Reggae Explosion by Chris Salewicz and Adrian Boot - 1852279257

Product code: Lisoff101

Reggae Explosion The Story of Jamaican Music


Chris Salewicz and Adrian Boot


Virgin Publishing

Date Published:

2001 - First Edition



Condition description:

Large, heavy hardback in good condition, slight lean otherwise very clean and bright. Dustwrapper in good condition. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery within the UK, please contact me for international delivery prices and times. No quibble refund if not entirely satisfied.


From the earliest emergence in the 1950s of the fiercely competitive sound systems, fighting sonic batttles in downtown Kingston, the story of Jamaican music is traced through ska, the birth of reggae, dub, roots reggae and the impact of Bob Marley to the new, harder-edged developments that have emerged since the 1980s, including dancehall, ragga and jungle. Previously unpublished transcripts of interviews with key figures such as Lee "Scratch" Perry and Prince Buster introduce the authentic voices of reggae history to the book - which blends researched facts, graphics and images to create not only a sense of the pulse of the music, but also the contrasts of poverty, humour, desperation and joie de vivre that typify both the island of Jamaica and its music.

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