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Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 5 – July to November 1951 – Issues 21-25 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy Book ... $6.99 47.99
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always ... read more Book

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✨✧ Mary Ameri & Torsten SchmidtFor The Record – Conversations With People Who Have Shaped The Way We Listen To Music (hardcover) ... Book
Gestalten (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 39.95
A very cool project from the Red Bull Music Academy – a surprisingly strong force in recent years for bringing together a range of different musical strands! The book features pairings of two different artists or musicians – each talking with the other about their music, the process of ... read more Book

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Masato AsouSamba – Selected 500 Over Titles Of Discs – Dig Disc Guide Series ... Book
Shinko Music (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $24.99
An excellent dig through the world of rare samba records from Brazil – a Japanese book that's put together in the same style as some of the boss and jazz discographies from that scene! The mission here is simple and clear – a way of presenting key samba records and rare gems – ... read more Book

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Jennifer Bass/Pat Kirkham20 Iconic Film Posters By Saul Bass ... Book
Laurence King (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 29.95
Fantastic film posters from the legendary Saul Bass – a book that features each image on oversized pages – each of which is heavy cardboard, so that the whole thing's like a special folio of 20 different posters! You might know the image on the cover – Bass' famous poster for The ... read more Book

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Harry BensonBeatles – On The Road 1964 to 1966 (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2017. New Copy ... $24.99 39.99
The rowdy road antics of the legendary Fab Four – captured here in a wealth of candid shots during their last two years of global touring – and presented here in glorious black and white! Photographer Harry Benson had unfettered access to the group during these years – and the ... read more Book

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Victor BockrisTransformer – The Complete Lou Reed Story ... Book
Harper (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 18.00
Lou Reed gave us some mighty fascinating music over his many years of recording – and the man himself also led an equally fascinating life – one that's covered here in very great detail, in a hefty biography that begins with Reed's troubled life as a child, to his early years moving ... read more Book

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Robin BougieGraphic Thrills Vol 2 – American XXX Movie Posters 1970 to 1985 ... Book
Fab (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 29.95
A beautiful document of the golden years of adult cinema – a book that not only features dozens of vintage posters from the 70s, but also offers up a surprising amount of information as well! The package has a great balance – plenty of history and background on feature-length erotic ... read more Book

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Robbie BuschRock Covers (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 69.99
A super-huge book of classic album covers from the 60s, 70s, and beyond – not just famous images, like the one pictured on the cover – and instead a very thoughtful collection of rock record shots from both the mainstream and the underground, with an especial eye for the kind of ... read more Book

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Katherine A Bussard/Alison Fisher/Greg Foster RiceCity Lost & Found – Capturing New York, Chicago, & Los Angeles – 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Princeton University, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 50.00
American cities were going through tremendous changes in the 60s and 70s – changes that not only had an impact on local citizens, businesses, and municipal forces – but also on the art community as well! This book showcases a tremendous response to urban upheaval by artists in New York ... read more Book

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Joshua Clegg CafferyTraditional Music In Coastal Louisiana – The 1934 Lomax Recordings (hardcover) ... Book
Louisiana State University, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 45.95
A detailed look at one of the most compelling strands of the legendary field recordings of Alan Lomax – his 1934 foray into the rich musical culture of Southern Louisiana! Although some of the Lomax recordings have been brought out and examined under the spotlight in just about every way ... 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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Melissa Chiu/Michelle YunNam June Paik – Becoming Robot (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 65.00
A heady look at the life and work of Nam June Paik – the man who virtually invented video art at the end of the 60s, and went on to work in a range of other amazing media too! The core of the book features images from a large retrospective of Paik's career – stills from videos, ... read more Book

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A Alyce Claerbaut/David SchlesingerStrayhorn – An Illustrated Life (hardcover) ... Book
Bolden, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 35.00
A beautiful tribute to one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century – Duke Ellington's longtime musical partner, the mighty Billy Strayhorn! The book presents Billy's life and music in a really great format – using songs as sidebars amidst the larger text – which is then ... 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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Annie Cohen Solal/Paul Goldberger/Robert GottliebNew York Mid Century – Post War Capitol Of Culture 1945 to 1965 (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 35.00
A stunningly vivid portrait of New York in the postwar years – a time when the city's already-strong hold on American culture was taken to its apex – as the city became home to some of the most important artists, actors, writers, and creative forces of the generation! The book is ... read more Book

