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Jun 02, 2015 | 311 Celebrate 25th Anniversary With 81-Track Box Set

311 - ARCHIVE AVAILABLE JUNE 30th & US TOUR BEGINNING JULY 2nd

311 - ARCHIVE Features Wide Range of Rarities from 1992 - 2014

Including 61 Previously Unreleased Recordings & a 60-page Book

Jun 2, 2015

NEW YORK, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary alternative rock band 311 will celebrate its milestone 25th year with a career-spanning Volcano Entertainment/Legacy Recordings 4-CD box set  311 – ARCHIVE, available everywhere on June 30th, and supported by a 30-show US tour. Fans are now able to pre-order the 4-CD set, bundled with a limited-edition lithograph and/or collector's patch, from www.PledgeMusic.com/ThreeEleven. The set is also available for pre-order on Amazon (http://smarturl.it/311_archve_amzn).

Legendary alternative rock band 311 will celebrate its milestone 25th year with a career-spanning Volcano Entertainment/Legacy Recordings 4-CD box set

311 – ARCHIVE commemorates the multi-platinum band's silver anniversary with an unprecedented four-disc 81 track compilation of unreleased songs, b-sides, bonus tracks, pre-production recordings, alternate versions & demos (see attached tracklisting). As if that weren't enough, 311 – ARCHIVE also features a 60-page book filled with rare photos, flyers, memorabilia, and artifacts from the bands personal collection.

"In preparing to make this Box Set, we took a trip through our own history and the history of our studio recordings from Music to Stereolithic," writes 311 in 311 – ARCHIVE's exclusive liner notes. "We felt that we didn't really need another 'Greatest Hits' compilation so we started searching for things we knew a true 311 fan would like to hear and see. While searching, it became clear that we were going to dive deep into the archives and uncover material that no one outside the band had ever laid eyes or ears on. It is our sincere hope that you will love this collection as much as we loved making it."  

Meanwhile, 311's US Summer Tour is set to get underway July 2nd at Scottsdale, AZ's Talking Stick Resort and continue through early August (see attached itinerary). Highlights include a special 4th of July weekend concert event at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Beach (July 3 and 4) where the band will play their triple-platinum "blue" album in its entirety.  In addition, 311 will make headline appearances at a number of upcoming spring festivals and radio events. For more details and complete ticket information, please visit www.311.com/shows.

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From their very first show in their native Omaha on June 10, 1990 (opening for Fugazi), 311 have been on an incredible, unstoppable journey, fueled by an instantly recognizable, genre-defying sound, non-stop touring, and a fiercely loyal fan base. The band's ingenious fusion of rock, reggae, hip-hop & funk – and tireless work ethic - saw them build an undeniable grassroots following.  Alternative radio and MTV soon followed.

1995's self-titled third album proved 311's breakthrough, earning RIAA 3x platinum certification while catapulting them to the forefront of alternative music. Since then, nine consecutive 311 studio releases – from 1997's Transistor to 2014's Stereolithic – have peaked within the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, with total album sales now approaching nine million in the U.S. alone. 311 is of course also responsible for a rightly renowned streak of radio hits, with nine singles reaching the Top 10 on Billboard's "Alternative Songs" chart, including the #1 classics, "Down," "Love Song," and "Don't Tread On Me."

Now based in Los Angeles, 311 is widely regarded as one of alternative rock's most inventive, entertaining, and hard-traveling live acts, earning them an incredible community of passionate and faithful fans.  Founded in 2004, the band's annual "Unity Tour" is now a summer tradition.  And the band has branded legendary destination events with their "311 Day" and "311 Caribbean Cruise" experiences.

311 is: singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer/DJ S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut.

