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When Reggae Was King

Essay by Lloyd Bradley


2005 Editions Allia 978-2844851741 French
2003 Hannibal 978-3854452096 German
2001 Penguin Books Ltd 978-0140237634 English
2000 Viking 978-0670855636 English

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This history of reggae music covers from the Jamaican R'n'B and Calypso of the post-war years, to the surge of interest in the 1990s. As well as tracing the musical history, this book explains the historical and social background which are crucial to the understanding of its development. There are four main centres, in chronological order - Jamaica, London, New York and Toronto.


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