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✨✧ Elvis CostelloUnfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderfully-written autobiography from Elvis Costello – a book that's not only completely illuminating for any fan of his music, but which stands quite strongly on his own, even if you're not a longtime fan of the man himself! The volume almost sets a new standard for musician ... read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Brian B+ CrossGhost Notes – Music Of The Unplayed (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Texas Press, 2017. New Copy ... $27.99 45.00
Fantastic photographs from B+ – an artist you might know for his important work in Wax Poetics, or his excellent album cover material – a creative talent who's grown tremendously over the years – and who's finally given his due in this beautiful book! The package is small, but ... read more Book

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Stanley CrouchKansas City Lightning – The Rise & Times Of Charlie Parker ... Book
Harper Perennial, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 16.99
The story of Charlie Parker is often draped in hyperbole and exaggeration – which is why it's extra great that this biography is handled by Stanley Crouch – one of the few writers we could trust to get past the hype and really find a way to link Parker's life and music! As you might ... read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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Philip K DickThree Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch ... Book
Gollancz (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
A haunting version of the future from Philip K Dick – one in which humanity is shuttled off the overcrowded earth into a range of dismal space colonies – addicted to the drug Can-D, which frees them to play and partner up in these imaginary worlds, and escape the shabbiness of their ... read more Book

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DigModern Jazz Disc Guide – Featuring Miles Davis ... Book
Dig (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $8.99
A Japanese language book on modern jazz, but one with lots to enjoy if you're an English reader too – as there's listings of records, lots of photos, and a unique structure that provides a guide into the music! True, the core articles are all in Japanese text – but the book offers up ... read more Book

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Disco Patrick & Patrick VogtDisco – An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art Of Disco Records (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 49.95
Way way way more than just another book of album cover images – and instead, a stunningly huge volume that offers up key images from the disco generation, plus a wealth of knowledge and information too! The book really lives up to the "encyclopedic" promise of its title – as ... read more Book

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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 ... $6.99 39.98
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – and one that features a wealth of rare images from the early days of hip hop – of old gig flyers, records, drawings, acetates, and more! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that ... read more Book
(Limited to 2500 copies!)

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DL, Katchin, Illicit TSuboi, Muro, & OthersFor Diggers Only (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2016. New Copy Book ... $32.99
Fanatical Japanese record collectors share their love of rare vinyl, and a lot more too – in this ultra-cool book that's filled with label and cover scans, and lots of other record images too! The core text is in Japanese, but there's plenty here to love even if you can't read the language, ... read more Book

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Daryl EasleaStory Of The Supremes (hardcover) ... Book
V&A (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 19.95
A mostly visual story of The Supremes – one that has just a bit of text, and lots and lots of vintage images – from rare photos to album covers, to lots of cool shots from performances and TV appearances! The book is beautiful – as vivid as the music of the famous Motown trio ... read more Book

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James Ellroy & Glynn MartinLAPD 53 (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
A killer book by mystery writer James Ellroy – one that hits a "true crime" mode by combining Ellroy's words with vintage crime photos from 1953 – all to show a very gritty side of postwar LA! The book is beautiful – and offers Wee Gee-like photos of crime scenes, mixed ... read more Book

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✨✧ Mike EvansVinyl – The Art Of Making Records – The Grooves, The Labels, The Designs (hardcover) ... Book
Sterling, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
Ever think about what makes a great record so great? It's partly the music, partly the production – but it's also often the overall presentation too – the way the whole thing comes together and feels in your hands, or the way it looks when it's next to the turntable – or stands ... read more Book

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✨✧ Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Volume 11 – Issues 65 to 70 – April 1958 to September 1958 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99 47.99
Great work from the comics code run of the legendary Forbidden Worlds – a time when this important early horror book moved into heavy sci-fi territory, but barely missed a beat at all! Instead, the comic almost seemed to hit a new sort of stride – as the stories by the great Richard ... read more Book

