It’s A Small World: New Details Emerge for The Legacy Collection’s “Disneyland”

Just two days ago, we brought you the news about Walt Disney Records' latest entry in its Legacy Collection series: Lady and the Tramp.  Now, we have a little more information and release information about the next entry in the series, this time devoted to the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland! Disneyland, of course, hardly needs an introduction.  Since opening on July 17, 1955, it has become arguably the most famous theme park on the planet and hosts millions of visitors each year.  The

One Sweet Day: Epic Releases New Mariah Carey Compilation Celebrating Her Return to Sony

Monday marked the release of the new Mariah Carey single, "Infinity."  This latest single is the sole new recording from Carey's forthcoming greatest hits collection #1 to Infinity which is hitting stores in a couple of weeks on May 18.  The new compilation is the singer's first project since returning to her original label home of Sony after having spent most of the 2000s on Island Records and Def Jam Records. Since releasing her self-titled debut album on Columbia in 1990, Mariah Carey has

He’s a Tramp (But She Loves Him): “Lady and the Tramp” Comes To Disney’s Legacy Collection

Monday was a bella notte as Intrada began accepting orders for the long-awaited Legacy Collection reissue of the soundtrack to Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp.  The 1955 film, featuring an orchestral score by Oliver Wallace and songs by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee (who also portrays Peg and other roles in the film), has been expanded to two CDs as the latest release in Walt Disney Records' series of deluxe soundtracks. Inspired by Ward Greene's short story "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog," Lady

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly? Two Julie Andrews Classics Return to CD

By anyone's estimation, Julie Andrews was one of Columbia Records' leading lights by 1962.  Her Tony-nominated performances onstage in My Fair Lady and Camelot had both led to chart-topping, record-breaking original cast recordings on the Columbia label; in fact, it was under the leadership of president Goddard Lieberson that the record label underwrote the original Broadway production cost of My Fair Lady - an investment that, needless to say, paid off many times over!  So it was unsurprising

Release Round-Up: Week of April 28

Dusty Springfield, Faithful (Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) Faithful assembles for the first time on one CD all of the masters produced by Jeff Barry ("Chapel of Love," "Leader of the Pack," "Sugar, Sugar") for Dusty Springfield in 1971.  From his home base at New York's Century Sound, Barry produced thirteen songs for Dusty - twelve intended for album release and one for a non-LP single.  Four songs were released on two 45s, but when Dusty departed Atlantic Records, the

Review: “Beale Street Saturday Night”

Beale Street in downtown Memphis, Tennessee runs approximately 1.8 miles from the Mississippi River to East Street.  Created in 1841 and originally named Beale Avenue, it was immortalized in 1916 by composer, musician and bandleader W.C. Handy in his "Beale Street Blues."  By the middle of the century, Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Albert King, Muddy Waters and more had all played Beale Street, recognized as one of the nation's foremost cradles of the blues.  But by the mid-1960s, the legendary

Loaded: Jeff Beck Offers “Live+” With Tour Performances, New Studio Recordings

With Jeff Beck currently hitting the road once more, the time is right for Atco's upcoming release of Jeff Beck Live+ culled from performances on the legendary guitarist's 2014 tour with ZZ Top.  The May 19 release features 14 live cuts along with Beck's first two studio recordings since 2010. Beck's tour last year with ZZ Top was curtailed due to the injury of the band's bassist, Dusty Hill; Live+ will arrive in the midst of the April 30-May 10 tour dates for ZZ Top and Beck.  On May 12,

Ace Super Soul Round-Up Part One: Put a Little Love in Your Heart With Jimmy Holiday

Readers around these parts know that Ace Records can be counted on for the finest in rare soul music - and three recent releases prove to be no exception.  We'll cover one of those titles today in our new Super Soul Round-Up, with more to come next week! Spread Your Love collects the complete Minit Records singles recorded between 1966 and 1970 by singer-songwriter Jimmy Holiday, best-known for his co-writing credit with the incomparable Jackie DeShannon and her brother Randy Myers on the

Rip It Up! New Box Set Spotlights Little Richard at Specialty and Vee-Jay

On June 2, 2015, Specialty Records, a unit of Concord Music Group, celebrates one of the founders of rock-and-roll with the release of a new box set from the inimitable Little Richard.  Directly from My Heart: The Best of the Specialty & Vee-Jay Years brings together 64 tracks on three CDs from the piano-pounding legend, including all of Richard's early classics as well as B-sides and rarities.  This deluxe package puts the music in context with a 30+-page booklet containing new liner notes

Say “Aloha”: Fleetwood Mac, David Crosby, Beck Featured On New Cameron Crowe Soundtrack

Since making his big-screen debut as a writer with the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, onetime teenaged Rolling Stone scribe Cameron Crowe has made music an integral part of his films - and we're not just talking about Almost Famous!  Every one of his movies as writer-director, from 1989's Say Anything... to 2011's We Bought a Zoo, has had its share of musical highlights.   His next film, Aloha, should prove to be no exception.  On May 26, Legacy Recordings and Madison Gate Records