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Reggae & Caribbean music : [great musicians, influential groups] : [2.700 recordings reviewed & rated] / Dave Thompson

By: Thompson, DaveMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Third earPublisher: San Francisco, Calif. Backbeat cop. 2002Description: 532 s. illISBN: 0879306556Subject(s): Västindien | Musiketnologi | Musikantropologi | Etnologi | Antropologi | Utomeuropeisk rockmusik | Rock | Reggae | Populärmusik | Pop | Musik | Icke-västerländska kulturers musikOther classification: Ijv-qch | Ijx | Ijxnvd
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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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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. vi)
  • Introduction (p. vii)
  • Part 1 Carnival History and Winners (p. 1)
  • Introduction: Background to Carnival (p. 1)
  • Trinidad/Tobago (p. 1)
  • History (p. 1)
  • The Beginnings of Carnival (p. 2)
  • Carnival Competitions (p. 4)
  • The Independence Calypso Competition (p. 4)
  • Trinidad Calypso Crown Competition Winners (p. 5)
  • Calypso King: 1939-77 (p. 5)
  • Calypso Monarch: 1978-2001 (p. 5)
  • Road March (Lavway) Winners: 1932-2001 (p. 5)
  • Anguilla (p. 6)
  • History (p. 6)
  • Carnival (p. 7)
  • Antigua (p. 7)
  • History (p. 7)
  • Carnival (p. 7)
  • Calypso Monarchs: 1957-2000 (p. 7)
  • Road March Champions: 1970-2000 (p. 8)
  • The Bahamas (p. 8)
  • History (p. 8)
  • Carnival: Crop Over (p. 8)
  • Barbados (p. 9)
  • History (p. 9)
  • Carnival (p. 9)
  • Dominica (p. 10)
  • History (p. 10)
  • Carnival: Mas Dominik (p. 10)
  • Calypso Monarchs: 1989-2000 (p. 10)
  • Grenada (p. 10)
  • History (p. 10)
  • Carnival (p. 11)
  • Guyana (p. 11)
  • History (p. 11)
  • Carnival (p. 12)
  • Jamaica (p. 12)
  • History (p. 12)
  • The Independence Festival (p. 13)
  • Festival/Popular Song Competition Winners: 1966-2000 (p. 13)
  • Carnival (p. 14)
  • Montserrat (p. 15)
  • History (p. 15)
  • Carnival (p. 15)
  • St Kitts-Nevis (p. 15)
  • History (p. 15)
  • Carnival (p. 15)
  • Calypso Monarchs: 1971-2000 (p. 15)
  • Road March Champions: 1972-2000 (p. 16)
  • St Lucia (p. 16)
  • History (p. 16)
  • Carnival (p. 16)
  • St Vincent/Grenadines (p. 16)
  • History (p. 16)
  • Carnival (p. 17)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (p. 17)
  • History (p. 17)
  • Carnival (p. 17)
  • Virgin Island (p. 17)
  • History (p. 17)
  • Carnival (p. 17)
  • Part 2 Artist/Genre Profiles (p. 18)
  • The Abyssinians (p. 18)
  • Dennis Alcapone (p. 19)
  • Adisa Andwele (p. 21)
  • Horace Andy (p. 22)
  • Arrow (p. 26)
  • The Baha Men (p. 28)
  • Bankie Banks (p. 29)
  • Buju Banton (p. 30)
  • Beenie Man (p. 32)
  • Big Youth (p. 34)
  • Black Stalin (p. 37)
  • Black Uhuru (p. 38)
  • Brother Resistance (p. 42)
  • Dennis Brown (p. 43)
  • Buccaneer (p. 49)
  • Burning Flames (p. 50)
  • Burning Spear (p. 51)
  • Junior Byles (p. 54)
  • Susan Cadogan (p. 56)
  • Calypso/Soca (p. 57)
  • The Early Years (p. 57)
  • Calypso Goes International (p. 59)
  • The Young Brigade Take Over (p. 62)
  • Essential Compilations (p. 63)
  • Index of Leading Calypsonians (p. 64)
  • Calypso Rose (p. 66)
  • Capleton (p. 67)
  • Chutney (p. 69)
  • Historical Background (p. 69)
  • Hosein (p. 69)
  • The Mohammed Brothers Take Control (p. 70)
  • Mastana Bahar (p. 71)
  • Chutney Take-Over (p. 71)
  • Chutney Soca Monarchs: 1997-2001 (p. 73)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 73)
  • Johnny Clarke (p. 74)
  • Jimmy Cliff (p. 76)
