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New Donald Albrecht & Thomas MellinsOnly In New York – Photographs From Look Magazine (hardcover) ... Book
Monacelli, 2009. New Copy .... $11.99 50.00
Weird and wonderful photos from the now-kaput Look Magazine – a whole host of vivid postwar images that show why the publication was always a standout on the magazine racks! The cover image of Salvador Dali is a great leadoff to the book's run of photos – images from the New York ... 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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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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Mike AshleyGateways To Forever – The Story Of The Science Fiction Magazines From 1970 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Liverpool University Press (UK), 2007. New Copy .... $11.99 48.99
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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Pierre Assouline (Charles Ruas, trans)Herge – The Man Who Created Tintin (paperback) ... Book
Oxford University Press, 2011. New Copy .... $4.99 15.95
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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Werner BlaserMies Van Der Rohe – Lake Shore Drive Apartments ... Book
Birkhauser (Germany), 1999. New Copy .... $5.99 29.99
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 Vincent Brunner, edTunes – A Comic Book History Of Rock And Roll ... Book
Universe, 2010. New Copy .... $5.99 24.95
Not the complete history of rock and roll, but a collection of cool comics that each focus on a specific singer or group – brought together here as a very personal pastiche of views on modern music! The book is black and white, and most of the artists use a heavy pen technique that comes ... read more Book

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Frederick Burr OpperHappy Hooligan – The Original Born Loser (hardcover) ... Book
NBM, 1900s/Early 10s/2008. New Copy .... $6.99 24.95
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 .... $10.99 35.00
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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Sal CanzonieriElectric Frankenstein! – High Energy Punk Rock & Roll Poster Art ... Book
Dark Horse, 2004. New Copy .... $5.99 19.95
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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Yves ChalandChaland Anthology #2 – Freddy Lombard ... Book
Humanoids Publishing, 2003. New Copy .... $2.99 17.95
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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New John CorbettSun Ra & Aye Aton – Space, Interiors, & Exteriors 1972 ... Book
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2013. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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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Alice EcholsHot Stuff – Disco & The Remaking Of American Culture (hardcover) ... Book
Norton, 2010. New Copy .... $5.99 29.95
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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John A ElkingtonBeale Street – Resurrecting The Home Of The Blues (hardcover) ... Book
History, 2008. New Copy .... $4.99 25.99
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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Royston EllisGone Man Squared (paperback) ... 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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Harlan EllisonGetting In The Wind (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy Book .... $9.99 14.95
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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Harlan EllisonPulling A Train – Violent Stories Of Naked Passions (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy .... $9.99 14.95
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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Jim Flora; Irwin Chusid & Barbara Economon, eds.Sweetly Diabolical Art Of Jim Flora ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2009. New Copy .... $25.99 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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Kim FowleyLord Of Garbage (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy .... $12.99 13.95
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 .... $18.99 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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Paul GravettCult Fiction – Art & Comics ... Book
Hayward Publishing (UK), 2007. New Copy .... $8.99 30.00
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 .... $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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David GrubbsRecords Ruin The Landscape – John Cage, The Sixties, & Sound Recording ... Book
Duke University Press, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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 GrushkinDead Letters – The Very Best Grateful Dean Fan Mail (hardcover) ... Book
Grushkin, 2011. New Copy Book .... $5.99 29.99
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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Peter GuralnickLost Highway – Journeys & Arrivals Of American Musicians (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 2012. New Copy .... $4.99 18.99
A seminal look at the American roots music by one of our favorite writers ever – a book that was penned decades ago, yet still stands as crucially important all these many years later! Peter Guaralnick's Lost Highway is essential reading for any fan of older blues, country, and R&B ... read more Book

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Susan Hall/Bob AdelmanGentleman Of Leisure – A Year In The Life Of A Pimp (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 1972/2006. New Copy Book .... $5.99 35.00
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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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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J Namdev HardistyDIY Album Art – Paper Bags & Office Supplies (hardcover) ... Book
Mark Batty (UK), 2009. New Copy .... $8.99 34.95
A great revolution in record cover art – the early 90s rise of the hand-made package in the punk rock underground! 7" singles were a key force in punk and other underground styles of the time – and these small pressings were often hand-assembled by the bands themselves – ... read more Book

