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    The Rolling StonesOn Air in the SixtiesHarper Design
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    A Man Called DestructionThe Life and Music of Alex ChiltonPenguin
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    Parental Discretion Is AdvisedThe Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta RapAtria Books
    USA HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!!!!Discover the stunning rise, fall, and legacy of N.W.A, one of America’s most revered and iconic enduring music groups, who...
    Hip Hop: The Complete Archivesby Steven Hager
    Early rap text - good book!
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    The BerimbauSoul Of Brazilian MusicUniversity Press Of Mississippi
    The berimbau, a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This study explores the berimbau's stature...
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    JerkBarbecue From Jamaica (1990)The Crossing Press
    Here's a review! "My husband and I have tried numerous recipies from this cookbook and each one has turned out 100% successful!! Helen has captured the...
    You Better Work! Underground Dance Music In New YorkKai FikentscherNew England
    Oh yes! A little gem of a book - For anyone interested in Larry Levan, Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Claussel, Krivit, Louie Vega, Frankie Knucles, Vinyl...
    Sun RaCollected Works Vol 1 - Immeasurable EquationPhaelos
    Edited by Adam Abraham, son of Saturn Research founder Alton Abraham, this volume contains over 260 cosmic poems and prose originally published individually...
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    Disco PatrickThe Bootleg Guide To: Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco MedleysDisco Patrick
    BACK IN STOCK!!£10 off original price!!This is the ultimate reference book that deals with the uncharted mysteries of disco acetates and bootleg vinyl...
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    Afro-Brazilian Percussion Guide CandombleBy Kirk Brundage
    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil is an important cradle of Afro-Brazilian culture, and home to musical styles that form the bedrock of much of today's popular sounds....
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    Once in a Great CityA Detroit StorySimon & Schuster
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    StrayhornAn Illustrated LifeBolden
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    Rolling Stones Fansby Joseph SzaboDamiani
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    Brasilby Kristin CappDamiani
    Brasil is a photographic exploration of culture, landscape and light by the photographer Kristin Capp. Shooting in black-and-white film with a Rolleiflex...
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    Love in VainRobert Johnson 1911-1938, the Graphic NovelFaber & Faber
    50% OFF LOVELY DELUXE USA HARDBACK GRAPHIC NOVEL Wicked graphic novel tells the story of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson Exploring the stories and...
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    Chuck D PresentsThis Day in Rap and Hip-Hop HistoryCassell
    NEARLY 70% OFF!!! WICKED USA HARDBACK NEW BOOK NICE TEXT NICE GRAPHIXThis massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the...
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    Reckless DaughterA Portrait of Joni MitchellHarper Collins
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    Derek BaileyAnd the Story of Free ImprovisationVerso
    £10 OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! This brilliant biography of the cult guitar player makes you forget everything you think you know about jazz improvisation,...
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    The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal AlbumsBy Will FriedwaldPantheon
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    How Music Dies (or Lives)Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the ArtsAllWorth Press
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    I Hear America SingingFolk Music and National IdentityTemple University Press
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    Going PlatinumKISS, Donna Summer, and How Neil Bogart Built Casablanca RecordsLyons Press
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    RawMy Journey Into the Wu-TangPicador
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    JoniThe AnthologyPicaador
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    Grown-Up AngerThe Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913Harper
    Import USA Hardback edition book OVER 60% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!A tour de force of storytelling years in the making: a dual biography of two of the...
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    Sick on YouThe Disastrous Story of the Hollywood Brats, the Greatest Band You've Never Heard ofBlue Rider Press
    Import USA paperback edition book NEARLY 50% OFF!! MOJO magazine's 2015 Book of the Year, the outrageous true story of the Hollywood Brats--the greatest...
    Queen of BebopThe Musical Lives of Sarah VaughanEcco
    NEARLY 60% OFF!!! DELUXE USA NEW HARDBACK BOOKQueen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential...
