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    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...
    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
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    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
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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...
    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
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    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
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    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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    Dark MagusThe Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles DavisBackbeat
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    Under the Big Black SunA Personal History of L.A. PunkDa Capo
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    Soul SurvivorA Biography of Al GreenDa Capo
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    City of God in Several Voicesby Else R. P. VieiraBrazilian Social Cinema as ActionCCCP
    Diary of a MadmanThe Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern RapDey St.
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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...
    Jerry Lee LewisHis Own StoryHarper
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    Lick MeHow I Became Cherry VanillaChicago Review Press
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    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
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    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.
    Andy WarholThe Complete Commissioned Record CoversPrestel
    This stunning volume reproduces all of the album covers, front and back, that Warhol designed over four decades. Hundreds of additional contextual illustrations...
    Keith HaringThe Political LinePrestel
    Accompanying a major exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco, this book features more than 130 works of art, including large-scale paintings...
    Sinatra: Behind the Legendby J. Randy TaraborrelliSidgwick & Jackson
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    Derek JarmanA BiographyUniversity of Minnesota Press
    USA IMPORT BOOK 65% OFF Original price Taken decade by decade, Derek Jarman's life is a virtual encapsulation of the social and cultural history of the...
    Kickstart My HeartA Motley Crue Day-by-DayBackbeat Books
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    CherAll I Really Want to DoBackbeat Books
    USA IMPORT BOOK 60% OFF !!!!!Beginning with her breakthrough alongside husband Sonny Bono in the '60s, it takes in the high highs-and low lows-of the '70s,...
    PrinceChaos, Disorder, and RevolutionBackbeat Books
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    TambúCuraçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of MemoryIndiana University Press
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! DEEP STUFF! As contemporary Tambú music and dance evolved on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, it intertwined sacred...
    Jelly Roll, Bix, and HoagyGennett Records and the Rise of America's Musical GrassrootsIndiana University Press
    USA IMPORT BOOK 50% OFF !!!!! In this newly revised and expanded edition of Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy, Rick Kennedy shares anecdotes from musicians,...
    American PioneersIves to Cage and BeyondPhaidon
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    Good VibrationsMy Life as a Beach BoyBlue Rider Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 66% OFF Original price Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys. In Good Vibrations, Mike Love...
    The Disney FetishSeán J. HarringtonJohn Libbey
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    Mr. BThe Music and Life of Billy EckstineHal Leonard
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    Sweet DreamsThe World of Patsy ClineUniversity of Illinois Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF Original price Bringing together noted authorities on Patsy Cline and country music, Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy...
    Boys in the TreesA Memoir by Carly SimonFlatiron Books
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF !!!!! Carly Simon is a household name. She was a staple of the '70s and '80s Billboard charts and was famously married...