Marley's 'Dead Lef' Guitar PDF Print E-mail

In Jamaica, we talk bout a thing name ‘dead lef’, which is the source of nuff controversy and bad feelings. 

ImagePeople who were good fren an combolo at one point, become sworn enemies,  and 'cut dem eye'  or 'suck dem teet' after each other, over the issue of dead lef’ -  the possessions of the deceased.  


Sometimes even before the person’s  ashes get cold, the quarrelling over their material possessions begins. It brings out the ‘ugly’ in so many people. And at these time yuh realize that 'duppy no have no power' , because surely they would rise from the ashes and sort it out.

Well  Bob Marley’s guitar is a typical case of ‘deaf lef’ causing controversy and bad feelings.

BOB MARLEY's former bassist ASTON BARRETT has launched a bid to recover a guitar he claims the legendary rocker gave him as a gift.

Barrett - a founding member of Bob Marley and the Wailers - alleges the reggae star handed him the instrument in 1979, two years before he died. So in a sense it is not a strict case of dead leff, as it was supposedly given  over, before marley passed.

Barret claims he gave the Yamaha SG-1000 to Angus Reid for safekeeping in 2000 - and was stunned to discover Reid had put it up for auction at London sale house Christie's. Christi'e now has the guitar in storage pending the results of a lawsut filed in new York by Barrett.

Barrett - nicknamed Familyman because he has fathered as many as 52 children - is asking for the guitar back and $50,000USD in compensation. The guitar was given to Bob Marley during a visit to the Yamaha factory in 1979 and was used in live performances by the legend in Tokyo and Osaka.

Besides Marley, other renowned players who used Yamaha SG guitars include Carlos Santana, jazz master Al Di Meola, Stax/Volt house guitarist Steve Cropper, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and Al McCay (Earth, Wind & Fire).

source  : The Reggae News Agency |

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