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New HarlequinHarlequin Notables Perfect Pocket Journals – The Dark Place ... 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 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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Larry HarrisAnd Party Every Day – The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records (hardcover) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy Book .... $6.99 24.99
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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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 .... $8.99
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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Will HermesLove Goes To Buildings On Fire – Five Years In New York That Changed Music Forever (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber, 2011. New Copy Book .... $5.99 30.00
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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Gilbert HernandezLove From The Shadows – A Love & Rockets Book (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2011. New Copy Book .... $5.99 19.99
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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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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Steven IsoardiDark Tree – Jazz & The Community Arts In Los Angeles (hardcover book with CD) ... Book
University Of California Press, 1984/2009. New Copy Book/CD .... $6.99 39.95
A much-needed look at the amazing underground jazz scene in LA – the richly creative spiritual and avant underground that flourished strongly in the 60s, 70s, and 80s! Although the city's best known for its cool jazz of the 50s, there's an even greater amount of left-field jazz that's come ... read more Book

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New 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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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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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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Paul LesterLowdown – The Story Of Wire (paperback) ... Book
Omnibus (UK), 2009. New Copy .... $4.99 19.95
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 .... $20.99 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 .... $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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New MartiCabbie Vol 1 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2011. New Copy .... $6.99 19.99
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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Florent Mazzoleni & Kwesi OwusuGhana Highlife Music (paperback) ... Book
Le Castor Astral (France), 2012. New Copy Book .... $39.99
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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Craig McCarthyFly By Night – The New Art Of The Club Flyer ... Book
Thames & Hudson, 2008. New Copy .... $6.99 19.95
A cool collection of club flyers and pluggers from a decade spent in London – lovingly laid out and re-combined here in a book that seeks to open up even more great qualities in the images! Craig McCarthy grabbed up flyers over a ten year period in London – then laid them out here in a ... read more Book

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Johnny Morgan/Gloria Gaynor, introDisco – The Music, The Times, The Era (hardcover) ... Book
Sterling, 2011. New Copy .... $14.99 27.95
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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Jake NickellThreadless – Ten Years Of T-Shirts From The World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community (paperback) ... Book
Abrams, 2010. New Copy Book .... $7.99 22.50
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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Jas ObrechtRollin' & Tumblin' – The Postwar Blues Guitarists (paperback) ... Book
Miller Freeman, 2000. New Copy .... $6.99 19.95
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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Lawrence OkrentChicago From The Sky – A Region Transformed (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago's Books, 2012. New Copy .... $15.99 49.50
We love our life in the Windy City – and spend most of our free time traversing Chicago's wide streets and many neighborhoods – but we've never got to see the city like this, with a range of oversized views from the air – including a fair bit of historical images as well! The ... read more Book

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Gary PanterCola Madness (hardcover) ... Book
Funny Garbage, 1983/2008. New Copy .... $4.99 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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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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Dunstan PrialProducer – John Hammond & The Soul Of American Music (hardcover) ... Book
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2006. New Copy .... $4.99 27.00
A great look at the important work of Columbia Records' John Hammond – one of the most important record producers of the 20th Century – and the man who's credited with bringing the work of Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many others into the spotlight. Many ... read more Book

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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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Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, Noah Adams and moreThis Is NPR – The First Forty Years (with CD) (hardcover) ... Book
Chronicle, 2010. New Copy Book .... $9.99 29.95
Sure, we love music plenty here at Dusty Groove – but lots of us are also news junkies too, and you'd be surprised how often you'll hear National Public Radio playing in the background of the shipping and receiving department at the store! We've been digging America's public radio ... read more Book

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Rolling StonesAccording To The Rolling Stones (paperback) ... Book
Chronicle, 2003. New Copy Book .... $5.99 15.95
The Rolling Stones in their own words – a very personal history of the group that's presented in a style that's almost conversational – as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood each tell tales on certain records, periods, and performances by the group – laid ... read more Book

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Will RomanoIncurable Blues – The Troubles & Triumph Of Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2005. New Copy .... $4.99 17.95
The title definitely gets it right – as author Will Romano tells the triumphs and troubles of Hubert Sumlin – the southern guitarist who had a great role in the electric scene in Chicago during the postwar years! Sumlin spent a great deal of time with Howlin Wolf, then developed into a ... read more Book

