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All Music GuideOld School Rap & Hip Hop ... Book
AMG, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
A guide to essential Old School Rap & Hip Hop from team at the indespensible All Music Guide – featuring more than 500 music reviews of important records by Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, NWA, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and so much more – plus reviews on soul and funk LPs ... read more Book

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New Tony Allen & Michael E VealTony Allen – An Autobiography Of The Master Durrmer Of Afrobeat (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The autobiography of Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen – perhaps the most legendary Nigerian drummer alive! As told to co-author/interviewer Michael E. Veal, Tony lets us on his amazing life story in an inviting, easily readable way. Lots of great stories from throughout his life and career are ... read more Book

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New Ross Andru & Mike EspositoRoss Andru & Mike Esposito's Get Lost ... Book
Hermes, 1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest publications to ever rip off Mad Magazine – and an early effort from the team of Ross Andru and Mike Esposito – later known for famous work at both Marvel and DC Comics! Get Lost follows from the early Mad comic book style – and features lots of well-done ... read more Book

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E Taylor AtkinsBlue Nippon – Authenticating Jazz In Japan (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2002. New Copy ... $6.99 26.95
An amazing history of Japanese jazz, and another great testament to the impact jazz had on global cluture! The book covers the entire history of Japanese jazz, from the first wave in the dancehalls of the 1920s, to the amazing renaissance of the 60s and 70s. It's a well-paced, incredibly ... read more Book

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New Jake AustenFlying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll – Conversations With Unjustly Obscure Rock 'N' Soul Eccentrics (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2011. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
The best (truly – they got this book right) of Roctober gets a classy rock 'n' soul book compilation from Duke University Press – an incredible collection of interviews that were featured over the years in the great DIY magazine over the years! Interviews with musical legends who ... read more Book

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New Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled ... read more Book

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Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Imges Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), New Copy ... Early June, 2014
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New Stuart BakerCover Art Of Studio One Records (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible images from one of the most legendary reggae labels ever – the mighty Studio One, home to decades of classic music, put together with equally-classic images on the record covers! The book is maybe even more of a treasure than some other album art books you'll find – because ... read more Book

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New Stuart Baker & Steve BarrowReggae 45 Soundsystem – The Label Art Of Reggae Singles (paperback) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
The most massive book of record art we've ever stocked – and a groundbreaking look at the art of reggae 45s, put together by the folks at Soul Jazz Records! Albums are usually featured in a book like this, but the authors do a great job of illustrating the diversity of 45 labels on the ... read more Book

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New Stuart Baker & Steve BarrowReggae Soundsystem – Original Reggae Album Cover Art (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Amazing images galore – some classic covers from the Jamaican scene of the 60s and 70s, and lots more obscure images too – all presented in very vivid color, with a lot more clarity than any of the beat up original copies we have in our collection! The book really does full justice to ... read more Book

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Alessandro BazanAlessandro Bazan – Jazz Paintings ... Book
Charta (Italy), 2006. New Copy ... $4.99 34.95
A series of paintings from Sicilian painter Alessandro Bazan – who takes key inspiration from jazz, but also uses the music to inspire other images as well! The paintings inside have a feel that's similar to the one on the cover – bold brushstrokes portraying musicians and audiences, ... read more Book

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Roger Bennett & Josh KunAnd You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Our Vinyl – The Jewish Past As Told By The Records We Have Loved & Lost (hardcover) ... Book
Crown, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
A really cool look at Jewish album covers – with commentary by some great writers! It's got art decades old albums, many of which aren't in print or available commercially in any format – from the 40s to 80s. Features commentary by Aimee Bender, Etgar Keret, Shalom Auslander and ... read more Book

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New Peter BlechaSonic Boom – The History Of Northwest Rock, From "Louie Louie" To "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not a biography of one-time Spacemen 3 mainman – but a very cool look at the wealth of great guitar rock that emanated from the Pacific Northwest from the late 50s onward! There must be something in the water up there, because countless great guitar giants have hailed from Washington State ... read more Book

