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    IMPORT USA PAPERBACK 60% OFF. Aretha Franklin's dad! Nick Salvatore's "Singing in a Strange Land" tells the story of C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), one of the greatest black preachers in American history. The father of Aretha Franklin, C. L. was a spellbinding preacher who channeled his charisma into his gospel music and compelling sermons which spoke...
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    OVER £15 OFF! Caribbean revisioning of British literature is well established in creative work where it expresses itself in rewriting and writing back. In addition, Caribbean literary criticism has included an occasional rereading of imperial text (like Shakespeare's "Tempest") that seems immediately applicable to Caribbean culture. Part of...
    When Popo and Fifina was first published in 1932, it marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between Harlem Renaissance writers Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps. Greeted with universal approval, and praised by the The New York Times for its `simple home-like atmosphere', Popo and Fifina is the story of two small children who move from...
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    Psychedelic Gospel soul arranged by Charles Stepney, produced by Bobby Miller. Uplifting!
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    8 albums plus bonus CD of bonus tracks over 4 CDs all for £17.99!
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    Excellent set of 60s bossa nova from Sergio Mendes. Nuff tunes including the all-important Mas Que Nada.
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    9 albums (!) over 4 CDs for £13.99!
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    9 albums (!) over 4 CDs for £13.99!
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    Noted for their works with the likes of Zara McFarlane, Peter Edwards and Denys Baptiste among others, Golding and Boyd, the drums-horn duo make their debut on high-end audiophile purveyors Gearbox. Rootsy improvised jazz with echoes of late period Coltrane and Charles Lloyd - recommended. 
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    Independent soul, 67. Original vinyl
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    it's a classic!
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    USA PAPERBACK. £26.22 ON AMAZON JUL 2015 William Kauffman Scarborough has produced a work of incomparable scope and depth, offering the challenge to see afresh one of the most powerful groups in American history -- the wealthiest southern planters who owned 250 or more slaves in the census years of 1850 and 1860. The identification and tabulation...
    AMAZON PRICE £29.10 Jul 2015 The art of Ethiopia is characterised by metalwork crosses, illuminated manuscripts, and painted icons that were used in rituals of the church. This book celebrates Ethiopian art and reveals a vibrant world of colour, ritual, and spirituality.
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    Wicked two album CD set: The awesome Salongo album + the equally awesome Funky Serenity! Both Ramsey Lewis mid-70s funk jazz boogie killers!
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    Wicked two-sider - tough fuk instrumental and wocked latin funk tune.
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    One of three new releases from London's top roots label "Tuff Scout" Roots & Culture single from singer Puraman.
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    Compilation of classic tunes by War, from the early days with Eric Burdon through to 'The World Is A Ghetto', 'Me And Baby Brother', 'Low Rider', 'Galaxy' and more
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    4 killer dub plates from Striker Lee. Not on the vinyl 'Next Cut' album. All hot and heavy and previously un-released versions. The first 50 come in a hand made recycled card sleeve made from the left over 'Full Up' sleeves. Top draw.
    Import USA Hardback edition  Where the Heart Beats A "heroic" biography of John Cage and his "awakening through Zen Buddhism"--"a kind of love story" about a brilliant American pioneer of the creative arts who transformed himself and his culture ("The""New York Times") Composer John Cage sought the silence of a mind at peace with itself--and...
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    Recorded by his quartet in a single session in 1964, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is widely considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. A significant record of Coltrane's transition from the bebop and hard bop of his earlier recordings to the free jazz style perfected throughout the rest of his career, the album is also an embodiment of...
    In the summer of 1972, John Lennon planned a concert tour to rouse the youth of America to vote against the Vietnam war and Richard Nixon, in the process bringing rock 'n' roll together with radical politics. The Nixon administration was scared - scared that John Lennon, the controversial superstar, just might succeed and influence the outcome of the...
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    Heavyweight latin collection taken from Tito's late 50s recordings for RCA.
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    Repress of this monster rudeboy techno moment from White Material boss, DJ Richard! Essential club business for if you missed it the first time around, folks....
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    "A raw and overwhelming surge of soul. Deeply moving." -- Mojo, 4/5  "Achieves a rare kind of poise, hovering between jazz, soul and orchestral soundtrack. They have never sounded so convincing than on this." -- Q"Something Special." -- Observer Music Monthly 4/5 - A Top 10 Album"The Cinematic Orchestra move closer towards a plain...
