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Viv AlbertineClothes Music Boys (hardcover) ... Book
Thomas Dunne, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 27.99
You might know Viv Albertine as a member of The Slits – and that role enough would be more than enough to make this book exciting – but Albertine also gives us a surprisingly rich, surprisingly long tapestry of her life in music – one that begins years before The Slits came ... read more Book
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✨✧ Tim J AndersonMaking Easy Listening – Material Culture & Postwar American Recording ... Book
University Of Minnesota Press, 2006. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very deep look at the rise of easy listening in the postwar years – the transformation of instrumental styles to a particular kind of mood music that had a huge rise in sales during the 50s and 60s! Author Tim Anderson looks at a wide number of factors here – including workings of ... 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 ... read more Book

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Marty BaumannToybox Time Machine – A Catalog Of The Coolest Toys Never Made (hardcover) ... Book
IDW Publishing, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 29.99
A beautiful book of graphic imagination – a book that features 60s-styled ads for toys that never existed – but which take us back to the glory days of Matchbox, Big Daddy Roth, and Aurora Monster Models! The artwork is all by Marty Bauman – who would have made a heck of a toy ... read more Book
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Lawrence BlockGirl With The Deep Blue Eyes ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 9.95
A later book from pulp genius Lawrence Block, but one that reads like some of the gems from his earliest years in the world of paperbacks! The story's set in the underbelly of Florida – and Block follows some of the same territory you'd get in books by Gil Brewer or Charles Willeford – ... 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 ... $7.99 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 ... read more Book
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Steven Blush with Paul Rachman & Tony MannLost Rockers – Broken Dreams & Crashed Careers (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99 27.50
A pretty great book about folks who almost made it in the music business, but who never quite hit the stardom they were destined for – even though a few of these figures have become legendary over the years! The book looks at rock and soul artists from the 60s and 70s, almost all of them ... read more Book

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Donald BrackettLong Slow Train – The Soul Music Of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 24.99
The late Sharon Jones has easily been one of the most important voices in soul music of the past few decades – a great talent who left us all too soon, and who had to work very hard to reach the sort of fame she really deserved! Jones was always a very old school sort of soul singer – ... read more Book

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Billy BraggRoots Radicals & Rockers – How Skiffle Changed The World (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
You'll know Billy Bragg as a singer/songwriter, but he's also a surprisingly strong historian and author here – giving us a vivid look at the rise of skiffle bands on the UK scene at the end of the 50s! Skiffle was something that never played as strongly on our shores, but was inspired by ... read more Book

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Sophie BramlyYo – The Early Days Of Hip Hop 1982 to 1984 – Photography By Sophie Bramly ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $38.99 49.95
A fantastic book of images from the early 80s hip hop scene in New York – put together by a photographer who was right on the scene for a number of key years – and snapped hundreds of images of performers, clubs, street scenes, graffiti artists, and all the other forces that made hip ... read more Book

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Nick BrownleeBubblegum – The History Of Plastic Pop ... Book
Sanctuary, 2003. New Copy ... $3.99 19.98
A cool little retrospective of 50 years worth of manufactured pop music – one that starts out with the earliest roots of the genre in rock and roll, and follows it right up to present-day boy bands and studio acts! The book moves forward decade by decade, focusing on group after group – ... read more Book

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Robbie BuschRock Covers (hardcover) (40th Anniversary edition) ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy ... $19.99 25.00
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 ... read more Book
(Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 3.23 lb, 512 pages)

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David Byrne & Maira KalmanAmerican Utopia (hardcover) ... Book
Bloomsbury, 2020. New Copy ... $4.99 24.00
Many years back, we always thought that David Byrne should have written a children's book – a volume to convey the best themes of some of the Talking Heads tunes to a younger, impressionable generation. And while that never actually happened, this beautiful edition of work released in ... read more Book
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Garth CartwrightGoing For A Song – A Chronicle Of The UK Record Shop ... Book
Flood Gallery, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 17.95
A fantastic look at the rise, fall, and rise again of the record store in the United Kingdom – a wonderful chronicle that shows just how important the shops were in helping to shape the musical scene over the decades, and were often places that did a heck of a lot more than just selling music! ... read more Book

