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Reggae and Caribbean Music The Essential Listening Companion

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ISBN-10: 0879306556

ISBN-13: 9780879306557

Edition: 2001

Authors: Dave Thompson

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More than a listener's guide, this book reveals the rich historical development of a regional music that is now embraced worldwide. Packed with incisive essays, ratings and reviews of 2,700 recordings, plus fantastic photos and engaging biographies, this guide captures the allure of reggae, calypso, dancehall, rock steady, soca and other evocative styles of the entire English-speaking Caribbean region past and present. Featured artists include: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Lord Kitchener, Arrow, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Buju Banton, Brother Resistance, Prince Buster, David Rudder, Wailing Souls and many others.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 546
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Carnival History and Winners
Introduction: Background to Carnival
Trinidad/Tobago
History
The Beginnings of Carnival
Carnival Competitions
The Independence Calypso Competition
Trinidad Calypso Crown Competition Winners
Calypso King: 1939-77
Calypso Monarch: 1978-2001
Road March (Lavway) Winners: 1932-2001
Anguilla
History
Carnival
Antigua
History
Carnival
Calypso Monarchs: 1957-2000
Road March Champions: 1970-2000
The Bahamas
History
Carnival: Crop Over
Barbados
History
Carnival
Dominica
History
Carnival: Mas Dominik
Calypso Monarchs: 1989-2000
Grenada
History
Carnival
Guyana
History
Carnival
Jamaica
History
The Independence Festival
Festival/Popular Song Competition Winners: 1966-2000
Carnival
Montserrat
History
Carnival
St Kitts-Nevis
History
Carnival
Calypso Monarchs: 1971-2000
Road March Champions: 1972-2000
St Lucia
History
Carnival
St Vincent/Grenadines
History
Carnival
Turks and Caicos Islands
History
Carnival
Virgin Island
History
Carnival
Artist/Genre Profiles
The Abyssinians
Dennis Alcapone
Adisa Andwele
Horace Andy
Arrow
The Baha Men
Bankie Banks
Buju Banton
Beenie Man
Big Youth
Black Stalin
Black Uhuru
Brother Resistance
Dennis Brown
Buccaneer
Burning Flames
Burning Spear
Junior Byles
Susan Cadogan
Calypso/Soca
The Early Years
Calypso Goes International
The Young Brigade Take Over
Essential Compilations
Index of Leading Calypsonians
Calypso Rose
Capleton
Chutney
Historical Background
Hosein
The Mohammed Brothers Take Control
Mastana Bahar
Chutney Take-Over
Chutney Soca Monarchs: 1997-2001
Recommended Listening
Johnny Clarke
Jimmy Cliff
Emory Cook/cook Records
Crazy
Culture
Dance Hall
Recommended Listening
Desmond Dekker
Junior Delgado
Chaka Demus and Pliers
The (Witco) Desperadoes
Dillinger
Mikey Dread
Dub
Recommended Listening
Rupie Edwards
Eek-A-Mouse
Front Line Records
Gabby
Terry Gajraj
Eddy Grant
The Heptones
John Holt
De Hunter
Inner Circle
I-Roy
Gregory Isaacs
Israel Vibration
Kindred
John King
King Short Shirt
King Tubby
Krosfyah
Bryon Lee and The Dragonaires
Barrington Levy
Lord Kitchener
Lord Melody
Lord Tokyo
Lovers Rock
Recommended Listening
Luciano
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers
The Maytals
Mento: Jamaica's Own Calypso
Mighty Duke
Mighty Sparrow
Sugar Minott
Mutabaruka
Niney the Observer
Nyahbingi: The Root of All Rhythms
Recommended Listening
Billy Ocean
Augustus Pablo
Pan: The Sound of the Steel Band
Panorama Champions: 1963-2001
Recommended Listening
Mungal Patasar
Lee Perry
Sundar Popo
Prince Buster
Prince Far I
Ras Shorty I
Reggae Sunsplash International
Index of Reggae Sunsplash Performers: 1978-98
Reggae Sunsplash on Record: Recommended Listening
The (BP) Renegades Steel Orchestra
Rhythm Poetry: Rapso And Dub
Recommended Listening
Roaring Lion
Rock Steady: Rudies All Round
Recommended Listening
Max Romeo
Roots Reggae
Recommended Listening
David Rudder
Garntt Silk
Singing Sandra
Ska
Recommended Listening
The Skatalites
Sly and Robbie
Soca
Soca Monarch: 1994-2001
Recommended Listening
Joseph Spence
Square One
Superblue
Third World
Toasting: The Art of the DJ
Index of Leading DJs/Sound Systems
Part Two: Sound Systems
Recommended Listening: Toasters/DJs
Peter Tosh
U-Roy
Bunny Wailer
Wailing Souls
Windsor Records
Xtatik
Tappa Zukie
The Producers
Directory of Leading Jamaican Record Producers
Directory of Singles
1957-59: The Calypso Years
1960-64: Everything's Gone Ska
1965-67: The Rocksteady Beat
1968-72: Reggae Everywhere
10 Star Albums
Jamaica
Trinidad, etc.
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index