Photo: Götz Ludes, CRI
interview - how could this music grow so big?

"The music of Bob Marley and the Wailers is well-known all over the world. What is the reason for that?"
"Bob! You know, Bob. It was his plan, you know. He basically wanted to take it away from just Jamaica and to pass it to other places where people could accept the music that he was representing."
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"In a documentary film we hear him say:"I DON'T COME TO BOW I COME TO CONQUER"...
"Yeah, yeah, that was like a lot of people wanted to take his songs and they wanted him to be a pop star and they wanted him to be what he didn't want to be as an artist and he stuck to his guns and did it his way, you know."
Listen to Al Anderson! (140 K)

"He was always talking about wailing and that meant the suffering. He made a point that he was still a sufferer although he was financially a lot better conditioned than others. He was still a subject of prejudice and tyranny of the government!"
Listen to Al Anderson! (150 K)

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HOW COULD THAT MUSIC GROW SO BIG:
"It was Bob's plan!"

LOVE AND PEACE AND POLITICS:
"Bob could have been a politician!"

MATERIALISM:
"The music influences the peoples' minds!"

VIOLENCE:
"If I had to fight I would!"

THE SONG "WAR" and COMPOSING:
"A great idea of Bob's friend 'Skill' !"

THE "REDEMPTION SONG"
"Wia Lindo had a lot to do with that song!"

AL ANDERSON, LEAD GUITAR:
"We wanted to help develop the music!"

AL ANDERSON about RASTAFARI:
"I'm more of a buddhist myself!"

ROOTS REGGAE:
"Everybody could identify with!"

PERCUSSION:
"Five people around certain microphones!"

PETER TOSH and BUNNY WAILER:
"Maybe they all gonna come back together!"

WOMEN'S LIBERATION:
"Women are equally intelligent as men!"

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