Since I have so much in the collection from Rita’s early group, Bob and their children, I don’t really have to much left to say about the Marley matriach. In going through the good ol’ Wikipedia again, I realized that I left out her early life so I wanted to go back there for this 12″ single post.
Rita Marley was born July 25, 1946 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, to Leroy Anderson and Cynthia “Beda” Jarrett. She grew up in the upper level of Beachwood Avenue, located in Kingston, Jamaica. In her book No Woman, No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley, Rita describes how she was raised by her Aunt Viola on Greenwich Park Road. Bob was from the lower level of Trenchtown.
In the mid 1960s, Rita met Bob after meeting Peter Tosh. After it was learned that she was a singer, she was asked to audition for the group that would be become known as the I Threes. Bob became the group’s mentor and manager and through working together, he and Rita fell in love. The two married 10 February 1966. The rest, is history…
Good Girls Culture feat. Bob Marley
Good Girls Rap
Good Girls (Instrumental)