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Tighten Up!

The History of British Reggae

Essay by Marc Griffiths, Michael de Koningh

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2004 Sanctuary Publishing Ltd 978-1860745591 English

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Summary

With the influx of young Jamaicans into post-war Britain, the sounds of West Indian culture found a new home in the UK music scene. Tighten Up! is the story of how this authentic Jamaican vibe found a new home, becoming a vital chapter in Britain’s cultural history. The authors look at the key players in the evolution of reggae music during this period: the artists, the fledgling reggae labels and the shops who put the music on the streets.

Complete with a free exclusive 12-track CD, a comprehensive Pama discography, extensive interviews and a detailed directory of UK reggae labels, Tighten Up! is a must-have for all fans of reggae music.

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