Steve Barrow And Stuart BakerThe Cover Art of Studio One Records
Described by Chris Blackwell as the University of Reggae, Studio One is by far the most important record label in the history of Reggae music, an A-Z of Jamaican music as iconic as Motown was to soul, or Blue Note for Jazz.
The book features classic artwork from Bob Marley and the Wailers, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, The Skatalites, Marcia Griffiths, Burning Spear, The Heptones, Toots and the Maytals and many more artists all of whom launched their careers at Studio One.
As well as many classic sleeves there are numerous rare designs including a collectors’ section featuring many alternate, silkscreen and rarely seen designs.
As Jamaica approaches the 50th anniversary of independence, this stunning deluxe book is a timely look at Reggae music’s legendary record label and the artists and musicians that it made famous.
The book also introductory essay by Steve Barrow (author of Rough Guide to Reggae) and is edited by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records).