Junior Marvin

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Not to be confused with Junior Murvin.
Junior Marvin
Junior Marvin in Santa Monica (2007)
Background information
Birth name Donald Hanson Marvin Kerr Richards Jr
Also known as Junior Hanson, Junior Kerr
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae, Rock, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, author, poet, artist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1969–present
Labels Manticore, Island, Universal
Associated acts Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Wailers Band, Hanson, Steve Winwood, Bobby Tench, Rebop Kwaku Baah. Linda Lewis
Website juniormarvin.com

Junior Marvin (born 1949 as Donald Hanson Marvin Kerr Richards Jr) (also known as Junior Marvin-Hanson, Junior Hanson and Junior Kerr) is a Jamaican-born guitarist and singer best known for his association with Bob Marley and The Wailers. He started his career as Junior Marvin with the band Hanson in 1973. Marvin has also been associated with Gass, Keef Hartley Band, Toots & the Maytals and Steve Winwood. In 2007, Marvin recorded a solo album entitled Wailin' For Love. In 2009, Marvin, along with Al Anderson, formed The Original Wailers.Junior left this Band in April/2011.


He formed his own band Hanson also known as Junior Marvin's Hanson in 1973 and recorded two albums.[1] Marvin met Bob Marley on 14 February 1977 and joined Bob Marley and The Wailers Band.[2] After Bob Marley's death Marvin carried on releasing material under the name The Wailers Band releasing the albums ID, Majestic Warriors, Jah Message, and Live 95-97 My Friends. In 1997 Marvin left The Wailers Band and relocated to Brazil, where he formed a short-lived group called Batuka.[3] Following his return to Jamaica he continued working as a session player. More recently Marvin has toured with Kaliroots and The Wailers Band. He has been touring with The Original Wailers since 2009. Junior went Solo in 2011.[4] In 2013 Junior Released 2 CD'S "Smokin' To The Big M Music " and " Lion To Zion " 'Dub wise'. Both CD'S Released on Feb/06.2013. Available on iTunes and CDBaby. In 2014 Junior started a New Band " JUNIOR MARVIN'S FORCE ONE ". A 'Live' CD is due in March/2014 and Studio CD by July/2014.




Junior Marvin in 2011

Wailers albums[edit]

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  1. ^ "Hanson (UK)". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ Moskowitz, David. Bob Marley. p. 40. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Junior Marvin". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  4. ^ Diaz, Julio (2009-04-24). "The Original Wailers headline festival". pnj.com. Retrieved 2009-05-03. [dead link]

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