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    When Cuba's centralized system for providing basic social services began to erode in the early 1990s, Christian and Afro-Cuban religious groups took on new social and political responsibilities. They began to work openly with state institutions on projects such as the promotion of Afro-Cuban heritage to generate tourism revenue, and community welfare...
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    A Tale of Two Cities is unique in offering a simultaneous, richly detailed social and cultural history of two cities bound intimately by migration. It explores how the history of burgeoning shantytowns in Santo Domingo--the capital of a rural country that had endured a century of intense U.S. intervention and was in the throes of a fitful modernization--evolved...
    In December 1976, a coach drove off down a London street. On board were the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Heartbreakers and their respective management, while The Damned, who were also on the bill, were travelling separately. The Anarchy in the UK Tour should have been just another rock n roll tour, and surely would have been, had it not been for the...
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    Second-hand U.S. paperback copy
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    Double album comp, including "Soul Serenade", "Grazing In The Grass" and "The Horse"
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    The Great Drugs Bust has everything; sex, drugs, rock and roll and a huge slice of British social history. At its core are four pep pills, a Sunday tabloid, two celebrated rock stars and a court case that changed popular culture forever. Charts the events that created one of the most sensational events of the 20th century. Taking its cue from the genesis...
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    David Sylvian spans three decades of image-conscious pop culture. From South London schoolboy in the Seventies to respected composer of the Nineties and beyond, he remains a uniquely fascinating hero. This new edition of Martin Power's acclaimed biography explores every detail of a unique life. The formation of Japan, their signing to Ariola-Hansa in...
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    Born in Slaton, Texas, some 15 miles southeast of Lubbock, Bobby Keys has lived the kind of life that qualifies as a rock 'n' roll folktale. In his early teens, Keys bribed his way into Buddy Holly's garage band rehearsals. He took up the saxophone because it was the only instrument left unclaimed in the school band, and he convinced his grandfather...
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    Already immortalised in the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, the loving yet volatile relationship between the infamous impresario Tony Wilson and his first wife, Lindsay Reade, sits at the heart of the vast cultural changes that took place within Manchester and its evolving music scene during the past three decades. Writing with searing honesty, Reade...
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    Habibi Funk is Jakarta Records's first sub-label, dedicated to re-releasing music from the Arab world.  Tunisian band Dalton were heavily influenced by American funk and soul, as much as regional music traditions.  "Alech" was originally released circa 1971/1972, funky Cymande-ish soulful vibe, with great horn section! 
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    Murderous edit of I.B.M.'s Kill Bill..re-arranged with one thing in mind...TIP!
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    Debut album. With the release of his debut album Brown Sugar he re-wrote the path of modern R&B. Hailed as the creator of the neo-soul sound, Brown Sugar was a departure from the sometimes automated sound of R&B in the mid 90's. Although the album was slow to gain mainstream recognition it has proved to be an album with true longevity.
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    Back in 2011, Chicago's Beau Wanzer reshaped the angry body-music of the now-defunct Houston duo //TENSE// with an 8 minute claustrophobic TR-909 workout. The track never saw the light of day on vinyl... until now. Imagine Wax-Trax era sounds fused with Wanzer's notorious grit. Guaranteed to pummel.
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    Two feel-good anthems of the highest order and weapon of choice for the climax of a good night - essential from one of the greatest vocalists of the 70s, Leroy Hutson! 
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    Original USA vinyl in orig. shrink
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    Prior to forming Liquid Liquid in 1981, the band members were in two other groups: Liquid Idiot and Idiot Orchestra. While these ensembles sounded more experimental than groove-oriented, the beginnings of Liquid Liquid's spatial / conceptual framework can be heard here.
    'One In A Million' is an unapologetic love song from Nicole Willis, which while connecting to this most traditional mode in soul music, also makes it correct for the dancefloor.
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    This selection is a snapshot of Hip Hop music from recent times selected by the staff at Rough Trade Shops, predominantly released on independent record labels, highlighting a small fraction of wordsmiths, beat-makers, DJs and musicians, illustrating where Hip Hop music is at today and comprehensively proving that the genre is as exciting and as fresh...
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    Two essential rare groove classics from New York Hammond legend Larry Young with vocals by the talented Linda Tequila Logan.
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    Seminal R'n'B / Soul LP! Rootsy retro-soul from D'Angelo! "Voodoo" followed up his groundbreaking debut album "Brown Sugar,
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    After attaining classic stature with palaces erected in the early twentieth century, the American department store continued to evolve in ways that were influenced by changes in business practices, shopping patterns, design approaches, and urban structure. This masterful and innovative history of a celebrated building type focuses on many of the nation's...
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    Originally published in 1954, Richard Wright's Black Power is an extraordinary nonfiction work by one of America's premier literary giants of the twentieth century. An impassioned chronicle of the author's trip to Africa's Gold Coast before it became the free nation of Ghana, it speaks eloquently of empowerment and possibility, and resonates...
