No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley by Rita Marley

By Rita Marley

Bob Marley was once one of many maximum musicians of our time. whereas a lot has been written approximately him, here's a particular, intimate, and sincere portrayal written by way of his spouse Rita, who talks approximately their struggles--both earlier than and through his upward thrust to fameas good as their desires, fears, and finally, her husbands wasting conflict with melanoma whereas on the peak of his profession. This stirringly sincere, no-holds-barred account of lifestyles with Bob Marley finds a distinct, deeper part of the cherished musician that may be sure you ring a bell together with his legions of trustworthy fanatics.

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Everyone knew this was Colitos’s stool, sort of benchy with four legs and a square top, but very neatly done with a finish. So you could know that someone had a father who is a fine carpenter here. I sat on it during my break time or if I wanted to stay by Aunty’s machine while she sewed, cleaning up something or pulling out stitches or just watching and learning. Eventually I became a hemmer for her, hemming skirt tails and all of that. ” Whenever I said “Vie Vie,” things would work out. But whenever she spanked me I’d think, oh why did she?

Taddy’s woman resented him, as the son of a woman who had had an affair with her man. One day Bob told me how fed up he was with both Taddy and this “stepmother,” who wanted him to be her maid because he wasn’t bringing any money to the house. For a while he had simply become an errand boy, then worked as a trainee in a welding shop, before making his first singles, “Judge Not” and then “One Cup of Coffee,” on the Beverley’s label. That Bob was getting some attention didn’t mean he was being paid very much.

This grandfather, a tailor, died just about the same time as Aunty Viola Anderson Britton agreed to take us into her house. So I didn’t get a chance to know him, but I’ve got a lot to thank him for. I wouldn’t say I’ve lost anything by not going with my mother; I think I’ve grown into the woman that I ought to be by being raised by my aunty and my father and my brother, because they all played a part. We had to support each other. ” All over Kingston people knew that if you wanted a wedding, all the way from the bride and groom to the page boy, “The Two Sisters” were the ones to see.

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