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


Wax Poetics, 2016. New Copy
A nice history of the classic hip hop culture in NYC that rose from Manhattan's Latin Quarter club – a vital mid 80s proving ground for legends and trailblazers of the time! No Half Steppin' is laid out beautifully in rarely seen photos, street flyers, and the first-hand knowledge of X-Clan ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2015. New Copy
One of the most essential discographies we've ever seen – mostly because we own almost none of the records in the book, which makes it an essential volume to use for digging in the crates! This time around, the folks at Rittor – who've given us other great record books over the years ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A massive punk rock discography – done in the same beautiful style as some of the best Japanese jazz discographies! Like those, the overall text is in Japanese, but the book's got plenty to offer for anyone who digs rare records – hundreds of images of rare albums and singles, with ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A sweet sweet discography on 70s electric jazz – one that's every bit as cool as the more classic entries in this series! The book's got loads of listings on some of our favorite albums of funky jazz and jazzy soul – plus lots more entries on obscure titles from around the globe, ... 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
Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – and one that features a wealth of rare images from the early days of hip hop – of old gig flyers, records, drawings, acetates, and more! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that ... Book
Duke University Press, 2016. New Copy
Maybe the coolest book ever from dancefloor historian Tim Lawrence – the man who's given us definitive works on disco and dance music – now turning his sharp eye on some key years of the New York scene! The book looks at a very special time in the city's underground – a post-Studi ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled ... Book
It Books, 2012. New Copy
Louvin Brother Charlie tells the tale of his famous duo with brother Ira – a match that was almost a Cain and Abel of country music – given that Charlie and Ira Louvin sometimes sat at opposite moral poles on the spectrum! The story's as tragic as any of the best early songs by the ... Book
It Books, 2014. New Copy
The story of Manchester's legendary Hacienda Nightclub – told by Peter Hook, the bassist of Joy Division and New Order, and part of the Hacienda scene from the start! The Hacienda was there at the start, as part of the Factory Records empire that put Manchester on the post-punk musical map ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. 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
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy
A totally wonderful look at one of the coolest comics ever – the legendary Love & Rockets, a joint project by Hernandez Brothers Gilbert and Jaime – and one that opened up countless new paths for the American underground! The first half of the huge book features very detailed ... Book
Voyageur, 2013. New Copy
A very vivid history of one of the greatest rock and roll groups of the 80s – served up not just in the photos promised in the title, but with a lot of images of other aspects of their existence too – records, ticket stubs, flyers, and more – all laid out in a beautiful graphic ... Book
Peter Owens (UK), 2015. New Copy
A really cool look at a label that was maybe one of the hippest things the Beatles ever did – the short-lived Zapple imprint – which was part of their main Apple label, but dedicated to more experimental work from a variety of musicians and writers! The imprint is perhaps best ... Book
Country Music Foundation, 1977/1995. New Copy
A beautiful look in the world of the Delmore Brothers – one of early American country music's greatest harmony duos and family acts – written by Alton Delmore! Alton and his brother Rabon Delmore began performing back in 1926 and were early performers on the Grand Ole Opry, and ... Book
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
Mark Batty, 2010. New Copy
A very cool look at vending machines around the world – not the boring soda or candy machines you'll find at an American rest stop – but the cool kind of Asian and European machines that sell everything from hot coffee to pizza, to underwear and umbrellas! The book offers up color ... Book
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
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
Art Of The B Movie Poster (hardcover)
Gingko Press, 2016. New Copy
The cover image is amazing, and the whole book is equally great – a mindblowing trip through hundreds of rare film poster images – awash in sexy ladies, scary monsters, blazing pistols, and sci fi freaks! There's a short bit of text here and there – mostly structuring paragraphs ... Book
 
Updated January 24, 2017


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