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Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"

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O Mon
Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 08, 2006 05:19PM
reposted, from elsewhere...


Rita Marley disputes Barrett's claim
Observer Reporter
Thursday, March 30, 2006

Bob Marley's widow Rita said that the late reggae king did not consider bassist Aston 'Family Man' Barrett a member of his band The Wailers.

As the hearing of Barrett's multi-million dollar lawsuit against the
Marleys and their record company continued in London's High Court
Tuesday, Mrs Marley reportedly told Justice Lawson that Bunny
Livingston and Peter Tosh were the original members of the group and
they had written songs alongside Marley.

"(Aston and Carlton) were never part of that process". Pete and Bunny were the members of the Wailers. Aston and Carly came in after, long after," she is quoted as saying. Guitarist Barrett, who played with Marley's backing band from 1969 until the latter's death in 1981, is suing Universal-Island Records and Universal Music Group Recordings for £60 million in unpaid royalties.

Barrett claims he and his late brother Carlton had a partnership
agreement with Marley, which included copyright in six songs and
royalties from contracts between 1974 and 1975.

In court yesterday, Barrett's lawyer pointed out the credits of
Marley's Catch a Fire and Burnin' albums, which includes the Barretts
alongside Marley, Livingston and Tosh. In response, Rita said: "The Barretts did not have the same role as Pete and Bunny, and by that stage Bob was clearly the leader of the group."

In his defence, Barrett claims he and his brother helped Marley
develop his unique sound, to which Mrs Marley responded: "My husband
was very much involved in making that sound. It was not just Aston and
Carly, Bob had part of the responsibility."

The trial continues.

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(djbigjim's comments):

Hmmmm, I guess it must have been one of those Hippy Boys, or one of
the Upsetters then that played such amazing bass and drums for Bob.
I guess Peter and Bunny are not Wailers too?
Maybe it was Rita herself that invented the Wailers sound, the "One
Drop" style of drumming, invented Lee Perry and his Black Ark.
Rita, come down and smell the coffee. Bob graced his band with
beautiful voice but it was his musicians that made this music
timeless, it was not all Bob's doing. If it wasn't for Aston Barrett
and Carlton Barrett, how would you be living life now? First it was
Bunny who complained about his wiped vocals, and now you want to wipe
the place in reggae history about the Barrett Brothers (Wailers) and
Bob's music/ What about Joe Higgs influence on the Wailers sound, are
you going to say he didn't exist or teach the Wailers.
This trial is becoming more and more like an episode of the Twilight
Zone, it keeps getting wierder and wierder.
Stay tuned it's bound to get wierder still.....

mosiahigh777
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 08, 2006 05:31PM
www.iration.com/wailers "the wailers are present and past singers and players."
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 08, 2006 06:52PM
"Hmmmm, I guess it must have been one of those Hippy Boys, or one of
the Upsetters then that played such amazing bass and drums for Bob."

No. I guess it must have been Rita playing bass.
O Mon
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 08, 2006 07:04PM
Sorry 'bout my rehashing of "old news" - didn't see roots-ee's previous thread, started (03-30-06, 17:00). Only djbj's comments at the bottom, are "new"...
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 08, 2006 07:05PM
not only was rita the bassist, but the drummer was in fact this kid:




Dr. Suess (aka Ras James)
Irie Sounds International
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 09, 2006 04:56AM
o mon,
you ssid ...
Sorry 'bout my rehashing of "old news" - didn't see roots-ee's previous thread, started (03-30-06, 17:00). Only djbj's comments at the bottom, are "new"...
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no problesm star...the legal case continues in london...
let us watch and wait and see if justice will prevail?
Ras Easy Joe
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 09, 2006 10:33AM
I mon don no wha Rita problem is. How much mo she want? Familyman an Carley
was de wailers. No body play bass like fams! Even up to now!
Greed won get her anywheres!



