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    The Record Players:The Story Of Dance Music Told By History's Greatest DJsBy Bill Brewster and Frank BroughtonVirgin Books
    Original book pretty much as new, removed sticker on back From the writers of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life', Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton have come...
    All Crews: Journey's Through Jungle/Drum & Bass CultureBy Brian Belle-FortuneVision Publishing
    s/hand copy - has damage top left corner Killer book on the evolution of Jungle and Drum and Bass in the UK. The raves, the shops, the djs, the mcs. Essential! "The...
    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...
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      Original = hard to find out-of print edition paperback with wicked sleeve! In great condition minor cover crease on back at bottom
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    Voodoo, Truth and Fantasy (aka Voodoo Search for the Spirit)By Laennec HurbonNew Horizons
    A bit like the Rough Guide to Reggae - except for Voodoo. Recommended! Out of Africa came the cult of spirits who could enter human beings and cross...
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      Original UK paperback in good condition
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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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      Secondhand book in good condition, stickers on cover, insides clean
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    The Sound of Philadelphia Tony Cummings (1975)Eyre Muthuen Ltd.
    Killer book on the sound of Philadelphia in the 1970s.
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      Original out of print second-hand book in great condition
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    Tropical TruthBy Caetano VelosoBloomsbury
    Utterly illuminating autobiography by Caetano Veloso. If you want a better understanding of Tropicalia, Bossa Nova and Brazilian music in general then...
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      Original out of print secondhand book in good cond.
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    The Rap AttackAfrican Jive To New York Hip Hop by David ToopPluto Press
    Pluto First edition paperback original book - rare and essential! Secondhand paperback in average condition, some ageing and wear to front cover
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      Secondhand paperback in good condition, bit of creasing to front cover
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    Stevie WonderBy John Swenson
    Great pics and bio!
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      Secondhand paperback in great condition​
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    Understanding Jamaican PatoisAn Introduction to Afro-Jamaican GrammarLMH Publishing
    This easy-to-understand introduction to Afro-Jamaican grammar explains clearly and simply the basics of Jamaican patois. Never again will u mix up your...
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    The Rastafariansby Bob DixBreda Centre
    • Original Book (1.1kg)£25.00
      Original s/hand hard to find small pamphlet in ok condition - has some damage to cover, sticker removal mark, sticker on back
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    Shaggy: Dogamuffin Styleby Micah LocilentoECW Press
    The shagster's bio - includes good stuff about New York's dancehall scene in the 80s
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      Out of print Secondhand paperback copy in good condition
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    Black MusicBlack MusicHamlyn
    Excellent harback out-of-print secondhand 70s book featuring great articles and photos on James Brown, Ray Charles, Staple Singers, Maytals, John Holt,...
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      UK hardback w/dustjacket in good condition
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    Musical Gumbo: The Music Of New Orleansby Grace Lichtenstein & Laura DanknerW. W. Norton
    Rare out-of-print book about New Orleans music. Loads of stuff about 50s and 60s r'n'b. KILLER! Out of print USA hardback - original copy w/dustjacket...
    Reggae BloodlinesIn Search of the Music and Culture of JamaicaHeineman (1981)
    Very groovy 1981 edition of this great reggae book with lots of text and WICKED photos. s/hand out of print large format hardback no dustjacket, library...
    Black MusicLeroi Jones (Amira Baraka)Akashic Books,U.S.
    A reissue of a classic, long out of print, featuring a highly provocative and profoundly insightful collection of essays on jazz criticism, the creative...
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      secondhand nice out of print edition
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    The Motown AlbumThe Sound of Young America - Three Decades of MagicVirgin
    This is a great collectable for Motown fans. There are many pictures and much historical information for Stevie Wonder, the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight...
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      Out of print s/hand original large format paperback
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    Africa O-Ye!A Celebration Of African MusicGuinness Publishing
    DESCRIPTION:The sounds of Africa have been infiltrating Western music and culture for some time. This book traces the development of the various musical...
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      secondhand original paperback book in good condition
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    Rastaman: Rastafarian Movement in EnglandErnest CashmoreCounterpoint
    • Original Book (500g)£15.00
      Original out of print secondhand book in great condition (minor ageing)
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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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      Original secondhand Pluto Press early out of print edition in good cond
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    Old School Rap and Hip-HopChris Woodstra, John Bush, Stephen Thomas ErlewineBackbeat Books
    The real old school
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    The Latin TingeBy John Storm RobertsOxford University Press
    This is the definitive book on Latin Music in the US and especially New York. Rumba to Mambo, Descarga to Latin Soul, this book clearly and concisely tells...
    Bacchanal!: The Carnival Culture Of TrinidadPeter MasonLatin American Bureau / Temple University Press
    Good book about Carnival in Trinidad.
    • Original Book (350g)£15.00
      Original out of print UK paperback,
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    A-Z of Club CultureBen OsborneSceptre
    Expanding on Ben Osborne's column in "The Guardian", this is a guide to 20 years of club culture. Drawing on research, interviews with DJs and musicians,...
