Marley, Ziggy / Family Time
Album: Family Time   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Marley, Ziggy   Added:Jul 2009
Label:Tuff Gong International  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-07-12 Pull Date: 2009-09-13 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 13 Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 16 Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19
Airplays: 4 4 4 4 3 5 6 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 02, 2018: Happy Hour
4. Aug 09, 2010: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
2. Jul 15, 2015: 7-15-2015
Is There Really A Human Race, My Helping Hands, Take Me To Jamaica
5. Jun 19, 2010: New World Disorder
Take Me To Jamaica
3. Jul 08, 2012: New World Disorder
Take Me To Jamaica
6. Mar 11, 2010: poetry in parlando
Family Time

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-07-10
Ziggy Marley – Family Time
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/12/09
Roots rock reggae for kids, by Ziggy, head of the Marley clan for almost 30 years now… Lots and lots of top ranking guests. I’m usually a terrible cynic, but I have to admit I’m really touched by this stuff. It’s really positive and upbeat, simple but sophisticated.
No FCCs –duh! Everything’s lovely.
1. 4:21 **sounds of kids playing, then mellow acoustic groove. Celebration of family – sweet. Features a tiny child toward the end – I guess one of Ziggy’s kids?
2. 3:33 ***uptempo roots bubble with tuba blats. Features Ziggy’s mom and sis.
3. 4:43 ***mellow blues-infused acoustic groove – no drums, but great guitar. Lovely vocals as well.
4. 3:18 ***bouncy, upbeat but midtempo bubble, happy song about Jamaica (so few songs about Jamaica these days are….) Features Toots Hibbert. My kids are in Jamaica as I write this, and I’m crying a river…
5. 3:52 ***downtempo simple march, cute kid’s play song, take-off on Simon Says. Dreamlike ending.
6. 3:39 ***shaker intro, bouncy midtempo bubble, famous spiritual featuring Willie Nelson, rendered for kids but with great singing and guitar.
7. 4:17 **midtempo acoustic groove with a bit of Nyahbinghi drumming, cover of a folk classic with pretty female guest vocals. Ends with a lot of really pretty guitar, long fade with hand drums.
8. 4:02 ****downtempo loping stroll, Ziggy’s alphabet with chorus of “Bend Down Low”. Fun bits of vocals.
9. 3:37 ***energetic hand drum intro, downtempo rootsy skank. Cover of an old Trinidadian calypso song – swingy and cute.
10. 3:16 ***syncopated and a bit bluesy groove, positivity message, features Paul Simon.
11. 3:38 **midtempo roots skank with whistling. Pretty female guest vocals. Seems to be all about sustainable energy…
12. 0:54 spoken word for kids, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis.
13. 2:32 *spoken word ostensibly for kids, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis.

Track Listing
1. Family Time   7. Wings Of An Eagle
2. I Love You Too   8. Abc
3. Cry, Cry, Cry   9. Hold 'em Joe
4. Take Me To Jamaica   10. Walk Tall
5. Ziggy Says   11. Future Man, Future Lady
6. This Train   12. My Helping Hands
  13. Is There Really A Human Race