• Book (1.4kg) 9781849764636£30.00
      In stockAdd to Bag

    BACK IN STOCK!!!!

    In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young Black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as African Americans? This significant new publication surveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of twentieth-century Black artists, including Frank Bowling, Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Bettye Saar, Jack Whitten and William T. Williams. It accompanies a major exhibition, opening at Tate Modern and touring to Crystal Bridges and Brooklyn Museum of Art.

    With substantial essays from co-curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, writing on abstraction and figuration respectively, this book also explores the art historical and social contexts with subjects including black feminism; AfriCOBRA and other artist-run groups; the role of museums in the debates of the period; and where visual art sat in relation to the Black Arts Movement.

    Other Releases on

    In The Spiritby Michael P Smith
    Wicked New Orleans pix!
    Music in the United States: A Historical Introductionby H. Wiley Hitchcock
    • Original Book (650g)£15.00
      Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA hardback ex library w/stamps
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original books & records at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
      In stockAdd to Bag
    The Bluesman: The Musical Heritage of Black Men and Women in the Americasby Julio Finn
    Examines the spiritual, social, and anthropological roots of the blues, discussing African animist religion, the slave trade, Voodoo, Hoodoo, and the early...
    • Original Book (500g)£10.00
      Original USA paperback in good condition
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Reggae and Caribbean Musicby Dave Thompson
    Big book!
    • Original Book (1.1kg)£10.00
      Original USA paperback in good condition
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Roy HeathThe Murderer (1979)
    A very good short story about flawed characters and evocative of a time and place in Guyana.  secondhand paperback
    • Original Book (200g)£7.00
      Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK paperback in good condition
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original books & recordsat Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Black Music in the United States: an Annotated Bibliographyby Samuel A. Floyd Jr & Marsha J. Reisser
    Includes section on Bibliographies of bibliographies and Bibliographies on biographies (!) and 'records and record collections'
    • Original Book (650g)£20.00
      Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA hardback, ex library , w stamps, no dustjacket
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original books & records at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
      In stockAdd to Bag
    The OutsiderAlbert Camus
    It's a classic
    Motown - Artist by Artistby Pat Morgan
    • Original Book (600g)£7.00
      Original UK hardback small tear on front
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Scooby: The Glory of the Rideby Stuart 'Scooby' Cochrane
    More Ibiza madness
    • Original Book (400g)£8.00
      Original secondhand book in ok condition
      100% guarantee on this and all original books at Sounds of the Universe.
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Warrior & His Oriental Brothers InternationalMy Success (1981)
    Original Nigerian Vinyl! Vinyl/sleeve VG Lots of surface scratches plays well /sleeve F/G- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
      From the heat of the Dayby Roy Heath
      • Original Book (200g)£6.00
        Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK paperback, pen mark inside
        100% Guarantee on this and all Original books & records at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Changing JamaicaAdam Kuper
      Original secondhand hardback first edition (laminated dust jacket, ex library w/stamps)
      The Vice LordsWarriors of the Streets
      Rare USA small secondhand book in good condition - cultural anthropology case studies about the legendary street gang. This is 1978 edition with different...
      The Wire+ The Wire Tapper
      The Wire magazine, with features on the great minds of the music industry, reviews on SOTU favourites and more! Also includes a free wire tapper cd!
      The BuzzcutsDead or Alive (Extended Mix)
      Previously only released on CD, the extended mix of a cult party classic - a key staple in a DJ Harvey set! Very limited copies in circulation- don't sleep...
        Gerald McCauleyWondering
        "Wondering" that came as a result was brought to life by the singer and industry insider Gerald McCauley, who turned his soul inside out for the performance....
          Highlife Saturday NightPopular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana
          WICKED BOOK! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage...
          LeewayLee Morgan Discography
          Excellent discography on man like Lee Morgan, every record session! "Roger Wernboe has done Jazz scholars, fans, and collectors a great favor. Thanks...
          • Book (200g)£25.00
            Out of print RARE paperback book. NEW, SEALED OPENED ONCE
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Laviscount BrassJamarona / Push Ya Push Day
          VERY HEAVY & RARE CALYPSO TUNE - junp-up heavy percussion and brass instrumental cut 2-sider!
          • Laviscount Brass – Jamarona
          • Laviscount Brass – Push Ya Push Day
          • Original 7"£30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
            100% Guarantee on this and all original vinyl at Sounds of the Universe.
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Tropical Islanders - Brass JammersMiss Mary / Mango Vert
          Rare instrumental brass calypso 45
          • Tropical Islanders - Brass Jammers – Miss Mary
          • Tropical Islanders - Brass Jammers – Mango Vert
          • Original 7"£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
            100% Guarantee on this and all original vinyl at Sounds of the Universe.
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Contemporary Music: An Introductionby Francis Routh (1968)
          Neat secondhand small hardback book w/dustjacket. Varese, Schoenberg, Copland
          • Original Book (300g)£10.00
            100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!​
            In stockAdd to Bag
          I Am Not Your NegroWritten by James Baldwin, Directed by Raoul PeckAltitude
          Documentary narrated by Samuel L Jackson based on James Baldwin's book documenting race in America and the death of his close friends Martin Luther King,...
          African Musics in Context. Institutions, Culture, Identityby Thomas Solomon
          African Musics in Context discusses the place of performing arts in Ugandan society, archiving music and music sources, performing archival music, performing...
          CoversRetracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London
          Superb deluxe hardback book. "Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London" is a project by photographer Alex Bartsch documenting reggae album covers...
          Music in Africaby Adana Dzemila
          Africa is such a large and diverse continent. Outside Africa, there is often only talk about Africa as one country: For example Tunisia and Tanzania could...
          Pieces Of A ManGil Scott-Heron - By Marcus Baram
          OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,"...
          Lion SongsThomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe
          NEARLY 70% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! Like Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, singer, composer, and bandleader...
          The Philly Sound BOOKPhiladelphia Soul Music and its R&B Rootsby Dave Moore (UK) and Jason Thornton (US)
          B ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING & STUNNING 700-page hardback book! FREE UK SHIPPING!!!!! Everything you ever wanted to know about the music of Philadelphia....
          Greatest Highlife Hits (1987)Various
            • Original LP£18.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: GOriginal Nigerian vinyl, has side spine wear