  • Emory Cook/cook Records (p. 80)
  • Crazy (p. 81)
  • Culture (p. 83)
  • Dance Hall (p. 85)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 89)
  • Desmond Dekker (p. 90)
  • Junior Delgado (p. 92)
  • Chaka Demus and Pliers (p. 94)
  • The (Witco) Desperadoes (p. 96)
  • Dillinger (p. 97)
  • Mikey Dread (p. 99)
  • Dub (p. 101)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 102)
  • Rupie Edwards (p. 103)
  • Eek-A-Mouse (p. 105)
  • Front Line Records (p. 107)
  • Gabby (p. 108)
  • Terry Gajraj (p. 109)
  • Eddy Grant (p. 111)
  • The Heptones (p. 114)
  • John Holt (p. 117)
  • De Hunter (p. 120)
  • Inner Circle (p. 121)
  • I-Roy (p. 124)
  • Gregory Isaacs (p. 127)
  • Israel Vibration (p. 133)
  • Kindred (p. 136)
  • John King (p. 136)
  • King Short Shirt (p. 137)
  • King Tubby (p. 138)
  • Krosfyah (p. 141)
  • Bryon Lee and The Dragonaires (p. 142)
  • Barrington Levy (p. 147)
  • Lord Kitchener (p. 149)
  • Lord Melody (p. 154)
  • Lord Tokyo (p. 155)
  • Lovers Rock (p. 155)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 156)
  • Luciano (p. 157)
  • Bob Marley and The Wailers (p. 158)
  • Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers (p. 176)
  • The Maytals (p. 178)
  • Mento: Jamaica's Own Calypso (p. 181)
  • Mighty Duke (p. 183)
  • Mighty Sparrow (p. 184)
  • Sugar Minott (p. 189)
  • Mutabaruka (p. 192)
  • Niney the Observer (p. 194)
  • Nyahbingi: The Root of All Rhythms (p. 196)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 198)
  • Billy Ocean (p. 199)
  • Augustus Pablo (p. 200)
  • Pan: The Sound of the Steel Band
  • Panorama Champions: 1963-2001 (p. 205)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 207)
  • Mungal Patasar (p. 207)
  • Lee Perry (p. 208)
  • Sundar Popo (p. 218)
  • Prince Buster (p. 219)
  • Prince Far I (p. 222)
  • Ras Shorty I (p. 225)
  • Reggae Sunsplash International (p. 227)
  • Index of Reggae Sunsplash Performers: 1978-98 (p. 228)
  • Reggae Sunsplash on Record: Recommended Listening (p. 235)
  • The (BP) Renegades Steel Orchestra (p. 236)
  • Rhythm Poetry: Rapso And Dub (p. 237)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 241)
  • Roaring Lion (p. 242)
  • Rock Steady: Rudies All Round (p. 244)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 247)
  • Max Romeo (p. 248)
  • Roots Reggae (p. 251)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 253)
  • David Rudder (p. 254)
  • Garntt Silk (p. 256)
  • Singing Sandra (p. 257)
  • Ska (p. 258)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 262)
  • The Skatalites (p. 262)
  • Sly and Robbie (p. 267)
  • Soca (p. 272)
  • Soca Monarch: 1994-2001 (p. 273)
  • Recommended Listening (p. 273)
  • Joseph Spence (p. 274)
  • Square One (p. 275)
  • Superblue (p. 276)
  • Third World (p. 278)
  • Toasting: The Art of the DJ (p. 280)
  • Index of Leading DJs/Sound Systems (p. 283)
  • Part Two: Sound Systems (p. 286)
  • Recommended Listening: Toasters/DJs (p. 287)
  • Peter Tosh (p. 288)
  • U-Roy (p. 292)
  • Bunny Wailer (p. 295)
  • Wailing Souls (p. 297)
  • Windsor Records (p. 300)
  • Xtatik (p. 300)
  • Tappa Zukie (p. 301)
  • Part 3 The Producers (p. 305)
  • Directory of Leading Jamaican Record Producers (p. 307)
  • Part 4 Directory of Singles (p. 319)
  • 1957-59: The Calypso Years (p. 319)
  • 1960-64: Everything's Gone Ska (p. 321)
  • 1965-67: The Rocksteady Beat (p. 350)
  • 1968-72: Reggae Everywhere (p. 388)
  • 10 Star Albums (p. 506)
  • Jamaica (p. 506)
  • Trinidad, etc. (p. 506)
  • Bibliography (p. 507)
  • Photo Credits (p. 508)
  • Index (p. 509)