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Bob Marley — Jamming
Album: Exodus
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Released: 1977
Length: 3:26
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Ooh, yeah! All right!
We're jammin':
I wanna jam it wid you.
We're jammin', jammin',
And I hope you like jammin', too.

Ain't no rules, ain't no vow, we can do it anyhow:
I'n'I will see you through,
'Cos everyday we pay the price with a little sacrifice,
Jammin' till the jam is through.

We're jammin' -
To think that jammin' was a thing of the past;
We're jammin',
And I hope this jam is gonna last.

No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor we won't bow;
Neither can be bought nor sold.
We all defend the right; Jah - Jah children must unite:
Your life is worth much more than gold.

We're jammin' (jammin', jammin', jammin')
And we're jammin' in the name of the Lord;
We're jammin' (jammin', jammin', jammin'),
We're jammin' right straight from Yah.

Yeh! Holy Mount Zion;
Holy Mount Zion:
Jah sitteth in Mount Zion
And rules all creation.

Yeah, we're - we're jammin' (wotcha-wa),
Wotcha-wa-wa-wa, we're jammin' (wotcha-wa),
See, I wanna jam it wid you
We're jammin' (jammin', jammin', jammin')
I'm jammed: I hope you're jammin', too.

Jam's about my pride and truth I cannot hide
To keep you satisfied.
True love that now exist is the love I can't resist,
So jam by my side.

We're Jammin' (jammin', jammin', jammin'), yeah-eah-eah!
I wanna jam it wid you.
We're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin',
We're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin', we're jammin';
Hope you like jammin', too.
We're jammin', we're jammin' (jammin'),
We're jammin', we're jammin' (jammin').
I wanna (I wanna jam it wid you) - I wanna -
I wanna jam wid you now.
Jammin', jammin' (hope you like jammin' too).
Eh-eh! I hope you like jammin', I hope you like jammin',
'Cause (I wanna jam it wid you). I wanna ... wid you.
I like - I hope you - I hope you like jammin', too.
I wanna jam it;
I wanna jam it.
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I can happily say I enjoy pretty much all of the music played on here, Bill and Rebecca have impeccable music taste - keep up the great work! {#Notworthy}
I prefer Chief Wiggum's version!  Although this is a solid 8.  {#Lol}
Easy there all,,,, no worries.   
 gofishbish wrote:

How very elitist and intolerant of you. I voted for Trump and I love this guy and his music - and RP too btw {#Cheers}.

 
"I voted for Trump"...

Who’s more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows the fool?
 gofishbish wrote:

How very elitist and intolerant of you. I voted for Trump and I love this guy and his music - and RP too btw {#Cheers}.

 
Elitist? Moi? Perhaps I'm guilty of that at times. However, if you are a vocal Trump supporter and you dig the Rastafarian vibe, I'll suspect that you are in a very rare subset indeed.
Peace. 
 Duc1098 wrote:

Sounds like a Trump voter.

 
How very elitist and intolerant of you. I voted for Trump and I love this guy and his music - and RP too btw {#Cheers}.
 melkhyah wrote:
I hate this guy and his music. . .

 
Sounds like a Trump voter.
 duffy11 wrote:

I'm in the same boat.  I respect the man and his work, but I just can't stand reggae.

As for why I rate some songs here a "1" and yet still listen, it's actually precisely because I don't like some of the music here that I listen to Radio Paradise.  If I wanted to listen to a station that only played songs I at least liked, there are a fair few fairly generic local FM stations that would more than fill that need.  Radio Paradise challenges me, though, and it introduces me to music I wouldn't hear anywhere else at the same time.  Heck — it's almost the only reason I've bought any music at all in the past decade, and the music I've bought would almost certainly not have been anything that I'd have heard locally (Hooverphonic, anyone? :-) ).

And besides, by and large I really enjoy the vast majority of music that Radio Paradise plays, so that while yes, Bob Marley is most definitely not to my particular liking, much of what's here is.

