Reggae Scrapbook

Roger Steffens, Author, Peter Simon, Author . Insight Editions $45 (145p) ISBN 978-1-933784-23-6

Steffens, founding editor of The Beat , and Simon, photographer and coauthor of Reggae Bloodlines , fuse their talents to create this vibrant and all-encompassing history of the Jamaican music phenomenon that swept through the U.S. in the mid-1970s. While paying homage to “reggae royalty” icons such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff, the authors go to great lengths to explore lesser-known musicians in glossy photographs, essays, copies of advertisements and detachable postcards. The editors successfully use the reggae aesthetic in a burst of bright primary colors and a flurry of marijuana leaves (with accompanying clouds of thick smoke). The result is a thoroughly enjoyable scrapbook with equally captivating design and content. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 10/06/2008
Release date: 10/01/2007
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 152 pages - 978-1-60887-485-9
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