The Butler Scholarly Journal

Category: Music

  1. Bob Marley: Natural Mystic, Smiling Jamaican, and Third World Superstar

    “There will come a day when music and its philosophy will become the religion of humanity…If there remains any magic it is music.” –Robert Nesta Marley, 1979   Bob Marley’s sound is a timeless marvel. His hypnotic voice accompanied by rhythmic melodies and soothing harmonies is somehow hard-hitting and relaxing at the same time. Not only is his music soulful and pleasing to the ear, but it is also valuable. His lyrics are simple but refined to unwavering perfection. Hearing his steely voice enunciate, “don’t worry, about a thing,” fills the listener with a sense of unquestionable yet irrational ease…