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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.

R&B And Pop Icon Valerie Simpson To Receive The ASCAP Foundation George M. Cohan Friars Foundation Award


 
R&B And Pop Icon Valerie Simpson To Receive The ASCAP Foundation George M. Cohan Friars Foundation Award; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Melinda Wagner To Be Honored With The ASCAP Foundation Masters Award At The 2018 ASCAP Foundation Honors In NYC On December 12
 
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Two music pioneers who have excelled in their respective genres — R&B and pop icon Valerie Simpson and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner — will be recognized at the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Honors on December 12 in New York City.

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.”

Sarah Dash Premieres New Show, ‘A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul’ | Starting Nov. 3rd, 2018


 
Sarah Dash (Legendary Original & Founding Member of Labelle) Premieres
A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN: THE QUEEN OF SOUL
in three cities in November, including City Winery in New York on November 6
 
New York, NY (October 15, 2018) – Sarah Dash, who made musical magic with Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles and Labelle, will premiere her new show, A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, in three cities this November.

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.

Documentary on Blues Legend Frank Bey “Ask Me How I Feel” – Coming Soon | WATCH TEASER VIDEO!


 
“Ask Me How I Feel,” a documentary film about a singer’s return to the stage after music broke his heart, named a “Project We Love” by Kickstarter
 
PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 11, 2018 – PRLog — The vision for “Ask Me How I Feel” was born in Philadelphia, PA in February 2016 when filmmakers Marie Hinson and Thomas Daniel Dwyer met Frank Bey and decided to follow him to the Blues Music Awards in Memphis where he was nominated for two awards that year.