Bob Marley The Illustrated Disco/Biographyby Observer Station

    Other Releases by Bob Marley

    Bob MarleySoul Rebel - Natural MysticIsland

    Nice pics

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      Bob MarleyLegendIsland

      The ultimate compilation of Bob Marley's most well known hits!

        Bob MarleyThe Untold Story by Chris SalewiczHarperCollins

        'Salewicz invades and illuminates Marley's privacy more effectively than previous biographers' - The Sunday Times


        'Essential biography that also traces the evolution of rebel music. It's the author's owm conjuring of events - that make this book so valuable' - Mojo


        'Where the veteran music journalist Chris Salewicz provides new insights is in his portrait of the musician's complex and troubled personality. Drawing on extensive interviews with those closest to Marley, he reveals a character afflicted by insecurity and instability' - Times Literary Supplement


        'The definitive account of the man and the myth' - The Independent

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          • Original Book (500g)£10.00
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          Bob MarleyConquering Lion Of ReggaePlexus Publishing

          Rebel, visionary and uncompromising champion of human rights, Robert Nesta Marley rose from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica to become a spiritual and political force throughout the world. Stephen Davis has created an intimate portrait of the charismatic reggae superstar, which takes us through his life and career and charts the legal battles surrounding his estate.

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            Bob Marley Reggae King of the World

            Large format secondhand paperback in ok condition

              Bob MarleyOne Cup Of CoffeeBeverley's

              Bob Marley's second single released in 1962 killer early ska tune with a Tommy McCook instrumental on the flip. very clean pressing!!

              • Bob Marley – One Cup Of Coffee

              Other Releases on

              KrikorPectineus / Pectoralis Minor

              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!

              DO NOT MISS OUT!!

              • Krikor Kouchian – Pectineus
              • Krikor Kouchian – Pectoralis Minor
              Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Soul RSD 2021 (Special limited edition yellow vinyl edition)Record Store Day Exclusive #3

              20th anniversary edition !!!! YELLOW VINYL RSD 2022 SUPER LIMITED!

              More classic Reggae from Jamaica's most important label ever .

              Studio One Soul tracks the link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae at the legendary Studio One Records.

              Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations, King Floyd, Booker T and The MGs - all these artists had a huge influence on Jamaican artists and this CD contains versions of songs by all of them. Featuring classic and rare Reggae Funk and Soul cuts from the Reggae giants alongside rarer cuts, Studio One Soul spans over 20 years of classic Reggae from the Rocksteady Funk through to the deep Roots music.

              Following on from Studio One Rockers, this second journey into the vaults of Studio One tells the story of the important link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae. Ranging from music taken from the mid-1960s (and the arrival of Rocksteady) through to the beginning of the 1980s, Studio One Soul features versions of US Funk and Soul hits (many rarely heard before) from some of the many classic artists who recorded at Studio One. American Soul music has always been an important influence on Jamaican Reggae.

              The beginning of the Jamaican recording industry at the end of the 1950s started with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd (owner of Studio One) and a group of select in-house musicians (originally The Skatalites) recording their own version of American R'n'B. Playing on the off-beat this music became Ska. As American R'n'B progressed through Funk, Soul and Disco, Jamaican music was going through its own musical changes, from Rocksteady throught to Reggae and Roots music. The house-band at Studio One recorded on a daily basis behind all Studio One vocalists as well as recording instrumentally in its own right.

              Soul singers such as Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions (Queen Of The Minstrels) had a profound influence on Jamaican artists and many other US artists were constantly re-interpreted and re-worked. Artists such as Aretha Franklin (Respect), Charles Wright (Express Yourself), King Floyd (Groove Me), Otis Redding (How Strong) were all very popular in Jamaica in the 1960s. At the end of the 1960s Black Consciousness became an important part of American Soul music. At the same time many Jamaican artists were starting to look to their roots. Many artists would shortly become involved in Rastafarianism. The "conscious" lyrics of American Funk and Soul again struck a chord with Jamaican artists. "Message From A Blackman" (originally by The Temptations) and "Is It Because I'm Black" (Syl Johnson) are examples of this. Through the 1970s Soul/Disco artists such as Barry White ("Can't Get Enough" and "Deeper and Deeper") and The Detroit Spinners ("I'll Be Around") became the flavour of the day. This CD finishes with Willie William's interpretation of Ashford and Simpson's classic "Ain't No Stopping Us Now".

              "Compilation of the month" MOJO "Another essential purchase from Soul Jazz" SEVEN "Latest in Soul Jazz's indespensible compilations" I-D "Near perfect" JOCKEY SLUT

                Primal ScreamDixie Narco EP

                12" EP with original artwork and packaging

                A hidden – but much loved – gem from the band’s early 90s output, the Dixie-Narco EP was released in 1992. Recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, it marked a continuation of the experimentation explored on the preceding Screamadelica album, taking in acid house, country blues and a rare Dennis Wilson cover across its four tracks. Long out of print, the 2021 RSD edition is the first official reissue since 1992. Artwork and packaging replicates that of the original EP

                  • 12"£18.00
                    RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat June 12
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                  Clarks in JamaicaBy Al Fingers, includes photos by Adrian Boot, Dave Hendley, David Corio, Mark Read, Beth Lesser

                  Superb brand new edition of this excellent deluxe 240 pages hardback, 100s and 100s of photos and text.

                  New edition includes photos by Adrian Boot, Dave Hendley, David Corio, Beth Lesser, Mark Read and updated with new interviews and previously unseen archive material.

                  Includes Bunny Lee, Little John, Jah Stitch,Ninjaman, Chronixx and more!

