Nova Scotia, Marcus Garvey, 1979 discussed on Reggae Lover

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Slavery none, but ourselves can free our minds is actually a quote from Marcus Garvey a speech. He did in nineteen thirty-seven actually in Nova Scotia of all places, so I didn't know long before this research, you know, I've heard references but you know, I didn't know the exact speech know that stuff. So that was cool written in 1979 and according to Rita thought it was written after he was already diagnosed with cancer. So, you know, he had his own mortality on his mind, you know, so yeah man, this is my first choice the first on the list did this make your list? Yeah. This is first on my list as well. Okay? Yeah, this is that one that you know. Just the lyrics for me. Obviously. It's the iconic guitar solo that as soon as you hear it, you know what it is and like, you know, your mood can just change the beginning of that guitar solo when Bob starts playing so he's talking about. Yeah, we've come through slavery and all these trials and tribulations, but we still here how long shall I fill our profits while we stand aside and look so that piece that you just mentioned right there about him already being diagnosed, you know, I mean, that's that's it right there because as you know, many people believed a Bob was killed and so in nine people believe that Bob is one of our greatest profits as well. So yeah, man, it's very deep. Yeah and Juice this song for me. I mean if you're a black person throughout the diaspora this song it has to touch you. You know what I'm saying? Like, it's no doubt about it. Like, you know, it makes you dead. No kind of connect with your with your Blackness, you know, yeah, man, definitely I huge song and you know, just like in terms of my sound system reference home. I had like why the biggest forwards of my career from this song, you know, I don't know if you remember that audio it was one of the one night stands duplex where we open this set with like a acapella of Boyz II Men the wait till the Water Runs Dry word and then you know immediately after that, you know, this guitar solo start playing on Redemption Song and I mean, they started beating down the wall and and on the DJ booth so often skipped all the way down and I just let it you know, catch it back right where it continued from and went down to the chorus with the whole crowd singing out like super loud off. It was like yo Goosebumps at that moment. Yo super emotional moment. Yeah, man. I mean that sounds very cinematic. You know, it's you know playing with people's emotions wage Boyz II Men into Bob, you know and speaking about this song some more, you know, there are comparisons to actually to Bob Dylan on this track because I don't know I haven't listened to a lot of Bob Dylan in my life, but apparently, you know, he's considered one of America's best writers in terms of folk songs another interesting tidbit in 2014 Rolling Stone. They made a list of the 500 Greatest Songs of all time. And this song actually came in at number 66. So Rolling Stone, you know, bestowed the top 100 placement, you know of this song of all the greatest songs of all time. I you know, I think that's official that you know, we both we both off. At the same one. So let's continue. Yeah man, it's your turn. Okay. Well no I did that was mine as well. So I just went okay fine sure off. I won't be a stickler for rules or anything. Come on, man. Let's not turn this into. You know, I'm saying Ashanti versus Keyshia Cole here. I mean I get the raccoons I didn't watch it. But you know, yeah, so my next song is actually Waiting in Vain. Okay, I'm saying yeah, I don't I don't have much to say about this song except. It's just a well-crafted, you know, love song talking about the potential of unrequited love mean don't want to be a you know, a phone in the modern-day parlance. You know, I'm saying it was released in nineteen seventy-seven on The Exodus album loved the lyrics love the vibe off. You know the way how it starts the instrumentation. It's on the level of Marvin Gaye in my opinion. You know, I'm saying it's like a motel and type thing to me. Yeah. I've been home this make a list or not know this one did not make my list. However, I feel like it could have because it's one of the Bob Marley songs that I just absolutely love ya man. It's an immediate Vibe. It sets a mood like immediately. You know, I love like all the covers. I mean, I don't care who you are you sing this song and I'm going to be I'm going to be rocking. Yeah, man. Yeah. Yep. It's almost it's it's almost a perfect. Ballad. Yeah, man, so, all right. So what I have for my next one is them belly full but we hungry. Okay, cool. Yeah man, so this is Bob up front with the I threes backing him harmonies. You know, I'm saying song was actually written off. By Leon kajal Kajol Kajol. I don't know and Carlton Barrett. So, you know again because to the Barrett family rest in peace to Uncle Carly thought we had his nephew Aston Barrett Jr. On the show two weeks ago. Please refer to that episode again lots and lots of History lots of knowledge wisdom generation shared in that conversation with mister Barrett, but yeah them belly full but we hungry I loved how to I three s perform on it. You know what I mean? If you're familiar, they don't come out like 9 9 and now you know and and it just like freaking it with that with that and then the way the band is playing there's a song video official music video with the live performance definitely reference that check that out. If you haven't, you know, Bob is talking about being poor and being in.

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