Listen to Rita Marley's "One Draw" Extended 12" Mix
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:11:35
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Shanachie has just re-released Rita Marley's classic "One Draw" extended 12" mix on iTunes.
Yes, she is Bob's widow.
Check out the lyric video!
"The release of 'One Draw' in 1981 was during a very significant year for myself and my family," says Rita Marley. "I never thought it would create the level of global controversy that it did, while still selling over two million copies. With the release 30 years later, amidst all the discussion on the legalization of herb in the States, it shows how relevant and timeless music can be. To all fans and friends: Thank you for standing by me. We are happy to re-release 'One Draw.' Hope you enjoy now or better than you did before. Jah Bless you all."
It is important to realize the significance of ganja (marijuana) in Rastafarian culture and in Jamaican culture generally. Many (though not all) Rastas regard ganja as a spiritual aid and smoke it for purposes of meditation or ceremonially. In Jamaican society generally it is reasonably common for it to be smoked recreationally or simply as a way to deal with the stresses of life but also ganja tea has been used medicinally traditionally. It is regarded as an organic, herbal plant, with beneficial uses, rather than a drug. Ironically, it seems that America is just now coming to a more Jamaican understanding of marijuana and the re-release of the full hit version of "One Draw" celebrates that development.
A portion of the proceeds from "One Draw" will benefit The Alpha and Omega Senior Daycare Center. This is the newest addition to the Rita Marley Foundation and planned opening is July 2014.
With all that in mind, watch the lyric video and enjoy.
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