Years after his death, fans of reggae legend Bob Marley still have something that reminds them of him. The late singer apparently left a never-before-released song, believed to have been recorded in a Miami bedroom in 1979, which will be available on the upcoming compilation "Africa Unite: The Singles Collection."
The set, due November 8 via Island/Tuff Gong/UME, includes "Slogans," the master tape of which was discovered by Marley's sons Ziggy and Stephen in 2003. Also it will feature early recordings as well as Marley's biggest hits, which is rounded out by a new remix of the title track from the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am plus Ashley Beedle's mash-up of "Get Up, Stand Up" and Damian Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock."
Ziggy and Stephen, besides producing "Africa Unite: The Singles Collection," also have asked Eric Clapton to record a guitar part for the finished version. In related news, on the same date the new set hit stores, the DVD "Live! At the Rainbow," a 1977 London concert originally released in 1991 on VHS, also is released. Also, you can hear a sample of Marley's "Johnny Was" on a newly released Notorious B.I.G. single, "Hold Ya Hand."