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Encyclopedia > Stir It Up
"Stir It Up"
Album cover
Single by The Wailers
Released 1967
Format 7"
Recorded 1967
Genre Reggae
Label Wail'n Soul'm
Writer(s) Bob Marley
Producer(s) Bob Marley
The Wailers singles chronology
Freedom Time Stir It Up This Train (single)

Stir It Up is a song composed by Bob Marley in 1967, and first made popular by Johnny Nash, peaking on the UK chart in June 1972. Image File history File links Nocover. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... The Wailers in the middle of the 1960s. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Robert Nesta Marley, OM, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, songwriter, Rastafarian and activist. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Wailers in the middle of the 1960s. ... Robert Nesta Marley, OM, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, songwriter, Rastafarian and activist. ... John Lester Nash Jr. ...

When Bob Marley returned to Jamaica from the United States in 1967, The Wailers started their own label, ‘Wail'n Soul'm’ records, and released their first independent single "Freedom Time" backed with "Bend Down Low." "Nice Time," "Hypocrites," "Mellow Mood," "Thank You Lord," and "Stir It Up" are all recorded in the same year. The Wailers in the middle of the 1960s. ...

The label folded shortly after and Marley began writing for American singer Johnny Nash. On Nash's I Can See Clearly Now album, he used members of The Wailers and recorded several Marley songs: "Stir It Up," the follow-up single, "Comma Comma," "Guava Jelly," and the Nash/Marley co-written ballad, "You Poured Sugar on Me." The track "(It Was) So Nice While It Lasted" received radio play.

"Stir It Up" was Bob Marley's first successful song outside Jamaica. Another song written by Bob Marley, "I Shot The Sheriff", was made a hit by Eric Clapton in 1974. Marley's first "own" international hit would be "No Woman No Cry," from the Natty Dread album in 1975. I Shot The Sheriff is a song originally written by Bob Marley. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning British guitarist, singer and composer, who became one of the most respected and influential musicians of the rock-era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... No Woman No Cry was a song written by Bob Marley. ...

External links

  • Bob Marley (afiwi.com)
  • Johnny Nash (reggaetrain.com)



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