»Keep On Running« – The Story of Island Records

posted on August 23rd, 2010 by in Design, Jamaican Music, Video

Looks like 2010 is the year some of the most-influential international labels in the history of reggae are putting out their memoirs in book-form.

After Greensleeves collaborated with Al Fingers and Stüssy to drop »The First 100 Covers« recently, Rizzoli Books now announced the release of »Keep On Running« – The Story of Island Records.

Of equal appeal to music nerds and esthetes alike, the U.S. release of »Keep On Running« – The Story of Island Records is a collection of album art and photographs telling the story of founder Chris Blackwell’s enormous role in introducing Jamaican reggae and other fringe music to the world. (via Future Blog)

The book will be out in September.

In the meantime, make sure to watch »Do it Yourself – The Story of Rough Trade« – a nice documentary about another formative indie record label that helped making reggae music available to the world.


  • Eve

    Cant wait to see that DIY Documentary man