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Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 5 – Fall 1948 to June/July 1949 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the first-ever horror comics – presented here in all its lurid glory! Adventures Into The Unknown is a landmark publication – one of the first to really do the kind of creepy, shocking stories that would later turn up in EC Comics and other publishers of the early 50s pre-code ... read more Book

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New Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 2 – Issues 6 to 10 – August/September 1949 to April/May 1950 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the first-ever horror comics – presented here in all its lurid glory! Adventures Into The Unknown is a landmark publication – one of the first to really do the kind of creepy, shocking stories that would later turn up in EC Comics and other publishers of the early 50s pre-code ... read more Book

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New Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 3 – June/July 1950 to January 1951 – Issues 11-15 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the first-ever horror comics – presented here in all its lurid glory! Adventures Into The Unknown is a landmark publication – one of the first to really do the kind of creepy, shocking stories that would later turn up in EC Comics and other publishers of the early 50s pre-code ... read more Book

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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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New E Taylor AtkinsBlue Nippon – Authenticating Jazz In Japan (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2002. New Copy ... 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 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 ... 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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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 ... $3.99 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 Vincent Berniere & Mariel PrimoisSex Press –The Sexual Revolution In The Underground Press 1963 to 1979 ... Book
Abrams, 1960s/1970s/2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Naughty pictures galore, ripped from the pages of the underground press of the 60s and 70s – and presented here in a beautiful oversized, full color book! The book's got a political bent – as you might guess from the title – but we love it more as a romp through long lost ... read more Book
(Not for sale to persons under the age of 18.)

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Russ Bestley & Alex OggArt Of Punk – The Illustrated History Of Punk Rock Design (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99
The young Johnny Rotten would have winced at the idea of a punk rock art book – but given the underground nature of the movement in its classic years, and the countless lost relics from the scene, we're more than happy to treasure this hefty, full color volume! The book is a treasure trove ... 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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New Steven BrowerBreathless Homicidal Slime Mutants – The Art Of The Paperback ... Book
Universe, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of trashy paperback artwork – over 300 pages of full color images, reproducing classic covers of the 50s and 60s – in an array of styles that runs from sexy to sci fi, exploitation to action! The author provides a great introduction to the form at the start, ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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New Jonathan Raimes & Lakshmi BhaskaranRetro Graphics – A Visual Sourcebook To 100 Years Of Graphic Design ... Book
Chronicle, 2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Ivan Brunetti, edAnthology Of Graphic Fiction Vol 2– Cartoons & True Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing collection – and one that features work from just about every hip alternative comic artist of the past 30 years! The volume's heavy on work from the Raw generation onward – and although there's a few vintage bits here by Windsor McCay, Harvey Kurtzman, and Fletcher Hanks, ... read more Book

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Brendan Burford, edSyncopated – An Anthology Of Nonfiction Picto Essays ... Book
Villard, 2009. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
Non-fiction comics at their best – a really great little book that features a range of different material, all of it great! We're not familiar with most of the artists here, but the work is wonderful – and ranges from personal to historical to situational stories – including a ... read more Book

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James M CainCocktail Waitress (hardcover) ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 1975. New Copy ... $3.99 23.99
A great lost novel from James M Cain – the author who gave us pulp classics like Double Indemnity, Postman Always Rings Twice, and Mildred Pierce! The book was written in Cain's later years – before his death in 1977 – and sees publication here for the first time ever, in a ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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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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Martha CamarilloFletcher Street (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2006. New Copy ... $6.99 39.95
A beautiful portrait of Fletcher Street in Philadelphia – an inner city street with the same issues as many others – poverty, crumbling housing stock, neglect – yet one with a difference, too, as its residents board and ride horse within the neighborhood! The tale of Fletcher ... read more Book

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Captain VideoCaptain Video Collected Works – Issues 1 to 6 – February to December 1951(hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
Crazy comics from the early days of TV – the surprisingly great Captain Video comic, done in support of the campy television show of the same name! The book presents the first six issues of the rare comic book – all with great color reproductions, and a vividness that surpasses any ... 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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New Hayden Childs33 1/3 – Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights ... Book
Continuum, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Claw MoneyBombshell – The Life & Crimes Of Claw Money (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2006. New Copy ... $5.99 35.00
Claw Money came a bit late to the scene during the famous graffiti years in New York, but she more than made up for that with a huge scope of expression that went way beyond alleys and subways – almost creating a special brand for herself during his key stretch in the late 80s and early 90s! ... 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 Max Allan CollinsSeduction Of The Innocent ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Max Allan Collins has spent his many years turning out both work for comics, and writing mysteries – both of which come together here in this hard-boiled book! Collins returns to the world of 50s trash comics – referenced in the title, which is shared by a famous expose on comic books ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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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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Martha Cooper & Nika KramerWe B Girlz (paperback) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
A wonderful snapshot of female hip hop culture from Martha Cooper – a work that's sort of a companion piece to her collection that make up the essential book Hip Hop Files! We B*Girlz is all about the modern B-Girlz scene that has grown from the B Boys era that defined the mid 80s culture ... read more Book

