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New 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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Ross Andru & Mike EspositoRoss Andru & Mike Esposito's Get Lost ... Book
Hermes, 1950s. New Copy ... $8.99 29.99
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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New Mike AshleyGateways To Forever – The Story Of The Science Fiction Magazines From 1970 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Liverpool University Press (UK), 2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This third volume in Mike Ashley's series covers just a single decade, but shows more transformation in science fiction publishing than almost the previous 50 years together! The book details the explosion of new ideas and new sources of sci-fi in the 70s – from bigger older publications to ... read more Book

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New Pierre Assouline (Charles Ruas, trans)Herge – The Man Who Created Tintin (paperback) ... Book
Oxford University Press, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue biography of the legendary Herge – the man who gave the world Tintin, and decades' worth of remarkable stories and illustration! Herge's a much more complicated figure than you'd guess from the straightforward nature of his famous comic – and Pierre Assouline really gets ... read more Book

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New E Taylor AtkinsBlue Nippon – Authenticating Jazz In Japan (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2002. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily 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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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 ... $36.99 49.95
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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Stuart BakerCover Art Of Studio One Records (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $19.99 49.95
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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Stuart Baker & Steve BarrowReggae 45 Soundsystem – The Label Art Of Reggae Singles (paperback) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy Book ... $19.99 49.99
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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Stuart Baker & Steve BarrowReggae Soundsystem – Original Reggae Album Cover Art (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy Book ... $19.99 49.95
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
(These copies have a slight indintation on the spine under the shrinkwrap, nothing major.)

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New Alessandro BazanAlessandro Bazan – Jazz Paintings ... Book
Charta (Italy), 2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Werner BlaserMies Van Der Rohe – Lake Shore Drive Apartments ... Book
Birkhauser (Germany), 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at one of the more modern sides of our fair city – a beautiful book that focuses on the Lake Shore Drive apartments of architect Mies Van Der Rohe! Mies had a huge influence on the city's look in the postwar years – and some of his most striking creations are a set of ... read more Book

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Peter BlechaSonic Boom – The History Of Northwest Rock, From "Louie Louie" To "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 19.99
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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Joanna Bowring & Margaret O'BrienArt Of Romance – Mills & Boon & Harlequin Cover Designs ... Book
Prestel, 2008. New Copy ... $6.99 25.00
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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Toni BrownRelix, The Book – The Grateful Dead Experience – 30 Years Of Mind Melting Art, Interviews, Anecdotes & More ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 29.99
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 Frederick Burr OpperHappy Hooligan – The Original Born Loser (hardcover) ... Book
NBM, 1900s/Early 10s/2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful reproductions of vintage Happy Hooligan strips from the start of the 20th Century – some of the first and best newspaper comic work, all presented here in full color! The book features almost 100 strips that each follow the six-panel style used by Frederick Opper – and in ... read more Book

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New William S BurroughsRub Out The Words – The Letters Of William S Burroughs 1959 to 1974 (paperback) ... Book
HarperCollins, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful backdrop for the writings of William S Burroughs – his letters and correspondence from the late 50s through the early 70s – written to Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles, Brion Gysin, and other key figures from the underground! The prose is a bit more everyday than Burroughs cut-up ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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New Gary Calamar & Phil GalloRecord Store Days – From Vinyl To Digital & Back Again (paperback) ... Book
Sterling, 2010. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
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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New Sal CanzonieriElectric Frankenstein! – High Energy Punk Rock & Roll Poster Art ... Book
Dark Horse, 2004. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rock and roll poster book – but one that features posters for only one band – Electric Frankenstein! Don't let that single-subject quality fool you, though – because the book's overflowing with variety – very vivid work from some of the leading lights in the ... read more Book

