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Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Music

Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Music

  • Author: Hitchins, Ray
Working as a session musician in Jamaica since the early 1980s, Ray Hitchins is uniquely placed to comment on the island's studio practices. ... Hitchins interviewed key studio personnel to shed... More…

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Contents

  • Contents: Introduction
  • Jamaica's first recording studio
  • The demand for new styles of recorded music
  • Establishing an internationally competitive recording model
  • Establishing a Jamaican sound
  • The 1970s-1980s: a period of dramatic change
  • Drum machines and synthesisers: the serial recording model
  • The riddim production method: the audio engineer as music arranger
  • Computer-based recording and the multi-role producer in the 1990s
  • A Jamaican recording studio ethnography
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices
  • Select bibliography
  • Index.