"Easy"
papa ray
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 09, 2006 07:11PM
It will get her a higher seven figures amount delivered every royalty statement.
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 09, 2006 07:23PM
Can we start calling her Queen Babylon? Greedy ***** (insert own expletive)
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 09, 2006 07:24PM
anyone know if she is still dating Spanner Banner (richie spice older bro) read on another board that Ziggy and Damian have been cursing the two of them for sleeping in Bob's bed at the Hope Road complex... rumour has it that Damian put a gun to her face and threatened to end it if she didn't respect his Father..."get yu pussyhole off mi fadda's veranda" Ziggy Marley
papa ray
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 12:43AM
Ah, Ms. Anderson, an inspiration to all who hold the legacy of BM dear and close to their hearts.
matt
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 01:44AM
i don't question that family man deserves more credit and some money from the records, but i do think that there's a little greed coming from both sides. i also don't think there's a need to dispairage rita for her part. who cares what damien marley thinks about what she does?
papa ray
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 04:35AM
Matt, if you see people here dissing Rita Anderson, it is because the more you know of this woman's actions and ethics the less one MUST think of her. If DM has an un-charitable view of her perhaps it has to do w/ those things none of us are privy to;however, if you have been watching the role played by Miz Rita from the moment Bob passed on, and are aware of the venal perfidity and out-right thievery
perpetrated by this woman(and as an observer of the sad history of BM's legacy regarding Rita for now 25 years, I'm somewhat amazed the facts have not tarnished her reputation more than it has), these words would not seem as an un-fair attack,
but rather mild----especially given all the adoration paid to bob Marley.

Let's put it this way: she's a fraud.
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 02:46PM
I don't know much about the woman, but I will tell you this, she put up with enough of Bob's earthly nonsense. Having a whole community of children by other women now that he is gone why should she not inherit what was his? She is way out of line calling Family and Carly not Wailers, but all that stuff with Spanner is as Ninjaman says "Nobody's Business but her own." She is far from blameless but take Bob off the throne for a minute and recognize that he was not a great husband to her, is she bitter? Probably so, but wouldn't you be?
papa ray
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 04:56PM
Hey Ninja, her bitterness encompassed forging a back-dated will w/ bob's signature('Rita can sign my name better than I can', was once Bob's assessment
regarding her propensity for forging his name to royalty checks), attempting to, after his death, turn his mom out of the house he bought for her in Miami, and in general being conniving and grasping. The term 'extortion' would not be too extreme to describe her relationship to the estate. By her actions toward Fams, she re-confirms her tendency to want, as the saying goes, every nickel and dime on the table. Yeah, I'm sure Bob's affairs grated on her, as well as her and Peter
reportedly whipping the s*** outa her for taking royalty money meant for them.
Finally, I'd bet all my earthly items that Mr. Marley would have in no way wanted
Ms Anderson to have the control of the fruits of his blood & sweat.

But hey, won't be the first, or last time a spouse stole from husband or wife,
true???
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 05:11PM
true, regardless of how much loot she makes the hood is always gonna be in her.
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 09:50PM
>money is the root of all evil*
money, money, money
is the root of ALL evil. -H.Andy
>good ting snwmf's evil is cheaper than that other 1...
>ooh wait that did'nt come out rite : )



-RASpects+
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 10:35PM
RITA MARLEY = YOKO ONO
a
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 10:50PM
is this trial over?
a
papa ray
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 10, 2006 11:51PM
Hey Pete, don't know if you can equate Ono wid Anderson, not even close...
jb welda
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 11, 2006 12:11AM
for one thing rita marley could sing.

for another she never really was allowed to interfere while the principle was alive.

one love
jah bill
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 11, 2006 08:09AM
Family man and Carly Made bob's sound,, and made his career grow into superstardom,, in fact,, bob used to ask them advice... As a matter a fact,, aston wrote most of the songs, without bob ,, and where was RITA? there is much history behind the brothers,, before and after peter and bunny left ,,, so rita should give respect where respect is due..........
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 11, 2006 02:05PM
Meek Money does nothing it is only paper. The Human Heart is the root of all evil.
Re: Rita Claims Familyman Barrett "not a Wailer"
April 11, 2006 04:26PM
Ninjacat wrote:

> Meek Money does nothing it is only paper. The Human Heart is
> the root of all evil.

Well, according to the bible, the love of money (i.e Greed) is the root of all evil. This is why I maintain that if we could all be less greedy, the world would be alot better off.

Peace,
-RV
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