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    The Small Axe Guide To DubJim DooleyMuzik Tree
    The aim of this book is to provide a good sampling rather than an exhaustive look at dub. A wicked read for anybody looking for further information on...
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    The Small Axe Guide To RocksteadyBy Chuck FosterMuzik Tree
    NEW UPDATED VERSION Rock Steady Fact: After some calculation in the amounts of 7" pressed at Wirl & Federal during the rocksteady time od 1966-68...
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    The Small Axe Guide To Reggae 68-70By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Record information - j.a. recorded 45's not issued in u.k. from 1968-70 = 114,  j.a. & u.k. recorded 45's issued in u.k. from 1968-70 = 4873. This...
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    The Small Axe DeejaysBy Ray Hurford & Joakim KalcidsMuzik Tree
    The small axe guide to albums by deejays with over 400 reviews of albums by more than 200 deejays plus photos of some of these legendary artists. Essential...
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    Dub : Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in ReggaeBy Michael E. VealWesleyan University Press
    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...
    Rhythm Wise (One & Two)By Ray Hurford & Jean ScrivenerMuzik Tree
    A killer new book of the originals to rhythms from Ska to Dancehall....Real Rock, Heavenless, Stalag, Satta and many many more!! Reggae music is a living...
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    More Axe 3By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    the great more axe is back with articles and interviews with junior byles, justin hinds, culture, i jah man levi, prince hammer, trevor hartley and augustus...
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    The Natural MysticsMarley, Tosh & WailerNorton
    Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trenchtown R&B crooners swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two-tone suits for 1970s battle fatigues...
    The Small Axe Guide To Bands And Vocal GroupsBy Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Featuring in the guide nearly 100 bands and vocal groups over 300 photos and graphics. An A to Z of mainly Jamaican bands from The Abyssinans to The Wailing...
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    The Small Axe Guide To ProducersBy Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Wicked new book from the Small Axe people featuring over 100 producers, 400 albums, 100 photos, 200 graphics. Coxsone, Duke Reid, Prince Buster, Lee Perry,...
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    More Axe 9Interviews From The Culture Reggae ArchiveMuzik Tree
    New book from The Small Axe Crew, Collecting interviews with Soul Defenders, Leroy Sibbles, Larry Marshall, Earl 'Bagga' Walker, Cedric Im Brooks and many...
    People Funny BoyThe Genius Of Lee Scratch PerryOmnibus Press
    Arguably the most influential force in Jamaican music, Lee Perry brought Bob Marley to international stardom and has since collaborated with artists such...
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    Wake the Town and Tell the People:Dancehall Culture in Jamaica - By Norman StolzoffDuke University
    This is the one essential book on Dancehall (after Soul Jazz Records' "Dancehall", of course). A seriously in depth anthropological study of Jamaican Dancehall....
    The Small Axe Guide To Dancehall 1979-1985By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    A wicked 1979-1985 guide to Jamaican Dancehall featuring over 150 albums profiled including pre digital singers, deejays, bands, vocal groups and...
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    Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Kiss Me NeckThe Scratch Story In Words, Pictures And RecordsCherry Red Books
    With more than 1,000 releases to Lee "Scratch" Perry's name in some form or other, there is a wealth of material for fans and collectors to immerse themselves...
    The Dead YardA Story Of Modern JamaicaFaber and Faber
    Jamaica used to be the source of much of Britain's wealth, a tropical paradise for the planters, a Babylonian exile for the Africans shipped to the Caribbean....
    Small Axe Guide To Rockers 75-79 Part 1By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    The Rockers era was unlike the Reggae era which gave us the 'Deejays' or the Roots era which gaves us 'Dub'. What it did very successfully was for the...
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    The Small Axe Guide To InstrumentalsBy Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    A superb guide to reggae instrumental albums from reggae author Ray Hurford, Featuring articles on musicians such as Jackie Mittoo, Lloyd Parks, Glen Brown,...
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    More Axe 4By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    The More Axe series continues with edition No.4 that concentrates on the early rootsy dancehall scene 1979 onwards in Jamaica. Not only did the music change,...
    The Small Axe Guide To Roots 71-75By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Superb Album guide of vinyl & cd releases of the best roots music from Jamaica circa 1971-75 featuring The Wailers, Prince Far I, Horace Andy, The...
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    Dub In BabylonUnderstanding The Evolution And Significance Of DubEquinox
    A cultural and musical history of dub from its early days in Jamaica to the decline of post-punk in early-1980s Britain. This book also looks at dub...
    More Axe 2Colin Moore & Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Includes interviews with Bob Andy, Wackies, Jah Shaka, Willie Williams and loads more. Limited repress!!
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    Bacchanal!: The Carnival Culture Of TrinidadPeter MasonLatin American Bureau / Temple University Press
    Good book about Carnival in Trinidad.
