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    Lindo Sonho Delirante vol.3: 100 fearless records from Brazil (1986-2000)by Bento AraujoPoeira Press
    ONLY AVAILABLE ON PRE-ORDER Wicked new book from Brazil! 3rd and final in this great series of Brazil record cover art books! PREVIOUS 2 are SOLD OUT! Pre-order...
    • Book (650g)£30.00
      Expected 25 DecPreorder
    Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back)by Oli Freke
    Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back) celebrates their impact on music and culture by providing a comprehensive and meticulously researched...
    • Book (350g)£18.00
      Expected 25 NovPreorder
    Cuba: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban MusicCompiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
    OUT NOW! ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90 ’ is a stunning...
    HerbsmanJonathan Brook (1995)Boxtree
    "I am a mobile weed-selling industry" ... UK fiction 95 innitDescription: One of a hard-edged fiction series featuring the lives of a group of London street...
    AngelaA Revealing Close-Up of the Woman and the TrialLeisure Books
    • Original Book (300g)£30.00
      Rare s/hand paperback original in good condition with ageing/yellowing
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    Black Poets and Prophetsby Woodie King and Earl AnthonyMentor
    Rare small paperback book - minor spine creasing and minor ageing - basically in great condition for nearly 50 years old!
    • Original Book (200g)£40.00
      Original secondhand USA paperback in good cond
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!​
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    Making SambaA New History Of Race and Music in BrazilDuke University Press
    In November 1916, a young Afro-Brazilian musician named Donga registered sheet music for the song "Pelo telephone" ("On the Telephone") at the National...
    You Better Work! Underground Dance Music In New YorkKai FikentscherNew England
    Oh yes! A little gem of a book - For anyone interested in Larry Levan, Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Claussel, Krivit, Louie Vega, Frankie Knucles, Vinyl...
    South By South WestA Road Map To Alternative CountrySanctuary Publishing
    Alternative country is one of the fastest growing genres in contemporary music. Following on from the stars of the 1970's who paved the way such as the...
    JerkBarbecue From Jamaica (1990)The Crossing Press
    Here's a review! "My husband and I have tried numerous recipies from this cookbook and each one has turned out 100% successful!! Helen has captured the...
    Pump up the Volume: A History of House Musicby Sean BidderChannel 4 Books
    • Original Book (500g)£12.00
      Out of print secondhand original paperback in good condition
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    Spanish Highs : Sex, Drugs & Excess in Ibizaby Wayne AnthonyVirgin
    Ibiza fuckin hell
    • Original Book (250g)£8.00
      Original out of print secondhand book in ok-ish condition
      100% guarantee on this and all original books at Sounds of the Universe.
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    Walking With The NightThe Afro-Cuban World of SanteriaDestiny Books
    Out-of-print paperback in good condition about Santeria
    Africa O-Ye!A Celebration Of African MusicGuinness Publishing
    DESCRIPTION:The sounds of Africa have been infiltrating Western music and culture for some time. This book traces the development of the various musical...
    • Original Book (700g)£10.00
      secondhand original paperback book 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.
    Free SpiritBy Angie Bowie
    The Miles Davis CompanionBy Gary CarnerShirmer
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
      out of print s/hand paperback.
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    Spraycan ArtBy Henry Chalfant and James PrigoffThames and Hudson
    Incredible book! s/hand paperback book in good condition
    Motown: Hot Wax, City Cool, Solid Goldby J. Randy TaraborrelliDolphin Doubleday
    Great book and pix
    • Original Book (800g)£30.00
      Out of print secondhand book in good condition some ageing to cover - edge wear, v.small tear, creasing on back, sticker on front
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    Stevie WonderBy John Swenson
    Great pics and bio!
    • Original Book (500g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback in great condition​
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    The Nashville Sound: Authenticity, Commercialization, and Country Musicby Joli JensenThe Country Music Foundation
    Absolutely fantastic book. Well written, subversive, great cover. WICKED BOOK! First edition hardback w/dustjacket - some staining to dustjacket, inside...
    VoodooBy Kyle KristosJ. B.Lippincott (1976)
    Good book nice and clearly writtenPointing out the elements of Catholicism that coexist with the drums, trances, and animal sacrifice, Kristos catalogues...
    • Original Book (200g)£30.00
      Original hardback ex-library with stamps and stickers and plastic covering
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    A Concise History of Modern Music from Debussy to Boulezby Paul GriffithsThames and Hudson
    secondhand paperback book in good condition. Debussy, Boulez, Stockhausen - nice section on electronics and more.
