Bass Culture : When Reggae Was King, Paperback

Bass Culture : When Reggae Was King Paperback



The first major account of the history of reggae, black music journalist Lloyd Bradley describes its origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and then to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world.

There are many extraordinary stories about characters like Prince Buster, King Tubby and Bob Marley.

But this is more than a book of music history: it relates the story of reggae to the whole history of Jamaica, from colonial island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608 pages, 8pp b&w photographs, further reading, index
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Reggae
  • ISBN: 9780140237634



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