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✨✧ Tony Higgins & Mike PedenJ Jazz – Free and Modern Jazz From Japan 1954 to 1988 (with bonus CD) ... Book
BBE (UK), 2024. New Copy ... $99.99 115.99
A stunning volume that may well serve as the greatest introduction to Japanese jazz records we've ever seen – a huge, full-color book that features hundreds of rare Japanese-only releases, most in 12" square pages that replicate the original size of the cover too – along with label ... read more Book

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✨✧ Jacques BoyreauSuperTrash – Hermaphro Chic, Movie Fetish, 21st Century Anxiety ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 29.99
A book that's way more compelling than you'd guess from the title and the cover – especially if you love the lower-reaches of pop culture from the 70s! The book features an essay by the author, but is primarily a random combination of images from a huge host of lesser-known material from the ... read more Book

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✨✧ Alex Albin & Josh KamlerWritten On The City – Graffiti Messages Worldwide ... Book
How, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 19.99
More than street art or more traditional graffiti – and instead a pretty cool book of messages scrawled across the city – some the seeming output of well-crafted projects, others the random outpourings of anonymous souls in an urban environment! The book is full color, and filled with ... read more Book

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✨✧ Scott YanowJazz On Film – The Complete Story Of The Musicians & Music On Screen ... Book
Back Beat, 2004. New Copy ... $3.99 19.95
Dig jazz on the screen? Here's a great book to help you spend your jazz video dollars wisely – filled with reviews by All Music Guide essential writer Scott Yanow! Reviews are Yanow's life, and he really does a great job here of summing up jazz performances both on music-specific videos and ... read more Book

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✨✧ Peter CoffinImaginary Concerts – Vol 2 ... Book
Anthology, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 24.99
A very cool book that's a great riff on the old idea of the concert poster – one that takes the style that used to be printed on heavy cardboard and wrapped around street lights and signs – reimagined here as a way of presenting a whole bunch of events that never really happened! Peter ... read more Book

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✨✧ Jane DicksonJane Dickson In Times Square (hardcover) ... Book
Anthology, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 40.99
An amazing combination of photographs and artwork – both taken and done by artist Jane Dickson during some crucial years when she was living and working in Times Square! The photographs alone are incredible – great color images of porn theaters, street scenes, people in windows, sex ... read more Book

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✨✧ Mick HoughtonFried & Justified – Hits, Myths, Break Ups, & Breakdowns In The Record Business 1978 to 1998 ... Book
Faber & Faber, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
An insider's view of the UK music scene from the punk years onwards – served up by Mick Houghton, who had close associations with KLF, Echo & The Bunnymen, Julian Cope, Jesus & Mary Chain, and other key acts! The "on the ground" tone of the book is a great look inside this ... read more Book

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✨✧ Peter ShapiroTurn The Beat Around – The Secret History Of Disco (softcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber, 2005. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
One of the deepest explorations of the disco era we've come across from author Peter Shapiro – not at all a nostalgic look back, really more of a cultural study that looks into the music and the world around it. Shapiro does a great job of putting it all into perspective, from the social ... read more Book

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✨✧ Kristin A. McGeeSome Liked It Hot – Jazz Women In Film & Television 1928 to 1959 (softcover) ... Book
Wesleyan, 2009. New Copy ... $7.99 27.99
An overlooked history in jazz – a huge book that not only documents important female-led groups and solo artists in the music, but also focuses on those that were heavily featured in visual media as well! The scope might seem small at first, but the author expands with a voluminous range of ... read more Book

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✨✧ Brian SouthallThe White Album – Revolution, Politics & Recording: The Beatles & The World In 1968 (hardcover) ... Book
Carlton, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 27.99
A unique sort of book – one with both an a-side and a b-side, each of which takes a different approach to The Beatles' classic white album! The first half of the book is an in-depth look at the musical masterpiece – presented with lots of vintage images, reflections on the record by ... read more Book

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✨✧ Tom ScioliJack Kirby – The Epic Life Of The King Of Comics (hardcover) ... Book
Ten Speed Press, 2020. New Copy ... $4.99 18.99
A biography of one of the key creators in comics in the 20th Century – done in the format that he helped pioneer! The book is written in the first person – so more of an autobiography – although writer Tom Scioli provides all the words, and traces Kirby's evolution from a young ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Greil MarcusThe History Of Rock 'N' Roll In Ten Songs (softcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $3.99 18.99
A groundbreaking book from Greil Marcus – one that gets past some of the overblown histories of rock music, to look at the medium in a completely different way! Marcus eschews all the big name performers and movements – and instead looks at the music through ten different songs – ... read more Book

