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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 Shadow and Chemist don't just spin records that Bambaataa himself spun back in the day, but they're literally spinning Bambaataa's own record collection – having been granted access by the man himself. As part of that, the book is a document of the record collection, and other items in Bam's archives – very much a document of old school hip hop – with text by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, and Afrika Bambaataa. The book is 78 pages – done in kind of a DIY style that makes it all the more appealing – with a beautiful hand silk-screened cover with by Paul Insect, and featuring full color scans of many of the actual records. The overall aesthetic is somewhere in the Wax Poetics mode, although maybe a bit less slick – and some of the drawings remind us of work by Mingering Mike. Book
(Limited to 2500 copies!)
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Manabu YuasaSun Ra Disc Guide ... Book
Ele-King (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $23.99
A Japanese book on the music of Sun Ra – one that takes the form of a long essay in Japanese text, but which also features images of many recordings too! The book's less of a discography than other "disc guide" books from Japan – and is critical writing on Ra's recordings with the Arkestra, in Japanese, with sections on Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia periods of the group – accompanied by dozens of black and white reproductions of record covers. The text takes up most of the boo, but the whole thing's a lovely relic if you dig Sun Ra as much as we do – and the back includes a discography of Arkestra recordings, mostly in English. Book
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✨✧ Phoebe AdlerOutside The Box – Cardboard Design Now ... Book
Black Dog (UK), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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Stretch Armstrong/Evan AuerbachNo Sleep – NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999 ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2016. New Copy ... About December 1, 2017 (delayed)
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Stuart BakerCuban Music In Revolution – 70 Years Of Cuban Record Cover Art ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), New Copy ... About July 1, 2017 (delayed)
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Glen BaxterAlmost Completely Baxter – New & Selected Blurtings (hardcover) ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 22.95
A fantastic selection of images from the mad world of Glen Baxter – a cartoonist whose prominence was probably at its height in the 80s, but who's continued to give us great work for many more years! If you've never read Baxter, there's really nobody else like him – as he works in a pen style that often hearkens back to the late 19th and early 20th century – as does much of his subject matter – but he always puts in these little oddities and jokes that sometimes require a moment or two to notice! The single panel cartoons often border on the absurd, but they're rendered with a hand that's usually reserved for more serious magazine illustration – which creates this complexity in the presentation that only seems to heighten the joke. This edition is one of the most beautiful presentations of Baxter's material we've seen in years – a hardcover volume with a mixture of color and black and white pages – 147 pages in all, with a well-done cover too. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark and very light shop wear around the corners.)

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Harry BensonBeatles – On The Road 1964 to 1966 (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2017. New Copy ... About August 1, 2017 (delayed)
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Mark BlakePretend You're In A War – The Who & The Sixties ... Book
Aurum (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A deep look at the relationship between The Who and the sixties scene in the UK – a milieu that certainly shaped and birthed the group, before they rose to new heights by the end of the decade and became a force completely unto themselves! The tale of the band's early days looks at their working class roots, the mod scene, and other seminal forces at play – often through the Who's own eyes, but with maybe a wider cultural sensibility that gets past the stardom and antics of the young legends. The title, by the way, is a quote from Pete Townshend – who said that it was the way that he'd prepare for one of the band's fierce, stage-wrecking performances! Book is 390 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Carrie BoretzStreet – New York City – 70s, 80s, 90s (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2017. New Copy ... About October 24, 2017 (delayed)
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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 films, as well as some fantastic images that were used to market them – posters that are often not nearly as graphic as the films, because they were often put up in public, usually at theaters that were also showing normal movies too! Author Robin Bougie must have spent plenty of time at the movies back in the day – as the book's filled with very detailed descriptions of many different films – delivered in a way that's got as much sense of humor as it does attention to detail. 143 pages, softcover, and in full color. And in case you're worried, most of the images here seem to be relatively softcore – with much less nudity than you'd guess. Book

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Jonathan BrandLower East & Upper West – New York City Photographs 1957 to 1968 (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2017. New Copy Book ... About December 12, 2017
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✨✧ Frank Buchmann MollerSomeone To Watch Over Me – The Life & Times Of Ben Webster ... Book
University Of Michigan, 2006. New Copy ... $6.99 27.95
Ben Webster's definitely got someone to watch over his legacy – author Frank Buchmann Moller, who may be one of the world's greatest authorities on the legendary saxophonist! Buchmann may well have turned in the ultimate Ben Webster book here – as the research behind the project is as strong as the tenor playing of the master – done from Frank's role in the jazz archive in Denmark, where Webster played often later in life – in a story that begins with his heady days in Kansas City, and traces a musical evolution that's fantastic, but also all-too-short. Book is 366 pages, softcover, with some great black and white images in the middle. 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 carefully creative images that always make collecting records such a joy! The book is maybe the most massive album cover collection from Taschen – over 550 pages, full color throughout, and super-heavy – with images of rock records in all different styles, plus thoughtful text on most images, interviews with some classic cover designers (including Miriam and Billy of Norton Records), and even some top 10 lists from famous record collectors. 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 culturally as well – with an especially important focus on the need for stores in the digital age, as a way of keeping both the music, and interest in the music, alive and well for generations to come! As you might guess from the subtitle, authors Calamar and Gallo have a bit of an agenda in their portrait – but they really pave the way with some great recollections of record stores past, incredible bits not just from folks who owned and worked in stores, but also from famous shoppers, artists, and collectors too. And even cooler, the book is filled with lots of great photographs – wonderful images of old stores in color and black and white, plus lots of great sidebar bits that help draw a focus on key issues in record retail. If you, like us, get a bit of a rush every time you walk into a record store, then you'll be sure to get an equal rush from this book – a wonderful tome that's one we can send home to our parents, and finally show them we've got a career worth a bit of respect! 238 pages, hardcover, and really beautifully done. Book

