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    Superb late 70 roots rock instrumental from Studio 1 with a top vocal on the flip from The Jay Tees over Burning Spear's "Foggy Road"
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    Rare vocal from Jackie Mittoo tackling "Put it on" to great effect while the unknown b-side is a different song stripped down to the funky bass and drums.
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    Roy Richards and Sound Dimension getting funky down Brentford Road.
      Rare studio 1 cut with a mid 70s roots skanker with Frank Sinatra on the flip..........if only.
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      Two early 60s cuts from Studio 1 with Don Drummond on a tuff R&B backing and a Lee Perry ska vocal
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      Previously unreleased Philly goodness courtesy of UK label Soul Junction. The Coalitions spent 2 years recording an albums worth of material for it to be shelved until now, some 30+ years later. This release includes the Archie Bell like philly dancer 'On the Block', 'Boogie Shack" and the mid-tempo "Memory of you" as well as many midtempo cuts...
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      As moving, disarming, and elusive as one of her classic songs, Composed is Rosanne Cash's testament to the power of art, tradition, and love to transform a life. For more than three decades she has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, having moved gracefully from Nashville stardom to critical recognition as a singer-songwriter...
      In June 1940, Paris fell to the Nazis who made the world's cultural capital their favourite entertainment ground. Music halls and cabarets thrived during the occupation, providing plenty of work for actors, singers and musicians - except for Jews. The likes of Maurice Chevalier and Edith Piaf, who had entertained the French troops, now unabashedly provided...
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      UK mono pressing
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      Samella Lewis has brought "African American Art and Artists" fully up to date in this revised and expanded edition. The book now looks at the works and lives of artists from the eighteenth century to the present, including new work in traditional media as well as in installation art, mixed media, and digital/computer art. Mary Jane Hewitt, an...
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      Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century. In "Painting Harlem Modern", Patricia Hills renders a vivid assessment of Lawrence's long and productive career. She argues that his complex, cubist-based paintings developed out of a vital connection with a modern Harlem that was filled with artists,...
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      In "Music, Postcolonialism, and Gender", Leith Davis studies the construction of Irish national identity from the early eighteenth until the midnineteenth centuries, focusing in particular on how texts concerning Irish music, as well as the social settings within which those texts emerged, contributed to the imagining of Ireland as "the Land of...
      Britons may very well never be slaves, but British rule certainly meant slavery for others. Michael Jordan's book explores the personalities and the issues behind the movement to abolish first the slave trade and later the condition of slavery. When the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was formed in 1787, the trade was at its height,...
      Bold edits from Marvine - heavy on the EQ, rough with the cuts...  Chicago - "Street Player", Prince - "America", Fleetwood Mac - "Sara", The Police - "When The World Is Running Down..." !!
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      Wicked extended edits of Walker Brothers, Severed Heads and The Meters -- looping, Ron Hardy-style.
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      Strong early 80s roots rhythm cut with Linval Thompson's top vocal with dub, all Iroko 7" on clean and loud pressings.
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      All time roots classic celebrating the herb from the late 70s with version.
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      Growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager. Almost half a century later, now a distinguished professor of American history, he revisits Dylan's work with the critical skills of a scholar and the passion of a fan. Drawing partly on his work as the current historian-in-residence on Dylan's...
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      1980 album
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      **Handmade limited edition artwork**  Razor-sharp, rugged, raw techno movements from EMG! 
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      Late 80s digital roots as played by Shaka in the dances of the day, clean pressings and with version.
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      Second digital roots cut from late 80s by Lucan Scissors with version.
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      Again we hear Haslam finding a nice balance between samples and hardware in his productions creating moving and atmospheric tracks, which range from slow stripped down soundtrack style cuts to more developed far out techno.
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      How do communities grapple with the challenges of reconstruction after conflicts? In one of the first in-depth ethnographic accounts of refugee repatriation anywhere in the world, Laura C. Hammond follows the story of Ada Bai, a returnee settlement.
      Righteous Flames featuring Winston Jarrett on vocals with Family man Barrett on rhythm duties and King Tubby on dub duty. Killer roots from 70s!
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      Two of the Motor City's old guard with fantasy edits of Isaac Hayes' "I Can't Turn Around", Fatback Band's "Yum Yum", The Kongas "Dr. Doo-Wah", and The Jackson 5ive's "Hum Along And Dance".
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      Super heavyweight mid 70s roots cut from Enos McLeod with killer dub, don't sleep...
