Bunny Wailer

Origin : Jamaica
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Styles : Reggae
Other informations : Biography

Bunny Wailer : discography

Bunny Wailer - World Peace album cover Album : World Peace
Year : 2003
Bunny Wailer - Communication album cover Album : Communication
Year : 2000
Bunny Wailer - Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley album cover Album : Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley
Year : 1995
Bunny Wailer - Crucial! Roots Classics album cover Album : Crucial! Roots Classics
Year : 1994
Bunny Wailer - Dance Massive album cover Album : Dance Massive
Year : 1992
Bunny Wailer - Gumption album cover Album : Gumption
Year : 1991
Bunny Wailer - Just Be Nice album cover Album : Just Be Nice
Year : 1990
Bunny Wailer - Time Will Tell album cover Album : Time Will Tell
Year : 1990
Bunny Wailer - Liberation album cover Album : Liberation
Year : 1988
Bunny Wailer - Rootsman Skanking album cover Album : Rootsman Skanking
Year : 1987
Bunny Wailer - Rule Dance Hall album cover Album : Rule Dance Hall
Year : 1987
Bunny Wailer - Marketplace album cover Album : Marketplace
Year : 1985
Bunny Wailer - Live album cover Album : Live
Year : 1983
Bunny Wailer - Hook Line'n Sinker album cover Album : Hook Line'n Sinker
Year : 1982
Bunny Wailer - Dubd'sco, Vol.2 album cover Album : Dubd'sco, Vol.2
Year : 1981
Bunny Wailer - Sings the Wailers album cover Album : Sings the Wailers
Year : 1981
Bunny Wailer - Tribute album cover Album : Tribute
Year : 1981
Bunny Wailer - In I Father's House album cover Album : In I Father's House
Year : 1979
Bunny Wailer - Dubd'sco, Vol.1 album cover Album : Dubd'sco, Vol.1
Year : 1978
Bunny Wailer - Dubd'sco, Volume 1 & 2 album cover Album : Dubd'sco, Volume 1 & 2
Year : 1978
Bunny Wailer - Struggle album cover Album : Struggle
Year : 1978
Bunny Wailer - Protest album cover Album : Protest
Year : 1977
Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man album cover Album : Blackheart Man
Year : 1976
Bunny Wailer - Retrospective album cover Album : Retrospective
Bunny Wailer - Rock and Groove album cover Album : Rock and Groove
Bunny Wailer - Roots Radics Rockers Reggae album cover Album : Roots Radics Rockers Reggae

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News about Bunny Wailer

ROOTS legend Bunny Wailer broke new ground on his recent European tour which he used to salute the evolution of reggae music.

Source : topix.net | 2014-08-24 13:50:01.0

ROOTS legend Bunny Wailer broke new ground on his recent European tour which he used to salute the evolution of reggae music.

Source : topix.net | 2014-08-24 11:20:18.0

Duane Stephenson previews his new album Dangerously Roots with a cover of Bunny Wailer 's anthemic number "Cool Runnings."

Source : topix.net | 2014-08-04 23:18:24.0

There are certain things which get Bunny Wailer very angry, but we'll come to them in a bit.

Source : topix.net | 2014-07-21 09:11:44.0
Jamaica's government announced plans on Thursday to relax its marijuana laws, in part by lowering the penalties against the possession of small amounts of pot.

Justice Minister Mark Golding stressed in a statement that the proposed changes are “not intended to promote or give a stamp of approval to the use of ganja for recreational purposes."

Like many officials who have presided over the decriminalization of pot in the United States, he presented the proposal as a way to ease the burdens that pot prohibition places on an overstretched criminal justice system.

"The objective is to provide a more enlightened approach," he said.

If lawmakers approve an amendment to the law, as expected, possession of less than 2 ounces of pot will become a “non-arrestable, ticketable infraction” that will not produce a criminal record. Under the current law, about 300 young men receive criminal records each week for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to the Associated Press . The change will also allow Jamaicans to use ganja for medicinal, scientific and religious reasons.