              High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
              In stockAdd to Bag
            Len DeightonWinter - A Berlin Family 1899-1945Limited edition uncorrected proof number 906 / 1000
            Limited edition uncorrected proof number 906 / 1000.Yellowing cover. One crease. Box 1
            Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983By Tim Lawrence
            Here we go .. massive NYC dancefloor 500+ page book by the excellent Tim Lawrence - who wrote Love Saves The Day and also has written for Soul Jazz...
            Masterpieces of Music Before 1750by Carl Parrish and John F. Ohl (1973)
            Secondhand paperback book
            70 Years of Popular Music: The War YearsEdited by Peter Foss (1987)
            Large format secondhand book/pamphlet
            The Whoby Gary Herman
            Secondhand out-of-print paperback in ok condition
            Reflections on Wagner's Ringby John Culshaw (1976)
            Neat secondhand hardback book w/ dustjacket
            All American Music: Composition in the Late Twentieth Centuryby John Rockwell (1983)
            Secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket, plastic covered. Features chapters on Cage, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Robert Ashley, Phillip Glass, Keith Jarrett,...
            John Taverner: His Life and Musicby Colin Hand (1978)
            Secondhand paperback
            Edward Elgar: His life and musicby Diana McVeagh (1955)
            Secondhand Hardback book ex-libary
            Music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissanceby F. W. Sternfeld (1973)
            Secondhand hardback book w/ a badly damaged dustjacket
            America's Music : From the Pilgrims to the Presentby Gilbert Chase (1967)
            "From the puritans to the present" (in 1967). S/hand hardback book, some wear
            John Lennon My Brotherby Julia Baird With Geoffrey Giuliano (1989)
            Secondhand paperback
            The Purcell Companionby Michael Burden (1995)
            Secondhand paperback book
            Backing into the Limelight: The Story of the Mike Sammes Singersby Mike Sammes (1994)
            Easy now!Secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket