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Robin Jaffee FrankConey Island – Visions Of An American Dreamland 1861 to 2008 (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 35.00
Coney Island is a hell of a place – a refuge for New Yorkers for over 100 years, and still pretty amazing today – with a surprisingly strong legacy that also includes the park's influence on more serious artists over the decades, a legacy that's presented beautifully in this oversize ... read more Book

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Samuel FullerBrainquake ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), New Copy ... $2.99 12.95
You gotta love a book that begins with a baby shooting its father from its stroller – then takes off into a roller coaster of crime from that very first shot! Yet we'd expect no less from the great Sam Fuller – the director who gave us films like Shock Corridor and Pickup On South ... read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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Mavis GallantFairly Good Time (with Green Water Green Sky) ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1959/1970. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
Two novels from Mavis Gallant – the Canadian writer who spent most of her important years in Paris, from which she sent countless short pieces to the New Yorker! Fairly Good Time is one of the longest works from Gallant's Paris years – the story of a Canadian widow in the city, ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Nelson GeorgeHippest Trip In America – Soul Train & The Evolution Of Culture & Style (hardcover) ... Book
William Morrow, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 27.99
The story of Soul Train, brought to us by an author we trust more than most when it comes to music writing! Nelson George has already given us great books on Motown, hip hop, James Brown, and the decline of rhythm and blues – and he does an equally great job here with his examination of Soul ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Cary GinellEvolution Of Mann – Herbie Mann & The Flute In Jazz ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 18.99
A pretty deep look at one of the more important jazz stylists of mid-century – even if he wasn't always given his due! The flute had been used in jazz a bit before Herbie Mann came around, but the musician really helped push the instrument strongly forward – first in bop and chamber ... read more Book

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Philip GlassWords Without Music – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Liveright, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
A hell of a memoir from Philip Glass – one that's breathtakingly open, and almost completely different than the man you'll know from his music! Glass is clearly a genius – we'd never dispute that fact – but despite the always-creative, always-perceptive mind that's transformed ... read more Book

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Mildred L GlimcherHappenings – New York 1958 to 1963 (hardcover) ... Book
Monacelli, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 65.00
An incredible look at the explosion of event-based art on the New York scene at the end of the 50s – the emergence of the "happening" – a combination of performance, installation, music, theater, and other media – depending on the situation – and a strong precursor ... read more Book
(Please Note – these copies are slightly shop worn.)

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William GoldmanMarathon Man ... Book
Bloomsbury (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $2.99 12.99
The original book behind one of the creepiest movies of the 70s – a tale of Nazis hiding out in New York, up to nefarious deeds decades after the war! The book is maybe even more compelling than the movie – as it really presents the story through the eyes of the main character, Tom ... read more Book

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Hans Herbert GrimmSchlump ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1928. New Copy ... $2.99 16.95
A legendary German novel from the 20s – originally published anonymously, and a mix of fact and fiction from writer Hans Herbert Grimm! Main character Schlump has a cynical eye towards the happenings of WWI – part of the moment, and tied up in it – but also always working his own ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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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 GrubbsNow That The Audience Is Assembled ... Book
Duke University Press, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A beautiful book-length prose poem from David Grubbs – an artist that some know as a musician, some as a singer, and some as a writer for his previous essential volume on improvised music! The book is very narrative – and tells this dream-like story of a musician faced with the need to ... read more Book

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Agustin Gurza/Jonathan Clark/Chris StrachwitzArhoolie Foundation's Strachwitz Frontera Collection Of Mexican & Mexican American Recordings ... Book
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 19.95
A fascinating look at the world of Mexican music in the 20th Century – put together in collaboration with Arhoolie Records, the label that's done plenty to reissue the music over the years! The book begins with the huge archive of recordings by the label's founder, Chris Strachwitz – ... read more Book

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David HajduLove For Sale – Pop Music In America (hardcover) ... Book
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 27.00
Author David Hajdu has given us some great books on Bob Dylan and Billy Strayhorn – and written some excellent work on comics, too – and here, he takes on the development of pop music in the 20th Century, with a nicely wide-ranging ear that follows changes from early blues, through the ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Takayuki HamadaChronique Michel Legrand – De Ses Debuts A Aujourd'hui ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $32.99
A beautiful book on the decades of recorded output from one of our favorite composers ever – the legendary Michel Legrand – an artist known to most folks for his famous soundtracks of the 60s and 70s – but also a jazz musician, singer, and even a very groovy instrumental arranger! ... read more Book

