• Book (600g) 9781250012784£19.99 £8.99
      Out of stock

    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," Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization. He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence, and his biting, observant lyrics in such singles as "The Bottle" and "Johannesburg" provide a time capsule for a decade marked by turbulence, uncertainty, and racism. While he was exalted by his devoted fans as the "black Bob Dylan" (a term he hated) and widely sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Prince, Common, and Elvis Costello, he never really achieved mainstream success. Yet he maintained a cult following throughout his life, even as he grappled with the personal demons that fueled so many of his lyrics. Scott-Heron performed and occasionally recorded well into his later years, until eventually succumbing to his life-long struggle with addiction. He passed away in 2011, the end to what had become a hermit-like existence.

    In this biography, Marcus Baram--an acquaintance of Gil Scott-Heron's--will trace the volatile journey of a troubled musical genius. Baram will chart Scott-Heron's musical odyssey, from Chicago to Tennessee to New York: a drug addict's twisted path to redemption and enduring fame. In "Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man," Marcus Baram puts the complicated icon into full focus.

    Other Releases by Pieces Of A Man

    Pieces Of A ManMade In PiecesTru Thoughts
    Pieces of a Man creates immersive textured soundscapes, built with elements of hip-hop, funk, R&B, gospel choirs and neo-soul; produced by the one and...
    • Pieces Of A Man – Walk Out (Intro)
    • Pieces Of A Man – Listen
    • Pieces Of A Man – Nothing To Lose (Part 1)
    • Pieces Of A Man – Easier
    • Pieces Of A Man – Drifting
    • Pieces Of A Man – Climb Down
    • Pieces Of A Man – Back Of The Bus (Interlude)
    • Pieces Of A Man – Grits
    • Pieces Of A Man – Lady Day & John Coltrane (feat. Amp Fiddler)
    • Pieces Of A Man – Running
    • Pieces Of A Man – POAM Vol. III

    Other Releases on

    Diana Ross: A Legend in Focus (2000)by Sharon Davis
    • Original Book (1.4kg)£12.00
      Large format secondhand hardback book
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Stevie WonderBy John Swenson
    Great pics and bio!
    • Original Book (500g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback in great condition​
      In stockAdd to Bag
    The Folk Music Encyclopaediaby Kristin Baggelaar And Donald Milton (1977)
    • Original Book (1kg)£15.00
      Secondhand out of print hardback book ex-library with stamps in good condition
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Let's Visit NigeriaBy Nicholas Freville
    Very groovy small hardback book 1968, republished 74. Secondhand hardback
    If I Can Dream: Elvis's Own Storyby Larry Geller And Joel Spector (1989)
    A long-time confidante of Elvis Presley reveals intimate details of the legendary performer's dreams and disillusionments, showing his disintegration due...
    Scientists of Sound: Portraits of a UK Reggae Sound Systemby Simon Jones & Paul Pinnock
    New large format paperbackThis book provides a snapshot of UK reggae sound system culture during its 1980s heyday. Scientists of Sound is a documentary...
    The Restaurants of New Orleans by Roy F. Gusteby Roy F. Guste, JR
    Nice!s/hand hardback book w/dustjacket
    Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinStranger Things Volume 3
    Third sound instalment from the most recent series of the popular Netflix show 'Stranger Things'
      The "Rolling Stones" Off the Recordby Mark Paytress
      This book is in diary form, but it is so much more than just a band diary. It's a bit of social history with all the social and political comings and goings...
      • Original Book (1kg)£10.00
        s/hand hardback book w/dustjacket, sticker on side in good condition
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Kurt CobainThe Last Session
      66% OFF THIS SUPER DELUXE LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK!!CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! Kurt Cobain innit! Frohmans 100-plus photographs, including contact sheets,...
      Frequency SynthesizerTheory and Design
      Rare book on synthesizers. Hardback secondhand w/dustjacket in plastic, ex library w/stamps
      OctavianEndorphins
      23 year old Angolan / French / British rapper Octavian continues his meteoric rise with the release of a brand new mixtape. Titled Endorphinsit his second...
      • Octavian – Gangster Love Intro
      • Octavian – King Essie
      • Octavian – Molly Go Down
      • Octavian – Take It Easy ft Smokepurpp
      • Octavian – Bet ft Skepta & Michael Phantom
      • Octavian – Feel It ft Theophilus London
      • Octavian – Risking Our Lives >> AAA + Interlude
      Emeli SandeReal Life
      Fourth album release from pop/soul singer, Emeli Sande!
        Sex Pistols: 90 Days At EMIby Brian Southall
        'As new' secondhand book
        In The Spiritby Michael P Smith
        Wicked New Orleans pix!
        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
        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....
              The Rolling StonesHonkThe Very Best Of
              Disc One 1. “Start Me Up”2. “Brown Sugar”3. “Rocks Off”4. “Miss You”5. “Tumbling Dice”6. “Just Your Fool”7. “Wild Horses”8....
              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
              The Clash FAQAll That s Left to Know About the Clash City Rockers
              OVER 50% OFF!!!Founded by guitarist Mick Jones and fronted by the legendary Joe Strummer, the Clash had the charisma of Elvis, the integrity of the Beatles,...
              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
              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,...
              Soul of a Nation (BOOK)Art in the Age of Black Power
              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...
              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...
              Namba RoyNo Black Sparrows
              'A vivid portrait of Jamaica in the 1930s" Excellent social realist novel. Written by Jamaican Namba Roy in the 1950s in Britain. He died in 1961 and...
              • Original Book (200g)£15.00
                Secondhand out of print ex-library paperback copy, library stamp half removed on front page and small tear otherwise good
                In stockAdd to Bag
              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...
              Blood Posse (1994)by Phillip Baker
              Yardie stylee! 'This book follows the life of Danny, a young Jamaican growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. At the age of 18, in the middle of a sectarian...
              • Original Book (300g)£8.00
                Secondhand out of print paperback in good condition
                100% Guarantee on this and all Original Books at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
                In stockAdd to Bag
              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',...
              • Original Book (900g)£20.00
                UK 1st edition hardback w/dustjacket covered in plastic in great condition
                In stockAdd to Bag
              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...
              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...
              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...

