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✨✧ Justin O'BrienChicago Yippie! '68 ... Book
Garrett Room, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 15.00
A pretty great little personal account of one of the most contentious weeks in Chicago history! Justin O'Brien was in his late teens in the summer of 1968, an all around tense era of civil rights and anti-war demonstrations that came to a violent, strife-filled head during Democratic National ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Graham Marsh & Glyn CallinghamCover Art Of Blue Note Records – The Collection (hardcover) ... Book
Collins & Brown, 2011. New Copy Book ... $13.99 19.95
A great re-presentation of this classic look at Blue Note Records – one that brings together material from both the first and second volumes of cover art – all presented in a hardcover volume that's got the dimensions of a 10" LP! The heavy book features over 400 record cover ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ David HollanderUnusual Sounds – The Hidden History Of Library Music ... Book
Anthology Editions, 2018. New Copy ... $38.99 55.00
A fantastic look at the European sound library scene of the 60s and 70s – one that goes way past some of the simpler cover art books that have been around over the years – to offer up details on individual labels, histories of the music, and a great look at key musicians as well! Don't ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Gemma Solana & Antonio BoneuUncredited – Graphic Design & Opening Titles In Movies (hardcover) ... Book
Gingko Press, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 55.00
An art book on a format that almost never gets is full due – that of the opening credit sequences in cinema – often a whole genre of film unto themselves! Fortunately, the authors correct the big lack of writing on the mode – and offer up hundreds of pages that reproduce opening ... (Books) read more Book
(Includes DVD.)

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✨✧ Daniel Clowes/Alvin BuenavaenturaArt Of Daniel Clowes – Modern Cartoonist (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 40.00
We've been living with the comics of Daniel Clowes for so many years, we sometimes forget how great he is – so fortunately, we've got this wonderful book to remind us of his genius all over again! Clowes is incredible – a comic stylist who's not only drunk deep of the best modes of the ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Nathan PlagemanHighlife Saturday Night – Popular Music & Social Change In Urban Ghana (hardcover) ... Book
Indiana University Press, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 80.00
A mighty deep look at the sound of highlife music in west Africa – one that not only deals with the sounds of the style, but also looks at the larger context of change in Ghana – especially as the nation's cities were on the rise in the postwar years! The book is incredibly well-researc ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Christopher FelverAmerican Jukebox – A Photographic Journey (hardcover) ... Book
Indiana University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 50.00
There's no jukebox in the book – but instead, the hefty volume is overflowing with portraits of music legends from the past few decades – all shot in glorious black and white by photographer Christopher Felver, who seems to have a strong sense of sympathy for musicians in just about ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ George Clinton with Ben GreenmanBrothas Be Yo Like George – Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You? – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Atria, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 17.00
George Clinton tells his own story – the stuff of musical legend, from his early years in doo wop, through his mega-funk stardom in the 70s at the helm of the P-Funk universe, to his later years embroiled in legal battles and other issues that kept him away from creativity! Clinton's voice ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Tony Wilson24 Hour Party People ... Book
Channel 4 (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
If the cover image here looks familiar, it once graced an early 7" single on Factory Records – the legendary label started by the book's author, Tony Wilson! Wilson was not only a musical genius, he was sharper than most – and although his star had fallen a bit by the time of the ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Stuart CosgroveYoung Soul Rebels – A Personal History Of Northern Soul ... Book
Polygon (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Stuart Cosgrove has turned us on to plenty of music over the years – we first began reading his NME articles many years back – and this time around, he delivers a wonderfully detailed history about his youth as a fanatic for American soul music on the UK scene! Cosgrove was lucky ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste/Pablo VilaCumbia – Scenes Of A Migrant Latin American Music Genre ... Book
Duke University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 26.95
The title's a great way of looking at the music – because although cumbia first started in Colombia, it quickly spread across Latin America and up to the US – where it's been a mighty popular style in recent decades! The book features essays by a number of different authors, each ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Victor BockrisTransformer – The Complete Lou Reed Story ... Book
Harper (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 18.00
Lou Reed gave us some mighty fascinating music over his many years of recording – and the man himself also led an equally fascinating life – one that's covered here in very great detail, in a hefty biography that begins with Reed's troubled life as a child, to his early years moving ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ David F GarciaArsenio Rodriguez & The Transnational Flows Of Latin Popular Music ... Book
Temple, 2006. New Copy ... $6.99 30.95
A very detailed look at Arsenio Rodriguez – the Cuban legend who was a key part of the development of Latin music in both Havana and New York! The volume is quite well-researched, and looks at Arsenio with a lot more information than we've ever seen – in chapters that almost feel like ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Carrie BrownsteinHunger Makes Me A Modern Girl – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Riverhead Books, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 27.95
You know her from Sleater-Kinney, you love her on Portlandia, and you'll soon discover that Carrie Brownstein is a hell of a writer, too – able to tell her tale with all the wit she's brought to recent TV work, but also with the kind of openly powerful words that she first gave us with her ... (Books) read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ William S BurroughsNaked Lunch ... Book
Harper Perennial (UK), 1959. New Copy ... $6.99 18.99
The book that forever put William S Burroughs in the literary map – a mad mix of pulp prose, science fiction, and modernist writing technique – and still maybe one of the greatest books that the man ever gave us! The story is as fast-moving as it is modern – kind of an Alphaville ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Rob JovanovicGod Save The Kinks – A Biography ... Book
Aurum (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $5.99 14.95
A behind-the-scenes look at The Kinks – a group you'll know for their fantastic music of the 60s and 70s, but who also have a much larger tale behind their songs! The book certainly offers up plenty of history on the group, and strong appreciation of their music – but it also opens up ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ William S BurroughsSoft Machine ... Book
Fourth Estate (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
One of the greatest novels ever from the legendary William S Burroughs – a book that was written very much under the influence of the cut-up technique, but which also still retains some of the pulp prose of Burroughs' 50s material too! The book is a roller coaster of a read – one of ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Robert Farris ThompsonAesthetic Of The Cool – Afro Atlantic Art & Music (hardcover) ... Book
Periscope, 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 40.00
A lavish, oversized book that traces the origins of "cool" in West African culture, through its passage in the Caribbean, American south, and up to the New York scene – all in a vivid interplay between words and images! The text is surprisingly deep – more than you'd expect ... (Books) read more Book