Golding specifically noted that special measures will be taken to allow the smoking of ganja by Rastafarians in places designated for religious worship. Rastafarians have long advocated for the legalization of ganja. In 1976, the Rastafari reggae star Peter Tosh recorded a song called "Legalize It" that soon became the definitive anthem of the pro-marijuana movement. At the time, his call for reform was so radical that the Jamaican government banned the song from the airwaves.

In April, Bunny Wailer, a leader in the Rastafari movement and a legendary musician who sang alongside Tosh and Bob Marley, said by phone from his home in Kingston that he was excited about the possibility of decriminalization.

“Marijuana is one of those beautiful things where, if you don’t have it in your life, it’s not going to hurt, but I think everyone should have it in their life one way or another,” he said in his distinctive baritone. “I’m looking forward to the progressive future in this.”

Jamaica is one of about a dozen nations in the Caribbean and Latin America considering a range of legalization and decriminalization measures, thanks in large part to the widespread perception that the U.S. government under President Barack Obama has become less interested in fighting the war against pot.

Richard “Dickey” Crawford, a well-known Jamaican talk show host and a prominent supporter of marijuana reform, said the Obama administration’s decision last year not to interfere in the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has influenced the outlook of many Jamaican officials.

“Right now, the ancient hardboiled position of the United States of America is weakening, and that really basically has given some strength to the reluctant ones to come aboard,” he said.
Source : huffingtonpost.com | 2014-06-13 20:42:29.0

Singers Bunny Wailer and Andrew Tosh, music industry veteran Maxine Stowe and former Miss World Cindy Breakspeare were joined by former Jamaica football coach Rene Simoes, and Brazilian music promoter Chritiano Andrade, on a float saluting "Being my first time in Brazil, to see and feel the love of reggae and the Wailers there, in their National ... (more)

Source : topix.net | 2014-03-09 07:58:41.0

Today we pay tribute to Marley on the anniversary of his 69th birthday with the excerpts from an article by Barbara Campbell featured in the 2010-2011 edition of the UK magazine Black Heritage Today.

 There are some events in life that people will always know where they were when the shocking or heartbreaking news broke. From Martin Luther King’s assassination and Princess Diana’s car crash, to the Twin Towers in New York and the king of Rock and Roll, Elvis’, passing, such was the momentous moment when it was announced that Bob Marley had died.

Next year will be the 30th anniversary of the reggae icon’s demise, yet his music lives on to the point where even the youngest generations know his records. This is probably helped by the fact that no party is complete without Could You Be Loved, Redemption Song, One Love or Three Little Birds, plus many of Marley’s recordings are often used in many popular television adverts.

The rhythm guitarist and lead singer of ska, rocksteady and reggae band The Wailers, Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley (6 February 1945 to II May 1981) remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping to take reggae music out of the socially deprived areas of Jamaica, onto the international music scene and, ultimately, a worldwide audience.

Born in the village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish, Bob’s father, Norval Sinclair Marley, was a white Jamaican of English descent whose family came from Essex, England. The captain in the Royal Marines as well as a plantation overseer, he married Cedetta Booker when she was just 18-years-old.

Whilst Norval provided financial support for his wife and child, he seldom saw them as he was often away on trips. In 1955, when Bob was ten-years-old, Norval died of a heart attack aged 60.

Marley left school at the age of 14 to make music with Joe Higgs, a local singer and devout Rastafarian. At a jam session with Higgs, he became friends with Peter McIntosh (later known as Peter Tosh) who had similar musical ambitions to him and another friend, Neville “Bunny” Livingston (later known as Bunny Wailer).

After forming a group called The Teenagers in 1963, they changed their names to The Wailers and when they were discovered by record producer Coxsone Dodd.

After they broke up in 1974, reportedly after a disagreement with Dodd and because each of the musicians wished to pursue a solo career, Marley became known as Bob Marley and the Wailers, but singing with a trio of female backing singers called The “I” Threes – Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths and Rita Anderson. Rita became his wife in 1966.