              People also bought

              The Record Players:The Story Of Dance Music Told By History's Greatest DJsBy Bill Brewster and Frank BroughtonVirgin Books
              Original book pretty much as new, removed sticker on back From the writers of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life', Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton have come...
              Mo' Meta BluesThe World According to QuestloveHachette Books
              USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK - CHEAP!!! MO' META BLUES is a punch-drunk-on-culture memoir in which Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson tells his own story while tackling...
              • Book (600g)£19.99 £6.99
                Out of stock
              SubstanceInside New OrderDey St.
              50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY DELUXE USA IMPORT EDITION HARDBACK BOOK!!! Following on from his bestselling titles The Haçienda and Unknown Pleasures,...
              • Book (1.1kg)£20.00 £10.00
                Out of stock
              • Book (650g)£10.99 £5.00
                Out of stock
              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...
              Herbie HancockPossibilitiesViking
              OVER 60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! This reflective and invaluable memoir tells the story...
              • Book (650g)£22.99 £10.00
                Out of stock
              Horace AndyCome TogetherJahmusic
              Another previously unreleased heater from the vaults of Randy's Studio 17, 1975. The ever prolific Horace Andy in top form over this moody roots rhythm.
              • Horace Andy – Come Together
              • Impact All Stars – Come Together (Version)
              • 7"£7.99
                Out of stock
              I Would Die 4 UWhy Prince Became an IconAtria Books
              50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! "The Ultimate Prince book" QUEST LOVE
              Gregory IsaacsBabylon Too RoughJoe Gibbs
              Gregory Isaacs killer version of "Easy Take It Easy" by Dennis Brown with tuff dub version from Errol T, with Junior Byles "Heart And Soul" on the flip....
              • Gregory Isaacs – Babylon Too Rough
              • Mighty Two – I Stand Accused
              • Junior Byles – Heart And Soul
              • Mighty Two – Give It To Jah
              Dreams to RememberOtis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern SoulLiveright
              60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! DELUXE USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!!!Based on numerous new interviews and prodigious research, Dreams to...
              • Book (700g)£21.99 £8.99
                Out of stock
               
