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Bob Marley — Sun Is Shining
Album: Survival
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Released: 1976
Length: 4:48
Plays (last 30 days): 3
sun is shining, the weather is sweet
make you want to move your dancing feet
to the rescue, here i am
want you to know, y'all, where i stand

(Monday morning) here i am
want you to know just if you can
(Tuesday evening) where i stand
(Wednesday morning)
tell myself a new day is rising
(Thursday evening) get on the rise
a new day is dawning
(Friday morning) here i am
(Saturday evening) want you to know just
want you to know just where i stand

when the morning gathers the rainbow
want you to know i'm a rainbow too
so, to the rescue here i am
want you to know just if you can
where i stand, know, know, know, know, know

we'll lift our heads and give Jah praises
we'll lift our heads and give Jah praises, yeah

sun is shining, the weather is sweet
make you want to move your dancing feet
to the rescue, here i am
want you to know just if you can
where i stand

(Wednesday morning)
tell myself a new day is rising
(Thursday evening) get on the rise
a new day is dawning
(Friday morning) here i am
(Saturday evening) want you to know just
want you to know just where i stand

when the morning gathers the rainbow
want you to know I'm a rainbow too
so to the rescue, here i am
want you to know just if you can
where i stand, know, know, know, know, know

we'll lift our heads and give Jah praises (repeat)
sun is shining, the weather is sweet
make you want to move your dancing feet
to the rescue, here i am
want you to know just if you can
where i stand, no, no, no, no, where i stand
sun is shining, sun is shining
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light up the darkness, bob. one love
WTF Jah doesn't need any prizes...
woooooow
very good
i publish demo in Bia2Music
This song is not from Survival. It's the fourth song on side one of Kaya.

Thank you Bob Marley
for  Sun Is Shining

To me it's 7 - Quite Likeable


Perhaps one of my favorite Bob Marley song It's a 10 for me.
More often this song cames at the right moment of my day, love and need it
{#Sunny} Always love this. Never too much airplay on RP.

 richlister wrote:
Bob does a lot of scoop a doopp doop scoop, every F******ing morning and even on a f*****ing saturday!

I take it your clear about where he stands though?


Bob does a lot of scoop a doopp doop scoop, every F******ing morning and even on a f*****ing saturday!
Marley stuff a major snoozefest. Death by overplay. Strictly for the Carnival Cruise Crowd.
Yesssss!
HAPPY 420~ {#Daisy}
this is as bright as the sun
 joelbb wrote:
  Surely this is THE most boring of all popular music genres:  

 
yeah it is, 
it bores me more when I am smoking the sacred herb
i think it goes better with large amounts of alcohol 
but i don't enjoy alcohol anymore 
i'm also amazed that reggae gets a zillion times more airplay on RP than
soul, jazz, blues, hip-hop, disco, house, gospel, funk combined.

                                                           Whatever Bob Marley understood more.
Whoever wrote this musta been high on ganja . . . oh, never mind.
Immaculate and wonderful
Bob, the 7-day-a-week ice cream man. Every day scoop-a-doop-scoop-scoop :o)
PERFECT {#Sunny}{#Cowboy}
Funny choir of chipmunks in the background. Whatever, I like it.
 stevieslo wrote:

Ha!...that's funny...

 
Proverbs 28:9: If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their  are detestable before the Lord.

 

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 melkhyah wrote:
Terrible...

 
Ha!...that's funny...
unclehud wrote:

They're stoners, dude.  They may not realize they've heard it before.

 
sirdroseph wrote:


Heard what?

