Recommended Reggae Books

Trojan - The Story of Trojan RecordsBy Laurence Cane-HoneysettTrojan
MASSIVE new book (300+ pages!) A lavish, fully illustrated deluxe book, an official history, from the label’s archivist, historian Laurence Cane-Honeysett Includes...
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Earthquake on Orange StreetBuster's Jamaican Singles Story
New book/zine - Full discography, nice pics, wicked label scans - a work of love - it's the bomb! Only 10 squid!A4 55 pages
Reggae SoundsystemOriginal Reggae Album Cover ArtSoul Jazz Books
Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span...
Never Grow OldStudio One Discography & Rhythm Directory
BACK IN STOCK!This is the definitive new edition of Rob Chapman's 100% essential discography of Studio One. Rob Chapman has written...
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Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...
The RastafariansBy Leonard E. BarrettBeacon Press
The classic work on the history and beliefs of the Rastafarians, whose roots of protest go back to the seventeenth-century maroon societies of escaped...
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The Natural MysticsMarley, Tosh & WailerNorton
Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trenchtown R&B crooners swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two-tone suits for 1970s battle fatigues...
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...
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Mars by 1980 - The Story of Electronic MusicBy David Stubbs
Encyclopedia of Latin American Music in New Yorkby Frank M. FigueroaPillar
The bomb! - extensive academic encylopedia on latin music in New York. Every home needs one!
Advanced Projects In Musicby Ian LawrenceLongman's
Music analysis - hmm nice! Secondhand hardback book, unfortunately lot of damage to spine and cover
Salsa RisingNew York Latin Music of the Sixties GenerationOxford University Press
In the 1920s and 30s, musicians from Latin America and the Caribbean were flocking to New York, lured by the burgeoning recording studios and lucrative...
All Gates OpenThe Story of CanFaber & Faber
"All Gates Open" presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN.
The New BeatsExploring the Music Culture and Attitudes of Hip-HopBy S.H. Fernando Jr
out-of-print secondhand paperback in ok condition
Straight No Chaser #99Various ArtistsStraight No Chaser
Over 130+ pages with band-leaders Cassie Kinoshi (SEED Ensemble), Tenderlonious (22a), Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective) and keys whiz Joe Armon-Jones. Also...
Voodoo, Truth and Fantasy (aka Voodoo Search for the Spirit)By Laennec HurbonNew Horizons
A bit like the Rough Guide to Reggae - except for Voodoo. Recommended! Out of Africa came the cult of spirits who could enter human beings and cross...
A Cruising Guide to the Caribbean: From Antigua to Venezuelaby Michael W. MarshallAdlard Coles Nautical
For anyone planning to cruise the islands! lots of tips! s/hand paperback
Bicycle DiariesDavid ByrneFaber & Faber
Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation in New York City. A few years later he discovered...
Edith Whartonby Hermione LeeChatto & Windus
s/hand hardback w/dustjacket 1st edition
The War of the End of the Worldby Mario Vargas Llosa
s/hand paperback - wicked book about Brazliian maroons rebellion, it's high-adrenaline bomb innit
The Philly Sound BOOKPhiladelphia Soul Music and its R&B Rootsby Dave Moore (UK) and Jason Thornton (US)
BACK IN STOCK!!!!!ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING & STUNNING 700-page hardback book!  FREE UK SHIPPING!!!!! Everything you...
Dancer From The Dance (1978)Andrew HolleranPerennial
A classic coming-of-age gay novel that depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. Features...
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Lord Jimby Joseph ConradPenguin
s/hand paperback
The Ground Beneath Her Feetby Salman RushdieJonathan Cape
Uncorrected proof s/hand paperback
The Rough Guide to Reggaeby Steve BarrowRough Guides
Secondhand paperback ex-library w/stamps in ok condition
The Sea Wolfby Jack LondonReaders Digest
Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes and the Sound of Los Angelesby Barney HoskynsSt Martin's Press
Great book about LA scenes/hand hardback w/dustjacket
Snow Falling on Cedarsby David GutersonBloomsbury
Unproofed copys/hand paperback
Strange Meetingby Susan HillPenguin
s/hand paperback
Pump up the Volume: A History of House Musicby Sean BidderChannel 4 Books
Hard to find out of print secondhand original paperback in good condition
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,...
Roger MaisBlack LightningHeinemann
Jamaican novelist Roger Mais is the man! This is one of his more difficult books to find. Humanist and boundary pushing. It's the bomb! Rare Secondhand...
Motownby David MorseStudio Vista
Out-of-print secondhand hardback w/dustjacket in ok condition
Lennon Remembers (1973)by Jann WennerPenguin Books
Hugely entertaining interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono conducted for Rolling Stone magazine by editor Jann Wenner. What is so amazing is how unbelievably...
Eat Cubanby Judy Bastyra
Secondhand hardback funky cookery book
The Jazz Lifeby Nat HentoffPanther (1964)
Description: Nat Hentoff's The Jazz Life explores the social, economic, and psychological elements that make up the context of modern jazz. Among the...
Disco Dancing TonightClubs; Dances; Fashion; MusicOctopus (1979)
Nice disco picture and info book from 1979. Large format paperback secondhand original book.
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