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311 – ARCHIVE  Tracklist
Release Date: June 30

CD 1:  B-SIDES & BONUS TRACKS:
1. Transistor Intro (Transistor - Hidden Track - 1997) 2. Let the Cards Fall (Enlarged To Show Detail Bonus CD EP - 1996) 3. Outside (National Lampoon's Senior Trip Original Soundtrack - 1995) 4. Gap (Enlarged To Show Detail Bonus CD EP - 1996) 5. Tribute (Enlarged To Show Detail Bonus CD EP - 1996)  6. Firewater Slo-Mo (Enlarged To Show Detail Bonus CD EP - 1996) 7. Blizza (Soundsystem– Japanese Release Bonus Track - 1999) 8. Dancehall (Enlarged To Show Detail 2 Bonus CD EP - 2001) 9. Bomb the Town (Enlarged To Show Detail 2 Bonus CD EP - 2001) 10. Will the World (Enlarged To Show Detail 2 Bonus CD EP - 2001) 11. We Do It Like This (Enlarged To Show Detail 2 Bonus CD EP - 2001) 12. Dreamland (Enlarged To Show Detail 2 Bonus CD EP - 2001) 13. What Do You Do (Evolver - Japanese Release Bonus Track - 2003) 14. Little Brother (Don't Tread on Me - Japanese Release Bonus Track - 2005) 15. I Like the Way (Uplifter - Deluxe Edition Bonus Track - 2009) 16. Get Down (Uplifter - Deluxe Edition Bonus Track - 2009) 17. How Long Has It Been (Uplifter – iTunes Exclusive Track - 2009) 18. Sun Come Through (Uplifter – Amazon Exclusive Track - 2009) 19. Vape'n Away (Stereolithic – 311 Day Edition - 2014)

CD 2:  UNRELEASED SONGS:
1. Summer of Love (Unreleased Version - 1994) 2. Juan Bond (311 Sessions - 1995) 3. Firewater - Normal Speed (311 Sessions - 1995) 4. Next (311 Sessions - 1995) 5. Grifter (Transistor Sessions - 1997) 6. Writer's Block Party (Transistor Sessions - 1997) 7. Earth People (Transistor Sessions - 1997) 8. The Quickening (Transistor Sessions - 1997) 9. Everything (Transistor Sessions - 1997) 10. Old Funk (Transistor Sessions - 1997) 11. Space Funk (Transistor Sessions - 1997) 12. Lemming (Transistor Sessions – 1997) 13. Cali Soca  (Soundsystem Sessions - 1999) 14. Seal the Deal (Soundsystem Sessions - 1999)  15. Who's Got the Herb (Unreleased Version - 2001) 16. Time is Precious (Evolver Sessions - 2003) 17. Into the Flames (Don't Tread On Me Sessions - 2005) 18. Stealing My Girl (Don't Tread On Me Sessions - 2005) 19. Week of Saturdays (Uplifter Sessions - 2009) 20. Simplify (Uplifter Sessions - 2009)

CD 3:  PRE-PRODUCTION VERSIONS & DEMOS
1. Welcome (Pre-Production Version – 1992) 2. Visit (Pre-Production Version – 1992) 3. Feels So Good (Pre-Production Version – 1992) 4. Paradise (Pre-Production Version – 1992) 5. Homebrew (Pre-Production Version – 1993) 6. Offbeat Bare-Ass (Pre-Production Version – 1993) 7. Six (Pre-Production Version – 1993) 8. Lose (Pre-Production Version – 1993) 9. Come Original (Pre-Production Version – 1999) 10. Freeze Time (Pre-Production Version – 1999) 11. Flowing (Pre-Production Version – 1999) 12. Livin n' Rockin (Pre-Production Version – 1999) 13. Full Ride (Pre-Production Version – 2001) 14. Champagne (Pre-Production Version – 2001) 15. Sick Tight (Pre-Production Version – 2001) 16. How Do You Feel (Pre-Production Version – 2004) 17. Down (Demo - 1995) 18. Let the Cards Fall (Demo - 1995) 19. Random (Demo - 1995) 20. The Continuous Life (Demo - 1997)

