13466

    Dancehall Book The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

    Soul Jazz Books
    • Book (1.8kg) SJR540£40.00 £35.00
      In stockAdd to Bag

    New edition of the definitive cultural reference book for Jamaican dancehall and features hundreds of killer photographs, extensive text and interviews with many of the artists.

    ‘A vibrant anthology of all that mattered: the sound systems, studios, producers, singers and deejays.’ The Guardian

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    New edition of Dancehall, Beth Lesser’s seminal photography and style book capturing the rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture in the 1980s. The book also features a new introduction by the British fashion designer and art curator Duro Olowu.

    Featuring 100s and 100s of amazing photographs - all with accompanying text, interviews and biographies,'Dancehall' is an essential reference book for anyone interested in Reggae and captures a previously unseen era of musical culture, fashion and lifestyle in stunning, vibrant colour.

    Aside from the music, this book is as much about Jamaican fashion and style. Beth Lesser’s Dancehall photographs in this book have directly influenced fashion brands including Aimé Leon Dore (‘Kingston 1983’ collection), recent Levi’s Vintage and Farah collections.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dancehall is a culture that encompasses music, fashion, drugs, guns, art, community, technology, and more. Born in the 1950s out of the neighbourhood soundsystems of Kingston, Dancehall grew to its height in the 1980s before a massive influx of drugs and guns made the scene too dangerous for many. Today Dancehall remains at the centre of Jamaican musical and cultural life. From its roots in Kingston in the 1950s to its heyday in the 1980s, Dancehall conquered the globe spreading to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Europe and beyond.

    In the early 1980s Jamaica was in the throws of political and gang violence - photographer Beth Lesser ventured where few other dared and this book is a never-before-seen record of the exciting, dangerous and vibrant world of Dancehall.

    Living in Jamaica in the late 70s and early 80s she photographed and documented a cultural explosion as producers, singers, DJs and soundsystems who all made a living out of the slums of Kingston. With unprecedented access to the incredibly vibrant music scene during this period, Beth Lesser’s photographs are a unique way into a previously hidden part of Jamaican culture.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    REVIEWS:

    “Lesser’s book is a vibrant anthology of all that mattered; the soundsystems, singers, producers, singers and deejays” THE GUARDIAN

    “This superb book of Beth Lesser’s photographs, supplemented by her emphatic text and wonderful candid interviews with many of the main players gives us a unique view straight to the heart of dancehall reggae.” Steve Barrow, author of THE ROUGH GUIDE TO REGGAE

    “This book features Dancehall and all its luminaries, with a back-drop of bass bins, heat-hazed colour and excellent knitwear, plus interviews, biographies and diversions into the music’s development.” MOJO

    "I love when I find a book that investigates a particular scene or sub-culture. Beth Lesser's Dancehall captures the Jamaican Dancehall culture of the 1980s with the same level of sincerity and curiosity that Brassai exhibited while capturing Paris nightlife in the 1930s. " THE SARTORIALIST

    "One of the Great Photo Books. Without a doubt one of the most important books published about the history of post independent Jamaican music." Music

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    “This book is a must-have for music lovers, photography enthusiasts, and anyone interested in cultural history and identity. A powerful reminder of the transformative power of music and art in shaping individual and collective identities” Duro Olowu


    Related Products

    DancehallSoul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records are releasing this new 10th anniversary 2017 edition of their classic album ‘Dancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture’....
    • Yellowman – Bam Bam
    • Tenor Saw – Pumpkin Belly
    • Reggie Stepper – Cu Oonuh
    • Chaka Demus and Pliers – Murder She Wrote
    • Pinchers – Agony
    • Michigan & Smiley – Diseases
    • Ini Kamoze – World A Music
    • Junior Murvin – Cool Out Son
    • General Echo – Arleen
    • Cornel Campbell – Boxing
    • Cutty Ranks – Chop Chop
    • Lone Ranger – M16
    • Super Cat – Trash and Ready
    • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward
    • Jacob Miller & Trinity – I'm Just A Dread / One Shot
    • Eek A Mouse – Wa Do Dem
    • Sister Nancy – Only Woman DJ With Degree
    • Trinity – Uptown Girl
    • General Echo – Track Shoes
    • Cornel Campbell – Mash You Down
    • Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict
    • Clint Eastwood – Jump and Pawn

