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Bob Marley — Stir it Up
Album: Exodus
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Released: 1984
Length: 5:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Stir It Up
By: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Lyrics
Stir it up little darling, stir it up
Come on baby come on and stir it up little darling, stir it up
It's been a long long time since I've got you on my mind
And now you are here
I say it's so clear
To see what we can do, honey, just me and you

Come on and stir it up, little darling, stir it up
Come on baby come on and stir it up little darling, stir it up
I'll push the wood, I'll blaze your fire
Then I'll satisfy your heart's desire
Said I'll stir it up, yeah, ev'ry minute, yeah
All you got to do is keep it in, baby
And stir it up, little darling, stir it up
Come on and stir it up, oh, little darling, stir it up, yeah

Oh, will you quench me while I'm thirsty?
Come and cool me down when I'm hot?
Your recipe, darling, is so tasty
And you sure can stir your pot
So stir it up, little darling, stir it up
Come on and stir it up, oh, little darling, stir it up
Come on and stir it up, oh, little darling, stir it up
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A song that reminds you of the good times you can have in life, and it happens too !At least 8, necessarily. The rhythm is perfect.
“When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.”
Ahhhhhh....This gem of a song is like a glass of ice cold water on a scorching summer's day.
12.
Ahhhh.....this song immediately relaxes me. {#Roflol}
Never get sick of this one
A STRONG 8 - Most Excellent for me almost 9
 BillG wrote:
The URL you posted is to a Russian ripoff site. None of what you pay goes to the artists or labels (that's why the prices are so low...). 

If you care about that sort of thing, you might want to shop elsewhere.
 
Thanks for that info, Bill, which should have been obvious to me if I thought past my wallet. I care a lot about that sort of thing. How I wish the internet had a more "vetted" instantiation that enforced play-by-the-rules, where participants had to be registered and anonymously certified as legit, but never exposed as to identity. It could be done with RSA encryption and https without annoying legitimate users, maybe. In a perfect world, it would take a site like Soundsbox (or whatever) and run any accesses through another site that completes the transaction, deletes the host site monitization, and sends payment to the artist.

Apologies for turning this comment into what should be a forum thread! :-)
 Carl wrote:

You're the ideal candidate to buy a download!

("soundsbox" download URL deleted)
 
The URL you posted is to a Russian ripoff site. None of what you pay goes to the artists or labels (that's why the prices are so low...). 

If you care about that sort of thing, you might want to shop elsewhere. 
So what the guitar solos are not reserved for hard rock ...
                         


                                                              Lead Guitar - Peter Tosh
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 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
If I was made to choose just one record that I held most dear. . . this is it.  

 
Squid, you've posted at least four different comments for this song.  Methinks you get paid by the word....
Nice!  Happy 4/20!!
If I was made to choose just one record that I held most dear. . . this is it.  
 horseplayer wrote:
Rated this "godlike," and that might be the first time I meant it literally.  This song incarnates the heavenly.  .

Yes, I've heard it a thousand times, and won't mind hearing it a thousand more — in a row, if possible!
 
You're the ideal candidate to buy a download!

("soundsbox" download URL deleted -- see my reply above)
One of the few Reggae songs I like; and I like it quite a bit.
Don't bogart that joint...pass it here.
Hey save some of that doobie for me! 
This song sends me somewhere else.  It's like a fine dish where all the individual ingredients combine to create something supremely sublime.
Zzzzzzz... {#Yawn}
Saw BM (unfortunate acronym for him) in concert in Montreal in the 1970s. Great performer.
So much ganga smoke in the air that you got high even without a spliff in your paws. 

Rated this "godlike," and that might be the first time I meant it literally.  This song incarnates the heavenly.  .

Yes, I've heard it a thousand times, and won't mind hearing it a thousand more — in a row, if possible!
Yeah man! {#Bananajam}
Quite possibly the most enjoyable bass run ever recorded.. Pure fun and happiness.
 


