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January 2014

Vocalist Dianne Reeves to Release 1st Album in 5 Years | “Beautiful Life” | Coming Feb. 11th, 2014 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Dianne Reeves - Beautiful Life
 
GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALIST DIANNE REEVES SET TO RELEASE BEAUTIFUL LIFE, HER FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS
 
Reeves’ Debut Recording on Concord Records Features an All-Star Cast
 
One of the preeminent female jazz vocalists in the world, Dianne Reeves, is set to release her Concord Records debut, Beautiful Life, on February 11, 2014. The album showcases Reeves’ sublime gifts by melding elements of R&B, Latin and pop within the framework of 21st Century jazz. “At its essence,” says Reeves, “Life is beautiful and I wanted to celebrate that which is too often overlooked.”
 

The Wah Wah Collective to Release Debut Album, “Cry Baby Soul” on Feb. 24th, 2014 | LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC!!

The Wah Wah Collective
‘Cry Baby Soul’
Debut Album



Artist:  The Wah Wah Collective
Album:  Cry Baby Soul
Label:  I-innovate
Catalog:  innowah
Release:  24th February 2014
Format:  CD/Digital iTunes/Amazon

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‘Cry Baby Soul’ is the first album offering from The Wah Wah Collective. A gathering of previous vinyl only releases mixed with unreleased songs from the now London based group.

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Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire to Release, “the imagined savior is far easier to paint” on March 11th, 2014 | Announces Tour Dates

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE ANNOUNCES TOUR BEHIND RELEASE OF
“the imagined savior is far easier to paint”



NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM OUT MARCH 11


On March 11, trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire will return with the release of the imagined savior is far easier to paint, an impressive and expansive new album that broadens the palette of his quintet with the addition of guitarist Charles Altura, the OSSO String Quartet, and vocalists Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann, and Cold Specks.
 
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Big Daddy Kane to be The Voice of New Docu-Series on CENTRIC, “BEING” | Premieres Feb. 15th, 2014

CENTRIC Announces Big Daddy Kane
as the Voice of Original Biography Docu-Series “BEING” 



Kicking Off With Wendy Williams, This Season Will Also Feature Chaka Khan, Al Sharpton, Dionne Warwick, Donnie McClurkin, Ruben Studdard and More


New York, NY – January 30, 2013 – This February, CENTRIC kicks-off the Black History Month celebration with original weekly series, BEING. The 8 episode one-hour docu-series takes a riveting look at the journey many of our seminal African American celebrities have encountered. Often beating the odds and rising from tough environments, BEING chronicles the life and times of Wendy Williams, Chaka Khan, Al Sharpton, Dionne Warwick, Donnie McClurkin, Ruben Studdard and more.
 
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New Jazz Release: Plunky & Oneness | “Never Too Late” (Coming Feb 11th, 2014) | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

New CD Album Release: Plunky & Oneness | “Never Too Late” – Coming February 11th, 2014


 
Never Too Late, the new album by Afro-funk, jazz veteran, J. Plunky Branch and his group Plunky & Oneness bridges genres and generations.   The ambitious 16-song collection includes neo-soul, nu-jazz, and hip-hop songs about love, wisdom and purposeful partying.   With Never Too Late Plunky & Oneness prove that eclecticism is no vice and variety can be its own reward.

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Singer Christopher Williams Releases Brand New Single, “Not Conditional” | Available NOW

R&B/Soul Crooner Christopher Williams
Releases Single,
“Not Conditional”
Available NOW


Good Day Readers – Its HUMP DAY!

We have some good news to share with many loyal fans of one of R&B’s endearing singers – Christopher Williams.

Mr. Williams has FINALLY released a brand new single this week (Jan 24th) entitled, “Not Conditional” from KES/Thy Will Media Group. The track is now available for purchase/song samples on either iTunes or Amazon.

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Angela Stribling to Sing for Quincy Jones at Special Event | Feb. 1st, 2014

Singer/Radio & Television Personality Angela Stribling to Sing For Quincy Jones During Prestigious International Civil Rights Museum Ceremony Saturday, February 1st in Greensboro, NC

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dazzling jazz singer, television personality and radio broadcast veteran Angela Stribling was graciously chosen to sing a selection honoring Quincy Jones at a very special program being mounted in Greensboro, North Carolina by the International Civil Rights Museum (ICRM).

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R&B Singer Noel Gourdin Signs with Shanachie Records | New CD, “City Heart, Southern Soul” Coming Feb. 18th, 2014

SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS DEAL WITH TOP NOTCH MUSIC TO RELEASE NEW CD FROM CHART-TOPPING R&B SENSATION, SINGER & SONGWRITER
NOEL GOURDIN



City Heart, Southern Soul Set For Release February 18th, 2014


R&B Singer/songwriter Noel Gourdin is a fan of powerful music with potent messages. Influenced by iconic voices like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Johnny Taylor, Gourdin has learned a thing or two about crafting songs that speak to the heart, mind and soul.  His rich buttery smooth alto, flavored with a gritty and bluesy undercurrent and punctuated by agile gospel riffs, make him instantly recognizable.

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Jessica Reedy is Ready – New Single, “Better” Drops Jan 28th, 2014 | LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!


Music listeners,

There is not only one single entitled, “BETTER” coming out today – singles wise for Gospel Music.

We published an article earlier featuring another Gospel act yesterday regarding similarities to the song title, but the single of the same name is also coming from another young lady who is reaching just as high for the stars as they are. And her name is Jessica Reedy.

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The Top 100 R&B Slow Jams #10 | Luther Vandross – If Only For One Night / Creepin’

Luther Vandross - The Night I Fell In Love
 
Yes, T.U.M.S. Readers – It’s hard to believe, huh? We know.
 
The RETURN of our unfinished business: The Top 100 R&B Slow Jams!
 
Yep, let us hear it. We took WAY TOO LONG to complete this enormously popular list of slow cuts, didn’t we? Or did we just do the collection justice by plain and simply let the tracks age like fine wine? And add the last bit of songs to the list slowly, tastefully and in homage to one of the best aspects of R&B/Soul music?
 
NOTHING can touch the next addition. NOTHING.
 
All you have to say is LUTHER VANDROSS.