    Other Releases on Soul Jazz Books

    Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart Baker with a new introduction by Bobbie GillespieSoul Jazz Books
    Brand new edition of Soul Jazz Records’ massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book...
      • Book (2.2kg) SJR526£35.00 £30.00
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Yo! The Early Days of Hip-Hop 1982-84Photography by Sophie BramlySoul Jazz Books
      Yo! The Early Days of Hip-Hop 1982-84 is a new book published by Soul Jazz Books/Records that features 300+ pages of stunning photographs documenting the...
        • Book (1.9kg) SJR506£35.00 £30.00
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Cuba: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban MusicGilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
        "Must read Best Books of the year" Financial Times ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary...
          • Book (2.2kg) SJR463£35.00 £30.00
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92Photographs and interviews by Chantal Regnault, Introduction by Tim LawrenceSoul Jazz Books
          BACK IN PRINT!!! The ESSENTIAL book about Voguing featuring 200+ photographs, interviews and text on the LEGENDS of the House Ballroom Scene of New York...
            Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books
            Out of Print! Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane,...
                Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books
                Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that...
                  • Book (2.4kg) SJR261£30.00 £25.00
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
                  Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...
                    New York Noise BookArt and Music from the New York Underground 1978-88Soul Jazz Books
                    SORRY, OUT OF PRINT!For anyone in the slightest bit interested in New York's vibrant art and music scenes in the 1980s, this is an essential book...

