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 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.
Bob Marley’s Legend Turns 35
The World’s Best-Selling Reggae Album Of All Time Is Anointed With A Special 35th Anniversary 2LP 180-Gram Vinyl Reissue On June 14
LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On June 14, The Marley Family, Island Records and UMe join collective forces to observe the 35th anniversary of Bob Marley & The Wailers‘ Legend with a double 180-gram vinyl reissue.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.