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    Stormy WeatherThe Life of Lena HorneAtria
    USA PAPERBACK BOOK Nearly 50% off original price! Stormy Weather is a biography of Lena Horne, one Hollywood's stars, and one of the first...
    The Dark Side of the MoonThe Making of the "Pink Floyd" MasterpieceHarper Perennial
    UK PAPERBACK BOOK 40% Off original price! A behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the making of Pink Floyd's classic album.
    Paul RobesonThe Years of Promise and AchievementUniversity of Massachusetts Press
    USA PAPERBACK IMPORT Nearly 75% off original price! Compelling biography of a great American in his formative years. The son of a former slave,...
    Excess The Sequel To Yardieby Victor Headley
    The sequel to Yardie - wicked!
    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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    Young Soul RebelsA Personal History of Northern SoulPolygon
    Stuart Cosgrove's Young Soul Rebel sets up a compelling and intimate story of northern soul, Britain's most fascinating musical underground scene, and...
    Standing in the Shadows of MotownThe Life and Music of James JamersonHal Leonard
    James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove- the invisible entity whose bass playing inspired thousands of imitators, and made it...
    Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Rollby Peter GuralnickLittle Brown
    KILLER AMERICAN HARDBACK IMPORT How one man discovered B. B. King, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, and how his tiny label, Sun...
    Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.by Viv AlbertineThomas Dune Books
    AMERICAN HARDBACK IMPORT Viv Albertine, lead guitarist and songwriter for seminal punk band The Slits, delivers a unique and unfiltered...
    An African American In South AfricaThe Travel Notes Of Ralph J. BuncheOhio University Press
    A firsthand account of South Africa as experienced by a black American in the 1930s. Ralph Bunche, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, travelled...
    Mr Mojo: A Biography of Jim Morrisonby Dylan JonesBloomsbury
    AMERICAN IMPORT PAPERBACKFound dead in his bathtub aged only 27 having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison...
    The Dragon Can't DanceBy Earl LovelaceFaber and Faber
    This book is wicked! Described as 'a landmark, not in the West Indian, but in the contemporary novel' by C.L.R. James, Earl Lovelace's Caribbean classic...
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    I Want To Take You HigherThe Life and Times of Sly & The Family StoneBackbeat Books
    Author Jeff Kaliss scored the first face-to-face interview with the reclusive superstar in over 20 years, making this book a must-read for any rock 'n'...
    RodiganMy Life In Reggae
    This is the unlikely story of David Rodigan: an Army sergeant's son from the English countryside who has become the man who taught the world about Reggae....
    Penny RimbaudActs Of Love: Fifty Songs To My Other SelfExitstencilisms
    Paperback: 124 pages & CD. Remastered edition of the first ex-Crass work by Penny Rimbaud, Eve Libertine, and Gee Vaucher. Fifty poems written...
    Ska'd for LifeA Personal Journey with The SpecialsPan
    Import USA Paperback edition book As bass player with the Specials, in his second-hand suit and pork pie hat, Horace Panter was a member of one of the...
    Silencing the Sounded SelfJohn Cage and the American Experimental Tradition By Christopher ShultisUniversity Press of New England
    Import USA Paperback edition bookHaving placed Cage in the experimental tradition of music, poetry, and literature, Christopher Shultis offers provocative...
    Chapter and VerseNew Order, Joy Division and Me by Bernard SumnerThomas Dunne Books/St. Martin Press
    Import USA Hardback edition book OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! Founding member and guitarist of Joy Division and the lead singer of New Order, Bernard...
    New OrleansPlaying A Jazz ChorusMarion Boyars Publishers
    Import USA Paperback edition bookThis book is a deeply personal portrait of the people and music of today's New Orleans, a city that has been hard hit...
    The Last SultanThe Life And Times Of Ahmet ErtegunSimon & Schuster
    Import USA Paperback edition book 40% Off Original price! The Last Sultan is the definitive biography of a man who changed popular culture throughout...
    I Found My FriendsThe Oral History of Nirvana by Nick SoulsbyThomas Dunne Books
    Import USA Paperback edition bookI Found My Friends recreates the short and tempestuous times of Nirvana through the musicians and producers...
    Lament For Rastafari and Other Playsby Edgar WhiteMarion Boyars
    Lament for Rastafari is part-ritual, part-panoramic vision of black/white relations within the confines of Rastafarian consciousness. It begins in the...
    Mr S - The Last Word On Frank SinatraBy George Jacobs and William StadiemHarper Entertainment
    As the right hand of Frank Sinatra from 1953 to 1968, George Jacobs arguably had one of the coolest jobs in the world at the time when Sinatra was the...
    Revolution in the HeadThe Beatles' Records and the SixtiesVintage Books
    Fully updated to include material from The Beatles Live at the BBC and the Anthology series, this acclaimed book goes back to...
    FactoryThe Story Of The Record LabelVirgin Books
    NEW UK PAPERBACK Over 50% off original price!Factory Records' fame and fortune were based on two bands - Joy Division and New Order - and one...