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    In "Waves of Decolonization", David Luis-Brown reveals how, between the 1880s and the 1930s, writer-activists in Cuba, Mexico, and the United States developed narratives and theories of decolonization, of full freedom and equality in the shadow of empire. They did so decades before the decolonization of Africa and Asia in the mid-twentieth century....
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    A groundbreaking, definitive account of punk rock, one of the most influential and lasting music movements in history—a movement that ironically was built on self-annihilation. Acclaimed critic Clinton Heylin seamlessly weaves together the lives of disparate artists who had in common not the music (there was no distribution) but the pictures,...
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    n this compelling history of the United Fruit Company, Financial Times writer Peter Chapman weaves a dramatic tale of big business, deceit, and violence, exploring the origins of arguably one of the most controversial global corporations ever, and the ways in which their pioneering example set the precedent for the institutionalized greed of today’s...
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    The American Southwest is a region of energetic growth and multicultural vitality. Its quaint towns are enjoying renewed attention as their rich history, striking settings and distinctive architecture attract visitors from around the world, along with Americans touring their homelands picturesque byways. Ranging from tiny villages of a few hundred people...
    Between 1965 and 1972, political activists around the globe prepared to mount a revolution, from the Black Panthers to the Gay Liberation Front, from the Yippies to the IRA. Rock and soul music supplied the revolutionary tide with anthems and iconic imagery; and renowned musicians such as John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan were particularly influential...
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    Bjork & Flying Lotus collaborator, and former bassist and singer for Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian delivers this passionate organic fusion of electronica, classical and '6o's psychedelia for Anticon. 
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    A track by track analysis of every song recorded on officially released albums by Cohen, from his 1968 Songs Of Leonard Cohen to his most recent studio and live sets from the 21st Century Features include...An up to date chronology of all the important events in Leonard Cohen's career. An album by album, track by track analysis...Special section on...
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    This book deals exclusively with three months of war in Afghanistan from October through December 2001. It shows the impact of this war and the changes the fighting has had on the country of Afghanistan and its people due to the political, economic and social conflicts with the US and its allies. 
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    Without London band Wire, punk rock might never have developed beyond primitive three-chord thrash and cliched songs about tower blocks and dole queues. Arguably the first art-punks, the four musicians - Colin Newman on vocals and guitar, Graham Lewis on bass and vocals, Bruce Gilbert on guitar and Robert Gotobed (nee Grey) on drums - evolved fast from...
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    1988 album from Steely & Clevie, back round again on this repress!
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    Originally released in 1983, this is one of Linval Thompson's best albums. This one is filled with classic Roots Radics rhythms at Channel One, with that distinctive Soldgie mix. Another must-have Greensleeves album.
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    Great collction of big DJ tunes from the mid to late 1970's.
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    Classic rhythms! Super heavy King Tubby mixes! Originally released in 1983. Available again thanks to this reissue.
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    2001 album of lost dubs from the mighty King Tubby.
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    Delroy Wright with a set of dubs out of Music Moutain Studio, Kingston, Jamaica. Rhythm tracks by the Roots Radics Band!
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    Essential twelve tracker of classics from the legend, Dennis Brown.
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    ** Limited Edition of 300 copies ** ** 180g Vinyl ** Rare DJ album from 1977 and this reissue is likely to become just as rare as it is limited to just 300 copies worldwide! If you like Dillinger then you will love this. Check out 'Glory To The Holy One Creation' on the Satta Massagana rhythm!
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    Reissue of this Millie Small album from 1964. The accompaniment was directed by Ernest Ranglin. 18 tracks from the artist known as the 'Blue Beat Girl'. Includes the singles 'My Boy Lollipop' and 'Sweet William'.
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    Swirling darkroom techno electronics from off-kilter duo Blondes on RVNG Intl. For fans of L.I.E.S, Stellar Om Source etc.
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    Originally released in 1980, the rare 'School Days' gets the reissue treatment. Flick Wilson backed by The Roots Radics band with engineering from Prince Jammy and Scientist.
    ** 180 gram vinyl ** Tasty compilation of early tracks by Derrick Morgan, featuring 'The Hop', 'Shake a Leg' and 'Forward March'. 
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    Nobody who saw Depeche Mode in 1980 could have predicted that those four fresh-faced, synth-pop innocents would transform themselves into stadium-filling rock gods within a few years. Yet Depeche Mode went on to become one of the Top 10 best-selling British acts of all-time, ranked alongside such exalted company as the Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin...
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    In the Industrial North at the end of the 1970s, people were at work using hands and machinery to make things we all use. In the mid 80s, in Wisconsin, they built supercomputers; at the same time, near Boston, they typed on desktop computers. In New York City, in the early 90s, people stood on stock floors, trading. In 1995, in Omaha, they sat at computers,...
    Having been inspired by the brilliant release "Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown" (2001) (on Blood & Fire from Manchester in cooperation with PK in London), The Senior Allstars felt compelled to perform this beautiful gem in a dub version. Here now is the recorded version of their interpretation.
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    Along with some of Linval's greatest work you also get two hard to find tracks on Augustus Pablo rhythms, including 'Scoumaka King Tubby's' on the King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown rhythm!!!
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