    Outside The LinesLost photographs of Punk and New Wave's most iconic albumsMitchell Beazley
    Everyone recognises the iconic photo from the cover of the Ramones' self-titled album of 1976. But how many have seen the image, taken with the same roll...
    The Story Of Stevie Wonder (1976)by James Haskins Panther
    1976 Biography
    • Original Book (200g)£10.00
      Out of print secondhand p/b UK copy
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    Bomb The SuburbsBy William Upski WimsattSubway & Elevated
    • Original Book (250g)£8.00
      Original out of print secondhand book in good cond.
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    Tito PuenteKing Of Latin Music - Book And DVDHudson Music
    Secondhand book (without dvd) in good condition
    Babylon NYC: From Beat to Punkby Victor BockrisOmnibus Press
    Hell, Ginsberg, Warhol, Debbie harry, Patti Smith ... interviews and photos - groovy NYC. Out-of-print edition edition secondhand paperback
    • Original Book (650g)£10.00
      Original UK paperback
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    VoodooBy Kyle KristosJ. B.Lippincott (1976)
    Good book nice and clearly writtenPointing out the elements of Catholicism that coexist with the drums, trances, and animal sacrifice, Kristos catalogues...
    • Original Book (200g)£25.00
      Original hardback no dustjacket, library stamps on cover and inside
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    Yush!By Victor HeadleyX Press
    Last of the Yardie trilogy - 'London's number one Don D is set for the biggest fight of his drugs dealing career - BLOOD MUST RUN!'
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      Second-hand paperback in ok condition
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    Miriam MakebaMy StoryBloomsbury
    Autobiography of the South African singer. S/hand hardback book with dust cover
    Ferdinand DennisDuppy ConquerorFlamingo
    We like this Jamaican/British novel a lot! Marshall Sargeant is born with the century in Paradise, on the island of Jamaica. As a young man, he is entrusted...
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      Secondhand out of print harback, ex-library, frontispage removed.
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    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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    Blood Posse (1994)by Phillip Baker
    Yardie stylee! 'This book follows the life of Danny, a young Jamaican growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. At the age of 18, in the middle of a sectarian...
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      Secondhand out of print paperback in good condition
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    Roger MaisBlack LightningHeinemann
    Jamaican novelist Roger Mais is the man! This is one of his more difficult books to find. Humanist and boundary pushing. It's the bomb!
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      Rare Secondhand out of print edition hardback ex-library with stamps etc
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    Black Music Of Two Worlds (1972)John Storm RobertsOriginal Music
    Essential music book about African and New World Afro-musics of the Caribbean and US. S/hand original out of print well groovy paperback in good condition
    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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    Art of the South African TownshipsGavin YoungeThames and Hudson Ltd.
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    The RastafariansBy Leonard E. BarrettBeacon Press
    The classic work on the history and beliefs of the Rastafarians, whose roots of protest go back to the seventeenth-century maroon societies of escaped...
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      original = paperback ex-library w/stamps G cond difft earlier cover (see below)
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    The Hierophant of 100th Streetby Cullen Dornfrog Books
    We love this book big time! A metaphysical, spiritual  tale out of East Harlem, El Barrio. Hard to describe - but definitely a one-off. Boogaloo...
    Roller DiscoBy Dale A. MarzanoDomus Books
    "The only authorised guide to disco dances for roller skates" Second-hand out-of-print USA paperback ex-library w/stamps/plastic cover
    Roller Fever!The Complete Book Of Roller SkatingScholastic Book Services
    Catch up on the difference between Heel Splits and Mohawk Turns. Actually how to backward skate is pretty cool. Second-hand paperback in good condition...
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      Second-hand paperback in good condition minor creasing spine wear
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    New York NotesA Journal Of jazz In The SeventiesHoughton Mifflin
    Jazz writings.
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      Second-hand original hardback book w/dust jacket (few minor tears) overall in good condition!
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    Princess NoireThe Tumultuous Reign of Nina SimonePantheon
    Tapping into newly unearthed material—including stories of family and career—Nadine Cohodas gives us a luminous portrait of the singer...
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      Secondhand USA Hardback book
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    Searching For SoulBy Reg StickingsSAF Publishing
    Secondhand signed copy with inscriptionIn the early seventies, Reg Stickings and his mates immersed themselves in a phenomenon epitomised by clubs like...
    Altered StateThe Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid HouseSerpent's Tail
    Mathew Collin takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the story of Rave.
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    • Original Book (300g)£7.00
      Second-hand paperback in good condition. Out-of-print edition different cover
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    The Stevie Wonder Scrapbookby James Haskins with Kathleen BensonCassell
    Great 1979 book about Stevie Wonder's life with loads (100s) of stunning black and white photos and text. Great!
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      Out of print secondhand p/b in good condition
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