The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae (Popular Music History) (Hardcover)

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The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae (Popular Music History) (Hardcover)


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The Ultimate Guide To Great Reggae celebrates (and helps you find) the greatest songs of reggae. It focuses on every style of reggae, from mento to Jamaican R&B, ska, rock steady, dub, DJ, roots, dancehall and more. It opens with an exceptionally comprehensive brief history of reggae. This is followed by 52 chapters, each devoted to in-depth descriptions of the greatest songs for a particular artist or style. Over 750 great songs are detailed, and many more are discussed. More than 200 of reggae's stars, cult artists, one-hit wonders and forgotten greats are profiled, encompassing the music's full six decade span. Many of the songs and artists receive their overdue first coverage in print. The seven chapters on Bob Marley describe every one of his more than 600 recordings, his 200 best songs receiving detailed profiles.

Insightful and engaging, The Ultimate Guide To Great Reggae is more than an invaluable buyer's guide and more than a comprehensive history. It's a love letter to reggae that's a joy to read. It's the one essential book for any reggae fan, and is interesting and accessible for anyone who enjoys reading about music.

Michael Garnice is best known for his groundbreaking early reggae website and his writing about Bob Marley for Reggae Beat Magazine. He lives in New York City and writes for a number of reggae websites and magazines.
Product Details ISBN: 9781781790953
ISBN-10: 1781790957
Publisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Pages: 614
Language: English
Series: Popular Music History