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New Joanna Bowring & Margaret O'BrienArt Of Romance – Mills & Boon & Harlequin Cover Designs ... Book
Prestel, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lavish color illustrations from the glory days of the romance paperback – a wealth of classic covers from British publisher Mills & Boon – also the parent company of Harlequin Romance! The images are stunning, and the book is very thoughtfully put together – not an ... read more Book

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Jonathan Raimes & Lakshmi BhaskaranRetro Graphics – A Visual Sourcebook To 100 Years Of Graphic Design ... Book
Chronicle, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
A really inspirational book based around the history of 20th Century design – put together with vivid pages that allow you to steal all the best ideas, and integrate them into your own work! The package spans the most important design decades of the century – and pulls together vivid ... read more Book

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New Toni BrownRelix, The Book – The Grateful Dead Experience – 30 Years Of Mind Melting Art, Interviews, Anecdotes & More ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hefty tribute to Relix magazine – that long-running publication that first began as a tribute to The Grateful Dead, but which went onto encompass a host of different styles, and help provide some inspiration for the jamband generation as well! The book's got the dimensions of the magazine, ... read more Book

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New David BrowneFire & Rain – The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, & The Lost Story Of 1970 ... Book
Da Capo, 2011. New Copy Hardcover ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
1970 – a key year for both music and politics on the global scene – one that's portrayed here through albums that include Let It Be by The Beatles, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel, and Deja Vu by Crosby Stills Nash & Young – plus the birth of Sweet Baby ... read more Book

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New Gary Calamar & Phil GalloRecord Store Days – From Vinyl To Digital & Back Again (paperback) ... Book
Sterling, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Somebody's finally gone out and written a book about one subject we can really get behind – the Record Store – and not only that, they've done a beautiful job with the entire package too! The book takes a look at the importance of the record store – not just historically, but ... read more Book

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Michael ChabonTelegraph Avenue (hardcover) ... Book
Harper, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 27.98
Michael Chabon takes a dip into our own little slice of the universe – by setting this book in a fictious record store in Oakland, California! Chabon's version of the record store isn't exactly like our own experience here at Dusty Groove – maybe more in the High Fidelity side of the ... read more Book
(Please note: These copies have a very small remainder mark on the spine.)

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Samuel ChartersLanguage Of Song – Journeys In The Musical World Of The African Diaspora ... Book
Duke University Press, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99 25.98
Samuel Charters is up there with a handful of key figures in the 20th Century who helped preserve and expose a rich vein of American musical tradition – especially folk, blues, and gospel – and his work as both a writer and collector have helped shape our understanding of music for ... read more Book

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Hayden Childs33 1/3 – Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights ... Book
Continuum, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 10.95
A well-penned essay on the classic album Shoot Out The Lights – the final record from the team of Richard & Linda Thompson, and a set that documents all the strain and tension in their relationship at the time! Author Hayden Childs really gets at the deep emotions that Richard Thompson ... read more Book

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New Michel Choquette, edSomeday Funnies (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing project, with amazing results – a set of separate comics all about the 60s – drawn by some of the hippest talents of both that generation, and the 70s as well! The project was begun many years ago by Michael Choquette – who contacted creators as diverse as William S ... read more Book

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Brian ColemanCheck The Technique Vol 2 – More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (paperback) ... Book
Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy ... $25.99 27.98
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling ... read more Book
(Initial copies are signed by author Brian Coleman! Quantities extremely limited – get 'em while we got em!)

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New Kevin CookFlip – The Inside Story Of TV's First Black Superstar ... Book
Viking, 2013. New Copy Hardcover ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
First superstar is right – as we remember Flip being one of the boldest, strongest, most powerful forces on TV back in the day – really bridging the gap between different worlds of American humor, while also sneaking in a subtle political agenda too! The Flip Wilson Show never seemed ... read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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John CorbettSun Ra & Aye Aton – Space, Interiors, & Exteriors 1972 ... Book
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 27.99
Amazing images from the universe of Sun Ra – a mixture of rare photographs and mural images painted by Aye Aton – sometime percussionist with the Arkestra, and a heck of a great painter too! The book begins with these stunning full color photographs of Ra on the set of Space Is The ... read more Book