                        People also bought

                        Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
                        Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...
                          A History of the Jamaican Recording IndustryBook Three : THE UPSETTER TO THE COMPUTER ‘FROM THE BLACK ARK TO FIREHOUSE
                          THE UPSETTER TO THE COMPUTER ‘FROM THE BLACK ARK TO FIREHOUSE featuring Lee Scratch Perry, King Jammys, King Tubby, Augustus Pablo!!! Superb hardback...
                            A History of the Jamaican Recording IndustryBook Two: Rock Steady To Rockers From Treasure Isle To Channel One
                            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....
                              A History of the Jamaican Recording IndustryBook One: The Birth of Ska 'From Mento to Studio One'
                              Superb hardback 188-page book with loads of text, photos, artefacts, record labels etc written by Noel Hawks. With contributions and quotes from (wait...
                                Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books
                                Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that...
                                  • Book (2.4kg) SJR261£30.00 £25.00
                                    In stockAdd to Bag
                                  Yo! The Early Days of Hip-Hop 1982-84Photography by Sophie BramlySoul Jazz Books
                                  Yo! The Early Days of Hip-Hop 1982-84 is a new book published by Soul Jazz Books/Records that features 300+ pages of stunning photographs documenting the...
                                    • Book (1.9kg) SJR506£35.00 £30.00
                                      In stockAdd to Bag
                                    Dubkasm meets Ishmael Ensemble & Rider ShafiqueIn A Dub StyleSevern Songs / Sufferah’s Choice
                                    **SOTU UPFRONT EXCLUSIVE SHIPS EARLY NEXT WEEK!** Dubkasm and Ishmael Ensemble go head-to-head on this deep electronic roots release with some conscious,...
                                    • – New Era (Vocal Mix)
                                    • – New Era (Dub Mix)
                                    • – Reasons (Vocal Mix)
                                    • – Reasons (Dub Mix)
                                    Augustus PabloEast Of The River NileMessage
                                    Augustus Pablo's classic album from 1978, deep heavyweight minor chord roots music. Mixed at King Tubby's.
                                    • – Chant To King Selassie I
                                    • – Natural Way
                                    • – Nature Dub
                                    • – Upfull Living
                                    • – Unfinished Melody
                                    • – Jah Light
                                    • – Memories Of The Ghetto
                                    • – Africa (1983)
                                    • – East Of The River Nile
                                    • – Sounds From Levi
                                    • – Chapter 2
                                    • – Addis A Baba
                                    Lee Perry PresentsMegaton DubStudio 16
                                    Wicked dub album from Lee Perry recorded at The Black Ark studio originally released in 1983 but musically from 1977/78. Featuring heavyweight dubs of...
                                    • – Conscious Man Dub
                                    • – Such Is Dub
                                    • – Corn Picker Dub
                                    • – Dreader Dub
                                    • – School Girl Dub
                                    Orquesta CelebreEn Firme Y En PresenteDiscos Icaro
                                      • Original LP HN 0047£40.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned Colombian vinyl
                                        Sold out Notify me
                                      Hopeton CrawfordLife ExperienceFaithful Few
                                      Awesome rare roots tune from the early 80s, check Leroy Brown 12" cut on the same rhythm. Full on dubwise version.
                                      • – Life Experience
                                      • – Dub Version
                                      Lee PerryMegaton Dub 2 (1984)Studio 16
                                      Heavyweight dub album from Lee Perry's Black Ark Studios, originally released in 1984 featuring a killer dub of The Congos "Row Fisherman Row" and...
                                      • – Traveling In Dub
                                      • – Fisher Man Dub
                                      • – Groovy Dub
                                      • – Green Bay Killing
                                      • – Living In Dub
                                      90 Degrees of ShadeOver 100 Years of Photography in the CaribbeanIntroduction by Paul Gilroy
                                      Fantastic new deluxe large format hardback 12" x 12" book from Soul Jazz Books featuring 100 years of photography in the Caribbean. From Calypso to...
                                        • Book (2.6 kg) SJR293£30.00 £25.00
                                          In stockAdd to Bag
                                        Henry & Louis Meet Blue & RedTime Will TellDubquake
                                        Embark on a journey in reggae music from Bristol UK to Kingston JA with ‘Time Will Tell’, a collaborative opus uniting Henry & Louis (Andy Scholes...
                                        • – Answer
                                        • – Serpent
                                        • – Blessed
                                        • – One Unity
                                        • – Jah Never Fail I
                                        • – Words Of The Wise
                                        • – Love & Understanding
                                        • – Rise Up
                                        • – Creation
                                        • – Little Way Different
                                        • – Murderation
                                        • – Do Anything
                                        • – Plastic World
                                        • – Chant Down Babylon
                                        Roy DobsonJah Children RisingBlack Pearl
                                        Rare heavyweight roots from the late 70s from Roy Dobson with killer dubwize...limited stock don't delay.
                                        • – Jah Children Rising
                                        • – Our Dub
                                        Studio One Records Official T-ShirtBlue/YellowStudio One/Soul Jazz Records
                                        Exclusive Studio One Official T-shirt!
                                          Larry HeardAnother Night (inc. Moodymann edit)Alleviated