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✨✧ Robert DardenNothing But Love In God's Water – Black Sacred Music From Sit-Ins to Resurrection City (hardcover) ... Book
Pennsylvania State University, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99 34.99
Things really heat up in this second volume of Robert Darden's look at the rise of gospel in America – as he traces the music's journey from the pulpit to the public, from praise to protest – and really illuminates the power that gospel and its inspiration brought to black identity from ... read more Book

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✨✧ Viv AlbertineTo Throw Away Unopened (hardcover) ... Book
Faber, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 24.99
A book that's even more powerful and personal than Viv Albertine's previous volume – and certainly one that's more so than her famous work in The Slits – a late life meditation on the continuing struggles and challenges of life, with topics that range nicely far from just music and ... read more Book

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✨✧ Lou ReedI'll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 30.95
A mighty hefty book – but that's maybe no surprise, as it contains the collected lyrics of the great Lou Reed – from his early years with The Velvet Underground, through his decades of standout solo material! Reed picked up some unique diction during his solo career, but the book is ... read more Book

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✨✧ Brian DohertyDirty Pictures – How An Underground Network Of Nerds, Feminists, Misfits, Geniuses, Bikers, Potheads, Printers, Intellectuals & Art School Rebels Revolutionized Art & Invented Comix (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2022. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
One of the best books we've ever read on any sort of creative scene and cultural moment – a superbly-penned account of the rise of underground comix in the 60s, and the growth and changes of the movement in the decades that followed! Author Brian Doherty makes the scene come alive in ways ... read more Book

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✨✧ Jorma KaukonenBeen So Long – My Life & Music ... Book
St Martins, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 18.99
Jorma Kaukonen may not have the catchiest name in rock music, but his guitar playing is the stuff of legend – first a driving force in the young Jefferson Airplane, then getting even great showcase in his own Hot Tuna – both the kind of groups from which classic rock record collections ... read more Book

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✨✧ Chris WelchDavid Bowie – All The Songs All The Stories – 1970 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Carlton (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
An album-by-album, song-by-song look at David Bowie in the 70s – in a book that almost offers up album reviews for each Bowie classic, but then breaks the albums down into songs – and has a lengthy passage on each! Some sections are the story behind the song, others deal more with the ... read more Book

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✨✧ Juan OrtizLost In Space – The Art Of Juan Ortiz (hardcover) ... Book
Titan (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 39.99
A huge book of oversized posters from artist Juan Ortiz – all based on specific episodes of the 60s sci fi classic Lost In Space – and presented here in a dizzying array of styles! As you can see by the image on the front, Ortiz has a strong eye for retro modes – and throughout ... read more Book
(Please Note – The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Anna Mia DavidsonCuba – Black & White (hardcover) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 60.00
Beautiful black and white photographs of contemporary Cuba – most shot at a level that really gets at the timeless quality of life in the nation after the US and west have left it behind! The images are from both urban and rural locations, and do a great job of getting past some of the ... read more Book

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✨✧ Juliette VolclerExtremely Loud – Sound As A Weapon (hardcover) ... Book
New Press, 2011. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
Here's a book that will blow your mind – and your ears as well – a richly detailed look at the way that sound has been used as a weapon – both as a direct force of sonic power, and as a more subtle means of disturbing space and human activity! The writer is as direct as the title ... read more Book

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✨✧ Robert Wyatt & Alfie BengeSide By Side – Selected Lyrics (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $4.99 19.95
The music of Robert Wyatt often comes across with a surprisingly poetic quality – one that finally gets its due here in a well-presented book that mixes words from his songs with images and other writings – most done in collaboration with Wyatt's longtime creative partner Alfie Benge! ... read more Book

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✨✧ Frank PaulinFrank Paulin – Out Of The Limelight (hardcover) ... Book
Silverstein, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99 50.00
Amazing photographs from Frank Paulin – a sometimes overlooked talent from mid century – an artist with an amazing eye for juxtaposing an individual and an urban landscape, which is mostly the subject matter of this book! Most of the photographs were shot in New York City in the 50s ... read more Book

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✨✧ Margo JeffersonNegroland – A Memoir ... Book
Vintage, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 16.00
A fascinating memoir from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Margo Jefferson – her story of growing up black on the Chicago south side of the 50s and 60s – a world that's far richer and more complicated than most stereotypes of the city usually represent! Jefferson's father was a doctor, ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Gemma Solana & Antonio BoneuUncredited – Graphic Design & Opening Titles In Movies (hardcover) ... Book
Gingko Press, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 55.00
An art book on a format that almost never gets is full due – that of the opening credit sequences in cinema – often a whole genre of film unto themselves! Fortunately, the authors correct the big lack of writing on the mode – and offer up hundreds of pages that reproduce opening ... read more Book
(Includes DVD.)

