NEW BOOK BY REGGAE AFICIONADO, CHUCK FOSTER: ‘SMALL AXE GUIDE TO ROCK STEADY’ – NOW AVAILABLE
Although there have now been many books devoted to reggae, Chuck Foster’s ‘Small Axe Guide To Rock Steady’ is the first book that deals entirely with Jamaican music in the period between Ska and reggae. Artists, producers, musicians and songs are treated and a thorough discography covers period releases and later compilations.
Chuck Foster has written the Reggae Update column for Beat Magazine for over two decades and hosts Reggae Central on KPFK in LA. He also writes the Readings and Reasoning column for Reggae Festival Guide. His first book, ‘Roots Rock Reggae: An Oral History of Reggae Music From Ska To Dancehall,’ was published by Billboard Books in 1999. He has written about Jamaican music for over twenty-five years.
‘Small Axe Guide To Rock Steady’ is filled with photos and information about the artists, musicians and producers who created the music that laid the foundation for reggae and puts the focus on one of the best-loved periods of Jamaican music.