Browsing: Music New Books

      You can save this selection to your shortcuts. Log in or create an account to use this feature.

    Lament For Rastafari and Other Playsby Edgar WhiteMarion Boyars
    Lament for Rastafari is part-ritual, part-panoramic vision of black/white relations within the confines of Rastafarian consciousness. It begins in the...
    They Danced All Nightby Gethro Jones
    New paperback book personal memoir on Northern Soul
    • Book (650g)£16.99
      Out of stock
    Cookin'Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954-1965Canongate
    Cookin' examines the birth and development of two of the key jazz styles of the post-war era, hard bop and its related offshoot, soul jazz. Hard bop was...
    • Book (500g)£16.00
      Out of stock
    Brian EnoOblique MusicBloomsbury
    On the back of his published diary Brian Eno describes himself variously as: a mammal, a father, an artist, a celebrity, a pragmatist, a computer-user,...
    • Book (500g)£19.99
      Out of stock
    When Giants Walked the Earth A Biography Of Led ZeppelinOrion Books
    They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds...
    • Book (500g)£12.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    Can't Stop Won't StopA History of the Hip-Hop GenerationEbury Press
    Absolutely essential book telling the story of hip-hop from an informed and informative point of view. Historical, cultural and social context gives this...
    • Book (350g)£12.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    The Mammoth Book Of The Rolling StonesAn Anthology Edited by Sean EganRobinson
    'The greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world!' This vainglorious introduction given to The Rolling Stones on stage by an excitable roadie was almost immediately...
    • Book (400g)£7.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    Mr S - The Last Word On Frank SinatraBy George Jacobs and William StadiemHarper Entertainment
    As the right hand of Frank Sinatra from 1953 to 1968, George Jacobs arguably had one of the coolest jobs in the world at the time when Sinatra was the...
    I'll Never Write My MemoirsBy Grace Jones
    Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY,...
    • Book (600g)£8.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    Anger Is An EnergyBy John Lydon
    New autobiography - good!'Just read John Lydon's...new book 'Anger Is an Energy' - a brilliant read. Never mind The Rolling Stones, the Beatles or anyone...
    • Book (500g)£9.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    Bass CultureBy Lloyd BradleyPenguin Books
    The first major account of the history of reggae, black music journalist Lloyd Bradley (who also wrote the sleevenotes for Soul Jazz Records' own Studio...
    • Book (550g)£15.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    PrinceBy Matt ThorneFaber
    Matt Thorne's "Prince", through years of research and interviews with ex-Revolution members such as Wendy and Lisa, is an account of a pop maverick whose...
    • Book (500g)£12.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    The HaciendaHow Not To Run A ClubPocket Books
    Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years. He provided the propulsive bass...
    • Book (550g)£8.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    Unknown PleasuresInside Joy Division by Peter HookSimon & Schuster
    Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of the current alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the post-punk era, creating a new sound -...
    • Book (450g)£9.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    Jim MorrisonLife, Death, LegendEbury Press
    Jim Morrison's electrifying live performances, and appetite for sexual and psychedelic experience enflamed the spirit of a generation. In Jim Morrison...
    • Book (400g)£12.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    MilesThe Autobiography Of Miles DavisPicador
    s/hand paperbackA frank autobiography of the jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. This book records his life - the music, the women and the drugs. It talks about...
    • Book (500g)£6.99
      Out of stock
    Tony ViscontiThe Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy
    A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David...
    • Book (350g)£9.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    Revolution in the HeadThe Beatles' Records and the SixtiesVintage Books
    Fully updated to include material from The Beatles Live at the BBC and the Anthology series, this acclaimed book goes back to...
    Last Night A DJ Saved My LifeThe History Of The Disc JockeyHeadline
    To celebrate 100 years of DJing, Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have expanded and updated their classic account of the history of the disc jockey.The...
    • Book (450g)£9.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    Revolution In The AirThe Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1957-73Constable
    Distilling a lifetime's passion and study, leading Dylan author, Clinton Heylin charts the development and first moments of genius of this unique artist...
    • Book (550g)£9.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses And The Resurrection of British PopEbury Press
    The band, the lifestyle, the revolution. This classic biography charts the phenomenal rise of The Stone Roses to the icons they are today, using interviews,...
    • Book (300g)£9.99 £5.00
      Out of stock
    FactoryThe Story Of The Record LabelVirgin Books
    NEW UK PAPERBACK Over 50% off original price!Factory Records' fame and fortune were based on two bands - Joy Division and New Order - and one...
    24 Hour Party PeopleThe Story Of Tony Wilson and Factory RecordsChannel 4 Books
    Really funny and great book by the late Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records. The story was later made into an equally funny and great  film of...
    This is JamaicaBy Philip SherlockHodder and Stoughton (1968)
    'An Informal Guide' 1968 First Edition s/hand paperback book.
    • Book (250g)£10.00
      Out of stock
    The Last PoetsBy Christine Otten
    New book on the LAST POETS - first ever!Description: Harlem, 1969. The air is charged with hope and revolution. The Black Panters are in their...
    • Book (700g)£12.99
      Out of stock
    A Brief History Of Seven KillingsBy Marlon JamesOne World
    Fantastic book based around the shooting of Bob Marley and gang warfare in Jamaica (& USA). A mindblowing read!! Booker Prize 2015 nominated
    • Book (500g)£9.99
      Out of stock
    • Original Book (500g)£6.00
      Out of stock
    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...
