Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92 Photographs and interviews by Chantal Regnault, Introduction by Tim Lawrence

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    BACK IN PRINT!!! The ESSENTIAL book about Voguing featuring 200+ photographs, interviews and text on the LEGENDS of the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92.

    Introductory essay is by Tim Lawrence, author of the seminal music books: 'Life and Death on The New York Dance Floor',‘Love Saves the Day: A History of American dance music culture, 1970-79’ and ‘Hold on to your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92’.

    Voguing came out of the extraordinary house ballroom scene that emerged in Harlem, New York in the 1980s where men competed against one another for their dancing skills, the realness of their drag and their ability to walk on a catwalk runway like a model.

    These wild years of voguing and the house ballroom scene are vividly captured at its height in hundreds of amazing, previously unpublished photographs. A visual riot of fashion, gender, polysexuality and subversive style, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92 is also a fascinating and timely document on sexuality and race.

    In 2018 a new American TV drama series, Ryan Murphy's POSE premiered, set in the Voguing and House Ballroom world.

    Photographer Chantal Regnault lived in New York between 1989-92, photographing the hidden and underground Voguing and House Ballroom Scene at its height – the book features the dancers Willi Ninja, Jose and Luis Xtravaganza (who all worked with Madonna) – LEGENDARY ‘mothers’ of the gay and transgender world – Avis Pendavis, Peppa LaBeija, Carmen Xtravaganza, Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree and more.


    SELECT REVIEWS:

    "Photographer Chantal Regnault immersed herself in the Voguing scene with passion, accumulating a treasure trove of unpublished photographs now gathered in this book. A beautiful subversive and rare document but also a sociological testimony of a musical movement undeniably linked to sexual and cultural identity." PARIS VOGUE

    "Fabulous images documenting the phenomenon of Voguing in New York's house ballrooms in the 1980s and early 90s" THE GUARDIAN

    "An amazing insight into the roots of music, polysexuality and subversive style that defined a party era." EVENING STANDARD

    "This photography book captures all the fierce shade-throwing, catwalk-walking competition of gay ballroom culture in the 1980s ... 10,10,10." GAY TIMES

    Read Quietus feature here

    Read Guardian interview with Chantal Regnault here

    See Guardian photo gallery here

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            'He lived in a world in which those walls weren't there'. Lawrence follows Russell across musical genres and through such vital downtown music spaces as the Kitchen, the Loft, the Gallery, the Paradise Garage, and the Experimental Intermedia Foundation. Along the way, he captures Russell's openness to sound, his commitment to collaboration, and his uncompromising idealism.

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                  Keith Haring was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1988 and died at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990. During his short time on the planet his work featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions across the world and was seen on subways, in public spaces, on club flyers and consumer products.

                  Keith Haring was one of the key members of a group of New York-based artists who redefined the boundaries of modern art in the 1980s. Like his friends, including the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and graffiti artists Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quiñones and LA II, Haring helped first bring the aesthetics of graffiti and street art to New York’s downtown; into both the fine art world, with his own shows at the Shafrazi Gallery and Patti Astor’s Fun Gallery, as well as into the alternative punk and new wave club scene, curating art shows at spaces like Club 57 and the infamous Mudd Club.

                  During this time the art and music worlds of downtown New York, especially that of the East Village, were colliding as the musical boundary lines between punk rock, dance music and hip-hop also blurred. Musicians were also artists, film-makers or actors. Artists formed bands and music was art. This was the world of Keith Haring’s New York; a collaborative world where the numerous artists he worked with were also friends, all inhabiting the same fertile, febrile and creative world of New York City in the 1980s.

                  Music played a central role in the creation of Haring’s art. In 1981 Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy and Futura 2000 organised ‘Beyond Words,’ the first downtown graffiti show on the top floor of the Mudd Clubb, with Afrika Bambaataa DJing at the opening, while downstairs the sounds of spiky punk/dance music played to a dancefloor populated with New York’s new punk and no wave glitterati – David Byrne, Deborah Harry, The Contortions et al – who mixed with poor East Village aspiring artists and Studio 54 celebrities like Andy Warhol, Grace Jones and David Bowie.

