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    As Serious As Your lifeJohn Coltrane And Beyond By Valerie WilmerSerpent's Tail
    Truly seminal work, first published in 1977 by writer and photographer Valerie Wilmer, that details the incredible energy and characters behind the African-American...
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    Scientists of Sound: Portraits of a UK Reggae Sound Systemby Simon Jones & Paul Pinnock
    New large format paperbackThis book provides a snapshot of UK reggae sound system culture during its 1980s heyday. Scientists of Sound is a documentary...
    Revenge of the She-PunksA Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy RiotOmnibus
    As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the...
    MotownBy Adam WhiteThames & Hudson
    This book delves deep into the success stories of Motown s powerhouse creative team, including the Holland-Dozier-Holland triumvirate, and unpicks backstories...
    Classic Jamaican CookingBy Caroline SullivanSerif
    Believe us, Studio One sounds better if you're eating Ackee & Saltfish. Find out how, right now, right here.
    The Music of Antonio Carlos JobimBy Peter FreemanIntellect
    In The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the first extensive musicological analyses of the Brazilian composer, Peter Freeman examines the music, philosophy,...
    The Northern Soul SceneEdited by Rain, Wall, Watchman SmithEquinox
    This innovative and distinctive book brings together original commissioned essays and pivotal scholarly articles that have defined the field so far, interspersed...
    Keith HaringEditied by Darren PihTate
    Featuring around fifty works supported by rarely seen photography, film and archival documents from the Keith Haring Foundation, this accessible book will...
    Stone FreeJimi Hendrix in London, September 1966–June 1967University of North Carolina Press
    A compelling portrait of rock's greatest guitarist at the moment of his ascendance, Stone Free is the first book to focus exclusively on the happiest and...
    Point of ViewMe, New York City and the Punk SceneRizzoli
    An eclectic cast of cultural characters - from Richard Hell and William Burroughs to Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol, and Stephen Sprouse - appear...
    The Black AtlanticModernity and Double ConsciousnessVerso
    To the forces of cultural nationalism trapped in their respective camps, this bold book sounds like a liberating call. There is, Paul Gilroy tells us,...
    Into the MaelstromMusic, Improvisation and the Dream of FreedomBloomsbury
    In this first instalment of acclaimed music writer David Toop's interdisciplinary and sweeping overview of free improvisation, Into the Maelstrom: Music,...
    Oh So PrettyPunk in Print 1976-1980Phaidon
    Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britain’s punk subculture. It presents 500 artefacts...
    Black PantherThe Revolutionary Art of Emory DouglasRizzoli International Publications
    The Black Panther newspaper was founded to articulate the party's message, and artist Emory Douglas became the paper's art director and later the party's...
    Come and Get These MemoriesThe Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Motown's Incomparable SongwritersOmnibus Press
    In this compelling autobiography, brothers Eddie and Brian Holland share their story for the first time, starting with growing up in Detroit raised by...
    Fear of MusicWhy People Get Rothko But Don't Get StockhausenZero Books
    This book examines the parallel histories of modern art and modern music and examines why one is embraced and understood and the other ignored, derided...
    In The Spiritby Michael P Smith
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    Otis ReddingAn Unfinished LifeCrown Archetype
    GREAT BOOK!!! USA HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!!!In Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life, Jonathan Gould finally does justice to Redding's incomparable musical artistry,...
    An Outlaw and a LadyBy Jessi Colter with David RitzThomas Nelson
    USA HARDBACK BOOK! NEARLY 50% OFF! "A memoir of music, life with Waylon, and the faith that brought me home" Renowned songwriter, singer, and wife of...
    SoulMemphis' Original SoundOfficina Libraria
    OVER 60% OFF THIS SUPER DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK. This book's mission is to document the legends of the Memphis soul music business. Photographer...
    The Rolling StonesOn Air in the SixtiesHarper Design
    SUPER DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK!!! 50% OFF !!!!!From their first TV appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars!, buttoned up in matching hounds-tooth...
    The WitchesStacy SchiffW&N
    It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece started to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later,...
    Portraits Of Who We AreThe David C. Driskell CentreThe University of Maryland
    This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title, organised by the The David C. Driskell Centre for the study of the Visual...
    A Man Called DestructionThe Life and Music of Alex ChiltonPenguin
    GROOVY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK. OVER 50% OFF!!!!! Covering Chilton's life from his early work with the chart-topping Box Tops and the seminal power-pop...
    Rising StarThe Making of Barack ObamaWilliam Collins
    The definitive account of Barack Obama’s life before he became the 44th president of the United States – the formative years, confluence of forces,...