    • Book (200g)£9.99
      Out of stock
    Seconds Of My LifePhotographs By Jamel ShabazzpowerHouse Books
    More stunning pics from the man who brought you the classic hip-hop photo books, 'A TIme Before Crack' and 'Back in the Day'. 'Seconds of My Life', Shabazz's...
    • Book (1.5kg)£26.99
      Out of stock
    Gustav Holst / Ralph Vaughan WilliamsAt The Boar's Head / Riders To The Sea (2CD)Dux
    World premiere recording of the complete score of "At The Boar's Head", and the Polish premiere of "Riders To The Sea", both performed by the Warsaw Chamber...
      Highlife GiantsWest African Dance Band PioneersCassava Republic Press
      As West Africa's oldest form of popular music, Highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era and its influence still resonates widely today. Highlife...
      • Book (600g)£12.99
        Out of stock
      Jazz GenerationsA Life In American Music and SocietyContinuum
      The autobiography of Buddy Collette, who has been a key figure in American jazz since the 1940s. He is unusual in that he spent his whole career on the...
      Invisible RepublicBob Dylan's Basement Tapes By Greil MarcusPicador
      £5.00 BARGAIN! While focusing on a select group of musicians performing privately in a brief window of time, noted music and culture writer Greil...
      • Book (200g)£7.99 £5.00
        Out of stock
      Machers And RockersChess Records And The Business Of Rock & RollAtlas Books
      Bargain-priced hardback book about Chess Records!
      • Book (400g)£9.99 £6.00
        Out of stock
      Hausaland Talesfrom the Nigerian MarketplaceBy Gavin McIntosh
      For a thousand years the Hausa people have been traders in sub-Saharan Africa, and most have remained a pastoral people. Village life revolves around the...
      The Lives of John LennonAlbert GoldmanChicago Review Press
      The result of six years research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his...
      Cold SweatMy Father James Brown and MeChicago Review Press
      Being the child of a global superstar is never easy. Being the daughter of the Godfather of Soul - that's a category unto itself. Like every...
      Secrets of VoodooBy Milo RigaudCity Lights
      Secrets of Voodoo traces the development in Haiti and the Americas of this complex religion from its sources in Africa. the book represents a straightforward...
      • Book (350g)£9.99
        Out of stock
      • Original Book (300g)£15.00
        Out of stock
      Remembered For A WhileThe Authorized Companion To The Music Of Nick DrakeLittle Brown
      Import USA Hardback edition bookThe authorised companion to the music of Nick Drake, compiled, composed and edited by Cally Callomon and Gabrielle Drake,...
      • Book (1.8kg)£40.00 £15.00
        Out of stock
      South African Township Barbershops & SalonsBy Simon Weller
      As the cultural and social hubs of South Africas townships, barbershops and salons serve not only as places to get your hair styled but as places to gather,...
      • Book (750g)£20.00 £8.00
        Out of stock
      Antonio Carlos Jobim: An Illuminated ManHelena JobimHal Leonard Books
      Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, and others brought in bags full of discs from a trip to Brazil in 1961. Stan Getz listened to them and recorded "Desafinado,"...
      • Book (700g)£24.00 £8.00
        Out of stock
      The England's Dreaming TapesThe Essential Companion to England's DreamingJon SavageUniversity of Minnesota Press
      In The England's Dreaming Tapes, Jon Savage has gone back to the source to re-create, in original interview form, the extraordinarily disparate and...
      • Book (1kg)£20.00 £8.00
        Out of stock
      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...
      • Book (250g)£9.99
        Out of stock
      The First RastaBy Helene LeeLawrence Hill Books
      (secondhand paperback)Going far beyond the standard imagery of Rasta - ganja, reggae, and dreadlocks - this cultural history offers an uncensored vision...
      • Book (500g)£16.99
        Out of stock
      • Original Book (500g)£10.00
        Out of stock
      In Fine StyleThe Dancehall Art Of Wilfred LimoniousOne Love BooksChristopher Bateman & Al Fingers
      In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious is a book and exhibition by Christopher Bateman and Al "Fingers" Newman, celebrating the work...
      • Book (1.9kg)£35.00
        Out of stock
      How Music WorksBy David Byrne
      How Music Works is David Byrne's bestselling, buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his own work over the...
      • Book (400g)£16.99
        Out of stock
      England's DreamingSex Pistols And Punk Rock by Jon SavageFaber And Faber
      Seminal text on the rise of punk and the Sex Pistols. Essential music history!
      • Book (750g)£7.00
        Secondhand paperback in ok cond (difft cover)
        Out of stock
      Made In The UKThe Music Of Attitude 1977-1983powerHouse Books
      When punk first rocked, the rough and rugged style on the streets was a world away from the super-slick music videos and corporate stylists that were to...
      Energy FlashA Journey Through Rave Music and Dance CultureFaber & Faber
      The expanded and revised edition of "Energy Flash" has been updated to include twenty-first-century developments like dub step and EDM's recent...
      The Man Who Sold The WorldDavid Bowie and the 1970sVintage Publishing
      No artist offered a more incisive and accurate portrait of the troubled landscape of the 1970s than David Bowie. Cultural historian Peter Doggett explores...
      • Book (300g)£8.99
        Out of stock