Solid Foundation

Solid Foundation : An Oral History Of Reggae

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David Katz is one of the foremost reggae writers of this generation. His first book, "People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee Scratch Perry", was universally acclaimed for its insight and depth. "Solid Foundation" is the definitive history of the first 30 years of Jamaican Reggae, from the pre-ska era to the dawn of dancehall. 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 will also contain over 200 integrated photographs, many of which have never been published before.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 38mm | 598.75g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 100 photos
  • 0747559104
  • 9780747559108

About David Katz

David Katz is the author of 'People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee Scratch Perry'. He has written for the Guardian, the Independent and Uncut in the UK, and a host of international publications.show more

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