    Parental Discretion Is AdvisedThe Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta RapAtria Books
    USA HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!!!!Discover the stunning rise, fall, and legacy of N.W.A, one of America’s most revered and iconic enduring music groups, who...
    JerkBarbecue From Jamaica (1990)The Crossing Press
    Here's a review! "My husband and I have tried numerous recipies from this cookbook and each one has turned out 100% successful!! Helen has captured the...
    Lovers and StrangersAn Immigrant History of Post-War BritainPenguin
    Drawing on an amazing array of unusual and surprising sources, Clair Wills' wonderful new book brings to life the incredible diversity and strangeness...
    You Better Work! Underground Dance Music In New YorkKai FikentscherNew England
    Oh yes! A little gem of a book - For anyone interested in Larry Levan, Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Claussel, Krivit, Louie Vega, Frankie Knucles, Vinyl...
    Mother CountryReal Stories of the Windrush ChildrenHeadline
    For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where...
    Own LabelSainsbury’s Design Studio: 1962 - 1977Fuel
    Produced in collaboration with the Sainsbury family and The Sainsbury Archive, the book reveals an astonishing and exhaustive body of work. A unique insight...
    Vinyl LondonA Guide to Independent Record ShopsBy Tom GriegACC Art Books
    Loads of excellent pix, descriptions, info etc. Limited edition independently published book. Why anyone would ever need to go anywhere except Sounds...
    Mardi GrasA Pictorial History Of Carnival In New OrleansPelican
    In this pictorial study, author Leonard Huber recounts the history of Carnival in New Orleans, bringing to life in photographs and in text the colour,...
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    Moses Ascending (Penguin Modern Classics)by Sam SelvonPenguin Books
    Follow up story to Selvon's seminal Lonely Londoners. Sam Selvon’s Moses Ascending depicts West Indian Immigration in England. Moses, a Trinidadian who...
    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...
    Once in a Great CityA Detroit StorySimon & Schuster
    Import USA Hardback edition book NEARLY 75% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's...
    The Other Side of ColorAfrican American Art in the Collection of Camille O.and William H.Cosby Jr.FlatIron Books
    £40 OFF!!!! OH MY GOD!!! WICKED LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOKThis volume presents selections from the highly-respected Cosby collection of African American...
    Double ExposureAfrican Americans Before and Behind the CameraThe Amistad Center for Art & Culture
    Import USA small booklet 50% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!Exhibition Catalogue, Published by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Inc., 2008.
    Pillar of FireAmerica in the King Years 1963-65Simon & Schuster
    Import USA Hardback edition book NEARLY 60% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! In the second volume of the three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began...
    At Canaan's EdgeAmerica in the King Years, 1965-68Simon & Schuster
    These concluding years of the freedom era show King at the height of his powers even as his worldly prestige falls under withering attack. We witness non-violent...
    Earth NowAmerican Photographers & the EnvironmentMuseum of New Mexico Press
    50% OFF!!! WICKED PHOTOGRAPHY NEW USA HARDBACK BOOKThis is a powerful commentary on global environmental issues as seen through the lens of the newest...
    Narratives of African American Art and IdentityDavid C.Driskell CollectionPomegranate Communications Inc
    Import USA Hardback edition book NEARLY 75% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!One of the most exciting and eclectic celebrations of African American art ever...
    The Civil WarIn 50 ObjectsViking
    Import USA Hardback edition book OVER 75% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! The American companion to A History of the World in 100 Objects: A fresh, visual...
    African American Art Since 1950Perspectives from the David C. Driskell CenterDavid C. Driskell Center
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    285 Broken DreamsPhotographing Southeast New Mexico to TexasMuseum of New Mexico Press
    70% OFF!!! GROOVY USA NEW HARDBACK AMERICANA PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKOver the course of several years, photographer Chris Enos travelled U.S. Route 285 from Santa...
    Blood BrothersThe Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm XBasic Books
    60% OFF!!! Wicked USA HARDBACK BOOKBlood Brothers is the story of how Ali redefined what it means to be a black athlete in America,after Malcolm first...
    James BaldwinThe FBI FileArcade Publishing
    60% WICKED LARGE FORMAT USA PAPERBACK Decades before Black Lives Matter returned James Baldwin to prominence, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI considered the Harlem-born...
    Operation AjaxThe Story of the CIA Coup that Remade the Middle EastVertigo
    NEARLY 50% OFF WICKED USA GRAPHIC NOVELOperation Ajax is the story of the CIA coup that removed the democratically elected Mossadegh and reinstated the...