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Legacy Recordings Announces Vinyl Exclusives for 8th Annual Record Store Day – Black Friday Nov. 27th, 2015

Record Store Day - Black Friday 2015
Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day’s Annual Black Friday Event (Friday, November 27, 2015)
New Legacy Vinyl Collectibles include Releases by Earth Wind & Fire, the Isley Brothers, OutKast, & More
NEW YORK, Oct 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label’s line-up of collectible 12″, 10″ and 7″ vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2015, celebrated this year at the nation’s independent record stores on Friday, November 27, 2015.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Tenor Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis Drops New CD “Days of FreeMan”

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Tenor Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis Releases Days Of FreeMan, A Tribute To His Hip-Hop Roots — Album Available Now
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NEW YORK, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Visionary composer and tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis‘s bravest, yet most palpable artistic feat, Days Of FreeMan, opens with a poignant and profound introductory monologue from a maternal sage. She says: “The best thing of living is living who you are. You can’t be somebody else; you gotta be what God gave you to be and who you are. You look in the mirror and see yourself and say ‘I’m James Brandon Lewis.”‘ Next, bass and drums congeal around the sapphire melodic motif of “Brother 1976,” recalling one of those jazzy jewel-like hooks from a 1990s Native Tongue hip-hop jam. The effect is like 1990s hip-hop’s fascination with jazz being spit back by a prodigious jazz innovator.

Pianist Orrin Evans Forms Trio & Release New Album “The Evolution of Oneself” on Sept. 11th, 2015

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Pianist Orrin Evans Forms All-Star Trio
Featuring Christian McBride and Karriem Riggins for
The Evolution of Oneself – Available September 11
on Smoke Sessions Records
Album Spans Jazz, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop, and Country in Reflection of Personal Growth
Pianist Orrin Evans takes stock of the pivotal moments that shape the trajectory of a life on The Evolution of Oneself, his scintillating new release on Smoke Sessions Records.

Long-Awaited Album “Caged Bird Songs” by Maya Angelou is Available NOW

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Maya Angelou’s Posthumous Release “CAGED BIRD SONGS” Out Now
Angelou’s Iconic Words and Lyrics Blended with New Hip-Hop Beats
Released on November 4th via Smooch Music, Caged Bird Songs is the long-awaited album from the late iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, and lecturer Dr. Maya Angelou. Seven years in the making, the album blends Angelou’s poetic spoken words with modern hip-hop production.

Legacy Recordings Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters with Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Marshmallow-Scented White Vinyl

Ghostbusters Stay Puft Vinyl
Ultimate Ghostbusters Exclusive Vinyl Collectible Revealed this Morning at New York Comic Con and Available Now at
NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Ghostbusters” with the release of the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Vinyl, the ultimate 12″ vinyl collectible edition of the film’s Oscar-nominated #1 hit single by Ray Parker Jr. c/w Run-D.M.C.’s “Ghostbusters Rap”.

Welcome to the NEW LOOK of The Urban Music!!

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Good Day Folks,
The team at T.U.M.S. is pretty excited about a special new advancement in our overall look of the website coming soon. Until recently, we had been notified of some major changes happening to our older blog platform through company that would immediately ‘retire’ our old content and site in a few days.

The Top 100 R&B Slow Jams – #96 | Heavy D & The Boyz feat. Silk – Got Me Waiting (Remix)

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Next up…..The jam ALL of you should know about. No matter what genre you represent.
….”Who ever said that slow jams could be something too close to profane, un-imaginary twists of love when it shouldn’t? Could it be accounted for in the means of admiring someone? Falling in love emotionally? Say a little something of appreciation, ‘hey baby..thank you’….; ‘Cherise.. that dress looks wonderful’……’Care to join me for a cha-cha’?
..And who said Rap Music didn’t have a golden ear for it too?