Remembering Bob Marley: Performing Live Spotify Playlist


Today marks the anniversary of the death of Bob Marley, who was 36-years-old when he succumbed to cancer in 1981. The legendary reggae musician and social activist propelled the music and culture of his native Jamaica around the globe through his poignant songwriting and inspiring live performances.

This week’s edition of Saturday Stream presents a Spotify Playlist of Bob Marley performing live across his all-too-short career. The collection spans from 1973 to Marley’s final concert on September 23, 1980, in Pittsburgh at what was then known as The Stanley Theatre.

The playlist prominently features Bob Marley and his supporting group The Wailers whose early lineup featured vocalists Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Additional Wailers included bassist Aston Barrett, drummer Carlton Barrett, percussionist Alvin Patterson, keyboardists Earl Lindo and Tyrone Downie, guitarists Al Anderson and Junior Marvin and vocalists the I Threes – Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley.

Listen to many classic Marley songs (sometimes performed more than once) such as, “Get Up, Stand Up,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” “No Woman, No Cry,” “Positive Vibration,” “Jamming,” “Could You Be Loved,” “Redemption Song,” “Kinky Reggae,” “Exodus,” “Coming In From The Cold,” “Trenchtown Rock,” “Is This Love,” “Three Little Birds” and “Buffalo Soldier,” along with scores of others in the Spotify Playlist below: