Cedella Marley-Booker

Cedella Marley-Booker, mother of the late international recording artist Bob ‘Nesta’ Marley, is an established performer and composer in her own right. Mother Booker recorded her first album, Redemption Songs, in 1985, which was re-released in the United States in 1990. Her latest release, Smilin’ Island of Song, is a collection of twelve children’s songs from Jamaica and the Caribbean. She is active in the Bob Marley Movement of Jah People, which proclaims their message of universal love. Her book, Bob Marley: My Son, was published by Cooper Square Press.

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Bob Marley, My Son

by Cedella Marley-Booker with Anthony C. Winkler

In this revealing and poignant account of the life of her eldest son, reggae icon Bob Marley (1945-1980), Mother Cedella Marley-Booker (or Madda Booker, as Jamaicans say) tells the full story as only a parent could, and tells it in the mellifluous but earthy tones of her own distinct voice. Known as "Nesta" to his family, Marley was a troubled youth who introduced the world to reggae and through that music became an artist whose work remains timeless and vital. Bob Marley, My Son is a celebration of his life and the story of the people whose lives he touched.

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