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    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,...
    GoldieAll Things RememberedFaber & Faber
    50% OFF!!!!!! PAPERBACKThe man, the myth, the man ... Who better to tell the story of the gentrification of a musical genre than the man who started out...
    The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling StonesBy Rich CohenHeadline Publishing
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    Fire And FuryInside the Trump White HouseLittle, Brown Book Group
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    The Most BeautifulMy Life With PrinceTrapeze
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    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...
    FelliniThe SixtiesTCM
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    100 Nights At The RoxyPunk London 1976-1977Carrczez Publishing
    A Photographic Explosion from the ROXY club that changed the face of music.Features Photos of The Clash, The Heartbreakers, The Police, The Damned, Siouxsie...
    James BaldwinBlues For Mister CharlieCorgi
    Second-hand U.S. paperback copy (difft cover)
    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...
    Do Not Sell At Any PriceThe Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm RecordsScribner
    60% OFF USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened to music on fragile, 10-inch shellac...
    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...
    The Miles Davis CompanionBy Gary CarnerShirmer
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      out of print s/hand paperback.
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    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
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    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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    Music In Rural New EnglandFamily And Community Life,1870-1940University Press of New England
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK 40% OFF!A study of the vernacular musical tradition that took place in the farmhouses, town halls, school houses and Grange halls...
    Diary of a MadmanThe Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern RapDey St.
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    The Rastafariansby Bob DixBreda Centre
    Currently £50 on Amazon
    • Original Book (1.1kg)£25.00
      Original s/hand hard to find pamphlet in good condition
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    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 ...
    Rock FileEdited by Charlie GillettPictorial Presentations
    • Original Book (250g)£8.00
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    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,...
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      Afro-Caribbean writers. Excellent

      Secondhand out-of-print 400+ page paperback
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    Rastaman: Rastafarian Movement in EnglandErnest CashmoreCounterpoint
    • Original Book (500g)£12.00
      Original secondhand book in good condition.
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    Jerry Lee LewisHis Own StoryHarper
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    Lick MeHow I Became Cherry VanillaChicago Review Press
    BAD GIRL CHERRY! USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!Cherry Vanilla's memoir takes us from the birth of rock to the explosion of punk, with memorable detours...
    Up From The Cradle Of JazzNew Orleans Music Since World War IILafayette
    100% essential seminal book on the evolution of New Orleans music featuring Professor Longhair, The Meters, Eddie Bo and, well, anyone who's anyone in...
    Bob DylanThe Essential InterviewsSimon & Schuster
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    Barry MilesThe Zapple Diaries: The Rise and Fall of the Last Beatles LabelPeter Owen
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF!! Barry Miles, renowned cultural historian and writer, brings us the fascinating inside story of Zapple, the Beatles'...
    Jean-Michel BasquiatFondation Louis VuittonEditions Gallimard
    This, the catalogue of the Basquiat exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton, labelled "the definitive exhibition" by its curator, brings together 100 of...
    ColtraneGraphic Novel by Paolo ParisiJonathan Cape
    Juxtaposing scenes from Coltrane's personal life - his military career, addictions, political activism and love affairs - against snapshots of his major...
    Total RecordsPhotography and the Art of the Album CoverAperture
    A compendium of electrifying images and the albums they grace.