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✨✧ Mark RibowskyDreams To Remember – Otis Redding, Stax Records & The Transformation Of Southern Soul (hardcover) ... Book
Liveright, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 27.95
A hefty book on the great Otis Redding – one of the best soul singers of all time, even though he left this planet all too soon! Redding's career on record was less than a decade long, but marked by a huge amount of work – not just time in the studio, with the legendary Stax Records ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Viv AlbertineClothes Music Boys (hardcover) ... Book
Thomas Dunne, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 27.99
You might know Viv Albertine as a member of The Slits – and that role enough would be more than enough to make this book exciting – but Albertine also gives us a surprisingly rich, surprisingly long tapestry of her life in music – one that begins years before The Slits came ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Gene DeitchCat On A Hot Thin Groove – 78rpm Artwork From Record Changer Magazine (softcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 35.00
An amazing collection of 40s and 50s jazz drawings by Gene Deitch – the complete anthology of his work for legendary jazz magazine Record Changer! Gene was an amazing artist and cartoonist, whose work helped solidify the legacies of some of the most famous cartoon characters in the American ... read more Book

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✨✧ Norma Tanega & Diane DivelbessTry To Tell A Fish About Water – The Art, Music, & Third Life Of Norma Tanega (softcover) ... Book
Anthology, 2022. New Copy ... $4.99 29.99
A really cool book about a legendary figure most folks don't know with this depth – the 60s pop singer Norma Tanega, best known for one minor hit – yet also an artist and intellectual, with a career and life that are much more vibrant than you might expect! The book mixes page after ... read more Book

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✨✧ Walter Fernandes & Miguel HurstAngola Cinemas (hardcover) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 59.99
That's not a spaceship on the cover, it's a movie theater – one of a number of open-air cinemas presented here in a beautiful book of photos that documents a world we never would have known otherwise! The book documents a variety of theaters in different styles – but focuses heavily on ... read more Book

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✨✧ Kenneth BilbyWords Of Our Mouth, Meditations Of Our Heart – Pioneering Musicians Of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, & Dancehall (softcover) ... Book
Wesleyan, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 29.99
A loving portrait of key figures in Jamaican music – a book done during the 21st Century, but filled with classic artists from back in the day – dozens of giants pictured in full color images, alongside some words on their art and music, plus standout tracks and details of their best ... read more Book

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✨✧ John LurieHistory Of Bones – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2021. New Copy ... $5.99 27.99
John Lurie rose to fame from the New York scene of the late 70s – soon to become a world-class musician, actor, and even TV personality – but definitely someone who spent time in the trenches, and earned his stripes along the way! The book is written in very honest, down to earth ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Youssef DadudiMonk – Thelonious, Pannonica, &The Friendship Behind A Musical Revolution (hardcover) ... Book
First Second, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 24.99
The baroness Pannonica De Koenigswarter was a key supporter of New York bop musicians in the postwar years – referenced in tunes like "Nica's Tempo", "Pannonica", and other classics – and a was also a friend to a number of important figures, including Thelonious Monk! ... read more Book

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✨✧ Paul MorleyFrom Manchester With Love – The Life & Opinions Of Tony Wilson (hardcover) ... Book
Faber, 2021. New Copy ... $5.99 27.99
Paul Morley wrote famously for the NME during the key years of punk, post-punk, and new wave – which makes him very able to draw a rich portrait here of contemporary and scenemate Tony Wilson – the man behind Factory Records, The Hacienda club, and a huge legacy of music in the 80s and ... read more Book

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✨✧ Peter GuralnickLooking To Get Lost – Adventures In Music & Writing (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 30.00
Peter Guralnick has written some mighty big, career-defining books on key figures in music – but from the start, we've always loved his shorter pieces the best – the kind of work we first fell in love with in books like Sweet Soul Music and Lost Highway! And if you dig his shorter ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Julia Robinson, edJohn Cage – October Files 12 ... Book
MIT Press, 2011. New Copy ... $4.99 25.00
A series of essays on the music and creative practice of the great composer, John Cage – material written over the space of 50 years, by a variety of different authors – each of whom look at a key aspect of Cage's theory and influence! The October title is a reference to the journal of ... read more Book

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✨✧ Gregor Muir & Yilmaz Dziewior edAndy Warhol (paperback) ... Book
Tate (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 31.00
Way more than just another art book on the creations of Andy Warhol – although there are plenty of those inside, too – as the large volume is part of an exhibition at the Tate in London, which looked not just as Warhol's artwork, but also his past, his ties to the larger scene, and some ... read more Book
 
 



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