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    NEARLY 60% OFF USA IMPORT DELUXE PAPERBACK BOOK 300+ PAGES Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles. Through stunning photography, the city s intriguing, important, and unexpectedly influential past is revealed. These images function like frames from a movie, offering glimpses of an ever-evolving...
    50% OFF DELUXE USA PARGE FORMAT HARDBACK BOOK!!!!Lavishly illustrated, respected journalist Harvey Kubernik charts Leonard Cohen's extraordinary career in detail, placing his literary and musical achievements within the context of his life.From his beginnings as a writer and poet, through his classic albums of the sixties and seventies up to his triumphant...
    50% OFF USA IMPORT PAPERBACKLee Brilleaux, the charismatic star of proto-punk R&B reprobates Dr Feelgood, was one of rock'n'roll's greatest frontmen. But he was also one of its greatest gentlemen - a class act with heart, fire, wanderlust and a wild streak. Exploding out of Canvey Island in the early 1970s - an age of glam rock, post-hippy folk and...
    NEARLY 50% OFF. DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA IMPORT PAPERBACK. KILLER! 100s of Wicked New York pix - From Studio 54 & The Mud Club disco, early CBGBs punk to Puerto Rican Motor Cycle and Street Gangs in the 1970s
    60% OFF USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK!With first-hand accounts from the people who knew him best, this book details Sir Elton's formative years: from training as a classical pianist at the Royal Academy of Music; his time as a jobbing songwriter in London's Tin Pan Alley; performing his first live gigs; and his eventual rise to superstardom in the '70s....
    60% OFF USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened to music on fragile, 10-inch shellac discs that spun at 78 revolutions per minute. Do Not Sell at Any Price is the untold story of a fixated coterie of record collectors working to ensure those songs aren't lost forever. Music critic and...
    USA IMPORTGreat book on Dub. Michael Veal has also written an excellent book on Fela Kuti and wrote the sleevenotes for Studio One Dub 2 on Soul Jazz Records. When Jamaican recording engineers Osbourne "King Tubby" Ruddock, Errol Thompson, and Lee "Scratch" Perry began crafting "dub" music in the early 1970s, they were initiating a musical revolution...
    WICKED BOOK! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floor-in this penetrating look at musical leisure during a time of social, political, and cultural change. Framing dance band "highlife" music as a central medium through which...
    USA IMPORT LUSH HARDBACK BOOK 40% OFF Original price! Good accompaniment to Soul Jazz Records' DIsco book! Loads of record covers Gathered together, and presented chronologically these striking covers tell the story of a moment in time when art and photography, music, and dance changed the world. Accompanied by insightful,...
    Excellent discography on man like Lee Morgan, every record session! "Roger Wernboe has done Jazz scholars, fans, and collectors a great favor. Thanks to his efforts, we finally have, 25 years after Lee Morgan's untimely death, a comprehensive & definititive discography for the legendary and influential trumpeter. All known sessions and releases are...
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    USA HARDBACK IMPORT 60% OFF - essential book!"Dark Magus" is a warts-and-all look at the real Miles Davis. As told by his son, this book strips away the public perception of Davis often concocted through other books written without such intimate access to the man and gets down to the realities of his personality and quirks. Despite being a jazz superstar...
    VERY COOL LARGE FORMAT BOOK! USA IMPORT HARDBACK 75% OFF!!!! Nice pix - loads of text! An unprecedented exploration of the relationship between art, architecture, social history, and public policy in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles in the 1960s and '70s.
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK - 65% OFF!!! An up-close and personal account of the Los Angeles punk scene, told by those who were there and curated by John Doe of X, with 50 rare photos.
     
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    Play about voguing houses Enter the House of Light, a hyper-glamorous, uber-competitive drag queen refuge where a daughter who was once a son can find a family. While the House are primping and preening for a catwalk showdown, drag queen Nina is wooing the delectable Eric as Wilson. How can Nina/Wilson strut the thorny divide between opposite genders...
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    USA IMPORT HARDBACK 60% OFF!!!!Soul Survivor is the biography of a man whose life is the embodiment of the collision between the sacred and the profane, traversing the tortured road Green roamed from gospel to secular and back again. Readers bear witness to some of the greatest music ever recorded and the never-before-told story of Green's label, Hi...
    Now known internationally through the recordings of King Sunny Ade and others, juju music originated more than fifty years ago among the Yoruba of Nigeria. This history and ethnography of juju is the first detailed account of the evolution and social significance of a West African popular music. Enhanced with maps, color photographs of musicians and...
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    1976 Biography
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    USA IMPORT HARDBACK 40% OFF!A study of the vernacular musical tradition that took place in the farmhouses, town halls, school houses and Grange halls in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine before and after the introduction of the phonograph and radio. Jennifer Post lets the voices of ordinary people tell us about their music and cultural history;...
