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    Rakim Told Me Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight From The Original Artists by Brian Coleman Wax Facts
    For years, hip-hop fans have been robbed of context and background when buying and enjoying classic albums from the Golden Age: the 1980s. Rakim Told Me...
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    Novas TravessiasContemporary Brazilian PhotographyVerso
    This volume highlights the work of contemporary Brazilian photographers with an emphasis on images which reflect the dynamism and eclecticism of Brazilian...
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    A Warrior's LifeThe Biography Of Paulo CoelhoHarper One
    Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life is the first-ever biography of the man whose books, most noticeably 'The Alchemist', have sold an astounding 100 million...
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    Ghana Highlife Music Florent Mazzoleni Castor Astral
    Wonderfully comprehensive book on modern music from Ghana. Written by Kwesi Owusu & Florent Mazzoleni. The book tells the story of the early Ghana...
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    Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books
    Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that...
    Reggae SoundsystemOriginal Reggae Album Cover ArtSoul Jazz Books
    Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span...
    Jazz Covers From The 1940s-1990s (2 Vol)Edited By Julius WiedemannTaschen
    A broad selection of jazz record covers, from the 1940s through to the early 1990s. Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing performer and album...
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    Mambo DiabloMy Journey With Tito Puente Backbeat Books
    Joe Conzo and David A. Perez luminously recreate the life of widely acclaimed Afro-Cuban and jazz musician Tito Puente, chronicling the rise of the popular...
    The Small Axe Guide To Roots 71-75By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Superb Album guide of vinyl & cd releases of the best roots music from Jamaica circa 1971-75 featuring The Wailers, Prince Far I, Horace Andy, The...
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    The Bunny "Striker" Lee StoryReggae Going International 1967-1976Jamaican Recordings
    Superb new book and 22 track cd with Bunny Lee's story in his own words as told to Noel Hawks & Jah Floyd featuring loads of unseen photos and ...
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    Making People's MusicMoe Asch and Folkways RecordsSmithsonian Books
    During his nearly 40-year tenure with Folkways Records, Moe Asch, the company's founder, amassed a catalogue of almost 2,200 recordings that had expanded...
    Recollecting From The PastMusical Practice and Spirit Possession on the East Coast of MadagascarWesleyan University Press
    The first serious ethnomusicological study of Malagasy music, ' Recollecting From The Past' evokes the complex sound and performative aesthetic in Madagascar...
    Cajun And Creole Music MakersMusiciens Cadiens et CreolesUniversity Press Of Mississippi
    The virtual renaissance of all things Cajun and Creole has captivated enthusiasts throughout America and invigorated the culture back home in Louisiana....
    Circular BreathingThe Cultural Politics of Jazz in BritainDuke University Press
    In "Circular Breathing", George McKay, a leading chronicler of British countercultures, uncovers the often surprising ways that jazz has accompanied social...
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    SkydogThe Duane Allman StoryBackbeat Books
    The definitive biography of one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Duane Allman brought white-hot intensity to his life, onstage, in the...
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    Worlds Of SoundThe Story Of Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Books
    A man, a microphone, and a dream... When he opened his tiny recording studio in New York in 1940, Moses Asch had a larger-than-life dream: to document...
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    Subway Art25th Anniversary EditionChronicle Books
    During the 1970s and 80s, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the environment and the imagination of a generation by documenting...
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    Celia CruzMy Life: An AutobiographyHarper Collins
    From her modest childhood in Cuba to her exile years in Mexico to her remarkable career and life in America, Celia Cruz was a woman of contrasts. Her...
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    At The Jazz Band BallSixty Years On The Jazz Scene by Nat HentoffUniversity Of California Press
    Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, has lived through much of jazz's history and has known many of jazz's most important figures, often as friend and confidant....
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    W. C. HandyThe Life And Times Of The Man Who Made The BluesAlfred A. Knopf
    Here is the first major biography in decades of the man who gave us such iconic songs as "St. Louis Blues," "The Memphis Blues," and "Beale Street Blues,"...
    Somebody ScreamRap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black PowerFaber And Faber
    For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued...
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    Lost HighwayThe True Story Of Country MusicSmithsonian Books
    The real history of the musicians, songwriters, and producers who made country music the "Voice of America."This is the definitive history of country...
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    Punk DiaryUltimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock 1970-1982Backbeat Books
    Punk Diary is a comprehensive chronicle of the punk rock era, combining for the first time in one volume the previously published Punk Diary and Post...
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    The Gospel Side Of ElvisBy Joe MoscheoCenter Street
    Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis was as a man, but as an artist as well. This book looks at his roots and the role of gospel...
    Sing Me Back HomeLove, Death and Country MusicFaber And Faber
    The years from about 1950 to 1970 were the golden age of twang. Country music's giants all strode the earth in those years: Hank Williams and Johnny...
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    Shout, Sister, ShoutThe Untold Story Of Sister Rosetta TharpeBeacon Press
    Though Elvis, Ginger Baker, Keith Richards and Jerry Lee Lewis paid her tribute, Sister Rosetta Tharpe's vast contribution to American musical history...
