Legacy Recordings Celebrates Harry Belafonte’s 90th Birthday with Release of When Colors Come Together… The Legacy of Harry Belafonte on Friday, February 24, 2017
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 90th birthday of the iconic American singer/songwriter/actor/social activist/cultural ambassador Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) with the release of When Colors Come Together… The Legacy of Harry Belafonte on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Legacy Recordings and Columbia Records Celebrating 60+ Years of the Magic of Johnny Mathis with Essential Releases Planned for 2017
Johnny Mathis 60th and 61st Anniversary Tour Dates 2016-2017 Announced
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announce an ongoing 60th Anniversary celebration of the enduring musical achievements of Johnny Mathis (who first signed with Columbia in 1955) with definitive catalog and archival releases set for 2017 and beyond.
The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Publishing Group To Serve As Worldwide Publisher For Prince’s Iconic Catalog Of Songs
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a global leader in music publishing, today announced an agreement with the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson to become, effective immediately, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s entire song catalog.
Justin Time Essentials Collection Announces Restored Recording of Dizzy Gillespie’s Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker
Album Features James Moody, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, and Philly Joe Jones
In 1980 on a cold November night in Montreal, two iconic landmarks of jazz history were channeled by a group of immortal musicians under the leadership of the incomparable Dizzy Gillespie for a thrilling concert entitled Concert of the Century — A Tribute to Charlie Parker.
John Coltrane’s Iconic Impulse! Records Lifetime Recordings Remastered In High-Res Audio In Honor Of Jazz Legend’s 90th Birthday
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary saxophonist and composer John Coltrane would have been 90 today. To celebrate his legacy and incredible body of work, Verve/UMe is proud to announce today’s release of the high-resolution audio remasters of nine more of his classic Impulse! Records albums, continuing the label’s initiative to remaster every album Coltrane recorded in his lifetime for “The House That Trane Built” in a variety of high-fidelity formats.
Nina Simone’s Historic Philips Years Celebrated with
Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic Albums Including
Nina Simone in Concert, Wild is the Wind,
High Priestess of Soul
Available September 30 via Verve/UMe
From 1964 to 1967, the extraordinary Nina Simone released seven albums on Philips Records, further establishing her peerless artistic expression and singular voice. During this exceptional purple patch, she recorded some of her best and most important work of her career, much of it fuelled by the Civil Rights Movement and the turmoil of 1960s America.
UMe Gives Boyz II Men 25th Anniversary Treatment With Vinyl Releases Of Their Motown Debut, Cooleyhighharmony, And Sophomore Album II, August 19
Releases include #1 singles “I’ll Make Love To You,” “On Bended Knee” and Top 5 hit singles, “Motownphilly,” “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday,” earning three GRAMMY® Awards
LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Formed at Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts by Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson (who eventually left), later joined by fellow school choir members Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael McCrary, Boyz II Men found their inspiration in the echoes of their school bathroom and their city’s tradition in classic a cappella and doo-wop harmonies.
UMe Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover” With Vinyl Reissue Of Her 1976 Self-Titled Motown Album, July 15
Album release includes two pop chart-toppers in GRAMMY®-nominated disco anthem and Oscar-nominated “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)”
LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Diana Ross was six years into her wildly successful solo career from the Supremes when she outdid herself, releasing a self-titled project, her seventh studio album, that included two No. 1 pop smashes, “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” and the dance-floor classic, “Love Hangover.”
Verve/UMe to Reissue Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin’ and Jimmy Smith’s ‘Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!’ on 180-gram Vinyl LPs
Available June 24 as Part of Verve’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Verve/UMe is proud to announce, as part of Verve’s 60th anniversary celebration, new vinyl reissues on June 24 for two long unavailable live performance classics by a pair of jazz legends – the peerless Ella Fitzgerald’s Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and funk-master Jimmy Smith’s Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!.
Verve/UMe to Reissue Eight Essential Diana Krall
Albums In 180-gram Double-LP Vinyl Editions
Available July 15 as Part of Verve’s
60th Anniversary Celebration
As part of Verve Records‘ ongoing 60th anniversary celebration, Verve/UMe is proud to announce the July 15 release of eight essential Diana Krall albums in 180-gram, 2-LP vinyl reissues. The renowned pianist and vocalist has called Verve home for the vast majority of her illustrious career, and these new versions of her recordings originally released between 1996 and 2009 showcase many of her finest moments in lustrous vinyl format.