THE ORIGINAL MUSIC SOUNDTRACK FROM THE DOCUMENTARY
BOB MARLEY: THE MAKING OF A LEGEND
Music supervisors: Aston 'Familyman' Barrett, Aston Barrett Jr & Chris Anderson
1 ONE WORLD - Francis Jocky
2 LOVE PEACE AND HARMONY - Chris Anderson
3 ROOTSMAN SKANK - Akila Barrett
4 TOUGH LIFE - Formulla
5 CHANT DOWN BABYLON - Singer Jah & Sabo Khani
6 CHANGING PEOPLE - Akila Barrett
7 CRY FOR LOVE - Tim Hain
8 NOT ALRIGHT - Bingiman
9 IN CONTROL - Akila Barrett
10 SAY GOOD MORNING - Ras McKoy
11 SPIRIT IS ALIVE - Chris Anderson
12 LOVE REGGAE MUSIC - Akila Barrett
13 JAH MEK YA - Shadona Barrett
14 WANTED MAN - Esther Anderson
THE ARTISTS FROM THE ORIGINAL MUSIC SOUNDTRACK
ASTON 'FAMILYMAN' BARRETT
Aston Familyman with his brother Carlton 'Carly' Barrett created the sound for Bob Marley and The Wailers. As the leader of The Wailers, he is responsible for all bass lines on Bob Marley's greatest hits, as well as having been active in co-producing Marley's albums and responsible for most overall song arrangements. He is is considered the greaatest reggae bass guitar player in the world. In 2012 he received a Lifetime Achievement award from Bass Player magazine.
ASTON BARRETT JR.
Marley is probably the biggest influence in my musical career. And I'm still working on my next project dedicated to him. If his music spoke about love and justice, he also teach us that to achieve this we need to know the truth like what happened in South Africa with the truth and reconciliation commission. We need to move forward but we also need to understand the past in order to do so. The song "One World" is about moving forward, the Douala part explain just that, despite the difficulties, despite the resentment of injustice, we need to understand each other and move forward because we only have one world, one life, one heart and it's only one love for my human kind. This song came from a travel I did in French Islands Martinique and Guadeloupe. I was born in post colonial era and I was impressed in those islands how the colonialism still shape their social and economic life in some ways I couldn't imagine. And I heard a lot of people speaking about repairing the colonialism damages, but this journey makes me understand that no one in this world could never understand the extend of those damages. So we need to move forward, but this is only possible with the truth, and a lot of love because we're only have one world we're living in. That's why I'm thinking this song was a perfect match for a Bob Marley documentary and I really want thank you guys again for the opportunity.
Universal Message/Almighty Inspiration/Creative Guitarist/Politically committed/Folkloric Tradition.
Concerning the information about myself, i am a riddim composer and a producer running my own humble label called IRIE JAM PRODUCTION, i am based in Martinique and i have been linked with jamaica for more than 20 years. The label was set up in October 2006 as an outlet to represent the music that i compose, produce and promote. The emphasis of the label is strictly conscious ROOTS REGGAE MUSIC and IRIE JAM PRODUCTION will not glorify or give any credence to the dancehall slackness and gunman tunes so prevalent in our society today. Conscious music is the healing of the nations, it is medication for the soul, so let us all use the right prescription, remembering to put JAH first. I have met Formulla on Myspace years ago now, he loved one of my riddims called "Knowledge Riddim" and he recorded a very personal song over it called "Tough Life" which is in fact a part of his life. I linked up with Singer Jah and Sabo Khani thanks to Dave "Jah D" Peart who loved another one of my riddims called "Babylon Fall Riddim" and the artists went straight to the recording studio and did that beautiful song called "Chant Down Babylon".
Meaningful life changing God inspired truths with full accountability.
The distinctive husky voice of Bingiman, the UK artist who's style is influenced by different music genres, from Reggae, Dancehall to Indie. Bingiman tells the story of 'LIFE' , 'LIVING' and right from wrong, with lyrics to uplift, motivate AND educate.
A Roots Reggae sound with modern Reggae feel and 70's Reggae foundation arrangement. ERROL BARRETT (a.k.a. Akila Barrett) singer, musician and songwriter, is the son of the late CARLTON BARRETT, drummer with the original WAILERS band that backed BOB MARLEY, and nephew of ASTON Family Man BARRETT, also of the WAILERS. Music has been in Akila’s blood since birth. Much of his knowledge of life and learning came from growing up surrounded by his father and uncle in the center of the most famous creators of Jamaican Reggae music. With such an upbringing, it was clear from an early age that Akila was destined to be a musical force to be reckoned with. He began his career in 1994 as drummer with Julian Marley’s backing band. In the past 6 years he has developed his multi-instrument talents, song-writing and performing skills to great advantage, earning self-confidence as well as in-depth knowledge of the music business in the process. Akila spends a great deal of his time with his acoustic Guitar strapped by his side, discovering his own unique voice and sense of style. At Tuff Gong he gathered around him some of the best veteran musicians Jamaica has to offer, including the renowned Wailers Band, Earl Chinna Smith, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, Desi Jones, Ibo Cooper, Dean Frazer and Glen Brownie. The album features evocative and at times provocative conscious lyrics with an overall sound that rocks to the strong hypnotic Roots/Rock/Reggae grooves including elements of DUB true to this genre of music. The improvised guitar tactic of the title track CHANGING PEOPLE works well with Earl China Smiths wah-wah pedal used as a device to emphasize certain parts of the lyrics.