CD 4:  DEMOS:
1. Color (Demo - 1997) 2. Starshines (Demo - 1997) 3. Inner Light Spectrum (Demo - 1997) 4. Stealing Happy Hours (Demo - 1997)  5. Strong All Along (Early Title: Pass the Grass) (Demo w/Vocals - 1999) 6. Large in the Margin (Early Title: Forward) (Demo w/Vocals - 1999) 7. Mindspin (Demo - 1999) 8. Eons (Early Title: Stop Dat) (Demo - 1999) 9. Can't Fade Me (Early Title: Kill) (Demo w/Vocals - 1999) 10. Sick Tight (Demo - 2001) 11. From Chaos (Demo- 2001) 12. I Told Myself (Demo- 2001) 13. You Wouldn't Believe (Demo - 2001) 14. I'll Be Here Awhile (Demo w/Vocals - 2001) 15. Seems Uncertain (Demo w/Vocals - 2003) 16. Give Me A Call (Demo w/Vocals) 17. Speak Easy (Early Title: Romantic Odyssey) (Demo - 2005) 18. Sun Come Through (Early Title: Rockin aught8) (Demo - 2009) 19. Jackpot (Early Title: New Thingy) (Demo - 2009) 20. Rock On (Early Title: Rock On Circus) (Demo - 2011) 21. Ebb & Flow (Early Title: Go!) (Demo - 2014) 22. Paradise (Acoustic Version - 1992)

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311 - UNITY TOUR 2015


JULY



2

Scottsdale, AZ                                       

Talking Stick Resort

3, 4

Las Vegas, NV                                       

Mandalay Bay Beach

6

Oklahoma City, OK                             

Diamond Ballroom

7

Kansas City, MO                                  

Crossroads

9

Detroit, MI                                             

Festival*

10

Cincinnati, OH                                      

The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino

11

Chicago, IL                                            

Aragon Ballroom

12

Milwaukee, WI                                    

Riverside Theatre

14

Columbus, OH                                      

LC Pavilion

15

Cleveland, OH                                      

Hard Rock Live Northfield Park

17

Long Island, NY                                   

Great South Bay Music Festival*

18

Asbury Park, NJ                                    

Stone Pony Summerstage

19

Atlantic City, NJ                                   

Borgata Festival Park

20

Hampton Beach, NH                            

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

22

Richmond, VA                                     

Innsbrook After Hours

23

Virginia Beach, VA                              

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach Amphitheatre

24

Charlotte, NC                                        

Uptown Amphitheatre

25

Jacksonville, FL                                  

Connection Festival*

26

Orlando, FL                                           

Hard Rock Live

28

Birmingham, AL                                  

Iron City

30

Lake Charles, LA                                  

L'auberge Casino Pool

31

Houston, TX                                          

Bayou Music Center




AUGUST



1

Dallas, TX                                              

Southside Ballroom

2

Austin, TX                                             

ACL Live at The Moody Theater

4

Omaha, NE                                             

Sokol Auditorium




SEPTEMBER



19

DelMar, CA                                           

Kaaboo Festival*




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May 28, 2015 | Masterworks Broadway Releases The Original Broadway Cast Recording Of An American In Paris

Album Available June 2

Music and Lyrics by GEORGE GERSHWIN AND IRA GERSHWIN

Book by CRAIG LUCAS

Directed and Choreographed by CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

On Broadway at The Palace Theatre

Nominated for Twelve 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical

"This rhapsodic production is a triumph that pays loving tribute to the marriage of music and movement." - The New York Times

May 28, 2015

NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MASTERWORKS BROADWAY releases the Original Broadway Cast Recording of An American in Paris. Produced by Rob Fisher and Scott Lehrer, the album will be available everywhere on June 2, 2015. 

The score of An American In Paris includes the songs "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," "'S Wonderful," "But Not For Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," and orchestral music including "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "An American In Paris."

An American In Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American In Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas.

An American In Paris is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

The cast of An American In Paris includes Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max von Essen as Henri Baurel. 

The cast also includes Caitlin Abraham, Will Burton, Attila Joey Csiki,  Michael Cusumano, Taeler Cyrus, Ashlee Dupre, Rebecca Eichenberger, Sara Esty, Laura Feig, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Heather Lang, Dustin Layton, Nathan Madden, Gia Mongell, Candy Olsen, Rebecca Riker, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers, Shannon Rugani, Garen Scribner, Sam Strasfeld, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis and Victor J. Wisehart.

The creative team is comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), 59 Productions (projections) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, musical supervision by Todd Ellison, and additional orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott. The Associate Director is Jacquelin Barrett and the Associate Choreographer is Dontee Kiehn.  Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman.  