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Dan CharnasDilla Time – The Life & Afterlife Of J Dilla, The Hip Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm (hardcover) ... Book
Macmillan, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 30.00
A really well-done book on one of the greatest figures in hip hop during the past few decades – a genius who was taken from us all too soon, and who finally gets the deep attention he deserves in this hefty volume! The book is neither one of those salacious tales of a hip hopper who went too ... read more Book

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Alan ClaysonSerge Gainsbourg – A View From The Exterior ... Book
Sanctuary (UK), 1998. New Copy Book ... Just Sold Out!
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 – ... read more Book

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Joshua CloverRoadrunner ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 19.95
A book about a single song, but one that goes much farther than that as well – as author Joshua Clover uses the classic "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers as a springboard for musings on much larger cultural picture! It's clear that Clover knows and loves the ... read more Book

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Aaron CohenMove On Up – Chicago Soul Music & Black Cultural Power ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
A tremendous achievement from music writer Aaron Cohen – a book that finally gets at the deeper, richer story of Chicago soul – the spirit of empowerment and pride that have always made us so honored to be part of the Windy City legacy! Cohen picks up where other soul writers have left ... read more Book

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Max Allan CollinsQuarry ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 1976. New Copy ... $3.99 9.95
The leadoff book in the great Quarry series from Max Alan Collins – great crime fiction with a hitman in the lead, done at a level that's similar to some of the best work from Collins' contemporary, Donald Westlake/Richard Stark! Collins has maybe more of a strong feel for dialogue – ... read more Book
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Max Allan CollinsQuarry's Climax ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2017. New Copy ... $3.99 9.95
One of the last books in the long-running Quarry series from Max Allan Collins – and one that really shows some of the complexity he's brought to his books as his writing has progressed over the decades! The setting is the 70s, as Quarry gets tangled up in the world of a porn king in Memphis ... read more Book
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Max Allan CollinsSkim Deep ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2020. New Copy ... $4.99 12.95
A great return to form for the Nolan character by Max Allan Collins – a master international thief who gets the chance to live again in a book that offers up perfect pulp presentation for the story! Like others in the Hard Case Crime series, the book has a way of really getting past the ... read more Book
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Chris ConnellyHeart Has To Ache Before It Learns To Beat – The Lyrics & Poems Of Chris Connely ... Book
Shipwrecked, 2020. New Copy ... $3.99 29.99
Chris Connelly is a hell of a singer – a man with a god-like voice that we'd rank right up there next to David Bowie and Scott Walker – and we're sometimes so entranced by the sound of his voice that we actually forget to listen to the lyrics of his songs, which are equally great! This ... read more Book
(Initial copies signed by Chris Connelly himself!)

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John Corbett, Jim Dempsey, & OthersPrivate Eye – The Imagist Impulse In Chicago Art (hardcover) ... Book
Indianapolis Museum Of Art, 2021. New Copy ... $42.99 55.00
A beautiful book on the imagist art movement in Chicago – a late 60s burst of creativity that was one of the greatest visual moments in the city at the time – filled with striking, colorful, and cartoony images such as the one on the cover! The book was done in collaboration with the ... 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 ... read more Book
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DL, Katchin, Illicit TSuboi, Muro, & OthersFor Diggers Only (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2016. New Copy Book ... $29.99
Fanatical Japanese record collectors share their love of rare vinyl, and a lot more too – in this ultra-cool book that's filled with label and cover scans, and lots of other record images too! The core text is in Japanese, but there's plenty here to love even if you can't read the language, ... 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 ... read more Book

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Brett Ermilio & Josh LevineGoing Platinum – Kiss, Donna Summer, & How Neil Bogart Built Casablanca Records (hardcover) ... Book
Lyons, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 25.95
The saucy story of one of the wildest figures in the music industry during the 70s – the legendary Neil Bogart and his Casablanca Records – home to both Kiss and Donna Summer, and a whole host of questionable practices as well! Bogart passed away just about the time that disco faded ... read more Book

