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R&B Crooner Freddie Jackson Receives 2019 Black Music Honors Legend Award


 
Freddie Jackson Receives the
2019 Black Music Honors Legend Award
 
The incomparable, Freddie Jackson, is one of the most iconic R&B male vocalists of all time. His timeless classics like “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)” (1985), “Have You Ever Loved Somebody” (1986), “Jam Tonight” (1986), “Tasty Love” (1986), “You Are My Lady” (1985), and “Nice & Slow”(1988) have elevated the chart-topping crooner to legendary status.

‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It 10th Anniversary Box’ Set Available For Pre-Order Now | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It 10th Anniversary Box’ Set Available For Pre-Order Now
 
ONLY 1000 NUMBERED COPIES OF THE COLLECTIBLE WILL BE CREATED; EACH INCLUDES COFFEE TABLE BOOK, AUTHENTIC LENTICULAR ‘THIS IS IT’ CONCERT TICKET & MORE
 
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson will release MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT 10TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET, a numbered, spectacularly packaged, custom box with a built-in sound responsive LED light panel on its cover.

Hip-Hop Group The Sugar Hill Gang’s Hit Single “Rapper’s Delight” Turns 40


 
Hip-Hop Single ‘Rapper’s Delight’ Turns 40
 
Hit single produced by hip-hop founder Sylvia Robinson celebrates its legacy
 
ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sugar Hill Records’ hit song “Rapper’s Delight,” the hit track that would forever shape hip-hop, produced by Sylvia Robinson and the Sugar Hill Gang (Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright; Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, and Guy “Master Gee” O’Brien) in 1979, now celebrates its 40th birthday.

‘MOTOWN UNRELEASED: 1969’ Celebrates 60 Years Of Motown With 60 Previously Unreleased Songs


 
‘MOTOWN UNRELEASED: 1969’ Celebrates 60 Years Of Motown With 60 Previously Unreleased Songs Recorded By The Legendary Label In 1969
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the celebrated label, Motown/UMe today released MOTOWN UNRELEASED: 1969, a digital only collection that contains 60 previously unreleased studio recordings made during 1969 including songs by Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Jr. Walker & the All Stars and many more.

Pianist and Educator Harold Mabern Passes Away at 83


 
Harold Mabern:
March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
 
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
 
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.

Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson & Gary Bartz Collaborate to Release New Tribute Album “Bird at 100” on Nov. 29th, 2019


 
Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz
Collaborate to Honor and Extol the Great Charlie Parker
in Anticipation of His 100th Birthday
 
August 29, 2020 will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The celebration gets off to a jubilantly swinging start with an alto saxophone summit bringing together three of modern jazz’s most acclaimed voices: Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson and Gary Bartz.

The 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors Paid Tribute To Music Icons | To Air on Bounce TV Oct. 20th, 2019


 
2019 Black Music Honors Paid Tribute To Music Icons Xscape, Freddie Jackson, Yolanda Adams, Tamia, & Arrested Development
 
CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The highly anticipated 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett-Walker is currently airing in national broadcast syndication. The star-studded show was taped live at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Motown’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Continues With Special ‘Motown In Mono’ Vinyl Series | Coming Nov. 8th, 2019


 
Motown’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Continues With Special, Limited Edition ‘Motown In Mono’ Vinyl Series
 
Five Classic Motown Albums Newly Remastered in Mono from Their Original Analog Master Tapes for 180-Gram Deluxe Vinyl Editions
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Motown’s 60th Anniversary celebration continues with today’s announcement of a special, limited edition ‘Motown In Mono’ vinyl series,…

Jackson 5’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Collection to be Released on Vinyl LP Edition Oct. 25th, 2019


 
Jackson 5’s Popular ‘Greatest Hits’ Collection To Be Released In Rare Quad Mix Vinyl LP Editions By Motown/UMe
 
1971 Hits Collection’s Quad Mix Previously Issued Only in Japan in 1975
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Originally released on December 27, 1971, the Jackson 5‘s first singles collection, titled Greatest Hits, encapsulated an extraordinary and intense 18-month span of ‘Jacksonmania.’

James Brown’s “Live At Home With His Bad Self” to be Released on CD, 2LP Vinyl & Digital Oct. 25th, 2019


 
JAMES BROWN’S COMPLETE 1969 HOMECOMING CONCERT NEWLY MIXED FOR ITS RELEASE DEBUT VIA REPUBLIC/UMe
JAMES BROWN: ‘LIVE AT HOME WITH HIS BAD SELF’
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The 50th anniversary of James Brown‘s October 1, 1969 homecoming concert in Augusta, Georgia, will be celebrated with the first-ever release of the complete show, newly mixed and including seven never-before-issued performances.