Jamming (song)
"Jamming" is a song by the reggae
Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady.Reggae is based...

 band Bob Marley & the Wailers
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Bob Marley & The Wailers were a Jamaican reggae, ska and rocksteady band formed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963. Additional members were Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Cherry Smith and Aston and Carlton Barrett...

 from their 1977 album Exodus. The song also appears on the compilation album Legend.

The song was re-released 10 years later as a tribute to Bob Marley and was again a hit, as in the Netherlands, where it was classified in the charts for 4 weeks.http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Bob+Marley+%26+The+Wailers&titel=Jamming&cat=s

It is not certain whether jamming in the song refers to jam session
Jam session
Jam sessions are often used by musicians to develop new material, find suitable arrangements, or simply as a social gathering and communal practice session. Jam sessions may be based upon existing songs or forms, may be loosely based on an agreed chord progression or chart suggested by one...

s (semi-improvised performances) or to smoking marijuana.

In popular culture

  • The song was sung at the end of The Simpsons
    The Simpsons
    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie...

    episode "The Canine Mutiny
    The Canine Mutiny
    "The Canine Mutiny" is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons eighth season, which originally aired April 13, 1997. It was written by Ron Hauge and directed by Dominic Polcino. It guest stars voice actor Frank Welker as Laddie, a parody of Lassie...

    " sung by Chief Wiggum.
  • The song can be heard in the film How High
    How High
    How High is a 2001 stoner comedy starring Method Man and Redman, written by Dustin Lee Abraham, and director Jesse Dylan's debut feature film. Entertainment Weekly rated it third in their "Best Stoner Movie" top ten list...

  • The song is played in the movie Captain Ron
    Captain Ron
    Captain Ron is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Thom Eberhardt, produced by David Permut, and written by John Dwyer for Touchstone Pictures. It stars Kurt Russell as the title character, a sailor with a quirky personality and a checkered past, and Martin Short as a middle-class family man...

    , along with many other Bob Marley songs.
  • The song can be heard in the Friends
    Friends is an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series revolves around a group of friends in Manhattan. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television...

    episode "The One Where Rachel Smokes".
  • The song is sung during the honeymoon of Along Came Polly
    Along Came Polly
    Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg, starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles.-Plot:...

  • The song was adapted for a Vodafone
    Vodafone Group Plc is a global telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest mobile telecommunications company measured by revenues and the world's second-largest measured by subscribers , with around 341 million proportionate subscribers as of...

     commercial called Roaming instead of Jamming, promoting the operator's roaming
    In wireless telecommunications, roaming is a general term referring to the extension of connectivity service in a location that is different from the home location where the service was registered. Roaming ensures that the wireless device is kept connected to the network, without losing the...

  • The song was spoofed as "Diggin'" on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy
    Bill Nye the Science Guy
    Bill Nye the Science Guy is an educational television program that originally aired from September 10, 1993 to June 20, 1998, hosted by Bill Nye and produced by Buena Vista Television. The show aired on PBS Kids and was also syndicated to local stations, making it the second first-run television...

    centered on archaeology.
  • The song is heard in the starting scene of the German TV movie Jenseits der Mauer (2009) as if it was coming from a car radio, even though the scene is set in 1974.

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