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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 ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Jay DisbrowJay Disbrow's Monster Invasion – Chilling Archives Of Horror Comics (hardcover) ... Book
Yoe Books, Early 50s. New Copy ... $7.99 24.99
Crazy comics from the pre-code horror and fantasy years – all from the mighty pen of illustrator Jay Disbrow! Disbrow's got a style that's all his own – very fluid, and almost "blobby" when it comes to the main characters of these vintage horror comics – often these ... (Books) read more Book
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✨✧ Clizia Gussoni & Craig Yoe, edsWeird Love – Unlucky In Love & More (hardcover) ... Book
Yoe Books, 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 29.99
A great look at offbeat romance comics of the postwar years – and a book that takes its "weird" as seriously as its "love"! Craig Yoe has given us lots of great horror anthologies over the years, but this series has him teaming up with Clizia Gussoni – to dig up a ... (Books) read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Richard LongstrethDrive In, The Supermarket & The Transformation Of Commercial Space In Los Angeles 1914 to 1941 ... Book
MIT Press, 1999. New Copy ... $6.99 37.00
It's no surprise that the growing use of the automobile helped transform the space of the city in the 20th Century – and probably the biggest city to experience a change was the young Los Angeles – an urban center whose first big wave growth coincided with a rapid increase in car sales ... (Books) read more Book

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Darren PihGlam – The Performance Of Style ... Book
Tate (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
A fantastic look at the artwork and style of glam – the movement that's usually known best through its big musical proponents – who include David Bowie, Roxy Music, and T Rex! Yet glam was way more than just a few fuzzy hit records in the early 70s – as the book traces a legacy ... (Books) read more Book

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Scott Faragher/AL KooperHammond Organ – An Introduction To The Instrument & The Players Who Mad It Famous ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2011. New Copy ... $8.99 24.99
A heavy-duty look at one of our favorite instruments of all time – the mighty Hammond Organ, a keyboard that forever changed the sound of jazz, soul, and even rock and roll on the US scene of the 50s, 60s, and 70s! The book is huge – a fully-illustrated history of the electric organ in ... (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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Katherine A Bussard/Alison Fisher/Greg Foster RiceCity Lost & Found – Capturing New York, Chicago, & Los Angeles – 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Princeton University, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 50.00
American cities were going through tremendous changes in the 60s and 70s – changes that not only had an impact on local citizens, businesses, and municipal forces – but also on the art community as well! This book showcases a tremendous response to urban upheaval by artists in New York ... (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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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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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 ... $6.99 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 ... (Books) read more Book

