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Blue Note Records Celebrates 80th Anniversary


 
BLUE NOTE RECORDS CELEBRATES 80th ANNIVERSARY
THE FINEST IN JAZZ SINCE 1939
 
LEGACY OF LEGENDARY JAZZ LABEL WILL BE HONORED WITH
SEVERAL NEW VINYL SERIES, A DOCUMENTARY FILM, SPECIAL LIVE EVENTS,
ART PRINTS OF CLASSIC BLUE NOTE IMAGERY, BRANDED APPAREL,
THE BLUE NOTE REVIEW VINYL BOXSET SERIES & MORE
 
80 years ago on January 6, 1939, a German immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists, founding what would become the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world.

Ray Charles’s “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volumes 1 & 2” Coming Feb. 22nd, 2019


 
RAY CHARLES’ MODERN SOUNDS IN COUNTRY
AND WESTERN MUSIC, VOLUMES 1 & 2
 
AMONG THE MOST INFLUENTIAL RECORDS OF THE PAST CENTURY
TO BE RELEASED BY CONCORD RECORDS ON FEBRUARY 22
 
Ray Charles’s Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volumes 1 & 2 are major landmarks in American culture.

Marlena Shaw’s 1969 Soul-Jazz Amalgam ‘The Spice of Life’ Reissued On Vinyl Ahead Of 50th Anniversary


 
Marlena Shaw’s Innovative, Outspoken 1969 Soul-Jazz Amalgam ‘The Spice of Life’ Reissued On Vinyl Via Verve/UMe Ahead Of 50th Anniversary
 
LANDMARK LP WIDELY OUT OF PRINT FOR FOUR DECADES
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Marlena Shaw‘s long-lost soul-jazz album The Spice of Life, widely out of print since 1977, is available on vinyl once again via Verve/UMe ahead of the album’s 50th anniversary in 2019.

Willie Hutch’s Soundtrack To 1974 Blaxploitation Classic ‘Foxy Brown’ Reissued On Vinyl


 
Willie Hutch’s Soundtrack To 1974 Blaxploitation Classic ‘Foxy Brown’ Reissued On Vinyl Via Motown/UMe
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Willie Hutch‘s soundtrack to the classic blaxploitation caper Foxy Brown, out of print for nearly two decades, is available once again via Motown/UMe. In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Foxy Brown [Original Soundtrack] is pressed on standard weight black vinyl in a faithful reproduction of the original packaging as released on Motown Records in 1973.

Motown/UMe Reissue The Temptations Album “Cloud Nine” in Limited Color Vinyl | Available NOW


 
The Temptations’ ‘Cloud Nine’ Album Reissued By Motown/UMe In Limited Color Vinyl Edition
 
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Released by Gordy/Motown in February 1969, Cloud Nine put The Temptations at the forefront of “psychedelic soul.”

Motown/UMe Reissues Marvin Gaye’s Album “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” in New Black And Purple Vinyl | Available NOW


 
Marvin Gaye’s 1968 International Chart-Topper, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” Celebrated With New Black And Purple Vinyl LP Releases
 
‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ Album Released in Unique Vinyl Edition
 
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Marvin Gaye‘s In The Groove album was released by Motown Records in August 1968.

Classic Soul Singles by Singer Yvonne Vernee, “My First Love” & “You Can Do It” Coming on 7″ Vinyl Oct. 24th, 2018 | LISTEN!!


 
Unheard Northern Soul Music By The Late Tony “The Entertainer” Clarke Completed For Release
 
New Material Recorded on 7″ Vinyl singles by Yvonne Vernee of the Motown vocal group The Elgins, available now for Pre-Order
 
DETROIT – Oct. 2, 2018 – PRLog — As a songwriter and recording artist for multiple record labels throughout the 60s, singer Tony Clarke scored a Top 40 hit of his own with “The Entertainer” on Chess Records.

James Brown’s “Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68” 2LP Edition Coming Oct. 12th, 2018


 
James Brown’s ‘Say It Live And Loud: Live In Dallas 08.26.68’ Makes Vinyl Debut With Expanded 2LP 50th Anniversary Edition To Be Released October 12 By Republic/UMe
 
Commemorative Vinyl and Digital Edition Adds Two Previously Unreleased Recordings
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On August 26, 1968, two weeks after releasing his civil rights anthem, “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud,” James Brown recorded his concert at Dallas, Texas’ Memorial Auditorium.

“Barry White: The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979)” (CD & LP) to be Released on Oct. 26th, 2018


 
Barry White’s 20th Century Records Albums Remastered For 9CD And 9LP Vinyl Box Sets, ‘The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979),’ To Be Released October 26
 
All Nine Albums Also Available in Individual 180-Gram Vinyl LP Packages
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Marking 45 years since the release of his debut solo album, soul/R&B legend Barry White‘s nine 20th Century Records albums have been remastered from their analogue master tapes for new 9CD and 9LP 180-gram vinyl box sets, titled Barry White: The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979).

Certified Classics To Rerelease Maxwell’s “Embrya” In Celebration Of The Album’s 20th Anniversary Sept. 28th, 2018


 
Certified Classics To Rerelease Maxwell’s Embrya In Celebration Of The Album’s 20th Anniversary September 28th
 
INCLUDES A 2-LP WHITE VINYL PACKAGE AND A NEW 12-PAGE BOOKLET FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOS FROM THE ORIGINAL EMBRYA PHOTOSHOOT BY MARIO SORRENTI
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music’s Certified Classics, Legacy Recording’s division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, will release Maxwell‘s Embrya on September 28th.