And here is the original :) Enjoy. 

Possibly from 1967, it was written and recorded for his wife Rita. I really love the hometown sound of this total classic. Sigh. . .gives me goosebumps. 
Let's get the original album cover at the top. 
Does anybody still have lighter fluid on their shelf?

Love this song! Thank you RP!
man, don't even joke about suicide, bleah ... sorry, personal pet peeve of mine ... anyhoo -- 

I LOVE this song ... GODLIKE and like Natural Mystic by Marley ... just natural goodness inspirey irey 
I would say that I really like this song, but the comments here make me want to toss my dinner........9. 


//pulls out revolver and shoots self in head...
Also love the Dread Zeppelin version. Hilariously awesome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6U-TGahwvs

I saw Bob play this live on TV in the '70s on a BBC programme called the Old Grey Whistle Test and I was just blown away. 

I recently told the story to my eldest son and showed him the video and he was blown away too.

I hope that one day, I will have grandchildren who, when they are old enough, I will show them this link and watch them be blown away as well.

Peace. 
 Krakus wrote:
Excellent song for some love making on pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday :).

 
Yeah buddy! ;)
Excellent song for some love making on pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday :).
 sirdroseph wrote:
Check the bass line in this one.

 
I have and it certainly could use a tuner.
Man, I need to get my hearing checked.  For YEARS.  Until just now, I thought the chorus has always been "still in love"  said with that Jamaican accent.  


Hey, this song actually makes some sense now that I see that it's "stir" not "steer." Never to late to learn something new...
Yes most excellent.
 
Check the bass line in this one.
 SanchoPancho wrote:
I just passed through your neck of the woods on my annual motorcycle trip, Beach:

 https://mc2-canada-trip-2011.blogspot.com/2011/08/day-1.html

In a  pinch, Pinch Haig will do nicely.  Blended, but very good.
 
Wow, that must have been an awesome trip, SP!
...rainy day outside in germany........and then THIS........thanx,bill......{#Daisy}
This is way slower than I remember it being.
guten morgen alte erde  yah man


Two sugars please love, stir it up, lil' darlin'

Your recipe is so tasty


 TerryS wrote:
We've got a whisky club goin' here, I'm sipping on a glass of Caol Ila 12 as we speak, so to errr speak.  Bought in the Nicaraguan "Duty Free" (don't get me started on what that actually means) last week and just opened - Ahhh yes Spirit UP indeed.
 
I'm working on some Lagavulin 16-year, Ardbeg 10-year, and the always chewy LaPhroaig 10-year.
On the safer side, I'm also enjoying some Bruichladdich "Waves". Safe to say I like my Islays.  ; )
(And, oh yah, "Stir it Up" is one of my fave Bob tunes.)
If you don't like it, you can pass the blunt to the.... um, uhhh.... person on the left.
 fredriley wrote:

Expensive tastes, dude! But good :o). I had some Highland Park 12yo last night which soothed my mouth and my mood. Orkney's finest :*)
. I sure would like to get my tongue around an 18yo, though (ahem!).{#Wink}
 
We've got a whisky club goin' here, I'm sipping on a glass of Caol Ila 12 as we speak, so to errr speak.  Bought in the Nicaraguan "Duty Free" (don't get me started on what that actually means) last week and just opened - Ahhh yes Spirit UP indeed.
 TJS wrote:
This is some seriously boring music.  And repetitive.
 
I often click on what the person has rated highly when someone makes a blanket comment like this about a song. So interesting. You know 10 is highest, right, TJS?

PRIMITIVE!!!!


 ThePoose wrote:
Lagavulin 16-year + Highland Park 18-year, please.

Single malt can segue to and from anything in the known and unknown universe.
 
Expensive tastes, dude! But good :o). I had some Highland Park 12yo last night which soothed my mouth and my mood. Orkney's finest :*)
. I sure would like to get my tongue around an 18yo, though (ahem!).{#Wink}
This is some seriously boring music.  And repetitive.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
The frantic tempo is killing me. Couldn't they slow it down a little?
Oh, and Talisker 10-year never lets me down.
 
