Soul Jazz to release 12”x12” book celebrating the art of disco sleeves, plus free fold-out coke mirror

Soul Jazz to release 12"x12" book celebrating the art of disco sleeves, plus free fold-out coke mirror

Career cratediggers at Soul Jazz have never been interested in ending their excitement at a beautiful reissue or anthology. Their thirst for knowledge pans out through well-researched liner notes, archaeological art, and even the book form. Essentially, they dig through crates so you don’t have to.

If print media is still your thing, then get excited: FACT reports that Disco will be given the bound treatment next. Much like Soul Jazz’s recent edition Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-1980, the new book definitely judges the records on their covers. Disco: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records contains over 2000 covers and 700 disco sleeves. The book itself is 12”x12”, allowing many of these pieces to be transmitted life-size.

Disco was edited by actual person Disco Patrick, author of The Bootleg Guide to Disco, and Patrick Vogt. DJ Tom Moulton wrote the introduction, and interviews include Mel Cheren (West End Records), Henry Stone (TK Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude), and Tom Moulton. Other ephemera includes historical information, full discographies, roller disco sleeves, and a scrapbook of disco ads.

While waiting for the November 3 release date, enjoy some Bumblebee Unlimited below:

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