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    Mechanical Fantasy Box is Cowley’s homoerotic journal, or as he called it, “graphic accounts of one man’s sex life.” The journal begins in 1974 and ends in 1980 on his 30th birthday. It chronicles his slow rise to fame from lighting technician at The City Disco to crafting a ground-breaking 16-minute remix of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”...
    WORLD EXCLUSIVE SIGNED COPIES and £5 OFF!!! SUPER COOL AND AWESOME deluxe 400 page hardback book featuring stunning artwork from Radiohead artwork mainman Donwood! Includes contributions by Thom Yorke and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich!! Description: The talent behind Radiohead's iconic artwork reveals in his own words and for the first time...
    Pluto First edition paperback original book - rare and essential! Secondhand paperback in average condition, some ageing and wear to front cover
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    The biography of graffitti artist Keith Haring - great!
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      1st edn. s/hand UK hardback w/dustjacket in good condition
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    s/hand large format paperback
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    Crazy Hans gives groovy tips in this how-to large format percussion book
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      Out of print secondhand A4 hardback ex-library
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    Great 1979 book about Stevie Wonder's life with loads (100s) of stunning black and white photos and text. Great!
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    Musician, political critic, and hedonist, international superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a sensation throughout his career. In his own country of Nigeria, he was simultaneously adulated and loathed, often by the same people at the same time. His outspoken political views and advocacy of marijuana smoking and sexual promiscuity offended many, even...
    An educated native of Guyana is torn between his own life of servitude and the independent but anachronistic life of his aboriginal friend.
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    It's a cult classic ...
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    Ten of the most fascinating tales of the island's past are retold here by one of her foremost historians. Three Fingered Jack, the Terror of Jamaica, the Sinister Annee Palmer of Rose Hall estate, Lewis Galdy, the Man who was buried twice, the Women Pirates, Anne Bonney and Mary Read, each in his or her own way is a memorable personality, with a story...
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    Killer book on the sound of Philadelphia in the 1970s.
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    DESCRIPTION:The sounds of Africa have been infiltrating Western music and culture for some time. This book traces the development of the various musical styles, from their ancient and traditional forms to the hybrid fusions that have evolved as a result of collaboration between African musicians such as Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Describing the...
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    Wicked independently published book containing 180 pages of rare and classic Studio One cuts with the author talking about each song. Nice label artworks. Completely idiosyncratic and groovy too.
    Good Haiti historical novel about 'the hairdersser from Haiti'
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      1956 Ist Edition UK hardback with dustjacket some ageing - pretty good considering 63 years old!
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      Original USA 1972 paperback book in good condition, some wear to front cover
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    • Original Book (1.4kg)£10.00
      Second-hand original large format hardback book

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    Great pics and bio!
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    Roy was born in Accompong Jamaica, settled in South London after WW2. In his writing, Roy was conscious of his Caribbean-African heritage especially the tradition of rebellion and courage that was a part of the runaway slaves, maroon history and settlement in his home town, Accompong. His novels Black Albino and No Black Sparrows written in the 1950s...
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    Val Wilmer's autobiography is fascinating both about her work as a photographer, and about the jazz world where most of her work took place. The focus is mainly on the British jazz scene of the 60s and 70s, but she also has a deep knowledge of the New York scene of the late 60s and 70s, and writes with respect and knowledge about the black revolutionary...
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    When Kraftwerk split up in the early 1980s, founding member Wolfgang Flur discovered his name dropped from album credits and the drum machine of his own invention being patented by his bandmates. Kraftwerk: I Was a Robot documents the group's alternately inspiring and bitter story from its unsteady beginnings through worldwide fame to the legal battle...
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    Second-hand original book
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      Original out of print edition USA second-hand paperback in good condition ex library w/stamps and plastic covered
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    Killer big hardback book excellently put together as u might expect from the team of writer Chris Salewicz and photographer Adrian Boot.
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      Deluxe hardback out of print edition second-hand copy w/dustjacket in good condition
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    Second-hand original book
    Large Second-hand paperback by Leonard Feather in good cond.
     
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      1st edition secondhand hardback with dustjacket ex-lbrary w/stamps with plastic cover in good condition
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    A reissue of a classic, long out of print, featuring a highly provocative and profoundly insightful collection of essays on jazz criticism, the creative process and the development of a new way forward for black artists. Concentrating on the brilliant young jazz musicians of the 1960s, it includes writing on John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Cecil...
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    Trinidadian writer VS Naipaul
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    Truly Blessed is Teddy Pendergrass''s account of the journey that took him from a North Philadelphia ghetto to the stage of Madison Square Garden, from his first hits as lead singer of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes to his solo career.'
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      s/hand out of print first edition hardback w/ dustjacket. Book is fine, dustjacket has wear to edges and one small tear
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    Covered with inventive, unfurling doodles, hand-drawn lettering and images of sexy figures and party animals, these low-budget productions are created from drawings, tracings, photocopies, photographs, cut-outs and collages, and reference flyers first inspired by the cut-and-paste era of the late 1980s, but now given inspirational new form in the current...
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    This is a great collectable for Motown fans. There are many pictures and much historical information for Stevie Wonder, the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Lionel Richie, the Commodores, and Diana Ross.
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      Hardback UK first edition 1978 with dustjacket (ex-library has stamps, stickers, etc).
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    **Shipping early next week** 100% ESSENTIAL Very limited edition EXCLUSIVE SIGNED private press book! This is a one-off order with this mailout Absolutely stunning and awesome 7"-square reggae book on soundsystems and the reggae scene in the UK in the 1980s ! Featuring wicked photos and text on everyone and everything to do with soundsystem culture!...
    Even people who don't know football know Pele. The best of a generation of Brazilian players universally acknowledged as the most accomplished and attractive group of footballers ever to play the game, he won the World Cup three times and is Brazil's all-time record goalscorer. But how did this man - a sportsman, a mere footballer, like many others...
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    Includes Gavin Bryars, John Taverner, Harrison Birtwhistle and more
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    A year in the making and weighing in at a whopping 144 pages #SNC100 Vol.1 maintains the Interplanetary Sounds : Ancient To future vision and unites fresh new features with re-mixed classics from the archive.Oh yes and there's a six page feature on Soul Jazz Records! (and Brownswood too!) FEATURES NU SKOOL: IG Culture meets Steam Down, Kahil El'Zabar,...
    Oi! Nutter! Strangely addictive account of an insane but quite funny bouncer/promoter during acid raves in London in 1990s. Definitely on one. Or ten.
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      Fuck me it's only a bloody First-edition Secondhand hardback book in a bloody dustjacket in goodish nick innit - nutter!
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    Jazz from Detroit explores the city's pivotal role in shaping the course of modern and contemporary jazz. With more than two dozen in-depth profiles of remarkable Detroit-bred musicians, complemented by a generous selection of photographs, Mark Stryker makes Detroit jazz come alive as he draws out significant connections between the players, eras, styles,...
    Very groovy book about Noel Coward in Jamaica written by Chris Salewicz and photographer Adrian Boot. Firefly was the name of Noel Coward's house in Jamaica. Illustrated with colour photographs of Coward and his friends at Firefly, this book tells the story of the house, Coward's life there and his relationship with the island of Jamaica.
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    In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone else's story of hate and division, resistance and revolt. A mother looks back on her early forays into matters of the human heart - and other parts of the human body - considering the ways in which desire is always an act...