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    Dutchmanby LeRoi JonesFaber and Faber
    Leroi Jones' play Dutchman
    The BaronessThe Search for Nica the Rebellious RothschildVirago
    Second-hand paperback.
    Roger MaisThe Hills Were Joyful Together (1953)Heinemann
    Set in slums of Kingston, Jamaica. Wicked Caribbean realist novel. Seriously one of the best novels ever in our humble opinion! Possibly the best book...
    • Original Book (200g)£18.00
      Original out of print UK paperback in good condition stickers on spine/back
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    The Miles Davis CompanionBy Gary CarnerShirmer
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
      out of print s/hand paperback.
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    Changing JamaicaAdam Kuper
    Original secondhand hardback first edition (laminated dust jacket, ex library w/stamps)
    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...
    • Original Book (300g)£15.00
      Out-of print edition paperback iin good condition
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    PeachesA Chronicle of the Stranglers: 1974 - 1990Soundcheck books
    The Stranglers were at the vanguard of punk and new wave whilst never really being accepted as 'proper' punks. Still going to this day, but without original...
    Culture Is Our WeaponAfroReggae In The Favelas of RioLatin American Bureau
    Presents a story of young people's lives in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which highlights issues of violence, drug culture, and family. This book is...
    • Original Book (250g)£8.00
      secondhand out of print paperback in good condition
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    White Trash UncutBy Christopher MakosGlitterati Incorporated
    DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK - OVER 60% OFF!!!New York, East Village. punky, edgy, grooviness - seminal 1977 book, "uptown" and...
    Lance Out LoudBy Pat LoudGlitterati Incorporated
    50% OFF !!!!! STUNNING LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK 100s pix and text 200+ pages This book is in the style of a Warholian scrapbook, with pictures,...
    Mad MusicCharles Ives - The Nostalgic RebelFore Edge
    OVER 50% OFF. DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA IMPORT HARDBACK. Currently £25 on AmazonMad Music is the story of Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954), the innovative...
    Home-Made EuropeContemporary Folk ArtifactsFuel
    60% OFF. NICE SMALL HARDBACK BOOK. In this second volume of home-made artifacts, Russian artist Vladimir Arkhipov has travelled across Europe to further...
    For the RecordConversations with People Who Have Shaped the Way We Listen to MusicGestalten
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK 300+ pgs BOOK - OVER 50% OFF!!Interviews, text, pix w/ (check this out) DJ Harvey, Patrick Adams, Lee Perry,...
    Gram ParsonsGod's Own SingerSoundcheck books
    Gram Parsons was a contradiction. Born into a wealthy Southern family he embraced country music, which was traditionally the preserve of poor whites. He...
    The NewsstandIndependently Published: Zines, Magazines, Journals and Artist BooksSkira Rizzoli
    50% OFF USA IMPORT TEXTURED BOOK - VERY STYLISH! Wicked fanzines inside The Newsstand was a pop-up conceptual retail store that transformed an ordinary...
    Late Century DreamMovements in the US Indie Music Undergroundblack dog publishing
    50% OFF. DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA IMPORT PAPERBACK. KILLER!Late Century Dream looks at a number of underground regional scenes in the US through the fertile...
    Ron GalellaNew YorkDamiani
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK - OVER 60% OFF!!! This is the first Ron Galella book that focuses exclusively on New York City...
    Leonardo's Last SupperPeter GreenawayCharta
    DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK - OVER 70% OFF!! Published in conjunction with Greenaway's performance of "Leonardo's Last Supper" (2008) in the...
    Warhol in ChinaWith a foreword by Ai WeiweiHatje Cantz
    STUNNING DELUXE SUPER LARGE FORMAT USA 300-pg HARDBACK BOOK - 33% OFF!! When Andy Warhol flew to Beijing via Hong Kong in 1982 and captured his impressions...
    The Complete Guide ToDisco DancingWarner Books
    • Original Book (400g)£12.00
      Second-hand original paperback book in good condition
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    Edwidge DanticatAfter the Dance - A Walk Through carnival in Jacmel, HaitiCrown
    If you've seen Soul Jazz Records' Kanaval book - here is an eye-witness look at the carinival in Haiti
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
      S/hand hardback US first edition book
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    The Rastafariansby Bob DixBreda Centre
    • Original Book (1.1kg)£25.00
      Original s/hand hard to find small pamphlet in ok condition - has some damage to cover, sticker removal mark, sticker on back
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    The Vice LordsWarriors of the Streets
    Rare USA small secondhand book in good condition - cultural anthropology case studies about the legendary street gang. This is 1978 edition with different...
