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    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:...
    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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    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.
    Songs of The UnsungBy Horace TapscottDuke University Press
    "Songs of the Unsung" is the autobiography of Los Angeles jazz musician and activist Horace Tapscott (1934-1999). A pianist who ardently believed in the...
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    HaringBy Alexandra KolossaTaschen
    Art is for Everybody: The artist as activist. One of the key figures in the New York art world of the 1980s, Keith Haring created a signature style that...
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    From Jazz Funk & Fusion To Acid JazzThe History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene By SnowboyAuthorHouse
    This is the first time the history of the uniquely British 'Jazz Dance' scene has been documented in such depth, written over a period of 10 years by Mark...
    Back In The Days Photographs By Jamel ShabazzpowerHouse Books
    Amazing, genius photographs of New York hip-hop fashion and culture taken by Jamel Shabazz between 1980 and 1989. Intro by Fab Five Freddy. As stylish...
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    Hartmut Geerken and Chris TrentSun Ra - Omniverse (2nd Edition)Art Yard
    Twenty years after its first publication, Art Yard present the fully revised 2nd edition of Hartmut Geerken’s long unobtainable book 'Omniverse –...
    Make Some SpaceTuning Into Total Refreshment CentreBy Emma WarrenSweet Machine Press
    Shabaka Hutchings , Nubya Garcia, Sons of Kemet - read how the new jazz scene started in this wicked book about The Total Refreshment Centre. Included...
    PeachesA Chronicle of the Stranglers: 1974 - 1990Soundcheck books
    The Stranglers were at the vanguard of punk and new wave whilst never really being accepted as 'proper' punks. Still going to this day, but without original...
    CholombianosBy Amanda WatkinsTrilce Ediciones
    WICKED LARGE FORMAT USA PHOTO BOOK OVER 50% OFF PRICE!!!!!More than 150 photos on the urban subculture born out of the rich 'sonidero' tradition in Monterrey:...
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    White Trash UncutBy Christopher MakosGlitterati Incorporated
    DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK - OVER 60% OFF!!!New York, East Village. punky, edgy, grooviness - seminal 1977 book, "uptown" and...
    Mad MusicCharles Ives - The Nostalgic RebelFore Edge
    OVER 50% OFF. DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA IMPORT HARDBACK. Currently £25 on AmazonMad Music is the story of Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954), the innovative...
    Gram ParsonsGod's Own SingerSoundcheck books
    Gram Parsons was a contradiction. Born into a wealthy Southern family he embraced country music, which was traditionally the preserve of poor whites. He...
    Late Century DreamMovements in the US Indie Music Undergroundblack dog publishing
    50% OFF. DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA IMPORT PAPERBACK. KILLER!Late Century Dream looks at a number of underground regional scenes in the US through the fertile...
    Jazz Album Price GuideGoldmine 3rd EditionThompson
    LARGE FORMAT USA BOOK 50% OFF - good book to argue with! Backed with a rich history and appreciation for the genre, and featuring nearly 50,000 vinyl...
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    Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called QuestBy Hanif AbdurraqibUniversity of Texas Press
    Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into A Tribe Called Quest's history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how their distinctive sound...
    Life On Tour With BowieA Genius RememberedMusic Press
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!"When David sat down later, he tucked one leg up under him and I noticed that the sole of his shoe was as clean as the day he...
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    Inside OutA Personal History of Pink FloydWeidenfeld&Nicolson
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!One of the most fascinating rock bands ever, Pink Floyd was formed in 1965. After a year in the London 'underground' experimenting...
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    TarantulaBy Bob DylanHarper Perennial
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Written in 1966, ‘Tarantula’ is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was...
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    Signifying RappersBy David Foster Wallace & Mark CostelloPenguin
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Signifying Rappers is an old-school classic from David Foster Wallace and his friend and room-mate Mark Costello, first published...
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    Strange FascinationDavid Bowie: The Definitive StoryVirgin Books
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates,...
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    Last of The GiantsGuns N' Roses The True StoryTrapeze
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have...
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    Spider From MarsMy Life with BowieBy Woody WoodmanseySidgwick & Jackson
    HARDBACK BOOK ONLY £8 - 60% OFFF!!!!! In 1970 David Bowie and his bass player Tony Visconti had some ideas for a new sound that could make the impact...
    Keyboard PresentsSynth GodsBlackbeat Books
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!From the pages of "Keyboard" magazine, "Keyboard Presents Synth Gods" spotlights artists who did much more than just play synthesizers:...
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    The Beatles LyricsThe Beatles: LyricsThe Unseen Story Behind Their MusicWeidenfield & Nicolson
    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Over 100 handwritten manuscripts of the Beatles' original lyrics, tracked down from friends of the band, museums, universities...
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    Mick Ronson The Definitive BiographyThe Spider with the Platinum HairMusic Press Books
    Mick Ronson was a lot more than just the guitarist for Ziggy Stardust. This fully updated first biography is full of first-hand recollections by those...
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    CuredThe Tale of two imaginary boysQuercus Editions
    60% OFF. HARDBACK BOOK. KILLER! Coming of age in Thatcher's Britain in the late 70s and early 80s was really tough, especially if you lived in Crawley....
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    Detroit 67The Year That Changed SoulBy Stuart CosgrovePolygon
    WICKED BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey...
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    The Story of MotownBy Peter BenjaminsonRare bird books
    In January 1959 Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and founded the Detroit-based record company that in less than a decade was to become the largest...
    Hipgnosis PortraitsWith 366 illustrations in colour and black and whiteThames & Hudson
    In just fifteen years, Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Po Powell and Peter Christopherson) established themselves as the most important design collective...
    Ramblin' ManThe Life And Times Of Woody GuthrieW. W. Norton
    NEARLY 50% OFF USA IMPORT PAPERBACKThe groundbreaking biography of America's balladeer, released for the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth in July...
    America's MistressThe Life and Times of Eartha KittQuercus
    40% OFF!!!! UK PAPERBACKEartha Kitt was a skinny, mixed-race woman with an odd, angular face, who seduced fifties white America into thinking that she...
    Sammy Davis Jr.A Personal Journey with My FatherRunning Press
    60% OFF!!!! DELUXE UK HARDBACK - nice! Sammy Davis is the man!Nicknamed Mr. Show Business, Sammy Davis Jr. was a consummate performer who sang, danced,...
    GoldieAll Things RememberedFaber & Faber
    50% OFF!!!!!! PAPERBACKThe man, the myth, the man ... Who better to tell the story of the gentrification of a musical genre than the man who started out...
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    The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling StonesBy Rich CohenHeadline Publishing
    OVER 50% OFF!!!!! PAPERBACKRich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their sway - privy...