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David HamsleyTo Disco With Love – The Records That Defined An Era (hardcover) ... Book
Flatiron Books, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 19.99
Way more than just a simple book of record cover images – and instead a love letter to the sound and style of the disco generation – put together from classic album artwork, and augmented by thoughtful musings by the author! The book features full color reproductions of over 250 album ... (Books) read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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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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Yoko OnoHalf A Wind Show – A Retrospective (hardcover) ... Book
Prestel, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 60.00
An amazing testament to the continuing genius of Yoko Ono – a beautiful monograph from a career's worth of work – filled with images that will have you thinking of Yoko as way more than just the wife of a famous Beatle! The book goes back to some of Ono's earliest years – with ... (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 ... $8.99 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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RJ SmithOne – The Life & Music Of James Brown (hardcover) ... Book
Gotham, 2012. New Copy Book ... $4.99 27.50
Maybe the deepest book we've ever read on the life and music of James Brown – and certainly one to really get past the monolithic moments, and really serve up the full details of The Godfather at work! There's a surprising amount of research that went into the project – way more than ... (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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Sanei SyobouCar Jacket Graphic ... Book
Sanei Syobou (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $28.99
Japanese record scholar Sanei Syobou is looking pretty darn thoughtful on the cover – as he must, given the care and consideration that went into this project! As you might guess from the title, the book is a discography that focuses on albums with cars involved in their cover art – ... (Books) read more Book

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Simone Klabin & Julius WiedemannFood & Drink Infographics – A Visual Guide to Culinary Pleasures (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2018. New Copy ... $53.99 70.00
A completely different version of the sorts of "food porn" you usually find in oversized art books like this – as this lavish volume is filled with reproductions of food instruction, food preparation, and food marketing posters from across the years – guides on everything from ... (Books) read more Book
(Hardcover with 2 fold-outs, 9.7 x 14.6 in., 464 pages)

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Allison Silver, Steven Heller20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads – 100 Years Of Stimulating Ads ... Book
Taschen, New Copy Book ... $30.99 40.00
The world of vice never looked so beautiful before – spun out over hundreds of pages filled with vintage images from advertisements for cigarettes and booze! The book is as lovely inside as it is on the cover – filled with a huge array of well-chosen images, all in color throughout ... (Books) read more Book

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Giorgio Moroder & Alessandro BenedettiExtraordinary Records (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A cool take on the record album art book genre – one that focuses more on the vinyl than it does on the covers! The volume is a really amazing one – put together by European groove maestros Giorgio Moroder and Alessandro Benedetti, with a focus on weirdly-pressed vinyl releases from ... (Books) read more Book

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Paul DuncanDavid Bowie – The Man Who Fell To Earth (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Over 400 wonderful images from this legendary film – David Bowie's starring role as the alien in Nicolas Roeg's Man Who Fell To Earth! The book is way more than screen grabs – as all the images here were shot during production – so you get lots of backstage shots, production ... (Books) read more Book

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Uta & Thilo Von DebschitzFritz Kahn – Infographics Pioneer (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Beautiful vintage work from German illustrator Fritz Kahn – a man credited with creating the "infographic" style – which is a way of using illustrations and diagrams to convey larger ideas! One of the most famous examples of this is on the front cover – "man as ... (Books) read more Book

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William Claxton & Joachim E BerendtJazz Life – A Journey For Jazz Across America In 1960 – XL Edition (hardcover with slipcase) ... Book
Taschen, 2016. New Copy Book ... $53.99 69.99
Way more than just a book – a massive document of the American jazz scene, circa 1960 – presented in an unbelievably beautiful package! The edition brings together photos from legendary jazz imagist William Claxton (known best for his Pacific Jazz album cover shots), mixed with ... (Books) read more Book

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Rich TupicaThere Was A Light – The Cosmic History Of Chris Bell & The Rise Of Big Star ... Book
HoZac, 2018. New Copy ... $35.99 37.99
Chris Bell is one of the great mysterious figures in 70s underground rock – a key part of Big Star during that group's short run, a solo artist who produced some amazing music that was years ahead of its time, and a tragic figure who was taken from our planet all too soon! Like Gram Parsons, ... (Books) read more Book
(First pressing limited to just 500 copies!)

