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Solid Foundation

An Oral History of Reggae

Essay by David Katz


2004 Bloomsbury 978-0747568476 English
2003 Bloomsbury 978-0747559108 English

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Solid Foundation is the definitive history of the first 30 years of Jamaican Reggae, from the pre-ska era to the dawn of dancehall. David Katz has interviewed over 200 key artists, going back to the earliest pioneers of the late ’40s. He has taken over fifteen years to collect the interviews and it is an extraordinary feat. Woven together into an engrossing narrative, this is an exhaustive history charting the progression and development of the music, with all the glorious highlights and the controversies and feuds in between covered in detail. The book has over 175 integrated photographs, many of which have never been published before.


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