Bob Marley & the Wailers

So Much Things to Say

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This half-hour 1973 interview, interspersed with snippets of Marley hits, some of them in live versions, is a useful background to the man's music and, if not exactly a penetrating look at his inner being, is at least a glimpse of an affable superstar-to-be. Repeated listenings are probably necessary to decipher some of what Marley is saying, (some of which is less than politically correct, particularly his views on the then-current Ethiopian famine) let alone the meaning behind his words, but hardcore fans probably won't object.

It's interesting to recall Marley's association with the pop singer Johnny Nash, mentioned here, though he doesn't have much good to say about him, or about Paul Simon, for that matter. SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY is a fascinating souvenir of the moment before a superstar was created, when he still had time to reflect on his future, his religion, his family, politics, and the rest of the world.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
feat: Bob Marley
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