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.
A Blue Note sample helped New York jazz-soul vocal stylist Marlena Shaw appear in the UK Top 10 on 'Remember Me.'
The song wasn't a hit upon its initial release, but the ethereal yet funky track has had a long-lasting appeal.
A departure from the Future Garage vibes that Tchami has become known for, “Faith” is a soulful house cut that leaves a lasting impression.
More than 12 years Nat's junior, Freddy had a career of some 70 years and was nominated for four Grammys.
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.