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Classic Album Sundays with Don Letts: Bob Marley and The Wailers’s Burnin’ ‐ Worldwide FM
  • Classic Album Sundays with Don Letts: Bob Marley and The Wailers’s Burnin’

    Things moved fast in the music business in 1973. Six months after the release of its predecessor, Catch a Fire. Burnin’ was released making it Bob Marley and The Wailers second release for Island Records. This album matches Catch Fire spiritual themes and anthemic style. Songs illuminated the desperation of poor Jamaican life, whilst looking…

    Things moved fast in the music business in 1973. Six months after the release of its predecessor, Catch a Fire. Burnin’ was released making it Bob Marley and The Wailers second release for Island Records. This album matches Catch Fire spiritual themes and anthemic style. Songs illuminated the desperation of poor Jamaican life, whilst looking for religious salvation, their themes accentuated by the compelling rhythms and the alternating vocals of the three singers.

    In 2007 the album was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for its historical and cultural significance.

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