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Old and Young, A Personal Summing Up

By Ivor Brown

London: The Bodley Head. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1971. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0370013514 . Hardcover/dustjacket - fine/VG+. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, slight soiling to bottom edge of pages. Jacket has scuffing/light soiling, age tanning to edges, light edgwear and a few tiny edge tears, not price clipped. Ivor Brown, a journalist over six decades, at the age of 80 gives a glimpse of famous actors, dramatists, novelists and journalists of his time as he explores the generation gap and ways of bridging it with amusing recollections and lively common sense. (430noto,5-18) ; 8vo; 242 pages .

$9.95

The Bay City Rollers

By Tom Paton with Michael Wale

New York: Berkley Medallion. Very Good. 1975. First Edition. Paperback. 042503044x . Very good. Pages clean and intact, no markings, light age tanning to interior. Cover has light scuffing, light edge/corner wear and minor creasing, b/w photos. Their own stories and intimate account of their lives and career. The only offical biography of the Bay City Rollers. (95os,5-18) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$13.95

The History of the Blues The Roots, the Music, the People: from Charley  Patton to Robert Clay
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The History of the Blues The Roots, the Music, the People: from Charley Patton to Robert Clay

By Francis Davis

New York: Hyperion. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1995. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0786860529 . Ex-library book, still in very good condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Light scuffing to covers, light soiling outer edge of pages and small edge stain rear pages, couple earmarks. Book otherwise clean and intact. B/w illustrations. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; "Since its origin in Mississippi before the turn of the century, the blues has been pronounced dead many times. Davis (music critic of the Atlantic) assures us that it "rises up like Lazarus every ten years or so. " This book, published in advance of a three-part PBS companion series scheduled to air in the fall of 1995, is a great starting place in understanding the continued appeal of this uniquely American music. Moving from its roots in field hollers, work songs, spirituals, country reels, and Anglo-Scottish ballads to its present-day uses selling diet soda and laxatives, Davis profiles the major artists and the developmental changes of the music. An extensive discography and bibliography give ample resources for future exploration, while a "Blues Timeline" offers an at-a-glance overview of blues milestones in relation to corresponding events in art and history." (905,05-16) .

$14.95

THE STORY OF THE MISFITS

By James Goode

New York: Bobbs-Merrill. Fair in Fair dust jacket. 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-library book in fair condition, laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Not collectible as it has some wear and tear - reading or study copy only. Pages are all intact, several pages have some spotting/soiling and soiling to outer edge of pages, a few earmarks seen. Jacket, which is attached to book is scuffed and rubbed with light soiling and rubbing wear to edges of jacket and hardcover. The making of the seminal 60's movie that starred a trio of great stars: Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. Also, featured wonderful performances by Thelma Ritter and Eli Wallach. Directed by John Huston and written by Arthur Miller. Illustrated with 16 pages of memorable photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dennis Stock, Eve Arnold, Ernst Haas & Inge Morath.... (570,0814) ; 8vo .

$15.50

How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, Lenny Bruce's Autobiography

By Bruce, Lenny

Playboy Press. Good. 1973. Sixth Printing. Softcover. Pages all intact, with no markings, some age tanning to interior. Paper split at spine at one point but no loose pages. Cover has scuffing, several creases and moderate wear to edges/corners. An autobiography by Lenny Bruce. (175noto) .

$3.75

The Who, An Illustrated Biography

By Charlesworth, Chris

London: Omnibus Pr. Very Good+. 1982. First Edition. Softcover. 0711900531 . Very good condition - pages all intact and clean other than the occasional small spot. Cover has light wear to edges/corners and light scuffing. Profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photos. Year-by-year history, hundreds of photographs, anecdotes, record sleeves and discography. (445os, 0211) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages .

$17.95

MY GENERATION Fifty Years of Sex, Drugs, Rock, Revolution, Glamour, Greed,  Valor, Faith, and Silicon Chips.
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MY GENERATION Fifty Years of Sex, Drugs, Rock, Revolution, Glamour, Greed, Valor, Faith, and Silicon Chips.

