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"Junia Reggae : The Journey from King Street" by Norman Walker
The Reggae story from the beginning through the eyes of author Norman Walker. From the early days of Coxsone's Downbeat and Duke Reid The Ruler, through the musical sparring of Prince Buster and Derrick Morgan, through The Blues Busters, The Paragons, The Wailers, Dennis Brown, Third World and a host of others along the way on the journey. The story of one man's trials and setbacks that came from associations with some of the wrong people, even while being surrounded by numerous opportunities in the budding Jamaican Reggae genre.Mixed in with the concurrent political, social and personal events that was ever present throughout the journey. Culminating in the resulting effect in the 21st century of outcomes pleasant and unpleasant, spanning foreign shores of the U.S.A. and Europe points far removed from the humble beginnings on King Street, Kingston, Jamaica.
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@jusicintl great book Junia. I appreciate your contribution to the music world. Much respect to your honest business ethic. You're a rarity.
Post by johnny B » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:40 pm
Just finished reading this book I found by chance on Amazon.Published in 2011 it relates the tribulations of singer/producer Junia Walker from Jamaica to New York to London.A close friend of Keith Hudson,the author is responsible for co-producing a lot of his works during the 70's including the Pick A Dub album reissued by B&F.And the description of the Jamaican music business in those years is the highlight of the book.Though not a masterpiece the spontaneity and the description of first person experiences make this a enjoyable and interesting read for all those who were not there at the time but would have liked.
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Re: Junia Reggae - The Journey form King Street
Postby rastapopoulos » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:04 pm
Recommended reading for anyone who wants to have a look inside the 70s and 80s reggae scene from a unique perspective. Junia is the first and up to now the only Reggae artist who wrote a book, telling the story in his own words.
Indeed he was running the Joint International label with Keith Hudson, which after Keith Hudson's passing has become the Jusic International label on which he still releases music. He operated as a co-producer and co-writer for Hudson. And, among many other things, took care of the Joint International record shop in Queens when Hudson's home was in Brooklyn.
Postby underated » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:12 pm
It's good to see that books written by the actual artists/producers are released. .
Yes indeed we need more books & less music.
1st hand accounts are much better than 2nd or 3rd