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Johannes Hossfeld Etyang & OthersTen Cities – Clubbing In Nairobi, Cairo, Kyiv, Johannesburg, Berlin, Naples, Luanda, Lagos, Bristol, & Lisbon – 1960 To The Present ... Book
Spector, 2022. New Copy ... $39.99 50.00
A beautiful look at club culture far from the mainstream – farther flung locales than London, Paris, or Ibiza – presented here in a way that's very different than the hype that's usually associated with the nightclub scene! There's almost a poetic approach to the book at times – ... read more Book

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Mike FaloonOther Night At Quinn's – New Adventures In The Sonic Underground ... Book
Gorsky, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 13.95
A really fascinating book on the jazz scene in the Hudson River Valley – one that's inspired by an initial performance from Joe McPhee, who's a key part of the scene, and clearly a motivating factor in the book! Author Mike Faloon moves in a different space than the usual book of this sort ... read more Book

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Freddy FreshFreddy Fresh Presents The Rap Records – Revised 2nd Edition ... Book
Freddy Fresh, 2007. New Copy ... $14.99 39.99
If you liked the first volume of this essential book, you'll love this revised edition – because it's almost 3 times bigger, and stuffed with great new features! The book's a lifetime labor of love for Freddy Fresh – an extensive discography that's got to be the most definitive book on ... read more Book

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Will FriedwaldGreat Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 40.00
One of the greatest writers on singers presents his essential collection of albums from the 20th century – all served up with the kind of loving detail that's always made the prose of Will Friedwald so great! Will's written the book on Frank Sinatra – literally – and on Tony ... read more Book
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Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, & OthersEC Archives – Crime Illustrated (hardcover) ... LP
EC, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $34.99 49.99
A lost chapter of the legendary EC Comics – and a fantastic magazine that's kind of a mash-up of postwar crime fiction and the gritty comics that EC was putting out in the pre-code years! In a key part of comics history, the Comics Code arrived in late 1954, and drove many of the more adult ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, & OthersEC Archives – Shock Illustrated (hardcover) ... LP
EC/Dark Horse, Early 50s. New Copy ... $34.99 49.99
A beautiful look at a rarely-seen side of the EC Comics legacy – pulled together here in a few issues of a magazine the company published after the Comics Code forced them to stop putting out their famous crime and horror comics of the early 50s! The format of the magazine is heavy on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Erle Stanley GardnerShills Can't Cash Chips ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 1961. New Copy ... $4.99 12.95
Great work from Perry Mason scribe Erle Stanley Gardner – one of the few books he wrote under the name of AA Fair, and snuck out at a time when his real name was associated with the popular series on TV! The book features the team of male/female detectives Cool & Lam, pursuing plenty of ... 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 ... read more Book
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Michael GingoldAd Astra – 20 Years of Newspaper Ads For Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films ... Book
1984, 2019. New Copy ... $24.99 34.95
A fascinating look at a world of cinema from the last 20 years of the past century – served up in a host of rare newspaper ads that were painstakingly collected by the author! Yet Michael Gingold isn't just some guy who snipped his way through the paper for decades – as he also ... read more Book

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Michael GingoldAd Nauseam II – Newsprint Nightmares From The 1990s & 2000s ... Book
1984, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 34.95
A hell of a great idea for a book – a collection of newspaper ads for horror films from the 90s and 00s – served up with page after page of striking images, as well as text from the author about each film, and snippets of press reviews from the time! The book is a beautiful tribute to ... read more Book

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✨✧ Maria GoliaOrnette Coleman – The Territory & The Adventure ... Book
Reaktion (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A deep look at the music and genius of Ornette Coleman – one that offers up so many different aspects of his career that go way past the records that we know and love – including lots of details of Coleman's early life, and his ties to other non-music communities as well! Author Maria ... read more Book

