Penny Reel assembled most of the material here for the NME. I would heartily recommend all of his other work, including his book on Dennis Brown "Deep Down with Dennis Brown ~ Cool Runnings and the Crown Prince of Reggae" published by Drake Brothers. More information about the book is available at the Boomshakalacka site, including ordering details.

Vivien Goldman interviewed Jah Shaka. She is I think currently writing for the Village Voice and co-authored "The Black Chord- - Visions Of The Groove: Connections Between Afro-beats, Rhythm And Blues, Hip-hop & more." published by Rizzoli Publications. More of her writing is reproduced here.

Straight No Chaser editor Paul Bradshaw contributed the interview with Coxsone.

French photographer Jean Bernard Sohiez supplied all the pictures.

I obviously do not claim copyright on any of the material here. If any of the contributors do not approve of me reproducing their work I would welcome them getting in touch.