10. Reggae 45 Soundsystem: The Label Art of Reggae Singles book
Foundation reggae and vinyl aficionados have a rare gift this year with the arrival of Soul Jazz‘s Reggae 45 Soundsystem book. Soul Jazz—one of the most rated labels for comprehensive and quality music compilations from all over the world—know a bit about reggae history, and display the 1959-79 era in fine style with this 500-page book. The full-size artwork is peeled from 1000 classic 45’s from iconic Jamaican labels, and is printed along with the background story for each. It’s the 7″ companion to their Reggae Soundsystem book, which is definitely worth copping as well. Grab the book and more info here.