Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King
In the first major account of the history of reggae, Black music journalist Lloyd Bradley describes its origins and development in Jamaica - from ska to rock-steady to dub and then to reggae itself, a local music that conquered the world.
There are many extraordinary stories about characters like Prince Buster, King Tubby and Bob Marley. But this is more than a book of music history: it relates the story of reggae to the whole history of Jamaica, from colonial island to troubled independence; and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.
Author: Lloyd Bradley