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"there is no truth in the suggestion that taking can-a-bis damages brain cells, causes memory loss, or damages brain cells"
Cheech & Chong

As there are with Energy 52 - 'Cafe Del Mar', there are a number of fantastic dance re-mixes of Sun Is Shining, would be nice for all to get to hear one of them on here some time maybe? - heres a couple you can try for yourself -
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3bVK3QDf0g      ('House Mix' - short version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2MqHvbvhSg      (vs 'Funkstar Delux' extended version)
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cheers
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PS, The DJ Kid Paul remix of Energy 52 - 'Cafe Del Mar' can be found here-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piR4hXsRtow
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and for completeness, the dance remix of Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan - 'Silence' can be found here-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-68l6OZSj10
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enjoy
 sirdroseph wrote:up urs
 
 


Nice vibe, repetitive lyrics. There are other great reggae artists. Can we hear more of them please?
Once again Bob Marley to the rescue{#Music}{#Clap}
I live in the deep, deep Caribbean - you would think that you would hear a lot of reggae down here. You would be wrong! Soca has taken over, at least with the under-35 crowd. Me no like soca. At least the old guys still like reggae.

Real old-school reggae like this will live on forever, I hope. 
 afrixluvguy wrote:
Skanking it's way towards a 10.
 

That really is some EASY SKANKING...all the way to PERFECTION!
Terrible...
Makes me feel gooooood {#Bananapiano}
Perfect. {#Daisy}
Good interaction and sound between bob and the female vocalists....sound is mixed better than most of his songs.

Lotsairish 

Never heard this one by bob. Very nice vibe:)

 
(Banned) wrote:
Love it!

 

Love it!
Bob Marley's smile is like the sun... {#Cool}
Skanking it's way towards a 10.

To the rescue...
Masterpiece!{#Music}
:)
{#Bananapiano}{#Heartkiss}{#Bananapiano}{#Heartkiss}   .............sooooooooooooooooo good
 unclehud wrote:

They're stoners, dude.  They may not realize they've heard it before.

 

Heard what?
Still my favorite BM song.
Did I hear the DJ talk through the song? {#Zip-lip} Amazing...
"When the morning gathers the rainbow, want you to know I'm a rainbow too"  Rest in peace Nelson Mandela.  {#Sunny}

Bob, always a pleasure to hear. I think it's a gen thing with loving regg, from Toots to now, growing up with it and the memories of the 70s and 80s. Awesome.


 joelbb wrote:
How many times will you Reggae dweebs listen to the same tune/rhythm/sentiments and say "It's just as terrific as the last 1,000 times I heard this same piece dressed up as though it's new work".   .... clipped ....
 
They're stoners, dude.  They may not realize they've heard it before.
 ckcotton wrote:
Have to say... pretty burnt out on Bob.... but some tunes still work... this is one of them....

 
I'm with ya...though even this tune doesn't light my match.
{#Sunny}
 scrubbrush wrote:


agreed. and i fall into both dweeb-camps. I never get sick of the songs that i never get sick of.

 
Yesss!
 dig wrote:


The same could be said about classic rock dweebs and the Stones, Hendrix and Pink Floyd. How do you feel about those bands?

 

agreed. and i fall into both dweeb-camps. I never get sick of the songs that i never get sick of.
Marley is an icon to be sure, but there is other reggae. I enjoy Burning Spear, among others.
 joelbb wrote:
How many times will you Reggae dweebs listen to the same tune/rhythm/sentiments and say "It's just as terrific as the last 1,000 times I heard this same piece dressed up as though it's new work".  This guy wrote "I Shot the Sheriff" then came to the end of originality and innovation.  Surely this is THE most boring of all popular music genres:  tedium and tediumer!

 

The same could be said about classic rock dweebs and the Stones, Hendrix and Pink Floyd. How do you feel about those bands?
 ckcotton wrote:

Never really trusted people that couldn't stand Reggae

 

Word.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Whatever.  I like Bob.  I like Reggae.  There.
 Poacher wrote:
While I can appreciate you don't like reggae and therefore can't seem to understand why others would, all you are doing is projecting your own feelings. 

I listen to all kinds of reggae inspired music from the 60s to present day and all its variants and love it all, especially dub. Granted, I don't often listen to the stuff that gets played to death mainstream, like most Marley tracks, because I have heard them enough. But just because you have probably never dipped into the different genres reggae offers (dub, ska, dancehall etc, etc) then don't base the music on the tiny sample you obviously don't like. 

