[Blackstudies-l] Forthcoming—“So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley”

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ivetteromero posted: " Roger Steffens' book, So Much Things to Say: The
Oral History of Bob Marley, is scheduled for publication by W. W. Norton &
Company on July 11, 2017. Musician and music historian Bruno Blum describes
the book as a major ethnology study and “by far "
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*Roger Steffens' book, So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob
Marley, is scheduled for publication by W. W. Norton & Company on July 11,
2017.*

*Musician and music historian Bruno Blum describes the book as a major
ethnology study and “by far the most important and definitive book” written
about Bob Marley. Kwame Dawes (author of City of Bones: A Testament and Bob
Marley: Lyrical Genius) writes: “All true gospels are shaped by the
accounts of eyewitnesses. Roger Steffens has collected these accounts and
has given us a book of truths complicated by the bending of memory, motive
and mystery. The effect is a fresh and renewed affirmation of Marley’s
genius, humanity and mystique.”*

*Description*: Roger Steffens is one of the world’s leading Bob Marley
experts. He toured with the Wailers in the 1970s and was closely acquainted
with Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh and the rest of the band members. Over
several decades he has interviewed more than seventy-five friends, business
managers, relatives and confidants―many speaking publicly for the first
time. Forty years in the making, *So Much Things to Say *weaves this rich
testimony into a definitive telling of the life of the reggae king―the
full, inside account of how a boy from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica,
became a cultural icon and inspiration to millions around the world.

The intimacy of the voices and the frankness of their revelations will
astonish even longtime Marley fans. Readers see the intense bonds of
teenage friendship among Peter, Bunny and Bob, the vibrant early sessions
with the original Wailers (as witnessed by members Junior Braithwaite,
Beverley Kelso and Cherry Smith) and the tumultuous relationships with Rita
Marley and Cindy Breakspeare.

With unprecedented candor, these interviews tell dramatic, little-known
stories, from the writing of some of Marley’s most beloved songs to the
Wailers’ violent confrontation involving producer Lee “Scratch” Perry,
Bob’s intensive musical training with star singer Johnny Nash and the
harrowing assassination attempt at 56 Hope Road in Kingston, which led to
Marley’s defiant performance two nights later with a bullet lodged in his
arm.

Readers witness Marley’s rise to international fame in London, his
triumphant visit to Zimbabwe to sing for freedom fighters inspired by his
anthems and the devastating moment of his collapse while jogging in New
York’s Central Park. Steffens masterfully conducts the story of Marley’s
last months, as Marley poignantly sings “Another One Bites the Dust” during
the sound check before his final concert in Pittsburgh, followed by his
tragic death at the age of thirty-six.

*So Much Things to Say* explores major controversies, examining who
actually ordered the shooting attack on Hope Road, scrutinizing claims of
CIA involvement and investigating why Marley’s fatal cancer wasn’t
diagnosed sooner. Featuring Steffens’s own candid photographs of Marley and
his circle, this magisterial work preserves an invaluable, transformative
slice of music history: the life of the legendary performer who brought
reggae to the international stage.

Source: https://www.amazon.com/So-Much-Things-Say-History/dp/039305845X
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