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David HamsleyTo Disco With Love – The Records That Defined An Era (hardcover) ... Book
Flatiron Books, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 19.99
Way more than just a simple book of record cover images – and instead a love letter to the sound and style of the disco generation – put together from classic album artwork, and augmented by thoughtful musings by the author! The book features full color reproductions of over 250 album ... read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Bjorn Heile, Peter Eldson, & Jenny Doctor, edsWatching Jazz – Encounters With Jazz Performance On Screen ... Book
Oxford, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 35.00
A books that looks at the way we look at jazz – rather than listen to it – with a series of well-penned essays about jazz on the screen – tracing a legacy that includes film, soundies, television, and even online media! The book has the obvious academic bent you might expect from ... read more Book

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✨✧ Journey Into FearJourney Into Fear Collected Works Vol 2 – Issues 8 to 14 – July 1952 to July 1953 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1952/1953. New Copy ... $9.99 47.99
The title's a great one for this creepy horror comic of the 50s – as the stories have this stark, spooky feel that definitely helps you take a journey into fear! The publication was maybe a bit more low-budget than some of its contemporaries – but that also makes some of these stories ... read more Book

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✨✧ Journey Into FearJourney Into Fear Collected Works Vol 3 – Issues 15 to 21 – September 1953 to September 1954 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1953/1954. New Copy ... $9.99 47.99
The title's a great one for this creepy horror comic of the 50s – as the stories have this stark, spooky feel that definitely helps you take a journey into fear! The publication was maybe a bit more low-budget than some of its contemporaries – but that also makes some of these stories ... read more Book

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Vernon JoynsonPotpouri Of Melodies & Mayhem – Latin American & Canadian Rock, Pop, Beat, R&B, Folk, Garage, Psych, & Prog 1963 to 1976 (paperback) ... Book
Borderline (Scotland), 2017. New Copy Book ... $49.99 99.99
A long-overdue book from this legendary expert on psychedelia – a huge volume that matches the depth of Vernon Joynson's Tapestry Of Delights, but which looks at the rich legacy of music in Canada and Latin America! If you think there's not much to talk about here, then think again – ... read more Book

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Manuel Fontan Del JuncoFuturist Depero 1913 to 1950 (hardcover) ... Book
Fundacion Juan March (Spain), 2014. New Copy ... $26.99 78.00
A beautifully huge look at the Italian futurist movement – one that not only features fantastic images of paintings and other artwork, but also some more commercial material, posters, publications, and other elements of the complete futurist lifestyle – all presented in brilliant color ... read more Book

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Ben KatchorHand Drying In America & Other Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
One of the most beautiful books we've ever seen from cartoonist Ben Katchor – an artist who's been transforming our view of the city for the past few decades! The territory here is familiar for Ben – shorter strips that look at lost corners of the urban environment, especially ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Martin Krause/John WilmerdingEssential Robert Indiana (hardcover) ... Book
Delmonico, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 49.95
A beautiful document of the genius of Robert Indiana – an artist that most folks know for creating the LOVE logo in the 60s – but one whose career has so much more to offer! Indiana was a contemporary of Andy Warhol – and like Warhol, could effortlessly skirt the worlds of art ... read more Book

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Liel LeibovitzBroken Hallelujah – Rock & Roll, Redemption, & The Life Of Leonard Cohen (hardcover) ... Book
WW Norton (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 25.95
The music of Leonard Cohen is often so personal, it feels like we know the man himself very intimately – but behind the songs, there's a lot more to Cohen's life and creative process – a good deal of which is presented in this book! Author Liel Leibovitz does a good job of getting past ... read more Book