    Colonial Immigrants In A British CityA Class Analysis By John Rex And Sally TomlinsonRKP
    Secondhand out of print paperback, small tear on back, inscription inside
    Paid Servantby E. R. BraithwaiteNew English Library
    Braithwaite's follow up to the autobiographical To Sir With Love, the story of his work as a social worker after his teaching career secondhand paperback...
    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 Secondhand paperback copy in good condition
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    Tasting BrazilRegional Recipes and ReminiscencesMacMillan Publishing
    Nice book! Secondhand hardback w/dustjacket, ex-library w/stamps, cover in plastic
    Spirit CatcherThe Life And Art Of John ColtraneGreatHouse (1996)
    s/hand out-of-printpaperback book.
    Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called QuestBy Hanif AbdurraqibUniversity of Texas Press
    Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into A Tribe Called Quest's history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how their distinctive sound...
    TarantulaBy Bob DylanHarper Perennial
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Written in 1966, ‘Tarantula’ is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was...
    Signifying RappersBy David Foster Wallace & Mark CostelloPenguin
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Signifying Rappers is an old-school classic from David Foster Wallace and his friend and room-mate Mark Costello, first published...
    Strange FascinationDavid Bowie: The Definitive StoryVirgin Books
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates,...
    Outside The LinesLost photographs of Punk and New Wave's most iconic albumsMitchell Beazley
    Everyone recognises the iconic photo from the cover of the Ramones' self-titled album of 1976. But how many have seen the image, taken with the same roll...
    Spider From MarsMy Life with BowieBy Woody WoodmanseySidgwick & Jackson
    HARDBACK BOOK ONLY £8 - 60% OFFF!!!!! In 1970 David Bowie and his bass player Tony Visconti had some ideas for a new sound that could make the impact...
    The Beatles LyricsThe Beatles: LyricsThe Unseen Story Behind Their MusicWeidenfield & Nicolson
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Over 100 handwritten manuscripts of the Beatles' original lyrics, tracked down from friends of the band, museums, universities...
    Detroit 67The Year That Changed SoulBy Stuart CosgrovePolygon
    WICKED BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey...
    WTFBy Robert PestonHodder & Stoughton
    60% OFF. HARDBACK BOOK WTF?A Times Top 10 Bestseller. As with his previous bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, in Robert Peston's...
    Island PeopleThe Caribbean and the WorldCanongate
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 400+ pages 60% OFF!!In this fascinating travelogue, the product of almost a decade of travel and intense study, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro...
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    The Story of MotownBy Peter BenjaminsonRare bird books
    In January 1959 Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and founded the Detroit-based record company that in less than a decade was to become the largest...
    The Wire+ The Wire Tapper
    The Wire magazine, with features on the great minds of the music industry, reviews on SOTU favourites and more! Also includes a free wire tapper cd!
    Hipgnosis PortraitsWith 366 illustrations in colour and black and whiteThames & Hudson
    In just fifteen years, Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Po Powell and Peter Christopherson) established themselves as the most important design collective...
    Traditional Music in Coastal LouisianaThe 1934 Lomax Recordings by Joshua Clegg CafferyLouisiana State University Press
    £25 OFF!!! OVER 60% OFF!!! DELUXE USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK!!! 300+ PAGES - nice! Alan Lomax's prolific sixty-four-year career as a folklorist and musicologist...
    America's MistressThe Life and Times of Eartha KittQuercus
    40% OFF!!!! UK PAPERBACKEartha Kitt was a skinny, mixed-race woman with an odd, angular face, who seduced fifties white America into thinking that she...
    Sammy Davis Jr.A Personal Journey with My FatherRunning Press
    60% OFF!!!! DELUXE UK HARDBACK - nice! Sammy Davis is the man!Nicknamed Mr. Show Business, Sammy Davis Jr. was a consummate performer who sang, danced,...
    The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling StonesBy Rich CohenHeadline Publishing
    OVER 50% OFF!!!!! PAPERBACKRich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their sway - privy...
    Fire And FuryInside the Trump White HouseLittle, Brown Book Group
    70% OFF !!!!! UK HARDBACK BOOK - Good book about the mentalist!The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising....
    James BaldwinBlues For Mister CharlieCorgi
    Second-hand U.S. paperback copy has tear to back
    Picturing Los AngelesBy Jon and Nancy WilkmanGibbs Smith
    NEARLY 60% OFF USA IMPORT DELUXE PAPERBACK BOOK 300+ PAGES Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles....