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Music of Latin Americaby Nicolas SlonimskyGeorge G Harrap
Probably the first guide book about latin music! Rare 1st edn. 1946 hardback w/dustjacket in good condition (dustjacket and book have signs of ageing...
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State of Bass Jungle: The Story So FarBox tree
Rare original book about jungle written in 1997. Original secondhand book, bit of creasing, wear100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds...
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The Music Of AfricaBy J. H. Kwabena NketiaVictor Gollancz (1986)
A comprehensive guide to the music of this complex and diverse continent. 1st edition UK s/hand hardback in great condition w/dustjacket (is ex-library...
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Afrobeat - New Black British Fictionby Patsy AntoinePulp Faction
Black British writers collection. Secondhand paperback
Dancing In LondonDine & Dance, Disco, Hostess Clubs, Cabaret...New English Library
Very groovy little book about the disco night life in London from the 1970s. Handy tips on 'car parking near the disco', prices of drinks, clientele. Good...
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The Move #5 - Yazmin LaceyVarious ArtistsThe Move
Fifth edition of the excellent London based Move Magazine! This edition features First Word Records jewels Yazmin Lacey and Children of Zeus, as well as...
Rave CultureAn Insider's OverviewSmallfry Press
Out-of-print USA Second-hand paperback in good condition
Saturday Night Feverby H.B. GilmourBantom Books
secondhand usa paperback, some creasing
The Latin TingeBy John Storm RobertsOxford University Press
This is the definitive book on Latin Music in the US and especially New York. Rumba to Mambo, Descarga to Latin Soul, this book clearly and concisely tells...
Name TaggingBy Martha CooperMark Batty Publishers
Photography legend Martha Cooper presents a dizzying array of Hello My Name Is stickers adorned with tags, the origin of graffiti and todays street art...
Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and BeyondBy Ekow EshunPantheon
Eshun, then artistic director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, ventures from his home to Ghana to explore his heritage. By his early 30s,...
Spraycan ArtBy Henry Chalfant and James PrigoffThames and Hudson
s/hand paperback book in pretty good condition
Reggae Explosion: The Story Of Jamaican MusicChris Salewicz & Adrian BootAbrams
Killer big hardback book excellently put together as u might expect from the team of writer Chris Salewicz and photographer Adrian Boot. Deluxe hardback...
Roger MaisThe Hills Were Joyful Together (1953)Heinemann
Set in slums of Kingston, Jamaica. Wicked Caribbean realist novel. Out of print edition s/hand paperback original in good condition
If They Come In The Morningby Angela DavisOrbach and Chambers
Rare Out-of-print edition 1971 first edition paperback in good condition (ageing) but with tear on front top left cover 100% Guarantee on this and all...
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Babylon NYC: From Beat to Punkby Victor BockrisOmnibus Press
Hell, Ginsberg, Warhol, Debbie harry, Patti Smith ... interviews and photos - groovy NYC. Out-of-print edition edition secondhand paperback
NW: A Novelby Zadie SmithIsis Publishing
secondhand paperback book in good condition (sitcker residue)
Bob Marley, A Rebel Life - A photobiographyDennis Morris (1999)Plexus Publishing Ltd.
Dennis Morris original pics of Bob Marley. Original secondhand paperback A4 size. (sticker on spine)
The Last Days of Discoby David F. RossOrenda Books
The Last Days of Disco is about family, music, small-time gangsters … and the fear of being sent to the Falklands by the biggest gangster of them...
The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive Historyby James Lincoln CollierPapermac
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Arroz Con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin Americaby Lulu DelacreScholastic
Secondhand small paperback booklet - nice!100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy'...
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Rebel Radio The Full Story of British Pirate RadioPluto Press
Rare out of print Pluto Press first (and only) edition book about pirate radio in Britain written in 1985. Secondhand paperbook in good condition.
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The Black Power Imperative (1985)by Theodore Cross
Large USA secondhand paperback in ok condition
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Black Paradise:The Rastafarian MovementThe Aquarian Press
Original secondhand paperback
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The Black Power RevoltA Collection Of EssaysBarbour
Second-hand USA paperback in good condition (name written inside)
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Chuck DFight The Power: Rap, Race, and RealityPayback Press
Book description: Chuck D, the creative force behind Public Enemy and one of the most outspoken, politically active and controversial rappers in music,...