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Elmore LeonardCharlie Martz & Other Stories – The Unpublished Stories ... Book
Harper, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 25.99
Some of the earliest work ever written by Elmore Leonard – a range of short stories from the 50s, some of which were even created while Leonard was working in the advertising business! The later Leonard style is definitely in effect here, but the stories are also shorter, more focused, and ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Beth LesserDancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (softcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $33.99 34.98
A beautiful book on the dancehall scene in Jamaica – one that's done in a different style than some of the other Soul Jazz books – which are often focused more on album cover art! This book's got a very different approach – and is more an art book with photos of the dancehall ... read more Book

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Bruno MacDonaldGreatest Albums You'll Never Hear – Unreleased Records By The World's Greatest Musicians (hardcover) ... Book
Aurum (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 28.00
A really cool look at albums that never happened – planned projects that were almost produced, but which fell apart at some point in the creative process – leading to a surprisingly large legacy of lost albums by some of rock music's biggest stars! Sure, everyone knows a few of these ... read more Book

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Sal MaidaFour Strings, Phony Proof & 300 45s – Adventures From Roxy Music, Sparks & Milk N Cookies ... Book
HoZac, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
A pretty amazing little memoir by NYC born & bred bass player Sal Maida – hardly a household name, but a guy whose story ought to be known – having gone from an obsessive music fan and card carrying member of the Sparks International Fan Club to actually playing IN Sparks, but not ... read more Book

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David MaranissOnce In A Great City – A Detroit Story (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 32.50
Not just a book on Motown – despite the image of The Supremes on the cover – but a story of Detroit itself – told as a series of intersecting paths that include the famous soul music label, as well as all the manufacturers, cultures, communities, and political forces that were ... read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Pat Martino & Bill MilkowsliHere & Now! – The Autobiography Of Pat Martino (hardcover) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 24.99
Pat Martino tells his story – a wonderfully long run of jazz experience that starts in the heady days of the 60s soul jazz scene, moves into key psychedelic modes, suffers a bit of tragedy in later years, then springs wonderfully back more recently! Pat's got help from a co-writer on the ... read more Book

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Gerald McCauley, Benjamin BoveDown The Rhodes – The Fender Rhodes Story (hardcover book with Blu-Ray DVD) ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2013. New Copy Book & DVD ... $8.99 44.99
A beautiful book on one of our favorite instruments ever – the irreplaceable Fender Rhodes keyboard – source of some of the most sublime sounds ever! The book's a counterpart to the wonderful documentary of the same name – and features a bonus blu-ray DVD of the film – plus ... read more Book

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Brian McMahonJaguar Ride – Memories Of An Electric Eel ... Book
HoZac, 2017. New Copy ... $24.99 34.99
A wild ride through trailblazing path of protopunk legends The Electric Eels and the early 70s Cleveland underground rock scene – a turbulent scene in a then incredibly gritty, struggling midwestern American city – with bands and sounds that predate and helped steamroll the path that ... read more Book
(1st edition. Limited to just 500 copies!)

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Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 32.00
We're ultra-proud to be Chicagoans – and one of the many things that makes is proud is The Chicago Defender – our city's famous African-American newspaper, easily one of the best and most important in a long legacy of progressive 20th Century publications! This very hefty book tells ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Mingering Mike/Dori HadarMingering Mike – The Amazing Career Of An Imaginary Soul Superstar ... Book
Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. New Copy ... $7.99 24.95
An incredible document of the legendary Mingering Mike – the self-styled 70s soul superstar who never recorded any music, but created a huge body of work on hand-drawn record sleeves and 45s! Mike's story has been told briefly before in Wax Poetics, but this book really gets to the full ... read more Book

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Itaru MitaAmbient Definitive 1958 to 2013 ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $29.99
A very cool book – and way different than you might expect from the title – as the discography doesn't only focus on contemporary ambient albums, but instead traces a history of moody sounds from the late 50s onwards! The publication is one of the most interesting Japanese ... read more Book

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Mark Mothersbaugh/Adam LernerMark Mothersbaugh – Myopia (hardcover) ... Book
Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 40.00
A deep dig inside the mind of Mark Mothersbaugh – a musician that most folks know for his role in Devo, and his soundtrack material too – but also a visual artist with a legacy that's maybe even more mindblowing than his work on record! The book is the first we've ever seen to look at ... read more Book

