Blue Note Reissues Classic Albums by Kenny Burrell and Lee Morgan in Hi-Def Audio

 

Following up their reissue of six history making albums, Blue Note has now just released two more pivotal works in high definition audio.

Kenny Burrell’s Midnight Blue and Lee Morgan’s The Sidewinder are now available as a completely upgraded sonic experience and are bundled with original sleeve notes as well as new photos and package essays.

And yes, you can expect more where that came from.

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New Release: DJ Spinna – ‘The Eccentric Movements of Jose James’ Mixtape

 

Oh, man. This little collection of songs makes us want to put in some work. Ahem. Who better for some motivation than Jose James curated by none other than DJ Spinna? Called The Eccentric Movements of Jose James, sir Spinna weaves together old and new music from one of our favorite sexy soul men to create a perfect atmosphere for you and your Labor Day boo. The mixtape is a precursor to Jose’s upcoming release on Blue Note.

Yes, and it is all yours as a free download this very moment. Get on that, swiftly, boocakes.

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New Track: Meshell Ndegeocello “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” ft. Cody Chestnutt

 

With her upcoming Nina Simone tribute album about a month away, Meshell Ndegeocello releases a new single for free download. “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” features Cody Chesnutt on vocals backed by a smooth, minimalist track. Stream and download below!

Pour Une Ame Souveraine will be out October 9.

Tour Dates
08/30: Big Indian, NY @ Women’s Music Summit, Full Moon
09/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum
09/08: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum
10/19: Durham, NC @ Duke University, Reynolds Industry Theater
10/20: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall Theater
12/07: Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Live

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Videos: Erykah Badu & Janelle Monae @ Afropunk 2012

 

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This weekend was buzzing all this weekend with exclamatory remarks and photographs of the awesomeness that was the 2012 Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn. We’ve got clips from a couple of the most anticipated and dynamic performances from the weekend. Above, is an energy filled medley by the indomitable Erykah Badu, which includes a special guest appearance from Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). And below is the dynamic miss Janelle Monae breathing life into all with her live performance of “Sincerely Jane.” Oh, and it starts off with a nice little introduction from Pharrell, accented by a crowd of females screaming maniacally.

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