Personnel: Takeshi Akimoto (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Daniel K. Mandelman (grand piano, keyboards, percussion, bells); Zion Smith, Sophia Hedgecock, Michaela Brown, Grace Schimmel, Emma Koffman, Chloe Brendinger (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Fabian Cook.
Audio Remasterer: Gavin Lurssen.
Audio Remixer: Ziggy Marley.
Recording information: Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Dennis Morris .
While it certainly can be argued that the endless reissuing and repackaging of late music legends seldom achieves anything more than consumer redundancy and, in certain egregious cases, musical grave robbing, occasionally a well-conceived and smartly-executed product comes down the pike that is clearly the result of a labor of love by all involved parties. B IS FOR BOB, a kid-friendly spin on the music of reggae legend Bob Marley (featuring eldest Marley son and roots reggae scion Ziggy Marley), is less compilation-by-committee than reimagining-by-proxy. Taking the original master recordings of eight Bob Marley originals and revising the instrumentation and arrangements to suit a younger audience, Ziggy puts his soulful and positive touch to such classics as "Three Little Birds," "Redemption Song," and "Jamming," classics that are sure to find renewed resonance with a whole new generation of reggae fans.