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    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,...
    LeewayLee Morgan Discography
    Excellent discography on man like Lee Morgan, every record session! "Roger Wernboe has done Jazz scholars, fans, and collectors a great favor. Thanks...
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    Dark MagusThe Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles DavisBackbeat
    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...
    Up From The Cradle Of JazzNew Orleans Music Since World War IILafayette
    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...
    ColtraneGraphic Novel by Paolo ParisiJonathan Cape
    Juxtaposing scenes from Coltrane's personal life - his military career, addictions, political activism and love affairs - against snapshots of his major...
    A Love SupremeThe Story of John Coltrane's Classic album.Granta
    A copiously researched study of saxophone legend John Coltrane's signature album. Among the images published here for the first time are Coltrane's hand-written...
    Herbie HancockPossibilitiesViking
    OVER 60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! This reflective and invaluable memoir tells the story...
    Going For A Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shopby Garth CartwrightFlood Gallery Publishing
    Garth Cartwright has travelled the length and breadth of the country, conducting more than 100 interviews with some of the icons of the record shop trade...
    Miles DavisKind of Blue - Transcribed ScoresHal Leonard
    Regarded by many as "the best jazz recording of all time," the 1959 release Kind of Blue is one of the most influential albums in the history of jazz....
    Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970sby Michael C. HellerUniversity of California Press
    "A long-awaited, in-depth study of the loft music phenomena of the 1970s. Based on firsthand accounts, it tells the story of musicians, largely African...
    Space Is The PlaceThe Lives And Times Of Sun Ra by John SzwedPerseus
    Sun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount (1914-1993), has been hailed as "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" (New...
    Jazz ProfilesThe Spirit of the Nineties
    AMERICAN IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK £8 here, currently £15 on Amazon. "Profiles trumpeters, saxophonists, trombonists, clarinetists, guitarists, pianists,...
    NEW EDITION Freedom, Rhythm and Sound BOOKBy Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records
    Large format (12" x 12") plexi-bound deluxe book, 180 page, 100s of killer sleeves! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Soul...
    Blue Note: Uncompromising ExpressionThe Finest in Jazz Since 1939Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the coolest and best- known label in jazz, this book celebrates over seven decades of extraordinary music...
    Billie HolidayThe Musician and the MythWindmill Books
    Published in celebration of Holiday's centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer's extraordinary musical talent.Drawing on a vast amount of...
    The VultureBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Gil-Scott Heron's book was first published in 1970. THE VULTURE is a hip and fast-moving thriller. It relates the strange story of the murder of a teenage...
    Now and ThenThe Poems Of Gil Scott-HeronCannongate
    This collection carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by capitalist culture to painfully personal themes...
    From Jazz Funk & Fusion To Acid JazzThe History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene By SnowboyAuthorHouse
    This is the first time the history of the uniquely British 'Jazz Dance' scene has been documented in such depth, written over a period of 10 years by Mark...
    Coast to Coast Album Covers: Classic Record Art from New York to Los AngelesGraham Marsh & Glyn CallinghamCollins & Brown
    During the 1950s and 1960s the Blue Note records, the Prestige, Atlantic, Contemporary and Pacific and Riverside Labels were the chief providers of America's...
    Thriving on a RiffJazz and Blues Influences in African American Literature and Film Oxford University Press
    AMERICAN LARGE FORMAT PAPERBACK OVER 30% OFF RRP!! From the Harlem Renaissance to the present, African American writers have drawn on the rich heritage...
    Beyond A Love SupremeJohn Coltrane and the Legacy of an AlbumOxford University Press
    Recorded by his quartet in a single session in 1964, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is widely considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. A...
    Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books
    Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy,...
    Miles DavisBy Brian Morton
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    Hi-De-HoThe Life Of Cab CallowayOxford University Press
    Clad in white tie and tails, dancing and scatting his way through the "Hi-de-ho" chorus of "Minnie the Moocher," Cab Calloway exuded a sly charm...
    Body And SoulJazz And Blues In American Film 1927-63University Of Illinois Press
    This title features how the "dark continent" of blues and jazz provided Hollywood with a resonant resource to construct and negotiate the boundaries...
    W. C. HandyThe Life And Times Of The Man Who Made The BluesAlfred A. Knopf
    Here is the first major biography in decades of the man who gave us such iconic songs as "St. Louis Blues," "The Memphis Blues," and "Beale Street Blues,"...
    Black Music In The Harlem RenaissanceA Collection Of EssaysUniversity Of Tennessee Press
    By the mid-1920s, the Harlem Renaissance was underway. As an effort to secure economic, social and cultural equality with white citizens, the Renaissance...
    As Serious As Your lifeJohn Coltrane And Beyond By Valerie WilmerSerpent's Tail
    Truly seminal work, first published in 1977 by writer and photographer Valerie Wilmer, that details the incredible energy and characters behind the African-American...
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    Chord Changes On The ChalkboardHow Public School Teachers Shaped Jazz And The Music Of new OrleansScarecrow Press
    Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public...
    Point From Which Creation Begins (2004)The Black Artist's Group Of St. LouisMissouri Historical Society Press
    From 1968 to 1972, St. Louis was home to the Black Artists' Group (BAG), a seminal arts collective that nurtured African American experimentalists involved...