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    ONLY AVAILABLE ON PRE-ORDER Wicked new book from Brazil! 3rd and final in this great series of Brazil record cover art books! PREVIOUS 2 are SOLD OUT! Pre-order here! Direct from Brazil - Wicked new Brazilian book featuring 100 underground Brazilian records from the 1980s and 90s and their artwork - lots of Brazilian post-punk, post-Tropicalia, Brazilian...
    • Book (650g)£30.00
      Expected 25 DecPreorder
    Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back) celebrates their impact on music and culture by providing a comprehensive and meticulously researched directory of every major synthesizer, drum machine and sampler made between 1963 and 1995. Each featured instrument is illustrated by hand and shown alongside its vital statistics and some fascinatingly...
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    OUT NOW! ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90 ’ is a stunning new deluxe 250-page large format hardback book compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that features many 100s of stunning and unique Cuban record sleeve designs made...
    "I am a mobile weed-selling industry" ... UK fiction 95 innitDescription: One of a hard-edged fiction series featuring the lives of a group of London street youths. The fast-moving plots revolve around a night-club and the youths' involvement with music, sex, crime and drugs. Peer pressure, gangs and music play major roles.
     
    • Original Book (300g)£30.00
      Rare s/hand paperback original in good condition with ageing/yellowing
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    Rare small paperback book - minor spine creasing and minor ageing - basically in great condition for nearly 50 years old!
    • Original Book (200g)£40.00
      Original secondhand USA paperback in good cond
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    In November 1916, a young Afro-Brazilian musician named Donga registered sheet music for the song "Pelo telephone" ("On the Telephone") at the National Library in Rio de Janeiro. This apparently simple act - claiming ownership of a musical composition - set in motion a series of events that would shake Brazil's cultural landscape. Before the debut...
    Oh yes! A little gem of a book - For anyone interested in Larry Levan, Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Claussel, Krivit, Louie Vega, Frankie Knucles, Vinyl Mania Records, The Paradise Garage. "You Better Work!" is one of the first detailed studies of underground dance music, a phenomenon that has its roots in the overlap and cross-fertilization of African...
    Alternative country is one of the fastest growing genres in contemporary music. Following on from the stars of the 1970's who paved the way such as the iconic Grams Parsons, the need to get back to old-style country as seen with the The Band and the cross-over to mainstream success with The Eagles, this book traces its history and its development.
    Here's a review! "My husband and I have tried numerous recipies from this cookbook and each one has turned out 100% successful!! Helen has captured the true taste and flavor of the Caribbean with each and every recipe in this cookbook! This is our favorite cookbook!! We highly recommend her recipe for Dry Jerk Seasoning on Page 16!!!!! If you try her...
     
    • Original Book (500g)£12.00
      Out of print secondhand original paperback in good condition
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    Ibiza fuckin hell
    • Original Book (250g)£8.00
      Original out of print secondhand book in ok-ish condition
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    Out-of-print paperback in good condition about Santeria
    DESCRIPTION:The sounds of Africa have been infiltrating Western music and culture for some time. This book traces the development of the various musical styles, from their ancient and traditional forms to the hybrid fusions that have evolved as a result of collaboration between African musicians such as Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Describing the...
    • Original Book (700g)£10.00
      secondhand original paperback book in good condition
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    Great book featuring studies and interviews with lots of 60s New Orleans legends. RECOMMENDED.
     
