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    JunkyBy William S. BurroughsPenguin
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    Mardi GrasA Pictorial History Of Carnival In New OrleansPelican
    In this pictorial study, author Leonard Huber recounts the history of Carnival in New Orleans, bringing to life in photographs and in text the colour,...
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      Secondhand large format paperback
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    Folk Revival: The Rediscovery of a National Music (1979)by Frederick WoodsBlandford
    It's back. Groovy Secondhand small paperback book in good condition
    Listen, the Wind and Other Storiesby Roger MaisLongman
    Jamaican Roger Mais is a wicked writer!
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      Sleeve condition: VGOriginal out of print UK original paperback bit of creasing, stamp on inside
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    Jazz In The Bittersweet Blues Of Lifeby Wynton MarsalisDa Capo
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    Black Music In Our CultureCurricular Ideas On The Subjects, Materials And ProblemsKent State University Press
    Second-hand ex-library hardback book, missing dustcover
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    Music In BrazilExperiencing Music, Expressing CultureOxford University Press
    Music in Brazil is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking...
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    Chuck DFight The Power: Rap, Race, and RealityPayback Press
    Book description: Chuck D, the creative force behind Public Enemy and one of the most outspoken, politically active and controversial rappers in music,...
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    Beats Of The Heart: Popular Music Of The WorldJeremy Marre and Hannah CharltonPluto Press/Channel 4
    A wicked book covering music from around the world covering Brazil, NuYorican Salsa, Reggae, Nigerian Afro-Beat and more. Originally produced to compliment...
    ObeahMore Frightening Than Murder ItselfThe X Press (1996)
    This is a wicked novel! Set in the Jamaican countryside, a tale of Obeah sorcery - spooky! s/hand paperback
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    Chasin' the TraneThe Music And Mystique Of John ColtraneDa Capo Press
    Always elusive, constantly moving, incessantly changing, John Coltrane stood astride the jazz world of the late '50s and '60s. He was a giant of the saxophone...
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    Paul McCartney: Many Years from Nowby Barry MilesVintage
    As the first full account of the Beatle years by a Beatle, Many Years from Now is unique. This is J.Paul McCartney's story--as told to Miles--of life right...
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    Grateful Dead: The Music Never Stoppedby Blair JacksonPlexus
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    Beautiful Jamaicaby Evon Blake Vista
    Nice out-of-print Jamaican photogrpahy book s/hand hardback book with dustjacket good condition
    Caribbean (A World of Food)by Jen GreenFranklin Watts
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    The Bluesman: The Musical Heritage of Black Men and Women in the Americasby Julio Finn
    Examines the spiritual, social, and anthropological roots of the blues, discussing African animist religion, the slave trade, Voodoo, Hoodoo, and the early...
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    Elvis Presley - A Study in Musicby Robert Matthew-WalkerMidas Books
    Good book - concise history and good summary/discography of Elvis's records
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      Sleeve condition: VGOriginal out of print UK hardback in good condition
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    Genethaby Roy HeathFlamingo
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    Moses Ascending (Penguin Modern Classics)by Sam SelvonPenguin Books
    Follow up story to Selvon's seminal Lonely Londoners. Sam Selvon’s Moses Ascending depicts West Indian Immigration in England. Moses, a Trinidadian who...
    The Rough Guide to Reggaeby Steve BarrowRough Guides
    100% ESSENTIAL book!Secondhand paperback
    American Scene - Spanish HarlemJoseph RodriguezNational Museum of Amercan Art
    Excellent photography book about East Harlem.
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    Disco PatrickThe Bootleg Guide To: Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco MedleysDisco Patrick
    BACK IN STOCK!!£10 off original price!!This is the ultimate reference book that deals with the uncharted mysteries of disco acetates and bootleg vinyl...
    Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowieby Angela BowieOrion
    Ooh catty - pretty good actually. We like it!
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    Reggae and Caribbean Musicby Dave Thompson
    Big book!
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    Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide CandombleBy Kirk Brundage
    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil is an important cradle of Afro-Brazilian culture, and home to musical styles that form the bedrock of much of today's popular sounds....
    MotownMusic, Money, Sex and Power by Gerald PosnerRandom House
    In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family...
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    Roy HeathThe Murderer (1979)
    A very good short story about flawed characters and evocative of a time and place in Guyana.  secondhand paperback
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    Black Music in the United States: an Annotated Bibliographyby Samuel A. Floyd Jr & Marsha J. Reisser
    Includes section on Bibliographies of bibliographies and Bibliographies on biographies (!) and 'records and record collections'
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    Once in a Great CityA Detroit StorySimon & Schuster
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    The Thirteenth TurnA History of the NoosePublic Affairs
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    The Other Side of ColorAfrican American Art in the Collection of Camille O.and William H.Cosby Jr.FlatIron Books
    £40 OFF!!!! OH MY GOD!!! WICKED LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOKThis volume presents selections from the highly-respected Cosby collection of African American...
    Double ExposureAfrican Americans Before and Behind the CameraThe Amistad Center for Art & Culture
    Import USA small booklet 50% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!Exhibition Catalogue, Published by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Inc., 2008.
    Pillar of FireAmerica in the King Years 1963-65Simon & Schuster
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    Earth NowAmerican Photographers & the EnvironmentMuseum of New Mexico Press
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    StrayhornAn Illustrated LifeBolden
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    Rolling Stones Fansby Joseph SzaboDamiani
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    Brasilby Kristin CappDamiani
    Brasil is a photographic exploration of culture, landscape and light by the photographer Kristin Capp. Shooting in black-and-white film with a Rolleiflex...
    Narratives of African American Art and IdentityDavid C.Driskell CollectionPomegranate Communications Inc
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    Blood BrothersThe Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm XBasic Books
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