Reggae: The Rough Guide

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Rough Guides, 2001 - Music - 475 pages
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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 US, 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.

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The Rough Guide to Reggae (Rough Guide Music Reference)

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Jamaican music incorporates an evolving, ever-changing series of musical styles, and this book the revised second edition of a well-received 1997 reference work keeps pace by including all major new ... Read full review

Reggae: Rough Guide (Rough Guides)

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This is an inexpensive yet near-comprehensive way to educate oneself about reggae music. Incorporating the same let's-cut-to-the-chase style that has characterized the Rough Guide travel books, as ... Read full review



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Peter Dalton works as a columnist for the New York magazine, Dub Catcher.

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