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Disco Patrick & Patrick VogtDisco – An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art Of Disco Records ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), New Copy ... Early October, 2014 (delayed)
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New DJ Shadow & Cut ChemistRenegades Of Rhythm – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Play Afrika Bambaataa (tour book) ... Book
Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy ... $38.99 39.98
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – in which the duo of modern live DJ masters honor pioneer Afrika Bambaataa! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that Shadow and Chemist don't just spin records that Bambaataa himself ... read more Book
(Limited to 2500 copies. Hand silk-screened cover with art by Paul Insect.)

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New Wil EisnerComic Book Artist Vol 2 No 6 – Celebrating The Life & Legacy Of Will Eisner ... Book
Top Shelf, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A special issue of Comic Book Artist – dedicated to the (then) recently-departed Will Eisner – one of the greatest talents of the 20th Century! The issue features loads of images in color and black and white – including rare Eisner artwork, and tributes from artists who include ... read more Book

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Royston EllisGone Man Squared ... Book
Norton/Kicks, Late 50s/Early 60s/2013. New Copy ... $12.99 14.95
Whoa! The genius early writings of Beat inspired Brit lit/poetry legend Royston Ellis – the man who purportedly inspired The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" – compiled here, in paperback naturally, by our pulpy print heroes at Kicks Books! Royston would go on write novels and ... read more Book

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New Royston EllisRush At The End ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 1966/2014. New Copy ... $12.99
A revised version of a legendary book from British paperback scribe Royston Ellis – a volume originally published in the late 60s, where its take of homosexual love in the London suburbs created quite a scandal! For this revised edition, Ellis has cleaned up his prose a bit – improving ... read more Book

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New Royston EllisSweet Ebony (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, Late 50s/Early 60s/2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first book in the Kicks Books Blue Series – a thicker, bigger paperback than the "hip pocket" entries – and it's a doozy, penned by Brit beat lit legend Royston Ellis! Sweet Ebony is a knowingly seedy, swingin' 70s set novel about 4 free spirited California woman who ... read more Book

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Buddy Esquire/Johan KugelbergBuddy Esquire – King Of The Hip Hop Flyer ... Book
Sinecure, New Copy ... Early June, 2014 (delayed)
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Mike EvansBlues – A Visual History – 100 Years Of Music That Changed The World ... Book
Sterling, New Copy ... Early November, 2014
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Freddy FreshFreddy Fresh Presents The Rap Records – Revised 2nd Edition ... Book
Freddy Fresh, 2007. New Copy Book ... $13.99 39.99
If you liked the first volume of this essential book, you'll love this revised edition – because it's almost 3 times bigger, and stuffed with great new features! The book's a lifetime labor of love for Freddy Fresh – an extensive discography that's got to be the most definitive book on ... read more Book

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James GossVinyl Lives On – Profiles of Musician Collectors and Record Store Owners (paperback) ... Book
Aventine, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
The third volume of the great Vinyl Lives project from James Goss – a cat who was digging into the depths of vinyl collectors and fandom way before some of the more recent projects on the market! This time around, Goss still has lots of fresh territory to cover – with key features on ... read more Book

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New Richard L GrahamGovernment Issue – Comics For The People 1940s to 2000s (paperback) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2009. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Cool comics from a very unlikely source – publications put together by the US government to spread ideas and inform the public – many of which were handled by top comics talents from the mainstream! The quality of this material is surprisingly wonderful – not schlocky propaganda, ... read more Book

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New Robert GreenfieldLast Sultan – The Life & Times Of Ahmet Ertegun (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The amazing story of Ahmet Ertegun – the driving force behind Atlantic Records, and a crucial figure in popular music in the 20th Century! Ahmet's story is the stuff of legend – and this book delivers the whole thing in stunning detail – from Ertegun's early years as the child of ... read more Book
(There is a small remainder mark on the spine.)