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    Soul CoversRhythm and Blues Remakes and the Struggle for Artistic IdentityDuke University Press
    Soul Covers is an engaging look at how three very different rhythm and blues performers, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and Phoebe Snow, used cover songs...
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    AzucarThe Biography Of Celia CruzReed Press
    Bargain price hard-back book! Biography of the great female salsa legend from growing up in Cuba to her success throughout the world.
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    Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-Tonk AngelsThe Women Of Barn Dance RadioUniversity Of Illinois Press
    Popular between the two world wars, American barn dance radio evoked comforting images of a nostalgic and stable past for listeners beset by economic...
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    Disenchanting Les Bon TempsIdentity and Authenticity in Cajun Music and DanceDuke University Press
    The expression laissez les bons temps rouler - 'let the good times roll' - conveys the sense of exuberance and good times associated with southern Louisiana's...
    Music From Behind The BridgeSteelband Spirit and Politics in Trinidad and TobagoOxford University Press
    Music from behind the Bridge tells the story of the steelband from the point of view of musicians who overcame the disadvantages of poverty and prejudice...
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    MusicaThe Rhythm of Latin America by Sue StewardChronicle Books
    Salsa, the irresistible dance music of the Spanish-speaking world, has made its way into the lives of millions around the globe. But salsa is only one...
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    Bebop1600 Recordings Reviewed and RatedMiller Freeman
    On the heels of swing, bebop lifted jazz from the dance floor and into an art form powered by virtuoso players. This engaging collection of essays, biographies...
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    Pickin On PeachtreeA History Of Country Music in AtlantaUniversity Of Illinois Press
    But for a few twists of fate, Atlanta could easily have grown to be the recording centre that Nashville is today. "Pickin' on Peachtree" traces Atlanta's...
    Song ManBy Will HodgkinsonBloomsbury
    Will Hodgkinson learned to play guitar for the first time at the not-so-tender age of 34. Now, bolstered by the truism that with three chords you can...
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    Grassroots Music In The Upper CumberlandUniversity Of Tennessee Press
    The bi-state Upper Cumberland region includes eight counties in Tennessee and eight counties in Kentucky. It is an area uniquely rich in traditional...
    Uncloudy DaysThe Gospel Music EncyclopediaBackbeat Books
    USA IMPORT BOOK OVER 50% OFF - MASSIVE!This comprehensive guide is a treasure chest of substantial profiles on the influential names in gospel music ...
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    Chasin The BirdThe Life and Legacy of Charlie ParkerOxford University Press
    Brian Priestley offers a marvelous biography of Charlie Parker ranging from his childhood in Kansas City to his final harrowing days in New York. Priestley...
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    The Art Pepper CompanionWritings On A Jazz OriginalCooper Square Press
    This compendium represents the absolute finest of hundreds of pieces written on Art Pepper over a "brilliant but cross-wired career spanning...
    The James Brown Reader by Nelson George50 Years Of Writing About The Godfather Of SoulPlume
    Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating...
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    Why Is This Country Dancing?A One Man Samba To The Beat Of BrazilCooper Square Press
    Details the major aspects of Brazilian popular music and its relation to the formation of national identity. Includes a wealth of musical history.
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    South By South WestA Road Map To Alternative CountrySanctuary Publishing
    Alternative country is one of the fastest growing genres in contemporary music. Following on from the stars of the 1970's who paved the way such as the...
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    I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love YouAretha Franklin, Respect And The Making Of A Soul MasterpieceSt. Martin's Press
    BARGAIN PRICE HARDBACK BOOK! The album that earned soul legend Aretha Franklin her first major hits, "I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You" was a pop...
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    Third CoastHow Hip-Hop Became A Southern ThingDa Capo Press
    Southern rap groovy book USA IMPORT PAPERBACK £6 Bargain! This book provides the first in-depth look at a regional phenomenon that has exploded into...
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    Steely DanReelin' In The YearsOmnibus Press
    Reelin' In The Years is the acclaimed biography of Steely Dan, now updated to include details of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's work during the Nineties...
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    Total ChaosThe Art And Aesthetics Of Hip Hop by Jeff ChangBasic Civitas Books
    This companion anthology to Jeff Chang's 'Can't Stop Won't Stop' is a deep, incisive look at the hip-hop arts movement in the voices of its pioneers, innovators,...
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    Accidental RevolutionThe Story Of GrungeSt. Martin's Griffin
    Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Hole and Alice in Chains are the names that come to mind when we talk about grunge. But never before has there been a complete history...
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    The Hardest Working ManHow James Brown Saved The Soul Of AmericaGotham
    £9.99 retail, £6.99 here!"James Sullivan examines James Brown’s role in saving Boston from the fires and riots that swept the U.S. after Martin Luther...
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    Rip It UpThe Black Experience In Rock 'N' RollPalgrave Macmillan
    When Mos Def, platinum-selling New York-based rapper, decided to make a foray into rock 'n roll he called his band "Jack Johnson." The name choice was...
    More Axe 3By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    the great more axe is back with articles and interviews with junior byles, justin hinds, culture, i jah man levi, prince hammer, trevor hartley and augustus...
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