I think you're right; it's almost certainly a reference to Haile Selassie.
Here we see that Marley once said in an interview:
I would say to the people, Be still, and know that His Imperial
Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is the Almighty.
He then said:
Wha' dem want? a white god, well God come black. True true.
(Note also that "Get Up, ...
Thanks to Bebs for giving the crucial hint by transliterating some key lyrics:
I think this is actually Desmond Dekker's "007 (Shanty Town)" (1967). The time frame is right, and the actual lyric is "dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail" ("they loot, they shoot and they shout/sing"). The song is about the "rude boys," young members of the Jamaican criminal ...
Murder means "serious business". A reggae performer of that era once explained it like that in a radio interview on a London radio station back then. So not literally murder, but a colourful word for "something to be taken seriously".
But there are other possible meanings, depending on context :
The influential 1993 album No Reservations, by the British Asian group Apache Indian, first fused Bhangra and raggamuffin-style dancehall reggae, giving birth to the hybrid subgenre known as "Bhangragga." The two parent styles share an emphasis on dance-driven percussion.
The style remains popular in British Commonwealth countries, where there are large ...
When Bob Marley started it was the Wailing Wailers and it wasn't even reggae. It was called ska and is the predcessor and that which gave birth to reggae. It was a vibrant time in Jamaica, as the country was gaining its independence from England. The music is associated with that era and those joyous times. The Gaylads, Keith & Tex, The Paragons, Alton ...
No it's not a genre specific trend. In fact personally I associate a headless guitar more with metal than anything else.
They are starting to get more popular with all guitarists in general. One reason could be because headless guitars noticeably reduce the weight of a guitar which when playing out often every pound of your equipment counts. They also seem ...
Gregory Isaacs in 1975 released the single Babylon Too Rough that has the line:
Them a walk, them a shoot, them a loot
Them a walk, them a loot, them a shoot
"Shoot" sounds like the french word "chute".
"Loot" sounds like the french word "lutte".
I don't know the french word "oueri" but could it be "walk" ?
Actually Bob Marley was indeed one of the first Reggay (Reggae) artists.
The first song credited with being Reggae is (Toots and)The Maytals - Do The Reggay ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJwfh2TbmJg ) which was everyones influence.
While studying with Joe Higgs, Bob and Bunny were introduced to future
members of the Wailers. (The History of Bob ...
Jamaica - A land where many cultures came together mostly through slavery from the Spaniards and the Brits. Many people started hiding in the jungles to avoid them.
Dj's and Musicians at that time took a liking to Rhythm and Blues. They would even go to New Orleans where it was popular, buy records and take them back to Jamaica. RnB is rather slow paced ...