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‘Reggae Scrapbook’ Captures Genre’s Giants With Mick Jagger, Sting

Bob Marley, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Burning Spear highlight new version of classic photo book

Reggae Scrapbook

Reprinted from Reggae Scrapbook by Roger Steffens and Peter Simon

In the gorgeous new version of Reggae Scrapbook, renowned author and reggae archivist Roger Steffans teams up with photo editor and award-winning photographer Peter Simon to deliver a stunning visual document of Jamaican music, including album art, rare posters and photographs of numerous musicians. With a foreword by Toots Hibbert, the book delves into reggae, dub, rocksteady, ska and dancehall, profiling the genre's biggest names, including Bob Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh and Coxsone Dodd.

In this exclusive gallery of some of the book's most iconic shots, we see the genre's best in their natural environment. Some cavort with local musicians; others hang out with British, reggae-loving artists like Mick Jagger and Sting who visited Jamaica to record. Regardless, the book functions as an essential time capsule to an era that would start in Jamaica and take over the world.


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