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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 ... (Books) 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 ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ John Doe with Tom DeSavia & FriendsUnder The Big Black Sun – A Personal History Of LA Punk (hardcover) ... Book
Da Capo, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 26.99
A wonderfully-personalized look the the Southern California punk and post punk scenes of the late 70s and well into the 80s – as witnessed and told by many of its most important figures – not only John Doe of X but also Exene, Dave Alvin of The Blasters, Chris D of the Flesh Eaters, ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Maurice White with Herb PowellMy Life With Earth Wind & Fire (hardcover) ... Book
HarperCollins, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 27.99
A surprisingly personal memoir from Maurice White – the mighty force behind Earth Wind & Fire, who may well be one of our favorite soul groups of all time! White came up the hard way, and really found release in music – first on the Chicago scene with Ramsey Lewis at Chess Records, ... (Books) read more Book
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✨✧ Steven BlushNew York Rock – From The Rise Of The Velvet Underground To The Fall Of CBGB ... Book
St Martins, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 34.99
That's quite a cover photo on the book – and the interweaving of key talents in the image really gets at the style of the narrative within! Author Steven Blush delivers a decidedly one-sided document of the New York scene from the late 60s onward – a picture of countless creative ... (Books) 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 ... (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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✨✧ Marcus O'DairDifferent Every Time – The Authorised Biography Of Robert Wyatt ... Book
Soft Skull, 2014. New Copy ... $3.99 19.95
Robert Wyatt isn't just different every time – he's different right from the start – as you'll read in this book on his amazing life in music – from his early years in Soft Machine, to his reinvented solo self of the 70s, to his phenomenal later career, when he's just kept ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Amanda PetrusichDo Not Sell At Any Price – The Wild Obsessive Hunt For The World's Rarest 78 rpm Records (hardcover) ... Book
Scribner, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 25.00
A fascinating look at the small-but-fervent world of the 78rpm collector – a musical underground that represents the first real step forward for vinyl culture (even though the format's not technically vinyl) – and which has remained surprisingly strong well into the 21st Century! ... (Books) read more Book
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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 ... (Books) read more Book
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✨✧ Charlie Louvin with Benjamin WhitmerSatan Is Real – The Ballad Of The Louvin Brothers (hardcover) ... Book
It Books, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 22.99
Louvin Brother Charlie tells the tale of his famous duo with brother Ira – a match that was almost a Cain and Abel of country music – given that Charlie and Ira Louvin sometimes sat at opposite moral poles on the spectrum! The story's as tragic as any of the best early songs by the ... (Books) 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 ... (Books) 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 ... (Books) 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 – ... (Books) read more Book

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Todd StadtmanFunky Bollywood – The Wild World Of 1970s Indian Action Cinema ... Book
Fab (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 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 ... (Books) read more Book

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Eddy DetermeyerRhythm Is Our Business – Jimmie Lunceford & The Harlem Express ... Book
University Of Michigan, 2006. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
A great look at the legendary Jimmie Lunceford – head of one of the hippest, swingingest bands of the 30s – an ensemble that opened the door for so many other musicians and later generations – but never fully got the attention it deserved! This book does more than correct that ... (Books) read more Book

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Barry MilesZapple Diaries – The Rise & Fall Of The Last Beatles Label (hardcover) ... Book
Peter Owens (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 26.95
A really cool look at a label that was maybe one of the hippest things the Beatles ever did – the short-lived Zapple imprint – which was part of their main Apple label, but dedicated to more experimental work from a variety of musicians and writers! The imprint is perhaps best ... (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 ... $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 ... (Books) read more Book
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James Vance MarshallWalkabout ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1959. New Copy ... $4.99 12.95
The book that inspired the famous Nicolas Roeg film of the 70s – but a novel that's quite different in approach, and maybe more of a spiritual journey than the film ever was! Walkabout shares a similar narrative with the movie – two children lost in the outback of Australia – ... (Books) read more Book
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Leonard GardnerFat City ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1969. New Copy ... $3.99 14.95
A gritty novel set in the world of boxing in postwar Stockton, California – and like the best of its genre, a story that's about far more than the fight game itself! Writer Leonard Gardner later rose to fame penning crime stories for film and TV – but there's a sharpness to his prose ... (Books) read more Book
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