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RHINO RECORDS TO HONOR BLACK MUSIC THROUGHOUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH A SERIES OF HIGH-PROFILE VINYL AND DIGITAL RELEASES

Recognizing the undeniable impact of Black music on over a century of artistry throughout popular culture, Rhino Records celebrates Black History Month with a series of high-profile vinyl reissues, first-ever digital releases, initiatives, activations, and collaborations. The celebration commences on February 5, with the release of Donny Hathaway’s A Donny Hathaway Collection, The Jungle Brothers Done By The Forces of Nature (Deluxe Edition), and George Benson’s Breezin,’ and will continue throughout the month with the limited edition, colored vinyl releases of classics by everyone from Aretha Franklin and Curtis Mayfield to Lil’ Kim and Ray Charles, among others. Also arriving across the month will be many albums and deluxe editions making their digital debut from artists including Nina Simone, Adina Howard, Tevin Campbell, and many more. Full release schedule for the month is listed below.

These legendary Black artists created the soundtrack to cultural, social, and political revolutions when the world needed it. They’re undeniably as necessary as ever in 2021 as they continue to amplify messages of truth, hope, and change on tape.

Quite fittingly, 2021 also marks the 50th anniversary of Donny Hathaway’s heart-wrenching classic “A Song For You.” Hathaway immortally urged, “And when my life is over, remember when we were together,” and this month offers us a chance to come together once again in celebration.

Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Titles:

February 5
George Benson – Breezin’ (1 LP Blue/Beige Vinyl)
Donny Hathaway – A Donny Hathaway Collection (2 LP Purple Vinyl)

February 12
Curtis Mayfield – Roots (1 LP Orange Vinyl)
Curtis Mayfield – There’s No Place Like America Today (North America Only) (1LP Blue Vinyl)

February 19
Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted, and Black (1 LP Burnt Orange Vinyl)
Sheila E - …The Glamorous Life (1 LP Teal Vinyl)

February 26
Ray Charles - The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years (2 LP Blue Vinyl)
Chaka Khan – Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol 1. (1 LP Burgundy Vinyl)
Lil’ Kim – The Notorious K.I.M. (2 LP Pink/Black Vinyl)

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Roots is Curtis Mayfield's visionary album, a landmark creation every bit as compelling and far-reaching in it's musical and extra-musical goals as Marvin Gaye's contemporary What's Goin' On. Opening on the hit "Get Down," the album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent - yet driving - soul sounds heard up to that time. - Curtis Mayfield was an American soul, rhythm and blues and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American Music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums.
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Considered as one of her best projects, and a leader in Pro Black Movement albums in the 70’s. Beginning her most Soulful period, the album includes the title track, Rock Steady and Day Dreaming. On yellow vinyl

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Second album from Lil’ Kim, that followed her historic debut for a female rapper. Featuring the hit “How Many Licks.”.

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The 1994 compilation featuring his Atlantic era hits such as What'd I Say, Pt. 1 & 2, The Right Time, and I've Got a Woman.

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Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. Classic Grammy winning album that contains 2 sought after classics: 'This Masquerad'e and 'Breezin'.
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First time on Vinyl for the 1996 compilation. Includes her hits I’m Every Woman, I Feel For You, Through The Fire. On burgundy vinyl.