A History of the Jamaican Recording Industry Book Two: Rock Steady To Rockers From Treasure Isle To Channel OneBy Noel Hawks and Jah Floyd



    Superb hardback 350-page book (nearly twice the size of the first one) with loads of text, photos, artefacts, record labels etc written by Noel Hawks.

    With contributions and quotes from (wait for it): Bunny Lee, Tommy McCook, King Jammy, I Roy, Big Youth, Graeme Goodall, Edward Seaga, Augustus Pablo, Sly Dunbar, David Rodigan, Sonia Pottinger, Lynn Taitt, Dennis Alcapone, Horace Andy, Joe Higgs, Clancy Eccles, Byron Lee, Bob Andy, Harry Johnson ... and loads more!

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    "This volume of what promises to become a crucial series covers in comprehensive fashion Jamaican music's pivotal phase when the music absorbed its US influences from soul and moved on from rock steady and progressed to the uniquely Jamaican sound of reggae and rockers.A wealth of new information, expertly marshalled: this is a book whose time has come!" STEVE BARROW (Rough Guide to Reggae).

    "A fascinating read for record collectors, reggae fans and anyone who loves music." CHRIS LANE (Fashion Records)

    "The second part of this important trilogy is no less informative and engrossing than the first volume." TONY ROUNCE

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

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