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"Oh Happy Day": An All-Star Music Celebration on March 31


EMI Music/Vector Recordings is set to release the highly anticipated recording Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration on March 31. The album features performances by Michael McDonald,  3 Doors Down, Al Green, Patty Griffin, Heather Headley, Jon Bon Jovi, Jonny Lang, Queen Latifah, Joss Stone with Buick Audra and many more.

For the project, these world-renowned musicians collaborated with Gospel artists and several of today’s top Gospel Choirs to record renditions of some of the most loved and recognizable inspirational songs. It’s been said you don’t just hear gospel music you feel it. It’s woven through the fabric of the American spirit and history and its influence can be felt and heard around the world today and in the background of many of today’s most talented artists and musicians. The album’s concept resulted from a close partnership between EMI Gospel and Vector Recordings and was produced by Ken Levitan, Bill Hearn, Jack Rovner, Ken Pennell, Drew & Shannon, Johnny K, Sanchez Harley, Obie O’Brien, Keith Thomas, Tommy Sims, Cedric Thompson, Simon Climie, Michael McDonald, Joss Stone and Buick Audra.


Kenny Loggins Featured on the DVD and digital soundtrack


Kenny Loggins makes a musical contribution to Pooh, Tigger, Darby and all your favorite friends in a spectacular full-length movie featuring seven original songs! 
Bursting with laughter, beloved characters and unforgettable new music, this instant family classic is the biggest showstopper ever! 
Kenny’s video of “Underneath The Same Sky” is one of the highlighted bonus features on the DVD and soundtrack. This new song, "Underneath The Same Sky" will also appear on Kenny's new Children's CD, "All Join In," which is to be released this summer on Walt Disney Records, Disney Pearl Series.

Rascal Flatts's "Unstoppable" in store April 7, 2009


Since their career launched in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold over 17 million albums, scored 9 #1 singles and 17 top 10 hits and each of their five albums are multi-platinum sellers. They are the reigning AMA, CMT, ACM and CMA Vocal Group of The Year with two, six, five and six respective consecutive wins. They were honored as the 2008 Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot® Humanitarian Award recipients during the recent ACM Awards show in May.

"Here Comes Goodbye" is the first single from Rascal Flatts' upcoming album Unstoppable. Watch it now!

Joe Bonamassa "The ballad of John Henry"


2009 release, the seventh studio album from renowned American Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes) the album sees Bonamassa deliver another collection of rocking Blues workouts. Featuring six original tracks penned by Bonamassa himself, he also takes on six covers, including Tom Waits' 'Jockey Full Of Bourbon', Sam Brown's 'Stop' and the Newley/Bricusse penned classic 'Feelin' Good'.

Seawind "Reunion"


In 2007, We have heard that the long-awaited Seawind Reunion CD recording was almsot finished! in 2007 and they started mixdown, mastering and so on. Finally, wait will be really over soon. The album "Reunion" will be released on April 22 for Village Records, a subsidary label of Sony Music, Japan. The group spent time in Los Angeles recording studios, while tracking all of their new songs. The new CD will also include 2007 remakes of their classics "Follow Your Road", "Free" and "He Loves You", on which Al Jarreau is featured along with Pauline Wilson. 

Further Al is also on the brand new song entitled "Hold On". Except Jerry Hey , The rest of entire group members reunited; Bob Wilson - Drums, Pauline Wilson - Vocals, Larry Williams - Keyboards, Sax & Flute, Kim Hutchcroft - Sax & Flute, Bud Nuanez - Guitar and Ken Wild - Bass are back. It seems that the band will do reunion tour after this release. We will have legends again in coming spring of 2009.

Thanks to Takeito at ACMJ

SIncerely - Mariya Takeuchi Song Book Complete Edition

Mariya Takeuchi must be one of the best female singer/songwriters of Japan and she continues to release great albums over three decades. 

In 2002, Cover album of Mariya Takeuchi release from musical big ones commemorating Mariya Takeuchi's 30-year anniversary. All tracks are remastared and a bonus track "Slow Love" performed by Olivia Newton-John is added to this special low-priced reissue. Enjoy many interesting performances done by your favorite singers including Richard Page, Marc Jordan, Christopher Cross, Richard Marx and many others. Please note that David Foster play the piano on very beautiful ballads "Teko's Theme" featuring Nita Whitaker, which is worth listening if you should miss.

Thanks ti Takeito at ACMJ

Discover Chardeau's new album "Resilience" featuring Robert Lamm!


Discover "Resilience", the brand new record by Chardeau recorded in Paris & L.A. featuring Brian Auger, Jerry Goodman, Robert Lamm, Shelton Berg, Chris Pinnick, Reggie Hamilton, Curt Bisqueira, Lenny Castro, Nick Lane, Lee Thornburg, Larry Klimax, Michel Gaucher, Basile Leroux, Didier Malherbe, Alexis Baucher and Richard Aubert.

