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

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Peter BlechaSonic Boom – The History Of Northwest Rock, From "Louie Louie" To "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy ... $2.99 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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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 ... $4.99 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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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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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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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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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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Royston EllisSweet Ebony (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, Late 50s/Early 60s/2013. New Copy ... $8.99
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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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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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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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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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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Koki Hanawa & Yusuke OgawaJapanese Jazz 1950s to 1980s (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $34.99
An essential resource for fans of rare jazz albums – an ultra-cool discography that's done in the same style as other Japanese books on American music – but which focuses on rare bits from Japan! Like other volumes of this type, this one specially selects the coolest of the cool – ... read more Book

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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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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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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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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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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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Betty LaVette with David RitzWoman Like Me (hardcover) ... Book
Blue Rider, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 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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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 ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the greatest albums in rock and roll are those that were never released – including some that finally saw the light of day after decades, like the Beach Boys' Smile! This book really gets at that fact beautifully – showing how, although never issued, some of these key creative ... read more Book

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

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Jack Lonshein/David BrownJack Lonshein – Album Cover Design & Illustrations 1960s/1970s ... Book
Funkadelphia, 2010. New Copy ... $7.99
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 ... $11.99 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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McSweeney'sMcSweeneys Issue 27 ... Book
McSweeneys, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 24.00
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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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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Gary PanterCola Madness (hardcover) ... Book
Funny Garbage, 1983/2008. New Copy ... $1.99 24.95
Lost material from 1983 – a full graphic novel based around Gary Panter's Jimbo – told here almost only in pictures, save for the dialogue balloons throughout! The smaller format is a nice change from some of Panter's larger-frame books – as is the bigger page count, and the ... read more Book

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

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New Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree – 1970s to 1981 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
A really wonderful little book – one that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended ... read more Book

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New Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981 to 1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the ... read more Book

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

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

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Sun RaProphetika – Lost Writings Of Sun Ra Vol 1 (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
The prophetic poetry and prose of the one-and-only Sun Ra – and the first of a promised trilogy of unpublished predictions, prognostications and end-times visions from one of the most distinctive artists ever! If you're a fan of the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra, or even his earlier sci-fi doo ... read more Book

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Sun RaThis Planet Is Doomed – The Science Fiction Poetry Of Sun Ra (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy Book ... $12.99
The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra – complete and unabidged – in a great, kinda old school hip pocket paperback-styled tome from Kicks Books! As revered as Sun Ra is, was, and will forever be as one of the great avant garde bandleaders and all around musical innovators of the 20th ... read more Book

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Sharifa Rhodes PittsHarlem Is Nowhere – A Journey To The Mecca Of Black America (paperback) ... Book
Granta (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful portrait of Harlem – told at a very personal level, but in a way that's also very conscious of history as well – a process of understanding that definitely lives up to the title of the book! Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts isn't a Harlem native, but presents a wonderful picture of her ... read more Book

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Rittor PresentsLatin Dance Mania 1950s to 1980s (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2012. New Copy Book ... $29.99
A totally great book for collectors of Latin music – one that features a whole host of rare records from the 50s through the 80s – complete with color images of the original covers, and dates and labels too! The core of the book is in Japanese – including mini reviews on each of ... read more Book

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Jon Savage & Stuart BakerPunk 45 – The Singles Cover Art Of Punk 1976 to 1980 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $29.99 39.95
A really wonderful little book – way more than the usual record cover package, and instead a helpful tome that's full of historical details too! Punk 45 features life-sized replicas of a range of key punk 45s – pick sleeve singles and rare indie pressings, mixed with initial releases ... read more Book

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Claus SchreinerMusica Brasileira – A History Of Popular Music & The People Of Brazil (paperback) ... Book
Marion Boyars Publishers (UK), 2002. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
A history of popular Brazilian music from Claus Schriener – a nice and very far reaching reference as well as a more personal view of the diverse, amazing wealth of great music to come from the country over many years! Schriener blends portraits of Brazil's most iconic musical figures as ... read more Book

