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  • Hardcover: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Insight Editions (October 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933784237
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933784236
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 11.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Though less than comprehensive, Steffens and Simon's illustrated history of reggae music is nonetheless essential reading on the subject. The duo have spent decades covering the genre (Steffens as the founder of reggae magazine The Beat, Simon as an award-winning photographer), and they enthusiastically share their bounty in this interactive scrapbook packed with pull-out ephemera like stickers, postcards, set lists and flyers. The equivalent of spending a long evening with a friendly, eager collector, it's hard not to get caught up in the authors' enthusiasm. Fans will find all their favorites here in bright, full-color photographs, from lesser-known but seminal figures like Joe Higgs to legendary figures like Lee "Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. The authors frequently share their own vibrant, first-hand experiences with the performers: Judy Mowatt discusses a performance in Zimbabwe with Marley that turned into a riot; eccentric Perry provides a tour of the "Throne Room," his home studio; and Steffens recounts the time he presented Peter Tosh with a marijuana bud the size of a cricket bat. Augmented with a DVD featuring a handful of interviews with artists and hundreds of candid snapshots, it's the next best thing to a trip to Jamaica.
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"Rich in political, religious and herbaceous context, this lively package is primer for the uninitiated and treasure trove for the fan,"
-The San Francisco Chronicle.

"Reggae Scrapbook, a dazzling homage to the music and its birthplace. Simon’s magnificent photos are interspersed with his and Steffens’s text — historical morsels, interviews with reggae greats, frontline reminiscences about the music scene — and replicated goodies from the archives: concert handbills, autographed records, album covers, fliers promoting reggae shows in places as far-flung as Israel and Germany. Their work is evidence that fandom has all the trappings of religion: here are holy artifacts, testimonials, even lists of places to worship (i.e., global reggae festivals)."
— Baz Dreisinger, The New York Times

"A highly designed full color coffee table book, a cross between 'Griffin & Sabine' and 'Be Here Now'..."
— Perry Garfinkel, The Huffington Post

"The equivalent of spending a long evening with a friendly, eager collector, it's hard not to get caught up in the authors' enthusiasm. Fans will find all their favorites here in bright, full-color photographs, from lesser-known but seminal figures like Joe Higgs to legendary figures like Lee "Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. The authors frequently share their own vibrant, first-hand experiences with the performers: Judy Mowatt discusses a performance in Zimbabwe with Marley that turned into a riot; eccentric Perry provides a tour of the "Throne Room," his home studio; and Steffens recounts the time he presented Peter Tosh with a marijuana bud the size of a cricket bat. Augmented with a DVD featuring a handful of interviews with artists and hundreds of candid snapshots, it's the next best thing to a trip to Jamaica."
- Pulishers Weekly

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This book is great for a person just getting into reggae music and trying to learn about its history.
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Steffens brings a lifetime of experience as a Reggae writer, broadcaster, collector and fan.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By reggae culture reader on December 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Steffens and photographer Peter Simon, two long-time chroniclers of Jamaican music, have emptied their files into a deeply satisfying guided tour of reggae in chronologico-topical form. Simon's photography has been seen in such works as Reggae Bloodlines and Reggae International. As many readers of this magazine know, Steffens has written and lectured extensively about Bob Marley and reggae music and is also co-founder of The Beat. Reggae Scrapbook brims with the contributors' knowledge as well as their infectious love of the genre and the culture that produces it.

And their memorabilia is now ours, in handy facsimile form. Produced in the same vein as James Henke's recent Marley Legend, Reggae Scrapbook surveys reggae from origins to present and handsomely houses removable reggae artifacts by the fistful.

Page after page, Reggae Scrapbook delights. If you're like me, you'll get your hands on this and wonder whether to read it properly as one should with all books, from start-to-finish, or consume it giddily, turning at random for the treats. At one point, the Scrapbook opens to a splashy little 12-page magazine gummed to the page about the phenomenon of Jamaican dances. Page 43 contains an envelope with three gorgeous postcard-sized photo/illustrations of Haile Selassie. Fastened elsewhere in the book are concert handbills (pages 11, 91 and 129), two panels of peel-away stickers (page 81), miniature reproductions of singles in little white sleeves (pages 85 and 139), some of them autographed by the artists. (Among the latter is Cornell Campbell, who writes a sleeve note correcting a mis-identified 45 of "You're No Good.") Steffens and Simon, mighty repro men for the reggae generation, leave no dead space anywhere in this deluxe volume.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dma202 on May 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Jamaica is simultaneously an old country (a crucible of colonialism and slavery for 400 years) and a new country (only independent since 1962). Similarly, reggae is an old music, rooted in tradition (influences range from the griots of West Africa to the old testament) and a new, pathbreaking music (the originator of the term "reggae," Toots Hibbert (who wrote the book's forward), isn't old enough to collect social security, and what we know today as the "remix" was invented in a West Kingston ghetto). Jamaica isn't exactly a world power. But somehow, over 40 some-odd years, its music has spread from gullybanks and zinc shacks to the far corners of the earth.

If you get this book, you will understand why. Steffens and Simon are a "dream team" - a combination of the premier reggae critic and the top photographer. The book, which is conversational in tone, is jam-packed with interesting lore and arresting images of colorful people, places and memorabilia. It's a loving chronicle of a fascinating culture that the authors have been intensely involved with for 30+ years.

To top it off, the book includes a whole host of little "surprises" and a DVD that are themselves probably worth the price...

To be clear, the book has no pretensions of being a complete history of the music, so if you want (for example) a long exigesis of the skinhead/reggae association, as one reviewer mentioned, you'll need to look elsewhere. Rest assured that most fans will find the book enormously satisfying.

The bottom line: If you like reggae, you will love this book, and if you don't like reggae, you'll probably like it by the time you're through.
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By Saullo on July 10, 2013
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Very good book, is a first-level product, however the cd that is an integral part of the book is faulty.
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I bought it as a gift for a friend and he cannot stop raving about this book. I myself had a copy but I loaned it out and that was the end of that.
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I bought this book after listeniing to Roger Steffans stories at a Walier's show. He has collected reggae -- many rooms of it, in all shapes sounds and forms -- for many years. This book is just beautiful. On receiving mine, I immediately ordered another, as a surprise gift... they loved it too!
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By Perez on January 12, 2013
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A must for any reggaephile! Whether for your own collection or as a gift for that reggae fan looking to get the conversation started.
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A must have book for the Reggae fanatic. I have been listening to reggae since I first heard Bob Marley when I was a teenager. Since then I have gotten deeper and deeper into the music. I would scan liner notes searching for clues to get deeper into the music. Once I found Studio one I was off. This book to me is the ultimate jumping off point for the reggae student. It is full of culture and vibes that I will be sorting through for years to come. It is also an excellent book to have out on the 'coffee' table. Great to flip through. I have the feeling that this book is just the tip of the iceberg for Rojah and Peter. I hope there is another one on the way.
Reggae has truly gone international....
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This book has more than you bargined for, it also includes a beautiful DVD with some rare interviews that are amazing . Rogers Steffans and Peter Simon did a great job with this book. I have been collecting Reggae for many years and this book just made me dig into my archives all over again .
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