Sometime ago I received an order for a painting, the painting was supposed to be Bob Marley. The description was pretty simple, the picture should be clean, but contain the right colours. So I gave myself into this job and during the process making it was played allot of Bob Marley, even many others in the classic roots reggae got the chance for a spin on the record player, that can Thetania verify, hehe.
Now finally after some time is the painting delivered, here are the results.
So today we are playing some Bob Marley! A tune that is picked from the album "Survival", that is an album with an outwardly militant theme. Some speculate that this was due in part to criticism Marley received for the laid-back, ganja-soaked atmosphere of his previous release, "Kaya", which seemed to sidetrack the urgency of his message. In the song "Africa Unite", Marley proclaims Pan-African solidarity. The song "Zimbabwe" is a hymn dedicated to later-independent Rhodesia. The song was performed at Zimbabwe's Independence Celebration in 1980, just after the official declaration of Zimbabwe's independence. "Zimbabwe" is seen as an unofficial national song.
Survival was originally to be called Black Survival to underscore the urgency of African unity, but the name was shortened to prevent misinterpretations of the album's theme. Marley originally planned to release Survival as the first part of a trilogy, followed by Uprising in 1980 and Confrontation in 1983.
In South Africa the album was partly censored by the then apartheid government
Todays tune "So Much Trouble In The World" is the first track on the record and have a really good meaning. The clip is a Live Rehearsal @ Criteria Studios,Miami, 14/9 - 1980
More info @
Official Bob Marley & The Wailers Web
Listen to ”Bob Marley- So Much Trouble In The World" on Spotify here!