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    Rhythm And Blues in New OrleansRevised and Updated Edition
    Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans is a comprehensive history documenting the rise and development of a unique musical form. Originally published in Great...
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    Martha Cooper, Henry ChalfantSubway ArtThames & Hudson Ltd
    In 1984, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the imagination of a generation with Subway Art, a groundbreaking book documenting the...
    Starman : David BowieThe Definitive BiographyLittle, Brown Book Group
    OVER 50%!!! OFF UK PAPERBACK Has there ever been a more charismatic and intriguing rock star than David Bowie? In Starman, Paul Trynka has painted the...
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    BasquiatThe Unknown NotebooksRizzoli International Publications
    Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this first-ever survey of the rarely seen notebooks of Basquiat features the artist's handwritten notes, poems,...
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    Traveling The SpacewaysSun Ra, The Astro Black And Other Solar MythsWhitewalls
    Sun Ra, self-proclaimed visionary extraterrestrial of the “Angel Race”, prophetic jazz band leader and composer, and lyrical proponent of...
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    Musica BrasileiraA History of Popular Music and the People of BrazilMarion Boyars
    Written by Claus Schreiner, this is an excellent book covering all aspects of Brazilian music from its roots through the 60s, 70s and onwards. Recommended!
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    Hot Stuff : Disco and the Remaking of American CultureBy Alice EcholsNorton
    HARDBACK USA IMPORT BOOK 60% OFF!!!In the 1970s, as disco engulfed America, the question, "Do you wanna dance?" became divisive, even explosive. In this...
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    DukeA Life of Duke EllingtonGotham Books
    Biography by Terry Teachout, who also wrote "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong", that draws on unpublished private papers, manuscripts, scrapbooks and interviews...
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    Ruth FeldsteinHow It Feels To Be Free: Black Women Entertainers And The Civil Rights MovementOxford University Press
    In How It Feels to Be Free, Ruth Feldstein examines celebrated black women performers, illuminating the risks they took, their roles at home and abroad,...
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    Philip BaileyShining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & FirePlume / Penguin
    With more than 90 million records sold and eight Grammy awards throughout its 40-year history, Earth, Wind & Fire has staked its claim as one of the most...
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    Greil MarcusThe Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean YearsPublic Affairs Books
    A fan from the moment the Doors' first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many...
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    Bob MarleyThe Untold Story by Chris SalewiczHarperCollins
    'Salewicz invades and illuminates Marley's privacy more effectively than previous biographers' - The Sunday Times   'Essential biography that also traces...
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    Colonel Tom ParkerThe Curious Life Of Elvis Presley's ManagerCooper Square Press
    Revelations abound in this telling biography packed with new information. Included is evidence that Elvis was not drafted into the Army, but rather entered...
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    Running The Voodoo DownThe Electric Music Of Miles DavisBackbeat Books
    This book re-assesses Miles Davis' "electric period" and analyzes its continuing influence on contemporary music. While jazz purists often revile this...
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    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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    World's Experience OrchestraThe Beginning Of A New Birth & As Time Flows OnNow-Again Records / Now-Again Reserve
    Now Again reissue the 1975 and 1980 albums by 'World’s Experience Orchestra' as one specially packaged 2/LP set. The essence of Underground,...
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    Improvising: My Life In MusicLarry CoryellBackbeat Books
    Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell takes an unflinching look at his life and career, recounting his musical journey from his scuffling early days in New...
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    Empire Of SinSex, Jazz, Murder and The Battle For New Orleans
    Empire of Sin is a vibrant account of New Orleans in the early 1920s, a time when commercialised vice, jazz culture and endemic crime form the background...
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    GlowThe Autobiography Of Rick JamesAtria Books
    Since his passing in August 2004, Rick James has remained a legendary icon whose name is nearly synonymous with funk music-and who help[ed popularized...
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    Group HarmonyThe Black Urban Roots Of Rhythm & BluesUniversity Of Pennsylvania Press
    In 1948 the Orioles, a Baltimore-based vocal group, recorded "It's Too Soon to Know." Combining the sound of Tin Pan Alley with gospel and blues sensibilities,...
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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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    Theory of African MusicVolume 1
    Taken together, these comprehensive volumes offer an authoritative account of the music of Africa. One of the most prominent experts on the subject, Gerhard...
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    Theory of African MusicVolume 2
    Taken together, these comprehensive volumes offer an authoritative account of the music of Africa. One of the most prominent experts on the subject, Gerhard...
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    The Birth Of GraffitiA Photographic History By Jon NaarPrestel
    For all the books on Graffiti that are in bookshops around the world, The Birth Of Graffiti stands amongst a very small band of publications that really...