A life-affirming Folk-Reggae song, inspired by, and quoting, a famous interview with Bob Marley. One writer described the live show as "a hugely entertaining, breathtaking fusion of blues and reggae." In paying homage to the roots, a new tree grows. My aim is to uplift. It feels special for my song to be used to honour Bob Marley. Tim will often improvise a lyric on stage, later crafting this into one of the Blues-Reggae hybrids for which he is so well known. His passion for 'roots' music has taught him the value of sinplicity and that a song is a means of communication. His considerable craft can be turned to any style, be it ballad or anthem, R & B, rock or pop.Tim has co-written with the likes of Narada Michael Walden (writer and producer of hits for Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and George Michael); Maggie Ryder ("You're The Voice"); Kit Hain ("Dancing In The City"); Zakiya Hooker, daughter of blues legend John Lee Hooker; Dominic Miller (Sting's guitarist; No 1 classical album). Their song 'River of Tears' is featured on 'Sunny Side Up'.
The song "Chant Down Babylon" is about chanting down evil people and oppressors and sending the message of keeping the spiritual and natural way of life at the forefront with praises unto the most high, this info is from my manager Dave 'Jah D' Peart who is the writer of the song. SINGER JAH is the younger brother of reggae singer ''Ginjah'' to whom Singer Jah credits his inspiration and love for the music and in 2008 Singer Jah auditioned for the Magnum Kings and Queens of the dancehall talent show and was crowned the first Magnum King of the dancehall on the 19 of April 2008 in Kingston Jamaica,knowned for his powerful chant of ''Waasskaa Waasskaa'' and his melodious singing style many compare Singer Jah to the late great Garnet Silk because he conveys so much emotion and passion in his songs. Singer Jah has worked with many of the top music producers in Jamaica, Europe,Japan South Africa and the U.S.A. which has resulted in many of his songs being in heavy rotation in countries such as Japan, Canada, Europe, USA, Costa Rica and the Caribbean,in 2008 SINGER JAH recorded an album with famed Jamaican producer Cordel ‘’Skatta’’ Burrell and in 2010 SINGER JAH’s debut album (WAASSKAA) was released via itunes and amazon.com from which the hit single Right on Time announced to the world of reggae that a new reggae star was on the rise from Jamaica and in 2012 SINGER JAH recorded his second album WARRIOR OF JAH ARMY for Barcelona (SPAIN) based reggae label REGGAELAND PRODUCTIONS,the album was released worldwide on may 2012 with the single PRAYERS 2 THE MOST HIGH climbing to position # 2 on the NEW ENGLAND RADIO CHARTS in the U.S.A. SINGER JAH has performed on many stageshows and festivals in Jamaica including STING,REGGAE SUMFEST,MANCHESTER FIESTA,ST MARY MI COME FROM and BEENIEMAN SUMMER SIZZLE,armed with a burning passion for singing reggae music and a no giving up attitude towards life SINGER JAH continues on his mystical musical journey and is always in the studio recording new songs for his fans and reggae lovers worldwide.
My music is a peoples music with it's roots in Reggae that blossoms with different genres highlighting peace and love and the determination to stand up for what is right and balanced. I think all the other tracks are lovely and I am glad that "Say Good Morning" is among them. Like I said before my songs are built with roots reggae at there foundations and "Say Good Morning" has a bit of nursery rhyme and Rock & Roll feel to it.
We do reggae music drawing inspiration from the music of Bob Marley and The Wailers, while introducing our Reggae colours from traditional music from Ivory Coast. You notice it in "From The Slum" and instruments such as the kora of the shepherd flute and the African atmosphere drill that clears the beginning.
Anderson helped to develop the Jamaican music label Island Records from the early 1960s, selling Jamaican records from a Mini Cooper, writing lyrics, taking stock, and promoting and managing all the Jamaican artists that went through Island Records, including Millie Small, Jimmy Cliff, and Bob Marley and The Wailers. Anderson's iconic photographs of Marley and their lyrical collaboration launched his international career in 1973 with the albums "Catch a Fire", "Burnin'", and "Natty Dread".In 1976, Esther Anderson received the Trendsetter Award at a ceremony organised by Billboard magazine on behalf of Mango Records and Island Records in New York, for introducing Reggae music to the American market. In 1981, the Mayor of Memphis, made her an Honorary Citizen for her contribution to films and music. She collaborated with Jim Capaldi composing the original soundtrack for her first film, "Short Ends", an official selection at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. She also collaborated with Bob Marley, creating songs like "Get up Stand up", "Burnin' and Lootin'", "I Shot The Sheriff", "Revolution", "Easy Skanking", "Talking Blues", "Road Block" and "War".