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    Ernest ColePhotographerHasselblad Foundation
    GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK This book will for the first time enable Ernest Cole to be seen in the perspective of international photography where he surely...
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    Becoming ElektraThe True Story of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record LabelJawbone Press
    "Becoming Elektra" is an account of Elektra Records in the Jac Holzman years, from 1950 to 1973. It tells the story of Elektra's growth from a...
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    This Is Ecstasyby Gareth ThomasSanctuary
    Get on one!
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    World Of MusicAfricaHeinemann
    A comprehensive look at the musical styles and instruments of Africa. Discusses how the music of other cultures influenced the region's music and vice...
    God is BrazilianThe Man who Brought Football to BrazilStadia
    God is Brazilian. Deus é brasileiro. It’s a well-known phrase in Brazil, summing up something about the country, although no-one is quite...
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    Salvador De Bahia100 ColorfotosCeu Azul De Copacabana
    Colour photos of Salvador in Bahia, Brazil, the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture such as capoeira and candomble.
    CapoeiraA Brazilian Art FormBlue Snake Books
    Capoeira weaves fighting, music, dance, prayer, and ritual into an urgent strategy by which people live, struggle, celebrate, and survive together. In...
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    Shire EthnographyIbo ArtShire Publications
    This book examines the sculpture of the different Ibo tribes, placing it in it's cultural and social setting and disentangling and distinguishing it's...
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    I'll Take You ThereMavis Staples, The Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's HighwayScribner
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACKNow in her seventies, Mavis Staples has been a fixture in the music world for decades. One of the most enduring figures of...
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    Unknown Capoeira Volume TwoHistory of the Brazilian Martial ArtDekel
    Capoeira's unique blend of martial art, dance, and thrilling sport has made it an increasingly popular activity worldwide but its origins have been shrouded...
    CapoeiraIllustratedTurtle Press
    Capoeira Illustrated is a complete guide to the art of Capoeira. Author, capoeira instructor and professional artist Dimitris Papadopoulos has created...
    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,...
    Toy InstrumentsDesign, Nostalgia, MusicMark Batty Publisher
    Toy Instruments comprises an eye-popping collection of musical toys made between the 1950s and today. In theory, all of these toys are meant to...
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    The EmperorDownfall Of An AutocratPenguin
    After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and...
    Respect YourselfStax Records And The Soul ExplosionBloomsbury
    More than 50% OFF!!!The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to...
    Street ChildSurviving Life On The Streets of BrazilTicktock
    Street Child is the moving story of Hamilton, a young boy growing up in the slums of Brazil. This fascinating book combines his words with comprehensive...
    Memories From Brazilian HellThe Saga of the Almeida Family in the Garden of EdeniUniverse
    Most of us will never experience what young Valdeck Almeida de Jesus experienced. From falling into a cesspool and playing among garbage to collecting...
    Houston Rap Tapes Lance Scott Walker Sinecure
    Houston Rap Tapes is the companion to Houston Rap, Peter Beste's intimate photo book on this important hip hop culture. Houston Rap Tapes complements...
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    Houston Rap Photographs by Peter Beste [Hardcover]Sinecure
    **Special edition version comes with 7"** "The Houston, Texas, neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Third Ward and South Park have grown to be hallowed ground...
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    Soul TrainThe Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation - By QuestloveInsight Editions
    From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the...
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    Rasta Emperor Haile Selassie And The RastafariansJah AhkellResearch Associates School Times Publications
    This book is an effort to put the body of ideas concerning Rastafarians in a form, so that those who know very little or nothing at all can obtain a basic...
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    No More HeroesA Complete History Of Punk From 1976-1980Cheery Red Books
    In 1976 music changed forever with the arrival of a self-empowering alternative to the bloated, sterile rock music of the day. From Cardiff to Caithness,...
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    Memphis BoysThe Story Of American StudiosUniversity Press Of Mississippi
    Memphis Boys chronicles the story of the rhythm section at Chips Moman's American Studios from 1964, when the group began working together, until...
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    Miles DavisBy Brian Morton
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    Joe MansfieldBeat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession (Deluxe Edition)Get On Down
    ** Deluxe edition with slipcase, cassette, download card and 7-inch single. ** Joe Mansfield's 200-page Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession coffee-table...
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    Living SanteriaRituals and Experiences in an Afro-Cuban ReligionMichael Atwood Mason
    In 1992 Smithsonian anthropologist Michael Atwood Mason traveled to Cuba for initiation as a priest into the Santería religion. Since then he has...
