Caribbean Popular Music; An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, by David V. Moskowitz

By David V. Moskowitz

Reggae tune is greater than simply metal drum bands on white sand shores. Its heritage is wealthy with tradition and evolution, assisting to inform the tale of Jamaica's previous. as a result of its intensity and huge insurance, this e-book is the main whole and recent encyclopedia approximately reggae, mento, ska, rocksteady, and dancehall song out there this present day. perfect for reggae fanatics and school scholars learning tune, this encyclopedia is accomplished for prime tuition scholars and non-music scholars besides. From Bob Marley to Wayne ask yourself, this straightforward to exploit encyclopedia includes over seven-hundred entries. Indices in either the back and front of the booklet make navigating via entries tremendous user-friendly.

Entries conceal singers and songwriters, manufacturers, list labels, and various varieties of tune that developed from reggae. Moskowitz really captures the background and evolution of Jamaican track during this vast, illuminating encyclopedia, whereas all of the whereas making it obtainable to either highschool and faculty scholars.

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His two albums are Short of Nothing (1992) and Back for More (1996). APACHE I N D I A N ( 1 9 6 7 - ) Born Steve Kapur on May 11, 1967, in Birmingham, England, Apache Indian grew up in Handsworth. Although of Asian descent, Apache Indian most closely associated himself with the early-1980s UK reggae explosion that was ushered in by Steel Pulse. His early reputation was made locally as a dancehall rapper. He injected his music with a mixture of ragga and Asian bhangra, and his appeal soared. The single "Movie over India" was a crossover success and resulted in him being picked up by the world's largest reggae music distributor, Jet Star.

Woodbridge is one of the few female instrumentalists in the style. Both she and Sprosen have worked in other reggae bands. They list Jamaican influences including King Tubby, Augustus Pablo, and Lee "Scratch" Perry. Their sound is characterized as having thunderous bass, driving drum tracks, and digital instrument flourishes. In 1990, Alpha and Omega released its first album, Daniel in the Lions Den, on its own A&O imprint. They also appear as backup artists with other reggae luminaries such as Jah Shaka.

Donald Drummond, John "Dizzy" Moore, Lester Sterling, and Tommy McCook, four founding members of the Skatalites, attended the school. After the ska era, Alpha school graduates were prominent players in the reggae and rock steady styles. ALPHONSO, ROLAND ( 1 9 3 1 - 1 9 9 8 ) Born in Havana, Cuba, on January 12, 1931, tenor saxophonist Alphonso was a founding member of the seminal Jamaican group the Skatalites and is remembered as one of the island's most important and celebrated musicians. '" Alphonso's accomplishments were also recognized by the Jamaican government with the award of the Order of Distinction in 1977.

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