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    Color MonitorsThe Black Face Of Technology In AmericaCornell University Press
    Following up on Ralph Ellison's intimation that blacks serve as "the machines inside the machine," Color Monitors examines the designation of black bodies...
    Prophets Of ZoomThe World Of TomorrowMerrell
    In the mid-1930s, British cigarette manufacturer Stephen Mitchell & Son produced an imaginative series of 50 cigarette cards that set out to forecast...
    Freedpeople In The Tobacco SouthVirginia, 1860-1900University Of North Carolina Press
    Throughout the colonial and antebellum periods, Virginia's tobacco producers exploited slave labour to ensure the profitability of their agricultural...
    Repeal Of The BluesHow Black Entertainers Influenced Civil RightsCitadel Press
    In this story of the desegregation of the American entertainment world in Hollywood, Las Vegas, radio and TV between 1932 and 1952, playwright Alan Pomerance...
    St. Petersburg's HistoricAfrican American NeighborhoodsHistory Press
    Rosalie Peck and Jon Wilson share stories of the resilient African-Americans who built thriving communities, established strong businesses, raised churches,...
    Picturing GreensboroFour Decades of African American CommunityHistory Press
    Photographer Otis Hairston's camera snapped nearly forty years of fond memories and historic Greensboro events- from community gatherings and North...
    Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: On the Road in CubaUniversity of North Carolina Press
    Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island...
    Governing SpiritsReligion, Miracles, and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956University of North Carolina Press
    Freedom of religion did not come easily to Cuba or Puerto Rico. Only after the arrival of American troops during the Spanish-American War were non-Catholics...
    Witnessing Lynching:American Writers RespondRutgers University Press
    "Witnessing Lynching" brings together poetry, essays, drama and fiction from the height of the lynching era (1889-1935). During this time, the torture...
    Harlem Renaissance Lives: From the African American National BiographyOxford University Press
    The Harlem Renaissance is the best known and most widely studied cultural movement in African American history. Now, in Harlem Renaissance Lives, esteemed...
    Born Into BrothelsPhotographs by the Children of CalcuttaUmbrage
    Born Into Brothels is the powerful story of a photographer who became a teacher in the red-light district of Calcutta, India, and the extraordinary children...
    Dancing To AlmendraBy Mayra MonteroFarrar, Straus and Giroux
    Havana 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from Havana...
    MariachiBook and CDGibbs Smith
    Mariachi is more than the music of trumpets and violins: it is the makings of a celebration, a party, a wedding, a festival, or a concert. The author's...
    Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books
    Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that...
    Reggae SoundsystemOriginal Reggae Album Cover ArtSoul Jazz Books
    Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span...
    Mambo DiabloMy Journey With Tito Puente Backbeat Books
    Joe Conzo and David A. Perez luminously recreate the life of widely acclaimed Afro-Cuban and jazz musician Tito Puente, chronicling the rise of the popular...
    The Bunny "Striker" Lee StoryReggae Going International 1967-1976Jamaican Recordings
    Superb new book and 22 track cd with Bunny Lee's story in his own words as told to Noel Hawks & Jah Floyd featuring loads of unseen photos and ...
    Making People's MusicMoe Asch and Folkways RecordsSmithsonian Books
    During his nearly 40-year tenure with Folkways Records, Moe Asch, the company's founder, amassed a catalogue of almost 2,200 recordings that had expanded...
    Recollecting From The PastMusical Practice and Spirit Possession on the East Coast of MadagascarWesleyan University Press
    The first serious ethnomusicological study of Malagasy music, ' Recollecting From The Past' evokes the complex sound and performative aesthetic in Madagascar...
    Cajun And Creole Music MakersMusiciens Cadiens et CreolesUniversity Press Of Mississippi
    The virtual renaissance of all things Cajun and Creole has captivated enthusiasts throughout America and invigorated the culture back home in Louisiana....
    W. C. HandyThe Life And Times Of The Man Who Made The BluesAlfred A. Knopf
    Here is the first major biography in decades of the man who gave us such iconic songs as "St. Louis Blues," "The Memphis Blues," and "Beale Street Blues,"...
    Somebody ScreamRap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black PowerFaber And Faber
    For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued...
    Swing From A Small IslandThe Story Of Leslie ThompsonNorthway Publications
    Jamaican bandleader and trumpeter Leslie Thompson worked with all the significant black British swing musicians of the 1930s, including the legendary...
    The Gospel Side Of ElvisBy Joe MoscheoCenter Street
    Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis was as a man, but as an artist as well. This book looks at his roots and the role of gospel...
    The Beat: Go-Go's Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hopby Kip Lornell & Charles C. Stephenson, Jr.Billboard Books
    Chronicles the development and popularity of go-go music since its evolution in the early 1970s, when Chuck Brown left a Latin band to form the seminal...
