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Music Books

Music at Housmans

The relationship between music and radical ideas may go back to before we were truly able to record it. Housmans are pleased to be able to offer a broad spectrum of books documenting some of the genres and individuals that have represented this relationship.

The books below are only a sample of those we have in stock, to experience Housmans full range of Music Books drop by and browse!

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Britten's Children John Bridcut Housmans Bookshop

Britten's Children

John Bridcut

(Faber & Faber, 2006)

£9.99

 

Britten's Children John Bridcut Housmans Bookshop

Stand and Deliver

Political Activism, Leadership,

and Hip Hop Culture

Yvonne Bynoe

(Soft Skull Press, 2004)

£9.99

 

When We Were Good The Folk Revival Robert Cantwell Housmans Bookshop

When We Were Good

The Folk Revival

Robert Cantwell

(Harvard University Press, 1996)

£9.85

 

Beautiful Losers Leonard Cohen Housmans Bookshop

Beautiful Losers

Leonard Cohen

(Vintage Books, 1993)

£8.99

 

America Over the Water Shirley Collins Housmans Bookshop

America Over the Water

Shirley Collins

(Saf Publishing, 2007)

£9.99

 

Extended Play The Elastic Book of Music edited by Gary Couzens with an introduction by Jean Jacques Burnel Housmans Bookshop

Extended Play

The Elastic Book of Music

edited by Gary Couzens

with an introduction by Jean Jacques Burnel

(Elastic Press, 2007)

£6.99

 

Do You 'Mr Jones?' Bob Dylan Housmans Bookshop

Do You 'Mr Jones?'

Bob Dylan

with the Poets and Professors

edited by Neil Corcoran

(Pimlico Press, 2003)

£9.50

 

Room Full of Mirrors a Biography of Jimi Hendrix Charles R. Cross Housmans Bookshop

Room Full of Mirrors

a Biography of Jimi Hendrix

Charles R. Cross

(Sceptre Publishing, 2005)

£8.99

 

I Was Elvis Presleys Bastard Love-Child Andrew Darlington Housmans Bookshop

I Was Elvis Presleys

Bastard Love-Child

Andrew Darlington

(Headpress Publishing, 2001)

£13.99

 

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Vision of a Homeland Anthony Davie Housmans Bookshop

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

Vision of a Homeland

Anthony Davie

(Effective Publishing, 2004)

£14.99

 

Keep it Together! Cosmic Boogie with the Deviants and the Pink Fairies Rich Deakin Housmans Bookshop

Keep it Together!

Cosmic Boogie

with the Deviants and the Pink Fairies

Rich Deakin

with an introduction by Mick Farren

(Headpress Publishing)

£13.99

 

Bob Dylan The Cambridge Companion edited by Kevin J. H. Dettmar Housmans Bookshop

Bob Dylan

The Cambridge Companion

edited by Kevin J. H. Dettmar

(Cambridge University Press, 2009)

£14.99

 

Bob Dylan Chronicles - Volume 1 Housmans Bookshop

Bob Dylan

Chronicles - Volume 1

(Pocket Books, 2005)

£7.99

 

Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric The Lost Manuscript text by Bob Dylan photographs by Barry Feinstein Housmans Bookshop

Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric

The Lost Manuscript

text by Bob Dylan

photographs by Barry Feinstein

(Simon & Schuster, 2008)

£14.99

 

Lyrics 1962-2001 Bob Dylan Housmans Bookshop

Lyrics 1962-2001

Bob Dylan

(Simon & Schuster)

£16.95

 

Tarantula Bob Dylan Housmans Bookshop

Tarantula

Bob Dylan

(Harper Perennial)

£7.99

 

Political Art of Bob Dylan Housmans Bookshop

Political Art

of Bob Dylan

edited by David Boucher and Gary Browning

(Imprint Academic, 2009)

£12.71

 

The Case of Joe Hill Philip S. Foner Housmans Bookshop

The Case of Joe Hill

Philip S. Foner

(International Publishers, 2000)

