Books — Recently Added

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


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Bolden, 1981. New Copy
A well-known book around these parts – and a very important piece of Chicago history! The playful title is no mistake – as Dempsey Travis tells the story of black Chicago through his own history – his youth on the south side, rise as an important African-American businessman, and ... Book
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Prestel, 2013. New Copy
An amazing testament to the continuing genius of Yoko Ono – a beautiful monograph from a career's worth of work – filled with images that will have you thinking of Yoko as way more than just the wife of a famous Beatle! The book goes back to some of Ono's earliest years – with ... Book
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Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2013. New Copy
Amazing images from the universe of Sun Ra – a mixture of rare photographs and mural images painted by Aye Aton – sometime percussionist with the Arkestra, and a heck of a great painter too! The book begins with these stunning full color photographs of Ra on the set of Space Is The ... Book
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Back Beat, 2013. New Copy
One of the greatest soul music TV shows ever (and one that originated in Chicago, too!) – presented here in deep detail with loads of interesting stories and anecdotes too! The book's almost a more personal history of the show than a technical one – but that's OK with us, because it ... Book
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Titan, 2011. New Copy
A much needed biography of Little Willie John – who died at a much too young 30 years old, but not before the Detroit singer helped lay the groundwork for Motown and influenced some of greatest voices in soul music to follow. One of them is Stevie Wonder, who wrote the foreward, and Susan ... 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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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
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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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Live Suburbia
Powerhouse Books, 2011. New Copy
Fantastic images from the late 70s and early 80s suburban scene – not special photographs from a talented artist, but snapshots and home photos pulled together for the book – all to illustrate suburban subcultures based around punk rock, martial arts, arcade games, record stores, dirt ... Book
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Marion Boyars Publishers (UK), 2002. New Copy
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 ... Book
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Gallery, 2014. New Copy
A Bowie biography that goes a lot deeper than lot that we've seen – not just rehashing the oft-told sex, drugs and other 70s era lifestyle excesses (though there's plenty of that here) – but also a look at the brilliant self-salesmanship and business sense of the man behind the myths. ... Book
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Old School Rap & Hip Hop
AMG, 2008. New Copy
A guide to essential Old School Rap & Hip Hop from team at the indespensible All Music Guide – featuring more than 500 music reviews of important records by Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, NWA, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and so much more – plus reviews on soul and funk LPs ... Book
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Gotham, 2012. New Copy Book
Maybe the deepest book we've ever read on the life and music of James Brown – and certainly one to really get past the monolithic moments, and really serve up the full details of The Godfather at work! There's a surprising amount of research that went into the project – way more than ... Book
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Hal Leonard, 2010. New Copy Book & DVD
Quincy Jones tells all his secrets of the studio – working here in a really cool volume that details his production efforts on decades' worth of records – with a strong focus on some of the most special albums in his history, plus lots more details on the general production process too! ... Book
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Yale University Press, 2005. New Copy Book
The story of the evolving history of European jazz – from its development in Scandinavia, Holland, England, France & Germany and its further spread – from author Mike Heffley. Heffley writes sections on the emancipation from formality, with players such as Mangelsdorff, Kuhn & ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy
One of the first-ever horror comics – presented here in all its lurid glory! Adventures Into The Unknown is a landmark publication – one of the first to really do the kind of creepy, shocking stories that would later turn up in EC Comics and other publishers of the early 50s pre-code ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2012. New Copy
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 2013. New Copy
One of the best-remembered comics from the pre-code generation – a landmark publication that offered up top-notch science fiction and horror – at a level that really rose the bar for the rest of the industry! The stories are all great – creepy, but with a real sense of structure ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 1953/1954. New Copy Book
Witches Tales and a whole lot more – a wonderfully creepy assortment of stories from the pre-code horror years of the 50s – a time when anything was possible in the world of comics! Witches Tales was one of a handful of notorious publications from Harvey – who had a brief but ... Book
 
Updated August 04, 2015


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