    Once upon a time in ShaolinThe Untold Story of the Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1Flat Iron Books
    Import USA Hardback edition book OVER 60% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!A surreal tale of secret recordings, the Wu-Tang Clan, baffled customs agents, the...
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    KitchA Fictional Biography of a Calypso IconPeepal Tree
    Combining life-writing with poetic prose, Anthony Joseph gets to the heart of the man behind the music and the myth, reaching behind the sobriquet to present...
    Grime KidsThe Inside Story of the Global Grime TakeoverTrapeze
    A group of kids in the 2000s had a dream to make their voice heard - and this book documents their seminal impact on today's pop culture.
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    House MusicWhat Happened to You?Austin Macauley Publishers
    House Music, What Happened to You? is a book written about the social dynamics of music. It focuses its attention on the beginning of house music from...
    Art MastersBasquiatSelf Made Hero
    The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) would come to define the vibrant New York art scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s....
    BasquiatBoom for RealPrestel
    Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO. He went on to work on...
    Do You Remember House?Chicago's Queer of Color UndergroundsOxford University Press
    Today, no matter where you are in the world, you can turn on a radio and hear the echoes and influences of Chicago house music. Do You Remember House?...
    Art Sex MusicCosey Fanni TuttiFaber & Faber
    Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential...
    Basquiat-ismsEdited by Larry WarshPrinceton University Press
    A collection of essential quotations and other writings from artist and icon Jean-Michel Basquiat One of the most important artists of the late twentieth...
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    Class of 88Find the warehouse. Lose the hitmen. Pump the beats.Virgin Books
    When the Summer of Love hit Britain in ’88, Wayne Anthony embraced the bright new world of dance music, MDMA and all-night celebrations. But alongside...
    Kim GordonGirl In A BandFaber & Faber
    In 'Girl In A Band' Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. She writes frankly about her...
    The Second Summer of LoveHow Dance Music Took Over the WorldJohn Blake
    In 1987, four friends from London, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker, took a week-long holiday to Ibiza. What they saw there,...
    Warhol on BasquiatThe Iconic Relationship Told in Andy Warhol's Words and PicturesTaschen
    Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat's complex relationship captivated the art world then and now. At a time when Warhol was already world famous and the...
    Traveling SoulThe Life Of Curtis MayfieldChicago Review Press
    Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the civil rights movement:...
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    Girls To The FrontThe True Story of the Riot Grrrl RevolutionHarper Perennial
    Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of the Riot Grrrl movement—the radical feminist punk uprising that exploded into the public eye...
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    Choro: A Social History of A Brazilian Popular MusicBy Tamara Elena Livingston-Isenhour and Thomas George Caracas GarciaUniversity of Indiana Press
    Choro is a type of Brazilian popular music similar in background to the celebrated Cuban son of Buena Vista Social Club fame. Choro started in Rio de Janeiro...
    The Can Bookby Pascal BussySAF Publishing
    Rare out of print book on the Cansters
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      Original secondhand book/ has some wear, bit of creasing otherwise good condition
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    Wild DayzPhotos by BeezerTangent Books
    As a photographer Beezer was in a unique position in Bristol in the 1980s. Close friends with the Wild Bunch (later to become Massive Attack) and other...
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    Mama Lola: A Voodoo Priestess in BrooklynBy Karen McCarthy BrownUniversity of California
    Karen McCarthy Brown's "Mama Lola" challenges stereotypes of Vodou by offering an intimate portrait of African-based religion in everyday life. She explores...
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    Memphis Rent PartyThe Blues, Rock & Soul in Music's HometownBloomsbury
    WICKED BOOK!!!USA HARDBACK BOOK NEARLY 50% OFF!!!!The fabled city of Memphis has been essential to American music--home of the blues, the birthplace of...
    The Execution of Sun Raby Thomas StanleyWasteland Press
    This book is not a biography, it is an explanation of how Sun Ra was executed in this world and on this planet.