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John CapouyaFlorida Soul – From Ray Charles To KC & The Sunshine Band (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Florida Press, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
A long-overdue look at the soul scene in Florida – 60s and 70s music from the Sunshine State that sometimes never gets the proper placement as sounds from northern locales like Philly or Detroit – but which was every bit as important over the years! Author John Capouya does a really great job here – as the book is huge, and filled with information that Capouya pulled together from interviews with a number of key singers and musicians – then layered with a lot more historical detail that really illuminates the different local scenes in Florida, as does the wealth of great photos in the book as well – images not just of soul singers, but also clubs, streets, and even record companies too. Chapters focus on key artists – James & Bobby Purify, Ray Charles, Sam & Dave, Jackie Moore, Latimore, Timmy Thomas, and others – but there's also plenty more in between their stories, in a way that really gets at the nature of the changes over the years, and the unique musical culture that was brewing up down south. 396 pages, hardcover, with lots of great black and white photos, and very detailed notes as well. Book

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Chamber Of ChillsChamber Of Chills Vol 3 – November 1952 to September 1953 – Issues 14-19 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1952/1953. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
One of the amazing horror comics published by Harvey Comics in the pre-code years of the early 50s – and a publication that was noted for its wealth of creepy stories and equally chilling images! Harvey may have been the home to Casper the ghost, but on the horror tip they were something else entirely – publisher of some of the most gruesome material in the years before comics got cleaned up in the mid 50s – with some of the best artists as well! Some of these stories are a clear attempt to copy the more famous style of EC Comics, but the Chamber Of Chills material also has a charm that's all its own – a rough approach to stories, which often leads to wonderfully lurid artwork – handled in this volume by Rudy Palais, Lee Elias, Rocke Mastroserio, Bob Powell, Don Perlin, Al Avison, Howard Nostrand, Jack Abel, and others – in stories that include "The Spider Man", "Vengeful Corpse", "Nightmare Of Doom", "The Living Mummies", "Black Passion", "Terrorvision", and more. 256 pages, full color, and hardcover. Book

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✨✧ Rob ChapmanPsychedelia & Other Colours (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 36.00
An incredibly dense book on the psychedelic scene of the 60s – a huge volume that not only looks at an impressive array of music, but also the wider trippy culture, too – but all with a level of text that goes far beyond most of the thinner volumes on the period! Many of the chapter titles refer to key musical texts, but then quickly extrapolate from those moments – soaring out from "I Am The Blackgold Of The Sun", "The Greta Garbo Home For Wayward Boys & Girls", and "Painting With Light" – and looking at psychedelia on both sides of the Atlantic in the 60s, with lots of surprising insights along the way. Despite a very vivid cover, the book itself is all text, no images – a hefty 638 pages, hardcover, and a very deep read! Book

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Melissa Chiu/Michelle YunNam June Paik – Becoming Robot (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $22.99 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, drawings, sculptures, robots, and a range of other unusual items – plus photographs of so many of those important "moments" that graced Paik's career – those creative outbursts that could never be hung on a living room wall, nor resold over the years. There's some great shots of famous collaborations with cellist Charlotte Moorman – plus lots more we'd never seen too. The book also features essays on Paik by Bill Viola, Yoko Ono, and others – plus a few other writings on his work – and even a section of his own words too. Harcover, full color, and 190 pages. 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 ... $11.99 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 filled with amazing photographs – hundreds of images, in both black and white and color, laid out alongside equally rich text, in three large sections that look at the visual arts, the performing arts, and architecture and design. Modern visual artists get especially strong placement in the book, as does the groundbreaking architecture in the city during the 50s – but there's also some great sections on dance, theater, and nightlife too – and the whole thing's more than large enough to cover everything at a reasonably strong level. The layout and design of the book are great – and the choice of images is superb – and the whole thing is super-heavy, hardcover, and a whopping 400 pages in all. Book

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Teju ColeEvery Day Is For The Thief (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99 23.00
In Open City, Teju Cole gave us a fascinating portrait of New York seen through the eyes of an outsider – and here, Cole returns to his native Nigeria with a similar vision – giving a portrait of Lagos after years away from the place, all in the similar meditative style we've always loved in his writing! As with Open City, the location is important, but so is the interiority of the writing – which is part simple observation, without any embellishment – but of the sort that revels both in the chance encounter and wallows in memory. Cole's prose is tremendous – almost poetic at points, but deceptively down to earth – and the book is a short, breathtaking read at 162 pages. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Elvis CostelloUnfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 30.00
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 autobiographies – as Costello approaches the project with the sort of zeal he's brought to his new "second role" in popular culture over the past few decades – that of being as much of a raconteur as a singer, as much as a spotlight on other genius as he is a genius himself – always handled with the sense of pointed prose and honesty you'd find in his music. The book is huge – and filled with black and white photos too. A heavy 672 pages, and hardcover. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Thomas CrowLong March Of Pop – Art, Music, & Design 1930 to 1995 (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most compelling books we've ever read on Pop Art – and one of the most visually stunning, too – given that the heavy, hardcover volume is filled with images that go way past the familiar tropes of the movement! Author Thomas Crow takes a very longform look at Pop Art – the movement that flourished mostly in the early 60s, but which is presented here in the wider date brackets of the title – with an especially strong eye for the pre-60s forces that created it – both the role of some of its key artists in advertising and design in the 50s, but also the shifting scape of the gallery world in general, and even surprising contributions from forces like folk music and surf culture. The book is huge – oversize, and over 400 pages – with images not just of artworks, but also of the scenes and events as well – all to accompany the very thorough text by author Thomas Crow. Key figures include Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, and Claes Oldenberg – but there's lots more stops along the way. Book

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