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Most popular Reggae books

The most popular Reggae books currently available. Updated weekly.
Biographic: Marley: Great Lives in Graphic Form
A guide to Marley's life, work and legacy featuring irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the writer behind the words.
Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London
Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir
Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music. This is an autobiography from the front woman of influential ska band, The Selecter.
Bob Marley FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Reggae
An engaging and captivating look at the life, music, and legacy of the King of Reggae.
I Just Can't Stop It: My Life in the Beat
I Just Can't Stop It is the honest and compelling autobiography from British Music Legend, Ranking Roger.
Reggae Bass
Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King
Presents an account of the history of reggae. This book describes reggae's origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world. It relates the story of reggae to the history of Jamaica, from Colonial Island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.
I & I: The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh and Wailer
The history of the original Wailers - Tosh, Livingstone and Marley - as never before told.
Story of Trojan Records
The definitive history of the iconic label, published as part of its official 50th anniversary celebrations
So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley
The world's leading reggae scholar spent forty years interviewing Bob Marley and his closest confidants. This is the definitive telling of Bob Marley's life.
Soul Rebel
So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley
The world's leading reggae scholar spent forty years interviewing Bob Marley and his closest confidants. This is the definitive telling of Bob Marley's life.
Bob Marley: Complete Chord Songbook
Little Black Songbook: Bob Marley
Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae: The Complete Story of Reggae Told Through its Greatest Songs, Famous and Forgotten
The Ultimate Guide To Great Reggae celebrates (and helps you find) the greatest songs of reggae. It focuses on every style of reggae, from mento to Jamaican R&B, ska, rock steady, dub, DJ roots, dancehall and more.
Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon - from Androgyny to Zula
An illustrated A to Z, celebrating the unparalleled artistic impact of the cultural icon Grace Jones.
4-Chord Songbook: Bob Marley
Bob Marley: A Biography
Bob Marley was the first superstar to emerge from the Third World. Although he lived a short life, only 36 years, Marley penned an enormous quantity of songs, pioneering a new reggae rhythm and sound that was distinctly Jamaican. This book gives an inside look at the man behind the legend.
Lee Scratch Perry - Kiss Me Neck: The Scratch Story in Words, Pictures and Records
Bob Marley: The Untold Story
What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock'n'roll? How is that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans across the globe?
Dub in Babylon: Understanding the Evolution and Significance of Dub Reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to Post-punk
Examines the Jamaican background, necessary for understanding the cultural significance of dub. This work analyses its musical, cultural and political importance for both African-Caribbean and, particularly, white communities in the United Kingdom during the late-1970s and early 1980s.
Ukulele Play-Along: Bob Marley
Bob Marley: Roots Reggae & Revolution
Who Was Bob Marley?
Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Who Was Bob Marley? tells the story of how a man with humble roots became an international icon.
Young, Gifted & Black: The Story of Trojan Records
Recently resurrected and now enjoying chart success in the 21st century, when it was formed Trojan Records epitomised the punk DIY ethic over a decade before 1976. The company spearheaded the injection of reggae and ska into the vein of British youth consciousness.
Bob Marley & The Wailers: The Definitive Discography
Bob Marley: The Stories Behind Every Song
Few have combined the music with a message in such a radical way as Bob Marley. The best of Marley's work conveys elements of his social background and religious and political experience. This is an biographical examination of the output of material unleashed on a succession of superb singles and albums delivered by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
Reggae Going International 1967 To 1976: The Bunny 'Striker' Lee Story
Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation
Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope
On the basis of a body of reggae songs from the 1970s and late 1990s, the author offers a sociological analysis of memory, hope and redemption in reggae music. -- .
Rodigan: My Life in Reggae
The memoir of David Rodigan, the man who has taught the world about reggae.