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New Groove Presents45 RPM Cover Museum By Muro (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally great book for 7" collectors – especially if you dig unusual picture sleeves! The book was put together by DJ Muro – an artist we've come to love for his work on mixes and compilations, but who's also well-known for his massive record collection, too – one that's ... read more Book

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Groove PresentsGroove Presents Rare Groove A to Z – Complete Edition (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $34.99
An even-better volume of this amazing publication – a true treasure trove for fans of all things funky – and one of the coolest books of rare records we've ever seen! The Japanese book is a dictionary of rare groove classics from the 60s and 70s – listing hundreds of rare albums ... read more Book

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Milt Gross/Ari Y KelmanIs Diss A System? – A Milt Gross Comic Reader (hardcover) ... Book
New York University Press, Mid 20s/2009. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful look at the early work of Milt Gross – a cartoonist who was to the printed page what Mickey Katz was to records! Like Katz, Gross drew a lot of his humor from Yiddish culture – especially the clash between the old and the new in the community of New York's Jewish immigrants ... read more Book

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David GrubbsRecords Ruin The Landscape – John Cage, The Sixties, & Sound Recording ... Book
Duke University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 23.95
One of the best-written books we've ever seen on music from the left side of the spectrum – from an artist we mostly know as a musician! David Grubbs has been making amazing sounds for years – first in Squirrel Bait, then in Gastr Del Sol, then more recently as a solo artist – ... read more Book

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Paul Grushkin & Rob RothArt Of Classic Rock (hardcover) ... Book
Sterling, 2014. New Copy ... Early July, 2014 (delayed)
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Peter GuralnickLost Highway – Journeys & Arrivals Of American Musicians (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 18.99
A seminal look at the American roots music by one of our favorite writers ever – a book that was penned decades ago, yet still stands as crucially important all these many years later! Peter Guaralnick's Lost Highway is essential reading for any fan of older blues, country, and R&B ... read more Book

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Koki Hanawa & Yusuke OgawaJapanese Jazz 1950s to 1980s (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $34.99
An essential resource for fans of rare jazz albums – an ultra-cool discography that's done in the same style as other Japanese books on American music – but which focuses on rare bits from Japan! Like other volumes of this type, this one specially selects the coolest of the cool – ... read more Book

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New HarlequinHarlequin Notables Perfect Pocket Journals – Virgin With Butterflies ... Book
Flowerpot, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool – a blank-paper journal hidden in a vintage paperback cover image – complete with heavy cardboard on each end, and a cool elastic band to hold the whole thing in place! The design is like that of expensive notebooks that push past the $10 mark – but the cover is even ... read more Book

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Norman Hathaway & Dan NadelElectrical Banana – Masters Of Psychedelic Art (paperback) ... Book
Damiani, 2013. New Copy Book ... $28.99 39.95
Great trippy covers from the psychedelic heyday of the late 60s and early 70s – the kinds of records that really stood out in the racks at the time – and which still look great in our collections all these many years later! The volume doesn't just offer up straight record covers, but ... read more Book

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Mike HeffleyNorthern Sun, Southern Moon – Europe's Reinvention Of Jazz (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2005. New Copy Book ... $6.99 48.00
The story of the evolving history of European jazz – from its development in Scandinavia, Holland, England, France & Germany and its further spread – from author Mike Heffley. Heffley writes sections on the emancipation from formality, with players such as Mangelsdorff, Kuhn & ... read more Book

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Laura HoptmanBrion Gysin – Dream Machine (hardcover) ... Book
Merrell, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 39.95
A beautiful book that documents the overlooked legacy of Brion Gysin – contemporary and collaborator of William S Burroughs and other important beat figures – but also an artist with a vision that goes way beyond that initial moment! The book brings together a wealth of images of Gysin' ... read more Book

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New Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much ... read more Book

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John Ingham/Johan Kugelberg/Jon SavageSpirit Of 76 – London Punk Eyewitness ... Book
Sinecure, New Copy ... Early May, 2014 (delayed)
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Steven IsoardiDark Tree – Jazz & The Community Arts In Los Angeles (hardcover book with CD) ... Book
University Of California Press, 1984/2009. New Copy Book/CD ... $6.99 39.95
A much-needed look at the amazing underground jazz scene in LA – the richly creative spiritual and avant underground that flourished strongly in the 60s, 70s, and 80s! Although the city's best known for its cool jazz of the 50s, there's an even greater amount of left-field jazz that's come ... read more Book

