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Colin AsherNever A Lovely So Real – The Life & Work Of Nelson Algren (hardcover) ... Book
WW Norton, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 39.95
Writer Nelson Algren is one of our hometown heroes, and spent most of his key years right around the corner of Dusty Groove – so we're always a bit biased when it comes to his work – but you can trust us when we say that this well-done biography is almost as fantastic as some of Algren's ... read more Book

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Will AshonChamber Music – Wu-Tang & America In 36 Pieces (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 24.00
One of the most unique books we've ever read on the subject of hip hop – a volume that takes the Wu-Tang as its main touchstone, but which moves past any simple history or biography – and instead paints a very complex picture of music and culture in America through 36 different "cha ... read more Book

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Mike AyersOne Last Song – Conversations On Life, Death & Music (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 24.99
The title of the book is only the beginning – as the author looks at death and music in a number of different ways – with sections on specific topics, which are then broken down into different sections focused on individual artists! Chapters include "How To Pick A Song For Your ... read more Book

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Nicholas BaumeAi Weiwei – Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (hardcover) ... Book
Public Art Fund/Yale University Press, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 50.00
A beautiful document of a massive project of public art created by Ai Weiwei in New York city – works installed at over 300 locations throughout the five boroughs, all presented here in a huge volume that's overflowing with full color images! The fence on the cover and in the title are the ... read more Book

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Doris Berger & Rhea L Combs, edsRegeneration – Black Cinema 1895 to 1971 (hardcover) ... Book
Delmonico, 2022. New Copy ... $39.99 49.95
An incredible book put together with the Academy of Motion Pictures film museum – and one that's much richer than anything you'd expect to find in the gift shop! The book is a beautiful balance of academic writing, history, and countless images – with an initial set of essays on black ... read more Book

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Ian Berry, edNicholas Krushenick – Electric Soup (hardcover) ... Book
Delmonico, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 60.00
The image on the cover is just the tip of the iceberg – as this lovely book really dives into the legacy of artist Nicholas Krushenick – a unique painter who somehow manages to combine abstract, minimalist, and pop art modes – all at a level that almost seems to prefigure street ... 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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Stuart BorthwickPositive Vibrations – Politics, Politricks, & The Story Of Reggae ... Book
Reaktion, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 27.99
A book that looks at the continuing dance between music and politics on the Jamaican scene – one that focuses strongly on the years of upheaval in the 70s, but continues a journey that runs through UK punk, 80s dancehall, and other sounds of the digital age! The book is way more than one of ... 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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DeForrest BrownAssembling A Black Counter Culture ... Book
Primary Information, 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
The term "techno" can refer to a lot these days, but writer DeForrest Brown takes the music right back to its source – and uses the book for a heavy dip into the glory days of the music when it first emerged on the Detroit scene of the 80s! Brown's a leader of the Make Techno Black ... 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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John CohenWalking In The Light (hardcover) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 45.00
Photographer John Cohen gave the world some great images of the folk scene and Appalachia during the 60s – including a famous book with Roscoe Holcomb – but this project is all gospel-based, and features images that Cohen shot in churches in New Haven and Harlem, and down in the Sea ... 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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John CorbettPick Up The Pieces – Excursions In 70s Music (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 30.00
Writer John Corbett has given us words on a huge variety of musical styles over the years – a fair bit of them left field and avant – but this time around, he's tackling the full range of 70s rock, pop, and soul music – in a huge book that's unlike anything he's ever written ... read more Book

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Oliver CraskeIndian Sun – The Life & Music Of Ravi Shankar (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 32.00
Sitar genius Ravi Shankar was a huge figure on the American scene in the 60s – an important musician who helped get Indian music the recognition it deserved – and who went on to influence giants like The Beatles and Philip Glass in their own music as well! Yet despite these obvious and ... read more Book

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Anna Mia DavidsonCuba – Black & White (hardcover) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 60.00
Beautiful black and white photographs of contemporary Cuba – most shot at a level that really gets at the timeless quality of life in the nation after the US and west have left it behind! The images are from both urban and rural locations, and do a great job of getting past some of the ... read more Book

