About this book
A comprehensive history of reggae and how it is inextricably linked to the island of its birth - Jamaica. Many extraordinary stories about characters like Prince Buster, King Tubby and Bob Marley are included, which make this an entertaining and enlightening read. "As positive as it is lively, and as refreshing as it is definitive" "Time Out".
Presents an account of the history of reggae. This book describes reggae's origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world. It relates the story of reggae to the history of Jamaica, from Colonial Island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.