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    Breakout - Profiles in African RhythmBy Gary StewartChicago (1992)
    Features on Fela Kuti, Kanda Bongo Man, Docteur Nico, Sonny Okosuns, Afro-Beat and more.
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    A Joyful Noise: Celebration of New Orleans Musicby Michael P. SmithTaylor Publishing
    Original out of print secondhand book in very good condition (as new) - very groovy New Orleans book by photographer Michael P. Smith - signed by the photogrpaher
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      Original out of print secondhand book in very good condition (as new), signed by the author
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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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    Language In Jamaicaby Pauline ChristieArawak Publications
    The author, as her life's work, has studied language in Jamaica. As a result of her extensive study and anaysis, she has determined that the best approach...
    African Musics in Context. Institutions, Culture, Identityby Thomas Solomon
    African Musics in Context discusses the place of performing arts in Ugandan society, archiving music and music sources, performing archival music, performing...
    JazzEdited by Nat Hentoff and Albert McCarthyQuartet Books (1977)
    Essays on jazz. Secondhand out of print book in good condition
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    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...
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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...
    Soul Music A-ZBy Hugh GregoryBlandford
    Great A-Z of soul music. Original UK paperback in good condition
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    Aretha Franklin - Lady SoulBy Leslie CourseFranklin Watts
    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
    Secondhand paperbackLike being there but in a book - mad stuff.
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    Who's Who In Soul MusicBy Ralph TeeWeidenfeld Paperbooks
    Extensive encyclopedia. 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
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    Jazz In The MoviesGuide to Jazz Musicians, 1917-77 Talisman Books
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    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...
    Rap Attack 3African Rap To Global Hip Hop by David ToopSerpent's Tail
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    SINATRA A Biographyby Arnold ShawW.H. Allen
    1968 UK first edition hardback w/dustjacket, couple of tears, name written inside, bit of discolouring
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      1968 UK first edition hardback w/dustjacket, couple of tears, name written inside, bit of discolouring
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    Hot Sauces : Reggae And Latin Popby Billy BergmanBlandford
    This book is killer! Written and first published in 1985, sections include Tropicalia, New Orleans r and b, reggae, rara and salsa. Clear writing, great...
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    Blood Posse (1994)by Phillip Baker
    Yardie stylee! 'This book follows the life of Danny, a young Jamaican growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. At the age of 18, in the middle of a sectarian...
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    Rap-UpThe Ultimate Guide To Hip-Hop and R&BGrand Central Publishing
    All you ever needed to know! USA IMPORT OUT OF PRINT PAPERBACK. A New one currently costs you £40 on Amazon!
    Future JazzBy Howard MandelOxford University Press (1999)
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    Sacred SteelInside an African American Steel Guitar TraditionUniversity of Illinois Press
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Author Robert L. Stone follows the sound of steel guitar into the...
    Mary WellsThe Tumultuous Life of Motown's First SuperstarChicago Review Press
    66% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!!Complete with never-before-revealed details about the sex, violence,...
    Black MusicBlack MusicHamlyn
    Excellent harback out-of-print secondhand 70s book featuring great articles and photos on James Brown, Ray Charles, Staple Singers, Maytals, John Holt,...
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      UK hardback w/dustjacket in good condition
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    Just Above My Headby James Baldwin
    'This is the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers' Edmund White, Washington Post When Arthur Montana, world-renowned 'Emperor of Soul',...
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      UK 1st edition hardback w/dustjacket covered in plastic in great condition
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    Listening in DetailPerformances of Cuban MusicDuke University Press
    OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!"Listening in detail" is a method invested in opening up, rather...
    TangoThe Art History of Love (Robert Farris Thompson)Vintage Books
    NEARLY 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! A generously illustrated book in which renowned art historian Farris...
    The Chicano ArchivesThe Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American RecordingsUCLA Chicano Studies
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY DELUXE USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! The Strachwitz Frontera Collection is the largest repository...
    Music in Africaby Adana Dzemila
    Africa is such a large and diverse continent. Outside Africa, there is often only talk about Africa as one country: For example Tunisia and Tanzania could...
    The Evolution of MannHerbie Mann and the Flute in JazzHal Leonard
    60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! More than any other musician, Herbie Mann was responsible for establishing...
    The Age of BowieHow David Bowie Made a World of DifferenceGallery Books
    OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! DELUXE USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK!!! Respected arts commentator Paul Morley, one of the team who curated the highly successful...
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    Lion SongsThomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe
    NEARLY 70% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! Like Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, singer, composer, and bandleader...
    I Would Die 4 UWhy Prince Became an IconAtria Books
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    Great Record Labelsby Al CiminoThe Apple Press
    All the great labels included (except Soul Jazz Records!)
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    The Vinyl Revival And The Shops That Made It HappenBy Graham JonesProper Music Publishing
    It explains why we have more than a hundred more record shops than we had in 2009, and how others have gained the reward from their hard work. Budget turntables,...
    Rave onGlobal Adventures in Electronic Dance MusicSerpents Tail
    Electronic dance music was once the utopian frontier of pop culture. But three decades after the acid house 'summer of love', it has gone from subculture...
    Musica NortenaMexican Migrants Creating a Nation Between NationsTemple University Press
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!Musica nortena, a musical genre with its roots in the folk ballad traditions of Northern Mexico and the Texas-Mexican border...
    Advanced Projects In Musicby Ian LawrenceLongman's
    Music analysis - hmm nice! Secondhand hardback book, unfortunately lot of damage to spine and cover
    The History Of Skinhead Reggae1968-1972Lightning Source UK
    When fate conspires many things have to happen in just the right order, and at just the right time. In Britain during the early 60s a youth culture revolution...
    Listening for AfricaFreedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African OriginsDuke University Press
    In Listening for Africa David F. Garcia explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of black music...
    Party MusicThe Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul MusicLawrence Hill Books
    Examining the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, this book explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement...
    Black Popular MusicIn Britain Since 1945Routledge
    Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments...
    All Gates OpenThe Story of CanFaber & Faber
    "All Gates Open" presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN.
    Bicycle DiariesDavid ByrneFaber & Faber
    Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation in New York City. A few years later he discovered...
    The Philly Sound BOOKPhiladelphia Soul Music and its R&B Rootsby Dave Moore (UK) and Jason Thornton (US)
    ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING & STUNNING 700-page hardback book! FREE UK SHIPPING!!!!! Everything you ever wanted to know about the music of Philadelphia....
    Dancer From The DanceBy Andrew HolleranPerennial
    A classic coming-of-age gay novel that depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. Features...
    Say It Loud (2009)My Memories Of James Brown By Don RhodesThe Lyons Press
    When Don Rhodes took his seat not far behind Michael Jackson at the funeral of the "Godfather of Soul" on December 30, 2006, it marked the close of a forty-year...