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Karen AbbottSin In The Second City – Madams, Ministers, Playboys & The Battle For American's Soul ... Book
Random House, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 17.00
Our fair city of Chicago has always been a pretty sleazy place – but back at the start of the 20th century, there was a higher kind of sex trade going on – one that featured high class houses of ill-reputed, and well-educated hookers – which led to a lot more crossing over between ... (Books) 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 ... (Books) read more Book

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Ajay Heble & Rob WallacePeople Get Ready – The Future Of Jazz Is Now ... Book
Duke, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99 26.95
The future of jazz is now, even if it's in the past – as the editors here bring together a selection of essays that document the forward-thinking movements in jazz from the mid 60s onwards – some of which are only getting full appreciation all these many years later! There's a nice ... (Books) 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 ... (Books) read more 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 ... (Books) read more Book

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Nelson GeorgeHippest Trip In America – Soul Train & The Evolution Of Culture & Style (hardcover) ... Book
William Morrow, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 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 ... (Books) read more Book
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Daniel RachelArt Of Noise – Conversations With Great Songwriters ... Book
St Martins, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 22.99
The title's a bit misleading – as there's not really any noise going on here, and the main focus is on lyricism – given that the author spends his time interviewing a huge array of famous songwriters for this project! The book is very large, and features author Daniel Rachel ... (Books) read more Book

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Greil MarcusReal Life Rock – The Complete Top Ten Columns 1986 to 2014 ... Book
Yale University Press, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 20.00
Nearly 30 years of work from one of the best writers on rock and roll – served up here in a nearly-endless succession of columns all based around a single format – one that many other publications have copped over the years, but which Greil Marcus virtually invented at the Village Voice! ... (Books) read more Book

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Justin GiffordStreet Poison – The Biography Of Iceberg Slim (hardcover) ... Book
Doubleday, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
The legendary Iceberg Slim has given us plenty of his own story over the years – but this book is the first to look at the man behind the man – writer Robert Beck, who started as a pimp and became a surprisingly successful author – as well as an underground figure who inspired a ... (Books) read more Book
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Stuart L GoosmanGroup Harmony – The Black Urban Roots Of Rhythm & Blues ... Book
University Of Pennsylvania, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
Group soul harmony gets some great treatment here – in a well-done book that follows the music from the street corner to the airwaves – all with a thoughtful mixture of oral history and the larger issues of the time! Author Stuart Goosman focuses especially on harmony groups on the ... (Books) read more Book

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Peter BenjaminsonMary Wells – The Tumultuous Life Of Motown's First Superstar (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago Review Press, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 29.95
A stunning look at the great Mary Wells – one of Motown's first female acts of the 60s, and one of the decade's most important early soul figures as well! Mary's work on record is very well-known, but the story behind the music is completely different, and surprisingly dark at times – ... (Books) read more Book

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Benjamin Franklin VJazz & Blues Musicians Of South Carolina – Interviews With Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, & Others (hardcover) ... Book
University Of South Carolina Press, 2008. New Copy ... $2.99 19.98
South Carolina has been home to a surprising amount of jazz musicians over the years – a list of talents that includes Houston Person, Chris Potter, Webster Young, Etta Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Arthur Prysock, Nappy Brown, and a number of others – all of whom are featured in separate ... (Books) read more Book

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Jonathan ScottVinyl Frontier – The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record (hardcover) ... Book
Bloomsbury/Sigma (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $2.99 28.00
The fascination story of one of the coolest mixtapes ever – the unique Golden Record that was attached to the Voyager space probe – a gold-plated album that was our way of communicating with interplanetary cultures in the 70s! The record was quite unique – and featured greetings ... (Books) read more Book

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Duncan Hannah20th Century Boy – Notebooks Of The Seventies (hardcover) ... Book
Alfred A Knopf, 2018. New Copy ... $2.99 28.95
Painter Duncan Hannah dropped into the New York scene right at the start of the 70s – and spent most of the decade being right where the action is – from shows, to clubs, to parties, and a host of other cultural hotspots – eventually leading the kind of life most of us can only ... (Books) read more Book
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Nina Blackwood/Mark Goodman/Alan Hunter/Martha Quin/Gavin EdwardsVJ – The Unplugged Adventures Of MTV's First Wave ... Book
Atria, 2013. New Copy ... $2.99 17.00
The first big voices of MTV tell the tales of the early days of the influential music network – as Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn all spent quite a bit of time as on air "VJs" – which was the music television version of a radio jock! Back at the ... (Books) read more Book
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Alistair Robinson/Lucinda Lambton/Peter DoigDavid Harrison (hardcover) ... Book
Philip Wilson Publishers (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $3.99 53.00
A really special selection of work from British artist David Harrison – a large volume that focuses mostly on his paintings of the early 21st Century – a time in his career when Harrison was creating these amazing paintings that were both representational and fantastic at the same time! ... (Books) read more Book

