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Bob Marley’s Sun Is Shining Changed My Life

The first Bob Marley song that really changed my life was “Sun Is Shining” from 1978’s Kaya album.

(Click the link to listen to Bob Marley’s “Sun Is Shining”)

I was hanging at future Beat Kang Reavis Mitchell’s home studio in Nashville working on music for the Distorted Soul album listening to the man for inspiration.

Of course, I had a copy of Legend, the greatest hits collection that turned so many of us on to Marley’s powerful songwriting. I loved classics like – “I Shot The Sheriff”, “Stir It Up”, “One Love”, et al. And even on Kaya, “Sun” is sandwiched by “Is This Love” and “Satisfy My Soul”, two masterpieces that were included on Legend.

But this was the first time a Marley album cut reached out, grabbed me by the collar and virtually kicked my ass! Continue reading

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