We are really going to miss the friendship of Henry Butler Music. May he rest in peace. We thought you might appreciate these words from Henry from the liner notes of the first of his three albums we released. He passed away quietly and peacefully this week after a fight with cancer. Click on a panel to enlarge. And here is “Orleans Inspiration” a song he recorded several times. There is also a Henry Butler playlist with many, many gems on our Youtube channel.
It’s International Jazz Day and we have once in a tricentennial offers from our artists straight from where Jazz was born, New Orleans! Visit our online shop. We are New Orleans Music.
Dr.Michael White is nominated for a Big Easy Entertainment Award for Best Traditional Jazz. The awards are tonight at the Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans. He also has a new CD coming shortly, Tricentennial Rag. Check it out, and preorder it on our webstore now!
The New Orleans Saints know that they are going to “Do It Again” and win in Atlanta on February 3, 2019. That’s the Rebirth Brass Band’s tune from their Grammy winning album, Rebirth of New Orleans.
From the Making It With Chris G podcast:
“For the past 20 Years, Basin Street Records has brought the sounds of New Orleans to the world. In this episode it’s founder and owner, Mark Samuels, shares his journey, stories, and lessons of running an independent record label. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!”
On the 20th anniversary of our first recording, Billboard takes a look at our first 20 years. The inception, the hurdles, and the future.
The number one album on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart (printing 11/4/17) is A Beautiful World by Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield!
In addition to #1 on the Jazz Albums chart and #1 on the Traditional Jazz albums chart, A Beautiful World is the only jazz album in the Top Album Sales chart (across all genres) at #44, and it’s #11 on the Independent Albums chart! It also just hit #1 on the Heatseekers Chart!
Own it yet? It’s available on CD, by download and on specially mastered heavy vinyl (with download code). Get it right now at https://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/shop
Basin Street Records is pleased to announce the signing of Bonerama! The first of their records to be released on the label is Hot Like Fire, coming October 6, 2017. THE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY IS NOVEMBER 18th AT TIPITINA’S!
We are both about to be 20! #BSR20