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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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New Thomas Denenberg, edBackstage Pass – Rock & Roll Photography ... Book
Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
A beautiful collection of vintage rock photographs, with a heavy focus on the 60s and 70s – wrapped up in a really lovely volume that also includes essays by Greil Marcus and a few photographers – in support of these gorgeous shots of artists who range from David Bowie to Johnny Cash, ... 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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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 Peter DoggettMan Who Sold The World – David Bowie & The 1970s (hardcover) ... Book
HarperCollins, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 26.99
A deep look at the most important musical decade for David Bowie – a time of great change, major stardom, and constant reinvention – laid out in a very unique way! Instead of focusing on the star image and celebrity of Bowie, Peter Doggett goes straight to the work – and lays out ... read more Book

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New Michael Dowers, EditorNewave – The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 1980s/2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Underground comix ruled the 60s, and indie presses sprung up in the 70s, but the real revolution in the 80s came from home-made mini comics – often printed at copy shops, and folded into these great little self-distributed publications with no rules at all! The mini comics revolution led to ... read more Book

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New Eric DregniLet's Go Bowling! (hardcover) ... Book
Crestline, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 21.99
A glorious tribute to the world of bowling – filled with loads and loads of vintage images – including advertisements, posters, and lots of bowling alley propaganda! We're huge fans of bowling alleys – from the taverns inside, which are often hidden gems – to the well-waxed ... read more Book

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Michael Dregni, edRockabilly – The Twang Heard Round The World – The Illustrated History (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2011. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful book on 50s rockabilly – presented at a level that's as vivid as the music itself! The volume culls together writings by Griel Marcus, Luc Sante, Peter Guaralnick, Robert Gordon, and others – and also features interviews with Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, Charlie Feathers, ... read more Book

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Daniel Durchholz & Gary GraffNeil Young – Long May You Run – The Illustrated History (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2010. New Copy Book ... $8.99
A very vivid history of Neil Young – filled with photos from the 60s onward, as well as record covers, concert footage, and lots more too! The oversized volume is a great tribute to the changing face and musical styles of Young – and features more than 400 photos, plus rare posters, 7 ... read more Book

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Wil EisnerComic Book Artist Vol 2 No 6 – Celebrating The Life & Legacy Of Will Eisner ... Book
Top Shelf, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
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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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 (delayed)
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Christa FaustChoke Hold ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $2.99 9.95
A gripping thriller about a female killer who took down a sex slavery ring – then has to return to do one more job! Sounds like a thriller by Quentin Tarantino – who actually called Christa Faust "a Veronica in a world of Betties" (Archie fans will get the reference) – ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 5 – July/August 1951 to March/April 1952 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure ... read more Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 2 – Issues 6 to 11 – May/June 1952 to November 1952 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure ... read more Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 3 – Issues 12 to 18 – December 1952 to June 1953 – Issues 12-18 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 48.00
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure ... 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 Ray Furse & Werner KruteinCity In Time – Chicago (hardcover) ... Book
Sterling, 2007. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great portrait of our fair city – one that shows the city's highlights, past and present, as it mixes vintage photographs with contemporary images – at a level that really shows how much things have changed! Some landmarks have barely changed – like Wrigley Field or The Palmer ... read more Book

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New Ruthann GodolleiHow To Create Your Own Gig Posters, Band T Shirts, Album Covers, & Stickers ... Book
Voyageur, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 24.99
A great how-to book for the budding street marketing expert – a very colorful book that shows you how to put together shirts, album covers, stickers, and posters to present your music! The whole thing's almost more like an art book – as the larger pages are filled with images of work ... read more Book

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New Kim GordonPerforming/Guzzling (hardcover) ... Book
Rizzoli, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 60.00
Surprisingly wonderful visual work from Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth – a lovely book of oversized color reproductions of her unique style of painting – which usually involves watercolor paints on either newspaper or tissue-like paper! The result is these weird, watery sort of images with ... read more Book
(Includes signed print!)

