Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer Reggae's greatest performer would have been 50 in 1995, and Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer is intended as an early celebration. Marley, who died of cancer… Biography Music
Book Review

Book Review: 'Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer'

Details Writer: Bruce W. Talamon; Genres: Biography, Music

Reggae's greatest performer would have been 50 in 1995, and Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer is intended as an early celebration. Marley, who died of cancer 13 years ago, comes across in Talamon's black-and-white photographs as at once ferociously tough and elegantly fragile. Shot by Talamon in mid-concert, Marley is all sinew and style; caught in the lens offstage, the singer seems reserved and distracted — you'll notice he's never looking anyone in the eye. Gaze at this book while playing his music. B+

Originally posted Nov 18, 1994 Published in issue #249 Nov 18, 1994 Order article reprints
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