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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...
    The Wire+ The Wire Tapper
    The Wire magazine, with features on the great minds of the music industry, reviews on SOTU favourites and more! Also includes a free wire tapper cd!
    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...
    Traditional Music in Coastal LouisianaThe 1934 Lomax Recordings by Joshua Clegg CafferyLouisiana State University Press
    £25 OFF!!! OVER 60% OFF!!! DELUXE USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK!!! 300+ PAGES - nice! Alan Lomax's prolific sixty-four-year career as a folklorist and musicologist...
    • Book (900g)£35.00 £10.00
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    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
    60% OFF!!!! DELUXE UK HARDBACK - nice! Sammy Davis is the man!Nicknamed Mr. Show Business, Sammy Davis Jr. was a consummate performer who sang, danced,...
    GoldieAll Things RememberedFaber & Faber
    50% OFF!!!!!! PAPERBACKThe man, the myth, the man ... Who better to tell the story of the gentrification of a musical genre than the man who started out...
    • Book (350g)£9.99 £5.00
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    The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling StonesBy Rich CohenHeadline Publishing
    OVER 50% OFF!!!!! PAPERBACKRich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their sway - privy...
    Fire And FuryInside the Trump White HouseLittle, Brown Book Group
    70% OFF !!!!! UK HARDBACK BOOK - Good book about the mentalist!The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising....
    The Most BeautifulMy Life With PrinceTrapeze
    50% OFF!!!! PAPERBACKIn The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first...
    Sticky FingersThe Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone MagazineCanongate
    OVER 50% OFF!!!!! PAPERBACKSticky Fingers is the story of how one man's ego and ambition captured the 1960s youth culture of rock and roll and turned it...
    FelliniThe SixtiesTCM
    75% OFF!!!! STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT BOOK - WICKED PIX!! La Dolce Vita, Satyricon, 8 1/2 .. it's the beautiful people!The Sixties is a stunning photographic...
    • Book (2.4kg)£40.00 £10.00
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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...
    James BaldwinBlues For Mister CharlieCorgi
    Second-hand U.S. paperback copy (difft cover)
    • Original Book (250g)£8.00
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    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
    50% OFF DELUXE USA PARGE FORMAT HARDBACK BOOK!!!!Lavishly illustrated, respected journalist Harvey Kubernik charts Leonard Cohen's extraordinary career...
    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...
    New York In The 70sSoHo Blues - A Personal Photographic DiaryOverlook Duckworth
    NEARLY 50% OFF. DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA IMPORT PAPERBACK. KILLER! 100s of Wicked New York pix - From Studio 54 & The Mud Club disco, early CBGBs punk...
    • Book (1.3kg)£18.99 £10.00
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    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...
    The Jesus and Mary ChainBarbed Wire KissesPolygon
    60% OFF USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK!!! This book is the fierce, frank and funny tale of the Jesus and Mary Chain, told by the band members and their associates...
    • Book (550g)£19.99 £7.99
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    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
    WICKED BOOK! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage...
    Lindo Sonho Delirante 100 Psychedelic Records from Brazil (1968-1975)by Bento AraujoPoeira Press
    BACK IN STOCK - these are the last copies ever!Direct from Brazil - Wicked new Brazilian book featuring 100 post-Tropicalia psychedelic records and their...
    • Book (650g)£30.00
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    To Disco with LoveBy David HamsleyFlatIron Books
    USA IMPORT LUSH HARDBACK BOOK 40% OFF Original price! Good accompaniment to Soul Jazz Records' DIsco book! Loads of record covers Gathered...
    • Book (950g)£14.99 £8.00
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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...
    • Book (200g)£25.00
      Out of print RARE paperback book. NEW, SEALED OPENED ONCE
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    Dark MagusThe Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles DavisBackbeat
    USA HARDBACK IMPORT 60% OFF - essential book!"Dark Magus" is a warts-and-all look at the real Miles Davis. As told by his son, this book strips away the...
    The City Lost and FoundCapturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960-1980Yale University Press
    VERY COOL LARGE FORMAT BOOK! USA IMPORT HARDBACK 75% OFF!!!! Nice pix - loads of text! An unprecedented exploration of the relationship between art, architecture,...
