UK label and publishing house Soul Jazz continues to put out reggae books. Last year it was ‘The Cover Art of Studio One Records’, and on November 5 it’s time for two more telling a visual story.
‘Reggae 45 Soundsystem – The Label Art of Reggae Singles’ features the artwork and histories of 1 200 records spanning the course of Jamaican music from its beginnings in the late 1950’s through to the end of the 1970’s. It’s compiled by Steve Barrow, author of ‘The Rough Guide to Reggae’/founder of Blood and Fire Records, and Stuart Baker, founder of Soul Jazz Records. It is written by reggae historian Noel Hawks and Steve Barrow.