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Gene DeitchCat On A Hot Thin Groove – 78rpm Artwork From Record Changer Magazine (softcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 35.00
An amazing collection of 40s and 50s jazz drawings by Gene Deitch – the complete anthology of his work for legendary jazz magazine Record Changer! Gene was an amazing artist and cartoonist, whose work helped solidify the legacies of some of the most famous cartoon characters in the American ... 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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Drew FriedmanDrew Friedman's More Heroes Of The Comics (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99 34.99
Drew Friedman is a hell of a comics artist – one who's always admitted a great legacy to the legends of the past, which really comes through in the classic style of his draftsmanship! Drew's been amazing us with his images for many decades – and with this special project, he goes back ... read more Book

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Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, & OthersEC Archives – Crime Illustrated (hardcover) ... Book
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 Book

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Justin GiffordStreet Poison – The Biography Of Iceberg Slim (hardcover) ... Book
Doubleday, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 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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Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
Ralph J Gleason might just be one of the coolest cats to ever write about music – a key part of the San Francisco scene during the postwar years – where his talents helped illuminate both the worlds of art and music during the beat generation – then really helped shine a spotlight ... read more Book

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Matthew GoodyNeedles & Plastic – Flying Nun Records 1981 to 1988 ... Book
Third Man, 2022. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A hugely detailed look at one of the hippest rock labels of the 80s – New Zeland's Flying Nun Records, an imprint that also had a huge impact on the rest of the world at the time! Flying Nun were key in helping guitar-based sounds get past the modes of the punk and post-punk years – ... read more Book

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Mario Goossens & Karel Van MileghemParadise City – Healing Cities With Music (hardcover) ... Book
Lannoo (Belgium), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 45.00
The book might have a lofty goal, but it's a great one too – and is illustrated here with a big range of full color photographs from the cities that get the attention of the authors! The book has sections on New Orleans, Detroit, Port Au Prince, Belfast, Hiroshima, and Kigali – each ... 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 GuralnickLooking To Get Lost – Adventures In Music & Writing (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 30.00
Peter Guralnick has written some mighty big, career-defining books on key figures in music – but from the start, we've always loved his shorter pieces the best – the kind of work we first fell in love with in books like Sweet Soul Music and Lost Highway! And if you dig his shorter ... 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 – ... read more Book

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Ross HalfinLed Zeppelin Vinyl – The Essential Collection (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 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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Lamont U-God HawkinsRaw – My Journey Into The Wu Tang (hardcover) ... Book
Picador, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 27.00
The story of the Wu-Tang Clan has been told often over the years – but this time around, it's told by one of the group's founding members – Lamont "U-God" Hawkins, who blends his own personal journey from the streets of Brooklyn with the rise of one of the most important hip ... read more Book

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Richard W HayesYale Building Project – The First 40 Years ... Book
Yale University Press, 2007. New Copy ... $8.99 45.00
Forty years of work from a very cool project at Yale – one that engages architecture and design students in works of social activism – as they create new modes of shelter in a variety of ways! The project first began in 1967, and since that time, every year has seen a student project ... 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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Andrew Grant Jackson1973 – Rock At The Crossroads (hardcover) ... Book
Thomas Dunne, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 29.99
The late 60s Woodstock years and late 70s punk era always seem to get their due in press – but this might well be the first great book to really get at that special moment between those two generations – a time when so much musical creativity was taking place, even though it wasn't as ... read more Book

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Dylan JonesWichita Lineman – Searching In The Sun For The World's Greatest Unfinished Song (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $5.99 16.00
A detailed look at the lasting legacy of the song "Wichita Lineman" – one of our all-time favorites of the 60s, and still one of the greatest testaments to love and loneliness ever written! The song was written by Jimmy Webb, most famously recorded by Glen Campbell, and has a long ... read more Book

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Jason Jules & Graham MarshBlack Ivy – A Revolt In Style (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2021. New Copy ... $37.99 49.95
A great look at a really unique moment in fashion – a time when the mainstream trappings of ivy league styles were taken up by African-American cultural figures – a moment of cooption that led was key to a rising sense of pride and power in the postwar years! You'll instantly recognize ... read more Book