By Gross, Michael

Cliff Street Books. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 006017594X . HARDCOVER edition, Cliff Street 2000. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated jacket and usual ex-lib type markings. Interior pages clean and tight, a little spotting to outer edge of pages. Jacket, which is attached to book, has some light scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Far from being stuck in the 1960s, a decade when half its members were still children, the Baby Boom has not only continually transformed itself but has also brought epic change in society. My Generation is the collective biography of the millions of Americans born between Pearl Harbor Day in 1941 and the 1963 assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Here are nineteen quintessential boomers, ranging from the admired to the notorious, from the expected--a Vietnam War hero, an antiwar activist, an LSD chemist, an author of the Macintosh computer graphic user interface, a spiritual celebrity--to the less-so--a Jesus freak turned Queer Theorist, an ultraconservative congressman, a billionaire builder, a hip-hop impresario, and the Studio 54-bred AIDS activist who inspired Broadway's Rent. Through their stories and his own, Michael Gross takes us on the wild ride from Yasgur's Farm to Silicon Valley and into the twenty-first century.... [800] .

$8.00

NANCY CUNARD  A Biography
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NANCY CUNARD A Biography

By Chisholm, Anne

Penguin (Non-Classics). Very Good. 1985. Softcover. 014005572x . 1985 reprint. Pages clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges. Cover has moderate edgewear, a bit moreso at corners, spine ends. Several light creases on covers and remainder mark across bottom edge of pages. "She symbolized the twenties and scandalized and thirties; like a shooting star, she was beautiful, rebellious - and doomed." b/w photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages .

$3.95

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING  Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience
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MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience

By Tate, Greg

Lawrence Hill Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 1556524692 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight. Cover has moderate scuffing and light soiling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 157 pages; Jimi Hendrix's social meaning, his sexual mystery, and his scientific explorations in the field of sound are here addressed from a black perspective. This unique introduction to a man who, despite his popular appeal, has never made it into the pantheon of 20th-century black icons, incorporates extensive interviews with black Americans who shed light on Hendrix's complicated racial relationships. Midnight Lightning explores how Hendrix exploded the complacently segregated world to emerge as an icon for white boys, why his songs were not heard on black radio, and why black people once viewed him as a hippie Uncle Tom. Also explored are his connection to the Black Power movement, how he electrified soul music and made the electric guitar supplant the human voice, how he revolutionized the use of technology in popular music, and how black his music really was. His sex appeal-especially for black women-is discussed, as are how he redefined rock fashion, why nobody was really mad at him for sleeping with white women (at the same time as Sammy Davis, Jr. Was being harassed and threatened for kissing a white woman onstage) , and how he was marketed as a white performer. Explained are the ways in which Hendrix subverted and destabilized black masculine stereotypes, changing the way black music and black identity are perceived. [380-noto] .

$10.50

DAD, DAMES, DEMONS, AND A DWARF , CD My Trip Down Freedom Road
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DAD, DAMES, DEMONS, AND A DWARF , CD My Trip Down Freedom Road

By Muller, Mancow with John Calkins

HarperAudio. New. 2003. First Edition. Audiobook. 0060556846 . New in shrink wrap, one scratch on rear at bar code. Six hours on 5 CD's. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Mancow Muller is the creator, writer, and ringmaster of what has been called the "funniest, fastest-moving, and most diverse radio show in history," Mancow's Morning Madhouse, syndicated nationally from Chicago. And now, in his first audio book, he rushes headlong into an adventure cross-dressed as a memoir. When Mancow loses his dad to cancer, he has a meltdown, spiraling down Freedom Road on a nonstop death ride: racing the autobahn at breakneck speeds, narrowly escaping a visit to Castro's Cuba, suffering a near-fatal nervous breakdown, and cavorting under dog piles of women. All of these adventures send him on a mind trip through his past, questioning everything. "Do we already live in a police state?" Finding his soul again, he discovers a strange new freedom that only members of The Dead Dad's Club can understand. In this, his first humble masterpiece, Mancow makes you laugh, makes you think, makes you feel and takes you on a journey that kindles your independent spirit and knocks you to the floor with laughter. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) [155-notosl] .

$17.50

THE JAMES DEAN STORY

By Ronald Martinetti

Pinnacle Books. Good+. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. 0523006330 . Pages are clean and unmarked other than small light stain first page/cover, light age tanning to interior. One partial split at spine but no loose pages. Cover has creasing & light edgewear. B/w photos. (115os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 185 pages; .

$4.50

REDNECK POWER The Wit and Wisdom of Billy Carter

By Rifkin, Jeremy, and Ted Howard, eds.

