• SJ Book (3.6kg) SJR294£35.00 £30.00
      In stockAdd to Bag

    OUT NOW! New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books.

    Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery).

    Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt.

    Introduction and interviews by  Claes 'Discoguy' Widlund. 

    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 350 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 others, 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 presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, editors of the book Disco Patrick Presents: The Bootleg Guide to Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco Medleys.

    See Independent newspaper four-page feature/gallery here.

    Other Releases by Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco

    Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of discoPosterSoul Jazz Records
    Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!! Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra...

    Other Releases on Soul Jazz Books

    Cuba: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban MusicCompiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
    "Must read Best Books of 2020" Financial Times ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary...
    Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92Photographs and interviews by Chantal Regnault, Introduction by Tim LawrenceSoul Jazz Books
    BACK IN PRINT!!! The ESSENTIAL book about Voguing featuring 200+ photographs, interviews and text on the LEGENDS of the House Ballroom Scene of New York...
    Dancehall BookThe Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall CultureSoul Jazz Books
    New 10th anniversary edition on Soul Jazz Books/Soul Jazz Records of this now classic large format deluxe book - the definitive photography book and essential...
    Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
    Soul Jazz Records’ massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s...
    Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books
    Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy,...
    Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books
    Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that...
    Reggae SoundsystemOriginal Reggae Album Cover ArtSoul Jazz Books
    Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span...
    Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
    Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...
    Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960sBOOK Edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
    Currently out of print!This is the first ever collection of bossa nova record cover artwork, featuring stunning modernist and revolutionary designs that...
      KanavalVodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti by Leah GordonSoul Jazz Books
      Currently out of print“This book contains the most disturbing but exhilarating photographs you are ever likely to see" Bill DrummondSoul Jazz Records'...
        New York Noise BookArt and Music from the New York Underground 1978-88Soul Jazz Books
        SORRY, OUT OF PRINT!For anyone in the slightest bit interested in New York's vibrant art and music scenes in the 1980s, this is an essential book...