£6.99

 

Paul Robeson Speaks edited and introduced by Philip S. Foner Housmans Bookshop

Paul Robeson Speaks

edited and introduced by Philip S. Foner

(Faber & Faber, 1991)

£16.99

 

Rimbaud and Jim Morrison The Rebel as Poet Wallace Fowlie Housmans Bookshop

Rimbaud and Jim Morrison

The Rebel as Poet

Wallace Fowlie

(Duke University Press, 1994)

£9.99

 

The Nightingale's Code A Poetic Study of Bob Dylan John Gibbens with photographs by Keith Baugh Housmans Bookshop

The Nightingale's Code

A Poetic Study of Bob Dylan

John Gibbens

with photographs by Keith Baugh

(Touched Press, 2001)

£8.00

 

Hand Me My Travellin' Shoes In Search of Blind Willie McTell Michael Gray Housmans Bookshop

Hand Me My Travellin' Shoes

In Search of Blind Willie McTell

Michael Gray

(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007)

£25.00

 

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia Michael Gray Housmans Bookshop

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

Michael Gray

(Continuum Books, 2008)

£16.99

 

Million Dollar Bash Bob Dylan, The Band and the Basement Tapes Sid Griffin Housmans Bookshop

Million Dollar Bash

Bob Dylan, The Band and the Basement Tapes

Sid Griffin

(Jaw Bone Press, 2007)

£14.95

 

Bound for Glory Woodie Guthrie Housmans Bookshop

Bound for Glory

Woodie Guthrie

(Penguin Modern Classics, 2004)

£9.99

 

In Search of the Blues Black Voices, White Visions Marybeth Hamilton Housmans Bookshop

In Search of the Blues

Black Voices, White Visions

Marybeth Hamilton

(Jonathan Cape Publishing, 2007)

£8.99

 

Class Act The Cultural and Political Life of Ewan MacColl Ben Harker Housmans Bookshop

Class Act

The Cultural and Political Life

of Ewan MacColl

Ben Harker

(Pluto Press, 2007)

£15.99

 

Revolution in the Air The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 1 1957-73 Clinton Heylin Housmans Bookshop

Revolution in the Air

The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 1 1957-73

Clinton Heylin

(Constable Books, 2009)

£20.00

 

Bob Dylan Highway '61 Revisited Colin Irwin Housmans Bookshop

Bob Dylan

Highway '61 Revisited

Colin Irwin

(Flame Tree Publishing, 2008)

£12.99

 

Moby ~ Replay His Life and Times Martin James Housmans Bookshop

Moby ~ Replay

His Life and Times

Martin James

(Independent Music Press, 2001)

£9.99

 

Last Shop Standing Whatever Happened to Record Shops? Graham James Housmans Bookshop

Last Shop Standing

Whatever Happened to Record Shops?

Graham Jones

(Proper Music Publishing, 2009)

£12.95

 

Peoples Funny Boy The Genius of 'Lee Scratch Perry' David Katz with photographs by Keith Baugh Housmans Bookshop

Peoples Funny Boy

The Genius of 'Lee Scratch Perry'

David Katz

with photographs by Keith Baugh

(Omnibus Press, 2006)

£10.95

 

1968 The Year that Rocked the World Mark Kurlansky Housmans Bookshop

1968

The Year that Rocked the World

Mark Kurlansky

(Vintage Publications, 2005)

£9.99

 

Greetings from Bury Park Race, Religion & Rock and Roll Sarfraz Manzoor Housmans Bookshop

Greetings From Bury Park

Race, Religion & Rock and Roll

Sarfraz Manzoor

(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007)

£12.99

 

Lipstick Traces A Secret History of the Twentieth Century Griel Marcus Housmans Bookshop

Lipstick Traces

A Secret History of the

Twentieth Century

Griel Marcus

(Faber & Faber)

£12.99

 