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New Jazz Next StandardJazz Next Standard – Hardbop & Mode (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing guide to some of the hippest jazz ever released – a wealth of great albums from the 50s and 60s – not just from the US, but from England, Italy, Germany, and many other global locales! As with other volumes in this series, the discography focuses on rare bits that have a ... read more Book

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Ian JohnsonI Know You're Somewhere ... Book
Gingko Press, New Copy ... Early May, 2014 (delayed)
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John Johnson, Joel Selvin & Dick CamiPeppermint Twist – The Mob, The Music & The Most Famous Dance Club Of The 60s (hardcover) ... Book
Thomas Dunne, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99 25.99
You've no doubt read plenty about the way the mafia penetrated the music industry in the 50s and 60s – from record pressing to distribution to artist management and beyond – but you'll be hard-pressed to read a more lively account than this one – the story of the legendary ... read more Book

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New Quincy JonesComplete Quincy Jones – My Journeys & Passions – Photos, Letters, Memories & More From Q's Personal Collection (hardcover) ... Book
Insight, 2008. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A very cool book – not just a biography on Quincy Jones, but one that's filled with photos, letters, and other things from his personal collection – plus some very cool "artifacts" as well! The volume's put together like a mini-museum of Q's life – and features pull-out ... read more Book

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Quincy Jones & Bill GibsonQ On Producing – The Soul & Science Of Mastering Music & Work (hardcover) ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2010. New Copy Book & DVD ... $9.99 34.99
Quincy Jones tells all his secrets of the studio – working here in a really cool volume that details his production efforts on decades' worth of records – with a strong focus on some of the most special albums in his history, plus lots more details on the general production process too! ... read more Book
(DVD features scenes of Quincy discussing the master recordings of his hits.)

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New Vernon JoynsonTapestry Of Delights Revisited – The Ultimate Guide To UK Rock & Pop Of The Beat, R&B, Psychedelic, & Progressive Eras (2 volume edition) ... Book
Borderline, 2014. New Copy 2 Volume Hardound Se ... $266.99 299.99
The ultimate version of the most complete reference on psychedelia ever compiled – the legendary Tapestry Of Delights – served up here in an oversized, two volume, hardcover version – limited to only 600 copies in the printing! Together, the books total over 2000 pages, with ... read more Book
(Limited to 600 numbered copies.)

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New Jeff KalissI Want To Take You Higher – The Life & Times Of Sly & The Family Stone (paperback) ... Book
Back Beat, 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The heady life and even hipper music of Sly Stone – told here by an author who managed to get Stone's participation on the project! The book focuses most strongly on Sly's rise to fame and key late 60s/early 70s years – a time when his records not only changed the face of soul music, ... read more Book

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Mati KlarweinMati & The Music – 52 Record Covers 1955 to 2005 (hardcover) ... Book
Galerie 213/RM (France), 2012. New Copy Book ... $32.99 45.00
Amazing images from the painter of the Bitches Brew album cover – the legendary Mati Klarwein – an artist with a very colorful style of painting nude bodies! Mati's artwork has graced many albums over the years – not just work from Miles Davis, but records by Buddy Miles, Jerry ... read more Book

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Sam KneeScene In Between – Tripping Through The Fashions Of UK Indie Music 1980 to 1988 (hardcover) ... Book
Cicada (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
A rich look at the British underground of the 80s – that great stretch of guitar-based work in the post-post-punk years – from labels like Creation, Rough Trade, and Cherry Red, with all the long-haired, fragile heart aesthetics of the C86 generation! The book features photos and other ... read more Book

