⊉ Hardcover Download ᥥ No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley ⊟ Ebook By Rita Marley ⋴

⊉ Hardcover Download ᥥ No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley ⊟ Ebook By Rita Marley ⋴ Fans of reggae legend Bob Marley will welcome this no nonsense biography from his wife, Rita, who was also his band member, business partner, musical collaborator and the only person to have witnessed firsthand his development from local Jamaican singer to international superstar Aided by poet and memoirist Jones How I Became Hettie Jones , Rita presents the powerful details of her early life story her youth in the Trench Town ghetto of Kingston, Jamaica, living with thugs, thieves, killers, prostitutes, gamblers her encounters with the early Wailing Wailers and how her relationship with Bob cemented as they spent days recording in Dodd s Studio One Throughout, this memoir emphasizes Rita s own substantial musicianship, first as part of Bob Marley s backing vocalists, the I Threes, and later her own career after his death carrying on a legacy that means so much to the world Those subjects provide a positive balance to unpleasant experiences such as dealing with Bob Marley s various mistresses during his life and defending herself from accusations after his death that she was financially abusing his estate This is far from a definitive look at Bob Marley, and for a comprehensive, critical look at the singer it would be hard to compete with Timothy White s definitive Catch a Fire But this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of Marley and Jamaican music in general Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Widow of Bob and mother of Ziggy, Rita Marley would merit mention in reggae history even had she not recorded, too Here she tells of growing up poor in Jamaica, loving the ambitious Marley, and how her life changed when he became pop music s first Third World superstar, only to die at 36 Alfarita Constantia Anderson met Bob Marley by waiting for him on the way from Jamaica s legendary Studio One He introduced her to Rastafarianism, and when she saw the stigmata on Haile Selassie s hand during the Ethiopian emperor s visit to Jamaica, she went home screaming and cheering Many might call her relationship with Marley troubled, what with its physical confrontations early on and outside affairs and offspring later, but Rita says she decided to be strong, stand up and fight, despite his frequent and open infidelity Eventually, as long as she was respected and given whatever she needed financially, she let him be Now business manager of Marley s legacy, Rita is a strong woman whose angle on him is fresh and authoritative Mike Tribby Copyright American Library Association All rights reserved No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley

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  • Hardcover
  • No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley

  • Rita Marley
  • English
  • 17 November 2017
  • 224 pages

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