Showing posts with label Rita Marley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rita Marley. Show all posts

Sunday, 7 June 2009

One draw - Rita Marley

Rita Marley is the widow of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley. She was born as Alpharita Constantia Anderson on July 25, 1946. In the mid sixties Rita was introduced to Bob at Studio One. After he learned that she was a singer, she was asked to audition for the Soulettes, later known as the I Threes. The group included Rita, her cousin Constantine "Dream" Walker, and Marlene "Precious" Giffordwas. Bob became the group's mentor and manager and through working together, he and Rita fell in love.

After Marley's death, Rita recorded a few albums. This single, 'One draw', became a hit in the Netherlands, reaching number 4. The lyric contains obvious drug references, but despite this, I quite like the track.

My collection: 7" single no. 2460
Found: Record fair, September 9, 1995
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'One draw' / 'So high (One draw - dub)'

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