Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday Night at The Liberal Curmudgeon: Bob Marley Live

Bob Marley's lyrics in "War" are derived from a speech presented by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I before the United Nations, June 1963. Marley performed the song with The Wailers at Harvard Stadium, Boston, June 1979. The first stanza states, "Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war." Marley followed "War" with "No More Trouble," his plea for universal love, which he wrote with Curtis Mayfield, featured here recently. This week's musical entry is posted in memory of Eric Garner, Tamar Rice and Michael Brown.

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