Earlier this year, Vinyl Me Please marked 100 releases in its Essentials track and reissued ten key titles from artists including Queen, Al Green, and Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Now, the record club is releasing the 50th title in its Classics series concentrating on Soul, Blues, and Jazz. (Hip-Hop and Country tracks are also available to monthly subscribers.) That 50th title is vocalist Abbey Lincoln's third studio album, 1958's It's Magic, in a new edition remastered by Ryan Smith in an
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Various Artists, Get on Board the Soul Train: The Sound of Philadelphia Vol. 1 (Snapper/United Souls) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Burning Shed) Get On Board the Soul Train: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol. 1 is the first in a series of box sets from the U.K.-based United Souls label, an imprint of Snapper Music, which will ultimately collect the entire Philadelphia International albums discography on CD.
Craft Recordings has announced another anticipated reissue from their rich catalogue of jazz's most celebrated labels. Due May 28, it's Abbey Is Blue by renowned vocalist, songwriter, and activist Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010). Originally released on Riverside in 1959 as her fourth overall album and final release on the label, the album saw Lincoln team up with Max Roach, Stanley Turrentine, Philly Joe Jones, and other great sidemen for a selection of tracks hand-picked by Lincoln. From the