August 12, 2010

Bunny Wailer Interview with Colin Grant

In a rare interview Colin Grant catches up with reggae legend Bunny Wailer on his tour bus at the start of a European tour. Discussing his recent song "Don't Touch the President." about the debacle over the hunt and arrest of the mafia don, Christopher "Dudus" Coke, Bunny also talks about his own controversial prsion sentence for marijuana posession in 1967 which produced one of his greatest songs "Battering Down Sentence."

To listen to the interview, please follow this link: BUNNY WAILER.

About the author:

Colin Grant is a BBC radio producer and independent historian. His first book, Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey, was published in 2008 (Jonathan Cape/OUP). His memoir Bageye at the Wheel, an extract of which, ‘Lino’, will be printed in Granta 111: Going Back, will be published in February 2012.


Coming up on Marcus Garvey's Birthday (8/17/2010) Colin Grant's answer to the question: If Marcus Garvey were alive, would he be blogging?


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clarabella said...

Thanks much for this Geoff. I wish BW had talked a bit more about his views on music coming out of JA now, but the interview was a treat, and full of the music... Also reminded me of a layer of meaning for 'sentence,' a word I'd recently used in a poem ("Cozumel, Island of Swallows" upcoming in CRB) and one that's important for the poetry. More soon. pam

Geoffrey Philp said...

Give thanks, Clarabella.

I wished too for more, but Bunny can be reticent, so anyting you can get, well...