Vee Jay Box Set (temp. title)


Vee Jay Box Set (temp. title) by SHOUT! FACTORY at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Vee-Jay: The Definitive Collection is the flagship release in a new series of reissues drawn from the incredibly rich R&B, blues, soul, gospel, jazz and pop recordings originally released by Vee-Jay Records. For a label that lasted only 13 years and closed in 1966, Vee-Jay Records left a large legacy, though one that is largely underrecognized. This four-disc retrospective provides a corrective, documenting the range and richness of the catalog from the Chicago rival to Chess Records. Many know


Vee Jay Box Set (temp. title) by SHOUT! FACTORY
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Vee-Jay: The Definitive Collection is the flagship release in a new series of reissues drawn from the incredibly rich R&B, blues, soul, gospel, jazz and pop recordings originally released by Vee-Jay Records. For a label that lasted only 13 years and closed in 1966, Vee-Jay Records left a large legacy, though one that is largely underrecognized. This four-disc retrospective provides a corrective, documenting the range and richness of the catalog from the Chicago rival to Chess Records. Many know Vee-Jay as the first American label to license the Beatles (not included here) and to introduce the Four Seasons ("Sherry" is). But the depth of this set lies in the signature classics by artists including bluesmen John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed, gospel greats the Staple Singers and Swan Silvertones, doo-wop groups such as the Spaniels and Sonny Til's Orioles, and soul singers Jerry Butler and Gene Chandler. The well-known artistry merely scratches the surface of the sets' delights, as those familiar with such hits as Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good" and Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" will finds revelation in the Vee-Jay originals (by Betty Everett and Gloria Jones, respectively). An auspicious launch to what promises to be an ambitious reissue program. --Don McLeese

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Additional Information

Manufacturer:
SHOUT! FACTORY
Category:
Detroit Blues
Release Date:
2007-08-21
UPC:
826663104851
Genre:
Rap & Hip-Hop
Artist:
Various
Publisher:
SHOUT! FACTORY
Format:
Box set
Publication Date:
2007-08-21
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
1.5 pounds
Item Size:
12.3 x 1.6 x 6.2 inches
Package Weight:
1.46 pounds
Package Size:
6.22 x 1.5 x 12.36 inches

 


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