November 29, 1992
In the "Palm Latitudes" item "But Is Paul Really Dead?" (by Sheldon Teitelbaum, Oct. 25) it is reported that among early recorded versions of the song "Louie Louie" was one by the Whalers. Well, you got it right phonetically, but the band was actually the Wailers, one of several rock bands of the late '50s and early '60s to come out of the Seattle-Tacoma music scene. BOB BLACKBURN Hollywood
March 14, 2013 |
First he was Snoop Doggy Dogg, then simply Snoop Dogg. Now, 20 years after the release of his debut single as a solo artist - the still-vibrant "Who Am I (What's My Name?)" - the laid-back rapper from Long Beach has altered his identity once again. And this time he's changed his sound too: Next month, Snoop Lion is to release a full-on reggae album called "Reincarnated," the product of an extended trip he and his crew took last year to Jamaica. "One king, one faith, one religion," he raps (in ersatz island patois)
August 10, 2011
A global social media campaign featuring a Bob Marley song was launched by some of the music industry's top stars on Tuesday to help stem the hunger crisis that is increasing in the Horn of Africa. More than 150 stars, including Lady Gaga, U2, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney, are among the well-known figures using their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds to urge fans to donate money to help the numerous families starving in the region. The campaign, called "I'm Gonna Be Your Friend," can be found at http://www.imgonnabeyourfriend.org . It shows a video by Kevin Macdonald of Bob Marley & the Wailers' 1973 song "High Tide or Low Tide" with footage of malnourished children.
July 7, 1987 |
When the Wailers kicked into the "We don't need no trouble" coda to Bob Marley's "War" on Sunday at the Roxy, the Jamaican band that was once led by the late reggae giant had no difficulty identifying with the lyric. The Wailers have seen little but trouble since Marley died of cancer in 1981. The latest blow came in April, when drummer Carlton Barrett was murdered in his Kingston, Jamaica home.
February 8, 2003 |
The Roxy throbbed with smoke and sweat Thursday as the Wailers celebrated the birthday of reggae icon Bob Marley, who died in 1981 at age 36. Despite the long absence of their late leader, the Wailers did not strive for mere approximation, but to re-create a classic sound with a precision and warmth worthy of their history.
April 20, 1986 |
The upcoming Wailers album "Together Again" isn't just your average reunion record. Besides Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braitwaithe and Constantine Walker, the lineup will feature the group's other original member: Bob Marley, the charismatic reggae singer who died in 1981. One disc of the double album will feature a compilation of songs the Wailers recorded in the mid-'60s for small Jamaican labels.