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The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae

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This heavily illustrated guide to reggae is a colorful, herbally endowed, and sunsplashed history of one of the world's most popular musical styles. Reggae was born in 1960s Jamaica, a potent mix of such indigenous genres as ska and rocksteady plus R&B, jazz, and traditional African rhythms. Before long, it had conquered the globe, influencing musicians from Britain to Brazil. The Encyclopedia of Reggae focuses on the music's golden age, from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s heyday of dancehall, and features more than 500 images, including rare album art and ephemera. Written by one of the foremost experts on the subject, this amazing resource profiles more than 200 key performers, impresarios, and producers from reggae's history.

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A colorful, sun-splashed history of one of the world's most popular musical styles. Reggae was born in 1960s Jamaica--and it conquered the globe, influencing musicians from Britain to Brazil. Written by one of the foremost experts on the subject, The Encyclopedia of Reggae focuses on the music's golden age, from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s heyday of dancehall, and features more than 500 images and 200 interviews.

 

About the Author

Mike Alleyne is a journalist, music critic, and professor specializing in the cultural and economic history of Caribbean music. He teaches in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University and has written for countless magazines and newspapers on reggae's musical and historical roots. Alleyne is a frequent lecturer around the globe on the modern impact of Caribbean music and has contributed to The Grove Dictionary of American Music. Dr. Alleyne works and writes in Murfreesboro, TN.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402785832
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
Reggae
Author:
Alleyne, Mike
Author:
Dunbar, Sly
Subject:
Music-Reggae and Ska
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color; 500-600 images
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Reggae and Ska
Arts and Entertainment » Music » World Music
Reference » General

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"Synopsis" by , A colorful, sun-splashed history of one of the world's most popular musical styles. Reggae was born in 1960s Jamaica--and it conquered the globe, influencing musicians from Britain to Brazil. Written by one of the foremost experts on the subject, The Encyclopedia of Reggae focuses on the music's golden age, from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s heyday of dancehall, and features more than 500 images and 200 interviews.

 

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