The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae (Paperback)

The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae By Mike Alleyne, Sly Dunbar (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae (Paperback)

By Mike Alleyne, Sly Dunbar (Foreword by)

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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.
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
ISBN-10: 1402785836
Publisher: Sterling
Publication Date: November 13th, 2012
Pages: 352
Language: English