Reggae, Rasta, Revolution by Chris Potash
Jamaican Music from Ska to Dub

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The history, in documents, of reggae music. The first ever anthology on the Jamaican popular music forms that have changed the shape of Western popular music. Beginning with Bob Marley, the pioneering breakthrough reggae artist, the book explores the roots of Jamaican pop from mento, ska, calypso, and rock steady. Profiles of roots pioneers such as Toots and the Maytals, the Skatalites, and Jimmy Cliff, as well as less-heralded, more militant figures such as Mutabaruka and Brother Resistance, will be drawn from both Western and Third World sources (Caribbean newspapers, political pamphlets, etc.) to document the evolution of the music from before Bob Marley and beyond. A final section looks at current related musics-- rapso, dancehall, dub--and examines reggae's connections to worldbeat, rap, and jazz. Chris Potash compiled the Jimi Hendrix Companion (Schirmer Books, 1996) and is a music reviewer for the Miami Herald.
 

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Published January 1, 1997 by Schirmer Books. 250 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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