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Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital by [Bradley, Lloyd]

Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital Kindle Edition

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Praise for Bass Culture:

'Bradley leaves no stone unturned in a coruscating rollercoaster ride through murder, major label gripes, ganja paranoia and racism, the first comprehensive history of every aspect of reggae


A brilliant, comprehensive history of Jamaica's principal twentieth century art form, Bradley deftly intertwines the the key themes of the Caribbean island's chaotic music industry and its checkered social history. Essential (Q Magazine)

What makes Bass Culture such an absorbing read is how easily Bradley joins the dots between the music and the culture ... a fascinating exploration, expansive and exacting (Irish Times)

Dizzying in its scope yet at the same time meticulous in its attention to detail, written with passion, style and gusto (Independent on Sunday)

The most thorough attempt yet to tell reggae's whole story ... he is as attentive to the island's shifting social and political scene as he is to the gradual evolution of the music (Sunday Times)

An excellent account of the origins and development of reggae, skilfully locates each phase in the music's evolution and achieves this in an admirably lucid style (Independent)

In Lloyd Bradley's long-awaited history, the ghettos and the ganja are explored alongside Independence and international relations to produce the definitive account. An informed analysis and an intoxicating aural history (GQ)

Sounds like London is a must-read if you're into the history of black input into London club culture (Norman Jay MBE 2013-08-01)

Epic ... Sounds Like London is chock-full of fascinating, often forgotten characters ... a major work, and a worthy tribute to a vibrant and innovative culture. (Kevin EG Perry NME 2013-08-24)

I found myself riveted by descriptions of events and people I knew, but had never seen in print; even more so by what I learnt ... fascinating ... an honest and passionate celebration of not just the music, but the courage, tenacity and guile of the people who made it (Courttia Newland FT 2013-08-17)

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Scheduled for Radio 4 Book of the week - acclaimed writer Lloyd Bradley explores the influence of immigrant cultures on the capital's music scene

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17355 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail; Main edition (8 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DR20L7A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #475,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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