This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork
of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the
mid-1980s. Together, the record cover designs gathered here create
a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring more than 2,000
album cover designs (including hundreds of full-size covers) as
well as over 700 12-inch sleeves, this book is truly an
encyclopedic document of disco music and the industry and culture
attending it. In addition to the visual documents from the era, the
book includes interviews with a number of important disco figures
such as Mel Cheren (West End Records), Henry Stone (TK Records),
Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and Tom Moulton,
as well as histories, biographies and discographies of all the
major disco record companies, plus sections on roller disco
sleeves, disco instruction albums, 12-inch sleeves and a scrapbook
of disco ads. Among the many musicians featured here are Bohannon,
James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Cerrone, Dennis Coffey, Donna Summer,
Chic, Fatback Band, Gino Soccio, Giorgio Moroder, Gloria Gaynor,
Grace Jones, Isaac Hayes, Kool and the Gang, DC LaRue, Loleatta
Holloway, MFSB, Ohio Players, Salsoul Orchestra and The Trammps.
This is the latest volume in Soul Jazz's deluxe series of books
featuring full-size reproductions of record cover art designs. It
is compiled and edited by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, editors
of the book "Disco Patrick Presents: The Bootleg Guide to Disco
Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco Medleys."
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