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XA special selection of disc guides and discographies, music history, record art books, graphic novels, and some nicely-priced remainders!


Extraordinary Records (hardcover)
Taschen, 2017. New Copy
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 ... Book
University Of Michigan, 2006. New Copy
Ben Webster's definitely got someone to watch over his legacy – author Frank Buchmann Moller, who may be one of the world's greatest authorities on the legendary saxophonist! Buchmann may well have turned in the ultimate Ben Webster book here – as the research behind the project is as ... Book
University Of Michigan, 2006. New Copy
A great look at the legendary Jimmie Lunceford – head of one of the hippest, swingingest bands of the 30s – an ensemble that opened the door for so many other musicians and later generations – but never fully got the attention it deserved! This book does more than correct that ... Book
Fundacion Juan March (Spain), 2014. New Copy
A beautifully huge look at the Italian futurist movement – one that not only features fantastic images of paintings and other artwork, but also some more commercial material, posters, publications, and other elements of the complete futurist lifestyle – all presented in brilliant color ... Book
University Of Texas Press, 2016. New Copy
A great book that looks not just at the music of Sun Ra, but also the theory behind it – the special take on reality, and interstellar philosophy that made Ra as important a thinker as he was a musician! The music is approached from a theoretical framework that's extremely illuminating ... Book
Disc Collection – Funk
Shinko Music (Japan), 2017. New Copy
A very cool introduction to the world of funk – a special Japanese book that features listings for over 500 funky classics – including a huge amount of gems from the 60s and 70s! The style here is similar to some of the Japanese jazz discographies – with entries that offer up a ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy
Way way way more than just another book of album cover images – and instead, a stunningly huge volume that offers up key images from the disco generation, plus a wealth of knowledge and information too! The book really lives up to the "encyclopedic" promise of its title – as ... Book
Jazz Covers (hardcover)
Taschen, 2015. New Copy
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 ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy
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 ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2015. New Copy
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 ... Book
Fab (UK), 2015. New Copy
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 ... Book
Da Capo, 2016. New Copy
A wonderfully-personalized look the the Southern California punk and post punk scenes of the late 70s and well into the 80s – as witnessed and told by many of its most important figures – not only John Doe of X but also Exene, Dave Alvin of The Blasters, Chris D of the Flesh Eaters, ... Book
My Life With Earth Wind & Fire (hardcover)
HarperCollins, 2016. New Copy
A surprisingly personal memoir from Maurice White – the mighty force behind Earth Wind & Fire, who may well be one of our favorite soul groups of all time! White came up the hard way, and really found release in music – first on the Chicago scene with Ramsey Lewis at Chess Records, ... Book
Scribner, 2014. New Copy
A fascinating look at the small-but-fervent world of the 78rpm collector – a musical underground that represents the first real step forward for vinyl culture (even though the format's not technically vinyl) – and which has remained surprisingly strong well into the 21st Century! ... Book
Sterling, 2010. New Copy
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 ... Book
Fab (UK), 2015. New Copy
The sounds of Bollywood are nothing new to the racks at Dusty Groove – but this may be the first book we've ever seen that does a good job of opening up the actual films for the laymen like us! The book's a non-academic, visually-stunning look at the fantastic Indian film culture of the 70s ... Book
Oxford University Press, 2013. New Copy
The legendary Harry Nilsson was way more than just a singer/songwriter – and his life was way too short – but during that time, he gave us a tremendous body of work – some of the most compelling, most creative songs of his generation – beautifully presented on his own ... Book
Penguin Books, 2015. New Copy
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 ... Book
Harper, 2015. New Copy
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 ... Book
I Am Brian Wilson – A Memoir (hardcover)
Random House, 2016. New Copy
The story of Brian Wilson has been told by countless reporters and journalists over the years – but for the first time, the man himself opens himself up – and provides a view into his life and music that's as heartbreaking and bittersweet as his countless great songs! The book's penned ... Book
 
Updated December 12, 2017


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