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Hitoshi NagasawaVenus On Vinyl – Welcome To The World Of Beautiful Beauty Jackets (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $34.99
A beautiful book that looks at the rise of the cheesecake album cover in the 50s – partly in the world of easy listening and mood music, but also in some other surprising genres too! The book is put together by the Japanese Rittor company, who've given us other great "disc guides" over the years – and like those, it features a fair bit of text in Japanese, but page after page of classic album covers in full color – each with artist, title, release date, and other information in English! The book looks at records by singers, instrumentalists, jazz musicians, and other artists – and also features sections on exotica, picture discs, Martin Denny, and Julie London too. Softcover, 206 pages, and full color throughout – with loads of fantastic images! Book

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✨✧ DL, Katchin, Illicit TSuboi, Muro, & OthersFor Diggers Only (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2016. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Fanatical Japanese record collectors share their love of rare vinyl, and a lot more too – in this ultra-cool book that's filled with label and cover scans, and lots of other record images too! The core text is in Japanese, but there's plenty here to love even if you can't read the language, but are on the same wavelength, record-wise – as the chapters feature the favorite records of each of the collectors, plus shots of their collections, studios, and other record-related reality! Think of reading the book as scrolling through pages of rare records online – or finding a catalog from a hip store overseas – as you'll see loads of things you'll end up digging for in years to come, all hand-picked by some of the coolest collectors in the world. 262 pages, softcover, full color. Book

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✨✧ Groove PresentsGroove Presents Rare Groove A to Z – Ultimate Edition/3rd Edition (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An even-better volume of this amazing publication – a true treasure trove for fans of all things funky – and one of the coolest books of rare records we've ever seen! The Japanese book is a dictionary of rare groove classics from the 60s and 70s – listing hundreds of rare albums in alphabetical order, and featuring full color cover art, label and date information, and even a "rarity" meter – telling how hard it is to find the records! There's also reviews of each record, but written in Japanese – yet even without that information, there's plenty of great stuff here – and the visuals alone are worth the price of admission, as you'll find plenty here to guide your digging for rare albums for years to come. You'll also find some other cool features too – including a section on unreleased tracks from the 60s and 70s, which have come out in later years. Almost 400 pages, full color images, and beautifully put together! This fantastic 3rd edition adds in lots more albums – and is about 20% bigger than the last version! Book

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✨✧ Jazz Next StandardJazz Next Standard – Fusion/Crossover ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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, including some excellent rare records from Japan, Europe, and Brazil! The main text is in Japanese – typical for this sort of book – but the listings have more than enough to guide you – including artist, label, and date information – plus hundreds of cover images in full color, which will give you plenty of direction when you're digging for for gems like these. The book features a few longer essays in Japanese on Norman Connors, Azymuth, Roy Ayers, George Duke, and Deodato – which will give you an idea of the focus, even if you can't read the text. Book is 200 pages, with loads of color images! Book

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✨✧ Chee ShimizuObscure Sound (revised edition) (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2013/2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not just obscure sounds, but a host of rare records too – served up in this wonderful Japanese discography that will have you digging for lots of gems you've never heard before! The book is an ultra-cool guide to obscure records – and like other Japanese discographies, it's got plenty of visuals that are helpful to English readers like us, even if we can't understand the larger text and reviews. Different sections lay out rare vinyl in a host of new categories – drawing relationships like "Floating", "Spiritual", "Psychedelic", "Cosmic", and "Organic" – which really help situation the obscure sounds collected within. The book has listings for hundreds of rare records – plus title, date, and label information in English – and full color covers as well! This new edition is 247 pages, full color – and seems to have a lot of changes since the first edition – including different chapter names, different records, and even a section titled "Accidental Music In Spain". Book

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✨✧ Ishii EC Shizuo/Tommy Far EastRocksteady Book – Sweetest Sounds From Jamaica 1966 to 1968 (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful Japanese book about rare Jamaican records from the late 60s – one that's got a fair bit of text in Japanese, but also includes page after page of full color label scans, album artwork, and other great images – more than enough to please your eyes, even if you can't understand the language! As you can guess from the title, the focus here is on rocksteady recordings of the late 60s – and the book has sections on key artists and groups, along with images of rare records – a big section on rare rocksteady 7" singles – and even some selections that are hand-picked by key collectors of the genre! The book is softcover, almost 200 pages, and is about half color, half black and white – with images throughout. Book

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