Reggae is a musical approach with a captivating history -- one whose less-publicized precursors and tangents are often as interesting as its more widely known achievements. But in this country, most folks know little about reggae's rich past other than that Bob Marley put out some good records. This narrow view severely limits listeners' abilities to appreciate the sound, which has influenced styles as disparate as hip-hop, punk and dance music. It's like presuming that there's no country music beyond Hank Williams, or feeling certain that rock and roll's first fifty years can be adequately comprehended by spinning a single... More >>>