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Born in Nine Mile, British Jamaica, Marley began his professional musical career in 1963, after forming Bob Marley and the Wailers. The group's debut studio album The Wailing Wailers (1965) contained the single "One Love/People Get Ready" which peaked in the top five on worldwide music charts, and established the group as a rising figure in reggae. The Wailers subsequently released eleven further studio albums; while initially employing louder instrumentation and singing, the group began engaging in rhythmic-based song construction in the late 1960s and early 1970s, which coincided with Marley's conversion to Rastafarianism. During this period Marley relocated to London, and the group typified their musical shift with the release of the album. The group attained international success after the release of the albums Catch a Fire and Burnin' (both 1973), and forged a reputation as touring artists. In 1974, the Wailers disbanded, and Marley went on to release his solo material under the band's name. A few months after the release of his debut studio album Natty Dread (1974), Marley survived an assassination attempt at his home in Jamaica. Three years later he recorded the album Exodus (1977); it incorporated elements of blues, soul, and British rock and has been ranked one of the best albums of all time. In 1977, Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma; he died as a result of the illness in 1981. He received a state funeral in Jamaica. The greatest hits album Legend (1984) subsequently became the best-selling reggae album of all tine.

On “Gafa Party (Toi Toi),” Winky compares and contrasts his festive and celebratory parties to the formal and restrictive business of political parties.

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