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All Platinum: The Making of a Sound - Steve Guarnori.

All Platinum: The Making of a Sound is the long overdue detailed history of All Platinum Records from 1967-1979. This essential mammoth-sized reference source deals with each year in the company’s history as well as exploring the stories of its artists and the musicians who signed for the company each year. With quotes from many of the surviving artists, a fascinating insight as provided into how Joe and Sylvia Robinson’s record label started operating from a small basement and grew to become one of the most important black owned record labels of the '70s. 

This was no ordinary record company. The creative talent that passed through All Platinum’s doors was phenomenal and the way the business operated was unusual to say the least. All Platinum: The Making of a Sound also covers the acquisition of Chess, the once mighty Chicago label, as well as the company’s successful expansion into the UK and Europe in 1975. 

Additionally, the book contains the most comprehensive (and fully illustrated) discography on the releases from All Platinum and its related imprints, as well as those records it distributed nationally for other record labels. The discography includes several records not documented elsewhere (534 pages, softcover, colour illustrated).

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