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Andrea KarnesLaurie Simmons – Big Camera Little Camera (hardcover) ... Book
Modern Art Museum Of Fort Worth/Delmonico, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 60.00
A huge overview of the work of artist Laurie Simmons – a photographer who's best known for working in miniature and conflicting spatial scales – but one who's also presented here with a variety of projects from across her career! The big/little shots are in great array here – as ... read more Book

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John KlaessBreaks In The Air – The Birth Of Rap Radio In New York City ... Book
Duke University Press, 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 25.99
The birth of hip hop on the streets and in the clubs of New York City has been well documented over the years – but once the music got going, the airwaves of the city were an equally important force in spreading the music – and this well-done book is the first time that anyone's really ... read more Book

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Bill KoppDisturbing The Peace – 415 Records & The Rise of New Wave ... Book
HoZac, 2022. New Copy ... $28.99
A tremendous look at a very cool label – one that was a key part of the San Francisco scene during the start of the 80s – and one of the city's few indies, in comparison to the wealth of record companies down in LA! The story of the label is as much the story of its founder Howie Klein ... read more Book

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Sue KwonRap Is Risen – New York Photographs 1988 to 2008 (hardcover) ... Book
Testify Books, 2021. New Copy ... $39.99 50.00
Fantastic images from the golden years of hip hop – all shot by photographer Sue Kwon, who first started at the Village Voice, then went on to photograph these artists for the labels on which they recorded! Kwon had huge access back in the day, and it definitely shows in the book – as ... read more Book

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Mark LaneganI Am The Wolf – Lyrics & Writings (hardcover) ... Book
Da Capo, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 27.00
Mark Lanegan has received plenty of nods for the sophisticated lyrics he's brought to his music over the years – including work in both Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age, where he clearly set a standard that was above most of his contemporaries! John Cale agrees, and gives Mark ... read more Book
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Michael LangWoodstock – Three Days of Peace & Music (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 59.95
A massive celebration of the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969 – a heavy, oversized book that's filled with rare images from the event, unusual documents and plans for the performances, and all sorts of obscure bits of history and other details! This isn't some cheaply-done trivia book ... 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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Mario LunaBeyond Heaven – Chicago House Party Flyers Vol 3 – From 1983 to 1992 ... Book
Almighty & Insane Books, 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
A wonderful look at a lost, secret side of the house music scene in Chicago – rare flyers and posters that were used to draw people into the sort of underground events that really helped the music blossom in the Windy City – maybe the only lasting document of musical moments that built ... read more Book

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Loretta LynnMe & Patsy Kickin Up Dust – My Friendship With Patsy Cline (hardcover) ... Book
Grand Central, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 28.00
Patsy Cline left our planet all too soon – lost in a plane crash in 1963 – but in the last few years of her life, she provided some great support and friendship to the young Loretta Lynn – then fresh on the scene in Nashville, which has always been a pretty tough town for a ... read more Book

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Sal Maida, Mitchell Cohen, & FriendsWhite Label Promo Preservation Society – 100 Flop Albums You Ought To Know ... Book
HoZac, 2021. New Copy ... $28.99
A really great idea for a book on records – and one that's completely different than most that we've seen before! Unlike other books of this nature, which are filled with "essential" or "classic" records – this book is full of flops, or records that never really hit ... read more Book

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John McElweeShowmen Sell It Hot – Movies As Merchandise In Golden Era Hollywood (hardcover) ... Book
Good Knight, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 44.95
A lavish look at movie advertising from the 20th Century – not the oft-tread territory of film posters, but instead all sorts of industry-based publications and promotions for a wide variety of films – from a cat-shaped theater entrance for the movie Cat People, to the weird style of ... read more Book