    AMERICAN IMPORT HARDBACK 60% OFF! From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface, comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top-and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance.
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    In this book, Jon Michael Spencer argues that African rhythm, particularly African rhythm in the New World, gives rise to the distinctive qualities of black cultures. These rhythms especially undergird and distinguish black music, dance and religion, each of which is a means by which Afro-peoples absorb these rhythms and concretize them in other aesthetic...
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    NEW USA IMPORT PAPERBACK £6 BARGAIN! Prince is the first book to give full treatment to his thirty-five-year career. Acclaimed music journalist Ronin Ro traces Prince's rise from anonymity in the late 70s, to his catapult to stardom in the 80s, to his reemergence in the twenty-first century as an artistic icon. Ro expertly chronicles his music and...
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 60% OFF! My Life with Earth Wind, and Fire is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savour every moment.
    Lots of New Orleans pix and info - Meters etc. USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK £5 only! 66% OFF!The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is among the largest music festivals in the USA with half a million people congregating in New Orleans for two weekends in April and May every year to experience the riches of New Orleans and Louisiana music, as well...
    Import USA Hardback edition book OVER 50% OFF!!!! MO' META BLUES is a punch-drunk-on-culture memoir in which Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson tells his own story while tackling the greats, the lates, the fakes, the headliners, and the almost-weres of music, as well as pivotal moments in black art and culture. His book will reveal his own formative experiences,...
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!! DEEP PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK!From NYC to the infamous Rust Belt, once home to America's heavy industry, States of Decay brings you a glimpse of the broken, the doomed, the entropic dreamlands on the flipside of the silver dollar coin. A unique exploration of everything from abandoned power plants, hospitals, asylums, schools,...
     
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    seminal text on music biz mafia
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    Great book introduced by E.R.Braithwaite (who wrote the original To Sir With Love about a black teacher in Britain), this book includes work from Sam Selvon, George Lamming, Paul Gilroy, Ben Okri, CLR James, Linton Kwesi Johnson and many more - definitely the A-team of
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    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 66% OFF!!! A KILLER FROM THE KILLER! Jerry Lee Lewis has lived an extraordinary life. He gave rock and roll its devil's edge with hit records like 'Great Balls of Fire'. His incendiary shows caused riots and boycotts. He ran a decade-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women, and married his thirteen-year-old second cousin,...
    BAD GIRL CHERRY! USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!Cherry Vanilla's memoir takes us from the birth of rock to the explosion of punk, with memorable detours through the sexual revolution, the women's lib movement, and the Theatre of the Ridiculous.
    WICKED BOOK - 400+ pages USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFFWow! An incredibly thorough, 450 page history of New York's various music scenes, ranging from Mario Bauza's arrival in 1927 and the ensuing latin, cubop and bebop movements of the thirties and forties, through the rock 'n' roll years, the folk revival, broadway, the underground gay, loft and garage...
    100% essential seminal book on the evolution of New Orleans music featuring Professor Longhair, The Meters, Eddie Bo and, well, anyone who's anyone in the city. If you liked 'New Orleans Funk' then buy this book to find out more!
    BIG USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!!!! Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features over two dozen of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection that spans his career from street poet to Nobel Laureate.
    'It's My Party" ... USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF! Assembled over five years of research and interviews, this is the first and long overdue biography of Lesley Gore, one of pop music's pioneering Mothers, which chronicles her meteoric rise to fame, her devastating fall from popularity and struggle for relevance in the 1970s, and her reemergence...
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF!! Barry Miles, renowned cultural historian and writer, brings us the fascinating inside story of Zapple, the Beatles' experimental and spoken word label. Appointed as manager of Zapple in 1968 by Paul McCartney, Miles set up the label and planned its proposed list of radical releases in co-operation with the Fab...
    This, the catalogue of the Basquiat exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton, labelled "the definitive exhibition" by its curator, brings together 100 of the artist's most important masterpieces, sourced from international museums and private collections.
    Juxtaposing scenes from Coltrane's personal life - his military career, addictions, political activism and love affairs - against snapshots of his major recordings, Coltrane evokes an extraordinary life and the momentous historical events that formed its backdrop. It is a graphic novel that echoes his work in its structure and style, and forms a testament...
    A compendium of electrifying images and the albums they grace.
    Bursting with color and featuring Keith Haring s powerful messages, this collection of posters includes insightful commentary and dazzling reproductions. Whether Keith Haring was raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic and apartheid or celebrating life, music, and dance, his signature illustrations became part of the cultural landscape of the 1980s.
    Accompanying a major exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco, this book features more than 130 works of art, including large-scale paintings on tarpaulin and canvas, sculptures, and subway drawings. Together they create a narrative that explores Haring's responses to nuclear disarmament, racial inequality, capitalist excess, environmental...