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Bassist Russel Blake Partners with N.D.V.R. | Releases New Book, “Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman Vol. 1”

Jazz Bassist Russel Blake Partners with National Domestic Violence Registry Positioning his Book,”Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman Vol. 1,” to Elevate the Plight of All Women

Los Angeles – When Russel Blake creates, he taps deep into his inner most God source. It is evidenced by music the renowned music producer and jazz bassist has gifted the planet with, including three CD’s and over 432 compositions within his repertoire encompassing classical, Spanish classical, traditional jazz, Brazilian, opera, Latin and blues music idioms. It rings apparent in the eloquence he embodies as an author penning “Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman Vol. 1,” where he communicates the precious and priceless value of all women. To continue, please click “MORE”!

“Smokin’ Soul: The Story of Daptone Records” by Sarah Perry (Story of Soul Singer Sharon Jones) | Available Now

Smokin’ Soul: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Daptone Records

Award-winning author Sarah Perry
tells the inspiring story behind soul singer Sharon Jones’s rise from
corrections officer to world-touring artist and the small record label
startup -Daptone Records- that put her on the map. Article published by
The Atlas Society.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 19, 2012


Sharon Jones, and the indie record label that put her on the
map, Daptone Records, are at the forefront of a soul/funk revival –a
growing interest in new music, artists, art, and dance moves that
recapture the classic feel of soul/funk records of the 60s and 70s, yet
offer original artistry. Daptone Records is now celebrating its 10th
anniversary. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Irvin Mayfield to Release Book & CD, “A Love Letter To New Orleans” on April 26th, 2011

Grammy-Award Winning Jazz Musician, Irvin Mayfield Sends “A Love Letter To New Orleans”

multi-media coffee-table book and CD package chronicles Mayfield’s
artistic quest and development into one of America’s most promising
young jazz musicians. A Love Letter to New Orleans is also available as a

A Love Letter to New Orleans will be released nationally
through Amazon and select retailers on April 26, 2011. A series of local
book release parties will be held at the Tennessee Williams Literary
Festival on March 27 at The Palm Court Jazz Café in New Orleans and
April 20th and 30th at the Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse in New Orleans.

Orleans, Louisiana)—Irvin Mayfield and Basin Street Records announced
today the release of A Love Letter to New Orleans, a richly designed
coffee-table book and CD that provides an intimate glimpse into the
people, places and ideas that have shaped Mayfield’s musical evolution
into an internationally recognized Jazz artist. Anchored by a stunning
black and white cover photo of Mayfield by jazz photographer Herman
Leonard, A Love Letter to New Orleans begins with a foreword by
journalist Soledad O’Brien, who after her first interview with Mayfield,
is convinced that in her next life she wants to come back as a native
of New Orleans. To continue. please click “MORE”!

“Diana | Queen Of Motown” by Ian Phillips (New Book)

New Diana Ross Book Gets Back to Reality

New hardcover title concentrates on
the achievements and work of superstar and Motown legend, Diana Ross.
Track by track, album by album and movie by movie, her prodigious output
is examined and evaluated in a celebration of five decades of stardom.

Kent, England (PRWEB) January 20, 2011

During a career spanning half a century in which a skinny little girl
from Detroit’s Brewster Projects came to be a byword for style,
professionalism and artistic integrity, Diana Ross has also become an
icon for women, for black people, for disenfranchised individuals
throughout the world.

Millions of words have been written about her – some of them true –
as writers, commentators and fantasists have scrambled to define,
package and fictionalise the person behind the achievements – to find
some mystic shorthand explanation for it all. To continue, Please click “MORE”!

Ray Charles – Genius: The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection

Set due in stores April 7. Most songs available digitally for the first time.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Commencing an extensive Ray Charles reissue program for 2009, Concord Records will release a 21-song anthology of hits titled Ray Charles — Genius: The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection.