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    Life On Tour With BowieA Genius RememberedMusic Press
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!"When David sat down later, he tucked one leg up under him and I noticed that the sole of his shoe was as clean as the day he...
    Inside OutA Personal History of Pink FloydWeidenfeld&Nicolson
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!One of the most fascinating rock bands ever, Pink Floyd was formed in 1965. After a year in the London 'underground' experimenting...
    TarantulaBy Bob DylanHarper Perennial
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Written in 1966, ‘Tarantula’ is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was...
    Signifying RapersBy David Foster Wallace & Mark CostelloPenguin
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Signifying Rappers is an old-school classic from David Foster Wallace and his friend and room-mate Mark Costello, first published...
    Jeff KoonsConversations with Norman RosenthalThames & Hudson
    GROOVY HARDBACK BOOK £8 OVER 60% OFF!!!The most successful of living artists Jeff Koons has been a focus of creative fascination and significance for...
    Strange FascinationDavid Bowie: The Definitive StoryVirgin Books
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates,...
    Last of The GiantsGuns N' Roses The True StoryTrapeze
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have...
    Outside The LinesLost photographs of Punk and New Wave's most iconic albumsMitchell Beazley
    HARDBACK BOOK £8 - NEARLY 50% OFF!!Everyone recognises the iconic photo from the cover of the Ramones' self-titled album of 1976. But how many have seen...
    Spider From MarsMy Life with BowieBy Woody WoodmanseySidgwick & Jackson
    HARDBACK BOOK ONLY £8 - 60% OFFF!!!!! In 1970 David Bowie and his bass player Tony Visconti had some ideas for a new sound that could make the impact...
    Keyboard PresentsSynth GodsBlackbeat Books
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!From the pages of "Keyboard" magazine, "Keyboard Presents Synth Gods" spotlights artists who did much more than just play synthesizers:...
    The Beatles LyricsThe Beatles: LyricsThe Unseen Story Behind Their MusicWeidenfield & Nicolson
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Over 100 handwritten manuscripts of the Beatles' original lyrics, tracked down from friends of the band, museums, universities...
    Mick Ronson The Definitive BiographyThe Spider with the Platinum HairMusic Press Books
    Mick Ronson was a lot more than just the guitarist for Ziggy Stardust. This fully updated first biography is full of first-hand recollections by those...
    CuredThe Tale of two imaginary boysQuercus Editions
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!Coming of age in Thatcher's Britain in the late 70s and early 80s was really tough, especially if you lived in Crawley. But...
    Detroit 67The Year That Changed SoulBy Stuart CosgrovePolygon
    WICKED BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey...
    The Story of MotownBy Peter BenjaminsonRare bird books
    In January 1959 Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and founded the Detroit-based record company that in less than a decade was to become the largest...
    The Wire+ The Wire Tapper
    The Wire magazine, with features on the great minds of the music industry, reviews on SOTU favourites and more! Also includes a free wire tapper cd!
    Hipgnosis PortraitsWith 366 illustrations in colour and black and whiteThames & Hudson
    In just fifteen years, Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Po Powell and Peter Christopherson) established themselves as the most important design collective...
    Aesthetic Of The CoolAfro-Atlantic Art and MusicPeriscope publishing
    50% OFF Fantastic, stunning deluxe large format IMPORT USA HARDBACK BOOK - the bomb! So cool it hurts ... Yale professor Robert Farris Thompson is a living...
    Ramblin' ManThe Life And Times Of Woody GuthrieW. W. Norton
    NEARLY 50% OFF USA IMPORT PAPERBACKThe groundbreaking biography of America's balladeer, released for the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth in July...
    America's MistressThe Life and Times of Eartha KittQuercus
    40% OFF!!!! UK PAPERBACKEartha Kitt was a skinny, mixed-race woman with an odd, angular face, who seduced fifties white America into thinking that she...
    Sammy Davis Jr.A Personal Journey with My FatherRunning Press
    60% OFF!!!! DELUXE UK HARDBACK - nice! Sammy Davis is the man!Nicknamed Mr. Show Business, Sammy Davis Jr. was a consummate performer who sang, danced,...
    The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling StonesBy Rich CohenHeadline Publishing
    OVER 50% OFF!!!!! PAPERBACKRich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their sway - privy...
    Fire And FuryInside the Trump White HouseLittle, Brown Book Group
    70% OFF !!!!! UK HARDBACK BOOK - Good book about the mentalist!The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising....
    The Most BeautifulMy Life With PrinceTrapeze
    50% OFF!!!! PAPERBACKIn The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first...
    Sticky FingersThe Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone MagazineCanongate
    OVER 50% OFF!!!!! PAPERBACKSticky Fingers is the story of how one man's ego and ambition captured the 1960s youth culture of rock and roll and turned it...
    Picturing Los AngelesBy Jon and Nancy WilkmanGibbs Smith
    NEARLY 60% OFF USA IMPORT DELUXE PAPERBACK BOOK 300+ PAGES Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles....
    Leonard CohenEverybody KnowsBackbeat Books
    50% OFF DELUXE USA PARGE FORMAT HARDBACK BOOK!!!!Lavishly illustrated, respected journalist Harvey Kubernik charts Leonard Cohen's extraordinary career...
    Lee BrilleauxRock 'n' Roll GentlemanPolygon
    50% OFF USA IMPORT PAPERBACKLee Brilleaux, the charismatic star of proto-punk R&B reprobates Dr Feelgood, was one of rock'n'roll's greatest frontmen. But...
    Tin Pan AlleyThe Rise of Elton JohnSoundcheck Books
    60% OFF USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK!With first-hand accounts from the people who knew him best, this book details Sir Elton's formative years: from training...
    Dub : Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in ReggaeBy Michael E. VealWesleyan University Press
    USA IMPORTGreat book on Dub. Michael Veal has also written an excellent book on Fela Kuti and wrote the sleevenotes for Studio One Dub 2 on Soul Jazz...
    Highlife Saturday NightPopular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana
    WICKED BOOK! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage...
    LeewayLee Morgan Discography
    Excellent discography on man like Lee Morgan, every record session! "Roger Wernboe has done Jazz scholars, fans, and collectors a great favor. Thanks...
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      Out of print RARE paperback book. NEW, SEALED OPENED ONCE
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    Dark MagusThe Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles DavisBackbeat
    USA HARDBACK IMPORT 60% OFF - essential book!"Dark Magus" is a warts-and-all look at the real Miles Davis. As told by his son, this book strips away the...
    Under the Big Black SunA Personal History of L.A. PunkDa Capo
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK - 65% OFF!!! An up-close and personal account of the Los Angeles punk scene, told by those who were there and curated by John...
    Wig Out by Tarell Alvin McCraneyRoyal Court (2008)
    Play about voguing houses Enter the House of Light, a hyper-glamorous, uber-competitive drag queen refuge where a daughter who was once a son can find...
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    Soul SurvivorA Biography of Al GreenDa Capo
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK 60% OFF!!!!Soul Survivor is the biography of a man whose life is the embodiment of the collision between the sacred and the profane,...
    JujuBy Christopher Alan WatermanUniversity of Chicago Press
    Now known internationally through the recordings of King Sunny Ade and others, juju music originated more than fifty years ago among the Yoruba of Nigeria....
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    Motownby David MorseStudio Vista
    Good book
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      Out-of-print UK 1st edn. secondhand hardback w/dustjacket small tear at bottom, some wear
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    City of God in Several Voicesby Else R. P. VieiraBrazilian Social Cinema as ActionCCCP
    The Story Of Stevie Wonder (1976)by James Haskins Panther
    1976 Biography
    • Original Book (200g)£8.99
      Out of print secondhand p/b UK copy
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    Diary of a MadmanThe Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern RapDey St.
    AMERICAN IMPORT HARDBACK 60% OFF! From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface, comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life...
    The Rhythms Of Black Folks : Race, Religion and Pan-Africanismby Jon Michael SpencerAfrica World Press
    In this book, Jon Michael Spencer argues that African rhythm, particularly African rhythm in the New World, gives rise to the distinctive qualities of...
    • Original Book (500g)£15.00
      First edition hardback ex library
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    Soft Machineby William BurroughsCorgi
    Secondhand paperback. It's a cult classic ...
    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalThe Incomplete, Year-By-Year, Selectively Quirky, Prime Facts Edition Prime Publications
    Lots of New Orleans pix and info - Meters etc. USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK £5 only! 66% OFF!The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is among the largest...
    States of DecayUrbex New York & Americas Forgotten North EastCarpet Bombing Culture
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!! DEEP PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK!From NYC to the infamous Rust Belt, once home to America's heavy industry, States of Decay brings...
    Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Businessby Fredric DannenVintage
    seminal text on music biz mafia
    • Original Book (400g)£7.00
      Secondhand paperback ok cond (difft cover)
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    JazzBY John FordhamDorling Kindersley
    • Original Book (1.4kg)£10.00
      Second-hand original large format hardback book (some wear to dustjacket).

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    Empire Windrush: Fifty Years Of Writing About Black BritainEdited by Onyekachi Wambu, Preface by E.R. BraithwaiteGollancz
    Great book introduced by E.R.Braithwaite (who wrote the original To Sir With Love about a black teacher in Britain), this book includes work from Sam Selvon,...
    • Original Book (500g)£15.00
      Afro-Caribbean writers. Excellent

      Secondhand out-of-print 400+ page paperback
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    Jerry Lee LewisHis Own StoryHarper
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 66% OFF!!! A KILLER FROM THE KILLER! Jerry Lee Lewis has lived an extraordinary life. He gave rock and roll its devil's edge...