Wailing Blues: The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers

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Omnibus Press, Nov 11, 2009 - Music - 600 pages
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This full-blooded story of The Wailers puts the life, music and death of the legendary Bob Marley into a razor-sharp new perspective.

The Wailers played with Marley on all of the hit singles and albums that made him a legend, yet their story since his death is a little-known saga of betrayal, greed and murder that is told here in its entirety for the first time.

Written in collaboration with Aston 'Family Man' Barrett and other surviving band members, the book explores Marley's colourful journey from downtown Kingston onto the world stage. It covers the assassination attempt on Marley's life, his exile in London, the kidnapping and decapitation of the Barretts' father, and the death by gunfire of both Peter Tosh and drummer Carlton Barrett.

Bitter acrimony followed Marley's own death from cancer as the iconic singer's legacy was parlayed into a multi-million dollar industry.
 

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Contents

Information Page
Chapter Two Rudie Dont Fear
Chapter Three Hippy Boys
Chapter Four Liquidator
Chapter Five Upsettin
Chapter Six Black Progress
Chapter Seven Soul Rebels
Chapter Eight Soul Revolution
Chapter Thirteen Midnight Ravers
Chapter Fourteen Burnin
Chapter Fifteen Pick A
Chapter Sixteen Rebel Music
Chapter Seventeen Talkin Blues
Chapter Eighteen Fire Burning
Chapter Nineteen Natty Dread
Chapter Twenty All The Way From Trenchtown

Chapter Nine Trenchtown Rock
Chapter Ten Youth Professionals
Chapter Eleven The Harder They Come
Chapter Twelve Catch A Fire
Chapter TwentyOne Dread Lion
Chapter TwentyTwo Rastaman Vibration
Chapter TwentyThree Smile Jamaica
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