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    Punk London 1977The Roxy, The Vortex, Kings Road and BeyondCarpet Bombing Culture
    Punk. London.1977. Most people blinked and missed it. Many spent a decade trying to catch up. Derek Ridgers stumbled across it by accident, where it was,...
    Mars by 1980 - The Story of Electronic MusicBy David Stubbs
    New KILLER 100% essential MASSIVE 450+ pages book about the history of electronic music. 'Mars by 1980' is written by the very groovy David Stubbs, author...
    Happy MondaysExcess All AreasAurum Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK for £5 squid - 75% OFF - You're squeezing my melons man. A riotous mix of pills, thrills and joyous chart hits, this is the...
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    Musica NortenaMexican Migrants Creating a Nation Between NationsTemple University Press
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!Musica nortena, a musical genre with its roots in the folk ballad traditions of Northern Mexico and the Texas-Mexican border...
    The History Of Skinhead Reggae1968-1972Lightning Source UK
    When fate conspires many things have to happen in just the right order, and at just the right time. In Britain during the early 60s a youth culture revolution...
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    Black Artists in British ArtA History from 1950 to the PresentI.B.Tauris
    In this book, Eddie Chambers tells the story of Britain's black artists, from the 1950s onwards, including the contemporary art of Steve McQueen, Chris...
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    Trying to Get OverAfrican American Directors after Blaxploitation, 1977-1986University of Texas Press
    From 1972 to 1976, Hollywood made an unprecedented number of films targeted at black audiences. But following this era known as "blaxploitation," the momentum...
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    Roots and CultureCultural Politics in the Making of Black BritainI.B.Tauris
    This new book chronicles the extraordinary blend of social, political and cultural influences from the mid-1950s to late 1970s that gave rise to new heights...
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    Listening for AfricaFreedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African OriginsDuke University Press
    In Listening for Africa David F. Garcia explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of black music...
    Electri_CityThe Dusseldorf School of Electronic MusicOmnibus Press
    Just like Memphis and Rock'n'Roll, Dusseldorf is regarded as the Mecca for electronic music. The capital of North Rhine-Westphalia became the centre of...
    Party MusicThe Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul MusicLawrence Hill Books
    Examining the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, this book explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement...
    Black Popular MusicIn Britain Since 1945Routledge
    Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments...
    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...
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    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.
    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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    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...
    The Philly Sound BOOKPhiladelphia Soul Music and its R&B Rootsby Dave Moore (UK) and Jason Thornton (US)
    B ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING & STUNNING 700-page hardback book! FREE UK SHIPPING!!!!! Everything you ever wanted to know about the music of Philadelphia....
    Dancer From The DanceBy 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...
    Say It Loud (2009)My Memories Of James Brown By Don RhodesThe Lyons Press
    When Don Rhodes took his seat not far behind Michael Jackson at the funeral of the "Godfather of Soul" on December 30, 2006, it marked the close of a forty-year...
    Brazilian Popular Music and CitizenshipIdelber Avelar and Christopher Dunn, EditorsDuke University Press Books
    Covering more than one hundred years of history, this multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the vital connections between popular music and citizenship...
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    Raising Hell: The Reign, Ruin, and Redemption of "Run-D.M.C." and Jam Master Jayby Ronin RoAmistad
    Hip-hop fans of all ages will delight in this gripping tale of sex, drugs and rock n'rap. Secondhand USA paperback book ex library w/stamps.
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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
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    Reggae : From Mento to DancehallBy Werner TroederLMH Publishing
    This compendium of reggae features, in alphabetical order, the history of Jamaican music from the derivation of Mento to Dancehall. It includes the discography...
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    Graham GreeneThe ComediansVintage
    Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt 'Papa Doc' and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the...
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    Gotta Go Gotta FlowLife, Love, and Lust on Chicago's South Side From the SeventiesCity Files Press
    Michael Abramson takes out his small Leica camera at Pepper’s Hideout on Chicago’s South Side. 1974. Cool music. Cool scene. Over the next three years,...
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    Lydia CabreraAnd the Construction of an Afro-Cuban Cultural IdentityUniversity of North Carolina Press
    Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban intellectual, spent many years traveling through Cuba collecting oral histories, stories, and music...
    BackbeatEarl Palmer's StorySmithsonian Institute Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF. INTERESTED IN NEW ORLEANS FUNK - 100%read about New Orleans finest drummer!There he is, drumming on "Tutti Frutti," "You've...
