It has been a long, stressful day for me. After lectures, tests, and a painful headache, Advil would not even touch the pain. I'd be ready to scream, without the wonders that music therapy offers. Not just any music therapy will do; I need bed rest, lights out, and the particular CD, Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Instantly, the sweet sounds of the guitar and the flowing rhythm of the musical instruments relax me. Bob Marley's voice gently whispers, "Everything's gonna be all right" in "No Woman No Cry," and this helps me realize that everything is gonna be all right! In the song, "Three Little Birds," the lyrics, "Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be all right" add to the tranquility as well. The sounds of Bob Marley are like no other.
Reggae was "invented" by Bob Marley, so to speak.
He really brought Reggae alive in 1972 when he, along with Peter Mackintosh (later Peter Tosh) and Bunny Livingston (later Bunny Wailer), released the first international Reggae album, Catch A Fire, with Island Records. In the CD liner notes, Marley says, "I love the development of our music. How we've tried to develop, y'know? It grows. That's why every day people come forward with new songs. Music goes on forever" (Bob Marley and the Wailers 2). Bob has an original twist to his music that cannot be replaced or even compared to, making him the premier Third World artist, a legend whose work is "charismatic and challenging" (White).
In 1964, Bob joined with the Wailing Wailers to record their first CD, Simmer Down. This was the beginning of Bob's forever fame. The sounds of Marley's music evolved over time. He was influenced by the sounds of Jamaican music.