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New Greg KotI'll Take You There – Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, & The March Up Freedom's Highway ... Book
Scribner, 2014. New Copy Hardcover ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the best-ever look at the legendary Mavis Staples – and the Staple Singers as well – a detailed, richly-written book on the Staples legacy in both gospel and soul music – penned by Chicago journalist Greg Kot! Kot wrote the book with full support from Mavis – who ... read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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New Kaworu KoyanagiEncyclopedia Of Krautrock ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A Japanese book about Krautrock, but one that's laid out like a discography – so that you can understand it even if you can't read the language! All the artist and album information is in English (or German) – and every entry has a vivid full color photo, so that you can hundreds and ... read more Book

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Jose Ferez Kuri, edBrion Gysin – Tuning In To The Multimedia Age ... Book
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2003. New Copy ... $8.99 44.95
A beautiful collection of work from Brion Gysin – an artist best known for his famous collaborations with William S Burroughs, but a heck of a great creative talent in his own right too! The book features almost 200 illustrations in color – a range of great images that not only ... read more Book

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Mark KurlanskyReady For A Brand New Beat – How Dancing In The Street Became The Anthem For A Changing America ... Book
Riverhead Books, 2013. New Copy Hardcover ... $6.99 27.95
A well-done book on a surprising political force – the role that the song "Dancing In The Street" played during the fight for Civil Rights – especially during that key year of 1964! Author Mark Kurlansky – whose previous projects include the excellent Cod, and 1968 The ... read more Book

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New Paul LacyBrooklyn Storefronts (paperback) ... Book
WW Norton, 2008. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A book we can really get behind – partly because we're a groovy local retailer, just like the ones featured in the pictures! The volume is exactly what's promised in the title – a beautiful look at storefronts in Brooklyn – from local grocery stores, to mom and pop neighborhood ... read more Book

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New Betty LaVette with David RitzWoman Like Me (hardcover) ... Book
Blue Rider, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bettye Lavette tells the tale of her many years in music – from her teen roots as a Detroit soul singer, to her later years of obscurity, and her amazing comeback in the past decade or so! David Ritz helps give Bettye's words precision and polish that go beyond the usual musician ... read more Book

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New Matt LeinesYou Are Forgiven (hardcover) ... Book
Free News Projects, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful monograph of the work of Matt Leines – an artist who works in very detailed pencil and ink, often with a style that brings a lot of complexity to his relatively simple images! There's a cartoony feel to some of the work here – but Leines' use of line is far more detailed ... read more Book

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Dan LeroyGreatest Music Never Sold – Secrets Of Legendary Lost Albums By David Bowie, Seal, Beastie Boys, Beck, Chicago, Mick Jagger, & More ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 17.95
Some of the greatest albums in rock and roll are those that were never released – including some that finally saw the light of day after decades, like the Beach Boys' Smile! This book really gets at that fact beautifully – showing how, although never issued, some of these key creative ... read more Book

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Ron LevyTales Of A Road Dog ... Book
Levtron, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 24.99
The self-penned story of the mighty Ron Levy – a Hammond hero for the past few decades, and a musician who's equally well-skilled to handle jazz, blues, and funk! Levy's records have graced our bins countless times over the years, and it's great to hear the full story of the music from Ron ... read more Book

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Miriam Linna & Randell FullerI Fought The Law – The Life & Strange Death Of Bobby Fuller ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2014. New Copy ... Early December, 2014
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Steve LodderStevie Wonder – A Musical Guide To The Classic Albums (paperback) ... Book
Back Beat, 2005. New Copy Book ... Just Sold Out!
Stevie Wonder's classic albums as guided though a musicians lens, rather than only the the prism of popular culture – put together by London based musician, columnist and author Steve Lodder – who has worked with Carla Bley, George Russell and Paul McCartney to name a few! The book ... read more Book

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Robert Lodge1001 Bizarre Rock 'N' Roll Stories – Tales Of Excess and Debauchery ... Book
Sterling/Carlton, 2013. New Copy ... Mid-November, 2013 (delayed)
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New Jack Lonshein/David BrownJack Lonshein – Album Cover Design & Illustrations 1960s/1970s ... Book
Funkadelphia, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool look at album cover artist/designer Jack Lonshein – the talent behind the great Mainstream Records covers of the 60s – plus a range of excellent work for other labels too! Back in the day, Jack ran a jazz record store, and also promoted concerts – and this book tells ... read more Book
(Limited/numbered edition of 100!)