So I'll keep listening, and I'll keep on hitting PSD when Bob comes on.  :-) 

 
Probably among the best negative comments I've read here on RP.  Thanks for not just saying "this sucks!"
 
Disco Bob.  Still good tho.
Bob is Jah
 ChrisVIII wrote:

I must have rated most of Bob Marley's songs with 1 and Reggae in general with a maximum of 3 . Simply because to me this is bad music, it's more than it's not to my taste, it represents or evokes things that I don't feel connected to or even feel opposed to. it is not something that moves me, it irritates me. But to go as far as saying that I shouldn't be listening to RP because I'm not good enough to recognise what's good or not.... You're just presumptuous, don't feel superior to those who have given low ratings to reggae and/ or Bob Marley. 
Wouldn't it be cool if, once logged in to RP, the songs we rated with less than 3 would be automatically PSD'ed ? Bill, could that be implemented ? 
 
I'm in the same boat.  I respect the man and his work, but I just can't stand reggae.

As for why I rate some songs here a "1" and yet still listen, it's actually precisely because I don't like some of the music here that I listen to Radio Paradise.  If I wanted to listen to a station that only played songs I at least liked, there are a fair few fairly generic local FM stations that would more than fill that need.  Radio Paradise challenges me, though, and it introduces me to music I wouldn't hear anywhere else at the same time.  Heck — it's almost the only reason I've bought any music at all in the past decade, and the music I've bought would almost certainly not have been anything that I'd have heard locally (Hooverphonic, anyone? :-) ).

And besides, by and large I really enjoy the vast majority of music that Radio Paradise plays, so that while yes, Bob Marley is most definitely not to my particular liking, much of what's here is.

So I'll keep listening, and I'll keep on hitting PSD when Bob comes on.  :-) 
 melkhyah wrote:
I hate this guy and his music. . .

 
Judging by your (h)ratings, you hate quite a bit of music here.  That's too bad.
Tiresome and repetitive!
 luv4music wrote:
Look everyone has different tastes and opinions on music, and while perhaps reasonable minds can differ on whether this song warrants a 6 or a 9 for instance, I really want to know how anyone could possibly give this song a 1. And, I wonder what the F they are doing listening to this station.  Wow.

 
I must have rated most of Bob Marley's songs with 1 and Reggae in general with a maximum of 3 . Simply because to me this is bad music, it's more than it's not to my taste, it represents or evokes things that I don't feel connected to or even feel opposed to. it is not something that moves me, it irritates me. But to go as far as saying that I shouldn't be listening to RP because I'm not good enough to recognise what's good or not.... You're just presumptuous, don't feel superior to those who have given low ratings to reggae and/ or Bob Marley. 
Wouldn't it be cool if, once logged in to RP, the songs we rated with less than 3 would be automatically PSD'ed ? Bill, could that be implemented ? 

 stoped wrote:

Never say never.  Try to find your way to any outdoor bar in the Caribbean with live music on any weeknight.  Now that's situation to appreciate raggae. 

 
Well your description on the outdoor bar DOES sound appealing, but then again...I'm still drawn to something other than reggae. It just gets old for me real fast.
I hate this guy and his music. . .
Look everyone has different tastes and opinions on music, and while perhaps reasonable minds can differ on whether this song warrants a 6 or a 9 for instance, I really want to know how anyone could possibly give this song a 1. And, I wonder what the F they are doing listening to this station.  Wow.
 9
 ypatrick30 wrote:
thats the sound coming from my alarm clock in the morning. so i have to get up now!
 
you are right, this is the music for a good mood and start the day!
 nightdrive wrote:
Just say no to reggae, it will ruin your life.
 
