Get Up, Stand Up" is a song written by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. It originally appeared on The Wailers' 1973 album Burnin'. It was recorded and played live in numerous versions by The Wailers and Bob Marley and the Wailers, along with solo versions by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. It was later included on the compilations Legend and Rebel Music, as well as live recordings such as Live at the Roxy among others.
They were friends with Bob Marley. Get Up, Stand Up" was the last ever song Bob Marley performed: it was the last song of a show at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh on the 23rd of September 1980. This song was also released by other two members of the band: Peter Tosh included his own solo version on his second album, "Equal Rights" (1977); Bunny Wailer released his own version on the album "Protest" (1977). The Ukrainian band Bloom Twins recorded a version of this song in support of the Euromaidan protesters occupying Independence Square in Kiev in 2014.
Chances Are was a compilation album by Bob Marley released in 1981 by WEA International throughout the world (and specifically through the Cotillion imprint of Atlantic Records in the . Commissioned by Danny Sims (co-founder and owner of JAD Records) and issued after Marley's death in May 1981, Chances Are was a collection of previously unreleased recordings from 1968 to 1972 that were produced by JAD during Marley's time living in the .
So you better Get up, stand up! (In the morning! git it up!) Stand up for your rights! (Stand up for our rights!) Get up, stand up! Don't give up the fight! (Don't give it up, don't give it up!) Get up, stand up! (Get up, stand up!) . It was later covered by Martha Velez in 1976, by Bunny Wailer in 1977 and by Peter Tosh in 1977.
Get up, stand up!) Don't give up the fight! (Life is your right!) Get up, stand up! (So we can't give up the fight!) Stand up for your rights! (Lord, Lord!) Get up, stand up! (Keep on struggling on!) . Thus, many Orthodox believers are particularly fond of Bob Marley's song "Stand Up for Your Rights", a song so Christian, and therefore so shockingly anti-religious, that attempts have been made by some to portray it as satanic when the very opposite is true! Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. The word "rights" here means not only political and economic rights (although they are included); "rights" translates the word "zedek", common (in some spelling) to Hebrew, Amharic, and Ge'ez.
Lyrically Get Up, Stand Up inspires listeners to stand up and fight for their rights. According to filmmaker and actress Esther Anderson, who was a former girlfriend of Marley, Marley wrote this song while in Haiti. According to Anderson, Marley was so touched by the severe poverty the average Haitian was going through on a daily basis, and that inspired him to write the song. It is worth noting that Marley never confirmed this. The song was recorded and released in 1973 as a single from the 1973 album titled Burnin’ by The Wailers. Marley often performed Get Up, Stand Up as the song during his shows. On 23rd September, 1980, during Marley’s last show which took place at the Benedum Center (formerly known as the Stanley Theater) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, the song was the last song Marley performed as a professional musician before his shocking death in 1981.
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers Album. Get Up Stand Up (. mix) Lyrics. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Get Up Stand Up (. Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers. Album: Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Preacherman, don't tell me, heaven is under the earth. i know you don't know what life is really worth. it's not all that glitters is gold; 'alf the story has never been told: so now you see the light, eh! stand up for your rights. come on! Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights! get up, stand up: don't give up the fight! get up, stand up: stand up for your rights! get up, stand up: don't give up the fight! Most people think, great god will come from the skies, take away everything and make everybody feel high.
|A||–Bob Marley||Is It Love||8:14|
|B||–The Chequers||Get Up, Stand Up||8:02|
- Remix – Mr. K
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- Matrix / Runout (Etched A side runout): BEM 001R A
- Matrix / Runout (Etched B side runout): BEM 001R B
|BEM-01A||Bob Marley vs. Mr. K||Bob Marley vs. Mr. K - Is It Love (12", S/Sided, Unofficial)||Not On Label (Bob Marley)||BEM-01A||US||2004|