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Nov 02, 2010
| ISBN 9781848566972
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Nov 02, 2010 | ISBN 9781848566972
“’Reggae got soul,’ Toots Hibbert sang in one of his best-known songs, andKim Gottlieb-Walker’s remarkable photographs coax that soul out of shadowand light. Her images from Jamaica capture the rough environment that shapedand challenged these artists, and the unquenchable joy that filled theirmusic. They’re the next-best thing to listening.” — Richard Cromelin During 1975 and 1976, renowned underground photo-journalist Kim Gottlieb,and her husband, Island publicity head Jeff Walker, documented what is nowwidely recognized as the Golden Age of reggae. Over two years of historictrips to Jamaica and exclusive meetings in Los Angeles, Kim took iconicphotographs of the artists who would go on to define the genre and captivatea generation. Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae features candid and intimatephotographs of all of the musicians, artists and producers who brought thereggae sound to the international stage, including Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer,Toots Hibbert, Burning Spear, Jacob Miller, Third World, Lee “Scratch” Perryand, of course, Bob Marley. Kim’s photographs include never-before-seenperformance shots, candid behind-the-scenes footage of Bob’s home inJamaica, and exclusive records of key moments in reggae history, such asBob’s first US television appearance, the historical Dream Concert withStevie Wonder in Jamaica, and Bob meeting George Harrison backstage at theRoxy in 1975. Acclaimed rock journalist and director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous)introduces this volume with a rousing foreword describing the time heaccompanied Jeff and Kim to Jamaica to witness the burgeoning music scenethere. Reggae historian Roger Steffens writes lucidly about the significanceof those early years in reggae, and describes the pivotal moments documentedin Kim’s photographs, many of which have not been seen in over 30 years, andmany more of which have never been released to the public. Intimate andrevealing, Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae is a rare and beautifulrecord of one of the most exciting moments in music history, told throughthe photographs of a true artist.
“A fantastic collection of rare Bob Marley images.” — Crave Online“The photography is excellent throughout, with a combination of live, staged and candid shots beautifully taken by Kim Gottlieb-Walker.” — All Gigs
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