It's also difficult to think of a book that better places Bob Marley in the context of reggae as an evolving musical form. Bradley devotes a whole brilliant chapter to unpacking Marley's musical, cultural, and societal legacies, explaining clearly how each is different. It's a sweeping history that captures the feel of the times it documents well, and a bit of the feel of the music, too. --Joe Tangari
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