    Eye Of The SixtiesRichard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern ArtFarrar, Straus and Giroux
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!!! Art and stuff, 60s innitA man with a preternatural ability to find emerging artists, Richard Bellamy was one of the...
    The Cake and the RainA Memoir by Jimmy WebbOmnibus Press
    The Cake and the Rain promises to be a gripping tale of "sex drugs and rock'n'roll". Following Webb from the early 70s and across the whole of the preceding...
    Texas Dance HallsA Two-Step CircuitTexas Tech University Press
    OVER 20 OFF!!!!! WICKED LARGE FORMAT USA NEW HARDBACK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKTexas shows its best moves in dance halls that dot its landscape. Wherever they've...
    The Soundtrack of My LifeBy Clive DavisSimon & Schuster
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF!! In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music...
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    Psychedelia and Other ColoursBy Rob ChapmanFaber & Faber
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!! INTRODUCTION BY ANDY WEATHERALL!!!Sitars and Sergeant Pepper, surfadelica and the Soft Machine, light shows and love-ins...
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    One Ring CircusExtreme Wrestling in the Minor LeaguesArsenal Pulp Press
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF - KILLER! (literally)Disco Fury. Wrathchild. Bam-Bam Bambi. Ladies Choice. Gorgeous Michelle Starr. Welcome to the...
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    Maya AchiMarimba Music In GuatemalaTemple University Press
    For the Achi, one of the several Mayan ethnic groups indigenous to Guatemala, the music of the marimba serves not only as a form of entertainment but also...
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    A Little HistoryPhotographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts 1981 - 2013Allen & Unwin
    USA IMPORT BOOK OVER 50% OFF!A Little History is an extraordinary document, tracking Nick Cave's creative career from the apoplectic extravagance of The...
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    Paul McCartneyThe LifeLittle Brown and Company
    This is the first definitive account of Paul's often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after the Beatles' breakup, and his subsequent...
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    BearThe Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley IIIThomas Dunne Books
    Award winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield brings readers the definitive biography of a Grateful Dead legend - Augustus Owsley Stanley III,...
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    Chucks!The Phenomenon of Converse: Chuck Taylor All StarsSkyhorse Publishing
    USA IMPORT BOOK - 40% OFF. All about CONVERSE innitIn this book, shoe enthusiast Hal Peterson takes an in-depth look at the history, significance, and...
    Willin'The Story of Little FeatDa Capo Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK. CURRENTLY £40 on Amazon!The saga of the legendary Los Angeles band Little Feat is one of rock'n' roll's great stories. Formed...
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    The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963Volume 1: 1920-1963Flatiron Books
    Ed Ward covers the first half of the social history of rock & roll in this definitive book. Beginning in the 1920s when blues, country, and black popular...
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    Sounds and ColoursArgentinaSounds and Colours
    An alternative guide to Argentine culture full of essays on activist art, marginalised movements and underground music, as well as unexpected stories about...
    Sounds and ColoursBrazilSounds and Colours
    Sounds and Colours Brazil is an excellent book and CD focused on Brazilian music and culture. Comprising nearly 50 articles, plus illustrations and photos...
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    Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983By Tim Lawrence
    Here we go .. massive NYC dancefloor 500+ page book by the excellent Tim Lawrence - who wrote Love Saves The Day and also has written for Soul Jazz...
    Sounds and ColoursPeruSounds and Colours
    Book, CD and DVD taking a look at contemporary Peruvian culture, and the musical, cultural and folkloric icons that continue to have a big impact on country’s...
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    The Last Days of DetroitMotor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial GiantBodley Head
    Mark Binelli returned to live in his native Detroit after a break of many years. He tells the story of the boom and the bust – and of the new society...
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    MotownThe Sound of Young AmericaThames & Hudson
    The definitive, authorised visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful...
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    Small Axe Bookzine 16Bob AndyMuzik Tree
    Great interview with Jamaican singer Bob Andy about his time at Studio 1 with Coxsone, as member of The Paragons, duets with Marcia Griffiths and his solo...
    Small Axe Bookzine 19Dennis AlcaponeMuzik Tree
    Legendary Jamaican DJ Dennis Alcapone talking with Small Axe author Ray Hurford about working with Studio 1, Duke Reid, Lee Perry, Keith Hudson and Striker...
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    Small Axe Bookzine 17Willi WilliamsMuzik Tree
    Again in conversation with Ray Hurford, Willi Williams touches on his time at Studio 1, his huge hit "Armagideon Time" working with Yabby U and his solo...