Junior Marvin

Junior Marvin

 Alexandria, Virginia, USA
BandRockReggae

Bob Marley's legendary Junior Marvin has released his first solo album; which includes reggae, with the influences rock, jazz, blues and more merging together all on one album.

Biography

Born in Jamaica, Junior Marvin moved to London as a child, where his love of both acting and music was nurtured. He appeared in the Beatles' film "Help",which was followed by a number of other television appearances. Meanwhile, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in America by playing with the likes of Blues Legend T-Bone Walker and Ike & Tina Turner. He quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and expressive blues/rock guitarist. Back in England he played with bands such as Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, Blue Ace Unit and White Rabbit.

Junior was a member of the London Cast of the musical "Hair"; and can be heard on the Original London Cast Recordings. He contributed to Albums by Gerry Lockran, Rebop Kwakau Baah, Remi Kabacka, Ricco Rodriguez, Fairport Convention, Sandy Deny and many others on the UK scene. Junior was also invited to join the Keef Hartley Band who were pioneers of the burgeoning British blues/rock scene. Junior made a significant contribution as a writer,singer and lead guitarist to their acclaimed "Seventy Second Brave" Album, and also appeared on the follow-up release, "Lancashire Hustler".

Following Keef Hartley, Junior formed his own Rock Band " Hanson" and they were swiftly signed to Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Manticore label by Mario 'The Big M' Medious (the label manager). Their debut Album " Now Hear This", featured: Junior (Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals), Jean Roussell (Keybords), Conrad Isidore (Drums) & Clive Chaman (Bass). A second album for The Manticore label was titled "Magic Dragon". The Band,"Hanson", stayed together for two albums after which Junior undertook session work for the likes of Island Recording Artists Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood and Toots & The Maytals.

On February 14, 1977 (Valentine's Day), Junior was invited to join both Stevie Wonder & Bob Marley & The Wailers. His schoolmates and musician friends chose Bob Marley because of the fact that they were both Jamaicans…the rest is history. "Exodus" was Junior's first album with Marley and The Wailers which was voted "Best Album Of The 20th Century' by Time Magazine. He is on all Bob Marley and The Wailers Albums/Cd's since that time. Since Bob's passing, in 1981, Junior has put out (4) four CD's with The Wailers; "ID", "Majestic Warriors", "Jah Message" and "My Friends" (Live). Junior can also be found on CD's with Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bunny Wailer, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Meditations, Beres Hammond, The Congos, O.A.R. and SOJA.

Now Hear This (Junior Marvin's Hanson) was re-released in August 2007.

Wailin' For Love was released August 2007.

***Contacts***

Matthew D. Thibodeau (860) 604-6119 E-Mail: matthew@mdm-media.com

Junior Marvin E-Mail: juniormarvin@hotmail.com

Mark Miller E-Mail: marksmagic@infonie.fr

Discography

Wailin' For Love (2007)

Now Hear This (Re-Release) (2007) (Hanson)

My Friends (1995) (The Wailers Band)

JAH Message (1994) (The Wailers Band)

Majestic Warriors (1991) (The Wailers Band)

I.D. (1989) (The Wailers Band)

Legend (1984) (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

Confrontation (1983) (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

Uprising (1980) (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

Survival (1979) (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

Babylon By Bus (1978) (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

Kaya (1978) (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

Exodus (1977) (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

Set List

Junior Marvin Setlist

1. Roots Rock Reggae
2. Life Without You
3. Stir It Up
4. 3 Little Birds
5. Children
6. War/No More Trouble
7. I Shot The Sheriff
8. Slogans
9. Our Day (Happy Family)
10. Traveling Like A Gypsy
11. No Woman No Cry
12. Supernatural
13. Waiting In Vain
14. The Heathen
15. One Love
16. Jammin'
17. Exodus
18. Redemption Song
19. Get Up Stand Up
20. Could You Be Loved