            People also bought

            Ruby RushtonTrudi's Songbook: Volume Two22a
            Following on from the success of 'Trudi's Songbook: Volume 1', Tenderlonious led jazz outfit Ruby Rushton come through with 'Volume 2' in the same year....
            • Ruby Rushton – Tisbury Truckin
            • Ruby Rushton – Butterfly
            Ruby RushtonTrudi's Songbook: Volume One (TENDERLONIOUS)22a
            Long awaited second studio album from Tenderlonious led jazz outfit - Ruby Rushton! Following on from their highly acclaimed 2015 debut album "Two...
            • Ruby Rushton – Moonlight Woman
            • Ruby Rushton – Elephant & Castle
            • Ruby Rushton – Trudi's Mood
            • Ruby Rushton – Prayer For Yusef
            • Ruby Rushton – Where Are You Now
            • Ruby Rushton – The Camels Back
            • CD£9.99
              Out of stock
            Ruby Rushton Two For Joy (Repress)22a
            Long awaited repress of the debut album from the Tenderlonious led jazz outfit! Following a handful of successful 12" singles, 22a records (the hub...
            • Ruby Rushton – Trudi Mary
            • Ruby Rushton – Spritely Does It!
            • Ruby Rushton – Two For Joy
            • Ruby Rushton – Aidan's Song
            • Ruby Rushton – Where Are You Now? (part 2)
            • Ruby Rushton – Room With A View Reprise
            • New LP (180g)£14.99
              Out of stock
            • CD£9.99
              Out of stock
            FunkadelicReworked by DetroitersWestbound
            The legacy of Funkadelic has had a huge impact on various producers from the Motor City. This compilation on legendary Detroit label, Westbound has...
            • Funkadelic – Sexy Ways (Recloose Disco Flip)
            • Funkadelic – You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure (Alton Miller Mix)
            • Funkadelic – Get Your Ass Off And Jam (Marcellus Pittman Remix)
            • Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop (Moodymann Mix)
            • Funkadelic – Music For My Mother (Andres Wo Ahh Ay Vocal Mix)
            • Funkadelic – Undisco Kidd (Gay Marvine Edit)
            • Funkadelic – Super Stupid (Dirtbombs Version)
            • Funkadelic – Take Your Dead Ass Home (The Fantasy Version)
            • Funkadelic – Music 4 My Mother (Underground Resistance Mix)
            • Funkadelic – Let's Take It To The Stage (Amp Fiddler Laughin @Ya Mix)
            • Funkadelic – Standing On The Verge (Anthony Shake Shakir & T Dancer Remix)
            • Funkadelic – You And Your Folks (Claude Young Jr Club Mix)
            • Funkadelic – Be My Beach (Mophono & Tom Thump)
            • Funkadelic – You And Your Folks (Claude Young Jr Dub)
            • Funkadelic – Let's Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr Edit)
            • Funkadelic – Looking Back At You (Ectomorph Stripped And Dubbed)
            • Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (BMG Dub)
            • 1. Sexy Ways (Recloose Disco Flip)
            • 2. You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure (Alton Miller Mix)
            • 3. Get Your Ass Off And Jam (Marcellus Pittman Remix)
            • View full info and tracklisting
            • 3×LP£25.99
              In stockAdd to Bag
            • 2×CD£14.99
              Out of stock
            Jordan RakeiWallflowerNinja Tune
            N.B. Vinyl format is pressed on limited edition clear vinyl. Jordan Rakei is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/producer with an incredible soul...
            • Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye
            • Jordan Rakei – May
            • Jordan Rakei – Sorceress
            • Jordan Rakei – Nerve
            • Jordan Rakei – Goodbyes
            • Jordan Rakei – Clues Blues
            • 2xLP + Download Code£21.99
              Out of stock
            • CD£10.99
              Out of stock