                  At his early solo art shows Haring hired break-dancers and DJs (including his partner Juan Dubose) to play at gallery openings. As hip-hop and electro exploded into the world, body-popping and electro boogie-ing characters also populated Haring’s paintings with much of the kinetic energy of his work part inspired by the dancefloor and street moves of B-Boys and B-Girls.

                  But the decisive moment in creating Haring’s musical tastes and inspiration came with a chance discovering of the Paradise Garage one night in 1984 while walking through the streets of the West Village with his friend Fab 5 Freddy. As Haring told biographer John Gruen:

                  ‘I have never been the same since I walked into Paradise Garage … The music was phenomenal – Larry Levan was the DJ there and he was like a god in the DJ booth. I was totally mesmerized.’

                  Haring fell in love with the Paradise Garage, creating large scale artworks and flyers for the club, flying home from his exhibitions around the world to religiously attend Saturday nights there. Haring became friends with Larry Levan and in 1984 he put on his own Party of Life at the Garage with DJs Levan and Juan Dubose, and live appearances from his friends John Sex and the then-unknown singer Madonna.

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                  About the music:

                  The music collected on The World of Keith Haring is a combination of rare disco, early electro and New York punk/dance tracks reflecting the vibrant and hybrid world of downtown New York in the 1980s.

                  Here you will find early electro from The Jonzun Crew, Adiche and The Extra T’s alongside angular jerky crossover punk/dance and disco/not disco tracks like Pylon’s ‘Danger,’ John Sex’s ‘Bump and Grind’, Yoko Ono’s ‘Walking on Thin Ice’ and Mudd Club DJ Johnny Dynell’s ‘Jam Hot.’

                  The music of some of Haring’s favourite visual artists (and friends) also feature heavily including Jean-Michel Basquiat’s experimental group Gray, George Condo’s art rock group The Girls (produced by David Thomas of Pere Ubu) and early rap from Fab Five Freddy.

                  Paradise Garage soul and disco classics here include Sylvester’s seminal ‘Over and Over’; London DJ Tony Williams’ fusion of Jamaican dub and New York dance music as The Funk Masters, Damon Harris’s uplifting ‘It’s Music’ and disco producers extraordinaire Peter Brown and Patrick Adams’ homage to the new phenomenon of the day – The Guardian Angels of the New York subway system.

                  Together these are some of the tracks first heard in New York’s prolific underground club scene of the 1980s – including Club 57, The Mudd Club, Danceteria, Hurrah, Area, The Fun Club, Tier 3, The Palladium, Roxy, Pyramid and Paradise Garage. Haring was a regular face at many of these clubs, often a creative participant, both shaping and defining the cultural identity of downtown New York.

                  Also included is a track by the long-standing French experimental group Art Zoyd. ‘Sortie 134’ made as part of the music for ‘Le Mariage du Ciel et de L’Enfer’ (‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’), a ballet created by Roland Petit, choreographer at the National Ballet of Marseille, based upon a collection of pose and poetry by William Blake. As one of many works that Haring took on in Europe at the time, Petit commissioned the artist to create a massive 100-square metre backdrop painting for this show.

                  The selection of music on this collection is itself like a mixtape that reflects Haring’s wide-ranging musical influences and connections. And for someone who neither DJ’d nor played in a band he had impeccable musical tastes, with music playing a pivotal part in both his life and work, and functioning as an essential and always present soundtrack to both.