The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Darren Bagert, Carole L. Haber, James Nederlander, Five Cent Productions, Michael Leavitt, Apples and Oranges Studios/Dominion Pictures, Roger Berlind/Arch Road, Simone Genatt Haft/Marc Routh, Triptyk Studios/Spencer Ross, Ed Walson/Peter May, Adam Zotovich/Celia Atkin, Eugene Beard/Julie Boardman/Kallish-Weinstein, Stuart Ditsky/Jim Herbert/Sandy Robertson, Suzanne Friedman/Independent Presenters Network/Wonderful Productions, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust/Jenkins-Taylor/Proctors, Harriet Newman Leve/Jane Dubin/Sarahbeth Grossman, Caiola Productions/Jennifer Isaacson/Raise the Curtain, by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Theatre du Chatelet. 

Leanne Cope is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

Broadway tickets are on sale now through www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 877-250-2929. Group tickets for Broadway are on sale now through the Group Sales Box Office at http://www.broadway.com/group-sales-box-office/ or by phone at 800-223-7565 or 212-398-8383.

Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Music Masterworks.  For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com.  For more information on the musical, please visit www.AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com

Tracklisting:





1

Concerto in F 

10

Entr'acte

2

I Got Rhythm 

11

Fidgety Feet

3

Second Prelude 

12

Who Cares? / For You, For Me, For Evermore

4

I've Got Beginner's Luck 

13

But Not for Me

5

The Man I Love 

14

I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise

6

Liza  

15

An American in Paris

7

'S Wonderful  

16

They Can't Take That Away from Me

8

Shall We Dance? 

17

Epilogue

9

Second Rhapsody / Cuban Overture 








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May 26, 2015 | Branford Marsalis Quartet to Reissue Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam

In Celebration of 50th Anniversary of John Coltrane Masterpiece

Available May 26 on Marsalis Music via OKeh Records

CD/DVD Features Rare Discussions with Alice Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Miguel Zenon, Ned Goold and David Sanchez

May 26, 2015

NEW YORK, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This historic Marsalis Music CD/DVD, including a full performance by the Branford Marsalis Quartet at Amsterdam's esteemed Bimhuis plus bonus interviews and audio-only disc, will be re-released on May 26 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original John Coltrane A Love Supreme album, released in February 1965.

For Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live In Amsterdam, label founder Branford Marsalis and his quartet have been captured in a complete performance of John Coltrane's 1964 recorded masterpiece. This legendary suite, which tenor saxophonist Marsalis included on his label's premier release, Footsteps of Our Fathers, was performed at Amsterdam's Bimhuis during a European tour in March 2003. 

"We felt that we were pretty much done with A Love Supreme when we went to Europe, but my manager wasn't done with it," Marsalis recalls wryly. "After hearing us perform the suite at the Bottom Line, she insisted that we had to film it so she approached Pierre about the project and he agreed." Pierre Lamoureux, a filmmaker known for his expertise in musical subjects, has co-directed with his brother many award-winning live musical films for artists including Harry Connick, Jr., Pat Metheny, Rush, and Judy Collins. "Pierre cares about how his films sound as well as how they look," Branford emphasizes, "and the combination of Pierre and the Bimhuis was too good to pass up."

When Marsalis's A Love Supreme package was originally released, Branford was unsparing in his enthusiasm for the Amsterdam club, which has been a center for jazz in Europe since it opened in 1973. "I only played there once before, with Art Blakey in 1981, and I'd wanted to bring my own band into the Bimhuis ever since," he admits. "It's simply one of the two or three best jazz clubs in the world, because the room is intimate and the focus is on presenting the music instead of selling food and drinks. There is a bar outside of the performance space, and people do go there to hang, but once they walk into the club itself, it's all about the music."

Marsalis' acclaimed quartet of that time - with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts - was all about the music as well, as they delivered a performance both musically and visually riveting. As a bonus to the live performance, all four members of the quartet, together with Marsalis' fellow saxophonists the now late Michael Brecker, Miguel Zenon, Ned Goold and David Sanchez, discuss the inspiration and the challenges presented by Coltrane's composition. In addition, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane's late widow and the pianist in his last band, is seen in a historical 30-minute conversation with Marsalis. An audio-only disc of the Bimhuis performance is also included in the package.

