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The Birth Of Ska: From Mento To Studio One by Noel Hawks & Jah Floyd

The Birth Of Ska: From Mento To Studio One by Noel Hawks & Jah Floyd
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To celebrate their 20th Anniversary the Jamaican Recordings label have collaborated with reggae historian and writer, Noel Hawks, in producing a trilogy of books detailing the growth of the Jamaican recording industry told through the various studios where the music was made and manufactured.
This fascinating story has been assembled after exhaustive, extensive research and includes interviews with many of the key players from defining periods in the history of reggae music. ‘Jamaican Recordings’ is presented in three separate volumes. This is the first volume, outlining the Jamaican recording business from its earliest manifestations in the local mento and the American rhythm & blues styles through to the first identifiable Jamaican creation ska, and the establishment of the Island's most important studio Studio One, owned by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd.


“An absolutely crucial survey of the origins of the Jamaican music industry replete with chapter and verse quotes from many of the pivotal movers and shakers.
A wealth of new information, expertly marshalled: this is a book whose time has come."
Steve Barrow Co-author of ‘Reggae The Rough Guide’

Format: 188 Page Hardback Book I, illustrated throughout with period photos, artifacts and record labels

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