I’ve taken the title of this long overdue post from a radio documentary by none other than David Katz (with Saxon Baird). Katz is the acclaimed author of seminal works such as People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae, as well as music journalist, photographer, A&R consultant, disc jockey and reggae historian. If you haven’t yet heard this radio documentary check it out now for a fullsome discussion which gives life through the many voices heard to written pieces such as ‘A History of the Sound Clash’ by Erin MacLeod and Joshua Chamberlain.
Take a listen. I had a thing or two to say.
Ring the Alarm: A History of Sound System Culture http://www.afropop.org/37304/ring-the-alarm-a-history-of-sound-system-culture/