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Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae: Revised And Expanded Edition. Englische Originalausgabe/Original English edition Perfect Paperback – 1 Feb 2013

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  • Perfect Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Edition Olms (Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3283012199
  • ISBN-13: 978-3283012199
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,926,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Take a bow, Mr K, this is a cracking read" -- David Hutcheon, Mojo, April 2003

"the credibility & comprehensiveness of this book is never once doubted." -- Student Direct, March 2003

Rammed with brilliant characters and their crucial memories of ska, rocksteady roots, dub, rastas, hoodlums and heroes. -- Jack

Solid Foundation is a necessary work. -- Richard Henderson, The Wire

Solid Foundation is a welcome addition to the narrow shelf of books that move beyond simplistic views of reggae. -- Record Collector

Take a bow, Mr K, this is a cracking read. -- David Hutcheon, Mojo

The definitive history of reggae told through 100 exclusive interviews with the genre’s greatest innovators. -- Sunday Herald --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Katz has taken on an enormous task - writing a definitive history of reggae. It's a topic larger than many think - Katz has interviewed over 250 of the surviving artists. Armed with such a wealth of information, Katz has produced a truly fantastic book. What makes it unique and utterly readable is 'listening' to the artists in question - you almost feel as though you are hearing Johnny Clarke or Sly Dunbar speak. The book can be quite challenging as most interviews are transcribed into Jamaican slang, but I think this makes the book all the more authentic. A truly necessary work - you'll be an expert on Jamaican music by the time you finish.
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it is really great to walk with david katz through the history of jamaican music. so much more became clear to me as he choose to write AN ORAL HISTORY. it's like you travel through jamaica and hear what the 250 key-people of reggae have to say about how the musical culture came about. he let's them talk instead of making up stories and believes himself. so in the end YOU can make up yourself what are the right stories and what is important. i thank katz a lot! absolute the best read i've red about the tresure isle.
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A great read but not for the casual reader with no previous knowledge of reggae artists. Although at times the amount of detail is overwhelming, the book gives a fascinating insight into the development of reggae from its early days. David Katz has managed to put the interviews into a coherent narrative which covers all the phases which the music went through and the singers, players and producers who made the music so special.
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