Ferdinand Dennis The Last Blues Dance

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    Exiled from his native Jamaica, Boswell Anderson, a reformed gambler and rake, is the proprieter of the run-down Caribbean Sunset Cafe in Hackney. When his friend, Stone Mason, invites him to a big poker game, Boswell finds the world coming into much sharper focus...


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    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 with a mystical quest, to overcome a curse that has been put on his family and he must do this by returning to Africa, whence they were brought as slaves.

    In his strange and sometimes magical childhood, it seems inconceivable to Marshall that he should ever leave the island, but eventually he does, travelling first to wartime London, where he marries and mixes with a clubland crowd of musicians, and politicians, and then on to Africa and the struggle to escape from the colonial past.


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      Superb hardback 188-page book with loads of text, photos, artefacts, record labels etc written by Noel Hawks.

      With contributions and quotes from (wait for it): King Jammy, Bunny Lee, Dennis Alcapone, Bob Marley, Paul Khouri, Graeme Goodall, Horace Andy, Burning Spear, Augustus Pablo, Marcia Griffiths, Jojo Hookim, Derrick Harriott and many many more!

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      'An absolutely crucial survey of the origins of the Jamaican music industry replete with chapter and verse quotes from many of the pivotal movers and shakers.

      "A wealth of new information, expertly marshalled: this is a book whose time has come!" STEVE BARROW (Rough Guide to Reggae).

      This is a limited-edition book, DO NOT MISS OUT!

        Mars by 1980 - The Story of Electronic MusicBy David Stubbs

        New KILLER 100% essential MASSIVE 450+ pages book about the history of electronic music.

        'Mars by 1980' is written by the very groovy David Stubbs, author of the classic book about German Rock ('Future Days') as well as - more importantly - sleevenotes to our own Deutsche Electronische Musik albums!

        From the beginnings of electronic music in the world of avant-classical composition, up to the cosmic funk of Stevie Wonder, Giorgio Moroder and others, on to 80s pioneers and a current trawl through underground electronic music this book is the bomb!

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          Original secondhand US hardback book w/dustjacket in good condition

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            Original secondhand hardback book, stickers on cover. Nice hard to find out of print book!

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              Collectible original a4 small book on Japan (the group not the country!) in good condition

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                Original secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket in good condition, name of previous owner stamped on side

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                            Just Above My Headby James Baldwin

                            'This is the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers' Edmund White, Washington Post

                            When Arthur Montana, world-renowned 'Emperor of Soul', is found dead in a London pub, his grief-stricken brother looks back over thirty years in the lives of their group of friends: from their childhood spent preaching and singing in Harlem churches, to their struggles with war and poverty, and their encounters with wealth, love and fame.

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                              Organic music SocietiesDon Cherry BLANK FORMS


                              DELAYED - WE ARE EXPECTING COPIES END OF THIS WEEK est. Fri 13th August and will ship as soon as they arrive

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                              500 pages! Over 200 photos!

                              Absolutely stunning book documenting Don Cherry's musical and personal world in Europe - really one of the best books we have seen! So full of details and stunning ephemera, text and more! REALLY GOOD BOOK!

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                              Jazz icon Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry (née Karlsson) met in Sweden in the late sixties. They began to live and perform together, dubbing their mix of communal art, social and environmentalist activism, children’s education, and pan-ethnic expression “Organic Music.”

                              Organic Music Societies highlights models for collectivism and pedagogy deployed in the Cherrys’ interpersonal and artistic work through the presentation of archival documents alongside newly translated and commissioned writings by musicians, scholars, and artists alike.

                              Covering Don Cherry's ensembles during his Sweden years and beyond. Two selections of Moki’s unpublished writings—consisting of autobiography, observations, illustrations, and diary entries, as well as poetry and aphorisms—are framed by tributes from her daughter Neneh Cherry and granddaughter Naima Karlsson.

                              Swedish Cherry collaborator Christer Bothén contributes period travelogues from Morocco, Mali, and New York, providing insight into the cross-cultural communication that would soon come to be called “world music.” The collection also features several previously unpublished interviews with Don. Also here is a an interview with Terry Riley.

                              Taken together, the texts, artwork, and abundant photographs collected in Organic Music Societiesshine a long overdue spotlight on Don and Moki’s prescient and collaborative experiments in the art of living.

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                                      Secondhand out of print first edition hardback with dust jacket in good condition small sticker on front
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                                    Secondhand paperback in good condition

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                                      Cajun style - secondhand out of print paperback cookery book in good condition (tear to dustjacket)

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                                        Cajun style - secondhand out of print paperback cookery book in good condition

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                                          Secondhand hardback book in plastic sleeve, ex-library w/stamps

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                                            100 COPIES ONLY

                                            VERY HEAVY Deep dubby, dancehally, very twisted, electronic beauty! THIS RECORD IS HEAVY!

                                            Super moody white label from KRIKOR with hand-stamped label/hand-stamped sleeve 7" ONLY available here!

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                                                  Superb hardback 188-page book with loads of text, photos, artefacts, record labels etc written by Noel Hawks.

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                                                  'An absolutely crucial survey of the origins of the Jamaican music industry replete with chapter and verse quotes from many of the pivotal movers and shakers.

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                                                  This is a limited-edition book, DO NOT MISS OUT!