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 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.
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’ 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.
“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 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.
Marvin Gaye’s Never-Released 1972 Tamla/Motown Album, ‘You’re The Man,’ Set For Global Release On March 29 By Motown/UMe
Music Legend’s Shelved Follow-Up to ‘What’s Going On’ Makes 2LP Vinyl & Digital Debut Celebrating Marvin Gaye’s 80th Birthday on April 2
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of Marvin Gaye‘s 80th birthday on April 2, Motown/UMe will release his never-issued 1972 Tamla/Motown album, You’re The Man, in 2LP gatefold vinyl and digital editions on March 29.
‘Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy’ Featuring ‘Diana Ross Live in Central Park’ is Coming to the Big Screen With a Special Two-Night Event in Cinemas Worldwide This March
DENVER, Feb. 4 , 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Diana Ross and Fathom Events will celebrate the star’s 75th Diamond Diana Birthday Celebration with a special gift to fans around the world. The special two-night screening of “Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy” featuring “Diana Ross Live in Central Park” comes to movie theaters worldwide, premiering on her birthday, March 26,
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.