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Music Legend Carlos Malcolm New #1 Book… Jazz /Blues to Jamaica Reggae

19 March 2017 Blogroll

Today, Jamaica’s ‘urbanized’ music genres – (Ska, Reggae, Dancehall) –  have emerged as the music from the Caribbean musical experience most internationally popular. Carlos Malcolm has o­ften been referred to as a musical chameleon because of his ability to adapt and function on many levels of music. In over five decades, Malcolm, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, has been professionally involved on almost every level of Jamaican music. Government-owned Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation of the 1960s contracted Malcolm as a composer/arranger/producer and educator. In this book, Malcolm chronicles the journey and development of Jamaican ‘urbanized’ music, from its inception during the Post (WWII) War years to the present worldwide popularity of Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall music. “From New Orleans Jazz/Blues to Jamaican Reggae” is an easy revealing read, especially for students and aficionados of the history of Jamaica’s ‘urbanized’ music.

 “No one is better suited to write a personal history of postwar Jamaican music than Carlos Malcolm. New Orleans Jazz/Blues to Jamaican Reggae is an authentic work of scholarship by a renowned musicologist and one who through his own creative genius has created musical charts and given eyewitness accounts of his active participation in some of the watershed moments in the genesis and evolution of Jamaican ‘urbanized’ music and set the vogue for Afro-Jamaican Rhythms.” Hon. P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.


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