Ranky Tanky Breathes Life To the Gullah Culture
of the South Carolina Lowcountry With A Range of
Playful Game Songs to Heartbreaking Spirituals
Set to a Unique Sea Islands Groove
From the South Carolina Lowcountry, where life is laced with African ways, comes Ranky Tanky, a quintet with music rooted in a culture that has shaped American art, food, language and attitude. Their eponymous album on Resilience Music Alliance celebrates that culture, its people and their mother tongue, Gullah.
Vaneese Thomas Announces New Album: “the Long Journey Home”
Award-winning Soul-Blues Artist to Release 7th Album September 16, 2016
NEW YORK – Aug. 12, 2016 – PRLog — Vanesse Thomas, legendary R&B, jazz and soul blues musician today announced the upcoming release of her seventh studio album, The Long Journey Home on Segue Records. Following the critically-acclaimed success of Blues for my Father, a daughter’s ode to the late Rufus Thomas, Vaneese is returning to her blues roots in a thoughtful, passionate body of work that pays homage to her world-renowned musical influences.
Keb’ Mo’ Set To Release “Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album” April 15; Available NOW For Pre-Sale
Nationwide Tour Set To Kick Off On March 3
(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 29, 2016) – Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, is set to release Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album on April 15. Released on Kind of Blue Music/RED Distribution, the album is now available for pre-sale through iTunes, Amazon and KebMo.com with “Life Is Beautiful” being offered as an immediate download.
Blues Without Borders Artist Evelyn Rubio Gains Phenomenal Radio Momentum
Number 1, Number 3, & Number 6 on Billboard Charts
HOUSTON, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-talented singer, musician Evelyn Rubio‘s dual language release “Hombres” blows the charts away. Coming in at number one Latin Pop Album, number three Top Latin Album, and number six Blues Album, Evelyn Rubio is well on her way. Grammy member Evelyn Rubio had this to say, “We are so excited! Our greatest hope was that our efforts toward delivering a quality piece of work in both Spanish and English would gain worldwide attention….”
The Reverend Shawn Amos Premieres New Song “Brand New Man”
The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
New Album out October 16
On October 16, the certified pure blues singer, harmonica player, songwriter and producer, The Reverend Shawn Amos will continue to spread his secular gospel with a brand new album The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You. Today he shares “Brand New Man”, a gritty R&B rave-up from the album that, in the words of The Reverend, “tears the roof off the sucka.”
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.
Daughter of Blues Icon
John Lee Hooker,
Serenades “Live” and “In The Mood”
With Jazzy New Music Releases and Video
Atlanta – Blues legend John Lee Hooker is best remembered for his iconic hits, “Boom, Boom” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” But perhaps his greatest legacy is found in the seductively supple vocal stylings of his daughter, the jazz-inflected, bluesy recording artist, Zakiya Hooker.
Multiple Award-Winning Theatre, Film and Television
Actress Ebony Jo-Ann Releases New Blues CD,
‘Please Save Your Love for Me’
Available on September 18th
Ebony Jo-Ann to Appear in George Faison’s
40th Anniversary of
‘The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music’
Featuring Phylicia Rashad, André De Shields,
Dee Dee Bridgewater and More
(New York, NY – July 29, 2015) – Multiple award-winning theatre, film and television actress, Ebony Jo-Ann releases her new Blues CD, Please Save Your Love for Me on her independent label, Blackgold Production on Friday, September 18th.
Legacy Recordings Sets Digital Release of Bessie (Music from the HBO® Film) for Tuesday, May 12; CD Coming Tuesday, June 2
Bessie (Music from the HBO Film) Debuts “Gimme A Pigfoot and A Bottle of Beer (2015 Remix),” Pairing Bessie Smith’s Original Recording with New Vocals by Queen Latifah and Enhanced Instrumentation Produced by Adam Blackstone and Queen Latifah
Album Includes Historic Blues and Swing Recordings by Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Sippie Wallace, Kid Ory & Fresh Interpretations of Bessie Smith Classics Performed by Queen Latifah
Bessie, an HBO Film, Premieres May 16
NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the digital release of Bessie (Music from the HBO Film) on Tuesday, May 12. The official soundtrack for the upcoming HBO film will also be released on CD on Tuesday, June 2.
Singing Sensation Shemekia Copeland Returns To Alligator Records
Alligator Records is proud to announce the re-signing of blues/soul/Americana singing sensation Shemekia Copeland to the label she called home from 1998 through 2005. Over the course of her four Alligator albums and her two most recent for Telarc, Copeland’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.