Peace. 
 
Nicely put!
 joelbb wrote:
How many times will you Reggae dweebs listen to the same tune/rhythm/sentiments and say "It's just as terrific as the last 1,000 times I heard this same piece dressed up as though it's new work".  This guy wrote "I Shot the Sheriff" then came to the end of originality and innovation.  Surely this is THE most boring of all popular music genres:  tedium and tediumer!
 
Never really trusted people that couldn't stand Reggae
Have to say... pretty burnt out on Bob.... but some tunes still work... this is one of them....
What's up with the non-stop oldies?  Lets give the 60s stoner scene a break for a week or two to just see how it feels.  Might just be we can kick the habit for good?
 joelbb wrote:
How many times will you Reggae dweebs listen to the same tune/rhythm/sentiments and say "It's just as terrific as the last 1,000 times I heard this same piece dressed up as though it's new work".  This guy wrote "I Shot the Sheriff" then came to the end of originality and innovation.  Surely this is THE most boring of all popular music genres:  tedium and tediumer!
 
I think you're supposed to be stoned ... no?  That would explain why I kind of got off on it in the late 70s early 80s but now more or less agree that it's just boring.  I do really enjoy some of the dub and ska from the 60s still though.
 joelbb wrote:
How many times will you Reggae dweebs listen to the same tune/rhythm/sentiments and say "It's just as terrific as the last 1,000 times I heard this same piece dressed up as though it's new work".  This guy wrote "I Shot the Sheriff" then came to the end of originality and innovation.  Surely this is THE most boring of all popular music genres:  tedium and tediumer!
 
. . . from someone who rates Grateful Dead with a 10. . . 

While I can appreciate you don't like reggae and therefore can't seem to understand why others would, all you are doing is projecting your own feelings.

I listen to all kinds of reggae inspired music from the 60s to present day and all its variants and love it all, especially dub. Granted, I don't often listen to the stuff that gets played to death mainstream, like most Marley tracks, because I have heard them enough. But just because you have probably never dipped into the different genres reggae offers (dub, ska, dancehall etc, etc) then don't base the music on the tiny sample you obviously don't like. 

Peace. 
 joelbb wrote:
How many times will you Reggae dweebs listen to the same tune/rhythm/sentiments and say "It's just as terrific as the last 1,000 times I heard this same piece dressed up as though it's new work".  This guy wrote "I Shot the Sheriff" then came to the end of originality and innovation.  Surely this is THE most boring of all popular music genres:  tedium and tediumer!
 


Now that is what I want to hear "I Shot the Sheriff"
How many times will you Reggae dweebs listen to the same tune/rhythm/sentiments and say "It's just as terrific as the last 1,000 times I heard this same piece dressed up as though it's new work".  This guy wrote "I Shot the Sheriff" then came to the end of originality and innovation.  Surely this is THE most boring of all popular music genres:  tedium and tediumer!
Bob was just so AWESOME!!!  Love it!
It is in London, Mr Marley, it finally is! {#Dancingbanana}

A Cuban In London.
 Falcon wrote:
One of Marley's best. Love it!
 
What he said!
One of Marley's best. Love it!
Marley stands above all else!!
 (8?» wrote:
I regret that I only have one 10 to give for my Marley. :D
 
Agreed !
Apt today for some of us in UK who have not seen the sun for some days...
LOVE the bass!

{#Music} 
big heart.
I had forgotten what a masterpiece this song is. Thanks.

This is a beautiful piece, haunting and quite distinct for Bob.  I pity those who don't get the many shades of reggae, the wonderful lyrics, melodies, creativity in execution and the overall majesty of Bob.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
"Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?"
"Lemmy, um... God!"
"Wrong, dickhead, trick question. Lemmy is God".

 
OK. You forced me to Google it. 


Nice!
 rulebritannia wrote:

I, too, am missing the reggae gene.  Mute button....
 