It sure did..... but I've never regretted a minute!!
I had to listen to this song 14,845,122 times in the 70s and that means I can't hear it again for the rest of my life. Please stop playing it, RP. We would all be better off if it just quietly faded away...
thats the sound coming from my alarm clock in the morning. so i have to get up now!
We're jamming! {#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}
Miss you Bob!
{#Dance}
Just say no to reggae, it will ruin your life.
Nice!
 mbolch30307 wrote:
Jesus, God! PLEASE! Not so much freakin' reggae! {#Sick}
 
Are you saying that you think Bill is an incarnation of a deity?
If so then you may have a point about that, though perhaps not about the ratio of Reggae to other music.
Jesus, God! PLEASE! Not so much freakin' reggae! {#Sick}
ooo...yeah...alright....Bill is on a roll
Well, not really on the song but more on the most recent playlist. After titles like secret agent man and watching the detectives i was not surprised to hear bob marley until i realised it was NOT i shot the sheriff but jammin' instead. What a twist, and i wonder whther our favorite DJ's did it on purpose, just to see if someone would take note...
I hope you like my jammies too!
 valeriogonzalez wrote:
How is it possible that this song's got a 7.4?
 
I began to write the same, when I saw your message
 ziakut wrote:

I was thinking the same thing. Actually I'm kinda done with the whole reggae thing for now. I'm never in a situation that I can truly appreciate it. I CANNOT listen to more than one or two tunes of reggae in a row. It's good in smaller doses.
 
Never say never.  Try to find your way to any outdoor bar in the Caribbean with live music on any weeknight.  Now that's situation to appreciate raggae. 
How is it possible that this song's got a 7.4?

 zenhead wrote:
we used to sing this to our kids: "pajamas, i want to put pajamas on you, hope you like pajamas too..."
 
Hahaha! That's Awesome! :D
 NeilBlanchard wrote:
I like this song, but it is overplayed in my opinion.  Bill, maybe you can play some other of Bob Marley's huge and excellent catalog?

Neil
 
I was thinking the same thing. Actually I'm kinda done with the whole reggae thing for now. I'm never in a situation that I can truly appreciate it. I CANNOT listen to more than one or two tunes of reggae in a row. It's good in smaller doses.
I hope you like jammin' too.
I like this song, but it is overplayed in my opinion.  Bill, maybe you can play some other of Bob Marley's huge and excellent catalog?

Neil
we used to sing this to our kids: "pajamas, i want to put pajamas on you, hope you like pajamas too..."
 BeenThereDoneThat wrote:
One of the most overplayed songs in the history of the universe.  Once it sounded okay, now it's like Chinese water torture.

 
I'm going to take your opinion and jam with it...  cuz I'm Jamming!

One of the most overplayed songs in the history of the universe.  Once it sounded okay, now it's like Chinese water torture.

Love it to bits but there is a time and a place - I'm about to go to work so why am I being encouraged to break out a spliff?
 p2h2d2 wrote:

Bless your heart...
 
Love it! Where I'm from "Bless your heart" means  'You may be dumber than a stump', so "Bless your Heart"


Next outstanding song!
 Art_Carnage wrote:
What a steaming pile of crap.
 
Bless your heart...


LOOKS LIKE THE PARADISE HAS WASHED AWAY
makes me want to light up

Bob Marley by rising70
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/

Milan, Italy 1980

Copyright All rights reserved
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 Jonathan_pa wrote:


???????
 

Jambon........ mon!  :-)



{#Yawn}
 sickels wrote:

"Holy Pajamas"

 
I love pajamas... I wan' pajamas witchoo... pajamapajamapajamapajama... {#Lol} Geez, this is a fun song... And I'm not even stoned. But if I was, I could probably come up with a lot better stuff.

Sleep-deprived. Sorry.                                                                                          

 LikesEarCandy wrote:
PAJAMAS! I hope you like Pajamas too!
 
"Holy Pajamas"

It is 4:20 here is Boulder Colorado:)~~~nice timing Radio Paradise
 bitbanger wrote:
What a nice song about French ham.
 