I went to the Talisker Distillery once. Lovely tour...better tasting room than most :)
really enjoying the conversation...bob and malts{#Lol}
 On_The_Beach wrote:
The frantic tempo is killing me. Couldn't they slow it down a little?
Oh, and Talisker 10-year never lets me down.
 
I just passed through your neck of the woods on my annual motorcycle trip, Beach:

 https://mc2-canada-trip-2011.blogspot.com/2011/08/day-1.html

In a  pinch, Pinch Haig will do nicely.  Blended, but very good.

The frantic tempo is killing me. Couldn't they slow it down a little?
Oh, and Talisker 10-year never lets me down.
 ThePoose wrote:


Lagavulin 16-year + Highland Park 18-year, please.

Single malt can segue to and from anything in the known and unknown universe.
  One of the few Reggae tunes I can tolerate or actually like.
On the other topic, please, the Macallan 25. :)  There is no substitute.


 anotherlistener wrote:
How  we got  from Bob Marley to single malt Islay Scotch in this discussion is beyond me but I favor lots more of both.  The Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Port Ellen are among my favorites. As for highland malts, Highland Park really hits the spot.  Now shall we discuss which cigars should go with which Scotch.
 

Lagavulin 16-year + Highland Park 18-year, please.

Single malt can segue to and from anything in the known and unknown universe.
 Poacher wrote:

Tremendous indeed. It was from a TV program called the old grey whistle test which at the time was about the only place you could see decent music on the TV in the UK. I used to watch it with mates after going to the pub and saw many, many bands and artists that have continued to influence me. 

This particular video I clearly remember seeing at the time live and blew me away and it is indeed well worth watching.
 
I KNOW I've seen "The Old Grey Whistle Test" on TV, but for the life of me, I can't remember where - PBS in Oregon, perhaps? I think it was on in the wee hours when I was trying in vain to catch a few hours of sleep...  I don't watch much other than Public Broadcasting lately - mainstream TV is as bad as the news. RP and PBS - my venues of choice...  Thanks for the reminder, Poacher! {#Mrgreen}
 Clark_Novato wrote:
Such a great groove.  There's a tremendous video circa 1973 of Bob, Peter, Bunny and the gang covering this song for a British television show.  Both the audio and video production values are way ahead of anything else I've been able to find for The Wailers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6U-TGahwvs
 
Tremendous indeed. It was from a TV program called the old grey whistle test which at the time was about the only place you could see decent music on the TV in the UK. I used to watch it with mates after going to the pub and saw many, many bands and artists that have continued to influence me. 

This particular video I clearly remember seeing at the time live and blew me away and it is indeed well worth watching.
One of my Marley favs, Mon!
Instant calm. Bob Marley is a global treasure. 
"ladies and gentlemen please gather in the Cotillion Room for another all you can eat buffet. We hope you are enjoying your cruise."
Happy birthday Mr. Marley...wish you were still here makin' da music for us :)(:
Very nice relaxed pedal work.
Nowadays this sounds rather slow (not in the sense of laid back) to me... Come on, shake that thing!
Loving me some bob Marley after a 30 hour journey back home
Such a great groove.  There's a tremendous video circa 1973 of Bob, Peter, Bunny and the gang covering this song for a British television show.  Both the audio and video production values are way ahead of anything else I've been able to find for The Wailers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6U-TGahwvs
Pass the dutchie on the left-hand side...