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David GrubbsGood Night The Pleasure Was Ours ... Book
Duke University Press, 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 21.95
Maybe the best book so far in the recent run of work from musician/author David Grubbs – a volume that follows a similar pattern to the previous longform works The Voice In The Headphones and Now That The Audience Is Assembled – but one that has a very different vibe overall! The ... read more Book

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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 ... read more Book
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Ross HalfinLed Zeppelin Vinyl – The Essential Collection (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2021. New Copy ... $34.99 59.95
A totally cool book – and one that goes way past the familiar Led Zep images you may know from their classic records of the 70s – as this hefty volume is filled with strange an unusual covers for records that contain music by the band – rare imports, unusual pressings, and a huge ... 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 ... read more Book
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Francoise HardyDespair Of Monkeys & Other Trifles – A Memoir ... Book
Feral House, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 24.00
The lovely Francoise Hardy is one of our favorite singers in 60s French pop – and here she tells the story behind her music and her long and storied career – all with a voice that's nicely different than the one she uses in her tunes, and which gives us a whole different version of an ... 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 ... read more Book

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Dave HoekstraCenter Of Nowhere – The Spirit & Sounds Of Springfield, Missouri ... Book
Lucky Kind, 2021. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
A small book of notes from author Dave Hoekstra – designed to accompany the documentary of the same name, and like that film – a volume to tell the overlooked tale of this lost center of Midwestern music! The 42 page book is less of an historical tome, than added notes for the film ... read more Book

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Joseph JarmanBlack Case Vols 1 & 2 – Return From Exile ... Book
Blank Forms, 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
A fantastic side of the many talents of Joseph Jarman – best known as a key member of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and a saxophonist whose talents were crucial to the formation of the AACM – but also a very strong writer, as you'll discover in this book! This version is the full 1977 ... read more Book

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Kenney JonesLet The Good Times Roll – My Life In Small Faces, Faces & The Who (hardcover) ... Book
Thomas Dunne, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 29.99
Drummer Kenney Jones finally gets his time in the spotlight – a fantastic force on the drumkit, and maybe one of the few who could replace the late Keith Moon in The Who – not to mention a core element in the great sound of both The Faces and Small Faces, plus some of the early Rod ... read more Book
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Lawrence Kumpf, Don Cherry, & OthersOrganic Music Societies – Don Cherry ... Book
Blank Forms, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A much-needed look at a crucial chapter in the career of trumpeter Don Cherry – his overseas time on the European scene, where Don experimented with new organic music forms, alternatives to mainstream society, and a much larger cultural milieu than jazz! Cherry's organic music period has ... read more Book

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Joseph LanzaEasy Listening Acid Trip – An Elevator Ride Through 60s Psychedelic Pop ... Book
Feral House, 2021. New Copy ... $19.99 24.95
About 30 years back, Joseph Lanza first turned us on to an amazing array of 60s easy listening records that we'd never fully given their due – and here, he continues the journey, but with a key shift into the world of psychedelia too! The book is a wonderful look at the way that easy ... read more Book

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Shawn LevyDolce Vita Confidential – Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi & The Swinging High Life Of 1950s Rome (hardcover) ... Book
Norton, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 27.95
Italy was hit hard in the postwar years – as you've no doubt seen in the urban landscapes of neo-realist directors from the time – but the city of Rome was one of the first places to really bounce back, and was ablaze with new cultural activity during the 50s! The story of that scene ... read more Book

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Ted LewisGBH (hardcover) ... Book
Soho, 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 26.95
A great lost book from the man who gave the world Get Carter – and like that classic, a seminal bit of British crime from one of the masters of the genre! Ted Lewis doesn't write drawing room mysteries – he writes the kind of gritty, street-sensitive stuff that we love in the films of ... read more Book
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Bill LichtensteinWBCN & The American Revolution – How A Radio Station Defined Politics, Counterculture, & Rock & Roll (hardcover) ... Book
MIT Press, 2021. New Copy ... $28.99 39.95
A fantastic look at a legendary radio station – and one that, as such, may well also go justice to the overall power of radio in the 70s – as WBCN did a heck of a lot more than just play music over the airwaves! This richly detailed book follows the rise of the important radio station ... read more Book

