Lauryn Hill, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Ben Harper Catch A Fire At Marley Tribute Show

The fire of Bob Marley’s music raged on at Jamaica’s Oracabessa Bay on December 4, as a diverse group of artists took to the stage to offer a musical salute to the legendary songwriter and reggae king.

Presented by Turner Network Television, the concert, billed as “One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute,” featured several members of the late singer’s family, including Ziggy Marley and his group, The Melody Makers. Other Marleys in attendance included Damian, Julian, Kymani, and Stephen, who served as the event’s musical coordinator.

“You just kind of wait and see what happens,” Badu said of recording the song. “I was very happy with [Stephen Marley's] production, and the background singer, which were [Bob Marley's] original ones [The I-Threes], and my vocals. I was happy with it, ’cause it was real. All the notes ain’t right, but the spirit was.” [RealAudio]

TNT will broadcast
an edited version of the show on December 19 as part if its “TNT Master Series” of concerts, and there is also talk of releasing footage from the show on VHS and DVD next year.

Songs and performers from this weekend’s “One Love” concert:

  • Luciano – “Crazy Baldheads”
  • Melody Makers – “Natural Mystic”
  • Melody Makers – “Africa Unite”
  • Kymani Marley – “Sun Is Shining”
  • Damian and Julian Marley – “Kaya”
  • Melody Makers – “Stir It Up”
  • Melody Makers – “High Tide Low Tide”
  • Lauryn Hill – “Turn Your Lights Down Low”
  • Chrissie Hynde -”Waiting In Vain”
  • Chrissie Hynde and Jimmy Cliff – “Jamming”
  • Jimmy Cliff – “Babylon System”
  • Erykah Badu – “No More Trouble”
  • Erykah Badu and Jimmy Cliff – “No Woman No Cry”
  • Queen Latifah – “Who The Cap Fit”
  • Darius Rucker – “War”
  • Tracy Chapman – “Three Little Birds”
  • Dr. John – “I Shot The Sheriff”
  • Chris Robinson and Damian Marley – “Kinky Reggae”
  • Busta Rhymes and Stephen Marley – “Rastaman
    Chant”
  • Ben Harper – “Get Up Stand Up”
  • Toots Hibbert and The Wailers – “Lively Up Yourself”
  • Toots Hibbert, The Wailers, and Jimmy Cliff – “Positive Vibrations”
  • Stephen and Ziggy Marley – “Trenchtown Rock”
  • Eve and Stephen Marley – “Rat Race”
  • Lauryn Hill and Ziggy Marley – “Redemption Song”
  • Marley Family Band and The Wailers – “Is This Love”
  • Marley Family Band and The Wailers – “Could You Be Loved/Pass It On (Tag)”
  • All artists – “One Love”

– John Gill