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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...
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    Out of print RARE paperback book. NEW, SEALED OPENED ONCE
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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...
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    First edition USA hardback w/dustjacket
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The Miles Davis CompanionBy Gary CarnerShirmer
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    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...
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    s/hand paperback book in good condition
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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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    s/hand papaerback
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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
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    Secondhand paperback copy in good condition
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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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    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
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    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 ...
Rock FileEdited by Charlie GillettPictorial Presentations
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    Second-hand paperback
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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...
Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?A Memoir by George ClintonAtria Books
Import USA Paperback edition book OVER 50% OFF! Now, finally, after fifty years in the business, George Clinton is ready to deliver the whole P-Funk saga....
2StonedBY Andrew Loog OldhamVINTAGE (2003)
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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
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    Secondhand paperback in good condition, stickers on cover
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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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    Secondhand paperback ok cond (difft cover)
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JazzBY John FordhamDorling Kindersley
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    Second-hand original large format hardback book (some wear to dustjacket).

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Why black power?by Joseph R. BarndtFriendship Press
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    Original USA 1968 paperback book first edition with some creasing, ageing
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The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatlesby Peter BrownPan Books
"Finally the real story."--Rolling Stone "Literate, complex...more than sensationalism...a hard-hitting yet sympathetic book that unflinchingly captures...
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    Out-of print edition paperback, some spine wear,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

    Secondhand out-of-print 400+ page paperback
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Rastaman: Rastafarian Movement in EnglandErnest CashmoreCounterpoint
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    Original secondhand book in good condition.
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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...
The Soul BookIan Hoare, Clive Anderson, Tony Cummings, Simon Frith Methuen Paperbacks
Secondhand book about soul music in the 1970s. Great!
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...
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...
Furious Passage of James Baldwinby F M EckmanM. Evans & Company
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    Original USA Hardback book, no dust jacket, worn,
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Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of Mixing in a Brazilian Music Sceneby Frederick MoehnDuke University Press
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    Secondhand paperback ex-library in good condition.
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Natives of My Personby George LammingPicador Books
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    Secondhand book in good condition, minor ageing
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Season of Adventureby George LammingA&B
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Sinatra: Behind the Legendby J. Randy TaraborrelliSidgwick & Jackson
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    Secondhand hardback book, some creasing to dustjacket, in good condition
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Stars of Soul and Rhythm and Bluesby Lee HildebrandBillboard Hitmakers
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Dread, Beat and Bloodby Linton Kwesi JohnsonBogle-L'Ouverture Publications
Seminal Independently published collection of poetry from Linton Kwesi Johnson
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    1982 pressing. Rare. Secondhand out of print small book in good condition, minor ageing.
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Derek JarmanA BiographyUniversity of Minnesota Press
Taken decade by decade, Derek Jarman's life is a virtual encapsulation of the social and cultural history of the latter half of the twentieth century,...
Soul SurvivorA Biography of Al GreenDa Capo
Soul Survivor is the biography of a man whose life is the embodiment of the collision between the sacred and the profane, traversing the tortured road...
Beats to the RhymeA Collection of Instrumental Hip-Hop Records for the Beat ConnoisseurGingko Press
In this book, instrumental Hip-Hop records from the obscure depths of the underground or well-known Hip Hop acts, are catalogued alphabetically by artist...
Kickstart My HeartA Motley Crue Day-by-DayBackbeat Books
Kickstart My Heart: A Motley Crue Day-by-Day is an exciting chronology that celebrates in innovative form-through the use of day-by-day entries and supporting...
CherAll I Really Want to DoBackbeat Books
Beginning with her breakthrough alongside husband Sonny Bono in the '60s, it takes in the high highs-and low lows-of the '70s, the big-screen success of...