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Dara BirnbaumDark Matter Of Media Light (hardcover) ... Book
Smak/Prestel (Germany), 2009. New Copy ... $4.99 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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Adrian TomineNew York Sketches 2004 ... Book
Buenaventura Press, 2004/2005. New Copy ... $5.99 24.95
A beautiful presentation of the New York sketches of illustrator Adrian Tomine – one that features 15 color prints on heavy paper stock – which is then accordion-folded, so that the images can all be viewed together in one strip, or separated for individual mounting! If you don't know ... (Books) read more Book

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Todd OldhamStrange Stories – The Pohotography Of Gerald Davis (hardcover) ... Book
AMMO, 2014. New Copy ... $10.99 39.95
The cover image should be more than enough to let you know that you're in some pretty offbeat territory – and with Todd Oldham at the helm, the whole thing's a great guide through the wild and weird world of photographer Gerald Davis! Davis takes pictures of people, but he often does so in a ... (Books) read more Book

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Mick HoughtonI've Always Kept A Unicorn – The Biography Of Sandy Denny ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 22.95
The full story of Sandy Denny – one of the most important female voices to rise from the British scene at the end of the 60s – and a singer who left this planet all too soon! Author Mich Houghton previously gave us a fantastic look at Elektra Records, and this time around his writing ... (Books) read more Book

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✨✧ Mark RibowskyDreams To Remember – Otis Redding, Stax Records & The Transformation Of Southern Soul (hardcover) ... Book
Liveright, 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 27.95
A hefty book on the great Otis Redding – one of the best soul singers of all time, even though he left this planet all too soon! Redding's career on record was less than a decade long, but marked by a huge amount of work – not just time in the studio, with the legendary Stax Records ... (Books) read more Book
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Mateo TorcinovichOutside The Lines – Lost Photographs Of Punk & New Wave's Most Iconic Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Octopus Books (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 19.99
A very cool book – one that features lots of other material from famous photo shoots that ended up on punk/new wave album covers – but which didn't make the grade at the time! In other words, the book is filled with photographs that are slightly similar to famous ones – a range ... (Books) read more Book

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Disc GuideStax Records Guide Book – Blues & Soul Edition ... Book
Space Shower (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $32.99
A really cool guide to the music of Stax Records – done by a Japanese publisher, but with lots of full color images of classic records, along with song listings and other details in English! The style is similar to Japanese jazz and Brazilian discographies – as there's also short ... (Books) read more Book

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Jacques Boyreau/Peter Van HorneSexytime – The Post Porn Rise Of The Pornoisseur (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 29.99
Sexytime, indeed – as the book's a treasure trove of vintage porno posters – with oversize pages that offer up full color reproductions from a time when pornographic movies were actually shown in public places! Because of that, the images here are not nearly as hardcore as the films ... (Books) read more Book

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Nick Hornby31 Songs ... Book
Penguin Books, 2003. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A love letter to modern music – written by the same author who gave us High Fidelity – certainly one of the greatest texts ever about the record store! Hornby's prose is always wonderful – and here, he really gets to the heart of his love of music – by serving up essays on ... (Books) read more Book

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Agustin Gurza/Jonathan Clark/Chris StrachwitzArhoolie Foundation's Strachwitz Frontera Collection Of Mexican & Mexican American Recordings ... Book
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 19.95
A fascinating look at the world of Mexican music in the 20th Century – put together in collaboration with Arhoolie Records, the label that's done plenty to reissue the music over the years! The book begins with the huge archive of recordings by the label's founder, Chris Strachwitz – ... (Books) read more Book

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Neil V Rosenberg & Charles K WolfeMusic Of Bill Monroe (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Illinois, 2007. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A massive hardcover tome to the enduring music of Bill Monroe – the Father Of Bluegrass! Of course, bluegrass roots and traditions go a couple hundred years deep, but there's no overstating the mandolin player and Blue Grass Boys leader – and this book is really all about the music. ... (Books) read more Book

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Preston LauterbachBeale Street Dynasty – Sex, Song, & The Struggle For The Soul Of Memphis (hardcover) ... Book
WW Norton, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very well-written account of one of the most important musical streets in America – and one that get way past all the tourist hype and trappings of contemporary Beale Street in Memphis today! Instead, the author really goes back – to some of the much earlier years of the city, and ... (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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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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PrestigePrestige Disc Guide (paperback) ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2013. New Copy Book ... $26.99
A beautiful book on the legendary Prestige Records label – some of the hippest hardbop of the 50s, the coolest soul jazz of the 60s, and the funkiest grooves of the 70s! The book is similar to some of the Blue Note discographies we've stocked from Japan over the years – in that it ... (Books) read more Book