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Sarah Hermanson Meister/Max KozloffArbus, Friedlander, Winogrand – New Documents 1967 (hardcover) ... Book
Schirmer/Mosel (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 49.00
Stunning work from three of the most revolutionary photographers of the 60s – Dianne Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand – each presented here with dozens of images from some of their most creative periods! The book was done for a German exhibition, and text is in German – ... 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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✨✧ Markus Muller, edFree Music Production – FMP – The Living Music ... Book
Wolke Verlag (Germany), 2022. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stunningly beautiful book, and one that's a very fitting tribute to the legendary jazz label that it covers – Germany's FMP Music, easily one of the most important avant jazz labels of all time! The book is huge – oversize, and hundreds of pages – and it's filled with as many ... 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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Tony Nourmand, edFrench New Wave – A Revolution In Design (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 59.95
The French new wave – or nouvelle vague – was not just a revolution in cinema, but also in the way that cinema was presented – a new generation of scenes and shots that led to a newly modern level of movie poster too – represented in beautiful ways in this very hefty book! ... read more Book

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Juan OrtizLost In Space – The Art Of Juan Ortiz (hardcover) ... Book
Titan (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 39.99
A huge book of oversized posters from artist Juan Ortiz – all based on specific episodes of the 60s sci fi classic Lost In Space – and presented here in a dizzying array of styles! As you can see by the image on the front, Ortiz has a strong eye for retro modes – and throughout ... read more Book
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Johnny OtisListen To The Lambs ... Book
University Of Minnesota Press, 1968. New Copy ... $4.99 18.95
A fascinating slice of work from the legendary Johnny Otis – the longtime LA bandleader who had such a strong role in the worlds of jazz, soul, and R&B – and who also turns out to be a hell of a writer too! The book is Otis' answer to the Watts riots of 1965 – a mixture of ... read more Book

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Marty PerezKill A Punk For Rock & Roll – Photographs by Marty Perez 1976 to 2019 ... Book
HoZac, 2022. New Copy ... $32.99
No words, and plenty of pictures – a massive set of photos from decades worth of rock shows – more than enough to fill in the gaps for all those concerts you were too tired or busy to attend! Marty Perez was certainly the man on the spot from the mid 70s onward – and this massive ... read more Book
(First edition limited to 400 copies!)

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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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Ray Potes, edHamburger Eyes – Inside Burgerworld (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2007. New Copy ... $8.99 35.00
If you find the image on the cover as striking as we do, wait until you see what's inside – page after page of brilliant black and white photographs, all taken from the long-running Hamburger Eyes publication – still somewhat young when this book came out, but already clearly a leading ... read more Book

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Sun RaArt On Saturn – The Album Cover Art Of Sun Ra's Saturn Label (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2022. New Copy ... $52.99 75.00
A massive look at the art behind the music of the great Sun Ra – a selection of images that are almost as important as his sonic creations – given that so many of his records were issued in very small pressings, and often had covers that were handmade! As collectors know, so many of ... 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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Chantal Regnault/Tim LawrenceVoguing & The Gay Balls Of New York City 1989 to 1992 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $35.99 39.99
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
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Julian Rothenstein edA2Z+ – Alphabets & Signs (paperback) ... Book
Lawrence King (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 32.00
A book that's a typographical masterpiece – a look at letters and signs from around the globe, past and present – organized in a wonderfully striking way! The book is part history, and much more about art and graphic design – as it's filled with page after page of really ... read more Book

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Steve SaizLogo Party Vol 3 ... Book
Dale Zine, 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A really cool idea for a book – one that's filled with hundreds of logos of vintage record labels – all in full color, and all presented without any other text at all! If you love flipping through rare records as much as us – especially 45s – you'll find plenty to love here ... read more Book

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✨✧ Neal Samors & Bob DauberEntertaining Chicago – Remembering The Places, Performers & Stories Throughout The 20th Century ... Book
Chicago's Book Press, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Neal Samors has given us some very cool books on the history of Chicago over the years, but this book may well be one of the coolest – as it's an overview of famous nite spots, clubs, and other venues that provided entertainment during the postwar years – all presented on large pages ... read more Book