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    The first vinyl release of Gary Crosby's award-winning jazz/ska big band's 2001 CD outing. Mastered at Air Studios, directly from original analogue tapes, this band featuring multi-award and Mercury Prize winning players Gary Crosby - double bass, Denys Baptiste - tenor saxophone, Soweto Kinch - alto saxophone, Alex Wilson - piano, Alan Weekes - guitar...
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    Soul cut 1963 from future proto-disco legend
    Killer new selection from the vaults of legendary Jamaican producer Bunny Lee featuring unreleased dub plates & alternative cuts from musicians such as Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Tommy McCook, Linval Thompson, Vin Gordon and many more.
    Lee Bannon has a phenomenal level of output. Furthermore the quality of his work is consistently of a high standard. As if that is not enough, this artist also has the ability to conquer multiple genres by constantly changing his style with devastating effect. And so, Bannon continues his quest of morphism, this time for Ninja Tune, with a LP of ambient,...
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    WICKED LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK ABOUT HORSES ON THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA! AMAZON PRICE £15.62 JULY 2015 Deep in the heart of Philadelphia, past row houses and vacant lots, run-down playgrounds and dilapidated schools, is a little place called Fletcher Street. It has everything one would expect to find down an alley in the ghetto,...
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    Driving steppers tune from Don Logan & The Tuff Scout people.
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    Wicked photogrpahy book. This book of striking black and white photographs forms a fascinating time capsule. The photos, taken during the mid 1970s, depict life in the aging North Side Chicago neighborhood called Uptown. More than 250 evocative photographs comprise a portrait of this neighborhood in transition. The author's photos allow the reader...
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    Miami soul, 1973
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    Quality new roots vocal cut from Ramon Judah with equally strong dub on the flip.
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    Salsa from Venezuela, original pressing
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    AMAZON PRICE £22.10 Jul 2015 Freight Train Graffiti is the first comprehensive insight into a subset of the graffiti world that has become the focal point for many graffiti artists today. It takes us on a fascinating visual journey through the freight train graffiti landscape, with stories, ideas and thoughts from over one hundred of the most...
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    Nasty new release from Beneath! Hardcore rave pressure, rolling out grime, bass, acid and techno into this multi-faceted double 12" collection. Spine-tingling good!!! Must have!
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    Independent rare groove boogie funk
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    Two great late 70s sessions both produced by Orrin Keepnews. One featuring Tyner alongside Ron Carter and Tony Williams, the other Eddie Gomez and Jack De Johnette.
    US HARDBACK. AMAZON UK PRICE £25 JUL 2015 Once America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is the USA's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest-and, finally, into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the...
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    Deep Impulse recording 1963. Hubbard w/ Wayne Shorter, Eric Dolphy, Curtis Fuller and Cedar Walton.
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    Gene Deitch's stylistically virtuoso images exquisitely embodied the essence of the 1950s hipster and was a visual tribute to the joy of collecting records and loving jazz. The Cat on a Hot Thin Groove collects all of Deitch's Record Changer work in one gorgeous, coffee-table art book, with commentary and reminiscences by Deitch himself. Originally...
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    Previously unreleased recording of a Conny Plank session with jazz-legend Duke Ellington! One session, two songs: three takes each of “Alerado” and “Afrique.” These are not just alternate takes, you can really hear Ellington working. He’s not just looking for the best take to get something clearly defined, he’s experimenting.
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    AMAZON PRICE £12.82 JUL 2015 Les Six were a group of young French composers consisting of Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Germaine Tailleferre, brought together by Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau at the end of the First World War, who achieved international fame in the 1920s. A unique collaboration...
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    Original USA vinyl, Verve Records, 1965
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    Ray Davies was very much swimming against the tide by 1968 (the year of 'The Village Green Preservation Society's release) when he began writing about his regret of the passing of time and his yearning for simpler days filled with village greens and lost friends - after all this was the period of rebellion, psychedelia and increased drug consumption....
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    RETAIL PRICE £14.99 Marc Bolan, the biggest pop star in post-Beatles Britain, was haunted by the fear that he would die before his 30th birthday. He repeatedly told friends, family and colleagues that he had foreseen his own death in a car crash and that the car would be a mini. He had alluded to the tragedy in several songs and a poem in which...
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    AMAZON UL PRICE £22.49 Jul 2015 Henry P. Bosse and his views on the Mississippi river between Minneapolis and St. Louis, 1883 - 1891. Good book!