Reggae Scrapbook (Hardcover)
Toots Hibbert and his band, Toots and the Maytals, are ska and reggae legends. The winner of both a Grammy Award and the Order of Jamaica, Toots has toured and collaborated with such bands as Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, and the Rolling Stones.
Over the course of his nearly 40-year career, Peter Simon has covered an eclectic range of subjects documenting everything from the spirit of the free love and protest-filled 1960s and the greatest names in rock 'n' roll, reggae, and pop music to the acti
"Rich in political, religious and herbaceous context, this lively package is primer for the uninitiated and treasure trove for the fan,"
-The San Francisco Chronicle.
"Reggae Scrapbook, a dazzling homage to the music and its birthplace. Simon’s magnificent photos are interspersed with his and Steffens’s text historical morsels, interviews with reggae greats, frontline reminiscences about the music scene and replicated goodies from the archives: concert handbills, autographed records, album covers, fliers promoting reggae shows in places as far-flung as Israel and Germany. Their work is evidence that fandom has all the trappings of religion: here are holy artifacts, testimonials, even lists of places to worship (i.e., global reggae festivals)."
Baz Dreisinger, The New York Times
"A highly designed full color coffee table book, a cross between 'Griffin & Sabine' and 'Be Here Now'..."
Perry Garfinkel, The Huffington Post
"The equivalent of spending a long evening with a friendly, eager collector, it's hard not to get caught up in the authors' enthusiasm. Fans will find all their favorites here in bright, full-color photographs, from lesser-known but seminal figures like Joe Higgs to legendary figures like Lee "Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. The authors frequently share their own vibrant, first-hand experiences with the performers: Judy Mowatt discusses a performance in Zimbabwe with Marley that turned into a riot; eccentric Perry provides a tour of the "Throne Room," his home studio; and Steffens recounts the time he presented Peter Tosh with a marijuana bud the size of a cricket bat. Augmented with a DVD featuring a handful of interviews with artists and hundreds of candid snapshots, it's the next best thing to a trip to Jamaica."
- Pulishers Weekly
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