Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall (Paperback)

Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall By Kenneth Bilby Cover Image

Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall (Paperback)

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Celebrating the legendary studio musicians of Jamaican popular music through personal photographs and interviews

This is the first book devoted to the studio musicians who were central to Jamaica's popular-music explosion. With color portraits and interview excerpts, over 100 musical pioneers--such as Prince Buster, Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Lee Scratch Perry, and many of Bob Marley's early musical collaborators--provide new insights into the birth of Jamaican popular music in the recording studios of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Includes a listening guide of selected songs.
KENNETH BILBY is an ethnomusicologist, writer, and lifelong student of Jamaican music. He is the former director of research at the Center for Black Research at Columbia College Chicago and currently a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. Author of True-Born Maroons and coauthor of Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae, his collection of field recordings of Jamaican traditional music is one of the largest in the world.
Product Details ISBN: 9780819575883
ISBN-10: 0819575887
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: May 10th, 2016
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Music/Interview