Scepter Wand Forever! A new book now out

Scepter Wand Forever! A new book now out magazine cover

Scepter Wand Forever! by Stephen Guarnori

Now available. 

Tracing the history of Scepter Records and its subsidiary labels. The story details the growth of Scepter in the 1960s in New York with signings like Dionne Warwick and 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. 

Scepters success with acts like The Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, B J Thomas, B T Express, The Kingsmen, The Guess Who etc. and others was mirrored by many more non sellers and flops. This book explores both 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. Loads on the soul side of things, as you'd expect! 

502 PP A4 size, with plenty of illustrations / label scans etc. the book weights in at over 1.6kg (without packaging). Cost £30 + Postage.

PM for ordering details. @Steve G

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ajb profile photo

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that looks nice :yes:

just in time for when the kids ask "dad, what do you want for christmas", nice one :thumbsup:

Windlesoul profile photo

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Looks Iike another very interesting and well researched reference book.  I'll be stocking it in A Nickel And A Nail very soon.

Soul Shrews profile photo

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Been looking forward to this one

Well done Mr G

Cheers Paul

Steve S 60 profile photo

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Nice one, and many happy returns Steve.

Thinksmart profile photo

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The book looks great so I have ordered from Steve.  I am looking forward to it immensely.

Louise profile photo

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Hi Steve

Got the book this morning, congratulations on a job well done  :thumbsup:

Regards

Dave

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1 hour ago, Louise said:

Hi Steve

Got the book this morning, congratulations on a job well done  :thumbsup:

Regards

Dave

Thanks you Dave. Certainly took long enough, :wink:

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Congrats Steve! Looks ace :thumbsup:

Nickinstoke profile photo

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Mine arrived today, it's been keeping me good all day. Well impressed, Steve

Steve G profile photo

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Thank you guys....appreciated. 

jamesh profile photo

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Got mine today. Great job Steve, really enjoying the read. 

Soul Shrews profile photo

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Mine arrived (Holland)today too. Sent last Friday !

Great packaging, looks the biz, can"t wait to get stuck in, well done Steve !

Cheers Paul

Thinksmart profile photo

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The book arrived yesterday and I had a quick sneaky read while pretending to be part of a conversation with my wife.   It's a great book.  Lots to read and return to there.  Thanks for all your work on it Steve.

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I'm really knocked out by this. It is a hugely impressive and very comprehensive homage to the mighty Scepter-Wand labels. It's really well written and an absolute joy to read. Congratulations to Steve on a superb piece of work. I know it must have been a real labour of love but it must have been a lot of effort!:thumbup:

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Well done Steve. Enjoying the book and no one in the world knows more than you about Scepter Wand, that's for sure.  I know from personal experience how much effort goes into writing a book like this and you should be proud of what you've accomplished. 

Thinksmart profile photo

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I am half way through and agree this is an immense achievement.  I am learning enjoyably on every page.

Steve G profile photo

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Thank you for the positive feedback, makes it all worthwhile. :thumbsup:

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Santa's bringing my copy, so not long to wait. 

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I am up to 1968 in reading the book and learning so much, what a story there is around the label(s). By including songs distributed through Scepter Wand it extends the reach out across USA and internationally.  I am enjoying it greatly.  Many facts, artists links and pseudonyms are explained that add context to the music.



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