                  Exhibition details:

                  Keith Haring exhibition at Tate Liverpool 14th June 2019 - 10th November 2019

                  In 2020 the show then travels to:

                  Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium: 5th December 2019 - 20th April 2020

                  Folkwang, Essen, Germany: 22nd May 2020 - 20th September 2020

                  Formats: Tr 10 CD/D only, Tr 8,14 on deluxe 3xLP/CD/D only

                  Reviews:

                  "★★★★★ Soul Jazz compilations make an excellent argument for the physical album purchase in the age of Spotify: substantial liner notes, great photos, collections put together to tell a story. The label has outdone itself with this one, released to coincide with Tate Liverpool’s retrospective of Eighties New York’s foremost creator of blocky, stylised pop art." The TIMES


                  • B Beat Girls – For The Same Man
                  • Damon Harris – It's Music
                  • Pylon – Danger
                  • The Jonzun Crew – Pak Man (Look Out For The OVC)
                  • Funk Masters – Love Money
                  • John Sex – Bump and Grind It
                  • Sylvester – Over And Over (12" Disco Mix)
                  • The Girls – Jeffrey I Hear You
                  • Johnny Dynell and New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
                  • Talking Heads – I Zimbra (on CD version only)
                  • Art Zoyd – Sortie 134 (Part 2)
                  • Class Action – Weekend (Larry Levan Mix)
                  • Adiche – Chuka-Ja (Get Ready)
                  • The Girls – The Elephant Man
                  • The Golden Flamingo Orchestra – The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us
                  • Gray – Cut It Up High Priest
                  • Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie
                  • Convertion – Let's Do It
                  • Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice
                  • Fab 5 Freddy – Change The Beat
                  • 3×LP + Download Code £24.00
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                  Black Music Four Lives (Spellman)Schocken Books (1966)

                  Late 60s book about new jazz scene, specifically Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Nichols and Jackie McClean. One of the main strengths of this book is that it is based on extensive interviews with the musicians profiled. In this way Spellman was able to get his subjects to talk not only about their particular style of jazz but also their childhoods, how they became musicians.


                    • Original Book (300g)£18.00
                      1976 s/hand paperback some wear to spine

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                    Calibro 35Ritornano Quelli Di...Record Kicks

                    **Reissue of Calibro 35's in-demand second album 'Ritornano Quelli Di... (The Return of...)'**

                    Cult, in-demand, psuedo-soundtrack release from 2010! A homage to the great Italian crime/poliziotteschi movies of the 70s and legendary composers of the genre such as Luis Bacalov. Hard-hitting, dramatic breaks that found themselves sampled by the likes of Jay Z and Dr Dre!

                    • – Eurocrime
                    • – La Morte Accarezza A Mezzanotte
                    • – LEsecutore
                    • – Svolta Sul Caso DAmario
                    • – Milano Odia La Polizia Non Pu Sparare
                    • – Si Dicono Tante Cose
                    • – Il Ritorno Della Banda - Parte 1
                    • – Il Ritorno Della Banda - Parte 2
                    • – Milano - New York Solo Andata
                    • – Sospesi Nel Traffico
                    • – Gentilsesso E Brutali Delitti
                    • – Il Consigliori
                    • – Piombo In Bocca
                    • – Cinque Bambole Per La Luna Dagosto
                    • – Convergere In Giambellino
                    • – I Milanesi Ammazzano Il Sabato
                    • 2×LP£25.00
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                    All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagMarine Blue and Orange BAGSoul Jazz Records

                    Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just 'carrying stuff'.

                    As well as the classic blue bag with white strap and stripes these are now available in limited edition red, green, cyan and more with matching straps - 'nuff colours!

                      Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

                      OUT NOW!

