The Half That's Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread
BOOK [Akashic Books]
Release date: 03/03/2015
"Doctor Dread has been a very serious contributor to the global value of this great reggae music... Apart from being a serious businessman, Doctor Dread to I is a brother..."
- Bunny Wailer, from the Introduction
"No reggae fan can afford to miss this lively, rich, from-the-hip account from one of the industry's most unlikely visionaries. And no human being can afford to miss this story of spiritual questing, cultural boundary-crossing, and the transformative power of music."
-Adam Mansbach, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the F**k to Sleep
"From the very inside of the Jamaican music business and its gnarly secrets to his intimate contacts with its greatest movers and shakers, Doctor Dread has told a story only he can fully elucidate. Amusing, insightful, deeply revealing, and certain to be controversial, Doc's book pulls the covers off Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, and countless other world-famous iconic figures, giving us the day-to-day tussles and rewards of being one of the prime exposers of Jah Music in North America through his award-winning RAS Records. Essential to an overstanding of what really a gwan inna yard. Highly recommended."
-Roger Steffens, founding editor, The Beat; founding chairman of the Reggae Grammy Committee (1984-2011)
Featured artistsBunny Wailer
Jamaica is an exotic place, especially when doing business. It is not uncommon to find your day structured around the moods and whims of the radio station’s play list. Music is the pulse that beats through everyday life on the reggae island. It is ...read more