A central theme in Marley message was the repatriation of black people to Zion (Africa). In songs such as Babylon System and Blackman Redemption, he sings about the struggles of blacks and Africans against oppression from Babylon (the West).

Marley had his international breakthrough in 1975 with his first hit outside Jamaica, No Woman, No Cry, which was a great hit with UK audiences. This was followed by his breakthrough album in the United States, Rastaman Vibration (1976), which spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

No-one who had ever experienced a Bob Marley concert could say they had sat still throughout. His energetic performance had people jumping up, singing along and dancing in the aisle.

He brought a different element to the term “singer”. Whilst on stage, he spoke about things that mattered to him and engaged with the audience, dropping philosophical lyrics such as one song delivered message, “While you talk about me, someone else is judging you. God never made no difference between black, white, blue, pink or green.”

Marley’s philosophy was that everyone has the right of freedom and that “you should fight against the system” to achieve freedom.

He was a freedom fighter who fought against oppression in hopes of gaining freedom for himself and his followers, and was regarded as a symbol of freedom throughout the world, especially Third World and underdeveloped countries.

However, closer to home, a storm of dissention was brewing in his Jamaican community as politics of the country reared its head. Two different fractions were determined to win power and things were getting ugly.

In December 1976, two days before “Smile Jamaica” a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister, Michael Manley, in an attempt to ease tension between the two warring political groups – Marley, Rita and manager, Don Taylor, were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen who invaded Marley’s home.

The shooting was thought to have been politically motivated, as many felt the concert was really a support rally for Manley. Nonetheless, the concert proceeded and an injured Marley performed as scheduled to a crowd of 80 000, just two days after the shooting with members of a group called Zap Pow, which had no radical religious or political beliefs.

Marley took a month-long sojourn to the Bahamas to recover from the assault and to write more lyrics. He then moved on to England where he spent two years in self-imposed exile. It was in the UK that he recorded what was one of his most famous and vibrant hits, Exodus, which stayed on the British album charts for fifty-six consecutive weeks. The singer’s album included four UK hit singles - Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Jamming and One Love.

Returning to Jamaica in 1978 and recognising that the political keg was still close to igniting, Marley agreed to perform at another political concert, the One Love Peace Concert.

In an effort to calm warring parties, Marley’s requested both Michael Manley (leader of the then-ruling People’s National Party) and his political rival Edward Seaga (leader of the opposing Jamaica Labour Party) to join him on stage and shake hands.

The moment he lifted both their arms against the roar of the crowd and the thump of the bass and drums was recorded in history, by every medium going, even by painters captured the historical moment in watercolour.

However, Marley was hiding a secret. In July 1977, he was found to have acral lentiginous melanoma – a form of malignant melanoma. Despite his illness, he continued touring and visited America, where he performed two shows at Madison Square Garden as part of the Uprising Tour.

Shortly afterwards, his health deteriorated as the cancer spread throughout his body.

The rest of the tour was cancelled and Marley sought treatment at a Bavarian clinic, where he received a controversial type of cancer therapy partly based on avoidance of certain foods, drinks, and other substances. After fighting the cancer without success for eight months, he boarded a plane for home, Jamaica, where he'd recently been awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit.

As he flew home, Marley’s vital functions worsened and the entourage landed in Miami for immediate medical attention in hospital. The cancer had spread to his lungs and brain.

Bob Marley died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital) on the morning of 11 May 1981 at the age of 36.

His final words to his son, Ziggy, were, “Money can’t buy life”.


Source : nationnews.com | 2014-02-06 13:17:08.0

IT has been 50 years since Bunny Wailer recorded his first song. In a storied career, he has had hit songs in every genre of Jamaican popular music.

Source : topix.net | 2014-01-02 10:05:31.0

REGGAE star Bunny Wailer and the Rastafari Millennium Council are promoters of the fifth annual Trumpet Rally, which takes place tomorrow at Trench Town Culture Park.

Source : topix.net | 2013-11-30 11:26:05.0