Black Music Month Digital Reissues

In June, to commemorate Black Music Month, Craft will also reissue 30 titles to digital platforms—marking the very first digital release of these albums. The titles, which will be released one per day throughout the month, include the 1971 concept album Victim Of The Joke? An Opera from acclaimed songwriter and producer David Porter; 1973’s Estelle, Myrna & Sylvia from girl-group theSweet Inspirations(who backed such acts as Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin); and A Dramatic Experience, the sophomore album by R&B Music Hall of Fame inductee theDramatics. Eleven of these titles (from the likes of the Soul Children, Johnnie Taylor and the Mad Lads) are results of the 1969 Soul Explosion sessions.


Black Music Month Digital Releases Schedule Below:

JUNE

1

Artist: Booker T. & The MGs
Album Title: Soul Limbo
Release Date: 6/1/19

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Artist: Various
Album Title: Boy Meets Girl
Release Date: 6/2/19

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Artist: Johnnie Taylor
Album Title: Rare Stamps
Release Date: 6/3/19

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Artist: Soul Children
Album Title: Soul Children
Release Date: 6/4/19

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Artist: Carla Thomas
Album Title: Memphis Queen
Release Date: 6/5/19

6

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Artist: Ollie & The Nightingales
Album Title: Ollie & The Nightingales
Release Date: 6/6/19

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Artist: Johnnie Taylor
Album Title: The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues
Release Date: 6/7/19

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Artist: The Mar-Keys
Album Title: Damifiknow
Release Date: 6/8/19

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Artist: JJ Barnes & Steve Mancha
Album Title: Rare Stamps
Release Date: 6/9/19

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Artist: The Mad Lads
Album Title: The Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lads
Release Date: 6/10/19

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Artist: The Goodees
Album Title: Candy Coated Goodees
Release Date: 6/11/19

12

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Artist: The Knowbody Else
Album Title: The Knowbody Else
Release Date: 6/12/19

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Artist: Eddie Floyd
Album Title: California Girl
Release Date: 6/13/19

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Artist: Rufus Thomas
Album Title: Crown Prince Of Dance
Release Date: 6/14/19

15

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Artist: Mel & Tim
Album Title: Starting All Over Again
Release Date: 6/15/19

16

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Artist: William Bell
Album Title: Phases Of Reality
Release Date: 6/16/19

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Artist: The Sweet Inspirations
Album Title: Estelle, Myrna & Sylvia
Release Date: 6/17/19

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Artist: The Dramatics
Album Title: A Dramatic Experience
Release Date: 6/18/19

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Artist: John KaSandra
Album Title: Color Me Human
Release Date: 6/19/19

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Artist: The Bar-Kays
Album Title: Do You See What I See?
Release Date: 6/20/19

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Artist: David Porter
Album Title: Victim Of The Joke? An Opera
Release Date: 6/21/19

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Artist: The Rance Allen Group
Album Title: A Soulful Experience
Release Date: 6/22/19

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Artist: The Temprees
Album Title: Love Maze
Release Date: 6/23/19

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Artist: Frederick Knight
Title: I’ve Been Lonely For So Long
Release Date: 6/24/19

25

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Artist: Barbara Lewis
Title: The Many Grooves Of
Release Date: 6/25/19

26

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Artist: Little Milton
Album Title: Waiting For Little Milton
Release Date: 6/26/19

27

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Artist: Inez Foxx
Album Title: At Memphis
Release Date: 6/27/19

28

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Artist: Melvin Van Peebles
Album Title: Don’t Play Us Cheap
Release Date: 6/28/19

29

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Artist: Kim Weston
Album Title: Kim Kim Kim
Release Date: 6/28/19

30

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Artist: Various
Album Title: Wattstax
Release Date: 6/30/19