Bob Marley fans can get together and feel all right in celebration of the Tuff Gong label founder and reggae legend’s 76th birthday. In honor of the occasion, Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio, the exclusive SiriusXM channel dedicated to Marley’s legacy, will air multiple specials with guests on the big day, February 6.
Stay jammin’ all day long with a special All Bob, All Day format, playing only music from the Bob Marley repertoire in between a series of special programs. It all begins with a new children’s show hosted by Ziggy Marley inspired by Ziggy’s GRAMMY-winning Family Time album and the recently released follow-up, More Family Time.
Additional programming will feature an exclusive Survivor 76 party mix from DJ GQ, as well as highlights of the annual Reggae Jam Session concert, which traditionally closes the annual birthday celebrations at the Marley Museum in Kingston. The highlights line-up include the late great legends Toots Hibbert and Betty Wright, plus new performances from Kabaka Pyramid, Papa Michigan, Richie Spice, Tifa, Tanya Stephens, Skip Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, and Agent Sasco.
Kenny Chesney will also help celebrate Marley’s birthday by joining the illustrious roster of Guest DJs previously featured on the channel, including Jack Johnson, Carlos Santana, Michael Franti, Big Boi, Cypress Hill, and more. The channel currently includes Marley’s studio and live performances, mixing his widely popular songs with rare tracks.
Listeners will also hear recordings from the Marley family, cool exclusives, and artists who are a part of the iconic Tuff Gong brand and label founded by Bob Marley. Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio is available on channel 19 and the SiriusXM app in the Hip-Hop/R&B category. Special programming will continue to air on the channel beyond Marley’s birthday in honor of Black History Month.
Also just in time for Marley’s birthday, the highly acclaimed Songs of Freedom: The Island Years, an extraordinary 6LP set, as well as a 3CD set, will be available worldwide on February 5. A limited-edition color 6LP set featuring two red, two green, and two gold vinyl LPs is also available. Streamlined to the period of Bob Marley’s emergence and stardom, with rare tracks on vinyl for the first time outside Jamaica, Songs of Freedom: The Island Years is available to listen to or order HERE.
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