Boogie wonderland!

Grooving down memory lane: record covers that defined an era

Following the success of Jazz Covers, this volume features over 500 legendary covers from the golden era in black music that have conquered the world. From Marvin Gaye to Michael Jackson, the Temptations to Earth, Wind & Fire, and James Brown to Prince, Funk & Soul Covers portrays the often breathtaking album art that helped make these essentially African-American musical forms both world famous and massively influential, and an essential part of 20th century music history. Featuring interviews with key industry figures—including performers, producers, and writers—Funk & Soul Covers also provides cultural context and design analysis for many of the record covers.
The author:
Joaquim Paulo is a consultant for major labels and directs a number of radio stations in Portugal. He started collecting vinyl at 15, and flies to London, Paris, New York and São Paulo to enrich his collection of over 25,000 LPs. He lives and works in Lisbon and dedicates his free time to recovering old and rare recordings.

The editor:
Julius Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing, and was an art editor for digital and design magazines in Tokyo. His many TASCHEN titles include Illustration Now!, Logo Design, Jazz Covers and Information Graphics.
Funk & Soul Covers

Funk & Soul Covers

, Julius Wiedemann
Softcover with flaps, 9.4 x 9.4 in., 432 pages
$ 39.99

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  • My Favorite TASCHEN Book Is...
Albert Oehlen

“My favorite book is Funk & Soul Covers. It contains more stimuli than I could make use of in 20 years. That said, I don’t really need stimulation… if at all, then for purchasing records.”
Illustration by Robert Nippoldt
  • Reviews
"Hotter than a furnace on Mars... A cursory glance through Funk & Soul Covers, however, reveals a string of artworks that have defined various strands of black music for decades... This is about as funky as a chicken with Ray-Bans watching Ferris Bueller while starring in a Rick James video."
— Record Collector, London, United Kingdom
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