Bantam Books. Good. 1977. First Edition. Softcover. 0553111256 . Cover has creasing, light edge/corner wear & light soiling. Internal pages tight, with a few light stains, and small stamp marked out with black marker on two pages. B/w photos. "I got a mama who joined the Peace Corps when she was 68. I got one sister who's a holy roller preacher...And my brother thinks he's going to be president, so that makes me the only sane one in the family." (*shipping will be reduced to all locations after checkout) [80-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$2.55

THE ORDERLY, DISORDERLY HOUSE

By Erwin, Carol with Miller, Floyd

Popular Library. Very Good. 1969. First Edition. Softcover. Pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has tanning, light edge & corner wear and creasing to spine. "Straight from the hip, the story of the most prosperous madam in the west - and how she got that way! Here are all the customs, customers and chums - among them 'Legs' Diamond and 'Pretty Boy' Floyd - of a fun-loving, successful and respectable madam..." (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to all locations) [121-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$6.05

IN ONE ERA & OUT THE OTHER
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IN ONE ERA & OUT THE OTHER

By Levenson, Sam

Pocket. Very Good. 1975. Fifth Printing. Softcover. 0671787535 . 1975 printing. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Age tanning inside covers and page edges. Cover has light wear to corners, light crease spine, couple small spots. "Sam Levenson, known to three generations of TV viewers as a funny, funny man, serves up a whopping portion of gentle hilarity....a loving look at the generation gap then and now..." [osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$2.95

THE BEACH BOYS
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THE BEACH BOYS

By Tobler, John

London: Chartwell Books, Inc.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0890091749 . Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear & scuffing, no tears. "The story of Brian Wilson and the incredible Beach boys. The history of their formation and development, their troughs and triumphs. Filled with facts and photos - the story of one of rock's greatest groups..." [720] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$14.50

IN LIVING COLOR The Authorized Companion to the Fox Tv Series
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IN LIVING COLOR The Authorized Companion to the Fox Tv Series

By Nelson George

Time Warner Books. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0446393517 . Pages clean and intact, no markings, light corner curling, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light edge/corner wear, scuffing and a few creases. B/w photos. All about the hit Fox TV series including profiles of the cast memebers, original scripts, zany photos & Keenen Ivory Wayan's interview with Nelson George. [osl-345] ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

$7.95

BLACKMAIL!  Exemplary Epistles, Delightful Dispatches, and Fanciful Faces  Sent to "Basic Black"
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BLACKMAIL! Exemplary Epistles, Delightful Dispatches, and Fanciful Faces Sent to "Basic Black"

By Arthur Black & Lynne Raymond

Toronto: Stoddart Publishing. Very Good. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 0773757651 . Ex-library book, still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, light corner wear to cover, minor soiling outer edge of pages. "For years, Black has had his say on the popular CBC radio show 'Basic Black', now it's his listener's turn to do the talking & writing. " Three of Black's previous books have been nomimated for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. (330os) ; 8vo .

$8.95

BONO In Conversation with Michka Assayas
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BONO In Conversation with Michka Assayas

By Michka Assayas

Riverhead Books. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1573223093 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Jacket has light scuffing, couple tiny corner tears. Pages clean and unmarked. "U2 vocalist, celebrity activist and one of the world's most outsized rock stars, Bono symbolically takes off his habitual shades to reveal the relatively normal guy behind the flashy (and occasionally bombastic) public persona in this series of wide-ranging conversations.....(545) ; 8vo; 322 pages .

$11.95

ARETHA FRANKLIN, LADY SOUL
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ARETHA FRANKLIN, LADY SOUL

By Gourse, Leslie

Franklin Watts Library Edition. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 0531130371 . Ex-library in excellent condition, a few stamps & stickers, only very light wear overall, clean & tight. ISBN: . B/w photographs. Meet the extraordinary woman behind the voice that can bring to life the feelings of sorrow and suffering, joy and ecstasy, hope and bitterness that all people experience. You'll be given a firsthand look into Aretha Franklin's childhood in Detroit, where at an early age she learned to sing gospel in her father's church; her legendary recording sessions, concerts and tours; her stormy love affairs; and the personal trajedies she and her family have suffered.... You will understand why her music has touched so many, and why it will continue to work it's way into hearts and souls all around the world. ; 8vo; 160 pages .

$11.50

ERIC CLAPTON, CROSSROADS

By Levenson, Bill

London: Eric Clapton Fanclub. Very Good. 1988. Softcover. Compilation by Bill Levenson. Light wear to edges & corners, light corner curling, light creasing, pages clean & unmarked. 30 pages. This biography focuses of the musical career of Eric Clapton and may have originally been part of an album. Numerous B&W photos, a 4 page discography and 2 pages of album cover illustarions. Great for any Clapton Fan. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$11.00

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