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The History Of Skinhead Reggae 1968-1972 By John Bailey
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The relationship between the original skinheads of the late 1960s and reggae music are often a source of debate as to the uninitiated they seem curious partners. The raw sounds of reggae were in... More > great contrast to the progressive rock and pop tunes that dominated the BBC playlists; reggae had evolved from the slower Jamaican rocksteady. The book tells the story of the rise of reggae from 1968 to its height and subsequent demise as by the end of 1972 reggae had evolved to what some say was watered down and string laden, a far cry from the original authentic sounds of the late 1960s which the remaining skinheads could no longer empathise. The major artists of the time, some who have sadly passed on are reviewed with their singles and albums and the compilation budget LP’s that were to become a very important mainstay of the reggae scene.< Less
In Search of Skye By John Bailey
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Skye is a beautiful island of cliff rimmed promontories, tranquil sea lochs, rolling moorland and majestic mountains. Add to the breathtaking scenery a brutal sometimes bloody history, a land where... More > myths and legends are plentiful and you have a mysterious, romantic land that once visited will remain in your heart forever. Unexpectedly larger than most assume, Skye boasts over 360 miles of diverse, awe-inspiring coast line. The book takes a journey of discovery around this enchanting isle visiting many of the most surreal landscapes to be found anywhere in the British Isles. Included are historical sites such as Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continually inhabited castle in Britain. Details are noted of the islands past history, the 18th and 19th centuries feature as the most turbulent. Most if not all have heard of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his association to Skye, few know how he was persued by government forces but never betrayed by the Highlanders.< Less