Bob Marley: Handwritten lyrics for 'Keep On Movin'' in Bob Marley's hand,  1977,

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Bob Marley: Handwritten lyrics for 'Keep On Movin'' in Bob Marley's hand,
1977,

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 12,162) inc. premium
Bob Marley: Handwritten lyrics for 'Keep On Movin'' in Bob Marley's hand,
1977,
in water-stained red felt pen on three sheets of plain paper, in idiosyncratic style, beginning, I've been accuse on a ma mission/Jah knows they shodent(?) do it/For hanging me they were willin/Yea yea and that why I've got to get/On through-Tha- - /I've got 2 kids and a woman/Going back but I'll bee there anyhow..., and on page two, Ziggy Bridge/Tell Ziggy am fine-and to keep Cedela/In line fa we soon go homeyard..., together with a statement of provenance, sheets 21 x 29.2cm (8¼ x 11½in)

Footnotes

  • The statement is from Dick Cuthell, confirming that these lyric sheets were used during Bob Marley's recording session at Island Records studios, Basing Street, London on 25th July 1977. The tracks 'Punky Reggae Party' and 'Keep On Movin'', were recorded, with Lee 'Scratch' Perry producing. The musicians used were various members of Aswad, Third World and Jimmy Cliff's band. (The staining to the sheets is a result of a glass of water being spilt during the session.)

    Cuthell worked for Island Records in the 1970s in both Jamaica and London. He first worked with The Wailers in 1974, on the 'Natty Dread' album, as tape operator and interpreter. He mixed the single versions of 'Roots Rock Reggae', 'Waiting In Vain' and 'Jamming', all produced by Chris Blackwell. Cuthell is also a brass player, playing horns on Bob Marley's 'Exodus' album, as well as working with bands including The Specials, Eurythmics and Madness.

Saleroom notices

  • The recording session took place at Island Records' British Grove studio, not Basing Street. Dick Cuthell did not play on the 'Exodus' album but on the European tour to promote the album, May/June 1977.
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Bob Marley: Handwritten lyrics for 'Keep On Movin'' in Bob Marley's hand,  1977,
Bob Marley: Handwritten lyrics for 'Keep On Movin'' in Bob Marley's hand,  1977,
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