Reggae & Caribbean Music
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
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