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The Mood ModernThe story of two of the world's greatest recorded music libraries: KPM (1956-1977) and Bruton Music (1978-1980)By Oliver LomaxVocalion Books
Wicked new book about KPM and Bruton Music – two of the world’s greatest recorded music libraries! Introduction by the great KEITH MANSFIELD! This...
Famous For 15 Minutes, My Years With Andy Warholby Ultra VioletMethuen
  • Original Book (700g)£18.00
    UK first edition hardback w/dustjacket in good condition.
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Soul of a Nation (BOOK)Art in the Age of Black Power
BACK IN STOCK!!!!In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young Black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions...
African Pop: Goodtime Kingsby Billy BergmanBlandford
Excellent book covering fela, King Sunny Ade, Manu Dibango, Franco, Olatunji and more. Sections include Highlife, AfroBeat, Juju, Griots and more. Good...
  • Original Book (300g)£10.00
    Out-of-print paperback. in good condition
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The Lonely LondonersBy Sam SelvonLongman
From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, this is a classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950s. It explores the lives...
Ferdinand DennisDuppy ConquerorFlamingo
We like this Jamaican/British novel a lot! Marshall Sargeant is born with the century in Paradise, on the island of Jamaica. As a young man, he is entrusted...
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    Secondhand paperback in good condition.
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Jazz at Ronnie Scott'sKitty GrimeRobert Hale Ltd (1979)
w/ photos by Val Wilmer
  • Original Book (700g)£12.00
    First edition s/hand hardback with dustjacket in great condition.
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African All Stars: The Pop Music Of A Continentby Chris Stapleton & Chris MayPaladin
From Afrobeat to Highlife, Juju, Township Jazz, Zouk - it's all here.
  • Original Book (300g)£15.00
    Out of print p/b UK copy in good condition
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African Music - A People's ArtBy Francis BebeyLawrence Hill (1975)
The man behind the recent Psychedelic Sanza album of his African music
  • Original Book (350g)£10.00
    Secondhand paperback in good condition, stickers on cover
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Jazz PeopleBy Valerie WilmerAllison and Busby
Fantastic. Deep jazz all the way. w/ Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, Monk, Randy Weston and more.
  • Original Book (350g)£12.00
    Out-of-print edition (different cover). Secondhand paperback in good condition
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History of HouseChris KempsterSanctuary Publishing Ltd.
Includes interviews with Lil Louis, Marshall Jefferson, Larry Heard, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Juan Atkins and more.Rare book! ESSENTIAL HISTORY! 
  • Original Book (900g)£30.00
    Secondhand paperback in good condition, bit of corner creasing
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JazzEdited by Nat Hentoff and Albert McCarthyQuartet Books (1977)
Essays on jazz.
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    Secondhand out of print book in good condition
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Rastaman: Rastafarian Movement in EnglandErnest CashmoreCounterpoint
Original secondhand book in good condition.
Namba RoyNo Black Sparrows
'A vivid portrait of Jamaica in the 1930s" Excellent social realist novel. Written by Jamaican Namba Roy in the 1950s in Britain. He died in 1961 and...
  • Original Book (200g)£18.00
    Secondhand paperback copy, creasing to front cover, clean inside
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CoversRetracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London
Superb deluxe hardback book. "Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London" is a project by photographer Alex Bartsch documenting reggae album covers...
Keith HaringThe Authorized BiographyPrentice Hall Press (1991)
The biography of graffitti artist Keith Haring.
  • Original Book (1kg)£20.00
    1st edn. s/hand UK hardback w/dustjacket in good condition
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Inside BabylonThe Caribbean Diaspora in BritainBy Winston James and Clive Harris (1993)
This collection aims to reflect the varied experience of the Caribbean diaspora in Britain. The contributors set out to show how employers and police,...
  • Original Book (500g)£10.00
    secondhand paperback book ex-library with stamps in good condition
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Rap Attack 2African Rap To Global Hip Hop by David ToopSerpent's Tail (1991)
The roots of rap music are traced from video arcades to bebop, and crucial influences such as prison and army songs, West African chants and tap dancing...
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    s/hand out-of-print paperback book in good condition
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Soul Music A-ZBy Hugh GregoryBlandford
Great A-Z of soul music
  • Original Book (800g)£12.00
    Original UK paperback in good condition
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The Stevie Wonder Scrapbookby James Haskins with Kathleen BensonCassell
Great 1979 book about Stevie Wonder's life with loads (100s) of stunning black and white photos and text. Great!
  • Original Book (600g)£12.00
    Out of print secondhand p/b in good condition, handwritten dedication inside
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Aretha Franklin - Lady SoulBy Leslie CourseFranklin Watts
  • Original Book (300g)£20.00
    Out of print secondhand USA paperback ex-library with stamps and sticker on front
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Misguided Ibizaby Ministry of SoundMinistry of Sound
Like being there but in a book - mad stuff.
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    secondhand paperback
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Who's Who In Soul MusicBy Ralph TeeWeidenfeld Paperbooks
Extensive encyclopedia.
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    Secondhand paperbook in good condition
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Repercussions: A Celebration Of African-American MusicEdited by Geoffrey Haydon and Dennis Marks (1985)Channel 4 / Century
R'n'B, jazz, drums, Caribbean, Africa. It's all here! Book released to coincide with TV series - which sounds crap doesnt it but this isn't, it's great!
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    Secondhand hardback w/dust jacket in good condition.
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Jazz In The MoviesGuide to Jazz Musicians, 1917-77 Talisman Books
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Next Stop - Growing Up Wild-Style In The BronxNext StopTouchstone
Growing up Wild-Style
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    Secondhand usa paperback in good condition
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Chester HimesRun, Man Run
Walker, one of New York's not very finest, is a drunk, psychotic and viscious policeman. Staggering into a restaurant on a freezing day, he kills two Negro...
  • Original Book (200g)£7.00
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African RhythmsThe Autobiography of Randy WestonDuke University Press
OVER 60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE !!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Essential book - buy me! The pianist, composer,...
Time And Memory In Reggae MusicThe Politics Of HopeManchester University Press
On the basis of a body of reggae songs from the 1970s and late 1990s, this book offers a sociological analysis of memory, hope and redemption in reggae...
Where Did Our Love Go?The Rise And Fall Of The Motown SoundOmnibus Press
The acclaimed best selling story of Tamla Motown records - the most successful independent record label in the world. Now acknowledged by critics in both...
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The Motown AlbumThe Sound of Young America - Three Decades of MagicVirgin
This is a great collectable for Motown fans. There are many pictures and much historical information for Stevie Wonder, the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight...
  • Original Book (1.7kg)£12.00
    Out of print s/hand original large format paperback
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Black TestimonyVoices of Britain's West IndiansBy Thomas J. Cottle
  • Original Book (400g)£15.00
    Hardback first edition 1978 with dustjacket clean in good condition.
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Microphone FiendsYouth Music and Youth Culture Routledge
This book includes a rare interview with voguer Willi Ninja! Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of...
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    Secondhand original paperback book in good condition
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Talking At The GatesA Life Of James BaldwinFaber And Faber
James Campbell knew Baldwin for ten years before Baldwin's death in 1987. Based on interviews with his friends and his extensive correspondences, Talking...
  • Original Book (800g)£10.00
    s/hand 1st edition hardback no dust-jacket in good condition
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