Solid Foundation : An Oral History of Reggae, Paperback

Solid Foundation : An Oral History of Reggae Paperback



"Solid Foundation" is the definitive history of Jamaican reggae, from the earliest pioneers of the 1940s to the new stars of the 21st century.

Drawing on more than 300 first-hand interviews, this landmark book tells the fascinating story of some of the most compelling characters in popular music.

It features a diverse range of reggae pioneers, such as the Skatalites, the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, and Lee 'Scratch' Perry, dub legends such as Augustus Pablo, Prince Jammy, and Scientist, as well as dancehall giants like Elephant Man, Beenie Man, and Buju Banton.

It details the entire evolution of Jamaican popular music, including ska, rock steady, roots reggae, dub, dancehall, ragga, and more.

First published in 2004, "Solid Foundation" was widely praised as a cracking read and a necessary work.

This fully revised and updated edition brings the story into the 21st century with new chapters on the key performers of recent times and extensive additions throughout.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages, 20 Colour and Black and White in Plate Section
  • Publisher: Outline Press Ltd
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  • Category: Reggae
  • ISBN: 9781908279309



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