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Rub-a-Dub Style By Beth Lesser
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Rub-a-Dub Style: The Roots of Modern Dancehall is the first book to look, in- depth, at reggae in the 1980s, the period in Jamaican music that gave birth to what we know today as the... More > “Dancehall” sound. Some of the subjects that are covered include the development of sound systems in post independence Jamaica, “slackness” v “culture”, political war and its effect on sound system activity, the “digital” breakthrough in 1985, women entertainers’ struggles to make it in a male dominated field, the ‘sing-jay’ style and how deejay lyrics changed throughout the years, how dance cassettes spread the rub-a-dub style, the reggae business model and the problems it created, the fight against the dance hall style and its ultimate triumph as the premier sound of Jamaica today.< Less

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