The Most Comprehensive Discography of Jamaican Records Ever Published. Roots Knotty Roots, The Collector’s Guide to Jamaican Music is Compiled & Edited by Michael Turner & Robert Schoenfeld. It covers the period from the mid 1950’s through the late 1980’s, including the earliest releases on 78 rpm in the pre-Ska era. The styles included are Calypso, Mento, Blues, Gospel, Pop, Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. The data includes: Artist & Title, Jamaican Record Label & Matrix Number Plus UK Label and Number, Producer and Release Date. It is sorted alphabetically by Artist – From the Abyssinians to Tapper Zukie.A total of 400 pages and over 29,000 records indexed.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.