    The Rough Guide to House Musicby Sean BidderRough Guides Ltd
    Mini-book. Secondhand out of print ex library with stamps and stickers, plastic covering to cover
    Signed Sealed and DeliveredBy Sue Steward and Sheryl Garratt
    Describes the experiences of women in popular music since the fifties, discusses the importance of style, and looks at how women have overcome the industry's...
    • Original Book (400g)£15.00
      Original book in good condition
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    Dancing In LondonDine & Dance, Disco, Hostess Clubs, Cabaret...New English Library
    Very groovy and hard to find original (only 1st pressing 1981) little book about the disco night life in London from the 1970s. Handy tips on 'car parking...
    • Original Book (200g)£35.00
      Hard to find Second-hand paperback in good condition

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    Voices Of The CrossingEdited by Ferdinand Dennis and Naseem KhanSerpent's Tail (2000)
    Description: The British Empire is no more, but at its height colonial subjects regarded Britain as the centre, a place of pilgrimage, if not residence....
    • Original Book (250g)£15.00
      Secondhand paperback book in good condition.
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    David Frost Introduces Trinidad & TobagoEdited by Michael Anthony and Andrew Carr (1975)Andre Deutsch
    Man like Frost. The man himself takes us on an indepth tour of Trinidad and Tobago - from Mighty Sparrow and calypso to Cricket and Carnival. original...
    The Best of Caribbean CookingElizabeth Lambert OrtizAndre Deutsch (1975)
    Nice hardback book, 1975 first edition w dust jacket
    Tales Of Old JamaicaIncluding Annee Palmer, White Witch Of Rose Hall and the Women PiratesCollins
    Ten of the most fascinating tales of the island's past are retold here by one of her foremost historians. Three Fingered Jack, the Terror of Jamaica, the...
    • Original Book (350g)£15.00
      Original out of print second-hand paperback in good condition
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    English Folk DancingKTG (Know the Game)
    Let's do the do-si-do. Can on u nutters get on one!
    Free Jazz Black PowerPhilippe Carles
    This book is in German!
    • Original Book (350g)£10.00 £10.00
      Secondhand book in German in good condition
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    Jah Music The Evolution of the Popular Jamaican Song (1983) by Sebastian ClarkeHeineman
    Killer out-of-print rare book about reggae. Well written, nice pics, WICKED!
    • Original Book (400g)£30.00
      Secondhand paperback creasing to cover and old price sticker on front
      In stockAdd to Bag
    South to Louisiana The Music of the Cajun BayousPelican
    South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous is the first comprehensive look at the history of this distinctive style of music. The result of extensive...
    Bourbon Street Black (1973)The New Orleans Black JazzmanOxford University Press (1973)
    Description: "New Orleans, "Mecca" of the Jazz world, has always pulsated with musical life. At the heart of this life is Bourbon Street Black - a nearly...
    • Original Book (400g)£20.00
      Secondhand 1st edition original secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket, ex-library w/stamps and taped dustjacket
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    Electronic Musical Instruments: What They Do, How They Workby Larry KettelkampWilliam Morrow & Co
    • Original Book (300g)£20.00
      Our of print secondhand hardback book ex library w/stamps, dustjacket in plastic, in good condition
      In stockAdd to Bag
    The Soul BookIan Hoare, Clive Anderson, Tony Cummings, Simon Frith Methuen Paperbacks
    Soul music in the 1970s. Great!
    • Original Book (600g)£18.00
      Secondhand out of print book in great condition
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    Andrew Weatherall: A Jockey Slut TributeJockey Slut
    Andrew Weatherall was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’...
    • Book (400g)£15.00
      Expected 11 DecPreorder
    Long and Winding Road: History of the "Beatles" on RecordStannard
    • Original Book (700g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback in ok condition
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    Bass InstinctBy Two FingersBackstreets
    A drum and bass novel! - the man who gave us Junglist! One of a hard-edged fiction series featuring the lives of a group of London street youths. The fast-moving...
    • Original Book (350g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback in good condition
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    Changing Britannia: Life Experience with Britain
    Includes Linton Kwesi Johnson
    • Original Book (400g)£20.00
      Orig ex-library paperback with stamps etc, plastic covering in good condition
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Gil Evans (Jazz Masters)Raymond Horricks
    Rock File 3
    Rock File 5Charlie Gillett
    Rock File 4Charlie Gillett
    From Satchmo to MilesLeonard Feather
    • Original Book (400g)£10.00
      Earlier edition paperback book
      In stockAdd to Bag