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    Beale Street DynastySex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of MemphisNorton & Company
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 60% OFF !!!!! Between Reconstruction and Prohibition, Beale Street in Memphis thrived as a cauldron of sex and song, greed...
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    Small Town TalkSmall Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in the Wild Years of WoodstockDa Capo Press
    USA IMPORT BOOK 30% OFF Original priceThink 'Woodstock' and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival. But Woodstock itself was over sixty miles away,...
    Time and a WordThe Yes StorySoundcheck books
    OVER 50% OFF!!This book follows the tried and trusted Timeline format, with key events from the birth of Jon Anderson (1944) to the present day. Recorded...
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    Lindo Sonho Delirante 100 Psychedelic Records from Brazil (1968-1975) VOL 2by Bento AraujoPoeira Press
    Second volume of this killer book direct from Brazil!!! Wicked new Brazilian book featuring 100 post-Tropicalia and 70s Brazil records -with original...
    Being ElvisA Lonely LifeOrion books
    BEING ELVIS takes a clear-eyed look at the most-loved entertainer ever, and finds an unusual boy with a dazzling talent who grew up to change popular culture;...
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    The Mammoth Book of Bob DylanAn Anthology Edited by Sean EganRobinson
    Bob Dylan’'s impact on popular music has been incalculable. Having transformed staid folk music into a vehicle for coruscating social commentary, he then...
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    Book of LongingBy Leonard CohenPenguin
    Book of Longing is Leonard Cohen's first book of new poetry since Book of Mercy was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen's poetry written between...
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    Kill 'Em and LeaveSearching for the Real James BrownOrion books
    The music of James Brown was almost a genre in its own right, and he was one of the biggest and most influential cultural figures of the twentieth century....
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    CashThe Autobiography of Johnny CashHarper Collins
    This fascinating autobiography of the country music legend recounts the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs of his remarkable life. The...
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    The ProdigyThe Official Story - Electronic PunksIndependent Music Press
    THE PRODIGY have sold 25 million records and single-handedly reinvented the crossover between dance and rock music, with legendary songs such as 'Firestarter',...
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    Seriously Bad Album Covers!by Nick DiFonzoNew Holland
    There have been some truly awful album titles and designs over the last 50 years. Some covers may be doomed to awfulness by the artist's face-made-for-radio...
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    Guns and Ganjaby Don TaylorJohn Blake
    Man like Don Taylor (Marley's manager) telling it wild style.
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    The Mood ModernThe story of two of the world's greatest recorded music libraries: KPM (1956-1977) and Bruton Music (1978-1980)By Oliver LomaxVocalion Books
    Wicked new book about KPM and Bruton Music – two of the world’s greatest recorded music libraries! Introduction by the great KEITH MANSFIELD! This...
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    Vinyl . Album . Cover . ArtThe Complete Hipgnosis CatalogueThames & Hudson
    The complete, definitive and never-before-published catalogue of Hipgnosis. Founded in 1967 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and Peter Christopherson,...
    Young, Gifted & BlackThe Story of Trojan RecordsOmnibus Press
    Recently resurrected and now enjoying chart success in the 21st century, when it was formed Trojan Records epitomised the punk DIY ethic over a decade...
    The Soul Of New OrleansA Legacy Of Rhythm And BluesSwallow Publications
    Great book featuring studies and interviews with lots of 60s New Orleans legends. RECOMMENDED.
    Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heartby Kenneth Bilby
    This is the first book devoted to the studio musicians who were central to Jamaica's popular-music explosion. With color portraits and interview excerpts,...
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    Divine HorsemenThe Living Gods Of Haiti by Maya DerenDocumentext
    First published in 1953, Maya Deren's famous account of the Haitian deities, practitioners and rituals of Voudoun was written with the special insight...
    Soul of a Nation (BOOK)Art in the Age of Black Power
    BACK IN STOCK!!!!In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young Black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions...