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New 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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New Yves ChalandChaland Anthology #2 – Freddy Lombard ... Book
Humanoids Publishing, 2003. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool collection of comics from Yves Chaland – one that focuses on his Freddy Lombard character – who's kind of like a badass version of Tintin! The comparison is probably a bit rough – but the work begins with an Herge-like aesthetic, but has a brasher sort of approach – ... read more Book

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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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Michel Choquette, edSomeday Funnies (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 55.00
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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New 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
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New Kenny DopeKenny Dope Presents Wild Style Breakbeats (book with 7 x 7" singles) ... Book
Kay Dee, New Copy ... Mid-August, 2014
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New Andrew EarlesHusker Du – The Story Of The Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The full story of Husker Du, told here in very deep detail – and at a level that really reminds us how important these guys were back in the day! We're so used to seeing later work by Bob Mould in cheapo bins, or news of his DJ gigs, that we sometimes forget just how much Husker Du used to ... read more Book

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New Alice EcholsHot Stuff – Disco & The Remaking Of American Culture (hardcover) ... Book
Norton, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cultural historian Alice Echols explores the massive shifts in American culture during and as impacted by the disco era – not only in fashion and record sales – but the racial, sexual and behavioral landscape at large! Echols is a biographer and historian, but she's also former disco ... read more Book

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New John A ElkingtonBeale Street – Resurrecting The Home Of The Blues (hardcover) ... Book
History, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fascinating look at the hard work and careful thought that went into saving Beale Street in Memphis – a musical hotspot that's every bit as important as Maxwell Street in Chicago or 125th Street in New York – and which has certainly fared better than both over the years! Think what ... read more Book

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New Royston EllisGone Man Squared (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, Late 50s/Early 60s/2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Royston EllisSweet Ebony (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, Late 50s/Early 60s/2013. New Copy ... $12.99
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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New Harlan EllisonGetting In The Wind (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Tough, dirty and stylish late 50s short stories by the great Harlan Ellison – who would go on to be hailed as one of great science fiction and suspense writers in print, film and television – but working here as a very young man, under pseudonyms, on seedy crime and pulp stories! It's ... read more Book

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New Harlan EllisonPulling A Train – Violent Stories Of Naked Passions (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Gritty prose from the legendary Harlan Ellison – a writer known best for his science fiction work, but who's represented here by some very early material that's plenty violent and salacious! The writing should be taken in the spirit of the title and cover – and Harlan himself does a ... 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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Jim Flora; Irwin Chusid & Barbara Economon, eds.Sweetly Diabolical Art Of Jim Flora ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2009. New Copy ... $19.99 34.99
Wonderful postwar artwork from Jim Flora – an artist you may know from record cover art, but who's represented here with a range of other illustrations as well! Flora's vintage images for Columbia and RCA are well-known to crate-diggers like us – but this beautiful package brings ... read more Book

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New Kim FowleyLord Of Garbage (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kim Fowley, an author? Stranger things have happened – and given Fowley's penchant for putting his finger in just about every pie that came within reach, the whole thing's no surprise at all! The book is a stunning account of Fowley's important years in the music business – working in ... read more Book

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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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New James GossVinyl Lives On – Profiles of Musician Collectors and Record Store Owners ... Book
Aventine, 2014. New Copy ... Early August, 2014
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Richard L GrahamGovernment Issue – Comics For The People 1940s to 2000s (paperback) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2009. New Copy Book ... $6.99 29.95
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 Paul GravettCult Fiction – Art & Comics ... Book
Hayward Publishing (UK), 2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful oversized book that attempts to get at the link between serious comics and fiction – presented in a way that focuses on individual artists, with lavish illustrations from each! The book starts with a great essay tracing the development of graphic images and words in the comic ... read more Book

