The Rough Guide to Reggae
|Author:||Steve Barrow & Peter Dalton|
It’s hard to enjoy reading if you don’t have some great tunes to fill your ears as you turn the page. This guide gives you the goods on a ton of the beautiful, sad, happy and heavily funky music that has made Jamaica famous for more than 40 years. - Peter Darlington
This expanded and updated third edition of The Rough Guide to Reggae tells the extraordinary story of recorded music in Jamaica, from folk traditions and 1950s mento through to dancehall and bashment, giving you the lowdown on ska, rocksteady, roots, dub, ragga and lovers' rock, as well as reggae's offshoots around the globe. The book focuses on the singers and DJs, the equally important producers and session musicians, and the sound systems. Throughout, there are interviews and features on the major artists, and reviews of hundreds of discs on CD and vinyl. Extensive illustrations include images by top photographers Adrian Boot and David Corio, plus classic record covers and ephemera. The authors, Steve Barrow and Peter Dalton, have been involved in the music for more than twenty years. Steve runs the highly acclaimed Blood and Fire reissue label; Peter is an avid collector and has worked as a columnist for Dub Catcher magazine.