Melody Maker

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It was really amazing to interview Ziggy Marley and hear him sing live in our studio.  Ziggy was laid back, relaxed and incredibly nice. He has five children and you could tell immediately that nothing was going to upset his calm countenance.  I talked to him a lot about his own family and his father, Bob Marley. So many people with famous parents or siblings get touchy when it comes to answering questions about them, but he was open and happy to talk about growing up with a father who is a cultural icon and the music he has made with his siblings.

 

He sat down with his guitar and played and it was magical. I was especially taken with the song ‘Cry, Cry, Cry' which perfectly sums up what small children are saying when they cry. I particularly loved the lyric. "I'm too young to go quiet in the night. Try to put me to sleep I'm gonna give it a fight." My daughter Charlotte didn't sleep though the night until she was four years old and those words really hit me hard.... and made me laugh.





Editor's Note: The Barnes & Noble Exclusive edition of Ziggy's latest album, Family Time, contains four bonus singalong song versions.

Message Edited by PaulH on 06-01-2009 11:46 AM
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by Sunltcloud on ‎06-01-2009 09:24 PM

Great! Now I have to go to Barnes and Noble and get Ziggy Marley's "Family Time" because I heard him sing Cry, cry, cry. And I don't have any children.

One of my favorite songs is his father's "No woman no cry." In 2005 I spent a week in Jamaica, one aftrenoon at Nine Mile where Bob Marley was born and where he is buried. I sat on his "Single Bed" and have the picture to prove it. I also attended Montego Bay Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest and after a night of wild non-stop music I will never be the same again. Maybe I should add that I was 66 at the time and in the early morning hours had to buy a folding chair, because the vibrations next to the bandstand made my legs buckle. At least I think it was from the vibrations.

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