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    Roger MaisBlack LightningHeinemann
    Jamaican novelist Roger Mais is the man! This is one of his more difficult books to find. Humanist and boundary pushing. It's the bomb! Rare Secondhand...
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    Reggae : From Mento to DancehallBy Werner TroederLMH Publishing
    This compendium of reggae features, in alphabetical order, the history of Jamaican music from the derivation of Mento to Dancehall. It includes the discography...
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    CubaReligion, Social Capital, And DevelopmentDuke University Press
    When Cuba's centralized system for providing basic social services began to erode in the early 1990s, Christian and Afro-Cuban religious groups took on...
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    Dread Talk : The Language of the RastafariBy Velma PollardPublisher:McGill-Queen's University Press
    In "Dread Talk", Velma Pollard describes the language of Rastafari, tracing its development as an expansion of Jamaican Creole while showing how it is...
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    Rastafari? Rasta For YouRastafarianism ExplainedAthena Press
    Kelleyana Junique blows the smoke away from the questions many people have in their minds about Rastafarians (Rastas) and their life in Jamaica. What do...
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    History of the people of Trinidad and TobagoEric Williams
    Written by the 'father' of Trinidad. A history of the people of Trinidad and Tobago is an impressive scholarly work. It assesses the political background...
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    TambúCuraçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of MemoryIndiana University Press
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! DEEP STUFF! As contemporary Tambú music and dance evolved on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, it intertwined sacred...
    The Rastafarians (Living Religions Series)by K.M. WilliamsWard Lock Educational
    Original secondhand small booklet in good condition
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    Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music From Rumba To Reggaeby Peter ManuelTemple
    Wicked book about Caribbean music - covering Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and more. In depth and informative. Secondhand paperback edition, minor wear
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    Language In Jamaicaby Pauline ChristieArawak Publications
    The author, as her life's work, has studied language in Jamaica. As a result of her extensive study and anaysis, she has determined that the best approach...
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    Reggae, Rasta, RevolutionJamaican Music from Ska to DubBy Chris Potash
    1997 secondhand paperback book
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    Around The World Program : Puerto Ricoby American Geographical SocietyNelson Doubleday
    Groovy 1960s travel book series w/ stickers placed in pages
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    The Steel Band By John Bartholomew, Kenneth McLeish and Valerie McLeish Oxford topics in music
    Nice information book about the Steel Band - history, instruments. Nice pics too. Secondhand paperback book.
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    Voodoo IslandMichael DuckworthOxford
    This is written as a childrens short story about voodoo in Haiti. It's simple, not War and Peace but we like the simplicity and clear style of writing,...
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    David Frost Introduces Trinidad & TobagoEdited by Michael Anthony and Andrew Carr (1975)Andre Deutsch
    Man like Frost. The man himself takes us on an indepth tour of Trinidad and Tobago - from Mighty Sparrow and calypso to Cricket and Carnival. original...
    An introduction to Latin percussionby Hans MaterInternational Music Publications
    Crazy Hans gives groovy tips in this how-to large format percussion book (secondhand A4 paperback)
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    Steelbands & ReggaeBy Pail FarmerLongman (1981/88)
    Nice out of print pamphlet
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    Bob MarleyConquering Lion Of ReggaePlexus Publishing
    Rebel, visionary and uncompromising champion of human rights, Robert Nesta Marley rose from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica to become a spiritual and political...
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    More Axe 8By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Roots book featuring articles on Lynn Taitt, U Roy, Max Romeo, Earl 16, Dwight Pinkney, Winston Grennan, Admiral Tibbet, Clevie Browne and Hedley Jones....
    Jah Music The Evolution of the Popular Jamaican Song (1983) by Sebastian ClarkeHeineman
    Killer out-of-print rare book about reggae. Well written, nice pics, good condition (creases on sleeve, ex-library). WICKED! (currently £80 on Amazon!)
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    Creole Music Of The West IndiesA Discography, 1900-1959Bear Family Publications
    Black Caribbean musical traditions are rich in variety and the biguine, originating in slavery, epitomises French Antillean Creole music. Highly popular...
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    Jamaican Place NamesB. W. Higman and B. J. HudsonUniversity of the West Indies Press
    £15 OFF RRP. University of West Indies Publication Jamaican place names range from the commonplace to the bizarre. Densely distributed across...
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    Mastering ChristianityMissionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic WorldOxford University Press
    Beginning in 1701, missionary-minded Anglicans launched one of the earliest and most sustained efforts to Christianize the enslaved people of Britain's...
    World Of ArtCaribbean ArtThames & Hudson
    A collection of examples of the work of over 100 Caribbean artists with text explaining the history of Caribbean art, the 20th century art schools which...
    Sound TrackersReggae by Bob Brunning Heinemann Library (1999)
    S/hand paperback book.
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