???????
{#Notworthy}God Like!{#Notworthy}

Jamming "cause we can neither be bought nor sold"
What a nice song about French ham.
 Art_Carnage wrote:
What a steaming pile of crap.
 

Same thought I had when I first crossed Tex-ass.  But friends, Texans of course, said not to worry, that it would grow on me.  They were right, it grew on me the way a cold sore slowly grows and festers.

Bob Marley made a lot of music during his career.
This happens to be only one of his songs...also, coincidentally, the same song
we hear on every single other major radio station...
 {#Sleep}
It was good the first few hundred times I heard it...
then again, maybe not that good... 

Bob Marley by ~JSaurer
Johannes  ©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

the rastaman is his typical pose
airbrush, water colours, 1994

Artwork was featured in "Music - Top 10 Bob Marley Artwork" at www.DesignAnimated.com. DesignAnimated is a blog site that seeks to showcase inspiring CG, Design, Animation, Film, Motion Graphics and Visual Effects with the online community.

"What is there to say about him that has not already been said. He is the legendary Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, reggae's most popular and beloved artist. A legend who had a gift for translating the pain and politics of suppressed people into uplifting songs of deliverance. A legend who delivered messages of love and unity and pushed the underground sounds of reggae music onto the world stage. A legend who's music still holds true, now and always. A legend, whose music still inspires and brings tears to my eyes till this day."   ~KristieU.

(Edited: May 17, 2011)

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What a steaming pile of crap.
PAJAMAS! I hope you like Pajamas too!
 fredriley wrote:
I love jam too: strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, apricot, pretty much anything fruity.

 

So "to jam" as a verb—which is the way it is used in the song—would be making jams? {#Ask}

Although jamming—as implied by the song—is a delicious activity, from all rhythmical/harmonic perspectives

(as in 'I wanna jamming with you' {#Bananapiano}{#Sunny}


 Pyro wrote:
I think being stoned is a prerequisite to enjoying reggae.  I don't really care for it straight OR stoned, personally.
 
I don't get stoned and I LOVE Bob Marley and good reggae!

GOD.
 fredriley wrote:
I love jam too: strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, apricot, pretty much anything fruity.
 
Yummmmmm..... apricot!
I love jam too: strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, apricot, pretty much anything fruity.
Wonder what happened to Mrs. Brown's. She made the best tea on the island.

simply Bob! Simply good! Simply an 8!
I remember cruising Myrtle Beach in my Datsun pick-up truck with this blaring out of my newly installed audiovox stereo. This album painted that entire week HAPPY!

As a side note: I also remember later that same week having a bourbon in the motel and having the TV program interrupted to say that Elvis had died. Weird deja vu for me when they made the same kind of announcement about Bob himself and most recently, Michael Jackson.
 handyrae wrote:
I can't hate a song that makes me dance in my chair!

 

The best T-shirt back in the day: "If you can't dance reggae... you can't dance!"

I can't hate a song that makes me dance in my chair!

Orange Marmalade, preferably
It's just a FUN song with a great groove. Enjoy it for what it is.

If I have to be at work, at least I can daydream about drinking on the beach, right? 
{#Bananajam} Pyro wrote:
I think being stoned is a prerequisite to enjoying reggae.  I don't really care for it straight OR stoned, personally.
 

I don't know about a prerequisite, but it certainly doesn't hurt.


 Pyro wrote:
I think being stoned is a prerequisite to enjoying reggae.  I don't really care for it straight OR stoned, personally.
 
True. I can't hear Marley without hearing (in my mind) the bubbling of my house-mate's bong in the background  . . .

Funny, I love Bob. But this song, I don't understand why it gets play.

Exodus, Night Shift. Now those are some of my fav...
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I think being stoned is a prerequisite to enjoying reggae.  I don't really care for it straight OR stoned, personally.
 queenjill wrote:

I'm with ya.  I don't get Marley either.  This may undermine my high ground here, but I'd love to hear that Weird Al song.  That guy cracks me up.