Bob Dylan The Never Ending Star Lee Marshall Housmans Bookshop

Bob Dylan

The Never Ending Star

Lee Marshall

(Polity Press, 2007)

£14.99

 

A Book of British Ballads edited by Roy Palmer Housmans Bookshop

A Book of British Ballads

edited by Roy Palmer

(Llanerch Publications, 1998)

£12.00

 

Well Tuned Women Growing Strong through Voicework Housmans Bookshop

Well Tuned Women

Growing Strong through Voicework

edited by Frankie Armstrong & Jenny Pearson

(Womens Press, 2001)

£12.99

 

Bring the Noise 20 Years of Writing about Rock and Hip Hop Simon Reynolds Housmans Bookshop

Bring the Noise

20 Years of Writing

about Rock and Hip Hop

Simon Reynolds

(Faber & Faber, 2007)

£16.99

 

Energy Flash A Journey Through Rave and Dance Culture Simon Reynolds Housmans Bookshop

Energy Flash

A Journey Through Rave and Dance Culture

Simon Reynolds

(Picador Books, 2008)

£8.99

 

Forever Young by Bob Dylan illustrated by Paul Rogers Housmans Bookshop

Forever Young

by Bob Dylan

illustrated by Paul Rogers

(Simon & Schuster, 2008)

£12.99

 

Mayor of MacDougal Street A Memoir Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald Housmans Bookshop

Mayor of MacDougal Street

A Memoir

Dave Van Ronk

with Elijah Wald

(De Capo Press, 2006)

£7.64

 

The Rest is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century Alex Ross Housmans Bookshop

The Rest is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Alex Ross

(Harper Perennial, 2009)

£14.99

 

A Freewheelin' Time Suze Rotola Housmans Bookshop

A Freewheelin' Time

Suze Rotola

(Aurum Press, 2008)

£16.99

 

Direct Cinema Observational Documentary and the Politics of the Sixties Dave Saunders Housmans Bookshop

Direct Cinema

Observational Documentary

and the Politics of the Sixties

Dave Saunders

(Wallflower Press, 2007)

£14.44

 

Englands Dreaming Sex Pistols and Punk Rock Jon Savage Housmans Bookshop

Englands Dreaming

Sex Pistols and Punk Rock

Jon Savage

(Faber & Faber, 1991)

£12.99

 

Forward Groove Jazz and the Real World Chris Searle Housmans Bookshop

Forward Groove

Jazz and the Real World

from Louis Armstrong to Gilad Atzmon

Chris Searle

(Northway Publications, 2008)

£12.74

 

Guitar Army John Sinclair Housmans Bookshop

Guitar Army

John Sinclair (includes CD)

(Headpress Publishing)

£15.99

 

Headpress 28 John Sinclair Housmans Bookshop

Headpress 28

The Gospel according to Unpopular Culture

John Sinclair

signed copies available, please check for availability

(Headpress Publishing)

£10.99

 

Josh White Society Blues Elijah Wald Housmans Bookshop

Josh White

Society Blues

Elijah Wald

(Routledge Publications, 2002)

£15.99

 

The Life and Times of Little Richard the Authorised Biography Charles White Housmans Bookshop

The Life and Times

of Little Richard

the Authorised Biography

Charles White

(Omnibus Press, 2003)

£9.95

 

Bob Dylan Performing Artist 1960-1973 The Early Years Paul Williams Housmans Bookshop

Bob Dylan

Performing Artist 1960-1973

The Early Years

Paul Williams

(Omnibus Press, 1994)

£12.99

 

Bob Dylan Performing Artist 1974-1986 The Early Years Paul Williams Housmans Bookshop

Bob Dylan

Performing Artist 1974-1986

The Middle Years

Paul Williams

(Omnibus Press, 1994)

£9.95

 

Bob Dylan Performign Artist 1986 - 1990 and Beyond Paul Williams Housmans Bookshop

Bob Dylan

Performing Artist 1986-1990

Mind Out of Time

Paul Williams

(Omnibus Press, 2004)

£19.95

 

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