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All books mint (or near mint) condition and offered at discounted prices:

Deep Down With Dennis Brown: Cool Runnings and the Crown Prince of Reggae by Penny Reel (Paperback, Drake Bros 2000. RRP £16.99, My price £14)

The author: Penny Reel has written extensively about popular black music and specifically reggae since the early 1970s and in that time has met and interviewed most of the latter’s major players. During this period he has freelanced on a regular basis for publications including International Times, Oz, Time Out, Mojo, Sounds, Music Week, Wire, Straight No Chaser, Underground and many others. During the 1970s-80s, he was the chief correspondent on reggae for New Musical Express, at the height of the paper’s success as market leader in its field, and from the mid-70s until the end of the millennium wrote a regular column for the weekly tabloid Black Echoes as well as sundry articles, reviews, think pieces and other work.

 

Rappers Rappin: The story of the freshest sound around from rap's 'maddest' and 'baddest'

by  Dan Goldstein (Paperback, Castle 199?. RRP £9.99, my price £8)

This is a collection of interviews with the leading rappers of the late 80s-mid 90s.

 

Marvin Gaye, My Brother by Frankie Gaye with Fred E. Basten

(Hardback, Backbeat Books 2003. RRP $24.95, My price- £10)

Marvin Gaye's life, and brilliant career, was cut tragically short on August 1st, 1984 -- one day before his 45th birthday -- when he was shot and killed by his own father. Now, for the first time ever, Marvin Gaye's story is told in intimate detail by a member of his own family. Frankie and Marvin Gaye were as close as brothers can be, from childhood until Marvin's untimely death. Frankie was at Marvin's side when he died, and only Frankie heard Marvin's death-bed confession. Full of never-before-told personal anecdotes, many correcting previously published accounts, this book takes you behind the scenes, from Marvin's childhood, when he had a penchant for getting into trouble, through his spectacular success at Motown and then Columbia, and finally his descent into drugs and despair. Known for his classic duets with Tammi Terrell, his enduring solo hits, such as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Sexual Healing," and his landmark album, What's Going On, Marvin Gaye's popularity has only increased over time, as subsequent generations rediscover him for themselves. Finally, the true story of the man behind the music is available for fans old and new.

 

Classic Rock Covers by Michael Ochs (Paperback, Taschen 2001. RRP  ?, My Price £6)

LP artwork! There's alot of soul oldies in this one as well as rock and pop!