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Verve Records/UMe Releases New Vinyl Set “Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas” | Feat. Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Burrell, Ramsey Lewis & Jimmy Smith


 
Four Timeless Holiday Jazz Titles By Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Burrell, Ramsey Lewis And Jimmy Smith Boxed Up For New Vinyl Set, ‘Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’
 
Most Albums Repressed For First Time In More Than 50 Years
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This holiday season, Verve Records/UMe is boxing up some of the most classic jazz holiday titles and wrapping them in a new vinyl box set titled Verve Wishes You a Swinging Christmas.

Craft Recordings Releases Lyric Video for “Respect Yourself” by The Staple Singers | WATCH!


 
CRAFT RECORDINGS RELEASES TIMELY LYRIC VIDEO FOR
“RESPECT YOURSELF”
THE EMPOWERING 1971 ANTHEM FROM CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND SOUL ICONS THE STAPLE SINGERS
 
Los Angeles, CA (October 30, 2020)—Craft Recordings is pleased to release a new lyric video for The Staple Singers’ soulful 1971 anthem “Respect Yourself.”

The Staple Singers 7-CD Box Set “Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection” Coming Nov. 13rd, 2020


 
THE STAPLE SINGERS’ COME GO WITH ME: THE STAX COLLECTION
NOW AVAILABLE IN A DELUXE SEVEN-CD BOX SET
 
ACCLAIMED COLLECTION CELEBRATES THE STAPLE SINGERS’ STAX YEARS,
INCLUDING ALL OF THEIR STUDIO ALBUMS ON THE ICONIC LABEL,
PLUS LIVE RECORDINGS AND RARITIES
 
OUT NOVEMBER 13th ON CRAFT RECORDINGS
 
Los Angeles, CA (September 23, 2020)—Craft Recordings is thrilled to announce a deluxe CD edition of Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection.

Verve Label Group And UMe Release First-Ever Official Music Video For Louis Armstrong’s ‘What A Wonderful World’


 
Verve Label Group And UMe Release First-Ever Official Music Video For Louis Armstrong’s ‘What A Wonderful World’
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Verve Label Group and UMe, the global catalog company of Universal Music Group, today announced the release of the first-ever official music video for Louis Armstrong‘s beloved hit song, “What A Wonderful World.”

Urban Legends to Release Episode 2 “Funky President” From Animated Mini-Series ‘Get Down, The Influence of James Brown’ on Sept. 1st, 2020


 
URBAN LEGENDS/UME RELEASES
FUNKY PRESIDENT
 
EPISODE TWO OF JAMES BROWN
MINI-DOCUMENTARY
Get Down, The Influence of James BROWN
 
Santa Monica, CA – August 12, 2020 ­­– Urban Legends, a division of UMe, Universal Music Group’s global catalog company, is continuing to spotlight one of the greatest artists of all-time, “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown, with the second installment of the animated mini-series Get Down, The Influence of James Brown.

Miles Davis Estate & The JFA Present “A Miles Davis Birthday Celebration” on SiriusXM’s ‘Real Jazz’ on May 22nd, 2020


 
MILES DAVIS ESTATE & JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENT “A MILES DAVIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION” ON SIRIUSXM’S ‘REAL JAZZ’ THIS FRIDAY, MAY 22 AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
 
Three-Hour Music Special To Benefit And Raise Awareness Of The Covid-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund From Jazz Foundation Of America
 
Music Of Miles Highlighted With Curation By SiriusXM’s Mark Ruffin And Guest DJ’s Erin Davis, Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Steve Jordan
 
New York, NY (May 21, 2020)–Miles Davis Estate and the Jazz Foundation Of America present “A Miles Davis Birthday Celebration,” on SiriusXM’s ‘Real Jazz’ (67) this Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Marvin Gaye’s “More Trouble” is Available Now on Vinyl


 
Marvin Gaye’s More Trouble Out Now!
 
LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On April 2, 1939, Marvin Gaye, Motown’s “Prince Of Soul,” was born with a destiny to define the sounds of soul and R&B. To celebrate his life and legacy and an influential chapter in his inimitable discography, Motown/UMe has released More Trouble, a vinyl-only collection of alternate and extended versions of tracks from his 12th studio album, Trouble Man, the 1972 soundtrack for the cult film of the same name.

“The Stellar Awards: Music of Hope” TV Special Airs April 11th thru May 24th, 2020


 
Stellar Awards New Television Special Offers Ray Of Hope And Inspiration In Response To The Covid Pandemic, Titled “Stellar Awards: Music Of Hope” Hosted By Kirk Franklin, With Celebrated Performances From Gospel Greats Tamela Mann, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Lecrae And Many More
 
STELLAR AWARDS: MUSIC OF HOPE AIRS IN NATIONAL BROADCAST SYNDICATION APRIL 11 to MAY 24, 2020
 
CHICAGO, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Central City Productions, Inc. the producers of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards brings you an uplifting and encouraging two-hour musical special, The Stellar Awards: Music of Hope.

Boney James Pays Tribute to Bill Withers with Cover of Classic Hit “Ain’t No Sunshine”


 
BONEY JAMES PAYS TRIBUTE TO BILL WITHERS, PERFORMING THE CLASSIC HIT
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ON HIS FACEBOOK LIVE PERFORMANCE TODAY
 
BONEY’S COVER OF THE SONG WAS ONE OF THE SAX PLAYER’S FIRST #1 HITS
 
Contemporary Jazz saxophone player Boney James paid tribute to the legendary Bill Withers today by performing “Ain’t No Sunshine” on his Facebook Live session this afternoon. The Grammy nominated artist had a long history with the song and commented.