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Emily J LordiMeaning Of Soul – Black Music & Resilience Since The 1960s ... Book
Duke University Press, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 25.95
A beautiful treatise on the lasting power of classic soul music – yet a book that also goes way beyond the simple readings and overdone cliches that are often attached to accounts of the music! Instead, author Emily J Lordi looks at not just the source recordings, but also the evolving ... read more Book

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Man Ray/Jennifer Mundy (ed)Man Ray – Writings On Art (hardcover) ... Book
Tate (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 45.00
The first full edition of the writings of Man Ray – an artist who's best known for his important contributions to the worlds of Dada and Surrealism in the 20th Century – but also a surprisingly sensitive theoretician, one whose comments on his work and his world offer up a very ... read more Book

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Shinya MatsuyamaEternal Futurism – Complete Works Of Can ... Book
Ele-King (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
An unusual Japanese book on the music of the genius German group Can – one that's half history, half discography – including a fair bit of listings for later projects and related works by members of the group! If you can't read Japanese, there's not much for you in the first half of ... read more Book

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James McBrideKill Em & Leave – Searching For James Brown & The American Soul ... Book
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 19.99
A great contrast to some of the more straight-ahead James Brown biographies on the market – as writer James McBride takes a circuitous path to look at the genius of The Godfather – not the shining stars of the bigger highlights in his career, but the lost corners and more distant ... read more Book

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Edward McClellandFolktales & Legends Of The Middle West ... Book
Belt Publishing, 2018. New Copy ... $1.99 20.00
Dark tales from the Midwest – mostly 18th and 19th stories from a variety of sources – including sailor shanties, slave spirituals, and the folklore of Native Americans – all presented here in a relatively easy to read format, with a few illustrations. Our favorite story, though, ... read more Book

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Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 32.00
We're ultra-proud to be Chicagoans – and one of the many things that makes is proud is The Chicago Defender – our city's famous African-American newspaper, easily one of the best and most important in a long legacy of progressive 20th Century publications! This very hefty book tells ... read more Book
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Haruki MurakamiMurakami T – The T-Shirts I Love ... Book
Penguin Random House, 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 24.99
A really strange side of an equally strange author – the legendary Haruku Murakami, the Japanese writer whose work has helped redefine the world of fiction in the past few decades! Murakami's known for being an enthusiast whose love for certain things shows up in his work – most ... read more Book

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Dan Nadel, edIt's Life As I See It – Black Cartoonists In Chicago 1940 to 1980 ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 24.95
A fantastic overview of little-seen work – kind of a secret history of black cartoonists on the Chicago scene, presented here in a mixture of images and supporting text! The book was done in collaboration with an exhibit at the MCA in Chicago – but it's much more a comic collection ... read more Book

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Tony Nourmand & Graham Marsh, edsX-Rated – Adult Movie Posters Of The 60s & 70s (expanded edition) ... Book
Reel Art, 2018. New Copy ... $32.99 50.00
Beautiful work from the glory days of the adult film – hundreds of posters that were used to publicize erotic cinema – often themselves a masterpiece in erotic aesthetics! Given that most of the posters were outside the theater, open to the public, there's a fair bit of hide and seek, ... read more Book

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Akira ObuchiGangsta Rap Disc Guide – Lyrics Focus On Thug & Gangsta Life ... Book
Ele-King (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $29.99
A special sort of Japanese disc guide – one that focuses on the key recordings in gangsta rap from the 80s onward – served up here in the usual format of these publications! As you might guess, the text is all in Japanese – but the book is filled with hundreds of album covers, ... read more Book

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Anne Stewart O'DonnellMotawi Tileworks – Contemporary Handcrafted Tiles In The Arts & Crafts Tradition (hardcover) ... Book
Pomegranate, 2008. New Copy ... $3.99 29.95
A beautiful book that really follows up the image on the cover – offering up dozens of full color illustrations of contemporary ceramic work with a very vintage vibe – all tiles created by the Motawi Tileworks company in Ann Arbor, Michigan! The book is full color – and although ... read more Book

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Albert D PattersonBeats To The Rhyme – A Collection Of Instrumental Hip Hop Records For The Beat Connoisseur (hardcover – with bonus CD) ... Book
Gingko Press, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 24.95
Think you know hip hop records? Think again – because if you only know the commercially released and vocal versions of the material, then you only know half the story – because among true collectors, the instrumental wax can be even more in-demand! This book opens up that secret world ... read more Book
(Includes bonus CD mixed by DJ Spair!)