In the future, they will be able to fix that for you.
 floydoftherocks wrote:
{#Cowboy}

so nice to hear a good playlist.. yesterday i was left wondering who hijacked RP with all the crappy U2 and thom yorke solo garbage..
 
Amen!
Although Marley is not my all time favourite, he's a really great artist!
{#Cowboy}

so nice to hear a good playlist.. yesterday i was left wondering who hijacked RP with all the crappy U2 and thom yorke solo garbage..
{#Sunny}
Ah, a breath of fresh air!
 badgerv wrote:
Amen!  Enough Bob Marley already!
 
I, too, am missing the reggae gene.  Mute button....


Amen!  Enough Bob Marley already!

 jenakle wrote:
Yeah, I'd be totally okay with all of the Bob Marley stuff going away from the mix. Just not a fan.
 


Doin' the reggae bounce and its 1:15 in the morning. Can't sleep.  Might as well jam a little. It's all good
Yeah, I'd be totally okay with all of the Bob Marley stuff going away from the mix. Just not a fan.
 BKardon wrote:

That's the genius of this song.
 
No not alone.  Me too!
Thank you for playing this.  Next set makes me grateful to be sitting outside smoking in the rain. Grateful to be an American.
 

I heard this song for the very first time 1981 and to this day it remains the only song I can listen to over and over and over again and it never gets old...kudos to our great brother Bob and all his soulful words of wisdom and good tidings..   - - Jah blessed

 Bleyfusz wrote:

What I'm not sure about how can a song reiterating sunshine and sweet weather invoke such melancholy? Am I alone with this?
 
That's the genius of this song.

Bob and Toots, both Gods of Reggae
JoBo wrote:

Bob Marley is a God

"Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?"
"Lemmy, um... God!"
"Wrong, dickhead, trick question. Lemmy is God".


 Mugro wrote:
{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
 
What I'm not sure about how can a song reiterating sunshine and sweet weather invoke such melancholy? Am I alone with this?


Roots Rock Reggae...Rastaman music
want you to know i'm a rainbow too!
 Sloggydog wrote:

Is he called Brian?
 
"Man, I wish they used the original album cover for this song."




Okay, not getting this set.  I suck at puzzles, though...
Will this set stop, ugh.
 Tippster wrote:

Thirded.

 

Fourthed, though I said it second{#Arrowd}...so secondly!{#Roflol}

 MinMan wrote:
agreed.
 
Thirded.

{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
 daveesh wrote:
my favorite marley tune.
  agreed.
Nice song to get into the day with....
 Papernapkin wrote:

That explains Chrysler's quality control problems, but not why their stereo systems sucked.
 
and the roaches in the ash trays.
Grand Master .
my favorite marley tune.
Eternally stunning.
 PFM wrote:
Just glad he quit his job at the Chrysler plant to go make music.
 
That explains Chrysler's quality control problems, but not why their stereo systems sucked.
 fredriley wrote:
Do you think yer man used to be a 7 day a week ice cream man? Just wondered on account of the "Friday evening, scoop a doop-scoop-scoop".

I'll get me coat...

 
Another solid and surreal post from Fred the man!  Maybe I better get my coat as well after my posts this morning.



need some different Bob too ~ I suggest Mellow Mood  ;-)     not a reference...
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
I can remember the music and ambiance in the streets of the French Carribean place where I lived when Bob Marley died in 1981. Thousands of people balancing between mourning and the joy of the liberation, all bathed in a deep music beat and local weeds smoke. Mesmerizing and magic days.

 
{#Good-vibes} thank you for this story

Do you think yer man used to be a 7 day a week ice cream man? Just wondered on account of the "Friday evening, scoop a doop-scoop-scoop".

I'll get me coat...

Just glad he quit his job at the Chrysler plant to go make music.
Nice! As a Fan of this music , i like most of his stuff!
 dogpound wrote:
this just made my dog growl
 
Is he called Brian?
this just made my dog growl
sun is shining  . . . on my back and I can't see what I'm writing {#Sunny}