MISS PAT: MY REGGAE MUSIC JOURNEYGinko
VP Records co-founder, and one of the reigning matriarchs of Reggae music, Patricia “Miss Pat” Chin, continues to lead the largest independent label and distributor of Caribbean music. Her energetic and engaging autobiography covers her family history, her relationship with her late husband Vincent Chin - and to Jamaica overall - her arrival in New York City in the late 70s, and of course her crucial role in the founding of VP Records. The book is packed with fantastic archival images spanning the emergence of Jamaican music as a cultural force in the 1950s up until today, bringing Miss Pat’s revelatory memoir to life. Perspectives from business people, politicians, and musicians including Chris Blackwell (founder of Island Records), Edward Seaga (Former prime minister of Jamaica), singer Marcia Griffiths, and Lee “Scratch” Perry further light up the amazing story of Miss Pat’s life and experiences.
“This memoir will go down as required reading in years to come.” – Flea Market Funk, DJ Prestige
“A remarkable, and still ongoing, journey.” – The Daily Beast, Pat Meschino
"Patricia Chin, Miss Pat as we know her...matriarch not just of her family but of our music and arguably our country and its culture..."
---Orville "Shaggy Burrell, Raggae Musician/Singer/Actor
- Author: Miss Pat
- Published 2021
- 212 pages, hardcover
- 12 X 9 inches