Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King
The first major account of the history of reggae, black music journalist Lloyd Bradley describes its origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and then to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world. There are many extraordinary stories about characters like Prince Buster, King Tubby and Bob Marley. But this is more than a book of music history: it relates the story of reggae to the whole history of Jamaica, from colonial island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sfhaa - LibraryThing
An invigorating and educational history on not only the sounds but the politics and places that created the backbone of modern music, written lucidly and intelligently. Read full review
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Anyone interested in this book will probably have heard one or two of the criticisms that have been levelled at it - particularly that there are too many careless mistakes, and that the author is ... Read full review