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
- Publication Date: 30/08/2001
- Category: Reggae
- ISBN: 9780140237634