BOB MARLEY R.I.P. RASTAMAN IN PERPETUITY!

November 2, 2012

“In the  early ’70s my friend Don Williams leaves MCA to run Shelter records publishing company for producer Denny Cordell (Procol Harum, Joe Cocker), and (Songwriter/ arranger) Leon Russell (“A Song For You”). He knows I’m a big fan of Bob Marley (“I Shot The Sheriff”, “Get Up-Stand Up”) and invites me to a session Bob is doing for a new label, Mango records, which is a joint venture between Shelter and Chris Blackwell (Traffic), and Island records

Before he goes upstairs to meet with head of Capitol promotion, Al Coury, Don introduces me to Bob and Bunny Wailer, who be jamming in Capitol Records studio B. Bob strikes me as a nice guy and after shaking my hand he hands me a cigar, which I thank him for and put in my shirt pocket. Bob and Bunny look at each other and break out laughing.

Bob says, “No, No light it up, mon”.  A little embarrassed, I tell him, ”I’ll be honest with you, I don’t smoke cigars.”

Bob smiles, “It’s not a cigar…It’s called a “Spliff”. The tobacco is removed from the cigar and replaced with ganja. You light it up then you pass it around. You’re from the Bronx and you don’t know that?”

I smile, take a puff and say, “Just jokin’ mon…just jokin’!

 I light de “spliff” and I spend the rest of the afternoon smiling, passing the “DUTCHY” and listening to de music…mon!”

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT  artiewayne@gmail.com OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

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