Books — Recently Added

Lots of well-priced bargains -- and a handful of essential discographies and album art books too!


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Rogue Art (France), 2015. New Copy Book & CD
A really amazing project from bassist William Parker – a hell of a musical talent in his own right, but also a very warmly collaborative force in jazz – and one who's always able to put his ego aside in favor of letting other voices come through more strongly! And there's perhaps been ... Book
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House Definitive 1974 to 2014
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy
The roots of house music and beyond – a mighty cool discography that does a special job of locating the music many years before it first exploded in Chicago and Detroit, then following it for many years after that, through a host of global scenes and styles! The publication is a discography, ... Book
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Techno Definitive 1963 to 2013
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy
Techno isn't a style that just evolved from 80s Detroit – as the authors of this book go way way back to the early 60s – to start digging for the roots of space-age music and electronic sounds that would explode on dancefloors many years later! The volume is a great take on the ... Book
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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
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Encyclopedia Of Krautrock
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A Japanese book about Krautrock, but one that's laid out like a discography – so that you can understand it even if you can't read the language! All the artist and album information is in English (or German) – and every entry has a vivid full color photo, so that you can hundreds and ... Book
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Wax Poetics, 2007. New Copy
One of the hippest books of album covers you could ever hope to find – a great antidote to the snoozier mainstream takes on the genre they try to pass off at big stores every Christmas! This one features super-rare album covers hand-picked by an array of staff and writers for Wax Poetics ... Book
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Chicago Review Press, 2011. New Copy
A strong biography of punk/poet/trailblazer Patti Smith – whose done a pretty amazing job of writing her own lifes story, too, in her own poetically rambling voice over the years – and this straight, well researched bio by Dave Thompson does a teriffic job of telling her story from an ... Book
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Back Beat, 2007. New Copy
Guitarist Larry Coryell tells his life story, along with a bonus CD of music that traces his growth over the decades – from a key rock jazz figure in the early 60s, to an important fusion giant in the 70s, to a surprisingly strong traditional jazz musician in more recent years! The format is ... Book
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Oxford University Press, 2013. New Copy
A smart read into the world of music piracy – not just in the contemporary internet world that's been getting such unyielding attention in the past couple decades – but the roots of it, which go back as far as recorded media itself! If you think the world just started bellyaching about ... Book
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Back Beat, 2013. New Copy
Django Reinhardt and Pat Metheney are pictured on the cover – but this well-structured volume offers plenty more to help you get past those legends of jazz guitar – details on hundreds of different jazz guitarists from the early years of the music right on up to the present – all ... Book
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54321 Countdown (UK), 2012. New Copy
Garry Bushell's cool look back at the mod revival scene of the late 70s and first year or 2 of the 80s – a fairly short-lived, but still invigorating couple years of raw, R&B fueled post-punk that's famous for spawning The Jam and many lesser-remembered, but hardly less exciting band ... Book
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Da Capo, 2013. New Copy
The real story of The Runaways! The pre-punk, glam pop girl group was intially sold as a seedy symbol of 70s Sunset Strip debauchery, as peddled by Kim Fowley, and were both celebrated and critically dismissed for that reason – and know they're rightly recognized as trailblazers who, ... Book
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University Of California Press, 1984/2009. New Copy Book/CD
A much-needed look at the amazing underground jazz scene in LA – the richly creative spiritual and avant underground that flourished strongly in the 60s, 70s, and 80s! Although the city's best known for its cool jazz of the 50s, there's an even greater amount of left-field jazz that's come ... Book
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Back Beat, 2008. New Copy Book
The heady life and even hipper music of Sly Stone – told here by an author who managed to get Stone's participation on the project! The book focuses most strongly on Sly's rise to fame and key late 60s/early 70s years – a time when his records not only changed the face of soul music, ... Book
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Constable (UK), 2012. New Copy
The world just got a bit weirder – thanks to this great book that documents ill-themed products that include "D-presso Coffee", "Wack Off" insect repellant, "Bum" biscuits, and "Tit Bits" snacks! The book covers a lot more than just weird labels, too ... Book
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Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy
Yeah, THIS is the Nick Tosches we want! Tosches has a way of chronicling the diseased, mobbed up underbelly of the 20th Century music rackets that's simply unrivaled – it's gut level brilliant and street smart writing like no one does anymore. Save The Last Dance For Satan is a more fleshed ... Book
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Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy
Kim Fowley, an author? Stranger things have happened – and given Fowley's penchant for putting his finger in just about every pie that came within reach, the whole thing's no surprise at all! The book is a stunning account of Fowley's important years in the music business – working in ... Book
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Portico (UK), 2013. New Copy
An hilarious set of images from contemporary New York – store signs, graffiti, posters, and other means of visual communication – some intentionally funny, some filled with mistakes and typos, all pulled together with witty commentary from the author as well! The book's a great one if, ... Book
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Periscope, 2011. New Copy
A lavish, oversized book that traces the origins of "cool" in West African culture, through its passage in the Caribbean, American south, and up to the New York scene – all in a vivid interplay between words and images! The text is surprisingly deep – more than you'd expect ... Book
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Backbeat Books, 2010. New Copy
A nice round-up of some little known, and some fairly legendary behind-the-scenes secrets behind the making of a diverse line-up of classic albums – from the pages of Electronic Musician, Remix and EQ Magazines! It's a very cool list of records, and despite not as electronic-leaning as you ... Book
 
Updated June 30, 2015


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