Happy International Women’s Day from Bethlehem Records Jazz Vocalists

In honor of Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to the female jazz vocalists of Bethlehem Records with rare releases from Jerri Winters, Audrey Morris, Marilyn Moore, Betty Blake, Sallie Blair, The Pat Moran Quartet, Frances Faye, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor, and Helen Carr. All tracks have been remastered as high res 24-bit audio files for 100% clarity.

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Click the following titles below to preview each track in high fidelity sound as part of the Mastered for iTunes program. 

Click here for previously released titles. Sign up for the Bethlehem Records newsletter here to stay updated on exclusive sales and releases. 

Charles Mingus, Mel Torme, Art Blakey & More Bethlehem Records Reissues

As part of the Bethlehem Records relaunch, we are pleased to announce that we have just added 12 titles available in high fidelity sound as part of the Mastered for iTunes program. All tracks have been remastered as high res 24-bit audio files for 100% clarity.

The following titles will be available on Amazon and other digital service providers on January 28th, 2014. 

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Click here for previously released titles. Sign up for the Bethlehem Records newsletter here to stay updated on exclusive sales and releases. 

Bethlehem Records & Pledge Music Launch Vault Recordings

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Verse Music Group & PledgeMusic Join Forces to Reissue its Vault of Iconic Recording such as John Coltrane’s In The Winners Circle From Bethlehem Records.

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Verse Music Group  will be re-releasing four iconic albums from its Bethlehem Records catalogue through a PledgeMusic direct-to-fan preorder. The classic albums to be released through the PledgeMusic platform are Stan Levey’s Grand Stan, Bobby Scott’s Great Scott, Eddie Davis’ The Best of Eddie Lockjaw Davis and John Coltrane’s In the Winners Circle.

 

Pledge Today!  By participating in this exclusive preorder through PledgeMusic, fans will also be able to enjoy PledgeMusic exclusives such as limited edition apparel, vinyl bundles, posters, t-shirts and more including exclusive footage from the vaults of these legendary VMG brands. Starting with Bethlehem Records, Jazz enthusiasts will be able to enjoy tracks restored from the original analog sound recording and digitally remastered to meet the highest level of clarity and quality standards. The experience will allow fans a behind-the-scenes update in the release process. Pledge your support now at:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/johncoltrane
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bobbyscott
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/eddielockjawdavis
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/stanlevey

All projects list here.

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Verse Music Group Founder and CEO, Curt Frasca looks forward to his company’s partnership with PledgeMusic. “Verse Music Group has always been about acquiring value brands and creatively growing those brands internally as well as partnering with forward thinking companies that deliver results. PledgeMusic’s platform is unique in offering a true “fan to artist experience” which offers Verse insight into what products fans truly want.”

Benji Rogers, CEO and Founder of PledgeMusic commented: “We are delighted to be working with Verse Music Group and look forward to bringing their iconic artists and albums to the PledgeMusic community. Our direct-to-fan approach is delivering clear benefits to music labels of all genres and continues to win new partners in the industry such as Bethlehem Records and Verse Music.”

Happy Birthday, Zoot Sims!

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Tenor saxophonist “Zoot” Sims grew up during both the Swing era and the early years of Bop where he absorbed the basic roots of Jazz. In honor of what would’ve been his 88th birthday, we are offering a free download medley of his 1960’s recording of "Down Home."

His playing contains the heartbeat that represents all of the Jazz periods making “Down Home” an enjoyable and consistently swinging set. Also featured on this album is pianist Dave McKenna, bassist George Tucker and drummer Dannie Richmond.

"Down Home" has been remastered from the original analog tape recordings and is available on 180-Gram vinyl, CD and exclusively selected as part of the “Mastered for iTunes" program. Enjoy your free download here

High Fidelity Sound: Bethlehem Records iTunes Store Exclusive

Twenty Select Bethlehem Records titles are exclusively available in high fidelity sound as part of the Mastered For iTunes program.

Nina Simone, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane & more were remastered from original analog recordings and available in high resolution sound for the first time in decades.

Bethlehem Records’ Titles Available

Twenty select titles are available as Mastered for iTunes albums in the Bethlehem Records iTunes store.

Titles include…

Nina Simone “Little Girl Blue”, Charles Mingus ”The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus”, Oscar Pettiford ”Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet”, Chris Connor “Sings Lullabys For Lovers”, Dexter Gordon “Daddy Plays The Horn” and Booker Ervin “The Book Cooks” are currently available in their original configuration in LP Vinyl & CD formats as part of the August 27th, 2013 relaunch.