from the Cold
2. Real Situation
3. Bad Card
4. We and Dem
5. Work
6. Zion Train
7. Pimpers Paradise
8. Could You Be Loved
9. Forever Loving Jah
10. Redemption Song
Uprising album cover
6. Soul Rebels - 1970

1. Soul Rebel
2. Try Me
3. It's Alright
4. No Sympathy
5. My Cup
6. Soul Almighty
7. Rebel's Hop
8. Corner Stone
9. 400 Years
10. No Water
11. Reaction
12. No Sympathy
Soul Rebels album cover
7. Rasta Revolution - 1974

1. Mr. Brown
2. Soul Rebel
3. Try Me
4. It's Alright
5. No Sympathy
6. My Cup
7. Duppy Conquerer
8. Rebel's Hop
9. Corner Stone
10. 400 Years
11. No Water
12. Reaction
13. Soul Almighty
Rasta Revolution album cover
8. Rastaman Vibration - 1976

1. Positive Vibration
2. Roots, Rock, Reggae
3. Johnny Was
4. Cry to Me
5. Want More (Want More)
6. Crazy Baldhead
7. Who the Cap Fit
8. Nightshift
9. War
10. Rat Race
Rastaman Vibration album cover
9. Survival - 1979

1. So Much Trouble in the World
2. Zimbabwe
3. Top Rankin'
4. Babylon System
5. Survival
6. Africa Unite
7. One Drop
8. Ride Natty Ride
9. Ambush in the Night
10. Wake Up and Live
Survival album cover
10. Kaya - 1978

1. Easy Skanking
2. Kaya
3. Is This Love
4. Sun is Shining
5. Satisfy My Soul
6. She's Gone
7. Misty Morning
8. Crisis
9. Running Away
10. Time Will Tell
Kaya album cover
11. Soul Shakedown - 1969

1. Keep on Moving
2. Caution
3. Sun is Shining
4. Lively Up Yourself
5. Can't You See
6. Try Me
7. Back Out
8. Do It Twice
9. Don't Rock My Boat
10. Mr. Brown
11. Small Axe
12. Trenchtown Rock
13. Hammer
14. Kaya
15. Soul Shakedown Party
16. Duppy Conqueror
17. Natural Mystic
18. Rainbow Country
19. Riding High
20. Soul Almighty
Soul Shakedown album cover
12. Chances Are - 1981

1. Reggae on Broadway
2. Gonna Get You
3. Chances Are
4. Soul Rebel
5. Dance Do the Reggae
6. Mellow Mood
7. Stay With Me
8. Hurting Inside
Chances Are album cover
Other Albums (Compilations)
Legend - 1984

1. Is This Love
2. No Woman, No Cry
3. Could You Be Loved
4. Three Little Birds
5. Buffalo Soldier
6. Get Up, Stand Up
7. Stir It Up
8. One Love/People Get Ready
9. I Shot the Sheriff
10. Waiting In Vain
11. Redemption Song
12. Satisfy My Soul
13. Exodus
14. Jamming
Confrontation - 1983

1. Chant Down Babylon
2. Buffalo Soldier
3. Jump Nyahbinghi
4. Mix Up, Mix Up
5. Give Thanks and Praise
6. Blackman Redemption
7. Trench Town
8. Stiff Necked Fools
9. I Know
10. Rastaman Live Up!
Legend album cover



Confrontation album cover
The 30 Greatest Bob Marley Songs:
1. No Woman No Cry
2. One Love / People Get Ready
3. Get Up Stand Up
4. Redemption Song
5. Stir It Up
6. Jammin'
7. I Shot The Sheriff
8. Three Little Birds
9. Is This Love
10. Could You Be Loved
11. Satisfy My Soul
12. Exodus
13. Could You Be Loved
14. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
15. Lively Up Yourself
16. Concrete Jungle
17. Burnin' and Lootin'
18. Soul Rebel
19. Buffalo Soldier
20. Waiting In Vain
21. Rebel's Hop
22. So Jah Seh
23. Kinky Reggae
24. Soul Almighty
25. Zion Train
26. 400 Years
27. My Cup
28. Roots, Rock, Reggae
29. Lemon Tree
30. More Axe
Placement on DDD Lists (as of April, 2015):
Bob Marley:
Greatest Reggae Artists - #1
Greatest International Rock Artists - #1
Greatest Reggae Albums - #1, #4, #9, #11, #19, #29, #40, #80
Rock Artists - #22
Influential Artists of Rock n' Roll - #68
Rock Artists of the 1970s - #21
Rock Lyrical Performances - #11, #109, #144, #162, #222, #270
Rock Albums of the 1970s - #92
Rock Songs of the 1970s - #24, #92, #145
Rock Frontmen - #39
'Live' Rock Albums - #25
Rock Albums - #145
Rock Songwriters - #50
Rock Songs -
  124. No Woman, No Cry,
  371. One Love,
  419. Get Up, Stand Up
Cover Songs of the 1970s -
  14. I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton
Cover Songs of the 1990s -
  15. Redemption Song - Joe Strummer

Peter Tosh:
Greatest Reggae Artists - #2
Greatest Reggae Albums - #6, #21, #55

Bunny Wailer:
Greatest Reggae Artists - #9
Greatest Reggae Albums - #3, #35



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