This album showcases fifty years of the musical heritage that sets Jamaica apart as the loudest island in the world. From mento through ska, rock steady and reggae to the 'new roots' school, this Rough Guide represents great artists often left in the shade by the well-deserved success of Bob Marley. This album provides a valuable introduction to the vibrant and multi-faceted Jamaican music scene, which has proved enduringly popular on the world-stage. Pop this CD into your PC or Mac and enjoy the benefits of the bonus data track with information from the Rough Guide To World Music and travel notes from The Rough Guide To Jamaica .
'A satisfying skip through five decades of Jamaican musical history.' Q