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Jon Savage & Stuart BakerPunk 45 – The Singles Cover Art Of Punk 1976 to 1980 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2013/2022. New Copy ... $37.99 49.95
A really wonderful little book – way more than the usual record cover package, and instead a helpful tome that's full of historical details too! Punk 45 features life-sized replicas of a range of key punk 45s – pick sleeve singles and rare indie pressings, mixed with initial releases ... read more Book

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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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Kathy SloaneKeystone Korner – Portrait Of A Jazz Club (with bonus CD) ... Book
Indiana University Press, 2011. New Copy ... $3.99 40.00
A beautiful portrait of one of the most important jazz clubs on the west coast scene of the 70s – the legendary Keystone Korner, a name you might recognize from the dozens of great albums that were recorded at the venue! The book has a very cool approach – in that it lets the many ... read more Book

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AB Spellman, Larry Neal, & Amiri Baraka, edsCricket – Black Music In Evolution 1968/1969 ... Book
Jihad/Blank Forms, 2022. New Copy ... $26.99 35.00
A beautiful recreation of this legendary and short-lived publication – a key voice from the black underground of the late 60s – and one that was a very different look at jazz than the mainstream world of Downbeat! Amiri Baraka was one of the founders and editors, and issued the ... read more Book

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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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Robert E Steele/Dorit YaronAfrican American Art Since 1950 – Perspectives From The David C Driskell Center ... Book
David C Driskell Center, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 25.00
A well-done monograph for a show that ran at the University Of Maryland – and one that stands well enough on its own, given the amount of history and information included with the images! The book follows the spirit of the exhibition – and not only includes a timeline of creative ... read more Book

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Paul SteinbeckSound Experiments – The Music Of The AACM ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2022. New Copy ... $27.99 32.50
Writer Paul Steinbeck has already given us a great book on the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – but this time around, he looks at the larger scene from which they came, the groundbreaking AACM moment in jazz, which emerged in Chicago in the late 60s! Steinbeck provides some cultural and historical ... read more Book

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Gary TaxaliGary Taxali – I Love You, OK (hardcover) ... Book
teNeues, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 19.95
Gary Taxali is an artist with a really great style – a way of taking vintage aesthetics and giving them a more contemporary, underground vibe – maybe a bit like some of the artists associated with Raw magazine many years back, but at a level that makes Taxali's art a lot more versatile ... 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 ThompsonUltmiate Guide To Vinyl & More – All You Need To Know About Collecting Essential Music – From Cylinders & CDs, To LPs & Tapes ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 29.99
A surprisingly cool little book – even though you probably hardly need a guide to record collecting! That's the main framework of the book – but the contents inside are a lot more intriguing taken bit by bit – as the volume features all sorts of little sections on the rarest ... read more Book

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Jonny TrunkA to Z Of Record Shop Bags – 1940s to 1990s ... Book
Fuel (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $28.99 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 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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Wax PoeticsWax Poetics Anthology Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 5 (hardcover) ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2007. New Copy ... $8.99 39.95
The first 5 issues of the legendary Wax Poetics – the one-and-only genius publication dedicated to the art of crate-digging, aka funky soul & hip hop vinyl archeology – collected in this massive hardcover tome! Anthology Vol 1 tackles the essential chore of bringing those earliest ... read more Book

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Karl WhitneyHit Factories – A Journey Through The Industrial Cities Of British Pop (hardcover) ... Book
Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 26.99
England's a nation of many key cities – and over the years, each one of them has developed its own sound and scene – especially the northern spots covered here, which are almost as important to the sound of British music as the city of London! Author Karl Whitney does a great job of ... read more Book

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John WilliamsJohn Williams – Photography (hardcover) ... Book
Lecturis (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 36.00
Photographer John Williams has a great way of capturing people in space – a quality that comes through again and again in this beautiful book of street photography from the late 60s and early 70s – partly shot in his native Sydney, but also featuring images from around the world! ... read more Book

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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 ... $4.99 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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Matt WrbicanA Is For Archive – Warhol's World From A To Z (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 45.00
A weird and wonderful assortment of things from the collection of Andy Warhol – not his own artwork, but a mix of popular culture and special objects that certainly inform his creations! The slight bit of material on the front cover is only the tip of the iceberg – as the huge color ... 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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