Bob Marley (Jamaican reggae artist)

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Most of Bob Marley's albums belong under Bob Marley & The Wailers.

Full name: Robert Nesta Marley

Father: Norval Sinclair Marley

He died in Miami, FL, USA of brain cancer.

Bob Marley also had several children who have not gone in to music:

  • Imani Carole (with Cheryl Murray), born May 22, 1963
  • Karen (with Janet Bowen), born 1973
  • Makeda (with Yvette Crichton), born May 30, 1981
  • Robert "Robbie" Marley (with Pat Williams), born May 16, 1972
  • Rohan Anthony Marley (with Janet Hunt), born May 19, 1972
  • Stephanie Marley (with Rita Marley), born 1974

Only four tracks were solo recorded, in 1962, before Robert Marley joined The Wailing Wailers. Only two tracks, "Do You Still love Me?" and "Judge Not", were released using the name "Robert Marley". Only that single, and any VA compilations containing that recording of that track, ought to be listed here.

Annotation last modified on 2015-10-30 17:49 UTC.

Also performs as: Bobby Martell


Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, song writer, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group The Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry.

After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. Exodus stayed on the British album charts for fifty-six consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love". In 1978 he released the album Kaya, which included the hit singles "Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul".

Diagnosed with a type of malignant melanoma in 1977, Marley died on 11 May 1981 in Miami at the age of 36. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time and credited with popularizing reggae music around the world, as well as serving as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. Marley has also evolved into a global symbol, which has been endlessly merchandised through a variety of mediums.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 The Bob Marley Collection: Best Rarities Bob Marley 1
1978 Bob Marley & Peter Tosh Bob Marley 1
1989 Keep on Moving Bob Marley 1
1989 Soul Rebel (1989 European compilation) Bob Marley 1
1989 The Mighty Bob Marley Bob Marley 1
1990 Saga Bob Marley 1
1991 Soul Almighty Bob Marley 2
1992 Soul Rebel & Other Great Reggae Hits Bob Marley 2
1993 Gold Bob Marley 1
1994 The Bob Marley Story (Volume 4) Bob Marley 1
1996 Golden Hits Bob Marley 1
1996 Mellow Mood Bob Marley 1
1996 Soul Rebel (1996 European compilation) Bob Marley 1
1997 Reggae Hits, Vol. 1 Bob Marley 1
1997 Dreams of Freedom Bob Marley & Bill Laswell 1
1997 Roots of a Legend Bob Marley 1
1997 The Platinum Collection Bob Marley 1
1998 The Best of Bob Marley Bob Marley 1
1998 Wisdom Peter Tosh & Bob Marley 1
1998 Satisfy My Soul Jah Jah Bob Marley 1
1999 Soul Rebel Bob Marley 1
1999 The Best of the Upsetter Years 1970-1971 (Bob Marley vs. Lee Scratch Perry) Bob Marley 1
2000 It's Alright Bob Marley 1
2000 Soul Captive Bob Marley 1
2000 All The Hits Bob Marley 1
2001 Dreadlock Rasta Bob Marley 1
2001 Heart of Jamaica Bob Marley 1
2001 Rainbow Country Bob Marley 1
2001 Trenchtown Rock Bob Marley 1
2002 Me gusta Reggae Bob Marley 1
2002 Soul Shakedown Party (Partial Rerelease of "Most Famous Hits: The Album") Bob Marley 1
2004 The Best of Bob Marley Bob Marley 1
2004 20 Best Of Bob Marley Bob Marley 1
2004 Keep On Skanking Bob Marley 1
2004 Vintage Vaults, Volume 1 Bob Marley 1
2004 Vintage Vaults, Volume 2 Bob Marley 1
2004 Vintage Vaults, Volume 3 Bob Marley 1
2004 Vintage Vaults, Volume 4 Bob Marley 1
2005 Reggae Lion Bob Marley 1
2005 Gold Collection 1970-1971 Bob Marley 1
2005 Forever Gold Bob Marley 1
2005 The Best of Bob Marley: 35 Greatest Bob Marley 1
2006 No Sympathy Bob Marley 1
2006 400 Years Bob Marley 1
2006 The Essential Collection Bob Marley 1
2006 Reflections Bob Marley 1
2006 Forever Bob Marley Bob Marley 1
2006 Small Axe Bob Marley 1
2006 Soul Shakedown Party Bob Marley 1
2006 Sun Is Shining Bob Marley 1

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