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Mike SchreiberTrue Hip Hop (hardcover) ... Book
Mark Batty, 2010. New Copy Book .... $5.99 14.95
Great photographs from Mike Schreiber – a New York-based artist who worked heavily for The Source and Vibe back in the day – and managed to capture a whole heck of a lot of great shots in the process! Schreiber includes some nicely personal memories along with the photos – some ... read more Book

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New Chee ShimizuObscure Sound (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2013. New Copy .... $29.99
Not just obscure sounds, but a host of rare records too – served up in this wonderful Japanese discography that will have you digging for lots of gems you've never heard before! The book is an ultra-cool guide to obscure records – and like other Japanese discographies, it's got plenty ... read more Book

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ShindigAnnual Number 4 (hardcover) ... Book
Shindig, 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
A fab annual edition from Shindig magazine – served up in a hardcover package, with the heft of a book, not a magazine! The heavy volume brings together some of the best bits from out of print issues of the wonderful publication – great words and images on a variety of acts that ... read more Book

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ShindigAnnual Number 1 (hardcover) ... Book
Shindig, 2009. New Copy .... $19.99
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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RJ SmithOne – The Life & Music Of James Brown (hardcover) ... Book
Gotham, 2012. New Copy Book .... $7.99 27.50
Maybe the deepest book we've ever read on the life and music of James Brown – and certainly one to really get past the monolithic moments, and really serve up the full details of The Godfather at work! There's a surprising amount of research that went into the project – way more than ... read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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New Staff Of The Country Music Hall Of Fame & MuseumNight Train To Nashville – Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945 to 1970 (paperback) ... Book
Country Music Foundation, 2005. New Copy Book .... $4.99 9.99
Not the country music side of Nashville, but the city's rich heritage of soul and R&B – served up here in a beautiful book put together by the Country Music Hall Of Fame! That organization has always done great things for country – and here, they turn their special talents towards ... read more Book

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Denise SullivanKeep On Pushing – Black Power Music From Blues To Hip Hop (paperback) ... Book
Lawrence Hill Books, 2011. New Copy .... $5.99 16.95
Denise Sullivan's history of Black Power and a broader look at the marriage of music and social change – from blues to hip hop! Crawdaddy columnist Sullivan features interviews with John Sinclair, Yoko Ono, Richie Havens, Solomon Burke, Phranc, Wayne Kramer, Len Chandler, Michael Franti and ... read more Book

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John SzwedAlan Lomax – The Man Who Recorded The World – A Biography (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2010. New Copy Book .... $6.99 29.95
The compelling story of Alan Lomax – the man who recorded so much music around the globe, he was practically a rock star himself! Lomax's efforts with a tape recorder are the stuff of legend – and he's left behind a huge legacy of important recordings that would have never happened ... read more Book

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Paul TrynkaDavid Bowie – Starman (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2011. New Copy .... $8.99 25.99
Maybe the biggest book we've ever seen on David Bowie – and certainly one of the best-researched too, with a wealth of new sources and details that haven't informed any previous projects! Writer Paul Trynka spent many years at Mojo – and he writes the volume with the vivid appeal of ... read more Book

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New 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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New Hiroshi Uchikado & Akira MizumotoRecord Buyers Diary (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2006. New Copy .... $26.99
It's no secret to crate diggers that Japanese record buyers really take their job seriously – and now here's a book to finally prove it! Record Buyer's Diary was put together by two Japanese record buyers as they travel the globe in search of the music they love – and it features ... read more Book

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Lance Scott Walker/Peter BesteHouston Rap Tapes ... Book
Sinecure, 2014. New Copy .... $22.99 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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New 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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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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Eric WeisbardListen Again – A Momentary History Of Pop Music (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2007. New Copy .... $5.99 25.98
An alternate look at the history of pop music – with key articles pulled from the excellent Experience Music Project! Editor Eric Weisbard puts together the annual conference – and has culled together a host of compelling essays – includeing David Thomas on Ghoulardi, Jason King ... 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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Scott YanowTrumpet Kings – The Players Who Shaped The Sound Of Jazz Trumpet (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2001. New Copy .... $4.99 22.95
A really surprising survey of trumpeters in jazz – one that features big names like Miles Davis or Dizzy Gillespie, but which also features a huge number of overlooked players as well – each provided with their own entry and suggested bits for listening as well! To give you an idea of ... read more Book
 
 



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