Ian Randle Publishers in Kingston, Jamaica released in December, Remembering Peter Tosh, a compilation of intimate remembrances of Peter Tosh by his close colleagues and friends.
Many people knew Peter Tosh, by way of his hugely successful music career, to be a hard-hitting, unapologetic and controversial artist, who spoke the truth in his lyrics and brought attention to the plight of the poor and downtrodden. However, not many people saw the private side of Peter Tosh, a man who is described by those who knew him best as humorous and compassionate.
Remembering Peter Tosh, unlike many previously published books on and about Reggae, is dedicated solely to the life of the great reggae icon Peter Tosh. It presents a long-overdue testimony to a musician whose compelling story has been largely overshadowed by that of his colleague Bob Marley.
This book is filled with engaging remembrances of Tosh from colleagues and friends such as Garry Steckles, Dermot Hussey, Desmond ‘Shakes’ Shakespeare, Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare to name a few. Rare insights are given into the man Peter Tosh really was – both on and off the stage. Enhanced with images of Tosh at work and at play, Remembering Peter Tosh promises to intrigue.
Remembering Peter Tosh also importantly puts into context Tosh’s contribution to Jamaica’s history as told in one chapter by Dr Omar Davies.
According to Native Wayne Jobson, Producer of the Peter Tosh film Stepping Razor/Red X, “This book captures the thoughts of many of Tosh’s closest confidants and generals to take you inside the mind of the genius Bush Doctor. It will help you discover the man, the music and the magic of one of the most important musicians in history.” Noted Reggae historian David Katz adds that Remembering Peter Tosh reminds us “…that Tosh was a major figure, not only in the realm of reggae, but in the realm of contemporary music more generally.”
Remembering Peter Tosh is compiled and edited by Ceil Tulloch and published by Ian Randle Publishers.