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Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley [Paperback]

Timothy White
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3 July 2006
Bob Marley was the undisputed sovereign of reggae music and the revolutionary soul-prophet whose music had - and continues to have - a massive impact on people of all races throughout the world. "Catch A Fire" chronicles his life and career as well as the milieu that shaped Marley's political and spiritual beliefs. This full revised and expanded new edition features fascinating inside information on the intrigues of the reggae music business and the ongoing saga of Marley's musical and spiritual legacy. Included here are sections on the dramatic rise of Bob's musical offspring, the complex legal struggles surrounding his estate, and a sweeping social history of modern Jamaica and the origins of the Rastafarian religion.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Owl Books,U.S.; Rev Ed edition (3 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805080864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805080865
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 16.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Probably the finest biography ever written about a popular musician. "-Joel Selvin," San Francisco Chronicle --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Timothy White wrote extensively on Marley, reggae and Caribbean music and culture for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and other leading 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. At the time of his death in 2002, Timothy was the editor of Billboard magazine. Among his other biographical works are The Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, and the Southern Californian Experience and Long Ago & Far Away: James Taylor, His Life and Music. Marley expert Harry Hawke has contributed to this latest edition of Catch A Fire, now widely acclaimed as the definitive biography of Bob Marley. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Crackin' read 26 Jan 2001
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It's amazing how this book manages to chart every word said 50 years ago. The research is brilliant and once you get into it, it grips you. A must have for all Bob Marley Fans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Effort 28 Oct 2000
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Format:Paperback
This is an extensively thorough bio of Bob, interwoven with Jamaican history, reggae musicology and religion. The writing is lovely and absorbing stylistically. The political aspects of the life are also looked at carefully and complemented with materials like declassified CIA documents. Most impressive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Facets 4 Nov 2000
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Format:Paperback
If you appreciate the great Bob Marley, the signal weight of this book is shown in two aspects. After finishing the main text, other rewards were found in the rather immense record directory or timetable in the back end, which is fairly much a library of all of the man's music recording activities. The "appendix" facet also in the end pages is a quite involved accessory of more side lights, interviews, and the like. Others tell me they've returned to this biography more than once over time and its apparent why one could, as it's a bit of a world of its own, information-wise, because it has so much about the man and his life works. Rather good value here, as it's up to date as of 2000.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!! 21 Dec 2004
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This book is an absolute must read if you want to know more about Robert 'Nesta' Marley.
A pre-warning however, do not be put off by the first couple of chapters about Ras Tafari, they are heavy going and may require a re-read but once on the life of Marley the book flows beautifully and is one that I found very hard to put down!
Enjoy!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meticulously written. 23 Jun 2009
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Mr White obviously had a lot of love in his heart for both Bob Marley and Jamaica, making this book a must read for Marley fans, or anyone interested in the roots of Reggae music. The only shame here is that as the author is no longer with us, so I am unable to write to congratulate him on a work so thoroughly researched and meticulously updated.
Five stars all across the board for style, content and the sheer labour of love this work so obviously is.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Catch a Fire 13 Mar 2009
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Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley
A brilliant read. Gives you a deep insight into everything from the religion, to the music and politics of Jamaica. It could delve a bit deeper into the life of Bob Marley; like the relationship with Scratch and why it fell apart. I think it tries to hard to set him up as a Legend...which it doesn't really need to as his music did that. But those are moot points, it is a great read giving you a general understanding of all the subject that affected the great man's life.
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