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Babyface, Carrie Lucas and Members of L.A. City Hall Speak on Dick Griffey and the Legacy of SOLAR


 
SOLAR Records and Founder Dick Griffey Honored by L.A. City Council for its 40th Anniversary
by A. Scott Galloway
 
The second order of business at the Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, was a commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of SOLAR Records and its founder, Dick Griffey, in conjunction with June being Black Music Month.

Resonance Records to Release Classic Grant Green Recordings: “Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)” & “Slick! – Live at Oil Can Harry’s” on May 25th, 2018 | WATCH NEW VIDEO! LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!


 
Resonance Records to Release Previously Unissued Music from
Jazz Guitar Icon Grant Green
 
Historic Recordings:
Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)
& Slick! – Live at Oil Can Harry’s
 
Resonance Records is proud to be releasing the first official previously unissued recordings of Grant Green in over 10 years, representing the earliest (1969-1970) and latest (1975) known live recordings of Grant Green as a bandleader.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! New Collective Group Run N’ Fly to Release Debut Album on Nov. 10th, 2017


 
Collective Run N’ Fly Pays Homage to Strong
Feminine Role Models That Have Defined Pop Culture on
Eponymous Debut – Available November 10 via Run N’ Fly
 
Embracing a newfound creative freedom to explore his lifelong passion for old school R&B/funk and contemporary urban jazz, guitarist Sandro Albert is the mastermind, composer and producer of an extraordinary collective, Run N’ Fly.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Funk Legend Bootsy Collins to Release Anticipated New Album “World Wide Funk” on Oct. 27th, 2017


 
Funk legend Bootsy Collins announces ‘World Wide Funk,’ his first album in 6 years, out Oct 27th
 
The funk runs deep and rich on ‘World Wide Funk,’ Bootsy Collins‘ first studio album since 2011’s Tha Funk Capital of the World, out October 27th, 2017. Populated with musical friends old and new, and recorded in his Cincinnati home’s Bootzilla Re-hab studio,…

Roy Ayers Ubiquity’s “Lifeline” to be Reissued on Vinyl on August 18th, 2017 via Polydor/UMe


 
“Lifeline,” Roy Ayers Ubiquity’s inimitable, influential 1977 fusion of jazz, pop, funk, and disco, will be reissued on vinyl on August 18 via Polydor/UMe in honor of the album’s 40th anniversary.
 
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lifeline, Roy Ayers Ubiquity‘s inimitable, influential 1977 fusion of jazz, pop, funk, and disco, will be reissued on vinyl on August 18 via Polydor/UMe in honor of the album’s 40th anniversary.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Funk Band Phat Phunktion is Set to Release New Album “Live At The High Noon” on June 2nd, 2017


 
Award-Winning Nine-Piece Funk Band PHAT PHUNKTION To Release Fifth Album on June 2
 
Available Digitally, on CD, and Blu-ray, ‘Live at the High Noon’ Is the Group’s First Live Album. 75-Minute Concert Includes Exuberant Rendition of “Jupiter” by Earth Wind & Fire. Group Includes Oscar-Winning Arranger Tim Whalen.
 
MADISON, Wis. – April 17, 2017 – PRLog — As a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students who banded together in 1996, Phat Phunktion have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world.

Bruno Mars Announces Long-Term Relationship With MGM Resorts International

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GRAMMY Award-Winning Superstar Bruno Mars Announces Long-Term Relationship With MGM Resorts International
 
Legendary Entertainer to Perform at Multiple MGM Resorts Venues, Including Park Theater At Monte Carlo in Las Vegas and The Theater At MGM National Harbor in Maryland
 
LAS VEGAS and NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar entertainer Bruno Mars will help kick off the opening seasons for MGM Resorts International’s two new entertainment venues on each side of the country, Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas and The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! FOMO Feat. Chaka Khan, Taka Boom & Mark Stevens – “House Of Love”

FOMO - House of Love
 
“House of Love” presents family history in the making when three siblings connect for the first time in music, in collaboration with dance producers FOMO
 
Available NOW on iTunes!
 
After all these years when Chaka Khan and her talented siblings, Taka Boom and Mark Stevens (Aurra) had established their own careers, the thought never crossed any of their minds to work together. Yet this scenario slowly changed when Boom and production duo FOMO (Jamie Petrie and Mark Bell) were piecing together a single for FOMO’s upcoming CD.
 

Brian Culbertson to Release New Album “Funk!” on Sept. 30th, 2016 | Announces New Tour 2016

Brian Culbertson Funk Tour 2016
 
Culbertson readying to take “Funk!” to the stage
 
“Been Around The World” to precede new album and extensive concert tour
 
Los Angeles, Calif. (25 May 2016): Message to funk received from the Mothership: hit-maker Brian Culbertson is in the studio conspiring with his cosmic group of musical soul brothers on his second funk collection, “Funk!,” which will be released September 30 on his BCM Entertainment label.

Reissue Label Friday Music to Release Vinyl Versions of Rock and Soul Classics

Earth, Wind & Fire - Gratitude
 
EARTH, WIND & FIRE, CHIC AND CHICAGO LEAD FRIDAY MUSIC’S SPRING RELEASE SCHEDULE
 
Classic Reissue Label Delivers Audiophile Vinyl Versions of Rock and Soul Classics
 
April 25, 2016 – New York, NY- Famed reissue label Friday Music is gearing up for a spring full of new releases. The recent announcement of a limited, 3-LP set of David Bowie’s A Reality Tour (coming June 3) is only the tip of the iceberg. Friday Music’s release schedule contains a plethora of albums from some of the most legendary names in rock and soul. All titles have been remastered and reissued on 180-gram audiophile vinyl. Here are some of the highlights.