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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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Thomas Andrae & Mel GordonSiegel & Shuster's Funnyman – The First Jewish Superhero From The Creators Of Superman ... Book
Feral House, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster are best known as the two guys who created Superman – but after losing an active role in the production of their hero, the pair moved onto much less-remembered work – including the offbeat Funnyman character they wrote in the late 40s! Funnyman never had ... read more Book

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Bob Bach & Ginger MercerJohnny Mercer – The Life, Times & Song Lyrics Of Our Huckleberry Friend ... Book
Cherokee, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 25.00
A pretty great book about the wonderful songwriter Johnny Mercer – key force behind the birth of Capitol Records, and a whole host of songs and careers in the 20th Century! The book's about the size of a songbook, and does include lyrics to a number of classic Mercer tunes – but it's ... read more Book

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Stuart Baker & Steve BarrowReggae 45 Soundsystem – The Label Art Of Reggae Singles (paperback) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy Book ... $19.99 49.99
The most massive book of record art we've ever stocked – and a groundbreaking look at the art of reggae 45s, put together by the folks at Soul Jazz Records! Albums are usually featured in a book like this, but the authors do a great job of illustrating the diversity of 45 labels on the ... read more Book

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Pat Benatar with Patsi Bale CoxBetween A Heart & A Rock Place – A Memoir ... Book
It Books, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
Pat Benatar has had surprisingly long legs over the years – a musical impact we never would have guessed during her early years and MTV fame – one that's summed up pretty well by the lady herself in this book of memoirs! Pat works with writer Patsi Bale Cox, and recounts her journey in ... read more Book

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John Bertram & Yuri Leving (editors)Lolita – The Story Of A Cover Girl – Vladimir Nabokov's Novel In Art & Design ... Book
Print, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
A very lively look at Vladimir Nabokov's famous book Lolita – one that's served up here in a host of full color images that include dozens of historical covers used for the book, images from ad campaigns inspired by the book, and many images from contemporary artists, proposing their own ... read more Book

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Andrew Birkin & Alison CastleJane & Serge – A Family Album (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy ... $46.99 59.99
A surprisingly candid look at one of the most important musical couples of the 20th Century – Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin – a duo who made some incredible sounds together in the French scene of the 60s and 70s – and who were equally important to larger French culture as well! ... read more Book

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Jon BurlingameMusic Of James Bond (hardcover) ... Book
Oxford University Press, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 35.00
Over the years, the music of the James Bond movies has become almost as notable as its stories and stars – not just the famous themes from John Barry, but also the participation of singers and groups as diverse as Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Madonna, ... read more Book

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Frederick Burr OpperHappy Hooligan – The Original Born Loser (hardcover) ... Book
NBM, 1900s/Early 10s/2008. New Copy ... $2.99 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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Garry BushellTime for Action – The Mod Revival 1978 to 1981 ... Book
54321 Countdown (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $6.99
Garry Bushell's cool look back at the mod revival scene of the late 70s and first year or 2 of the 80s – a fairly short-lived, but still invigorating couple years of raw, R&B fueled post-punk that's famous for spawning The Jam and many lesser-remembered, but hardly less exciting band ... read more Book

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George CarlsonPerfect Nonsense – The Chaotic Comics & Goofy Games Of George Carlson (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy hardcover ... $15.99 49.99
Really beautiful work from early 20th Century illustrator George Carlson – an artist whose style effortlessly moved between comics and cartoons, and more serious material as well! The book's design – with a large cutout image on the front – is a good hint of the playful package ... read more Book

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✨✧ Samuel ChartersNew Orleans – Playing A Jazz Chorus ... Book
Marion Boyars Publishers (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $4.99 17.98
Samuel Charters returns to New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – and finds that the city's jazz scene is not only alive and well, but continuing to thrive and change in the face of crisis! Charters is a name that should be familiar to many – for his landmark work as a record producer ... read more Book

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Claw MoneyBombshell – The Life & Crimes Of Claw Money (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2006. New Copy ... $2.99 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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✨✧ Alan ClaysonSerge Gainsbourg – A View From The Exterior ... Book
Sanctuary (UK), 1998. New Copy Book ... $2.99 12.95
One of the few English language looks we've ever seen at the music of Serge Gainsbourg – a well-penned biography that covers all of his classic years in a fair bit of detail! Author Alan Clayson does a good job of paying as much attention to the music as he does to Serge's celebrity – ... read more Book

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Gregory ColemanWe're Heaven Bound! – Portrait Of A Black Sacred Drama ... Book
University Of Georgia, 1999. New Copy ... $1.99 23.95
A great look at the 70 year legacy of Heaven Bound – the gospel folk drama that's played on stage in Atlanta for decades, and which has had an undeniable influence on the growth of African American theater in the 20th Century. The book offers a history of the stage presentation, as well as a ... read more Book

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Max Allan CollinsSeduction Of The Innocent ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2013. New Copy ... $1.99 9.95
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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Peter ConradModern Times, Modern Places – Life & Art In The 20th Century (paperback) ... Book
Thames & Hudson (UK), 1999. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
Not just a light overview of artwork in the 20th century – but a sprawling examination of cultural shifts in just about every format – from painting, to writing, to architecture, film, music, and more – all served up in an enormous volume that must have taken as much as a century ... 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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James Cuno & Paul GoldbergerModern Wing – Renzo Piano & The Art Institute Of Chicago (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2009. New Copy ... $4.99 60.00
Our hometown got a great addition a few years back – the Modern Wing of the Art Institute Of Chicago – a building that's as mindblowing as the works it was designed to feature! The Modern Wing is the kind of showplace that will make the city sparkle for years – created by Renzo ... read more Book

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Ericka Blount DanoisLove Peace & Soul – Behind The Scenes Of America's Favorite Dance Show – Soul Train Classic Moments ... Book
Back Beat, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99 24.99
One of the greatest soul music TV shows ever (and one that originated in Chicago, too!) – presented here in deep detail with loads of interesting stories and anecdotes too! The book's almost a more personal history of the show than a technical one – but that's OK with us, because it ... read more Book
 
 



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