A Love Supreme is considered by many to be the ultimate expression of the classic John Coltrane Quartet, and remains Coltrane's most popular album. Where Coltrane only performed the suite live on one occasion, Marsalis and his band had several opportunities to play individual sections of the piece as well as A Love Supreme in its entirety before hooking up with Lamoureux for video documentation. "We definitely grew into the piece as we played it, which is why I'm so pleased that Pierre caught us when we really understood it," Marsalis reports. "One thing about A Love Supreme, it takes tremendous concentration and focus from every member of the band. The first time we played the whole thing live, all we could do afterward was sit in the dressing room for 20 minutes, totally exhausted. You don't see this band in that shape too often. By the time we got to the Bimhuis, though, we were up to the challenge."

What has resulted – a scintillating live performance, plus informed musical commentary and a rare visit with Alice Coltrane – makes Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam a must for all fans of Coltrane's and Marsalis' music.

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam
Marsalis Music via OKeh Records  -  Release Date: May 26, 2015

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May 21, 2015 | Legacy Recordings Announces Release of The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), A Definitive 23-Disc Collection Chronicling the Evolution and Enduring Genius of America's Preeminent R&B/Rock/Pop/Funk Ensemble

Essential Isley Brothers Library Includes 84 Rare & Unreleased Bonus Tracks Plus First-Ever Complete Issue of Live-In-The-Studio Album Recorded in 1980

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) Box Set Available Friday, August 21

May 21, 2015

NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), a monumental 23-disc box set, on Friday, August 21, 2015.

Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/Isley_TNeckBox_Amzn

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), a monumental 23-disc box set, to be released on Friday, August 21, 2015

An essential library collection chronicling the sonic evolution and abiding achievements of the unprecedented R&B ensemble, The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) follows The Isley Brothers through their transformation from a 1950's doo-wop/gospel vocal group into the world's preeminent R&B rock 'n' soul powerhouse party band. As evidenced in this quarter century of recordings, The Isley Brothers absorbed the music and culture surrounding them to continually create contemporary sounds spanning the decades.

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) showcases tracks written (excepting "covers"), arranged, performed and produced by The Isley Brothers.  This definitive new Isley Brothers anthology was compiled and produced by Grammy Award®-winner Leo Sacks, co-produced by Jeffrey James and Jeremy Holiday, and mastered from the original analog tapes by Grammy Award®-winner Mark Wilder at Battery Studios.

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) features  newly remastered versions of The Isley Brothers' 21 albums released for both labels, nearly all of which are expanded with rare mixes and tracks making their CD and digital debuts.  The new collection includes 84 rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks.

This set also includes, released here for the first time in its entirety, the "Great Lost Isley Brothers Album": Wild In Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live At Bearsville Sound Studio 1980.  First conceived as a "live" double album (with overdubbed crowd noise), this newly restored performance offers an immersive look at a crucial chapter in The Isley Brothers' history, a pivotal moment in the fusion of rock and funk music in an era fueled by the sound of the Isleys.

By the 1990s, The Isley Brothers' dominant influence over hip-hop music and culture could be felt at every turn. "Footsteps In The Dark" from 1977's Go For Your Guns was sampled in Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day," while The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa" interpolated the title track of 1983's Between The Sheets. The Isleys' flashy fashion sense directly inspired the "bling" aesthetic embraced by rappers everywhere. R. Kelly proclaimed the group his biggest influence, collaborating with them on his Top 5 hit "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)" in 1995 (featuring Ronald Isley in a career-redefining role as Mr. Biggs in the accompanying video). Kelly's writing and production for the group continued through the 1990s and 2000s, peaking with Body Kiss which hit No. 1 the Billboard 200 in 2003, a full 44 years since their first hit with "Shout."

The Isley Brothers' classic works continue to reach new fans through consistent radio airplay, film and television licenses and samples: in 2015, Kendrick Lamar won two Grammy Awards® for the track "I," built upon the groove of "That Lady" (from 1973's 3+3), while singer/rapper Frank Ocean covered "At Your Best (You Are Love)" from Harvest For The World (previously covered by Aaliyah in 1994, who made it a Top 10 hit).

