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Scepter Wand Forever! - Steve Guarnori


Scepter Wand Forever! - Steve Guarnori


A genuinely essential and comprehensive reference for any serious collector of R&B and soul music. Steve Guarnori traces the history of the first US label to be run by a female: Scepter Records and its subsidiary labels. The story details the growth of Scepter in the 1960s in New York with signings like Dionne Warwick, B.J. Thomas and a host of others, through the early days of disco music in the 1970s, and to the company's eventual demise in 1976. This book features the stories of the artists, and the people involved in the company, including a heavy focus on soul and R&B output.

Scepter's success with acts like The Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, B.J. Thomas, B.T. Express, The Kingsmen and others was mirrored by many more non-sellers and flops. The book explores the hits and the misses, the labels that were distributed by Scepter, the artists, and the company’s story. Including comments from many of the people involved with the label over its existence (1.6kg, large format illustrated, 502 pages).

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