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Rick LopezWilliam Parker Sessionography ... Book
Centering, 2014. New Copy Book ... $51.99
One of the coolest discographies we've ever seen for any musician, label, or generation – and one of the most complete, as well! This massive tome is dedicated to the rich musical legacy of bassist William Parker – and features very detailed listings for hundreds of recording sessions ... read more Book

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New Dennis Loren & Mick FarrenClassic Rock Posters – Sixty Years Of Posters & Flyers – 1952 To Today ... Book
Sterling/Metro, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
More than 500 classic music posters, many unseen for years – in a lavish full-color book that presents the chronological evolution of the genre! The book follows vivid images from early rockabilly through 60s garage and psych, through 70s arena rock and punk, to 80s and 90s indie, and beyond ... read more Book

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Patrick LundborgAcid Archives – Second Edition ... Book
Lysergia, 2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The ultimate guide to freaky music – a print version of the excellent Acid Archives website – featuring a wealth of reviews, and album covers, band photos and notes on hundreds of rare psychedelia records! Compiler Patrick Lundborg, plus Aaron Milenski & Ron Moore go far beyond the ... read more Book

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Joe MansfieldBeat Box – A Drum Machine Obsession ... Book
Gingko Press, 2013. New Copy ... Early May, 2014 (delayed)
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New Joe MansfieldBeat Box – A Drum Machine Obsession (book/slipcase/7" single/cassette/download) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... Book
Get On Down, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive tome to the drum machine – covering beat boxes manufactured as far back as 1950s, onward through the 80s machines that made the beats for some of the greatest hip hop and club music ever made! It's by self-described obsessive and Boston area hip hop producer Joe Mansfield – ... read more Book

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New Graham Marsh & Glyn CallinghamCover Art Of Blue Note Records – The Collection (hardcover) ... Book
Collins & Brown, 2011. New Copy Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great re-presentation of this classic look at Blue Note Records – one that brings together material from both the first and second volumes of cover art – all presented in a hardcover volume that's got the dimensions of a 10" LP! The heavy book features over 400 record cover ... read more Book

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Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... Winter 2015
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McSweeney'sMcSweeneys Issue 27 ... Book
McSweeneys, 2008. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest issues of McSweeney's to date – a special slipcover that features three different books inside! Our favorite is Autophobia – a sketchbook by Art Spiegelman that's a great change from some of his higher-concept projects – not only a great way to see his talents ... read more Book

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McSweeney'sMcSweeneys Issue 34 ... Book
McSweeneys, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 20.00
An issue of McSweeney's with a special bonus – a whole book! The issue comes in a plastic slipcover that features the core volume – a thick journal with writings by Tom Barbash, Sean Casey, Daniel Handler, Lawrence Minh Bui Davis, Anthony Doerr, Bridge Clerken, David Means, and others ... read more Book

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New Itaru MitaAmbient Definitive 1958 to 2013 ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very cool book – and way different than you might expect from the title – as the discography doesn't only focus on contemporary ambient albums, but instead traces a history of moody sounds from the late 50s onwards! The publication is one of the most interesting Japanese ... read more Book

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New Itaru Mita & Tsutomu NodaTechno Definitive 1963 to 2013 ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
Techno isn't a style that just evolved from 80s Detroit – as the authors of this book go way way back to the early 60s – to start digging for the roots of space-age music and electronic sounds that would explode on dancefloors many years later! The volume is a great take on the ... read more Book

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New Nathan Nedorostek & Anthony PappalardoRadio Silence – A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music ... Book
MTV, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The history of American hardcore – served up in a huge batch of black and white photos, record covers, flyers, and more – spun out in a really beautiful book! The images are all nice and stark – concert shots, band performances, and more – all photos that really get at the ... read more Book

