Reggae & Caribbean Music

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2002 - Music - 532 pages
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More than a listener's guide, this book reveals the rich historical development of a regional music that is now embraced worldwide. Packed with incisive essays, ratings and reviews of 2,700 recordings, plus fantastic photos and engaging biographies, this guide captures the allure of reggae, calypso, dancehall, rock steady, soca and other evocative styles of the entire English-speaking Caribbean region past and present. Featured artists include: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Lord Kitchener, Arrow, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Buju Banton, Brother Resistance, Prince Buster, David Rudder, Wailing Souls and many others.
 

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The author, Dave Thompson, refers to me as the arranger of the album Night Food by the Heptones. I was the producer of the album, not the arranger and was not credited as an arranger. (Harry Robinson wrote and conducted the strings featured on the album.) i find it disconcerting that the author is given a book deal and can't get simple basic facts right. 

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Some weird exclusions (no Mighty Diamonds?), but all-in-all and excellent combination of basic primer on reggae, record guide and feast of anecdotes. Read full review

Contents

Anguilla
6
Carnival
14
Adisa Andwele
21
The Baha Men
28
Big Youth
34
Brother Resistance
42
Buccaneer
49
Burning Spear
51
The Witco Desperadoes
96
Rupie Edwards
103
TerrvGajraj
109
John Holt
117
IRoy
124
Max Romeo
248
David Rudder
254
Sly Robbie
267

CalypsoSoca
57
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
60
Calypso Rose
66
Johnny Clarke
74
Emory CookCook Records
80
Desmond Dekker
90
Joseph Spence
274
The Art of the DJ
280
Peter Tosh
288
STAR ALBUMS
506
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About the author (2002)

Dave Thompson is the British born author of over 100 books, largely dealing with rock and pop music (The Fall, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, The Sparks and many more), but also covering film, sports, philately, numismatics and erotica. He lives in Newark, Delaware and is married to writer Amy Hanson.

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