Reggae

Reggae

by Steve Barrow
     
 
This expanded and updated new edition of The Rough Guide to Reggae covers the entire span of recorded music in Jamaica, from 1950s mento and R&B through to dancehall and ragga, giving you the full story of ska, rock-steady, roots, dub, toasting, and lovers' rock, as well as reggae's offshoots in Britain, the U.S., and Africa.

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Overview

This expanded and updated new edition of The Rough Guide to Reggae covers the entire span of recorded music in Jamaica, from 1950s mento and R&B through to dancehall and ragga, giving you the full story of ska, rock-steady, roots, dub, toasting, and lovers' rock, as well as reggae's offshoots in Britain, the U.S., and Africa.

The book takes its focus from 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 -- both on CD and vinyl.

The authors, Steve Barrow and Peter Dalton, have been involved in the music formore than 20 years. Steve runs the highly acclaimed Blood and Fire reissue label; Peter Dalton is an avid collector and works as a columnist for the New York magazine Dub Catcher.

Extensive illustrations include images by top reggae photographers Adrian Boot and David Corio, plus classic record covers and reggae ephemera.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The years 2003 and 2004 have been the most successful for reggae music on a global scale since the heyday of Bob Marley, with singers such as Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder regularly topping the U.K. and U.S. pop charts. Now in its third edition, this guidebook has been expanded (by over 20 pages) and revised to reflect this latest wave of Jamaican musicians but does not stint on newly discovered recordings and reissues of classic albums of the past. The book charts reggae's evolution, covering the entire spectrum of styles and artists up to 2004, from ska, rocksteady, roots, dub, toasting, and lover's rock to reggae's offshoots in Britain, the United States, and Africa. Barrow and Dalton, who have authored the previous editions, are avid music collectors and historians, each with over 20 years' experience in the music industry. Their expertise and good taste are evident throughout. Bottom Line Anyone exploring reggae recordings will be well served by consulting this wonderful, evolving resource. Highly recommended for any music collection where the previous editions were popular.-Bill Walker, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L., CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858285580
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/05/2001
Series:
Rough Guide Music Guides Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Steve Barrow runs the successful and highly-respected reggae record label Blood & Fire. He has contributed to the reggae scene for over 30 years: as a historian, record-shop owner, A&R man and consultant for Island Records and Trojan Records. Peter Dalton is a journalist, collector and contributor to numerous reggae websites and Dub Catcher magazine.

Steve Barrow runs the successful and highly-respected reggae record label Blood & Fire. He has contributed to the reggae scene for over 30 years: as a historian, record-shop owner, A&R man and consultant for Island Records and Trojan Records. Peter Dalton is a journalist, collector and contributor to numerous reggae websites and Dub Catcher magazine.

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