    Disenchanting Les Bon TempsIdentity and Authenticity in Cajun Music and DanceDuke University Press
    The expression laissez les bons temps rouler - 'let the good times roll' - conveys the sense of exuberance and good times associated with southern Louisiana's...
    Pickin On PeachtreeA History Of Country Music in AtlantaUniversity Of Illinois Press
    But for a few twists of fate, Atlanta could easily have grown to be the recording centre that Nashville is today. "Pickin' on Peachtree" traces Atlanta's...
    Grassroots Music In The Upper CumberlandUniversity Of Tennessee Press
    The bi-state Upper Cumberland region includes eight counties in Tennessee and eight counties in Kentucky. It is an area uniquely rich in traditional...
    The Hayloft GangThe Story Of The National Barn DanceUniversity Of Illinois Press
    "The National Barn Dance" was America's most popular country music radio show during the 1930s and 1940s, essentially defining country and western entertainment...
    Rip It UpThe Black Experience In Rock 'N' RollPalgrave Macmillan
    When Mos Def, platinum-selling New York-based rapper, decided to make a foray into rock 'n roll he called his band "Jack Johnson." The name choice was...
    A Rage In HarlemChester HimesPenguin Modern Classics
    Jackson's woman has found him a foolproof way to make money - a technique for turning ten dollar bills into hundreds. But when the scheme somehow fails,...
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    The Real Cool KillersChester HimesPenguin Modern Classics
    The night's over for Ulysses Galen. It started going bad for the big Greek when a knife was drawn, then there was an axe, then he was being chased and...
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    The Heat's OnChester HimesPenguin Modern Classics
    Detectives Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones have lost two criminals. Pinky ran off - but it shouldn't be hard to track down a giant albino in Harlem....
    Pimp - The Story Of My LifeIceberg SlimCanongate
    The ultimate anti-hero, Iceberg Slim, takes you into the secret inner world of the pimp, and the smells, the sounds, the fears and petty triumphs of...
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    Giovanni's RoomJames BaldwinPenguin
    When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything....
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    Another CountryJames BaldwinPenguin Modern Classics
    Published in 1962, this is an emotionally intense novel of love, hatred, race and liberal America in the 1960s. Set in Greenwhich Village, Harlem and...
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    AnacaonaThe Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-Girl Dance Band by Alicia CastroAtlantic Books
    GROOVY HARDBACK AMERICAN IMPORT - OVER 60% OFF!!!! Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest...
    Nile Rodgers Le FreakNile RodgersOrion
    Nile Rodgers is a founding member of Chic, and one of the world's most successful music producers. He wrote 'We are Family' for Sister Sledge and 'I'm...
    Bob Dylan Chronicles Volume OneBy Bob DylanPocket Books
    The book is a delight to read since Dylan's prose flows, and the book is most decidedly a page turner. He provides many insights into his thinking as he...
    Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous IslandsBy MichaelBrightYale University Press
    This book is a reference, a tour guide, and an informative overview of the wildlife on all the Caribbean Islands. This book is a gorgeously illustrated...
    Castles Made Of Sound: The Story Of Gil EvansBy Larry HicockDa Capo Press
    AMERICAN IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK cheaper than Amazon! Gil Evans is the man! "Gil Evans was once described by Miles Davis as "the greatest musician in the...
    The RIght MistakeBy Walter MosleyBasic Civitas
    Living in south central L.A., Socrates Fortlow is a sixty-year-old ex-convict still strong enough to kill men with his bare hands. Filled with profound...
    Funky Nassau Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular MusicUniversity of California Press
    This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. Timothy Rommen analyzes Bahamian musical...
    The Essential Northern Soul Price GuideBy Tim BrownGardners Books
    COMPREHENSIVELY COMPLIED BY TWO OF THE WORLDS MOST FORMOST AUTHORITIES ON RARE SOUL THIS IS THE LARGEST LISTING OF NORTHERN SOUL MUSIC ON 45 EVER OFFERED....
    Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
    Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...
    Welcome to NigeriaBy E.KerrHatchette
    Loads of stuff about Nigeria! This is our kind of book - informative and interesting.
    The Autobiography Of Leroi JonesBy Amiri BarakaLawrence Hill Books
    First published in 1984, this is a revised edition of The Autobiography of Leroi Jones, which includes the original text (restored by the author) as...
    Flip The ScriptA Photographers Music Diary by Kingsley Davis
    Flip The Script is Kingsley davis' first self-published venture, a photograher's music diary is a collection of images, quotes and thoughts from, amongst...
    Hold On To Your DreamsArthur Russell And The Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992Duke University Press
    If you are in anyway interested in Arthur Russell then you have to buy this book! 400-odd pages of seriously researched stuff - this is Arthur Russell's...