The Half That's Never Been Told (Book)

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About the Author:

Doctor Dread (nee Gary Himelfarb) is a DC native, former WHFS deejay and founder of RAS Records, which was headquartered in DC. RAS was notable for its dedication to roots reggae artists through the 1980s and 1990s, serving as a valuable international pipeline as well as a prolific producer and publisher of original works.

Dread has worked with many artists including Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff, Inner Circle, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Mad Cobra, Freddy Mcgregor, Sly and Robbie, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, and Bunny Wailer. His collaborations with Israel Vibration include not only extensive musical recordings, but a recorded oral history of the group and its members.


Format: Book 
Label: Akashic 
Year: 2015 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

With an introduction by Bunny Wailer.

For almost 30 years, Gary Himelfarb negotiated countless deals with Jamaican artistes as principal of RAS Records, one of the largest distributors of reggae music during the 1980s and 1990s.

Popularly known as Dr Dread, Himelfarb revisits his ties with Jamaica, its culture and some of reggae's most successful artistes in The Half That's Never Been Told.

Himelfarb made RAS one of the top independent companies in the world, with a catalogue featuring albums by major acts such as Black Uhuru, Bunny Wailer, Culture, Israel Vibration, Yellowman, Gregory Isaacs and Freddie McGregor.

Some of the chapters in The Half That's Never Been Told are dedicated to Himelfarb's relationship with these artistes. Speaking to the Jamaica Observer recently, he described the book as a "page-turner", adding: "No one will be bored."

--The Jamaica Observer, October 5, 2014

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