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« Reply #500 on: July 23, 2018, 04:06:53 PM »
This has arrived just on time for the upcoming holidays. Far from your topical 60s stuff, it digs a lot deeper for 45s that didn't make it across the whole pop spectrum (not just garage or psych, lots of soul and girl group records too), but maybe the most appealing detail is the striking display of graphic ephemera (e-book wasn't an option this time!):












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« Reply #501 on: July 23, 2018, 09:05:03 PM »
Believe it or no ah saw the mighty Bo Diddley playin' a gig in Dundee in the early 80s.


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« Reply #502 on: September 12, 2018, 04:32:02 PM »
Scoundrels - The Hunt For Hansclapp.  Wonderfully funny book about the continuing adventures of adventurer-spies Major Cornwall and Major Trevelyan. Probably not everyone's cup of tea, here's the Amazon link with the look inside option.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scoundrels-Hansclapp-Majr-Victor-Cornwall/dp/0995716323/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536769229&sr=1-1&keywords=scoundrels




And will you shorten the sleeves, love? I'm not a gorilla.

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« Reply #503 on: November 13, 2018, 03:52:40 PM »
The Secret Life of Flies by Erica McAlister

A great little book on some of the most underappreciated creatures in the world.
There are some amazing stories of their life cycles and how they live at the different life stages. You'll look at mosquitoes in a different light and might not be so quick to want to kill them all.
One fly has a tongue 8 times longer than its body.

https://www.nhmshop.co.uk/the-secret-life-of-flies-paperback.html
http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/index.php/bookreview/the-secret-life-of-flies
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« Reply #504 on: November 15, 2018, 12:19:33 PM »

Aboot a quarter ay the way intae the third book in the Stuart Cosgrove soul trilogy.



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« Reply #505 on: November 18, 2018, 01:01:03 PM »
This stunning photograph book was a bargain, as I got it half price (that is, 10 from 20) in Amazon Spain. As some Amazon disounts, a blink and it was gone; anyway, right now it's still 5 less than the regular price. Oddly, Amazon UK don't seem to have it in stock.

Anyway it's a worthy -read "essential"- addition to any self-respecting blues fan/mod collection, as it gives graphic testimony, in glorious black&white- of the late heyday of Chicago blues (some 50s pics, but mainly early-to-mid 60s), with all the movers & shakers (Muddy, the Wolf, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, even the detroiter JL Hooker) of the scene at the peak of their game, playing seedy (very seedy) clubs, sometimes under the scrutiny of future white blues legends (Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite and, especially, Mike Bloomfield). Some shots of Chicago's menacing south side round the feeling of being there.

The photographer, a white middle aged fella with accountant/professor looks, became friends with some of the musicians, so the anecdotes are informative and amusing, no mere filler.









Oh, Jackie Wilson is also in the cover and therein somewhere!  8)