40 YEARS, 10 days ago a Legend was born.
Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley died of melonoma at the Miami University Hospital the morning of May 11, 1981. After 8 months of unsuccesfully fighting the disease at a German clinic, Bob Marley had arrived at the Miami Airport the day before. Having accepted death, Marley´s last wish was to pass away in his native island of Jamaica. His last words to his son Ziggy — ¨Money can’t buy life¨.
The legendary reggae singer is best known for happy, cheerful songs such as ¨One Love¨ , ¨I Shot the Sheriff¨, ¨Three Little Birds¨, and countless others. As part of my tribute to his music, instead of focusing on the rebel and legend known by all, I wish show a part of Bob Marley known by few.
Here is a list of litttle-known Bob Marley songs. They are sad songs from a deep soul. Its their profound sadness and reflection that gives them strength. The best way to truly understand an artist, or any person for that matter, is by knowing them in both joy and pain. In moments of happiness and sorrow. Here are the tears Bob Marley shed for love.
Send me that Love – watch?v=0n7mjIZl3c8
Chances Are – watch?v=y49zZhNMIEk
Johnny Was – watch?v=ZMbgM8O5TjI
There She Goes – watch?v=91Fym1x2k3A
Cry To Me – watch?v=lfaprIMuUmo
High Tide or Low Tide – watch?v=0qvJE_edLxA
She’s Gone – watch?v=DMkasTMiJBI
And here is a personal favorite of mine. While it doesn’t stand out instrumentally, the words more than make up for it.
Thank You Lord – watch?v=voPE1GaKTjU
R.I.P BOB MARLEY