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) offers new music fans an opportunity to revisit the seminal R&B sounds that continue to reverberate through contemporary soul, rock, hip-hop and pop records.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, The Isley Brothers--O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley and a fourth brother, Vernon Isley (who died a couple of years after their first incarnation)--began performing as a gospel-based vocal group in 1954.  Moving to the New York City area in the late 1950s, The Isley Brothers scored some modest regional chart successes before their fourth single (and first for RCA Victor), "Shout"--written by O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald--catapulted them into the pantheon of pop immortality in 1959.  One of the most immediately identifiable and infectious party anthems ever written or recorded, The Isley Brothers "Shout"--with its irresistible call-and-response structure--combined gospel heat and doo-wop soul with a high-powered rock 'n' roll energy.  The much-covered "Shout" was inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame in 1999 and placed No. 118 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The Isleys followed up "Shout" with a variety of tracks (including their Top 20 single, "Twist & Shout," a song later famously covered by The Beatles).

Perhaps the most musically adventurous vocal ensemble in American pop history, The Isley Brothers were adding rock, funk, R&B, soul and ballad elements into the gospel and doo-wop music at the foundation of their sound.

In the 1960s, while The Isley Brothers bounced between various labels (including Atlantic, United Artists and Motown), they briefly employed a then-unknown Jimi Hendrix (aka Jimmy James) as their lead guitarist, buying him a white Fender Stratocaster guitar and moving him into the Isley home.   Though Jimi's stint with the Isley Brothers was brief, his musical sensibilities remained in the group, with younger brother Ernie Isley carrying the fiery experimental rock 'n' soul guitar sound they shared into the Isley Brothers future.

Tired of labels that didn't fully understand or support their R&B/rock fusion musical vision, The Isley Brothers launched their independent T-Neck imprint with distribution through Buddah Records. At T-Neck, the Isleys finally enjoyed the freedom to make music the way they wanted, recording and producing their own material as well as assisting in the distribution and promotion process. The T-Neck label's lead single, the irresistible Grammy Award®-winning funk hit "It's Your Thing," instantly established the band and label as a commercial powerhouse, its lyric a mantra for the trail The Isley Brothers would blaze in the next decade.

The Isleys' ever-expanding musical repertoire in the 1970s included funky covers of pop/rock favorites ("Love The One You're With," "Lay, Lady, Lay") that helped spread these songs through urban markets. The group would hit a new peak with the album 3+3 and single "That Lady" in 1973.

They added younger brothers Ernie Isley (lead guitar, drums) and Marvin Isley (bass guitar) and Rudolph's brother-in-law Chris Jasper (keyboards, synthesizers) into the mix, turning The Isley Brothers vocal trio into a self-contained pop/rock/R&B/funk ensemble, writing, producing, performing, arranging, distributing their own works on T-Neck Records throughout the 1970s into the early 1980s.

With Ernie, Chris and Marvin leading the way creatively, the group pushed the barriers of soul music, bringing funk and laid-back quiet storm into the mainstream and earning the band three gold and seven platinum or multi-platinum albums--including 3+3 (1973), the #1 chart-topping The Heat Is On (1975) and 1983's Between The Sheets--and 14 Top 10 R&B albums (seven of which hit No. 1). In the world of R&B, only Parliament-Funkadelic and Earth, Wind & Fire have achieved success rivaling the Isley Brothers.

The Isley Brothers have had 19 Top 10 singles (7 of those at #1) in the US Billboard R&B chart, with 16 Isley albums hitting the Top 40.  13 of their albums have achieved RIAA gold, platinum or multi-platinum status.  The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.  They got their star on the Hollywood Rockwalk in 1997 and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.

The Isley Brothers, through an unprecedented seven decades, have remained one of the most consistently successful groups of all time. The Isleys were present at the birth of rock and roll, their biggest hits have influenced R&B, rock and roll and funk music from the 1950s onward while their deep grooves helped form the rhythmic backbone of hip-hop, a sound the Isleys would embrace in the 1990s and 2000s.

Still active as a duo of Ronald and Ernie Isley, The Isley Brothers earned a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.  The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) brings all of their works for the Sony Music family into one impressive package.

