Recently, 13-year-old reel to reel tapes of some of Bob Marley‘s live recordings were discovered in London, and now those recordings have been restored. The analog tapes had been sitting in a decrepit London hotel for some 40 years; many of which had suffered water damage, but have now been restored. The tapes were discovered at the old Kensal Rise hotel where Marley stayed in the 70’s when he was performing in London and Paris. Continue reading →
1953 – Elvis Presley becomes the first member of his family to complete high school when he graduates from J.C. Hulmes in Memphis, TN. He sports a split curl in the middle of his forehead for his senior photo, which later becomes his trademark look.
April is an unpredictable time of year – one that can bring sunshine and pastoral days as readily as storms and flooding. And sometimes, per the late great Prince, snow. As I write this, I look outside the WXPN office window and the skyline is grey and filled with drizzling clouds, and I wish in the back of my mind that the climate wasn’t such a bummer today. Thank goodness for music; particularly summer-y music; particularly Bob Marley. Continue reading →
Bob Marley’s greatest hits collection, Legend, was released in May 1984 and since then has become the best-selling album of all time. Now comes Legend Remixed, with contributions by DJs and producers including Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Z-Trip with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Roni Size, and others. Below, listen to the remix of “Three Little Birds” by Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley, and watch the video of the making of it.