Monday, September 10, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Bob Marley & The Wailers
Artist:Bob Marley & The Wailers
Song:Is This Love
By the time Kaya was released in 1978, Bob Marley was already a worldwide phenomenon. But some in his homeland of Jamaica perceived him as a threat. So after he was wounded in a Dec. 3, 1976 assassination attempt, he was forced to leave Jamaica for his own safety. He continued to make great music including this 1978 album Kaya. A lot of the album including the lovely Is It Love was more spiritual and less political in nature. He would return to more political waters with Survival and Uprising. Kaya was rereleased on CD in 2001 with the bonus track Smile Jamaica. This was a B side never released on LP. Sadly, Bob Marley collapsed and died while jogging in New York's Central Park on May 11, 1981 at age 36. Here's the video for Is It Love by Bob Marley & The Wailers.