Ace Records: Labels Unlimited
From humble beginnings at a London market stall, Ace Records has gone on to change the face of popular music. Now the world's foremost blues, rockabilly, soul and rock 'n' roll reissue label, Ace Records has been responsible for unearthing lost classics and neglected pioneers for over three decades. Ace Records has travelled far and wide resurrecting the forgotten giants of the American music scene. From the earliest pre-war blues and Cajun recordings made in the Deep South, to the explosion of rock 'n' roll, to the soaring soul sounds of the 1960s and 70s, the label has rescued a rich cultural legacy and preserved this music for generations to come. To read "Ace Records" is to explore the history of modern music and to discover the stories of the people that made it. Visually stunning and hugely entertaining, the book chronicles this fascinating label and profiles a diverse range of artists including BB King, John Fahey, Lee Hazlewood and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.
Writer David Stubbs, established music journalist and author of Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child and Eminem: Cleaning Out My Closet, joins forces with Rob Young, editor-at-large of The Wire and author of Rough Trade, Electric Eden and Warp to record the first comprehensive history of this fascinating label.