 

Consider it done. High ground undermined.
Top song, nothing more to say.
 mattt wrote:
But I'll admit it here. I just don't get Bob Marley. Specifically, I don't get the appeal of Bob Marley and, even more specifically, I don't get the appeal of this song. Weird Al once poked fun at George Harrison's Got My Mind Set On You with a parody called This Song is Just Six Words Long. That makes Harrison's song about 3 times longer than this one.

 
I'm with ya.  I don't get Marley either.  This may undermine my high ground here, but I'd love to hear that Weird Al song.  That guy cracks me up.

 oceansoul63 wrote:
I've probably heard this song about a billion times. And yet, it doesn't grow old.
 
Great song but it's the only Bob Marley song that ever gets any airplay, which is a real pity.
Nope.
This is surely the theme tune of the radical wing of the Women's Institute ("jamming" - geddit?).
andrewimft wrote:
Great song to dance to. Even a not very good reggae bar band can make you dance to this song and feel blissful. That's some good songwriting somehow, even if simple, something about the joy inside it. Thanks to the passionate genius of Bob Marley.
it's more disco than reggae this song. bob took influences from everywhere. Everywhere black anyway. But i will second that passionate genius thing wholeheartedly.
Why's he singing about pyjamas?
I've probably heard this song about a billion times. And yet, it doesn't grow old.
Great song to dance to. Even a not very good reggae bar band can make you dance to this song and feel blissful. That's some good songwriting somehow, even if simple, something about the joy inside it. Thanks to the passionate genius of Bob Marley.
It is great to listen to Bob specially if you are on a party on the beach in the early evening...
One good thing 'bout music, well it makes you feel alright!
My favorite Bob song, but mainly for the history I have with it. I learned a lot about what's now my favorite music from a guy I worked with as a summer hire during high school. We listened to the radio (WBCN, I think) and he turned me on to Steely Dan, Bob Marley and other progressive stuff. A fun summer.
wholey pajaaaaaaamas...
I hate reggae. *mute* I don't begrudge anyone else liking it, but I worked in a Carribbean-themed restaurant and can't stand reggae or Jimmy Buffet anymore.
Great song, great artist...some others by him would be nice though..there's plenty to choose from! for those that "don't get Bob" I suggest you try listening to some while on a tropical beach. you'll sure as hell get it then.
...and for the trifecta!
Say what you will about the thoughtful comments below, I've had it about up to here with this song.
On_The_Beach wrote:
One of those great Sipping-Corona-In-The-Sun songs! :sunny:
How about some local flavors? Guinness Foreign Extra Stout Dragon Stout Jamaica Stout Red Stripe Real Rock Premium Kingston Lager
uu yeah..
siandbeth wrote:
Okay, this is gonna be a stretch, but many religions have "chants" that are not many words, but have strong meanings, especially when repeated again and again. Music is similar, it's not the number of words being sung, or the number of notes being played, but the essence of the song.
Okay, I can see where you're coming from on that. Maybe not too much of a stretch.
Not all people have to "get" everything. It's called variety, choice and individualism. Fortunately with RP, you'll probably like the next song played.
Oh, hey, you don't have to tell me that. While I don't hesitate to rate songs low, or comment on my distaste, I seldom (heck, I'm not sure I've ever done this) say Bill should never play it again, because I know someone somewhere likes whatever it is being played. So, well, anyway. Thanks for the thoughtful feedback!
Why does Bill keep playing this middling song from an artist with such a deep, masterful catalog?
mattt wrote:
But I'll admit it here. I just don't get Bob Marley. Specifically, I don't get the appeal of Bob Marley and, even more specifically, I don't get the appeal of this song. Weird Al once poked fun at George Harrison's Got My Mind Set On You with a parody called This Song is Just Six Words Long. That makes Harrison's song about 3 times longer than this one.
