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j j wrote:We are all aware that the number of books on reggae music is fairly small (when compared to other genres of music) but i can't recall another book about the life of Peter Tosh, & going on Mr Masouri's Wailing Blues book , which is very well written & researched & a great read packed full of info & anacdotes on lots of other artists i would have thought this would be of some interest to reggae fans.....
kalcidis wrote:And Ringo. When is that Channel One book of yours going to materialize? That is one book that has to be written. Jo Jo is still alive and well it seems and from what I've gathered he doesn't seem to shy away from an interview either.
j j wrote:It's nice to know you're standing by your statement Ringo , & yes i agree there are many other artists that need their life stories written down but sadly it seems no one can get these published? , so i'll be pleased to read Steppin Razor in the meantime.
I understand your point that Tosh may not have been in the "premier league" of singers in your opinion but then Tosh didn't release anywhere near as many albums as say Gregory , and there are literaly dozens of Gregory albums that are absolute rubbish.
As far as there being no market for anything but Wailers books you may want to check out the following list (from the shelf behind me...)
Penny Reels "Deep Down With Dennis Brown"
David Katz - People Funny Boy,
Tighten Up (the history of reggae in the UK)
The Rough Guide To Reggae (all three editions, although there is a bit about the various Wailers in this)
Lloyd Bradley's Bass Culture
Chuck Fosters Roots Rock Reggae
David Katz Solid Foundation
Kevin O'Brien Chang & Wayne Chen - Reggae Routes (although the cover features Marley)
Roydale Andersons - Reggae Journey
Boss Sounds - by Marc Griffiths
Reggae Going Int'l The Bunny Lee Story
Beth Lesser King Jammy
The Guinness & Virgin Encyclopedia's of Reggae
Reggae Bloodlines (if it's still in print)
Reggae International (ditto)
& theres probably another dozen out there not specificly about the Wailers.
I look forward to reading your Channel One writings, hope you will give us a heads up when it's up
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