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Jake AustenFlying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll – Conversations With Unjustly Obscure Rock 'N' Soul Eccentrics (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2011. New Copy Book ... $5.99 24.95
The best (truly – they got this book right) of Roctober gets a classy rock 'n' soul book compilation from Duke University Press – an incredible collection of interviews that were featured over the years in the great DIY magazine over the years! Interviews with musical legends who ... read more Book

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Cisco BradleyUniversal Tonality – The Life & Music Of William Parker ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 29.95
A huge book on the equally-huge creative legacy of bassist William Parker – a musician who first arose in the loft jazz scene in New York during the 70s, but who's gone on to be one of its greatest surviving players, and one who's transformed the inspirations of that world into so many ... read more Book

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✨✧ Joshua CloverRoadrunner ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A book about a single song, but one that goes much farther than that as well – as author Joshua Clover uses the classic "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers as a springboard for musings on much larger cultural picture! It's clear that Clover knows and loves the ... read more Book

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John CorbettVinyl Freak – Love Letters To A Dying Medium ... Book
Duke University Press, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
An incredible look at the format of vinyl – put together by a guy who's got one of the hippest record collections we've ever seen! John Corbett's been writing about music, art, and other formats for decades – but his real labor of love is vinyl records – a format he continued to ... read more Book

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Chuck EddyTerminated For Reasons Of Taste – Other Ways To Hear Essential & Inessential Music ... Book
Duke University Press, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99 26.59
A collection of essays on a great range of musical topics from Chuck Eddy – a writer whose work you might know from Creem or The Village Voice – and who covered a surprising amount of music in his decades in publication! The book brings together columns from a four decade stretch that ... read more Book

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✨✧ Farzaneh HemmasiTehrangeles Dreaming – Intimacy & Imagination In Southern California's Iranian Pop Music ... Book
Duke University Press, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fascinating look at a very unique musical scene – Iranian music created in Los Angeles, a city that's home to the largest Iranian population outside of the homeland! Author Farzaneh Hemmasi spent years doing ethnographic fieldwork in the city – and presents a richly detailed portrait ... read more Book

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✨✧ Wadsworth A JarrellAfricobra – Experimental Art Towards A School Of Thought ... Book
Duke University Press, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic look at this revolutionary art movement from Chicago – one whose birth and growth matched that of the AACM in the city, but which was also maybe much more tied to the streets and the people! Although Africobra's been celebrated in galleries and museums over the years, the ... read more Book

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✨✧ Emily J LordiMeaning Of Soul – Black Music & Resilience Since The 1960s ... Book
Duke University Press, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful treatise on the lasting power of classic soul music – yet a book that also goes way beyond the simple readings and overdone cliches that are often attached to accounts of the music! Instead, author Emily J Lordi looks at not just the source recordings, but also the evolving ... read more Book

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✨✧ Maureen MahonBlack Diamond Queens – African American Women & Rock & Roll ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best books we've ever seen to look at the role of black women in American music – a huge volume that's meticulously researched, beautifully presented, and which ties together different strands of sounds and performers to support a very powerful thesis! That's an image of Tina ... read more Book

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✨✧ Celeste Day MooreSoundscapes Of Liberation – African American Music In Postwar France ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It's no secret that for many years, French audiences have been strongly supportive of American jazz, blues, and soul – but this great book may be the first time that anyone's really dove deeply into the how and the why of the subject – which is presented here in far more detail than we ... read more Book

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Anthony ReedSoundworks – Race, Sound, & Poetry In Production ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 26.95
A masterful call for a fresh look at a key side of black artistic creation – the use of the studio in art creation, especially in the blend of words and music that came out of some of the important jazz/poetry experiments from the late 50s through the late 70s! The book mixes theory and ... read more Book

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✨✧ John SzwedSpace Is The Place – The Lives Of Sun Ra ... Book
Duke University Press, 1997. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful biography of one of the most colorful and significant figures in modern music. There's no need for us to go into the impact Sun Ra's music has made in the realm of the sort of records our pages are filled with – in spite of the mainstream musical audience's ignorance of his vast ... read more Book
 
 



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