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    HaringBy Alexandra KolossaTaschen
    Art is for Everybody: The artist as activist. One of the key figures in the New York art world of the 1980s, Keith Haring created a signature style that...
    Dutchmanby LeRoi JonesFaber and Faber
    Leroi Jones' play Dutchman
    Rebel Radio The Full Story of British Pirate RadioPluto Press
    Rare out of print Pluto Press first (and only) edition book about pirate radio in Britain written in 1985. Secondhand paperbook in good condition.
    • Original Book (200g)£30.00
      Secondhand paperbook in good condition.
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    The BaronessThe Search for Nica the Rebellious RothschildVirago
    Second-hand paperback.
    The Miles Davis CompanionBy Gary CarnerShirmer
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
      out of print s/hand paperback.
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    The Soul BookIan Hoare, Clive Anderson, Tony Cummings, Simon Frith Methuen Paperbacks
    Secondhand book about soul music in the 1970s. Great!
    Changing JamaicaAdam Kuper
    Original secondhand hardback first edition (laminated dust jacket, ex library w/stamps)
    Cast the First Stoneby Chester HimesAllison & Busby
    Himes' novel that rips aside the barred doors of prison life. A story of what happens to a man in prison; a vivid re-creation of a perverse society with...
    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...
    African All Stars: The Pop Music Of A Continentby Chris Stapleton & Chris MayPaladin
    Out of print p/b UK copy in good conditionFrom Afrobeat to Highlife, Juju, Township Jazz, Zouk - it's all here.
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      Out of print p/b UK copy in good condition
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    The Complete Guide ToDisco DancingWarner Books
    Second-hand original paperback book in ok cond (has spine wear)
    • Original Book (400g)£10.00
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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 pamphlet in good condition
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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...
    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...
    Too Black, Too Strongby Benjamin ZephaniahBloodaxe Books
    Secondhand paperback book, bit of damage to back cover inside, library stamp
    Saturday Night Feverby H.B. GilmourBantom Books
    secondhand usa paperback, some minor creasing
    Shaggy: Dogamuffin Styleby Micah LocilentoECW Press
    The shagster's bio - includes good stuff about New York's dancehall scene in the 80s
    • Original Book (300g)£8.00
      Out of print Secondhand paperback copy in good condition
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    Reggae Explosion: The Story Of Jamaican MusicChris Salewicz & Adrian BootAbrams
    Killer big hardback book excellently put together as u might expect from the team of writer Chris Salewicz and photographer Adrian Boot. Deluxe hardback...
    Reggae Deep Roots MusicProteus Rocks
    Good rare-ish book about reggae. S/hand out-of-print large format paperback book ex-library with stamps, plastic covered, some minor creasing
    Rock FileEdited by Charlie GillettPictorial Presentations
    • Original Book (250g)£8.00
      Second-hand paperback
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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.
    Life On Tour With BowieA Genius RememberedMusic Press
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!"When David sat down later, he tucked one leg up under him and I noticed that the sole of his shoe was as clean as the day he...
    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 RapersBy 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...
    Jeff KoonsConversations with Norman RosenthalThames & Hudson
    GROOVY HARDBACK BOOK £8 OVER 60% OFF!!!The most successful of living artists Jeff Koons has been a focus of creative fascination and significance for...
    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,...
    Last of The GiantsGuns N' Roses The True StoryTrapeze
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have...
    Outside The LinesLost photographs of Punk and New Wave's most iconic albumsMitchell Beazley
    HARDBACK BOOK £8 - NEARLY 50% OFF!!Everyone recognises the iconic photo from the cover of the Ramones' self-titled album of 1976. But how many have seen...
    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...
    Mick Ronson The Definitive BiographyThe Spider with the Platinum HairMusic Press Books
    Mick Ronson was a lot more than just the guitarist for Ziggy Stardust. This fully updated first biography is full of first-hand recollections by those...
    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...
    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...
    Aesthetic Of The CoolAfro-Atlantic Art and MusicPeriscope publishing
    50% OFF Fantastic, stunning deluxe large format IMPORT USA HARDBACK BOOK - the bomb! So cool it hurts ... Yale professor Robert Farris Thompson is a living...
    Ramblin' ManThe Life And Times Of Woody GuthrieW. W. Norton
    NEARLY 50% OFF USA IMPORT PAPERBACKThe groundbreaking biography of America's balladeer, released for the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth in July...
    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
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    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....
    The Most BeautifulMy Life With PrinceTrapeze
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    OVER 50% OFF!!!!! PAPERBACKSticky Fingers is the story of how one man's ego and ambition captured the 1960s youth culture of rock and roll and turned it...
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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....
    Leonard CohenEverybody KnowsBackbeat Books
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    Lee BrilleauxRock 'n' Roll GentlemanPolygon
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