Books — Recently Added

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


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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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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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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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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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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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Assouline, 2009. New Copy
Esquire magazine has fallen well under the bus these days – but back in the 60s, the publication had a very powerful force in American culture, and a surprisingly liberal edge! That vibe was greatly enforced by the work of George Lois – Esquire cover designer during the decade, and an ... Book
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Abrams, 2008. New Copy
Fab photos from the swinging 60s – pulled from the huge archives of Magnum Photos, with subjects that range from Andy Warhol to Twiggy, to James Bond, to Buckminster Fuller, and beyond! Images are color and black and white, and shot by excellent op-shelf photographers – in settings ... Book
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Hard Case Crime, 2013. New Copy
Two twin sisters, each with secrets of their own – crossing paths in this psycho-sexual thriller that definitely lives up to the promise of its title! The author gets great praise on the back from Junot Diaz – and certainly delivers in this original story done for the Hard Case Crime ... Book
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Quarry's Ex
Hard Case Crime, 2011. New Copy
A soldier returns from Vietnam and catches his wife in the arms of another man – thus begins the career of Quarry, hitman for hire! Max Allan Collins really opens up his sleazy side in the Quarry series – a perfect match for the presentation of the Hard Case Crime series here – ... Book
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Cocktail Waitress
Hard Case Crime, 1975. New Copy
A great lost novel from James M Cain – the author who gave us pulp classics like Double Indemnity, Postman Always Rings Twice, and Mildred Pierce! The book was written in Cain's later years – before his death in 1977 – and sees publication here for the first time ever, in a ... Book
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Wrong Quarry
Hard Case Crime, 2014. New Copy
The return of Quarry – one of the grittiest characters to come from the pen of Max Allan Collins – now a more refined hitman who only hits other hitmen! This time, though, Quarry's involved with the family of a missing cheerleader – which leads him through some seedier territory ... Book
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Hard Case Crime, 1975. New Copy
A great lost novel from James M Cain – the author who gave us pulp classics like Double Indemnity, Postman Always Rings Twice, and Mildred Pierce! The book was written in Cain's later years – before his death in 1977 – and sees publication here for the first time ever, in a ... Book
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Somebody Owes Me Money
Hard Case Crime, 1969. New Copy
A great 60s thriller from Donald Westlake – the tale of a cabbie stiffed on a payoff when his bookie is found dead – then tied into movements of both the police and mob as he tries to track down his money! The story's got the pacing of some of Westlake's later crime comedies, but ... Book
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Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy
A wonderful debut novel from crime writer Ariel Winter – one that's actually written as three separate books – each set a decade apart, but tied together overall! The scope of time and space rivals that of James Ellroy, but with a much more down to earth approach – as the books ... Book
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Blood On The Mink
Hard Case Crime (UK), 1962. New Copy
A long-lost crime novel from Robert Silverberg – presented here with some equally rare magazine prose as well! Blood On The Mink is the tale of an undercover agent, working to turn up a counterfeit ring in Philly – but one whose cover may well be too deep, given the hard-boiled world ... Book
 
Updated July 07, 2015


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