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Earthquake on Orange StreetBuster's Jamaican Singles Story
New book/zine - Full discography, nice pics, wicked label scans - a work of love - it's the bomb! Only 10 squid!A4 55 pages
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....
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,...
Reggae : From Mento to DancehallBy Werner TroederLMH Publishing
This compendium of reggae features, in alphabetical order, the history of Jamaican music from the derivation of Mento to Dancehall. It includes the discography...
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Graham GreeneThe ComediansVintage
Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt 'Papa Doc' and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the...
CoversRetracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London
"Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London" is a project by photographer Alex Bartsch documenting reggae album covers shot in London between 1967...
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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...
BackbeatEarl Palmer's StorySmithsonian Institute Press
USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF. INTERESTED IN NEW ORLEANS FUNK - 100%read about New Orleans finest drummer!There he is, drumming on "Tutti Frutti," "You've...
Bop ApocalypseJazz, Race, the Beats, and DrugsDa Capo Press
USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 40% OFF. RECOMMENDEDWith an intricate storyline that unites engaging characters and themes and reads like a novel, Bop Apocalypse...
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Eye Of The SixtiesRichard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern ArtFarrar, Straus and Giroux
USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!!! Art and stuff, 60s innitA man with a preternatural ability to find emerging artists, Richard Bellamy was one of the...
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...
The Jesus and Mary ChainBarbed Wire KissesPolygon
USA IMPORT BOOK OVER 50% OFF!!! This book is the fierce, frank and funny tale of the Jesus and Mary Chain, told by the band members and their associates...
Psychedelia and Other ColoursBy Rob ChapmanFaber & Faber
USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!! INTRODUCTION BY ANDY WEATHERALL!!!Sitars and Sergeant Pepper, surfadelica and the Soft Machine, light shows and love-ins...
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One Ring CircusExtreme Wrestling in the Minor LeaguesArsenal Pulp Press
USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF - KILLER! (literally)Disco Fury. Wrathchild. Bam-Bam Bambi. Ladies Choice. Gorgeous Michelle Starr. Welcome to the...
A Little HistoryPhotographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts 1981 - 2013Allen & Unwin
USA IMPORT BOOK OVER 50% OFF!A Little History is an extraordinary document, tracking Nick Cave's creative career from the apoplectic extravagance of The...
Chucks!The Phenomenon of Converse: Chuck Taylor All StarsSkyhorse Publishing
USA IMPORT BOOK - 40% OFF. All about CONVERSE innitIn this book, shoe enthusiast Hal Peterson takes an in-depth look at the history, significance, and...
Willin'The Story of Little FeatDa Capo Press
USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK. CURRENTLY £40 on Amazon!The saga of the legendary Los Angeles band Little Feat is one of rock'n' roll's great stories. Formed...
States of DecayUrbex New York & Americas Forgotten North EastCarpet Bombing Culture
USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!! DEEP PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK!From NYC to the infamous Rust Belt, once home to America's heavy industry, States of Decay brings...
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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.
All Crews: Journey's Through Jungle/Drum & Bass CultureBy Brian Belle-FortuneVision Publishing
BACK IN STOCK!!!Killer book on the evolution of Jungle and Drum and Bass in the UK. The raves, the shops, the djs, the mcs. Essential!"The Definitive book...
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Dub : Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in ReggaeBy Michael E. VealWesleyan University Press
USA IMPORTGreat book on Dub. Michael Veal has also written an excellent book on Fela Kuti and wrote the sleevenotes for Studio One Dub 2 on Soul Jazz...
Lindo Sonho Delirante 100 Psychedelic Records from Brazil (1968-1975)by Bento AraujoPoeira Press
Direct from Brazil - Wicked new Brazilian book featuring 100 post-Tropicalia psychedelic records and their artwork that followed...
Sounds and ColoursArgentinaSounds and Colours
An alternative guide to Argentine culture full of essays on activist art, marginalised movements and underground music, as well as unexpected stories about...
Sounds and ColoursBrazilSounds and Colours
Sounds and Colours Brazil is an excellent book and CD focused on Brazilian music and culture. Comprising nearly 50 articles, plus illustrations and photos...
Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983By Tim Lawrence
Here we go .. massive NYC dancefloor 500+ page book by the excellent Tim Lawrence - who wrote Love Saves The Day and also has written for Soul Jazz...
Sounds and ColoursPeruSounds and Colours
Book, CD and DVD taking a look at contemporary Peruvian culture, and the musical, cultural and folkloric icons that continue to have a big impact on country’s...
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Fela : This Bitch Of A Life By Carlos Moore (2009)The Authorized Biography Of Africa's Musical GeniusLawrence Hill Books
Revealing the hidden facts of this African superstar's complex personality and the truth about his tumultuous existence, this unique biography is based...
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...
The Last Days of DetroitMotor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial GiantBodley Head
Mark Binelli returned to live in his native Detroit after a break of many years. He tells the story of the boom and the bust – and of the new society...
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Small Axe Bookzine 16Bob AndyMuzik Tree
Great interview with Jamaican singer Bob Andy about his time at Studio 1 with Coxsone, as member of The Paragons, duets with Marcia Griffiths and his solo...
Small Axe Bookzine 19Dennis AlcaponeMuzik Tree
Legendary Jamaican DJ Dennis Alcapone talking with Small Axe author Ray Hurford about working with Studio 1, Duke Reid, Lee Perry, Keith Hudson and Striker...
Small Axe Bookzine 17Willi WilliamsMuzik Tree
Again in conversation with Ray Hurford, Willi Williams touches on his time at Studio 1, his huge hit "Armagideon Time" working with Yabby U and his solo...
Seismographic SoundsVisions of a New WorldNorient
Visions of a New World introduces you to a contemporary world of distinct music, sounds and music videos. Niche Music from Johannesburg to Helsinki, Jakarta...
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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We B* GirlzPhotographs by Martha CooperpowerHouse Books
In 1985, B-Boys were all the rage, but where were the girls? Fast-forward twenty years for the answer: We B*Girlz, a lively look at the hot and happenin’...
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