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Selector's Library
  • Paul Kauppila, San Jose State University

The Selector’s Library is an online annotated bibliography of information sources on Jamaican popular music, encompassing mento, calypso, Jamaican R&B, ska, rocksteady, reggae, DJ style, dub, dancehall, and other forms. Over the last twenty years, there have been many books published on reggae and related styles and this site is designed to act as a guide to the best and most appropriate sources for both casual readers and serious researchers.

The site is selective and not comprehensive and the sources included tend to focus on what is generally considered the “golden age” of reggae – roughly 1960 to 1980. The annotations are not designed to substitute for full-fledged reviews, which in many cases are available elsewhere. The author hopes that readers will find the site useful as a finding aid to the sources most suitable to their needs.

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Funding for the Selector's Library website was provided by a Carnegie-Whitney grant from the American Library Association.
Citation Information
Paul Kauppila. "Selector's Library" (2014)
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