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Robert GreenfieldLast Sultan – The Life & Times Of Ahmet Ertegun (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
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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Groove Presents45 RPM Cover Museum By Muro (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2011. New Copy ... $34.99
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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New Groove PresentsGroove Presents Rare Groove A to Z – Complete Edition (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 ... $5.99 35.00
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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New David GrubbsRecords Ruin The Landscape – John Cage, The Sixties, & Sound Recording ... Book
Duke University Press, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Paul GrushkinDead Letters – The Very Best Grateful Dean Fan Mail (hardcover) ... Book
Grushkin, 2011. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
We may not be the type to be immediately thrilled by fan letters to the Grateful Dead – but one look at this book, and we were really amazed! The full-color, well-done volume is filled with amazing mail received by The Grateful Dead – most of it very heavily illustrated, with lots of ... 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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New Peter GuaralnickFeel Like Going Home – Portrait In Blues & Rock N Roll (paperback) ... Book
Back Bay, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seminal roots writing from Peter Guaralnick – one of the first of his important 70s writings on soul, blues, and R&B – and a volume that still holds up wonderfully over all these years! Guaralnick's turned us onto so much great music, and has really helped us re-understand things ... read more Book

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New Peter GuralnickLost Highway – Journeys & Arrivals Of American Musicians (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Susan Hall/Bob AdelmanGentleman Of Leisure – A Year In The Life Of A Pimp (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 1972/2006. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
The sensational early 70s document of the big city pimp culture by writer Susan Hall & photgrapher Bob Adelman! It features fascinating interviews with "professional gentleman of leisure" Silky and his "wives" – and filled with jaw dropping b&w photography. A ... read more Book

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New Koki Hanawa & Yusuke OgawaJapanese Jazz 1950s to 1980s (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 – The Dark Place ... 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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HarlequinHarlequin Notables Perfect Pocket Journals – Virgin With Butterflies ... Book
Flowerpot, 2009. New Copy ... $2.99
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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New Larry HarrisAnd Party Every Day – The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records (hardcover) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
The full story of the legendary Casablanca Records – the 70s home to Kiss, Donna Summer, and a huge amount of soul, funk, and disco artists! Casablanca is legendary not just for its music, but for its sense of "good times" and model for living the high life back in the day – ... 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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Richard HaversStones In The Park – The Summer Of 69 & The Making Of The Greatest Rock N Roll Band In The World (hardcover) ... Book
Haynes (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $5.99
Nice hardcover look at The Rolling Stones circa '69 – a huge year of cultural change in general, and it was just as massive to the Stones! Things were getting deeper and heavier for the Stones, artistically and personally – with Brian Jones departing and passing away – and Mick ... read more Book

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New Mark HaywardBeatles In America Poster Book – A Collection Of 20 Frameable Posters ... Book
Sterling, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An oversized book that almost works more as a set of frameable prints than a conventional volume of illustrations – as each 11" x 14" page can be easily separated – giving you 20 different black and white photos from the famous Beatles US tour of 1964! The photos vary from ... read more Book
(11 x 14.)

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New Mike HeffleyNorthern Sun, Southern Moon – Europe's Reinvention Of Jazz (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2005. New Copy Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Will HermesLove Goes To Buildings On Fire – Five Years In New York That Changed Music Forever (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber, 2011. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A very cool look at the New York scene during some of its most important moments of the 70s – the birth of both hip hop and punk, the huge rise of Latin music, a resurgence in avant jazz, and an important art world interaction with just about anything it could get its hands on! Will Hermes ... read more Book

