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Craft Recordings Celebrates The 50th Anniv. of The Stax “Soul Explosion” with Vinyl Releases, Digital Reissues and More


 
CRAFT RECORDINGS CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
STAX “SOUL EXPLOSION”
 
Los Angeles, CA (May 7, 2019) – 1969 marked a year that was full of both trepidation and excitement for Stax Records. Just one year before, the Memphis soul outlet ended its relationship with musical giant Atlantic Records, effectively leaving the label as an independent entity, without a music catalog (which had previously included a formidable collection of hits by Otis Redding, Carla Thomas and Sam & Dave, among others).

James Brown’s ‘Get On The Good Foot’ To Be Released In New 2LP Vinyl Edition on June 21st, 2019


 
James Brown’s ‘Get On The Good Foot’ To Be Released In New 2LP Vinyl Edition By Republic/UMe
 
Double Album’s Closing Track, “I Know It’s True,” Makes U.S. Vinyl Release Debut
 
LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — James Brown‘s 1972 album, Get On The Good Foot, will be reissued worldwide in a new 2LP vinyl edition on June 21 by Republic/UMe.

The O’Jays Release Anticipated New Album “The Last Word” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
The O’Jays Take On The Trump Administration And Social Injustice On New Studio Album The Last Word Via S-CURVE RECORDS/BMG
 
THE LAST WORD IS THE FINAL STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING/ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
 
THE O’JAYS TO APPEAR ON THE TODAY SHOW 4/23
 
NEW YORK, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-platinum selling Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The O’Jays (Eddie Levert Sr., Walter Williams Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant), take on the Trump administration and social injustice with a message of love on their new album, The Last Word,…

Music Legend Martha Reeves to Receive Governor’s Fitness Award


 
Michigan Fitness Foundation and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports have created the Remarkable Women Award to honor Motown legend, Martha Reeves for her steadfast contribution to music, advocacy and community service.
 
LANSING, Mich. – April 18, 2019 – PRLog — Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports (the Council) will honor Martha Reeves with the Remarkable Woman Award at the annual Governor’s Fitness Awards.

Motown and R&B Legends The Commodores Receive Honors From Two Alabama Cities | Announces Tours Dates for 2019


 
Motown and R&B Legends The Commodores Receive Honors From Two Alabama Cities!
 
Los Angeles – One of the greatest Motown and R&B / funk artists of all time, The Commodores’ Walter “Clyde” Orange, James Dean “JD” Nicholas and William “WAK” King have influenced both artists young and old and in all genres with their classic songs.

U.S. Postal Service Honors Marvin Gaye with New Commemorative Forever Stamp


 
U.S. Postal Service Salutes ‘Prince of Soul’
 
Marvin Gaye Forever Stamp on Sale Nationwide Today
 
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On what would have been Marvin Gaye‘s 80th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service today honored the music legend with the dedication of a new commemorative Forever stamp during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Greek Theatre, where he once performed.

Trumpeter Don Cherry’s Album “Brown Rice” is Reissued On Vinyl | Available NOW


 
Don Cherry’s Meditative, Inventive 1975 Album ‘Brown Rice’ Reissued On Vinyl Via Verve/UMe
 
LANDMARK OUTSIDER JAZZ STATEMENT UNAVAILABLE ON VINYL FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS
 
LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Out of print in the U.S. for more than four decades, Don Cherry‘s meditative, inventive outsider jazz classic, Brown Rice, is available on vinyl once again as of today via Verve/UMe.

Original Broadway Cast Recording Of ‘Ain’t Too Proud – The Life And Times Of The Temptations’ Coming March 22nd (Digitally) and April 19th (CD) | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Original Broadway Cast Recording Of ‘Ain’t Too Proud – The Life And Times Of The Temptations’ To Be Released By UMe
 
Acclaimed Musical Opens March 21 at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre
 
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As performances of the acclaimed new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations begin tonight at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, UMe and the show’s producers are pleased to announce that the Ain’t Too Proud Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released by UMe this spring.

New Bob Marley Audio/Visual “Easy Skanking” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
“Easy Skanking” And The Spirit Of Bob Marley
 
New Bob Marley Visual Filmed In Jamaica, Celebrating The Timeless Legacy Of The Reggae Icon
 
Los Angeles – February 20, 2019 – The Marley Family, Island Records, and UMe are celebrating the rich legacy of reggae legend Bob Marley with a new music short inspired by the music of Bob Marley and that exemplifies the joy of his beloved birthplace, Jamaica.

Aretha Franklin’s Album “Songs of Faith: Aretha Gospel” To Be Released On Vinyl & Digitally On March 22nd, 2019


 
Aretha Franklin Celebrated By Geffen/UMe With Restored Album, ‘Songs Of Faith: Aretha Gospel,’ To Be Released On Vinyl & Digitally On March 22, Just Before Franklin’s March 25 Birthday
 
Classic Album Encompasses Franklin’s Earliest Recordings From 1956, Captured Live at Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church
 
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Universally hailed as the Queen of Soul, the late Aretha Franklin is one of music’s most beloved icons.