Only two record labels in pop history have lent their name to an entire musical genre. The first is Detroit’s Tamla Motown. The other is England’s 2-Tone, a late-1970s/early 1980s imprint that still stands as the UK’s most politically significant pop phenomenon. 2-Tone was set up in 1979 by The Special A.K.A., a multiracial ska- and reggae-inspired band from Coventry in England’s Midlands. Comprising Jerry Dammers, Terry Hall, Neville Staples, Lynval ...
From Port of Spain on Trinidad to Nassau in the Bahamas, from Miami through to Port-au-Prince: you are never far from a great rhythm in the Caribbean. While Jamaican reggae and Cuba’s son, mambo and salsa have been exported to the world, there is a wealth of great music on the other islands, from calypso and zouk to plena and chutney. From the moment Christopher Columbus set foot on Cuba in ...
An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...
Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.
The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.
Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers
his life, music, art and movies, with a
sweep of incredible photographs.