Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Here's what arriving today, August 23. Elvis Presley, American Sound 1969 (RCA/Legacy) (Amazon U.S.) The Elvis 1969 celebration continues! In January of that year, Presley and his band began sessions with producer Chips Moman at American Sound Studios in Memphis, which resulted in his acclaimed From Elvis In Memphis album and its lead single "In the Ghetto." He also laid down such iconic songs as "Suspicious Minds," "Kentucky Rain,"
Rarely has a group's name been as befitting as that of The Emotions. Sisters Sheila, Wanda and Jeanette Hutchinson couldn't help but touch a wide spectrum of emotions with their spirited, soulful recordings. Blessed: The Emotions Anthology 1969-1985, released earlier this year on Cherry Red Group's Big Break Records imprint, is a deliciously comprehensive, 2-CD, 40-track collection drawing on the vaults of Stax/Volt, Columbia/ARC, Red Label and Motown to paint the fullest portrait of The
We have plenty of news coming your way from Big Break Records as the Cherry Red soul specialists have closed out 2013 and already announced plans for 2014 in a big way. Before we dive into recent releases from Joe Bataan, The Salsoul Orchestra, Chris Jasper and Herbie Mann, we wouldn’t want you to miss two recent disco-flavored releases from The Emotions and Foxy! The BBR label welcomes The Emotions, appropriately enough, with the R&B girl group’s 1979 album entitled Come Into Our World.
A new compilation of music from Stax Records is coming courtesy of a most interesting source: rapper/producer/actor/director RZA of The Wu-Tang Clan. The man born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs has rarely slowed down in the 20 years since Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was released in the winter of 1993. Besides producing most of his group's early records and solo projects (including ODB's Return to the 36 Chambers, GZA's Liquid Swords, Method Man's Tical and Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...),