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June 2014

Vocalist Carmen Lundy’s New Project “Soul To Soul” Coming Sept. 23rd, 2014 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

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Album Features A Myriad Of Special Guests Including Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Simphiwe Dana, Bennie Maupin, Carol Robbins, Patrice Rushen, Warren Wolf And More
 
Los Angeles, California. “Soul To Soul,” a passionate new song cycle from vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician Carmen Lundy, is set for release September 23rd, 2014 via Afrasia Productions. “Soul To Soul”, Lundy’s 14th album, is the next chapter in her critically-acclaimed career as both a musical artist and a visual artist; a return to her roots but also an exploration of these roots — and the journey that those roots can take you on. The release of “Soul To Soul” will be accompanied by tour dates both in the U.S. and overseas.
 

Goapele Drops New Single “Hey Boy” | Avail NOW | TAKE A LISTEN!

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One of the more anticipated tracks to kick off the year of summer is coming straight from Neo-Soul starlet Goapele. The Oakland, Ca. native drops a season anthem, “Hey Boy” for your headsets and speaker cabinets everywhere. Following the recent signing to R&B singer Eric Benet’s new label “Jordan House”, Goapele is steadily taking it easy in prepping the release of her new album to come very soon. In the meantime, fill up your ice chests and water coolers to this funky dance groove. We was able to find the track streaming on YouTube for your listening pleasure & dropped it down below. Press play and chill.

Saxman Richard Elliot to Drop New Disc “Lip Service” on July 15th | LISTEN TO SONG SAMPLES!

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Click HERE to Listen to NEW MUSIC!
 
Smooth. Contemporary. Sexy. Appealing. Edgy. Nice & Easy…
 
Some of those words & more can be used to describe the tenacity and the grace of some of the fine compositions saxophonist Mr. Richard Elliot has brought to the table of Contemporary Jazz from over the years.

Jazz Guitarist Jonathan Butler to Release New Disc “Living My Dream” June 24th, 2014

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It took a while for Jonathan Butler to feel comfortable saying it, but the South African singer-songwriter-guitarist’s confidence has grown as he celebrates what he calls “the season of me” and finally admitting that he is living his dream. He tells the story of his life and loves in the eleven original songs that “came from the heart” on his forthcoming Artistry Music album, “Living My Dream, “ which will be released June 24.
 

Maxi Priest Gears Up for New Album “Easy To Love” | Avail July 8th | Previews Album on iTunes – LISTEN NOW!

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This Week Only iTunes Radio’s First Play
 
Previews Entire Album Before Nationwide Release
 
With new international tour dates and an iTunes Radio exclusive, Maxi Priest revs up for the U.S. release of Easy To Love, available July 1 (digital) and July 8 (in stores) on VP Records. He is the first reggae artist to ever land iTunes Radio’s First Play, where fans can hear the album in its entirety a week before release.
 
LISTEN NOW! iTunesRadio.com/MaxiPriest

Anita Wilson’s Sophomore Album “Vintage Worship” Available in Stores | Debut at #2 on iTunes Gospel Top 100 Albums Chart

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Vintage Worship Debuts at #2 on iTUNES Christian/Gospel Top 100 Albums Chart; #40 on iTUNES Overall Top 200 Albums Chart
 
Nashville, TN (June 24, 2014) – Motown Gospel’s Grammy®, Dove, and Stellar-nominated songstress Anita Wilson returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album, VINTAGE WORSHIP (http://bit.ly/1jK3pKO), available in stores and online everywhere today.VINTAGE WORSHIP debuts at #2 on the iTUNES Christian/Gospel Top 100 albums chart as well as #40 on the overall iTUNES Top 200 Albums Chart.

Resonance Records to Release 2-CD Archival Discovery by Charles Lloyd, “Manhattan Stories,” September 9th, 2014

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Two previously-unreleased performances by the always-extraordinary saxophonist Charles Lloyd and the band he was leading in 1965–guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Pete La Roca–are showcased for the first time in this forthcoming Resonance Records set. “Manhattan Stories” features the pristine sound quality, extensive liner notes, and meticulously designed artwork that have become the label’s trademarks.
 
Richmond, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
 
In the words of a classic TV show, there are eight million stories in the Naked City. Resonance Records uncovers a pair of long-untold tales from New York City’s fabled jazz past on “Manhattan Stories,” due for release on September 9.

Sam Smith’s Debut Album “In The Lonely Hour” Enters Billboard Top 200 At #2 — Makes History

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — British soul singer and songwriter Sam Smith has made U.S. pop music history with his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, selling more copies in its first week of release – 165,966 – than any other debut album by a UK male artist in the 23-year history of Soundscan. The Capitol Records album has entered this week’s Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #2, propelled by the artist’s Top-Ten hit single, “Stay With Me,” which has just surpassed sales of one million copies this week.

Legendary R&B/Hip-Hop Group Full Force Is Set To Release New Album ‘FULL FORCE: WITH LOVE FROM OUR FRIENDS’ ON AUGUST 26, 2014

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Astonishing Line-Up of Special Guests Heralding “True Skool All-Star Album” Is Blended in a Labor of Love
 
Dedicated to Band Member Paul Anthony’s Initiative to Champion Leukemia and Lymphoma
 

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Full Force, – that is, Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Curt-T-T, J-R aka Shy Shy, and Baby Gerry aka DJ Geenius – one of music’s pioneering R&B/hip hop vocal band/production teams, is proud to announce the release of Full Force: With Love From Our Friends. This brand new studio album featuring an impressive line-up of special guests will be available on August 26, 2014, through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Songstress Ann Nesby Returns With New Album “Living My Life” | LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!

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After heralding beautiful music behind the scenes as lead singer of long time Urban Gospel group Sounds of Blackness and following a successful career as a solo vocalist, powerhouse singer Ann Nesby has returned to the urban music scene with a brand new spankin’ album, “Living My Life.” via Ingrooves Records (released June 3rd).