Ronnie Davis Has Gone Home
SKINNY BWOY, JANUARY 26, 2017: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform you all of the passing of a great man – Reggae foundation roots singer Jerome Ballin pka Ronnie Davis (formerly of Itals and The Tennors). After suffering a major stroke on Monday January 23rd, 2017, Ronnie closed his eyes and slept peacefully with his family at his bedside on Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
Today (1.13), the Reggae Songstress Drops the Album’s First Single
“Trueversation” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
The Jamaican award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica calls for global change on her third studio album Climb, available March 3, 2017 via VP Records. Queen Ifrica will debut new material from the album tomorrow (1.14) at Jamaica’s annual Rebel Salute festival.
Jennifer Saran, Carlos Santana, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, And Narada Michael Walden’s Inspiring World Peace Anthem “Wake Up” – Watch Now
“Wake Up” Available on iTunes on Nov. 11
All Proceeds from Sale of New Track to Benefit the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alt-pop/adult contemporary singer-songwriter Jennifer Saran has teamed up with South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Grammy and Emmy-winning producer, drummer, singer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden (Producer/Co-writer), known for his work with Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey, to create her newest single, “Wake Up.” The song releases Friday, November 11. Making a special guest appearance on the track is Grammy-winner and legend Carlos Santana (Featured Guitarist), whose guitar licks generate inspiring vibes.
Brazilian Songstress Kenia Reunites Members of Her
First Band After Nearly Two Decades with On We Go –
Available August 12 on Mooka Records
For many jazz fans in the 1980s and ’90s, Kenia‘s singing was the gateway to contemporary Brazilian jazz and pop. She stood out from her compatriots because of her intimate, smooth vocals-subtle yet soulful-and her finesse with both American standards and Brazilian material. On We Go will entice a new generation of listeners, as it showcases Kenia at the top of her form with a seductive, polished vocal phrasing.
Ronnie Davis To Release New Album Titled “Iyahcoustic”
SKINNY BWOY RECORDS: Reggae foundation roots singer Ronnie Davis (Itals and The Tennors original member), is set for the release of his new album titled IYAHCOUSTIC, on August 19, 2016 via Skinny Bwoy Records. Produced by Singer/Songwriter/Producer Henry Buckley, Jr. aka Sadiki, IYAHCOUSTIC showcases Davis in a modern acoustic setting – a departure from the hard-core Rocksteady and Reggae production that’s been the backdrop for most of his works throughout the years.
From The Big Screen To The Stage, “Leon and The Peoples” Releases New Single “I’d Look Good on You”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 1, 2016 – PRLog You know him from movies and he goes by Leon. Leon is no stranger to music on the silver screen having portrayed David Ruffin in the hit Mini-Series”The Temptations,” now get to know his music.
VP RECORDS REVEALS FIVE NEW SONGS OFF
WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN
A DOUBLE DISC TRIBUTE ALBUM SLATED FOR LATE SPRING 2016
Romain Virgo (Feb 5), Raging Fyah (Feb 12), Jah9 (Feb 19), The Green (Feb 26) and Marsha Ambrosius (Mar 4) Recreate His Classics To Pay Homage to the Revered Jamaican Singer
February 1st, 2016, marked the late reggae and lover’s rock icon Dennis Brown‘s 59th birthday. During his birthday month, reggae’s leading distributor and label VP Records paid respect to Brown by releasing a tribute cover every Friday for five weeks in a row.
VP RECORDS EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH ADA
New Pact for Worldwide Digital Distribution &
U.S. and Canada for Physical Product Distribution
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 23, 2016: ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), has announced the launch of a global partnership with VP Records, the world’s largest reggae label, to include physical distribution in the U.S. and Canada, and worldwide digital distribution. ADA and VP Records joined forces in 2009, although the label’s relationship with Warner Music dates back to 2002. Previous successes include releases from Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, Elephant Man, Sean Paul, Maxi Priest, Jah Cure and the Reggae Gold compilation series.
VP RECORDS REMEMBERS “THE CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE”
Double-Disc Tribute Album Slated for Late Spring 2016
Series of Singles From Compilation To Be Released in February
by Romain Virgo, Raging Fyah, Jah9, The Green and Marsha Ambrosius
February 1st, marked the late reggae and lover’s rock icon Dennis Brown‘s 59th birthday. The revered Jamaican icon began his recording career at the tender age of 11 and has more than 75 albums to date. Even though he passed away at the early age of 42, his music and legacy lives on.
FM RECORDS RELEASES NEW MORGAN HERITAGE ALBUM, TITLED “SPECIAL EDITION,” FOR PREORDER ON ITUNES
NEW ALBUM FEATURES CONTEMPORARY REMASTERED SOUND
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – January 13, 2016: FM Records released a new Morgan Heritage album, titled “Special Edition,” for preorder on iTunes. The album will be released Friday, January 15, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.