Avenue Records To Release Over 50 Digital Titles
August 3, 2015
Avenue Records is back and will be re-releasing more than 60 albums starting with over 50 digital titles in August 2015. CD and vinyl will follow later in the year along with newly created album bundles and “Best Of” collections.
The digital releases will be available for the first time ever through high quality download and streaming services, including pioneering rock, soul, jazz and blues recordings such as: WAR’s entire catalogue, Eric Burdon & WAR’s “ERIC BURDON DECLARES WAR” and “THE BLACK MAN’S BURDON”; Funkadelic’s “WHO’S A FUNKADELIC”; Blood Sweat & Tears’ “NUCLEAR BLUES”; Robben Ford’s “ANTHOLOGY: THE EARLY YEARS” and Eloise Laws’ “ELOISE”.
Among the re-releases will be essential 70s & 80s albums from: Eric Burdon & WAR, The Eric Burdon Band, Eric Burdon & Jimmy Witherspoon, Jimmy Witherspoon, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Redbone, Lee Oskar, Robben Ford, Maynard Ferguson, The Circle Jerks, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Eloise Laws, The Gene Dunlap Band, and more.
Avenue Records was founded in 1987 by noted songwriter, producer and manager, Jerry Goldstein, to distribute recordings he had licensed to other labels in the 70’s and 80’s. Goldstein who composed/produced hit singles by The Angels’ “My Boyfriend’s Back”, The Strangeloves’ “I Want Candy” and the McCoys’ “Hang On Sloopy” in the 60’s, decided in the 70’s, to own what he created. It all started with a bang when Eric Burdon and WAR burst on the scene with the worldwide smash “Spill The Wine.” Goldstein produced all of WAR’s records including the classic “The World Is A Ghetto” which was Billboard’s “Album of the Year” and was followed by enduring hits such as “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”
Listen to Spill The Wine below