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    The Last Holiday - A MemoirGil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream. And Stevie Wonder had a dream. This is a book about dreams.' In the autumn of 1980, Stevie Wonder invited Gil Scott-Heron...
    Fucked Up + PhotocopiedThe Instant Art of the Punk Rock MovementGingko Press
    Raw, brazen and totally intense, Fucked Up + Photocopied is a collection of frenetic flyers produced for the American punk scene between 1977 and 1985....
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    JacoThe Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco PastoriusBackbeat Books
    A fitting tribute to the troubled genius who revolutionized electric bass playing and bridged the gaps between jazz, R&B, rock, and funk. From his...
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    Life & Afterlife In BeninPhotography In The Service Of Ethnographoi RealismPhaidon Press
    Photography plays a role in most of our lives - but rarely in our deaths. If you happened to live in the West African country of Benin during the 1960s...
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    In a Silent Way: A Portrait of Joe ZawinulBy Brian GlasserSanctuary
    This book is a "must have" for any fans of Fusion or Modern jazz music. It details the extraordinary life and career of JOE ZAWINUL, probably best known...
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    Che: A Graphic BiographyBy Spain Rodriguez Verso
    A graphic biography of the most iconic revolutionary figure of the twentieth century. Since his death in 1967, Ernesto “Che” Guevara has become...
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    The Last Temptation Of Sun RaA Fable by Marc KaplanXlibris
    Like Sun Ra, Marc Kaplan is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. 'The Last Temptation of Sun Ra', his first novel, imagines the return of Ra (aka Sonny Blount)...
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    AnacaonaThe Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-Girl Dance Band by Alicia CastroAtlantic Books
    GROOVY HARDBACK AMERICAN IMPORT - OVER 60% OFF!!!! Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest...
    Nile Rodgers Le FreakNile RodgersOrion
    Nile Rodgers is a founding member of Chic, and one of the world's most successful music producers. He wrote 'We are Family' for Sister Sledge and 'I'm...
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    Bob Dylan Chronicles Volume OneBy Bob DylanPocket Books
    The book is a delight to read since Dylan's prose flows, and the book is most decidedly a page turner. He provides many insights into his thinking as he...
    Country Fried Soul: Adventures in Dirty South Hip-HopBy Tamara PalmerBackbeat
    Book description: The new sound of the South, exemplified by platinum and multi-platinum artists like OutKast, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Ludacris,...
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    I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of SoulBy James BrownNew American Library
    James Brown has always been a fascinating, controversial figure. From his humble childhood in Georgia, he went on to change the face of American music...
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    Castles Made Of Sound: The Story Of Gil EvansBy Larry HicockDa Capo Press
    AMERICAN IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK cheaper than Amazon! Gil Evans is the man! "Gil Evans was once described by Miles Davis as "the greatest musician in the...
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    Always Been There: Rosanne Cash, "The List", and the Spirit of Southern MusicBy Michael StreisgeuthDa Capo Press
    In 1973, Rosanne Cash’s father gave her a list of 100 songs, many from the Southern tradition, that he felt a young musician had to know.Always Been...
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    New York Is Now!: The New Wave of Free JazzBy Phil FreemanTelegraph
    For nearly 20 years, a group of musicians has been making music in the tradition of pioneers such as Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and John Coltrane,...
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    The Nigger FactoryBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Gil Scott-Heron's second novel, The Nigger Factory is a scornful statement on the way in which human beings are conditioned to think. On the campus...
    The Definition of Bounce Between Ups & Downs in New OrleansGarrett County Press
    Bounce music is a cultural thing. It's like jazz and blues. It's birthed in the United States.It's a product of New Orleans, Louisiana. DJ, producer and...
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    Culture Clash : Dread Meets Punk RockersBy Don LettsSAF
    A firsthand account in the words of the legendary Don Letts of the links he forged between the roots reggae sounds of his culture and the quickly growing...
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    The Rough Guide to CubaBy Fiona McAuslanPenguin Books Ltd
    Guide to everything in Cuba!
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    Miles Davis - The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68By Keith WatersOxford University Press Inc
    The influence of Miles Davis's "second great quintet," consisting of Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter...
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    Sacred Drums of Liberation : Religions and Music of Resistance in Africa and the DiasporaBy Ohadike, Don C.Africa Research & Publications
    Sacred Drums of Liberation chronicles the struggle for peoples of African descent to overcome slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonial hegemony. Tracing...
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    Tamla Motown : The Stories Behind the UK SinglesBy Terry WilsonCherry Red Books
    The Motown bible! While providing a full discography of Tamla Motown's UK singles, this book tells the stories behind them in fascinating detail, turning...
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    Miles Davis: We Want MilesBy Vincent BessieresRizzoli International Publications
    This is a very cool, very big book! The most comprehensive book on the artist to date, offering an insightful look into the legendary musician and his...
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    The Essential Northern Soul Price GuideBy Tim BrownGardners Books
    Bob Marley and the Golden Age of ReggaeKim Gottlieb-WalkerTitan Books Ltd
    "Bob Marley: The Golden Age of Reggae" is a testimony in previously unpublished pictures of some of the greatest years of Bob Marley's career and the history...
