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    The Rap AttackAfrican Jive To New York Hip Hop by David ToopPluto Press
    Pluto First edition paperback original book - rare and essential! Secondhand paperback in average condition, some ageing and wear to front cover
    • Original Book (400g)£40.00
      Secondhand paperback in good condition, bit of creasing to front cover
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    Keith HaringThe Authorized BiographyPrentice Hall Press (1991)
    The biography of graffitti artist Keith Haring - great!
    • Original Book (1kg)£35.00
      1st edn. s/hand UK hardback w/dustjacket 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
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    Fela: The Life And Times Of An African Music IconBy Michael E. VealTemple
    Musician, political critic, and hedonist, international superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a sensation throughout his career. In his own country of...
    Diana Ross: A Legend in Focus (2000)by Sharon Davis
    • Original Book (1.4kg)£12.00
      Large format secondhand hardback book
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    A Hidden ViewImages of Bahia, BrazilFrontline/BCA (1994)
    Large format secondhand original book cover has wear and creasing, inside has library stamp
    The Sound of Philadelphia Tony Cummings (1975)Eyre Muthuen Ltd.
    Killer book on the sound of Philadelphia in the 1970s.
    • Original Book (900g)£30.00
      Original out of print second-hand book in great condition
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    Africa O-Ye!A Celebration Of African MusicGuinness Publishing
    DESCRIPTION:The sounds of Africa have been infiltrating Western music and culture for some time. This book traces the development of the various musical...
    • Original Book (700g)£10.00
      secondhand original paperback book in good condition
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    No Man Is An IslandA Guide To Choice Studio One PressingsThe Long Road Society
    Independently published 180 pages of rare and classic Studio One cuts with the author introducing each song - nice!
    • Book (500g)£20.00
      Expected 30 NovPreorder
    Black Pearl: The Hairderesser from HaitiA. and E. SheehanHarvill (1956)
    Good Haiti historical novel about 'the hairdersser from Haiti'
    • Original Book (400g)£20.00
      1956 Ist Edition UK hardback with dustjacket some ageing - pretty good considering 63 years old!
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    Stevie WonderBy John Swenson
    Great pics and bio!
    • Original Book (500g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback in great condition​
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    The Folk Music Encyclopaediaby Kristin Baggelaar And Donald Milton (1977)
    • Original Book (1kg)£15.00
      Secondhand out of print hardback book ex-library with stamps in good condition
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    With Hope in Their Eyes: Compelling Stories of the Windrush Generationby Vivienne FrancisNia
    • Original Book (200g)£8.00
      Original out of print secondhand book in good cond. ex library with plastic cover
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    The Encyclopedia Of JazzIn The SixtiesQuartet Books
    Large Second-hand paperback by Leonard Feather in good cond.
    Gordon ParksNo Excuses
    Gordon Parks overcame the obstacles of poverty and racism and never gave up on his dreams. He attributes his drive for excellence to his mother who told...
    • Original Book (400g)£10.00
      secondhand USA hardback ex-library
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    Truly BlessedTeddy Pendergrass (1999)G. P. Putnam's Sons
    Truly Blessed is Teddy Pendergrass''s account of the journey that took him from a North Philadelphia ghetto to the stage of Madison Square Garden, from...
    • Original Book (650g)£18.00
      s/hand out of print first edition hardback w/ dustjacket. Book is fine, dustjacket has wear to edges and one small tear
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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)£18.00
      Hardback UK first edition 1978 with dustjacket (ex-library has stamps, stickers, etc).
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    Sound ReasoningPhotographs & Interview Extracts by Anna ArnoneArandora Press
    **Shipping early next week** 100% ESSENTIAL Very limited edition EXCLUSIVE SIGNED private press book! This is a one-off order with this mailout Absolutely...
    • Book (500g)£30.00
      Out of stock
    Caribbean Cooking Cooking for Pleasureby Mary SlaterHamlyn
    (Different cover)
    • Original Book (800g)£8.00
      Secondhand book
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    New Sounds, New Personalities. British Composers Of The 1980Sby Paul GriffithsFaber Music
    Includes Gavin Bryars, John Taverner, Harrison Birtwhistle and more
    • Original Book (300g)£15.00
      Out of print secondhand paperback book in good condition
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    Straight No Chaser #100Straight No Chaser
    A year in the making and weighing in at a whopping 144 pages #SNC100 Vol.1 maintains the Interplanetary Sounds : Ancient To future vision and unites fresh...
    Dave CourtneyRaving LunacyVirgin Books
    Oi! Nutter! Strangely addictive account of an insane but quite funny bouncer/promoter during acid raves in London in 1990s. Definitely on one. Or ten.