          People also bought

          NEW EDITION Freedom, Rhythm and Sound BOOKBy Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records
          Large format (12" x 12") plexi-bound deluxe book, 180 page, 100s of killer sleeves! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Soul...
          Dancehall BookThe Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall CultureSoul Jazz Books
          New 10th anniversary edition on Soul Jazz Books/Soul Jazz Records of this now classic large format deluxe book - the definitive photography book and essential...
          Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books
          Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy,...
          Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
          Soul Jazz Records’ massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s...
          Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books
          Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that...
          Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92Photographs and interviews by Chantal Regnault, Introduction by Tim LawrenceSoul Jazz Books
          BACK IN PRINT!!! The ESSENTIAL book about Voguing featuring 200+ photographs, interviews and text on the LEGENDS of the House Ballroom Scene of New York...
          Cuba: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban MusicCompiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
          "Must read Best Books of 2020" Financial Times ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary...
          PUNK 45: Les Punks - The French ConnectionThe First Wave Of French Punk 1977-80Soul Jazz Records
          Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group...
          • Marie et Les Garçons – Rien A Dire
          • Metal Boys – Sweet Marylin
          • Fantomes – I Wanna Be Your Dog
          • Gazoline – Sally
          • A3 Dans Les WC – Photo Couleur
          • Asphalt Jungle – Planté Comme Un Privé
          • Warm Gun – Broken Windows
          • Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis
          • Electric Callas – Kill Me Two Times
          • KaS Product – Mind
          • 84 Flesh – Salted City
          • Les Olivensteins – Euthanasie
          • Angel Face – Wolf City Blues
          • Guilty Razors – Hurts and Noises
          • Dogs – Here Comes My Baby
          • Charles De Goal – Dans Le Labyrinthe
          • Guilty Razors – I Don't Wanna Be A Rich
          • Marie et Les Garçons – A Bout De Souffle
          • Calcinator – Électrifié
          Don CherryMusic, Wisdom, LoveFinders Keepers
          Another essential release from Finders Keepers!Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these...
            • LP£16.99
              Out of stock
            KaS ProductBlack & Noir: Mutant Synth-Punk from France 1980-83Soul Jazz Records
            Soul Jazz Records are releasing a collection of lost recordings by French mutant experimental synth group Kas Product, all originally recorded in the period...
            • KaS Product – Mind
            • KaS Product – Black & Noir
            • KaS Product – Seven
            • KaS Product – Take Me Tonight
            • KaS Product – In Need
            • KaS Product – Malena
            • KaS Product – Crash
            • KaS Product – Mezzo
            • KaS Product – Electric
            • KaS Product – Party
            • KaS Product – Doctor Insane
            PsyclonesTape Music 1980 - 1984Notte Brigante
            A detailed compilation on the music of cult, highly underrated, Californian post-punk, Psyclones. Notte Brigante collect the band's early output, that...
            • Psyclones – Departing
            • Psyclones – Neon People
            • Psyclones – Reagan For Shah
            • Psyclones – Keep It Together
            • Psyclones – Between Space
            • Psyclones – I Don’t Know
            • Psyclones – News Of The World
            • Psyclones – In And Out
            • Psyclones – With The Other
            The Skatalites: Independence Ska and The Far East SoundOriginal Ska Sounds From The Skatalites 1963 - 65Soul Jazz Records
            Fantastic new collection of rare and classic killer ska from the legendary Skatalites, one of the most important groups in the history of Reggae.This...
            • The Skatalites – Guns Of Navarone
            • The Skatalites – Christine Keeler
            • The Skatalites – El Pussy Cat Ska
            • Dizzy Johnny and The Studio One Orchestra – Sudden Destruction
            • Roland Alphonso – Scambalena
            • The Wailers – Tell Them Lord
            • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Russian Ska Fever
            • Roland Alphonso and The Skatalites – Independent Anniversary Ska (I Should Have Known Better)
            • Bongoman Byfield and The Skatalites – Marcus Garvey
            • Don Drummond and Roland Alphonso – Heaven and Earth
            • Bongoman Byfield and The Skatalites – Jack Ruby Is Bound To Die
            • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Further East (aka Trolley Song)
            • The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
            • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Surplus
            • The Skatalites – Fidel Castro
            • Tommy McCook and The Skatalites – Suavito
            • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Coolie Boy
            • Tommy McCook – Adam's Apple (Don't Bother Me No More)
            • Tommy McCook and The Skatalites – Full Dread
            • The Skatalites – King Solomon
            • 2xLP + Download Code£23.00
              Out of stock
            • CD£12.00
              In stockAdd to Bag
            • MP3 Release£7.99
              In stockAdd to Bag
            The Secret DJ: Book Two
            Through four decades of dance music and club culture, how capitalism bought and sold the utopian dreams of the Acid House generation. Essential reading...
            Soul Jazz Records presents Boombox 45 Box Set: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco RapBOX SETSoul Jazz Records
            Soul Jazz Records’ fantastic new collection of early rap on this unique seven-inch box set comprises five independent, super-rare and collectors’...
            • The Majestics – Class A
            • The Majestics – Key To Love
            • Lady B – To The Beat Y'all (Part 1)
            • Lady B – To The Beat Y'all (Part 2)
            • Bramsam – Move Your Body
            • Bramsam – Get Up And Dance Now
            • TJ Swann, Pee Wee Mel and Barry B – Are You Ready (Part 1)
            • TJ Swann, Pee Wee Mel and Barry B – Are You Ready (Part 2)
            • Manujothi – Shake Your Body
            • Manujothi – Shake Your Body (Instrumental)
            • 5×7" Boxset£35.00
              Out of stock
            Andrew Weatherall: A Jockey Slut TributeJockey Slut
            DON'T MISS OUT on this ESSENTIAL book! An extensive, informative book on main man Andy Weatherall from those who knew him best including ... Bobby Gillespie,...
            • Book (400g)£15.00
              Out of stock
            Arthur RussellThe World Of Arthur RussellSoul Jazz Records
            New fully remastered re-release of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music...
            • Dinosuar L – Go Bang (Francois K Mix)
            • Lola – Wax The Van
            • Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
            • Arthur Russell – Keeping Up
            • Arthur Russell – In The Light Of The Miracle
            • Arthur Russell – A Little Lost
            • Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk
            • Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
            • Dinosuar L – In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
            • Arthur Russell – Treehouse
            • Indian Ocean – Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)
            Lindo Sonho Delirante vol.3: 100 fearless records from Brazil (1986-2000)by Bento AraujoPoeira Press
            PLEASE NOTE!! THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY STUCK IN BRAZIL DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS! Press 'remind' and we will let you know when it arrivesONLY AVAILABLE ON...
            • Book (650g)£30.00
              Out of stock
            Le DealJazz TraficantesFavorite Recordings
            SUPERB, golden-era style jazz set from this talented group of French musicians, Le Deal. Killer, killer release!
            • Le Deal – Jazz Traficantes
            • Le Deal – Riot in Chinatown
            • Le Deal – Custom Agents
            • Le Deal – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 1)
            • Le Deal – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 2)
            • Le Deal – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 3)
            DiscoYou Should Be DancingMulti-Media Marketing Publications
            Nice book with groovy pics
            • Original Book (300g)£20.00
              Nice s/hand hardback book in good condition
              In stockAdd to Bag
            Freedom, Rhythm and SoundPOSTERSoul Jazz Records
            Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!! Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra...
            Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records
            OUT NOW!Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant...
            • Automatic – Too Much Money
            • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
            • New Fries – Lily
            • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
            • Ixna – Somebody Said
            • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
            • Tom Of England – Neon Green
            • Toresch – Tocar
            • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
            • Gramme – Discolovers
            • Niagara – Ida
            • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
            • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
            • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
            • Wino D – Untitled
            • 2xLP (Coloured Vinyl) + Download Code£27.00
              In stockAdd to Bag
            • 2xLP (+ Download Code)£25.00
              Out of stock
            • CD£12.00
              In stockAdd to Bag
            • MP3 Release£9.99
              In stockAdd to Bag
            The Soul BookIan Hoare, Clive Anderson, Tony Cummings, Simon Frith Methuen Paperbacks
            Soul music in the 1970s. Great!
            • Original Book (600g)£18.00
              Secondhand out of print book in great condition
              In stockAdd to Bag
            Billie HarrisI Want Some Water (feat. Horace Tapscott)Nimbus West
            **Legendary session! First time ever on vinyl and cut directly from the original master tapes with no digital process whatsoever! Tip-on sleeve printed...
            • Billie Harris – Prayer Of Happiness
            • Billie Harris – I Want Some Water
            • LP£40.00
              Deluxe tip-on sleeve plus insert w/ photos and liner notes
              Out of stock
            Hot Stuff : Disco and the Remaking of American CultureBy Alice EcholsNorton
            HARDBACK USA IMPORT BOOK 60% OFF!!!In the 1970s, as disco engulfed America, the question, "Do you wanna dance?" became divisive, even explosive. In this...
            • Book (700g)£16.99 £8.00
              Out of stock
            Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
            Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...