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Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley, WISDOM 1968 acoustic (download mp3)

Posted in download single song, Reggae Archives, Roger Steffens Archives on September 9, 2011 by Listen Recovery

WISDOM < (download link)

THE WAILERS, @ Paul’s Mall in Boston – Massachusetts, June 27 1975 (download Soundboard recordings)

Posted in Download Live show, Reggae Archives, Roger Steffens Archives on June 25, 2011 by Listen Recovery

photos copyright Clif Garboden

 LIVE SET <(download link)

Band lineup



Bob Marley, vocals, rhythm guitar

Peter Tosh, vocals, lead guitar

Joe Higgs, vocals, percussion

Aston Barrett, bass

Carlton Barrett, drums

Earl ‘Wya’ Lindo, keyboards



Setlist

 

1. “Slave Driver”

2. “Kinky Reggae”

3. “Them Belly Full”

4. “Natty Dread”

5. “I Shot The Sheriff”

6. “Midnight Ravers”

7. “Concrete Jungle”

8. “Lively Up Yourself”

Review



Probably their first concert in the USA. 
Very nice version of ‘Kinky Reggae’ towards the end a very audible crowd, although it’s a SBD recording often mislabeled as “June 15, 1973”

“Hey, I and some college buddies were there too! I remember this show vividly. Too bad the photos don’t capture the thick haze of ganga that emanated from backstage. Absolutely phenomenal images, Clif!” 

Harvey (attendee)

“I was a waitress at Paul’s Mall – which was primarily a jazz club – during the Wailer’s performance. In fact at the record party, we all received an autographed copy of the albumn. I made a big mistake. I wasn’t fond of their music so I gave it to the cab driver who drove me home. What a stupid mistake.”

Pat (attendee)

“I’d witnessed them all just two weeks earlier, when on assignment from NME to interview Marley in the US. The Wailers had a week’s residency at a small Boston club, Paul’s Mall, where he drilled the group in their repertoire. In fact, the Boston shows (two each evening) still seem sharper, more musically focused than the delirious Lyceum shows.”

Neil Spencer (The Observer’s roots music critic)

CONCERT PHOTOS < link

Wounded Lion Sessions (B.M.W.)

Posted in Rare, Reggae Archives, Roger Steffens Archives on June 19, 2011 by Listen Recovery

BOB rare Photography, By Roger Steffens Archives.

Posted in photography, Reggae Archives, Roger Steffens Archives on February 6, 2011 by Listen Recovery

Bob arrives in London

Bob in Jamaica

Bob in Jamaica

Bob by Roger Steffens.

 

BURNING SPEAR photography by ROGER STEFFENS. circa ’80

Posted in download single song, photography, Reggae Archives, Roger Steffens Archives on October 5, 2010 by Listen Recovery

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER STEFFENS ©

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER STEFFENS ©

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER STEFFENS ©

Some time during one of our visits to the archives @ Roger Steffen’s estates (World of Reggae & Bob Marley Archivist), we encounter a bunch of developed photos from various sources and photographers that shared their work with Roger.  Burning Spear was by far one of the most photographed artist after The Wailers and Rojah was no stranger to the lens…  On a visit to the musical Island, Rojah met fellow reggae fanatic and artist Winston Rodney aka Burning Spear. Roger was able to interview and photograph him in a few sessions.  This are 3 of the best photos I found at the archives during my search for Jamaican history… “Dig deep to get deeper”

Renz De Madrugada

also: 2 tracks for download by Burning Spear.

1. Marcus Garvey

2. Cry Blood Africans

Burning Spear Biography.

ROGER STEFFENS “Reggae Archives exihibition” @ the Grammy Museum MAY 11th ($10)

Posted in Roger Steffens Archives on May 10, 2010 by Listen Recovery

photo B+ for Listen Recovery Reggae Archives (2005)

Hi Guys,

I’d love you to come to see my first local public showing in more than a decade of “The Life of Bob Marley” multi-media show.  It’s next Tuesday evening at 7:30 at the Grammy Museum located in the new L.A. Live center on the corner of Figueroa and Olympic.  I’m playing for the door, but the tickets are only ten bucks.  Do hope you can make it, and please spread the word among those you know who love Bob, because they’ll see things they can’t see anywhere else.