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VoodooBy Kyle KristosJ. B.Lippincott (1976)
Pointing out the elements of Catholicism that coexist with the drums, trances, and animal sacrifice, Kristos catalogues the chief loa (lesser gods),...
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The Mood ModernThe story of two of the world's greatest recorded music libraries: KPM (1956-1977) and Bruton Music (1978-1980)By Oliver LomaxVocalion Books
Wicked new book about KPM and Bruton Music – two of the world’s greatest recorded music libraries! Introduction by the great KEITH MANSFIELD! This...
Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music From Rumba To Reggaeby Peter ManuelTemple
Wicked book about Caribbean music - covering Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and more. In depth and informative. Secondhand paperback edition, minor wear
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Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gayeby Steve TurnerMichael Joseph
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Yush!By Victor HeadleyX Press
Last of the Yardie trilogy - 'London's number one Don D is set for the biggest fight of his drugs dealing career - BLOOD MUST RUN!' Second-hand paperback...
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Cut 'N' MixCulture, Identity and Caribbean MusicMethuen & Co
Written in 1987, this is a seminal book on Reggae and Caribbean music. A wide ranging and far-reaching study s/hand paperback copy in good condition
Miriam MakebaMy StoryBloomsbury
Autobiography of the South African singer. S/hand paperback book in ok cond only (difft cover)
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Stevie WonderBy John Swenson
Great pics and bio! Secondhand paperback in great condition
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James Baldwin: Artist on Fireby W.J. WeatherbyMichael Joseph
A portrait of James Baldwin tracing his development from the ghettos of Harlem to Paris and back to America where his active participation in civil rights...
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    Out of print UK 1st edn. hardback w/dustjacket in good condition
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Black and BritishA Forgotten HistoryPan Books
An acclaimed re-examination of a shared history, telling the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people...
Don't Stop the CarnivalBlack Music in Britian, Volume 1Peepal Tree
This is a story of empire, colonialism and then the new energies released by the movements for freedom and independence of the post second-world-war years;...
I Am Not Your NegroFrom texts by James BaldwinPenguin Books
In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered...
Vinyl . Album . Cover . ArtThe Complete Hipgnosis CatalogueThames & Hudson
The complete, definitive and never-before-published catalogue of Hipgnosis. Founded in 1967 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and Peter Christopherson,...
Young, Gifted & BlackThe Story of Trojan RecordsOmnibus Press
Recently resurrected and now enjoying chart success in the 21st century, when it was formed Trojan Records epitomised the punk DIY ethic over a decade...
Famous For 15 Minutes, My Years With Andy Warholby Ultra VioletMethuen
UK first edition hardback w/dustjacket in good condition.
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The Soul Of New OrleansA Legacy Of Rhythm And BluesSwallow Publications
Great book featuring studies and interviews with lots of 60s New Orleans legends. RECOMMENDED.
Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heartby Kenneth Bilby
This is the first book devoted to the studio musicians who were central to Jamaica's popular-music explosion. With color portraits and interview excerpts,...
Divine HorsemenThe Living Gods Of Haiti by Maya DerenDocumentext
First published in 1953, Maya Deren's famous account of the Haitian deities, practitioners and rituals of Voudoun was written with the special insight...
Aretha Franklin: Motown Superstar(African-American Biographies) by Silvia Anne SheaferEnslow Publishers
Secondhand hardback book in good condition
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African Pop: Goodtime Kingsby Billy BergmanBlandford
Excellent book covering fela, King Sunny Ade, Manu Dibango, Franco, Olatunji and more. Sections include Highlife, AfroBeat, Juju, Griots and more. Good...
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Breakout - Profiles in African RhythmBy Gary StewartChicago (1992)
Features on Fela Kuti, Kanda Bongo Man, Docteur Nico, Sonny Okosuns, Afro-Beat and more.
Blues PeopleBy LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)Harper Perennial
Seminal work from playwright, poet, critic and activist LeRoi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, in which the author traces the influence of jazz and...
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A Joyful Noise: Celebration of New Orleans Musicby Michael P. SmithTaylor Publishing
Original out of print secondhand book in very good condition (as new) - very groovy New Orleans book by photographer Michael P. Smith - signed by the photogrpaher
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    Original out of print secondhand book in very good condition (as new), signed by the author
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The Lonely LondonersBy Sam SelvonLongman
From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, this is a classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950s. It explores the lives...