    Breakout - Profiles in African RhythmBy Gary StewartChicago (1992)
    Features on Fela Kuti, Kanda Bongo Man, Docteur Nico, Sonny Okosuns, Afro-Beat and more.
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    Keith HaringBy Jeffrey Deitch, Suzanne Geiss and Julia GruenRizzoli New York
    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the artist's birth, this book is the intended to be a faithful posthumous execution of the project. Containing a...
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    Blues PeopleBy LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)Harper Perennial
    Seminal work from playwright, poet, critic and activist LeRoi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, in which the author traces the influence of jazz and...
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    Wake the Town and Tell the People:Dancehall Culture in Jamaica - By Norman StolzoffDuke University
    This is the one essential book on Dancehall (after Soul Jazz Records' "Dancehall", of course). A seriously in depth anthropological study of Jamaican Dancehall....
    Back in the Days Coloring Bookby Jamel ShabazzPowerhouse books
    How cool is this? Jamel Shazazz's iconic hip-hop photos made into a colouring book!
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    Born Fi DeadBy Laurie GunstCanongate
    Wicked book! Read the unbelievable but tree story of how the gang wars that began in Jamaica in the 1970s from the PNP and JLP political fighting led to...
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    African Musics in Context. Institutions, Culture, Identityby Thomas Solomon
    African Musics in Context discusses the place of performing arts in Ugandan society, archiving music and music sources, performing archival music, performing...
    CoversRetracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London
    Superb deluxe hardback book. "Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London" is a project by photographer Alex Bartsch documenting reggae album covers...
    A Love SupremeThe Story of John Coltrane's Classic album.Granta
    A copiously researched study of saxophone legend John Coltrane's signature album. Among the images published here for the first time are Coltrane's hand-written...
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    Basement Beehive: The Girl Group UndergroundVarious ArtistsNumero
    Who do we become when we live our dreams? It’s all here - the high hairdos, the dreams and schemes, the tender camp, the wedding bell fantasias and chaste...
    • The Four J’s – Will You Be My Love
    • The Chantells With The Aqua Lads – I'll Never Know
    • The Passionettes – My Fault
    • The Tonettes – I Gotta Know
    • Vickie & The Van Dykes – I Wanna Be A Winner
    • The Vandelettes – A Love Of Mine
    • The Devilettes – I'll Say Yes
    • Dot & The Velvelettes – Searching For My Man
    • 1. The Four J’s – Will You Be My Love
    • 2. The Chantells With The Aqua Lads – I'll Never Know
    • 3. The Passionettes – My Fault
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    African RhythmsThe Autobiography of Randy WestonDuke University Press
    OVER 60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE !!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Essential book - buy me! The pianist, composer,...
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    Time And Memory In Reggae MusicThe Politics Of HopeManchester University Press
    On the basis of a body of reggae songs from the 1970s and late 1990s, this book offers a sociological analysis of memory, hope and redemption in reggae...
    Where Did Our Love Go?The Rise And Fall Of The Motown SoundOmnibus Press
    Secondhand paperback in good conditionThe acclaimed best selling story of Tamla Motown records - the most successful independent record label in the world....
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    Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of SudanVarious ArtistsOstinato Records
    Superb follow up to the essential 'Sweet As Broken Dates' and 'Synthesize the Soul', this gem, 'Two Niles to Sing a Melody' revives the enchanting harmonies,...
    • Emad Youssef – Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
    • Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak – Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait (I Wish I Had Known)
    • Kamal Tarbas – Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb (Forget Those That Divide Us)
    • Madjzoub Ounsa – Arraid Arraid Ya Ahal (Love, Love Family)
    • Khojali Osman – Malo Law Safeetna Inta (What If You Resolve What’s Between Us?)
    • Zaidan Ibrahim – Ma Hammak Azabna (You Don’t Care About My Suffering) (Live)
    • Saied Khalifa – Igd Allooli (The Pearl Necklace)
    • Taj Makki – Ma Aarfeen Nagool Shino! (We Don’t Know What to Say!)