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New Gilbert HernandezLove From The Shadows – A Love & Rockets Book (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2011. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Some of the darkest work we've ever seen from Gilbert Hernandez – his third standalone graphic novel in this cool crime/b-movie-styled series! The work has a feel that's a bit like his Palomar stories, but packs a bit more punch, too – somewhat raunchier in themes, with the kind of ... 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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New 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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Quincy JonesComplete Quincy Jones – My Journeys & Passions – Photos, Letters, Memories & More From Q's Personal Collection (hardcover) ... Book
Insight, 2008. New Copy Book ... $12.99 45.00
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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New Quincy Jones & Bill GibsonQ On Producing – The Soul & Science Of Mastering Music & Work (hardcover) ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2010. New Copy Book & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Jeff KalissI Want To Take You Higher – The Life & Times Of Sly & The Family Stone (paperback) ... Book
Back Beat, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
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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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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Paul LacyBrooklyn Storefronts (paperback) ... Book
WW Norton, 2008. New Copy Book ... $3.99 17.95
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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Betty LaVette with David RitzWoman Like Me (hardcover) ... Book
Blue Rider, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 26.95
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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Matt LeinesYou Are Forgiven (hardcover) ... Book
Free News Projects, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 45.00
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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New Paul LesterLowdown – The Story Of Wire (paperback) ... Book
Omnibus (UK), 2009. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A detailed look at one of the coolest, hippest, most unique groups to come out of the first wave of Brit punk in the late 70s – a quartet who worked in sonic corridors few other artists could touch, and who've gone onto change and expand their sound in more recent decades too! Paul Lester's ... read more Book

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Ron LevyTales Of A Road Dog ... Book
Levtron, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 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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Steve LodderStevie Wonder – A Musical Guide To The Classic Albums (paperback) ... Book
Back Beat, 2005. New Copy Book ... $5.99 24.95
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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Jack Lonshein/David BrownJack Lonshein – Album Cover Design & Illustrations 1960s/1970s ... Book
Funkadelphia, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Dennis Loren & Mick FarrenClassic Rock Posters – Sixty Years Of Posters & Flyers – 1952 To Today ... Book
Sterling/Metro, 2013. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
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 ... Around June 10, 2014 (delayed)
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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Joe MansfieldBeat Box – A Drum Machine Obsession (book/slipcase/7" single/cassette/download) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... Book
Get On Down, 2013. New Copy ... $59.99
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 MartiCabbie Vol 1 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from Spanish cartoonist Marti – the first run of his legendary Cabbie – a kind of surreal combination between Dick Tracy and Taxi Driver! The images are in a stark, bold, black and white mode that's like Chester Gould at his most pointed – but the subject matter is ... read more Book

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New Florent Mazzoleni & Kwesi OwusuGhana Highlife Music (paperback) ... Book
Le Castor Astral (France), 2012. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful book on the development of highlife music in Ghana – and one that's way more compelling than the usual historical tome on African music – given the highly visual style of the volume! The book's put together almost like an album cover art collection – as it's ... read more Book

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New McSweeney'sMcSweeneys Issue 27 ... Book
McSweeneys, 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Johnny Morgan/Gloria Gaynor, introDisco – The Music, The Times, The Era (hardcover) ... Book
Sterling, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A big beautiful book on the disco generation of the 70s – oversized, filled with color images, and broken into great little segments that serve up the period in sweet little slices! The book's a lot better than we might have guessed – thoughtfully put together, with a look at disco ... read more Book

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Nathan Nedorostek & Anthony PappalardoRadio Silence – A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music ... Book
MTV, 2008. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
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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Suzette NewmanStory Of Island Records – Keeps On Running (hardcover) ... Book
Island, 2009. New Copy ... $9.99 39.95
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 Jake NickellThreadless – Ten Years Of T-Shirts From The World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community (paperback) ... Book
Abrams, 2010. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
We're mighty proud of all our contemporaries on the Chicago scene – and from a fashion perspective, one of the most important has been Threadless – home to countless cool shirts and designs over the past decade or so – lots of which are featured in this very vibrant book! The ... read more Book

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New Jas ObrechtRollin' & Tumblin' – The Postwar Blues Guitarists (paperback) ... Book
Miller Freeman, 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mighty hefty book – and an essential guide to all the blues guitar greats of the second half of the 20th Century! The volume is way more than just another fluff piece on blues musicians – as writer Jas Obrecht really gets at the different details of each individual's style – ... read more Book

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New Lawrence OkrentChicago From The Sky – A Region Transformed (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago's Books, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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