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Cover Art of Studio One Records


It's got the name Steve Barrow attached to it (as interviewed by this site in the past), so we can assume that The Cover Art of Studio One Records, a new book on Soul Jazz, is well worth checking out.

The label is an icon of Jamaica, launched by Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd in 1954 and dominating the ska and reggae scene through the '60s and into the 1970s. Their back catalogue is an A-Z of the respective genres.


But this isn't a history of the label specifically, it's a celebration of its cover art. Which, I suppose, is a history of sorts, especially as it is backed up with details on those acts.

Edited by Stuart Baker and with an introduction by Steve Barrow, the book is a coffee table number covering 192 pages - most of those in full colour. 17th October is the release date, with Amazon doing discounted pre-orders for £22.50.

Find out more about the book at the Amazon website

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