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Feb 6th, 2011 22:25pm
 Bob Marley and the Wailers: Mr. Brown

Happy Birthday Bob!

Today is Bob Marley's birthday, he would have been 66. So what better excuse to feature an old Bob favourite, this is a classic. Mr. Brown was recorded in 1970 at Randy's recording studio in Kingston, it was produced by legendary Lee scratch Perry and written by regular Upsetter musician Glen Adams. It was originally released as a single in Jamaica and was included on the 1971 album Soul Revolution.

The theme of the song relates to a rumour that was spreading through Jamaica that a duppy, or ghost, had been spotted in numerous locations speeding through the land on a three wheeled coffin, perched upon which were three John Crows, or buzzards, one of which could talk and was asking for a Mr. Brown. Glen Adams wrote the lyrics after hearing the story, and after Lee Perry's suggestion, was sung by The Wailers. There are other suggestions that the song could be about drugs, particularly Heroin ("Brown" slang for Heroin). Nevertheless it remains a classic Bob Marley tune.

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