Through this new release, Chardeau show us again how much he loves music with great compositions and big production reuniting some of the best french & american session players. 

A special "hello" to Basile Leroux!

Trev Lukather's debut ep available at Itune!


Trev was born into the music scene....his father Steve Lukather is one of the most respected guitar players in the world...fronting the multi platinum, 6 time grammy award winning band the the age of 4 trev started banging on the drums...he continued until the age of 12..jamming with Toto, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Billy Idol, Chris Isaac etc. 
Trev then decided to switch to guitar when he saw his dad play an LA show at the House of Blues..the crowd was errupting after each guitar solo..he then realized he didnt want to be behind the kit anymore..he wanted to be just like his pop...
What really made his goal as an artist a non negotionable fact was when Steve brought Trev on a tour in was the reunion tour with original singer Bobby Kimball....20,000 a night Steve brought Trev up to play one of his(trev's) originals with the Toto band backin him up..the crowd went crazy..when he returned home, the guitar never left his age 16..Trev became Lindsay Lohan's guitar player/musical director for her debut album "speak" off Casablanca Universal Records.

Trev Lukather's debut ep of 7 powerful & melodic songs is now available on Itune!

Zinc Music presents Contante & Sonante's new release: Fly Away "The Songs of David Foster"


Zink Music is proud to present an exclusive collaboration with the label Contante & Sonante for their new release “Fly Away - the Songs of David Foster”, we will work the album on the European market (Spain and Portugal excluded) and the release is set for April 1, 2009.

Fly Away / The Songs of David Foster is produced and arranged by Tomi Malm and the concept has been to bring new life to some of the brighter gems in David Foster´s immense catalogue. Featuring a spectacular cast of vocalists, including Bill Champlin, Jeff Pescetto, Cecily Gardner, Robbie Dupree, Bill LaBounty, Joe Pizzulo, Ole Borud, Bill Cantos, Arnold McCuller, Frank Adahl, Lisa Lovbrand, and the unforgettable Warren Wiebe, backed-up by an elite group of studio musicians, including David Foster himself, Jay Graydon, John Robinson, Michael Landau, Paul Jackson Jr, Nathan East, Abe Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Dan Warner, Jeremy Lubbock, Tollak Ollestad, Ramon Stagnaro, Brandon Fields and many others, this is a once-in-a-lifetime record that will not fail to live up to the expectations of the most demanding Foster fans.

In advance of the release of the full-length album, Contante & Sonante released a limited edition 3-song EP previewing two of the album's songs, "In The Stone" and "No Explanation", plus a BONUS TRACK,"After All", performed by the soulful Leslie Smith, which is available only on this EP release.

CD track listing:
1. Prelude (Tomi Malm --feat. D. Foster)
2. In The Stone (Bill Champlin)
3. No Explanation (Bill LaBounty)
4. Jojo (Arnold McCuller)
5. The Colour Of My Love (Frank Adahl)
6. Heart To Heart (Jeff Pescetto)
7. Fly Away (Robbie Dupree)
8. Look What You've Done To Me (Cecily Gardner --feat D. Foster)
9. Through The Fire (Ole Borud)
10. The Best Of Me (Lisa Lovbrand)
11. Nothin' You Can Do About It (Frank Adahl)
12. Whatever We Imagine (Bill Cantos)
13. When Will The World Be Like Lovers (J. Pescetto, R. Dupree, B. Cantos, A. McCuller, J. Pizzulo and F. Adahl)
14. Live Each Day (Warren Wiebe)

More infos and audio sample at zinkmusic & Contante & Sonante

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Lon Bronson All-Star Band!


The Lon Bronson Band features world class musicians delivering Industrial Strength R&B, Rock, Soul and Funk for 16 straight years, earning them the distinction of being the longest running band in the history of Las Vegas. 

Lon Bronson and his All-Star ensemble have garnered widespread critical acclaim and a rich history of headliners and performers who have sat in to perform when passing through town. Performers like Skunk Baxter, The Righteous Brothers, Huey Lewis, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Temptations, Taylor Dane, David Cassidy, Penn Jillette, The Bare Naked Ladies, Tom Jones, Joe Walsh and the cast of the HBO Drama, The Sopranos have come by in just the past few years. 

Members of the Bronson Band have backed up and performed with The Temptations, The 4 Tops, David Foster, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Don Henley and Elton John and that's just a partial list!

The LON BRONSON ALL-STAR BAND, a long-time Strokeland favorite artist is appearing LIVE in LAS VEGAS with some VERY SPECIAL GUESTS! Catch this show for a sneak preview of some of the hot musical chemistry that will be featured on the forthcoming Strokeland Records release DOC GOES VEGAS.