A History of the Jamaican Recording Industry Book One: The Birth of Ska 'From Mento to Studio One'By Noel Hawks and Jah Floyd

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    Superb hardback 188-page book with loads of text, photos, artefacts, record labels etc written by Noel Hawks.

    With contributions and quotes from (wait for it): King Jammy, Bunny Lee, Dennis Alcapone, Bob Marley, Paul Khouri, Graeme Goodall, Horace Andy, Burning Spear, Augustus Pablo, Marcia Griffiths, Jojo Hookim, Derrick Harriott and many many more!


    'An absolutely crucial survey of the origins of the Jamaican music industry replete with chapter and verse quotes from many of the pivotal movers and shakers.

    "A wealth of new information, expertly marshalled: this is a book whose time has come!" STEVE BARROW (Rough Guide to Reggae).

    This is a limited-edition book, DO NOT MISS OUT!

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