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    Fela: The Life And Times Of An African Music IconBy Michael E. VealTemple
    Musician, political critic, and hedonist, international superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a sensation throughout his career. In his own country of...
    No Man Is An IslandA Guide To Choice Studio One PressingsThe Long Road Society
    Independently published 180 pages of rare and classic Studio One cuts with the author introducing each song - nice!
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    Jazz From DetroitBy Mark StrykerUniversity of Michigan Press
    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...
    Face ItDebbie HarryHarper Collins
    Debbie Harry is a musician, actor, activist and the iconic face of New York City cool. As the front-woman of Blondie, she and the band forged a new sound...
    What Happened Miss Simone?A BiographyCanongate
    OVER 50% OFF THIS USA HARDBACK IMPORT BOOK! Nina Simone rules! Great biography
    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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    Scientists of Sound: Portraits of a UK Reggae Sound Systemby Simon Jones & Paul Pinnock
    New large format paperbackThis book provides a snapshot of UK reggae sound system culture during its 1980s heyday. Scientists of Sound is a documentary...
    Revenge of the She-PunksA Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy RiotOmnibus
    As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the...
    MotownBy Adam WhiteThames & Hudson
    This book delves deep into the success stories of Motown s powerhouse creative team, including the Holland-Dozier-Holland triumvirate, and unpicks backstories...
    The Music of Antonio Carlos JobimBy Peter FreemanIntellect
    In The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the first extensive musicological analyses of the Brazilian composer, Peter Freeman examines the music, philosophy,...
    The Northern Soul SceneEdited by Rain, Wall, Watchman SmithEquinox
    This innovative and distinctive book brings together original commissioned essays and pivotal scholarly articles that have defined the field so far, interspersed...
    Kanye WestGod and MonsterOmnibus Press
    CURRENTLY £30 ON AMAZON!God & monster: Nutter or genius - u decideThis biography, the most in-depth look at Kanye's life and career to date, lifts the...
    Oh So PrettyPunk in Print 1976-1980Phaidon
    Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britain’s punk subculture. It presents 500 artefacts...
    Rebel MusicRace, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth CulturePantheon
    NEARLY 60% OFF THIS USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK!CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!Deep stuff!In this pioneering study, Hisham Aidi--an expert on globalization and social...
    Dream Baby DreamSuicide: A New York City StoryOmnibus
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    Kurt CobainThe Last Session
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    In The Spiritby Michael P Smith
    Wicked New Orleans pix!
    Otis ReddingAn Unfinished LifeCrown Archetype
    GREAT BOOK!!! USA HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!!!In Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life, Jonathan Gould finally does justice to Redding's incomparable musical artistry,...
    An Outlaw and a LadyBy Jessi Colter with David RitzThomas Nelson
    USA HARDBACK BOOK! NEARLY 50% OFF! "A memoir of music, life with Waylon, and the faith that brought me home" Renowned songwriter, singer, and wife of...
    SoulMemphis' Original SoundOfficina Libraria
    OVER 60% OFF THIS SUPER DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK. This book's mission is to document the legends of the Memphis soul music business. Photographer...
    The Rolling StonesOn Air in the SixtiesHarper Design
    SUPER DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK!!! 50% OFF !!!!!From their first TV appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars!, buttoned up in matching hounds-tooth...
    A Man Called DestructionThe Life and Music of Alex ChiltonPenguin
    GROOVY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK. OVER 50% OFF!!!!! Covering Chilton's life from his early work with the chart-topping Box Tops and the seminal power-pop...
    Parental Discretion Is AdvisedThe Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta RapAtria Books
    USA HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!!!!Discover the stunning rise, fall, and legacy of N.W.A, one of America’s most revered and iconic enduring music groups, who...
    JerkBarbecue From Jamaica (1990)The Crossing Press
    Here's a review! "My husband and I have tried numerous recipies from this cookbook and each one has turned out 100% successful!! Helen has captured the...
    You Better Work! Underground Dance Music In New YorkKai FikentscherNew England
    Oh yes! A little gem of a book - For anyone interested in Larry Levan, Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Claussel, Krivit, Louie Vega, Frankie Knucles, Vinyl...
