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reggae 45 soundsystem - the label art of reggae singles

Soul Jazz



deluxe book

Released: 12th Nov 2012

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stunning, deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000 full size record label 45rpm single designs that span the history of reggae music.

The book is compiled by the renowned author & reggae expert Steve Barrow (‘Rough Guide To Reggae’ / Blood & Fire Records) & Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records). As well as the full-size 45 designs, this book is ram-jam filled with text on many of the records, artists, producers & record companies featured in the book. The 45rpm 7” single is at the heart of reggae music, the main tool in which reggae music has been communicated to the public by the deejays in the dancehalls of Kingston, through to its dissemination worldwide, over the last 50+ years. These unique label designs give us a hidden history of design that is raw, innovative & hip. Ever since the birth of the Jamaican music industry through to the present day, these idiosyncratic label designs have helped illustrate, signify & energise the music that they accompany.

reggae 45 soundsystem - the label art of reggae singles