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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...
    Lance Out LoudBy Pat LoudGlitterati Incorporated
    50% OFF !!!!! STUNNING LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK 100s pix and text 200+ pages This book is in the style of a Warholian scrapbook, with pictures,...
    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...
    Jason D'Aquino'sCircus ABCRead Leaf
    A wondrous piece of alphabetry, portraying early 20th century circus and carnival acts deftly rendered by miniaturist and tattoo artist Jason D'Aquino....
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    Home-Made EuropeContemporary Folk ArtifactsFuel
    60% OFF. NICE SMALL HARDBACK BOOK. In this second volume of home-made artifacts, Russian artist Vladimir Arkhipov has travelled across Europe to further...
    For the RecordConversations with People Who Have Shaped the Way We Listen to MusicGestalten
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK 300+ pgs BOOK - OVER 50% OFF!!Interviews, text, pix w/ (check this out) DJ Harvey, Patrick Adams, Lee Perry,...
    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...
    Warhol & MapplethorpeGuise & DollsYale University Press
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK - 60% OFF!! A landmark examination of iconic and provocative portraits by Warhol and Mapplethorpe, presented...
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    The NewsstandIndependently Published: Zines, Magazines, Journals and Artist BooksSkira Rizzoli
    50% OFF USA IMPORT TEXTURED BOOK - VERY STYLISH! Wicked fanzines inside The Newsstand was a pop-up conceptual retail store that transformed an ordinary...
    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...
    Ron GalellaNew YorkDamiani
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK - OVER 60% OFF!!! This is the first Ron Galella book that focuses exclusively on New York City...
    Leonardo's Last SupperPeter GreenawayCharta
    DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK - OVER 70% OFF!! Published in conjunction with Greenaway's performance of "Leonardo's Last Supper" (2008) in the...
    Tabboo!The Art of Stephen TashjianDamiani
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK - NEARLY 70% OFF!!East Village, New York, punky, gay, groovy East Village artist Stephen Tashjian has been...
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    Coney IslandVisions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008Yale University Press
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK 250+ pages - 50% OFF!!! A captivating look at Coney Island and its iconic place in the history...
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    Warhol in ChinaWith a foreword by Ai WeiweiHatje Cantz
    STUNNING DELUXE SUPER LARGE FORMAT USA 300-pg HARDBACK BOOK - 33% OFF!! When Andy Warhol flew to Beijing via Hong Kong in 1982 and captured his impressions...
    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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    Too Black, Too Strongby Benjamin ZephaniahBloodaxe Books
    Secondhand paperback book, bit of damage to back cover inside, library stamp
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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...
    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...
    Jeff KoonsConversations with Norman RosenthalThames & Hudson
    GROOVY HARDBACK BOOK £8 OVER 60% OFF!!!The most successful of living artists Jeff Koons has been a focus of creative fascination and significance for...
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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,...
    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...
    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...
    WTFBy Robert PestonHodder & Stoughton
    60% OFF. HARDBACK BOOK WTF?A Times Top 10 Bestseller. As with his previous bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, in Robert Peston's...
    Bez - Freaky Dancin'Me and the MondaysPan
    You alright? Yeah, alright? OVER 60% OFF RIGHT? Right! This is a story of Bez, the man with the maracas and Shaun Ryder's sidekick in the Happy Mondays....
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    Island PeopleThe Caribbean and the WorldCanongate
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 400+ pages 60% OFF!!In this fascinating travelogue, the product of almost a decade of travel and intense study, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro...
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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...