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    East Harlem - Images of America Christopher BellArcadia
    Excellent photographic-based book on East Harlem. RECOMMENDED USA paperback
    The John Coltrane ReferenceEdited by Lewis PorterRoutledge
    Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles,...
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    Coltrane On ColtraneThe John Coltrane InterviewsChicago Review Press
    John Coltrane created a new sound and his life, thoughts and words have been just as inspiring as his music. This book collects those words for the first...
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    Blow Your Head (A Diplo Zine)Volume 1: DancehallPicture Box
    Introduction by Diplo. Photographs by Shane McCauley. In this debut volume, Jamaica's vibrant dancehall scene, the duo traveled through Trenchtown, ...
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    The Legend Of Sugar Minott & Youth PromotionBy Beth Lesser
    From the same people who brought you the "small axe" books comes this wicked tribute to Sugar Minott and the history of his youth promotion label/studio/yard....
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    Jazz & Blues Musicians Of South CarolinaInterviews with Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, and OthersUniversity Of South Carolina Press
    This book offers an oral history of musical genres from the Palmetto state musicians who helped define the sounds. From Jabbo Smith, Dizzy Gillespie,...
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    Stan GetzNobody Else But MeBackbeat Books
    Stan Getz's mellifluous sound on the tenor saxophone made him a famous and much-loved performer. His musical career ranged from big bands and small...
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    London CallingA Countercultural History Of London Since 1945Atlantic Books
    London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success. In 'London Calling',...
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    Cuba Cubanas y CubanosthePicture
    Over a period of 7 months and more than 7000 kilometres travelling around the island, Clive Frost worked with the permission of the Cuban authorities...
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    Groovy BobThe Life And Times Of Robert FraserFaber and Faber
    Groovy Bob is a groovy f**ker! Art dealer to the stars in the 60's (Paul McCartney, Stones). Drug dealer to the stars (Bob on the cover picture with...
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    New Orleans 1960By William Claxton and Joachim E. BerendtTaschen
    Amazing photographs of New Orleans musicians and carnival in 1960. Deluxe hardback book at killer price! VERY RECOMMENDED BARGAIN!
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    Small Axe Guide To Rockers 75-79 Part 1By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    The Rockers era was unlike the Reggae era which gave us the 'Deejays' or the Roots era which gaves us 'Dub'. What it did very successfully was for the...
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    Andy WarholAnd The Can That Sold The WorldBasic Books
    Gary Indiana narrates the life of the extraordinary and controversial artist and sets his seminal work in the context of a turbulent, revolutionary age....
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    Route 19 RevisitedThe Clash And The Making Of London CallingVintage Books
    Twenty-eight years after its original release, The Clash's London Calling was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It has topped polls for the best...
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    Bad ReputationThe Unauthorized Biography Of Joan JettBackbeat Books
    "Bad Reputation" is the unexpurgated story of Joan Jett, the first serious female rocker of the 1980s, one of the biggest-selling acts of the age, and...
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    It Came From MemphisThe Unturned Roots Of Rock and RollSecker & Warburg
    The story of the first generation of rock and roll, exploring the reasons that conspired to make Memphis, Tennessee it's birthplace. Robert Gordon describes...
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    Bring The Noise20 Years Of Writing About Hip Rock and Hip-HopSoft Skull Press
    From Morrissey and Nick Cave to The Streets and Kanye West, this is the book that explores the links between hip-hop and rock. Simon Reynolds has focused...
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    Kraftwerk PublikationOmnibus Press
    Kraftwerk: Publikation is a new and major biography of the first-ever all-electronic pop group and one of the most influential bands in popular music history....
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    Feel Like Going HomePortraits in Blues and Rock 'n' Roll Back Bay Books
    This is the first volume of Guralnick's trilogy on American music. It gives vivid portraits of blues legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf and also...
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    Husker DuThe Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern RockVoyageur Press
    Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton formed Hüsker Dü in 1979 as a wildly cathartic outfit fueled by a cocktail of anger, volume, and velocity....
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    Oiticica in LondonEdited by Guy Brett and Luciano FigueiredoTate Publishing
    Helio Oiticia was the visual artist who invented Tropicalia in Brazil alongside his friends Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. This book is about his work...
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    The SupremesA Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal Da Capo Press
    This is the first comprehensive biography of the most successful female vocal group of all time. The Supremes were the biggest American act of the 1960s,...
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    More Axe 9Interviews From The Culture Reggae ArchiveMuzik Tree
    New book from The Small Axe Crew, Collecting interviews with Soul Defenders, Leroy Sibbles, Larry Marshall, Earl 'Bagga' Walker, Cedric Im Brooks and many...
    Max's Kansas CityArt, Glamour, Rock and RollAbrams
    Before legends like Blondie, Lou Reed, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen played to crowds of thousands, they played in Mickey Ruskin's dingy living...
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    Nashville PortraitsLegends of Country Music The Lyons Press
    Jim McGuire's photographs have graced the covers of more than 400 albums and CDs over the past thirty years. Most of the big country recording...
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    Tragic Country QueenThe Biography of Tammy WynetteSimon & Schuster
    We all know the anthem, 'Stand By Your Man', that Tammy took to the top of the charts but few know the staggering story of the woman behind the...