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Maira KalmanBeloved Dog (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2015. New Copy ... $0.99 29.99
You might know the creations of Maira Kalman for her contributions to books by Michael Pollan, or the Elements Of Style – but here, the illustrator pays tribute to dogs she's encountered, both real and fictional – in a volume that's maybe laid out in the style of a children's book, but ... (Books) read more Book
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Hennie HaworthColor Chicago – 20 Views To Color In By Hand ... Book
Harper Design, 2017. New Copy ... $1.99 15.99
A Chicago coloring book, but one that's maybe not great for kids – because the cityscapes within are full of important examples of Chicago architecture – usually somewhat complex, which means that they're not to be colored by the weak of hand! The book features images from Wrigley ... (Books) read more Book
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Jonathan GouldOtis Redding – An Unfinished Life (hardcover) ... Book
Crown Archetype, 2017. New Copy ... $3.99 30.00
A huge book on the too-short, but very tremendous life and music of Otis Redding – a man who definitely lived an unfinished life, given that he died tragically in 1968 – but also had a chance to forever shape the sound of soul music in the space of less than a decade! The author takes ... (Books) read more Book
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David WillsVegas Gold (hardcover) ... Book
Dey St, 2017. New Copy ... $2.99 45.00
A vivid love letter to vintage Vegas – one that's filled with images of the city from the 50s through the 80s, and which also features a special forward by Wayne Newton, and an afterward by Donnie & Marie! The pictures are the real strength of the book, though – and are presented ... (Books) read more Book

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Mark RibowskyHank – The Short Life & Long Country Road Of Hank Williams (hardcover) ... Book
Liveright, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
Hank Williams only managed to spend 29 short years on our planet – but he packed a hell of a lot of life and creative activity into a space just short of three decades – all covered in great detail here by author Mark Ribowsky! The book's nice and hefty – and not only spends a ... (Books) read more Book

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Laura Dozier (ed)Liu Bolin (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2014. New Copy ... $3.99 60.00
There's a man standing on the cover, but you might have to look close to see him – and that's part of the style of Liu Bolin – a Chinese artist who paints himself to blend in with his surroundings! The approach is pretty darn amazing – sometimes more successful than others, and ... (Books) read more Book

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Robert Harshorn Shimshak (ed)Bill Owens – Leisure (hardcover) ... Book
Fotofolio, 2004. New Copy ... $3.99 29.95
Images of America at play in the early 70s – all shot by photographer Bill Owens in Northern California, and brought together as a really beautiful document of the time! As with Owens' Working book, this one features a huge range of different subjects – golfers, dirt bikers, movie ... (Books) read more Book

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Mark BegoAretha Franklin – The Queen Of Soul ... Book
Skyhorse, 2018. New Copy ... $3.99 18.99
A nicely expanded version of this important look at the career and music of Aretha Franklin – one that was first published at the end of the 80s, but which has been refined over the years to follow her changing career – and updated in this final edition, which covers the last decade of ... (Books) read more Book
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Bob AllenGeorge Jones – The Life & Times Of A Honky Tonk Legend – Updated Edition ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 24.99
George Jones was a country singer with a hell of a voice, and a hell of a lot of ups and downs in his life – a fair bit of issues that were brought on by his lifestyle and upbringing, all of which had an undeniable impact on the emotional strength of his music! Writer Bob Allen chronicles ... (Books) read more Book

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Colin EscottI Saw The Light – The Story Of Hank Williams ... Book
Back Bay, 2004. New Copy ... $3.99 17.99
The story of Hank Williams – written by Colin Escott, the man whose words we've loved in countless liner notes over the years – and who's an even better writer when he stretches things out in a full length format! Forget the cover image – which is designed to cash in on the 2015 ... (Books) read more Book
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Jiri ErmlNew York Collected Bars 1990 to 1994 (hardcover) ... Book
Kant (Czech Republic), 2012. New Copy ... $2.99 45.00
New York drinking spots – all photographed in a really timeless way by Czech photographer Jiri Erml – a guy who clearly knows his way around a tavern! The images here are all from the early 90s, but they're also all black and white – and taken in a way that feels much older than ... (Books) read more Book

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Zack O'Malley Greenburg3 Kings – Diddy, Dr Dre, Jay Z, & Hip Hop's Multibillion Dollar Rise (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2018. New Copy ... $3.99 28.00
A detailed look at the moment when hip hop went from a sideline to a mainstream force in the music business – a time when producers became executives, major labels allowed smaller boutique imprints, and everybody started making a lot more money on the music! As you'd guess from the title, ... (Books) read more Book
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Graeme ThomsonComplicated Shadows – The Life & Music Of Elvis Costello ... Book
Canongate, 2004. New Copy ... $5.99 16.00
Elvis Costello has given us his own detailed account of his life and music – but before that well-circulated volume was released, Grame Thomson did a pretty great job with this one – using his years of experience as a music journalist to plumb the depths of the man and his recordings! ... (Books) read more Book

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Elvis CostelloUnfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2015. New Copy ... $2.99 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 ... (Books) read more Book
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