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Kouki Nishimura & Itaru MitaHouse Definitive 1974 to 2014 ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $29.99
The roots of house music and beyond – a mighty cool discography that does a special job of locating the music many years before it first exploded in Chicago and Detroit, then following it for many years after that, through a host of global scenes and styles! The publication is a discography, ... (Books) read more Book

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Bruno MacDonaldGreatest Albums You'll Never Hear – Unreleased Records By The World's Greatest Musicians (hardcover) ... Book
Aurum (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 28.00
A really cool look at albums that never happened – planned projects that were almost produced, but which fell apart at some point in the creative process – leading to a surprisingly large legacy of lost albums by some of rock music's biggest stars! Sure, everyone knows a few of these ... (Books) read more Book

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Jean A BoydDance All Night – Those Other Southern Swing Bands Past & Present ... Book
Texas Tech University Press, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 39.95
A massive look at the world of western swing in the 30s and 40s – a huge book that really gets past the big names, as you might guess from the "other" in the title! The first big part of the volume looks at southwestern swing bands up to the end of WWII – with individual ... (Books) read more Book

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David & Joe HenryFurious Cool – Richard Pryor & The World That Made Him (hardcover) ... Book
Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 25.95
A surprisingly insightful Richard Pryor biography from interesting pair of biographers – brothrers David and Joe Henry! David Henry is a screenwriter, his brother Joe Henry is from the music world – known for his own artful singer-songwriter work, and especially his production work, ... (Books) read more Book
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Kehinde WileyWorld Stage – France 1880 to 1960 (hardcover) ... Book
Galerie Daniel Templon, 2015. New Copy ... $30.99 40.00
A beautiful set of images from artist Kehinde Wiley – a project that explores the global legacy of French colonialism in the years 1980 through 1960 – but through a series of portraits that provide a more abstract approach! Most of these images are quite colorful – paintings of ... (Books) read more Book

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Jim MarshallJazz Festival – Jim Marshall's Defining Photographs Of The 1960s Jazz Scene (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2017. New Copy ... $58.99 75.00
A stunning selection of rare jazz photographs, most of which have never been seen before – all shot at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals during the 1960s, with a span across the decade that really shows a shift in sound and style! The book has way more than just shots of big name ... (Books) read more Book

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Antoine De BeaupreArt & Vinyl (hardcover) ... Book
Fraenkel Gallery, 2018. New Copy Book ... $57.99 75.00
A hefty book that explores the wonderful collision of art and music in the form of records – those important moments when a visual artist helped illustrated a musical text – often with results that have become legendary over the years! The volume is way more than just a record cover ... (Books) read more Book

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Jens HoffmannSonic Rebellion – Music As Resistance (paperback) ... Book
Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 29.00
One of the coolest books we've ever seen to deal with the Detroit music scene – and one of the few that really gets at the complexity that's made the city one of the most important contributors to American music over the past 50 years! The book was done in conjunction with a gallery show ... (Books) read more Book

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Steve Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave)My Kind Of Sound – The Secret History Of Chicago Music (hardcover) ... Book
Curbside Splendor, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 24.95
A very cool book that compiles a long-running feature that's delighted Chicago music fans for years – the Secret History Of Chicago Music column from the Chicago Reader – a force that's possibly done more for the history of music in our city than most other larger institutions put ... (Books) read more Book

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Jamel ShabazzSights In The City – New York Street Photographs (hardcover) ... Book
Damiani, 2018. New Copy ... $38.99 50.00
Fantastic images of New York City from Jamel Shabazz – the photographer you may know from his classic hip hop shots in the book Back In The Days – working here in very similar territory, but with a more wide-ranging approach! Shabazz is still very close to the streets here – and ... (Books) read more Book

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Gordon Parks/Ralph EllisonInvisible Man – Gordon Parks & Ralph Ellison In Harlem (hardcover) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $34.99 45.00
A beautiful book that brings together two different collaborations between these two key figures in postwar African-American culture – writings by Ralph Ellison, with supporting photographs from Gordon Parks – the award-winning journalist who also went onto a much larger role in film ... (Books) read more Book

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David TreeceBrazilian Jive – From Samba To Bossa & Rap ... Book
Reaktion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 25.00
That's Brazilian jive, instead of Brazilian music – as the author here shows just how much the larger Brazilian culture helps shape the sound of it's songs – a wonderful interplay between urban and rural, modern and ancient, popular and intellectual – forces that have come ... (Books) read more Book