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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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    A Time Before CrackPhotographs By Jamel ShabazzpowerHouse Books
    A beautiful book with wicked colour photographs that breathe life. Presents portraits and scenes of New York street life from the mid-70s to mid-80s, focusing...
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    Egyptian Lover1983-1988Stones Throw
    Egyptian Lover played an essential role in West Coast hip-hop in the 1980s and Stones Throw offer props to this legend with this new anthology...
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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 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....
      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....
      Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
      Back in print!!!Soul Jazz Records’ massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk,...
      The Boom Box Project : The Machines, the Music, and the Rise of Hip-HopSpike Lee, Lyle OwerkoAbrams
      This book is the bomb!Wicked photos and related boombox mania. Seriously it's wicked.  Description: On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes...
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      Ernie K-DoeThe R&B Emperor of New OrleansThe Historic New Orleans Collection
      May 1961, and one tune was sitting pretty atop both the R&B and pop charts: Mother-in-Law became the first hit by a New Orleans artist to rule black...
      • Book (1.5kg)£24.99
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      John LennonJohn Lennon / Plastic Ono BandApple Records
      Classic solo album from John Lennon. Includes 'Mother' and 'Working Class Hero'
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        Sounding Salsa: Performing Latin Music In New York CityBy Christopher WashburneTemple
        This ethnographic journey into the New York salsa scene of the 1990s is the first of its kind. Written by a musical insider and from the perspective of...
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        Rumba: Dance and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba By Yvonne DanielIndiana (1995)
        Everything you ever wanted to know about rumba, but were afraid to ask, is in this book - an important study of rumba.
        Treme : Race and Place in a New Orleans NeighborhoodCrutcher, Michael E.University of Georgia Press
        Across Rampart Street from the French Quarter, the Faubourg Tremé neighbourhood is arguably the most important location for African American culture...
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        The Art Behind The TapeBy DJ MarsAxiom Blue Corp.
        The first book dedicated to the Mixtape culture, compiling a collection of interviews and artwork compiled by DJ Mars. 
        This Is A CallThe Life and Times of Dave GrohlHarper Collins
        From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, from brotherhood to bitter rivalry, from breathless highs to lifeless lows, Paul Brannigan gives an unparalleled, intimate...
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        Full Watts (Book 2)By Steve MileMuzik Tree
        Wicked collection of Full Watts reggae-zine interviews from the mid 90s with Alton Ellis, Mikey Dread, Clive Chin, Big Youth, Sugar Minott, Johnny Clarke,...
          Please Be With MeA Song For My Father, Duane AllmanSpiegel & Grau
          In 1969, Duane Allman had a vision for a band with two drummers, two guitarists, and a bass player, anchored by his brother’s soulful lead vocals—and...
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          The Mayor Of MacDougal StreetDave Van Ronk with Elijah WaldDa Capo Press
          Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk revival, but he was far more than that. A pioneer of modern acoustic blues,...
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          Music Place SeriesElvis Presley MemphisRoaring Forties Press
          Weaving the story of the King's personal and public life with detailed descriptions of the locations in Memphis that served as the setting for his musical...
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          Ready for a Brand New BeatHow "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America Riverhead Books
          Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote "Dancing in the...
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          U2The Definitive BiographyThomas Dunne Books
          The result of over a decade of exclusive interviews with U2’s closest friends and business associates, this is the most comprehensive biography of...
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          A Light That Never Goes OutThe Enduring Saga of the SmithsCrown Archetype
          Tony Fletcher paints a vivid portrait of the fascinating personalities within The Smiths: Morrissey, the witty, literate lead singer whose loner personality...
          • Book (1.1kg)£20.00 £6.99
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          Johnny CashThe LifeLittle, Brown and Company
          Drawing upon his personal experience with Cash and a trove of never-before-seen material from the singer's inner circle, Robert Hilburn creates an utterly...
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          I'm Your ManThe Life Of Leonard CohenEcco
          The genius behind such classic songs as 'Suzanne', 'Bird on the Wire' and 'Hallelujah', in the biography "Im Your Man", Sylvie Simmons draws...
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          Nothin' To LoseThe Making Of Kiss 1972 - 1975It Books
          An indelible and irresistible portrait of the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS and the music scene they changed forever—culminating...
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          Queens Of NoiseThe Real Story Of The RunawaysDa Capo Press
          USA IMPORT HADBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF!! LA punk's original riot grrls innit!In four years the teenage members of the Runaways did what no other group of...
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