O BAY BEE   {#Kiss}

AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!{#Cowboy}


 philinnz wrote:


ratings wwwaaaayyyy to high for this tripe
 

People wwwaaaaayyyyy too serious about life.
 h8rhater wrote:
Ratings waaayyy too low for this legendary tune.
 

ratings wwwaaaayyyy to high for this tripe
It's a beautiful sunny day in Brighton - perfect track!
love me a little rock-steady in the morning.
I think this is the best reggae album ever.  Lots of times reggae starts to sound repetitive after a few songs, at least to me.  This album doesn't do that.  Almost every Bob Marley song I like is on this CD.  Thank you Bob!
Ratings waaayyy too low for this legendary tune.
Jah Mon!{#Cowboy}
Favorite version (besides this)....DREAD ZEPPELIN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lwF8VLrIyc


and....still dreaming.  {#Cowboy}

I'm dreaming in fractuals.

*sigh*

i needed this today.... many thanks!

Namaste....


 fuh2 wrote:
Stir WHAT up?  9

 
'STEER' it up.............if you can you dig it{#Hug}..............sounds like JJC on wahwah.....

thank you bill for playing this. It made my monday morning much brighter!



 siandbeth wrote:

I'll give your dog a squeaky toy if you upload Dread Zepplin. I haven't thought of them in years...
 
Well, I don't have a dog, and I don't need a squeaky toy, but I do have some DZ on my HD.  Now ... which song to upload ...

 anotherlistener wrote:
How  we got  from Bob Marley to single malt Islay Scotch in this discussion is beyond me but I favor lots more of both.  The Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Port Ellen are among my favorites. As for highland malts, Highland Park really hits the spot.  Now shall we discuss which cigars should go with which Scotch.
 
None for me, they numb the tongue too much.
Cragganmore and Balvenie are my usual choices.

along with the occasional Bob M.

How  we got  from Bob Marley to single malt Islay Scotch in this discussion is beyond me but I favor lots more of both.  The Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Port Ellen are among my favorites. As for highland malts, Highland Park really hits the spot.  Now shall we discuss which cigars should go with which Scotch.
 vivakitty wrote:
So, when I was in high school, my friend Matt had a beat up, ancient VW Rabbit, with a very ancient after-market cassette deck/radio.  He came to pick me up one time and he had Bob Marley's Greatest Hits in the tape deck.  Turns out, the tape was stuck.  It would play and flip over to the other side, play, flip back to the first side, repeat ad infinitum.  But it would not eject.  So your options were Bob Marley or silence.  I really got to know Bob Marley.

You have no idea the joy of the day he picked me up and was blasting Oingo Boingo because the tape deck was fixed.
 

vivakitty
(The Girl Who Wrecks Your Dreams)

About last night ...   
Here's my favorite version...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lwF8VLrIyc
Honestly, one of my least favorite Marley songs.
So, when I was in high school, my friend Matt had a beat up, ancient VW Rabbit, with a very ancient after-market cassette deck/radio.  He came to pick me up one time and he had Bob Marley's Greatest Hits in the tape deck.  Turns out, the tape was stuck.  It would play and flip over to the other side, play, flip back to the first side, repeat ad infinitum.  But it would not eject.  So your options were Bob Marley or silence.  I really got to know Bob Marley.

You have no idea the joy of the day he picked me up and was blasting Oingo Boingo because the tape deck was fixed.
Stir WHAT up?  9

 Paul_in_Australia wrote:


Lagavulin? Well, well, well. I think you and me agree about whisky, if not always about music!

Islay single malts forever! Quite why anyone drinks blended whisky escapes me.
 
Yes, Lagavulin is my fave, but here in Canada it has gone from $50 per bottle to $124 in three years.
I remain with Islay single malts, however, such as Laphroaig and, very recently, Smokehead, which is wonderful!

Yes!  I hit the -mute- JUST in time.
First radioparadise song of the day.  ~head boppin~  Love it.

{#Bounce}
 Paul_in_Australia wrote:


Lagavulin? Well, well, well. I think you and me agree about whisky, if not always about music!

Islay single malts forever! Quite why anyone drinks blended whisky escapes me.
 