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Jack WomackFlying Saucers Are Real ... Book
Anthology Editions, 2016. New Copy ... $28.99 40.00
A fantastic book on books about UFOs – one that's put together with all the verve and vibrant imagery you'd expect from the cover! Jack Womack has been collecting materials on UFOs for decades – and this lavish, full-color book provides an amazing overview of publications from the ... (Books) read more Book

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KJ DonnellyMagical Musical Tour – Rock & Pop In Film Soundtracks ... Book
Bloomsbury, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
For most of the early years of cinema, soundtracks were dominated by orchestrations that were composed for the movies – or by publisher catalog tunes that were packaged for the films. But as the rock years approached, film scoring took on a whole different aspect – as performers were ... (Books) read more Book

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Elmore LeonardCharlie Martz & Other Stories – The Unpublished Stories ... Book
Harper, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Groove Presents45 RPM Cover Museum By Muro (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2011. New Copy ... $34.99
A totally great book for 7" collectors – especially if you dig unusual picture sleeves! The book was put together by DJ Muro – an artist we've come to love for his work on mixes and compilations, but who's also well-known for his massive record collection, too – one that's ... (Books) read more Book

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Mingering Mike/Dori HadarMingering Mike – The Amazing Career Of An Imaginary Soul Superstar ... Book
Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. New Copy ... $7.99 24.95
An incredible document of the legendary Mingering Mike – the self-styled 70s soul superstar who never recorded any music, but created a huge body of work on hand-drawn record sleeves and 45s! Mike's story has been told briefly before in Wax Poetics, but this book really gets to the full ... (Books) read more Book

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David HajduLove For Sale – Pop Music In America (hardcover) ... Book
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 27.00
Author David Hajdu has given us some great books on Bob Dylan and Billy Strayhorn – and written some excellent work on comics, too – and here, he takes on the development of pop music in the 20th Century, with a nicely wide-ranging ear that follows changes from early blues, through the ... (Books) read more Book
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Ramon Norwood (Radius)Improvisational Aesthetics in Black & White ... Book
Blurb/Etc, 2018. New Copy ... $25.99
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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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 ... (Books) read more Book

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Nathan Nedorostek & Anthony PappalardoRadio Silence – A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music ... Book
MTV, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
The history of American hardcore – served up in a huge batch of black and white photos, record covers, flyers, and more – spun out in a really beautiful book! The images are all nice and stark – concert shots, band performances, and more – all photos that really get at the ... (Books) read more Book

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Mitsuru OgawaClub Jazz Definitive 1984 to 2015 (paperback) ... Book
Ele-King (Japan), 2015. New Copy Book ... $29.99
A comprehensive guide to the club jazz sound of the past 25 years or so – that sweet blend of jazzy roots and contemporary rhythms that first sprung to life in London at the end of the 80s – then grew through dancefloors on the German, Italian, and Japanese scenes of the next decade ... (Books) read more 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 ... (Books) read more Book

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Takayuki HamadaChronique Michel Legrand – De Ses Debuts A Aujourd'hui ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $32.99
A beautiful book on the decades of recorded output from one of our favorite composers ever – the legendary Michel Legrand – an artist known to most folks for his famous soundtracks of the 60s and 70s – but also a jazz musician, singer, and even a very groovy instrumental arranger! ... (Books) read more Book

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Gilles Peterson & Stuart BakerFreedom, Rhythm, & Sound – Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1960 to 1978 (softcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $26.99 34.95
An incredible collection of revolutionary jazz album cover art from the 60s & 70s – bold, vivid and unforgettable art for bold, vivid and unforgettable jazz – compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker! It's a snapshot of an era in jazz music when cultural and ... (Books) read more Book

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Harry BensonBeatles – On The Road 1964 to 1966 (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2017. New Copy ... $24.99 39.99
The rowdy road antics of the legendary Fab Four – captured here in a wealth of candid shots during their last two years of global touring – and presented here in glorious black and white! Photographer Harry Benson had unfettered access to the group during these years – and the ... (Books) read more Book

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Beth LesserDancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (softcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $33.99 34.98
A beautiful book on the dancehall scene in Jamaica – one that's done in a different style than some of the other Soul Jazz books – which are often focused more on album cover art! This book's got a very different approach – and is more an art book with photos of the dancehall ... (Books) read more Book

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Melissa Chiu/Michelle YunNam June Paik – Becoming Robot (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 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, ... (Books) read more Book
 
 



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