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Black British Music -

Related categories: Music & Performing Arts / Black, Asian & Other Diasporas /
Related booklists: Black Britain, Black American Music,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 5 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

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    Don't Stop the Carnival: Black Music in Britain - by Kevin le Gendre

    £19.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781845233617 | ISBN 10: 1845233611

    Don’t Stop the Carnival is the story of Black music in Britain from Tudor times to the mid 1960s. It is a story framed by slavery, empire, colonialism and the flow of music around the Black Atlantic of Africa, the Caribbean, the USA and Great Brita ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beat Makers: The Unsung Heroes of The Mersey Sound by Anthony Hogan
    The Beat Makers: The Unsung Heroes of The Mersey Sound - by Anthony Hogan

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781445672083 | ISBN 10: 1445672081

    In the late 1950s, a flourishing musical culture began to emerge in major UK cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London. This was particularly true in the Merseyside area, where an estimated 350 different groups were active, often pl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Evelyn Dove: Britain
    Evelyn Dove: Britain's Black Cabaret Queen - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909762350 | ISBN 10: 1909762350

    A pioneer and a trailblazer, Evelyn Dove left a mark in the arts industry. She was the first black female singer on BBC Radio and the first black British female singer to work in America, a quarter of a century before Shirley Bassey.   In a ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital by Lloyd Bradley
    Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital - by Lloyd Bradley

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846687617 | ISBN 10: 1846687616

    For as long as people have been migrating to London, so has their music. An essential link to home, music also has the power to shape communities in surprising ways. Black music has been part of London's landscape since the First World War, when the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black
    Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir - by Pauline Black

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846687914 | ISBN 10: 1846687918

    Probably best-known for her role as lead singer in The Selecter, one of the best British ska / 2 tone bands of the early 1980s, Pauline Black has lived a life rich in contradictions. Mixed-race, adopted to a middle-aged white couple, tracing some of ... more

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