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New Suzette NewmanStory Of Island Records – Keeps On Running (hardcover) ... Book
Island, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tome to the legacy of Island Records – the pretty amazing journey of a record label that began with the goal of bringing reggae to the masses – and in it's heyday, grew to be home to some of the most creative artists in modern pop music of sprawlingly broad styles! From Bob Marley to ... read more Book

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New Kouki Nishimura & Itaru MitaHouse Definitive 1974 to 2014 ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $31.99
The roots of house music and beyond – a mighty cool discography that does a special job of locating the music many years before it first exploded in Chicago and Detroit, then following it for many years after that, through a host of global scenes and styles! The publication is a discography, ... read more Book

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Lawrence OkrentChicago From The Sky – A Region Transformed (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago's Books, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 49.50
We love our life in the Windy City – and spend most of our free time traversing Chicago's wide streets and many neighborhoods – but we've never got to see the city like this, with a range of oversized views from the air – including a fair bit of historical images as well! The ... read more Book

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New Gary PanterCola Madness (hardcover) ... Book
Funny Garbage, 1983/2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lost material from 1983 – a full graphic novel based around Gary Panter's Jimbo – told here almost only in pictures, save for the dialogue balloons throughout! The smaller format is a nice change from some of Panter's larger-frame books – as is the bigger page count, and the ... read more Book

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Albert D PattersonBeats To The Rhyme ... Book
Gingko Press, 2013. New Copy ... Early May, 2014 (delayed)
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Eilon PazDust & Grooves – Adventures In Record Collection (second edition – with slipcase) ... Book
Dust & Grooves, 2014. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014 (delayed)
A beautiful photography expedition into some the world's foremost vinyl collections, and interviews with the collectors! Dust & Grooves is an amazing tome for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it's filled with mouth watering, large scale, full color photos of some the most incredible ... read more Book

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Eilon PazDust & Grooves – Adventures In Record Collection (second edition) ... Book
Dust & Grooves, 2014. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014 (delayed)
A beautiful photography expedition into some the world's foremost vinyl collections, and interviews with the collectors! Dust & Grooves is an amazing tome for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it's filled with mouth watering, large scale, full color photos of some the most incredible ... read more Book

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Diane Pecknold, edHidden In The Mix – The African American Presence In Country Music ... Book
Duke University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 27.95
A deep look at the firmly-rooted, if often obscured presence of African American music in some of the most legendary country music ever made, onward up to contemporary, post-millenium country's flirtation with hip hop. Edited by Diane Pecknold and featuring work by herself, and Michael Awkward, ... read more Book

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New Gilles Peterson & Stuart BakerFreedom, Rhythm, & Sound – Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1960 to 1978 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection of revolutionary jazz album cover art from the 60s & 70s – bold, vivid and unforgettable art for bold, vivid and unforgettable jazz – compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker! It's a snapshot of an era in jazz music when cultural and ... read more Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree – 1970s to 1981 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
A really wonderful little book – one that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended ... read more Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981 to 1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the ... read more Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Vols 1 & 2 (gift box with bonus comic) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $43.99 59.99
A stunning package for a wonderful collection – volumes one and two of Hip Hop Family Tree – both great volumes that tell the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is ... read more Book

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Charles PlymellBenzedrine Highway (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 14.95
Fanastic early work from hip lit figure and underground publishing pioneer Charles Plymell – whose friends and contemporaries include Beat legend and San Francisco housemate Allen Ginsberg and fellow Kansan William Burroughs – and while Charles Plymwell's name isn't quite as iconic, his ... read more Book

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Aubrey PowellClassic Album Covers Of The 1970s (hardcover) ... Book
Collins & Brown, 2012. New Copy Book ... $13.99 19.95
Vintage album covers from the 70s – all hand-picked by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis – a company responsible for some of their own classic images back in the day! Powell does a great job with the package – and manages to go way beyond just Hipgnosis covers, to include a really wide-s ... read more Book

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New Dunstan PrialProducer – John Hammond & The Soul Of American Music (hardcover) ... Book
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great look at the important work of Columbia Records' John Hammond – one of the most important record producers of the 20th Century – and the man who's credited with bringing the work of Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many others into the spotlight. Many ... read more Book
 
 



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