    • Hanan Bulu Bulu – Alamy Wa Shagiya (My Pain And Suffering) (Live)
    • Abdelmoniem Ekhaldi – Droob A Shoag (Paths To Love)
    • Samira Dunia – Galbi La Tahwa Tani (My Heart, Don’t Fall in Love Again)
    • محمد وردي – Al Sourah (The Photo)
    • Abdullah Abdelkader – Al Zaman Zamanak (It’s Your Time)
    • Mustafa Modawi & Ibrahim El Hassan – Al Wilaid Al Daif (The Youth Who Came as a Guest)
    • Ibrahim El Kashif – Elhabeeb Wain? (Where is My Sweetheart?)
    • محمد وردي – Al Mursal (The Messenger)
    • 1. Emad Youssef – Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
    • 2. Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak – Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait (I Wish I Had Known)
    • 3. Kamal Tarbas – Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb (Forget Those That Divide Us)
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    Brazilian Music Workshopby Antonio AdolfoAdvance Music
    WOW! - Music Book by Antonio Adolfo w/CD, nice pix!Brazilian Music Workshop concentrates not only on the Brazilian styles which are played extensively...
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    Music Is The Weapon Of The FutureFifty Years Of African Popular MusicLawrence Hill Books
    Secondhand book in good condition, stickers on cover, insides cleanFrom the unique voice of Salif Keita and the hard funk of Fela Kuti to the poignant...
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    Rap-UpThe Ultimate Guide To Hip-Hop and R&BGrand Central Publishing
    s/hand paperback original
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    Sacred SteelInside an African American Steel Guitar TraditionUniversity of Illinois Press
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Author Robert L. Stone follows the sound of steel guitar into the...
    Mary WellsThe Tumultuous Life of Motown's First SuperstarChicago Review Press
    66% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!!Complete with never-before-revealed details about the sex, violence,...
    Listening in DetailPerformances of Cuban MusicDuke University Press
    OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!"Listening in detail" is a method invested in opening up, rather...
    Tell Tchaikovsky the NewsRock ’n’ Roll, the Labor Question, and the Musicians’ Union, 1942–1968Duke University Press
    OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! For two decades after rock music emerged in the 1940s, the American...
    TangoThe Art History of Love (Robert Farris Thompson)Vintage Books
    NEARLY 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! A generously illustrated book in which renowned art historian Farris...
    SubstanceInside New OrderDey St.
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY DELUXE USA IMPORT EDITION HARDBACK BOOK!!! Following on from his bestselling titles The Haçienda and Unknown Pleasures,...
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    Dreams to RememberOtis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern SoulLiveright
    60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! DELUXE USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!!!Based on numerous new interviews and prodigious research, Dreams to...
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    Cumbia!Scenes of a Migrant Latin American Music GenreDuke University Press
    60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! Cumbia is a musical form that originated in northern Colombia and then...
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    The Chicano ArchivesThe Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American RecordingsUCLA Chicano Studies
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY DELUXE USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! The Strachwitz Frontera Collection is the largest repository...
    Music in Africaby Adana Dzemila
    Africa is such a large and diverse continent. Outside Africa, there is often only talk about Africa as one country: For example Tunisia and Tanzania could...
    Northern Sun, Southern MoonEurope's Reinvention of JazzYale University Press
    100% ESSENTIAL BOOK ON EUROPEAN JAZZUSA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK. 70% OFF!!!! £8 ONLY!Until the 1960s American jazz, for all its improvisational and rhythmic...
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    Pieces Of A ManGil Scott-Heron - By Marcus Baram
    OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,"...
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    The Evolution of MannHerbie Mann and the Flute in JazzHal Leonard
    60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! More than any other musician, Herbie Mann was responsible for establishing...
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    Herbie HancockPossibilitiesViking
    OVER 60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! This reflective and invaluable memoir tells the story...
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