‘I Miss You‘ was Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes debut Philadelphia International album, released in 1972. The album features the lead vocals of Teddy Pendergrass and the classic Philly production of Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff. Featured are the hits I Miss You, Yesterday I Had The Blues and the ultimate Philly Soul ballad If You Don’t Know Me By Now BBR introduce the first ever CD edition of this album to feature the original artwork and title. Liner notes include a detailed interview about the sessions with Bobby Eli. Features four bonus tracks including a live version of If You Don’t Know Me By Now.
Black & Blue was Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes second Philadelphia International album, released in 1973. The album features the lead vocals of Teddy Pendergrass and the classic Philly production of Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff.
Neil Young established himself as one of the most influential and idiosyncratic singer/songwriters of his generation. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll's greatest songwriters and performers". He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997. From the beginning of his solo career in the late '60s through to the 21st century, he never stopped writing, recording, and performing; his official catalog only represented a portion of his work, since he kept countless tapes of unreleased songs in his vaults. This release includes live performances of Neil Young at the Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand, Toronto, August 18, 1988; Santa Cruz, November 2, 1987; The World, Nyc, April 19, 1988; Jones Beach, August 27, 1988; Auburn Hills, September 4, 1988.
Harold Mabern's second release on Smoke Sessions Records, Afro Blue, is a very special recording featuring guest vocalists Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, and Alexis Cole. The chemistry of these artists with Harold the sound of his piano voicings combined with their voices is extraordinary. Well-known in jazz circles as a consummate accompanist for instrumental soloists, The Mabe also has a special gift for sensitive and supportive playing behind singers. It's something he takes pride in and has been doing since he first hit the stage at Birdland half a century ago with Betty Carter. 'I love vocalists. I love to play for singers because that's really how you learn how to play the piano jazz-wise…