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    A Cultural Dictionary Of Punk1974-1982Continuum
    This is a fascinating guide to a critical time in music and cultural history. "A Cultural Dictionary of Punk" is a bold book that examines punk...
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    Punk: An AestheticEdited By Johan Kugelberg and Jon SavageRizzoli
    From posters for punk-rock bands and indie filmmakers to fanzines and other independent publications, the art of the punk movement revolutionized design...
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    We Can Be HeroesLondon Clubland 1976-1984Unbound
    In the early 1980s, when a small group of misfits began acting out their nocturnal fantasies, London nightlife blossomed and fashion, music and...
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    Punk PressRebel Rock in the Underground Press 1968-1980Abrams
    The punk movement sprang up on the east coast in the late 1960s. It crossed the Atlantic and virtually exploded in London and Paris. This dynamic counter...
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    The Art Of PunkThe Illustrated History Of Punk Rock DesignOmnibus Press
    It is almost impossible to believe that the posters, flyers and other punk ephemera were once used and discarded. But despite such humble origins, this...
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    Gimme Something BetterThe Profound, Progressive and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk Penguin Books
    Outside of New York and London, California's Bay Area claims the oldest continuous punk-rock scene in the world. Gimme Something Better brings this...
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    Angaza Africa: African Art NowBy Chris SpringLaurence King
    Description: This book brings together more than 60 of Africa's most creative contemporary artists, drawn from across the African continent as well as...
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    The Gun is LoadedBy Lydia LunchBlack Dog Publishing
    Since bursting onto the scene in late 1970s New York, Lydia Lunch's confrontational music, art, literature and spoken word performances have been at the...
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    Lord of Mess: My Head Is a Visual TownshipBy JayboGestalten Verlag
    Very funky South African graffiti/design/photography book with free CD Lord of Mess My Head is a Visual Township Jaybo has strongly influenced the development...
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    Gil Scott-HeronA Father And Son StoryLMH Publishing
    Leslie Gordon Goffe takes a look at the up and down life of revolutionary singer and poet Gil Scott-Heron, who received a Grammy Lifetime Acheivement...
    Crossing The WaterA Photographic Path To The Afro-Cuban Spirit WorldDuke University Press
    OVER 50% OFF!In the summer of 2000, two award-winning photographers, Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh, were in Santiago de Cuba, south-eastern Cuba....
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    Work SongsBy Ted GioiaDuke University Press
    All societies have relied on music to transform the experience of work. Song accompanied the farmer’s labours, calmed the herder’s flock,...
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    The Myth Of Jose MartiConflicting Nationalisms In Early Twentieth-Century CubaUniversity Of North Carolina Press
    Focusing on a period of history rocked by four armed movements, Lillian Guerra traces the origins of Cubans' struggles to determine the meaning of their...
    Avoiding The DarkEssays on Race and the Forging of National Culture in Modern BrazilAshgate
    This text examines the process by which Brazilian nationalists forged and propagated an all-inclusive national identity which attempted to promote racial...
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    Gender & Society In Contemporary Brazilian CinemaUniversity Of Texas Press
    "Gender is an absolute ground zero for most human societies," writes David William Foster, "an absolute horizon of social subjectivity." In this...
    Runaway Slave Settlements in CubaResistance and RepressionUniversity Of North Carolina Press
    IMPORT USA PAPERBACK BOOK. 75% OFF!!!! Learn history and get a bargain at the same time! Combining archaeological and historical methods, this is an account...
    Superstar In A HousedressThe Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis Chamberlain Brothers
    Import USA Hardback editionIn the heyday of Andy Warhol's legendary hub of art, subculture, and insanity known as the Factory, one performer made his mark...
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    Young MandelaThe Revolutionary YearsLittle, Brown and Company
    Nelson Mandela is one of the world's greatest idols. He has been mythologised as a flawless hero of the liberation struggle. But how exactly did...
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    The Sugar King Of HavanaThe Rise And Fall Of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last TycoonThe Penguin Press
    Known in his day as the King of Sugar, Julio Lobo was the wealthiest man in pre-revolutionary Cuba. He had a life fit for Hollywood: he barely survived...
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    All About The BeatWhy Hip-Hop Can't Save AmericaGotham Books
    John McWhorter, author of 'Losing the Race', presents a tribute to the artistry and craftsmanship of hip-hop music while urging readers to recognize the...
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    The United States and Latin America In The 1990sBeyond The Cold WarUniversity Of North Carolina Press
    A collection of essays that offer a thorough analysis of the fundamental changes taking place in relations between the United States and Latin America...
    Body And SoulJazz And Blues In American Film 1927-63University Of Illinois Press
    This title features how the "dark continent" of blues and jazz provided Hollywood with a resonant resource to construct and negotiate the boundaries...
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    Slavery And The Demographic And Economic HistoryMinas Gerais, Brazil, 1720-1888Cambridge University Press
    This book examines the demographic and economic history of slavery in Minas Gerais, the single largest slave-holding region in Brazil, from its settlement...
    Reading Country MusicSteel Guitars, Opry Stars and Honky-Tonk BarsDuke University Press
    With its steel guitars, Opry stars, and honky-tonk bars, country music is an American original. One of the most popular music genres in America...
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