Okay, this is gonna be a stretch, but many religions have "chants" that are not many words, but have strong meanings, especially when repeated again and again. Music is similar, it's not the number of words being sung, or the number of notes being played, but the essence of the song. For many notes and lyrics, please see "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" or something. Not all people have to "get" everything. It's called variety, choice and individualism. Fortunately with RP, you'll probably like the next song played.
It's like the reggae equivalent of "Rapper's Delight", with lyrics that just kind of wander here and there. I still like it though.
I have to say that it wasn't until the Budweiser frogs and my daughter summering in the Caribbean for two years (and catching the fever) that I got into Marley. Thank God I caught the bug! And I well remember when Clapton covered I Shot the Sheriff on 461 Ocean Boulevard that we all remarked, "What's up with this crap?" Oh well...fortunately I was converted, so I guess it's never too late.
eastcoast wrote:
Lets put this into perspective, for me Bob Marley was the freshest music to come out of the late 70's and early 80's. In comparison to the crap that came out after disco and 80's pop crap, it is no surprise that he gained popularity. The music and the vibe and the message are all part of the total package. Sometimes music is the only escape we have from the drudgery that surrounds us. I beleive that is where Bob's music comes from IMHO. Thats what I get out of it.
Thanks for your thoughtful response. I still don't like it, but I appreciate better why others might.
One of those great Sipping-Corona-In-The-Sun songs! :sunny:
never been a big fan of reggae, but sometimes marley's work makes me smile, as a friend says, it's a fun song, it will cheer your day right up! she is right as always! the beat is infectious! and what in God's world is wrong with dat mon? :cowboy:
Lets put this into perspective, for me Bob Marley was the freshest music to out of the late 70's and early 80's. In comparrison to the crap that came out after disco and 80's pop crap, it is no surprise that he gained popularity. The music and the vibe and the message are all part of the total package. Thats what I get out of it. mattt wrote:
Okay, usually when someone says "you just don't get it" it bugs me. Because, usually, that someone is just unwilling to believe another person just doesn't like a particular song, even if they "get it" just fine. But I'll admit it here. I just don't get Bob Marley. Specifically, I don't get the appeal of Bob Marley and, even more specifically, I don't get the appeal of this song. Weird Al once poked fun at George Harrison's Got My Mind Set On You with a parody called This Song is Just Six Words Long. That makes Harrison's song about 3 times longer than this one.
Okay, usually when someone says "you just don't get it" it bugs me. Because, usually, that someone is just unwilling to believe another person just doesn't like a particular song, even if they "get it" just fine. But I'll admit it here. I just don't get Bob Marley. Specifically, I don't get the appeal of Bob Marley and, even more specifically, I don't get the appeal of this song. Weird Al once poked fun at George Harrison's Got My Mind Set On You with a parody called This Song is Just Six Words Long. That makes Harrison's song about 3 times longer than this one.
saw a band do an amazing cover of this in monte christos africa bar marrakech
Best song opening, can't help but move to this one!
This one brings back memories ... in the middle of a huge thunderstorm, waitin' for the STONES to come on stage in East-Berlin '89, and dancing through the mud and pouring rain to 'Jamming' ... :sunny:
Try social unity- just plain getting along and having a good time. If you want to smoke some dope, play some music, or make some sweet lovin' go ahead and do that too- Marley is a bit deeper than a fat joint. Marr wrote:
Silly PG. Don't you know that jammin' is either playing music or .... ahem....fu***ng!
Can never have too much Bob Marley!! How about playing Three Little Birds?
I LIKE JAMMIN TOO!!! :dancingbanana_2:
Pajamas !! This song always lightens my mood....and my day.
SpaceCase wrote:
:yes: I Like Jamming Too :yes:
Me too! :roflol:
drtjdel wrote:
Warriors, come out and PLAAA_AAAY!
Whoa. The other of two people who took in that flick. Chilling that it got mapped to this song.
ten years ago, driving on the kaibab plateau on the way home after a wonderful mtn bike adventure, she told me that we were over.... this was on the radio..........