Label: TDK Records - TDCN-5604~5 • Format: 2x, CD • Country: Japan • Genre: Reggae • Style: Reggae
And it was Linares who persuaded Marley to simulcast a legendary Santa Cruz show on the station. He was the real deal. In the crucible of his music he resolved the contradictions of his life. Born mixed-race in Nine Mile, Jamaica, Marley grew up tough, ambitious and inspired. Forging his vocal and songwriting talents in a culture wracked by poverty, violence and oppression, he emerged as a voice for unity.
On Dec. Two days later, despite wounds to his chest and arm, Marley performed as scheduled before 80, people in Kingston at a festival dedicated to soothing tensions between warring political groups. It was here Marley got the two party leaders, Michael Manley and Edward Seaga, to come onstage and shake hands.
They performed two shows on Dec. The second show was broadcast live on KUSP radio — likely the only one on the tour to be so privileged. The Friday night show quickly became popular for its all-killer-no-filler programming.
He hosted it for 34 years. Linares, who retired in after 22 years as CEO for the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, said he may never even once have mentioned his own Rastaman Vibration - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live At Santa Cruz on the show. They filled their air time with music they traded among themselves: singles, LPs and cassettes of rare studio and live recordings. Reggae, dub, rocksteady, and ska were explored in depth. Because they were serious collectors there was no shortage of material.
And listeners loved it. He was receiving a steady stream of promotional albums and eventually became acquainted with concert promoters bringing reggae music to California. Those contacts enabled KUSP to broadcast many Too Much Love Will Kill You (Edit) - Queen - Greatest Flix III (VHS) over the years, not only reggae acts.
By Dec. He conducted a minute interview with Marley that afternoon. According to internet legend, he convinced Marley to allow a live broadcast by telling him it Rastaman Vibration - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live At Santa Cruz reach the men incarcerated at Soledad Prison. I probably did tell him the broadcast would be heard at Soledad. But he knew it would be a good crowd, he knew Santa Cruz was a hotbed for reggae.
He was playing with a piece band, and the scene was tense. Everyone in the first The Colour Of The Harder Styles - Various - Defqon.1 - Victory Forever rows was packing heat.
He would drill with the band, going over riffs and changes and vocal phrases for hours to get them right. On the afternoon of Dec. In walked Wailers drummer Carlton Barrett with a road crew member carrying a broken snare drum head.
Carly was an amazing, unique drummer he died in He along with Sly and Robbie were my heroes. The fest has satellite events in cities and 30 countries. He was so stoned, like he was fall-over drunk. Have something to say about this story? Send us a letter or leave a comment below. Joe Livernois has been a reporter, editor and columnist in Monterey County for 35 years. View all posts. Your email address will not be published. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
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