UMe Celebrates B.B. King’s 90th Birthday With Release Of Three Classic Albums On Vinyl, remastered Classics For Digital Including Out Of Print Crown Catalog
Legendary ‘King of the Blues’ will be remembered with vinyl/digital reissues of Live At The Regal, Live In Cook County Jail and first-ever LP version of two — Deuces Wild, featuring famous collaborators, as well as early classics from Modern/Crown Records
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The world of music lost one of its all-time legends when the great blues guitarist B. B. King passed away on May 14, at the age of 89. Accolades and tributes came not only from fans but fellow musicians who were influenced by the Mississippi-born son of sharecroppers, who virtually popularized the genre that spawned rock ‘n’ roll.
Award-Winning Triple reat Entertainer Elijah Rock Shifts Focus To Music
With Unique Contemporary Gershwin Salute On Heels of Hit Musical
IndieGoGo-Funded EP “Gershwin for the Soul” Traditional Jazz Pop Project To Be Recorded In September With Band Headed By Musical Director/Pianist Kevin Toney Featuring All-Star Musicians John B. Williams (bass) – Terry Wollman (guitar) Greg Paul & Rayford Griffin (drums)
(Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2015) Long-dedicated to upholding and aligning himself with the first class carriage and aesthetic of timeless entertainers from the past, singer/actor/dancer Elijah Rock is in the final stages of preparation to bring a contemporary and decidedly African American twist to the music of George & Ira Gershwin with his forthcoming recording project, Gershwin for the Soul.
Legendary Singer-Songwriter And Producer Bunny Sigler
Releases New Single “Buttermilk And Cornbread”
Featuring Instant Funk
LOS ANGELES, California — Four-time Grammy winning producer-singer-songwriter Bunny Sigler releases his second single, “Buttermilk and Cornbread” from the brand new, critically acclaimed album Bundino. The prolific songwriter who produced the “Philly Sound” excites his audience by showcasing his classic R&B sound going back to his roots with the funky, stand-out track as his follow-up on the R&B driven album featuring disco band, Instant Funk.
GOSPEL ICON PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR ANNOUNCED AS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME HONOREE IN CLASS OF 2016
Caesar selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Recording
The current Queen of Gospel, legendary artist Pastor Shirley Caesar garners a new milestone, as an honoree in the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s just-announced honorees selected for the class of 2016, to receive a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording, unveiled via www.walkoffame.com (date for star ceremony is pending).
“For the Record” Documentary on Nathan East Debuts on Hulu in December
Yamaha Entertainment Group will release ‘For the Record‘, the first-ever documentary on one of the world’s most recorded bassists Nathan East, on Hulu this December. The film follows East’s prolific career from his start as a 16-year old who toured nationally with Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra to playing on over 2,000 different albums and performing at the GRAMMYs with Daft Punk earlier this year.
From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Get On Up
THE RIVETING TRUE STORY OF ‘GODFATHER OF SOUL’ JAMES BROWN FROM PRODUCERS MICK JAGGER AND BRIAN GRAZER AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE HELP
ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 9, 2014 AND DVD, BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK JANUARY 6, 2015 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pioneering American music icon James Brown goes from rags to rhythm-and-blues royalty in Get On Up…
For a very long time, there has been an empty space; an empty space in the music scene that very few artists have been able to fill. This is where Eliah walks in, filling the empty space where “Grown Man Music” formerly resided in days gone by. He’s bringing it back in a major way, taking listeners back to a simpler place and time, where men opened car doors for their ladies and Saturday night was about wine, roses, blue talk and love.
New Clark Terry Documentary, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, Featuring Up-and-Coming Pianist Justin Kauflin & Produced by Quincy Jones, Receives Rave Reviews
Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry – a mentor to Miles Davis – is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands.
Legendary Singer-Songwriter Smokey Robinson
To Release Duets Album
“Smokey & Friends”
This September On Verve Records
ROBINSON TO BE JOINED BY AN ALL STAR ROSTER OF ARTISTS INCLUDING ELTON JOHN AND JAMES TAYLOR
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary Motown icon and Grammy® award-winning singer-songwriter, Smokey Robinson is set to release his highly anticipated duets album, Smokey & Friends this September 2014 on Verve Records. Produced by American Idol star and record producer Randy Jackson, Robinson will be joined by an all-star roster of acclaimed artists including rock legends Elton John and James Taylor, with additional artists to be announced soon.
To pre-order “Smokey & Friends,” on Amazon.com click HERE.