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    Mod : Clean Living Under Very Difficult Circimstances - A Very British PhenomenonRawlings, TerryOmnibus Press
    Terry Rawling's book perfectly captures the look and soul of Mod. Tracing its roots back to London's Soho of the Forties, he unearths every impulse and...
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    Numero 33Light: On The South Side Book & LPNumero Group
    'Light: On The South Side' gathers for the first time over 100 of these images, as Numero shines its own strobe on yet another dark corner of the past! ...
    • arlean brown – i'm a streaker baby
    • bobby rush – bowlegged woman
    • little mac simmons – the same one
    • andrew brown – you made me suffer
    • lucille span – woman's l'b
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    Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
    Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...
    Labels UnlimitedImmediate RecordsBlack Dog Publishing
    Immediate Records tells the story of one of the UK's most prestigious independent record labels. With text by Simon Spence, Immediate Records tells the...
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    Welcome to NigeriaBy E.KerrHatchette
    Loads of stuff about Nigeria! This is our kind of book - informative and interesting.
    Punk House : Interiors in AnarchyBy Thurston Moore and Abby BanksAbrams
    The 'punkhouse' may come in any number of forms. Perhaps the most common type is one in which a large number of like-minded people cram into a space meant...
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    Graffiti KingsNew York City Mass Transit Art Of The 1970'sAbrams
    Graffiti Kings is the definitive book on New York’s subway graffiti movement, an unprecedented creative explosion that occurred across the five boroughs...
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    Hip Hop FilesPhotographs 1979-1984From Here To Fame
    Seminal hip-hop photography book! Martha Cooper (whose pics have also graced a number of Soul Jazz Records releases) was a photo-journalist living in...
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    Rastafari? Rasta For YouRastafarianism ExplainedAthena Press
    Kelleyana Junique blows the smoke away from the questions many people have in their minds about Rastafarians (Rastas) and their life in Jamaica. What do...
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    Dub In BabylonUnderstanding The Evolution And Significance Of DubEquinox
    A cultural and musical history of dub from its early days in Jamaica to the decline of post-punk in early-1980s Britain. This book also looks at dub...
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    The Small Axe Guide To Reggae 68-70By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Record information - j.a. recorded 45's not issued in u.k. from 1968-70 = 114,  j.a. & u.k. recorded 45's issued in u.k. from 1968-70 = 4873. This...
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    The Small Axe Guide To DubJim DooleyMuzik Tree
    The aim of this book is to provide a good sampling rather than an exhaustive look at dub. A wicked read for anybody looking for further information on...
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    Re-Make/Re-ModelBecoming Roxy MusicDa Capo Press
    In 1972 an English rock band released its first album to instant critical acclaim: Roxy Music. Here was a group that looked as though it came not only...
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    Up Close:Elvis PresleyPuffin Books
    Elvis Presley made a sound so different it ushered in a new kind of music: rock and roll. He was able to combine gospel, honky-tonk, country and rhythm...
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    Live At The MasqueNightmare In Punk AlleyGingko Press
    Killer punk photos at a bargain price!!! ‘The Masque’ was Brendan Mullen’s grimy basement club in late 70’s Los Angeles where...
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    Bob Marley And The WailersThe Definitive DiscographyRounder Books
    Amazing Bob Marley And The Wailers discography at an amazing price!!! For the first time ever, all the recordings made by Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer and...
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    Hot BurritosThe True Story Of The Flying Burrito BrothersJawbone Press
    Country-rock renegades, outlaws, desperados in sequined Nudie suits on the lam from the commercial music machine with a dream to pull rock music back from...
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    Highlife Music In West AfricaBy Sonny OtiMalthouse Press
    A posthumous publication, the book is an excursion into the origins and development of Highlife music in West Africa. Although highlife music belongs to...
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    The BreaksStylin' And Profilin' 1982-1990powerHouse Books
    In the fall of 1982, celebrated photographer of the British music scene Janette Beckman moved to New York City, where she found hip hop on the edge of...
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    Sound Clash (2004)Jamaican Dancehall Culture At LargePalgrave Macmillan
    Megawattage sound systems have blasted the electronically enhanced riddims and tongue twisting lyrics of Jamaica's dancehall DJs across the globe. This...
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    NEW EDITION The Music Library - Graphic Art and SoundBy Jonny TrunkSterling Publishing
    'Library Music', also known as source music and occasionally mood music, was made for people who needed cheap background music for commercials, animations,...
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    Hold On To Your DreamsArthur Russell And The Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992Duke University Press
    If you are in anyway interested in Arthur Russell then you have to buy this book! 400-odd pages of seriously researched stuff - this is Arthur Russell's...
    The Last PartyStudio 54, Disco & The Culture Of The NightItBooks
    Anthony Haden-Guest's 'I was there' study of Studio 54 - the music, the stars, the drugs. Essential. Hardback original is secondhand  (without...
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    ReggaetonA Selection Of EssaysDuke University Press
    A hybrid of reggae and rap, reggaeton is a music with Spanish-language lyrics and Latin-Caribbean aesthetics that has taken Latin America, the United States,...
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    So WhatThe Life Of Miles Davis by John SzwedSimon & Schuster
    Musical genius, visionary artist, enigma - more than ten years after his death, Miles Davis still looms large as a cultural icon. In this biography ...
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