STEFFENS’ “LIFE OF BOB MARLEY”

Tuesday, May 11, 2010; 7:30pm
Here is the official description, contained on the Grammy Museum’s website:

Commemorating the 29th anniversary of Bob Marley’s passing, The GRAMMY Museum is proud to welcome Roger Steffens’ critically acclaimed “Life of Bob Marley” to the GRAMMY Sound Stage. The live multi-media presentation has been hailed as “the definitive history of the reggae king” and “the next best thing to seeing Bob Marley live.” Steffens, recently designated by the Jamaica Observer as one of “The Top Ten Most Influential People in Reggae,” owns the internationally acclaimed Reggae Archives, containing the world’s largest repository of Marley memorabilia. During the evening, Steffens will screen rare and unreleased video footage and photos while recounting Marley’s legendary life story.

Doors open at 7pm. On sale Thursday, April 22, tickets are $10 and can be purchased in-person at the Museum Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1.800.745.3000.

Do try to come – you’ll have a ball.

One Heart,
Roger

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INFO FROM GRAMMY MUSEUM Web site

Roger Steffens’ “Life of Bob Marley”

Tuesday, May 11, 2010; 7:30pm

Commemorating the 29th anniversary of Bob Marley’s passing, The GRAMMY Museum is proud to welcome Roger Steffens’ critically acclaimed “Life of Bob Marley” to the GRAMMY Sound Stage. The live multi-media presentation has been hailed as “the definitive history of the reggae king” and “the next best thing to seeing Bob Marley live.” Steffens, recently designated by the Jamaica Observer as one of “The Top Ten Most Influential People in Reggae,” owns the internationally acclaimed Reggae Archives, containing the world’s largest repository of Marley memorabilia. During the evening, Steffens will screen rare and unreleased video footage and photos while recounting Marley’s legendary life story.

BOB. “In his spirit we share”. (download demo tracks)

Posted in download single song, Listen Recovery, Reggae Archives, Roger Steffens Archives on February 7, 2010 by Listen Recovery

B.M. (During a spliff break and interview)  New Zealand 1979

Is always been a personal “thing” for us. BOB MARLEY, “a very personal thing of ours”. Because is goes beyond the music and mystic man. The music transcends only one message, LOVE!  Who knows Bob knows of LOVE!. So in the spirit of LOVE we share today with you some personal “thing” that is Robert Nesta Marley Booker as his birth certificate reads.

Here we have created a replica of an iconic photo shoot in Jamaica, around 1979. As you may know, Bob’s pass time was the gathering of friends and play a game of futball (soccer).  Bob was no stranger to the global sport, matter of fact, he carry with him a futball at all times, everywhere he traveled, everywhere he settle in, the futball was with him.  So in the spirit of futball & Bob, we have created the SHC t-shirt (Survival Health Club).

This blog will also share a very rare and exclusive track from the Demos pulled out from Roger Steffens Archive Vault.  With the permission of Mr. Steffens we share this originals and unpublished demo tracks call “SUN IS SHINNIN’ & RUNNIN AWAY”

February is a celebration of Black History Month in the US,  I hope the entire world celebrates this month at any time of the year.  Is our obligation to extend the awareness of Black Human Culture, which has shape the history of man kind.  Bob Marley is the perfect example of this celebration.  HAIL UP RASTA IN THE MOST HIGHEST SKIES!

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY Prof. Robert Nesta Marley Booker!

Listen Recovery remembers and follows your leading path.

inspired by Bob Marley’s wore drove during futbol matches 1979 by Listen Clothing

Jamaica 1979

Brazil 1980

MIAMI 1980 Demos / Studio

Runnin’ Away

Sun Is Shinnin’

^download tracks