2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Phil Collins’ “Going Back” First New Studio Album in Eight Years

Atlantic recording artist Phil Collins has announced the forthcoming release of “GOING BACK,” a deeply personal labor of love that finds the eight-time Grammy winner faithfully recreating the Motown and soul music that played such an influential role in his creative life. Due in September, “GOING BACK” marks the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s first new studio album in eight years.

To celebrate “GOING BACK,” Collins will play a string of very special live concerts at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom from June 22-25. Billed as UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: PHIL COLLINS PLAYS 60’S MOTOWN & SOUL, the shows will be exclusively devoted to the music from “GOING BACK” and other classic R&B/pop gems. The concerts will be presented as an “old school” style, standing-room-only dance concert.
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Interesting Fact: Most WordPress Releases Are Code Named After Well-Known Jazz Musicians Starting After version 1.0

Jazzers

WordPress core developers share a love of jazz music, and all  major releases are named in honor of jazz musicians  personally admired by the WordPress staff.

Here’s a list of releases and the musicians they were named for.

Version Musician
1.0 Miles Davis
1.2 Charles Mingus
1.5 Billy Strayhorn
2.0 Duke Ellington
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald
2.2 Stan Getz
2.3 Dexter Gordon
2.5 Michael Brecker
2.6 McCoy Tyner
2.7 John Coltrane
2.8 Chet Baker
2.9 Carmen McRae

There were three releases before 1.0 that were not named.

Release History

Version Date
.70 May 27, 2003
1.0 January 3, 2004
1.2 May 22, 2004
1.5 February 17, 2005
2.0 December 31, 2005
2.1 January 22, 2007
2.2 May 16, 2007
2.3 September 24, 2007
2.5 March 29, 2008
2.6 July 15, 2008
2.7 December 10, 2008
2.8 June 11, 2009
2.9 December 18, 2009
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Austin’s Stone River Boys Flex Their Brand of “Country Funk”

Group’s Debut Album Love on the Dial Out June 1 on Cow Island Music

L-R: Dave Gonzalez of the Hacienda Brothers and Mike Barfield of the Hollisters . . .

Group’s debut album Love on the Dial out June 1 on Cow Island Music
AUSTIN, Texas — After tearing it up in the Lone Star State and across the country for nearly two years, Austin’s Stone River Boys will issue their recording bow Love on the Dial on June 1 via Northampton, Mass.-based Cow Island Music.

‘Living Legends & More Jazz Panel Discussion & Jam Session’ April 22

Living  Legends & More Jazz Panel Discussion & Jam Session Time: April 22, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: Regency West Supper Club
Organized By: Linda Morgan Ms SmoothAhead Jazz

Event Description:
Jammin Foundation and Linda Morgan, Ms. SmoothAhead Jazz

Presents

Living Legends & More Jazz Panel Discussion & Jam Session

As we celebrate “Jazz Appreciation Month”

Moderated by Bubba Jackson

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The Essential Carole King CD Set Arrives April 27

The Double CD The Essential Carole King

Uniquely Profiles Carole King’s Career

as America’s Best Known Singer and Songwriter

Disc One/The Singer:  Aa Overview of King’s Own Recordings as an Artist

Disc Two/The Songwriter:  A Collection of King’s Compositions Through the 1960s Recorded by Pop Music’s Major Artists

From her earliest forays into music at the age of four, it was Carole King’s destiny to pursue a career as a composer, musician and vocalist.  A decade before the mid-’60s folk boom put the term “singer and songwriter” into American and British pop music vernacular, Carole was, in fact, exactly that – a singer and songwriter.  As a fledgling songsmith still in her teens in the late 1950s, her sophisti­cated demo recordings startled music execs who, within five years, would fully appreciate the unerring Top 40 sensibility that Carole’s demos possessed.

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Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records to Release Anticipation, the New Recording From Trumpeter/Composer David Smith

Available May 25 on www.BJURecords.com, digital release date is May 4)

Featuring Kenji Omae (sax), Nate Radley (guitar), Gary Wang (bass) & Greg Ritchie (drums)

CD Release Celebration – May 4 @ The Cornelia Street Café!

David Smith’s lyricism and sincerity of line and inflection combines well with his expanded sense of intervallic melodic construction. The result is a style rich in content, engaging emotionally and rich in character.” – Michael Philip Mossman

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Concord Music Group Acquires Celebrated American Roots Label Rounder Records

Acquisition Firmly Establishes the Combined Entity as the World’s Preeminent Independent Music Company

Los Angeles, CA – April 14th, 2010 – The Concord Music Group today announced the acquisition of storied Massachusetts-based independent music label Rounder Records. Rounder, celebrating its 40th year as the world’s leading American roots music label, is a major force in a broad range of musical genres including bluegrass, Americana, singer-songwriter, Cajun & Zydeco and children’s music.

Rounder possesses an extraordinary recorded catalog and current artist roster including bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss, singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, actor/musician Steve Martin, jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, the iconic Robert Plant, notable children’s artist/activist Raffi and country legend Willie Nelson, to name just a few. The acquisition of Rounder and its essential collection of over 3,000 masters combined with Concord Music Group’s rich catalog of more than 10,000 master recordings strengthens Concord’s status as one of the world’s most significant independent record companies, with a leadership position in multiple genres.

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