                      Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

                      Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

                      Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

                      That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

                      The double vinyl comes in two editions:

                      1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

                      2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

                      The album is also available as a CD and digital release

                      • Automatic – Too Much Money
                      • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
                      • New Fries – Lily
                      • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
                      • Ixna – Somebody Said
                      • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
                      • Tom Of England – Neon Green
                      • Toresch – Tocar
                      • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
                      • Gramme – Discolovers
                      • Niagara – Ida
                      • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
                      • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
                      • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
                      • Wino D – Untitled
                      Theon Cross / PokusCandace of Meroe / Pokus OneSoul Jazz Records

                      This is a one-time only pressing of this 12" single and will be deleted on release. Two killer tracks that are not on the vinyl version of the Kaleidoscope album. Theon Cross's superb Candace of Meroe and Pokus' equally striking Pokus One

                      • Theon Cross – Candace of Meroe
                      • Pokus – Pokus One
                      • Limited-edition one-off 12" single£12.99
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                      The Music of Black Americans: A Historyby Eileen SouthernW.W Norton & Company
                        • Original Book (800g)£20.00
                          Original USA out of print edition paperback, wear to top of spine, ageing.
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                        Giants of Black Musicby Pauline Rivelli & Robert LevinA Dacapo

                        Original 1970 Interviews with Alice Coltrane, Horace Tapscott, John Coltrane, Leon Thomas, Gary Bartz and more! Beat that!

                          • Original Book (250g)£20.00
                            Original USA paperback in good cond
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                          Andrew Weatherall: A Jockey Slut TributeJockey Slut

                          DON'T MISS OUT on this ESSENTIAL book! An extensive, informative book on main man Andy Weatherall from those who knew him best including ... Bobby Gillespie, Danny Rampling, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Terry Farley and many more!

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                          Andrew Weatherall was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’ and his own bands Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. As a DJ he was peerless and unpredictable, helming club nights that played techno, rockabilly or music that “never knowingly exceeded 122 bpm.”

                          Weatherall featured in seminal dance music magazine Jockey Slut many times during its lifetime. All his interviews from the publication are included within this tribute to The Guv’nor. Further articles cover the tenure of his professional life from the mid-80s to 2020. They include his beginnings at the influential Boy’s Own fanzine, his DJ sets at landmark nights Shoom and Sabresonic, and the plethora of ventures he still had running including the Woodleigh Research Project, A Love From Outer Space and festival Convenanza.

                          Jockey Slut magazine ran from 1993 - 2004. The influential club culture publication was started by John Burgess and Paul Benney as a self published Manchester based fanzine. It became a monthly when it moved to London in 1999. Jockey Slut was notable for being more music-centric, left-field and irreverent than other dance music magazines. It also bagged some real exclusives during its tenure giving first ever interviews to The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and The Avalanches.

                          Included in the 160 page, perfect bound book edited by founding Jockey Slut editor John Burgess is:

                          - All Andrew Weatherall's Jockey Slut interviews collated (1993-2004) including Weatherall Gets His Tats Out, I’m A Classic Underachiever, Two Lone Swordsmen and An Audience With... and more.
                          - Further new features and classic articles from Luke Una, Richard Norris, Kris Needs, Joe Muggs, Jim Butler, Mandi James, Lee Brackstone and more.
                          - Brand new 10,000+ word oral history of Andrew Weatherall’s early years from Shoom & Screamadelica to Sabres of Paradise featuring interviews with Bobby Gillespie, Ed Simons, Danny Rampling, Justin Robertson, Andrew Innes, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Anna Haigh, Terry Farley and more.
                          - Retrospective of Andrew Weatherall’s club nights Sabresonic, Bloodsugar, Double Gone Chapel, Wrong Meeting, A Love From Outer Space by John Burgess.
                          All proceeds from the book will go to the charities that were important to Andrew Weatherall: Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK, Crisis.

                            • Book (400g)£15.00
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                            SaultUNTITLED (Black Is)Forever Living Originals

                            Sault are back! The mysterious troupe return with their signature hybrid of funk, dance, post-punk and soul. 'Untitled' is, without a doubt, their finest work to date, including a guest from Michael Kiwanuka. Incredible album - don't miss!

                            • – Stop Dem
                            • – Don't Shoot Guns Down
                            • – Sorry Ain't Enough
                            • – Bow feat. Michael Kiwanuka
                            • – Black
                            • – Miracles
                            • 2×LP£30.00
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                            • CD£12.00
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