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Gareth MurphyCowboys & Indies – The Epic History Of The Record Industry (hardcover) ... Book
Thomas Dunne, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 27.99
A surprisingly wide-ranging look at the world of recorded music – one that traces the record business from its earliest days, through its rise in the 20th Century, to its shifts and transformations at the start of the digital generation! Gareth Murphy takes on a whole lot of territory here ... 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 ... $5.99 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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Ramon Norwood (Radius)Improvisational Aesthetics in Black & White ... Book
Blurb/Etc, 2018. New Copy ... $25.99
A beautiful little DIY black & white photography book by Ramon Norwood, aka Radius Etc, the multi-talented Chicago abstract hip hop producer, beatmaker and artist! We don't fancy ourselves art critics here at Dusty Groove, but we know Radius's sound, and for us it's pretty nice to see how his ... read more Book

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Mitsuru OgawaClub Jazz Definitive 1984 to 2015 (paperback) ... Book
Ele-King (Japan), 2015. New Copy Book ... $29.99
A comprehensive guide to the club jazz sound of the past 25 years or so – that sweet blend of jazzy roots and contemporary rhythms that first sprung to life in London at the end of the 80s – then grew through dancefloors on the German, Italian, and Japanese scenes of the next decade ... read more Book

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Gilles Peterson & Stuart BakerFreedom, Rhythm, & Sound – Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1960 to 1978 (softcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $26.99 34.95
An incredible collection of revolutionary jazz album cover art from the 60s & 70s – bold, vivid and unforgettable art for bold, vivid and unforgettable jazz – compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker! It's a snapshot of an era in jazz music when cultural and ... read more Book

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PrestigePrestige Disc Guide (paperback) ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2013. New Copy Book ... $26.99
A beautiful book on the legendary Prestige Records label – some of the hippest hardbop of the 50s, the coolest soul jazz of the 60s, and the funkiest grooves of the 70s! The book is similar to some of the Blue Note discographies we've stocked from Japan over the years – in that it ... read more Book

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Alexander RussoPoints On The Dial – Golden Age Radio Beyond The Networks ... Book
Duke University Press, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 25.95
A great history of radio during its golden years – and one that nicely gets past some of the overdone cliches of the format! Rather than dwell on the big shows and over-told stories of the wireless at mid century, Alexander Russo instead digs much deeper – partly to look at local ... read more Book

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Todd StadtmanFunky Bollywood – The Wild World Of 1970s Indian Action Cinema ... Book
Fab (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
The sounds of Bollywood are nothing new to the racks at Dusty Groove – but this may be the first book we've ever seen that does a good job of opening up the actual films for the laymen like us! The book's a non-academic, visually-stunning look at the fantastic Indian film culture of the 70s ... read more Book

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John SzwedBillie Holiday – The Musician & The Myth (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 28.95
John Szwed has given us pivotal books on Miles Davis and Sun Ra – and this time around, he's turning his eye to the life and music of Billie Holiday – offering up a very fresh vision of the oft-told tale of the singer and her career! As the title might imply, Szwed gets past the myth ... read more Book

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Fumihito TaguchiJapanese Portable Record Player Catalog ... Book
Jcopy (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $33.99
One of the coolest books on turntable culture we've ever seen – a really lovely book that features dozens and dozens of Japanese portable turntables – each laid out with lots of photos, model information, and listing of the features too! The book is similar to some of the Japanese ... read more Book

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Terry TeachoutDuke – A Life Of Duke Ellington ... Book
Gotham, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 20.00
Terry Teachout gave us a wonderfully well-done biography of Louis Armstrong – and he follows suit here with an equally great volume on Duke Ellington – one that does an excellent job of balancing between biographical details and an understanding of his music! Teachout doesn't just ... read more Book

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Roy ThomasMarvel Age Of Comics – 1961 to 1978 (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2017. New Copy ... $46.99 59.99
The glory days of Marvel Comics – presented here in a stunning set of full color images from the vault! The book follows the Taschen treatment of DC Comics – and features page after page of legendary covers, pages, and panels – plus lots of other unusual images too – ... read more Book