                African RhythmsThe Autobiography of Randy WestonDuke University Press
                OVER 60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE !!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Essential book - buy me! The pianist, composer,...
                • Book (800g)£34.00 £10.00
                  Out of stock
                Donny HathawayA Donny Hathaway CollectionAtlantic
                Excellent budget-priced collection of 15 songs from one of the greatest soul voices ever, including his duets with Roberta Flack.
                  • CD£7.99
                    Out of stock
                  Take Me To The RiverAl Green: An AutobiographyChicago Review Press
                  OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! Take Me to the River is an inspiring, unsparing, and ultimately transforming autobiography....
                  Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt Soul Jazz Books
                  OUT NOW! New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books. Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery). Presented...
                  People Get ReadyThe Future Of Jazz Is Now!Duke University Press
                  60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! In 'People Get Ready', musicians, scholars, and journalists write about...
                  Sound DimensionMojo Rocksteady BeatSoul Jazz Records
                  BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code! Compilation of classic recordings from the heaviest group in the history...
                  • Sound Dimension – Less Problem
                  • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock
                  • Sound Dimension – Funky
                  • Sound Dimension – Ten To Ten
                  • Sound Dimension – Jamaica Underground
                  • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
                  • Sound Dimension – Reggae Time
                  • Sound Dimension – In Cold Blood
                  • Sound Dimension – Heavy Rock
                  • Sound Dimension – Great Mu Ga Ru Ga
                  • Sound Dimension – Park View
                  • Sound Dimension – Ironside
                  • Sound Dimension – Mojo Rocksteady
                  • Sound Dimension – Scorcia
                  • Sound Dimension – Drum Song
                  • Sound Dimension – Summertime
                  • Sound Dimension – Straight Flush
                  • Sound Dimension – Jamaica Bag
                  Studio One SupremeMaximum 70s and 80s Early Dancehall SoundsSoul Jazz Records
                  By the 1970s Studio One and Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd had already proved himself to be the defining force in Reggae for almost two decades. From running...
                  • Johnny Osbourne & The Prophets – Keep That Light
                  • Dillinger – Natty Ten To One
                  • Lone Ranger – Natty Dread On The Go
                  • Prince Jazzbo – Minstral
                  • Johnny Osbourne – Jah Promise
                  • Freddie McGregor – Wine Of Violence
                  • Papa Michigan and General Smiley – Compliment To Studio One
                  • Willie Williams – Easy
                  • Lone Ranger – Quarter Pound Of Ishen
                  • Alton Ellis – A Fool
                  • Jackie Mittoo & Brentford All Stars – In Cold Blood
                  • Jim Nastic – Chanting
                  • Brentford Rockers – Bushmaster
                  • The Gladiators & Brentford Disco Set – Happy Man
                  • Dub Specilaist – Still Dubbing
                  • Sugar Minott – Jah A Love You
                  • Horace Andy – Show and Tell
                  • Freddie McGregor – Rastaman Camp
                  • 3×LP + Download Code £24.00
                    Out of stock
                  • CD£12.00
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  • MP3 Release£7.99
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  John Coltrane by Bill ColeDA CAPO PRESS
                  This book is highly informative to anyone who would like to dive into Coltrane.
                  • Original Book (350g)£15.00
                    Original secondhand book in good condition
                    100% guarantee on this and all original books at Sounds of the Universe.
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  Art Ensemble Of ChicagoLes Stances A Sophie (1970)Soul Jazz Records
                  As the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago celebrates it’s 50th anniversary, Soul Jazz Records are releasing a new fully re-mastered edition of the group’s...
                  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Yoyo
                  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Celine
                  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Variations Sur Un Theme De Monteverdi
                  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Variation Sur Un Theme De Monteverdi (ii)
                  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Proverbes (I)
                  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme Amour Universal
                  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme Libre
                  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Proverbes (II)
                    Empire Of SinSex, Jazz, Murder and The Battle For New Orleans
                    Empire of Sin is a vibrant account of New Orleans in the early 1920s, a time when commercialised vice, jazz culture and endemic crime form the background...
                    • Book (750g)£19.99 £6.99
                      Out of stock
                    Jackie MittooThe Keyboard King At Studio OneUniversal Sound
                    As Soul Jazz Records enter into the mighty vaults of Studio One, the most respected label in reggae history, we present you with this showcase of Jackie...
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Get Up And Get It
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Black Organ
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Killer Diller
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Totally Together
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Tamale
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Reggae Rock
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Oboe
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Juice Box
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Summer Breeze
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Drum Song
                    • Jackie Mittoo – P. Cafe
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Henry The Great
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Stereo Freeze
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Wall Street
                    • Jackie Mittoo – Darker Shade Of Black
                    AirAirBe With Records
                    Long Island's AIR only made one album. Quite simply it is a transcendent masterpiece of soulful jazz-rock fusion. Treasured by 'selector' luminaries...
                    • Air – Realize
                    • Air – Mr. Man
                    • Air – Baby, I Don't Know Where Love
                    • Air – Martin
                    • Air – In Our Time
                    • Air – Man Is Free
                    • Air – Sister Bessie
                    • Air – Lipstick
                    • Air – Man's Got Style
                    • Air – Jail Cell
                    • Air – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
                    • LP£22.99
                      Out of stock
                    Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books
                    Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that...
                    Factory Floor25 25DFA
                    Factory Floor shift away a little from the TG / Cabaret Voltaire inspired machine music of some of their previous works. '25 25' focuses on the colder...
                    • Factory Floor – Meet Me At The End
                    • Factory Floor – Relay
                    • Factory Floor – Slow Listen
                    • Factory Floor –  25 25
                    • Factory Floor – Dial Me In
                    • Factory Floor – Wave
                    • Factory Floor – Ya
                    • Factory Floor – Upper Left
                    • 2xLP + Download Code£19.99
                      Out of stock
                    Reggae SoundsystemOriginal Reggae Album Cover ArtSoul Jazz Books
                    Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span...