More fire from Beth Lesser

You’ll probably know Beth from Dancehall: The Story of Jamaican Dancehall Culture, the lavish book of her photographs published by Soul Jazz, or her book on King Jammy – or even from Reggae Quarterly back in the day.

Shimmy Shimmy have just published a fascinating interview with Beth which covers the creation of all those publications, but more crucially than that goes into detail about the time she spent around studios and dances in JA in the halycon days of the eighties.

I also just received news today that Small Axe have published Beth’s new book The Legend of Sugar Minott and Youth Promotion, which I have no doubt will be just as essential as her previous works.

Click the link above for more details, as well as info on their new Guide to Reggae 1968-1970 which I’ve not got, and their Guide to Dub LPs which I do have and is most definitely recommended.