    Once in a Great CityA Detroit StorySimon & Schuster
    Import USA Hardback edition book NEARLY 75% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's...
    Reckless DaughterA Portrait of Joni MitchellHarper Collins
    Import USA Hardback edition book 60% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! In this intimate biography, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews...
    How Music Dies (or Lives)Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the ArtsAllWorth Press
    Import USA Paperback edition book NEARLY 60% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! Culled from a lifetime of learning through failure and designed to provoke thought...
    I Hear America SingingFolk Music and National IdentityTemple University Press
    Import USA Paperback edition book OVER 60% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!"I Hear America Singing" provides a stirring account of how and why the revivalists...
    Going PlatinumKISS, Donna Summer, and How Neil Bogart Built Casablanca RecordsLyons Press
    Import USA Hardback edition book NEARLY 60% OFF!!!! The first full account of the life of legendary music producer Neil Bogart, who founded Casablanca...
    RawMy Journey Into the Wu-TangPicador
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    JoniThe AnthologyPicaador
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    Sick on YouThe Disastrous Story of the Hollywood Brats, the Greatest Band You've Never Heard ofBlue Rider Press
    Import USA paperback edition book NEARLY 50% OFF!! MOJO magazine's 2015 Book of the Year, the outrageous true story of the Hollywood Brats--the greatest...
    Queen of BebopThe Musical Lives of Sarah VaughanEcco
    NEARLY 60% OFF!!! DELUXE USA NEW HARDBACK BOOKQueen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential...
    KitchA Fictional Biography of a Calypso IconPeepal Tree
    Combining life-writing with poetic prose, Anthony Joseph gets to the heart of the man behind the music and the myth, reaching behind the sobriquet to present...
    Grime KidsThe Inside Story of the Global Grime TakeoverTrapeze
    A group of kids in the 2000s had a dream to make their voice heard - and this book documents their seminal impact on today's pop culture.
    House MusicWhat Happened to You?Austin Macauley Publishers
    House Music, What Happened to You? is a book written about the social dynamics of music. It focuses its attention on the beginning of house music from...
    Art MastersBasquiatSelf Made Hero
    The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) would come to define the vibrant New York art scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s....
    BasquiatBoom for RealPrestel
    Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO. He went on to work on...
    Do You Remember House?Chicago's Queer of Color UndergroundsOxford University Press
    Today, no matter where you are in the world, you can turn on a radio and hear the echoes and influences of Chicago house music. Do You Remember House?...
    Art Sex MusicCosey Fanni TuttiFaber & Faber
    Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential...
    Class of 88Find the warehouse. Lose the hitmen. Pump the beats.Virgin Books
    When the Summer of Love hit Britain in ’88, Wayne Anthony embraced the bright new world of dance music, MDMA and all-night celebrations. But alongside...
    Kim GordonGirl In A BandFaber & Faber
    In 'Girl In A Band' Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. She writes frankly about her...
    The Second Summer of LoveHow Dance Music Took Over the WorldJohn Blake
    In 1987, four friends from London, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker, took a week-long holiday to Ibiza. What they saw there,...
    Warhol on BasquiatThe Iconic Relationship Told in Andy Warhol's Words and PicturesTaschen
    Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat's complex relationship captivated the art world then and now. At a time when Warhol was already world famous and the...
    Traveling SoulThe Life Of Curtis MayfieldChicago Review Press
    Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the civil rights movement:...
    Choro: A Social History of A Brazilian Popular MusicBy Tamara Elena Livingston-Isenhour and Thomas George Caracas GarciaUniversity of Indiana Press
    Choro is a type of Brazilian popular music similar in background to the celebrated Cuban son of Buena Vista Social Club fame. Choro started in Rio de Janeiro...
    Mama Lola: A Voodoo Priestess in BrooklynBy Karen McCarthy BrownUniversity of California
    Karen McCarthy Brown's "Mama Lola" challenges stereotypes of Vodou by offering an intimate portrait of African-based religion in everyday life. She explores...
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