                                          Re-issue of two limited release tracks from Larry Heard's Love Arrival album sessions. Great edit by J.A.N. (aka Moodymann/KDJ) and the last missing piece...
                                          • – ANOTHER NIGHT RE-EDIT
                                          • – TIME MACHINE
                                          Channel One SoundsystemDown In The Dub VaultsGreeensleeves
                                          Greensleeves Records the Legendary UK Label has teamed up with the 'Roots Defenders of Notting Hill Carnival', Channel One Sound System to head 'Down in...
                                          • – Kingdom Rise Kingdom Fall - Wailing Souls
                                          • – Ghetto Rock - Reggae Regular
                                          • – Just Talking - Michael Prophet
                                          • – Trappers - TeTrack
                                          • – Black Star Liner - Reggae Regular
                                          • – Joker Smoker - Triston Palma
                                          • – Let Go This One - Anthony Johnson
                                          • – Can’t Pop No Style - Hugh Mundell
                                          • – One More Chance - Linval Thompson
                                          • – Bloody Eyes - Keith Hudson
                                          • – Kingdom Rise Kingdom Dub - Roots Radics
                                          • – Ghetto Dubbing - Reggae Regular
                                          • – Just Dubbing - Hi Times Band
                                          • – Trappers Dub - Sly & Robbie
                                          • – The Dub (It's Coming) - Reggae Regular
                                          • – Joker Smoker Dub - Dean Fraser & The Roots Radics
                                          • – Let Go This Dub - Roots Radics
                                          • – Can't Pop No Style Dubwise - Rockers All Stars
                                          • – One More Dub - The Revolutionaires
                                          • – My Eyes Are Red - Keith Hudson
                                          Eric "Fish" ClarkeBabylon BrutalityBlack Star
                                          Limited repress of his first rare roots tune originally released in 1974, brother of Johnny Clarke.
                                          • Eric "Fish" Clarke – Babylon Brutality
                                          • Black Star All Stars – Babylon Brutality (Version)
                                          Ja-Man AllstarsKing's DubStudio 16
                                          A must play loud Rockers Dub album from 1980 featuring The Ja-Man Allstars a.k.a. The Revolutionaries. Produced by Dudley 'Manzie' Swaby brother of Augustus...
                                          • – King's Dub
                                          • – Nuclear Bomb
                                          • – Poor Man Skank
                                          • – Censemania Dub
                                          • – Hotter Claps In Dub
                                          • – East Man Skank
                                          • – West Man Skank
                                          • – Higher Ranking Dub
                                          • – Hot Steppers Dub
                                          • – Downtown Rub-A-Dub
                                          Bag-O-WireBag-O-WireStudio 16
                                          Fantastic dub album originally released in 1975 on Klik records in the U.K. produced by Sidney Crooks of The Pioneers. Wicked dubbed out & stripped back...
                                          • – Rock Fort
                                          • – Gully
                                          • – Bag-O-Wire
                                          • – Resovoir
                                          • – Poison Ivy
                                          • – Judas
                                          • – Chapter
                                          • – Warrika Hill
                                          • – Dubonic
                                          • – Skankeboo
                                          • – Dragon Fly
                                          • – Creeper
                                          Norma WhiteI Want Your Love / VersionSoul Jazz Records
                                          MASSIVE Chic meets reggae - monster tune!
                                          • Norma White – I Want Your Love
                                          • Dub Specialist – I Want Your Love (Version)
                                          RippleRipple (1973)Soul Jazz Records
                                          Seminal rare groove funk and deep soul album originally released in 1973 on GRC Records now released 50 years later on Soul Jazz Records in this fully...
                                          • Ripple – You Were Right On Time
                                          • Ripple – Be My Friend
                                          • Ripple – I Dont Know What It Is But It Sure Us Funky
                                          • Ripple – I'll Be Right There Trying
                                          • Ripple – Get Off
                                          • Ripple – See The Light In The Window
                                          • Ripple – A Funky Song
                                          • Ripple – Willie, Pass The Water
                                          • Ripple – Dance Lady Dance
                                          • Ripple – Ripplin'
                                          Lone RangerBadda Dan DemStudio One
                                          Out of print for many, many years this is the seminal 1982 album by Lone Ranger for Studio One. 100% ESSENTIAL RELEASE! Limited edition - will sell...
                                          • – Dance A Fe Cork
                                          • – My Number
                                          • – World War One
                                          • – Fish-Tea
                                          • – Three Mile Skank
                                          • – Three Mile Version (Single Mix)
                                          • – Automatic
                                          • – Badda Dan Dem
                                          • – You Too Greedy
                                          • – Can't Stand It
                                          • – Plant Up A Vineyard
                                          • – A Lie The Gal A Tell
                                          Jah Embassy PlayersTribalRoots Vibration
                                          Jah Embassy Players is the musical project of Jahmbassador Hi-Fi ,one of Belgium's best known soundsystems. Over the last 10 years they have been steadily...
                                          • – Tribal
                                          • – Tribal Dub