    • Original Book (600g)£10.00
      Fuck me it's only a bloody First-edition Secondhand hardback book in a bloody dustjacket in goodish nick innit - nutter!
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    Jazz From DetroitBy Mark StrykerUniversity of Michigan Press
    Jazz from Detroit explores the city's pivotal role in shaping the course of modern and contemporary jazz. With more than two dozen in-depth profiles of...
    Pump up the Volume: A History of House Musicby Sean BidderChannel 4 Books
    Hard to find out of print secondhand original paperback in good condition
    • Original Book (500g)£15.00
      Out of stock
    Face ItDebbie HarryHarper Collins
    Debbie Harry is a musician, actor, activist and the iconic face of New York City cool. As the front-woman of Blondie, she and the band forged a new sound...
    Beastie Boys BookMichael Diamond/Adam HorovitzFaber & Faber
    Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the...
    • Book (1.7kg)£32.00
      Out of stock
    FireflyNoel Coward In JamaicaVictor Gollancz
    Very groovy book about Noel Coward in Jamaica written by Chris Salewicz and photographer Adrian Boot. Firefly was the name of Noel Coward's house in Jamaica....
    • Original Book (650g)£10.00
      Sleeve condition: VG+Hardback secondhand original book in good condition
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    Grand UnionZadie SmithHamish Hamilton
    In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone else's story of hate and...
    What Happened Miss Simone?A BiographyCanongate
    OVER 50% OFF THIS USA HARDBACK IMPORT BOOK! Nina Simone rules! Great biography
    Folk Revival: The Rediscovery of a National Music (1979)by Frederick WoodsBlandford
    It's back. Groovy Secondhand small paperback book in good condition
    • Original Book (200g)£10.00
      Out of stock
    Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Businessby Fredric DannenVintage
    seminal text on music biz mafia
    • Original Book (400g)£8.00
      Secondhand paperback (difft cover)
      Out of stock
    The Rastafarians (Living Religions Series)by K.M. WilliamsWard Lock Educational
    Original secondhand small booklet in good condition
    • Original Book (1.2kg)£20.00
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    Just Around The Bend: Survival And Revival In Southern Banjoby Mike SeegerSmithsonian
    This is a book + 2CD + DVD package. Nice!
    • Book (250g)£15.00
      Out of stock
    Let's Visit NigeriaBy Nicholas Freville
    Very groovy small hardback book 1968, republished 74. Secondhand hardback
    Movement Of Jah PeopleThe Growth Of The RastafariansPress Gang
    Out-of-print Second-hand small press paperback book in good condition
    Microphone FiendsYouth Music and Youth Culture Routledge
    Secondhand original paperback book in good condition.This book includes a rare interview with voguer Willi Ninja! Microphone Fiends, a collection of original...
    • Original Book (600g)£10.00
      Secondhand original paperback book in good condition
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    A History of Jazz In Britain1919-1950Paladin
    • Original Book (500g)£10.00
      Second-hand paperback in good condition
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    AngelaA Revealing Close-Up of the Woman and the TrialLeisure Books
    • Original Book (300g)£15.00
      s/hand paperback original in good condition with ageing/yellowing
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    Flash Of The SpiritAfrican & Afro-American Art & PhilosophyVintage Books
    NEARLY 50% OFF THIS BOOK!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! This is the BIBLE on African-American culture and art. Seminal text!
    Rave CultureAn Insider's OverviewSmallfry Press
    Out-of-print USA Second-hand paperback in good condition
    • Original Book (500g)£15.00
      Out of stock
    Inna LiverpoolBenjamin ZephaniahAK PRESS (1995)
    Nice out of print private press pamphlet of poems
    If They Come In The Morningby Angela DavisOrbach and Chambers
    Rare Out-of-print edition 1971 first edition paperback in good condition (ageing) and creasing to spine and cover 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
    • Original Book (350g)£18.00
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    John Coltrane by Bill ColeDA CAPO PRESS
    This book is highly informative to anyone who would like to dive into Coltrane.
    • Original Book (350g)£15.00
      Original secondhand book in good condition
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    The Disco Handbookby Bruce PollackScholastic Book Services
    Rare disco info book - (no record inside unfortunately)! Crazy stuff! Secondhand USA paperback, writing inside, 2 old stickers
    • Original Book (200g)£20.00
      Secondhand USA paperback in good condition (old price sticker on front)
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    Cotton Comes to Harlemby Chester HimesPanther
    Wickedly funny book. Nice out-of-print secondhand paperback edition