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    Dixie LullabyA Story Of Music, Race, And New Beginnings In A New SouthFree Press
    Veteran music journalist Mark Kemp ponders the transformative effects of rock and roll on the generation of white southerners who came of age in the...
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    Rumba On The RiverA History of the Popular Music of the Two CongosVersus
    Rumba on the River presents a snapshot of an era when the currents of tradition and modernization collided to produce a unique music along the banks of...
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    Making SambaA New History Of Race and Music in BrazilDuke University Press
    In November 1916, a young Afro-Brazilian musician named Donga registered sheet music for the song "Pelo telephone" ("On the Telephone") at the National...
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    Dread Talk : The Language of the RastafariBy Velma PollardPublisher:McGill-Queen's University Press
    In "Dread Talk", Velma Pollard describes the language of Rastafari, tracing its development as an expansion of Jamaican Creole while showing how it is...
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    Future DaysKrautrock and the Building of Modern Germany Faber & Faber
    West Germany, following the Second World War, was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But this disorientating...
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    The Games Black Girls PlayLearning The Ropes From Double-Dutch To Hip-HopNew York University Press
    When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping...
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    Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Kiss Me NeckThe Scratch Story In Words, Pictures And RecordsCherry Red Books
    With more than 1,000 releases to Lee "Scratch" Perry's name in some form or other, there is a wealth of material for fans and collectors to immerse themselves...
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    The DoorsThe Complete Illustrated LyricsHyperion
    This book consists of magazine and newspaper articles, interviews, record reviews, excerpts from books, and other material related to the history of The...
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    An African's LifeThe Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797Dover Thrift Editions
    Olaudah Equiano, was a former enslaved African, seaman and merchant who wrote an autobiography depicting the horrors of slavery and lobbied Parliament...
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    Hot Salsa ... CalienteEddie PalmieriProfessional Music Institute
    Book & CD! Eight musical charts of compositions by the legendary Eddie Palmieri, transcribed for piano with vocals, horn sections and complete Spanish...
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    RhumbaBy Elaine ProctorQuercus
    Ten-year-old Flambeau waits for his young mother to arrive from the Congo, along the same dangerous route that the human traffickers smuggled him. Homesick...
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    Nanny's Asafo WarriorsThe Jamaican Maroon's African ExperienceIan Randle Publishers
    In 1975, Nanny was declared the first, and is so far the only female National Hero in Jamaica. This was seen as a breakthrough in acknowledging the historical...
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    Sound System CultureCelebrating Huddersfield's Sound SystemsOnelovebooks
    A superb new reggae book celebrating Huddersfield's rich reggae sound system culture with wicked photos from the dances, bespoke speakers, selectors, Mc's,...
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    Full Watts (Book 1)By Steve MilneMuzik Tree
    Most of the interviews and articles included in this book originally appeared in FULL WATTS, a reggae zine that was published from the mid 90s to the early...
      Solid FoundationAn Oral History Of ReggaeJawbone Press
      "Solid Foundation" is the definitive history of Jamaican reggae, from the earliest pioneers of the 1940s to the new stars of the 21st century. Drawing...
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      Tracey ThornBedsit Disco QueenVirago
      Tracey Thorn's memoir of her 30-year pop career with Marine Girls and Everything But The Girl, and her collaborations with Paul Weller, Massive Attack...
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      Sonic BodiesReggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing Continuum
      The reggae sound system has exerted a major influence on music and popular culture. Out on the streets of inner city Kingston, Jamaica, every night,...
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      Tropical MulticulturalismA Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and CultureDuke University Press
      Tropical Multiculturalism provides a major study of race in Brazilian culture through the most complete critical analysis of Brazilian cinema in...
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      The Wire PrimersA Guide To Modern MusicVerso
      Since it was founded in 1982, The Wire magazine has covered a vast range of alternative, experimental, underground and non-mainstream music. Now some of...
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      White RiotPunk Rock and the Politics of Race Verso
      From The Sex Pistols to Bad Brains, skinheads to afropunks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by race. And yet the connections have never been addressed...
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      UntouchableThe Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael JacksonGrove Press
      Drawing on never-before-seen material, this definitive biography exposes the true extent of the Jackson family's dysfunctionality, evidence of which is...
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      Saxophone ColossusA Portrait Of Sonny RollinsAbrams
      This intimate appreciation in pictures and words combines the images of John Abbott, who as Rollins' photographer of choice for the past twenty...
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      Will You Take Me as I AmJoni Mitchell's Blue Period Backbeat Books
      Joni Mitchell is one of the most celebrated artists of the last half-century, and her landmark 1971 album, "Blue", is one of her most beloved and revered...
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      A House Full Of MusicStrategies In Music And ArtHatje Cantz
      Before John Cage there was hardly anyone as consistent as he was in questioning the boundaries of music and its connections to other fields of art and...
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      E Street ShuffleThe Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street BandViking
      Before he was the swaggering, stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert, desperate to strike a balance between his nuanced songwriting...
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      Wild Style The SamplerThe SamplerpowerHouse Books
      FANTASTIC BOOK! In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the seminal hip-hop film, powerHouse Books released this book WILD STYLE: THE SAMPLER! Before...
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      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,...
      There Was A CountryA Personal History Of Biafra by Chinua AchebeThe Penguin Press
      From the legendary author of 'Things Fall Apart', this is Chinua Achebe's long-awaited account of coming of age during the defining experience of...
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      I Am CubanPhotographs by Helena De BragancaDamiani
      Traveling extensively in Cuba between 2007 and 2009, photographer Helena de Braganca sought to capture the nation's undocumented lives, from prostitutes...
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      Sonic BoomThe History of Northwest Rock, from Louie Louie to Smells Like Teen Spirit Backbeat Books
      In this epic exploration of the Pacific Northwest's esteemed garage rock traditions, Peter Blecha, Seattle's "rock 'n' roll archaeologist," skillfully...
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      The Queen Of SoulAretha FranklinSkyhorse Publishing
      A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego’s definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old...
      Graffiti NYCBy Hugo Martinez with Photos by NatoPrestel
      New York City is where the quintessential contemporary people's art of graffiti was born. The top "writers" go "all city" when their tags can be...
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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
      60% OFF THIS WICKED LARGE FORMAT MUSIC PAPERBACK BOOK ABOUT ELEKTRA - HOME OF THE DOORS, STOOGES, MC5 & 100s more. THAT's OVER £10 OFF!!!"Becoming...
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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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      Respect YourselfStax Records And The Soul ExplosionBloomsbury
      More than 50% OFF this seminal paperback book!!! The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company...
      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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