Jamaica – Family members of famed reggae singer Bob Marley have reportedly discovered a number of eight-track recordings by the late singer. The previously unheard songs, slated to be turned to an upcoming album, are sure to surprise and delight devoted fans.
Marley’s son, Ziggy, hopes to remaster the 1970s recordings, adding his own vocals and inviting contributions by artists like Carlos Santana.
The Marley family has approached Universal Music with the project with aspirations for release some time next year.
Ziggy Marley recently released his own solo CD, Dragonfly, on Private Music/RCA. The rock-based CD marks his first venture without the Melody Makers, his backup group featuring other Marley family members.
Author: TJ Nelson
TJ Nelson is a regular CD reviewer and editor at World Music Central. She is also a fiction writer. Check out her latest book, Chasing Athena’s Shadow.
Set in Pineboro, North Carolina, Chasing Athena’s Shadow follows the adventures of Grace, an adult literacy teacher, as she seeks to solve a long forgotten family mystery. Her charmingly dysfunctional family is of little help in her quest. Along with her best friends, an attractive Mexican teacher and an amiable gay chef, Grace must find the one fading memory that holds the key to why Grace’s great-grandmother, Athena, shot her husband on the courthouse steps in 1931.
Traversing the line between the Old South and New South, Grace will have to dig into the past to uncover Athena’s true crime.