Win a Pair of Tickets to Ragga Muffins Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19

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Beth Stirnaman
Julian Marley playing at Ragga Muffins Festival Feb. 23, 2009
It's time again for the annual Ragga Muffins Festival to take over Long Beach--and this year, the festival is dedicated to Bob Marley who passed nearly 30 years ago (yes, it has been that long since the music legend left us). But this is no time for mourning! The Ragga Muffins Festival is a two-day reggae extravaganza featuring some of the finest musicians Jamaica has to offer. Find out how to win a pair of tickets to the first day on Saturday, Feb. 19 after the jump.

Saturday's smokin' lineup includes Bunny Wailer (an original member of the Wailers alongside Bob), Rebelution, Gyptian and Half Pint, while Sunday's roster boasts joints by Israel Vibration, Gentleman, I-Octane and Marcia Griffiths. Plus, with dozens of vendors selling wares and globally inspired munchies--at least four Jamaican eateries alone--the air is sure to be thick with good vibes and music all weekend long. (Erin Dewitt)

In the spirit of reggae music, tell us your favorite Bob Marley song and why. Please include your full name and e-mail address in the comments.


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Long Beach Arena

300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

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Missmarjel
Missmarjel

Three little birds . . . is my favorite song. I like it because the lyrics are simple and true.And when you listen to the music, the lyrics of the songactually make me feel better."don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright"Then I just feel alright too.Its true what bob says, when the music hits, you feel no pain!

Susie
Susie

Susie.lemus@yahoo.com Fav Marley Jamminlove the idea of everyone gettn together to groove!

Richard Whipple
Richard Whipple

"I shot the sheriff"....as a kid i had a keyboard with the instrumental to bob's song, and i made my own remixed version to the beat of i shot the sheriff. Everytime i hear that song it reminds me of being a kid with dreams of making music.

Richard WhippleRichard.whipple@earthlink.net

Jeff
Jeff

Could You Be Loved. Because "Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for"-Bob Marley.

Jeff Marshjsmarsh4@netzero.com

Laurie Woodruff
Laurie Woodruff

I like Jammin....Jammin in the name of the Lord...it has a good groove, good words and makes me like jammin too...I really want to jam with you...

Laurie Woodruff (laurie94@live.com)

Javier Gonzalez
Javier Gonzalez

One Love

This song gives me hope. Not only in God but in Man that one day there will be unity.

Crzybeotchdee
Crzybeotchdee

My favorite Bob Marley is No Women, No Cry.... What is not to love about that song? It tells you to push on through, don't forget your past... I hear this song and it makes me appreciate what I have. It may not be much, but it's something. Push on through and don't forget.. Deidra Prescott crzybeotchdee@aol.com

Briana Attaway
Briana Attaway

Three Little Birds - A simple sweet melody that has become my sons favorite lullaby.

Ms Anna13
Ms Anna13

My favorite Bob Marley song is Stir It Up! It always puts me in a great mood and whenever I hear it I know its going to be a great day~So uplifting & refreshing! Anna Garcia ms.anna13@yahoo.comThank you!

Lawren
Lawren

emancipate yourself from slavery no one but ourselves can free our minds

-redemption songlawren lawwwren@gmail.com

Caylynn
Caylynn

"No woman no cry" has to be my favorite Bob Marley song. Bob Marleys voice is soo full of spirit and love and being a woman who's gone through my own series of painful situations, playing "No Woman No Cry" always makes me feel as though I'm personally being cradled in his arms and lulled into a realm in which only love and compassion exist. And it makes the world a brighter place again...

Caylynn Adams

redevilynn@gmail.com

JorgeR
JorgeR

Jammin! Reminds me every time I hear it of our Luau parties we threw in the summers of 02 and 03! Good times! Jorge Ramirez killabees90620@yahoo.com

Janis
Janis

Redemption Song - it was the perfect song to play inside a cave overlooking the Topanga Mountains, in a perfect weather and nothing but nature around.

Janis Martinezjanisezst@yahoo.com

Janine
Janine

"No woman, no cry" - Bob Marley

I love each and every one of Bob Marleys song but the one that i would have to pick as a favorite would be No woman, no cry. It was mine and my brothers favorite song, after he OD'd on heroin (it takes the best of them) it came on ALMOST every time i would be at the cemetary or when life knocked my ass down.. it was a nice picker upper . One love.Janine RojoDifferent_people@yahoo.com

Avjw656
Avjw656

WAITING IN VAIN, 5 years ago i was at a party listening to this song and dancing when the most beautiful girl i ever seen walked up to the dance floor. Long story short we started dancing and singing and we have been dating ever since and it is "OUR SONG" ! IT WOULD BE A PERFECT GIFT!NAME:ANDREW WALKERE-MAIL: avjw656@yahoo.com

Janis M.
Janis M.

Redemption Song - it was the perfect song to play inside a cave overlooking the Topanga Mountains, in a perfect weather and nothing but nature around.

Drob
Drob

redemption song.... very powerful lyrics... deryck roberts, deryckroberts@hotmail.com

Biguglyj
Biguglyj

"Sun is Shining"Every time I hear this song it brightens my day... The legend is gone, but his songs live on. A new song is made every day but few made music with the passion that Bob did.

John Kolbbiguglyj@yahoo.com

Becki
Becki

The song "Hooligan" by Bob Marley and the Wailers, this was back in his early rock steady years 1960s (the better years).

Mort
Mort

Get up, stand upIt does just that it makes you want to stand up and tell the worldWe miss you Bob

Cherylleigh53
Cherylleigh53

"War" is one of my favorite Bob Marley songs. It's lyrics are almost entirely from a speech by Emperor Haile Selassie. The song calls for World Peace and remains a powerful message today.Cheryl Coulter - cherylleigh53@yahoo.com

Monochromiccat
Monochromiccat

thy nguyen (monochromiccat@hotmail.com) "no woman, no cry

Water Da Mindflower
Water Da Mindflower

One favorite? Well, my current favorite is "I'm Hurtin' Inside"....because though we all have pain, if met with optimism then it is much easier to overcome. And it WILL be overcome. "...and if it don't come I gotta go looking, for Happiness..."

Dee
Dee

I shot the sheriff. It had a good beat to it

Water Da Mindflower
Water Da Mindflower

BTW, my name is Gene Lee and my email address is gene_k_lee@yahoo.com.

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