Reggae, Rasta, Revolution: Jamaican Music from Ska to Dub

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Chris Potash
Schirmer Books, 1997 - Popular music - 290 pages
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The first ever anthology on the Jamaican popular music forms that have changed the shape of Western popular music. Beginning with Bob Marley, the book explores the roots of Jamaican pop from mento, ska, calypso, and rock steady. Profiles of roots pioneers such as Toots and the Maytals, the Skatalites, and Jimmy Cliff, as well as less-heralded, more militant figures such as Mutabaruka and Brother Resistance are included.
-- Thorough documentation of the life and music of Bob Marley.
-- History of the development of Jamaican popular music
-- Rare and unavailable sources

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Good notes on sub-genres created by the Jamaican music scene on the world stage. Essays vary in quality. Read full review

Contents

Reggae Rastafarianism and Cultural Identity
3
Language Identity and the Worldview of Rastafari
21
Bob Marley in His Own Backyard
39
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Potash has been pop-music critic for the Miami News and assistant managing editor at Grove Press. He writes and produces news for cable TV and heads up a small press called Black & White.

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