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


Scepter Wand Forever
Stephen Guarnori (UK), 2017. New Copy
A hugely detailed book on the Wand/Scepter label – a huge soul music powerhouse in the 60s, and a company that flourished well into the 70s disco years as well! The label has a fascinating musical legacy – one that's much deeper than its big hits by Dionne Warwick and BT Express – ... Book
Shinko Music (Japan), 2015. New Copy
A great introduction to the world of French pop – especially the grooviest sounds of the 60s and 70s that we love so much! The book is Japanese, and the main text is in that language – but it's also a "disc guide", with listings for 500 records that can be understood by ... Book
Gestalten (Germany), 2013. New Copy
A very cool project from the Red Bull Music Academy – a surprisingly strong force in recent years for bringing together a range of different musical strands! The book features pairings of two different artists or musicians – each talking with the other about their music, the process of ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1954. New Copy
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1957/1958. New Copy
Great work from the comics code run of the legendary Forbidden Worlds – a time when this important early horror book moved into heavy sci-fi territory, but barely missed a beat at all! Instead, the comic almost seemed to hit a new sort of stride – as the stories by the great Richard ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2017. New Copy
A surprisingly beautiful book on the famous 60s radical Jerry Rubin – one that's not only the first-ever look at the man's life, politics, and influence – but one that's also presented in a lavishly visual style that really conveys the crossroads of art and ideas of which Rubin was a ... Book
Reaktion (UK), 2013. New Copy
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 ... Book
Vernon Joynson (UK), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic volume on music – penned by the same expert on psychedelia who gave the world the crucial books Fuzz Acid & Flowers and Tapestry Of Delights! Like those books, this one's a very detailed overview of rare strands of trippy work from the underground of the late 60s and early ... Book
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A very cool book – and way different than you might expect from the title – as the discography doesn't only focus on contemporary ambient albums, but instead traces a history of moody sounds from the late 50s onwards! The publication is one of the most interesting Japanese ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1958. New Copy
Great work from the comics code run of the legendary Forbidden Worlds – a time when this important early horror book moved into heavy sci-fi territory, but barely missed a beat at all! Instead, the comic almost seemed to hit a new sort of stride – as the stories by the great Richard ... 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
Sterling, 2017. New Copy
Ever think about what makes a great record so great? It's partly the music, partly the production – but it's also often the overall presentation too – the way the whole thing comes together and feels in your hands, or the way it looks when it's next to the turntable – or stands ... Book
Laurie Anderson (hardcover)
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2000. New Copy
A wonderful book that really reminds us that Laurie Anderson was first an artist, then a musician – a legacy that's served up here in a wealth of wonderful images and documents of her early creations – most of which have really been lost to the shifting sands of time for decades! The ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy Book
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy
A really wonderful little book – one that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1952/1953. New Copy Book
One of the amazing horror comics published by Harvey Comics in the pre-code years of the early 50s – and a publication that was noted for its wealth of creepy stories and equally chilling images! Harvey may have been the home to Casper the ghost, but on the horror tip they were something ... Book
Dey St, 2016. New Copy
George Jones is one of the most amazing talents in country music – and he was also one of the most messed-up cats on the Nashville scene – with a lifestyle and legend that maybe tops the decadence of some of the bigger rock stars of the 70s! Writer Rich Kienzle clearly loves Jones' ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy
The comic series that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scenes with ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A very cool book on Brazilian music – one that serves up a well-chosen array of very hip records, all laid out in decade-by-decade chapters – along with color images of the album cover art, label, date, and style information in regular text – and a review of the record in Japanese! ... Book
Louisiana State University, 2013. New Copy
A detailed look at one of the most compelling strands of the legendary field recordings of Alan Lomax – his 1934 foray into the rich musical culture of Southern Louisiana! Although some of the Lomax recordings have been brought out and examined under the spotlight in just about every way ... Book
 
Updated September 22, 2017


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