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    The HaciendaHow Not To Run A ClubPocket Books
    Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years. He provided the propulsive bass...
    Unknown PleasuresInside Joy Division by Peter HookSimon & Schuster
    Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of the current alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the post-punk era, creating a new sound -...
    Jim MorrisonLife, Death, LegendEbury Press
    Jim Morrison's electrifying live performances, and appetite for sexual and psychedelic experience enflamed the spirit of a generation. In Jim Morrison...
    Tony ViscontiThe Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy
    A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David...
    Revolution in the HeadThe Beatles' Records and the SixtiesVintage Books
    Fully updated to include material from The Beatles Live at the BBC and the Anthology series, this acclaimed book goes back to...
    Last Night A DJ Saved My LifeThe History Of The Disc JockeyHeadline
    To celebrate 100 years of DJing, Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have expanded and updated their classic account of the history of the disc jockey.The...
    FactoryThe Story Of The Record LabelVirgin Books
    NEW UK PAPERBACK Over 50% off original price!Factory Records' fame and fortune were based on two bands - Joy Division and New Order - and one...
    24 Hour Party PeopleThe Story Of Tony Wilson and Factory RecordsChannel 4 Books
    Really funny and great book by the late Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records. The story was later made into an equally funny and great  film of...
    From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queensby 50 CentMTV Books
    Secondhand hardback original book
    Back to Africa: A Journeyby Ferdinand DennisSceptre
    Jamaican/British journalist/author travels back to Africa. Secondhand out of print paperback book
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    The Makers of Cajun MusicBarry Jean AnceletUniversity Of Texas Press (1984)
    Second-hand first edition original copy of this fascinating book.
    100 Mexican Dishesby Grace Teed KentOctopus
    Funky cookery book, secondhand hardback. Hmmm
    Brick Lane - A Novelby Monica AliBlack Swan
    Secondhand paperback
    Voices Of The CrossingEdited by Ferdinand Dennis and Naseem KhanSerpent's Tail (2000)
    Secondhand paperback book. Description: The British Empire is no more, but at its height colonial subjects regarded Britain as the centre, a place of...
    The Last PoetsBy Christine Otten
    New book on the LAST POETS - first ever!Description: Harlem, 1969. The air is charged with hope and revolution. The Black Panters are in their...
    A Brief History Of Seven KillingsBy Marlon JamesOne World
    Fantastic new book based around the shooting of Bob Marley and gang warfare in Jamaica (& USA). A mindblowing read!! Booker Prize 2015 nominated
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    The VultureBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Gil-Scott Heron's book was first published in 1970. THE VULTURE is a hip and fast-moving thriller. It relates the strange story of the murder of a teenage...
    Black Power and Student Rebellionby James McEvoy and Abraham MillerWadsworth Publishing
    Second-hand 1969 paperback book (ex-library, stamps, sticker on front)
    Highlife GiantsWest African Dance Band PioneersCassava Republic Press
    As West Africa's oldest form of popular music, Highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era and its influence still resonates widely today. Highlife...
    A Shaker Musical LegacyBy Robert C. Opdahl and Viola E. Woodruff OpdahlUniversity Press Of New England
    This fascinating book brings more than one hundred previously unpublished Shaker songs to the attention of scholars, performers, and aficionados of folk...
    Martin Luther King, Jr:A LifePenguin
    Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational...
    Hausaland Talesfrom the Nigerian MarketplaceBy Gavin McIntosh
    For a thousand years the Hausa people have been traders in sub-Saharan Africa, and most have remained a pastoral people. Village life revolves around the...
    Black Poets of the United StatesBy Jean Wagner
    1973 secondhand usa hardrback (with dustjacket) ex-library w/ stamps
    Cold SweatMy Father James Brown and MeChicago Review Press
    Being the child of a global superstar is never easy. Being the daughter of the Godfather of Soul - that's a category unto itself. Like every...
    Vending MachinesCoined Consumerismmbp
    A holy water dispenser in ancient Greece serves as the first known historical reference to a vending machine. What a long way this invention has come!...
