This heavily illustrated guide to reggae is a colorful, herbally endowed, and sunsplashed history of one of the world s most popular musical styles Reggae was born in 1960s Jamaica, a potent mix of such indigenous genres as ska and rocksteady plus RB, jazz, and traditional African rhythms Before long, it had conquered the globe, influencing musicians from Britain to Brazil The Encyclopedia of Reggae focuses on the music s golden age, from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s heyday of dancehall, and features than 500 images, including rare album art and ephemera Written by one of the foremost experts on the subject, this amazing resource profiles than 200 key performers, impresarios, and producers from reggae s history....
|Title||:||The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae|
|Publisher||:||Sterling November 13, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||594 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae Reviews
I originally rented this book from our local library and fell in love with it. So i found it here on Amazon, where I go for everything and found it for a great price!
My friend loved the book. It gave reference to artist bio's from the 60's on. A true Reggae lover will give credence to this book and all the info surrounding Jamaica, England and the USA connections. A great price for a reggae reference Book!
High quality paper stock with vivid images and graphics.
An alphabetical & photographic journey through the history of reggae music. So much interesting information. The type is small for my old eyes. I actually had to change to a brighter light bulb to avoid buying stronger reading glasses. I find myself on You tube & Itunes listening to cuts after reading about the artist. Great about the greatest music.
The Encyclopedia of reggae The Golden age of roots reggae is an amazing book i saw this book years back and only got it this year enjoy reading it a lot i even bought 2 more copies for my friends, the price of the use book is the best way to go
Gave it as a gift to a Reggae aficionado, and he loved it!
Fantastic book, with plenty of amazing pictures of reggae legends and information on the most influential personalities of reggae. Bad point it that is does not cover all artits. I didnt have had time to read it completely, but at a first look I noticed that in some profiles, the years in activity are WRONG!!! For example, at The COngos' profile, it's written "Years in activity: 1977-1980's". And it's perfectly clear for any reggae follower that The Congos are still in activity and recording many interesting albums while making tours around the globe (although they may have had a transitory break up in the 1980s). That's just to name an example, but I get afraid other information inside may be not acurate like that...
Whether you are new to reggae / Jamaican music or been a passionate listener for years this is a must have. Dr Alleyne does a fantastic job covering all the major players and those whose work time may have forgotten in one place. The real defining attribute to this book is the narrative written for each artist, producer, historical figure, etc. Unlike other genre overviews, The Encyclopedia of Reggae significantly benefits from the sole voice of Dr. Alleyne. There are no contradictions, long held but summarily disproved myths or over emotive descriptions. Each entry deftly lays out the who, what, when, where, why it is / they are significant and recounts the artists key discography. A fan and some what scholar of early Jamaican music myself, if found little to dispute over any lack of inclusions or over stated relevance. Rather, I read the book cover to cover and agreed with each choice, learned a lot of new information and realized there are quite a few hole in my record collection that need plugging thanks to this definitive account of reggae, ska, rock steady, dub, mento and Jamaican music.