The History Of Skinhead Reggae 1968-1972 (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
The Story of Skinhead Reggae 1968 -1972 (Deluxe Paperback)
by John Bailey
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About the Book
Images have been enhanced and the Pama labels and album artwork appear in full colour for the first time in this extended 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.
Take a trip down memory lane to relive the classic singles and iconic albums that retailed for just 14/6.
The purchasing power of the skinhead helped to elevate reggae music to the fore with classics such as Liquidator and Long Shot Kick De Bucket forced out from the school disco and youth clubs and into high street shops and the pop charts influencing the arm of radio one to eventually play reggae.
By the summer of 1972 it was all over, the hair had grown, smooth but not too long, and reggae became a forgotten force having become string laded and watered down.
Well I'm sure you don't want me to ramble on about myself in anticipation you've visited to check what books are available for your indulgence. The only thing I would say is that I write about the things I have a passion for. One being music, to be more precise 'Skinhead Reggae'. I can honestly say I was there between 68 -72. I Suppose I could declare "been there, done that and got the tee shirt. Or perhaps that should read Ben Sherman, which incidentally if you do get around to reading 'The History of Skinhead Reggae' you will notice I still possess. My latest foray is a story about a young lad who's unable to identify or sympathise with his peer group of hippies and bikers then he discovered the skinhead culture and reggae in the spring of 1969. Our Boss is certainly no choir boy. He's not excessively aggressive but has acquired a penchant to demonstrate an overload of high jinks. Is it Biographical? Well if asked I will elucidate the characters and events are all fictional.