                  This is the story of Clarks shoes in Jamaican music! Wicked book - don't miss out!

                  "An extraordinary book. A superb adornment to any respectable coffee table" David Rodigan

                  "A beautiful, powerful achievement." Paul Gilroy, historian

                    Medical Grade MusicSteve Davis and Kavus Torabi

                    The story of two outsiders and obsessives whose collision prompted an evangelistic alliance on the furthest frontiers of underground music.Steve Davis first met Kavus Torabi - guitarist with Gong, Guapo, Cardiacs and Knifeworld - in the mid-2000's at a gig by French underground rock legends Magma. Over the next few years, this unlikely duo's shared affinity for visionary psychedelic music would become the foundation of not only a firm friendship, but also the most infectiously inclusive broadcasting style since the much-mourned death of John Peel.

                    In their weekly radio shows and a one-of-a-kind live DJ roadshow which included a legendary appearance at Glastonbury, Steve and Kavus mapped out a musical landscape of rare enchantment, where the only passport needed was a pair of open ears. No-one, least of all Davis and Torabi themselves, was expecting the 6-time former World Snooker champion and a British-Iranian underground rock musician to become one of the most trusted brands in British alternative music.

                    As Steve and Kavus were starting to get to grips with the challenge of their newfound status, events took a further unexpected turn. Suddenly they found themselves in a band together. And not just any band ... as two thirds of Britain's (if not the world's) leading harmonium, guitar and analogue synth power-trio (with Michael J.York of Coil)The Utopia Strong, the two friends found themselves plunging into a vortex of spontaneous compositional excitement. How Steve and Kavus pulled this off is just one of the many questions MEDICAL GRADE MUSIC will try to answer.

                    Part sonic memoir, part Socratic dialogue, part gonzo mission to the heart of what makes music truly psychedelic this book is the first work of joint autobiography to ever trace the evolution of a life-changing friendship through the discographies of Gentle Giant and Voivod. From the chip-shops of Plumstead to the the wildest shores of Plymouth's nineties thrash scene. it's a funny and fearless buddy movie of the soul, with a soundtrack that will make your eyes bleed.

                      New York Rave Flyers VOLUME TWO 1990-1995

                      New York Rave Flyers from 1990 to 1995 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

                        PUNK 45 The Bizarros/Rubber City RebelsRubber City Rebels/White Screen Movies

                        Seminal punk from Akron, Ohio. Two KILLER tracks of early raw punk from the rubber city packaged in miniature 7" replica of the Bizarros/Rubber City Rebels original shared release. Awesome and heavy!

                        • – Rubber City Rebels
                        • – White Screen Movies
                        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.
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                        Coltrane - The Story Of A SoundBen Ratliff


                        No other jazz musician has proved so inspirational and so fascinating as Coltrane. Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for the New York Times, has written the first book to do justice to this great and controversial music pioneer. As well as an elegant narrative of Coltrane's life Ratliff does something incredibly valuable - he writes about the saxophonist's unique sound.

                          John Coltrane - A Sound SupremeJohn W. Selfridge
                            • Original Book (350g)£15.00
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                            Flesh EatersDisintegration Nation E.P.

                            INSANE and awesome record from one of the first and finest San Francisco punk bands ever! Originally released in 1978 on Chris D's own Upsetter Records. Bespoke reproduction with open out double-sided 4 page sleeve. Out of print for 30 yrs! Four tracks of raw energy for ten quid - or u can buy the original for a few £100! The bomb!

                            • – Disintegration Nation
                            • – Agony Shorthand
                            • – Radio Dies Screaming
                            • – Twisted Road
                            Ferdinand DennisThe Last Blues Dance

                            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...

                              • Original Book (200g)£8.00
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                              PUNK 45 The ScabsAmory Building E.P. (1979)

                              Superb independent UK DIY punk from 1979 - unbelievably hard to find an original copy.

                              Crazy fold-out sleeve bespoke exact replica DIY PUNK 45!

                              • – Amory Building
                              • – Leave Me Alone
                              • – Don't Just Sit There
                              • – U.R.E.
                              The Hollywood SquaresHillside Strangler

                              Surely one of the best punk records ever! Los Angeles 1978 double-sider - KILLER indeed!

                              • – Hillside Strangler
                              • – Hollywood Square
                              Los Angeles Rave Flyers 1991-1994

                              Los Angeles Rave Flyers from 1991 to 1994 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

                                New York Rave Flyers 1991-1994

                                New York Rave Flyers from 1991 to 1994 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

                                  San Francisco Rave Flyers 1991-1993

                                  San Francisco Rave Flyers from 1991 to 1993 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

                                    San Francisco Rave Flyers VOLUME TWO 1991-1993

                                    San Francisco Rave Flyers from 1991 to 1993 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

                                      Dancing (Know the Game)by Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

                                      Nuff moves, selectah!

                                        • Original Book (250g)£10.00
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                                        Stevie WonderBy John Swenson

                                        Great pics and bio!

                                          • Original Book (500g)£10.00
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                                          Signed Sealed and DeliveredBy Sue Steward and Sheryl Garratt

                                          Describes the experiences of women in popular music since the fifties, discusses the importance of style, and looks at how women have overcome the industry's attempts to stereotype them

                                            • Original Book (400g)£15.00
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                                            Free Jazz Black PowerPhilippe Carles

                                            This book is in German!

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                                              The ModernsEdited by LeRoi Jones

                                              w/ Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs & more, intro by LeRoi Jones

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                                                  UK 1st edition hardback ex-library w/stamps, writing on title page, discoloured plastic cover around dust jacket
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                                                Long and Winding Road: History of the "Beatles" on RecordStannard
                                                  • Original Book (700g)£10.00
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