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    Picturing Los AngelesBy Jon and Nancy WilkmanGibbs Smith
    Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles. Through stunning photography, the city s intriguing,...
    Lee BrilleauxRock 'n' Roll GentlemanPolygon
    Lee Brilleaux, the charismatic star of proto-punk R&B reprobates Dr Feelgood, was one of rock'n'roll's greatest frontmen. But he was also one of its greatest...
    Tin Pan AlleyThe Rise of Elton JohnSoundcheck Books
    With first-hand accounts from the people who knew him best, this book details Sir Elton's formative years: from training as a classical pianist at the...
    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...
    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...
    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
    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,...
    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...
    The Miles Davis CompanionBy Gary CarnerShirmer
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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...
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    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....
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    Motownby David MorseStudio Vista
    Good book
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      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
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      Out of print secondhand p/b UK copy
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    Warholby Klaus HonnefTaschen
    • Original Book (500g)£8.00
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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...
    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 Rastafariansby Bob DixBreda Centre
    Currently £50 on Amazon
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      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...
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    Soft Machineby William BurroughsCorgi
    Secondhand paperback. It's a cult classic ...
    Rock FileEdited by Charlie GillettPictorial Presentations
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    PrinceInside the Music and the MasksSt Martin's Griffin
    NEW USA IMPORT PAPERBACK £6 BARGAIN! Prince is the first book to give full treatment to his thirty-five-year career. Acclaimed music journalist Ronin...
    Maurice WhiteMy Life With Earth, Wind & FireAmistad
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 60% OFF! My Life with Earth Wind, and Fire is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and...
    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...
    Mo' Meta BluesThe World According to QuestloveHachette Books
    Import USA Hardback edition book OVER 50% OFF!!!! MO' META BLUES is a punch-drunk-on-culture memoir in which Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson tells his own...
    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...
    2StonedBY Andrew Loog OldhamVINTAGE (2003)
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    Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Businessby Fredric DannenVintage
    seminal text on music biz mafia
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    JazzBY John FordhamDorling Kindersley
    • Original Book (1.4kg)£10.00
      Second-hand original large format hardback book (some wear to dustjacket).

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    Why black power?by Joseph R. BarndtFriendship Press
    • Original Book (200g)£18.00
      Original USA 1968 paperback book first edition with some creasing, ageing
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    Empire Windrush: Fifty Years Of Writing About Black BritainEdited by Onyekachi Wambu, Preface by E.R. BraithwaiteGollancz
    Great book introduced by E.R.Braithwaite (who wrote the original To Sir With Love about a black teacher in Britain), this book includes work from Sam Selvon,...
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      Afro-Caribbean writers. Excellent

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    Rastaman: Rastafarian Movement in EnglandErnest CashmoreCounterpoint
    • Original Book (500g)£12.00
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    Jerry Lee LewisHis Own StoryHarper
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 66% OFF!!! A KILLER FROM THE KILLER! Jerry Lee Lewis has lived an extraordinary life. He gave rock and roll its devil's edge...
    Lick MeHow I Became Cherry VanillaChicago Review Press
    BAD GIRL CHERRY! USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!Cherry Vanilla's memoir takes us from the birth of rock to the explosion of punk, with memorable detours...
    All Hopped Up And Ready To GoMusic From The Streets Of New York 1927-1977W.W.Norton
    WICKED BOOK - 400+ pages USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFFWow! An incredibly thorough, 450 page history of New York's various music scenes, ranging from Mario...
    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
    BIG USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!!!! Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features over two dozen of the most significant and revealing conversations...
    You Don't Own MeThe Life and Times of Lesley GoreBackbeat Books
    'It's My Party" ... USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF! Assembled over five years of research and interviews, this is the first and long overdue biography...
    Barry MilesThe Zapple Diaries: The Rise and Fall of the Last Beatles LabelPeter Owen
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF!! Barry Miles, renowned cultural historian and writer, brings us the fascinating inside story of Zapple, the Beatles'...
    Jean-Michel BasquiatFondation Louis VuittonEditions Gallimard
    This, the catalogue of the Basquiat exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton, labelled "the definitive exhibition" by its curator, brings together 100 of...
    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.
    Keith HaringPostersPrestel
    Bursting with color and featuring Keith Haring s powerful messages, this collection of posters includes insightful commentary and dazzling reproductions....
    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...
    Furious Passage of James Baldwinby F M EckmanM. Evans & Company
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    Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of Mixing in a Brazilian Music Sceneby Frederick MoehnDuke University Press
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