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ShindigAnnual Number 1 (hardcover) ... Book
Shindig, 2009. New Copy ... $11.99
All the articles from the out of print Volume early issues of Shindig! Magazine – with additional photos and redesigned for this deluxe book treatment – hardcover bound, and beautifully so! Features those excellent articles on class psychedelic, garage and other 60s & 70s titans ... read more Book

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Brian SingerBest Of Cover Design – Books, Magazines, Catalogs & More ... Book
Rockport, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 45.00
A pretty sweet book about book cover design – with additional bits from magazines and catalogs as well – all wrapped up into a super-handsome volume in which every internal page is as striking as the cover! Choices were made by Altitude Associates – a creative design agency ... read more Book

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Kees TazelaarOn the Threshold Of Beauty – Philips & The Origins Of Dutch Electronic Music 1925 to 1965 ... Book
V2 (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $43.99 50.00
Electronic music has deep roots in the US, but it also sprang strongly from the efforts of the Philips music company in the Netherlands – who devoted very early lab space to new electric sounds – and issued a fair bit of key recordings as well! This book is the first we've really seen ... read more Book

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New Pat ThomasListen, Whitey! – The Sounds Of Black Power 1965 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2012. New Copy Book ... $28.99 39.99
A beautiful book, and a killer companion to the CD set of the same name – a very rich look at the recorded legacy of the Civil Rights era – particularly the more righteous albums of the late 60s and early 70s! The book's overflowing with great photos of vintage albums and singles, and ... read more Book

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Storm ThorgersonClassic Album Covers Of The 1960s (hardcover) ... Book
Collins & Brown, 2009. New Copy Book ... $13.99 19.95
Classic albums in a variety of genres – some rare, some famous, all of them pretty darn groovy! This lavish hardcover volume presents over 200 images in beautiful color – starting with the "suits" at the start of the decade, some especially nice jazz images, then moving into ... read more Book

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Teal TriggsFanzines – The DIY Revolution ... Book
Chronicle, 2010. New Copy ... $12.99 40.00
A giant-sized tribute to the fanzine movement! The book is devoted to DIY zines from the 70s onward – not just the iconic underground music journals – all the great personal and passionate self-published subcultural screeds. Teal Triggs' book is beautiful, served well by the oversized ... read more Book

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Ken Tsukamoto & Yusuke OgawaIndependent Black Jazz Of America (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2014. New Copy Book ... $34.99
A really important book for any fan of American spiritual jazz of the 70s – a mixture of essays and discographies, with a focus on some of the best labels of the scene – including Strata East, Black Jazz, Tribe, Nimbus, and many others – plus some key entries from overseas as well! ... read more Book

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Lance Scott Walker/Peter BesteHouston Rap Tapes ... Book
Sinecure, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 24.98
A really great companion to the Houston Rap photo book – one that features interviews and oral histories from the Texas hip hop scene – alongside a small amount of additional photos taken for the original project! This volume is mostly words – but pretty compelling material from ... read more Book

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WatusiDance Classics Disc Guide (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $29.99
Rare club galore – a pretty great publication that looks at the "seeds of club music", and features listings for hundreds of rare records from the 70s and 80s! The format is similar to other Rittor discographies – lots of full color album art (or label art in the case of ... read more Book

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Wax PoeticsWax Poetics Cover Story – Album Cover Art ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2007. New Copy ... $8.99 24.95
One of the hippest books of album covers you could ever hope to find – a great antidote to the snoozier mainstream takes on the genre they try to pass off at big stores every Christmas! This one features super-rare album covers hand-picked by an array of staff and writers for Wax Poetics ... read more Book

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Valerie Weill & Philippe ChancelNew York In Store (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99 19.95
A really great batch of New York photos – shots of either store window displays, or the contents of retailers – laid out in vivid color alongside business cards from each shop! The images are great – usually straight-on, and very compellingly composed – and stores include ... read more Book

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Fred WesleyHit Me Fred – Recollections Of A Sideman (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2002. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
The life story of the amazing Fred Wesley – the funky, soulful trombone hero for the JBs, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, and so many other geniuses and trailblazers – laid out by the master himself, and his gift as a great storyteller rivals even that of his musicianship! We already ... read more Book
 
 



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