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Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music

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Description: Over the course of four CDs, this is the essential musical history of the loudest island in the world, with the emphasis on essential. It starts in the time before ska, and brings it all up to the dominance of dancehall in the '90s. Along the way there's ska, rocksteady, reggae, and dub; 95 great tracks, every single one a classic. About the only major artist not represented is Lee Perry, and his productions sneak in there. Steve Barrow's notes will carry you through the story. This is about as perfect as they come, in both form and content. Chris Nickson ... (more)
Manufacturer: Mango
Release date: 16 November 1993
EAN: 0016253993525 UPC: 016253993525
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"The essential Jamaican box set, tracing the islandโ€™s pop scene to the present via ska, rock-steady, roots, reggae, ragga, DJs and dancehall. Standout track: Barrington Levy, โ€œHere I Comeโ€"