    • Book (1.6kg)£39.99 £10.00
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    Elvis CostelloUnfaithful Music & Disappearing InkBlue Rider Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!!Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink is the long-awaited memoir from Elvis Costello, one of rock and roll's most iconic...
    • Book (900g)£22.99 £7.99
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    Under the Big Black SunA Personal History of L.A. PunkDa Capo
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK - 65% OFF!!! An up-close and personal account of the Los Angeles punk scene, told by those who were there and curated by John...
    Who Killed John Lennon?by Fenton BreslerSt Martins Press
    Fenton Bresler's book "Who Killed John Lennon?" (1989) is a fascinating and intriguing read, which questions the underlying reasons behind Mark Chapman's...
    • Original Book (600g)£10.00
      First edition USA hardback w/dustjacket
      Out of stock
    The Miles Davis CompanionBy Gary CarnerShirmer
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
      out of print s/hand paperback.
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    Wig Out by Tarell Alvin McCraneyRoyal Court (2008)
    Play about voguing houses Enter the House of Light, a hyper-glamorous, uber-competitive drag queen refuge where a daughter who was once a son can find...
    • Original Book (200g)£7.99
      s/hand paperback book in good condition
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Soul SurvivorA Biography of Al GreenDa Capo
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK 60% OFF!!!!Soul Survivor is the biography of a man whose life is the embodiment of the collision between the sacred and the profane,...
    JujuBy Christopher Alan WatermanUniversity of Chicago Press
    Now known internationally through the recordings of King Sunny Ade and others, juju music originated more than fifty years ago among the Yoruba of Nigeria....
    • Original Book (500g)£15.00
      s/hand papaerback
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    Motownby David MorseStudio Vista
    Good book
    • Original Book (300g)£20.00
      Out-of-print UK 1st edn. secondhand hardback w/dustjacket small tear at bottom, some wear
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    City of God in Several Voicesby Else R. P. VieiraBrazilian Social Cinema as ActionCCCP
    The Story Of Stevie Wonder (1976)by James Haskins Panther
    1976 Biography
    • Original Book (200g)£8.99
      Out of print secondhand p/b UK copy
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Warholby Klaus HonnefTaschen
    • Original Book (500g)£8.00
      Secondhand paperback copy in good condition
      Out of stock
    PunkChaos to CoutureThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
    STUNNING LARGE FORMAT BOOK! USA IMPORT HARDBACK 50% OFF!!!!This extraordinary publication examines the impact of punk's aesthetic of brutality on high...
    • Book (2.1kg)£19.99 £10.00
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    Music In Rural New EnglandFamily And Community Life,1870-1940University Press of New England
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK 40% OFF!A study of the vernacular musical tradition that took place in the farmhouses, town halls, school houses and Grange halls...
    • Book (700g)£18.99 £10.00
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    Diary of a MadmanThe Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern RapDey St.
    AMERICAN IMPORT HARDBACK 60% OFF! From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface, comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life...
    The Record Players:The Story Of Dance Music Told By History's Greatest DJsBy Bill Brewster and Frank BroughtonVirgin Books
    OVER 50% OFF USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK 450+ PAGES - Wicked!From the writers of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life', Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton have come...
    • Book (1.1kg)£16.95 £7.99
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    The Rastafariansby Bob DixBreda Centre
    Currently £50 on Amazon
    • Original Book (1.1kg)£25.00
      Original s/hand hard to find pamphlet in good condition
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    The Rhythms Of Black Folks : Race, Religion and Pan-Africanismby Jon Michael SpencerAfrica World Press
    In this book, Jon Michael Spencer argues that African rhythm, particularly African rhythm in the New World, gives rise to the distinctive qualities of...
    • Original Book (500g)£15.00
      First edition hardback ex library
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    Shaggy: Dogamuffin Styleby Micah LocilentoECW Press
    The shagster's bio - includes good stuff about New York's dancehall scene in the 80s
    • Original Book (300g)£8.00
      Out of print p/b library copy in good condition
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    Soft Machineby William BurroughsCorgi
    Secondhand paperback. It's a cult classic ...
    • Original Book (200g)£8.00
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