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THE DAILY GLEANER TUESDAY DECEMBER 7, 1976

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'Smile Jamaica' concert:

Reluctant Bobwas late, but still . . . successful

Reggae singer Bob Marley ; .and the Third World band attracted a huge ' audience at the National » Heroes Park. Kingston . Sunday to see their free public concert ' The -Smile Jamaica Concert' The audience was not exactly smiling for the two hours between 5 Ofr p.rn , when the show was scheduled to start, and 7 00 p m . when it began. The long delay was apparently caused by the reluctance of Marley to appear on the show after being shot m the drm on Friday night After Comedian Prince Edwards and the Third World band performed there was a fur ther delay of nearly an hour for Bob to arrive M. C. Elaine Wint asked the audience to pray that Bob would come. The prayer was answered half an hour after the request, when she

announced that Bob had finally decided to appear, after much persuasion, and would be there in another 35 minutes. Bob arrived under 35 minutes Owning to the fear of any further incidents, the stage was cleared, except for press people

Superb

The Reggae star gave a superb performance and did twelve tunes including the hit from ""His million selling album "War Not seriously affected by the shot Bob danced and sang for more than 45 minutes he said he would perform Rita Marley also performed Before opening his show, he said t h a t he had always wanted to do the free show and he did not wish any pol-

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itics to become involved Prime Minister Michael Manley who watched the show, rushed onstage shortly after Bobs arrival to shake his hand then went back to his seat Bob did tunes like "So Jah Sey and for several minutes kept repeating the lines ' Puss and Dog can live together so why can't we my brother" He did "Rasta man Chant' obviously the favourite with the large

crowd, "Crazy Baldheads', lar with the crowd and" gave "Johnny was a good man , some side sphttin 5 jokes. "Roadblock" and Keep on Also on the show w .s Richard Moving'. Ace and his sen Junior The Third World band back They were backei by a pick ed Bob throughout his per up band Richard Jnr was formance and gave a splen loudly applaud :d by the did pefformance, sounding crowd for a solo drum per just as good as Bobs back formance The h ht of Saba up band. The Wallers drummers did not appear Well received neither did the St Anne The Third World's act was Dancers. also well received and they did several of their regular songs including their version of 'Satta Massa Gana' and their new hu"Rhythm of Life' Prince Edwards was very popu-

afford an eye operation for By ROBIN WELLES their boy that probabl> HOLLYWOOD would have prevented him Three lives touched in this from going blind Bicentennial year to cre- His name is Ray Charles ate a moment" of musical Another is a girl from England whose first hit song, per magic. formed at a community function, was ' Let s All Sing One was a black genius born the Barmaid Song ' She was some 40 y e a r s ago in then three Now she's grown Georgia Mis parents were so up and known as Cleo poor that they couldr irwj? Lame And the third is a Jewish boy bom back at the turn of the century m New York A vital confident kid with an unusual way of playing the piano he grew up to be George Gershwin who, some 30 years later, wrote the clas sic folk opera, "Porgy and Bess " RCA brought "Porgy," Ray and Cleo together this year with producer-impresario Norman Granz and conductor-arranger Frank DeVol to produce to tworecord album that has to rank among the greatest of recent years The music — Summer time,' "Bess, You Is My Woman Now,' 'It Ain't Necessarily so ' ^'1 Got Plenty of Nut tin — is just as vivid and moving as it was back in the MON.TUES.&WED. 1930s when Gershwin wrote it not long before his death Charles, master of that great est instrument, the voice, superb as Porey. Cleo Lame has incredjble range so that she sometimes can come across like the MOM. TUES. & WED. old-time jazz, singer, Bessie THE EXORCIST "Starring Linda Blair Smith, and other tunes like one of those big ladies who __, Admission $2 includes refreshment!. sing high notes in the opera. In this album she is truly Bess -Copley.

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