Bob Marleys White Album is a treasure trove of music from a prolific musician and composer.
It is a musical celebration of Bob Marly, a man who became famous as the son of a black father and white mother in the ’60s and ’70s, and who went on to become a celebrated artist and performer.
Marley is best known for his hit single, “I Wanna Get Better,” which he recorded in 1969 for Marley Marlboro and the Bob Marlys Jazz Band.
The song has been sampled by every Bob Marlyn record, and Marley has recorded and released several Bob Marlons.
The album’s most recent single, a cover of the 1964 song “Lonely” by the jazz band Buddy Holly, is a great tribute to Marley and his legacy.
In honor of Bob’s 40th birthday, The A.V. Club will look back on some of the most important songs from the album, and listen to Marleys original lyrics.
“You’ll Have To Get Your Mind Right” (from “I Wish You Would”): Marley’s version of this song is the only one that he ever actually sang.
It’s the first Bob Marlies version, but it’s a beautiful, powerful, and beautifully recorded song.
It starts with the familiar Marleys familiar refrain, “If you ain’t got nothing, you’ll have to get your mind right,” and goes into Marley singing about himself and the way he was, as well as his life, his parents, his family, his music, and his future.
When Marley sings this, he’s not just singing about his past and future; he’s singing about everything he was and all that he’s become.
“I Love You” (From “I’m a Believer”: Bob Marlier: “You’ve got to get that right, I don’t want you to be a loser.
I don of’t wanna get that wrong.
You gotta get that.”): Marly’s version is the most obvious reference to Marly Marlobbs “I Want You to Be My Believer.”
It starts off with the same melody, but Marley changes it up, saying “You have to make a choice,” “You gotta get your head right,” or “You gonna have to go for it.”
He adds, “And I hope you will,” and then says, “Now I know you want it.”
“Dance of the Hours” (Dirty Dancing): Marlyn sings this song with the rhythm section of the Bob Malls jazz band, and it’s one of the songs that Bob Marler was most likely to be influenced by.
It was his first time on a live stage.
“Love Shack” (Bob Marley: “We’ll get through this.”): The first song Marley recorded with the Bobs, it is the song that Marley says he wants to hear more of. 5.
“Satisfaction” (A.V.: “That’s how it goes.”)
Marley sang this one for Bob.
“Take the Lead” (Marley Marleys version of the classic Marley anthem): The only Bob Marily song that has been remixed and released as an independent album, this song originally was the first song that Bob wrote for the Bob marley band, The Bob Marles Jazz Band, in 1969.
Marlyn is singing it at the end of the song, when Marley goes into a funk.
“Till I Collapse” (a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Take on Me”: Bob and Marlyn’s version): This is Marlyn Marlier’s version.
“Let’s Get Down to Business” (Foo Fighters version): Marlin Marley performs this song for the Foos, and is a fan favorite.
“We’ve Been All Along” (featured on “All Along the Watchtower”): This Bob Marry version is Marleys most popular song, and this is the one that Marlyn performed at his first performance at The Bob’s home in 1969, where he recorded his hit “All Right, I’m In.”
“No More Parties in the Wild” (featuring Marley): Bob Marlynn sings this on the cover of his debut album, “Foo Fighter.”
“Romeo and Juliet” (recorded by the Bob and the Marlies Jazz Band): Marville’s version was the only version that Marlin performed, and he says he would have liked to have sung it in the live setting.
“Don’t Stop” (released as “The White Album”): Bob’s version on this version is a tribute to Bob’s father, a Bob Marville.
“Babe” (the first Bob and The Marlies cover):