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Gilles Peterson & Stuart BakerCuba – Music & Revolution – Original Album Cover Art Of Cuban Music ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $40.99 49.99
A beautiful book of ultra-rare album cover art – Cuban records from the 50s through the 90s – a fair bit of which were never available here in the US market! The book follows similar projects by Stuart Baker under the Soul Jazz imprint – but this one is maybe even more essential, ... read more Book

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Martin PopoffTime & A Word – The Yes Story ... Book
Sound Check (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $5.99 21.95
Maybe not the most exhaustive book on prog genius supergroup Yes – but a volume that does a great job of tracing the evolutions that led to their groundbreaking music at the end of the 60s, and all the many changes it went through in years to come! Author Martin Popoff sets the whole thing ... read more Book

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Gary Pullin/April SnellingsGhoulish – The Art Of Gary Pullin ... Book
1984, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 29.99
That's a reworked image for Friday The 13th on the cover – but that's only part of the picture of the wide range of artwork from horror illustrator Gary Pullin – as you'll find out in this massive full color book! Part of the volume features Gary's new takes on classic movie posters ... read more Book

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Daniel RachelArt Of Noise – Conversations With Great Songwriters ... Book
St Martins, 2013. New Copy ... $1.99 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 ... read more Book

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Collin J RaePandemic Portraits Vol 1 ... Book
Alien Buddha, 2022. New Copy ... $9.99
Compelling photographic portraits snapped during the pandemic – done at a distance, as most of the faces here were presented to the photographer via Facebook Messenger – but also given a very organic component, as the camera shot the images through a real-world filter – often a ... read more Book

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Anthony ReedSoundworks – Race, Sound, & Poetry In Production ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 26.95
A masterful call for a fresh look at a key side of black artistic creation – the use of the studio in art creation, especially in the blend of words and music that came out of some of the important jazz/poetry experiments from the late 50s through the late 70s! The book mixes theory and ... read more Book

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Mike Reed, edCity Was Yellow – Chicago Jazz & Improvised Music 1980-2010 ... Book
Mike Reed, 2019. New Copy ... $28.99 35.00
A beautiful book on the Chicago jazz scene, and the things that make it really special – not the Windy City world of years back – when Ramsey Lewis and other big names were dominating things – but Chicago in more recent years, when the city has been a non-stop hotbed of continuous ... read more Book

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Chantal Regnault/Tim LawrenceVoguing & The Gay Balls Of New York City 1989 to 1992 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A magnificent document of a very unique cultural moment – the voguing ballroom world of the New York scene at the end of the 80s! The book is filled with beautiful vintage photographs that really get at the complexity of the ballroom scene – the cross-gender, cross-class, cross-fashion ... 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 ... $4.99 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 ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Jo RipponArt Of Protest (hardcover) ... Book
Imagine, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful book that's perhaps more important now than it was when first published – a full color presentation of protest posters throughout the 20th Century – leading up to some fantastic images from more recent years too! The surprising thing about the book is that the issues haven't ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Claus SchreinerMusica Brasileira – A History Of Popular Music & The People Of Brazil (paperback) ... Book
Marion Boyars Publishers (UK), 2002. New Copy ... $3.99 16.95
A history of popular Brazilian music from Claus Schriener – a nice and very far reaching reference as well as a more personal view of the diverse, amazing wealth of great music to come from the country over many years! Schriener blends portraits of Brazil's most iconic musical figures as ... read more Book

