Reggae and Caribbean Music: Third Ear: The Essential Listening Companion

Reggae and Caribbean Music: Third Ear: The Essential Listening Companion

by Dave Thompson
     
 

More than a listener's guide, this book reveals the rich historical development of a regional music that is now embraced worldwide. Packed with incisive essays, ratings and reviews of 2,700 recordings, plus fantastic photos and engaging biographies, this guide captures the allure of reggae, calypso, dancehall, rock steady, soca and other evocative styles of the entire… See more details below

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More than a listener's guide, this book reveals the rich historical development of a regional music that is now embraced worldwide. Packed with incisive essays, ratings and reviews of 2,700 recordings, plus fantastic photos and engaging biographies, this guide captures the allure of reggae, calypso, dancehall, rock steady, soca and other evocative styles of the entire English-speaking Caribbean region past and present. Featured artists include: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Lord Kitchener, Arrow, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Buju Banton, Brother Resistance, Prince Buster, David Rudder, Wailing Souls and many others.

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Thompson has written over 70 rock music books, as well as articles for a variety of leading music magazines and liner notes for many major artists. In this text, he provides an encyclopedic guide to reggae and other music styles from the English-speaking Caribbean region of the past and present. Coverage includes the history of the Caribbean carnival traditions, and the carnival winners; career biographies and discographies for nearly 100 key artists and performers, selected as representing the best in their particular musical field; the primary musical genres; brief biographies of many of the record producers who have influenced the development and popularization of Caribbean music; and the development of the United Kingdom market from 1957-1972. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879306557
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Third Ear Series
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

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