Monday, February 06, 2006

Monday Music Mambo

A great meme, the Monday Music Mambo provides a new topic with various questions every week. This week, the topic is reggae.

1. Name a few of your favorite reggae songs.

So many, it’s hard to know where to start. Probably my favorite Reggae Songs are all Bob Marley songs, especially Rat Race, Coming In from the Cold, and Redemption Song. Also, Peter Tosh’ Downpressor Man and Johnny Be Good are awesome, and Burning Spear’s Marcus Garvey is a great tune.

2. Have you ever been to a reggae concert?

Yep. I saw Rita Marley and the I-Threes in Philadelphia in 1982. Great concert. Also, I was at all 4 Jamaican Sunsplashes at my college, and organized Sunsplash my Junior year. That year we went all out, and got Burning Spear, and AMAZING show. I saw Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers in 1988, and a score of smaller reggae shows along the way. Plus, for a short amount of time (about 7 months) I played guitar in a reggae band.

3. Do you own Legend?

I don’t. I have a ton of Bob Marley, but don’t own that album specifically. I have every song and every version on the album, plus a ton of other versions of each song.

4. Name two of the Marley children.

I know Bob Marley has 10 children, but I only know the names of four children: David (affectionately nicknamed Ziggy), Cedella, Stephen, and Sharon, all members of the Melody Makers.

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