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Joel SelvinAltamont – The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels & The Inside Story Of Rock's Darkest Day (hardcover) ... Book
Dey St, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99 27.99
A detailed look at one of the most famous rock and roll concerts of all time – the ill-fated Rolling Stones 1969 performance at Altamont race track, in which the group made the mistake of inviting Hells Angels to handle security! The Angels were bullies, and famously stabbed a concert-goer ... read more Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Patricia Smith & Michael AbramsonGotta Go Gotta Flow – Life Love & Lust From Chicago's South Side (hardcover) ... Book
City Files, 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 45.00
A beautiful combination of words and image – as the poetry of Patricia Smith is combined with vintage 70s photographs by Michael Abramson – the same sort of material that was featured in the Light On The Southside book/album from the Numero Group! This presentation is quite different ... 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 ... read more Book
(Includes DVD.)

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Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsConsummata ... Book
Hard Case Crime, 2011. New Copy ... $3.99 9.95
A late 60s book begun by the late, great Mickey Spillane – finally finished and presented here by crime legend Max Allan Collins! The pair worked together on a few other projects – and Collins has had close access to Spillane's estate – and the overall feel is much more Mickey at ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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SplintersInclusivity (3CD & hardcover book set) ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1972. New Copy 3CD & Book ... $59.99
Legendary work from the British jazz scene of the early 70s – served up here by a group of important players who made some amazing music in the years before, two of whom would leave the planet not long after these legendary recordings! Splinters never issued a full album at the time – ... (Jazz, Books) read more CD

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Paul SteinbeckMessage To Our Folks – The Art Ensemble of Chicago ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2017. New Copy ... $26.99 32.00
A much-needed look at the genius of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – one of the coolest, most compelling groups to emerge in the great wave of avant jazz in the late 60s – and one who continued to give the world a lifetime legacy of groundbreaking music! There's been plenty written on the ... read more Book

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Horace TapscottSongs Of The Unsung – The Musical & Social Journey Of Horace Tapscott ... Book
Duke University Press, 2001. New Copy ... $16.99 23.95
A long-overdue moment of exposure for pianist Horace Tapscott – one of the greatest creative forces in west coast jazz in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – but an artist whose genius was often kept away from the limelight! That hardly seemed to matter to Tapscott, though – as his legacy is ... read more Book

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Dave ThompsonGoldmine Jazz Album Price Guide – 3rd Edition ... Book
Goldmine, 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 27.99
An overstuffed edition of the Goldmine Jazz Price Guide – filled with great information! First off – forget the prices in this one, because we hate price guides, and we don't suggest that they actually have any correspondence to the real world – because people buy records at all ... read more Book

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Dave ThompsonGoldmine Record Album Price Guide – 8th Edition ... Book
Goldmine, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 27.99
A really useful little book – as long as you don't pay attention to the prices! Instead, think of this one as a discography of records worth collecting – hundreds of pages, with tens of thousands of listings – all with release dates, labels, and catalog numbers! In the pre-Discog ... read more Book

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Dave ThompsonGoldmine's Essential Guide to Record Collecting ... Book
Goldmine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 17.99
A surprisingly nice book – one we thought would be a bit simplistic and hokey at first, but which is filled with information that really appeals to our record-tuned minds! The book's designed for beginners, but it's also got lots of cool sections with discographical details – laid out ... read more Book

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David TreeceBrazilian Jive – From Samba To Bossa & Rap ... Book
Reaktion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 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 ... read more Book

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Jonny TrunkA to Z Of Record Shop Bags – 1940s to 1990s ... Book
Fuel (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $26.99 34.95
Sometimes you don't realize you've been holding something great in your hands until you let it go – and for us, that's definitely the case with this beautiful book – a compendium of record store bags from the 20th Century – presented here in vivid images that remind us that the ... read more Book

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Jonny TrunkAuto Erotica – A Grand Tour Through Classic Car Brochures Of The 1960s to 1980s ... Book
Fuel (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $29.99 34.95
You might know Jonny Trunk as the head of England's amazing Trunk Records label – but here, he demonstrates a completely different side of his talents, although one that's as aesthetically dynamic as the music he puts on his records! As the title implies, the book features two decades' worth ... read more Book

