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    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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    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
    Secondhand hardback w/dust jacket in good condition.100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
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    Jazz In The MoviesGuide to Jazz Musicians, 1917-77 Talisman Books
    Secondhand paperback in good condition.100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy'...
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    Next Stop - Growing Up Wild-Style In The BronxNext StopTouchstone
    Growing up Wild-StyleSecondhand usa paperback in good condition
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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...
    Where Did Our Love Go?The Rise And Fall Of The Motown SoundOmnibus Press
    Secondhand paperback in good conditionThe acclaimed best selling story of Tamla Motown records - the most successful independent record label in the world....
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    Rap Attack 3African Rap To Global Hip Hop by David ToopSerpent's Tail
    • Original Book (500g)£20.00
      s/hand paperback ex-library with stamps in plastic cover in good condition
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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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    Music Is The Weapon Of The FutureFifty Years Of African Popular MusicLawrence Hill Books
    Secondhand book in good condition, stickers on cover, insides cleanFrom the unique voice of Salif Keita and the hard funk of Fela Kuti to the poignant...
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    Design After DarkThe Story Of Dancefloor StyleThames and Hudson
    Flyers, record covers, photos galore! (secondhand book different cover 'remix edition') OK cond only
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    Saturday Night ForeverThe Story Of DiscoMainstream Publishing
    Secondhand paperback in good conditionIf all disco means to you is records like 'I Will Survive' and 'YMCA', tacky fashions and glitter eyeshadow, this...
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    Rap-UpThe Ultimate Guide To Hip-Hop and R&BGrand Central Publishing
    s/hand paperback original
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    Future JazzBy Howard MandelOxford University Press (1999)
    Secondhand paperback in ok condition.100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or...
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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,...
    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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    The Motown StarsThe Life and Times of Together Publications
    This extraordinary new book gives a fascinating insight into the lives and careers of all the key figures in the history of Motown, and chronicles...
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      Secondhand paperback in good condition, sticker on front, some marks on front
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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...
    Tell Tchaikovsky the NewsRock ’n’ Roll, the Labor Question, and the Musicians’ Union, 1942–1968Duke University Press
    OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! For two decades after rock music emerged in the 1940s, the American...
    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...
    SubstanceInside New OrderDey St.
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY DELUXE USA IMPORT EDITION HARDBACK BOOK!!! Following on from his bestselling titles The Haçienda and Unknown Pleasures,...
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    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...
    Northern Sun, Southern MoonEurope's Reinvention of JazzYale University Press
    100% ESSENTIAL BOOK ON EUROPEAN JAZZUSA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK. 70% OFF!!!! £8 ONLY!Until the 1960s American jazz, for all its improvisational and rhythmic...
    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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    People Get ReadyThe Future Of Jazz Is Now!Duke University Press
    60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! In 'People Get Ready', musicians, scholars, and journalists write about...
    Black Political Power in Americaby Chuck StoneThe Bobbs-Merrill Company
    USA hardback w/dustjacket in plastic, ex library w/stamps in good condition
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      USA hardback w/dustjacket in plastic, ex library w/stamps in good condition
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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
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! "The Ultimate Prince book" QUEST LOVE
    James Baldwinby Carolyn Wedin SylvanderFredrick Ungar Publishing
    Early essays1st edition USA paperback in good condition, name on front page
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      1st edition USA paperback in good condition, name on front page
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    Take Me To The RiverAl Green: An AutobiographyChicago Review Press
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    Great Record Labelsby Al CiminoThe Apple Press
    All the great labels included (except Soul Jazz Records!)
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      Secondhand large format hardback book w/ dustjacket, but big sticker on front half removed
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    White Ethics and Black Power: The Emergence of the West Side Organizationby William W EllisAldine Publishing Company
    USA hardback first edition with dustjacket in plastic. Ex library with stamps and stickers, some underlined text but in good conditionRare 1969 book -...
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      USA hardback first edition with dustjacket in plastic. Ex library with stamps and stickers, some underlined text but in good condition
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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...
    Punk London 1977The Roxy, The Vortex, Kings Road and BeyondCarpet Bombing Culture
    Punk. London.1977. Most people blinked and missed it. Many spent a decade trying to catch up. Derek Ridgers stumbled across it by accident, where it was,...
    Mars by 1980 - The Story of Electronic MusicBy David Stubbs
    New KILLER 100% essential MASSIVE 450+ pages book about the history of electronic music. 'Mars by 1980' is written by the very groovy David Stubbs, author...
    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
    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...