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


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K&R (Japan), 2004. New Copy
Lordy – this is the kind of book we've been waiting for! This lovely little volume is a Japanese guide to funky 45s – one put together by a team of funky collectors, but with input from experts in the field like Keb Darge, Muro, and DJ Shadow. The main section of the book breaks down ... Book
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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
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Taschen, 2015. New Copy
A beautiful look at the American love of the exotic – served up in a stunning, oversized book that's overflowing with full color-images and a wealth of tiki-styled history! This book is way more than just another fluff piece on postwar tiki culture – and instead digs deep into the US ... Book
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Little Brown, 2014. New Copy
An insanely huge book on the music of Nick Drake – one that not only features song lyrics and details on his albums, but which also features a huge amount of private archive material, vintage photos, letters, diary entries, and even press reviews of his records – alongside writings by ... Book
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Hal Leonard, 2011. New Copy
The life and music of one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – and one of the most important composers on the global scene in the second half of the 20th Century! The book's penned by Jobim's sister, Helena – who's also a poet and novelist herself – and it features a mix of ... Book
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Hermes, 2014. New Copy
Cartoons, magazine covers, and other illustrations from the fantastic Jaro Fabray – pulled from a range of publications in the 30s and 40s, and laid out alongside with other archival drawings as well! The book's as beautiful as its cover – and offers up a modern take on a changing ... Book
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Phaidon Press, 1997. New Copy
Totally cool outside ads from around the world – some of recent vintage, others from many years back – all laid out in a lavish book of full color images that shows a huge range of totally groovy billboards and posters! The contents are great – and lots of the campaigns featured ... Book
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Funk & Soul Covers (hardcover)
Taschen, 2015. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Clarksdale (UK), 2012. New Copy
One of the most personal books ever on the legendary Gram Parsons – told by friend and early musical collaborator Ian Dunlop, who recounts both his music-making with Parsons, and their time on the road in late 60s America! Dunlop presents many conversations and experiences he had with ... Book
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DC Comics, 2006. New Copy
The birth of a legend – the first two issues of All Star Comics, the important Golden Age publication that soon gave birth to the Justice Society Of America! These first two issues feature individual stories from later JSA members The Spectre, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Johnny Thunder, ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 1954. New Copy
A legendary horror comic – presented here in vivid color that really does full justice to the amazing artwork and stories within! Web Of Evil came from the well-named Quality Comics – early home to Plastic Man, Blackhawk, and other key features of the 40s – and a publisher who ... Book
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Proper (UK), 2010. New Copy
An insanely huge volume on the live and music of Captain Beefhart and The Magic Band – penned by John Drumbo French, who worked with Beefheart from the mid 60s onward, and appeared on almost all of his important albums! The book is huge – and the text moves forward in a wonderful mix ... Book
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Borderland Books, 2009. New Copy
Photographer Lewis Koch relies heavily on the art of creative juxtaposition – as you'll see in the wonderful cover image to this volume of his work – which is a great introduction to all the striking images inside! Koch presents each photograph on its own – often a black and ... Book
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Hermes, 2013. New Copy
A totally great chapter in the career of pulp fiction legend Mickey Spillane – the complete run of an early 50s newspaper strip based on his classic detective Mike Hammer, penned by Spillane himself! The strips maybe aren't as racy as the famous books from which they sprang, but they still ... Book
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Sanctuary (UK), 1998. New Copy Book
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 – ... Book
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Liverpool University Press (UK), 2008. New Copy
Fantastic album cover art from UK designer Steve Hardstaff – an artist who has a great way of juxtaposing images and creatively reusing content! The book features loads of Hardstaff covers from the 80s and 90s – for musicians as diverse as Half Man Half Biscuit, Lee Scratch Perry, and ... Book
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Record Players – DJ Revolutionaries
Grove Press, 2010. New Copy
A great book that details the story of modern dance music – as told by the DJs who've spun it into such expansive cultural significance – the DJ Revolutionaries! Authors Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have years on the beat – having edited and/or written for Mixmag, Wax ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy
The incredible fourth book in the Hip Hop Family Tree series – artist Ed Piskor's madly brilliant, super fun take on hip hop history, in the style of classic comic books – and the wild styles and huge personalities of '84 & '85 provide the most fertile material of the series to date! ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy
The history of hip hop – as anthologized in one of the coolest comic series of the new millennium! Hip Hop Family Tree #11's cover hero is a fuzzy young Rick Rubin – not the latter day music industry Zen Master Rick Rubin we know today, but the hungry, young Beastie Boys producer era ... Book
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Borealis, 2008. New Copy
Gritty crime photographs from the 40s – all pulled from the files of the St Paul Pioneer Press in the Twin Cities – which turned out to be a pretty dangerous place at the time! There's some great shots in here that rival the work of Weegee in New York – bodies and crime scenes, ... Book
 
Updated August 24, 2016


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