    Through Amateur EyesFilm and Photography in Nazi GermanyFrances GuerinUniversity of Minnesota Press
    We have seen the films of professionals and propagandists celebrate Adolf Hitler, his SS henchmen, and the Nazi Party. But what of the documentary films...
    To Smile In AutumnGordon Parks: A Memoir
    Gordon Parks was born with, he says, a stubborn need to be somebody. Though Parks is remembered most notably as a photographer and filmmaker, on his enthralling...
    Nina SimoneThe BiographyAurum
    David Brun-Lambert shows how Simone saw herself as a lifelong victim of racism, right from being turned down by the prestigious music school that would...
    Now and ThenThe Poems Of Gil Scott-HeronCannongate
    This collection carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by capitalist culture to painfully personal themes...
    Black Danceby Edward Thorpechatto & windus
    This is a study of Black dance from its origins in Africa, in the slave songs and dances of the Caribbean and the American South through the minstrel shows...
    In Fine StyleThe Dancehall Art Of Wilfred LimoniousOne Love BooksChristopher Bateman & Al Fingers
    In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious is a book and exhibition by Christopher Bateman and Al "Fingers" Newman, celebrating the work...
    Sounds Like London100 Years of Black Music in the Capital - By Lloyd BradleySerpent's Tail
    For as long as people have been migrating to London, so has their music. An essential link to home, music also has the power to shape communities in surprising...
    Fortune's FoolEdgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music, And An Industry In CrisisSimon and Schster
    Fortune's Fool tells the story of how the music industry has met its worst crisis, the Internet Age. When Edgar Bronfman, Jr, bought Warner Music Group...
    Inside JazzBy Graham CollierQuartet Books (1973)
    British jazz composer Graham Collier
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    Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroadsby Greil Marcusfaber and faber
    Secondhand hardback book (difft cover) in good condition w/dustjacket
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    Nowhere to Run: Story of Soul MusicBy Gerri HirsheyPan Books
    A portrait of soul music recounted by the voices of the people who were there, presenting the recollections of soul greats such as ray Charles, Ben E....
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    VOLKER HINZ: AREA: PHOTOGRAPHSby Karl & Thomas Buchsteiner. SteinorthEdition Stemmle
    Large format original out-of-print paperback - excellent photos of New York's no wave/art music crossover 83-87 w/ Basquait, Haring, Warhol etc at...
    Energy FlashA Journey Through Rave Music and Dance CultureFaber & Faber
    The expanded and revised edition of "Energy Flash" has been updated to include twenty-first-century developments like dub step and EDM's recent...
    The Man Who Sold The WorldDavid Bowie and the 1970sVintage Publishing
    No artist offered a more incisive and accurate portrait of the troubled landscape of the 1970s than David Bowie. Cultural historian Peter Doggett explores...
    Martha Cooper, Henry ChalfantSubway ArtThames & Hudson Ltd
    In 1984, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the imagination of a generation with Subway Art, a groundbreaking book documenting the...
    Michael Jackson: The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Storyby J. Randy TaraborrelliPan Books
    Clocking in at nearly 800 pages - as much as you're ever going to want to know! Secondhand USA 1st edn hardback w/dustjacket (difft cover)
    Bob Marley: The Life of a Musical Legendby Gary JeffreyFranklin Watts
    Wicked hardback graphic book about life of Marley (with Coxsone Dodd in early days!).Original seconhand hardback book
    Drum and Candleby David St. ClairDoubleday & Company
    Out-of-print book club edition secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket (and stickers)
    Olode the hunter, and other tales from Nigeriaby H. CourlanderHarcourt, Brace & World
    First edition hardback (1968), ex-library, dustjacket plastic protected,  with stamps - from Yonkers Public Library!)
    Nigeria: A Historyby John HatchSecker & Warburg
    Secondhand hardback book (no dustjacket)
    StonedAndrew Loog OldhamVintage
    Original groovy guy and Stones 'svengali' type - funny! secondhand paperback, small mark on front
    Dance Band Era: The Dancing Decades from Ragtime to Swing, 1910-50by Albert McCarthySpring Books
    Secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket (worn and some tears)