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      Orchestra directed by Geoff Love! Latin sounds
      Deep Jim O'Rourke on Domino Records, 1997. Original vinyl copy
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      The gunmen rose from the crowd and set their sights on Malcolm X. The thunder of shotgun blasts ripped through the ballroom, and Betty Shabazz turned to see her husband float backward, keel over and crash to the ballroom stage. She grabbed her children, hurling them beneath a booth and shielding them with her body while the room erupted into screams...
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      Photographer Joe LaBrava specialises in capturing the soul of Miami's street life - and since he used to do dirty jobs for the Government, he understands his subject very well. So when his friend Maury enlists his help to sort out a problem with an ex-film star Joe fell for when he was twelve, the low-grade hustlers behind a ransom scam would...
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      Kurt Cobain, a rock legend in his lifetime and immortalised by his death at 27. He was a reluctant spokesman for a generation, and his band, Nirvana, their music and lifestyle, revived people's faith in rock 'n roll. Musically, Nirvana were hugely influential in the history of rock 'n roll and brought it kicking, spitting and screaming into the 90s....
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      This recording, co-ordinated by Larry Austin, features compositions by Stanley Haynes, Charles Dodge, John Celona, Bruce Pennycock and Austin himself. Originally released in 1983. 
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      Tico Records, 1976
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      w/ Dave Newman, Jack McDuff, Melvin Lastie, Wendell Harrison (Tribe). Killer soul jazz on Atlantic, 68. (blue and green label, orig. USA pressing)
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      Smmokin soul jazz from organist Billy Larkin and his group. ORIG USA vinyl
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      Authentic Newyorican hard salsa
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      Composed by Priscilla McLean and Barton McLean, originally released in 1979
      A narrative exploration, with examples, of how six major electronic music works are put together - from the University of Texas-Austin Electronic Music Center
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      Composed by Malcolm Goldstein, and originally released in 1983, the music consists of a magnetic tape collage of sounds recorded in Vermont during each season (of brooks, birds, tractors, haying machinery, thunderstorms, fiddling, town bands, trucks, peepers, crickets, chain saws, etc.) that is played simultaneously with an instrumental ensemble performing...
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      The four works on this recording were composed by Jon Appleton using a digital synthesizer he helped develop, namely the Synclavier. The Synclavier is a perfomance instrument although the first piece on this recording, the sweet dreams of miss pamela beach was a 'studio' piece. The twenty-four track studio, Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm,...
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      In this book, author Rosalie Schwartz uses the 1933 RKO-Radio Pictures production Flying Down to Rio to examine the interplay of technology and popular culture that shaped a distinctive twentieth-century sensibility. The musical comedy connected airplanes, movies, and tourism, ending spectacularly with chorus girls dancing on the wings of airplanes...
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      The idea behind Indeterminacy was, like many Cagean ideas, essentially simple and audaciously original. Cage read 90 stories, his speed determined by the story's length. In another room, beyond earshot of Cage, David Tudor, pianist and veteran Cage collaborator, performed miscellaneous selections from Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra and played...
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      Charles "Cha Cha" Shaw released his first solo album on Folkways in 1976 after having performed and recorded trumpet for pop and jazz icons like Curtis Mayfield, John Coltrane, The Temptations, and others. On Into Morning, Shaw exhibits his technical skills with long spiritual improvisations. One of the few modern jazz recordings in the Folkways...
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      Brazilian guitar virtuoso album recorded with all-star west-coast cool jazzers incl. Shelly Manne. Original USA vinyl
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      In the late-19th-century, the main cash crop of Harerge, Ethiopia, shifted from coffee and food crops to khat, a quasi-legal psychoactive shrub. This text examines the demographic, market and political factors behind this change and explores the consequences. 
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      Hardly "primitive," this is sophisticated jazz improv "with the Trinidad touch." The musical settings range from smooth lounge jazz with vibes, piano, bass, and drums to funky importations of traditional Venezuelan joropo folk dances into jazz combos. Recorded in 1961 for Cook Records.
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      1972 soundtrack album from Bacharrach
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      Ingenious use of echo, artificial reverberation and electronic alterations gives the music in this category a weird, spooky futuristic, ‘out of this world’ quality, well-suited to super-natural happenings of any kind. Piano, drums and electronic instruments are used to achieve the strange atmosphere and spatial sounds.” Vaclav Nelhybel...
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      Avant-garde visions conceived by David Cope for orchestra, piano and tape. Originally released in 1979.
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