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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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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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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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New Milt Gross/Ari Y KelmanIs Diss A System? – A Milt Gross Comic Reader (hardcover) ... Book
New York University Press, Mid 20s/2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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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 Koki Hanawa & Yusuke OgawaJapanese Jazz 1950s to 1980s (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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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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Michael HayesDeadhead Forever (hardcover) ... Book
Running Press, 2001. New Copy ... $3.99 9.95
A surprisingly cool book of materials from the personal collection of a true fan of the Grateful Dead – rescued from obscurity in the back of a used 1968 Volkswagan bus! The book is laid out like a scrapbook, without any other supporting text, save what was written on the original pages next ... 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 ... Temporarily 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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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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HergeAdventures Of Tintin – Cigars Of The Pharaoh (hardcover) ... Book
Casterman, Late 30s/2006. New Copy ... $5.99 24.95
An early version of this classic adventure of Tintin the boy adventurer – reproduced here in the style of Herge's original serialized version of the tale, and not the later book! Tintin has his striking early look throughout – and although the drawings are more simple than later, there' ... read more Book

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HergeAdventures Of Tintin – Tintin In America (hardcover) ... Book
Casterman, Late 30s/2004. New Copy ... $5.99 24.95
An early version of this classic adventure of Tintin the boy adventurer – reproduced here in the style of Herge's original serialized version of the tale, and not the later book! Tintin has his striking early look throughout – and although the drawings are more simple than later, there' ... read more Book

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Todd HigniteArt Of Jaime Hernandez – The Secrets Of Life & Death (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 40.00
Magnificent art from the great Jamie Hernandez – our favorite half of Los Brothers Hermanos, known for their brilliant work on Love & Rockets! The volume is part art book, part critical essay – with very thoughtful material from Todd Hignite that not only fills in some key ... read more Book

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Laura HoptmanBrion Gysin – Dream Machine (hardcover) ... Book
Merrell, 2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
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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Gary HunterUrban Art – The World As A Canvas ... Book
Arcturus (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
Way more than graffiti, way more than Banksy, and instead a really great collection of urban art from around the globe – paintings, wall transformations, and a lot more – all presented here in very vivid color! The scope of work is really wonderful – especially since many of the ... 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 ... 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 Cicily JanusNew Face Of Jazz – An Intimate Look At Today's Living Legends & The Artists Of Tomorrow ... Book
Billboard Books, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great rundown of the bigger names in contemporary jazz, plus key up-and-coming musicians too – laid out in individual features that also include statements from each artist on their music! The book doesn't cover everyone, but the scope is quite large – with over 100 different entries ... read more Book

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Jazz Next StandardJazz Next Standard – Fusion/Crossover (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Early December, 2014
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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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New 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 ... Out Of Stock
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 Jenny M JonesBig Lebowski – An Illustrated, Annotated History Of The Greatest Cult Film Of All Time (hardcover) ... Book
Voyageur, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great visual companion to the film that's gone onto become the stuff of legend – a full color Big Lebowski volume, complete with a rotating bowling ball on the front cover! The whole thing's way more than just another film book – as the images include lots of pre and post-movie ... 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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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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Jeff KalissI Want To Take You Higher – The Life & Times Of Sly & The Family Stone (hardcover) ... Book
Back Beat, 2008. New Copy Book ... $5.99 24.95
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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New Jeff KalissI Want To Take You Higher – The Life & Times Of Sly & The Family Stone (paperback) ... Book
Back Beat, 2008. New Copy ... 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
Also available I Want To Take You Higher – The Life & Times Of Sly & The Family Stone (hardcover) ... Book 5.99

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Ben KatchorJulius Knipl Real Estate Photographer – Stories (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 1996. New Copy Book ... $3.99 17.99
A transformative view of the city – told through a series of pen and ink cartoons! Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, is a tremendous achievement from Ben Katchor – way more than just a book of comics – and instead, a musing on the urban condition that we'd rank right up ... read more Book

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Joe KeithleyTalk Minus Action Equals Zero – An Illustrated History Of DOA ... Book
Arsenal Pulp, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 27.95
A vivid history of this legendary west coast hardcore band – told through photos, posters, gig flyers, set lists, and loads of other material collected over their key early years – the sorts of things that most other bands never think to keep! There's a wealth of visual material here, ... read more Book

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Russ Kick, edGraphic Canon Vol 1 – The World's Greatest Litrature As Comics & Visuals ... Book
Seven Stories Press, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 34.95
A comics-based revision of the world's great literature – with work by a huge variety of top-shelf artists, over a range of tales that run from antiquity to the modern age! The book is super-heavy, and has a great sense of scope – and this first volume starts in ancient Greece and runs ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Russ Kick, edGraphic Canon Vol 2 – The World's Greatest Litrature As Comics & Visuals ... Book
Seven Stories Press, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 34.95
The second great volume in this unusual series – one that revises the world's literature in graphic novel form! This book covers a shorter span than the first – mostly the romantic poets to Oscar Wilde – but it's also got some wonderful material to work with – including the ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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New Mati KlarweinMati & The Music – 52 Record Covers 1955 to 2005 (hardcover) ... Book
Galerie 213/RM (France), 2012. New Copy Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Joseph KoenigFalse Negative ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A contemporary thriller, but one with a vintage feel that really matches its cover image – the story of a hard-bitten reporter who's busted down to writing for men's magazines – then caught in a web of crime that's even more sinister than one of his stories! The book is done in the ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)
 
 



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