Bob Marley, Korean Style (No Woman No Cry) by Stony Skunk of S. Korea

Bob Marley (Korean Style)

There is a Korean Reggae/Hip hop duo covering Bob Marley songs including one of his biggest hits No Woman No Cry.

Robert Nesta Marley (1945 - 1981) was born in Jamaica. Selling more than 20 million records, he became one of the most popular Reggae artist in the world. Bob Marley and the Wailers greatest album "Legend" (1984) has gone platinum 10 times!

It was in Britain that Bob Marley and the Wailers scored their first top 40 hit - "No Woman No Cry" in 1975. Singing backup was his wife Rita, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffith (of Electric Boogie fame).

Did you know?

His birthday is a national holiday in Jamaica (DOB - February 6, 1945)

He received the Medal of Peace from the United Nations (1980)

Has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994)

He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)

Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001)

The BBC named "One Love" Song of the Millennium (2001)

A section of a street in Brooklyn, NY (Church Avenue) is named Bob Marley Blvd.(2006)

Now this young Korean Reggae/Hip Hop duo known as 'Stony Skunk' has entered the field of Reggae music and covered "No Woman No Cry." One member of this duo known as Skull has seen his US debut single "Boom Di Boom Di" rise to number 5 on the Billboard Hot R and B/Hip Hop Singles Sales chart for the week of August 11, 2007. His partner goes by the name of S-Kush.

Skull has opened for Buju Banton in FL and his career in the US is being handled by Morgan Carey (brother of Mariah).

To listen to Stony Skunk do their version of No Woman No Cry go to Youtube(dot)com and type in: Stony Skunk - No Woman No  Cry (the live performance is still there as as Nov. 1, 2011)

Is this young duo good - and handsome? (Yes!)

I'd appreciate your opinions!

While there you can also listen to Bob Marley's versions of No Woman No Cry including a rare version and a version done by Jimmy Cliff and Erykah Badu.

Enjoy!

Love to Bob Marley

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Jenny Kwon 7 years ago

Carolyn! I'll listen to Stony Skunk's version of No Woman No Cry and Bob Marley's version. Thanks a lot!!! -Jenny Kwon


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Dearest Jenny Kwon,

I think you will enjoy both versions!

I love the hair!

Always!

Carolyn


reggae lady 7 years ago

Good info - like how you brought the two artistes together.


1Love 7 years ago

Good You Tube videos! Thanks for the info.

1love


BKCreative 7 years ago

Thanks Reggae Lady. It seems Bob Marley has been the inspiration for Stony Skunk.

And thanks too 1Love (I got the name!). There is a lot of Bob Marley and also Stony Skunk on YouTube.


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I liked their mixture of reggae/hip hop. Pretty good actually.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

It just so happens Chris Eddy111 - that two nights ago I went to YouTube and once again listened to both the Bob Marley version (of course) and the Korean version. There's only one Bob Marley - and I do appreciate the respect shown in the Korean version - very well done.

Thanks for listening and writing!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

I didn't know that his birthday is a Jamaican holiday? I mean...he totally deserves it though!! Great hub!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Ah, I think we need more fun holidays theherbivorehippi - more reasons to party and celebrate. But, alas it has become all work and all play - and no money. Sigh!

Thanks for writing!


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Alta5656 6 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

I like reggae music. I was introduced to reggae music when I was in Thailand. I've worked with an all-Thai band. They play a mixture of rock, Latin, and reggae nightly. Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Peter Tosh,UB40.. I missed those days. Nice hub.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Sounds wonderful Alta5656! I love all the musicians and I love Thailand. Hey, it's time to get back out there and have some fun! Thanks for commenting!


zaive 6 years ago

i was watching The Vineyard Man(korean drama)

like the korean version of no woman no cry


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm going to look for that zaive - thanks for the information. I love Korean drama and comedy - good stuff!

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