Redemption Song

Bob Marley released Redemption Song in late 1980, mere months before his death. It's a powerful song that always struck a chord with me. "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery" is Marley making Marcus Garvey's words immortal.

I love the song, but my go-to version isn't Marley, it's Joe Strummer. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros recorded Redemption Song just prior to Strummer's death and it was released posthumously. Here it is, if you've never heard it.


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Handsome Rob

I like Chris Cornells version better, from the Swedish album.

May 15, 2017 @ 9:57 PM

mrmojorisinca

I prefer Bob..
or Ed vedder and Beyonce LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCX9n3DFJB4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n96Sn7N-a7A - Ben Harper always a good time..

or Mr Vedder on his own : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdrS1f1lPNM

May 16, 2017 @ 2:28 PM


Douglas

I'm with Mike. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, please and thank you.

May 16, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

GDB

I agree with Mike on this one.

May 17, 2017 @ 7:36 AM

Kyle

Love Strummer's version.

I also like Johnny Cash's version (with Strummer).

May 17, 2017 @ 9:42 PM

Handsome Rob

Well fuck me.....

:(

May 18, 2017 @ 8:02 AM

Anonymous

Rip Chris

May 18, 2017 @ 8:03 AM

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