|Blues Legacy is an entirely new kind of audio-visual recording company, run by a coterie of musicians and producers, who are dedicated to “Keepin’ Blues Alive”. Every record release remains the property of the Artist-Owners and cannot be taken over by outside financial interests. All output reaches the public through the Classic Media Group (Shepperton Studios, England).
Blues Legacy operates as a not-for-profit company that distributes the financial income and proceeds back to the artists and producers who work together on music and DVD projects. Artists are not required to sign away their intellectual property ownership rights or copyrights in their creative works: artists simply license their creative works to Blues Legacy for an agreed period of time. In return, they are issued with share certificates in their creative works, and by definition, each and every artist becomes a shareholder in their own Blues Legacy creative project.
Unlike conventional recording companies, Blues Legacy does not have any owners or equity stake holders. There is no board of directors, and Blues Legacy, as a company, can never be sold or purchased, or taken over. Instead, Blues Legacy has a group of Custodians and Guardians, made up of musicians, producers and professionals, who oversee the good practice and probity of the company, headed up by the President, Chris Barber, OBE. Current custodians and guardians include Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, and Terry Taylor.
|The first and inaugural album released under The Blues Legacy imprint was the critically acclaimed Can’t Stop Now (Oct ’07) which features The Big Chris Barber Band, including special guest appearances by Andy Fairweather-Low on ‘Worried Man Blues’, ‘Gin House’, and ‘Lay My Burden Down’, as well as some Barber classics and new Ellington arrangements .|
|New releases on the Blues Legacy label are scheduled worldwide for Chris Barber Presents…The Blues Legacy: ‘Lost & Found’ CD & Download Series. This collection of 3 volumes features previously unheard recordings from American Blues legends Muddy Waters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Jordan, Howlin’ Wolf and Jimmy Witherspoon, with The Chris Barber Band and Ottilie Patterson, plus special guest performances from Humphrey Lyttelton & Ronnie Scott.
Simultaneously released is the ‘As We Like It’ DVD from The Big Chris Barber Band with special guest Andy Fairweather-Low.
|Release Dates for All Three CD Volumes and the DVD:|
United Kingdom – 10th March 2008
Europe – 20th March 2008
United States & Canada – 13th May 2008
Worldwide Digital Audio Download Release – 10th March 2008
|Watch Promotional Videos on YouTube:|
| CDs: The Lost & Found Series
DVD: As We Like It
|"I would love the opportunity to give 15 stars for these discs – 5 for their importance, 5 for the remastering and 5 for the performances themselves – but I’m only allowed to give 5 stars so I will." -- Music-News.com|
|Classic Studio T is a music DVD, CD and Digital Download label and part of the Classic Media Group, based at Shepperton Film Studios, England. The Blues Legacy label will continue to release both new and historic releases from quality Jazz & Blues
artists and projects created with Chris Barber.
For further information, high-resolution images, interview requests, and review copies please contact:
|Visit the Chris Barber website at www.chrisbarber.net and the Official Blues Legacy website at www.blueslegacy.net.|