More than 12 years Nat's junior, Freddy had a career of some 70 years and was nominated for four Grammys.
A Blue Note sample helped New York jazz-soul vocal stylist Marlena Shaw appear in the UK top ten on 'Remember Me.'
Founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion, Blue Note is loved, respected and revered as one of the most important record labels in the history of music.
The revered soul-jazz artist's long-unavailable 1969 album gets a vinyl revival via Verve/UMe.
The Chess archives are being mined again on the new 42-track compilation Black Gold: Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves From The Chess Records Archives.
A second volume of seven-inch singles from the mightily soulful catalogue of Chess Records will be out in August 2016.