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Jonny TrunkWrappers Delight ... Book
Fuel (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 32.95
Jonny Trunk's a man who's given us plenty of great music over the years – his fantastic productions on the Trunk Records label – but this time around, he's presenting us with something sweeter – hundreds of rare candy wrappers from the 20th Century, mixed with some soda cans and a ... read more Book

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Jonny Trunk/Jerry Dammers (intro)Music Library – Graphic Art & Sound (revised & expanded) ... Book
Fuel Design (UK), 2005. New Copy ... $42.99 55.00
An incredible guide to sound library music around the world – one that features artwork from countless different labels, and brief notes on their history and output! The package is quite unique – not really a discography, not really an art book – but kind of a mix of both – ... read more Book

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Harry J TuthillLOAC Essentials Vol 5 – The Bungle Family 1930 (hardcover) ... Book
IDW Publishing, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 24.99
A full year of daily strips from The Bungle Family – a crucial newspaper comic from the years when the form was really coming into its own at a narrative level – telling a daily story that unfolded over weeks and months in the pages of the popular press – at a level that rivals ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Gore VidalThieves Fall Out ... Book
Hard Case Crime, Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.95
Rare pulp fiction from Gore Vidal – who wrote this book under the name of Cameron Kay in the early years of his career! The story's a tale of action, adventure, and a bit of steamy sex – set amidst postwar Cairo – and penned with the sort of slinky prose that would later make ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Freddy WarrenRonnie Scott's 1959 to 1969 (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $30.99 39.95
A decade's worth of images from one of the hippest jazz clubs on the planet – London's Ronnie Scott's, which was home to some of the best performances in the city in the 60s! Photographer Freddy Warren was there through much of the decade – almost a fly on the wall for his access to ... read more Book

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Julius Wiedemann & Joaquim PauloFunk & Soul Covers (hardcover XL edition) ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy ... $54.99 70.00
One of the funkiest coffee table books you'll ever hope to own – a massive collection of rare funk and soul album covers – beautifully put together, and with a wealth of information too! The set's way more than just a stash of cool-looking images – as the folks at Taschen have ... read more Book

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Julius Wiedemann & Joaquim PauloJazz Covers – Jazz LP Covers From The 1940s To The Early 1990s (hardcover XL edition) ... Book
Taschen, 2012. New Copy ... $54.99 70.00
An amazing book – a true treasure for any fan of rare jazz albums! The book offers up way more than you'd guess from its title – because the array of material here is really fantastic – vintage jazz album covers of a very wide range, and not just the usual classics you might find ... read more Book
(Hardcover, 11.5 x 11.5 in., 9.27 lb, 552 pages.)

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Richard WilliamsBlue Moment – Miles Davis's Kind Of Blue & The Remaking Of Modern Music (hardcover) ... Book
WW Norton, 2009. New Copy Book ... $3.99 25.95
We're not usually fans of books on a single album – but in this case, we gladly make an exception – as the creation and circulation of Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue is definitely powerful enough to fill volumes of writing! Author Richard Williams does a great job of exploring this crucial ... read more Book

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Tony Wilson24 Hour Party People ... Book
Channel 4 (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $5.99 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 ... read more Book

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Lloyd ZiffLos Angeles – Photographs 1967 to 2015 (hardcover) ... Book
KMW, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 50.00
Los Angeles looks completely wonderful here – represented in images that really get at the diverse landscapes in the city, and partly at the vibrant community within! These photographs are maybe more open and spacious than the images that Lloyd Ziff shot in New York city at the same time ... read more Book

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Lloyd ZiffNew York – Photographs 1965 to 2015 (hardcover) ... Book
KMW, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 50.00
Lloyd Ziff has a great eye for the city of New York – one that's presented here in dozens of photographs from the late 60s onward, all offering up a vision for the city that's surprising unified over the decade! At some points, Ziff is a "moment" photographer – capturing a ... read more Book
 
 



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