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) (* includes bonus tracks)

Shout! (RCA Victor, 1959)*

Harvest For The World (T-Neck, 1976)*

It's Our Thing (T-Neck, 1969)*

Go For Your Guns (T-Neck, 1977)*

The Brothers: Isley (T-Neck, 1969)*

Showdown (T-Neck, 1978)*

The Isley Brothers Live At Yankee Stadium (T-Neck, 1969)

Winner Takes All (T-Neck, 1979—2 CDs)*

Get Into Something (T-Neck, 1970)*

Go All The Way (T-Neck, 1980)*

In The Beginning...The Isley Brothers & Jimi Hendrix (T-Neck, recorded 1964-1965; remixed/released 1971)*

Wild In Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live At Bearsville Studios 1980 (previously unreleased)*

Givin' It Back (T-Neck, 1971)*

Grand Slam (T-Neck, 1981)*

Brother, Brother, Brother (T-Neck, 1972)*

Inside You (T-Neck, 1981)*

The Isleys Live (T-Neck, 1973)

The Real Deal (T-Neck, 1982)*

3+3 (T-Neck, 1973)*

Between The Sheets (T-Neck, 1983)*

Live It Up (T-Neck, 1974)*


The Heat Is On (T-Neck, 1975)*


 

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May 12, 2015 | JOE SATRIANI Sets Release Of His 15th Studio Album - Shockwave Supernova On July 24th

World Tour Begins September 17th in Europe - U.S. Tour Planned Early 2016

"CRYSTAL PLANET" - Satriani's Sci-Fi Animation Series in the Works

May 12, 2015

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on July 24th, making him one of the first to utilize the new "Friday, Global Release Day" for music. 

JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album,

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a "masterpiece" or "the last word on guitar" from the world's most commercially successful solo guitar performer. Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on September 18, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. "I couldn't have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life," says Satriani.

The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star's 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow- up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.

Minnemann and Beller handle the bulk of Shockwave Supernova's rhythmic duties, with the exception of four cuts – the driving "Keep On Movin'," full of wondrous Satch guitar wizardry and Keneally's playful piano, "In My Pocket," a deliciously greasy, souped-up take on Swing, along with "Crazy Joey" (a deliriously effervescent romp) and "Scarborough Stomp" (a relentless upbeat rocker) – find Satriani joined by another powerhouse rhythm section: the esteemed drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (whose work includes the likes of Frank Zappa, Sting, Paul Simon, among others) and Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney (whose resume includes Alanis Morrisette, Celine Dion and Rob Zombie, to name a few).

Recently, during the final performance of his two-year Unstoppable Momentum tour, Satriani had an epiphany; he found himself, "playing the guitar with my teeth an awful lot. I thought, 'Why are you doing this?' It's as if something else, or somebody else, was driving me to do it." Satriani seized upon this moment of self-realization as the springboard and creative center for his alter ego "Shockwave Supernova," the outlandish and extroverted 'performance side' of the normally shy and reserved guitar virtuoso. With this new persona as partner, Satriani launched his wildly ambitious 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

In a creative and engaging alternative venture, Satriani, a lifelong science fiction fan, has reached out to the future, through the medium of animation. Finally recognizing the on-stage symmetry with his alter ego allowed Satriani to also take a risk on this particular style of storytelling. He says, "Guitarist Ned Evett and I have created an animated series called Crystal Planet. The actual Crystal Planet is our very own Earth, set billions of years in the future. The hero of the show uses music generated by a unique electric guitar to travel through time while the show's characters struggle to preserve the future and past of humankind." More information on Crystal Planet and how and where fans will view the series will be coming shortly.

Fans are now able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at satriani.com. Joe will be selecting art for the poster from fan submitted art – check Joe's FB page for more details (facebook.com/joesatriani). The album is available for pre-order on Amazon (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_amzn) and iTunes (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_itunes) and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl. 

As was previously announced, Satriani and Steve Vai, will perform at a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and their good friend, Cliff Cultreri. "A Benefit for Cliff III" is set for Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders. In addition, Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event.  Among these items are autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani's "G4 Camp" taking place June 28July 2 in Cambria, CA.

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