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✨✧ Dave ThompsonGoldmine Jazz Album Price Guide – 3rd Edition ... Book
Goldmine, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 27.99
An overstuffed edition of the Goldmine Jazz Price Guide – filled with great information! First off – forget the prices in this one, because we hate price guides, and we don't suggest that they actually have any correspondence to the real world – because people buy records at all ... read more Book

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Ed WardHistory Of Rock & Roll Vol 1 – 1920 to 1963 (hardcover) ... Book
Flatiron Books, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 35.00
A pretty great look at the birth of rock and roll – one that starts way earlier than most other histories, and then gets into a year-by-year format of chapters during the crucial moments! Ed Ward's not above leaning on the bigger names, but also does a good job of pulling out smaller strands ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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WatusiDance Classics Disc Guide (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Weird TerrorWeird Terror Collected Works Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 7 – September 1952 to September 1953 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1952/1953. New Copy ... $9.99 47.99
Weird and terror come together in this wonderful horror comic from the early 50s – the kind of pre-code publication that was feared by parents, and was the stuff of nightmares for many kids in the postwar generation! Weird Terror is awash in all the best stuff we love from this period of ... read more Book

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Randy WestonAfrican Rhythms – The Autobiography Of Randy Weston (hardcover) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99 37.95
The fascinating story of Randy Weston – one of the first American jazz musicians to weave his style back towards direct influences from African music – and one of the few who actually followed that path back to the motherland itself! Randy tells his tale here at a level that nobody ... read more Book

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Willie WhopperGuia Da Musica Instrumental Brasileira (paperback) ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $28.99
A very cool book on Brazilian music – one that serves up a well-chosen array of very hip records, all laid out in decade-by-decade chapters – along with color images of the album cover art, label, date, and style information in regular text – and a review of the record in Japanese! ... read more Book

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Julius Wiedemann & Joaquim PauloFunk & Soul Covers (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
One of the funkiest coffee table books you'll ever hope to own – a massive collection of rare funk and soul album covers – beautifully put together, and with a wealth of information too! The set's way more than just a stash of cool-looking images – as the folks at Taschen have ... read more Book

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Julius Wiedemann & Joaquim PauloJazz Covers (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
An amazing book – a true treasure for any fan of rare jazz albums! The book offers up way more than you'd guess from its title – because the array of material here is really fantastic – vintage jazz album covers of a very wide range, and not just the usual classics you might find ... read more Book

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William Julius Wilson & Richard P TaubThere Goes The Neighborhood – Racial, Ethnic, & Class Tensions In Four Chicago Neighborhoods & Their Meaning For America ... Book
Vintage, 2006. New Copy ... $5.99 14.95
A fascinating look at our fair city of Chicago – a city of neighborhoods, which are often very separate and divided – as you'll discover in this detailed look at four of them by William Julius Wilson and Richard P Taub! The volume follows on Chicago classics like Black Metropolis, but ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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CJ YoshizawaJapanese Groove Disc Guide A to Z (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $33.99
One of the most essential discographies we've ever seen – mostly because we own almost none of the records in the book, which makes it an essential volume to use for digging in the crates! This time around, the folks at Rittor – who've given us other great record books over the years ... read more Book

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Paul YoungquistPure Solar World – Sun Ra & The Birth Of Afrofuturism (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Texas Press, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 27.95
A great book that looks not just at the music of Sun Ra, but also the theory behind it – the special take on reality, and interstellar philosophy that made Ra as important a thinker as he was a musician! The music is approached from a theoretical framework that's extremely illuminating ... read more Book

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Zombies, Scott Bomar, Brian Wilson, & OthersOdessey – The Zombies In Words & Images (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 39.95
A beautiful visual tribute to the greatness of Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, and The Zombies – served up here in a mix of vintage photos, images from pop culture, and even some special artwork done for the book – all set alongside song lyrics, historical notes, and comments from ... read more Book

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VariousGravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones – Experimental Musical Instruments (CD & book) ... CD
Ellipsis Arts, 1998. Used CD & Book ... $9.99
CD and 96 page book exploring 19 outrageously inventive designers and builders of new and unusual musical instruments. Written and produced by Bart Hopkin, foreward by Tom Waits. (Out Sound, Books) CD
(Out of print, one of the case corners has a crease.)
 
 



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