     
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
      out of print s/hand paperback.
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    Incredible book! s/hand paperback book in good condition
    Great book and pix
    • Original Book (800g)£30.00
      Out of print secondhand book in good condition some ageing to cover - edge wear, v.small tear, creasing on back, sticker on front
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    Great pics and bio!
    • Original Book (500g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback in great condition​
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    Absolutely fantastic book. Well written, subversive, great cover. WICKED BOOK! First edition hardback w/dustjacket - some staining to dustjacket, inside great
    Good book nice and clearly writtenPointing out the elements of Catholicism that coexist with the drums, trances, and animal sacrifice, Kristos catalogues the chief loa (lesser gods), describes a typical ceremony, touches on the highly feared and secretive Sect Rouge believed to practice human sacrifice, and ends up with a quick visit to New Orleans,...
    • Original Book (200g)£30.00
      Original hardback ex-library with stamps and stickers and plastic covering
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    secondhand paperback book in good condition. Debussy, Boulez, Stockhausen - nice section on electronics and more.
    Mini-book. Secondhand out of print ex library with stamps and stickers, plastic covering to cover
    Describes the experiences of women in popular music since the fifties, discusses the importance of style, and looks at how women have overcome the industry's attempts to stereotype them
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    Very groovy and hard to find original (only 1st pressing 1981) little book about the disco night life in London from the 1970s. Handy tips on 'car parking near the disco', prices of drinks, clientele. Good for a laugh and informative too - read about Krackers, Gossips etc back in the day!
    • Original Book (200g)£35.00
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    Description: The British Empire is no more, but at its height colonial subjects regarded Britain as the centre, a place of pilgrimage, if not residence. This collection of original essays brings together the distilled experiences of fourteen very different writers from the Caribbean, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. All started life in the former...
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    Man like Frost. The man himself takes us on an indepth tour of Trinidad and Tobago - from Mighty Sparrow and calypso to Cricket and Carnival. original hardback with dustjacket 
    Nice hardback book, 1975 first edition w dust jacket
    Ten of the most fascinating tales of the island's past are retold here by one of her foremost historians. Three Fingered Jack, the Terror of Jamaica, the Sinister Annee Palmer of Rose Hall estate, Lewis Galdy, the Man who was buried twice, the Women Pirates, Anne Bonney and Mary Read, each in his or her own way is a memorable personality, with a story...
    • Original Book (350g)£15.00
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    Let's do the do-si-do. Can on u nutters get on one!
    This book is in German!
    • Original Book (350g)£10.00 £10.00
      Secondhand book in German in good condition
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    Killer out-of-print rare book about reggae. Well written, nice pics, WICKED!
    • Original Book (400g)£30.00
      Secondhand paperback creasing to cover and old price sticker on front
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    South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous is the first comprehensive look at the history of this distinctive style of music. The result of extensive research, fieldwork, and personal interviews, South to Louisiana details the South Louisiana sound from early Cajun and Cajun-Country through Zydeco and Blues to the current Cajun revival. Quoting...
    Description: "New Orleans, "Mecca" of the Jazz world, has always pulsated with musical life. At the heart of this life is Bourbon Street Black - a nearly century old community of black musicians, their families, friends and followers. Skillfully weaving social history with extensive personal interviews, authors Buerkle and Barker explore the real world...
    • Original Book (400g)£20.00
      Secondhand 1st edition original secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket, ex-library w/stamps and taped dustjacket
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    • Original Book (300g)£20.00
      Our of print secondhand hardback book ex library w/stamps, dustjacket in plastic, in good condition
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    Soul music in the 1970s. Great!
    • Original Book (600g)£18.00
      Secondhand out of print book in great condition
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    Andrew Weatherall was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’ and his own bands Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. As a DJ he was peerless and unpredictable, helming club nights that played techno, rockabilly or music that “never knowingly exceeded...
    • Book (400g)£15.00
      Expected 11 DecPreorder
     
    • Original Book (700g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback in ok condition
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    A drum and bass novel! - the man who gave us Junglist! One of a hard-edged fiction series featuring the lives of a group of London street youths. The fast-moving plots revolve around a night-club and the youths' involvement with music, sex, crime and drugs. Peer pressure, gangs and music play major roles. Hard to find paperback
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    • Original Book (400g)£6.00
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    Includes Linton Kwesi Johnson
    • Original Book (400g)£20.00
      Orig ex-library paperback with stamps etc, plastic covering in good condition
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    • Original Book (400g)£10.00
      Earlier edition paperback book
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