    24 Hour Party PeopleThe Story Of Tony Wilson and Factory RecordsChannel 4 Books
    Really funny and great book by the late Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records. The story was later made into an equally funny and great  film of...
    The Last PoetsBy Christine Otten
    New book on the LAST POETS - first ever!Description: Harlem, 1969. The air is charged with hope and revolution. The Black Panters are in their...
    The VultureBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Gil-Scott Heron's book was first published in 1970. THE VULTURE is a hip and fast-moving thriller. It relates the strange story of the murder of a teenage...
    Shades Of BlackAssembling Black Arts In 1980s BritainDuke University Press
    Import USA Paperback editionIn the 1980s - at the height of Thatcherism and in the wake of civil unrest and rioting in a number of British cities - the...
    A Shaker Musical LegacyBy Robert C. Opdahl and Viola E. Woodruff OpdahlUniversity Press Of New England
    This fascinating book brings more than one hundred previously unpublished Shaker songs to the attention of scholars, performers, and aficionados of folk...
    Martin Luther King, Jr:A LifePenguin
    Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational...
    Jazz GenerationsA Life In American Music and SocietyContinuum
    The autobiography of Buddy Collette, who has been a key figure in American jazz since the 1940s. He is unusual in that he spent his whole career on the...
    Hausaland Talesfrom the Nigerian MarketplaceBy Gavin McIntosh
    For a thousand years the Hausa people have been traders in sub-Saharan Africa, and most have remained a pastoral people. Village life revolves around the...
    The Lives of John LennonAlbert GoldmanChicago Review Press
    The result of six years research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his...
    Cold SweatMy Father James Brown and MeChicago Review Press
    Being the child of a global superstar is never easy. Being the daughter of the Godfather of Soul - that's a category unto itself. Like every...
    Vending MachinesCoined Consumerismmbp
    A holy water dispenser in ancient Greece serves as the first known historical reference to a vending machine. What a long way this invention has come!...
    Through Amateur EyesFilm and Photography in Nazi GermanyFrances GuerinUniversity of Minnesota Press
    We have seen the films of professionals and propagandists celebrate Adolf Hitler, his SS henchmen, and the Nazi Party. But what of the documentary films...
    To Smile In AutumnGordon Parks: A Memoir
    Gordon Parks was born with, he says, a stubborn need to be somebody. Though Parks is remembered most notably as a photographer and filmmaker, on his enthralling...
    Now and ThenThe Poems Of Gil Scott-HeronCannongate
    This collection carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by capitalist culture to painfully personal themes...
    Sounds Like London100 Years of Black Music in the Capital - By Lloyd BradleySerpent's Tail
    For as long as people have been migrating to London, so has their music. An essential link to home, music also has the power to shape communities in surprising...
    Fortune's FoolEdgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music, And An Industry In CrisisSimon and Schster
    Fortune's Fool tells the story of how the music industry has met its worst crisis, the Internet Age. When Edgar Bronfman, Jr, bought Warner Music Group...
    Energy FlashA Journey Through Rave Music and Dance CultureFaber & Faber
    The expanded and revised edition of "Energy Flash" has been updated to include twenty-first-century developments like dub step and EDM's recent...
    Musica BrasileiraA History of Popular Music and the People of BrazilMarion Boyars
    Written by Claus Schreiner, this is an excellent book covering all aspects of Brazilian music from its roots through the 60s, 70s and onwards. Recommended!
    DukeA Life of Duke EllingtonGotham Books
    Biography by Terry Teachout, who also wrote "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong", that draws on unpublished private papers, manuscripts, scrapbooks and interviews...
    Philip BaileyShining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & FirePlume / Penguin
    With more than 90 million records sold and eight Grammy awards throughout its 40-year history, Earth, Wind & Fire has staked its claim as one of the most...
    Bob MarleyThe Untold Story by Chris SalewiczHarperCollins
    'Salewicz invades and illuminates Marley's privacy more effectively than previous biographers' - The Sunday Times   'Essential biography that also traces...
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    New AtlantisMusicians Battle For The Survival Of New OrleansOxford University Press
    USA HARDBACK IMPORT BOOK 60% OFF. ESSENTIAL BOOK ON NEW ORLEANS by John SwensonAt its most intimate level, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires...
    Running The Voodoo DownThe Electric Music Of Miles DavisBackbeat Books
    This book re-assesses Miles Davis' "electric period" and analyzes its continuing influence on contemporary music. While jazz purists often revile this...
    Group HarmonyThe Black Urban Roots Of Rhythm & BluesUniversity Of Pennsylvania Press
    In 1948 the Orioles, a Baltimore-based vocal group, recorded "It's Too Soon to Know." Combining the sound of Tin Pan Alley with gospel and blues sensibilities,...
    The Walrus and The ElephantsJohn Lennon's Years Of Revolution
    In late 1971 John Lennon left London and pop stardom behind and moved to New York City, eager to join a movement for social justice and an end to the Vietnam...