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Peter GuralnickSam Phillips – The Man Who Invented Rock N Roll ... Book
Little Brown, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 19.99
The story of one of the all-time greats – told by one of the all-time greats – the full tale of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, told by southern music giant Peter Guaralnick! Long before he rose to fame as the man who discovered Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips was already humming strong ... (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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Jeff KalissI Want To Take You Higher – The Life & Times Of Sly & The Family Stone (paperback) ... Book
Back Beat, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
The heady life and even hipper music of Sly Stone – told here by an author who managed to get Stone's participation on the project! The book focuses most strongly on Sly's rise to fame and key late 60s/early 70s years – a time when his records not only changed the face of soul music, ... (Books) read more Book

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Herb Kent & David SmallwoodCool Gent – The Nine Lives Of Radio Legend Herb Kent (hardcover) ... Book
Lawrence Hill Books, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
A Chicago legend finally gets his due – the legendary Herb Kent, who was known as the "Cool Gent" on radio – and also ended up working on TV, and also playing a big part in the city's steppers scene in the 90s! Herb was a real trailblazer – part of a Chicago generation ... (Books) read more Book

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Al Green & Davin SeayTake Me To The River – An Autobiography (paperback) ... Book
Chicago Review Press, 2000/2009. New Copy Book ... $4.99 14.95
The story of one of greatest soul singers of all time, and also one who is living a fascinating journey, to say the very least – the great Al Green! The Arkansas born, Memphis soul legend tells his story to music writer Davin Seay, from his years reinventing southern soul music through his ... (Books) read more Book
(2009 Chicago Review Press reprint.)

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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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Gene DeitchCat On A Hot Thin Groove – 78rpm Artwork From Record Changer Magazine (softcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 35.00
An amazing collection of 40s and 50s jazz drawings by Gene Deitch – the complete anthology of his work for legendary jazz magazine Record Changer! Gene was an amazing artist and cartoonist, whose work helped solidify the legacies of some of the most famous cartoon characters in the American ... (Books) read more Book
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David Johnson & Roger DunkleyGear Guide – Hip Pocket Guide To Britain's Swinging Fashion Scene ... Book
Old House (UK), 1967/2013. New Copy ... $1.99 9.95
Take a trip back to 1967 – the glory days of the London fashion scene, when Carnaby Street styles were all the rage, and the city was having a huge impact on the world of style! A big part of London's impact was its selection of small shops and exclusive boutiques – and this book, ... (Books) read more Book

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Curlee R HoltonPortraits Of Who We Are – The David C Driskell Center At The University Of Maryland College Park ... Book
David C Driskell Center, 2018. New Copy ... $1.99 25.00
A collection of self-portraits by African-American artists of the 20th century – but one that goes way beyond the standard modes of the form – laid out here in full page illustrations from an exhibition at the Driskell center in Maryland! The book includes paintings, sculpture, ... (Books) read more Book

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Graham MarshMichael Caine – 1960s (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2013. New Copy ... $2.99 29.95
Michael Caine in the 60s – probably his greatest decade on film (although to us, they're all pretty great) – a period that gave us classic Caine moments in movies that include Alfie, Ipcress File, The Italian Job, and Billion Dollar Brain! Those films, and others, are each laid out ... (Books) read more Book

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Michael GilletteDrawn In Stereo (hardcover) ... Book
AMMO, 2015. New Copy ... $1.99 29.95
Rock and roll artwork from Michael Gillette – an artist you might know from album covers or other work for groups and singers over the past 20 years – and one who's also really kept up the theme in the rest of his creations too! Gilette kind of reworks an older aesthetic with all sorts ... (Books) read more Book

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Hans Georg Hiller Von GaertringenPop, Politics, & Propaganda – Amerika Haus Berlin Through The Ages (hardcover) ... Book
Hatje Cantz (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $1.99 45.00
A beautiful look at a near-lost legacy from the Cold War years – the cultural embassy named Amerika Haus – first built in Berlin during the immediate post-war years, then an even more important outpost once the wall went up! The space itself was a work of art – strongly in the ... (Books) read more Book

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William S BurroughsTicket That Exploded ... Book
Grove Press, 1962. New Copy ... $1.99 16.00
60s brilliance from William S Burroughs – not only a key book in the development of his cut-up writing technique, but also a hell of a rollicking read from start to finish! As you'd guess from the cut-up, the writing is a bit fragmented – but that also serves to really abstract the sci ... (Books) read more Book

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Jonathan LethemMotherless Brooklyn ... Book
Vintage, 1999. New Copy ... $1.99 15.95
A mindblowing book from Jonathan Lethem – one that follows from his early work in a sci fi mode, but which has a much stronger realist sensibility overall! The story tells the tale of a Brooklyn mobster, but one cursed with Tourette's Syndrome – a disease that's mostly understood from ... (Books) read more Book
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Jonathan LethemEcstasy Of Influence – Nonfictions Etc (hardcover) ... Book
Doubleday, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 27.95
Jonathan Lethem is a writer that we totally love – an author who's given us great novels and short stories over the years – and who, somehow between that ever-growing creative output, manages to write a good deal of essays and other articles too! We're not sure when Lethem ever finds ... (Books) read more Book

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Dara BirnbaumDark Matter Of Media Light (hardcover) ... Book
Smak/Prestel (Germany), 2009. New Copy ... $1.99 60.00
Dara Birnbaum is a video artist, which means that her artwork is often not as easy to see as that of painters or photographers – who can be easily distilled into book, poster, or postcard format – yet this book does a pretty great job of providing an overview of Birnbaum's massive ... (Books) read more Book

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Ramon Norwood (Radius)Improvisational Aesthetics in Black & White ... Book
Blurb/Etc, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99
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 ... (Books) read more Book
 
 



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