Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 552 pages
The definitive biography of Bob Marley, newly revised and expanded, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. Over the past fifteen years Catch a Fire has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has indisputedly established itself as the best book ever written about Bob Marley.

For this new revision, Timothy White presents new material on the powerful ongoing influence of reggae in Jamaican society. He reveals previously restricted documents about the C.I.A.'s monitoring of Marley's activities and recounts the ongoing legal battles around Marley's estate and legacy. There's up-to-date information about the music being made by the next generation of Marleys and a new comprehensive discography and bibliography.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Kingdom Come
29
Misty Morning
49
Bad Card
72
Pass It On
97
Small Axe
118
Who Feels It Knows It
144
People Get Ready
161
Crisis
232
Who the Cap Fit
257
Redemption Song
272
Exodus
293
A Hereafterword
316
Duppy Conqueror
421
Rasta Dont Work Fe Nuh CIA
427
Judge Not Before You Judge Yourself
433

Natural Mystic
188
Stir It Up
198
Rat Race
207
Coming In from the Cold
216
Discography
460
Bibliography
531
Index
539
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About the author (1998)

Timothy White, editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine, has written extensively on Marley and reggae for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other publications. His close contact with Marley, his family, and inner circle of friends led to his being granted access to private papers, photographs, and memorabilia. He is also the author of Rock Lives: Profiles and Interviews, a winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.

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