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. 

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Happy Birthday, Dexter Gordon! Free 24 hour Download

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Happy Birthday, Dexter Gordon! The lengthy, swinging tenor & rhythm formula that Dexter Gordon perfected coined him a major force in the emergence of modern tenor saxophone styles.

Today, we celebrate what would’ve been his 91st Birthday with a free download of the song, “Daddy Plays The Horn,” a happy, twelve bar blues, medium tempo track that was considered so good it became the title track for his 1955 release on Bethlehem Records.

"Daddy Plays The Horn" has been remastered from the original analog tape recordings and is available on 180-Gram vinyl here, CD here and exclusively selected as part of the “Mastered for iTunes” program as a digital download here. We also have a limited run of Dexter Gordon t-shirts available here.

Enjoy your free download here before the promotion ends on February 28th, 2014 at 12:00AM.

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