    Rosanne CashComposed - A MemoirPenguin
    As moving, disarming, and elusive as one of her classic songs, Composed is Rosanne Cash's testament to the power of art, tradition, and love...
    Bob DylanIn AmericaDoubleday
    Growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager. Almost half a century later, now a distinguished...
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    This Place Will Become HomeRefugee Repatriation To EthiopiaCornell University Press
    How do communities grapple with the challenges of reconstruction after conflicts? In one of the first in-depth ethnographic accounts of refugee repatriation...
    CobainBy The Editors Of Rolling StoneHachette Book Group
    Kurt Cobain, a rock legend in his lifetime and immortalised by his death at 27. He was a reluctant spokesman for a generation, and his band, Nirvana, their...
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    Leaf Of AllahKhat and Agricultural Transformation in Harerge, Ethiopia 1875-1991Ohio University Press
    In the late-19th-century, the main cash crop of Harerge, Ethiopia, shifted from coffee and food crops to khat, a quasi-legal psychoactive shrub. This text...
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    Talking HeadsOnce In A Lifetime - The Stories Behind Every SongHal Leonard
    Talking Heads were arguably the most significant band to emerge from the late seventies' New York punk scene. Critics were beguiled by Talking...
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    PunkThe Definitive Record Of A RevolutionThunder's Mouth Press
    Recreating the complete story of the punk phenomenon, including where it came from and what it turned into, Punk is a massive and visually stunning record...
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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...
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    Guitar TownsA Journey to the Crossroads of Rock 'n' Roll Indiana University Press
    When recording was more art than science, regional music centres flourished. From the 1940s to the 1970s, before corporate take-overs quieted their...
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    I Slept With Joey RamoneA Punk Rock Family MemoirSimon And Schuster
    Fast and frenetic in their leather jackets and ripped jeans, the Ramones were hugely influential in the birth of American punk. With his signature sunglasses,...
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    Bruce SpringsteenAnd the Promise of Rock 'n' RollNorton
    Marc Dolan traces the cultural, political and personal forces that shaped the music of Bruce Springsteen. Beyond his constant stylistic adaptations,...
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    This Ain't The Summer Of LoveConflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk University of California Press
    This lively and entertaining revisionist history of rock music after 1970 reconsiders the roles of two genres, heavy metal and punk. Instead of considering...
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    The ProducerJohn Hammond and the Soul of American MusicFsg Books
    Dunstan Prial's biography presents John Hammond's life as a gripping story of music, money, fame, and racial conflict, played out in the nightclubs and...
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    When That Rough God Goes RidingListening To Van MorrisonPublic Affairs Books
    This book is a quest to understand Van Morrisons particular genius through a close look at the most extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in...
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    All Music Guide To CountryThe Experts' Guide To The Best Recordings In Country MusicMiller Freeman Books
    For country music fans everywhere, this is a comprehensive guide to the entire spectrum of the music, from string bands and old-timey country, to new traditionalists,...
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    Relix, The BookThe Grateful Dead ExperienceBackbeat Books
    "Relix: The Book" is the mind-bending compilation of the first 27 years of "Relix" magazine and its evolution as the place for Deadheads to meet. Interviews...
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    By The Time We Got To WoodstockThe Great Rock 'n' Roll Revolution of 1969Backbeat Books
    This was the year that saw the Beatles go supernova while Bob Dylan hightailed it to Nashville. From the Byrds, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix,...
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    A Natural History Of The PianoThe Instrument, the Music, the Musicians - From Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between Alfred A. Knopf
    Stuart Isacoff pianist, critic and teacher explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression...
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    The OneThe Life And Music Of James BrownGotham Books
    Import USA Paperback edition bookA tribute to the life and achievements of the "Godfather of Soul", covering his unconventional youth in a segregated...
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    September In The RainThe Life Of Nelson RiddleBillboard Books
    A biography of one of the most respected musical arrangers in the history of American popular music. Nelson Riddle will forever be linked with...
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    Kind Of BlueThe Making Of The Miles Davis MasterpieceDa Capo Press
    A tribute to one of the most popular jazz albums of all time: "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis. Includes transcriptions of the unedited session tapes; in-depth...
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    Stormy WeatherThe Music and Lives of a Century of Jazz Women Limelight Editions
    This book delves into the history of the involvement of women in jazz. It covers how women participated in the music as well as in-depth interviews, and...
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    Rollin' And Tumblin'The Postwar Blues GuitaristsMiller Freeman Books
    This is the most comprehensive and insightful study ever published on the pioneers of electric blues guitar including the great Chicago, Mississippi...
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