I'm more of a Highland Malt person myself. Though I'll never turn down any single malt. :)
i dont think there is any song I have heard that has the mellowing influence that this one has on me. My whole body just went from tense to loose within the first few seconds that this started. just want to lay out in the sun and smoke a J
OOOOoooohh my king bless me with your regenertefull and most holy and peacefull of the universe!{#Devil_pimp}
still stir me up always in my life!!
ThePoose wrote:
That's why I stopped drinking rusty nails. Only straight scotch (Lagavulin) now--no Drambuie.
Lagavulin? Well, well, well. I think you and me agree about whisky, if not always about music! Islay single malts forever! Quite why anyone drinks blended whisky escapes me.
Alpine wrote:
I saw a documentary on Bob this morning. Ya know his cancer was apparently caused by a scratch from a rusty nail on his toe?
That's why I stopped drinking rusty nails. Only straight scotch (Lagavulin) now--no Drambuie.
I kind of burned myself out (no pun intended) on Marley back in college - but I still enjoy this song a lot... love the bass line. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Phonedave wrote:
I had a dog that loved this whole albun. Used to sit in front of the speakers and just stare at them. Now, where is that Dread Zeppelin cover I have of this, maybe I have some uploading to do :eek:
I'll give your dog a squeaky toy if you upload Dread Zepplin. I haven't thought of them in years...
Anything by Bob = 10 in my book.
I still like the Johnny Nash version better.
Dude, you're listening to history! Johnny Nash's 1972 album I Can See Clearly Now which included this song is credited by many for introducing reggae music to an international audience: (click here) :sunny:
fire it up! i mean stir it up! 8.
I saw a documentary on Bob this morning. Ya know his cancer was apparently caused by a scratch from a rusty nail on his toe?
Kregg wrote:
i've never heard this one, is it rare?
:roflol:
Kregg wrote:
i've never heard this one, is it rare?
this is a joke right? this song is very very well known
jah_blessed wrote:
Good boy! (The dog, that is, and assuming it's a male.)
Nope - female dog. Best dog I ever had - period, hands down, end of story.
i've never heard this one, is it rare?
mrzipmann wrote:
He would probably go to Zion
And then he'd probably go to the rivers of Babylon where he could, you know, remember Zion.
tapatia wrote:
Every time I hear this song, I think of my daughter when she was 4 or 5, standing on the bed and pretending to stir a large spoon in a very large bowl in time to the beat of this song, holding the invisible utensil with both hands. Always brings a huge smile to my face! :mrgreen:
thats darling!
larz wrote:
I just realized this song was about screwing. So much for my theory that all reggae was about pot.
Song is bout doing one with the other,your theory sticks! :dance:
bokey wrote:
:meditate: Where would Bob go?
He would probably go to Zion
Every time I hear this song, I think of my daughter when she was 4 or 5, standing on the bed and pretending to stir a large spoon in a very large bowl in time to the beat of this song, holding the invisible utensil with both hands. Always brings a huge smile to my face! :mrgreen:
crowhog2000 wrote:
Bob Marley rules on Zanzibar Island. Anybody that loves REAL island paradises (Bahamas are WAY overrated) should go there sometime. Americans need to see more of the world than Myrtle Beach, Key West, and Nassau!
:meditate: Where would Bob go?
Bob Marley rules on Zanzibar Island. Anybody that loves REAL island paradises (Bahamas are WAY overrated) should go there sometime. Americans need to see more of the world than Myrtle Beach, Key West, and Nassau!
meloman wrote:
Isn't EVERY reggae song?
Yuk, yuk!
bokey wrote:
Recognizable in 0.1 seconds.
Isn't EVERY reggae song?
greg6494 wrote:
i can name that tune in 1 note (audience gasps!) :clap:
It says a lot about the song that it leaves that kind of impression.
Best keep the brownies out of dogger's reach next time. Phonedave wrote:
I had a dog that loved this whole albun. Used to sit in front of the speakers and just stare at them. Now, where is that Dread Zeppelin cover I have of this, maybe I have some uploading to do :eek: