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Rebel Music: Bob Marley And Roots Reggae

21 May 2004

Eric Clapton - whose cover of Marley's 'I Shot The Sheriff' topped charts around the world in 1975 helping to make the song's author a household name in the process - has now finished signing Deluxe copies of Rebel Music: Bob Marley and Roots Reggae.

This, our latest title, is due to be published at the end of July and we hope to be taking orders from June.

It features the photography of Kate Simon, and text from 24 contributors, from close friends and Wailers like Junior Marvin and Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, to fellow musicians such as Junior Delgado. Patti Smith provides the Introduction.

Rebel Music continues Genesis Publications' tradition for outstanding design as well as content. The book's 256 pages are printed on five different paper stocks, including one made entirely from cannabis. Deluxe copies are housed in a unique, stunning wooden box with sliding lid. Both the lid and the base of the box are screen printed with images of Bob Marley.

Kate first shot Bob in concert at his legendary live dates at The Lyceum in London, 1975. Over the next six years, she spent an increasing amount of time in Jamaica shooting all the leading lights of the golden era of roots reggae: Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo, King Tubby, U-Roy, Big Youth, Jacob Miller, Culture and many many more. She also continued to shoot Bob, in Kingston at the One Love Peace Concert, touring with him and The Wailers in 1977, and finally, following Marley's coffin as part of his funeral cortege in 1981.

Rebel Music features the best of Kate's remarkable archive of Bob Marley photos, and also includes definitive images of the other stars of the age. The book also includes a comprehensive timeline of Bob's life, featuring a complete chronology of his recordings and UK and US releases.

Find out more about Rebel Music.

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