THIRTEEN’s American Masters Tells the Story of Legendary Bluesman B.B. King During Black History Month on PBS
B.B. King: The Life of Riley premieres nationally Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m. (check local listings)
NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend — the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years — earning the moniker ‘King of the Blues’.
LA Reid, Chairman & CEO, Epic Records and three-time Grammy -winning producer is set to release his first-ever memoir, Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next (Harper Collins – Feb. 2, 2016)
SING TO ME is a stunning record of LA Reid’s life and career, featuring over 100 of his personal photos.
LA Reid is a rare breed among record producers — not only one of the most accomplished and innovative figures working behind the scenes in the music industry, but a celebrity presence in his own right.
Fresh off their Soul Train performance R&B trio After 7 return with the new Babyface & Daryl Simmons produced single “I Want You,” a smooth uptempo groove currently riding high on Billboards Adult R&B Songs Chart
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(Los Angeles, California – December 12, 2015) It’s been said that true talent never dies. And in the midst of a classic R&B revival, the original group line up of platinum R&B vocal trio After 7 makes a remarkably dynamic return with their unmistakable sound.
LEGENDARY ORGANIST DR. LONNIE SMITH
RETURNS TO BLUE NOTE FOR JANUARY 29 RELEASE OF EVOLUTION
HIS FIRST ALBUM FOR ICONIC LABEL SINCE 1970
Dr. Lonnie Smith is set to release his first Blue Note album in 45 years with the January 29 release of Evolution. The album marks the return of the legendary Hammond B-3 organ master to the label where he first made a name for himself in the late 1960s, first as a sideman with saxophonist Lou Donaldson on albums including Alligator Bogaloo, and soon after as a leader with his own soul-jazz classics such as Think! and Turning Point.
UMe Celebrates B.B. King’s 90th Birthday With Release Of Three Classic Albums On Vinyl, remastered Classics For Digital Including Out Of Print Crown Catalog
Legendary ‘King of the Blues’ will be remembered with vinyl/digital reissues of Live At The Regal, Live In Cook County Jail and first-ever LP version of two — Deuces Wild, featuring famous collaborators, as well as early classics from Modern/Crown Records
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The world of music lost one of its all-time legends when the great blues guitarist B. B. King passed away on May 14, at the age of 89. Accolades and tributes came not only from fans but fellow musicians who were influenced by the Mississippi-born son of sharecroppers, who virtually popularized the genre that spawned rock ‘n’ roll.
The Legendary Force MD’s On TV One’s Unsung September 9th 8pm. Enjoy Their Magical Journey
Sept. 1, 2015 – PRLog –Perhaps no group embodies the spirit of classic eighties Hip-Hop R&B soul more than the iconic and unstoppable Force MD’s. Anyone who has attended a Force MD’s show knows that from the first words of “Tender Love” “Here I lay all alone…” the whole crowd is instantly unified, swaying arm in arm, passionately singing the soundtrack of their lives.
Award-Winning Triple reat Entertainer Elijah Rock Shifts Focus To Music
With Unique Contemporary Gershwin Salute On Heels of Hit Musical
IndieGoGo-Funded EP “Gershwin for the Soul” Traditional Jazz Pop Project To Be Recorded In September With Band Headed By Musical Director/Pianist Kevin Toney Featuring All-Star Musicians John B. Williams (bass) – Terry Wollman (guitar) Greg Paul & Rayford Griffin (drums)
(Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2015) Long-dedicated to upholding and aligning himself with the first class carriage and aesthetic of timeless entertainers from the past, singer/actor/dancer Elijah Rock is in the final stages of preparation to bring a contemporary and decidedly African American twist to the music of George & Ira Gershwin with his forthcoming recording project, Gershwin for the Soul.
Legendary Singer-Songwriter And Producer Bunny Sigler
Releases New Single “Buttermilk And Cornbread”
Featuring Instant Funk
LOS ANGELES, California — Four-time Grammy winning producer-singer-songwriter Bunny Sigler releases his second single, “Buttermilk and Cornbread” from the brand new, critically acclaimed album Bundino. The prolific songwriter who produced the “Philly Sound” excites his audience by showcasing his classic R&B sound going back to his roots with the funky, stand-out track as his follow-up on the R&B driven album featuring disco band, Instant Funk.
GOSPEL ICON PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR ANNOUNCED AS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME HONOREE IN CLASS OF 2016
Caesar selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Recording
The current Queen of Gospel, legendary artist Pastor Shirley Caesar garners a new milestone, as an honoree in the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s just-announced honorees selected for the class of 2016, to receive a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording, unveiled via www.walkoffame.com (date for star ceremony is pending).
“For the Record” Documentary on Nathan East Debuts on Hulu in December
Yamaha Entertainment Group will release ‘For the Record‘, the first-ever documentary on one of the world’s most recorded bassists Nathan East, on Hulu this December. The film follows East’s prolific career from his start as a 16-year old who toured nationally with Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra to playing on over 2,000 different albums and performing at the GRAMMYs with Daft Punk earlier this year.